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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:59:21 +0300
Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginsky said that the new Russian multirole helicopter Ka-62 will receive an international certificate in 2020.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:59:00 +0300
Baltimore prosecutors say that yet another police body camera video has surfaced showing “questionable activity” by a city police officer, causing dozens of related cases to be dropped.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:50:13 +0300
Pulled over for a traffic stop Saturday, two Austrians were arrested in Germany after police discovered five bags filled with pasty-orange ecstasy pills modeled in the likeness of US President Donald Trump.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:46:00 +0300
US Central Command (CENTCOM) head Gen. Joseph Votel said that more US soldiers will begin to arrive in Afghanistan fairly soon, US media reported on Tuesday.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:34:13 +0300
The Russian Foreign Ministry criticizes the work of US visa departments in Russia.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:15:00 +0300
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), one of the oldest organizations dedicated to fighting against anti-Semitism in the United States, recently witnessed a surge in donations in the wake of the violence that erupted at the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:05:00 +0300
Russia’s Army-2017 Military Forum featured over 18,000 items, from ammo rounds to military scuba gear to next-gen battle tanks like the T-14 Armata. Sputnik correspondents got a chance to walk around the venue and explore Russia’s latest military hardware.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:02:51 +0300
Nicolas Maduro appealed to Pope Francis to help prevent a US invasion of Venezuela.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:51:00 +0300
Valerie Plame Wilson, the former deep-cover CIA agent who became the center of a major scandal in 2003 when higher-ups in the Bush administration outed her, has started a GoFundMe to buy a controlling share of Twitter - so she can ban US President Donald Trump from it.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:49:00 +0300
Torrential downpour leaves slew of Missouri residents stranded after heavy rains creeped in Monday night going into early Tuesday morning.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:47:00 +0300
German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said that the leaders of the Normandy Four held a phone conversation on Tuesday, during which they expressed support for a regular truce in Donbass.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:32:17 +0300
Russian Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Georgy Kalamanov said Russian and Turkish businesses have made preliminary agreements on contracts that together are worth approximately $820 million within the framework of the 86th Izmir International Fair.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:25:00 +0300
Nothing to see here! Just a wild grizzly taking a quick dip in your backyard.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:19:00 +0300
The US Army is close to greenlighting the installation of a tank protection system called “the windbreaker” by Israeli forces.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:19:00 +0300
A Spanish court has decided not to take into custody one of the main suspects in the Catalonia terrorist attacks.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:57:00 +0300
US Department of Defense spokesperson Adrian Rankine-Galloway said that the US-led coalition against the Islamic State terror group he US-led coalition against the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia) will assess reports of civilian casualties in strikes near Raqqa.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:56:57 +0300
A teenager who let the 1990s hit “Macarena,” perhaps the top one-hit wonder of all time, take him away in the middle of a five-lane road in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was detained by law enforcement on Tuesday for “improper public behavior.”

