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Wed, 29 Jan 2020 15:04:22 +0000
The comments were made during a press conference in Brussels just before the maverick MEP's final speech in European Parliament, as well as days before the UK exits the European Union.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 14:51:52 +0000
The new coronavirus was first detected in China's city of Wuhan at the end of last year and quickly spread to other cities. According to the latest information, the virus has claimed the lives of 132 people, while over 6,000 people have been infected.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 14:51:31 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Soon after reports of deaths in China from the Novel Coronavirus emerged, the Indian Civil Aviation Ministry called for immediate implementation of an action plan which includes the screening of passengers arriving from China and Hong Kong at major airports across the country.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 14:43:11 +0000
France has been a major critic of Ankara's move to deploy troops to Libya in recent weeks, calling for \"the greatest restraint\" to avoid escalating the decade-old conflict.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 14:37:34 +0000
The UK railway system has long been the subject of complaint and criticism due to delays and cost. In last October's Queen's Speech, Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to scrap Britain's \"broken\" transport apparatus and introduce a new commercial model.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 14:33:30 +0000
The Syrian government has been waging a major offensive in Idlib province, where the majority of the terrorist remnants are concentrated, for the last several weeks.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 14:27:31 +0000
BERLIN (Sputnik) - Josef Resch, a German detective who conducted his own investigation into the 2014 downing of Flight МН17 in eastern Ukraine, said that he was ready to take part in the upcoming hearings on the case in The Hague's district court as a witness for the defence.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 14:23:21 +0000
The news was published in an open letter just days after the 'close friend' to No 10 earned a position as a columnist for Standpoint Magazine. The letter revealed she was organising a four-day training course in March and April to build a \"permanent training centre\" for her cybersecurity firm.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 14:02:45 +0000
Earlier, during a visit to Poland, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky joined the ongoing historical spat between Warsaw and Moscow on the origins of the Second World War, claiming that the “collusion” between Nazi Germany and the USSR “led to the Start of World War II and allowed the Nazis to launch the lethal Holocaust machine.”

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 13:57:45 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and Pakistan have been engaged in intense border clashes since February 2019 after a terror incident in Indian administered Pulwama. India retaliated to the killing of 40 soldiers by launching an airstrike inside Pakistan.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 13:50:15 +0000
Remember going on Facebook and stumbling upon an ad for a shoe brand you were searching for a day earlier? That’s Mark Zuckerberg’s minions – namely, algorithms collecting data from your offsite activities – at work.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 13:50:14 +0000
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Syria demands that the international community condemn the US peace plan on the Middle East and ensure that the legitimate land rights of Palestinians be protected, Syria's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 13:32:30 +0000
Enormous changes have taken place over the last decade, but after ten years of political turmoil, the global elites- who met at Davos last week- are more entrenched than ever.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 13:29:26 +0000
As one of the rescue volunteers who responded to the injured tourist’s call explained, they were somewhat relieved when they learned what had actually happened.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 13:27:44 +0000
A bitter row over Emiliano Sala's transfer fee between Cardiff City and Nantes has been rumbling for over a year since the striker died in a tragic plane crash, with FIFA ruling in 2019 that the Bluebirds must pay a £5 million first instalment. The Welsh club is appealing the decision.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 13:22:06 +0000
Earlier this month, UN monitors reportedly claimed that Yemen's Houthi forces did not conduct an attack on two major Saudi oil facilities in September 2019.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 13:21:55 +0000
KIEV (Sputnik) - Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service said on Wednesday that it had received from Germany $154,000 worth of technology used to detect forged documents as part of an international assistance program.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 13:10:16 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - According to the NHK, prosecutors have already attempted to confiscate Hironaka's computer that was used by Ghosn earlier this month, but were stopped by the latter's defence.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:49:05 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Several organisations in India have called for an all-India shut down on Wednesday to protest against the controversial and contentious Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA). The country witnessed protests against the law, since its enactment in December 2019, which continue unabated until now.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:48:49 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) politicians are under the Election Commission’s scanner since two of its star campaigners running in the forthcoming State Assembly Elections have made controversial remarks, aimed at provoking voters’ sentiments.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:47:46 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Wednesday that the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union marks the beginning of the total reconfiguration of the European map, while Denmark, Poland and Italy could possibly be the next to leave the bloc.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:47:34 +0000
