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Fri, 25 Sep 2020 03:08:43 +0000
A video of a Seattle police officer walking his bike across the head of a man lying on the ground has rocked social media, with users decrying the cop's action and the Seattle Police Department later saying that the incident is under investigation.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 02:40:13 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Attorney General William Barr, in a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, said the primary sub-source of the Steele Dossier was investigated by the FBI in 2016 for alleged ties to Russian intelligence.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 02:32:10 +0000
PALMYRA, Syria (Sputnik) - Residents of the Syrian city of Palmyra have received humanitarian aid from the Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 02:19:46 +0000
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly opposed the nationwide shift to absentee and mail-in voting proposed amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, claiming that Democrats could win the November election via sending out millions of mail-in ballots or stealing millions of votes, in what he claims would be “the greatest scam in history”.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 02:01:59 +0000
Earlier in the week, a continuing resolution was approved by the US House of Representatives aimed at preventing a government shutdown, as long as the US Senate passes it as well. In that case, Democrats and Republicans would have until December to resolve disagreements particularly involving a new coronavirus relief package.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 01:04:54 +0000
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced on Wednesday that only one officer, former Det. Brett Hankison, would be indicted in connection to the March 13 shooting death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman. One expert tells Sputnik the emerging details on evidence provided to the grand jury proves \"the whole system is broken.\"

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 01:00:23 +0000
In the upcoming US presidential election, where incumbent President Donald Trump is set to face Democratic rival candidate Joe Biden, the United States is dealing with an ongoing global coronavirus pandemic and nation-wide mass protests against racism and police brutality.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:37:41 +0000
Dr. Richard Wolff, an economist and professor at the New School in New York, told Sputnik that his new book, “The Sickness Is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself,” shows how the US response to COVID-19 demonstrates the utter failure of the country’s elites to address public health crises.

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:05:57 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Facebook has removed three networks allegedly originating from Russia and primarily focusing on affairs in Syria and Ukraine, the company’s Head of Security Policy Nathaniel Gleicher said in a statement.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:58:50 +0000
In July, the US closed a Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas, declaring the location an espionage hot spot and a centre for attempting to steal medical data related to the development of a coronavirus vaccine.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:24:39 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – French Prime Minister Jean Castex warned citizens of the country that the government may impose a new quarantine over the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:12:06 +0000
As wildfires continue to scorch the US West Coast, area winemakers are bracing for possible production and revenue hits due to the rejection of grapes that have been tainted by heavy smoke.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:08:59 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A US federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to postpone its ban on downloads of TikTok, or defend itself in court this weekend in a hearing brought by the Chinese-owner of the video-sharing application, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 22:59:38 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - There has never been any evidence of coordinated national fraud, especially involving mail-in ballots, to shape the result of the US federal election, FBI Director Christopher Wray told a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in a hearing on Thursday.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 22:50:45 +0000
TORONTO (Sputnik) - Premier Jason Kenney of Alberta, Canada's largest oil-producing province, said during a press conference on Thursday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's proposal for a COVID-19 economic recovery was a \"fantasy plan.\"

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 22:38:30 +0000
The United Kingdom is facing a serious border disruption in its main port with mainland Europe, as the deadline for the country's complete withdrawal from the European Union's regulatory bodies at the end of this year edges closer.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 22:34:41 +0000
International banks like Deutsche Bank can be periodically revealed to break financial regulations and even get fined for it, but they’re rarely punished meaningfully since they’re essential to the functioning of the US capitalist empire, an economist told Sputnik on Thursday.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 22:17:10 +0000
While paying respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the top of the US Supreme Court Building’s steps on Thursday, US President Donald Trump was met with booing and a chorus of “Vote him out” and “Honor her wish” chants by a nearby crowd.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 22:16:09 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has imposed new sanctions on two individuals and four entities in Iran, the US Treasury Department said in a statement on Thursday.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:56:18 +0000
In February 2019, US billionaire Robert Kraft, owner of the top-ranked American football team, the New England Patriots, was charged with soliciting prostitution following a month-long investigation by Jupiter county police in Florida into sex trafficking that included installing hidden cameras at a massage parlor visited by the investor.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:40:23 +0000
US President Donald Trump on Thursday signed what he referred to as a \"historic executive order\" outlining his administration's health care plan.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:37:47 +0000
The match took place in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, marking a pilot project to allow fans to return to stadiums and watch the Super Cup in person, after a long break due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 20:49:37 +0000
New York’s Black Brook town council has moved to not rename its jurisdiction of Swastika, arguing that the word’s original Sanskrit definition of well-being trumps the modern view of the word and symbol.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 20:32:31 +0000
According to South Carolina's The State newspaper, potential targets included the New York City-based Trump Tower and the stock exchange, along with several other locations, as the man behind the attacks intended to target \"government centres\".

