Russia: 4 dead in apartment collapse, apparent gas explosion

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency officials say that at least four people have died after sections of an apartment building collapsed after an apparent gas explosion in the Ural Mountains region. The authorities say four others have been hospitalized with injuries, and 68 other residents remained unaccounted for in the accident in Magnitogorsk, a city of 400,000 about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow. … Continue reading Russia: 4 dead in apartment collapse, apparent gas explosion

Russia will build missiles if US leaves treaty, Putin warns

Russia will develop missiles banned under a Cold War agreement if the US exits the pact, President Vladimir Putin has warned. His comments follow Nato’s accusation on Tuesday that Russia has already broken the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Signed in 1987 by the US and USSR, it banned both countries’ use of all short and medium-range missiles. But Mr Putin says the accusation is … Continue reading Russia will build missiles if US leaves treaty, Putin warns

Russian tech giant dashes hopes for smartphone

Russian internet giant Yandex disappointed tech enthusiasts on Monday by failing to unveil what many hoped would be a highly anticipated Russian-made smartphone. Speculation has been mounting for years that Yandex—which dominates internet services in Russia—will put forward its own mobile device to rival giants like Apple, Samsung and Huawei. Excitement reached fever pitch when Yandex announced it would be holding a presentation at its glossy Moscow … Continue reading Russian tech giant dashes hopes for smartphone

S.Korea presents tentative list for Russia World Cup

Seoul, May 14 (IANS) South Korean football coach, Shin Tae-yong, on Monday presented a preliminary list of 28 players for the 2018 Russian World Cup and explained that he hopes to announce a final squad of 23 players on June 3. The roster has been increased to 28 as several players are still recovering from… Seoul, May 14 (IANS) South Korean football coach, Shin Tae-yong, on … Continue reading S.Korea presents tentative list for Russia World Cup

Bellingcat: 9 Russian officers directed Ukraine attack

  MOSCOW – The Bellingcat investigative group says that it has identified nine Russian officers who allegedly were directly involved in the rocket attack on an eastern Ukrainian city that killed at least 30 civilians. The group, which has previously released reports on the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the fatal downing of a Malaysian airliner […] MOSCOW – The Bellingcat investigative group says that it … Continue reading Bellingcat: 9 Russian officers directed Ukraine attack

An Israeli minister hints that Assad could be assassinated over any Iranian attacks on Israel from Syria — National Post

JERUSALEM, May 7 (Reuters) — Israel could respond to any Iranian attack on it from Syria by toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government, an Israeli security cabinet minister said on Monday, hinting that Assad himself may be targeted for assassination. Israel and Iran have traded blows over Syria since February, stirring concern that major escalation… JERUSALEM, May 7 (Reuters) — Israel could respond to any Iranian … Continue reading An Israeli minister hints that Assad could be assassinated over any Iranian attacks on Israel from Syria — National Post

Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki to perform in Russia ahead of World Cup — Skyafrica24

via Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki to perform in Russia ahead of World Cup — Skyafrica24 Petersburg’s most prestigious venues, which will also host the Egyptian team’s matches, reported Al-Masry Al-Youm. Al-Shaer added that the concert is already a great success as almost 3,000 people have bought tickets. Egyptian singer Amr Diab is also expected to hold a concert in St. Petersburg on June 18. Al-Shaer added … Continue reading Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki to perform in Russia ahead of World Cup — Skyafrica24

Russia Reveals Who “Staged” Syria Gas Attack, As US Claims Moscow “May Have Tampered” With Site

Russia Reveals Who “Staged” Syria Gas Attack, As US Claims Moscow “May Have Tampered” With Site zeroHedge The Russian envoy to the chemical weapons watchdog group, OPCW, said that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) funded by the UK and US carried out the April 7 chemical attack in the Damascus, Syria suburb of Douma. Russia’s permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), … Continue reading Russia Reveals Who “Staged” Syria Gas Attack, As US Claims Moscow “May Have Tampered” With Site

Putin declares US-led Syria strike an ‘act of aggression’

Putin declares US-led Syria strike an ‘act of aggression’ Russian officials warned of “consequences” after President Donald Trump announced his approval of U.S.-led military strikes in Syria against the Russian-backed regime of Bashar al-Assad. Early Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a statement saying the Western coalition’s “act of aggression” would only exacerbate the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria. Putin called the strike a “destructive influence … Continue reading Putin declares US-led Syria strike an ‘act of aggression’

SYria Bombing Update: 105 missiles were launched in strikes against Syria

105 missiles were launched in strikes against Syria In a briefing on Saturday morning, the Pentagon provided the following breakdown of the military weapons used to strike Syrian targets overnight.   From the Red Sea: USS Monterey (Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser) – 30 Tomahawk missiles USS Laboon (Arleigh Burke-class destroyer) – 7 Tomahawk missiles From the North Arabian Gulf: USS Higgins (Arleigh Burke-class destroyer) – 23 … Continue reading SYria Bombing Update: 105 missiles were launched in strikes against Syria

Full transcript of Trump’s address on Syria airstrikes

President Trump announced late Friday that the United States had conducted a military attack against the Syrian government in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that killed civilians in a rebel-held town outside Damascus last weekend. This is the text of his speech. “My fellow Americans, a short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical … Continue reading Full transcript of Trump’s address on Syria airstrikes

U.S., France, U.K. Launch Strikes on Syria After Chemical Attack

U.S. launches missile strikes in Syria In Moves that could lead to the beginning of the Third World War, President Trump ordered a military attack against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday, joining allies Britain and France in launching missile strikes in retaliation for what Western nations said was the deliberate gassing of Syrian civilians. In a speech monitored from the White House and following … Continue reading U.S., France, U.K. Launch Strikes on Syria After Chemical Attack

A look at the region’s firepower shows who would win if the US and allies fought Russia and Syria today

Business Insider reviewed an Institute of International Strategic Studies report on the military balance in Syria to give a breakdown of who has the edge. The US, France, and the UK, appear on the verge of combat with Syria, and possibly its ally Russia, over suspected chemical weapons use against civilians — and it could easily spiral into one of the most complicated, advanced military … Continue reading A look at the region’s firepower shows who would win if the US and allies fought Russia and Syria today

Russia vetoes US resolution on Syria gas attack

Russia vetoed a U.S.-drafted resolution at the United Nations Tuesday that would have condemned a suspected poison gas attack by the Syrian regime on a Damascus suburb. The vote in the 15-member U.N. Security Council was 12 in favor, with Russia and Bolivia opposing and China abstaining. It was the 12th time Russia has vetoed a resolution concerning Syria and sixth veto related to chemical … Continue reading Russia vetoes US resolution on Syria gas attack