By Thaiza Vitória, 15-year-old Brazilian handball player and member of the 'One Win Leads to Another' programme in Rio de Janeiro and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Both of them carried the Olympic Torch on the day of the opening ceremony of the Rio Games. We share the burning hope of a world where gender equality is the norm.
How politicized are the complaints about shortcomings in the Olympic Village and the doping scandal surrounding Russian athletes? Is Rio safe for all or are there places one should not go? What impressions will foreign visitors take home from Brazil? The Olympic Games in Rio will be special as this is the first time South America hosts the Olympics
Representatives of a previously unknown Syrian group stated that they had at their disposal five bodies that allegedly belong to the pilots of the Russian Mi-8 helicopter that had been downed above Syria on August 1. The group also demonstrated the documents that allegedly identify the crew of the downed helicopter
The controversy over Russian athletes has taken the Olympics to a new low. The Olympics seem to be completely devoid of any sportsman spirit and have become open and naked pursuit of greed, arrogance and political maneuvering. Capitalism has completely robbed the Olympics of its original spirit. Instead, they have become a show of greed, jealousy
In Obama's account, Washington is defeating ISIL in Iraq, but Russia and Assad are defeating the Syrian people in Syria. Obama denounced Russia and the Syrian government-but not ISIL-as barbaric. The message was clear: Washington still intends to overthrow Assad and turn Syria into another Libya and another Iraq
In 2010, this column carried a piece written by the Venezuelan historian and writer Luis Britto Garcia, about the real intentions of Hillary Clinton and NATO, against the Russian Federation. Reading back over her messages released on Wikileaks, we can conclude that a vote for Clinton is a vote for the military-industrial complex and a world war.
Denis Pushilin, Chairman of the Donetsk People's Republic claimed that unless Ukrainian authorities implement at least three first articles of the Minsk Protocol, combat acts will be restored in Donbass.
Donald Trump says that the results of the US presidential election will be rigged. There are reasons for him to think so. The US Constitution starts with "We the people", but these people are deprived of their primary right - the right to vote. It is the election law that makes a country a democracy
Gui Congyou, head of the Department of European-Central Asian Affairs at the Chinese Foreign Ministry, claimed that President of Russia Vladimir Putin will be the main guest in the Chinese city of Hangzhou during G20 summit.
The choice of the name of the largest NATO military exercises in 2016 - "Anaconda" - was not incidental. The name reflects the plan of the West to stir up protest sentiments in Russia and decrease the popularity of the sitting administration. The Western Anaconda will try to strangle Russia further in September. How can Russia kill the snake?
The speechwriter allegedly assigned to Mrs. Trump was no literary light. She was not a best-selling novelist. She was not an intellectual pillar. She was not a clever or insightful columnist. On the contrary, she is a non-fiction ghostwriter and former ballerina who holds a basic degree in English Literature