Author: Peter Pomerantsev
Source: The Guardian
Fake news stories. Doctored photographs. Staged TV clips. Armies of paid trolls. Has Putin’s Russia developed a new kind of information warfare – fought in the ‘psychosphere’ rather than on the battlefield? Or is it all just a giant bluff
Author: JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and JIM HEINTZ
Source: Associated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO's chief on Thursday reported a sizeable Russian military buildup on the border with Ukraine that he said would enable pro-Moscow separatists to launch a new offensive with little warning.
An increasingly unpredictable Russia is engaging in a “hybrid war” with Europe, seeking to destabilise states from within, and is more dangerous now than during the days of the USSR, Nato’s former secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen has warned.
Michelle Manhart, a former Air Force staff sergeant, was arrested Friday in Georgia after taking an American flag away from a group of Valdosta State University students. Before her arrest, students accused the police on the scene of treating Manhart with deference because of her race. (Michelle Manhart/Facebook)
The nation increased foreign reserves of bullion to 39.8 million ounces, or about 1,238 metric tons, as of April 1, compared with 38.8 million ounces a month earlier, the central bank said on its website Monday. The 30-ton purchase was the most since September.
Ukrainian armed forces positioned near the Russian-Ukrainian border were attacked by artillery fire in the summer of 2014. Between 9 July and 5 September 2014, the Ukrainian Border Service and the National Security and Defense Council reported more than 120 artillery attacks from Russia. Russian officials, however, have denied the existence of any artillery attacks on Ukraine originating from its territory.
(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama, in a message to Iran's people and leaders on Thursday, said this year represented the "best opportunity in decades" to pursue a different relationship between their two countries.
A Delta plane skidded off a snow-covered runway at LaGuardia Airport just after 11 a.m. this morning and crashed into a fence. All 131 people onboard the flight were evacuated, and there were no reports of serious injuries. Following the crash, the airport announced that all runways are closed until at least 7 pm.
Author: By Alex Lawler
Source: LONDON (Reuters)
LONDON (Reuters) - The United States will remain the world's top source of oil supply growth up to 2020, even after the recent collapse in prices, the International Energy Agency said, defying expectations of a more dramatic slowdown in shale growth.
London, January 20, 2015-Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) announced today an agreement to acquire a minority equity interest in Eurasia Drilling Company Limited ("EDC"). The agreement extends the successful long-term relationship enjoyed by the two companies within the strategic alliance signed in 2011
Ankara hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Taner Yildiz, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources. The parties discussed the main issues of constructing a new gas pipeline across the Black Sea towards Turkey.
I am grateful for this opportunity to speak to members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia. When I arrived here as Ambassador, one of my first meetings was with the AmCham Board of Directors. That is because I feel strongly, and I say this personally, that the AmCham and U.S. economic activities in Russia are very important.
Author: David Morgan
WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The Obama administration official who oversaw the botched rollout of the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov, announced on Friday she will resign as head of the agency that also manages the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs.
New York’s Five Boro Bike Tour is the largest recreational cycling event in the United States. Every year on the first Sunday of May, over 30,000 riders participate in the 42 mile ride around New York City.