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:47:24 +0300
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps press service said IRGC does not intend to conduct any joint military operations with Turkey against members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:34:00 +0300
A new study published by market research company eMarketer reveals that Facebook will see a faster decline this year among teenage users. In fact, the research firm predicts that the user base among 12-to-17-year-olds will decline by 3.5 percent from last year, as these teenagers shift to using Snapchat and Instagram.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:25:26 +0300
The US Navy may be causing more harm than good in the Indo-Asian-Pacific theater.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:21:00 +0300
US-aligned Kurdish fighters in Syria have released several videos of their destruction of a Turkish military vehicle with a guided anti-tank missile during a skirmish between the rival militaries.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:04:26 +0300
According to the US secretary of state, Washington spoke with Moscow and Beijing about the roles they could play in ending the conflict between Afghan government and the Taliban.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0300
Well, thanks a lot. In a world where women are often labeled as terrible drivers, one not-so-lucky gal isn't exactly helping to trash the stereotype.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0300
Reports surfaced Tuesday indicating that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made a secret visit to a military unit near the inter-Korean border earlier this month, prompting South Korea to shore up its defenses against a possible provocation.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:59:00 +0300
This month marked the launch of mandatory mental health assessments for all US service members as part of their standard annual physicals, a move Congress mandated in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:57:03 +0300
According to the US secretary of state, North Korea shows restraint in missile tests after the newly imposed UN Security Council sanctions.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:57:00 +0300
A Frenchman has received a three-months suspended sentence for \"liking\" on Facebook a picture showing a Daesh fighter with a head of a decapitated woman, Le Parisien reported.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:56:00 +0300
Russian athlete Natalia Kerchesner revealed to RIA Novosti what it is like to be a cheerleader. Day and night trainings, struggling against the fear of heights and panicing before a performance - cheerleaders have to overcome many difficulties to make a spectacular show.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:46:54 +0300
A group of 47 militants laid down their arms in the Syrian province of Aleppo in order to gain amnesty and return to civilian life, an informed source in the Aleppo province told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:44:00 +0300
The US regularly supplies the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with heavy weapons and armored vehicles, a SDF representative told Sputnik on the condition of anonymity.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:42:00 +0300
Pakistan supports efforts aimed at restoring peace and stability in Afghanistan, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:41:40 +0300
Former commander of the Air Force and Air Defense of Yugoslavia, General Zvonimir Jurjevic revealed his encounter with an unidentified flying object (UFO) in an interview with Sputnik.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:35:20 +0300
Suspects involved in terrorist attacks in Spain admitted during interrogation that they planned a larger attack in Barcelona, including in the Sagrada Familia church, El Mundo reported Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:29:00 +0300
Christian Noboa, an Ecuadorian midfielder of FC Zenit in St. Petersburg has an almost 10-year career on the Russian team, which has ensured him the nickname Tsar. In an interview with Sputnik he shared his experience of beating FC Barcelona, living in Russia and what to expect from FIFA 2018.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:28:00 +0300
Russia does not rule out that US statements on the use of chemical weapons by Damascus are written with a view to possible intensification of interference in Syria's internal affairs, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:21:00 +0300
South Korea’s head of the Presidential National Security Office Chung Eui-yong said Tuesday that the government is not considering deploying tactical nuclear arms in the country.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:57:00 +0300
Russian-made weapons purchased by Iraq played a crucial role in many battles with Daesh terrorist group, Iraqi National Security Adviser Faleh Fayad told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:56:33 +0300
The United Kingdom's disabled population is once again in the spotlight, as Luke Davey, who is blind and has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, takes Oxfordshire County Council to the Court of Appeal over alleged breaches of the Care Act 2014.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:47:00 +0300
Russia's top-secret Zircon hypersonic missiles are likely to change the balance of power at sea, RIA Novosti contributor Andrei Stanavov writes, recalling that exactly 55 years ago the Soviet K-10S supersonic nuclear-armed missile caught NATO commanders by surprise.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:44:00 +0300
Lithuanians should not be afraid of the forthcoming joint Russia-Belarus military exercise Zapad-2017, the country's Interior Minister Eimutis Misiunas said.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:41:41 +0300
