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Russia warns US of possible military response

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov warned his American counterparts on Monday that some form of military response to the US stationing advanced weapons in Europe could be possible in the future. He insisted that if NATO proceeds toward the deployment of new capabilities in weaponry, “which are being developed …

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Kazakh president vows ‘tough’ response to violent protests

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has vowed a strong response to violence seen during ongoing nationwide protests on Wednesday. Tokayev added he has assumed the post of the head of the country’s Security Council. “As the head of state and from now on as the chief of the Security Council, I …

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Putin hints at Russian response if West rejects security deal

That’s according to Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking in an interview aired on Sunday by national television.  This month, Moscow called on the US and NATO to sign treaties banning further expansion of the military bloc. Russian officials have repeatedly said they see US-dominated bases and other infrastructure, inside the …

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Finland & Sweden in NATO would trigger response – Russia

The persistent attempts by NATO to “draw those countries into the orbit of its interests and opportunistic policies” haven’t gone unnoticed by Russia, Maria Zakharova, the ministry’s spokeswoman, said. “It’s quite obvious that Finland and Sweden joining NATO … would have serious military and political consequences that would require an …

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US develops tool to predict China’s response

According to Reuters, the tool looks at previous actions which have impacted relations between the two countries, and uses that data to calculate ‘strategic friction’ and predict which actions in the near future could also lead to a negative response. The Biden administration’s deputy secretary of defense, Kathleen Hicks, was …

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Boris Johnson reveals UK’s response to Omicron strain of Covid

Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Johnson announced that, based on what is known so far, the recently discovered new coronavirus strain appears to be more contagious than existing variants, and “can be spread between people who are double-vaccinated”. As such, Johnson announced a raft of new “targeted and precautionary measures” to …

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‘Super mutant’ Covid strain triggers emergency response

The global health body’s technical head on Covid-19, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, announced the upcoming meeting on Thursday during a live-streamed Q&A session, saying experts would gather Friday to talk about the new strain, dubbed B.1.1.529, which has now been detected in South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong. “Our technical …

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