Vladimir Putin

Why Putin Keeps Outsmarting Trump

The Kremlin leader is trained to lie. Trust me, I ran the CIA: Believing anything he says is folly.<p>When the Art of the Deal meets the KGB, the KGB will always win. That’s the main thing I took away from this past weekend’s strange episode of President Donald Trump seeming to believe that Russian …

Politics

A global collaboration to create "artificial organisms" just went live

The Brain Code<p>Mindfire, a new foundation with the goal of “decoding the mind” to help develop true artificial intelligence (AI) is launching November …

Artificial Intelligence

Russian Olympic official says doping whistleblower should be executed

Leonid Tyagachev says Grigory Rodchenkov ‘should be shot for lying’ Tyagachev: Russia ‘are not going to beg on our knees’ over Winter Games<p>A top Russian Olympic official has said Grigory Rodchenkov, the whistleblower who alleged the country ran a systematic doping programme, should be …

Russia

Saudi Arabia's Expropriations Should Scare Investors

It follows the path laid out by countries such as Russia and Georgia.<p>The government of Saudi Arabia is reportedly offering to exchange the wealth of allegedly corrupt royals and officials for their freedom. This is a tactic that has been used by post-Soviet regimes, most widely in Georgia under …

Business

UN panel to debate 'killer robots' and other AI weapons

A United Nations panel agreed Friday to consider guidelines and potential limitations for military uses of artificial intelligence amid concerns from human rights groups and other leaders that so-called “killer robots” could pose a long-term, lethal threat to humanity.<p>Advocacy groups warned about …

Business

Sculptor plans to present Vladimir Putin with bizarre statue of him as winged bear with NO TESTICLES - Mirror Online

A sculptor wants to present Vladimir Putin with his bizarre statue of him depicted as a winged bear without testicles.<p>Viktor Kropachev claims he was …

Russia

Tupolev Tu-160M2 Blackjack: Russia Unveils New Giant Bomber

This last Thursday, November 16, the prototype of the upgraded version of the Soviet-era Tupolev Tu-160 heavy bomber, dubbed the Tu-160M2, was rolled …

Aerospace

If Turkey buys the Russian S-400 missile system, it can't be allowed to buy the F-35 fighter jet

If Turkey buys the Russian S-400 air defense system, the Trump administration should restrict Turkey's purchase of the F-35 fighter jet.<p>Fortunately, …

Russia

“A man who makes things happen”: Chinese state media’s 8,000-word profile on Xi Jinping

Chinese president Xi Jinping officially became the most powerful leader in China since Mao Zedong at a recently concluded Communist Party congress. Now, you can read all about why Xi is so great in a lengthy profile published today (Nov. 17) by state news agency Xinhua.<p>Titled “Xi and his era,” the …

China

Clinton calls for independent commission to probe 2016 election

Hillary Clinton still questions the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election results, especially given Russia's interference, and thinks an …

U.S. Politics

Huckabee Sanders Says Trump Believes Russia Meddled in Elections But Won't Press Issue With Putin

There was an exchange between White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and reporter Brian Karem at Thursday's press briefing that makes it …

Donald Trump

Bitcoin breaks $8,000 barrier amid speculation over spin-off

One unit of the cryptocurrency now valued at more than six times an ounce of gold, after tenfold increase since start of 2017<p>The price of the virtual currency bitcoin has broken the $8,000 barrier for the first time, prompting speculation that it could soar past $10,000 by the end of the year.<p>The …

Technology

Russia is giving new, deadly missiles to warplanes bombing ISIS in Syria

Russia has completed designs to upgrade one of its most powerful aircraft, giving it brand-new hardware and the ability to carry advanced, precision …

War

Russia unveils £30m plans to start mining on the Moon

<b>RUSSIA is planning to colonise the Moon and explore its natural resources as part of ambitious plans to become a superpower in space.</b><p>After more than …

Russia

Erdogan says Turkey pulls troops out of NATO exercise, Stoltenberg apologizes

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is pulling 40 soldiers out of a NATO exercise in Norway, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, after his name was included in a list of enemies on a poster at the drill, an incident that drew an apology from NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.<p>Turkey has the …

