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Fri, 29 May 2020 01:03:07 +0000
The recent death of Minneapolis, Minnesota, resident George Floyd has sparked a nationwide conversation about police brutality, racism and justice within the US. When it comes to probing the acts of Minneapolis law enforcement, one expert tells Sputnik that investigators will encounter a number of roadblocks.

Fri, 29 May 2020 00:55:46 +0000
Everybody knows US President Donald Trump’s favorite soapbox: Twitter. In a shocking turn of events, Trump is now going against the social media platform via executive order.

Fri, 29 May 2020 00:51:38 +0000
Coleen Rowley, a former FBI special agent, told Sputnik Thursday that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) program must be reformed to work like traditional police investigations in order to protect citizens’ fourth amendment rights.

Fri, 29 May 2020 00:36:32 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The whole world would view mail-in voting in the United States as laughable if such means of voting is allowed, President Donald Trump told reporters.

Thu, 28 May 2020 23:52:23 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Militants from Al-Shabaab extremist group, which is affiliated with al-Qaeda*, have kidnapped and killed nine doctors in southern Somalia, media reported.

Thu, 28 May 2020 23:32:42 +0000
Protests, which became violent at some point, erupted in Minneapolis on Monday after a video of a black resident pinned to the ground by police went widely public.

Thu, 28 May 2020 23:19:07 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - French President Emmanuel Macron backed US President Donald Trump’s call for an in-person summit of G7 leaders in Washington or at Camp David to discuss the novel coronavirus crisis and steps needed to re-open the global economy, Trump said in a statement.

Thu, 28 May 2020 23:17:54 +0000
With the coronavirus pandemic having caused numerous governments throughout the world to enforce lockdowns, naturally, people have spent more time indoors than ever before over the past few months.

Thu, 28 May 2020 23:10:52 +0000
ANKARA (Sputnik) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the prayer to commemorate the 567th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople (currently, Istanbul) would be held in Hagia Sophia on Friday.

Thu, 28 May 2020 23:07:11 +0000
US Navy Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday is now reviewing recommendations made following the conclusion of an internal probe into the COVID-19 novel coronavirus outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) back in March.

Thu, 28 May 2020 22:44:50 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Armed Forces detected 21 foreign jets that were engaged in reconnaissance activities close to Russia’s airspace last week, the military’s official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda reported on Friday.

Thu, 28 May 2020 22:41:39 +0000
A US Medal of Honor recently sold at a German auction house despite attempts by US officials, including the National Medal of Honor Museum, to block the sale of the nation’s highest military honor.

Thu, 28 May 2020 22:34:53 +0000
The annual Boston Marathon is a marathon event that is held across several cities in greater Boston, eastern Massachusetts. Throughout the entirety of its history, the event has never been cancelled.

Thu, 28 May 2020 22:14:55 +0000
A Czech publisher has been widely criticized for producing a “Personalities of the Third Reich” calendar, which features dozens of prominent Nazi figures, including head of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party Adolf Hitler, leading member Heinrich Himmler and high-ranking police official Reinhard Heydrich.

Thu, 28 May 2020 22:07:26 +0000
Combined, the men have been the subject of more than a dozen civilian complaints, for which Chauvin has faced three verbal reprimands. The database confirmed that internal reviews of Chauvin and Thao’s use of force by the Minneapolis Police Department resulted in no disciplinary action each time.

Thu, 28 May 2020 21:51:10 +0000
The US Army said on Thursday it was sending a company-sized “advisory team” to Colombia after US President Donald Trump announced an expansion of counternarcotics operations in the region.

Thu, 28 May 2020 21:47:00 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham* terrorist group has attacked settlements in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev, the head of the Russian Defence Ministry's centre for Syrian reconciliation, said on Thursday.

Thu, 28 May 2020 21:16:30 +0000
Amid continued urban unrest in the state capital of Minneapolis, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz activated the state's national guard on Thursday afternoon.

Thu, 28 May 2020 21:15:48 +0000
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – The city of Aden in south Yemen has the world's highest mortality rate from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with 70 percent of its infected residents dying, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters on Thursday.

Thu, 28 May 2020 20:44:31 +0000
A Louisiana cop has been relieved of his duties following an internal investigation into various posts he made on social media that many have characterized as racist.

