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Tue, 15 Jun 2021 19:17:06 +0000
England skipper Harry Kane is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in football. The Tottenham Hotspur forward is also known for his technique, ball control, creativity, and passing. His ability to control the flow of his side's offensive play is world-class, making him one of the most prolific goal scorers in Premier League history.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 19:09:43 +0000
The threats came after Berg missed an open goal during a match with Spain.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 19:07:44 +0000
Until recently, the Iranian Navy and the elite Revolutionary Guard Navy have limited their operations to the protection of the country’s coastlines, with occasional deployments taking place in the Red Sea, the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 19:00:37 +0000
Speaking about Ma’s recent pursuits, Tsai reportedly mentioned that he's “taken up painting as a hobby.”

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 18:28:37 +0000
Last week, the Amazon CEO announced that he would be travelling to space aboard his private space company Blue Origin’s first manned flight together with his brother and the mystery winner of an auction for the remaining seat on 20 July. The announcement has already sparked an endless cycle of memes and jokes interspersed with the odd well-wish.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 18:18:52 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Joe Biden asked the leaders of the NATO member states for advice ahead of his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and vowed to coordinate with them the arms control agenda, a senior Biden administration official told reporters on Tuesday.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 18:12:59 +0000
On 4 May, India’s Department of Telecoms (DoT) gave the green light to telecom firms to begin trials of 5G. The country, which has more than 700 million internet users, has been waiting for super-fast fifth generation mobile network since last year which is when trials were originally scheduled. The pandemic, however, put the kybosh on all that.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 18:07:36 +0000
BEIRUT (Sputnik) - Villagers in Syria's northeastern province Al Hasakah have blocked the passage of a column of the US military and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), forcing it to turn back, the state SANA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:52:57 +0000
The temple dedicated to Lord Rama is set be built in India’s Uttar Pradesh state but people are calling foul play.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:51:12 +0000
LONDON (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed in a televised briefing on Monday that \"Freedom Day\" in England would not go ahead as planned on June 21, and though to many it was no surprise given the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the news hit the already struggling entertainment and events industries like a bucket of cold water.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:50:18 +0000
The new mutation of the Delta variant of COVID-19 called 'Delta Plus' neutralises the use of monoclonal antibodies.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:45:42 +0000
The striker set the new record by scoring his 10th goal in the tournament since 2004.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:25:32 +0000
President Biden’s Pentagon has continued its predecessors’ policy of conducting \"freedom of navigation\" operations in maritime territories claimed by Beijing despite repeated warnings by the Chinese for the US to mind its own business. The FONOPs are just one component in a larger US pressure campaign against the People’s Republic.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:18:56 +0000
Punjab is slated to hold assembly elections in 2022 – the political dynamic has changed since the last assembly election in the state five years ago when the biggest regional party, Shiromani Akali Dal, was in an alliance with the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP).

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:07:31 +0000
‘The World Islands’, a bizarrely shaped archipelago of artificial lands set to imitate our planet’s map, was launched as a project just off the coast of Dubai in 2003 and is soon to be halted because the project has fallen into financial difficulties.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:38:25 +0000
The Turkish president himself described the meeting with his US counterpart as “productive and sincere.”

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:31:50 +0000
Last month, a young couple from southern India's Tamil Nadu state booked a whole plane to celebrate their marriage mid-air in the presence of family and friends.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:31:31 +0000
On 29 January, a blast of \"very low intensity\" took place near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi. According to the police, no one was injured in the explosion, though a few vehicles were damaged.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:22:00 +0000
Joe Biden's $40 trillion Build Back Better World (B3W) does not appear to be a threat or challenge to China's comprehensive Belt and Road (B&R) plan, say international observers, suggesting that if G7 is really concerned about the well-being of third-world countries struck by COVID, it could team up with China rather than pushing a zero-sum game.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:11:54 +0000
Last month, senior Biden administration officials dug up Trump-era theories about SARS-CoV-2 being a manmade virus which escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Earlier this year, after carrying out a fact-finding mission to Wuhan, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the lab leak theory was “extremely unlikely.”

