Russia Today puts Japan on the map, where New Zealand should be

New channel apologises to New Zealanders for map mix-up that also labelled Papua New Guinea as South Korea Russian news channel RT has apologised for apparently accidentally labelling New Zealand as Japan, and Papua New Guinea as South Korea in an embarrassing southern hemisphere mix-up. The mistake came in a segment produced by their US bureau about potential new missile bases in Japan, South Korea and Australia. But in a large, erroneous graphic only Australia was correctly labelled. pic.twitter.com/5hj0Qud4jV prompted the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, to star in a special light-hearted campaign in protest, back in 2018. A spokesperson for RT has more than 74,000 subscribers among them the infamous Original Article : HERE ;

UK and other powers to hold crunch talks with Iran over nuclear deal

Talks in Vienna follow decision by Iran to hold back on threat to breach enriched uranium limit Britain and other international powers are set for crunch talks to persuade Iran to abandon its efforts to enrich uranium, after Tehran temporarily held back on its threat to breach the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran had threatened to go over the 300kg limit for low-enriched uranium stockpiles on Thursday, but experts at the UNs International Atomic Energy Agency said progress in increasing the stockpiles had been slower than expected and that the limit may not be reached until the weekend. The temporary reprieve follows pressure from European leaders, especially the French president, Emmanuel Macron. Iran is now waiting on the outcome of talks …

Accused: the Russians facing ‘politically motivated’ charges

Journalist Ivan Golunov was freed after an outcry. Others have not been so fortunate The 77 political prisoners in Russia. The majority of these cases have not received anything like the attention paid to Golunov, either in Russia or abroad. There is a system of fabricating charges, including drug charges, said Cherkasov. Another 84 people are listed by Memorial as motivated charges. The prisoners range from teenagers in Moscow to a historian in Russias far north. Some of their cases are outlined below. The Kremlin insists there are no political prisoners in Russia. Igor Rudnikov Igor Rudnikov, a former newspaper editor and opposition politician from Kaliningrad, is facing a 15-year prison sentence on accused of forming an extremist movement named …

Accused: the Russians facing ‘politically motivated’ charges

Journalist Ivan Golunov was freed after an outcry. Others have not been so fortunate The 77 political prisoners in Russia. The majority of these cases have not received anything like the attention paid to Golunov, either in Russia or abroad. There is a system of fabricating charges, including drug charges, said Cherkasov. Another 84 people are listed by Memorial as motivated charges. The prisoners range from teenagers in Moscow to a historian in Russias far north. Some of their cases are outlined below. The Kremlin insists there are no political prisoners in Russia. Igor Rudnikov Igor Rudnikov, a former newspaper editor and opposition politician from Kaliningrad, is facing a 15-year prison sentence on accused of forming an extremist movement named …

Accused: the Russians facing ‘politically motivated’ charges

Journalist Ivan Golunov was freed after an outcry. Others have not been so fortunate The 77 political prisoners in Russia. The majority of these cases have not received anything like the attention paid to Golunov, either in Russia or abroad. There is a system of fabricating charges, including drug charges, said Cherkasov. Another 84 people are listed by Memorial as motivated charges. The prisoners range from teenagers in Moscow to a historian in Russias far north. Some of their cases are outlined below. The Kremlin insists there are no political prisoners in Russia. Igor Rudnikov Igor Rudnikov, a former newspaper editor and opposition politician from Kaliningrad, is facing a 15-year prison sentence on accused of forming an extremist movement named …

‘Mistakes’ may have been made during arrest of journalist, Kremlin says

Moscow makes comments after Russian papers call for inquiry into case of Ivan Golunov The Kremlin has admitted that mistakes may have been made by police during the arrest of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov on controversial drug-dealing charges, as calls for his release grew louder. Mistakes can never be ruled out, said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Vladimir Putin. The important thing is to recognise mistakes so that they arent repeated. Some issues need clarification, he said on Monday. Police initially published a number of photographs that they said showed a drug lab at Golunovs rented flat in Moscow. They were later removed from the interior ministrys website after police officials admitted that the photographs had been taken at a …

Mueller report: special counsel delivers findings of Trump-Russia inquiry

Submission to US attorney general signals end of criminal inquiry that has prompted furious attacks from Trump and his allies Robert Mueller has completedhis Trump-Russia investigation without prosecuting additional associates of the president, and has reported his findingsto William Barr, the US attorney general. led to the criminal convictions of Trumps campaign chairman, deputy chairman, personal attorney and two policy advisers. The presidents longtime friend and adviser fired FBI director James Comey. A special counsel is a prosecutor appointed in extraordinary circumstances or in cases of conflicts of interest within the justice department. In this case, there was a need for someone to investigate the Russian matter who was not appointed by or beholden to Trump. Muellersthree committeesconducting investigations in …

Nikolai Glushkov’s daughter appeals for witnesses a year after his murder

Exclusive: Natalia Glushkova tells of how her Russian dissident fathers murder was set up to look like suicide The daughter of the positive and incapable of harming himself. Glushkov was a prominent critic of the Kremlin and a close friend of the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky. A former executive in the Russian state airline Aeroflot, Glushkov was killed on 12 March last year at his home in New Malden. Police say he was strangled. Natalia Glushkova. Photograph: Supplied His murder happened a week after two Russian intelligence officers poisoned Glushkov in 2013 after meeting him in a Bristol hotel room. He survived. In August police Litvinenko, the Georgian billionaire $5bn (3.8bn) legal suit brought by Berezovsky against the oligarch Roman …