Tag: Russia

US senator calls for investigation into FaceApp

Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for the FBI and the FTC, the US...

Mahathir criticises ‘ridiculous’ charges over MH17 says its now political

Malaysia's prime minister on Thursday criticised the "ridiculous" decision to charge three Russians and a Ukrainian with murder over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. International investigators charged the men on Wednesday, the first people to face justice over the tragedy five years...

Putin in Singapore for ASEAN: what it means to the region

Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Singapore this week for a state visit and in order to attend the summit of Russia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as the 13th East Asia Summit (EAS). Read related: Tightest security lockdown at Suntec as Asean Summit comes to town This is the...

Biggest concern after AG Jeff Sessions’ dismissal is the Russia investigation

Less than one day after the United States’ midterm elections wherein the Democratic Party took control over Congress, President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  In a tweet, the President announced that Sessions’ Chief of Staff would take his place in the interim. “We...

The US hopes Russia will continue “permissive” stance on Israel’s bombing of Iranian targets in Syria

In a telephone conference call with reporters on Wednesday, November 7, U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement, James Jeffrey, said that Washington hopes that Russia will still allow Israel to continue to attack Iranian targets in Syria. Ambassador Jeffrey said, “Russia has been permissive in...

No way to verify if US reconfigured weapons can carry nukes, says Russia

The Russian Federation, through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said there was no way to confirm whether the United States reconfigured strategic arms can carry nuclear warheads or not. While it acknowledges the U. S. statement regarding meeting its aggregate limits on strategic arms. “At the...

TERROR IN THE SKY: How Najib got the deal

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak had two major issues to tackle as he negotiated with the Ukrainian rebels for the return of the black boxes and bodies of the passengers at the crash site of the doomed MH 17. Safety of his team and diplomatic...

TERROR IN THE SKY: Who shot down MH17?

A finger-pointing blame game between pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian government has surfaced over the crashed Malaysian plane MH17, after it was reported “shot down” over eastern Ukraine. But by who? Ukrainian authorities have accused "terrorists" of using a ground-to-air missile – the term the Kiev...