Sri Lankan Defense Ministry Secretary Kapila Waidyaratne told Sputnik on Tuesday that the Army-2017 international forum held in Russia will expand international cooperation.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:31:00 +0300
The United States has brought two complaints totaling up to $11 million against international companies that have participated in alleged money laundering schemes on behalf of North Korea, the US Department of Justice said in a press release on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:29:00 +0300
After being on lockdown for nearly an hour, US Secret Service has given the all clear after investigating an unattended bag.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:19:00 +0300
On August 21, a total solar eclipse was visible all across North America from the West to East Coast for the first time in 99 years. Millions of Americans gazed through protective glasses, cameras and telescopes, as the moon blotted out the midday sun.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:09:16 +0300
The closure of Sanaa International Airport in Yemen is an unfortunate element of the multilateral war between Saudi Arabia and Yemen, which has resulted in civilians suffering, according to the director of the Yemeni Democracy Monitoring Center, Abdel Wahab Al Sharfi.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:05:42 +0300
Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport on Tuesday said it signed an agreement with Concern Avtomatika on exports of Russian cybersecurity systems in 2017-2019.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:03:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump said that the rapid withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan would create a \"vacuum\" that would be filled by Daesh and al-Qaeda. The US troops will have more authority to target terrorists in the country.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:01:00 +0300
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) workers have begun the final stage of constructing the so-called ice wall by freezing the remaining section of soil beneath the Fukushima nuclear power plant to prevent groundwater from entering the damaged reactor's facilities, NHK broadcaster reported Tuesday, adding that process may take over two months.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:50:00 +0300
A key goal of US policy toward Afghanistan - imposing an American-style democracy with power resting in an elected president and legislature based in the capital - has been abandoned by the Trump administration in a new effort to end 16 years of war, Vice President Mike Pence wrote in an opinion article published on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:48:56 +0300
The Libyan government’s restriction on foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) operating off the coast of the country can be extremely dangerous and it can put thousands of lives at risk, Stefano Argenziano, manager of Migration Operations for Médecins Sans Frontières told Sputnik.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:46:02 +0300
Social media users eagerly discuss pictures of a miniature bedroom constructed for a dog, which were recently published on Twitter by the user nicknamed Al_Chris16.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:33:33 +0300
Iraqi authorities consider the September independence referendum planned by Iraqi Kurdistan illegal and will refuse to recognize its outcome, the national security adviser of the Iraqi prime minister told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:29:00 +0300
Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG will hold negotiations with a number of Asian and Latin American countries regarding supplies of newly developed Mikoyan MiG-35 fighter jets at the ongoing Army-2017 forum, MiG Director General Ilya Tarasenko said Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:24:00 +0300
The Fancy Bears hack group said on Tuesday the doping tests of 200 football players turned out to be positive in 2016.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:22:57 +0300
The Syrian economy and foreign trade minister said Syria hoped that its economic and trade ties with Russia in the near future will match political alliance between the two countries.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:12:31 +0300
Latvia’s Cabinet of Ministers has supported a draft law introducing limits on wearing garments that cover the face in public places to \"ensure social cohesion,\" a government representative told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:02:00 +0300
Ukraine's working group studying the New York Times article on Kiev's involvement in the acquisition of missile technologies by North Korea has confirmed that the country was not involved in the alleged transfer, according to a report of the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to President Petro Poroshenko.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:01:00 +0300
Millions of people across the globe (and even in space!) watched the sun get “swallowed” by the moon on August 21, 2017.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:58:00 +0300
US vehicle company General Motors has decided to cut US$5.5 billion in manufacturing, purchasing and administrative costs over the next three years, the company has announced. However, could this impact Donald Trump's \"Make America Great Again\" vision?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:54:00 +0300
Confidence in the US economy has continued to rise in August, reaching the highest level since mid-March, Gallup’s weekly poll of workers revealed on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:53:10 +0300
The Ghanaian defense minister said that Ghana was interested in purchasing helicopters and military equipment from Russia.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:49:17 +0300
