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Sun, 15 Dec 2019 11:06:35 +0300
Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn is advancing an initiative calling for the European Union to recognise a Palestinian state, Israel's Channel 13 reported.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 10:35:22 +0300
The Doha Forum, visited by top-ranking officials from across the globe, has witnessed many of them being grilled by journalists, but Ivanka Trump appears to have gotten off light, with just a quick and light interview by a State Department spokeswoman.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 10:32:46 +0300
Roeland van der Marel, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute said not knowing the weight of the galaxy that hosts our solar system presents a problem for “a lot of cosmological questions”.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 10:29:06 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The death toll following the eruption of a volcano on New Zealand's White Island has increased to 16 people, the country's police said on Sunday.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 10:10:34 +0300
While 45 was booed by baseball fans at World Series Game 5 in Washington back in October, the audience in Pennsylvania was more than happy to give him a warm welcome this weekend.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 10:06:27 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 13 people were killed and dozens were injured in a bus accident in a mountainous area in central Nepal on Sunday, The Himalayan Times reported, citing police.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 09:52:06 +0300
Swedish teen environmentalist Greta Thunberg has been named Time’s Person of the Year 2019 following her impassioned address to world leaders during the UN summit on climate change, which has caused some strong but not always favourable reaction from the public worldwide.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 09:30:08 +0300
The island nation is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire, which regularly suffers from powerful and minor earthquakes.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 09:20:27 +0300
Following a recent court trial that saw jurors side with Musk, Vernon Unsworth’s lawyer, Mark Stephens said the tech visionary could face a retrial in the defamation case, noting that the jury had made a mistake. Stephens said the caver’s legal team intends to petition for a retrial by Christmas.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 08:57:11 +0300
The outgoing Labour leader notes the recent snap vote was centered around Brexit, with the EU divorce agenda being sold as something heavily opposed to the current system and thus deflecting attention away from burning socio-economic issues.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 08:55:42 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Protests in northeastern India against a controversial law to grant citizenship to illegal immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, barring Muslims continued for the third day, with incidents of arson and torching of trains and railway stations in eastern West Bengal.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 08:54:55 +0300
On Wednesday, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a bill asking the State Department to determine whether Russia is a state sponsor of terrorism along with Iran and North Korea. Moscow slammed the decision, describing it as \"Russophobic politics in one's own opportunistic goals, and not even in one's interests\".

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 08:33:31 +0300
The self-described democratic docialist, who came close to becoming the 2016 Democratic candidate, but lost out in a fight with Hillary Clinton, is now contending with ex-Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren for the 2020 nomination.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 08:24:14 +0300
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday suggested that economic sanctions like those introduced against Iran are used in order to avoid a potential war.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 08:01:04 +0300
The publications challenge evidence from an OPCW investigation into the alleged chemical weapons attacks on 7 April 2018, which militants claim the Syrian Arab Army was responsible for - a stance backed by the US, UK, and France. The new release says the final report does not reflect the views of the actual participants in the fact-finding mission.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 07:30:00 +0300
Take a pause from the pre-Christmas chaos and just allow your heart to be filled with tenderness and joy.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 07:15:00 +0300
Earlier this week, China's Commerce Ministry announced that Beijing and Washington agreed on the \"phase one\" of the trade agreement \"on the basis of equal footing and mutual respect.\"

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 07:06:15 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States has been in close contact with South Korea and Japan after a recent test at the North Korea's satellite launch site, a State Department spokesperson said Saturday.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 06:59:20 +0300
Earlier in the month, the nation's former President Evo Morales left Mexico for Argentina, after its President-elect Alberto Fernandez granted him political asylum.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 06:54:21 +0300
A team studying Australia's Wolfe Creek Crater calculated how often meteorites hit Earth with the force of massive nuclear explosions – every 180 years to be precise.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 06:26:25 +0300
BEIRUT (Sputnik) - The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) of Fayez Sarraj said on Saturday that Qatar has confirmed its support for GNA and restated its position against the operation of the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 06:19:36 +0300
After criticizing fellow Democrats for their push to impeach Trump, Rep. Jeff Van Drew reportedly met with President Trump on Friday to discuss his wish to join the Republican party.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 06:18:35 +0300
