French interior minister calls poor regional election performance a failure for President Macron’s party

Speaking after La Republique En Marche (LREM) suffered disappointing results in regional elections, with just 11% of the vote, France’s interior minister Gerald Darmanin said it’s a failure for president Emmanuel Macron’s party. … Read More >French interior minister calls poor regional election performance a failure for President Macron’s party

Russia to summon British ambassador over incident where destroyer entered Russian territory in Black Sea, Foreign Ministry reports

The British ambassador to Russia will be summoned to the Foreign Ministry in Moscow to discuss Wednesday’s incident during which a UK warship, according to Moscow, violated the Russian state border and was met with warning shots. … Read More >Russia to summon British ambassador over incident where destroyer entered Russian territory in Black Sea, Foreign Ministry reports

BBC journalist on British ship HMS Defender says vessel made ‘deliberate’ move in passing through Russian waters ‘to make a point’

A BBC journalist on board the British ship HMS Defender has revealed that the destroyer made a “deliberate” move in passing through Russian territorial waters “to make a point,” despite receiving warnings from the coast guard. … Read More >BBC journalist on British ship HMS Defender says vessel made ‘deliberate’ move in passing through Russian waters ‘to make a point’

British destroyer violates Russia’s border in Black Sea, Russian ship & fighter jet respond with warning shots – Defense Ministry

A Russian patrol ship and fighter jet have fired warning shots after the British destroyer HMS Defender violated the country’s border in the Black Sea. The UK embassy’s defense attaché has been summoned by officials in Moscow. … Read More >British destroyer violates Russia’s border in Black Sea, Russian ship & fighter jet respond with warning shots – Defense Ministry

Britain makes deal to supply warships & build naval bases for Ukraine as NATO prepares to conduct Black Sea war games with Kiev

Ukraine has announced that it will be expanding its already extensive naval cooperation with Britain, with the two countries signing a joint memorandum on Monday which will see the UK design and construct ships and bases for Kiev. … Read More >Britain makes deal to supply warships & build naval bases for Ukraine as NATO prepares to conduct Black Sea war games with Kiev

By offering millions in support & taking it away on a whim, Washington acting ‘immorally’ with Kiev, says Russian Foreign Ministry

Following the decision to freeze $100-million-worth of military aid due to be sent to Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the US of acting immorally in its policy towards Kiev, and playing games for its own benefit. … Read More >By offering millions in support & taking it away on a whim, Washington acting ‘immorally’ with Kiev, says Russian Foreign Ministry

80 years after Nazi invasion of USSR, Ukraine’s main opposition party asks Kiev to finally clamp down on neo-Nazi organizations

On the 80th anniversary of the start of Operation Barbarossa, the German-led WW2 military invasion of the Soviet Union, Ukraine’s leading opposition party has demanded that authorities in Kiev finally ban neo-Nazi organizations. … Read More >80 years after Nazi invasion of USSR, Ukraine’s main opposition party asks Kiev to finally clamp down on neo-Nazi organizations

Is the real reason the US is so interested in what’s going on in Xinjiang because it contains so much oil?

The Americans have made a lot of noise about the Uighurs, but given the region’s strategic importance to China and its richness in natural resources, that may be more about geopolitical machinations than human rights. … Read More >Is the real reason the US is so interested in what’s going on in Xinjiang because it contains so much oil?