• Tue, Jan 22, 2019
  • Russia on Monday threatened retaliation after the European Union slapped sanctions on Russian military intelligence chiefs over the nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain.
    Russia threatens 'retaliatory measures' over EU sanctions
    We reserve the right to take retaliatory measures over this unfriendly step, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.The European Union introduced sanctions against Igor Kostyukov, the new chief of Russia's GRU military intelligence, and his first deputy Vladimir Alexseyev.Kostyukov took over the GRU after the death of his predecessor Igor Korobov last November.The EU also released the real names of the two agents accused by Britain of carrying out the chemical attack in Salisbury last March, confirming earlier reports identifying them as Anatoly Chepiga and Alexander Mishkin.Moscow said the claims did not stand up to criticism. An information campaign unleashed by the British authorities over this case primarily has a domestic agenda, the Russian foreign ministry said. It is telling that its new round coincides with a new...
  • Tony Mendez, ex-CIA spy who inspired Oscar-winning movie 'Argo' dies at 78 Tony Mendez, ex-CIA spy who inspired Oscar-winning movie 'Argo' dies at 78

    Former CIA agent Tony Mendez, who inspired the Oscar-winning film Argo , has died at the age of 78, his agent confirmed.

  • EU sanctions Skripal suspects, Russia calls move groundless EU sanctions Skripal suspects, Russia calls move groundless

    The European Union sanctioned on Monday the heads of Russia’s military intelligence and two of their officers blamed for poisoning a former Russian double agent in Britain last year, a decision Moscow...

  • Israeli bombardment in Syria kills 11: monitor Israeli bombardment in Syria kills 11: monitor

    Israeli strikes that hit several targets in Syria overnight to Monday killed at least 11 pro-regime fighters including two Syrians, a war monitor said.

  • Taliban attack on Afghan security base kills over 100 Taliban attack on Afghan security base kills over 100

    A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan on Monday killed scores of security personnel, officials said, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than 100, amid government silence about one of...

  • China confirms birth of gene-edited babies, says scientist defied govt bans, conducted research for personal gain China confirms birth of gene-edited babies, says scientist defied govt bans, conducted research for personal gain

    Chinese authorities on Monday said the scientist who claimed to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies has defied government bans and conducted the research in the pursuit of...

  • France hits Google with 50 million euro data consent fine France hits Google with 50 million euro data consent fine

    France's data watchdog announced a fine of 50 million euros (USD 57 million) for US search giant Google, using the EU's strict General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the first time.

  • Kamala Harris announces her 2020 US presidential bid Kamala Harris announces her 2020 US presidential bid

    Updated: Jan, 21, 201908:15 PM

    Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday.

  • Venezuela military group calls in video for not recognizing Maduro Venezuela military group calls in video for not recognizing Maduro

    A group of soldiers rose up against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at a command post near Caracas, posting an appeal for public support in a video.

  • China's economy slumps to 28 year low to 6.6 per cent in 2018 China's economy slumps to 28 year low to 6.6 per cent in 2018

    China's GDP grew at 6.6 per cent in 2018, its slowest rate since 1990, official figures showed on Monday, stoking fears about the impact of sluggish growth in the world's second largest economy on the...

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