• Watchdog suggests banning one of Germany’s leading parties

    RT - Jun 7th 2023 11:53am EDT

    The Institute for Human Rights has described the right-wing Alternative for Germany party as a threat to the country’s democracy The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AFD) party poses such a threat to Germany’s democratic system that it may be time for authorities to crack down, the country’s Institute for Human Rights has argued. A recent […]

  • Putin calls for Russian economic sovereignty

    RT - Jun 7th 2023 11:20am EDT

    The president has listed the top priorities for the country’s continued growth Self-sufficiency is key to the continued growth of the Russian economy amid Western sanctions and a global economic downturn, President Vladimir Putin stated in a message published by the Kremlin on Wednesday. Putin’s statement was addressed to participants of the 26th St. Petersburg […]

  • US seeks to freeze assets of world’s biggest crypto exchange

    RT - Jun 7th 2023 9:33am EDT

    Binance is facing legal action by the US securities regulator The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked a federal court to issue a temporary restraining order to freeze the US assets of cryptocurrency exchange Binance, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing a filing in a Washington DC federal court. The motion comes a day […]

  • Russian energy project shakes off sanctions  

    RT - Jun 7th 2023 8:40am EDT

    Exxon’s exit disrupted production at the massive Sakhalin-1 oil and gas fields last year Oil and gas production at the Sakhalin-1 offshore project in Russia’s Far East has recovered fully after a halt in output due to Exxon Mobil’s exit from the venture last year, a local official announced on Tuesday.   According to Sakhalin Region […]

  • Sanctions blocking exports of electronics to Russia – Kommersant

    RT - Jun 7th 2023 7:15am EDT

    A number of foreign banks are reportedly rejecting payments from importers Several banks in Armenia, Kazakhstan and Hong Kong are blocking payments from Russian importers for supplies of electronic equipment, Kommersant reported on Wednesday, citing market sources. According to the business news outlet, over the past two weeks an increasing number of transactions involving deliveries […]

  • Snowden reveals why he chose to stay in Russia

    RT - Jun 7th 2023 6:30am EDT

    Being shielded from the US and left alone was all he “could ask for” from Moscow, the whistleblower said NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has said he had to seek refuge in Russia after exhausting other options for obtaining protection from the US government after his exposure of the spy agency’s illegal mass surveillance program. Other […]

  • Russian economy returning to growth – World Bank

    RT - Jun 7th 2023 5:46am EDT

    The country’s real GDP is forecast to increase by 1.2% next year The Russian economy will continue to grow despite sanctions thanks to higher-than-expected energy revenues, the World Bank said in its latest Global Economic Prospects report on Tuesday. The country’s growth is expected to turn positive in 2024, but will remain modest at 1.2%. […]

  • Israel can beat any Iranian weapon – top official

    RT - Jun 7th 2023 4:08am EDT

    Defense Minister Yoav Gallant reacted defiantly to Tehran’s unveiling of a hypersonic missile Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has dismissed Iran’s announcement that it has developed its first hypersonic missile, saying his country will always be able to counter any threat. “I hear our enemies boasting about weapons they are developing. To any such development, […]

  • UK seeks to overthrow Belgrade government – Serb leader

    RT - Jun 7th 2023 3:25am EDT

    The British spy agencies are trying to take advantage of public backlash over two school shootings, Republika Srpska’s president has said British intelligence services are fomenting public unrest in Serbia in a bid to oust its leader, Aleksandar Vucic, the president of Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, said on Tuesday. In a statement, Dodik, who heads […]

  • Russia warns Belgium over militia weapons claims

    RT - Jun 7th 2023 3:09am EDT

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has urged Brussels not to ignore Kiev’s “terrorist links” The Russian Foreign Ministry has summoned Belgium’s ambassador in Moscow over claims that Ukraine-based far-right militias used firearms produced in the EU nation in a recent cross-border raid. The ministry issued a “strong protest” to Marс Michielsen when the Belgian envoy visited […]