• Musk names ‘real’ US President

    RT - May 17th 2022 11:29am EDT

    Billionaire admits that the true leader is “whoever controls the teleprompter” Billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk has written off US President Joe Biden as an ineffective puppet, insisting that while he has voted “overwhelmingly for Democrats” in the past, the party has spiraled downwards. “The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter,” the SpaceX CEO […]

  • EU’s energy policy is economic suicide – Putin

    RT - May 17th 2022 10:50am EDT

    Attempts to ditch Russian fossil fuels have triggered energy inflation in the West, president says Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that energy inflation in Western countries should be blamed on their own mistakes, and not on Russia. The EU is committing economic suicide by trying to wean itself off from Russian energy resources, […]

  • WATCH: Ukrainian fighters at Azovstal surrender to Russia

    RT - May 17th 2022 10:31am EDT

    Moscow says 265 members of the nationalist Azov Battalion and Ukrainian troops have already laid down their arms A video of members of the nationalist Azov Battalion and Ukrainian troops surrendering to Russian forces after being holed up for weeks at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol has been released by the Russian Defense Ministry. […]

  • Eurovision winners thank Pope for neo-Nazis ‘evacuation’

    RT - May 17th 2022 10:30am EDT

    There is no indication that the Pontiff actually intervened to convince the Azov Battalion to surrender Kalush Orchestra, Ukraine’s winning act in the Eurovision Song Contest, have thanked Pope Francis for the “evacuation” of troops, some of them neo-Nazis, trapped in the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. Despite the band’s claim, there is no indication […]

  • Ursula von der Leyen accused of warmongering

    RT - May 17th 2022 10:27am EDT

    A former French MEP called on the European Commission president to remember that Russia “will not disappear from the world map” The rhetoric of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen about the conflict in Ukraine is “irresponsible” as she does not take into consideration that “Russia will not disappear from the world map after […]

  • Russia responds to EU’s offer on Ukraine’s grain

    RT - May 17th 2022 10:25am EDT

    Europe’s initiative only serves to benefit itself, Russian State Duma chairman claims Russia has slammed the EU’s proposal to empty out Ukraine’s grain stores, stating that such a move would only serve its member nations while leaving Ukrainians without any reserves. The response came after EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell stated on Monday that […]

  • Russia’s neighbor mounts legal challenge to gas for rubles demand

    RT - May 17th 2022 9:52am EDT

    A Finnish state energy company has pledged to take the dispute to arbitration Finland’s state-run energy provider Gasum said it won’t accept Moscow’s demand to pay in rubles for gas supplies. The company has announced its plans to take Gazprom Export, a subsidiary of the Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom, to arbitration to settle the […]

  • Golf legend blames cancel culture for Trump snub

    RT - May 17th 2022 9:38am EDT

    Jack Nicklaus took a shot at PGA CEO Seth Waugh in an interview this week Golf’s most successful player of all time believes ‘cancel culture’ is behind the reasoning for the PGA tour moving its championship away from a golf course owned by former US President Donald Trump.  Jack Nicklaus has 18 major championships to […]

  • Russian assets seizure will have brutal global impact – analysts

    RT - May 17th 2022 9:07am EDT

    Such action could undermine trust in the international economic system The potential confiscation of Russian assets abroad could lead to the collapse of the international system of political economy, Financial Times reported on Tuesday, citing analysts. An outright seizure of Moscow’s wealth would be viewed as crossing a political Rubicon, according to Simon Hinrichsen, a […]

  • Truth isn’t in the eye of the beholder, but it will be if Biden’s ‘Minister of Truth’ gets her way

    RT - May 17th 2022 9:01am EDT

    Nina Jankowicz wants Twitter’s blue checks to edit your reality because you don’t care about theirs Director of America’s new Disinformation Governance Board Nina Jankowicz has big plans for social media. Is it because people are increasingly turning away from her kind of “influencer”? During a Zoom call that went viral earlier this week, Jankowicz […]

  • Finnish Parliament votes in favor of NATO membership

    RT - May 17th 2022 8:48am EDT

    The Nordic country seeks to join the military alliance alongside Sweden Finnish lawmakers voted on Tuesday in favor of requesting NATO membership. The vote came after parliament’s foreign affairs committee recommended the move due to a threat supposedly posed by Russian foreign policy to Europe. The 200-seat body overwhelmingly supported the application, with 188 lawmakers […]

  • Medvedev coach states French Open aims

    RT - May 17th 2022 8:41am EDT

    The Russian world number two is set to line up at Roland-Garros after recovering from surgery Daniil Medvedev should target a run to the French Open last eight at the very least after stepping up his comeback from a hernia operation, the Russian’s coach Gilles Cervara has said. The world number two returns to competitive […]