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 20:17:19 +0000
Another US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet has been forced to suddenly land at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana. In just two weeks, two of the advanced, carrier-based jets have suffered engine fires.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:46:01 +0000
A Massachusetts construction worker died after eating around a bag and a half of black licorice every day for a few weeks, doctors revealed in a case report published Thursday.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:37:02 +0000
A Chinese soldier has been kicked out of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) after he shared military secrets with friends and family via an unauthorized cellphone.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:24:39 +0000
After a monthslong delay, the US Navy has released its first batch of unclassified probe documents tied to the 1963 implosion of the USS Thresher (SSN-593), which killed all 129 shipyard personnel and crew aboard.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:17:27 +0000
Several regional political activists and elected representatives of local bodies have been targeted by militants in India’s Kashmir valley in recent times. On Wednesday 23 September, Bhupinder Singh, a member of the block development council – a local elected body in Budgam district was shot dead by militants.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:16:57 +0000
The core element of the so far hypothetical video game reportedly involves saving the “black citizen” from US cops.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:07:57 +0000
Police officers across the UK fear that the Government’s new 10 pm curfew will see loads of drunken revellers take to the streets after closing time. On top of COVID-19 concerns, the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary has called the lack of trained detectives a “national crisis” amid estimates that there are 5,000 vacant investigator posts.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:07:28 +0000
Ajax, a cat living it up in Lewisville, Texas, recently learned that not all openings during a chase are meant to be taken advantage of - especially when it comes to a moth attaching itself to a wall.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:00:32 +0000
Kevin Kinard, a frequent visitor at Arkansas’ Crater of the Diamonds State Park, recently revealed that he managed to discover a 9-carat diamond during his latest visit to the park’s 37.5-acre plowed search field.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:00:00 +0000
US President Donald Trump recently stunned reporters and netizens alike after he refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power in the event that he loses his 2020 reelection bid.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:00:00 +0000
A squadron of US Marine Corps (USMC) F-35B stealth aircraft have set sail aboard the United Kingdom’s HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, part of a set of certifications ensuring the jets can take off using the carrier’s bow ramp. The warship is set to perform its first tour of duty next year.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:54:32 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian fighter jet Su-27 fighter was scrambled on Thursday due to US Air Force bomber B-52H, which was flying over Poland, the Russian Defence Ministry said.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:46:38 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov offered on Thursday to \"calm down\" and stop speculating on Nord Stream 2 prospects, saying that it should now be a matter of principle for Germany to complete the project.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:46:17 +0000
Although never realized, the Soviet programme to land human beings on the Moon was arguably far more ambitious and forward-looking than NASA’s Apollo programme, envisioning not just manned exploration activities, but the creation of permanent colonies and automated scientific outposts on the Earth satellite’s surface.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:42:29 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Attorneys’ Offices have charged more than 300 people in 29 states and Washington, DC for crimes committed during riots in various cities in the United States in the past four months, the Department of Justice said in a statement on Thursday.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:20:51 +0000
The government has argued that the WikiLeaks publisher isn't at high risk of suicide should he be extradited to the US where he would face a trial on espionage charges related to his role in publishing classified documents pertaining to diplomacy, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:01:40 +0000
The new radar system is said to be capable of tracking airborne targets at low and medium altitudes up to 220 kilometres away.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:53:28 +0000
In May, US President Donald Trump launched an attack against tech giants such as Facebook and Twitter and accused them of “stifling free and open debate by censoring certain viewpoints”. His executive order is intending to repeal Section 230 which exonerates companies from the views posted by their users.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:48:45 +0000
The issue of mail-in voting in 3 November presidential election has been a point of contention between the US Democrats and President Trump. The US leader opposes the method as potentially leading to electoral fraud, but Democrats are touting it as a safe way to vote during the coronavirus pandemic.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:48:26 +0000
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people live in many countries. Wearing masks, social distancing.... These rules are already ingrained and, in many places, have become the 'new normal'. Have a look at pictures from different countries in our photo gallery.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:32:41 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Special Representative Elliott Abrams said during a congressional hearing on Thursday that he believes Iran will enter negotiations with the United States after the US presidential election scheduled for 3 November.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:32:10 +0000
