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‘Nothing revolutionary’ about new US sanctions against Russia – Fitch

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 13:00 The latest round of penalties against Moscow imposed by Washington earlier this week will not have a significant impact, according to Fitch analyst Dmitry Marinichenko. “There’s nothing revolutionary in the fourth directive on technological sanctions in the oil sector…. The renewed document includes all the provisions approved in September 2014, as well as the ...

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'Degrading F-35' – Nothing to worry about despite GAO report, says Pentagon

The Pentagon has conceded that congressional watchdogs were “factually accurate” when they reported that the F-35 program is facing sustainability challenges but remain adamant that everything is under control. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report Friday, stating that the Department of Defense’s (DoD) F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) is “facing sustainment challenges that are affecting warfighter readiness.” The ...

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Most Russians don’t care about their president’s gender – Fresh poll

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 11:19 Over half of Russians asked told researchers that they had no particular preference about the gender of their nation’s leader. Most of those who did, however, said that they would rather vote for a man than for a woman. Read more According to the poll, conducted by the Russian state-run agency VTSIOM in mid-September, ...

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Take our explanation about war on drugs or ‘go to hell’ – Duterte to EU

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 17:35 Edited time: 26 Oct, 2017 17:45 EU officials criticizing the Philippines’ war on drugs and the killings related to it can either accept the official explanation from Manila, or go to hell, leader Rodrigo Duterte said. Duterte delivered the fiery message on Wednesday while commenting on the recently published annual EU report on human rights ...

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Follow the money: How could Hillary Clinton not know about DNC funding ‘Russian dossier’?

The Russian dossier funding revelations are horribly damaging to the Democrats who should distance themselves from Hillary Clinton as she has to answer a lot of questions about how and why, says RT America host Ed Schultz. Hillary Clinton’s election team and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) reportedly helped to bankroll the so-called Russian dossier against Donald Trump which outlined ...

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Tillerson: Assad family reign coming to end, only issue is how to bring it about

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 13:55 Edited time: 26 Oct, 2017 13:57 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the “reign of the Assad family” in Syria is coming to an end, and the “only issue is how that can be brought about.” Tillerson’s comments were made following a meeting with UN envoy Staffan de Mistura in Geneva, Reuters reported. ...

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Labour suspends MP Jared O’Mara over misogynistic jokes about rape & teenage girls

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 12:23 Jared O’Mara, an MP accused of making homophobic and misogynistic remarks, has been suspended by Labour, the party says. O’Mara is said to have made rape jokes, branded British women “fatties” and called a woman he met on a dating app an “ugly b***h.” The 36-year-old Sheffield Hallam MP, who was elected this year, ...

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India about to step up its renewable energy game

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 10:28 A gigantic nuclear facility to be commissioned this year in India could potentially become the country’s most significant renewable energy source. The fast breeder-style reactor will be one of a kind using special thorium rods. Read more The 500 MW reactor is being constructed in the city of Kalpakkam on the shores of the ...

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Merkel ‘furious’ about Brexit negotiations leak, fears UK govt will collapse – report

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 12:11 Angela Merkel is frightened that damaging leaks from delicate Brexit negotiations could lead to the collapse of talks. The German chancellor reportedly thinks the fallout could cause British Prime Minister Theresa May’s fragile government to implode. According to the Times, Merkel was “furious” about leaks that appeared in the German press, which suggested May ...

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Samsung Spain reminds everyone about the Note 7 by handing out free Note 8 devices on a plane

All said, Samsung has done a pretty good job putting the Note 7 behind it. After the phablet became one of the biggest consumer electronics disasters in recent memory, the company invited third-party safety groups to investigate, instituted a rigorous eight-point safety check for future phones and promised to do better at several subsequent press conferences. When the Note 8 ...

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