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Russia threatens to block Facebook

Facebook has until the end of 2018 to comply with Russia’s data storage law, or be banned like messenger service Telegram or professional networking website LinkedIn. Read more The law requires all social networks to move data on Russian users to Russia. Facebook is also obliged to remove all prohibited information, according to the head […]

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Russian internet watchdog launches procedure to block access to Telegram messenger

The Russian telecommunications watchdog has issued an order to internet providers restricting access to web resources used by Telegram messenger, which lost a court battle with the authorities over encryption. “The information on web resources used by the Telegram company was sent to internet service providers on Monday in order to restrict access to them,” […]

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US only Security Council member to block UN inquiry into Gaza violence

The US was the only UN Security Council member to reject a call by the 14 other countries to independently probe the Gaza clashes, in which dozens of Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli forces. Read more For the second week in a row, the US has vetoed a UN Security Council (UNSC) statement calling […]

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US senators urge Trump to block construction of Russian gas pipeline to Europe

A group of Republican and Democratic senators is urging the White House to use all options to block the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, aimed at delivering natural gas from Russia to Germany. Read more “We write to express our concern about the continuing development of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would […]

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UFO or block of ice? Baffling Google Earth image sparks alien claims (VIDEO, POLL)

A mysterious object spotted on Google Earth has ignited speculation that a UFO crash-landing site may have been snapped by satellite. The image shows a long shape in the middle of a remote, snowy island off the Antarctic coast. The strange sighting was shared by UFO spotter Secureteam10 on YouTube. The group points to satellite […]

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Russian Embassy ‘captures’ entire block in Washington, DC… in amazing world of fake news

Russia’s Embassy in Washington has been accused of taking over “an entire block” in a suspected “parking fraud” by a Twitter user. The unfounded allegations promptly became a “fact” when media outlets picked up the story. The controversy surrounding the parking spaces erupted earlier this week when a vigilant Twitter user notified Washington’s District Department […]

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Standoff on high seas: Turkish warships block Cypriot offshore drilling

Cyprus has accused Turkey of obstructing a drilling rig from reaching an exploration area in the east Mediterranean. The Italian energy firm Eni was set to undertake exploratory drilling for natural gas. Read more The Saipem 12000 drill ship was en route to an area south-east of Cyprus when it was stopped by Turkish warships […]

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