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Russian liberals ask Putin to fire National Guard commander over fisticuffs challenge to activist

By ethan / September 14, 2018

The head of one of Russia’s oldest liberal parties has asked President Vladimir Putin to fire National Guard commander Viktor Zolotov after he challenged a prominent anti-corruption activist to a hand-to-hand fight. In her letter to the president, the chairman of the Yabloko party, Emilia Slabunova, suggested that General Zolotov’s video address, which issued a […]


Twitter transforms Trump into penguin in latest social media challenge (PHOTOS)

By ethan / September 7, 2018

While US President Donald Trump is busy playing down explosive allegations about how his White House functions, online satirists are busy replacing him with photoshopped penguins. It all started on Thursday evening when popular comedian, writer, director and satirist Armando Iannucci – responsible for such comedic masterpieces as ‘I’m Alan Partridge,’ and ‘The Thick of […]


Goldman predicts more trouble for Elon Musk as Germans prepare to challenge Tesla in e-car market

By ethan / September 5, 2018

Looming competition from luxury automakers will shake Tesla’s sales with the company’s shares expected to decline by 30 percent, says Goldman Sachs, citing numerous electric vehicle launches by other manufacturers. “We see the medium-to-longer term industry backdrop as challenging for Tesla’s products,” Goldman analyst David Tamberrino said in a note to clients. “This follows from […]


Trump legal team to challenge Mueller probe legitimacy in counter-report

By ethan / August 31, 2018

US President Donald Trump’s legal team, led by his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, is working on a comprehensive report intended as a response to the conclusions in the “Russia collusion” probe, that are yet to be released. In an interview to the Daily Beast on Thursday, Giuliani revealed that Trump’s legal advisers have been busy […]


Germany aim to get World Cup challenge back on track against Sweden

By ethan / June 23, 2018

World Cup holders Germany will have to show a much-improved performance in their second Group F match against Sweden to avoid a humiliating early flight home from Russia for Joachim Low’s men. Germany, so impressive in Brazil four years ago, appeared anything but in their opening match at Russia 2018, suffering a shock defeat to […]


Republicans challenge Facebook & Twitter on anti-conservative bias

By ethan / May 24, 2018

The GOP and Trump 2020 campaign have called on social media giants to prove that their platforms are not biased against conservatives. Facebook and Twitter have been accused of suppressing right-wing users. “We are alarmed by numerous allegations that Facebook has blocked content from conservative journalists and groups, and Twitter has hidden such content from […]


McGregor teammate Artem Lobov issued UFC Moscow challenge

By ethan / May 24, 2018

Conor McGregor’s Russian-born training partner, Artem Lobov, has verbally accepted a challenge for the UFC’s debut event in Moscow later this year. Lobov, a close friend and training partner of UFC star Conor McGregor, might well be heading to Moscow for his next bout. The 31-year-old has been issued a challenge for the September 15 […]

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