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Sat, 27 Feb 2021 09:45:30 +0000
In October 2011, then-US President Barack Obama proclaimed that \"the tide of war is receding\" and that all American forces would leave Iraq before the end of that year.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 09:17:44 +0000
In late January, Boris Johnson said the \"endless talk\" about a possible second Scottish referendum is completely irrelevant to a majority of people in the UK.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 08:46:39 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - On Saturday, Moscow vaccinated the first volunteers participating in the clinical trials of Sputnik Light, a single-dose version of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, Moscow Deputy Mayor Anastasia Rakova said.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 08:39:17 +0000
Reports say the couple will spill the beans about their decision to quit royal life and move to the United States when they sit down for an interview with iconic talk show host Oprah Winfrey. The interview will be aired on 7 March on CBS.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 08:25:18 +0000
This is the second instance of a liquified petroleum gas cylinder burst causing a fire in Delhi in the past month. Two LPG cylinders earlier burst in a guest house causing panic in a residential area.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 08:19:07 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Ksenia Shakalova - A meeting is expected soon between Afghan and Russian health officials to discuss the supplies of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar told Sputnik in an interview.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0000
Authorities in Britain have reported increased activity from criminals using the COVID-19 vaccine to target the public into handing over cash or financial details. Individual scams range from \"pay for jab\" requests to some fraudsters even advertising spare vaccines on the dark web.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 07:25:49 +0000
YEREVAN (Sputnik) - Armenian opposition activists spent a second consecutive night in tents in front of the parliament building in Yerevan, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Saturday.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 07:23:09 +0000
Under Boris Johnson's \"Road Map\", the earliest paying spectators will be able to return to watch live professional sports events is 17th May, but why do we have to wait that long?

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 07:19:48 +0000
The development comes as the United Kingdom and the European Union attempt to settle their differences over the Northern Ireland Protocol, which reignited the controversial issue of Irish unity and threatened to torpedo the Brexit agreement.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 07:09:23 +0000
The legislation extends a federal bonus to unemployment benefits through August, elevating the amount to $400 per week. It also provides more aid to small businesses and allocates $75 billion for COVID-19 vaccinations and treatments.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 06:30:39 +0000
The country's Central Pollution Control Board came up with an innovative Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index in 2009 that acts as a tool for comprehensive environmental assessment. It maps the pollution level of an industrial cluster on a scale of 1-100.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 06:01:36 +0000
ASHGABAT (Sputnik) – Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has proposed a list of names for children who will be born on 25 May the 140th anniversary of the national capital of Ashgabat, the state-run newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan reported on Saturday.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 05:57:31 +0000
The Indian parliament is expected to consider a bill prohibiting all private cryptocurrencies and allowing an official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India. In 2018, the Reserve Bank of India had curbed the use of and trade in virtual currencies, including Bitcoin, which was later revoked by the Supreme Court in March 2020.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 05:52:29 +0000
The photos from the surface of Mars captured a giant crater that could have hosted an ancient river delta more than 3.5 billion years ago.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 05:32:33 +0000
The US Border Patrol is grappling with a flow of illegal immigrants in Texas that emerged after President Joe Biden reversed Donald Trump's migration policy.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 05:01:12 +0000
The Biden administration has repeatedly called upon New Delhi to defend the farmers' right to protest in the face of reports that the government has been cracking down on farmer leaders and civil society activists backing the ongoing agitation against three new agricultural laws.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 04:31:39 +0000
The 6 January Capitol siege in Washington caused even more individuals to take a stand against now ex-President Donald Trump as many of his political opponents would like to see him barred from the political arena.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 04:30:00 +0000
If you watch a very small child trying to walk or climb you may be impressed by how persistent he or she is. The same holds true for puppies.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 03:44:26 +0000
Facebook recently lifted a short-lived restriction for Australian users accessing news content on the social media site, following tensions between the company and Canberra. The Morrison government proposed new legislation that seeks to create more even-handed negotiations between large internet firms and news providers online,

