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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:39:07 +0000
Despite announcing a significant part of his national security and foreign policy teams, Joe Biden, who is currently the projected winner of the US presidential election, is yet to announce his candidates to head the Pentagon and the CIA. Initial media reports about his potential picks, however, are already raising questions.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:24:12 +0000
The French Senate's resolution urged the country's government to formally recognise the independence of the unrecognised republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Armenian-dominated South Caucasus region disputed by Baku and Yerevan.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:23:43 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The increased activity of private companies in space and the ensuing potential conflict of interests with public agencies has revealed the urgent need for an appropriate legal framework, Pedro Duque, a former astronaut who now heads the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, said on Thursday.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:07:17 +0000
President Trump has announced a full pardon for his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was accused of making \"false and fraudulent statements\" to the FBI regarding the nature of the contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak amid and after the 2016 election campaign.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:03:06 +0000
Two farm bills – the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce Bill, 2020 and the Farmers Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 – were ratified by the Indian parliament in September this year. The laws aim at freeing up agricultural produce from the clutches of state marketing controls.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:52:39 +0000
BERLIN (Sputnik) - The Navalny case has been designed to raise tensions between Moscow and Berlin and allowed the US to oppose the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project more intensively, so the German government has almost no interest in the incident's investigation, Anton Friesen, a member of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, said on Thursday.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:42:19 +0000
Earlier in the day, lawmakers gathered to discuss the possibility of lifting martial law, which was imposed on 27 September amid active hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:41:55 +0000
VIENNA, (Sputnik) - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Thursday that he opposed the common guidelines for all European Union countries on operation of ski resorts amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:27:54 +0000
Over the past 12 years since the horrific 26/11 Mumbai terror attack that brought the nation to a standstill, many Indian and international filmmakers have captured the incident from different perspectives. While some films and web series have centred on the survivors and martyrs, some have spoken about how the commandos took on the terrorists.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:26:21 +0000
News about the sudden death of legendary footballer Diego Maradona has shaken his fans throughout the world, prompting the government in his native Argentina to announce three days of national mourning. However, Maradona was not the only person to be deeply grieved over during the past two days, as there was some confusion over spelling.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:21:42 +0000
LONDON, (Sputnik) - The UK Road Haulage Association has warned that the government’s secrecy over the new post-Brexit IT software for border controls will leave them unprepared for the end of the transition period on December 31, the Sky News broadcaster reported on Thursday.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:18:41 +0000
In 2013, former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden fled the US after leaking classified documents that disclosed the NSA illegally accessing information on millions of people in the US and beyond.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:47:21 +0000
The single is from the second part of the album \"RESONANCE Pt. 2\".

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:45:03 +0000
Comedian Fin Taylor said Jeremy Corbyn's supporters were as 'dogmatic' as folk singer Bob Dylan's fans on last Friday's edition of 'Have I Got News For You?' - and joked that bombing the Glastonbury festival would get rid of both.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:25:17 +0000
ROSTOV-ON-DON (Sputnik) - A military court in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don has sentenced Mikhail Ustyantsev, the founder of the Russian cell of the Aum Shinrikyo cult* to 15 years in prison, the court's spokesman told reporters.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:24:57 +0000
The UK Health Secretary has set out England's coronavirus tiers on Thursday as he addressed parliamentarians in the House of Commons, which comes ahead of the Prime Minister’s press conference later in the evening.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:11:42 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ethiopia is open to producing Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 should Russian investors show interest, the African country's ambassador in Moscow, Alemayehu Tegenu Aargau, told Sputnik in an interview, adding that Ethiopia is also ready to purchase the vaccine once it becomes available on the market.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:56:03 +0000
Kenya-born fashion star Halima Aden will go down in history as the first hijab-wearing model to appear on the covers of Vogue Arabia ad British Vogue, walking down international runways for major brands, including Kanye West's Yeezy.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:45:13 +0000
On October 16, history teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded on the outskirts of Paris at the hands of an 18-year-old immigrant of Chechen origin who had lived in France for the last 12 years. The incident occurred after the teacher showed religious caricatures depicting the Islamic Prophet Muhammad during a lesson on freedom of speech.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:24:37 +0000
