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  • Videos: Looting by Pro-Zuma Protesters Spreads to South Africa’s Indian and White Suburbs
    South Africa’s 79-year-old ex-President Jacob Zuma handed himself in to the police on 7 July to serve a 15-month jail term for contempt of court for refusing to appear at a corruption enquiry. Zuma is accused of favouring an Indian-origin business conglomerate, the Gupta Family, with lucrative contracts during his ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2021-07-13
  • Merkel Snubbed Biden by Allowing Nord Stream 2 to Be Finished, Bloomberg Op-Ed Claims
    The opinion piece suggests that the German chancellor’s visit to the US will be partly devoted to ironing out disagreements in the relations between Washington and Berlin, not only over the Russian-European gas pipeline, but also over Germany's support for the Chinese grand investment deal with the EU. ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2021-07-13
  • EU Puts Its Corporate Tax Plan ‘on Hold’ After US Pressure
    Earlier this month, a newly-established EU Tax Observatory group argued that the bloc could end up with an extra $61 billion in its pockets if US President Biden's plan for a 15-percent global corporate tax rate gets the go-ahead from other nations. ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2021-07-13
  • ‘We Stand With Kashmiris Against Illegal Occupation’, Says Pakistan PM As He Provokes India
    Security forces in India are on high alert in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir as separatist leaders have allegedly called for a shutdown on 13 July, known as Kashmir Martyrs' Day. The day commemorates the killing of 21 Kashmiris in 1931 by troops as thousands protested outside Srinagar ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2021-07-13
  • How Big a Security Threat Does China Face as Taliban Draws Closer to Border With Xinjiang?
    There are increasing concerns that Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is facing a resurgence of terrorism infiltrating through the Wakhan corridor, on the Afghanistan border, after the Taliban swept through northeastern Badakhshan province and is drawing closer to the border with China's Xinjiang. ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2021-07-13
  • India-Invented Real-Time Digital Payments App BHIM Goes International, Enters Bhutan
    In 2016, India developed a Unified Payments Interface (UPI) system to facilitate online inter-bank transactions in real time. The technology was lauded by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in December of last year. Gates had called India's digital payments system a model for other countries. ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2021-07-13
  • That’s a Lot of Coin! Detectives in London Seize US$130 Million Worth of Stolen Cryptocurrency
    Bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, is currently worth US$34,277. Other cryptocurrencies include Ether, Dogecoin, Cardano, XRP, Stellar, Polkadot and Litecoin. ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2021-07-13
  • ‘This is Talibanism’: US News Anchor Hits Out at Texas Republicans Over Abortion Ban
    In May, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a six-week abortion ban, saying the legislation would ensure that "every unborn child with a heartbeat will be saved from the ravages of abortion". ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2021-07-13
  • Hong Kong Action Movie Legend Jackie Chan Flirts With Idea of Joining Communist Party of China
    The prolific actor who starred in more than 150 movies throughout his lengthy career previously threw his weight behind China's official policies, controversially saying he feels that "Chinese people need to be controlled". ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2021-07-13
  • ‘Not So Fond of Modi’: Ex-Chinese Official Accuses Biden of Weakening US’ ‘Indo-Pacific Alliance’
    The Biden administration "doesn't understand" the threat posed by an ascendant China as well as his predecessor Donald Trump did, a former top Chinese official has told Sputnik, in a scathing critique of the new US administration's policy towards the world's second-biggest economy. ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2021-07-13
  • 5 Killed, Several Missing as Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc in India’s Himalayan States
    Forecasting heavy rainfall, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an "Orange Alert" for Jammu and Kashmir, as well as a "Yellow Alert" for Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh states. The colour-coded warnings are based on the intensity of extreme weather and are issued in the order of green, ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2021-07-13
  • California Governor Newsom Won’t Be Listed as Democrat in Recall Elections
    Ironically, Newsome himself signed the law allowing officials targeted by recalls to list their party designation. Yet, the governor's legal team failed to include his party affiliation in the official documents during the alloted time period. ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2021-07-13
  • Russian Direct Investment Fund Expects WHO’s Approval of Sputnik V in Fall
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) expects the World Health Organisation (WHO) to approve the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in the fall, RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev said on Tuesday. ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2021-07-13
  • UK MPs Prepare to Vote on Hefty Foreign Aid Cut as Chancellor Sunak Outlines Compromise Plan
    International charities and non-governmental organisations have repeatedly claimed that the UK’s decision to slash its financial support to the developing world by 0.2 percent of GNI would add up to the suffering of millions of people who are already struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2021-07-13
  • UK to Require IT Companies to Hand Over Details of Authors of Racist Comments, Reports Suggest
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The UK authorities will require social media platforms to hand over information about users who posted racial insults online, the Times reported on Tuesday, citing sources. ... read more
    Source: Rus Spt 2Published on 2021-07-13
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