Brilliant ideas usually come unexpectedly. For sure, this was experienced by a man from New Zealand, as he decided to make the world a better place and create something useful for our little friends.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 05:38:56 +0300
Qantas flight 575 left Sydney for Perth, but after taking to the air returned to the local airport and was towed to Gate 11, where engineers began an inspection of the plane.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 05:36:38 +0300
VOSTOCHNY SPACE CENTRE (Sputnik) - The installation of equipment needed for Angara-family rocket lauch systems will begin at the Vostochny space centre in Russia's Far East on Sunday, Deputy Director-General of Russia's Centre for Operation of Space Ground-Based Infrastructure (TsENKI) Sergey Kostarev told reporters.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 05:08:50 +0300
US President Trump, who is well known for giving nicknames to his opponents, slammed Schumer as “Cryin’ Chuck” over criticism of the US’ “phase one” trade deal with China.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 05:07:38 +0300
Environmental authorities in Scotland have said that an accidental release of radioactive dust from a nuclear site \"contravened multiple\" regulatory conditions, according to a recent investigation.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 03:54:06 +0300
DOHA (Sputnik) - Russia's Roscongress Foundation and Qatar's Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) on Saturday on the sidelines of the annual Doha Forum signed an agreement on creation of a joint working group to coordinate investment activities and business projects.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 03:41:59 +0300
The Venezuelan government believes that the planned terrorist attack was financed from abroad, particularly from Colombia. The relationship between the two countries has worsened lately, ever since Bogota, along with the US, endorsed Guaido as the \"interim president\" of Venezuela.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 03:27:31 +0300
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang denied allegations made by actress Alyssa Milano that unnamed staffers of his campaign were engaged in sexual misconduct, saying the matter had been looked at promptly.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 03:13:50 +0300
Sometimes plans go wrong, like in the case of the bald eagle from the video, which tried to catch its prey, but ended up becoming the prey instead as the bird engaged in a battle for survival with a pink octopus.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 02:15:55 +0300
BEIRUT (Sputnik) - Lebanese security forces and the military are again using tear gas and rubber sticks against violent Shiite youths in the area of Martyr’s Square in central Beirut, where order had been briefly restored earlier in the day, an activist said.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 01:59:40 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Trump administration plans to announce next week a withdrawal of a total of 4,000 US servicemen from Afghanistan in the wake of the resumption of the talks between Washington and Taliban, media reported, citing US officials.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 01:39:16 +0300
The local sheriff's department reported its deputies were ignored by the coffeeshop's employees on Thursday night, which it described as another display of \"Starbucks' anti-police culture that must end\".

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 01:24:34 +0300
TRIPOLI (Sputnik) - Libya’s High Council of State advising the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord slammed Egypt on Saturday for denying it recognition in favour of its eastern-based rival.

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 00:33:51 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Keivan Khosravi, the spokesman for Iran's Supreme National Security Council, said on Saturday that the recent successful prisoner swap between Tehran and Washington is not a start of \"any new path\".

Sun, 15 Dec 2019 00:20:37 +0300
Flooding and landslides disrupted access to the Gourette and Artoustein ski resorts in southwestern France, with the commune of Laruns running out of drinkable water due to problems with its supply.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 23:55:22 +0300
The 16-year-old has been on a long journey across the globe to speak about climate change, during which she gave a speech at the UN and also met numerous celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio. Earlier this week, Time magazine named her Person of the Year.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 23:03:56 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian military police continued on Saturday to patrol Syria's provinces of Aleppo and Hasakah, Major General Yuri Borenkov, the head of the Russian Defence Ministry's Reconciliation Centre in Syria, said.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 22:00:33 +0300
Explaining that she likes to surprise and shock people, to \"get them stirred up,\" the actress promised that she’s going to \"keep doing that.\"

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 21:58:05 +0300
Prime Minister Johnson’s Conservatives won a landslide victory in Thursday’s snap parliamentary vote, picking up 48 seats and securing a comfortable majority in the House of Commons. Labour, meanwhile, lost 60 seats, suffering its worst defeat since 1935, prompting party leader Jeremy Corbyn to announce plans to step down.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 21:54:40 +0300
More than 100 women have been competing for the Miss World 2019 title for the past few weeks in London. They had to take part in six different competitions before the final event took place on Saturday.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 21:21:40 +0300
The researchers now strive to determine whether the water samples they procured from the mine's depths contain living cells which may or may not be \"creatures that have been isolated for billions of years.\"

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 21:12:25 +0300
Earlier this week, South Korean media reported that the country’s air force expects to achieve initial operating capability for its first batch of F-35As later this month. North Korea has threatened to destroy the US-made war planes, calling their delivery to the peninsula an “extremely dangerous action.”

