Russia Has Ways to Bring Soil Samples From Venus to Earth, Roscosmos Chief Reveals

Russia and the United States are planning a joint space mission to Venus for 2027-2029, known as Venera-D. However, Moscow has not yet committed to the project financially, with scientists asking approximately $236 million to fund the Russian part of the initiative.

SDF Deal With Damascus ‘Forced Step’, Russia to Play Key Role in Process – Kurdish Official

“The handover of Kobani and Manbij is not the decision of the SDF, but rather it will be in accordance with consensus between the regional and international parties. The Russian Federation will have the crucial role in these arrangements”, Bashar said. He called the developments “the complete surrender of the SDF” to the Syrian army […]

Central, Eastern Europe on Pompeo’s itinerary for next trip

In Vienna, Pompeo will meet Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to review trade relations and regional security. Pompeo will also hold talks with the head of the Vienna-based U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is charged with monitoring Iran’s adherence to the 2015 nuclear deal from which the U.S. has withdrawn.

Venezuelan Journalist Accuses Dan Rather of ‘Necrophiliac Storytelling’

Veteran newsman Dan Rather can scratch another one off of his bucket list. Venezuelan-American journalist Eva Golinger has accused Rather of engaging in “necrophiliac storytelling about the Venezuelan President,” Atlantic Wire points out. Called “one of the most prominent fixtures of Venezuela’s expanding state propaganda complex” by the Times, Golinger made the written assault on Rather […]

Facebook to Label ‘Fake News’ with Help of Partisan ‘Fact Checkers’

Trump also said that Russia has 1,800 nuclear warheads and has expanded its arsenal while the U.S. has not. PolitiFact admitted that Trump’s claim was factual, but it rated the statement as “half true” for supposedly “missing the big picture.”

Armed Syrian Arab Tribes Storm Local Headquarters of US-Backed SDF Across Deir ez-Zor – Video

The seizure of the SDF headquarters in the province happened after representatives of the tribes went protested against arbitrary actions by militant groups supported by the US. They demonstrated against a recent surge in killings of elders and sheikhs of the local tribes by the SDF militants, demanding the group to hand over those responsible for […]

BP halves dividend after record loss, speeds up reinvention

LONDON (Reuters) – BP (BP.L) cut its dividend for the first time in a decade after a record $6.7 billion second-quarter loss, when the coronavirus crisis hammered fuel demand, and it sought to win over investors by speeding up its reinvention as a lower carbon company.