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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during the Business Russia forum in Moscow, Russia, in May 2015.

Russia has banned fake news, while also being one of the world’s prime exporters of fake news

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Monday that introduced hefty fines for spreading what the state deems to be inaccurate information.
Michael Cohen.

Mueller was investigating Michael Cohen’s emails for nearly a year before the FBI raided his home

Special counsel Robert Mueller obtained court-approved warrants to search Michael Cohen's emails in July 2017.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Prosecutor General's Office Board on Tuesday.

Vladimir Putin signed a restrictive new law that makes it illegal to insult government officials — including him

People who show "blatant disrespect" for the state, government, Russian flag, or the constitution can be fined up to 100,000 rubles ($1,550).
Roughneck Brian Waldner is covered in mud and oil while wrestling pipe on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota.

The US is set to become the world’s biggest oil exporter thanks to the fracking revolution

The US shale boom has made it one of the world's largest energy producers and potentially the largest oil exporter globally in five years.
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, above the coast English coast, March 14, 2019.

A big batch of B-52 bombers is flying into Europe amid heightened tensions with Russia

A large force of B-52 heavy long-range bombers, reportedly the largest in 16 years, is flying into Europe as tensions with Russia rise.
FILE PHOTO: FBI Director Mueller testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill

Trump tweets that ‘there should be no Mueller report’ after the House passed a resolution calling for the report to be public

While he has frequently decried Mueller's appointment, the tweet marked the first time Trump called for his findings to be kept from the public.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller.

The House just voted 420-0 to demand Robert Mueller’s final report be made public, setting up a showdown with Trump’s attorney general Wil...

The House voted to express "that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress."
Chinese President Xi Jinping

China just overtook the US in global leadership approval

Global sentiment toward US leadership is near a record low, while for China, it is rising, according to Gallup.
Images of RU Patent (11) 113562.

Russian patent shows plans for what looks like a ridiculous flying AK-47 assault rifle

The weapon appears a standard Kalashnikov rifle, with a standard banana-shaped magazine that extends conspicuously from the bottom of the airframe.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Pacific Ocean.

The US Navy and its partners are ‘under cyber siege’ from Chinese hackers and are hemorrhaging national security secrets

A internal Navy review reportedly says the situation is bad, but neither the service nor the Pentagon knows just how bad it actually is.