Western leaders argue that the growth of NATO along Russia’s border together with the militarization of Eastern Europe is necessary for preserving peace with Moscow. Nothing could be further from the truth. There has been an unmistakable trend in the realm of geopolitics since the start of the new millennium – of which Ukraine and […]
The US pressed China to halt militarization of the South China Sea during a joint news conference on talks aimed at smoothing already tense relations ahead of this month’s G20 summit in Argentina. “We have continued concerns about China’s activities and militarization in the South China Sea,” US Secretary for State Mike Pompeo told media […]
From traffic accidents to troops relieving themselves in public places and bars left without beer, this year’s edition of NATO-led Trident Juncture drills has every chance to leave lasting memories in Norway and beyond.
The recordings that could reveal the killing of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi embassy in Turkey in shocking detail have been shared with France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, the UK, and the US, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.
French President Macron did his best to show through body language that his bromance with Donald Trump was still alive. But the US leader, who came to Paris after calling Macron’s EU army plan “insulting” didn’t seem interested. Emmanuel Macron smiled, winkled and hugged Trump as the two met at the Elysee Palace in the […]
German conservative Friedrich Merz said Thursday that Brexit would have a major impact on continental Europe’s economy. He added that Brexit was the biggest threat the EU could be facing at the moment but didn’t hope to see another referendum in the UK.
Much has been made of the possible geopolitical motivations behind the decision to price the $5 billion Russian-Indian S-400 deal in roubles, and Moscow and Beijing are eyeing another rouble/yuan-based trade compact. However, Sputnik has discovered that there’s also a purely economic reason for the three countries to move away from the dollar.
The unusually frank quarterly report to Congress on the US’s military operations against Daesh* in Syria and Iraq also hints that Washington has no exit strategy once the terrorists are defeated.
A Ukrainian parliament hearing on a high-profile murder became heated after the prosecutor general lashed out, calling some MPs barely printable names and reportedly saying “suck my c**k” after a vote of confidence. The Rada, the Ukraine parliament, has witnessed many heated debates and quite a few fistfights. But the Tuesday session will probably be […]
Israel will do utmost to prevent such incidents like the downing of a Russian Il-20 plane near Syria from happening again, Yacov Livne, the director of the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s Euro-Asia Department, said on Monday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin recently indicated that Washington was “making a colossal strategic mistake” by “undermining confidence in the dollar” amid Russian plans to reduce the country’s dependence on the US currency in global trade.
“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.” When the outright fascist Jair Bolsonaro won the Brazilian presidency in October, […]
The newly-discovered underground chambers may now help scientists learn more about the relationship between Teotihuacan and other regions of Mesoamerica.
The calendar is aimed at promoting the importance of farming work and raising awareness about the exploits of the people whom the chairman of the Bavarian Young Farming Community described as “our everyday heroes.”
Russia has delivered 49 units of its sophisticated S-300 long-range surface-to-air missile systems to Syria in wake of the accidental destruction of a Russian Il-20 plane by Syrian air defenses responding to an Israeli attack.