• Hungary blocks joint EU statement on Ukraine anniversary – media

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 3:29pm EST

    The bloc’s three leading officials released a condemnation of Russia instead A joint EU statement denouncing Moscow and promising “unwavering” support for Kiev was blocked by Hungary on Friday, two anonymous diplomats told Politico and Bloomberg. An email from the office of Charles Michel, president of the European Council, said that “in the absence of […]

  • US rate hikes cut both ways: Why what used to cause the classic emerging-market crisis now seems to boomerang

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 2:33pm EST

    Once at the mercy of Fed policy, much of the world is now resistant to the interest-rate turmoil that always starts in Washington For decades, the prospect of higher US interest rates struck terror in the hearts of anyone whose fortune or fate was tied to emerging markets. As certain as night follows day, tightening […]

  • France split over Ukraine’s EU bid – poll

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 1:05pm EST

    Less than 40% of the French support Ukraine’s accession to the bloc, a fresh survey has shown The prospect of Ukraine joining the EU has divided French society almost evenly, a new survey conducted by the CSA marketing research institute has shown. According to the poll results published on Friday, 43% of people in France […]

  • US announces new Russia sanctions, longest blacklist on record

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 12:42pm EST

    The list of individuals and entities includes executives, officials, and people allegedly involved in the jailing of Alexey Navalny The US has sanctioned another 500 people and entities connected with Russia, including financial executives and prison officials. US President Joe Biden said that the restrictions will ensure that Russian President Vladimir Putin “pays an even […]

  • Former Democrat endorses Trump for US president

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 12:06pm EST

    Tulsi Gabbard has been listed among the leading Republican candidate’s possible running mates Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has denounced her former party as enemies of democracy driven by a lust for power, while praising the Republican favorite for the presidential nomination, Donald Trump. Gabbard was once the vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee, […]

  • NATO has allowed Ukraine to attack Russia with F-16s – Stoltenberg 

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 11:27am EST

    Kiev will be able to use the fighter jets outside its claimed borders, the bloc’s head has said Once Ukraine receives F-16 fighter jets it will be free to use them against military targets inside Russia, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said. Stoltenberg’s comments were made in an interview to Radio Liberty, the US […]

  • Thousands of Ukrainians homeless in UK – government

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 10:52am EST

    Relationships between the refugees and their British hosts have broken down, the report found At least 15,000 Ukrainian refugees have sought homelessness support after relationships with their British sponsors broke down or ended, according to a report published by the UK government on Friday. As of January, Around 141,000 Ukrainians have come to the UK […]

  • ‘A massive project with great promise’: Phoenix team leader Shishkin on Games of the Future and his favorite football sim

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 10:16am EST

    Having professional football players on the team is no guarantee of winning the Games of the Future gold in Kazan, said Roman Shishkin, the leader and founder of the Phoenix team, in an interview with RT. According to the former player of Spartak Moscow, his team could face competition from Lokomotiv and Rotor, as well as […]

  • China promises payback for UK sanctions

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 9:58am EST

    The latest British restrictions on Chinese firms have no basis in international law, Beijing has said The decision by the UK to blacklist Chinese companies as part of a new round of sanctions against Russia won’t be left without a response, the Chinese embassy in London has said. On Thursday, Britain announced more curbs designed […]

  • EU state provided forged documents to murdered Russian traitor – media

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 9:12am EST

    Spain reportedly helped Maksim Kuzminov avoid detection after he betrayed his country Spanish authorities provided Russian helicopter pilot Maksim Kuzminov with a fake ID after he defected to Ukraine and sacrificed his fellow crew members, El Pais reported on Friday. Kuzminov was gunned down in the resort town of Villajoyosa last week. Kuzminov hijacked an […]

  • Latvian federation bans hockey players for participating in Games of the Future

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 7:19am EST

    Russian MP and former Olympic champion Svetlana Zhurova says the EU country’s decision has ‘nothing to do with sport’ The Latvian Ice Hockey Federation (LHF) has imposed a ban on players who are taking part in the Games of the Future tournament, which is being held in the Russian city of Kazan. The move has […]

  • ‘Day After Hamas’ plan unveiled by Netanyahu

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 6:30am EST

    The Israeli PM wants the “complete demilitarization” of Gaza, which he says should be governed by “local officials” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has formally unveiled his plan for Gaza’s future after the conflict with Hamas ends, placing a strong emphasis on the “deradicalization” of the Palestinian enclave. The one-page document titled ‘The Day After […]

