Thursday, January 18, 2018

Russia began supplying S-400 complexes to China

Russia began deliveries under the contract of air defense systems (air defense) S-400 Triumph to China. This was reported by Interfax with reference to an informed source. "Practical implementation of the contract for the supply...

Twitter will warn users about “Russian propaganda”

The popular social network Twitter intends to notify users about the content that is allegedly generated by the Russian service for the propagation of propaganda. As reported by Reuters with reference to the director of...

52 people killed after their bus caught fire in Kazakhstan

At least 52 people, reportedly citizens of Uzbekistan, were killed after their bus caught fire in Kazakhstan. The Committee of Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan has not yet commented on...

Exclusive: Trump denies the transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem in a year

US President Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that the planned transfer of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would take place within a year after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected...

Seven Buddhist demonstrators killed by Burmese police in Rakhine

Burmese police opened fire on angry demonstrators in the western part of the country on Tuesday evening, killing seven people in the tense state of Rakhine, the scene of violence against the Muslim minority...

Taliban leader agreed to a meeting to revive Afghan peace talks

A delegation endorsed by the movement's top leader visited the Pakistani capital this week for talks aimed at exploring prospects for resuming peace negotiations to end the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, senior Taliban officials...

12 killed and 48 injured in a suicide attack in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers blew themselves up in an attack in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing 12 people and injuring 48 on Wednesday, officials from the emergency management agency in Borno state...

Netanyahu says the US embassy can be moved to Jerusalem within a year

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that the United States could move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within a year, Israeli media reported. "The embassy will be moved to Jerusalem faster than...

Russia criticizes Britain for describing it as an aggressor

Russia criticized Britain on Wednesday for describing it as an aggressor and said British Prime Minister Theresa May was more interested in public discourse than on dealing with the real dangers facing the West, reports...

Gold production in Mali rises 5% to 49.6 tons in 2017

The output of industrial gold miners rose to 49.6 tons in 2017, up 5 percent from a year earlier, a senior official in Mali's mining ministry said on Wednesday. Mali is the third largest gold...

Republic of Congo plans to join OPEC

Congo is seeking to become a member of OPEC as the former French colony moves ahead with projects that could help it become the third largest oil producer among sub-Saharan African countries, a government...

Eurozone inflation slows in December

Lower prices for phone calls, clothing and vegetables have slowed consumer price growth in December as expected, despite rising fuel and cigarette prices in the euro area, data showed on Wednesday. According to the data,...

Petroleum Institute: US crude oil inventories fall 5.1 million barrels

US crude inventories fell last week, while gasoline inventories and distillates rose, data from the US Petroleum Institute showed on Wednesday. The API said US crude inventories fell 5.1 million barrels in the week ending...

A flood of sexual assaults in America

Hotline phones have not stopped reporting sexual abuse in the United States, and casualty reports have reached record numbers thanks to the momentum of the MeToo social movement to raise awareness about harassment and...

Turkey says it will take steps in the Syrian border area if its demands...

Turkey will not hesitate to take steps in Afrin and other areas across the border with Syria to maintain its national security if its demands are not met, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on...

Dow Jones index closes above the 26,000 level for the first time

US stocks jumped on Wednesday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to close above 26,000 points for the first time ever, boosted by gains in various sectors sparked by investors' expectations of higher corporate...

Turkey says it will immediately respond to any threats from western Syria

Turkey will immediately respond to any threats from western Syria that could harm the state or its citizens, the Turkish National Security Council said on Wednesday. Ankara was angered by the announcement by the US-led...

Gold falls with dollar recovery from 3-year low

Gold prices eased gains in early trade on Wednesday, with the precious metal ending the session lower as the dollar recovered from a three-year low against a basket of currencies. Spot gold fell 0.77 percent...

Oil rises before weekly data for US stocks

Oil prices closed higher on Wednesday ahead of US data on oil inventories expected to show the ninth consecutive weekly decline in US crude inventories. Key factors led to higher prices for Brent and West...

Trump says Russia helps North Korea avoid sanctions

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday Russia was helping North Korea obtain supplies in violation of international sanctions and that Pyongyang was "getting closer" to having a long-range missile capable of reaching the...