Iraqi National Security Adviser Faleh Fayad on Tuesday dismissed claims made by the spokesperson of the Iraqi Shiite People's Mobilization Forces (PMF or Hashd Shaabi) that advisers from Iran and Hezbollah are involved in the operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Tal Afar from terrorists.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:43:00 +0300
Until now it has remained one of the biggest mysteries in evolution. For decades the best biological brains have been left puzzled over the exact origin of viruses. Now biologists from the University of New South Wales in Australia believe they have found the answer - and it is all down to a peculiar Antarctic microbe.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:42:00 +0300
Iraq’s government is responsible to provide care, protection and justice for survivors of sexual slavery under the rule of Daesh terrorist group, a United Nations report said on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:36:52 +0300
According to Senator Lindsey Graham, US Congress would be responsible for a domestic terror attack if they do not pass Trump's proposal on Afghanistan strategy.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:33:00 +0300
The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Coronado has destroyed a surface target in a test of the Harpoon missile system near the Pacific territory of Guam, the US Navy announced amid a new wave of tensions between the US and North Korea.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:31:00 +0300
Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill said that relations between the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches are entering a new stage in the wake of last year's meeting.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:24:00 +0300
A new website, Hamilton 68, claims to be able to track Russian \"propaganda\" and \"fake news\" on Twitter. But Sputnik takes a closer look, to find out if it has found a \"smoking gun.\"

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:23:00 +0300
Freezing foreign assets belonging to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's family may be an option for Berlin as tensions between the two countries continues to grow, Roderich Kiesewetter, a politician from the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and spokesman of the Bundestag’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, told German Inforadio RBB.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:19:20 +0300
From time to time, parents across the world opt for naming their children after politicians. Here are some outstanding political figures who (accidentally) provided inspiration in the baby name game.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:19:00 +0300
A controversial online auction of rhino horn from the stockpiles of the world's biggest private breeder is to go ahead despite sparking widespread outrage among conservationists.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:10:00 +0300
August 21 marked 77 years since the death of prominent Russian revolutionary Lev Trotsky who was assassinated by Spanish-born NKVD agent Ramon Mercader in his house near Mexico City. Sputnik talked to Trotsky’s grandson Esteban Volkov who was in the house when that fatal attack occurred.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:09:22 +0300
Russia will supply Egypt with 15 Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters (NATO reporting name Hokum B) by the end of this year, Russian Helicopters holding company CEO Andrey Boginsky told Sputnik on Tuesday at the Army-2017 forum.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:06:38 +0300
The Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG is developing a heavy unmanned combat aerial vehicle.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:05:00 +0300
The United States needs the support of Russia, China and regional partners to resolve the conflict in Afghanistan despite the countries' differences, US Congressman Scott Taylor said in an interview on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:04:00 +0300
Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said in a statement on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump's new strategy toward Afghanistan is against Afghanistan's national interest.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:02:33 +0300
One of the scientists behind the research that might help to defeat Zika, Ebola and polio revealed to Sputnik details about a new breakthrough vaccine.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:56:51 +0300
Syrian UNESCO World Heritage sites required thorough examinations, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:53:00 +0300
The Magnitsky Act adopted by the Obama administration in 2012 appears to be based on a \"legend\" created and blown up by US investor William Browder, an email of a State Department intelligence official obtained by unknown hackers says. RIA Novosti author Andrei Veselov conducted a very thorough investigation.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:48:38 +0300
Even though US President Donald Trump vowed that the United States will not use its armed forces to usher democratic values in foreign countries anymore, it is highly unlikely that such plans will materialize given that Trump’s statements often contradict his actions, a senior Russian lawmaker told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:46:00 +0300
The collision of the USS John S. McCain destroyer with a merchant vessel near Singapore is a wake-up call since it was not the first such incident involving American warships possibly neglecting navigation rules, according to Russian journalist and political commentator Alexander Khrolenko.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:35:36 +0300
