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  • Ex-president Poroshenko investigated in Ukraine over embezzlement, allegedly stealing US aid
    Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau has opened a probe against former president, Petro Poroshenko, who is suspected of abuse of power, embezzlement “on a grand scale” and allegedly stealing US aid funds. The case against the ex-president was opened following a complaint by a group of Ukrainian MPs and the nation’s ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2020-01-29
  • ‘Throw a pokeball at it!’ Internet loses it over viral footage of otherworldly sea creature
    A TikTok user has appalled and perplexed social media with footage of an unrecognizable sea creature which looks like a disfigured octopus with a huge head, monstrous mouth, three tentacles, and breathing holes in place of eyes. Millions of users have watched the viral video, posted on January 25, with ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2020-01-29
  • Syrian Army Goes on Counter-Offensive in Syria – Russian Centre for Reconciliation
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Syrian army, in response to aggression by militants, launched a counter-offensive to defeat terrorists in the suburbs of Aleppo and in Idlib, civilians were not injured, Maj. Gen. Yury Borenkov, head of the Russian centre for Syrian reconciliation, said at a briefing Wednesday. ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2020-01-29
  • Putin pardons drug-trafficking Israeli woman ahead of Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has pardoned Naama Issachar, an Israeli woman convicted on drug trafficking charges in Russia, citing “humanitarian reasons.” Issachar is expected to return to Israel shortly. The decision to pardon Issachar came ahead of a visit by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who is set to meet Putin ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2020-01-29
  • UK Says Huawei Decision Won’t Hamper Intel Sharing WIth US Amid Pompeo’s Warning of ‘Real Risk’
    While Boris Johnson previously argued that Huawei’s work on the British 5G network won’t affect ties between London and Washington, Mike Pompeo warned that the US takes a dim view of the Chinese company’s involvement. ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2020-01-29
  • Volkswagen Employees in Beijing to Work From Home for 2 Weeks Due to Coronavirus – Reports
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Beijing-based employees of the German carmaker Volkswagen have been ordered to work from home for two weeks after the end of the Lunar New Year holiday due to the outbreak of a deadly new strain of coronavirus that originated in China, the German automotive portal AutomobilWoche reported ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2020-01-29
  • Naama Issachar: President Putin Pardons Israeli National Convicted of Drug Trafficking in Russia
    The Israeli citizen has been imprisoned in Russia on drug charges after she was detained with over nine grams of hashish in her backpack at a Moscow airport where she had a stopover on her way home from a trip to India. ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2020-01-29
  • It’s Time for India to Refrain from Unrealistic Targets, Say Analysts Ahead of National Budget
    New Delhi (Sputnik): It is now clear that the macroeconomic and fiscal projections made by Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during her last budget in July, are now unachievable. All targets for 2019-20 are expected to be missed, including for GDP, tax revenue, and disinvestment ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2020-01-29
  • WATCH: Stranded Chinese passengers applaud as plane reroutes to quarantined Wuhan
    The crew of a Juneyao Airlines flight from Osaka to Shanghai volunteered to take stranded tourists directly to quarantined Wuhan after seeking special dispensation from Chinese authorities in an incredible display of solidarity. Flight HO1340 was scheduled to depart at 7:55pm local time from Osaka in Japan and land at ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2020-01-29
  • Catalan pro-independence leader Torra promises snap election, refuses to give up seat over disobedience charges
    Catalan leader Quim Torra, who has kept his seat as the region’s president despite a court decision to bar him from public office, has called for a snap election. Torra was found guilty of disobeying electoral rules over his pro-independence actions. “Once the budgets have been approved in [Catalan] Parliament, ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2020-01-29
  • Prolonged Economic Slowdown in India Has Nearly Bottomed Out – Survey
    New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s economic growth has been on downward spiral for the past two years and the central bank has cut its economic growth forecast for 2020 to five percent. But economists are citing recent steps such as higher public and corporate expenditure as pointing to a rebound in ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2020-01-29
  • Indian Gov’t Mocked Online for Advising Sesame Oil Drops for Preventing Coronavirus
    New Delhi (Sputnik) - Originating in Wuhan, the novel coronavirus has infected more than 6,000 people worldwide. ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2020-01-29
  • UK Maritime Trade Operations Says It Receives Report of Vessel on Fire Off UAE’s Sharjah
    This is the third boat fire reported in the UAE in the past two weeks. ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2020-01-29
  • Trump Signs US-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal at White House – Video
    The new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement will replace the North American Trade Agreement that came into force in 1994. ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2020-01-29
  • Democracy in meltdown: In almost every country, people’s faith in democratic systems is at rock-bottom levels
    A new study has delivered a huge reality shock to career politicians and liberal elites—that dissatisfaction with democracy has been rising for decades, and especially in the developed world is approaching an all-time global high. World leaders love to toot the horn of democracy. To take just three recent examples, ... read more
    Source: Rus RT 1Published on 2020-01-29
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