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Tue, 18 Dec 2018 22:27:06 +0300
A senior manager at China’s state-owned shipbuilding organization who has been convicted of bribery may be sentenced to death, the South China Morning Post reports.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 22:19:00 +0300
A Tuesday report by Lebanese daily al-Akhbar claimed that Israel has sought help from the Trump administration, asking them to pressure the Lebanese Army into destroying tunnels built by Hezbollah that violate the terms of the 2006 ceasefire between the two countries.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 22:14:00 +0300
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has resigned amid pressure on his government after the largest party in his coalition quit over his support for the United Nations Global Compact for Migration, AP reported Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 22:10:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States has not shown any specific evidence of Russia's violation of provisions of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said in an interview with the Kommersant newspaper.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 22:03:09 +0300
The promise of protests from the French police unions comes amid the wave of “yellow vests” rallies and prospects of budget cuts for the law enforcement.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:55:00 +0300
A decade after British Airways suspended flights from Britain to Pakistan after a suicide truck bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad in 2008, flights will resume to Pakistan starting June 2, 2019.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:30:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday that the Orthodox believers in Ukraine are choosing not between the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate (UOC-KP), but between Ukraine and Russia.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:24:00 +0300
PARIS (Sputnik) - The French government has submitted to the National Assembly, the parliament's lower house, an amendment to the budget that would see 111,000 policemen and gendarmes each paid a lump sum of 300 euros ($341) for working during the \"yellow vest\" protests, a document posted on the parliament's website reads.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:15:48 +0300
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The government of Saudi Arabia has approved the largest budget in the history of the kingdom with revenues of 975 billion Saudi riyals (about $215 billion), Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said on Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:58:00 +0300
Earlier, US District Judge Emmet Sullivan said during the hearing that Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn committed a serious crime by lying to the FBI and arguably sold out the United States.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:49:00 +0300
The Yellow Vests movement, which originated in France in mid-November, has spread across the Atlantic to Canada. Late last week, protesters took to the streets of several cities across the country, including Edmonton, Toronto, Calgary and Halifax, to voice their opposition to government's policies.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:36:00 +0300
The UK Environmental Audit Committee interrogated officials from key departments of the British government on Tuesday morning as part of an ongoing inquiry into Britain's fashion industry.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:18:00 +0300
South Africa’s ruling party – the African National Congress is preparing to amend the country’s constitution, allowing “land expropriation without compensation”, which may affect the nation’s Boer and Afrikaner minorities.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:11:00 +0300
In the past six decades, 86-year-old Rupert Murdoch has created two media empires, including NewsCorp and 21st Century Fox. They in turn own such media properties as the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, HarperCollins and the New York Post.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:08:25 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The success of Turkey's possible military operation on the eastern shore of the Euphrates river in Syria will depend on coordination with the US, which can change position at any time, Ozturk Yilmaz, the deputy chairman of the Turkish opposition party said.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:02:00 +0300
An analyst agency called TurStat has compiled the list of the most popular tourist attractions in Russia, with results based both on how often these places were visited by tourists and on online reviews.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:00:00 +0300
This video shows a man launching himself at a Christmas tree netting funnel, holding a fur tree, which was thrown to the prankster by his friend.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:52:00 +0300
James Bond, the British spy infamous for his love of his country, women and \"shaken, not stirred\" martinis, has been a popular literary and cinematic character for almost seven decades. However, the MI6 ladykiller has harbored a potentially fatal problem with alcohol every step of the way academics have concluded.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:48:00 +0300
Drug addict Bernardo Montoya, 50, has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 26-year-old teacher whose half-naked body was dumped near the village of El Campillo in Andalucia.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:46:00 +0300
With British Prime Minister Theresa May coming under more and more pressure after surviving a vote of confidence earlier this month; a no deal Brexit is looking likely.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:44:00 +0300
The minister also said that he isn’t really a fan of rap music, and that while he likes canoeing, there’s one aspect of this type of activity that he isn’t fond of.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:31:00 +0300
