Tag Archives: Russia

After two years and 200 interviews, the Senate Intelligence Committee is approaching the end of its investigation into the 2016 election, having uncovered no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to both Democrats and Republicans on the committee.


Senate has uncovered no direct evidence of conspiracy between Trump campaign and Russia (NBC)

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The Russian Ambassador, Mr. Yury Filatov, leaving the Department of Foreign Affairs after being told by the Secretary General that a named diplomat had ten days to leave the coutry as a result of the Salisbury attack.

“In essence Taoiseach, you are asking us to trust Boris Johnson, and I dare say that this may not be the wisest course of action,” [Mary Lous McDonald told the dail]

Ms McDonald accused the Taoiseach of attempting to dismantle Ireland’s neutrality.

However Leo Varadkar said the decision was taken following an assessment carried out by Irish security services, including the defence forces and gardaí.

“This is very much an act of solidarity with the United Kingdom,” he said, but added that Ireland had no quarrel with the Russian people.

He said the decision on the individual person asked to leave was based on advice from gardaí and military intelligence….


Too silly.

Taoiseach says expulsion of diplomat is act of solidarity with UK (RTÉ)

Earlier: ‘Neutrality Hardly Compatible With EU Membership

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We may never know.

Saturday: Eu May Like This


Footage released by the The Russian Ministry of Defense this afternoon of Shayrat Airbase in Syria, showing the aftermath of a US missile strike which killed at least six people this morning

Syria war: US missile strikes brings angry Russian response (RT)

US missile strike in Syria: What we know so far about target, victims & reactions (RT)

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On MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.

During an interview with The Washington Post‘s David Ignatius, a glitch caused Mr Ignatius appear to repeat the word ‘Russia’ over and over.

Video: Alibi Pierce

More: In Hilarious Glitch, MSNBC Feed Repeats Word ‘Russia’ Over and Over Again Before It’s Abruptly Cut (Mediaite)

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RT reports:

“A Russian Su-24 fighter has been shot down in Syria, Russian Defense Ministry said, adding the plane hadn’t violated Turkish airspace and was at an altitude of 6,000 meters. The pilots managed to eject from the downed jet, the ministry said, adding their fate is as yet unknown.”

“Habertürk TV reporter on the scene said that the aircraft “turned into a fireball.” Numerous witnesses wrote on social media, saying thick plumes of smoke have been rising from the jet crash site.”

“…A Turkish military official told Reuters the jet was warned before being targeted. The official added that the plane was shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter jets.”

Russian Su-24 fighter jet shot over Syria – Russian MoD (VIDEO) (RT)

Pic: Haaretz



Eoghan Kidney writes:

[Irish-born, Moscow-based film director] Johnny O’Reilly – during a promotional interview for Moscow Never Sleeps (2015) – is cut short on live Russian TV after saying Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov was jailed by Moscow for “political reasons”….

Johnny O’Reilly is cut short on live TV after saying Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov was jailed by Moscow for “political reasons.” (TheHollywoodReporter)