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 20:42:27 +0300
For the past decade, Russia has been working on its \"Oryol\" (Eagle) space ship intended for a lunar mission. The landing of Russian astronauts on the Moon is scheduled for 2030.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 20:33:07 +0300
While one porn actress only sought to enlist the services of a hitman, a certain male performer murdered and dismembered a person and then mailed the body parts to several destinations in his native country.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 20:26:09 +0300
The incident wasn’t the first time Biden has been asked to address the activities of his son in Ukraine. Last week in Iowa, the candidate appeared to fat-shame a man, calling him “a damn liar,” and saying “no one has ever said” that Hunter's appointment had anything to do with “selling access” to President Obama, as the man appeared to suggest.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 19:40:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has proposed an alternative to the Iran nuclear deal, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and is not opposed to Iran having nuclear power as long as producing a nuclear bomb is guaranteed impossible.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 19:12:51 +0300
Tensions between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia reached their worst level in years in September after Yemen’s Houthi militia attacked two Saudi Aramco facilities, temporarily crippling about half of the Kingdom’s oil output. US and Saudi officials accused Iran of culpability in the attacks. Tehran forcefully denied the claims.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 19:05:53 +0300
HELSINKI (Sputnik) - Finnish Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen and his Swedish counterpart, Peter Hultqvist, agreed to enhance defence cooperation following the recent trilateral meeting with US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper, the ministers said in a joint statement issued on Saturday.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 19:00:00 +0300
Sci-Fi Shows Like Black Mirror, Westworld, and Humans, as well as the 1980s dystopia Blade Runner feature robot-like humans taking great strides to evade detection, but our feline companions probably haven't given the matter much thought.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 18:34:51 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Three miners died and 15 others went missing after a coal mine in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan was flooded on Saturday, media reported.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 18:26:00 +0300
This comes as the Duke of York is facing serious repercussions stemming from last month’s “car crash” interview with the BBC, during which he admitted to his friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein who took his own life in a New York prison in August.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 18:10:06 +0300
President Trump signed the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) into law in 2017, with the measure enabling Washington to punish any country that buys Russian weapons with sanctions. Recently, US lawmakers demanded that CAATSA be applied against Turkey, which has refused to budge on its decision to buy Russia’s S-400s.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 17:56:04 +0300
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russian nuclear icebreaker Arktika, the most powerful ship in the world, has completed its three-day sea trials, the press office of the St. Petersburg-based Baltic Shipyard said on Saturday.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 17:33:03 +0300
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson pulled off a commanding victory for his Conservative Party on Thursday, paving the way for him to deliver on his Brexit pledge and push through a renegotiated withdrawal deal with Brussels by the end of January.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 17:26:40 +0300
Earlier this week, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time's Person of the Year, defeating four other finalists, including US President Donald Trump, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, the Hong Kong protesters, and the whistleblower in the Trump-Ukraine scandal.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 17:10:07 +0300
Humanlike figures on Rapa Nui on Easter Island, Chile have been puzzling the minds of people for a long time and to date, there has been no explanation for the monuments' construction.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 17:03:01 +0300
The photos of ladies posing in bikinis in the cold emerge about a year after Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian performed a similar stunt in Aspen.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 16:56:04 +0300
YouTube this week rolled out sweeping changes to its harassment rules, which will now punish creators for “veiled and implied threats” as well as insults based on race, gender, or sexual orientation.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 16:48:00 +0300
DOHA (Sputnik) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad slammed the US sanctions against Iran as a clear violation of the UN Charter and promised to raise the issue on countries unilaterally introducing sanctions at the UN General Assembly.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 16:39:23 +0300
The recently retired officer made the bizarre claim in a little reported lecture at a college in Washington late last month.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 16:27:53 +0300
DOHA (Sputnik) - Turkey has again asked the United States to sell its Patriot missile systems and is waiting for a response, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Saturday.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 16:23:24 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian economy has been facing an unprecedented slowdown for past two years despite infusing massive liquidity through various means at the government level. India’s economic growth decelerated to 4.5% in the September quarter, its slowest pace since March 2013.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 16:10:29 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The head of the Delhi Commission for Women, Swati Maliwal, has been on a hunger strike for over 12 days now, demanding that those responsible for the recent wave of rapes in the country pay with their lives.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 15:58:33 +0300