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 03:41:27 +0000
Considered to be the most expensive aircraft in the history of aviation, the B-2 is touted by the United States military as a multi-role bomber capable of firing both conventional and nuclear weapons.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 03:11:26 +0000
The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia’s military actions against the Houthis in Yemen has made ties between the US and the kingdom problematic. The recently revealed intelligence report blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Khashoggi’s murder has become a testing ground for relations between Washington and Riyadh.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 03:04:40 +0000
The dramatic story of Lady Gaga's two French bulldogs being stolen from her dog walker after the latter was shot in the chest has rocked the internet in recent days. The singer, who is currently in Rome, offered a $500,000 reward for the return of her dogs.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 01:41:19 +0000
Earlier on Friday, an alleged 16-year-old posted a Twitter thread, entitled \"my situation with James Charles,\" in which the user alleged that the popular social media influencer and beauty blogger, James Charles, had sent unsolicited, lewd photos and requested \"hot\" photos in return.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 01:29:37 +0000
Earlier this week, reports surfaced detailing the grisly dognapping of Lady Gaga’s two French bulldogs - Koji and Gustav - which also saw her friend and dog-walker Ryan Fischer critically wounded after being shot in the chest. The pair of suspects remain at-large.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:58:18 +0000
Studies by NASA and other researchers have found that warming ocean temperatures are responsible for melting more of the ice in polar ice shelves than are calving events, when pieces break off to become icebergs.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:46:00 +0000
TORONTO (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy in Canada denounced as \"clear interference\" in Russia’s internal affairs the refusal by Ottawa to recognize the country's sovereignty over Crimea.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:45:57 +0000
Impossible Foods, a competitor to fellow California plant-based meat substitute company Beyond Meat, and Burger King introduced the 'Impossible Whopper' in August 2019, giving vegetarians more options at the fast-food joint. Now, additional chain restaurants are exploring the addition of their own signature plant-based menu options.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:39:09 +0000
The US President Joe Biden administration received criticism from activists and Democratic members of Congress for reopening a migrant child facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas on Monday in order to house 700 minors.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:35:22 +0000
The Biden Administration launched seven precision-guided missiles at facilities in eastern Syria on Thursday, later explaining the strike was in retaliation for at least three rocket attacks against Iraqi installations that house American forces and contractors. The Pentagon recently indicated the intended targets were “Iranian-backed militia.”

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:33:39 +0000
Earlier on Friday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released an intelligence report accusing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of approving the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:11:20 +0000
JUAREZ (Sputnik) - Several groups of asylum-seeking migrants were deported or turned away at the Paso Del Norte International Bridge between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 00:00:08 +0000
TORONTO (Sputnik) - Canada will review the US intelligence report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey but wants to see a full Saudi Arabian inquiry into the assassination, Foreign Minister Marc Garneau said.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 23:54:53 +0000
On Thursday, according to United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), a British ship was hit by an explosion in the Gulf of Oman, with reports later alleging that it was an Israeli vessel sailing from Saudi Arabia to Singapore under a Bahamian flag.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 23:51:59 +0000
NEW YORK (Sputnik) - Stocks on Wall Street fell broadly for the week, with technology index Nasdaq posting its worst weekly loss in four months, as players slashed risk and took profit on overpriced companies.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 23:49:19 +0000
The US carried out an airstrike against Iran-backed militias in Syria on Thursday, marking the first military action taken by the US President Joe Biden’s administration thus far. According to the Pentagon, the strike destroyed “multiple facilities.”

