Saturday, November 18, 2017

What is behind investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria?

On Thursday, the UN Security Council witnessed heated debates over two different draft UN resolutions that would extend the mandate of the so-called joint investigative mechanism on the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The two projects before the Security Council go back to Russia...

Turkey withdraws its troops from NATO

The Turkish Chief of General Staff has announced that it has ordered the withdrawal of its troops from the NATO exercises in Norway, against the background of the incidents of insulting the founder of the Republic Ataturk and President Erdogan during the exercises. A statement...

Astronomers have found a huge exoplanet

Its dimensions are four times larger than the largest planet in the Solar System - Jupiter. At a distance of 578 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a huge exoplanet, on which there is enough space for everyone. The HD76920b is four times larger...

First successful human head transplant carried out in China

The well-known Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero announced the first successful experience of transplanting a person's head. This is reported by The Telegraph. The operation was conducted on a corpse in China and lasted 18 hours. In particular, during the procedure it was possible to restore the...

Ruling party of Zimbabwe called on Robert Mugabe to resign

The Zimbabwean African National Union called on President Mugabe to resign. This was reported by the Reuters agency with reference to local media. https://twitter.com/ReutersWorld/status/931616981761118208 Recall, on November 15, a group of soldiers took control of the building of the State Broadcasting Corporation of Zimbabwe, as well...

IS mined almost every building in the center of Raqqa before leaving

The militants of the terrorist group Islamic State mined almost every structure in the center of Syrian Raqqa, the US presidential spokesperson for interaction with other countries in the fight against the IS said in his Twitter account. "IS terrorists left explosives in almost every...

Russia again vetoes UN resolution on Syria chemical weapons

Russia again vetoes a UN resolution to extend the mandate of experts investigating chemical weapons in Syria. United Nations Security Council fails to adopt resolution extending 30 days for mandate of mechanism investigating chemical attacks in Syria. https://twitter.com/AP/status/931666728823685121 During the meeting of the UN Security Council, Russia...

US arming terror groups and we have the evidence: Turkey

Turkey will "soon" share evidence that the United States has supplied the PKK/PYD terrorist organization with arms, the country's foreign minister said Friday. Speaking to foreign media representatives in Istanbul, Mevlut Cavusoglu said the U.S. "is repeating a mistake" with the approval of secret cooperation...

Russia again vetoes bid to renew Syria chemical attacks probe

Russia again vetoes a UN resolution to extend the mandate of experts investigating chemical weapons in Syria. United Nations Security Council fails to adopt resolution extending 30 days for mandate of mechanism investigating chemical attacks in Syria. https://twitter.com/AP/status/931666728823685121 During the meeting of the UN Security Council, Russia...

‘On my way to the airport’ — Lebanon’s PM Saad Hariri to leave Saudi Arabia

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation under mysterious circumstances while in Saudi Arabia, says he is "on the way to the airport." https://twitter.com/saadhariri/status/931645678492766208 "The words that I am detained in Saudi Arabia and are not allowed to leave the country are a lie,...

North Korea refused to negotiate on nuclear program

Russia shared with US data indicating North Korea’s missile test-launched in early June was not an ICBM
North Korea excluded the possibility of negotiations with Washington while the joint military exercises of the United States and South Korea are continuing, noting that Pyongyang's nuclear program is a deterrent against the threat from the United States. In an interview with Reuters, Han Chan...

African ‘cradle of humanity’ not the only one: Chinese scientists

Anthropologists once again questioned the traditional hypothesis about the origin of man. It seems that experts still have to reconsider the opinion that the first sapiens left Africa. The classical theory of the African origin of man is bursting at the seams for a long...

US plans to ship Patriot anti-missile systems to Poland for $10.5 billion

The United States of America decided to supply Poland with Patriot anti-missile systems worth about $ 10.5 billion. Such information was reported by the Office of Defense Cooperation of the US Department of Defense. In early July this year, the US Department of Defense and...

Russian long-range bombers strike IS in Syria — All objects of radical Islamists destroyed

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Six Russian long-range Tu-22M3 bombers bombed strong points and clusters of terrorists in the Syrian city of Abu-Kemal, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry reported The planes got off the airfield in Russia. On the way to the goal, they were accompanied by...

Powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits China-India border region

Powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits China-India border region, reports China Earthquake Networks Center. An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 occurred on Saturday in the Tibet Autonomous Region in western China, the Chinese Seismological Center reports. The jolts were recorded at 06.34 local time (01.34 Moscow time) in Nyingchi...

In Syria, at least 35 people killed in car explosion in Deir Ezzor

A car bomb exploded in the village of Al Faraj in the province of Deir ez Zor in eastern Syria on Friday evening, November 17, killing at least 35 people. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the source. First, the media reported 20...

US Justice Department registered Sputnik as a foreign agent

Sputnik-Reston Translator was registered by the US Justice Department as a foreign agent. This follows from the documents of the US department. The Ministry of Justice received the papers on November 15. Earlier portal iz.ru reported that the US Justice Department demanded that RT America...

Trump cancels the inheritance tax

When a person dies in the United States, all of his wealth, exceeding $ 5.49 million, is taxed. Republicans want to change this system. As part of efforts to revise the US tax system, the Republican plan in the House of Representatives completely repeals the...

Lebanon’s PM Saad Hariri to leave Saudi Arabia

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who announced his resignation under mysterious circumstances while in Saudi Arabia, says he is "on the way to the airport." https://twitter.com/saadhariri/status/931645678492766208

Over 13 thousand demonstrators went to the US Embassy in Athens

A column of about 13 thousand people goes to the US Embassy in Athens on the anniversary of the student insurrection at the Polytechnic University against the military junta. According to Greek news agencies noting that 7,000 policemen guard the order. In connection with mass...

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