Top stories in the Russian press on Thursday
The ships of this class have a displacement of about 4,000 tonnes, speed of 30 knots and endurance of 30 days
Earlier, Ukraine's general prosecutor said in an interview that in his first meeting with the US Ambassador to Ukraine, she handed him a list of «untouchable» individuals that should not be prosecuted
The Zefir-T system has been developed to receive and register telemetric data
The United States argues that Russia violates the INF treaty and demands that Moscow should eliminate its ground-based cruise missile 9M729
Electoral systems, courts and the influence of lobby groups are among the key factors.
The United States became the world’s top oil producer in February, and now it may use its leverage to reinforce its position as a geopolitical force. Read Full Article at RT.com
The first cross-border railway bridge between China and Russia over the Amur River has been connected from both sides. The bridge, which will be operational this year, is expected to take bilateral trade to new highs. Read Full Article at RT.com
A former Australian football league star and TV presenter faced a stinging backlash online after he derided New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s accent in her speech to parliament following the Christchurch attacks. Read Full Article at RT.com
Angry residents held sporadic rallies and trashed migrant-operated shops in Siberia after a man from Central Asia allegedly raped a local woman. The high-profile case prompted authorities to vow crack down on illegal immigration. Read Full Article at RT.com
Emmanuel Macron has ordered the closure of four organizations accused by officials of promoting jihad and anti-Semitism. Earlier, the French president pledged to fight an unprecedented surge of anti-Semitism in the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
Brexiteers should be glad that President Trump is not a master negotiator.
Public health experts said that the governor seemed misinformed, saying his comments seemed to echo the “anti-vax” movement.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) claimed the incarceration rate for African Americans dropped 65 percent when she was a prosecutor. But that's because of a statistical quirk, not her policies.
"I didn’t get a thank you. That’s okay. We sent him on the way. But I wasn’t a fan of John McCain,” Trump said at an event in Ohio, even as Republican senators rose to McCain's defense.
A near-naked man has baffled visitors at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. While the gold-painted man distracted museum-goers, his co-conspirator snuck his own “art pieces” on display. Read Full Article at RT.com
A grenade attack injured three Indian police troops, including an officer, in Kashmir. A riot reportedly erupted following the attack. Read Full Article at RT.com
If found guilty, the journalist may face up to 15 years
The gold went to China’s Wenjing Sui and Cong Han
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad will hold consultations with Russian, Chinese and EU diplomats on March 21-22 in Washington
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the remaining 30% of necessary medicines will be imported
Over 1,600 servicemen are taking part in the drills, along with around 300 units of weapons and military equipment
The 8th Moscow Conference on International Security will be held on April 23-25 in Moscow
Russian human rights ombudsperson Tatyana Moskalkova said that Red Cross doctors described Kirill Vyshinsky's condition as satisfactory
Influential progressive activist group MoveOn.org has a favor to ask 2020’s army of Democratic presidential candidates: steer clear of the AIPAC conference. Do not pass Go; do not collect hefty campaign checks. Read Full Article at RT.com
US economic pressure only contributes to Venezuela’s woes and will likely further affect the people’s “basic rights,” the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, has warned, as the US threatens even tougher sanctions. Read Full Article at RT.com
India has welcomed the arrest in the UK of fugitive billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi, who has been denied bail and will be in custody until a preliminary hearing later this month, which will examine New Delhi’s extradition request. Read Full Article at RT.com
Warsaw seeks to maintain dialogue with Israel but only with politicians and organizations able of talking “constructively,” a top Polish diplomat has said, referring to fallout from remarks by the Israeli interim foreign minister. Read Full Article at RT.com
The third ranking Democrat says Trump and family are “the greatest threats to democracy of my lifetime.”
The effort is aimed at amplifying the pro-Brexit message among Britons even though the United States has no say in the matter.
“I don’t mind. I mean, frankly, I told the House, ‘If you want, let them see it,’ ” Trump told reporters outside the White House on Wednesday.
The Pentagon wants $300 million to experiment with a space-based direct energy weapon for intercepting ballistic missiles – but the request may be deliberate misinformation, in the spirit of the Reagan-era ‘Star Wars’ program. Read Full Article at RT.com
US President Donald Trump has confirmed that 400 US soldiers will remain in Syria indefinitely while once again promising a complete defeat of Islamic State terrorists there, specifying that it would be “by tonight.” Read Full Article at RT.com
In a tribute to the late US senator – and ardent warhawk – John McCain, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has suggested renaming one of the Senate buildings after him, in a move which may be surprisingly fitting. Read Full Article at RT.com