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - The authorities of Nepal will soon announce the results of new measurements of the height of Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak, media reported on Thursday, citing the minister for land management of Nepal, Padma Kumari Aryal.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:21:14 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday called media reports about an alleged female acquaintance of Russian President Vladimir Putin as unsubstantiated and unconvincing rumours.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:10:58 +0000
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Clashes have broken out between police and fans of late Diego Maradona at a square outside the presidential palace in Buenos Aires as crowds are flocking to pay last respects to the Argentine football icon, the TN broadcaster reported on Thursday.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:56:05 +0000
The talented dancer is getting ready for his first solo debut to the fullest.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:54:16 +0000
The actor's left-field suggestion that people like the Hungarian PM might bring about the end of days didn't go unnoticed by the nation's government, who likened it to something from George Soros. The latter has been Budapest's prime enemy in recent years over alleged attempts by his foundation to meddle in the country's domestic affairs.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:51:33 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Ethiopian military is launching an assault on Mekelle, the capital of the restive northern region of Tigray, after the local ruling party that opposes central authorities rejected ultimatum they surrender within 72 hours, according to a Thursday communique by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali posted on Twitter.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:42:41 +0000
The imprisoned WikiLeaks founder is isolating in his cell in Belmarsh prison due to the high risk of him contracting the novel coronavirus and his susceptibility of developing more severe symptoms.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:40:15 +0000
A representative of the European Commission said the day before that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is in talks with the manufacturer of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:36:19 +0000
The funding is set to only cover partial costs to UK telecoms as London scrambles to diversify suppliers for national networks amid a contentions Washington-led trade war against China.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:35:02 +0000
Since April 2020, India and China have been in a border stand-off after troops from both nations accused each other of trespassing across the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Following a violent clash in mid-June in the Galvan Valley, India-China relations soured. Despite diplomatic, commander, and political-level talks, the border tensions persist.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:33:35 +0000
Football superstar Diego Maradona died in Buenos Aires on Wednesday at the age of 60 due to heart failure. A few weeks earlier, he was hospitalised and underwent surgery for a blood clot in the brain.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:29:57 +0000
Issues such as fishing quotas and market terms, including a level playing field remain major stumbling blocks between London and Brussels. While the deadline initially set for a trade accord blueprint has already expired, speculation is now rife that a no-deal withdrawal is quite likely.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:25:01 +0000
Abdalraouf Abdallah, 27, whose jail term is coming to an end, has been visited by the Manchester Arena suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, twice while behind bars.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:14:52 +0000
A report by New South Wales Supreme Court Judge and Army Reserve Major General Paul Brereton, released last week, found \"credible information\" about at least 25 Australian soldiers involved in the alleged killing of civilians and prisoners in Afghanistan.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:10:54 +0000
The incident of animal cruelty in the state of Uttar Pradesh's Noida has left people enraged, uniting them to ensure that the perpetrator of the deed receives their just punishment.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:10:42 +0000
India's apex bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has pumped out liquidity worth $125 billion since the COVID-19 contagion started early this year to maintain stability in the financial market.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:00:00 +0000
The dominant predators of the marine world, large sharks have always been the subjects of fascination for humans. From movie franchises to documentaries, humans have spent a lot of time capturing these aquatic giants just being in their natural habitat – thanks to underwater camera technologies.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:44:14 +0000
There are currently 79,000 inmates in English and Welsh prisons, with another 8,000 in Scotland and around 2,000 in Northern Ireland. But these numbers are expected to rise as a result of various factors.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:43:09 +0000
Clinical psychologist and public speaking guru Jordan Peterson has now returned to Canada to resume work following an illness, touting the release of his new book \"Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life\". His publisher Penguin Random House Canada on Monday announced that the book will hit shelves in March.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:21:24 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US media and entertainment conglomerate, the Walt Disney Company, has announced that it will look to cut 32,000 jobs in the first half of the 2021 fiscal year, 4,000 more than previously announced, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to decimate the theme park industry.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:19:35 +0000
The Trump Administration has greenlighted the power transfer procedure that will see the incumbent federal office-holders consult with the Biden team. However, President Trump still refuses to concede and is still pushing to contest the results of the vote, which he believes was fraught with irregularities.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:11:19 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A group of people has gathered in front of the French embassy in Azerbaijani's capital of Baku to denounce the resolution on recognition of independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh region adopted by the French upper house, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Thursday.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:10:35 +0000
