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Putin holds press conference after meeting Kim Jong-un for very first time

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Published time: 25 Apr, 2019 09:21 Edited time: 25 Apr, 2019 09:27 Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is meeting reporters in the aftermath of his first-ever summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. The talks took place in the Pacific coast city of Vladivostok on Thursday. Kim’s first ever state visit to Russia has been shrouded Read More

First handshake: Putin greets Kim on historic visit to Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have now arrived at the venue of their first-ever face-to-face meeting. The summit is taking place on Russky Island off Vladivostok. The much-anticipated meeting of the two leaders has drawn huge media attention. About 300 accredited journalists flooded the venue, the Far Eastern Federal University Read More

Huawei: Why UK is at odds with its cyber-allies

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After months of uncertainty, the UK appears set to allow Huawei’s telecoms equipment to be part of the country’s 5G networks – with some limitations. The move would put the UK at odds with the US, which has been pressing other nations to ban use of the Chinese firm’s kit on security grounds. It could Read More

Russian and North Korean leaders meet for first summit

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un have met in Russia for their first summit together. The two shook hands as they met in the far eastern city of Vladivostok on Thursday, with the Russian president saying he is “confident” the meeting will develop ties between their countries. Mr Putin said Read More

Putin arrives for historic meeting with Kim in Russia’s Far East

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived to the venue of his first-ever meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Their first summit is about to kick off on Russky Island off Vladivostok. The much-anticipated meeting of the two leaders has drawn huge media attention. About 300 accredited journalists flooded the venue, the Far Eastern Federal Read More

‘Lured into war’? Iranian FM warns Trump could be duped into crisis by hawkish ‘B-team’

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US President Donald Trump may not want war, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has said, but that won’t stop the hawks in his administration and Israel from “luring” him into one, possibly with a false flag attack. “Those who have designed the policies that are being pursued do not simply want a negotiated solution,” Zarif Read More

Media trust ranker NewsGuard launches in UK by greenlighting tabloids, adding ex-NATO chief to board

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NewsGuard, the trust-rating outfit that continues to approve of US media that spread the Russiagate conspiracy theory, has expanded operations to the UK and added a former NATO chief to its advisory board. Announcing its UK debut on Wednesday, NewsGuard bragged about including Anders Fogh Rasmussen to their advisory board, describing him only as “former Read More

U.S. biofuel trade group asks judge to halt new EPA small refinery waivers: documents

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. biofuels trade group asked a federal court on Wednesday to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from giving refiners new waivers from the country’s biofuels law until the agency reverts to the tougher criteria it used to assess applications before Donald Trump’s presidency, according to court papers. The waivers can Read More

Kim-Putin summit: What talks in Russia mean for US following Trump’s Hanoi fiasco

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin is shrouded in the veil of political uncertainty, but analysts believe it could be a roundabout way to reboot denuclearization talks with the US. The meeting is taking place in Vladivostok, 129 kilometers from the border Russia shares with North Korea. It is Russia’s Read More

Kim in Russia for 1st summit with Putin – 18 yrs after his father

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Much like his father 18 years ago, Kim Jong-un arrived in Russia by armored train on Wednesday to much fanfare — but while the trip has echoes of history, the circumstances are much different. The late Kim Jong-il’s trip to Moscow in 2001 came at a time when North Korea’s missile program had just begun Read More