Russian warships hold largest military exercises since Soviet Union

Russian warships held drills as part of one of the largest Russian military exercises in 40 years, since the height of the Soviet Union. The Vostok-2018 drills, held around the Bering Sea separating Russia and Alaska, have 300,000 troops, more than 1,000 military aircraft and two naval fleets involved. With tensions between Russian and the…

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Russia undermining North Korea sanctions, says Pompeo

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has accused Russia of undermining the international sanctions on North Korea. Mr Pompeo said the sanctions are necessary to maintain pressure on North Korea to convince Pyongyang to stop its nuclear program and give up its nuclear weapons. “Russia has actively attempted to undermine the U.N. Security Council resolutions,…

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Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with Russia probe

Photo: Special Counsel Robert Mueller US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort said he will cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into the 2016 election, after he pled guilty to federal crimes. Mr Trump’s lawyer in the Russia probe and former New York city mayor, Rudy Giuliani, claimed that Manafort “knows nothing…

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Five dead after Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina

Photo Courtesy: national oceanic and atmospheric administration, NOAA Five people have died after Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, bringing strong winds and heavy rains. Residents of western North Carolina have been warned they may see flooding and landslides, with some weather models predicting more than 50 inches of rain for parts of North Carolina.…

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