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DNI head says ‘unauthorized disclosures’ in Afghan bounty story ‘a crime’, place US troops ‘at risk’

The US Director of National Intelligence said that recent leaks in the media may put US troops at risk and derail the investigation into source-based reports of Moscow allegedly paying the Taliban bounties to kill US troops. Read Full Article at RT.com

Internet implodes after AOC says only entitled moaners think cancel culture exists (in a post complaining about her critics)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has denied the existence of cancel culture, suggesting it is an invention of privileged moaners who can't handle criticism. Her thesis prompted speculation that the powerful lawmaker has no self-awareness. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Internet implodes after AOC says only entitled moaners think cancel culture exists (in a post complaining about her critics)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has denied the existence of cancel culture, suggesting it is an invention of privileged moaners who can't handle criticism. Her thesis prompted speculation that the powerful lawmaker has no self-awareness. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kremlin says homophobic claims are going too far

According to the spokesman, Putin traditionally rejects claims that these rights are infringed and recalls the ban of propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships among minors «which is interpreted incorrectly in some western countries»
TASS

Kremlin says homophobic claims are going too far

According to the spokesman, Putin traditionally rejects claims that these rights are infringed and recalls the ban of propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships among minors «which is interpreted incorrectly in some western countries»

Russia presents peace treaty concept to Japan, no response yet — Lavrov

The Russian top diplomat emphasized that the Japanese authorities had repeatedly said they recognized the outcome of WWII, except for the status of the southern Kuril Islands
TASS

Russia presents peace treaty concept to Japan, no response yet — Lavrov

The Russian top diplomat emphasized that the Japanese authorities had repeatedly said they recognized the outcome of WWII, except for the status of the southern Kuril Islands

Russian Black Sea Fleet aircraft practice mid-air refueling over Crimea in drills

An Il-78 plane performed the role of an aerial refueling tanker, according to the Fleet’s press office
TASS

Russian Black Sea Fleet aircraft practice mid-air refueling over Crimea in drills

An Il-78 plane performed the role of an aerial refueling tanker, according to the Fleet’s press office

Russia’s top brass to prioritize using self-driving vehicles in Arctic

In April, the Kamaz truck maker held successful trials of self-driving trucks in the Polar region, according to the head of the Khrulyov Military Logistics Academy
TASS

Russia’s top brass to prioritize using self-driving vehicles in Arctic

In April, the Kamaz truck maker held successful trials of self-driving trucks in the Polar region, according to the head of the Khrulyov Military Logistics Academy

South Korea’s top court hands ex-President Park Geun-hye 20-year prison sentence — Yonhap

The politician was not present during today’s hearing, since she has boycotted court hearings since 2017
TASS

South Korea’s top court hands ex-President Park Geun-hye 20-year prison sentence — Yonhap

The politician was not present during today’s hearing, since she has boycotted court hearings since 2017

China’s aviation industry takes $5-BILLION hit from coronavirus pandemic

China’s Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) revealed on Friday that the nation’s air travel industry has lost 34.25 billion yuan ($4.89 billion) in the second quarter of the year, slightly less than the $5.43-billion loss in Q1. Read Full Article at RT.c
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China’s aviation industry takes $5-BILLION hit from coronavirus pandemic

China’s Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) revealed on Friday that the nation’s air travel industry has lost 34.25 billion yuan ($4.89 billion) in the second quarter of the year, slightly less than the $5.43-billion loss in Q1. Read Full Article at RT.com

Macron urges Israel to nix West Bank annexation amid growing international outcry

French President Emmanuel Macron has called on Israel to abandon its plans to annex Palestinian territories in the West Bank, describing the move as a violation of international law and damaging to regional peace. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Macron urges Israel to nix West Bank annexation amid growing international outcry

French President Emmanuel Macron has called on Israel to abandon its plans to annex Palestinian territories in the West Bank, describing the move as a violation of international law and damaging to regional peace. Read Full Article at RT.com

UFC fighter Mike Perry 'to seek help for alcohol abuse, behavior problems' after knocking out elderly man in restaurant (VIDEO)

Welterweight fighter Mike Perry will seek help for alcohol abuse and behavioral problems and will not be offered bouts until completing a treatment program, the UFC has said after Perry was seen punching a man in a restaurant row. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UFC fighter Mike Perry 'to seek help for alcohol abuse, behavior problems' after knocking out elderly man in restaurant (VIDEO)