  • Major EU economy hit with surging energy costs

    RT - May 17th 2022 8:35am EDT

    Prices for imported energy in Italy have soared more than 70% year-on-year The price of imported energy in Italy rose in March by 72.5% on a yearly basis, the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) reported on Tuesday. Data showed that the increase in energy prices accelerated by 5.6% compared to February. Italy, which relies heavily […]

  • Conservative superstar psychologist quits Twitter

    RT - May 17th 2022 8:28am EDT

    Jordan Peterson has abandoned his Twitter account with 2.7 million followers After criticizing the incentive structure of the social media site and accusing it of being “dangerously insane,” famed Canadian psychologist and public intellectual Jordan Peterson announced on Tuesday that he is leaving his Twitter account and its 2.7 million followers behind. He has also […]

  • Unbeaten boxer dies after heart attack during fight

    RT - May 17th 2022 7:59am EDT

    Musa Yamak was fighting in Germany when tragedy struck A Turkish-born German boxer died on Saturday after collapsing in the ring while suffering a heart attack at a small show in Garching around 10 miles north of Munch city center. Bavaria-based Musa Yamak was an undefeated fighter with a proud 8-0 record consisting of eight […]

  • US announces steps to combat shortage of baby formula

    RT - May 17th 2022 7:40am EDT

    The temporary move to allow imports will put more formula on store shelves in a few weeks, officials say The US will temporarily allow imports of baby formula from foreign producers in an effort to ease the effects of the ongoing nationwide shortage, which has been putting pressure on American families. The Food and Drug […]

  • US envoy weighs in on Ukraine NATO prospects

    RT - May 17th 2022 7:05am EDT

    Ukraine could still join the US-led military bloc and do so in an accelerated time frame, Washington’s ambassador to Kiev says If Ukraine joins the US-led NATO military bloc, it might do so on a fast-tracked procedure – without fulfilling the Membership Action Plan (MAP), US Ambassador to Kiev Kristina Kvien has said. The US […]

  • Musk raises concerns over US economy

    RT - May 17th 2022 6:48am EDT

    The country is probably in a recession that could last up to 18 months, he said Billionaire Elon Musk said on Monday that the US economy is probably in a recession that could last anywhere from a year to 18 months. He suggested, however, that recessions aren’t necessarily a bad thing, adding that he’s been […]

  • Is Abramovich’s Chelsea sale really ‘in jeopardy’?

    RT - May 17th 2022 6:38am EDT

    Reports have claimed that Roman Abramovich and the UK government are at loggerheads over the sale of Chelsea – how serious is it? Just when Chelsea fans thought a takeover deal for the club was edging towards a conclusion, reports this week have claimed that the process is in danger due to disagreements between the […]

  • Canada’s indigenous communities seek reparations from Elizabeth II

    RT - May 17th 2022 6:23am EDT

    Elizabeth II should apologize and pay reparations for the Anglican Church’s role in Canada’s infamous residential school system, indigenous leaders say Canadian indigenous leaders and survivors of the residential school system plan to raise the issue of a formal apology and reparations from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II later this week as her son and heir […]

  • Russia becoming one of India’s top oil suppliers

    RT - May 17th 2022 5:59am EDT

    Sanctions on Moscow have provided discounts for Indian buyers Exports of Russian crude to India increased to 277,000 barrels per day (bpd) in April, compared to 66,000 bpd recorded in the previous month, Reuters reports, citing data provided by trade sources. The surge has boosted the share of Russian crude in India’s oil purchases to […]

  • West conducting war against Russia – Kremlin

    RT - May 17th 2022 5:42am EDT

    Opponents of the country have “stolen” our money and use Ukrainian proxies to hurt us, the Kremlin spokesman said Western powers opposing Russia in Ukraine could be considered enemies waging a war against the state, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. He said economic sanctions, the arming of Ukrainian nationalists and giving them intel […]

  • Turkey’s terrorism concerns need to be addressed – NATO chief

    RT - May 17th 2022 4:48am EDT

    Ankara said it would block Sweden and Finland from joining the bloc over their asylum record NATO needs to deal with Ankara’s objections against the potential accession of Sweden and Finland to the alliance, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. The two Nordic nations have decided to seek NATO membership, but their bids have been undercut […]

  • ATP makes decision on UK events after Russian ban

    RT - May 17th 2022 4:29am EDT

    Two events will proceed with rankings points despite Russian and Belarusian players being banned UK tournaments in the build-up to Wimbledon have been spared a rankings punishment by the men’s ATP tour despite imposing bans on Russian and Belarusian players, although a decision on Wimbledon itself is still being discussed, officials have announced. The UK […]

  • Bezos and White House trade jibes over inflation

    RT - May 17th 2022 4:13am EDT

    Amazon founder has been angered by Joe Biden’s demand for corporations to pay more tax Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has blamed the Biden administration for trying to mislead the US public on inflation, arguing that increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy won’t reduce consumer costs. The war of the words broke out over the […]