• Lavrov: the US will not strike North Korea because of Pyongyang nuclear capabilities

    The US will not attack North Korea, because they are certain that Pyongyang has nuclear weapons, as stated by the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergei Lavrov, in an interview on NTV channel.

    "The Americans will not strike [North] Korea, because they not only suspect, but they know for sure, that they have nuclear bombs," the Minister said. According to him, President Vladimir Putin, "more than once" said that "it is impossible to imagine" that the United States, or other countries have …

  • Siemens rethinks its procedure of working with Russian customers after the turbine-delivery scandal

    After the delivery of Siemens turbines to a power plant in the Crimea in defiance of sanctions and without the manufacturer’s consent, the German concern plans to take measures regarding any future cooperation with Russian customers, CEO of Siemens AG, Joe Kaeser said in an interview with the German magazine Spiegel.

    "In any case, our trusting relations with Russia, formed over more than 160 years, were spoiled," he said, stressing that this was "not a trivial trespass." "On the other hand, …

  • Polish Interior Minister: Merkel lost votes for opening Germany’s borders to refugees

    Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Błaszczak believes that Angela Merkel’s party could have gotten many more votes if not for the migration crisis in the European Union and the decision of the German Chancellor to open the borders to refugees. He stated this on Sunday in the evening program of Polish television.

    "Chancellor Merkel paid a high price for her decision of 2015 to open the borders of Germany," Błaszczak said. In his opinion, this step was "a violation of EU legislation" made without …

  • Party of Moldovan President Dodon begins collecting signatures for transition to Presidential Republic

    On September 24, the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova (PSRM) organized the first anti-government action since the victory of its leader Igor Dodon in the presidential elections last fall.

    As reported by NewsMaker news agency, this was the day that an advisory referendum on expanding the powers of the head of state could be held, which was initiated by Dodon in the spring. His decree was later annulled by the Constitutional Court of Moldova.

    Socialists staged protest marches in …

  • Russia opposes UN proposal to limit the veto power of permanent members of the Security Council

    According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein, Aurelia Frick, 114 countries have already supported the initiative of ​​limiting the veto power of the permanent members of the Security Council, reports RIA Novosti.

    According to Frick, "the response to this initiative was exceptional."

     "This initiative is based on voluntary self-restraint of the permanent members of the Council in situations when it comes to mass atrocities. It is based on our deep conviction that a Veto is not …