Welterweight fighter Mike Perry will seek help for alcohol abuse and behavioral problems and will not be offered bouts until completing a treatment program, the UFC has said after Perry was seen punching a man in a restaurant row. Read Full Article at RT.com

Indian gangster shot dead by police during botched escape after he’s arrested over massacre of 8 cops

Notorious Indian gangster Vikas Dubey was shot dead in a violent failed escape on Friday, police say, although not everyone is buying the official story. Dubey was accused of killing eight cops last week. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Indian gangster shot dead by police during botched escape after he’s arrested over massacre of 8 cops

Notorious Indian gangster Vikas Dubey was shot dead in a violent failed escape on Friday, police say, although not everyone is buying the official story. Dubey was accused of killing eight cops last week. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘They want to win’: NUCLEAR confrontation becomes likelier as US races for global domination, Russian FM says

Washington is escalating the risk of a nuclear standoff among the world’s major powers in an effort to win back global domination, and brushing aside the last arms control pacts still standing, Russia’s chief diplomat has warned. Read Full Article at RT.c
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‘They want to win’: NUCLEAR confrontation becomes likelier as US races for global domination, Russian FM says

Washington is escalating the risk of a nuclear standoff among the world’s major powers in an effort to win back global domination, and brushing aside the last arms control pacts still standing, Russia’s chief diplomat has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Tainting’ public opinion? Minneapolis court issues GAG ORDER in George Floyd trial after lawyer tells cop’s side of story

The judge overseeing the trial of four Minneapolis cops accused of killing black security guard George Floyd has placed a gag order on the defendants and their lawyers after pieces of somewhat exculpatory evidence were released. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Tainting’ public opinion? Minneapolis court issues GAG ORDER in George Floyd trial after lawyer tells cop’s side of story

The judge overseeing the trial of four Minneapolis cops accused of killing black security guard George Floyd has placed a gag order on the defendants and their lawyers after pieces of somewhat exculpatory evidence were released. Read Full Article at RT.com

Robert Fuller ‘lynching’ rumors dismissed as probe finds hanging victim heard voices & was hospitalized for suicidal thoughts

The death of Robert Fuller, declared a lynching by Black Lives Matter activists after he was found hanging from a tree outside Los Angeles, was confirmed a suicide – but many are hesitant to trust the probe’s result. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Robert Fuller ‘lynching’ rumors dismissed as probe finds hanging victim heard voices & was hospitalized for suicidal thoughts

The death of Robert Fuller, declared a lynching by Black Lives Matter activists after he was found hanging from a tree outside Los Angeles, was confirmed a suicide – but many are hesitant to trust the probe’s result. Read Full Article at RT.com

The pandemic and the dawn of an ‘Asian Century’

The pandemic may mark the moment the world’s preeminent superpower had to relinquish a certain vision of its own primacy as other countries — especially some rising powers in Asia — led the way.
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The pandemic and the dawn of an ‘Asian Century’

The pandemic may mark the moment the world’s preeminent superpower had to relinquish a certain vision of its own primacy as other countries — especially some rising powers in Asia — led the way.

Notre Dame to be rebuilt as it was before fire, French government says

President Emmanuel Macron did not want “to complicate the issue” with a contemporary gesture, according to an Élysée official. But the plans will include an apparent concession to those who preferred a more modern design.
WorldViews

Notre Dame to be rebuilt as it was before fire, French government says

President Emmanuel Macron did not want “to complicate the issue” with a contemporary gesture, according to an Élysée official. But the plans will include an apparent concession to those who preferred a more modern design.

Twitter data-mining tool Dataminr fed police real-time info on Black Lives Matter protesters, despite promises not to spy

An analytics firm parsing Twitter data in real time for law enforcement and media has been caught funneling detailed info on anti-police-brutality marches to the very agencies users are protesting, despite promises not to. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT America

Twitter data-mining tool Dataminr fed police real-time info on Black Lives Matter protesters, despite promises not to spy

An analytics firm parsing Twitter data in real time for law enforcement and media has been caught funneling detailed info on anti-police-brutality marches to the very agencies users are protesting, despite promises not to. Read Full Article at RT.com

NYC mayor bans ‘large events’ through end of September – except BLM protests

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has banned all large public events for the next three months, citing the Covid-19 pandemic – only to make a belated exception for Black Lives Matter rallies, incensing Americans far outside the city. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT America

