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German investments in Russia highest in decade despite Western sanctions

Investments by German businesses in the Russian economy exceeded €3 billion in 2018, marking the highest level since before the financial crisis more than a decade ago, according to the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce.

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Vladimir Pozner: How the United States Created Vladimir Putin

On September 27, 2018, Yale’s Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and the Poynter Fellowship for Journalism hosted Vladimir Pozner, the acclaimed Russian-American journalist and broadcaster. Pozner spoke on the impact of US foreign policy towards Russia after the Soviet Union has been disbanded, and shared his opinions on a range of issues […]

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Passport sparring: Putin ‘welcomes’ idea of giving UKRAINIAN citizenship to Russians

President Vladimir Putin said the suggestion by Ukraine’s president-elect to give Ukrainian citizenship to Russians “suffering from an authoritarian regime” is “a good thing,” which would only bring the kindred nations closer.

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US cyber officials threaten to stop sharing information with EU allies over Huawei 5G

US cyber officials are attempting to put the squeeze on their European allies, saying they will have to reassess their ability to share information with them if they use Huawei in their 5G networks.

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Ecuador sold out Julian Assange to get US approval for lavish IMF loan – father

Ecuador traded Julian Assange for a loan from the International Monetary Fund, which can only be handed out with the approval of Washington, John Shipton, the WikiLeaks co-founder’s father, has said.

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UK MPs Warn Threat of Nuclear War ‘Now Greater Than it has Been Since Cold War’

A British parliamentary survey has specifically claimed that the breakdown of diplomatic collaboration between countries and development of new technologies significantly add to the risk of a nuclear strike.

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US Faces ‘Test of Power’ in Trying to Enforce Iran Sanctions – Ex-EU Consultant

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo face an uphill struggle to force other nations to abandon their oil trade with Iran, former European Union consultant Paolo von Schirach told Sputnik.

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Russian Foreign Ministry Schools US Envoy Over ‘Carriers in the Med’ Warning

Earlier, US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman characterised the deployment of two carrier groups in the Mediterranean Sea as a signal to Russia, saying the warships represented “100,000 tonnes of international diplomacy” amid alleged Russian “destabilizing activities around the world.”

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Don’t worry, be Russian: 86 percent of population says they’re happy – poll

A record number of Russians say they are happy, a new survey reveals, with family, good health, and a good job making them feel that way. “The level of happiness among the Russians, based on subjective impression, stands at 86 percent,” state-run pollster VTSIOM said on Thursday.

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Berlin’s ambassador in Washington attempts to defend Russian energy majors from US sanctions

The German Ambassador to the United States has asked the US Congress to hold back new sanctions against two of Russia’s biggest gas corporations, as further penalties may put energy security of the European Union in jeopardy.

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US ‘not interested in matching new Russian weapons’, but will use nukes if it ‘has to’

Despite a defense budget bigger than the next 7 countries combined, the US says Russia is pulling ahead in a new arms race, and the Pentagon has no choice but to rely on its nuclear deterrent. But how sincere are they being?

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Robert De Niro Slams Trump as ‘Wannabe Gangster’ and ‘Total Loser’

During his appearance on the Late Show to discuss the Tribeca Film Festival, Hollywood actor Robert De Niro called US President Donald Trump a ‘total loser’ and ‘dumbbell’, continuing attacks on the US leader and his policies that began during Trump’s 2016 campaign.

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Pompeo Not ‘Mature,’ Bolton ‘Dim-Sighted,’ DPRK Lambasts Top US Officials

In its second scathing critique of a high-ranking US figure in less than a week, Pyongyang has described demands by the US national security adviser, John Bolton, for proof that North Korea is in the process of denuclearisation as “nonsense”.

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Kim Jong Un Arrives in Russia Before Summit With Putin – Report

KHASAN (Sputnik) – An armoured train carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has departed Khasan railway station in Russia’s Primorsky Territory and is heading to Ussuriysk, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

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US Hopes Strangling Iran’s Oil Trade Sparks Insurrection – Ex-UK Ambassador

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US government is ending sanctions waivers for Iranian oil importers to provoke a violent insurrection or establish a casus belli for an external invasion, former UK Ambassador Peter Ford told Sputnik.

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