Thu, 28 May 2020 20:31:48 +0000
A senior Trump administration official told Sputnik on Thursday that the US will send 150 more ventilators to Russia next week to help the country in its fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.

Thu, 28 May 2020 20:30:43 +0000
ROME (Sputnik) - The number of active cases of the coronavirus in Italy has decreased to 47,986 with the toll of those infected having fallen by 2,980 over the past 24 hours, Italy's Civil Protection Department said on Thursday.

Thu, 28 May 2020 20:14:28 +0000
Two studies published this week suggest that asymptomatic COVID-19 infections may be even more prevalent than previously thought, thus highlighting the importance of practicing social distancing measures even when one feels healthy.

Thu, 28 May 2020 20:02:43 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The US announced the Artemis Accord on 15 May and asked countries to join the treaty to explore the Moon with a new framework, while opposing the 1979 Moon Agreement. The US claimed that the new agreement will ensure space activities will be conducted solely for peaceful purposes with transparency as a key principle.

Thu, 28 May 2020 19:56:53 +0000
US President Donald Trump says he is directing US Attorney General William Barr to work with states in an effort to enforce existing laws against so-called deceptive business practices of social media companies.

Thu, 28 May 2020 19:53:54 +0000
England’s coronavirus test and trace scheme has officially been launched on Thursday. Members of the public who had tested positive for the coronavirus will now receive messages asking for details about who they have recently been in contact with.

Thu, 28 May 2020 19:53:11 +0000
Protests are expected to continue in Minneapolis after an African American man died after a brutal arrest by a police officer in the street. US President Donald Trump has requested an investigation into the tragic incident, pledging that \"justice will be served\".

Thu, 28 May 2020 19:42:57 +0000
Everybody enjoys cooling off when the weather is hot, such as by having a cool drink or through a variety of revitalizing outdoor water activities. Animals also love to chill out during sweltering days, as a wild bear recently demonstrated.

Thu, 28 May 2020 19:38:20 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US State Department signed off on three proposed weapons sales to modernize Patriot missile defences in Kuwait in a package totaling more than $1.4 billion, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said on Thursday.

Thu, 28 May 2020 19:24:49 +0000
In an indictment unsealed on Thursday, the US Department of Justice accused 28 North Koreans and five Chinese nationals of laundering more than $2.5 billion through a network of shell companies to circumvent sanctions on Pyongyang and get funds in support of its nuclear program.

Thu, 28 May 2020 19:13:02 +0000
Videos of the suspected meteor's fall appear to suggest that it went down somewhere in the vicinity of the Armenian town of Hrazdan.

Thu, 28 May 2020 19:07:37 +0000
As the US braces for a possible second wave of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says military aid to address the disease may look different the second time around, because resources were underutilized during the initial outbreaks.

Thu, 28 May 2020 19:01:54 +0000
Newly released footage of the Monday night arrest of Minnesota resident George Floyd has offered additional insight into conduct exhibited by police on the scene prior to the fatal move that saw Floyd’s airway blocked for several minutes by an officer.

Thu, 28 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000
In a recent test of concept, the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) rolled a pallet of munitions out the back of an MC-130J Commando II, proving the cargo plane can be turned into a “weapons truck” for mass deployment of missiles and bombs.

Thu, 28 May 2020 18:58:48 +0000
The vessels were delivered as tensions continue to escalate in the Persian Gulf, where the US carried out live-fire drills last week under the pretext of ‘boosting regional security’. Before that, Washington asked Tehran to stop sending small gunboats to “harass” America’s warships, and threatened to blow the boats out of the water.

Thu, 28 May 2020 18:57:07 +0000
Terry Bush, a man who hanged an effigy of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear on a tree outside the Kentucky State Capitol, has been fired from his job at an auto dealer.

Thu, 28 May 2020 18:49:51 +0000
Business leaders in the United Kingdom are growing increasingly frustrated with the government's reluctance to reopen sectors of the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. As analysts warn of a looming recession, the travel industry has announced its opposition to a two-week mandatory quarantine for all arrivals from abroad.

Thu, 28 May 2020 18:44:54 +0000
Faxon is a part of of a five-tanker flotilla sent by Iran to ferry a cargo of gasoline and refining components to Venezuela.