The arrival comes after reports the US may send its warship to the Black Sea amid the Kerch Strait tensions. On November 25, Russia detained three Ukrainian Navy ships which breached the Russian maritime border, trying to sail through the Kerch Strait, the entrance into the Sea of Azov.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:29:00 +0300
The defence secretary also revealed his ministry had not yet received any formal requests from other government departments about using armed forced in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:27:00 +0300
While Angela Merkel's government dished out hefty amounts of cash to the Palestinian Authority for school education, a new report has suggested that Palestinian schoolbooks were found to preach up jihad and terrorists.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:14:00 +0300
New York Attorney General stated on Tuesday that the US President's charity, Trump Foundation, has agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:00:00 +0300
A naughty little cockatoo parrot is teasing a Bengal cat by trying to catch it by its tail, forcing the feline to stay on high alert and carefully observe the annoying little perpetrator.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:50:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Air Force has taken delivery of a first batch of Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM), a key step in the weapon winning Early Operational Capability (EOC) certification, the defence contractor Lockheed Martin announced in a press release on Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:47:00 +0300
Earlier on Tuesday, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the US has created a new kind of armed forces - space troops intended to ensure American military leadership in space.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:44:30 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Lithuanian lawmakers on Tuesday voted to buy a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal after 2024 as part of the Baltic country's efforts to ensure its energy security, the Lithuanian Energy Ministry said in a statement.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:43:00 +0300
George Soros is known for championing liberal causes across the globe, an effort that had sparked backlash in his native Hungary. Recent reports hint that Soros’ massive grants are used by groups for questionable purposes, such as digging for evidence of the so far unproved Russia-Trump collusion or verbally attacking Trump allies.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:38:54 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Dozens of people are gathering in front of the US District Court for the District of Columbia to attend the sentencing of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, a Sputnik correspondent reports from the scene.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:12:00 +0300
Imagine a shop without a caretaker, no salesperson, and no cameras, where buyers pick up things they want and drop the payment in a cash box on the way out, all this through mere self-directed honesty by looking at the displayed rate list.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 18:03:00 +0300
UK Cabinet agreed on Tuesday to intensify efforts to get ready for a Brexit no-deal scenario, following the delay of the Parliament's meaningful vote until mid-January, announced by Prime Minister Theresa May Monday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:48:00 +0300
Newly leaked Google correspondence has yet again showed partisan bias among the company's employees. Speaking to Sputnik, cyber security analysts shared their views on the accusations against the IT giant and the alleged attempts by Google workers to \"weaponize\" the company's products to target a right-wing agenda.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:39:15 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Northern Fleet this year resumed regular air patrols of the Arctic, the fleet's commander, Admiral Nikolay Yevmenov, told reporters Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:32:45 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Libyan Finance Minister Faraj Bomtari has stepped down two months after his appointment to the cabinet of UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj, Al-Wasat news website reported on Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:29:00 +0300
Existing data suggests Europa's surface is a smooth ice-rock crust covering a water ocean, something which makes this moon of Jupiter one of the most likely places in our solar system for life to develop.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:25:36 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Europe should focus on tackling poverty in Africa, as it is one of the main causes for illegal migration to the EU countries, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said at the High-Level Africa-Europe forum on Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:21:00 +0300
LONDON (Sputnik) - The Russian embassy has contacted the captain of Russian ship the Kuzma Minin, which is aground near the UK coast, UK services are currently conducting a rescue operation, a spokesman for the Russian diplomatic mission in London told reporters Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:17:00 +0300
The hapless driver nearly attempted to insert a fuel pump nozzle into her car’s charge port, but thankfully gave up on the idea before damaging the car and the pump.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:05:00 +0300
The pheran is a type of cloak believed to have been brought into Kashmir around 700 years ago from Central Asia where it had the Persian name 'pairahan'.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:28:00 +0300
Among the bombshell leaked documents exposing the internal workings and activities of the shadowy Institute for Statecraft - the front 'charity' behind Integrity Initiative - is a file dating to July 2016, detailing how the organization facilitated a visit of Ukrainian Reserve Officers to the UK, an effort bankrolled by the Ministry of Defence.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:19:00 +0300
Manchester United have sacked Jose Mourinho two days after losing 3-1 to their arch-rivals Liverpool. Sputnik looks at who the club could turn to in an effort to bring back the glory days.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:46:05 +0300
