At least 16 people die in Venezuelan protests — portal
At least 16 people died in clashes during anti-government protests in Venezuela on Wednesday, El Pitazo portal reported, TASS reported.
According to the portal, protesters clashed with security …
In Ukraine, human rights situation worsens ahead of elections
In its annual report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) organization acknowledged the 2018 deterioration of Ukraine's human rights situation. The report says that the Kiev authorities have been consistently …
Man who tried to hijack Aeroflot flight to undergo mental examination
The Russian Investigative Committee has ordered that Pavel Shapovalov, a 41-year-old resident of Surgut who tried to hijack an Aeroflot flight to Moscow, undergo a mental examination, committee …
Russian minister predicts IDs will be introduced to use Internet
Access to the Internet across the world will be granted "via a passport" in the future, more specifically through a personal ID system, Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky believes.
Fake news machine
Over the last 8 years, the leading daily American newspapers The Washington Post and The New York Times have significantly (by an order of magnitude) increased the number of quotations from anonymous …
Ten-year challenge: Russian cartoon tops YouTube charts hitting Guinness World Records
An episode of the Russian animated series Masha and the Bear, entitled Recipe For Disaster, has become the most viewed animated video on YouTube and made its way into Guinness World Records, the …
Human Rights Watch criticizes crackdown on freedom in Ukraine
Last year, the Ukrainian authorities have launched a serious crackdown on civil and media freedoms in the country and failed to duly investigate attacks on activists, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in …
Paul Whelan visited by Irish consular staff — Whelan's brother
Irish consular staff visited Paul Whelan detained in Russia on espionage charges, Whelan's brother David told TASS in an e-mail.
"The Irish consular staff met with Paul today [on Wednesday]. They …
Moscow dismisses media claims that Butina attempted to influence US politics
The Russian Foreign Ministry has strongly dismissed a recent Daily Beast article claiming that detained Russian activist Maria Butina was attempting to influence US policies with the approval of …
Frigid marathon: Runner covers 50 km distance in Siberia at minus 60 degrees Celsius
An extreme runner from Moldova covered a distance of 50 kilometers in the Oymyakonsky District of Yakutia, Siberia, at minus 60 degrees Celsius (minus 76 degrees Fahrenheit), the event’s …