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German Telecom Firm Picks Huawei to Develop Country’s 5G Network Despite US Opposition

In mid-October, the Handelsblatt newspaper reported that fresh security requirements for telecommunications networks in Germany does not contain a clause to keep Huawei from taking part in the construction of 5G infrastructure. Washington has repeatedly warned Berlin over Huawei taking part in developing Germany’s 5G infrastructure.

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US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Approves Sanctions Against Turkey Over Its Purchase of S-400s

Washington has repeatedly threatened to sanction Turkey over its decision to buy the Russian air defense system, and moved to halt the delivery of F-35 fighter jets to Ankara over the purchase earlier this year. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has passed the ‘Promoting American National Security and Preventing the Resurgence of ISIS Act’, which […]

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‘He’s an old-school gentleman’: Former Austrian FM Karin Kneissl praises Putin’s exquisite manners

Former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl was left impressed with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gallant behavior after the two waltzed at Kneissl’s headline-grabbing wedding last year. “President Putin is an old-school gentleman. He has a special kind of manners that we don’t see enough today, including in Central Europe,” the diplomat told TASS on Monday.

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Gotta Go Fast: MiG-25 Fighter Jet Frightened NATO With its Insane Velocity, US Media Reveals

The military aircraft, created in 1964 still remains faster than any other fighter plane even from the fourth and fifth generations. The world’s fastest fighter jet, the MiG-25 (NATO reporting name Foxbat) frightened the US and its NATO allies when it was designed by the Soviet Union, according to the military-themed portal We Are the […]

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US Democrats to Impeach Trump on Abuse of Power, Obstruction of Congress Probe – Nadler

US House Democrats have repeatedly accused Donald Trump of trying to obstruct their impeachment probe by ordering officials not to cooperate. Trump, in turn, slammed the investigation as a biased “witch hunt” and as an illegal blow against him ahead of the election. Democrats running the impeachment probe into US President Donald Trump have revealed […]

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‘I plan to seek justice’: Max Blumenthal vows legal action after US govt drops ‘bogus’ assault charges against him

The US government has dropped all charges against Max Blumenthal, after arresting the journalist over a dubious 5-month-old warrant. But the Grayzone editor says the case is far from closed. Blumenthal was detained for nearly two days after police raided his Washington, DC home in October. The month-old warrant for his arrest listed the journalist […]

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High-speed armed drones to complement MiG-35 multi-role fighter jets & other aircraft – manufacturer

Russia’s leading aircraft manufacturer has said it is developing a new type of an aircraft complex based on high-speed drones that can be used in concert with advanced MiG-35 lightweight fighter jets and other warplanes. Russia’s MiG Aircraft Corporation, which marks its 80th anniversary on Sunday, said that it has been working on a brand […]

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Russian military delivers first humanitarian aid to Raqqa, left in ruins by US-led coalition 🎞️

Russian military forces have delivered food and provided medical assistance to the residents of Raqqa in the first such humanitarian mission aimed at helping civilians who are struggling to survive in the city scarred by war. The first column of Russian military trucks loaded with food and medical supplies entered the capital of Syria’s northern […]

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Key takeaway from Ukraine peace talks in Paris is that Zelensky’s best friend is Putin

The Paris talks on Ukraine have enabled Putin and Zelensky to meet for the first time. But they have agreed only to kick the can down the road, to agree to disagree, while seeking progress on issues other than the war in Donbass. It would be difficult to exaggerate the weakness of Ukrainian President Volodymyr […]

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Sanctions? Russia has the best-peforming stock market in the world

The Russian stock market has delivered the biggest returns to investors around the world this year. Global rate cuts and increased dividend payouts have been driving investor interest in Russia. The MSCI Russia Index which tracks the 23 largest Russian publicly-listed companies has surged 44 percent since the start of the year, according to Sberbank […]

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NATO at 70: Sclerotic & bureaucratic zombie should be pensioned off

Seventy is normally considered a ripe old age at which people should be enjoying retirement. The NATO alliance, which meets to celebrate its anniversary in London, should have been pensioned off long ago. The French president, who told the Economist in early November that NATO was “brain dead”, seems determined to jolt the alliance and its members out of […]

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Tough luck, Aussies! Pentagon won’t compensate Australia for faulty Boeing fighter jet that went AFLAME on takeoff

The Australian taxpayer will foot the bill for a $85 million (AUS$125 mn) Growler fighter jet that burst into flames on the runway due to an engine fault. The US Navy will not reimburse Australia for the “dud” warplane.

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The News with Rick Sanchez – Hong Kong’s violent anti-government movement continues to rage 🎞️

Hong Kong’s violent anti-government movement continues to rage. It has won the world’s attention and the support from politicians in the West. But what’s really fueling the chaos? Through exclusive interviews and copious research, RT America’s Michele Greenstein, who was an eyewitness to the violence, paints a comprehensive picture of the protests.

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Trump backs Hong Kong protesters, signs ‘human rights’ bill… ‘out of respect for President Xi’?

President Donald Trump has approved legislation backing Hong Kong’s ‘pro-democracy’ protest movement, disregarding Beijing’s repeated warnings for Washington to mind its own business and stop meddling in China’s internal affairs. Dubbed the ‘Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act,’ the bill blazed through both houses of Congress earlier this month with virtually unanimous consent from […]

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‘Destroy, return, get rid of S-400’? Nope, Turkey says we’ll activate Russian missiles instead

Washington officials are reportedly demanding that Turkey “destroy or return” its Russian-made S-400 air defense systems to get back in the good books and rejoin the F-35 fighter program – but Ankara has no intention of complying.

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