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:59:11 +0000
There's unease in India about the ongoing troop disengagement process with China at the Ladakh border, as both nations seek to end the year-long military standoff. According to reports in Indian media, Beijing told Delhi in April that it should be \"happy\" with what's been achieved and seek no more concessions.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:50:42 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Israeli Health Ministry on Tuesday said that it is cancelling the requirement to wear masks indoors as a preventative measure against the coronavirus.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:48:09 +0000
Alien enthusiasts love looking through NASA photos in an attempt to find some proof of extra-terrestrial life – or, at any rate, that it formerly existed – on other planets. Some claim that they have been rather successful…

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:36:02 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Justice Department (DOJ) asked the Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentence originally handed down to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a brief filed with the court by the DOJ on Monday revealed.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:24:59 +0000
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (Sputnik) - The wife of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a 20-year sentence in the United States, said that she hoped Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden would agree to a prisoner swap during the upcoming summit.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:21:23 +0000
DOHA (Sputnik) - The Arab countries called on the United Nations Security Council to convene a special meeting to discuss the issues around the Renaissance Dam that is bring built by Ethiopia, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (LAS), Ahmed Aboul Gheit, said on Tuesda

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:01:11 +0000
A flag-waving procession, led by right-wing activists, is taking place just two days after new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett took office.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:01:06 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The upcoming meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden will last for some five hours but without a joint meal, a senior administration official told reporters, according to a White House pool reporter.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:00:34 +0000
While throughout winter and spring the French Alps are shrouded in pristine white snow, the arrival of summer is increasingly prompting the slopes to take on a rosy hue that has been dubbed by some as “watermelon snow\" or \"glacier blood.\"

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:00:25 +0000
Earlier, a well-preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor was discovered near Verona at a villa believed to date back to the 3rd century AD, prompting a team from Verona's Superintendency of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape to resume digging after the site had been left abandoned for decades.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:58:58 +0000
Crushing US sanctions have restricted Iran’s ability to import medical supplies, including foreign-made vaccines against the coronavirus. This spring, President Rouhani blasted the US for “blocking” the implementation of an international vaccine agreement which would have provided Tehran with millions of vaccine doses.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:49:13 +0000
India has witnessed an unprecedented spike in fuel prices under the Narendra Modi government, with 43 raises so far in 2021.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:47:12 +0000
With an 80-metre diameter, the asteroid was allegedly comparable to the object that caused the infamous Tunguska event – a massive explosion that rocked Siberia back in 1908.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:25:57 +0000
The American president has touched down in Switzerland after both Russia and the US admitted that the present relations between the two superpowers are at a low point.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:08:08 +0000
Israel swears in Naftali Bennet as prime minister as America struggles with diminishing support for Israel.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:01:42 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Four people were killed and four more injured in a shooting triggered by an argument in a residence on Chicago’s South Side, CNN reported on Tuesday.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:52:18 +0000
In February 2012, two Italian marines were accused of killing two fishermen off the coast of India’s Kerala. At the time, the Kerala High Court ruled in favour of prosecuting the accused in the state but the Italian marines successfully challenged the decision in the Supreme Court.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:33:40 +0000
As the US and allied troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the Taliban is regaining the positions it once held, even establishing an administrative set-up to govern the territories under its control. More than 70 percent of Afghanistan is already under Taliban control, even as fighting between insurgents and Kabul's forces rages in other parts.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:32:42 +0000
While some social media users compared the shape seen in the image to a fictional spacecraft, there were also those who offered more mundane explanations.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:32:06 +0000
On the night of March 10, 1987 private investigator Daniel Morgan, 37, was axed to death in the car park of the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham, south east London. There have been five investigations but nobody has ever been convicted of the crime.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:29:56 +0000
