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Is the US a Third World country when it comes to infrastructure? RT’s Boom Bust investigates
RT’s Boom Bust show presents the second part of a special project that looks into the quality of the US infrastructure. Even President Trump admitted that, when it comes to airports, the US is like a Third World country. Infrastructure is one of the major issues in the US as it affects the lives of millions of people and billi [...]
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Russian rocket engines to continue launching America into space
Russia will continue supplying RD-180 rocket engines, which are used by NASA and the Pentagon, to the United States until at least 2020. “We signed the contract until 2020, and we will supply our partners with six more RD-180 engines,” said Igor Arbuzov, CEO of Russia’s Energomash. The RD-180 engines operate at the first s [...]
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‘An Empathetic Response’: Study Shows Dogs Try to Help Distressed Owners
A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University and Ripon College reveals that dogs go out of their way to comfort their owners. In a report titled, "Timmy's in the well: Empathy and prosocial helping in dogs," published Tuesday in the Learning & Behavior journal, researchers reported that dogs pushed their way th [...]
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New US Resolution Would Make Declaring War Without Congress an Impeachable Crime
The American military has fought in dozens of conflicts, but the US has only declared war five times in its history. A new bipartisan bill in Congress aims to curb this trend by making it illegal for the president to take the country into war without authorization by Congress, as mandated by the US Constitution. [...]
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Russian Scientist Jailed as Moscow Probes Hypersonic Missile Secrets Leak
A scientist at Russia’s space organization Roscosmos, 74-year-old Viktor Kudryavtsev, has been imprisoned in a Moscow jail run by the Federal Security Service (FSB), which has been been investigating a “treasonous” leak of hypersonic missile secrets to Western intelligence agencies. [...]
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Online Aviation Tracker Shows ‘Invisible’ F-35’s Flight Path Over Israel
Lockheed Martin’s F-35, the most expensive aircraft in history, "is almost like an invisible fighter," in the words of US President Donald Trump; however, a new report indicates an Israeli version of the warplane showed up on a publicly accessible flight tracker on the web. The jet was detected by flight tracking site Flightr [...]
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Lawyers Concerned About Ecuadorian Government Silence Over Assange’s Future
QUITO (Sputnik) - The defense for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who resides at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, is concerned about the Ecuadorian authorities' silence regarding his future, Assange's lawyer Carlos Poveda told Sputnik. "We sent two letters to the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry 10 days ago and five days ago res [...]
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White Helmets Volunteer Caught With Rebels Dumping Beheaded Bodies
A volunteer with the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, was caught on video dumping the mutilated bodies of Syrian Army troops. The volunteer was summarily fired by the group after he was filmed participating in the dumping of dead pro-Syrian government fighters. [...]
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Pentagon’s Global Counterterrorism Program a $2 Billion Global Failure – Report
A far-reaching US Defense Department multi-project initiative to “train and equip” personnel around the world for the fight against terrorism (to the tune of billions) has failed to improve the capabilities of local fighters in more than half of its projects, according to a federal watchdog. [...]
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Turkey Refuses to Join US Sanctions on Iran, Calls Them ‘Mistake’
The United States has been ramping up pressure on countries around the world in an effort to bring Iran’s oil revenue “down to zero.” Turkey will have no part in possible US sanctions on Iran, the newspaper Dunya reported, citing the country’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. “We had a US delegation here and we [ [...]
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Suspicion About Russian Meddling in German Parl’t Elections Proven Wrong – Intel
Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) does not have specific data on possible attempts by Russia to affect the 2017 Bundestag elections, according to a report. "After Russia took measures to intervene in the presidential elections in the US and France, as well as launching numerous cyber att [...]
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‘Lick My Butt With Your Values’: Ex-Czech FM on Modern-Day Politics
A Czech politician has referred to Syria as an example of how dangerous it can be to ignore the rules laid down by the international community for the sake of defending "values" that are unable be clearly defined. Former Czech Foreign Minister Karl Schwarzenberg has slammed the current approach in modern world politics in an [...]
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Hungary Unlikely to Abandon Tough Stance on Migration Despite EU Pressure – MP
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Hungarian government is unlikely to reverse its tough stance on migration and asylum policies, despite pressure from the European Union, though it may resort to minor concessions, Tibor Bana, the deputy chairman of Hungary’s parliamentary committee on European affairs, told Sputnik. [...]
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Germany Reports Record High Number of Dangerous Islamists on its Soil
BERLIN (Sputnik) – Germany recorded an unprecedented increase in the number of extremists from the right, left and Islamist camps in 2017, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said. "Today, there are 774 potentially dangerous Islamists [in Germany], more than ever before," Seehofer told reporters, adding that it was neces [...]
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German Industry Warns US About Tariff War Ahead of Trump-Juncker Summit
Industrial representatives say the tariffs would harm the US itself. Germany's Federation of Industries (BDI) has warned that tariffs imposed by Washington on the EU risk harming the US itself. On June 1, the US imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from the EU, and now the White House is currently threatening [...]
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