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Shaman on trek to expel ‘demon’ Putin arrested

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By Diana Magnay, Moscow correspondent A Siberian shaman walking across Russia on a mission to expel Vladimir Putin from the Kremlin has been arrested by armed police. Aleksandr Gabyshev was six months and 3,000km (1,864 miles) into an epic journey he claimed was divinely inspired. He was arrested near Lake Baikal in Siberia at a Read More

Russia & China veto UN Security Council resolution on Syria truce that would’ve protected terrorists from ‘COMPLETE ANNIHILATION’

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Russia and China have blocked a UN Security Council resolution on the truce in Syria’s Idlib province as it didn’t provide an exemption for military action against terrorist groups blacklisted by the UN itself. It was the 13th time that Moscow has used its veto power at the UNSC since the Syrian conflict broke out Read More

Military strike against Iran would result in ‘all-out war’: Zarif

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would bring “all-out war”, Tehran said on Thursday, keeping up a drumbeat of warnings to its adversaries after they accused the Islamic Republic of a strike on Saudi oil facilities. FILE PHOTO: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif attends a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Read More

Russia refuses to play musical chairs with America’s debt, continues to dump US Treasuries

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Moscow has continued to sell off US Treasury securities, cutting its stockpile by $2.35 billion in July, according to the latest US Department of the Treasury data released on Tuesday. Russia’s holdings of US state debt amounted to $8.5 billion in July, with long-term US Treasury securities standing at $6.2 billion and short-term at $2.2 Read More

US lawsuit against Snowden is a warning to other whistleblowers to keep their mouths shut, says fellow whistleblower

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The US government is suing NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for his memoir profits not just to punish him, but also to intimidate others into staying silent, CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou tells RT. ​“The CIA takes every opportunity to threaten whistleblowers and to warn whistleblowers to just keep their mouths shut,” Kiriakou said, explaining how no Read More

‘Crazy’ for Polish PM to suggest Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a ‘threat’ to European energy security

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It is “rubbish” for Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki to claim that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will deliver a supply of cheap gas from Russia to the EU, is a “threat” to European energy security, analyst John Laughland told RT. Morawiecki said at a press conference on Tuesday that the pipeline, currently under construction, Read More

WATCH Indian Air Force test-fire homegrown Astra missile from a Russian jet

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The Indian Air Force has carried out a successful test of the Astra, its first homegrown air-to-air missile system. The trial launch from a Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet was captured in impressive video footage. In the clip, the IAF’s Su-30MKI can be seen firing off its rocket-propelled payload, which quickly travels out of view. The Read More

Russia & Iran to switch to SWIFT-free banking system

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Russia and Iran will transfer payments using an alternative system to the internationally recognized SWIFT money transfer network, the governor of the Iranian central bank, Abdolnaser Hemmati, announced. Instead of SWIFT, a system that facilitates cross-border payments between 11,000 financial institutions in more than 200 countries worldwide, the two countries will use their own domestically Read More

Trump after Saudi oil attack: ‘I don’t want war but we are prepared’

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By Sanya Burgess, news reporter Donald Trump has said it is “looking like” Iran was behind the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, but he has insisted that he does not want war. The president said he is not looking at retaliatory options until he has “definitive proof” that Tehran was responsible, but added that Read More