Thu, 28 May 2020 18:23:49 +0000
US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order pertaining to social media on Thursday.

Thu, 28 May 2020 18:21:46 +0000
With a finely pointed beak, the peculiarly shaped fragment is specific to a group of pterosaurs called ‘tapejarids’, commonly found in China and Brazil. Tapejarids were unique in that they had no teeth, but tiny holes which held minute sensory organs for detecting food.

Thu, 28 May 2020 18:20:23 +0000
ATHENS (Sputnik) - Recent claims made by US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt that Russian President Vladimir Putin had a role to play in recent tensions between Greece and Turkey are \"absurd,\" the Russian Embassy in Athens said on Thursday.

Thu, 28 May 2020 18:03:31 +0000
Russia’s foreign ministry announced Thursday that it could not rule out that the US might withdraw from the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, while stressing that the document is one of the most significant and important treaties related to nuclear deterrence and non-proliferation in existence.

Thu, 28 May 2020 18:03:17 +0000
The genetic make-up of residents of the Land of Canaan that are widely cited in ancient biblical texts was not extensively studied before, but new research has shed some light on the origin of this pre-Israelite community.

Thu, 28 May 2020 18:00:51 +0000
After two months of suspension due to the threat posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it seems that teams in the English Premier League have taken a step closer to getting back on the pitch.

Thu, 28 May 2020 18:00:24 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Air Force Warfare Center in the state of Nevada plans to start construction of a prototype 5G mobile phone network beginning in July, with plans to have the system up and running by January 2021, the Defense Department said in a press release on Thursday.

Thu, 28 May 2020 17:28:36 +0000
Demonstrations against police brutality have erupted in the US city of Minneapolis after African American George Floyd died after being pinned to the ground for five minutes by a police officer who pressed his knee onto the man's neck. President Trump said he ordered an investigation into the incident which he described as \"sad and tragic\".

Thu, 28 May 2020 17:27:55 +0000
The bite marks the researchers examined appear to suggest that carnivorous dinosaurs were likely scavenging the already-decomposing corpses of their kin for scraps rather then slaughtering their own.

Thu, 28 May 2020 17:05:33 +0000
Earlier this week, US President Donald Trump said he requested the federal investigations into the \"tragic death\" of 46-year-old Minneapolis resident George Floyd, who died after a police officer had refused to remove his knee from his neck.

Thu, 28 May 2020 16:46:02 +0000
The Bank of England froze an estimated $1.2 billion worth of Venezuelan gold in its vaults last year, after London joined other US allies in recognizing self-proclaimed ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido as the Latin American nation’s ruler. The haul is just part of the tens of billions of dollars in Venezuelan assets frozen in banks abroad.

Thu, 28 May 2020 16:26:45 +0000
While the UK has formally left the European Union, it still remains adherent to the bloc's laws and regulations until the end of December. The two sides remain in talks over a deal which will establish the future trading relationship between them.

Thu, 28 May 2020 16:26:20 +0000
The eastern Syrian provinces of al-Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor remain a major source of tensions between Damascus and Washington amid the ongoing tense standoff between Syrian forces, local civilians and US troops and their allies.

Thu, 28 May 2020 16:23:00 +0000
The researchers postulate that the \"bubbles\" in question could've formed during a million year-long process which began with a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy emitting jets of ionized matter.

Thu, 28 May 2020 16:03:26 +0000
The US Space Force has launched a series of classes aimed at training army personnel in \"warfighting\" to maintain military hegemony, the US Space Force announced this week.

Thu, 28 May 2020 16:03:08 +0000
The conditions in the West Bank and Gaza are not ripe for the eruption of violent protests, says a Gaza-based expert, especially given the threat of COVID-19. But as the date for the sovereignty vote nears, Palestinians are likely to respond to Tel Aviv's plans with lone wolf attacks and demonstrations.

Thu, 28 May 2020 16:01:54 +0000
The new security legislation for Hong Kong has made it a crime for citizens to undermine Beijing’s authority in the territory. It could also see China installing its own security agencies in the region for the first time.

Thu, 28 May 2020 16:00:00 +0000
Choosing a name for your pet can be quite challenging but if you manage to be creative in it, be prepared to receive much praise on social media for naming your dog or cat the way you did.

