Wednesday, 17 October 2018

UK is trying to keep EU on a short leash despite Brexit – Lavrov

Preview While the UK negotiates its divorce from the EU, it’s still trying to keep the bloc on a short leash, to influence its policies towards Moscow and on other issues, Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Minister, has told Euronews.
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Armenian Prime Minister resigns, seeks early parliamentary elections

Preview Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has resigned in order to pave the way to early elections or, as he put it, to “complete the revolution,” that led him to power after protests this spring.
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The new Great Schism? What's next for the world of Orthodox Christianity

Preview The Russian Orthodox Church has broken all ties with the See of Constantinople, seen as the center of Orthodox faith, but whether the church's members will continue to view it as their faith's 'capital' is up for debate.
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Israeli policewoman suspected of shooting & seriously injuring Palestinian for fun

Preview A female officer with the Israeli border police has been arrested and charged with shooting a Palestinian “for no apparent reason.” According to the court, she shot the man as a form of “entertainment.”
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Trump says no ‘financial interest’ in Saudi Arabia, but billions in US-Saudi ties are at stake

Preview Donald Trump has dismissed as “fake news” that he has financial interests in Saudi Arabia, amid heated tensions over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But there are billions of dollars tying Riyadh to Washington.
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MPs too? Harassment of female lawmakers widespread in European parliaments, report claims

Preview Psychological pressure, sexual harassment and violence against female MPs and staffers are widespread in parliaments all across Europe, according to a new report by a Council of Europe body.
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Forensics expert ‘cut to pieces’ Saudi journalist’s body as colleagues listened to music - sources

Preview Journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s body was cut into pieces after his death at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago, a Turkish source has told CNN and Al Jazeera.
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Secret message, glitch or hack? Bizarre Twitter code baffles social media (PHOTOS)

Preview A weird, elongated serial number sent by Twitter to people’s phones is freaking out the internet, prompting users to speculate whether the social media giant has been hacked or is deciding to communicate in a secret code.
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Venezuela drops US dollar, will use euro for international transactions

Preview Venezuela is abandoning the US dollar, with all future transactions on the Venezuelan exchange market to be made in euro, Tareck El Aissami, the country's Vice President for Economy, announced.
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Ukrainian military publishes, then deletes info on American killed in Su-27 crash

Preview Following the recent Su-27 crash in Western Ukraine, the country's military revealed in a Facebook post that one of the pilots was an American National Guardsman. That information was deleted minutes later.
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Motoblogger dubbed ‘Russia’s sexiest biker’ dies in Moscow traffic collision

Preview A popular Russian motoblogger, dubbed the sexiest and most beautiful biker by friends and followers on social networks, has died following a highway collision with a car.
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Woman smacks down banker’s attempt to get sex for loan approval (VIDEO)

Preview Video of a woman bashing a bank manager with a large stick has gone viral in India. The woman reportedly accused the man of asking her for sexual favors to approve her loan application.
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American serviceman killed in Ukrainian Su-27 crash during war games with NATO

Preview An American serviceman has been killed in a Su-27 fighter jet crash in Ukraine, Kiev’s military prosecutor has confirmed. The jet was taking part in a military exercise with NATO.
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Ukrainian fugitive who faked own death found living lavishly in fancy French castle

Preview A Ukrainian man who forged his own death certificate to avoid corruption charges has been arrested in France, where he was living in a Dijon castle decorated with Salvador Dali paintings and a garage of vintage Rolls Royces.
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Thousands protest against menstrual-age women accessing Hindu temple in India (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Preview Hundreds of police officers had to be deployed in India as thousand-strong crowds poured onto the streets to stop women of menstruating age from entering one of Hinduism’s holiest sites.
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Scientists can alter how your food tastes using virtual reality – study

Preview When we eat, the ambiance and environment play a much larger role than previously thought. A team of scientists at Cornell University have shown that we can alter how our food tastes using virtual reality.
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Top 10 Russophobes of 2018: See who made RT’s prestigious list this year

Preview It's that special time of year when RT names the top 10 Russophobes of the last 12 months. The prestigious list is made up of those who RT believes have contributed to and benefited the most from the thriving world of Russophobia.
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Indian scientist says he was refused entry to temple in US after being told ‘You don’t look Hindu’

Preview An Indian scientist claims he and his friends were refused entry to a traditional Hindu dance event (Garba) after its organizers told them: “You don’t look Hindu” and insisted they belonged to other religions.
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Like a cinder block 7 times your weight on your chest – survivor describes Soyuz crash to RT

Preview Experiencing a Soyuz abort procedures felt like a holding a cinder block seven times his weight on his chest, but didn’t make Aleksey Ovchinin’s desire to go into space any weaker, the cosmonaut told RT.
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Saudi Arabia under spotlight over Khashoggi, but drastic Yemen famine ignored

Preview Yemen is on the verge of a devastating famine as it continues to endure Saudi coalition airstrikes. Despite this, most of the criticism levied at the Kingdom is about missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Police found evidence in Saudi consulate that Khashoggi was killed there - Turkish official to AP

Preview A Turkish official told AP that police have found evidence inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul which confirms that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed there.
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First Le Pen, now Melenchon? Another Macron critic has headquarters raided

Preview Former French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon’s home has been raided by police, as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of EU funds that also targeted political firebrand and Macron critic Marine Le Pen.
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Saudi diplomatic immunity must be waived over Khashoggi case - UN rights chief

Preview The UN’s high commissioner for human rights has called to drop diplomatic immunity of Saudi officials to allow for a transparent investigation over the disappearance of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Constantinople lost the right to be called the heart of Orthodox faith, says Russian Church

Preview By recognizing the independence of Ukrainian Orthodox сhurches from the Moscow Patriarchate, Constantinople lost the right to be called the heart of Orthodox faith, says the Russian Church's public relations chief.
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France deliberately dropped off migrants in Italian woods, Salvini says

Preview Italian anti-immigration leader Matteo Salvini has labeled French President Emmanuel Macron an “international embarrassment” after policemen were spotted dropping off migrants in an Italian forest on the countries’ shared border.
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