On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump reiterated his concern about the possibility of vote-rigging by postal ballots, and said he could not guarantee a peaceful transfer of power to Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:29:52 +0000
LONDON (Sputnik) - The UK Court of Appeal concluded on Thursday a hearing in litigation brought by the Venezuelan Central Bank against the Bank of England regarding the access to Venezuelan gold reserves the Venezuelan government wants to sell to procure medicine and equipment needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:06:06 +0000
The lawsuit was filed against Donald Trump, his sister Maryanne Trump Barry, and the estate of his late brother Robert Trump.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:31:22 +0000
BERLIN (Sputnik) - The health condition of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny is \"very weak\" and there are no plans to make any media statements on this topic, the Berlin-based Cinema for Peace foundation, which organized the activist's airlift to Berlin, told Sputnik on Thursday.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:24:51 +0000
On Wednesday, Senate Republicans issued a report about Hunter Biden’s position at Ukraine’s Burisma Holdings while his father Joe Biden, then the US vice-president, was overseeing the Obama administration's policy for the country. The report eventually alleged that Hunter Biden’s post on the company’s board of directors was “problematic”.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:21:25 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The winner of the November presidential election in the United States will be inaugurated in an orderly transition on January 20 just as it has happened every four years since the country’s inception, US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement on Thursday.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:20:38 +0000
A psychiatrist testifying for the government says that whilst the WikiLeaks publisher is suffering from mild clinical depression he does not think he is a suicide risk if he is extradited to the United States to face espionage charges.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:05:59 +0000
The US defense secretary claimed that China is “deploying” and “honing” its “surveillance apparatus” to support “targeted repressions” against certain ethnic groups within the country.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:46:30 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Riots broke out in Louisville on Wednesday after the state attorney general announced that no criminal charges will be filed against the police officers involved in the death of African-American woman Breonna Taylor in March.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:43:47 +0000
Speaking at a key summit in Shanghai, a top official said that the Chinese tech giant would boost such sectors via technologies, applications and improving skills, and urged more partners to join a programme aimed at boosting digital inclusion so that 'no one will be left behind'.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:20:38 +0000
The new asteroid was only detected last week, and it is next expected to be in the vicinity of our planet in 2029.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:19:08 +0000
The cause of the fire is presently unclear. According to German daily Der Tagesspiegel, there were no people near the church and no one was injured in the incident.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:01:19 +0000
Northeastern Syria, home to the vast majority of the country’s oil, is also where most US troops in the country are concentrated. Damascus has repeatedly accused US forces and their Kurdish allies of stealing the nation’s oil, with intelligence confirming the shipment of tens of millions of dollars of black gold out of the country every month.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:52:52 +0000
On Sunday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a \"permanent extension of the arms embargo\" against Iran, threatening to punish any nation that flouts the restrictions and continues to do business with the Islamic Republic with secondary sanctions.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:47:54 +0000
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said earlier in the day that the United States must compensate his country for the damage suffered by Iran if it wants Tehran to return to the 2015 nuclear pact.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:42:34 +0000
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar have said several times in the past week that the system of buying crops from farmers based on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) will continue. They have clarified the recently passed Bills are aimed at giving cultivators the freedom to market their produce.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:38:06 +0000
Protests have turned violent in a number of places across the US, as crowds rallied against a Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to prosecute the police officers who shot black American woman Breonna Taylor dead.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:25:52 +0000
Rallies against police brutality and racism have erupted across Kentucky and beyond after the state’s grand jury ruled two of the three policemen were justified in fire their weapons to 'protect themselves' during a mistaken 'no knock' raid on Breonna Taylor’s home.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:10:14 +0000
In July 2019 Joaquin Guzman Loera - better known as El Chapo - was jailed for 30 years and ordered to forfeit US$12 billion in cash and assets by a court in New York. Who has filled the vacuum since El Chapo was extradited from Mexico in 2017?   

