22:12 GMT +319 February 2017


    • United States Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany
      Last update: 20:51 18.02.2017
      20:51 18.02.2017

      Going Back on Trump's Words: Will US Regain Trust of EU Allies After Munich Meetings?

      Even during rush hour it’s quiet in the center of the Bavarian capital, where world politicians gathered for the Munich Security Conference. But beyond the façade of the hotel, where heads of states convene, there is tension: never before have the EU and NATO been so concerned about their future and about the possible lack of support from the US.

    • Crimean Spring anniversary in Crimea
      Last update: 20:24 18.02.2017
      20:24 18.02.2017

      Trump's 'Mixed Signals' on Crimea Have EU Stumped and Intrigued

      US President Trump has yet to articulate his foreign strategy, Russian political analyst Alexei Martynov said, commenting on the White House's "mixed signals" on Crimea. Apparently therefore new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's statement on the peninsula's status was rather ambiguous.

    • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko attends a cabinet meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Septemver 8, 2015
      Last update: 17:14 18.02.2017
      17:14 18.02.2017

      Losing Control: Poroshenko on the Horns of a Dilemma Over Blockade in Donbass

      Kiev has got only itself to blame for escalating tensions with the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Lugansk People's Republic (LPR), Russian political analyst Oleg Ignatov told Radio Sputnik commenting on the Donbass blockade. It seems that the situation is spinning out of Poroshenko's control.

    • U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he leaves the podium after a news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017.
      Last update: 21:35 17.02.2017
      21:35 17.02.2017

      Trump's Presser: 'A Brilliant Takedown of Corrupt Media' or 'Wildest Show' Ever?

      US President Donald Trump's solo press conference has prompted a storm of criticism on the part of the American and European mainstream media. News outlets dubbed him "boastful" and "angry," however, Trump's longstanding supporters saw a "champion of Middle America" who has dealt yet another blow to the establishment.

    • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko attends a ceremony to hand over weapons and military vehicles to servicemen of the Ukrainian armed forces in Chuhuiv outside Kharkiv, Ukraine, October 15, 2016
      Last update: 18:28 17.02.2017
      18:28 17.02.2017

      Why Kiev's Shelling Raids on Donbass Coincide With Poroshenko's Foreign Tours

      Kiev deliberately has protracted the talks over the Minsk agreements, according to Natalia Nikonorova, Foreign Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). Speaking to RT Russian political analyst Alexei Chesnakov, she assumed that Kiev wants international security forces brought in to eastern Ukraine to gain the upper hand.

    • Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair delivers a keynote speech at a pro-Europe event in London, Britain, February 17, 2017.
      Last update: 16:50 17.02.2017
      16:50 17.02.2017

      Tony Blair's Every Public Utterance and Appearance Is an Insult to Justice

      by John Wight

      Just when you thought it was safe to venture out again, Frankenstein returns - at least its political equivalent in the shape of Tony Blair, Britain's former prime minister and poster child for the venality, corruption, and opportunism of Western liberalism in our time.

    • WikiLeaks Logo and Hillary Clinton
      Last update: 21:47 16.02.2017
      21:47 16.02.2017

      New Clinton Emails? WikiLeaks Teasing Public With Mysterious 'Vault 7'

      WikiLeaks has puzzled the public with a mysterious "Vault 7" riddle. Given several hints dropped by the organization the world may witness a new disclosure. WikiLeaks says it will be big.

    • Georges Soros, Chairman of Soros Fund Management, speaks during the session 'Recharging Europe' in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 23, 2015. File photo.
      Last update: 20:41 16.02.2017
      20:41 16.02.2017

      Time to 'Drain the Swamp': Will Soros Find Himself Behind Bars?

      American billionaire George Soros has long been known for sponsoring "color revolutions" across the world. However, it looks as if a strikingly similar pattern is now taking shape in the US. Speaking to RT, songwriter Vanessa Feltner, author of an anti-Soros petition, underscored that it's time to stop Soros and "drain the swamp."

    • A computer workstation bears the National Security Agency (NSA) logo inside the Threat Operations Center inside the Washington suburb of Fort Meade, Maryland
      Last update: 18:10 16.02.2017
      18:10 16.02.2017

      Selective Leaks: Why FBI, NSA Interfering in Trump's Policies?

      Following Michael Flynn's resignation as US President Donald Trump's national security adviser, the President's entourage led by Vice President Mike Pence may take a harder line on Moscow, Russian academic Alexey Fenenko assumed. According to Fenenko, Flynn's resignation will not be the last one.

    • U.S. President-elect Donald Trump talks to members of the media as retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn stands next to him at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., December 21, 2016
      Last update: 21:14 15.02.2017
      21:14 15.02.2017

      House of Cards: Democrats Planning Nixon-Style Impeachment for Trump

      US President Donald Trump's opponents are trying to persuade the public that the new administration could have had ties with Russian intelligence. By doing this they seek either to force Trump into following Barack Obama's foreign policy course or to impeach him like Richard Nixon, Russian scholar Vladimir Vasiliev told RIA Novosti.