  • EU imposes new sanctions on Russia

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 6:19am EST

    The 13th package comes a day before the second anniversary of the start of Moscow’s military operation against Ukraine The European Union has adopted its 13th package of sanctions against Russia, the European Council said in a press release on Friday. The measures targeting 106 individuals and 88 entities were introduced ahead of the second […]

  • Russia seizes more than $1 billion from German firm

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 5:55am EST

    Linde reneged on a contract to build a gas processing plant in Russia in 2022 An arbitration court in Russia has ruled to confiscate the assets of German company Linde over its refusal to honor contract obligations to build a gas processing plant in the country in 2022. The German firm received an advance payment […]

  • Russia was ‘right’ to oppose weapons transfer to US – Ecuador

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 4:34am EST

    Quito was “surprised” that Washington openly admitted that the weapons would be given to Ukraine, President Daniel Noboa says Ecuador will not send any Soviet-era military equipment to the US over concerns that the weapons would be passed on to Ukraine, President Daniel Noboa has said. Moscow had protested against the weapons transfer scheme, saying […]

  • Kiev’s allies should hold ‘discreet’ talks with Moscow – Ukrainian ambassador

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 3:03am EST

    Engaging in such discussions wouldn’t mean that the West is giving up on its interests, Andrey Melnik said Kiev’s foreign backers should contact Russia behind the scenes to find out its conditions for peace with Ukraine, former Ukrainian ambassador to Germany Andrey Melnik, who now represents the country in Brazil, has said. In his interview […]

  • Boeing lauds 737 Max as ‘the safest airplane’

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 1:39am EST

    The troubled aircraft has seen a new wave of groundings and safety checks in light of last month’s midair blowout The Boeing 737 Max passenger airliner is “the safest airplane” in the market, according to Dave Schulte, Boeing’s commercial marketing managing director for the Asia-Pacific region. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the Singapore […]

  • CrossTalk: Coalition against peace

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 1:00am EST

    The United States and its orbit of vassal states are the ‘coalition against peace.’ From Ukraine to Gaza, it is the Biden administration that is against most of the world. An historic wind is blowing against the West. CrossTalking with Ramzy Baroud, Alain Alameddine, and Lionel.

  • Golden Ticket: Bolshoi Theatre behind the scenes

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 1:00am EST

    The Bolshoi Theatre is an iconic symbol of Russia – it embodies grace, elegance and spectacles on a grandiose scale. Follow Inland Visions as we take you backstage at one of the world’s leading ballet and opera houses. It has been setting the global standard for almost 250 years – so who makes the magic […]

  • China reacts to US visit to Taiwan

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 12:43am EST

    An American delegation led by a major critic of Beijing traveled to the island to reiterate US support China has urged the United States to cease all “interference” in Taiwan’s affairs after a group of US lawmakers met with local leader Tsai Ing-wen. Asked about the visit by five American representatives on Thursday, Chinese Foreign […]

  • Most Japanese companies stayed in Russia – survey

    RT - Feb 23rd 2024 12:34am EST

    Those that have decided to maintain operations have done so due to favorable market conditions, according to Japan’s trade body   About 35% of Japanese companies operating in Russia continue doing business “as usual” despite Tokyo’s commitment to complying with Western sanctions, a survey by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) revealed on Wednesday.    […]

  • Biden threatens Putin with ‘major sanctions’ over Navalny’s death

    RT - Feb 22nd 2024 10:53pm EST

    He claimed that the Russian leader was personally responsible for the opposition activist’s demise The US will unveil a new batch of sanctions against Russia in response to the death of jailed opposition activist and anti-corruption campaigner Alexey Navalny, President Joe Biden has said. He added that the restrictions will target Russian President Vladimir Putin.  […]

  • Key members back Mark Rutte as future NATO chief

    RT - Feb 22nd 2024 10:20pm EST

    Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will step down in October, after his mandate was extended an extra year The United States, Britain and other major NATO members have said they would support Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte as the new leader of the military bloc, as the current secretary general prepares to end his ten-year term. […]

  • US performs first Moon landing since 1972

    RT - Feb 22nd 2024 7:55pm EST

    The Odysseus spacecraft has successfully reached the lunar surface The Odysseus lander designed by private aerospace company Intuitive Machines has become the first US-made spacecraft to touch down on the Moon since 1972. It was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on February 15. DETAILS TO FOLLOW

  • Maxim Yusin: Here’s why Polish-Ukrainian relations are turning ugly

    RT - Feb 22nd 2024 5:21pm EST

    The rift between the neighbors is now being felt on an emotional level as old tensions begin to reemerge The European Commission has called on Polish security forces to ensure the transit of Ukrainian goods across the EU border. Local authorities are responsible for maintaining law and order, so Warsaw must protect the rights of […]