Russia begins reduction of armed forces deployed to Syria

Russia is starting to withdraw forces from Syria and its aircraft carrier group will be the first to leave, the Russian armed forces chief says. Russian bombers turned the tide decisively in favour of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad The announcement comes days after Russia and Turkey negotiated a ceasefire in Syria which is largely holding,…

Trump hails Putin’s halt of U.S. diplomats’ expulsion

Putin and Trump Incoming U.S. President Donald Trump has hailed the decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin to delay his planned expulsion of 35 U.S. diplomats. Putin’s planned expulsion of 35 U.S. diplomats was in response to Thursday’s expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from U.S. among other sanctions over Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential…

Russia set to retaliate in hacking spat by expelling 35 US diplomats

Vladimir Putin‘s Russia is set to retaliate after the US imposed sanctions on it, including expelling its diplomats for interfering in the last US elections, by planning to expel 35 US diplomats and ban US diplomatic staff from using the dacha, or country house. The development seen as an apparent tit-for-tat move was proposed to…

No survivors found in military plan crash, Russia’s Defence Ministry says

Russia’s Defence Ministry in a statement hours after a military plane carrying 92 people, including dozens of Red Army Choir singers, dancers and orchestra members, crashed into the Black Sea, revealed that nobody survived the incident. Major-General Igor Konashenkov, a ministry spokesman, told reporters that nobody had survived the ill-end of the plane which was…

Putin’s hackers helped Trump win election, US officials say

The last may not have been heard of allegations leveled against Russia over its influence in the last US elections, with three U.S. officials saying Vladimir Putin supervised his intelligence agencies’ hacking of the U.S. presidential election in an effort to help Donald Trump. President-elect, Trump is however angered over the allegations by the U.S….

LinkedIn banned in Russia

LinkedIn is now blocked in Russia. The country’s media watchdog Roskomnadzor is enforcing the ban in compliance with a recent court order. Earlier in 2016, the Kremlin’s Roskomnadzor obtained an injunction against LinkedIn from a lower court. The company was targeted due to its failure to comply with a 2014 federal law that demands online…

Putin arrests, fires minister over $2m bribe

Russian President Vladimir Putin has wielded the big stick after he ordered the arrest and sack of Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev for collecting a $2 million bribe. Alexei is the most senior government official to face charges in years after he reportedly accepted kick-backs in a deal involving the state-controlled oil giant Rosneft. Read…

Underage Christian girls under siege in Nigeria’s North. Nigerian Emir blesses ‘kidnapper’ to marry kidnapped 14 year old; pockets 50k ‘dowry’. Beware Ambode, you are violating international human rights law. 2 million Nigerians forcibly ejected from homes since democracy was restored. Final Assault – Nigeria, Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Benin planning wipe-off for Boko Haram. Vote Trump or expect a nuclear war – Russian politician. DSS lied – NBA. Like first lady, like Nigerians – Aisha Buhari getting fedup with Buhari’s govt. Buhari, Dogara didn’t want BBC to air Aisha’s views!

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Putin Slammed In US #VPDebates

Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence. Pence called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “Small and bullying leader” The Vice Presidential candidate debate on Tuesday with Democratic rival Tim Kaine, saw U.S. Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “small and bullying leader”  and…

Europe weaker because of Brexit, says Russian deputy prime minister

Arkady Dvorkovich denies claims that Vladimir Putin wanted Brexit in order to help undermine the EU Brexit has weakened Europe, Russia’s deputy prime minister has warned, and insisted he would rather the EU had remained stronger. As pro-Europe protesters planned to stage rallies across the UK on Saturday, Arkady Dvorkovich told BBC Newsnight: “The British…