Tuesday, November 21, 2017

John F. Kennedy seriously considered possibility of nuclear war with Soviet Union

The US government and US President John F. Kennedy in 1962 seriously considered the possibility of unleashing a war with the Soviet Union. Such information is contained in another portion of declassified and published by the US National Archives of documents on the Kennedy assassination. "During...

US blocked Russian draft statement for the UN Security Council press

In the UN Security Council, the United States blocked the Russian version of the statement for the press in connection with the bombardment of the Russian embassy in Damascus. On Interfax reported with reference to the press secretary of the Russian Permanent Mission to the...

US imposing sanctions on Iranian, German companies for its support of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

The United States has expanded its list of sanctions against Iran by including two individuals and four companies, two of them registered in Germany, on the list for its support of the IRGC. The US Treasury Department said in a statement on Monday that Foreign...

Early elections are the best option: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), said early parliamentary elections in her country were a better option than forming a minority government. "Her plans did not include a minority government," Merkel said in remarks to German media on Monday. "Now,...

Hezbollah called on Saudi Arabia to stop the siege and massacre in Yemen

Lebanese Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah appealed to Arab states to call on Saudi Arabia to stop its war in Yemen. "I say to the Arab ministers who asked Saudi Arabia to stop the siege, the war and the massacres in Yemen," Nasrallah said in...

Russian radars again caught the ‘invisible’ NATO

French frigate La Fayette on Monday, November 20, went to the Black Sea, where it was spotted by Russian radars. The frigate is built on technology "stealth" and is armed with anti-ship missiles. Radars accompany La Fayette. Also to it "fastened" the ship of supervision....

Turkey: Party leader calls for the withdrawal of the country from NATO

NATO is not a guarantor of Turkey's independence, but, on the contrary, undermines it, therefore the country should withdraw from this organization, the chairman of the Turkish party "Rodina" (Vatan) Dogu Perincek said on Monday, commenting on the scandal at the NATO exercises in...

There is only one Jabhat al-Nusra — Remaining terrorist groups ready to negotiate with Damascus

Jabhat al-Nusra, in fact, remains the only force that refuses to negotiate a peace settlement in Syria and does not intend to lay down its arms. Other organizations demonstrate a willingness to negotiate. This was reported by Izvestia sources in Russian diplomatic circles. Interlocutors in...

Secretary of State Tillerson said US hopes for diplomacy on the DPRK issue

Washington hopes that the resolution of the crisis around the DPRK will help international diplomatic efforts, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. "We still hope for diplomacy. <...> All this is part of the ongoing intensification of pressure, and we continue to exert even...

Parties in Germany called for early elections

Several German parliamentary parties immediately after the failure of the coalition talks called for early elections that could strengthen the position of the "Alternatives for Germany" (AiG), Izvestia told sources in the German parliament. In the party of the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel noted...

Goldman Sachs: In 2018, Fed will raise rates 4 times

Goldman Sachs believes in the steady growth of the US economy and expects four rate increases next year. The US economy is approaching the new 2018, showing a good momentum, which in the end, according to the bank's experts, can stimulate the growth of wages...

Putin orders army to supply ‘more sophisticated’ weapons

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered the Russian army and fleet to provide "more sophisticated" weapons to boost their capabilities. "Our army and our fleet should have more sophisticated weapons," Putin said during a meeting with military and technical officials in Sochi, in southwestern...

US classifies North Korea as ‘state sponsor of terrorism’

US President Donald Trump said on Monday that his country had decided to include North Korea on its blacklist of "state sponsors of terrorism" to increase pressure on its nuclear program. "In addition to threatening the world with nuclear destruction, North Korea has repeatedly supported...

Zimbabwe: Ruling party plans to start a parliamentary mechanism to isolate President Mugabe

Zimbabwe's ruling party announced on Monday its intention to launch a parliamentary mechanism to sack President Robert Mugabe after the deadline for his resignation. Mugabe, 93, has declared his commitment to his post as "supreme commander" of the country, in contrast to expectations of stepping...

Trump announces new sanctions against North Korea

The inclusion of North Korea in the list of states sponsoring terrorism will entail additional sanctions, which the Ministry of Finance will announce on Tuesday, said US President Donald Trump. On Monday, Trump, at a meeting with members of the administration, announced that the United...

US through NATO pushing the deployment of nuclear weapons in Europe: RIA

Washington through NATO structures is trying to advance the decision to deploy nuclear weapons in Europe, the United States would like to do this until 2020, the Greek military-diplomatic source told Russian RIA Novosti. "In June, at a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels,...

Turkey praises NATO’s apology

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and Government Spokesman Bakr Bouzdag expressed the NATO Secretary General's apology to Turkey for the NATO maneuver in Norway, saying his country is awaiting an investigation with senior officials on the incident. "The NATO Secretary-General's apology to Turkey is positive but...

In Zimbabwe, Mugabe agreed to resign on condition

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has agreed to step down, despite his televised speech on Sunday, media sources said Monday. The 93-year-old president has stepped down and a letter of resignation has been drafted, CNN quoted an official source familiar with the negotiations between Mugabe and...

“Alternative for Germany” urges Merkel to resign

Leaders of the right-wing party "Alternative for Germany" Alexander Gauland and Alisa Weidel called on Chancellor Angela Merkel to resign due to the failure of the coalition talks. "Mrs. Merkel has failed, and the time has come for her to leave the post of Chancellor,"...

Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in election rerun

Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two petitions to overturn the country's October 26 presidential election re-run, validating the poll victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta. "The court has unanimously determined that the petitions are not merited. As a consequence, the presidential election of 26 October...

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