On 26 November 2008, a group of 10 heavily armed terrorists from Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba descended on India’s financial capital. They targeted several sites in the city, killing at least 174 people, including 20 security personnel and 26 foreign nationals. While 9 of the terrorists were gunned down, one was captured alive.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:08:49 +0000
The legendary football player passed away on Wednesday of a cardiac arrest two weeks after he was discharged from a hospital where he had undergone medical examination and brain surgery. The 1986 World Cup champion was 60 years old.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:51:14 +0000
The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus is now over 1.4 million, while the global case tally is more than 60 million. Scientists are working on vaccines in order to stop the global pandemic, as a new wave has forced multiple countries to re-impose lockdowns or severe restrictions.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:39:20 +0000
India's biggest singing reality show, Indian Idol, is back with season 12. Ahead of its premiere on 28 November on the Sony Entertainment Television channel and Sony LIV OTT platform, a sneak peek of its contestants leaving judges blown away by their talent is creating a lot of buzz on social media.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:22:12 +0000
The world's most popular cryptocurrency previously topped the $19,000 mark, nearly reaching its record-high prices from 2017. In the meatime, Bitcoin's market value has been estimated at $355.9 billion, surpassing previous records.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:19:19 +0000
On Monday, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak underscored that he \"cannot justify a significant, across-the-board pay increase for all public sector workers\" amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:06:26 +0000
Indian farmers are up in arms against agricultural laws proposed by the Narendra Modi government. The Indian parliament recently approved two farm bills and an amendment to the Essential Commodity Act to remove states' control on the prices of farm products.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 08:49:00 +0000
Charmed star Alyssa Milano has been pretty vocal about her dislike of US President Donald Trump since his election in 2016. But her criticism has often extended far beyond POTUS to include both his fans and fellow party members, with the actress previously calling to try \"the entire GOP\" for \"treason\".

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 08:23:51 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iraq is closely following Russia's effort related to the coronavirus vaccines and maintains contact with Moscow on the matter, Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein said on Thursday.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 08:09:35 +0000
Earlier in November, UK High Court Judge Andrew Nicol rejected Johnny Depp's claim that the newspaper The Sun committed libel when calling him a \"wife-beater\".

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 08:04:36 +0000
The football superstar died in Buenos Aires on Wednesday at the age of 60 from heart failure - just a few weeks after Maradona was discharged from a hospital, where he had successfully undergone emergency brain surgery and blood clot removal due to a subdural hematoma.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 07:58:46 +0000
Turkey thwarted a military coup attempt in 2016 that Ankara blamed on Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen and his movement. Gulen, who has resided in the US since 1999, has denied the allegations.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 07:40:00 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The International Space Station's systems are likely to keep breaking down after 2025, Energia company, which manages the Russian module, said and suggested building a national station instead.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 07:28:01 +0000
Prank or no prank, a new poll has revealed that US President Donald Trump would win the Republican presidential nomination in 2024 if he decided to run again. POTUS is currently declining to concede defeat to the projected winner of the 3 November election, Democrat Joe Biden, claiming incidents of \"fraudulent\" voting.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 07:00:00 +0000
Tommy Sheridan talks to Member of the Scottish Parliament, Alex Neil, to discuss the three-year saga involving sexual harassment allegations and criminal charges against former First Minister Alex Salmond.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 07:00:00 +0000
MP Kenny McKaskill sits down with Tommy Sheridan to take a closer look at the inquiry into the Scottish government's conduct during the trial of Alex Salmond.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 06:42:57 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Daesh* terrorist organisation has scaled up activities in Iraq in the past few months, Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein said in an interview with Sputnik.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 06:41:43 +0000
Amid very severe cyclonic storms followed by heavy rains, the authorities in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and union territory Puducherry are still assessing the damage situation caused by cyclone Nivar. Formed from an intense depression in the Bay of Bengal, Nivar made landfall, uprooting trees in the region after midnight on Thursday.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 06:34:35 +0000
On 2 December, the United Arab Emirates will mark 49 years since its establishment, with local authorities giving three days off to both private and public sector employees.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 06:12:28 +0000
According to a whistleblower report, the US intelligence service NSA, with the help of its Danish counterpart, spied on targets in several countries, including Norway, Finland, and Sweden.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 06:00:50 +0000
Ethnicity hasn't been mapped in Sweden since 2005 for ethical reasons. However, a record spike in robberies and a change of tune on immigration from the country's leadership has spurred the Swedish Crime Prevention Council to reverse its policy.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 05:31:00 +0000
