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Putin says Russians will reject opposition ‘coup’ at annual press conference
Dec15

Putin says Russians will reject opposition ‘coup’ at annual press conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about his re-election bid, Olympic doping, North Korea and US leader Donald Trump in his annual press conference © SPUTNIK/AFP / Alexey DRUZHININMoscow, Russian Federation, Dec 14 – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the opposition was hoping for a “coup”, during a marathon press conference...

Baumgarten Accident Showed Necessity to Diversify Gas Supply Routes – Gazprom

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The explosion at the gas hub in Austria’s Baumgarten, where Russian gas is fed through the Ukrainian-Slovak corridor, showed that in order to enhance the EU energy security, “more routes for the transportation of natural gas through pipelines are available to Europe, the more reliable the energy security of the continent...

U.S. President Signs Massive Defense Policy Bill Worth Nearly $700 Billion
Dec14

U.S. President Signs Massive Defense Policy Bill Worth Nearly $700 Billion

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law a massive defense policy bill to bolster the country’s military and modernize its services. Washington.- The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was approved with bipartisan support on Tuesday. It is worth nearly 700 billion dollars allocated for the fiscal year 2018. Trump called on...

Strategy: How Max Levchin cofounded and built PayPal into a payments monster after 6 pivots and a bitter rivalry with Elon Musk
Dec10

Strategy: How Max Levchin cofounded and built PayPal into a payments monster after 6 pivots and a bitter rivalry with Elon Musk

Max Levchin cofounded PayPal, took it public, and sold it to eBay. Now he's leading a loan startup. Here's how he did it. Max Levchin founded PayPal with Peter Thiel in 1999, and it grew with the help of Elon Musk and Reid Hoffman. PayPal went public and was sold to eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion. He is now the CEO of Affirm, an online...

Man Utd, Man City face clash of ice and fire
Dec10

Man Utd, Man City face clash of ice and fire

Manchester United and Manchester City will have to contend with snow and sub-zero temperatures, as well as each other, in Sunday’s Premier League title showdown at Old Trafford. Snow is forecast to fall across northwest England in the hours leading up to kick-off and temperatures are set to drop to -1 degree Celsius (30 Fahrenheit). While...

Man Utd, Man City face clash of ice and fire
Dec10

Man Utd, Man City face clash of ice and fire

Manchester United and Manchester City will have to contend with snow and sub-zero temperatures, as well as each other, in Sunday’s Premier League title showdown at Old Trafford. Snow is forecast to fall across northwest England in the hours leading up to kick-off and temperatures are set to drop to -1 degree Celsius (30 Fahrenheit). While...

Fighting Kills Five In Ukraine’s Separatist East
Dec09

Fighting Kills Five In Ukraine’s Separatist East

Supporters of former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, angered at his detention, clash with police during a rally outside a detention centre in Kiev late on December 8, 2017. Ukrainian police rearrested Saakashvili after a similar attempt to detain the foe of President Petro Poroshenko had failed. Sergei CHUZAVKOV / AFPThe latest spike of...

Ex-Georgian President Saakashvili On Hunger Strike After Ukraine Arrest
Dec09

Ex-Georgian President Saakashvili On Hunger Strike After Ukraine Arrest

Supporters of former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, angered at his detention, attend a rally outside a detention centre in Kiev late on December 8, 2017. PHOTO: Genya SAVILOV / AFP Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has gone on hunger strike to protest his arrest in Ukraine on charges of trying to stage a coup sponsored by...

Former Trump adviser interviewed in Congress in Russia probe
Dec09

Former Trump adviser interviewed in Congress in Russia probe

WASHINGTON – Walid Phares, a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, testified to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Friday in its investigation of possible Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. election. , Phares did not speak to reporters as he entered the committee’s classified meeting room...

Politics: New Trump Tower meeting details, a whistleblower, and the GOP’s efforts to malign the FBI — the Trump Russia investigation a week after Flynn’s guilty plea
Dec09

Politics: New Trump Tower meeting details, a whistleblower, and the GOP’s efforts to malign the FBI — the Trump Russia investigation a week after Flynn’s guilty plea

With new revelations about Don, Jr.'s Trump Tower meeting, the Russia investigation was quieter this week than last but still vital for the future of the probe. In the week following former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea, new details have emerged about the meeting President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump...

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