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 23:42:09 +0000
On today’s episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan and co-host John Kiriakou discussed current events, including President Biden ordering missile strikes in Syria, and a declassified report on Jamal Khashoggi killing released.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 23:41:40 +0000
After a slew of fake and satirical candidates appeared in the 2016 US elections, including candidates named Deez Nuts, Harambe, and Queen Elsa Ice, the Federal Election Commission regulatory agency clamped down, removing unverified names from its listing and threatening legal action.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 23:36:57 +0000
Because of its small size and high dependency on advanced technology, the US Space Force is perhaps better positioned than any branch of the US military to become a cash-cow for private industry.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 22:57:41 +0000
Biden launches deadly strike on Syria; Outraged Texans plan ERCOT protest after deadly mismanagement; Attacks on China grow as Olympics near.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 22:56:47 +0000
An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is an age-old technology that both TVs and smartphones use to offer individuals top-notch picture quality. However, a group of researchers recently determined that the matter can also be used for other, more vital purposes.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 22:51:31 +0000
According to Johns Hopkins University, the coronavirus death toll in the US has surpassed 508,000. The total number of confirmed cases currently stands at more than 28 million.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 22:32:56 +0000
The United States conducted airstrikes in Syria against what it believed were \"Iranian-backed militia\" on Thursday, with the Pentagon saying that it was a response to recent rocket attacks against US military assets in Iraq.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 22:09:33 +0000
The US Food and Drug Administration has already authorized the emergency use of two COVID-19 vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer. Both vaccines use mRNA technology, a relatively new type of treatment that works by providing instructions to healthy cells to generate antibodies for a certain virus or bacterium.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 22:01:00 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Securities and Exchange Commission, regulator of the US stock market, announced on Friday that it has suspended trading in 15 companies that engaged in questionable trading and social media activity.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 21:48:32 +0000
Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicked off Friday with a slew of speeches from Republican heavyweights like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, Jr. Former US President Donald Trump is slated to close out the conference on Sunday with a highly-anticipated address.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 21:48:00 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - World Health Organization (WHO) experts are investigating possible links between COVID-19 and a wet market in China's Wuhan, different from the one initially blamed for being the virus' origin, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 21:40:00 +0000
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The Russian Permanent Mission to the United Nations said the Security Council unanimously adopted on Friday a resolution calling for a ceasefire in conflict areas to provide safe distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 21:32:00 +0000
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein on Saturday will visit Iran to discuss the situation in the region and the effort to prevent rising tensions, the country's foreign ministry said Friday.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 21:14:00 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States believes it properly notified Russia ahead of its airstrikes in Syria without compromising the security of the mission, Defense Department spokesperson John Kirby responded on Friday to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s criticism of the US short-term warning regarding the attack.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 21:11:54 +0000
“Eyes in the sky” airborne radar systems are expected to be some of the first targets in a shooting war between major powers, and the preeminence of American systems has led Russia and China to develop long-range anti-radiation missiles dubbed “AWACS killers.”

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 20:59:57 +0000
A US intelligence report blaming Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for ordering the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) earlier on Friday.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 20:31:32 +0000
The Conservative Police Action Conference (CPAC) is an annual event hosted by the American Conservative Union and attended by a variety of elected officials from across the nation. This year’s event will likely serve as an opportunity for 2024 hopefuls looking to appeal and gain support from party members.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 20:13:32 +0000
US President Joe Biden has been increasing the pressure on the Saudi kingdom and its royal family over human rights issues and the death of Jamal Khashoggi. On the 2020 campaign trail, Biden vowed to make Riyadh a \"pariah\" unless they changed their policies. Middle East experts discuss Washington's new strategy toward the kingdom.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 20:12:18 +0000
The Yemen Houthi movement, also known as Ansar Allah, doesn't cease its attacks on civil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia as active hostilities have continued in Yemen, suffering from civil conflict. Houthis refuse to be subject to the current government, led by president-in-exile Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who is backed by Saudi-led military coalition.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 19:55:14 +0000
On Friday, a US intelligence report accusing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of ordering the operation to \"capture or kill\" journalist Jamal Khashoggi was declassified by the Biden administration.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 19:37:33 +0000
During the alleged UFO sighting, the aircraft pilot radioed about a cylindrical object that he said was flying above his plane.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 19:15:23 +0000
On Thursday, the US conducted airstrikes in Syria, launching seven precision-guided rockets. The missiles hit multiple facilities that were said to have been used by military groups reportedly backed by Iran. The attack was described by the Pentagon as a \"proportionate military response\" to the previous recent strikes aimed at US personnel in Iraq.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 19:02:11 +0000
India has stepped up its commitment in Chabahar Port after the victory of Joe Biden, who has indicated that America is willing to re-enter the nuclear deal with Iran. New Delhi's engagement in Chabahar, which offers it a connection with Afghanistan and beyond, was adversely affected because of former US President Donald Trump's sanctions on Tehran.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 19:01:31 +0000
Earlier in the day, US intelligence released a report on the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, accusing the kingdom's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, of being involved in the murder.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:40:19 +0000
The Trump administration introduced its campaign of \"maximum pressure\" against Iran in 2018 after withdrawing from Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear agreement, hitting Tehran with crushing banking and energy sanctions and trying to bring the country’s energy exports – the lifeblood of the Islamic Republic’s economy, down “to zero.”