The season of snow and magic is near, so we need to prepare not only the presents, but also the atmosphere, so here is a list of songs you can include in your K-pop playlist for the festive mood.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 05:22:16 +0000
The Michigan representative, who is a member of an informal Democratic group in the US Congress that includes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley, refused to endorse Biden during the election campaign back in July.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 05:20:41 +0000
In October 2019, President Donald Trump announced that the US would be withdrawing its forces from Syria, but eventually backtracked, saying that a \"small\" American contingent would stay behind to allegedly \"keep\" the Syrian oil from being seized by Daesh*.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 05:16:35 +0000
The election controversy has completely eclipsed the Hunter Biden story, which made the rounds on social media last month. Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel has explained what will happen to the Senate probe into the Bidens' alleged \"pay-to-play\" schemes and other inquiries into dynastic political families should Joe Biden take office.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 04:57:55 +0000
Legendary football player Diego Armando Maradona went into cardiac arrest and breathed his last on Wednesday (25 November) in Buenos Aires. The Argentine superstar was released from a hospital several weeks ago after undergoing successful brain surgery. The flamboyant footballer had just turned 60 on 30 October.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 04:30:00 +0000
With over 8,207 likes, a video of a golden retriever is going viral, making people watch it on repeat.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 04:08:08 +0000
TOKYO (Sputnik) – Some 146,000 chickens will be exterminated in the Japanese prefecture of Hyogo, which became the third region hit with this disease, Japan's media reported on Thursday.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 03:59:43 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian military has successfully tested a new anti-ballistic missile. It was launched from the Sary-Shagan testing range in Kazakhstan and hit the simulated target, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 03:47:22 +0000
YEREVAN (Sputnik) - Armenian Foreign Minister Ara Ayvazyan held phone conversations on Wednesday with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs: Igor Popov (Russia), Stephane Visconti (France) and Andrew Schofer (US), the Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 03:45:31 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Projected President-elect Joe Biden's administration is likely to involve the United States in more Middle East conflicts under a Department of State led by Antony Blinken, who has openly regretted Washington's failure to topple the government in Damascus, former UK ambassador to Syria Peter Ford told Sputnik.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 03:23:08 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Projected President-elect Joe Biden's top cabinet selections, deeply tied to the defence industry, will likely ensure US troops get stuck in more intractable military conflicts, analysts told Sputnik.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 02:47:55 +0000
The South Korean Defense Commission passed a revision to the law on military conscription, which would allow exceptional K-pop stars to postpone their military service until age 30.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 02:31:04 +0000
The case of voting manipulation continues with the revealing of a list of victimized trainees.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 02:30:39 +0000
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Bahrain has been postponed and is likely to take place in mid-December, Haaretz reported.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 02:28:56 +0000
In August 2019, then-US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) chief Gen. John Hyten revealed to congressional lawmakers that only a small fraction of the US Air Force’s 62 B-1B bombers were mission ready; however, over the past several months more of the Lancer aircraft have been improved as officials also seek to bolster the bomber’s weapons capabilities.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 01:47:57 +0000
While Pennsylvania officials announced Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential race in the state on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump has sought to overturn the results, accusing Democrats of election fraud and irregularities.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 01:07:51 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – FIFA President Gianni Infantino has expressed regret over the death of the great Argentine forward Diego Maradona.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 01:01:42 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer has died from an injury sustained during a mission in Somalia last weekend, The New York Times reported, citing a former senior US administration official familiar with the matter.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:57:11 +0000
Critics of the Trump administration’s decision have argued the previous Obama-era regulations created financial assurance requirements that focused on polluters most likely to have toxic or hazardous waste releases.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:53:09 +0000
Eight people are on hunger strike as COVID-19 cases surge at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma, Washington.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:44:15 +0000
Joe Biden – a staunch supporter of the US overseas wars – seems poised to delegate his foreign policy decisions to the \"most neoconservative elements of the Democratic Party and ideologues of permanent war,\" according to The Grayzone.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:39:29 +0000
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip cost the Palestinian territory an estimated $16.7 in just over a decade, a new report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:07:06 +0000