The warning comes amid an ongoing Beijing-Washington trade row, which was triggered when President Donald Trump announced in June that $50 billion worth of Chinese goods would be subject to 25 percent tariffs in a bid to fix the US-Chinese trade deficit.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:46:00 +0300
Three of Britain's largest childcare charities have been accused of child abuse, with detectives investigating allegations that children were abused while in the care of Barnardo's, Quarriers, and the Aberlour Child Care Trust.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:35:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump has dubbed in a Twitter post alleged Russia's meddling 'a hoax' that ruined reputations of many people, adding the entire 'Russian Witch Hunt' had to be stopped immediately.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:28:00 +0300
On today’s episode of Double Down, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert talk to Chris Martenson of PeakProsperity.com about central banks, interest rates and purchasing power.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:19:00 +0300
Conor has been suspended by Nevada's regulatory authorities after a melee at UFC 229's main event on 6 October; he is to discover his punishment in January. The 30-year-old has earlier indicated that he would seek a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov, but there has been no official announcement so far.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:00:01 +0300
BERLIN (Sputnik) - German Federal Constitutional Court dismissed on Tuesday three lawsuits filed by Germany's Alternative for Germany (AfD) right-wing party earlier this year against the country's government against Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policy during the 2015 migration crisis.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:57:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States intends to expand its Navy's presence in the Arctic as well as to ensure its military has an upper hand in terms of space, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:47:03 +0300
LONDON (Sputnik) - The website of the Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom was hacked late on Monday, the diplomatic mission told Sputnik, adding that the attack was probably carried out from the United Kingdom.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:39:00 +0300
The astrophysicist claimed that this destructive event of cosmic proportions may not exactly herald the end of all life as we know it, but rather result in cosmic inflation and, eventually, a new Big Bang.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:39:00 +0300
BEIJING (Sputnik) - China opposes Japan’s criticism of its military development as well as incitement of a so-called Chinese security threat in Tokyo's recently approved defense guidelines, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:39:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump named Director of the US Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaneyas the acting White House chief of staff in a tweet on Friday. But a video has emerged where Mulvaney is calling Trump a \"terrible human being\" just before he was elected president.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:36:38 +0300
Several new reports suggest the Japanese economy is still struggling to find a solid footing for sustainable long-term growth, as inflation and GDP growth are still underperforming, despite years of massive central bank stimulus.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:33:00 +0300
India has committed to ease the bottlenecks in bilateral trade with Turkey. India’s commerce minister Suresh Prabhu has said he will be leading a delegation to Turkey early next year and that the idea of trading in local currencies is also being considered.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:30:00 +0300
Beijing is calling for an “orderly” Brexit and a greater openness of the EU market to Chinese investment and trade; the potential fallout over a “no deal” Brexit – along with the new EU regulations – are seen as harmful to Chinese business interests in Europe.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:03:00 +0300
A frosty world is lurking across a distant part of our solar system, and astronomers believe that there is a yet-unseen Planet X out there that shepherds dwarf planets trillions of kilometres away from Earth.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:44:00 +0300
Russian President Vladimir Putin has pointed out that the country's new weapons significantly increase the potential of Russia's army and navy, also adding to the balance of forces and global stability.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:40:00 +0300
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japan's defense guidelines for a decade to come, which the country's government approved on Tuesday, envisage creating space and cyberdefense units, while the application of artificial intelligence will be expanded.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:38:00 +0300
On May 15, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) broke into the office of the RIA Novosti Ukraine news outlet in Kiev and detained Kirill Vyshinsky on suspicion of supporting the self-proclaimed people's republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, as well as treason.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:21:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - South Korea will have to spend some 3.9 trillion won ($3.4 billion) to cover its part of expenses for joint hosting of the 2032 Summer Olympics with North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday, citing Seoul city government.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:08:00 +0300
On Sunday, the US Coast Guard closed the entrances to Humboldt Bay near Eureka, California, and into the harbour of Noyo, near Fort Bragg, because of the high waves.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:00:00 +0300
British surfer Tom Butler took on a huge wave at The Nazaré in Portugal on December 13th. According to experts, the powerful ridge of water reached 30.5 meters (the height of a 10-storey building).

