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UK unveils next-generation jet fighter during Farnborough Airshow

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

On 16 July, during the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, for the first time was unveiled a concept of next-generation jet fighter developing as a part of Future Combat Air Concept programme. The mock-up of newly fighter jet was unveiled at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018. The new aircraft, nicknamed the Tempest, is a joint venture with British aerospace companies BAE Systems Plc, Rolls Royce Holdings Plc, MBDA UK Ltd and Anglo-Italian firm…

Only in Russia: New armored vehicle airdropped WITH crew during ‘historic’ drills

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Russian military has successfully tested a new airmobile armored personnel carrier during large-scale drills in central Russia. The APC was parachuted with a crew onboard – a daring technique used only by Russian troops. Over 200 armored vehicles and some 2,500 servicemen took part in the joint drills of Transport Aviation and Airborne Troops, which concluded on Friday. One highlight of the exercise was the airdrop of a new…

Trump says Putin summit ‘even better’ than NATO meeting

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning cast his Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a glowing light and attempted to discredit the widely held perception that the day he spent with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, was detrimental to the United States. “While I had a great meeting with NATO, raising vast amounts of money, I had an even better meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russia,” Trump wrote in…

Europe can do more to bring about peace in the Middle East, says Iran’s foreign minister

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Iran’s Foreign Minister Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif told Euronews that the European Union can do more to bring about peace and stability in the Middle East, and needs to back-up its commitments with actions. In an exclusive interview with Euronews reporter Saeid Jafari, the 58-year-old said he believes Europe is selling itself short. “What we need from the Europeans is both the political commitment, which they have made, now we…

NATO expansion further east viewed very negatively, Putin tells interviewer

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin sat down with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on Monday following the Helsinki Summit where he met with US President Donald Trump. A wide range of topics were covered in the half hour or so that the interview, ostensibly to give the American public and those of other western countries a clearer picture of the Russian leader, took up. Mr. Putin skirted around…

Poroshenko meets with commander-in-chief of US armed forces in Europe

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has discussed with Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe Curtis Scaparotti reforms in the sphere of security and defense of Ukraine. Poroshenko paid a visit to the American headquarters ship Mount Whitney during his working trip to Odesa region, which participates in the multinational exercises Sea Breeze-2018. The Ukrainian president inspected the ship of the U.S. Navy, the presidential press service reported. “The…

Facebook: Russia-linked posts ‘reached’ 126 million users

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Facebook says a Russian group posted more than 80,000 times on its network during and after the 2016 election, potentially reaching as many as 126 million users. The company plans to disclose these numbers to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, as part of congressional probes of Russian election interference, according to a person familiar with the testimony. Twitter plans to tell the same committee that it has uncovered and shut…

Slovenia faces prospect of early election after NSI quits talks

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Slovenia faced the prospect of early elections after the conservative New Slovenia (NSI) party pulled out of coalition talks late on Monday, blaming divisions between the six movements taking part. NSI leader Matej Tonin said “potential conflicts” had emerged between the parties trying to form a government just over a month after an inconclusive election, though he did not give details of the disagreements. “If things are complicated today, what…

Pussy Riot claim to have conducted World Cup pitch invasion

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A pitch invasion during the World Cup final between France and Croatia was carried out by the anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot, its social media accounts have claimed. The brief invasion in the second half of the match was quickly addressed by security staff – and stands as one of the few remarkable political protests during the tournament. The invaders were later detained by police, one of them told the…

Trump-Putin summit: US president under fire over poll meddling comments

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

There has been a barrage of criticism in the US after President Donald Trump defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 elections. At a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies, saying Russia had no reason to meddle. The top Republican in Congress, House Speaker Paul Ryan, said Mr Trump must see that “Russia is not our ally”. The president’s own…