The former president continues to maintain that the 2020 presidential election was rigged against him, and that Democratic operatives and their allies in key swing states used a combination of mail-in ballots, rigged voting machines, and other illegal means to rob him of victory. His allegations have not stood up in any US court to date.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:25:21 +0000
Former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan says he lost his long-term job at ITV after failing to apologise for calling Meghan Markle a “liar” over her attacks on the royal family during the Sussexes' scandalous Oprah Winfrey interview.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:25:00 +0000
Vienna has been hosting talks over the lifting of sanctions and the return of Tehran and Washington to the JCPOA, or Iran Nuclear Deal. After assuming office in January, US President Joe Biden had signalled that a revival of the nuclear containment agreement with the Islamic Republic was possible after Donald Trump ditched the deal in 2018.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:11:31 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Ekaterina Chukaeva - Cooperation in space has become a subject of growing interest in Russia and Tunisia after the launch of the first Tunisian satellite on board Russian carrier rocket Soyuz this year, Tunisian Ambassador Tarak Ben Salem said.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 12:46:41 +0000
The Technology Development Board, part of the Department of Science and Technology, has taken a lead in providing financial backing for India's industry and start-ups. It aims to promote and commercialise home-grown technology as well as promoting new ideas from small businesses.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 12:46:28 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iran has produced around 114 kilograms (251 pounds) of highly enriched uranium in the past five months, Iranian government's spokesperson Ali Rabie said on Tuesday.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 12:42:29 +0000
YEREVAN (Sputnik) - The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh must have shown to Armenia the importance of possessing its own fleet of drones and means of electronic warfare, former President Robert Kocharyan said.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 12:33:11 +0000
MADRID (Sputnik) - Nine officers of Spain's Civil Guard were injured while trying to prevent a group of more than 150 illegal migrants from entering the territory of the Spanish enclave of Melilla in northwestern Africa, the EFE news agency reported on Tuesday, citing sources.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 12:25:19 +0000
On 17 April 2018, the body of John Woodward, a construction foreman, was found on the roof of a building in London’s Hatton Garden district. Paramedics who were unable to save his life initially thought Mr Woodward had died in a fall.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 12:13:54 +0000
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force is using artificial intelligence (AI) to prepare pilots' for battle, according to a new report.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 11:58:22 +0000
US media reported late on Monday that officials in Washington had spent a week assessing a report of a possible radiation leak at the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in China’s Guangdong province following a French company’s warning about an “imminent radiological threat.”

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 11:25:38 +0000
The US and EU have been at loggerheads over Washington's 2004 claims that Airbus received subsidised government loans from the bloc. Brussels responded to the accusations by saying that the US had in turn subsidised tax incentives for its airplane-manufacturer Boeing.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 11:21:48 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US Department of State will assess whether foreign entities suspected of having links to domestic terrorism could be described as terrorist organisations, the White House announced on Tuesday.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 11:18:47 +0000
The 36-year-old football star is known for his strict diet to maintain peak levels of performance. The food and drink he consumes contain no added sugar.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 11:01:22 +0000
Shamima Begum fled the UK aged 15 and weded a jihad terrorist in Syria. The since denaturalised British-born woman sparked a broad debate in 2019 after voicing her desire to return to the UK.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 10:54:50 +0000
Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year consecutive tenure as Israel’s prime minister came to an end on 13 June, with opposition leaders Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett cobbling together a coalition government and, in a historic first – the Arab-Israeli Ra’am party.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 10:54:01 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A suicide bombing attack at a military training base in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has left at least 20 people dead, the majority of them civilians, local media reported on Tuesday.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 10:47:21 +0000
Portugal are the reigning European champions after defeating France with the help of Eder's extra-time goal in the 2016 final. If Ronaldo's side manages to defend their title this year, CR7 will be just the second captain to lift the trophy on two consecutive occasions, alongside Spain's Iker Casillas.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 10:30:35 +0000
