U.S. warns on Russia’s new space weapons

The United States voiced deep concern on Tuesday about Russia’s pursuit of weapons including a mobile laser system to destroy satellites in space, as well as its putting into orbit of a new “space apparatus inspector”. Yleem D.S. Poblete, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, was addressing the U.N.’s Conference […]

Russia confirms proposed Syria cooperation with U.S.

Russia’s Defence Ministry confirmed on Saturday that it had proposed cooperating with the United States on Syrian refugees and de-mining in a letter sent to the top U.S. general in July. The proposals on refugees concerned a refugee camp in Rukban, the ministry said in a statement.  In the letter, Valery Gerasimov, chief of the […]

North Korea hasn’t stopped its nuclear, missile programs, continues to defy the UN sanctions

North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs and is violating U.N. sanctions including by “a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products,” U.N. experts said in a new report.  A summary of the report by experts monitoring U.N. sanctions against North Korea, which was sent to the Security Council Friday […]

Gays on strike in Israel over exclusion from surrogacy law

Protesters marched in Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities on Sunday, waving rainbow flags and briefly blocking a major highway. The community is outraged that after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to pass legislation supporting surrogacy for gay fathers, he then voted against it, apparently under pressure from his ultra-Orthodox Jewish coalition partners. Hundreds protested […]

US lawmakers slam Trump as ‘weak’ in Russia summit; new sanctions may be imposed soon

Leading U.S. lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two heads of nuclear powers stood side-by-side at a joint news conference. Trump, speaking in Helsinki after his first summit with Putin, said he saw […]

Russia Says Shot Down Drones Near Syria Air Base

The Russian military says it has downed unidentified drones near its Hmeimim airbase in western Syria. Russian news agencies quoted an air base spokesman as saying on July 1 that all the drones involved were destroyed by antiaircraft weapons. The base was not damaged and no staff were injured during the incident, which occurred after […]

575 arrested as women protested in Washington against Trump’s immigration policy

By Marissa J. LangJune 28Email the author A large group of mostly women protest at the Trump International Hotel before marching to the Justice Department and Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday. (Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post) They came from all over, took planes and buses from 47 states, slept at friends’ homes or in […]