Neanderthals, a subspecies of archaic humans who roamed Eurasia before mysteriously disappearing some 40,000 years ago, remain a source of fascination among archeologists and ethnographers, since the true cause of their extinction has yet to be agreed upon.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:32:16 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Kartarpur Corridor is a 4.5-kilometre passage which allows people from India to visit a prominent Sikh shrine in Pakistan’s Punjab province. However, the two sides accuse each other of misusing the corridor to destabilise the region.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:31:44 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Former Miss World and actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas shot to fame in Hollywood after she appeared on the American TV show Quantico in 2015. Five years later, the actress is now in final negotiations to star opposite Hollywood biggies in a major project.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:31:37 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has stated that the two-state solution for the territorial dispute between Israel and Palestine is an integral part of its foreign policy, while Pakistan has consistently supported the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:26:07 +0000
Strikes against the widely unpopular pension reform in France have swept the country since early December. Protesters object to the replacement of 42 different pension schemes with a universal, points-based system.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:19:56 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s federal government has implemented digital platforms for the delivery of social benefits to its citizens. E-governance has now been made a key tool, improving the development of financial systems, and helping to provide electronic services to citizens.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:18:22 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The national capital of India will undergo elections for its 70-member State legislative assembly on 8 February. The ruling Aam Aadmi Party, and opposition Bharatiya Janata and Congress parties are campaigning in full fervour. Among many issues, water shortages and water quality are a major poll issue.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:11:10 +0000
On 28 January, US President Donald Trump unveiled his Middle East peace plan during a joint press statement with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:09:25 +0000
Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the breakthrough technologies currently being used in the quest for extraterrestrial intelligence, as it simplifies the cumbersome task of sorting through huge amounts of imagery in the hopes of spotting indications of alien life.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:06:03 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Over the last few weeks, India has witnessed protests against a newly enacted citizenship law, leaving 25 people killed and hundreds injured. The law seeks to grant citizenship rights to persecuted minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, not including Muslims.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000
Have you ever seen a snake shedding its skin? Or maybe you did not even know that snakes do it (and quite regularly)?

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:59:33 +0000
Earlier this month, the House of Commons approved the UK's EU withdrawal agreement in the final reading.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:54:26 +0000
Leaked excerpts from former US National Security Adviser John Bolton’s upcoming memoir were published by The New York Times amid the ongoing Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump who has repeatedly rejected all the abuse of power-related accusations, slamming the probe against him as a “hoax”.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:52:26 +0000
There is no consensus in the European Union on whether to allow Huawei to build national 5G infrastructure. The United Kingdom on Tuesday became the latest country to give the Chinese tech giant a limited role in its 5G infrastructure.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:49:28 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's five former police officers who were detained over their role in the case of journalist Ivan Golunov will face charges as they are accused of faking up the evidence of Golunov's guilt, the Russian Investigative Committee's spokeswoman, Svetlana Petrenko, said on Wednesday.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:48:24 +0000
On Tuesday, Mike Pompeo accused Russia, the Assad government, Iran and Hezbollah of violating a ceasefire in northern Syria through 'ruthless actions' and 'barbaric attacks'.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:45:59 +0000
The former New York mayor was visiting Burlington, Vermont for a campaign event on Monday when he had a remarkable encounter with a dog.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:42:41 +0000
Arguing that \"the Death Angel may be moving right now across the planet\", the pastor suggested that people should \"get right with God\".