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:53:42 +0000
Turkey is particularly prone to seismic activity as the nation lies on the collision zone of three tectonic plates. This January, 41 people died because of a powerful 6.8-magnitude quake.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:47:21 +0000
The former British prime minister and Tony Blair Institute for Global Change chairman was a guest at last week’s signing of the Abraham Accords between Tel Aviv, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, and has touted his own work on “deepening relationships between Israel and the Arab world.”

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:37:41 +0000
This year's debate is held primarily via pre-recorded video format because of the continuing coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:27:13 +0000
The British Embassy in Sweden, located in the capital's Diplomatstaden neighbourhood, was reportedly surrounded by police patrols on Thursday after a suspicious parcel was found on the site.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:18:25 +0000
India and Pakistan have clashed over Jammu and Kashmir since both countries gained freedom from British Colonial rule in 1947. Relations between the nuclear-powered neighbours further strained after New Delhi withdrew special status enjoyed by the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:17:26 +0000
As one of the world’s major space powers, Russia has done its part helping humanity search for extraterrestrial life, recently beginning the construction of a powerful telescope capable of searching for signals coming from distant alien civilisations.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:17:08 +0000
The truck's cargo appears to have included signs saying “Abolish the Police” and “Abolition Now” that can be seen in the video as they are retrieved by protesters.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:58:37 +0000
The UN Security Council summit will take place during the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly, which is being held online due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has already claimed over 960,000 lives globally.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:04:20 +0000
Five months into the tensions, representatives from Asia's most populous nations, India and China, have been engaging in talks to resolve border conflicts. Against the backdrop of the continued border tensions, netizens from both the countries have been indulging in a war of words, defending their respective countries on social media.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:01:22 +0000
Violent protests have erupted in Louisville, Kentucky in the wake of grand jury's ruling not to indict police officers accused of shooting unarmed African-American Breonna Taylor and killing her at her home in March.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:37:34 +0000
Qatar is poised to seal a deal with Israel as early as next month, says a source involved in the talks, adding that when it happens, it will present a drastic change from the current position of Doha that right now negates the possibility of recognising the Jewish state without reaching a solution on the Palestinian front.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:15:21 +0000
Graham, the South Carolina senator who has enthusiastically supported every war that the United States has started since 2003, reportedly reversed roles with the president, who has showed a penchant for restraint from embroiling Washington in new quagmires, when it came to the Iranian Quds Force commander.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:07:13 +0000
The foreign minster's statement comes before he is due to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow later today.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:04:13 +0000
The British government has apparently shifted its focus from an expected autumn budget plan straight to a winter economy scheme, detailing a roadmap to effectively protect jobs as fears have mounted of a resurgence in novel coronavirus cases.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000
Dogs have a well-documented predisposition to care about puppies; their ancestors were wolves, and in wolf packs not all of the females breed but all of them take care of the pups.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:59:14 +0000
In late May, Russia registered the world’s first anti-COVID-19 drug, based on favipiravir, an antiviral medication. The medicine has been extensively used in Russian clinics to treat coronavirus disease since June, and has since been obtained by hospitals in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Bolivia and a number of other countries.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:55:33 +0000
Last week the UK government reversed a decision to make it illegal for people to have sex unless they live together. The latest guidelines say people in an “established relationship” can sleep together but appeared to ban “casual sex” between strangers.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:51:57 +0000
FC Barcelona has confirmed Suarez's move to Athletico Madrid, even though some media reports earlier this month suggested that the footballer might end up with Juventus.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:48:38 +0000
WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, who faces up to 175 years in prison for his role in obtaining and publishing classified US diplomatic cables, is now at the centre of a series of extradition hearings at London’s Central Criminal Court.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:37:44 +0000
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – The municipality of Israel’s Tel Aviv has decorated the Uprise sculpture with pictures of people wearing medical masks in an attempt to draw public attention to the need for wearing protective gear in light of the deteriorating COVID-19 situation.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:15:58 +0000
The Indian city of Pune has recorded more COVID-19 infections than any other city in the country. Over 250,000 people in the city have contracted COVID-19 so far. Meanwhile, India's coronavirus caseload crossed the 5.7 million-mark on Thursday, as per the latest government figures.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:04:04 +0000
An international team of scientists, together with researchers at the National Research Technological University MISiS (NUST MISiS), has synthesized a material for reconstructive surgery from blue mussel shells (Mytilus edulis).