On 17 November, France’s most prominent protest movement marked one year since the beginning of rallies that have since spread across the country, with demonstrations leading to clashes with police and numerous arrests.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 15:55:27 +0300
Politicians in Brussels are concerned that if they do not protect European industries, which are forced to comply with emissions reduction targets, companies may move abroad to countries with less onerous targets.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 15:49:27 +0300
A bombshell new poll of registered Democrats recently suggested Hillary Clinton, who is not running, as their top choice for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination, amid rumours she may yet jump on the bandwagon.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 15:38:45 +0300
A 21-year-old kickboxer managed to make it into the third round but eventually failed to repel her opponent's punches.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 15:32:27 +0300
As the Russian president explained, one needs to carefully analyse the events of the passing year in order to gauge the impact of said events on the country as a whole and on individual people specifically.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 15:21:00 +0300
On Friday, the Chinese Commerce Ministry announced that Beijing and Washington had agreed upon the “context” of the bilateral phase one trade agreement. US President Trump dismissed media speculation that he would cancel import tariffs on China under the new deal.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 15:12:09 +0300
Back in 2003, the United Nations General Assembly decided to make 11 April International Mountain Day in order to encourage the international community to organise events at all levels to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 15:12:02 +0300
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly boasted about his administration’s plans to “keep” Syria’s oil, in contravention of international laws against pillaging. Meanwhile, the Russian Defence Ministry has publicized an intelligence report estimating that US oil smuggling operations in eastern Syria are already earning the US $30 million a month.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 14:53:20 +0300
After Boris Johnson's Tories gained a landslide victory in the general election on 12 December, the prime minister is expected to hold a Cabinet reshuffle over the weekend.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 14:42:02 +0300
For decades, radar instruments have crisscrossed Antarctica, sending down microwave pulses to peer through the ice and trace the underlying rock topography, yet there are still vast areas for which there is little or no data.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 14:33:24 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The gruesome incident took place in the Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The victim suffered burns on around 80-90 percent of her body and is fighting for her life in hospital.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 14:18:04 +0300
On 13 December 1949 Israeli first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion ordered the establishment of what later become known as the Mossad, the legendary Israeli spy agency. Over its 70-year long history the entity managed to become one of the most high-profile intelligence agencies in the world.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 14:08:22 +0300
The main rival of the South Korean septet is British pop group One Direction.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 14:03:48 +0300
The performer who was searched for more often than Mia Khalifa this year, also turned out to be the one most searched for by female PornHub viewers.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 14:00:00 +0300
One of the most iconic travel images of the modern age is that of a dog hanging its face out of the open window of a car. Moreover, the speed of the vehicle is not important: during traffic jams, our four-legged friends study the surrounding cars with interest, and on the highway they seem to catch the wind with their mouths.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 13:53:26 +0300
Historically, metro drivers have always been men (though during WW II women had to take on some male jobs, including metro driving) but earlier this year, the Labour Ministry issued a decree cutting the number of exclusively male professions.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 13:29:16 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian speed skaters have won the men's team pursuit at the final stage of this season's International Skating Union World Cup in Japan's Nagano and topped the final standings of the tournament in this discipline.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 13:23:41 +0300
Pulsars, a form of rapidly rotating neutron star left over after a massive star has exploded into a supernova, have fascinated scientists for many decades, given the immense amount of power condensed into a small package that’s often no larger in diameter than a large city.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 13:23:00 +0300
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has repeatedly underscored Ankara’s determination to continue carrying out hydrocarbon exploration in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone despite the EU’s threat to sanction Ankara over the move.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 13:22:43 +0300
CAIRO (Sputnik) - A court in Khartoum sentenced former Sudanese President Omar Bashir to two years in prison on corruption charges, the Al-Arabiya broadcaster reported on Saturday.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 13:15:06 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A fire started at about 4 a.m. local time on Saturday (03:00 GMT) at French oil giant Total's refinery in the department of Seine-Maritime, the company said.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 13:12:07 +0300
