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  • Russian plane with coronavirus medical gear lands in U.S. after Trump-Putin call

    04/01/2020 10:46:23 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 47 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 1, 2020
    A Russian military transport plane left an airfield outside Moscow and arrived at New York's John F. Kennedy airport in late afternoon on Wednesday. MOSCOW/WASHINGTON - Russia sent the United States medical equipment on Wednesday to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, a public relations coup for Russian President Vladimir Putin after he discussed the crisis with U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump, struggling to fill shortages of ventilators and personal protective equipment, accepted Putin's offer in a phone call on Monday. A Russian military transport plane left an airfield outside Moscow and arrived at New York's John F. Kennedy airport in...
  • The Latest: Putin visits Moscow hospital in protective suit

    03/24/2020 8:03:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 24, 2020
    MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a Moscow hospital for coronavirus patients and wore a protective suit. During a visit to the Kommunarka hospital on the outskirts of Moscow, Putin praised its doctors for high professionalism, saying they were working “like clockwork.” After a meeting with the hospital’s chief doctor, Putin donned a yellow hazmat suit with a mask and went into the area where patients were treated. Russia has registered 495 cases of the coronavirus and reported no deaths, which contrasts with the quick spread of contagion in Europe. Some experts say the low numbers could be attributed...
  • Putin dons hazmat suit as Moscow says coronavirus outbreak is worse than it looks

    03/24/2020 11:08:32 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 19 replies
    Reuteurs ^ | MARCH 24, 2020 | Andrew Osborn, Tom Balmforth
    President Vladimir Putin donned a hazmat suit and respirator on Tuesday during a visit to a hospital treating coronavirus patients and the mayor of Moscow said the outbreak in the Russian capital was much worse than official figures showed.
  • Saudi Arabia, Russia raise stakes in oil production standoff

    03/10/2020 11:57:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 10, 2020 | by Rania El Gamal, Olesya Astakhova
    DUBAI/MOSCOW - Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it would boost its oil supplies to a record high in April, raising the stakes in a standoff with Russia and effectively rebuffing Moscow’s suggestion for new talks. The clash of oil titans Saudi Arabia and Russia sparked a 25% slump in crude prices on Monday, triggering panic selling on Wall Street and other equity markets that have already been badly hit by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Oil prices LCOc1 recovered some ground on Tuesday, but were still 40% down on the start of the year. U.S. President Donald Trump spoke...
  • Saudi Arabia, Russia raise stakes in oil standoff

    03/10/2020 9:06:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 10, 2020 | By Rania El Gamal and Olesya Astakhova
    The clash of oil titans Saudi Arabia and Russia sparked a 25% slump in crude prices on Monday, triggering panic selling and heavy losses on Wall Street's main stock indexes, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a call on Monday to discuss global energy markets, the White House said on Tuesday. Amin Nasser, CEO of Saudi Aramco said the oil giant would increase supply to 12.3 million barrels per day in April for customers inside the kingdom and abroad. That's 300,000 bpd above its maximum production capacity, indicating Aramco may also free...

    03/09/2020 8:40:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 98 replies
    Powerline ^ | MARCH 9, 2020 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    The big news over the weekend was not the coronavirus, contrary to what you might think from watching the news. The most consequential story of the weekend is the oil price war that has broken out between Saudi Arabia and Russia. Saudi Arabia has decided to increase its production and slash its price to punish Russia for not going along with OPEC quotas designed to prop up the price of oil, which has fallen by more than half over the last few months including today’s price collapse. (Can’t help reminding that all the certified “smart people” like John Kerry and...
  • Mysterious group protests Dem debate by unleashing pigeons wearing MAGA hats

    02/19/2020 8:28:53 PM PST · by bitt · 51 replies ^ | 2/19/2020 | ronn blitzer
    An anonymous group claimed it was behind the release of pigeons over the city of Las Vegas that are wearing MAGA hats and -- in at least one case -- a wig that resembles President Trump's hair. The group, calling itself Pigeons United To Interfere Now, or P.U.T.I.N., called it an "aerial protest" of Wednesday night's Democratic debate, local Fox affiliate KVVU reported. They also released a video of birds wearing the headgear, with a voiceover of dialogue from the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Birds." PIGEONS WEARING TINY COWBOY HATS POP UP IN LAS VEGAS, SPARKING CONCERN FROM ANIMAL RESCUERS...
  • Schiff warns that Trump could sell Alaska to Russia, if unchecked,