Last Wednesday, US President Joe Biden started his first overseas eight-day trip across Europe.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 10:27:28 +0000
PARIS (Sputnik) - A French court fined IKEA France 1 million euros ($1.2 million) on Tuesday for illegally collecting private data of hundreds of its staffers, media said.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 10:21:32 +0000
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who departed their senior royal posts at Buckingham Palace last year to seek “financially independent” lives, have already signed some very lucrative deals with Netflix and Spotify.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:39:35 +0000
Twitter and other social media giants are involved in a row with Indian authorities, who have rolled out a new set of rules for them to follow. Twitter India had recently voiced concern over \"the use of intimidation tactics by the police and potential threat to freedom of expression\", posed by the new rules, a charge dismissed by the government.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:30:57 +0000
Vice President Kamala Harris, appointed to handle the \"root causes\" of the daunting migrant influx from Central America, has been severely criticised by Republicans for not planning a visit to the US-Mexico border and being unprepared to answer questions about the immigration crisis.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:22:33 +0000
Trade tensions between the United States and the 27-nation European Union bloc, which spiraled in 2018 under then-president Donald Trump's tariffs strategy, were also fueled by a long-term subsidy row over the US' Boeing and the EU's Airbus aircraft makers.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:21:12 +0000
On this episode of Fault Lines, host Shane Stranahan is joined by producer Austin Pelli to talk about the mass land purchases from Blackwater Real Estate, the effects of Covid on the mindset of the upper middle class, the allegations against Dianne Morales, notable remarks from the G7 meeting in Cornwall.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:18:38 +0000
NATO calls China “systemic challenge”; New Israeli PM no cause for Palestinian celebration; How Cuba wages war on Covid despite US sanctions

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:11:57 +0000
On today’s episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan and co-host John Kiriakou discussed current events, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s vision for a new “Global Britain” and President Zelenskyy demanding a decision on Ukraine's accession to NATO.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:05:33 +0000
The Tigray region in Ethiopia faces the grim prospect of a man-made famine. What can be done to end this slide into tribal conflict?

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:05:08 +0000
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russian nuclear-powered space tug Zeus, currently under construction, will be sent on a mission to search for life in deep space once completed, Dmitry Rogozin, the director general of the Russian state space agency Roscosmos, said on Tuesday.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 08:04:30 +0000
Emily Reilly, an attorney at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), came forward in 2020 to accuse her employer of repeatedly sharing names of Chinese activists and dissidents who attended the UN Human Rights Council meetings in Switzerland with the government in Beijing, allegedly putting them at risk of repercussions.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 08:03:32 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Department of Justice has asked the Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev despite President Joe Biden's opposition to capital punishment.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 07:49:42 +0000
Earlier, Boris Johnson was warned that a trade deal with Australia envisaging phasing into zero tariffs for the country’s beef and lamb, could 'decimate' British farming, as the UK Prime Minister sought to maximise the opportunities presented by post-Brexit trade deals.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 07:44:35 +0000
Earlier in June, the European Commission opened a formal antitrust investigation against Facebook to assess if the online giant violated EU competition rules.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 07:19:31 +0000
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced in early June that the first leg of Nord Stream 2 had been successfully completed. The project is now nearly 95% ready; it will deliver Russian gas to Germany, bypassing Ukraine.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 07:10:20 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa who will travel to the International Space Station (ISS) as a tourist announced on Tuesday the start of training in Russia to prepare for the December flight.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 06:59:39 +0000
Celebrities often try out new beauty treatments to get flawless skin. An ancient beauty technique is the mud bath , a naturopathy treatment that involves the scientific use of clay and muds to get glowing skin and heal skin-related problems. It is said that Egyptian Queen Cleopatra used to often indulge in mud baths to look flawless.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 06:59:34 +0000
In the words of sexologist Anders Røyneberg, adolescents and young adults, whose sexuality during the pandemic has been based on “pornography, sexting and sex toys” were hit the hardest.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 06:33:05 +0000
Last week Manish Singh, a Delhi-based member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) filed a complaint against Instagram. In his complaint he accused the platform used by over 100 million Indians – of “insulting” Hinduism with stickers of Hindu gods. One such objectionable sticker shows Lord Shiva holding a wine glass.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 06:19:00 +0000
