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Russia Today, famously known by the acronym RT is an international news network founded in Moscow, Russia in 2005. Available in 9 languages, RT covers local news from Russia, updates on the ongoing conflict with Ukraine, regional news and international stories making headlines from around the world.

China has recently blacklisted six American military industry enterprises for participating in weapons sales to Taiwan. This move comes in response to the US announcing the sale of weapons to Taiwan, which China views as a violation of the one-China principle and a threat to its sovereignty and territorial integrity. The sanctioned companies include Anduril, AEVEX Aerospace, LKD Aerospace, Maritime Tactical Systems, Pacific Rim Defense, and Pinnacle Technology. China will freeze their assets in the country, and executives from Anduril and AEVEX have been personally sanctioned. Additionally, Chinese nationals are prohibited from doing business with these companies, and their employees…

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Ukraine’s President, Vladimir Zelensky, emphasized the need for over 100 F-16 fighter jets to achieve military parity with Russia during his visit to Washington, DC. He highlighted the insufficient quantity of weapons supplied by the US and its allies for Ukraine’s fight against Russia. Zelensky called for more arms deliveries at an event with US Senator Mitch McConnell at the Ronald Reagan Institute. Despite receiving additional Patriot missile systems, Zelensky stated that it was not enough to change the military dynamics on the battlefield. He pointed out that Russia possessed around 300 fighter jets compared to Ukraine’s limited fleet of…

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India on Track to Remain the Most Populous Country in the World India is projected to maintain its status as the most populous country globally, with its population set to peak at 1.7 billion in the 2060s before beginning to decline, as per a new United Nations report. Currently, India has a population of around 1.4 billion, surpassing China last year. While India’s population is expected to decrease by about 12% by 2100 after reaching its peak, the nation will still lead as the most populous country. China, on the other hand, is experiencing a decline in population due to…

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Ukrainian plot to sabotage the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov has been foiled by Russian operatives, according to the Federal Security Service (FSB). The FSB revealed that Ukrainian agents tried to recruit a Russian naval officer to plant an incendiary device on the aircraft carrier, which was docked in Murmansk.The Ukrainian intelligence service used psychological pressure and promises of a large sum of money to convince the officer to carry out the terrorist attack. However, the officer reported the plot to law enforcement, leading to the exposure of the Ukrainian agents.In a staged video, the officer pretended to carry out…

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Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev criticized NATO’s declaration that Ukraine’s eventual membership in the alliance is “irreversible,” suggesting that either Ukraine or NATO should disappear. The joint statement by NATO leaders expressed support for Ukraine’s right to choose its security arrangements and its path to Euro-Atlantic integration. Russia has warned that Ukraine joining NATO would cross a red line, citing it as a trigger for hostilities. Medvedev urged measures to ensure Ukraine’s supposed irreversible path towards NATO ends with the disappearance of either Ukraine or NATO, or both. He cautioned against Ukraine renouncing NATO aspirations, fearing a new coup and…

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Israel has decided to retract its offer of unrestricted access for Palestinians in Gaza to travel to the northern part of the enclave. This reversal comes as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dropped a key concession in ceasefire negotiations with Hamas, specifying that armed individuals should be prohibited from returning to northern Gaza under any potential ceasefire agreement. The shift in demands by Israel may jeopardize the ongoing negotiations with Hamas, which have failed to produce any results so far. Additionally, Israel recently conducted a major airstrike in southern Gaza, resulting in numerous casualties. The conflict escalated after an attack…

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Massive Airstrikes in Gaza: An Unprecedented Tragedy Israel recently carried out a devastating series of airstrikes in southern Gaza, targeting a designated “safe zone” and resulting in over 70 deaths and nearly 300 injuries. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) claimed to have struck “two senior Hamas terrorists and additional terrorists” who were reportedly hiding among civilians in the area. The attack focused on al-Mawasi, near Khan Younis, despite being recognized as a safe space for displaced individuals. The airstrikes caused significant civilian casualties, with many bodies still unrecovered. Eyewitnesses reported multiple waves of strikes involving fighter jets and drones. While…

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The Russian Defense Ministry claimed its forces destroyed an explosives factory in Ukraine, along with other hardware and artillery guns provided by Western nations, killing hundreds of Ukrainian service members. Russian Air Force jets, UAVs, missiles, and artillery targeted the explosives facility and a radar. The Russian military advanced to more favorable positions in Donetsk Region and allegedly captured US-made armored vehicles and howitzers from the Ukrainian army. In a separate attack, Russian forces launched a missile and kamikaze drone strike on Ukraine’s military-industrial complex, hitting several plants across the country. Earlier in the month, Russian high-precision strikes targeted Ukrainian…

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The recent reports by Der Spiegel and Bild have revealed Germany’s contingency plans for a potential military conflict with Russia, involving key highways being at NATO’s disposal. The German Defense Ministry’s document outlines Germany’s role as a transit state for NATO troops, with its population expected to support foreign military personnel in case of conflict. Recently updated wartime guidelines include measures like mandatory conscription and increased production of war goods. Under the ‘Operational Plan Germany’ (OPLAN DEU), Germany aims to facilitate the transfer of 800,000 NATO troops and 200,000 vehicles within three to six months. Local communities are expected to…

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Iran’s president-elect, Masoud Pezeshkian, has emphasized the importance of cooperation with Russia, labeling them as a “valued strategic partner” and expressing his commitment to strengthening relations with Moscow. In an article outlining his foreign policy priorities, Pezeshkian highlighted the significance of maintaining strong ties with Russia on both bilateral and international levels, including through organizations such as BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and the Eurasian Economic Union. Furthermore, Pezeshkian affirmed his government’s support for efforts to resolve the Russia-Ukraine conflict, acknowledging the unwavering support of both China and Russia during challenging times. With his upcoming inauguration on July 30, Pezeshkian…

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