Thu, 28 May 2020 15:59:45 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian economy was slowing down even before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country. From a high of over 8 percent in 2018, India’s growth fell to 4.7 percent during October-December 2019. In Jan-March 2020, Covid-19 dashed all hope of a recovery.

Thu, 28 May 2020 15:39:28 +0000
Will the Real Slim Shady please pick up? No, he won't – but he will keep you updated on upcoming events and try to sell tickets and merch directly through your DMs.

Thu, 28 May 2020 15:23:46 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow is publishing all data on mortality and not hiding anything, the Russian capital's mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, said Thursday.

Thu, 28 May 2020 15:09:48 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): US President Donald Trump, on Wednesday, took to Twitter to inform India and China about Washington's readiness to mediate their border stand-off which erupted in the first week of May over infrastructure development works in the Ladakh region.

Thu, 28 May 2020 14:50:18 +0000
Several hundred Israeli websites were systematically hacked last week as hackers from across the Middle East marked Quds Day, a day of protest of Israel’s ‘occupation’ of Jerusalem. Before that, Israeli and Iranian hackers engaged in back-and-forth hack attacks on one another’s infrastructure, targeting port and utilities facilities.

Thu, 28 May 2020 14:44:29 +0000
Can tornados really emerge underwater, close to the seabed? Apparently they can, according to explorers from a recent remote expedition near Australia’s barrier reef who came across an unusual phenomenon, sparking questions about the origin of this spectacular sighting.

Thu, 28 May 2020 14:39:22 +0000
LONDON (Sputnik) - The lawyers of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continue to request his release on bail at a London court due to the high risks of contracting the coronavirus disease at the prison in which he is being held.

Thu, 28 May 2020 14:38:57 +0000
The US may join an international group aiming to advise governments and companies on artificial intelligence (AI) as a challenger to China's technological rise amid Washington's trade war, a top US official said in reports.

Thu, 28 May 2020 14:29:19 +0000
Speaking to a group of German diplomats on 25 May, EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell reiterated a call for the 27-nation bloc to work towards adopting a more independent stance towards China, forecasting the arrival of “an Asian century”, with the COVID-19 pandemic increasing the \"pressure to choose sides\".

Thu, 28 May 2020 14:27:23 +0000
As many countries come out of lockdown residents are returning to old spaces that now feel unfamiliar. Dr Tony Matthews, a Senior Lecturer in Urban & Environmental Planning at Griffith University Australia, looks at how coronavirus has changed our cities, public facilities and institutions.

Thu, 28 May 2020 14:22:17 +0000
The Washington Post has reported, citing sources, that the US Administration is discussing the possibility of the US conducting its first nuclear test since 1992.

Thu, 28 May 2020 14:15:34 +0000
Biden's campaign staff reportedly insisted that the senator was referring to the so called “Delaware Day” which marks the date when the state ratified the Federal Constitution.

Thu, 28 May 2020 14:07:00 +0000
The Trump administration and top US security officials are mulling over a first nuclear test in over two decades, The Washington Post reported on 22 May citing sources familiar with the issue. International observers have explained what may be behind the move and what consequences it may have.

Thu, 28 May 2020 13:57:53 +0000
On Thursday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov reiterated that Russia’s attitude toward US sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project remains unchanged, and that Moscow considers any restrictions to be a manifestation of unfair competition and a violation of international law.

Thu, 28 May 2020 13:31:37 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and China say they are using diplomatic channels to deflate border tension but the heavy movement of troops and vehicles suggest otherwise. The Asian giants have been in a conflict over infrastructure development near the Line of Actual Control.

Thu, 28 May 2020 13:30:55 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): As India grapples with stalled economic activities due to the lockdown, India's main opposition party Congress has been highlighting the distress faced by marginalised sections of society.

Thu, 28 May 2020 13:18:56 +0000
American billionaire president Donald Trump also once owned the defunct airline Trump Shuttle, which he sold in less than five years after failing to make a profit on the business. However, he was still happy to give out advice about operating similar enterprises.

Thu, 28 May 2020 13:14:59 +0000
House Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg has been urging that politicians set an example for citizens and physically return to Westminster as they ask the public to go back to work and education amid a loosening of national lockdown measures.