Iran can easily restore its military nuclear capabilities by resuming the process of uranium enrichment to 20 percent should the US keep escalating the situation around Tehran's alleged violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:35:00 +0300
The US Treasury Department has expanded sanctions on North Korea and added 5 Chinese and 1 Russian company to the list.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +0300
The man who drove into two bus shelters in the French city of Marseille is likely mentally ill, local Valeurs Actuelles news magazine reported Tuesday, citing psychiatric examination results.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:23:50 +0300
The European Union is ready to provide necessary assistance to Italy following the devastating earthquake which hit the Italian resort island of Ischia late on Monday, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides said Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:19:00 +0300
The European Commission said on Tuesday it was launching an in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of US biotechnology corporation Monsanto by Germany’s Bayer pharmaceutical company.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:16:21 +0300
A total of 29.9 percent of Ukrainians support granting official status to the Russian language, a survey showed Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:12:00 +0300
The lead ship of Project 22800 (codenamed Karakurt) armed with Kalibr cruise missiles will be handed to the Russian Navy in 2018, Renat Mistakhov, director general of the Zelenodolsk Gorky Plant shipbuilder, told Sputnik on Tuesday at the Army-2017 forum.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:09:00 +0300
According to the Rosoboronexport's director general, the contract for the delivery of Russian S-400 air defense missile systems to Turkey has been signed, but has not yet entered into force.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:55:00 +0300
Love your job? If you do, then you must be in your early 30s or younger. A UK survey has revealed that once you reach the age of 35, you should start hating your current career choice.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:52:00 +0300
Philippine and Russian intelligence agencies are cooperating in counterterrorism, especially in light of the problems caused by Daesh (outlawed in Russia) terrorist group, Philippine Defense Undersecretary Raymundo DV Elefante told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:49:00 +0300
Two people were detained in Morocco in relation to the attacks in Spain’s Catalonia, El Pais newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:49:00 +0300
The United States needs to engage regional partners in diplomacy to resolve the conflict in Afghanistan as part of President Donald Trump’s efforts to end America’s longest war, US Senator Ben Cardin said in an interview on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:41:34 +0300
China welcomes cooperation between the United States and India on Afghanistan if it does not harm Beijing’s interests, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:41:00 +0300
Donald Trump and his generals would do well to acquaint themselves with the work of the ancient Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu, specifically his admonition that, \"He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.\"

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:22 +0300
Lockheed Martin and NASA have powered up the Orion spacecraft at the Florida Kennedy Space Center, the company’s vice president Mike Hawes said in a release on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:00 +0300
New sanctions imposed by the United States on Russia could be considered as protectionist measures, Maxim Medvedkov, Russia's chief World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiator, told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:37:00 +0300
Earlier in the day, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman said that the US delegation had arrived in Ukraine to take part in the country's Independence Day celebrations. That same day, media reports emerged that Mattis arrived in Iraq for an unannounced visit.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:26:24 +0300
The Cairo platform of the Syrian opposition positively assesses Tuesday's negotiations with the Riyadh-formed High Negotiations Committee (HNC) and the Moscow opposition platform, Cairo platform delegation head Firas Khalidi told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:26:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump highlighted during his speech on a revised US strategy in Afghanistan the importance of standing united in facing the enemy, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:24:05 +0300
The HNC spokesman said that trilateral talks between High Negotiations Committee and the Cairo and Moscow opposition platforms, which aimed to establish a joint political program, have failed.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:18:00 +0300
Believing in Neo-Nazi ideologies is considered acceptable by nine percent of the US population, or around 22 million people, while 83 percent believe such views to be unacceptable, a new poll showed on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:08:57 +0300
Under the new strategy for Afghanistan, President Donald Trump intends to deploy a sufficient number of troops to the country who will also be aided by additional air power, US Vice President Mike Pence said in an interview on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:08:12 +0300
Spanish swimmer Fernando Alvarez spent a minute in silence alone during the Masters World Championship in Budapest. Thus, he honored the memory of the victims of the Barcelona and Cambrils terrorist attacks.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:02:00 +0300
