• Biden says US ready to re-engage with parties to Iran nuclear deal

    Feb 21, 2021 09:36

    US President Joe Biden says America stands ready to “re-engage” with the group of countries that are party to a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, less than three years after his predecessor, Donald Trump, pulled Washington out of the multilateral deal.

  • Trump approves document disclosures in apparent bid to taint Russia investigation

    Jan 21, 2021 21:17

    Trump authorized the declassification of documents related to the F.B.I.’s Russia investigation, the inquiry that clouded his first years in office and that he has sought retribution for ever since.

  • Missions to Mars, Moon and beyond await Earth in 2021

    Jan 13, 2021 10:20

    About a month after the New Christian Year has started on Earth, three spacecraft will pull into the vicinity of Mars. These explorers, which launched in July last year, will be heralds of a busy year of space exploration, launches and astronomical occurrences.

  • Biden assails Trump over handling of Russia hacking

    Dec 24, 2020 20:29

    President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. accused President Trump on Tuesday of “irrational downplaying” of the widespread hack of the federal government and American industries, saying that the current administration was denying him intelligence and warning Russia that he would not allow the intrusion to “go unanswered” after he takes office.

  • Barr sees ‘no reason’ for special counsels for Hunter Biden or the election

    Dec 23, 2020 10:11

    Outgoing Attorney General William P. Barr distanced himself again from President Trump on Monday, saying he saw no reason to appoint special counsels to oversee the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into Hunter Biden, son of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., or to investigate Mr. Trump’s baseless claims of widespread voter fraud.

  • China working to expand ties with Latin America

    Nov 18, 2020 17:41

    Over the past two decades, China has emerged as one of the most important markets for Latin American countries. China has developed three distinct pillars for its policy on Latin America: purchases of Latin American goods, Chinese investment in Latin America, and Chinese political solidarity with key Latin American governments.

  • Iran calls US attempt to ‘snapback’ sanctions ‘null and void’, urges UN to block it

    Sep 20, 2020 09:40

    Iran says the US’ claim about the return of the UN Security Council’s sanctions against Tehran as per the so-called “snapback” mechanism is “null and void”, calling on the UN and its Security Council to block any attempt to reinstate the bans.

  • 'Warning sign of major proportions': Number of Siberian forest fires increase fivefold in week since record high temperature

    Jul 01, 2020 13:27

    Russia’s forest fire aerial protection service says forest fires in Siberia have grown nearly fivefold over the past week. The fires come amid a notable heat wave in parts of the sprawling region. A high temperature of 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 F) was reported a week ago in the town of Verkhoyansk, if the reading is confirmed, it would be the hottest day ever recorded in the Arctic.

  • Extension of Iran’s arms embargo illegitimate

    Jun 24, 2020 10:31

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov wrote "US bid to extend Iran’s arms embargo is absolutely ridiculous, irresponsible and unacceptable and serves only to recall the famous English proverb about having one’s cake and eating it.”

  • 80 lawmakers demand Trump ditch any thought of resuming 'dangerously provocative' nuclear tests

    Jun 12, 2020 08:50

    A group of 80 Democratic federal lawmakers on Monday called on US President Donald Trump to drop his reported consideration of atomic bomb nuclear testing, calling it an "awful" and "dangerously provocative" proposal that could give rise to "a new nuclear arms race."