Washington is trying to play its own game in the Arctic under the guise of common good and protection of a \"rules based\" order, says American peace activist Jan R. Weinberg referring to the recent establishment of the Pentagon's Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 06:16:23 +0000
According to Huawei Finland's cyber security chief Mika Lauhde, who personally admitted to having worked 80-hour weeks with no summer vacation for years, seven-day work weeks would bolster Finland's stance against competitors.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 06:15:50 +0000
With more than 500 million active internet users, the Indian government is making efforts to contain the misinformation and rumor-mongering through social media while a new genre of video rants is now raging fresh threats of stoking hate and anger. Recently, the Indian government has implemented IT rules to curb misinformation through social media.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 06:10:45 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The agenda of the upcoming meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden will include issues pertaining to strategic stability, the fight against COVID-19 and cybersecurity, as well as regional problems, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 05:53:02 +0000
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier announced a four-week delay to ‘Freedom Day’ - the final stage of lifting COVID-19 lockdown measures, with ministers claiming the postponement was intended to buy time for the vaccination drive to cover more people.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 05:43:27 +0000
In the upcoming days, the head of the Yamina party will be briefed on Israel's budget, threats to its security and other matters, while his ministers have already taken office and government bodies are ready to address new challenges.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 05:22:03 +0000
As of now, Islam is the second-largest religion in both the Netherlands and Sweden, which are both known for their liberal immigration policies; it is practised by 5 and 8 percent of the population of the nations, respectively.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 05:07:00 +0000
The Biden administration's attempt to compete with a re-emerging part of the world appears doomed, as the so-called \"unipolar moment\" can no longer be restored, say European observers commenting on the US president's commitment to NATO and Build Back Better World pledges.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 04:30:00 +0000
In April, Global Forest Watch revealed that India lost more than 38,000 hectares of tropical forest between 2019 and 2020, slashing the country’s tree covering by 14 percent.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 04:21:04 +0000
On Monday after the alliance’s summit in Brussels, NATO leaders urged Beijing to act in line with its international commitments.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 03:59:22 +0000
QAnon is a conspiracy theory in the United States, advocates of which claim that the country is controlled by a so-called 'deep state', while elites in the Democratic party are part of a circle of pedophiles and former US President Donald Trump is the one who was supposed to fight it.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 02:35:13 +0000
In assessing Biden's readiness for his first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that POTUS 46 \"has been getting ready for 50 years\", praising his \"several decades of experience to build on here\".

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 02:33:38 +0000
Yeonmi Park fled North Korea with her mother when she was 13 in 2007. They fell into the hands of Chinese traffickers and later escaped to Mongolia. Park said that she had to walk across the Gobi Desert before reaching South Korea.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 01:33:15 +0000
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 6% of all dogs imported into the US come from countries labeled \"high risk\" for the canine rabies virus variant, or 'dog rabies'. Those in contact with even one rabid dog are capable of spreading rabies, which is fatal to humans, pets and wildlife.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 01:20:46 +0000
In 2018, American comedian Kevin Hart almost ended up cancelled and even lost his opportunity to host the Academy Awards awards due to older tweets he made containing mean-spirited jokes about gay people - something for which he eventually apologised.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 00:52:52 +0000
A massive sinkhole measuring several hundred feet across first appeared in the town of Zacatepec, in Mexico’s Puebla state, in late May, prompting authorities to create a barrier to ensure a safe distance is kept from the site. To date, the sinkhole has not caused any fatalities.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 00:46:52 +0000
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, comparisons to the Holocaust have increased, including references to both the mass death of the pandemic and the genocide, as well as between yellow Star of David badges and various safety requirements made by health authorities, driving some Jewish figures to ask that the offensive comparisons stop.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 00:35:56 +0000
Since 2018, the US Department of Justice has been pursuing a 'China Initiative' - a Trump-era program created in response to allegations of national security threats by Chinese state-affiliated entities and agents. According to DoJ data, some 80% of economic espionage prosecutions and 60% of trade secret theft cases are allegedly linked to Beijing.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 00:14:57 +0000