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:38:22 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Under the current five decades-old abortion law, termination of pregnancy is permitted up until a maximum gestation period of 20 weeks, when there is a risk to the life of the pregnant mother.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:38:15 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistan and Afghanistan have been engaged in a war of words over the arrest of Pashtun leaders earlier this week. Islamabad accused the Pashtuns of acting against Pakistan on behalf of Afghanistan.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:36:48 +0000
Manchester United have struggled for seven years since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, who won 13 Premier League titles, two Champions’ Leagues, five FA Cups and four League Cups at Old Trafford. Now fans are focusing their hatred on executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:30:26 +0000
CNN anchor Don Lemon couldn’t stop laughing for a good minute as guests on his show made light of both Trump and those who voted for him using fake accents and a bit of condescension.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:20:54 +0000
The UK is set to finally exit the EU on Friday, 31 January, propelling the country into a transition period until the end of December, 2020, during which time the two sides are to face the daunting task of hammering out a post-Brexit trade agreement.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:15:43 +0000
Earlier, German news magazine Der Spiegel apologised for making the “extremely embarrassing mistake” of claiming that US troops liberated the notorious death camp in Poland from the Nazis in 1945.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:50:49 +0000
Honduras marks 2 years since stolen election; Palestinians reject peace plan ruse; Beyond Scandinavia and towards Sápmi

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:49:14 +0000
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by Max Blumenthal, a bestselling author and journalist, whose latest book is “The Management of Savagery,” who co-created the film “Killing Gaza,” is the senior editor of The Grayzone, and who is co-host of the podcast “Moderate Rebels.”

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:41:14 +0000
On this episode of The Critical Hour, Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Miko Peled, Israeli-American activist and author of \"The General's Son: The Journey of an Israeli in Palestine.\"

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:34:25 +0000
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japan is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes. In 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the following tsunami killed over 15,000 people and caused the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:29:32 +0000
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan discuss the role of the US in the Middle East. Yesterday an Air Force plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan and apparently the CIA agent behind Soleimani's killing was onboard.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:28:45 +0000
The new jets began service in one of the units of the Western Military District in the Republic of Karelia at the end of 2019.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:24:58 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): On Tuesday, the Election Commission of India (ECI) served notices to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) politicians Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma over their controversial remarks made during Delhi State Assembly election rallies.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:15:04 +0000
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump unveiled his peace plan for the Middle East aimed at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:01:19 +0000
In October 2019, Huawei reported a 24 percent spike in revenues in the first nine months of 2019, despite US President Donald Trump's efforts to block the company from growing its business.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:59:49 +0000
Syrian troops liberated the strategic city of Maarat al-Numan in Idlib province on Tuesday, with the Russian military warning a day earlier that they had intelligence indicating that remnants of the notorious White Helmets ‘rescue group’ were plotting provocations in Syria due to the militants’ increasingly hopeless strategic situation.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:51:56 +0000
Investigators in both the US and the UK are becoming increasingly interested in the testimony of Prince Andrew, who has been accused of having sex with one Epstein’s alleged underage “sex slaves”.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:51:20 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The ruling coalition and opposition parties in India’s southern state of Kerala have been at loggerheads with Governor Arif Mohammad Khan over the issue of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), enacted by the federal government.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:24:38 +0000
Trump unveiled a peace deal he says would end the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Tuesday. The deal, forged by Washington and Tel Aviv, was immediately rejected by the Palestinian Authority.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:24:22 +0000
Jurgen Klopp, manager of UK Premier League club Liverpool, earlier faced a backlash as he confirmed he and his senior players will observe the winter break, sending a young team led by under-23s coach Neil Critchley to Liverpool’s fourth-round replay against Shrewsbury Town on 4 February.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:09:12 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Media reported on Tuesday that the Netherlands cancelled the visit of its parliamentary delegation to Russia, which was scheduled for February, as one of the lawmakers was denied entrance to the country. The information was later confirmed by the Dutch embassy in Russia.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:07:50 +0000
Sweden's leading terrorism researcher Magnus Ranstorp called the law “ineffective” and described the country's handling of the jihadist issue as a “chain reaction of delays”.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:00:39 +0000
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced that the United Kingdom would grant China’s Huawei a limited role in the roll-out of its national 5G networks, a move that is likely to infuriate the United States, which had long pushed for Huawei to be banned from 5G technology altogether.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:00:00 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The FSB said last week that thousands of anonymous bomb threats had been sent via Dutch internet service StartMail. Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor blocked access to StartMail in Russia, but schools, courts and hospitals across the country continue receiving threats.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:47:36 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India, which has the largest number of young population in the world, is also the second largest market of smartphones globally. Even though India is going through a slow phase in its economy, tech-loving Indians did not seem to mind spending outlandishly on latest devices.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:46:31 +0000