NYC mayor bans ‘large events’ through end of September – except BLM protests

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has banned all large public events for the next three months, citing the Covid-19 pandemic – only to make a belated exception for Black Lives Matter rallies, incensing Americans far outside the city. Read Full Article at RT.com

US Department of State invites Russia for new round of Strategic Security Dialogue

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov announced last week that the previously scheduled dates for the US-Russia consultations on the strategic stability remained unchanged and were set for mid-July
TASS

US Department of State invites Russia for new round of Strategic Security Dialogue

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov announced last week that the previously scheduled dates for the US-Russia consultations on the strategic stability remained unchanged and were set for mid-July

Bolivia's Acting President Jeanine Anez says diagnosed with COVID-19

Positive COVID-19 cases were earlier registered with Bolivia’s Health Minister Eidy Roca, Minister of the Presidency Yerko Nunez and Mining Minister Jorge Fernando Oropeza
TASS

Bolivia's Acting President Jeanine Anez says diagnosed with COVID-19

Positive COVID-19 cases were earlier registered with Bolivia’s Health Minister Eidy Roca, Minister of the Presidency Yerko Nunez and Mining Minister Jorge Fernando Oropeza

US-Russia work group on space security to meet in late July - US Department of State

Moscow and Washington agreed on an initiative to form an expert group on security in outer space following talks on the strategic stability in January
TASS

US-Russia work group on space security to meet in late July - US Department of State

Moscow and Washington agreed on an initiative to form an expert group on security in outer space following talks on the strategic stability in January

CDC feels pressure from Trump as rift grows over coronavirus response

Email from HHS adviser accusing CDC of ‘undermining President’ offers window into pressure on nation’s public health agency.
Post Politics

CDC feels pressure from Trump as rift grows over coronavirus response

Email from HHS adviser accusing CDC of ‘undermining President’ offers window into pressure on nation’s public health agency.

Supreme Court says Manhattan prosecutor may pursue Trump’s financial records, denies Congress access for now

In 7-to-2 rulings in both cases, the justices rejected the president’s assertion that he enjoys absolute immunity while in office. Trump nominees Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh joined the majorities.
Post Politics

Supreme Court says Manhattan prosecutor may pursue Trump’s financial records, denies Congress access for now

In 7-to-2 rulings in both cases, the justices rejected the president’s assertion that he enjoys absolute immunity while in office. Trump nominees Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh joined the majorities.

Biden releases U.S.-centered economic plan, challenging Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda

Joe Biden announces Thursday a plan to spur American products and research, part of a shift in both parties away from free trade and toward protecting U.S. workers and businesses.
Post Politics

Biden releases U.S.-centered economic plan, challenging Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda

Joe Biden announces Thursday a plan to spur American products and research, part of a shift in both parties away from free trade and toward protecting U.S. workers and businesses.

California sues Trump over rules to deport foreign students home if colleges offer online-only classes

California has joined several Ivy League schools in challenging immigration rules that would send foreign students back if they can’t attend classes in person, claiming such a requirement would only spread Covid-19. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT America

California sues Trump over rules to deport foreign students home if colleges offer online-only classes

California has joined several Ivy League schools in challenging immigration rules that would send foreign students back if they can’t attend classes in person, claiming such a requirement would only spread Covid-19. Read Full Article at RT.com

Manhattan next? US Supreme Court opens Pandora’s box with ruling that half of Oklahoma is ‘Indian country’

While critics of US President Donald Trump gloated over the Supreme Court ruling in the matter of his taxes, another verdict returning much of Oklahoma to the Creek Nation has far bigger implications for the country down the line. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT America

Manhattan next? US Supreme Court opens Pandora’s box with ruling that half of Oklahoma is ‘Indian country’

While critics of US President Donald Trump gloated over the Supreme Court ruling in the matter of his taxes, another verdict returning much of Oklahoma to the Creek Nation has far bigger implications for the country down the line. Read Full Article at RT.com

Series of ‘explosions & power outages’ reported near Tehran

A series of explosions have rocked the outskirts of the Iranian capital Tehran, as well as the cities of Garmdareh and Quds, Iranian media reported amid speculation that missile depots were the intended target. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT - Daily news

Series of ‘explosions & power outages’ reported near Tehran

A series of explosions have rocked the outskirts of the Iranian capital Tehran, as well as the cities of Garmdareh and Quds, Iranian media reported amid speculation that missile depots were the intended target. Read Full Article at RT.com

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