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:53:00 +0300
\"A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager,\" a statement on the club's official webpage read.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:46:00 +0300
The $1.4 billion package is aimed mostly at taking care of the immediate budgetary requirements of the Maldives. The current dispensation in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation claims that the country owes a huge debt to China, the volume of which is yet to be ascertained, due to which the economy is under unprecedented strain.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:20:00 +0300
A software engineer by profession, Hamid Ansari, who hails from Mumbai, had gone over to Pakistan “illegally” to meet his love in Kohat, whom he had met on social media. He was arrested, charged with espionage and sentenced to three years imprisonment in January 2016.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:17:00 +0300
Investigators said that Amman aspired to die a martyr and go to the afterlife; but he will go to jail instead, after the Old Bailey found him guilty of disseminating information that could be used to carry out terrorist attacks.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:09:00 +0300
Russia has repeatedly rejected allegations of its involvement in the 2016 US presidential elections, stressing that no evidence of election meddling has been presented by Washington to substantiate the accusations.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0300
United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura is holding talks with officials from Iran, Russia and Turkey as guarantors of the Syria peace process in Geneva on December 18-19.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:48:00 +0300
In March 2012, the then army chief, General V.K. Singh had warned that the country's security was at risk as 97 percent of the air defence inventory was \"obsolete\".

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:47:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Kuzma Minin ship with 18 crew members on board has run aground off the coast of the UK country of Cornwall, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency said Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:33:05 +0300
Sky-high taxes, pessimistic outlook, political insecurity and boundless immigration - these are the reasons that may spur many Swedish high earners and captains of industry into leaving for other countries, according to economist Tino Sanandaji, who has made a name for himself as a staunch critic of mass immigration.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:24:00 +0300
Donny Lewis Dixon was arrested on charges of distribution of child porn after investigators carried out a search warrant on his home on June 1. Shortly after his detention, the 40-year-old resigned as a captain at the Chesterfield County Jail in Virginia.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:21:00 +0300
Marisa Papen, a controversial Playboy babe from Belgium, bared it all in the name of art, but the Vatican police apparently did not appreciate her impudence. She earlier flashed her body at a temple complex in Egypt and at a former mosque in Turkey - much to the outrage of Christians and Muslims alike.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:09:00 +0300
Cyclone Phethai made its landfall on the south-eastern coast of India late in the day yesterday. There are reports of crop damages in the delta regions of the Godavari and Krishna rivers.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:05:00 +0300
Ankara is planning to buy US-manufactured F-35 fighter jets amid concerns that the transfer might be cancelled, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Radio Sputnik discussed Ankara's plans with Abdullah Bozkurt, president of the Stockholm Centre for Freedom and Author of 'Turkey Interrupted - Derailing Democracy'.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:57:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Recent rumors on Russia's alleged large mercenary presence in the Central African Republic (CAR) are speculations, Andrei Kemarsky, the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department of Africa, told Sputnik.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:47:18 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - There is only one launch planned to be conducted from Russia's Vostochny cosmodrome next year, a source in the space industry told Sputnik Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:36:20 +0300
The feminist Statement festival with no admittance for \"cis-men\", held in Gothenburg in August this year, has ultimately received a formal condemnation from Sweden's anti-discrimination authorities. During the festival, men were relegated to a cordoned-off area called the \"manpen\".

