Alexander Gusev

Merkel declares war on Trump over Nord Stream 2

Merkel declares war on Trump over Nord Stream 2

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's reaction to the U.S. possible sanctions on the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline is a "clear declaration of war" on U.S. President Donald Trump, according to Bild …

Berlin launches diplomatic attack on Moscow

Berlin launches diplomatic attack on Moscow

German Foreign Ministry has declared as personae non gratae two staffers of the Russian embassy in Germany in connection with the killing of a Georgian citizen in Berlin at the end of last summer. The decision is "effective …

Macron and Trump support Russia's return to G8

Macron and Trump support Russia's return to G8

French President Emmanuel Macron has agreed with U.S. President Donald Trump that Russia should be invited to the G7 conference in 2020, according to a senior administration official. A senior …

INF treaty becomes history

INF treaty becomes history

The United States is expected to officially withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty today, bringing an end to more than three decades of strategic stability amid calls to continue cooperating with Russia on arms control …

Trump imposes second set of Salisbury sanctions

Trump imposes second set of Salisbury sanctions

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an order to impose the second package of sanctions against Russia under the 2018 case of using of the nerve agent, Novichok, in Salisbury (the United Kingdom), Politico reported quoting two …

EU anti-Russia sanctions end on January 31?

EU anti-Russia sanctions end on January 31?

The decision of the Council of the European Union to extend anti-Russia economic sanctions takes effect today, according to documents published in the Official Journal of the European Union. "The decision will remain in place …

Theresa May announces her resignation

Theresa May announces her resignation

British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that she will resign as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7. In an emotional statement in Downing Street May said she had "done her best" to honour the …

 U.S. faces 'sanctions fatigue’?

U.S. faces 'sanctions fatigue’?

Republican Senator of Florida Marco Rubio admitted that U.S. Congress’s enthusiasm for additional sanctions against Russia is waning. "We face a little bit of sanctions fatigue around here these days. …

What's behind NATO's invitation to Brazil?

What's behind NATO's invitation to Brazil?

Brazil can be designated as a major non-NATO ally,or maybe a NATO ally, U.S. President Donald Trump said. Trump said he was strongly considering NATO membership for Brazil as he welcomed Brazilian President …

Brexit could be delayed

Brexit could be delayed

Brexit could be delayed until 2021 under plans being explored by the EU’s most senior officials, the Guardian reported. A lengthy extension of the negotiating period is gaining traction as the EU’s default position should …

Italy opposes punitive anti-Russian sanctions

Italy opposes punitive anti-Russian sanctions

Italy's Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi described the EU anti-Russian sanctions as transitional measure, which shouldn't become a permanent punitive instrument. "Our Constitution imposes an …

Will Russia leave Council of Europe in June?

Will Russia leave Council of Europe in June?

Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko said that Russia would decide on its membership in the Council of Europe in June next year, unless "PACE charter was not fundamentally changed" and "a …

France on verge of fuel revolution?

France on verge of fuel revolution?

Several dozen of Total gasoline stations had run dry as a more than two-week long protest over fuel tax hikes in France began to impact fuel reserves and distribution. A Total spokesman said "yellow vest" protesters were …

What should Putin and Trump discuss in Argentina?

What should Putin and Trump discuss in Argentina?

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the capital of Argentina at 5:30 p.m. Moscow time [14:30 GMT] on December 1. Slightly more than two …

Why may Austria need spy scandal involving Russia?

Why may Austria need spy scandal involving Russia?

Austrian intelligence services detained an Austrian colonel, who had allegedly been spying for Russia for 20 years, newspaper Kronen Zeitung reported today, citing the country's Ministry of Defense. Information emerged that an …

Does Merkel give up power?

Does Merkel give up power?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told leaders of her conservatives that she will not seek re-election as party chairwoman, senior party sources said, heralding the end of a 13-year era in which she has dominated European …

 Russia not to return to PACE

Russia not to return to PACE

Russia has no plans to return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) next year, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland said. Questioned about the chances of a Russian …

Kurz: there is no Europe without Russia's energy

Kurz: there is no Europe without Russia's energy

The energy supply of Europe cannot be imagined without Russia, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said. “When it comes to energy supply of Europe and Austria, it cannot be imagined without Russia, whether …