Controversy, sparked over the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict, has increased in the US capitol as Democratic lawmakers express differing views on who is to blame in recent military actions in the Gaza Strip and Israel, and how the conflict should be resolved.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 00:02:45 +0000
Protests in Tunis have entered their sixth day after a young man died in police custody on Tuesday following a severe beating by police that was filmed and posted on social media. The Interior Ministry has denied responsibility, but the UN and human rights groups say the police have yet to fully reform following the 2011 revolution.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 23:24:15 +0000
Texas underwent severe power outages in early February that saw over 4.5 million homes and businesses go without electricity for multiple days after three back-to-back winter storms overwhelmed the state’s power grid. The crisis prompted the death of over 100 Texans and brought to the forefront the state's lack of preparedness for severe weather.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 23:11:40 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A former US marine, Paul Whelan, serving a sentence in Russia for espionage, is reportedly not on lists for a potential Russia-US prisoner exchange, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 23:08:11 +0000
An American citizen who also has Canadian, Irish and British passports, Paul Whelan was arrested in Russia in 2018 and sentenced to 16 years behind bars, accused of espionage.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 22:59:33 +0000
Earlier on Monday, Senate Judiciary Committee chair Dick Durbin (D-IL) and 10 Democratic senators penned a joint letter to US Attorney General Merrick Garland, demanding answers regarding recent US media reports that the US Department of Justice issued secret subpoenas for metadata on members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 22:42:49 +0000
According to a Variety report, the DC comics adult animated series about Harley Quinn could have featured a risque intimate scene between Batman and Catwoman - if it wasn't for the studio's differing opinion on what heroes can and cannot do.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 22:20:20 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he informed US President Joe Biden on Monday that Ankara's position on the Russian-made S-400 air defense missile systems remains unchanged.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 22:16:58 +0000
WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) - The US judge who sentenced Russian national Victor Bout to 25 years in prison said it would make sense to exchange him for someone like American Paul Whelan, CNN reported.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 21:51:25 +0000
The leaders of Russia and the United States are scheduled to meet for their first presidential summit in the Swiss city of Geneva on 16 June, a meeting that will wrap up Biden's first European trip as US president.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 21:26:59 +0000
The administration of US President Joe Biden has ordered intelligence agencies to revisit the claim that the deadly virus was genetically engineered as part of 'gain of function' research to be infectious in humans, and was then accidentally released and carried into the population by laboratory staff.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 21:23:43 +0000
At a Sunday protest on behalf of a black man killed by federal police in Minneapolis earlier this month, a car plowed into the crowd, killing one woman and wounding two others. The incident comes more than a year after George Floyd’s murder in the same city and just days after the city tried to dismantle a monument to his memory.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 21:18:11 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Canadian military’s number two officer, Mike Rouleau, resigned on Monday after media reported a golf outing he undertook with disgraced former Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 21:02:58 +0000
On June 11, the sixteenth UEFA championship kicked off in Rome. The championship was supposed to take place last year, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 20:51:41 +0000
PRAGUE (Sputnik) - Czech President Milos Zeman, at the NATO summit in Brussels on Monday, denounced the alliance's troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, warning that it could turn the country into a new hotspot for terrorism, according to a spokesperson.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 20:46:10 +0000
TORONTO (Sputnik) – Lawyers for the detained Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and the Attorney General of Canada (AGC), which is representing the United States in its bid to extradite the Chinese executive, sparred in court on Monday over the publication of HSBC documents from Hong Kong.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 20:31:00 +0000
Ex-Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been accused of raping and forcing 'unnatural' sex on a nun multiple times between 2014 and 2016 at the Kuruvilangadu convent in Kerala’s Kottayam. Several nuns have come out in support of the rape victim.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 20:30:11 +0000
Suspected serial killer Andrés N. was taken into custody by law enforcement officials in Mexico in late May, after a search for a missing woman revealed that the individual had entered the suspect’s home and never left. A subsequent search of the house led to the discovery of the woman’s dismembered remains.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 20:19:54 +0000