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:18:58 +0000
Demands for Republican Ted Cruz to resign had been made following the Texas senator being spotted going on holiday to Mexico as his state faces a weather crisis.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:16:32 +0000
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, though echoing Washington-driven unproved allegations that China’s telecom giant Huawei was a security threat for ostensibly sharing confidential data with Beijing’s Communist government, announced in January that the firm would not be barred from 5G network auctions slated for June.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:11:51 +0000
While the report alleges that Mohammed bin Salman \"broadly supported using violent measures if necessary to silence\" Khashoggi, Riyadh has repeatedly denied the royal family's involvement in the journalist's killing, branding it a \"rogue operation\".

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:10:11 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States informed Russia through the deconfliction channel about Thursday's airstrike in eastern Syria that targeted Iran-backed militia groups, Defence Department spokesperson John Kirby said in an interview on Friday.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:00:00 +0000
There is hardly a person in the world who hasn't heard \"I Will Always Love You\" - a song originally written and recorded by Dolly Parton in 1974 but which gained international fame after it was performed by Whitney Houston as a soundtrack for the 1992 romantic thriller, The Bodyguard.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 17:46:38 +0000
Washington also says that its future actions will be aimed at 'de-escalating tensions' in the region.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 17:37:39 +0000
The company is also reportedly expected to sell other sizeable diamonds – 190.7 carat and 136.2 carat – as well as a number of smaller gems, during the auction.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 17:23:42 +0000
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Iraqi Ministry of Defence denied on Friday having provided intelligence to the United States before its airstrike in eastern Syria, as it was claimed by US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 17:00:00 +0000
In the wake of George Floyd’s death and after protests that trashed American cities, there has been a major debate on cutting the police budget and abolishing some structures. The recent developments in Georgia, where the local House of Representatives allowed the police budget to be cut by no more than 5 percent, was rebuked by Democrats.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:54:39 +0000
The problem with the verification of Hillary Clinton’s claim reportedly stems from an inability to verify the correspondence between her and NASA.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:31:01 +0000
Venezuela already has a cryptocurrency, the Petro, which it launched in 2018, but its current status as a viable alternative currency is unknown.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:27:54 +0000
The original account from nearly three hundred years ago reportedly mentions a “Black Pyramid” located “almost on a diagonal line” with the other three” Great Pyramids.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:21:50 +0000
Shamima Begum is not coming back to the UK! This is brilliant news. Let’s hope that this decision by the Supreme Court sends a clear message to all wannabe traitors that there will be no way back to the UK if you join our enemies.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:15:11 +0000
The US forces Japan has 84 bases across the country and is headquartered at Yokota Air Base, which is about 30 km west of central Tokyo.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:11:38 +0000
Earlier this month, Pakistani Instagram influencer, Dananeer Mobeen, became a overnight internet sensation when she posted a video of a little road-side dance “party” with her friends. In the clip, Dananeer deliberately pronounced “party” as “pawrii” – in a made up accent and the video went viral on Instagram.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:11:17 +0000
Twitter bosses are bidding on higher profits with a now-tested feature that would allow its users to earn money for exclusive content – something platforms such as Patreon and OnlyFans are known for.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:00:00 +0000
On Thursday night, the US carried out airstrikes against \"Iran-backed\" militia in eastern Syria, claiming that they were conducted in response to recent attacks on US forces in Iraq.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:57:30 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Myanmar's military has relocated deposed State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi from the place where she was kept under house arrest to an unknown location six days ago, Myanmar Now reported on Friday, citing sources.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:54:25 +0000
British hairdressers are closed under the UK's coronavirus restrictions. However, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is known for his shaggy blond locks, was offered an opportunity to get his hair cut early by a trainee barber.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:43:00 +0000
Amid continuing ‘sanction’ pressure from Washington targeting the almost-completed Russian-Western European Nord Stream 2 energy project, speculation has been rife over whether Berlin has broached the volatile subject with the new US administration of President Joe Biden.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:30:12 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The first Russian candidate for New York Mayor Vitaly Filipchenko said that his top campaign priorities include fixing roads and building affordable housing.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:07:51 +0000
The new standard is expected to be implemented over the coming months by the relevant regulatory bodies in the telecommunications, manufacturing, and health sectors.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:06:42 +0000
MINSK (Sputnik) - Belarus plans to launch industrial production of Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V in late March, Health Minister Dmitry Pinevich said on Friday.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:05:40 +0000
Online users say that Facebook can no longer adopt the “apologies, we did not know” act in the face of criticism of its integrity policies.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:00:00 +0000
The US Supreme Court's refusal to consider the changes to Pennsylvania election rules is \"inexplicable\", argued Justice Clarence Thomas earlier this week. Why does the court remain mute on the sensitive constitutional issues?