    02/04/2020 5:17:22 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 122 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/4/2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager, warned on Monday that if President Trump's dealings with Ukraine are not impeachable offenses, then nothing would stand in his way from attempting bolder power grabs -- going so far to claim Trump could use Alaska as a bargaining chip with "the Russians" for support in 2020. (((SNIP))) "If abuse of power is not impeachable ... Trump could offer Alaska to the Russians in exchange for support in the next election or decide to move to Mar-a-Lago permanently and let Jared Kushner run the country, delegating to him the decision whether to...
  • Trump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report

    01/19/2020 12:45:11 PM PST · by bitt · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/2020 | MARTY JOHNSON
    Andrew Peek, the head of European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council (NSC), has left his post three months after he started, people familiar with the situation told Bloomberg on Saturday evening. Sources told the publication that Peek was escorted from the White House on Friday. Earlier on Saturday, Axios reported that Peek had been placed on administrative leave pending a security-related investigation. Peek joined the NSC in November, coming over from the State Department, where he was a deputy assistant secretary. An NSC spokesman told The Hill, "We do not discuss personnel matters." Peek also declined requests...
  • Putin says impeachment case against Trump is 'fabricated'

    12/19/2019 6:49:11 AM PST · by NorseViking · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 19, 2019 | Vladimir Soldatkin and Andrew Osborn
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that U.S. Democrats had impeached President Donald Trump for "fabricated" reasons in order to reverse his 2016 election victory. Putin, speaking at his annual year-end news conference, said he expected Trump to survive the proceedings and stay in office. The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to impeach Trump, but Putin, like most observers, said he expected the Republican Senate to acquit him. "It's unlikely they will want to remove from power a representative of their party based on what are, in my opinion, completely fabricated reasons," said Putin....
  • Kurdish commander: Trump approved deal with Russia, Damascus

    10/17/2019 6:44:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 10 17 2019 | LEFTERIS PITARAKIS and SARAH EL DEEB
    The U.S. President Donald Trump did not oppose a deal struck between the Syrian Kurdish-led forces, Russia and the Syrian government in Damascus to protect against a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, the commander of the force said as his fighters battled a new push by Ankara-backed fighters to seize a strategic border town. The commander of the Kurdish-led forces, Mazloum Abdi, said Trump essentially gave the go-ahead for the deal in a phone call Monday. The Kurds’ deal, announced Sunday, came after Trump ordered U.S. troops to step aside as Turkey launched its attack last week. Under the agreement,...
  • Trump's betrayal of the Kurds is a gift to Putin and Assad

    10/08/2019 9:58:59 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 103 replies
    CNN (Communist News Network) ^ | October 8, 2019 | Nick Paton Walsh, Elite Intelectual Journalist
    President Trump has clearly been itching to leave Syria for months, once dubbing it nothing but "sand and death." As Trump himself was at pains to point out, he was elected on a promise to get out of "these ridiculous endless wars." But the speed of his decision to withdraw US forces from northern Syria threatens to wreck almost every goal the US has in the Middle East just now. Firstly, the sudden withdrawal of US forces -- designed to leave their erstwhile allies the Syrian Kurds as exposed to a Turkish advance as possible -- comes just as a...
  • Putin jokes that Russia will meddle in 2020 US elections

    10/02/2019 8:22:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 10 02 2019 | Nathan Hodge, Olga Pavlova and Mary Ilyushina
    Russian President Vladimir Putin poked fun at the ongoing political crisis in the US by joking about election meddling Wednesday. When asked about concerns the Russia might interfere in the 2020 US elections, he replied: "I'll tell you a secret: Yes, we'll definitely do it," Putin said. "Just don't tell anyone," he added, in a stage whisper. Putin was appearing on a panel at Russian Energy Week, along with OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo and others. "You know, we have enough of our own problems," Putin continued. "We are engaged in resolving internal problems and are primarily focused on this."...
  • Why Russia And Saudi Arabia Secretly Want The Democrats To Beat Trump