The ancient handwritten Bible appears to be in the Aramaic language and is inscribed on papyrus.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 13:07:13 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Launched in 2007 as a three-day music festival in Goa, Sunburn has now become Asia’s biggest electronic dance music festival (EDM) and is the third-largest dance festival in the world after Tomorrowland and Ultra.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 13:01:13 +0300
The stunning blonde, who runs a travel and lifestyle blog on Instagram, had raised almost $2,000 for a homelessness charity by posting naked photos to her private account.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 12:41:29 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Protests against a new citizenship law have been intensifying and spreading across India. Two people have already lost their lives in Assam.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 12:25:16 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian National Congress, the country's main opposition party, led by Sonia Gandhi, has held a mega rally in historic Ramlila Ground in Delhi amid a crippling economic slowdown and massive protests across the country over the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 12:09:40 +0300
Veteran NASA astronaut Michael Collins, who was part of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, has been actively engaging with his fan following on Twitter throughout the last few months, answering select questions submitted under the hashtag #AskMichaelCollins.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 12:05:00 +0300
The Open Society Foundation, an NGO created by US billionaire George Soros, has been repeatedly accused of meddling in the domestic affairs of several countries, including Ukraine, where the fund reportedly donated to a number of prominent politicians.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 11:57:06 +0300
There are around a dozen Finnish women and more than 30 children stranded at al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria, where Kurdish militias have a de facto autonomous administration. The Finnish government is working to repatriate the children, but the Kurds don’t want to see the women separated from their kids.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 11:43:33 +0300
On 7 December, a Georgia man was videotaped slapping the butt of WSAV-TV reporter Alex Bozarjian on live TV as he ran by her.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 11:36:35 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian undefeated mixed martial arts fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0), who is the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, will defend his title in a long-awaited fight against US opponent Tony Ferguson (25-3) on April 18 in New York, the UFC said on Instagram.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 11:17:36 +0300
On 13 December the US House Judiciary Committee voted to advance two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, effectively paving the way for a vote among all members of the House of Representatives next week.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 10:40:31 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The case of regular spying in the interests of US authorities may encourage the United Kingdom to refuse to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, lawyer Aitor Martinez, who coordinates Assange's defence in Spain, said.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 10:22:46 +0300
SEOUL (Sputnik) - The North Korean Academy of the National Defence Science said on Saturday that it had conducted yet another \"important\" test at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station last evening.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 10:10:02 +0300
Just when you thought 2019 had nothing else to offer and it was safe to go back in the water, powerful storms exposed an eyeful of phallic marine worms in Northern California, where untold thousands were spotted on a beach. Word has it that they are very chewy.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 09:55:23 +0300
The Pentagon intends to modernise the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles, the programme is estimated to cost $85 billion, according to reports.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 09:37:23 +0300
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to deliver Brexit and repay his voters trust after leading his Conservative Party to a \"historic\" general election triumph offering him a majority of 80 in the House of Commons - the party's largest since 1987.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 09:30:00 +0300
Last month, Google announced that it would no longer allow political advertisers to target voters on political affiliation and would only permit political groups to target ads based on \"general categories\": age, gender, and general location.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 08:46:52 +0300
Emergency services as well as police and fire departments were still up and running amid recent cyberattacks across Louisiana, according to the office of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 08:20:54 +0300
Melania Trump’s children-focused anti-cyberbullying campaign, Be Best, began trending on Twitter on Thursday after Donald Trump laid into Greta Thunberg in a scathing tweet, with many people calling on the First Lady to do something about it.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 08:11:10 +0300
Some experts believe that the rapid digitisation of the world economy has several controversial social and cultural implications that require careful analysis.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 08:00:00 +0300
German observers insist that Berlin is not doing enough in terms of criticising Washington's interference in its economic affairs, after the US Congress has introduced a bipartisan bill imposing targeted sanctions on those involved in the Gazprom-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 07:37:09 +0300
The majority of the residents of Bougainville voted in favour of independence in the referendum on the island, prompting Sputnik to look at the nation states which have only come into being in the last 40 years.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 07:30:00 +0300
Is there a dog that is cuter than a golden retriever? It's a much debated question..