Big technology companies are the greatest competitive threat to the traditional banking and insurance markets, a new World Economic Forum report, published on Tuesday, showed.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:57:00 +0300
Western arms sales to the Middle East, including countries involved in airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen, may be a tool to enjoy good relations with the Gulf states to facilitate lucrative economic ties, Middle East experts told Sputnik.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:54:00 +0300
In response to the United States' readiness to continue its long-term military commitment in Afghanistan, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon stopped short of vowing to increase British troops. Such reluctance is a reflection of UK's \"limited political appetite\" for a potentially futile deployment, an academic told Sputnik.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:52:00 +0300
Watch a stunning aerobatics show at the 2017 ARMY forum in Russia.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:51:00 +0300
With China’s firm backing, Pakistan wouldn’t be bothered by America’s changed strategy in South Asia, says Indian expert.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:49:51 +0300
According to the German foreign minister, the US should coordinate its actions in Afghanistan with Europe to avoid migration-related destabilization in Europe.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:49:00 +0300
The charge d’affaires of the North Korean embassy in Russia told Sputnik that Pyongyang has finished preparationg for a strike on the US territory of Guam and is ready to carry it out in case of a \"provocation.\"

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:46:16 +0300
Recently, the State Bank of India merged operations of five of its associate banks and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank with itself, catapulting the entity in the league of top 50 global banks in terms of assets.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:46:00 +0300
The US-led coalition's strikes on Raqqa left 78 civilians dead over the past 24 hours, Syria's state-run SANA news agency said on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:45:00 +0300
Most parents dream their children will grow up to be independent headstrong people - just not while they are attempting to raise them.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:41:00 +0300
Supplies of Russia's MiG-41 interceptor aircraft, known earlier as the PAK DP, will begin in the mid-2020s, Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG Director General Ilya Tarasenko told reporters at the Army-2017 forum Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:39:53 +0300
The US-led coalition carried out 30 strikes consisting of 60 engagements against the Daesh terror group in Iraq and Syria on Monday, including 20 near the Syrian city of Raqqa, Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:30:29 +0300
An earlier plan of the Indian Navy to purchase a fewer number of torpedoes had to be cancelled amid a corruption controversy.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:23:00 +0300
The first Russian Mi-28UB advanced training/attack helicopters have rolled off the production line at Rostvertol, part of the Russian Helicopters Corporation.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:12:30 +0300
Western sanctions against the Russian arms exporter (Rosoboronexport) are complicating its partnerships with foreign customers but are not the source of any serious issues, Rosoboronexport’s Director General Alexander Mikheev told reporters on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:11:00 +0300
Multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer goods company, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been ordered to pay US$417 million to a woman who claimed she had developed ovarian cancer after using one of the company's products.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:10:54 +0300
Russia’s Kalashnikov Concern has come up with the REX-1. This is a nonlethal electronic weapon capable of shooting down drones and jam mobile phone and Wi-Fi signals, deputy director of Kalashnikov subsidiary, Zala Aero Group, Konstantin Abashkin told Sputnik.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:08:00 +0300
Russia is going to launch three Proton and two Rokot launch vehicles by the end of 2017, the Khrunichev Space Center head told reporters at the Army 2017 forum Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:07:38 +0300
The number of people injured in a train collision in the US state of Pennsylvania has surpassed 40, the NBC News broadcaster reported on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:58:00 +0300
According to the director general of Russia’s Roscosmos, Russia’s new Soyuz-5 carrier rocket will make inserting satellites into orbit seriously cheaper.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:58:00 +0300
Pyongyang warned that the US-South Korea drills it called a \"military adventure\" will only \"add gasoline to the fire\" amid tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:49:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump addressed the nation on Monday in his speech on the new strategy in Afghanistan. The speech has brought about a tsunami of reaction on Twitter, where some were critical of the US leader and some openly mocked the address.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:39:28 +0300
The parties to the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons should define the type and extent of human control over \"killer robots\" to comply with the international law and ethics as the issue needs immediate attention, a press officer of the International Committee of the Red Cross told Sputnik Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:38:00 +0300