Thu, 28 May 2020 13:07:42 +0000
Los Angeles-style riots engulfed Minneapolis this week after the death of an unarmed black man in police custody. The four police officers involved in the detention have been fired, but the man's family and the city mayor have called for charges to be brought against the officer who kneeled on the man's neck before he lost consciousness.

Thu, 28 May 2020 13:06:20 +0000
Police on Wednesday searched addresses linked to several Bolsonaro allies and supporters as part of an investigation into a network that allegedly spread fake social media news against Brazil's Supreme Court.

Thu, 28 May 2020 12:59:00 +0000
British political strategist and PM Johnson's chief adviser Dominic Cummings has come under the bipartisan fire over breaking COVID-19 quarantine. British political observers have weighed up how the adviser's controversial move may backfire on the prime minister and the UK Conservative Party.

Thu, 28 May 2020 12:55:47 +0000
The South Korean Ministry of Unification reportedly announced that it was the first known occasion for the “Kim family myth” to be debunked in such a manner.

Thu, 28 May 2020 12:53:59 +0000
Three major airlines have announced plans to slash 30 percent of its workers over fears that post-COVID-19 recovery efforts may take longer than expected, it was reported this week. The news follows profit warnings issued from two key British carriers in April, who plan to cut up to 15,000 jobs.

Thu, 28 May 2020 12:53:02 +0000
President Trump's discontent with social media platforms comes after Twitter flagged one of his posts for allegedly containing factually incorrect information. The president responded by threatening to slap major social networks with new regulations or even shut them down entirely.

Thu, 28 May 2020 12:23:40 +0000
The coronavirus pandemic has hastened a strategic shift the company was already making – moving away from the high street as more and more sales and customer inquiries were taking place online or over the phone.

Thu, 28 May 2020 12:19:21 +0000
The meeting, organised by the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, will focus on financial solutions to the global emergency posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Thu, 28 May 2020 12:17:26 +0000
Earlier this week, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Britain to \"move on\" from the controversy surrounding his chief advisor Dominic Cummings, who has been facing criticism for breaching the government's own coronavirus lockdown regulations.

Thu, 28 May 2020 12:14:36 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and China are in a border stand-off following Beijing’s objection over infrastructure development by New Delhi near the loosely demarcated 4,000 km Line of Actual Control. Troops from both sides were involved in a physical altercation, which led to injuries on both sides.

Thu, 28 May 2020 12:11:53 +0000
The US has already provided the country some $1.5 billion in ‘security assistance’ over the past five years, including everything from patrol vehicles and fast boats to radar systems, Javelin anti-tank missiles, and training support.

Thu, 28 May 2020 12:08:20 +0000
Earlier in the day, Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida announced the decision to close the plant as part of the company's restructuring plan.

Thu, 28 May 2020 12:07:21 +0000
Currently, migrants that have no recourse to public funds (NRPF) status from the Home Office are not eligible for most state benefits, which includes Universal Credit, employment support allowance, housing benefit and help with council tax payments.

Thu, 28 May 2020 11:56:17 +0000
A wave of bankruptcies has hit the aviation industry as airlines suspended entire routes and grounded most of their fleets because of worldwide travel bans. Here's who hasn't managed to wait out the storm.

Thu, 28 May 2020 11:48:52 +0000
Over 14,000 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN's) were issued by police in England and Wales between 27 March and 11 May, for alleged violations of COVID-19 lockdown rules. People can be prosecuted if they don't pay the FPNs and there is already evidence that some people have been unlawfully fined.

Thu, 28 May 2020 11:45:39 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): A Pakistani International Airlines Airbus A320 passenger jet crashed on 22 May in the southern city of Karachi, roughly a kilometre short of the airport runway, killing 97 of the 99 people on board.

Thu, 28 May 2020 11:42:34 +0000
Former Disney star and recently-acclaimed porn movie director Bella Thorne will soon hit the screens with her role in the television series Paradise City, which the actress says is going to be even more intimate than initially thought.

Thu, 28 May 2020 11:40:00 +0000
TEHRAN (Sputnik) - Iran is capable of supplying itself with nuclear fuel even without Russia's assistance, Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) spokesman, Behruz Kamalvandi, said on Thursday.

Thu, 28 May 2020 11:28:54 +0000
The unidentified flying object was reportedly recorded flying over the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the centralised and highly-fortified air defence and early warning facility near Colorado Springs designed to warn the Pentagon and the White House in the event of an imminent aerial or nuclear attack against North America.

