US Prepares to Sail Warship Into Black Sea, Citing Kerch Strait Skirmish

The potential for major escalation in the Black Sea between the United States and Russia just grew significantly hotter as the US military has formally notified Turkey that it plans to sail a warship into the Black Sea for the first time in a month.  US defense officials have told CNN that the request is specifically in response to Russia’s […]

OPEC deal could push oil to $80 per barrel – analyst tells RT

The deal between OPEC’s 15 member states and allied states led by Russia was reached at a meeting between OPEC and global oil producers in Vienna, Austria on Friday. Under the agreement, global crude oil output will be slashed by 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) for the first six months of 2019. ‘), link: […]

Trump’s Neocons Have Always Hated Arms Control Agreements, INF Is No Different

The US’ possible withdrawal from the INF plays to the neocon narrative to oppose anything associated with Russia, since they never have emerged from a Cold War mentality and long have opposed any arms control pacts. President Vladimir Putin is correct when he said recently that the US pullout from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, […]

UFC 231: 5 reasons to check out the world title double-header in Toronto

The event may not feature any of the so-called A-listers of the sport, but the fight card contains two world title bouts featuring four of the most exciting fighters in the UFC, plus a host of other competitors whose aim on Saturday night is to bolster their highlight reels and push themselves closer to a […]

Tucker: Trump Won’t Get Anything Done, But He’s Invaluable Just the Same

In your book you speak a lot about people who attack Trump, but you actually don’t say very much about Trump’s record. That’s true. Do you think he has kept his promises? Has he achieved his goals? No. He hasn’t? No. His chief promises were that he would build the wall, de-fund planned parenthood, and repeal […]

Ex-MLB stars killed in highway bandit attack in Venezuela

The pair were driving to the city of Barquisimeto when they attempted to avoid an object in the road and crashed. Bandits then robbed the pair, officials said. Valbuena, 33, and Castillo, 37 were teammates for Cardenales de Lara, a team playing in the Venezuelan Winter League, and were heading home after a game. The […]

China’s Golem Babies: There is Another Agenda

The shocking news that a team of scientists working in China have managed to gene-edit the DNA of recently-born human twins to allegedly make them genetically immune to a HIV infection is more than bizarre and irresponsible. It suggests that certain researchers are making dangerous experiments to create ultimately the eugenics master dream—custom-designed humans. I […]

Drain the Neocon Swamp — Start with Mattis

Fash the Nation is excellent, conservative, in-depth political analysis. The most popular Alt-Right podcast in America, its audience of 100K listeners is quickly gaining share from ‘boomer’, i.e. Limbaugh-type, talk radio. The hosts, McFeels and Halberstram are very well-informed beltway policy pros, who get into the nitty-gritty of US domestic politics in ways other shows won’t. When appropriate, and without over-doing […]

Hotel creates gruesome tribute to dead footballer… in his parents’ room (PHOTO)

“We miss you Alex,” staff at the five star Royalton Resort wrote next to the dummy they created using the couple’s clothing. Stephens, who played for AFC Wembley, died in 2014 after falling off a balcony in Spain. His parents, Faye and Andrew Stephens, mark his birthday in Jamaica every year. His godmother, Karen Baker, […]

Drinking Water Mismanagement is a Sure Way to Perpetual Feud

Among the most pressing challenges of today one can find the growing shortage of fresh water for everyday use, which can lead to wars and mass migrations to those areas where water will still be readily available. Marshes, rivers, lakes and other wetlands are disappearing at three times the pace of forests. This was stated […]

US Desperate to Pin Blame for INF Death on Russia Because It Will Be Europe That Pays the Price

The statement issued by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on December 4 regarding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty following the meeting of the foreign ministers of the alliance in Brussels puts the seal on the US decision to withdraw from the pact. Washington has successfully rallied its European allies. Armed with NATO solidarity, US Secretary of […]

Twitter takes on Merkel over gift to mark end of her CDU party reign

At the CDU party conference in Hamburg, which saw Merkel-protege Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer elected as the new party leader, the chancellor was presented with a framed music baton. It was the one used by Kent Nagano to conduct a Beethoven concert at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie concert hall during last year’s G20 summit. While the gift was intended […]

Moon Jae-in Continues to “Clean House”

Only recently we have published an article describing how Moon Jae-in is strengthening his position of power via a large-scale “clean-up”, and yet one scandal follows after another. For instance, the act of reforming the police force, sub-divided into the local branch (which will be accountable to mayors) and the religious one (which will remain […]

RussiaHoax: Trump Hurls Thunderbolt Tweets at Mueller and his ‘Best Friend’, ‘Lyin Leakin Comey’

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‘Amazing link-up play’: Juventus ace Bentancur plays one-two off teammate Dybala’s FACE (VIDEO)

The runaway league leaders edged past third-placed Inter 1-0 thanks to Mario Mandzukic’s second-half header – but it was one exchange between playmaker Bentancur and forward Dybala that grabbed the attention of some eagle-eyed social media users. READ MORE: Cristiano no-show: Ronaldo snubs invite to Copa Libertadores final at Bernabeu With Juve pressing to break the […]

How Kerch Strait Incident is a Deliberate Provocation

When Crimea became a part of Russia through referendum, Ukraine practically lost the right to free passage through the Kerch strait. The recent Kerch incident that took place when Ukraine took things for granted, violated the norms of international law and then met a strong Russian response tells a story not of Ukraine trying to […]

RussiaHoax: A Titanic Battle Looms in the New Year

The author is a prominent American social critic, blogger, and podcaster, and one of our all-time favorite pessimists. We carry his articles regularly on RI. His writing on Russia-gate has been highly entertaining. He is one of the better-known thinkers The New Yorker has dubbed ‘The Dystopians’ in an excellent 2009 profile, along with the brilliant Dmitry Orlov, another regular contributor to RI (archive). […]

Paw-fect helpers! London tennis tournament uses adorable ‘ball dogs’ (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

Traditionally, schoolkids are employed as ball boys and girls to retrieve tennis balls and toss them to the serving player before each point. READ MORE: What do we know about ‘Sascha’? – Get to know ATP finals champion Alexander Zverev (VIDEO) But for the event at London’s Royal Albert Hall tournament organizers opted to draft in […]

Mueller and FBI versus Trump – Who Will Win?

It is time for the reclusive Mr. Mueller to begin revealing where the focus of his investigation is going. This week, sentencing hearings begin for those who have cooperated with the government in the hopes of a lighter sentence. The FBI has to provide sentencing recommendations and the reasons supporting them, which will give us […]

Hey, Mr. Trump! Tear Down That Deep State Wall… Of Secrecy

The author is a prominent American politician, businessman, publicist and author. He was Ronald Reagan’s Budget Director, and a congressman from Michigan. He is a frequent commentator on the major financial TV networks on the state of the economy. You could describe him as America’s financial conscience and scold – and he’s been doing it […]