As the 2022 primary season draws near, the divide between establishment Republicans, such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and pro-Trump Republicans has become more clear. Despite the divide, members of the GOP will have to unite during the 2022 midterm season if they hope to retake the House of Representatives and Senate.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 20:15:00 +0000
During the raging COVID-19 crisis in India, ambulance service providers and drivers have been in a terrible state, with prolonged working hours, struggling mental health and the ever-present risks of getting the infection turning the lives of frontline workers upside down.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 20:00:04 +0000
As India and China approach the first anniversary of the Galwan clash, there is still no concrete solution to the ongoing border dispute. Reportedly, 20 Indian and four Chinese soldiers were killed in a deadly altercation in eastern Ladakh, on 15-16 June 2020.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 19:59:54 +0000
While not directly related, the last attempt to hold a Jerusalem flag march, on 10 May, was interrupted by a barrage of rockets fired at the country's capital by Gaza-based Palestinian groups.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 19:32:18 +0000
PARIS (Sputnik) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that a meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the margins of the NATO summit in Brussels, went well.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 19:05:01 +0000
Earlier in the day, the assertion that Ukraine will become a member of the NATO alliance was made in a Brussels Summit Communique, as the leaders of the 30 NATO allies said that they \"reiterate\" the decision made at the 2008 Bucharest Summit.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 19:00:00 +0000
Despite being fearsome in appearance, bears like to have fun too and the goofy behaviour of these two beasts in a Missouri zoo bears witness to this.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 18:43:59 +0000
A mandatory evacuation order was issued for homes and businesses within a one-mile radius of the facility after the clouds of smoke grew so enormous they could be picked up on weather radar.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 17:53:43 +0000
The changes to Tel Aviv's diplomacy comes after the opposition coalition of right, left and centrist parties won the confidence vote on Sunday thus paving the way to form a new government and bring to an end the unbroken 12-year run of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who in the Nineties had served as prime minister for three years.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 17:33:47 +0000
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he cannot recall his conversation with Joe Biden, when the then-vice president accused him of not having a soul during a 2011 visit to Russia.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 17:32:47 +0000
BJP, Congress, and other regional parties have already begun preparations for the assembly polls slated to be held in February and March 2022. Congress' General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is making efforts to strengthen the party in the state, while it is also taking steps to woo the Muslim community ahead of the elections.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 17:32:29 +0000
After putting up a promising performance in Gujarat’s civic polls, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party is now all set to contest the state elections in India's Gujarat, the home state of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The state at present is ruled by Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 17:22:41 +0000
US National Security Agency whistleblower Reality Winner has been released from prison after serving just 2.5 years of a five-year sentence for leaking a classified report about the Russiagate investigation.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 17:17:42 +0000
GENEVA (Sputnik) – The cafe-confectionery Christie's Bakery, located in the Swiss city of Geneva, made a cake in honour of the upcoming Russia-US summit, which will be held in the city on 16 June, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Monday.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 17:11:29 +0000
Boris Johnson said the widely-trailed delay to the final stage of lifting lockdown would be used to get more \"jabs into arms\", warning that some elderly people could \"still succumb\" to COVID-19 despite having their booster shots weeks ago.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 16:38:29 +0000
English footballer Jude Bellingham is no stranger to setting world records. In 2020, he became the most expensive 17-year-old in football history after signing a $32.73 million deal with the German club Borussia Dortmund.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 16:37:51 +0000
The 25-year-old man told the police he had no intention to harm anyone after dabbling in creating a bomb.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 16:25:55 +0000
After the government coup in 2014, the country's new rulers, backed by the western states, set out on the path to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. However, NATO members themselves seem to be in no rush to admit a new country, which has not resolved an ongoing domestic armed conflict in the east.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 15:47:35 +0000
The two teams are playing in the F Group, referred to as the \"group of death\", that contains not only the last two FIFA World Cup winners – Germany and the reigning champions France – but also Portugal (UEFA Euro 2016 and 2018-19 UEFA Nations League winners) and Hungary.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 15:45:18 +0000
Both sides acknowledge that relations between the United States and Russia are at an abject low point. And both sides have said they want to make relations better. But who is actually making a positive effort to reduce tensions and give peace a chance?