Thu, 28 May 2020 11:19:44 +0000
Earlier in May, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Germany still hasn't presented any evidence that Russia was involved in the 2015 hacking of emails from computers in the Bundestag.

Thu, 28 May 2020 11:01:13 +0000
The US lawmakers argued that TikTok's alleged disregard for the consent decree in question might affect the way other websites adhere to settlements made with the Federal Trade Commission.

Thu, 28 May 2020 11:00:00 +0000
Cats are known for their wayward character and, unlike dogs, are less willing to indulge the foolishness of their owners, preferring to offer their attention when it suits them.

Thu, 28 May 2020 10:57:37 +0000
On 6 May Facebook revealed the first 20 members of its Oversight Board, an independent body entrusted with the final say over certain content moderation decisions for the world’s largest social media platform, the creation of which was announced in November 2018, to avoid accusations of bias over removing content deemed problematic

Thu, 28 May 2020 10:56:42 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Hindus started the construction of a temple dedicated to Lord Ram at Ayodhya on Tuesday at a spot believed to be his birth place, after India’s apex court settled one of the longest court battles in history.

Thu, 28 May 2020 10:49:33 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - More than 159,000 excess deaths coinciding with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have been reported in 24 European countries since early March, Hans Kluge, the WHO regional director for Europe, said on Thursday.

Thu, 28 May 2020 10:45:38 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Agricultural experts in India have pointed out that warding off a locust invasion requires cooperation among countries and there is very little that farmers can do about it. That said, people are still coming up with various methods to keep them at bay.

Thu, 28 May 2020 10:36:24 +0000
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has appointed a team of specialists from the government to implement a plan of gas distribution in the country and review the price for imported fuel in the domestic market, which has been one of the lowest in the world due to government subsidies.

Thu, 28 May 2020 10:12:58 +0000
The government announced that stricter lockdowns could be imposed in some regions of the country in the coming months to tackle regional flare-ups of the coronavirus, with the National Health Service’s test, track and trace system set to expand beginning June 1.

Thu, 28 May 2020 09:59:09 +0000
Earlier in the day, China's parliament overwhelmingly passed a resolution to draft a law on national security in Hong Kong.

Thu, 28 May 2020 09:57:18 +0000
What could be justice for George Floyd? It would have to start with aggressive reform to our entire economic and police systems.

Thu, 28 May 2020 09:56:56 +0000
On this episode of The Critical Hour, Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Dr. Emmit Riley, assistant professor of Africana studies at DePauw University.

Thu, 28 May 2020 09:55:19 +0000
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Sputnik news analysts Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek.

Thu, 28 May 2020 09:54:21 +0000
Protesters shut down Minneapolis after police killing; Activists demand no arms sales to Philippines; US deports COVID-positive Haitians

Thu, 28 May 2020 09:53:48 +0000
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon & Lee Stranahan talked with guests about the history of Ukraine and the consequences of COVID-19 on Americans and around the world

Thu, 28 May 2020 09:53:32 +0000
In December 2019, the US included sanctions against companies, involved in the project, in its 2020 defence budget. The Nord Stream 2 operator has stated that it treats such threats as discrimination against European companies.

Thu, 28 May 2020 09:50:55 +0000
A recent book by royal author Tom Quinn has already revealed some shocking details about the life of Britain’s most influential family – including the nicknames given to Meghan Markle upon her arrival at Kensington Palace; but it also opened up about the identity of one politician the Queen lost her heart to.

Thu, 28 May 2020 09:37:01 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow hopes that judges in the Netherlands will pay attention to the drawbacks of the probe into the deadly crash of the MH17 flight in eastern Ukraine — including the failure to properly study Ukraine's role — and order additional inspections.

Thu, 28 May 2020 09:35:35 +0000
The former senior royals have recently moved to Los Angeles following a departure from their official duties in late March. They are now determined to live a “financially independent” life, but it’s not clear so far how the couple will finance their extensive security needs.

Thu, 28 May 2020 09:11:16 +0000
In March 2020, the US State Department offered a series of rewards for information on five top officials in the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, including $15 million for Maduro himself, claiming he was the leader of a cocaine trafficking group involving senior politicians and Venezuelan military and judiciary members.