    09/16/2019 10:23:19 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sep 10, 2019 | Ellen Wald
    Trump has been very bad for Russian and Saudi business. By implementing policies that helped expand American oil and natural gas production, Trump has indirectly attacked their economies. Under Trump, US oil production has exploded to unprecedented levels. It is now above 12 million barrels per day, which is the most in the world. More importantly, almost every prominent Democrat has promised—indirectly, of course—to be very good for Russian and Saudi business by enacting policies and implementing executive actions that will drastically raise the value of their industries. For Russia and Saudi Arabia, the CNN climate town hall last week...
  • US extracted top spy from inside Russia in 2017

    09/09/2019 7:37:47 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon September 9, 2019 | Jim Sciutto
    In a previously undisclosed secret mission in 2017, the United States successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government, multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledge told CNN. A person directly involved in the discussions said that the removal of the Russian was driven, in part, by concerns that President Donald Trump and his administration repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence and could contribute to exposing the covert source as a spy. The decision to carry out the extraction occurred soon after a May 2017 meeting in the Oval Office in which Trump discussed highly classified...
  • India's Indigenous Aircraft Carrier Ready to Assist Russia-Made Vikramaditya by 2021

    08/26/2019 2:58:23 AM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 16:44 08.07.2019 | Manjunath KIRAN
    India's Indigenous Aircraft Carrier Ready to Assist Russia-Made Vikramaditya by 2021 - Navy © AFP 2019 / Manjunath KIRAN 16:44 08.07.2019 New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, the Vikrant, is expected to commence basin trials in 2020, Indian Navy’s Vice Admiral A.K. Saxena said on Monday. Currently, the Indian Navy is operating a single aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya - formerly known as the Admiral Gorshkov. Vice Admiral Saxena confirmed that construction of the carrier is underway, at a brisk pace, and delivery to the navy for induction with Eastern Naval Command is expected in 2021. “Construction is...
  • Trump says US won't sell F-35 jets to Turkey, blames Obama for country's Russian missile <Ttr>

    07/17/2019 8:02:48 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17 2019 | Greg Norman
    Trump says US won't sell F-35 jets to Turkey, blames Obama for country's Russian missile system purchase President Trump has announced that the U.S. is going to halt sales of its F-35 stealth fighter jet to Turkey because the country received a new missile defense system from Russia – an exchange he claims was spurred by actions from the Obama administration. Trump, speaking during a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, suggested the U.S. ended up in this scenario as a result of the past president’s administration imposing too many conditions for Turkey to purchase the U.S.-made Patriot missile system, an alternative to...
  • Did A Deadly Fire Break Out On A Secret Russian Spy Sub 'Losharik'.

    07/03/2019 6:18:12 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Radio Free Europe via Global Security ^ | July 02, 2019 | Mike Eckel
    Did A Deadly Fire Break Out On A Secret Russian Spy Sub? Here's What We Know About 'Losharik' By Mike Eckel July 02, 2019 It's one of the more unique, more capable, and more distinctive vessels in Russia's naval fleet. And it now appears to hold the distinction of being the latest Russian naval ship to suffer a catastrophic -- and, so far, unexplained -- incident. Russia's Defense Ministry said on July 2 that a submarine operated by its main naval research and development unit had suffered a fire on board, killing 14 sailors. The ship was reportedly operating in...
  • A fire killed the crew of the secret Russian nuclear submarine "Losharik" (Transl)

    07/02/2019 9:30:41 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 189 replies
    Gordon ^ | 02JUL2019 | Staff
    The Russian deep-water submersion on which the fire occurred on July 1 is the nuclear submarine AS-12, known as "Losharik." The incident occurred on July 1 at about 20.30. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported the death of 14 submariners in the "deep-water apparatus" based inSeveromorsk.
  • Russia's Putin says liberal values are obsolete: Financial Times

    06/28/2019 3:01:15 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/28/2019
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview published on Thursday that liberal values were obsolete because they had been rejected by the majority of the people in Western nations. Putin told the Financial Times newspaper that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had made a cardinal mistake by adopting a liberal policy towards immigration from the Middle East. “The liberal idea presupposes that nothing needs to be done. The migrants can kill, plunder and rape with impunity because their rights as migrants must be protected. What rights are these? Every crime must have its punishment,” Putin said in...