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 15:38:55 +0000
Reporters covering the event complained about disruptions to Internet and cell phone services. Several US correspondents voiced their complaints during a White House press briefing, but American officials blamed the issue on poor connection.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 15:35:36 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago, a country of more than 1.3 million people, recorded its first COVID infection in March last year. The island country has so far recorded more than 28,000 COVID cases, resulting in 670 deaths, as per official figures. China has emerged as the biggest donor of COVID vaccines to the country to date.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 15:33:50 +0000
Reclaim UK party leader Laurence Fox urged protesters to block the roads and vowed to \"shut down\" London, while the Night Time Industries Association warned that some clubs were considering opening on 21 June in defiance of the lockdown extension.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 15:13:39 +0000
Representatives of all 30 members of the bloc have gathered in Brussels on 14 June to discuss the current challenges that the alliance is facing and how they are going to address them in the coming years.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 14:49:03 +0000
According to UK media reports, the West Midlands county has seen a spike in UFO sightings in recent years. According to Freedom of Information requests, local police received almost 21,000 reports of mysterious objects seen in the sky between 2015 and 2017 alone.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 14:48:58 +0000
Reports emerged that the Trump-era Department of Justice subpoenaed Apple for the metadata of Democrats on the US House Intelligence Committee, as well as their staff and family members, as part of an investigation into leaks of information on contacts between Russia and Trump associates.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 14:48:00 +0000
Activists claimed that over the past few years there has been a sudden rise in hate crimes against Muslims in India. The Narendra Modi-led government has rejected the allegations and said such incidents are being used by those with a 'vested interest' in maligning the reputation of both the government and the country.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 14:40:29 +0000
The Czech Republic’s forward has scored what has been dubbed by the media and football commentators the early contender for goal of the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 14:19:00 +0000
While Argentina-born Cuban revolutionary hero Ernesto \"Che\" Guevara would be 93 on 14 June 2021, the island is finalising testing its domestically made anti-coronavirus vaccines as the end of the pandemic is nowhere in sight. Latin America experts have shed light on how Che and Fidel laid the ground for Cuba's healthcare and biotech development.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 14:15:12 +0000
The US president travelled to the UK for the G7 summit last week and proceeding to attend the NATO summit in Brussels, meeting European leaders, and reiterating his commitment to the transatlantic partnership.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 14:14:40 +0000
The 46th US president has joined a list of his predecessors who failed to observe the rules of conduct when socialising with the Queen.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 14:09:11 +0000
The river Nile is the longest river in the world - at least 4,000 miles long - but upstream it divides into the White Nile and the Blue Nile. The latter rises in the highlands of Ethiopia and Addis Ababa has enraged its neighbours with plans to dam the Blue Nile.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 13:36:00 +0000
Government ministers have argued that an extra four weeks would buy time to vaccinate more of the population as the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread. But lockdown sceptics warned that was a a slippery slope to further extensions.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 13:33:32 +0000
Officials from the nuclear power plant have commented on media reports, assuring that radioactive readings in the region are within normal ranges and that the facility is operating as usual.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 13:31:35 +0000
The incident occurred as tensions were running high between Paris and London over the ongoing Brexit row and Northern Ireland's status regarding Great Britain and the Irish Republic particularly after the French leader suggested that the province is no longer a part of the United Kingdom.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 13:21:33 +0000
JOHANNESBURG (Sputnik) - Zambian President Edgar Lungu has collapsed during an investiture ceremony for the national defence force, but now feels well, his office announced.

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