Thu, 28 May 2020 08:58:16 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistani Actress Uzma Khan has become the latest victim of a leaked video on a social media platform. The controversy escalated on Wednesday when a video purportedly showed a woman accusing Uzma of having extramarital affair with her husband, Usman.

Thu, 28 May 2020 08:45:54 +0000
The company was forced to ground its entire fleet on 30 March a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and governments' attempts to tackle it. The commercial flights are expected to restart on 15 June.

Thu, 28 May 2020 08:28:05 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called for a self-reliant India and remarked, “Time has taught us that we must make the Local as a mantra of our life.” While announcing a special economic package for Coronavirus-hit economy, Modi said the package would serve as an important link in the self-reliant India campaign.

Thu, 28 May 2020 08:14:15 +0000
The potentially explosive book does not implicate Clinton in any of Epstein's wrongdoings, but suggests a closer connection between the two that previously thought. A spokesperson for Clinton called the revelations \"a total lie\".

Thu, 28 May 2020 07:53:45 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s northeastern states have been hit by an African swine fever outbreak which has resulted in the death of over 15,000 pigs. The impact of the disease is increasing day by day. So far, over 17,000 pigs have died due to the African fever, Indian officials have said.

Thu, 28 May 2020 07:44:31 +0000
A glass bead, an axe, an arrowhead and some bones were found under a house during renovation, leaving archaeologists baffled.

Thu, 28 May 2020 07:20:17 +0000
Earlier, Ryanair announced that it intends to challenge in court the \"illegal\" state rescue package for Lufthansa airline, after it had preliminarily secured a $9.8 billion bailout deal with the German government to help it rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic-related slump.

Thu, 28 May 2020 07:18:50 +0000
In May 2019, the US government blacklisted Huawei over its suspected connections to Chinese intelligence and has been pushing other countries to refrain from using Huawei’s equipment when adopting 5G network technology.

Thu, 28 May 2020 07:15:30 +0000
Protests have erupted in Hong Kong in recent days over two controversial bills, which are being reviewed by the Chinese parliament. One of the bills seeks to outlaw secessionism in the territory, while the other stipulates hefty fines or jail terms for those ridiculing China's anthem.

Thu, 28 May 2020 07:06:00 +0000
Donald Trump notified the major social media platforms on Wednesday that he would \"strongly regulate\" or \"close them down\" if they proceed with \"totally\" silencing conservative voices. US political commentators have looked into the apparent ramping up of political bias by Big Tech as the November election day nears.

Thu, 28 May 2020 06:43:01 +0000
A spat erupted between Twitter and Donald Trump, one of the platform's most prolific users, after Twitter said that two of his posts could be misleading. The President accused the social media giant of harbouring an anti-conservative bias, a sentiment that was fuelled by unearthed anti-Trump tweets from Twitter's head of site integrity.

Thu, 28 May 2020 06:32:59 +0000
A new authority tasked with boosting society's “overall resilience within the psychological defence” should be established, according to investigator Anders Danielsson. In his own words, this aims to “safeguard the formation of opinions” and “parry undue influence and other misleading information”.

Thu, 28 May 2020 06:27:06 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Leading Democrats in the US House of Representatives have pulled a vote to reauthorize three surveillance programs, which the Federal Bureau of Investigation views as a vital tool in defending against terrorism, after President Donald Trump urged lawmakers to oppose the bill.

Thu, 28 May 2020 06:24:10 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Capacities of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline have not been booked for Thursday, and the flow of Russian gas to Germany is suspended again, according to German and Polish gas transport operators.

Thu, 28 May 2020 06:20:01 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Previously, several Hindu organisations in the country and political parties have touted the consumption of cow urine and cow dung as an effective precaution or even remedy for coronavirus. However, there is lack of empirical evidence to support the idea.

Thu, 28 May 2020 06:05:20 +0000
TOKYO (Sputnik) - An ongoing study in northern Japan to find a suitable site for the deployment of a US-made Aegis Ashore ground-based missile system has been delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus disease outbreak, the NHK broadcaster reported on Thursday citing a source involved in the investigation.

Thu, 28 May 2020 05:57:27 +0000
On Wednesday UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Britain to \"move on\" from the controversy surrounding his chief advisor Dominic Cummings, who is accused of violating the government's own social distancing guidelines and breaking coronavirus lockdown regulations.