The Philippines intends to buy small arms from Russia before the end of the year and plans to discuss the details in Moscow, Defense Undersecretary Raymundo DV Elefante told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:29:00 +0300
Remains of US sailors have been found in the flooded compartments of the US Navy destroyer John S. McCain, which had collided with an oil tanker near Singapore, US Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Scott Swift said at a briefing.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:22:00 +0300
Daesh terrorists retreated toward the center of the Iraqi city of Tal Afar, the commander of Iraq's Shiite militia told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:13:49 +0300
Arms proliferation among criminals reminds me of \"the principle of an atomic bomb,\" criminalist Xavier Raufer said in an interview with Sputnik, commenting on the recent reports of the arms depot found in Saint Denis, France.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:11:18 +0300
The Indian Army had submitted a requirement for UAVs that could fly continuously for a minimum of ten hours at the height of up to 20000 feet, covering a range of two hundred kilometers from the control station. The army is in favor of locally developed systems but it would be a big challenge for private defense firms that lack the technology.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:07:00 +0300
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is not Russia's political project, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said Tuesday, adding that the bloc is first of all focused on economic integration.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:07:00 +0300
The men aged 22 and 23 were part of a fresh batch of gentlemen cadets at the Indian Military Academy and were undertaking training to graduate from the academy as Lieutenant-rank officers.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:02:00 +0300
Tuvalu, a tiny country in Oceania, is the least popular tourist destination of all, statistics say.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:59:28 +0300
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday praised the statement of US President Donald Trump that the United States would refrain from a rapid withdrawal of troops from the crisis-torn state amid the threat of terrorism.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:58:00 +0300
Thieves who have been stealing avocados in New Zealand have been forced to start selling their merchandise on Facebook as police intensify their efforts to catch them. Local and global demand for avocados has shown no sign of decreasing and there have been dozens of night-time raids on orchards by thieves since July 2017.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:46:00 +0300
The Battalion of Revolutionary Forces, a new unit within the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), will fight against terrorists and occupants in Syria, its commander told Sputnik.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:40:00 +0300
A Chinese comedian has won the 2017 award for the funniest joke at the annual Edinburgh International Festival Fringe in Scotland.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:24:00 +0300
Occasional incidents between Russian and NATO military forces are fairly possible, and some of them may be intentionally provoked, Russian International Affairs Council expert Prokhor Tebin told Sputnik.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:18:00 +0300
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu called on the military community to fight efforts against international terrorism and share experience in countering this threat.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:05:08 +0300
In the Colombian city of Itagüi, residents hauled mattresses, hammocks and beds into the streets to lie in them all day – this is how they celebrated the 33rd World Day of Laziness on August 20.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:05:00 +0300
Russia still plans to ship some 10 million metric tons of coal to Ukraine annually despite the newly arrived shipment of thermal coal from the United States, a Russian Energy Ministry official said Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:58:00 +0300
New Delhi welcomes the announcement of a new strategy by US President Donald Trump for Afghanistan, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:53:00 +0300
Sergei Lavrov and Pietro Parolin held a joint press conference on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:49:00 +0300
The Russian government approved a state loan of $700 million to Belarus, Russian government's legal information portal reads.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:16:00 +0300
A Senior Russian Economic Development Ministry official stated that the WTO is likely to decide on Russia's lawsuit against the EU over its domestic energy market legislation this fall.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:11:00 +0300
Washington and Seoul are running the risk of inflaming conflict on the Korean peninsula, Chinese expert Liu Zhao and Russian academic Konstantin Asmolov told Sputnik, referring to the fact that the US and South Korea have obviously chosen a bad time for their Ulchi Freedom Guardian military drills.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:08:00 +0300
Buoyed by its success in launching satellites at very low cost, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is now eyeing a larger share in the global aerospace industry by forming a consortium of aerospace companies to launch more satellites.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:04:23 +0300
The delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States to Lithuania is mainly motivated by political reasons, Vladimir Feygin, president of the Energy and Financial Institute, told Radio Sputnik.

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