Earlier this month, Eliot Engel expressed his frustration over the US Secretary of State’s unwillingness to appear before a House Foreign Affairs Committee to clarify why Washington killed a top Iranian general.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:42:49 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has approved the composition of the emergency response team that will be tasked with preventing the novel coronavirus from spreading into the country, and the new unit will be chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, the government said on Wednesday.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:20:18 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The restive Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir was virtually cut off from the outside world under a blanket of security measures following the repeal of Article 370 in August 2019, ending the former state's special status.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:11:03 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Apple's CEO Tim Cook said in an interview with the CNBC broadcaster that his company had restricted its employees' trips to China due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:54:44 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Joining India’s diplomatic corps in1984, Harsh Vardhan Shringla has served as New Delhi’s envoy to the United States, Bangladesh and Thailand. Shringla was selected by a federal cabinet panel, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to head the External Affairs Ministry in December 2019.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:43:29 +0000
The Black Knight satellite conspiracy theory claims there is a spacecraft orbiting Earth that is of extraterrestrial origin, and that NASA is engaged in a cover-up regarding its existence and origin.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:38:39 +0000
The recent ruling by the UN Human Rights Committee that people fleeing climate catastrophes and natural disasters have a valid claim for international protection may have far-reaching consequences throughout the entire world, especially in recipient countries such as Norway.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:23:09 +0000
The Russian-born model opened up about the rough time she's had being a single mum since her break-up with Bradley Cooper and how she often tried to be a boy when she was younger.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:17:41 +0000
After months of anticipation, US President Donald Trump has finally revealed his \"deal of the century\" plan that aims to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a press conference attended by top Israeli and American officials as well as the ambassadors of several Arab states that have no diplomatic relations with Israel.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:11:19 +0000
The Foreign Office previously advised against \"all but essential travel to mainland China\" after the city of Wuhan became the epicentre of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak that claimed more than a hundred lives. The airline subsequently halted bookings of direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:52:58 +0000
DOHA (Sputnik) - The unknown type of viral pneumonia was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December. On Monday, the World Health Organization changed the global risk degree of the deadly coronavirus from \"moderate\" to \"high.\"

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:30:52 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Fives states in India had slapped sedition charges against a research scholar from one of Delhi's top universities for his anti-government speeches during protests against a controversial citizenship law. On Tuesday (28 January), the research scholar, Sharjeel Imam, was arrested from his home district in northern Bihar.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:29:42 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): In October 2018, Bollywood-Hollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas invested in a US-based coding centre called the Holberton School, that is known for its lit neon lighting and conference rooms named after iconic public figures.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:28:00 +0000
Apart from the 19 September referendum on euthanasia, New Zealanders will also cast ballots on the same day to decide on if the Prime Minister will get a second term and the legal use of cannabis for recreational purposes.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:27:16 +0000
The plane is carrying over a hundred of US citizens that were repatriated from Wuhan, China after the city became an epicentre of novel coronavirus outbreak that already claimed more than a hundred lives and infected more than a thousand people.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 06:05:04 +0000
After a UK National Security Council meeting on Tuesday, it was announced that Huawei would be granted a limited role in building the nation's 5G networks across the country, putting an end to months of political pressure from US leaders over the Chinese tech giant's participation in the fifth-generation technology rollout.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 05:49:05 +0000
Emma Coronel reportedly set up her Instagram account, ‘therealemmacoronel’, a year ago to put an end to the wave of fake accounts pretending to be posting on her behalf. She deleted it half a year later in response to what she saw as unfair media reporting.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 05:41:51 +0000
The newspaper Jyllands-Posten created a scandal in 2005 with its cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad; this, sparked an international crisis, sending ripples through the Islamic world. In the recent controversy, it depicted each of the five yellow stars of the Chinese flag as a coronavirus.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 05:26:55 +0000
The United States does not currently have a landfill for nuclear waste from the defence industry, which is normally stored inside metal canisters buried underground near the nuclear plants where it was produced.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 04:30:00 +0000
Watching puppies communicate with adult dogs can bring you lots of fun. Their movements and how they look at each other is something one can watch endlessly.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 04:28:37 +0000
Earlier, scientists in China, where the virus initially appeared, managed to recreate the genome sequence, but not the virus itself. This indicates that Australian discovery is the first of its kind.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 03:53:57 +0000
Prince Andrew, 59, reportedly claimed to be willing to cooperate with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and \"help if required\" with the ongoing probe into the sex trafficking ring of the American paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The Duke of York subsequently dropped out of the public eye after being directly implicated by multiple victims.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 03:48:12 +0000
The passenger thought at the beginning that the main reason she was stopped was for having a “ripped ticket” before later being told that it was her choice of clothing.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 03:37:48 +0000
