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No US, no problem! Russia-China trade set to double & reach $200 billion soon

The trade volume between Russia and China is expected to continue to accelerate and reach new heights, doubling the current record level of $108 billion, the Russian economy ministry says.

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Huawei dominates global race to 5G, inking over 50 contracts despite US crackdown

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has secured more than 50 commercial contracts for 5G across the world, according to the company’s board member and Senior Vice President Catherine Chen, who was cited by news agency Xinhua.

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‘No remorse on his face’: Indian cleric confesses to raping 9yo girl inside Uttar Pradesh mosque

Police in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh arrested a cleric who allegedly raped a nine-year-old girl on mosque premises while the local imam was away on leave. The cleric later publicly admitted his guilt.

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‘Irreparable wounds to relations’: Turkey calls on US to rectify ‘mistake’ of F-35 cut-off

Turkey has blasted the US decision to kick it out of the F-35 fighter jet program, in response to Ankara buying Russian S-400 air defense systems, as a mistake that will cause permanent damage to the US-Turkish relations.

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Belgian Politicians Insist US Secret Nukes Should Be Out as Report on NATO Disclosed Their Location

In a report detailing NATO’s deterrence policy, a Canadian senator for the Defence and Security Committee of the alliance’s Parliamentary Assembly accidentally revealed several sites the US uses to store its weapons of mass destruction in Europe. The list includes bases in Turkey, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

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Salvini says he flagged ‘Ukrainian group’s death threat,’ leading to neo-Nazi missile bust

Italy’s Deputy PM Matteo Salvini has said that an investigation into a “Ukrainian group’s” plot to kill him was what led to a major seizure of weapons, including an air-to-air missile and neo-Nazi memorabilia, by police this week.

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Tehran: Oil tanker broke down in Persian Gulf, towed by Iran forces for repairs

Iranian forces came to the aid of an oil tanker stranded in the Persian Gulf, a foreign ministry spokesman has said. The tanker is presumed to be the same Panama-registered vessel missing from radar screens since Saturday.

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Europe needs to back Iran nuclear deal & stop kowtowing to US

Iran is right. The way to save the international nuclear accord on Iran is for all parties to honor it and to implement normal trading relations. That would also permit de-escalation of dangerous war tensions in the Gulf.

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US calls emergency nuclear watchdog meeting over Iran, after spurning it for 3 years

The US has called an emergency meeting of the UN nuclear watchdog after Iran’s uranium stockpile exceeded the 2015 nuclear deal’s limits. That’s the same body whose reports of Iran’s compliance Washington has ignored for years.

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Austria becomes first EU country to ban glyphosate weedkiller

Austria has voted to ban glyphosate, the main ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto’s notorious Roundup weedkiller, becoming the first EU country to outlaw the chemical, creating a PR disaster for the troubled German company.

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Special EU channel to allow trade with Iran, circumvent US sanctions is now operational – statement

A special trade channel that will allow European firms to bypass American sanctions on Iran is operational – that was the outcome of the meeting between the countries who signed the nuclear deal ditched by US.

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‘Playing with fire’: US ramps up tough talk on Iran after it exceeds nuclear deal cap

Washington has unleashed a fresh barrage of threats against Tehran, with US President Donald Trump warning it against “playing with fire” and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo branding it a “top sponsor of terrorism.” Fresh from rekindling his strange bromance with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, Trump has returned to his war-mongering ways, leveling a […]

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Iranian MP Warns ‘Only Half an Hour Will Remain of Israel’s Lifespan’ if US Attacks Iran

The already-strained relationship between Tehran and Washington ties worsened on 20 June, when Iran said that it had downed a US drone over Iranian soil. US President Trump then tweeted that he had halted a military strike against Iran 10 minutes before it was set to be carried out, upon learning that some 150 Iranians […]

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Norway Spends Thousands of Working Hours Trying to Figure Out Total F-35 Cost

Some Norwegian politicians believe the uncertainty surrounding the price of the US F-35 fighter jets, the new backbone of the country’s air force, is “absurd”. To settle an ongoing dispute surrounding the cost of F-35s once and for all, the Norwegian parliament’s control and constitutional committee has asked Defence Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen to name the […]

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Turkey to Consider Buying Russian Warplanes If US Refuses to Supply F-35 – Report

The United States earlier threatened to remove Turkey from it’s F-35 program after Ankara refused to scrap a deal with Russia to buy Moscow’s cutting-edge S-400 missile systems, which Washington claimed could compromise US-made aircraft.

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