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Cheap ‘shots’ & attacks at light speed: Why laser weaponry is a trend for 21st century

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Lasers are commonly seen as a ‘weapon of the future’ – and that future is already here as they are making it into the military. Laser systems have unique properties, opening new ways of waging warfare, RT’s military analyst says. Laser weaponry “will largely define” the combat potential of the Russian armed forces “throughout the Read More

Simple precautions or plan to attack? What’s behind US & Germany’s recent moves in Mideast

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Germany and the Netherlands halted training of Iraqi troops hours after the US said it will partially evacuate its Baghdad embassy. Amid growing tensions with Iran, analysts offered differing views on the reasons behind the moves. Washington announced the partial evacuation of its embassy in Baghdad as well as a consulate in Erbil in Iraqi Read More

Thorny dilemma: Will Trump manage to rein in oil prices & keep on pressuring Iran & Venezuela?

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The US’ aggressive rhetoric against such oil-producing majors as Venezuela and Iran may potentially send global oil prices skyrocketing. However, a surge in price for crude is seen by Washington as a big threat to domestic policy. In April, the White House announced the expiration of waivers on the sanctions it had previously re-introduced against Read More

Lavrov slams US actions towards Venezuela ahead of Pompeo talks

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The US is running an unprecedented campaign to oust legitimate Venezuelan authorities, the Russian Foreign Minister said. He noted it’s typical of Washington to tell nations they are waging war against that US intentions are good. “The attempts to force the change of government in Caracas have nothing in common with the democratic process and Read More

Maduro instructs military to prepare to repel US attack on Venezuela

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has blamed the US for being behind the attempted coup that failed, and has urged his country’s military to be ready to defend against a military intervention by the Americans. Venezuelan troops should “be ready to defend the country with weapons in hand if one day the North American empire dares Read More

‘Interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs’: Russian FM Lavrov warns US Secretary of State Pompeo

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that American intervention in Venezuela’s political crisis amounts to a violation of international law. Speaking over the phone, Lavrov added that further “aggressive steps” in the country could have grave consequences. Pompeo on Tuesday accused Moscow of meddling in the country by continuing Read More

Germany to train Saudi soldiers despite Riyadh’s years-long deadly war in Yemen

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The German Army and Air Force are preparing to train Saudi officers as the kingdom continues its brutal bombing campaign in Yemen, which killed and maimed hundreds of civilians, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis on the ground. Five Saudi servicemen are slated to begin training with the German Army and two more with the German Air Read More

Kiev is fuming over Russia’s move on passports for residents of Ukraine’s rebel regions

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Russia’s decision to facilitate getting Russian passports for residents of Ukraine’s breakaway regions has caused an angry reaction in Kiev, which condemned the “aggression” and even filed a complaint with the UN Security Council. The decree, implementing a simplified three-month period to get Russian citizenship for residents of the rebel-controlled areas of the Lugansk and Read More

Russia cautiously hopeful as newcomer Zelensky promises to ‘reboot’ E. Ukraine talks

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Some top Russian officials have expressed cautious hopes that the imminent presidential victory of Volodymyr Zelensky might improve the situation in Ukraine – and relations with Moscow. Others, however, remain quite skeptical. Zelensky had all but secured a certain victory by Sunday night, leading the incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in this second run-off with Read More