Thu, 28 May 2020 05:54:25 +0000
Recently, 1,694 mental health patients were mistakenly discharged from support facilities during the pandemic in north Wales, according to the BBC.

Thu, 28 May 2020 05:22:32 +0000
Following the sale of a decommissioned naval base, nuclear-powered allied submarines will call in at a municipal port in Arctic Norway, contrary to the wishes of locals.

Thu, 28 May 2020 05:22:07 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): In February 2019, the Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed carried out one of the deadliest attacks in recent memory in Pulwama, in Indian Kashmir. A suicide bomber drove a vehicle packed with an IED into a convoy of 78 buses carrying Indian paramilitary police and killed at least 40 soldiers.

Thu, 28 May 2020 04:30:00 +0000
Golden retrievers were once bred to retrieve water fowl for British hunters, and still enjoy a relaxing swim. And how can you blame them for this? Especially when it's hot!

Thu, 28 May 2020 04:07:02 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The UK Embassy in North Korea has been temporarily closed with all staff members having left the country amid the coronavirus-linked restrictions introduced by Pyongyang, UK Ambassador to North Korea Colin Crooks said on Thursday.

Thu, 28 May 2020 04:00:44 +0000
Eilish has been known for her love of oversized clothes that do not expose her body to the public, explaining she would not like to be sexualised.

Thu, 28 May 2020 03:48:52 +0000
For a few seconds I thought I’d pressed the wrong button on the remote and tuned into UKGold instead of the BBC Parliament channel. Worzel Gummidge appeared to be on my screen but instead of a walking, talking and annoying scarecrow it was actually the elected Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson.

Thu, 28 May 2020 03:32:36 +0000
The process drew more attention after the US Department of Justice (DOJ) released a previously classified list of Obama-era officials who sought information about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Thu, 28 May 2020 02:22:38 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump threatened to immediately veto a bill to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) program if the House of Representatives passes it tonight.

Thu, 28 May 2020 01:47:51 +0000
On Wall Street, stocks also saw gains as investors were driven by optimism about the US economy gradually opening up from the COVID-19 lockdown.

Thu, 28 May 2020 01:42:50 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Economic losses resulting from the blockade of Libyan ports used by the National Oil Corporation (NOC) have reached about $5 billion, the NOC reports.

Thu, 28 May 2020 01:07:13 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow is concerned about attempts to defame the World Health Organization (WHO), it is necessary to improve its activities instead of destroying the body, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:52:08 +0000
The first three of five Iranian gasoline tankers have arrived in Venezuela, representing a deepening solidarity between two countries that both face crippling US sanctions, an Iranian US expert told Radio Sputnik Wednesday. He compared it to the pivotal 1956 Suez crisis, which exposed the extent of Franco-British imperial decline.

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:31:38 +0000
Beloved Russian national hockey star and longtime captain of the Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin has a new family addition - a son.

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:18:37 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States will ship 150 more ventilators to Russia on Saturday to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Vyaire Medical Company representative Patrick O'Connor said.

Thu, 28 May 2020 00:03:00 +0000
Zuckerberg's remarks come as President Trump is set to sign an Executive Order concerning social media companies after Twitter placed \"fact-checks\" on a couple of his tweets.

Wed, 27 May 2020 23:48:11 +0000
The production was halted for four months following two deadly crashes in less than five months, which killed all 346 people on board, with software programming problems being identified as the primary cause.

Wed, 27 May 2020 23:44:53 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Militants of the \"Al-Islamad-Turkestani\"* group were behind a bomb attack on a Turkish patrol in the Idlib de-escalation zone, in which one Turkish soldier was killed, Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev, head of the Russian Centre for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, said at a briefing.

Wed, 27 May 2020 23:42:20 +0000
TORONTO (Sputnik) - A joint US-Canadian recovery team has located the remains of Canadian crew members and a piece of the fuselage from a military helicopter lost in the Ionian Sea, Canada's Department of National Defence said in a statement.

Wed, 27 May 2020 23:42:08 +0000
An agreement has been reached by the air forces of Germany, Spain and France regarding performance standards for a collection of 10 possible system architectures under the Next-Generation Weapon System (NGWS), according to a recent military statement from Berlin.

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