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:55:22 +0000
On today’s episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan discussed Belarus, Russia, EU politics, Julian Assange, the controversy over Netflix’s Cuties, global culture wars and US electoral politics.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:51:33 +0000
The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain formally normalised relations with Israel at a ceremony in Washington last week, becoming the first pair of Arab states in the Persian Gulf region to do so, and the third and fourth Arab states overall to establish ties with the Jewish State since its creation in 1948.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:51:19 +0000
Todays episode of The Backstory with host Lee Stranahan, news and headlines were covered. In the news Lee discusses Tik Tok, the popular social media being banned by President Trump, Tropical storm Sally has been downgraded to a tropical depression, the wildfires on the west coast continue to ravage the western states.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:50:33 +0000
On today’s episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan dug into the truth behind the headlines on topics like the protests in Belarus, President Trump battling Democrats about the Supreme Court and international money laundering.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:48:38 +0000
On todays episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan covered President Trump at the UN General Assembly and China involvement with Covid-19. Democrats looking for a way to block the nomination of President Trump Supreme Court Justice. Business in Louisville boarding up buildings before, the Breonna Taylor grand jury decision is completed.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:48:15 +0000
US hits 200k COVID-19 deaths; Anez withdrawal shifts Bolivian elections; US looks to ramp up drone war in Kenya

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:47:24 +0000
Today on The Backstory, Lee Stranahan covers the Senate report on Biden, Breonna Taylor grand jury decision, ceremony for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, California will have no new gasoline cars starting in 2035, Johnson and Johnson have their own vaccine soon to be released, & HBO will air two part documentary on Russian interference in U.S. elections.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:47:20 +0000
The application for the nomination of Russian President Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize was received by the Nobel Committee in Oslo on 10 September, after which the American side nominated US President Donald Trump, according to academician and writer Sergei Komkov,, who sent an appeal to nominate the Russian leader.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:45:02 +0000
On this edition of The Critical Hour, co-hosts Dr. Wilmer Leon and Garland Nixon talk to Majorie Cohn about a grand jury indicting former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Brett Hankison on charges of wanton endangerment regarding the shooting that killed Breonna Taylor.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:44:54 +0000
Earlier in March, India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) confirmed that airlines will now be permitted to offer WiFi connectivity in Indian airspace. The announcement came as an opportunity for Indian network operators to get an in-flight connectivity license and offer WiFi services on planes.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:41:23 +0000
In a trial that has been unfair, unclear and misunderstood, can justice be served?

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:41:21 +0000
Several National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams from Punjab's Bathinda city were rushed to the accident site to lead the rescue operations, which are underway.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:40:03 +0000
Wrexham Football Club, who compete in the fifth tier and play at stadium with a capacity of only 10,000, have never played in the top-flight of English football. They have been struggling since 2008 but now they have new investment from an unlikely source.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:13:04 +0000
Russia's Sputnik V was registered in August, when it became the world's first registered coronavirus vaccine. The drug was jointly developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Research Centre and the Russian Direct Investment Fund.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:04:36 +0000
On Wednesday, a US Grand Jury ruled to not charge any police officer involved in the fatal shooting of African-American woman Breonna Taylor during a narcotics raid back in March, and only to indict one officer for wanton endangerment. This decision sparked a new wave of Black Lives Matter protests across the US.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:37:38 +0000
The protest is a continuation of the student-led rallies that began in Bangkok and other major Thai cities in January and were halted until mid-July due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:35:45 +0000
Bulgaria announced on Wednesday that it had moved to expel two Russian diplomats, claiming they could be involved in spying activities in the Balkan country.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:34:47 +0000
India's Parliament has passed three controversial farm-reform Bills, which are now awaiting Presidential assent before becoming law. The Bills faced stiff resistance from opposition parties, farmers’ bodies and opposition-ruled state governments. The passage of proposed legislation also sparked acrimony between ruling and opposition lawmakers.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:30:04 +0000
It has been 20 years since the onset of the Second Palestinian uprising, during which Palestinian terrorists killed more than a thousand Israelis, many of whom were civilians. The IDF killed over 3,000 Palestinians throughout the 2nd intifada.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:21:13 +0000
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko secured his sixth term as the country's leader as a result of the 9 August presidential elections, which was decisively rejected by opposition and followed by weeks of nationwide protests.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:10:22 +0000