    • President Donald Trump looks up after signing the final of three executive orders, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
      Last update: 18:01 15.02.2017
      18:01 15.02.2017

      The Crimean Issue: What's Really Behind Trump's Message to Russia

      Although the new administration has occupied the White House, US hawks continue to play first fiddle in Washington, Radio Sputnik contributor Ilya Kharlamov notes. The question then arises what the future has in store for US-Russian relations and whether the thaw between Moscow and Washington is possible under US President Donald Trump.

    • Retired Gen. Michael Flynn and  Donald Trump (File)
      Last update: 21:51 14.02.2017
      21:51 14.02.2017

      Flynn's Ouster: Trump's Opponents Seek to Tear Apart His Cabinet Brick by Brick

      by Ekaterina Blinova

      Michael Flynn's resignation was preceded by an all-out McCarthy-style media campaign, political analyst and Israeli publicist Avigdor Eskin told Sputnik. However, it was not actually General Flynn who was targeted by US liberal media and some parts of the intelligence community, but Trump himself, Eskin stressed.

    • Ukraine's President, Petro Poroshenko
      Last update: 19:33 14.02.2017
      19:33 14.02.2017

      Why Poroshenko Became a 'Wolf in Sheep's Clothing' in the Eyes of EU

      Given the harsh tone of the recent report on Ukraine by the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), it seems that Petro Poroshenko's time is up. Kiev has failed to deliver on its promise to fight against corruption, the report reads, prompting assumptions that the EU is seeking a new "candidate" for the role of the Ukrainian leader.

    • US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrives at Burke Lakefront airport in Cleveland, Ohio US, October 21, 2016.
      Last update: 20:34 13.02.2017
      20:34 13.02.2017

      #LockHerUp: Hillary Clinton Gradually Losing Veneer of Being 'Too Big to Jail'

      by Ekaterina Blinova

      While US mainstream media is rife with rumors about Hillary Clinton's possible political comeback, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel and Haitian-born journalist Dady Chery told Sputnik that the two-time presidential candidate may very soon find herself in a heap of legal trouble.

    • Damascus, Syria. (File)
      Last update: 16:30 13.02.2017
      16:30 13.02.2017

      Why Amnesty's Report Cannot Be Taken at Face Value

      by John Wight

      Amnesty International's report on the mass torture and execution of prisoners by Syrian security forces at Saydnaya Prison just outside Damascus is notable for the lack of concrete evidence it provides in support of what are serious allegations of war crimes.

    • The CIA seal at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Va., Wednesday, April 13, 2016
      Last update: 14:58 12.02.2017
      14:58 12.02.2017

      Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Gives Some Advice to 'Dear CIA'

      RT and Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan gave the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) sarcastic recommendations on how to ensure that the public opinion of Russia does not change.

    • China's DF-41 ICBM
      Last update: 21:31 11.02.2017
      21:31 11.02.2017

      Trump's Nuclear Doctrine May Involve China in Strategic Arms Reduction

      President Donald Trump may modify the US nuclear doctrine, Russian military analyst Alexander Perendzhiev told RIA Novosti. The Obama administration's nuclear strategy could be supplemented with new provisions on nuclear arms modernization. The expert believes that Trump will also seek to involve Beijing into strategic nuclear arms reduction.

    • Russian President Vladimir Putin. November 4, 2016
      Last update: 18:40 11.02.2017
      18:40 11.02.2017

      Putin Predicted 'Uncontained Hyper Use of Military Force' by NATO a Decade Ago

      Vladimir Putin's speech at the 2007 Munich Security Conference has proven prophetic, analysts told Sputnik. Putin warned against the exertion of the "unipolar model" on other nations by the US-led NATO bloc. The question arises whether the US under Donald Trump will recognize "the right of all nations to put their own interests first."

    • Chinese President Xi Jinping visits the parliament in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.
      Last update: 20:17 10.02.2017
      20:17 10.02.2017

      Swimming With Sharks: After Breaking the Ice With the US, China 'Shouldn't Let Its Guard Down'

      Although it looks as if US President Donald Trump has broken the ice with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Beijing should not let its guard down, Russian political analyst Nikita Danyuk noted speaking to Radio Sputnik. Danyuk believes that Trump's policy toward China will be more aggressive than that of his predecessor, Barack Obama.

    • Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 43rd Munich Conference on Security Policy held at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel. File photo
      Last update: 18:19 10.02.2017
      18:19 10.02.2017

      As Relevant as Ever: Why Trump Needs to Take Putin's 2007 Munich Speech to Heart

      On February 10, 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his Munich speech in which he outlined major principles of Russia's foreign strategy and predicted the inevitable demise of the unipolar world order. Ten years after the 2007 Munich Security Conference Putin's warnings remain more relevant than ever before.