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:35:00 +0300
The spiritual facet of India never fails to surprise. While the country can boast of gods and goddesses dedicated to almost all forms of nature, it may sound weird to hear that it also has a temple dedicated to canine beings.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:20:00 +0300
The Tropical Cyclone 'Phethai' is set to hit Kakinada coast in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh today, according to India Meteorology Department.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:10:00 +0300
Take a look at a winter attraction that was set up in the city of Yuzhno-Yeniseysk (Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia). Workers at a gold mine created a carousel with the help of an excavator.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:42:00 +0300
A Lords select committee that scrutinises the country's international relations has spoken out on recent geopolitical shifts and Britain's place in the tumultuous global community. Specifically, it stressed that the Trump administration's policies have been negatively influencing US-UK relations.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:40:00 +0300
In Los Angeles, two men broke into the house of famous Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino, according to the website TMZ.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:38:48 +0300
French intelligence services have not found any indication of Russia's alleged involvement in the dissemination of false information related to the protests currently taking place in the country.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:29:00 +0300
DOHA (Sputnik) - Qatar is set to hold a spectacular military parade later on Tuesday on the occasion of its National Day, which will be held under a motto \"Qatar Will Remain Free,\" the Qatari government’s Communications Office told Sputnik.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:25:00 +0300
TOKYO (Sputnik) - A robot has worked as a security officer at a station of Seibu Railway in Japan, and this test has been held within the country's preparations to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, Maki Sone, a Seibu Railway representative, told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:41:00 +0300
Good Morning Britain on ITV rarely inspires me to smile. The sound of pompous Piers Morgan pontificate endlessly about the only topic which interests him, namely himself, spoils your morning and can cause grumpiness to infect your day.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:36:00 +0300
The attacked TV station has repeatedly criticized the current government.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:30:00 +0300
A dog that has light-colored fur seems to be very excited about mud and enjoys diving in it. However, the sighting of the scenes provokes immediate thoughts about its poor owner that will have to wash it.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:26:00 +0300
A criminal investigation has been launched after the bodies of two backpackers in their twenties were found with violent injuries reportedly caused by a sharp object.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:51:00 +0300
EL PASO (Sputnik), Kris Rivera - A neutral and thorough investigation into the death of a young Guatemalan migrant girl must be ensured especially considering the Trump administration's cruel treatment of minors, advocacy group La Raza Centro Legal Executive Director Lydia Lopez told Sputnik.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:31:00 +0300
Police have revealed that Britain’s Royal Mail has detected a rise in Dark Web dealers sending drugs through one of its sorting offices. Around 800 cases of posted drugs are thought to have been reported in the past year.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:51:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The visit of the leadership of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) to the United States, during which a cooperation agreement with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) was due to be signed, has been postponed \"due to logistical issues and other unforeseen circumstances,\" NAS Senior Media Officer Sara Frueh told Sputnik.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:10:00 +0300
HMEIMIM (Sputnik) - The Russian military police have established themselves as an effective structure in Syria and earned a good reputation among civilians for their peacekeeping efforts, the chief of the main directorate of the Russian Defense Ministry's military police, Lt. Gen. Vladimir Ivanovsky, said on Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 05:11:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is urging Serbia and Kosovo to decrease tensions and create conditions for dialogue, US Mission to the United Nations Political Coordinator Rodney Hunter told the UN Security Council.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 05:08:00 +0300
On this episode of The Critical Hour, Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Greg Palast, author and award-winning investigative reporter; and Brian Williams, co-founder and partner at Wayne and Reed, a tech consultancy and venture builder.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:58:00 +0300
ACA found unconstitutional; Protests continue throughout Europe; Senate votes to end US role in Yemen War

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:49:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A relative of Cherif Chekatt, the man who shot five people dead at the Christmas market in Strasbourg, has been charged with terrorist conspiracy, local media reported.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:35:00 +0300
It is 2018 and technology is developing faster than ever. Space pioneers such as Tesla CEO Elon Musk are drafting plans to settle humans on Mars, and the field of robotics is broadening its influence in various areas.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:03:00 +0300
The son of Israeli Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Defense Minister, Immigration Minister and Health Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Yair, was briefly banned from Facebook after he shared a series of incendiary posts on the platform last week.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 03:59:00 +0300
On Monday, the US Senate issued reports it claims provide damning evidence and details of how Russia influenced the 2016 US elections via social media. However, the reports leave many key questions begging to be answered and essential details behind its sweeping allegations to be explained.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 03:46:00 +0300
Over the weekend, US military airstrikes in Somalia targeted an al-Shabaab base near the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 62 militants, according to Somali officials and intelligence sources.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 03:42:00 +0300
The Metropolitan police in London have invited people to take part into a trial that some find quite controversial. What are authorities asking citizens?