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 07:15:59 +0300
Hunter Biden’s new wife is expecting a child, his fifth, a new report said Friday, citing a close friend of Melissa.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 06:54:10 +0300
Previously, one customer was allegedly mistreated while trying to apply for private client status despite transferring $100,000 to the bank account at one of the company's Arizona branches.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 06:52:28 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of confirmed measles cases in Fiji has risen to 21, media reported on Saturday, citing the Health Ministry.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 06:52:07 +0300
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson led the Conservative Party to a thumping victory. Johnson said that his party had got a \"powerful mandate\" to get Brexit done and unite the nation while vowing to focus on NHS. Dr Ben Williams, tutor in Politics and Political Theory, School of Arts and Media, expressed his opinion about it.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 06:41:02 +0300
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders retracted his endorsement of Democratic congressional candidate Cenk Uygur just one day after announcing it because of Uygur’s past stance on bestiality.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 06:37:54 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - LG Group Honorary Chairman Koo Cha-kyung died on Saturday at the age of 94, media reported.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 06:11:33 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Proved reserves of US crude oil and condensates increased by record 12 percent last year while those of natural gas rose by 9 percent, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a statement on Friday.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 06:09:31 +0300
Bloomberg’s campaign-to-date and planned spending on television, Facebook, and Google from November 25 through December 22 is $117.8 million, according to the ad-tracking firm Advertising Analytics, meaning the billionaire is spending $4.2 million per day.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 05:59:20 +0300
Hate speech has been a controversial topic for the public, and not only in Canada. Citizens in many countries have been questioning just how far freedom of expression should be allowed to go as well as who actually has the right to determine what \"hate speech\" is.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 05:45:08 +0300
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff brushed off GOP criticism that the spectacle leaves him ignoring critical pieces of legislation and his own constituents in California’s 28th District even though he made the same argument 20 years ago.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 05:30:23 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States will hold multiple joint military drills in Paraguay over the next two years including a regional crisis response exercise, US President Donald Trump and Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez said in a joint statement after their meeting at the White House.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 05:22:49 +0300
Search warrants have demanded nine hours’ worth of location history from Google – the largest reverse-location warrant ever reported.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 05:01:26 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – There were attempts to hold tense conversations at the recent Normandy Four summit but the talks overall took place in a working spirit, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 04:33:39 +0300
The Geminids are supposed to be seen from 4 to 17 December, but the peak of the meteor shower is tonight, when the shooting will be visible across the US with no binoculars until the early morning.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 04:30:44 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Head of the French National Railway Company Jean-Pierre Farandou called on employees to make a pause in protests against the pension reform during the Christmas holidays so that people could spend holidays with their families.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 04:04:34 +0300
BEIRUT (Sputnik) – Hassan Nasrallah, the head of the Lebanese Shia movement of Hezbollah, said that the country would face difficulties while trying to form a new government.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 03:59:36 +0300
On this episode of The Critical Hour, Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Jim Kavanagh, editor of The Polemicist; Dave Lindorff, founder of the news collective This Can't Be Happening!; and Caleb Maupin, journalist and political analyst.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 03:54:30 +0300
Israel is headed to its third parliamentary election in less than a year after neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor Benny Gantz’s parties were able to form a government. While the election is set for March 2, one expert tells Sputnik that nothing is likely to change - especially with the suppression of 5 million Palestinian voices.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 03:41:42 +0300
The House Democrats’ impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump are simply “pro forma” actions that will ultimately result in Trump’s triumph and further increase his publicity, Ted Rall, an award-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist, told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Friday.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 03:39:49 +0300
The boy had initially been proud to wear the hat at school, which he had bought \"with his own money\" at a flea market, but soon stopped wearing it due to bullying, his mother said.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 03:23:27 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – One person died and seven more were injured, as a result of a fire that hit a drug dispensary in the Russian city of Tyumen, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said on Saturday.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 03:09:20 +0300
