New Polls Show Trump Less Trusted Internationally Than Putin Or Xi
Over the past two decades, Pew Research has polled 13 countries internationally on various approval ratings and opinions of each other. During the Trump Administration’s time in office, the opinions of the United States’ on an international scale have reached some of the lowest approval ratings in the country’s history. Some of these opinions have changed drastically over the past year, like Canadians changing their confidence rating from 51% to 20%; others have only dropped slightly, but have still dropped nonetheless.Sixteen percent of those polled across the 13 countries have confidence for...
Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to make official visit to Russia
By TrendAzerbaijan’s parliamentary delegation led by speaker Sahiba Gafarova will pay an official visit to Russia on September 21, the Azerbaijani parliament told Trend on Sept. 17.The delegation includes the MPs and officials of the Azerbaijani parliament.During the visit, Gafarova will meet with Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia Valentina Matviyenko and Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of Russia Viacheslav Volodin.The views on the current and future spheres of the development of inter-parliamentary relations will be shared and discussed...
Trudy Rubin: The White House war on science undermines trust in a COVID-19 vaccine
Late in the fourth year of the Trump presidency, the United States is confronting a far more dangerous war than the “forever wars” he says he is ending.This is a multiphase conflict begun by the president himself, with new battle fronts opened daily. The deadly combat can end only if he is voted out of office.It began as Trump’s war on science, which has cost tens of thousands of U.S. lives due to the White House failure to contain COVID-19.It has morphed into a Vaccine War, in which Trump contradicts his scientists with false claims that a vaccine will be generally available before the electi...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Former FBI chief Comey will meet with Senate Judiciary committee, Graham says
Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 30, appearing just a month before the presidential election as Republicans have tried to make the case that he and his agency conspired against Donald Trump in 2016.Comey, whom Trump famously fired in May 2017, will be a featured witness in Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham’s investigation into the origins of the Justice Department’s Russia probe. The president has long tried to discredit that investigation, which concluded with a 2018 report by special counsel Robert Mueller, ...
New York Daily News
North Korean hackers in league with Russian cybercriminals: researchers
Washington (AFP) - North Korean hackers are probably working with Russian-speaking cybercriminals on ransomware and other malicious software, researchers said Wednesday.Security firm Intel 471 said in a report it found links between North Korean hacker group Lazarus, known for attacks on banks worldwide, and a Russian-operated malware operation called TrickBot.TrickBot is described in the report as a "malware-as-a-service offering, run by Russian-speaking cybercriminals, that is not openly advertised on any open or invite-only cybercriminal forum or marketplace." It works with "top-tier cyberc...
Russia Azerbaijan’s top trade partner among CIS countries in 2020
By Ayya LmahamadRussia was Azerbaijan’s largest trade partner among CIS countries during the first eight months of 2020, with the trade turnover between the two countries amounting to $1.7 billion, the State Customs Committee has reported.In the reporting period, Azerbaijan exported to Russia goods worth $463 million, while the goods imported to Azerbaijan from Russia amounted to $1.2 billion. It should be noted that the trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Russia amounted to $1.8 billion during the same period of 2019.Russia was Azerbaijan’s third largest trade partner during the reporting p...
Azerbaijan repatriates 400 more citizens from Russia
By Ayya LmahamadAzerbaijan has repatriated 400 more citizens stranded on the border with Russia’s South Caucasus Republic of Dagestan due to lockdown, local media reported on September 16.All repatriated citizens had undergone an appropriate medical examination.A special corridor has been organized for the repatriation of citizens of both countries who could not return on time due to the closure of borders amid the spread of COVID-19.It should be noted that Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Shahin Mustafayev and head of Dagestan Vladimir Vasilyev agreed on June 23 to increase the number of c...
Russian-born Internet investor Yuri Milner donates $10 million to Wharton for Israeli students
Russian businessman and Internet investor Yuri Milner is donating $10 million to the Wharton School to create scholarships for Israeli MBA students, the University of Pennsylvania said Tuesday.Milner, who made his first Silicon Valley investments with money from a well-connected Russian oligarch, Alisher Usmanov, has become an internationally-known venture capitalist. He co-founded Internet company Mail.ru, which went public in 2010. In 2011 Wired magazine called Milner “the world’s most successful investor in social media.”On Tuesday, Milner and his wife Julia made a $10 million commitment to...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Will Turkey join the Axis of Resistance?
The past few years have demonstrated to the Axis of Resistance – the motley alliance of “anti-imperialist” imperialists – that its efforts in the Middle East have not gone unrewarded. Russia and Iran’s military intervention into Syria has allowed Bashar Al-Assad to survive years of onslaught by opposition groups and then recapture territory far beyond the regime strongholds in the south and the Alawite heartlands in the west.Iran, through its scattering of Shia militias across Iraq and the Levant, has made any future ground invasion by the United States or its allies virtually impossible to co...
The Middle East Monitor
Well-Preserved Cave Bear Discovered in Russia’s Melting Arctic Permafrost
Reindeer herders in Russia's Arctic have discovered what scientists say is the first-ever cave bear carcass with soft tissues intact in the region's rapidly thawing permafrost.The Ice Age-era animal is believed to have lived between 22,000 and 39,500 years ago, Russia’s North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) said in a statement Monday. Previously, the university said they have come across only the skulls and bones of the prehistoric species that became extinct around 15,000 years ago.I took these photos in New York @AMNH in 2018. Cave bears must have been absolutely terrifying. When rearing u...
The Moscow Times