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 03:28:00 +0300
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released a two-page summary the agency used to brief Obama and Trump on the so-called Russian Dossier.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 03:28:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The last launches of the Rokot carrier rocket fitted with a Ukrainian-made control system will be carried out in 2019, then the vehicle will be decommissioned, a source in the space industry told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 02:59:00 +0300
As China celebrates the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening-up, China Daily website invited over 30 foreigners to share their stories and insights in Beijing on Wednesday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 02:47:00 +0300
The US government’s program for coordinating responses to bioterrorism is still suffering from a number of security vulnerabilities, despite efforts to address many of them, according to a new report.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 02:35:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The UK ruling Conservative Party will block a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May, which was earlier tabled by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, denying it parliamentary time, local media reported on Tuesday, citing government sources.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 02:18:36 +0300
Researchers have recently discovered a human protein that can interfere with the Ebola virus’ replication cycle and could one day be used as a therapy against the disease, according to a new study published in Cell by researchers at Northwestern University, Georgia State University and the University of California.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 02:14:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Syria has never had an infrastructure to develop a nuclear program, Russian Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mikhail Ulyanov told Sputnik, stressing that the story on the issue had been fabricated.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:59:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US is pledging to lead an international effort to reform the World Trade Organization by challenging China’s use of the WTO to foster a state-led mercantilist policies that belie the organization’s goal of promoting an open global trading system, US Envoy Dennis Shea said Monday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:42:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United Nations General Assembly passed by a 2/3 majority vote Ukraine's draft resolution calling on Russia to stop restricting international navigation in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:41:00 +0300
Defense contractor General Dynamics warned the Canadian government Monday that if it goes forward with its proposed withdrawal from an arms deal with Saudi Arabia it would incur \"billions of dollars of liability.\"

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:33:02 +0300
Major US tech companies are impeding the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, a report for the Senate Intelligence Committee says.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:33:00 +0300
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Daniel Lazare, a journalist and author of three books—“The Frozen Republic,” “The Velvet Coup,” and “America's Undeclared War,” and Jim Kavanagh, the editor of thepolemicist.net.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:32:00 +0300
ROME (Sputnik) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte reaffirmed his commitment to the idea that sanctions against Russia should not be tightened, but lifted, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov told Sputnik on Monday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:25:00 +0300
CAIRO (Sputnik) - A ceasefire between the Yemeni government forces and the Houthi movement in the port city of Al Hudaydah officially came into force at midnight on Tuesday, Arab media reported, citing UN sources.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:14:00 +0300
Investigators have conducted a search of Belgium’s Ministry of Finance in connection to their probe of missing money that belonged to Muammar Gaddafi, the deceased former leader of Libya.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:10:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Czech National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NUKIB) sees the products of China’s Huawei telecom giant and ZTE corporation as a threat to the republic's national security, NUKIB Director Dusan Navratil said on Monday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:09:00 +0300
Parents of two black female students at Indianapolis’ Horizon Christian School are calling for a change in the facility’s bullying policy and the acknowledgement of the reality of race relations within the immediate community after finding out their children were allegedly victims of targeted, race-based threats.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:01:12 +0300
Michael Avenatti, the infamous attorney whose failure in court led to his client, adult film actress Stormy Daniels, being forced to fork up nearly $300,000 in legal fees to President Donald Trump, is now representing yet another political opponent of the president: one Alexandra Chalupa.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:54:00 +0300
The ruling last week that key parts of America’s national health care legislation are unconstitutional is a reminder that voting matters, experts told Sputnik Radio’s By Any Means Necessary on Monday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:54:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Twitter is aware of an issue with one of its support forms that may have exposed the country code of some of its users' accounts, the company said in a statement on Monday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:50:14 +0300
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Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:43:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russia regrets that the European Union has failed to adequately respond to Kosovo's decision to transform the Kosovo Security Force into a national army, Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia told the Security Council on Monday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:36:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Civic Chamber urges the OSCE to convene a special meeting to discuss reports alleging Russian involvement in \"yellow vest\" protests, Elena Sutormina, the head of the chamber’s commission for public diplomacy, humanitarian cooperation and preservation of traditional values, told Sputnik on Monday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:24:00 +0300
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced on Iranian TV Sunday that Gen. Ghodratollah Mansouri had died earlier that day when his pistol went off as he was cleaning it, shooting him in the head.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:16:22 +0300
Smoking electronic cigarettes is on the rise among American teens, with the number of high school seniors who said they vaped nicotine in the past 30 days almost doubling this year, according to report by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:09:00 +0300
MADRID (Sputnik) - An exhibition of photographs by finalists of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2018, organized by the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency under the aegis of the Commission of Russia for UNESCO, opened on Monday at the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Madrid.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:06:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United Nations has launched a 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for needy Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, according to a joint press release by UN Coordinator for the Palestinian Territories Jamie McGoldrick and Palestinian Social Development Minister Ibrahim Al-Shaer on Monday.