QUITO (Sputnik) - The National Court of Ecuador has ruled to promptly locate and arrest former President Rafael Correa and 18 other convicts in a corruption case, according to the court's verdict obtained by Sputnik.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:01:50 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian biotechnology company Biocad told Sputnik on Thursday that it would produce the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia's Gamaleya research centre and was also set to launch production of a dry vaccine.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:34:42 +0000
A 40-year old, three-storey residential building collapsed in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra earlier this week. In the early hours of 22 September, the third floor of the building came crashing down on the first, leaving dozens trapped under the rubble.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:33:09 +0000
The EU equities suffered the latest losses amid a lack of new stimuli for the US economy and fears of an approaching second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:30:30 +0000
While Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s suspected “madame”, is awaiting trial, it has emerged that her initially romantic relationship with the convicted paedophile didn’t end abruptly, but lingered on for quite some time, despite the chemistry being long gone.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:13:57 +0000
To show respect and stress the dog's status as “man's best friend”, the Stone Age hunters fitted dog graves with goods such as axes and knives.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:12:40 +0000
Famed for making jibes at India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi – the leading opposition politician from the Congress party – has consistently attacked the government on several fronts, such as its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy and the sale of state-run companies.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:04:59 +0000
Earlier, joint-vaccine trials between AstraZeneca and Oxford University were halted due to an unexplained neurological illness reported among the participants of the testing, which was linked to the drug. It was amid a third phase of anti-COVID trials that involved around 30,000 people worldwide. In the United States, they are still on pause.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:38:53 +0000
Even though the Indian equity markets have recovered almost 50 percent from their lockdown lows, concerns remain on the meteoric rise at a time when economic growth has turned negative. 

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:21:32 +0000
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced a set of new restrictions for England, citing the spike in coronavirus hospitalisations. These measures included an early 10 p.m. closing for pubs, bars and restaurants across England.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:17:45 +0000
According to Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist, who called the violations “unacceptable”, the alleged Russian intrusion happened on 14 September near Gothenburg and lasted 11 minutes. By contrast, no details of the Danish one were provided.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:17:02 +0000
According to the fire officials, three consecutive explosions took place at the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in India’s Gujarat state. The fire broke out at around 3:05 a,.m. (local time) on Thursday morning and was put out within several hours.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:10:25 +0000
India's junior Home Minister G Kishen Reddy earlier this month highlighted in the Parliament that terror incidents in the disputed territory had reduced almost by half between August and October 2019, compared to the same time period the previous year.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:09:43 +0000
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Washington's new sanctions against Cuba, including a ban on the import of Cuban rum and cigars and a prohibition for US travelers to stay in Cuban state-owned hotels, infringes on US citizens' rights and harms people in both countries, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said on Thursday.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 05:53:11 +0000
As Prime Minister Boris Johnson touched upon the importance of keeping jobs intact across the country, in light of a potential coronavirus resurgence, a Labour MP warned that a storm is coming for the employment market.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 05:35:17 +0000
On Monday, the Trump administration announced that it was imposing \"UN\" sanctions on the Iranian Defence Ministry and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for what Washington called aiding Tehran's weapons programmes. Iranian analyst Mani Mehrabi has explained what's behind the failure of the US to gain international support for its Iran policy.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 05:27:59 +0000
In April, US model Gigi Hadid confirmed that she was pregnant with her first child during her interview with Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show'.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 05:18:30 +0000
The goal of the new agreement, dubbed a “milestone in Nordic defence co-operation” is to increase rapport between the Nordic countries in an era of superpower struggle.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 04:37:24 +0000
Four service members of the North Korean military allegedly involved in conducting a dramatic assassination attempt against the DPRK's Supreme Leader were said to be discovered by South Korean authorities while trying to flee to Japan in a fishing boat.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 04:30:00 +0000
Puppies usually love to chew on shoes, toys, sticks, paper and even furniture legs. But have you ever seen a pup enjoy nibbling on the ears of another doggo? Well, this video of a puppy trying to wake up another pup by playing with its ears will surely make you go 'aww'.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 03:54:31 +0000
The office of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu denied that he has been bringing laundry for dry-cleaning on state trips, calling the allegations \"groundless\" and aimed to \"belittle\" the peace agreement brokered by the White House for Israel, the UAE and Bahrain.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 03:52:24 +0000
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention director, Robert Redfield, told a Senate hearing that the number of people who had so far been been infected with the COVID-19 virus varied from state to state, from one percent up to a quarter of the population.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 03:18:06 +0000
