Russian Defense Minister calls for ‘symmetrical response’ to NATO activities near Western borders

Russian Defense Minister calls for ‘symmetrical response’ to NATO activities near Western borders

An increase in NATO activities forces Russia to undertake symmetrical measures to negate the emerging threats, Sergey Shoigu said at the outside session of the Defense Ministry’s collegium. The Russian minister noted that, in the first half of 2018, NATO conducted 13 large-scale military exercises involving over 40,000 servicemen and 2000 units of combat hardware […]

RAF F-35s to land in UK next week as MoD defense spend review looms

RAF F-35s to land in UK next week as MoD defense spend review looms

It’s been announced that the first of the RAF’s ‘undetectable’ F-35 Lightning II aircraft will arrive in the UK early next week. Questions remain over whether the MoD will go for a reduced buy of the fifth-generation warplane. According to reports, the first batch of four F-35s will touch down at RAF Marham in Norfolk […]

Defense Contractors Saw $10 Billion Stock Boost Following Syria Airstrikes

Defense Contractors Saw $10 Billion Stock Boost Following Syria Airstrikes

Since President Trump announced that he intended to bomb Syria, the stock values of some of the country’s top weapons manufacturers have soared, adding a collective $ 10 billion in market capitalization values over the course of just one week. With Trump delivering on his promise this weekend, the rally on Wall Street continues. A […]

Cosby defense lawyers hitting back hard against accusers

Cosby defense lawyers hitting back hard against accusers

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – Bill Cosby’s defense lawyers will continue grilling his accusers when his sexual assault trial resumes on Thursday following withering treatment of three so far that featured tears, confessions of drug use and charges of self-promotion. Actor and comedian, Bill Cosby, returns to the courtroom after lunch recess during the third day […]

Cosby attorneys to lay out comedian's sex-assault defense case

Cosby attorneys to lay out comedian's sex-assault defense case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – Bill Cosby’s defense lawyers on Tuesday were set to make their opening statements in his retrial on sex assault charges, a case that is expected to include testimony from a woman who claims his accuser had mused about profiting from allegations against a famous man. The 80-year-old entertainer, once best known […]

Cosby attorneys to lay out comedian's sex-assault defense case

Cosby attorneys to lay out comedian's sex-assault defense case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – Bill Cosby’s defense lawyers on Tuesday were set to make their opening statements in his retrial on sex assault charges, a case that is expected to include testimony from a woman who claims his accuser had mused about profiting from allegations against a famous man. The 80-year-old entertainer, once best known […]

In Defense of the Women’s Marches

In Defense of the Women’s Marches

How we assess the Women’s Marches speaks to who the left sees as its audience and how it engages them to advance the struggle.  Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. The massive outpouring of opposition to Donald Trump at this month’s Women’s Marches was […]

Jeff Sessions’ Russia Testimony Cited in Defense of Cop Who Killed Walter Scott

In a pre-sentencing memo obtained by CBS News on Monday, lawyers for Michael Slager—the former South Carolina police officer who pleaded guilty in May to federal charges of using excessive force and violating the civil rights of the late Walter Scott—invoke the testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who told congressional investigators he had poor […]