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0300
Stocks plummeted once again on Monday, driven largely by fears the Federal Reserve is planning to raise interest rates later this week. At this rate, the Dow Jones and S&P 500 are on track for their worst December since the Great Depression in 1931.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 23:51:00 +0300
Australia has recognized West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This is what Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. However, he noted that the embassy wouldn't move from Tel Aviv until a peace settlement is reached.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 23:45:00 +0300
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Monday accused Turkey and Western countries of the delay in the formation of the Syrian constitutional committee.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 23:21:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Lebanon registers breaches of its airspace by Israel almost on an everyday basis, Lebanese Ambassador to Moscow Chawki Bou Nassar told Sputnik Monday, calling on the global community to put an end to aggression against Beirut.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 23:08:34 +0300
Israeli media claim the company is sending contradictory signals regarding its policy in the West Bank.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:59:00 +0300
MADRID (Sputnik) - Spain's VOX party is projected to win 12 seats in the country's parliament if the vote were held on Monday, thus becoming the first right-wing party to make it to the parliament in 40 years, a poll by research and communication consultancy GAD3 showed.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:25:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US military has lowered the number of personnel deployed on the southwest border to 3,150 but will continue assessing the needs of the Custom and Border Protection (CBP) agency, US Defense Department spokesperson Robert Manning told reporters on Monday.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:21:00 +0300
An employee the US military’s main hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, is being investigated for potentially threatening its blood supplies, military medical officials reported Monday.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:13:00 +0300
The US Air Force is readying its first launch of a new generation of global positioning satellites. However, the program is behind schedule, over budget and generally fraught with problems.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:11:23 +0300
A video produced by the now-defunct video comedy website Super Deluxe caught the attention of US comedian and commentator Jimmy Dore last week, who was flabbergasted by the breathlessness of the mainstream media’s coverage of Russiagate over the past two years.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:06:00 +0300
“They develop offensive missiles here that can reach any place in the region and any target,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:01:05 +0300
Doha has allegedly provided some $1 billion to universities in the United States, and it seems that some of the recipients are reluctant to reveal this fact to the public.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 21:57:00 +0300
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has confirmed the existence of all four of the tunnels that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) discovered along the border between Israel and Lebanon, UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a press briefing on Monday.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 21:55:13 +0300
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The Brazilian Foreign Ministry on Monday confirmed that it had called off invitations sent to Cuban Presiden Miguel Diaz-Canel and his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, for the inauguration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, local media reported.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 21:55:00 +0300
Rocco, an African grey parrot who was kicked out of a sanctuary for his foul language, is still being his mischievous self: now he’s using his new owner’s Amazon Alexa device to play music, tell jokes and even order snacks.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 21:53:00 +0300
Demonstrators on the other side of the Atlantic wear the same high-vis yellow vests as their French fellows, yet for different reasons. While the movement condemns high living costs in France and President Macron's perceived elitist attitude, the focus in Canada is largely shifted towards economy and immigration.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 21:44:00 +0300
Salvini is getting ready for a \"serious step\" which is \"leaving the Eurozone\", while Macron's plan has \"collapsed\" due to a \"colossal mistake\"; and Europe is \"turning towards fascism.\" This is what's going on in the Old World in the view of former Member of the Hellenic Parliament Yannis Varoufakis.

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 21:33:36 +0300
A senior Taliban commander interviewed by the news agency revealed that there are up to 3,000 foreign militants among the movement’s ranks, but insisted that none of them would be permitted to use Afghanistan to stage attacks against other countries.

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