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:57:25 +0000
Joe Biden’s campaign promise to get the US back into the Iran nuclear deal has yet to bear fruit, with Washington demanding that Tehran reduce its enrichment activities first. In the meantime, media reports suggest that Israel – the Middle East’s only alleged nuclear weapons state, is engaged in major construction at its Dimona research facility.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:53:23 +0000
The Lantern Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the first month in the lunisolar calendar and traditionally marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:35:40 +0000
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - The Argentinian government announced on Friday that it will be manufacturing Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine following a deal signed between the representative of Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute and Argentina's pharmaceutical company Laboratorios Richmond and India's Hetero Labs Limited.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:32:06 +0000
The sharp criticisms come after Downing Street's phase 2 vaccine rollout plans did not include provisions to administer COVID-19 jabs to police officers as frontline workers.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:25:03 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Joe Biden said on Friday that Washington would never recognise Crimea’s decision to rejoin Russia.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:24:40 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Syria condemns in the strongest terms the recent US airstrike on areas near the Iraqi border describing the move as a \"cowardly\" act, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday, adding that such actions will result in the escalation of tensions in the region.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:23:40 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia is ready to cooperate on creation and implementation of a global COVID-19 immunization plan as proposed by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Friday.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:18:01 +0000
Cabarceno Natural Park is a well-known nature reserve in Spain’s Cantabria autonomous community that hosts one hundred species from five continents, some of them co-existing together in large enclosures.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:07:52 +0000
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock is expected to deliver a speech during a press conference on national vaccination and immunisation later on Friday.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:06:09 +0000
One of the authors of the study pointed out that, with the data currently available, it is impossible to confirm the presence of life on Mars.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:05:38 +0000
Despite the profit challenges, the chief executive of the British aerospace firm told investors he was excited about bringing on new talent to the leadership team and new investments for the company.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:04:19 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former Moldovan President Igor Dodon said on Friday that the country registered Sputnik V, a Russian vaccine against COVID-19.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:00:55 +0000
Begum was reported to have planned a return to Britain before her citizenship was revoked in 2019. Following the death of her three child, she remains in the Roj refugee camp in Syria's Al-Hasakeh Governorate.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 13:50:18 +0000
On Thursday night, the US launched the first Syria attack of the Biden presidency, targeting what the Pentagon claimed were the bases of “Iranian-backed” Iraqi forces in the eastern part of the country. Syrian media called the strikes an act of “aggression.” Moscow pressed the US to show “unconditional respect” for Syria’s sovereignty.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 13:15:22 +0000
It looks like President Joe Biden is backsliding on earlier promises to return the United States to the nuclear deal with Iran and other world powers. Which raises the question: who is pulling Biden’s strings?

