Today the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich opened Francis Bacon and the Masters. Over 100 works have been brought together with 30 loans from the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, marking the UK/Russia Year of Culture. Show More Summary
Two ratings agencies updated their ratings for Russia today. Here are some highlights:S&P first (Fitch later, so stay tuned):S&P kept Russia’s foreign-currency credit rating at BB+ or one step below investment grade with negative outlook. Show More Summary
Apple has updated its iOS 8 feature page today to note that CarPlay is now available to use in Denmark, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, and Sweden—bringing the total number of supported countries to 25. With today's rollout, usersShow More Summary
Some may be surprised at this revelation, but Larry King still has a television show. The former CNN host is now on the propaganda outfit Russia Today, as well as Ora TV. On Wednesday, the reliably liberal host pushed gun control in a segment on the Second Amendment. Talking to Chuck Michel of the NRA, the anchor sneered, "So, when Sandy Hook happens, does the NRA feel bad?"
Isolated Russia continues to see its currency dramatically outperform the US Dollar. Breaking below 50 today, this is the strongest the Ruble has been since Nov 2014... The Ruble is now up almost 22% against the US Dollar year-to-date. Strongest since November... and best performing currency of the year... Charts: Bloomberg
What You'll Be Creating Today, I want to share a little bit about where I am from: Ukraine. We are not part of Russia, as many people think—we are an independent country with an official language, Ukrainian. Ukraine is the biggest country in Europe. Show More Summary
Abraham Lincoln was shot 150 years ago today while attending a performance of the play "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater in Washington, DC. Struggling to hold onto life, Lincoln would ultimately die from a head wound at 7:22 am on April 15. Within a day of Lincoln's death, condolences began to pour in from the major world leaders of the time. Show More Summary
Here's the latest from our pal in Russia: President Vladimir V. Putin on Monday approved the delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran, potentially complicating negotiations on Tehran’s nuclear program and further...Show More Summary
Russia announced today that it was going to go ahead with a sale of S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Iran, which is, to be blunt, very bad news for the region. S-300s are highly sophisticated air defenses (they can be used against aircraft and cruise missiles) which, if placed by Iran’s nuclear facilities, would make a U.S. Show More Summary
Bloomberg: Flareup in East Ukraine Fighting Sets Stage for Talks in Berlin. Fighting intensified in eastern Ukraine before the country’s foreign minister meets his counterparts from Russia, Germany and France for talks in Berlin on Monday. Show More Summary
A Russian fighter jet flying over the Baltic Sea last week flew a little too near a US reconnaissance plane in what the Pentagon calls "an unsafe and unprofessional manner," USA Today reports. Now, the US is taking up the matter with Russian authorities, US officials tweeted. "Unprofessional air intercepts...
Masked men smashed communist-era monuments in Ukraine’s second city overnight Friday after the country’s pro-Western parliament voted to purge the nation of Soviet symbols and its head of state compared today’s Russia to Nazi Germany. As Kiev and Moscow traded angry barbs in an...
It’s nearly the weekend. What a week! Today alone we looked at illegal cremation, crazy knife laws, how to watch Game of Thrones, a vape that won’t smoke your wallet, Russia banning all your meme fun, sword-fighting robots and much more. But enough about us. How’s you? Read more...
He’s joining the UN and other humanitarian organizations in calling for a stoppage of the fighting in Yemen. Iranian Pres. Rouhani’s call today follows a similar plea from Russia. This as the humanitarian crisis soars. Bombs are dropping from the air. Show More Summary
Fruity Booty Trojan HorseGreek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian President Vladimir Putin met today in Moscow. The EU feared a Trojan Horse deal in which Greece would gain economic aid from Russia in exchange for a Greek torpedo...Show More Summary
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of Boston bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was spoke with Russia Today after her Islamist son was arrested and another killed in connection to the Boston Marathon bombings. She said they were set up. “Never, ever … Continue reading ?
Bloomberg: Tsipras Tells Putin EU Sanctions on Russia Are Economic War. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said they want to restore ties between their countries amid signs of a schism among some European Union states on whether to maintain sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) The White House hacking story is in the news again today with the revelation by CNN that officials believe the hacking was performed by operators acting on behalf of the government Russia. According to CNN, the hacking took place via the State Department computer system. Show More Summary
1. John Oliver Travels To Russia To Talk To Edward Snowden About Penises John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, traveled all the way to Moscow to talk to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about the U.S. government's obsession with collecting images of our genitalia. Show More Summary
Who is looking forward to visiting Russia for the 2018 World Cup? Shocking footage emerged from a top tier match in Russia over the weekend, as Arsenal Tula lost 3-1 at home to Torpedo Moscow. According to Russia Today, around 15 fans were arrested on Sunday after violent clashes broke out in the middle of the football match as fans of […]