A group of prominent public-health experts on the vape crisis in the United States published an op-ed this week in Science - one of the country's leading academic journals - urging people not to panic after a spike in vaping-related illnesses.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 02:28:10 +0300
Stephanie Grisham, White House Press Secretary and First Lady Melania Trump’s communication aide, has come to the defense of her and her husband, US President Donald Trump, after 45’s tweets toward 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg made many question the legitimacy of FLOTUS’ anti-cyberbullying campaign.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 02:01:45 +0300
The Afghanistan Papers have revealed the US never learned the lessons of its loss in Vietnam, with US leaders seeking only how to turn around public opinion, a historian told Sputnik Friday. Indeed, the foundations of the 18-year-long Afghan War were laid just four years after Hanoi’s 1975 victory and based on nearly identical motives.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 01:50:44 +0300
A team of musicologists and programmers will use artificial intelligence to complete German composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony by next year to mark the 250th anniversary of the famous musician’s birth.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 01:47:05 +0300
US-China reach trade deal; Tories win big in the UK; Mass protests after Algerian elections; \"She The People\" at Woolly Mammoth Theater

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 01:43:08 +0300
HELSINKI (Sputnik) - Mayors of Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki, and Reykjavik have signed the Nordic Capital Code of Action aimed at combating terror at the Nordic Safe City Summit 2019 in Stockholm, the press service of Nordic Cooperation said on Friday.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 01:30:37 +0300
KIEV (Sputnik) - The Pechersky court of Kiev arrested for two months doctor Yulia Kuzmenko, who is suspected of murdering journalist Pavel Sheremet.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 01:30:00 +0300
Ever feel that keeping up with everyone else in life is just too hard sometimes? Well, do not fret, as you are definitely not the only one.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 01:22:49 +0300
The famous pop star has been surrounded by scandal recently, as she is claiming her former executives \"do not allow her to sing her own songs\" and insists her record rights were sold \"without her knowing\".

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 01:19:14 +0300
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Neil Clark, a journalist and broadcaster whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Week, and Morning Star.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 00:53:39 +0300
A Sharon, Massachusetts, man pleaded guilty Friday to willfully retaining US national defense information to which he had access through his job at a defense contractor.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 00:35:34 +0300
In a Friday decision, the US Supreme Court announced that it will hear a case concerning House Democrats and New York prosecutors' access to US President Donald Trump's financial records.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 00:31:34 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An unknown assailant opened fire at pedestrians in the Canadian city of Toronto, leaving a 16-year-old boy seriously injured, Canadian media reported on Friday.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 00:27:43 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Varied issues ranging from digital trade to cross border data sharing and cyber intrusions will be addressed by the \"phase two\" trade agreement negotiations between the United States and China, a senior US administration official said on Friday.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 23:47:59 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Security Contractor Erik Prince held a private meeting with Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez in Caracas to discuss security matters, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the situation.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 23:37:27 +0300
Assault charges leveled against journalist Max Blumenthal have been dropped, weeks after his arrest and multi-day imprisonment, but even though litigation is no longer a concern for him, the issue of the American government overstepping its bounds both at home and in Latin America has persisted.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 23:31:41 +0300
A new study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that Indonesia’s glaciers on a mountain range in the country’s Papua region are expected to melt and disappear within a decade.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 23:14:12 +0300
The US Air Force has published photos of the inside of the passenger terminal attacked by a Taliban suicide bombing on Wednesday. The attack killed two Afghan civilians and injured at least 70 people. Meanwhile, unconfirmed video of US munitions striking an unfinished hospital held by the Taliban have emerged on social media.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 23:13:20 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A US House Subcommittee on National Security has sent letters to the tech giants Apple and Google asking the companies to provide information about how they ensure that the mobile applications distributed via their platforms do not pose risks to national security.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 23:04:46 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Trump administration has approved a third of a billion dollars in additional funding to different federal programs to fight the national opioid crisis, the Department of Justice announced in a press release on Friday.

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