This marks the 17th time President Putin has answered questions posed by Russian citizens on the air during a live session. The first "Direct Line" was held back in December 2001.
The Pentagon revealed Wednesday that the US' latest troop deployment to the Middle East will also include a Patriot Missile battalion, drones and manned surveillance aircraft.
Whoopi Goldberg criticised Bella Thorne for making nude photos of herself, saying that in the digital age the practice is asking for trouble. Thorne published the photos online after claiming that a hacker had attempted to extort her with leaked images.
US President Donald Trump has told confidants that he believes he has the authority to replace Jerome Powell as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has included its new F-35I Adir stealth aircraft in war games exercises for the first time.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday, kicking off his first state visit to North Korea, the CCTV broadcaster reported. Xi was invited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The Trump envoy to Iran dodged questions as to whether the White House would use Washington’s 2001 Authorization of Use of Military Force (AUMF) to go to war with Iran without Congressional approval, but assured lawmakers that the president’s administration does not seek a full-fledged military confrontation with Tehran.
The White House is actively considering launching airstrikes against Iranian nuclear facilities, according to press reports quoting Pentagon insiders. A historian told Sputnik that war between the US and Iran could be extremely dangerous and even lead to the loss of more lives than the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.