• Banned Russia can help China win titles, says gymnastics icon

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 10:11am EDT

    Coaching legend Irina Viner-Usmanova talked up ties between the two countries Russia will step up its sporting cooperation with China and can even help its ally achieve success in events where Russian athletes find themselves banned, according to Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation president Irina Viner-Usmanova. Like their compatriots across a wide range of sports, Russia’s […]

  • Pelosi blames inflation on wrong conflict

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 10:07am EDT

    As Democrats seek to dodge responsibility, the House Speaker blamed rising costs on the “war in Iraq” Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi claimed on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic and the “war in Iraq” were responsible for the soaring cost of living in the US. Pelosi’s own office corrected her statement […]

  • Russia makes claim on foreign fighters in Ukraine

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 9:54am EDT

    More than 500 soldiers came to fight for Kiev from each of Poland, Canada, the US, and Romania, the Russian military claims Kiev’s claims that tens of thousands of foreign nationals have traveled to Ukraine to join its fight against Moscow are exaggerated, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday. It released what it claimed […]

  • EU Commission officially backs Ukraine as candidate

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 9:45am EDT

    Kiev has ‘clearly demonstrated’ its determination to live by European values and standards, Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen says The European Commission believes Ukraine should be granted the status of candidate for European Union membership, the chief of the EU’s executive body, Ursula von der Leyen announced on Friday. The country would still need […]

  • Russian president warns of ‘elites change’ in West

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 9:32am EDT

    Economic mistakes are pushing Europe to deepening inequality and a surge of radicalism, Putin has said DETAILS TO FOLLOW

  • Previous world order won’t return – Putin

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 9:18am EDT

    The changes now happening are fundamental and irreversible, the Russian leader says Those who believe that things are going to be back to the way they were before the breakout of conflict in Ukraine are wrong, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. “It is a mistake to suggest that the times of turbulent changes can […]

  • Putin estimates EU losses from anti-Russia sanctions

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 9:17am EDT

    They could exceed $400 billion in just one year, according to the Russian president The European Union’s sanctions against Moscow are the main cause of the trade bloc’s economic slowdown, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday during his speech at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). “Direct losses from the sanctions fever alone […]

  • UK sport rocked by ‘abuse and starvation’ claims

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 8:59am EDT

    British gymnasts were subject to a range of emotional and physical abuse, according to a new report British Gymnastics has been accused of putting its medal ambitions over the health and welfare of its athletes, many of whom were physically and emotionally abused, according to an independent report published this week.  Allegations contained within the 306-page […]

  • Anti-Russia sanctions hurt everyone – Egyptian Exporters Association

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 8:56am EDT

    The spillover from sanctions, in the form of surging prices, are being felt all over the world, the head of the association tells RT Western sanctions against Russia are fueling inflation and causing economic harm worldwide, Egyptian Exporters Association (EEA) Chairman Mohamed Kassem told RT on Friday. Speaking on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg […]

  • Ukraine’s neighbor accused of ‘extortion’

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 8:48am EDT

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moldova was using its desire to join the EU as leverage on gas Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused Moldova of using its aspirations to join the EU as an “extortion” tactic in talks on Russian gas. “It’s essentially extortion: if you don’t do this, we’ll join the […]

  • Putin speaks at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 8:45am EDT

    It is his first major appearance before an international audience since Russia launched its military campaign in Ukraine in late February Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking part in a plenary session on the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and President of Egypt Abdel Fatah […]

  • US wants Eurasia as ‘space of warring nations’ – Moscow

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 8:20am EDT

    Washington also wants to balkanize entire Eurasia, top Russian official has claimed The US has a strategic goal to balkanize Eurasia, making the region an easy target for its colonial policies, a senior Russian security official warned on Friday. NATO is Washington’s tool, and it is ready to wage war in Eastern Europe, he told […]

  • ‘Our product, our rules’, says Gazprom boss

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 7:33am EDT

    Under current circumstances commodities are more valuable than money, according to Alexey Miller The world economy is experiencing a global tectonic shift, with commodities becoming more valuable than money, the head of Russia’s state energy giant Gazprom, Alexei Miller said on Thursday, adding that from now on it is a case of “our product, our […]