BERLIN (Sputnik) - The German business community speaks in favor of improving relations and building cooperation with Russia, the German Eastern Business Association (OAOEV) chief Oliver Hermes said.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 03:11:00 +0000
Manchester United is on the brink of missing the Champions League for the second season in a row. The Red Devils currently sit six points behind the top four teams, with just 14 matches remaining in the English Premier League. Club chief executive Edward Gareth 'Ed' Woodward has reportedly been blamed for the unsatisfying performance by The Reds.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 02:56:58 +0000
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday unveiled his 'Deal of the Century', a plan for settling the long-lasting conflict between the Palestine Authority and Israel. The agreement - crafted almost exclusively by Tel Aviv and Washington - was immediately rejected by Palestinian officials.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 02:03:27 +0000
On 28 January, US President Donald Trump presented his so-called 'Deal of the Century' during a joint press conference with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington. The plan sets out a two-state solution, with the US recognising the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, as well as Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 01:02:43 +0000
Former US Navy SEAL officer, Edward Gallagher, came to notoriety in the United States after he being accused of committing war crimes during a 2017 deployment in Iraq. In July 2019, the officer was acquitted of a majority of the charges he faced.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 01:00:26 +0000
BEIJING (Sputnik) - The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in China has reached 5,974 and the death toll from the new virus strain has gone up to 132, China's National Health Commission said.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:57:47 +0000
Everybody knows that currently, US President Donald John Trump is in the midst of the Senate impeachment trial aiming to remove him from the highest office in the land. One may think he would turn to his favorite news outlet Fox News for comfort and support, but this does not seem to be the case.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:49:32 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump's legal defense team in a conference call told reporters they are not concerned about the possibility of former National Security Adviser John Bolton testifying in the Senate impeachment trial.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:33:28 +0000
The US Supreme Court has voted to allow the Trump administration to enforce a “public charge” policy that would deny US permanent residence status to immigrants who use federal welfare programs, a move that is part of an infrastructural system to bully immigrants, Juan Carlos Ruiz, cofounder of the New Sanctuary Movement, told Sputnik Tuesday.

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:01:54 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called the peace plan for the Middle East, which was unveiled by the United States earlier on Tuesday, a global “nightmare.”

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:49:56 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan undermines the security of Israel and the United States by threatening to unleash violent blowback in the Palestinian territories and in neighboring Jordan, Senator Chris Murphy warned in a series of Twitter messages.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:38:35 +0000
A new report citing the US Department of Defense revealed that an estimated 50 US military personnel were diagnosed with either traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a concussion following the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC) January 8 strike in Iraq.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:35:20 +0000
Newly released footage from the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) shows agency investigators examining the wreckage of the January 26 helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 23:08:12 +0000
The Trump administration and US health officials are reportedly considering a range of measures to contain the spread of the dangerous Chinese coronavirus that has already infected some 4,700 people across the globe.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:42:12 +0000
The Extinction Rebellion environmental movement - notorious for organizing rallies to attract attention to urgent ecology issues - was reportedly included by a UK counter-terror policing team in a list of extremist groups, alongside radical Islamic fundamentalists and neo-Nazi terrorists.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:36:31 +0000
Newly declassified documents have revealed the incredible extent to which Soviet intelligence was able to penetrate America’s nuclear weapons program in the 1940s. While three spies were previously known, the identity of a fourth has been revealed, and he gave Moscow perhaps more information than anyone else on how to build an atom bomb.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:29:35 +0000
Australian officials on Tuesday warned the country’s central and eastern states to brace themselves for increased temperatures and strong winds in the next week, following more than a week of cooler and damper weather in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:23:00 +0000
A dispute between Cardiff City and Nantes FC has been raging since the beginning of 2019, following the death of recently moved player Emiliano Sala, with Cardiff potentially looking to sue Nantes over negligence.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:19:43 +0000
The United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand have a key multilateral intelligence alliance set up in the post–World War II period known as the UKUSA Agreement, or the Five Eyes (FVEY). The long-standing treaty is aimed at intelligence-sharing between the five allies.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:08:12 +0000
Video communications company Zoom has introduced a series of patches after it was revealed that a security flaw easily allowed potential hackers to join and eavesdrop on video meetings without an invitation.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:00:00 +0000
London mayoral campaigns will kick off in the spring, with the election held on 7 May. Artist and rapper DrillMinister has hit out against the major candidates in recent days, pursuing his own campaign for election.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:44:42 +0000
Rumours of a third run for president by former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have circulated since the race for the Democratic nomination kicked off in June 2019. Clinton in part blamed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for not sufficiently supporting her in 2016, ultimately contributing to her historic loss.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:27:31 +0000
Indonesia’s Aceh province has established a new, eight-member female flogging unit to carry out public whippings against women who violate the region’s Sharia, or Islamic law, according to a report by AFP.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:35:29 +0000
We all need a helping hand sometimes, and apparently the same is true in the animal world. An adorable pair of golden retriever brothers in Massachusetts were spotted doing just that recently, with one brother giving the other a “boost.”

