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USA POLITICS: Russian Meddling in US Election an ‘Act of War’: Dick Cheney

USA POLITICS: Russian Meddling in US Election an ‘Act of War’: Dick Cheney 0

“I would not underestimate the weight that we as Americans assign to the Russian attempts to interfere with our internal political processes,” said Cheney.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Fires Cruise Missiles at Daesh in Syria, Doesn’t Inform U.S.

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Fires Cruise Missiles at Daesh in Syria, Doesn’t Inform U.S. 0

“As a result of the surprise mass missile strike, command points were destroyed and also large stores of weapons and ammunition of the IS (Daesh) terrorists in the area of Aqirbat in the Hama Province,” the ministry said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: UN Guterres Appoints Russian Veteran Diplomats to Head New Counterterrorism Job

RUSSIA POLITICS: UN Guterres Appoints Russian Veteran Diplomats to Head New Counterterrorism Job 0

Russia’s Ambassador to International Organisations in Vienna, Vladimir Voronkov, told Reuters he met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian Su-27 Chases NATO F-16 Fighter Jet at Baltic Sea

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian Su-27 Chases NATO F-16 Fighter Jet at Baltic Sea 0

Russian fighter jet chased away a NATO plane that was trying to approach an aircraft carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu over the Baltic Sea.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Halts Operations in US-Led Coalition in Syria After Syrian Jet Hit

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Halts Operations in US-Led Coalition in Syria After Syrian Jet Hit 0

“As a precautionary measure, Australian Defence Force (ADF) strike operations into Syria have temporarily ceased,” an ADF spokeswoman said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: US Respect Syrian Sovereignty: Lavrov Russian FM

RUSSIA POLITICS: US Respect Syrian Sovereignty: Lavrov Russian FM 0

“We call on the United State and all others who have their forces or advisers on the ground to ensure the coordination in our work,” Lavrov said, adding “zones of de-escalation are one of the possible options to jointly move forward.”

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EUROPE POLITICS: NATO War Game Defends Baltic Weak Spot for First Time

EUROPE POLITICS: NATO War Game Defends Baltic Weak Spot for First Time 0

“The training helps present credible defense force that will deter aggression, but if not we’ll be prepared to move to defend the borders of NATO,” Gventer.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Warns More US Sanctions Harmful, Talk of Retaliation Premature

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Warns More US Sanctions Harmful, Talk of Retaliation Premature 0

“This will, indeed, complicate Russia-American relations. I think this is harmful,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said, according to RIA.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian Counter-Sanctions Facilitate Development of Polish Economy

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian Counter-Sanctions Facilitate Development of Polish Economy 0

The negative impact of Russian embargo on the EU is incomparable with the impact on Russian economy produced by anti-Russian sanctions.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: ‘We Are Ready to Grant Comey Asylum’: Putin Says

RUSSIA POLITICS: ‘We Are Ready to Grant Comey Asylum’: Putin Says 0

“At any rate, if this entails some kind of prosecutions against Comey, we are ready to grant him asylum in Russia. He should be aware of that,” Putin says.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian Diplomats Expelled from Moldova Recruited Fighters

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian Diplomats Expelled from Moldova Recruited Fighters 0

Moldova, a former Soviet state that has long been the focus of a struggle for influence between Russia and the West, expelled the diplomats on May 29.

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USA POLITICS: Jeff Sessions Publicly Takes Center Stage in US Senate

USA POLITICS: Jeff Sessions Publicly Takes Center Stage in US Senate 0

Sessions, supporter of Trump’s election campaign, will be the most senior government official to testify to the committee on Russia issue. The matter has dogged the Republican president’s early months in office.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Sanctions Against Russia: Why Should We Care?

EUROPE POLITICS: Sanctions Against Russia: Why Should We Care? 0

A drop of turnover with Russia is not about the impact of sanctions but rather a result of the stagnancy in the Russian economy which has raw-materials export model of development.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Fired Him to Undermine FBI Russia Investigation: Comey

USA POLITICS: Trump Fired Him to Undermine FBI Russia Investigation: Comey 0

“I don’t think it’s for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct. I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning,” Comey told the committee.

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USA POLITICS: Comey’s Caution to Meet Trump’s Tweets in Russia Hearing

USA POLITICS: Comey’s Caution to Meet Trump’s Tweets in Russia Hearing 0

“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” former FBI Director James Comey quoted President Donald Trump as saying.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin to Oliver Stone: Nobody Would Survive ‘Hot War’ Between Russia and US

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin to Oliver Stone: Nobody Would Survive ‘Hot War’ Between Russia and US 0

“I don’t think anyone would survive such a conflict,” Putin replied in a short Showtime teaser, a precursor to a documentary titled ‘The Putin Interviews’ that will be aired next week.

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USA POLITICS: James Comey Testimony: Trump Will Not Invoke Executive Privilege

USA POLITICS: James Comey Testimony: Trump Will Not Invoke Executive Privilege 0

“In order to facilitate a swift and thorough examination of the facts, President Trump will not assert executive privilege regarding James Comey’s testimony,” White House says.

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USA POLITICS: Robert Mueller to Probe Michael Flynn’s Turkey Ties

USA POLITICS: Robert Mueller to Probe Michael Flynn’s Turkey Ties 0

Robert Mueller, special counsel investigating possible ties between the Trump election campaign and Russia, is expanding his probe to assume control of a grand jury investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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USA POLITICS: Flynn to Provide Documents to Senate Intelligence Committee

USA POLITICS: Flynn to Provide Documents to Senate Intelligence Committee 0

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s co-operation was the first signal that he and the Senate panel have found common ground.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Powerful Bureaucracy Preventing US Presidents Making Changes: Vladimir Putin

RUSSIA POLITICS: Powerful Bureaucracy Preventing US Presidents Making Changes: Vladimir Putin 0

“Can you imagine France or Russia acting this way? This would have been a disaster. But it is possible in United States and continues to this day,” Putin said.

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