  • Boxing icon ‘ready to go to Russia’ for detained basketball star

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 7:32am EDT

    Roy Jones Jr says he is working to secure the release of Brittney Griner from Russian detention Former boxing champion and pound-for-pound great Roy Jones Jr, who is a joint United States and Russian citizen, says he is working to secure the release of women’s basketball star Brittney Griner who has been detained in Russia […]

  • J.K. Rowling consents to use of ‘killing curse’ on Ukrainian missiles

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 7:26am EDT

    The Harry Potter author became another high-profile victim of Russian pranksters Vovan and Lexus J.K. Rowling gave her permission for a killing curse from Harry Potter to be inscribed on Ukrainian missiles during a call with Russian pranksters Vovan and Lexus, who were pretending to be President Volodymyr Zelensky. In the course of the conversation, […]

  • McDonald’s settles tax evasion case

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 7:25am EDT

    The fast-food giant has agreed to a hefty fine to avoid criminal prosecution in France US fast-food chain McDonald’s will pay €1.25 billion ($1.3 billion) in France to avoid prosecution over tax evasion between 2009 and 2020, AFP reports, citing an agreement approved on Thursday by a Paris court. It is reportedly the second-biggest tax […]

  • France no longer receiving Russian pipeline gas

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 7:20am EDT

    The country’s network operator says supplies stopped on June 15 Gas flow from Germany to France has been halted, French gas transmission system operator GRTgaz reported on Friday, adding that the nation hadn’t received any natural gas from Russia via the pipeline since June 15. The operator also said that French gas storage facilities were […]

  • USA Today removes 23 articles after probe

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 7:10am EDT

    An internal audit into one writer concluded her stories contained fabricated quotes USA Today released a statement on Thursday announcing the removal of 23 articles from its website and other platforms, after an internal investigation found that the author behind the stories “fabricated” quotes and sources. “After receiving an external correction request, USA Today audited […]

  • Pro-Putin grandmaster thanks West for sanctions

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 7:09am EDT

    Chess star Sergey Karjakin has been a vocal supporter of the Russian president and the operation in Ukraine Chess star Sergey Karjakin has “thanked” the US and its Western allies for imposing sanctions on Russia, pointing to the rapidly strengthening ruble and saying he had made “very good money” as a result of currency changes. […]

  • Hendrik Webber: As a politician, I tried to be a voice of reason on Ukraine. For that, my party expelled me

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 6:57am EDT

    Western European elites willfully ignore the context and history that led to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, as well as reality on the ground Western countries have found themselves in a difficult situation since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine. Almost all of their governments condemn the “invasion of Ukraine” by Russian troops. I am convinced […]

  • Minsk deal was used to buy time – former Ukrainian president

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 6:52am EDT

    Petro Poroshenko said the Minsk agreements “meant nothing” and claimed credit for giving Kiev enough time to militarize Petro Poroshenko has admitted that the 2015 ceasefire in Donbass, which he negotiated with Russia, France and Germany as president of Ukraine, was merely a distraction intended to buy time for Kiev to rebuild its military. He […]

  • Putin to give ‘extremely important’ speech at SPIEF 2022

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 6:22am EDT

    Russia’s president is expected to comment on the global energy and food crisis in a landmark speech Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver a speech at the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on Friday. It will be his first major appearance before an international audience since Russia launched its military campaign in Ukraine […]

  • ‘Politics’ could stall rise of Russian MMA stars, says Khabib manager

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 6:13am EDT

    Ali Abdelaziz claims the ‘political’ situation is impacting Russian fighters MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz says that the ongoing political climate surrounding Russia’s military operation in Ukraine is affecting Russian fighters, and could lead to fewer opportunities for the next up-and-coming fighters to emerge from the region.  The International Olympic Committee (IOC) urged other major sporting […]

  • Export is poison for the Russian economy – Sberbank CEO

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 6:05am EDT

    Sanctions have led to a strong ruble which is harmful to domestic production, Herman Gref explains Export is hurting the Russian economy in the current environment, as it leads to excessive strengthening of the ruble and destroys domestic production, Sberbank CEO Herman Gref said on Friday at the St Petersburg Economic Forum. Faced with unprecedented […]

  • IOC ‘discredited itself forever’ with Russia treatment – deputy PM

    RT - Jun 17th 2022 5:40am EDT

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was told to clean up its act The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Paralympic counterpart the IPC have stained their reputations permanently with their treatment of Russia and it is difficult to see how the organizations can redeem themselves, according to a withering assessment from Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry […]