Syrian regime routinely bombs civilians in Eastern Ghouta

BBC - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 18:03
The BBC has obtained shocking footage from the besieged area of Eastern Ghouta, just 30 kilometres from Damascus.

IOC invites coaching staff of Russian ice hockey team to 2018 Olympics

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:49
The Russian Olympic Committee earlier provided the IOC with the list of Russian athletes, who intended to take part in the Winter Games

Venezuela official suggests presidential vote by end of April

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:42
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan Socialist Party official Diosdado Cabello on Tuesday proposed that presidential elections be held by the end of April.

Russia and Argentina may invest $250 mln in development of uranium deposits

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:25
Uranium One (part of Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom) is engaged in the exploration and extraction of uranium abroad

U.S. says Syria's Assad may again be using chemical weapons, lays blame on Russia

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:15
PARIS (Reuters) - The Syrian government may still be using chemical weapons after a suspected chlorine attack in the rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta, the United States said on Tuesday, adding that Russia ultimately bore responsibility.

Lawyers ask judges not to jail Brazil’s ex-president

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:00
Lawyers for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva asked a group of judges not to arrest the former Brazilian president in case his conviction on corruption and money laundering charges is upheld Wednesday.

Poll: Deep partisan divide among Americans over Israel

AP - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:00
JERUSALEM (AP) — A new opinion poll shows a significant gap between Republicans and Democrats in support for Israel, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen as a divisive figure between the two camps. 2018-01-23T04:04:00-05:00 2018-01-23T09:04:51-05:00

Moldova’s Liberal Party seeks to scrap Russian language’s status

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:58
Moldova’s Liberal Party has come up with a proposal to invalidate the status of Russian as the language for inter-ethnic communication

Pro-EU academic battles euroskepticism in push to unseat Czech president

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:56
KLATOVY, Czech Republic (Reuters) - Jiri Drahos is a staunch pro-European in one of the EU's most eurosceptic member states, and yet he is in a neck-and-neck race to win the Czech presidency this weekend.

Russian Culture Ministry yanks distribution certificate for The Death of Stalin

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:52
The Death of Stalin, a British-French political satire film directed by Armando Iannucci, is based on a graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin

Chilean poet and physicist Nicanor Parra dies at 103

BBC - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:51
The irreverent poet won the Premio Cervantes in 2011 and was proposed four times for the Nobel Prize.

US says multiple Americans among casualties in Kabul attack

AP - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:50
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Multiple American citizens were among the dead and wounded in the Taliban's 13-hour siege of an upscale hotel in the capital Kabul over the weekend that left 22 dead, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday. 2018-01-23T05:33:00-05:00 2018-01-23T10:33:27-05:00

North Korea, U.S. clash at disarmament forum over nuclear arms

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:45
GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea said on Tuesday it had a "powerful and reliable" nuclear deterrent to thwart any attack and accused the United States of deploying military assets nearby under the pretext of ensuring security at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Russia's Oscar nominee Loveless to be released in US in February

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:45
Sony Pictures Classics will release Loveless to the US public on February 16

Russian Olympic Committee to send list of athletes for 2018 Winter Games to IOC again

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:39
The upcoming Olympics will take place in South Korea’s PyeongChang on February 9-25, 2018

Syria war: 'Civilians flee' Turkish assault on Afrin enclave

BBC - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:36
Hundreds have reportedly been displaced by clashes between Turkish-led forces and Kurdish fighters.

IOC wants Russia to boycott 2018 Winter Games and exit Olympic movement

PRAVDA.RU [ Russian ] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:33
A number of prominent Russian athletes with an unblemished reputation have been suspended from the Olympics in South Korea, but no explanations were provided

Attorney General interviewed by special counsel investigating Russian interference in 2016

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:30
Interview last week with Jeff Sessions could shed new light on firing of former FBI Director James B. Comey

Prospects of peace elusive as Pence wraps up visit to Israel

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:30
Israelis warmly welcomed the vice president; Palestinians snubbed him.