In a video message released Tuesday, UK Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the latter a US citizen, called on Americans to “reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity”, urging them to vote on 3 November in the “most important election of our lifetime”. Many viewed the comments as directed against US President Donald Trump.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 03:07:29 +0000
As the United States is rocked with nationwide protests against police brutality and racism, Louisville, Kentucky, has become another hotspot for outrage after an announcement that white police officers involved in the killing of a Black woman, Breonna Taylor, would not be prosecuted over her killing.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 02:48:24 +0000
A South Korean official from the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries disappeared from an inspection boat in waters near the island of Yeonpyeong on Monday, according to Yonhap.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 01:41:24 +0000
According to Johns Hopkins University data, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world has reached 31 million and claimed at least 1 million lives, as several countries reimpose strict new coronavirus measures.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 01:25:28 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic had already engulfed his country.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 01:09:18 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said in a press briefing that his administration may or may not approve a proposal from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would tighten guidelines for approving a novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 00:56:21 +0000
A California man has been convicted of assault and battery for sexual purposes after prosecutors claimed that he became obsessed with a female co-worker and planted his semen in her water bottle and food jar and smeared the substance on her computer.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 00:48:05 +0000
On 18 August, the Elon Musk-owned SpaceX company pushed the boundaries for rocket recycling further after landing the booster of its Falcon 9 craft for the sixth time, matching Blue Origin’s world record for reusing its New Shepard rocket.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 00:46:06 +0000
On Wednesday, protesters took to the streets of Louisville, Kentucky, after the state's attorney general announced that the police officers responsible for the killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, will not face criminal charges over her death.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 00:44:58 +0000
Researchers at the US National Snow and Ice Data Center revealed on Monday that Arctic sea ice reached its annual minimum extent on September 15, with the second-lowest area on record, a development that threatens human habitation and food security, an expert told Sputnik.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 00:35:50 +0000
Reddit is a news and entertainment website, where users can post content in a form of a story, a picture or a link, with other users ranking posts with \"ups\" and \"downs\" to determine its position on the pages of the site.

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 00:34:16 +0000
TORONTO (Sputnik) - Canada’s Bloc Quebecois will not support the Trudeau government’s COVID-19 recovery plan unless the Prime Minister increases health transfers to the province within the week, Party leader Yves-Francois Blanchet said in a televised address to the nation.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 23:48:58 +0000
Renewed Black Lives Matter protests have broken out across the US in the wake of a Wednesday decision by a Kentucky grand jury not to indict for murder any of the officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, on March 13. In Washington, DC, demonstrators gathered outside the US Department of Justice.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 23:22:05 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The International Space Station (ISS) crew has set up and tested the Ultrasonic Leak Detector, NASA reported on its website.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 22:50:29 +0000
On Wednesday, a hotly anticipated probe by Senate Republicans into corruption allegations against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, reported no evidence of wrongdoing. However, one analyst told Sputnik that investigators arrived at this conclusion by “moving the goalposts.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 22:34:36 +0000
US President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday that, in the event that he loses the 2020 presidential election, he could not guarantee a peaceful transfer of power to Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 22:21:54 +0000
Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is leaving Barca after six seasons, having scored 198 goals and sealed 13 titles. Madrid will pay 6 million euros to FC Barcelona for the transfer.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 22:15:41 +0000
At least 380 whales have died in a mass stranding in a remote bay on the Australian island of Tasmania, officials confirmed Wednesday, in what has become the largest mass strandings ever recorded on the island.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 22:12:10 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Chinese company ByteDance and its video-sharing platform TikTok have taken legal action in court to challenge the US government restrictions on the download of its services in the United States, according to a court document.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 22:03:48 +0000
A select group of exotic dancers and a crowdfunded campaign to get out the vote called “Get Your Booty to the Poll” have not only piqued the interest of potential voters, but also triggered online debates regarding the Black vote and active racism in American politics.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 22:03:17 +0000
The adaptation by the US Marines of a Sig Sauer pistol is considered the first major service-wide sidearm replacement since the Reagan era. In the past, Marines received either the M9, M9A1, M45A1, or the M007, along with other versions.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 21:52:18 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A spokesperson for the Libyan National Army (LNA), Ahmad al-Mismari, said on Wednesday that the LNA has eliminated one of the ringleaders of the Daesh* terrorist group in North Africa.

Sat, 30 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0400
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