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:30:50 +0000
Berlin’s Federal Ministry of Defense has opted to purchase three Bombardier Global 6000 jets and abandon its plan to buy four US-made MQ-4C Triton aerial surveillance drones.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:28:09 +0000
The first German case was confirmed late on Monday in the state of Bavaria, with a patient reportedly infected by a Chinese woman. According to Bavaria's infectious diseases task force, the patient was placed under quarantine and medical supervision.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:21:55 +0000
Chinese officials in Denmark are demanding an apology from a Danish daily newspaper for publishing a cartoon of the Chinese flag with five coronavirus particles instead of stars on Monday.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:09:28 +0000
On Sunday, a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore, her teammate and that teammate’s parent, as well as the pilot, and several others. The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter was transporting the Bryants and others to a basketball game.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:56:19 +0000
US President Donald Trump's defense team on Tuesday concluded its opening arguments in the US Senate impeachment trial.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:34:12 +0000
Along with proposing a solution to the territorial grievances between Israelis and Palestinians, Trump’s initiative also outlines a $50 billion economic plan that would, according to the White House, “spur the Palestinian economy”.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:25:45 +0000
The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported a powerful, 7.7-magnitude earthquake in the strait between Jamaica and Cuba on Tuesday afternoon. A tsunami warning was issued for Jamaica, Cuba, Belize, Honduras and the Cayman Islands, but that threat has now passed.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:24:18 +0000
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump unveiled his long-anticipated 'deal of the century' - a peace plan for the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. According to a map published by the Trump White House, Palestinians have been offered two significant plots of land in the south of Israel connected with the Gaza Strip.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:11:06 +0000
In a new report, the Pentagon said it would be slashing the number of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters it planned to supply to the Afghan Air Force (AAF) by nearly two-thirds. Instead, it plans to supply CH-47 Chinook heavy-lifting choppers in a bid to replace the AAF’s Russian-made helicopters.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:00:08 +0000
A major American airline has been ordered to pay tens of thousands of dollars after it was found that the company failed to follow proper security protocol and discriminated against Muslim travelers.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:00:00 +0000
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center on Friday released a twinkling new image of NGC 1022, a barred spiral galaxy located more than 60 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Cetus.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:58:19 +0000
STRASBOURG (Sputnik) - Pyotr Tolstoy, the head of the Russian delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) was elected on Tuesday a PACE vice-president, according to the results of the vote.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:57:49 +0000
A well-known scientist in Hong Kong has warned that the deadly coronavirus rapidly spreading throughout China could infect as many as 150,000 people per day in China’s Chongqing municipality in the next few months.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:55:59 +0000
I love the way Remainers like Lord Adonis, Hugh Grant and even Terry Christian feel that, even after losing, they can still lecture us on how to celebrate this week as we finally get our country back.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:47:49 +0000
The British government’s so-called “Get Ready for Brexit campaign” has come under fire from the UK’s National Audit Office. The adverts were widely circulated on social media, in the run-up to October’s initial Brexit deadline day, a date that ultimately proved to mark yet another extension to Article Fifty.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:43:21 +0000
Observers fear a collision of the two long-dead space objects could spew space junk across a broad area of near space, affecting satellites which are still in operation.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:39:41 +0000
The new Westminster parliament is dominated by a huge Conservative majority, following a December election called to give Prime Minister Boris Johnson a mandate to pass through his Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:36:06 +0000
As the person who tweeted the video explained, they try and record “all the weird stuff” that happens over their Glendale home, and didn’t realize at first that it was Bryant’s helicopter they were filming.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:26:36 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit officially filed charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a court on three corruption cases, namely bribery, fraud and breach of trust, Media reported on Tuesday.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:52:05 +0000
