15 Russians not invited to Olympics despite doping ban repeal
Feb26

15 Russians not invited to Olympics despite doping ban repeal

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has refused to invite 13 Russian athletes and two coaches to the 2018 Winter Olympics, despite their lifetime bans being overturned earlier by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In a statement released Monday, the IOC says its Invitation Review Panel ruled unanimously to decline requests for Olympic invitations for a list of 15 athletes and coaches submitted by the Russian Olympic...

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Putin to take part in East Asia Summit in Singapore
Nov15

Putin to take part in East Asia Summit in Singapore

Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in the 13th East Asia Summit (EAS) on the third day of his official visit to Singapore. The Kremlin press service reported that Thursday’s plenary session will focus on “issues of strengthening regional security and combating terrorism, boosting cooperation in the sphere of healthcare, high tech and environment protection.” The summit began on Wednesday evening with an...

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Putin says he DID talk with Trump despite last-minute Elysee seating change
Nov12

Putin says he DID talk with Trump despite last-minute Elysee seating change

A last-minute seating change did not prevent Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump from exchanging words at the Elysee Palace lunch, the Russian president told reporters. The French hosts earlier objected to their meeting in Paris. When asked if he had a chance to talk to Trump, Putin responded “Yes,” adding that the chat was “good.” This is despite Putin’s spokesman saying earlier that the presidents didn’t have time to talk at the table...

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‘Left to count their dead’: Striking report breaks MSM silence on plight of ‘liberated’ Raqqa
Nov12

‘Left to count their dead’: Striking report breaks MSM silence on plight of ‘liberated’ Raqqa

Entire families perished in US-led strikes on Raqqa that may have claimed more civilian lives than those of ISIS, NPR said in a shocking report tilting the Western media narrative on what has become of the “liberated” city. The retaking of Raqqa, Islamic State’s (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) stronghold in Syria, was hailed as a major victory for the Western coalition one year ago – even despite harrowing reports of civilian casualties and...

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Tax evasion helps US corporations steal $180bn from the rest of the world every year
Nov12

Tax evasion helps US corporations steal $180bn from the rest of the world every year

A new study by top economists and experts found that tax avoidance and evasion translate into hundreds of billions of dollars in unpaid taxes every year, with the money ending up in the pockets of the world’s wealthiest people. The paper, ‘The Exorbitant Tax Privilege’, was co-written by Thomas Wright and University of California, Berkeley economist Gabriel Zucman, one of the world’s top authorities on tax havens. The research shows...

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