Argentine president hopes to come to Russia for 2018 FIFA World Cup

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:24
Team Argentina was placed in Group D alongside with the national teams from Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria

AP PHOTOS: AP photographer captures struggles of Rohingya

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:22
Veteran AP photographer Manish Swarup has been capturing the struggles of the more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslims now living in sprawling refugee camps in Bangladesh. The Rohingya, a long-persecuted minority denied citizenship at home in Myanmar, began pouring across the border in late August after waves of attacks by Myanmar security forces and Buddhist mobs.

Egypt's military arrests presidential hopeful, ex-general

AP - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:22
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military on Tuesday arrested its former chief of staff, who was planning to run in upcoming elections against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, in what appeared to be a calculated move to push him out of the race. 2018-01-23T03:50:00-05:00 2018-01-23T08:50:56-05:00

Seine River overflows its banks in Paris

AP - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:22
PARIS (AP) — The Seine River overflowed its banks in Paris on Tuesday, prompting authorities to close several roads and cancel boat cruises. 2018-01-23T03:55:00-05:00 2018-01-23T08:55:14-05:00

'America First' tariffs on imports spark Asia outcry

BBC - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:16
Tariffs of up to 50% on imported goods will affect the two countries more than any other.

Elon Musk's Boring Company presents LA tunnel plan

BBC - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:14
Elon Musk's Boring Company has presented its LA transport tunnel plans for Culver City.

EU removes Panama, seven others from tax-haven blacklist, triggering criticism

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 15:09
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union finance ministers agreed on Tuesday to remove eight jurisdictions, including much-criticised Panama, from the bloc's blacklist of tax havens, one month after the list was set up.

Putin: Russia ready to supply rocket engines to Argentina

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:59
Vladimir Putin said that domestic business was interested in projects in Argentina

Polar Circle city continues 'housing-compression' program

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:50
The authorities decided to begin the program in the Vorgashor settlement, as it has all infrastructures necessary for living in the Arctic conditions

Tillerson to present U.S. strategy on Syria to European, Arab allies

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:45
PARIS (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will give an outline of the United States' strategy to stabilize Syria and push ahead with a political solution when he holds talks with close allies in Paris on Tuesday, Western and Arab diplomats said.

Nordavia Airlines reports 13% passenger growth in 2017

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:45
Russia’s Nordavia Regional Airlines served in the past year 1.087 million passengers in 2017

North Korea, U.S. clash at disarmament forum

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:42
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.

Hugh Masekela: The story of a jazz legend

BBC - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:39
Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid and "the father of South African jazz", has died aged 78.

Senior Russian lawmaker slams US initiative to review Iran nuke deal

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:32
On July 14, 2015, Iran and six international mediators reached a deal on Iran’s nuclear program

New York Guardsmen Prepare for Flooding

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:29
New York National Guardsmen have been activated to prepare for potential flooding in upstate New York ahead of expected higher temperatures and rain.

U.N. urges rethink of Rohingya repatriations to ensure safeguards

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:27
PALONG KHALI, Bangladesh/NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency and other groups have urged a rethink of the plan to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar amid fears of forced repatriations and the inability of aid agencies to ensure the safety of hundreds of thousands who fled bloodshed at home.

Britain's May slaps down foreign minister over health funds

REUTERS - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:25
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May slapped down her foreign minister on Tuesday after he demanded more funding for Britain's public health service, telling him any discussion of money saved from Brexit should be kept private.

Latvian government endorses reform of Russian-language schools

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:19
Funds are due to be allocated to train teachers for the reform

Russia aware of Ukraine's pathetic intentions to disrupt World Cup

PRAVDA.RU [ Russian ] - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:18
Ukraine's efforts to boycott and sabotage the World Cup 2018 in Russia come as acts of self-pity and unmotivated aggression of Ukraine against Russia