Daily News Portal
Browsing Category

Russia

The New Great-Power Politics

The Houthis, the Iran-backed militia that controls much of Yemen, have disrupted the global economy by firing on commercial ships traveling through the Red Sea. But the Houthis have made some exceptions: Ships from China and Russia are allowed to pass without being attacked.This policy, formalized with a diplomatic agreement last month, is the…
Read More...

Mass use of guided bombs driving Russian advances, says Ukraine

The mass use of “drop-and-forget” guided bombs containing foreign components is driving Russian advances in Ukraine, with up to 500 now being fired a week, according to a Ukrainian government analysis.High explosive and cluster bombs fitted with “UMPC” guiding systems with a range of 40-60km (25-37 miles) are now said to be a central threat on…
Read More...

Clash of the Patriarchs

In late August of 2018, Patriarch Kirill, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, flew from Moscow to Istanbul on an urgent mission. He brought with him an entourage—a dozen clerics, diplomats, and bodyguards—that made its way in a convoy to the Phanar, the Orthodox world’s equivalent of the Vatican, housed in a complex of buildings just off…
Read More...

6 countries move to protect the North Sea from Russians

Denmark's Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities said the North Sea is becoming "a hub for critical infrastructure," connecting European countries through power cables, gas pipes and telecommunications links. "This means that an increasing cross-border interdependence has emerged — and with it an increased risk of sabotage and unwanted…
Read More...

Russia declares federal emergency over floods after dam bursts

Russia’s government has declared flooding in the Orenburg region a federal emergency, state media has reported.The floods, caused by rising water levels in the Ural River, forced more than 4,000 people, including 885 children, to evacuate, the regional government said. The state news agency Tass said that a further 2,000 homes were flooded,…
Read More...