World News

Trump and Trudeau get Ukrainian craft beer named after them

<b>A Ukrainian brewery is stirring the political ferment with the release of a beer named after Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.</b><p>The brew, a "magnum IPA", is adorned with a picture of Mr Trudeau in boxing gloves, with a red "L" for his Liberal Party and a cannabis leaf.<p>Canada's foreign minister …

Canada

Rising alarm in Britain over Russian meddling in Brexit vote

LONDON — New investigations released this week suggest the Russians meddled in Britain’s historic referendum last year to leave the European Union, placing an already weakened Prime Minister Theresa May in a most awkward position — just when she needs to be her strongest in Brexit negotiations.<p>The …

World News

Worker describes experience in Russian troll factory

A worker from an infamous Russian "troll factory" has come forward with information on the secretive agency's work to produce content seen by …

Internet Research Agency

Podcast: Dividends of Trump's Asia trip may take years to pay off

WASHINGTON — Some commentators have criticized President Trump for returning from a 12-day Asia trip with few concrete results, but USA TODAY White House Correspondent David Jackson said on this week's Cup of Politics that it may take months or years to see if the trip was a success.<p>Jackson …

News (U.S.)

AP Interview: Russia must be more tolerant, candidate says

A celebrity Russian TV host who intends to run for president in next March's election says she hopes to make the nations' tightly-controlled …

Russia

Putin, in decree, says Russia's armed forces are 1.9 million-strong

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Thursday which said Russia's armed forces numbered just over 1.9 million people, including over 1 million military servicemen.<p>The TASS news agency said the new decree replaced an older one from 2016 which had put the total number of …

Russia

Kremlin: Not Yet Known If Putin Will Seek Re-election

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday it was not yet known if Russian President Vladimir Putin will run for re-election when his term ends …

Conservative View

Here’s what Russians think: Brexit is your creature – don’t blame it on us

Russian trolling had little effect on the referendum outcome – it was like pouring a bucket of water into the ocean<p>It’s become a staple of “Russiagate” coverage in the US: a “bombshell report” promises to once and for all prove that Donald Trump owes his presidency to Russian dirty money, political …

Opinion

NATO says world war is more likely as China and Russia rise above the West

A top NATO official has warned of a shift in global military strength from the Western military alliance to China and Russia, a move he said could …

Geopolitics

Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 trip to Paris for lunch with Moscow-linked couple remains a puzzle

Shortly before last year’s presidential election, Donald Trump Jr. flew to France for lunch at the Hotel Ritz Paris with a Syrian peace activist, who says she meets regularly with Russian officials, and her French husband, who nominated Russian President Vladimir Putin for a Nobel Peace Prize last …

Donald Trump

Think carefully before letting your children play risky sports

My heart goes out to the boys and parents described in the Nov. 15 front-page article “Damaged bodies, healing hearts.” I was reminded of our family’s near miss with this kind of pain. When my son was a 14-year-old playing rugby for Gonzaga College High School, a single tackle knocked him …

Opinion

Dead Drop: November 17

<b>“CONSIDERING THE SOURCE”:</b> Retired DNI Jim Clapper told an agent for the Dead Drop what it’s like to be called a “political hack” by President Donald …

Mike Pompeo

LYONS: Flatter Trump a little and he rolls over like a lost puppy

The more Donald J. Trump talks about Russia, the harder it is to believe he’s actually loyal to the United States. He’s dedicated to his money and to …

Donald Trump

The millennial who could be Italy’s next leader

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>In Washington, Luigi Di Maio stood out.</b> Trim and clean-shaven, the Italian politician is a generation …

World News

US and Russia partnership on Syria is limited and this just proved it

<b>(CNN) —</b> The limits of just what the United States and Russia can do together in Syria came into full view this Thursday. And it provided yet another reality check to those who say the United States and Russia can find common ground from which to push forward when it comes to ending the civil war in …

Opinion