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 13:10:53 +0000
The reasons for their deaths remain unknown but ecologists believe the birds may have been poisoned or starved to death.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:57:52 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - China's crude oil reserves have consistently risen to over 100 days worth of net imports, pushing the limits of stockpiles and making it challenging to find new reservoirs, confidential sources told Bloomberg on Friday.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:56:41 +0000
Famed TV chef Gordon Ramsay is known for his foul-mouthed outbursts and temper – the 54-year-old often resorts to slurs during his Hell's Kitchen show.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:53:01 +0000
Launched in early 2009, the blockchain-based cryptocurrency is now considered the world's biggest by market capitalisation and the amount of data stored on its blockchain.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:46:24 +0000
The incident occurred at 20:40 GMT on Thursday, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said without providing further details.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:43:15 +0000
With the first Harry and Meghan ‘tell-all’ interview with Oprah Winfrey expected to air on CBS on 7 March, the Duke of Sussex took a wild bus ride with TV host and mate James Corden around his new home town LA to talk on camera about Megxit and other things.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:42:07 +0000
According to Chinese media, the documents involve internal bank papers related to fraud allegations in business between Huawei and Skycom Tech from December 2012 to April 2015. The news comes amid a major diplomatic row between Ottawa and Beijing over citizens detained in respective nations.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:37:19 +0000
For years Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon were close allies - she backed him for the leadership of the Scottish National Party in 1990 and he urged her run for Parliament when she was 21. But the pair fell out big time and have reportedly not spoken since July 2018.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:35:15 +0000
Last year, former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond was acquitted of all counts of attempted rape, and sexual and indecent assault and he had sought a retrial as there was mishandling during the investigation.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:27:58 +0000
Earlier, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives accused the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) of being “out of touch” with ordinary Scots after its national executive committee allocated £600,000 for a second independence referendum.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:00:00 +0000
Pet owners will be familiar with the situation: as soon as you get home they expect to be fed and they will not stop pestering you - if they're cats they just carry on miaowing - until you dish up a bit of their preferred snack.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 11:53:11 +0000
On 25 February members of the European Council spoke about the recent developments linked to the coronavirus pandemic, while Thursday’s meeting will primarily focus on the bloc’s partnership with NATO and cybersecurity.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 11:42:35 +0000
The UK government announced that the investment for local projects in England would also be issued to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. However, the ruling Conservative Party has stipulated that control of the finances will remain in Westminster.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 11:34:43 +0000
The book’s author also acknowledged other factors that negatively affect both male and female fertility, such as rising obesity levels and smoking.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 11:29:58 +0000
The first phase of disengagement after an intense 9-month border stand-off was completed in the contested Pangong Tso on 19 February. The military commanders of the Indian army and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have held their 10th round of meetings to disengage at other friction points along the Line of Actual Control.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 11:26:28 +0000
During its first month in office, the Biden administration did not reverse its predecessor's policy of keeping troops deployed in northeastern Syria to \"keep the oil\". On Thursday, the White House approved airstrikes against the bases of Baghdad-allied Iraqi militia groups in eastern Syria following attacks on US and coalition forces in Iraq.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 11:19:38 +0000
In the 1990s Forest Green Rovers were a tiny football club based in a quaint English village. But then in 2009 they were taken over by Dale Vince, a former New Age traveller who became a successful businessman and renewable energy entrepreneur.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 11:16:54 +0000
Media Commentator and Ex-Fleet Street Editor, Paul Connew, is Jon Gaunt’s guest on Shooting from the Lip. He has just co-written a book called \"The Pandemic: A year of Mistakes?\"

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 11:02:04 +0000
Tehran’s hopes that the new administration in Washington would live up to Joe Biden’s campaign pledge to get the US back into the nuclear deal have slowly soured over the past month. The White House now says its return to the deal hinges on Iran scaling back uranium enrichment activities. Tehran says no deal unless US sanctions are scrapped first.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:58:51 +0000
John Boehner and Ted Cruz have had their share of standoffs, with the former House Speaker memorably calling the Texas Senator a “jack**s” after he “instigated” a government shutdown in 2013 in a botched attempt to get rid of Obamacare, President Barack Obama’s landmark health-care law.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:49:24 +0000
Recently, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel would “do everything” to prevent Tehran from getting hold of nuclear weapons.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:47:28 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - In a Friday interview with the Financial Times, South Korean Unification Minister Lee In-young urged for a review of the efficacy of sanctions on North Korea and warned that they can trigger a worsening of the humanitarian crisis in the country.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:42:06 +0000
LONDON (Sputnik) - The UK police forces must explain the disproportionate use of police powers such as stop and search and use of force on black and other ethnic minorities or risk losing the trust of the communities, an independent government body said on Friday.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 09:55:55 +0000
Shamima Begum was 15 when she travelled to Syria with two other teenage friends, and married a member of Daesh*. In 2019 the Home Secretary stripped her of her citizenship, a decision her lawyers have sought to challenge.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 09:47:14 +0000
On Thursday night, the Pentagon confirmed reports that it had carried out strikes against \"Iran-backed\" militia assets in eastern Syria, and claimed that the strikes were conducted in response to recent attacks on US forces in Iraq. President Joe Biden is said to have personally ordered the strikes.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 09:46:12 +0000
The dog walker for Lady Gaga’s three pets was shot in the chest on Wednesday night; two of the singer’s French bulldogs – Koji and Gustavo, were stolen by the attackers. The ‘Bad Romance’ hitmaker is now reportedly offering $500,000 for the return of her beloved animals.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 09:33:54 +0000
The tweet comes a day after hundreds of workers in another Canadian intelligence and security agency went on strike over wages.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 09:22:27 +0000
Direct payments, state and local government aid and pandemic jobless-benefit boosts are incorporated in President Joe Biden’s fiscal stimulus package, worth $1.92 trillion, that was approved by the House Budget Committee on Monday.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 09:13:55 +0000
While the police had warned that grooming activity tends to intensify in times of crises, the Prosecutor's Office said it is so far impossible to say whether the spike is linked to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 09:00:47 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Militants have abducted more than 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria’s northwestern Zamfara state, media reported on Friday.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0000
Before the votes were fully counted in Ecuador's latest elections, one candidate received a phone call from the US embassy assuring him that he would be in the second round. Fidel Narvaez, a Ecuadorian diplomat, tells Sputnik that this is only part of what appears to be a concerted effort to undermine the election results.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 07:57:59 +0000
After a record-breaking rise to $58,354 over the weekend, the price of the world’s most traded cryptocurrency has been dramatically losing its value as U. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen weighed in on the cryptocurrency’s recent rally.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 07:57:25 +0000
Earlier, the coalition said that it had intercepted and destroyed another explosive-laden drone launched towards the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 07:39:27 +0000
The immigration policies of ex-US President Donald Trump were a common target among critics on the left – especially his ‘family separation policy’ and the conditions of kids in migrant centres. Now President Joe Biden has re-opened one of them.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 07:23:33 +0000
Embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been in the crosshairs, as along with an ongoing scandal over his office's alleged cover-up of the true coronavirus death toll at nursing homes across the state, a former aide is accusing him of sexually harassing her during her tenure in his office.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 07:16:00 +0000
Indian stocks fell sharply on Friday, reflecting their Asian peers, after the US 10-year bond yield climbed to 1.614 percent, the highest in a year. The Indian government will also release third quarter data regarding the related gross domestic product on Friday evening, which will provide a sense of the scope of the recovery in the Indian economy.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 07:15:37 +0000
Armenia's Prime Minister Pashinyan earlier led a demonstration through the city to rally support for his government, condemning the actions of the opposition and later urging all of the country's political factions to enter a dialogue.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 07:14:01 +0000
Rahul Krishna, known to his friends as Nandu, was reportedly stabbed to death in Kerala's Alappuzha district earlier this week. A member of the Hindu Nationalist Organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Krishna died before reaching hospital after a fight broke out between members of RSS and rival Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI).

