RT contributor Graham Phillips is among four people taken hostage by Ukrainian troops, ANNA news agency reports. He has been missing since he went to Donetsk airport with other freelance journalists who were reporting on firefights on Tuesday.
Ukraine continues to concoct ‘evidence’ a Russian air defense system brought down Flight MH17. Ukraine’s secret service published as ‘proof’ month–old photos of a Ukrainian BUK-M missile system, claiming it is Russian.
The Anonymous hacker group urged hackers to renew attacks on Israeli-based internet resources on Friday – after earlier breaches of the Defense Ministry website, Tel Aviv police, and leaks of log-in details allegedly belonging to government officials.
The 30,000 residents of Yumen in China have been cut off from the rest of the country to prevent the potential spread of bubonic plague. Lockdown was declared in the city after a man died of the disease and 151 people have been put in quarantine.
An increasing number of businesses are opting out of staying virtually connected and are reverting back to old technologies to avoid being spied on. The move has led to a surge in typewriter sales in Germany.
Moscow will respond to NATO’s expansion towards Russia’s borders, President Vladimir Putin said at the emergency Security Council meeting in Moscow. Here are his key quotes on Russia’s defense, Western sanctions, and violence in eastern Ukraine.
British journalists who publish politically motivated content could be labeled terrorists if UK authorities deem the material to be a threat to public safety, according to Britain’s counter-terrorism watchdog.
Evidence from social media and “common sense” indicate Ukrainian militia shot down the Malaysian Airlines plane, the State Department says. The US also cites its own intelligence which it has refrained from revealing to the public.
A spokesman for the OSCE mission monitoring the Malaysian Boeing 777 crash site told RT that international experts had problems getting to it safely through the warzone, but that their access to the site itself has been fairly well organized.