Putin hails increase of Russia’s arms sales abroad

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin said on 16 December that the country’s arms shipments increased to $13 billion in 2019, exceeding last year’s number by $2 billion. “Despite sanctions and unfair competition, Russia’s position in the global arms market is getting stronger,” Putin said at a meeting of the Russian Commission on military-technical cooperation with foreign […]

Fewer journalists killed this year, says report

The International Federation of Journalists said on 9 December that far fewer journalists are being killed this year compared to last year. The IFJ represents 600,000 media professionals from across the world. The group announced that 49 journalists have been killed so far this year, down from last year’s 95. This year’s countries with the […]