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 07:03:05 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia condemns Washington's airstrike on eastern Syria and sees it as an unacceptable violation of the international law, a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik on Friday.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 06:48:15 +0000
The project, that's expected to be completed in 2023, is designed to supply the energy-hungry Strip with electricity, effectively putting an end to the never-ending power cuts that disrupt Gazans' lives and put their health at risk.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 06:36:11 +0000
On Thursday night, Maharashtra's Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that an SUV containing some gelatin sticks was found meters away from industrialist Mukesh Ambani's home in Mumbai. He further revealed that the city's crime branch is handling the case.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 06:34:38 +0000
Earlier, the US launched an airstrike against \"Iran-backed\" militia assets on Syrian territory.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 06:15:12 +0000
At the same time, Norway's National Institute of Public Health is now looking at whether people who already had COVID-19 get good enough protection after only one dose of the vaccine in order to increase the number of available doses amid market scarcity and speed up the vaccination process.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 06:08:59 +0000
On 3 March the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will deliver the Spring Budget in the House of Commons, aimed to focus on “the next stage” of the COVID-19 while looking further ahead to secure the post-lockdown economic recovery and fix the public finances.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 06:06:13 +0000
The losses were reportedly triggered by falling share prices in Hong Kong along with other Asian markets, while there is also concern about US Treasury yields surging past 1.6%, which could lead to volatile markets.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 05:51:26 +0000
Earlier, rock icon Bruce Springsteen was arrested and given three citations for driving under the influence, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 05:48:24 +0000
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has urged his fellow EU countries to build more vaccine factories that can provide citizens with vaccines, as she warned that the coronavirus is here to stay.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 05:39:33 +0000
On 18 February 2021, Imaad Zuberi, a Pakistani-American venture capitalist and political fundraiser, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for falsifying records to conceal his work as a foreign agent while lobbying top-level American government officials and former presidential candidates, among other charges.

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 05:00:33 +0000
TOKYO (Sputnik) – The Japanese car manufacturer of Toyota has delayed the opening ceremony and the launch of a new plant in Myanmar over the recent military coup in the country, Japan's media reported on Friday.

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