Airbus has been under a four-year investigation by European and US authorities regarding allegations of corruption and third party irregularities. The probe has already seen the departure of high-level management.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:49:02 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): New Delhi is set to see elections for the 70-member legislative assembly on 8 February. The polls point to a three-horse race between the ruling Aam Admi Party (AAP), the BJP and Congress.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:43:46 +0000
As Macri himself reportedly said, his new role will allow him to combine his three passions: education, football and helping young people attain a better future.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:37:44 +0000
The secrecy-laden project, in development since 2010, is intended to facilitate the transportation of large cargoes in deep space, including for the purpose of creating permanent bases on other planets in our solar system.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:29:03 +0000
Russia signaled it may take a closer look at U.S. President’s Donald Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ once it is published, softening its original stern opposition to the peace plan.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:06:44 +0000
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Ankara will take decisive retaliatory measures should the Syrian Arab Army threaten its observation posts in the Syrian province of Idlib amid an uptick in violence in the region, Turkey’s Ministry of National Defence said in a statement on Tuesday.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:06:05 +0000
The announcement comes after Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival Benjamin ‘Benny’ Gantz. The Palestinian authorities have repeatedly objected to the plan, as its details were trickling out, and mass protests are expected in the Palestinian territories as Israel tightens security measures.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:00:07 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Tommy Yang - Iris Liu, a 30-year-old Wuhan native, waited in line for more than eight hours on Wednesday at a hospital before her mother could receive Intravenous Therapy (IV) to improve her condition. Her 57-year-old mother had been fighting a mysterious lung infection since mid-January.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:29:39 +0000
Earlier, Republican senators James Lankford of Oklahoma and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina suggested that the manuscript of an upcoming book by former Trump national security advisor Bolton, which reportedly supports Democrats' claims that the president illegally withheld aid to Ukraine, should be made available to them 'in a classified setting'.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:16:45 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Domestic violence against women is widely prevalent in India. National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data indicates that over 30% of Indian women are physically, sexually or emotionally abused by their husbands. As per the 2018 National Crime Records Bureau, 103,272 cases of domestic violence were reported.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:15:34 +0000
The Basketball legend died on Sunday after the helicopter that carried the athlete along his daughter and seven other people went down and crashed near the city of Calabas, California.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0000
We think one can hardly be tired of watching videos that show unusual animal friendships.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:57:07 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Valentina Shvartsman – The 48-year-old Australian is fighting extradition to the United States on 18 charges, including conspiring to hack government computers and breaching an espionage law, after his website leaked hundreds of thousands of secret cables in 2010 that exposed the US military’s wrongdoings.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:48:20 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - All parties to the conflict in Yemen should restrain themselves amid the recent attacks that claimed dozens of lives, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Tuesday.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:28:11 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Netherlands cancelled the visit of its parliamentary delegation to Russia, which was scheduled for February, as one of the lawmakers was denied entrance to the country, Dutch media reported on Tuesday.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:23:08 +0000
TEHRAN (Sputnik) - A drone made an emergency landing in the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan on Tuesday, Iranian state TV IRIB reported.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:14:54 +0000
BEIRUT (Sputnik) - More than 40 employees of the White Helmets organisation have arrived at the village of Einata in Syria's Idlib province, the head of the Damascus-headquartered Syrian Human Rights Network, Ahmad Kazem, said.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:03:47 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): On 21 May, 2019, 11 people, including the then sitting lawmaker from the National People’s Party Tirong Aboh, were shot dead in the Indian state of Arunachal Pardesh.

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