Michael Flynn, a retired US Army lieutenant general who served as a national security adviser under the Trump administration, pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about contacts with the Russian ambassador to the US. Following media reports earlier this week, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued a full pardon for Flynn.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:01:12 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Brazilian Aviation Authority (ANAC) has allowed the resumption of flights of Boeing 737 MAX planes more than a year after they were halted following two deadly crashes, the manufacturer said.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 23:47:11 +0000
On today’s episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan discussed current events, including a judge in Pennsylvania stopping the vote certification process, and President Trump still not conceding in the 2020 election.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 23:36:03 +0000
Al-Mahdi, the leader of the largest opposition party in Sudan, became head of the country's government in 1986 but was overthrown in a military coup in 1989 that led the now ex-Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to power.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 23:32:24 +0000
It was suggested that Joe Biden would be no friend of Britain. Those prophetic words could be coming true, as this week he slid into bed with Brussels and launched his charm offensive on the EU, who publicly praised and thanked Biden for his 'clear support' in the dispute over the UK's internal market bill.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 23:31:46 +0000
Under the Trump administration, US-China relations have been locked in political and trade disputes. Over the last four years, the US has put protectionist tariffs on Chinese imports, pledged to develop relations with Taiwan and challenged the Chinese Communist Party in the wake of the protests in Hong Kong.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 23:31:17 +0000
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that they held a military exercise near the border with the Gaza Strip involving the Gaza Division, as well as units of the Air and Space Force, Navy, Cyber Defense and intelligence.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 23:30:58 +0000
The US mystery-thriller miniseries The Undoing by HBO premiered one month ago, casting such bigshot movie A-listers such as Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. But why are silver screen stars suddenly opting for work in TV dramas over film roles?

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 23:11:25 +0000
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is a United Nations (UN) agency with the goal of improving reproductive and maternal health worldwide. UN Women is another UN entity working for the empowerment of women.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 22:54:47 +0000
Trump's legal team argued to Pennsylvania senators that there were too many irregularities in the presidential election for them to certify that Democrat Joe Biden won the state - and urged them to consider a second election or even declare President Donald Trump as the winner.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 22:52:26 +0000
Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in which Americans gather together with their families, presumed US President-elect Joe Biden addressed the nation in an effort to deliver a message of hope and unity as much of the country continues to struggle with effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 22:20:43 +0000
Joe Biden's cabinet is bringing together prominent careerists from the previous Democratic administrations led by Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. International observers have discussed Biden's choices for his potential administration, outlining what its political priorities might be should the ex-vice president take office in January.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:53:35 +0000
The fourth planet from the Sun is the most studied planet after Earth, yet now and then astrophysicists discover something new. The researchers who conducted this study say their finding could answer the long-standing question of whether the Red Planet ever hosted life.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:33:57 +0000
How mercenaries infiltrated Standing Rock protests; China says extreme poverty eliminated; Ethiopia gives militants deadline to surrender

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:33:22 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Acting US Defence Secretary Christopher Miller will visit the Middle East this week to discuss with commanders and regional partners a range of issues such as combating \"malign activities\" in the region, the Pentagon said in a press release on Wednesday.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:14:44 +0000
Media reports indicated earlier that Trump told his confidants about pardoning his ex-aide during what is presumed to be the US president's final weeks in office.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 20:59:53 +0000
Neutrinos are neutral, subatomic, “ghostly” particles with a mass close to zero. The mass of neutrino is much smaller than any other known elementary particle. Solar neutrinos are created in the sun during the process of nuclear fusion, when two or more atomic nuclei combine to form different atomic nuclei and subatomic particles.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 20:31:05 +0000
Tensions with Iran under the Trump administration came to a head after the US withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018 and began to reimpose sanctions previously lifted under the nuclear deal. Relations worsened even further after US strikes in January killed Quds Force commander Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 20:29:38 +0000
The Pennsylvania public hearing, organized by Republican lawmakers of the state, was slated to be the US president’s first trip outside the Washington, DC, area since the November 3 election.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 20:28:49 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has denied providing a permit for the controversial Pebble copper and gold mine in the state of Alaska, as it may threaten the state’s environment and wildlife, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 20:15:51 +0000
The structure, which weighs 5.75 million tonnes and is 138 meters in height, is the oldest and largest pyramid in the Giza Necropolis. Archaeologists believe that it was built as a tomb for Pharaoh Khufu, the second ruler of the 4th dynasty. The pyramid is included in the list of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 20:12:46 +0000
TikTok was previously faced with a 14-day deadline set to conclude on 28 November to sell its US operations or be shut down, in accordance with Trump's divestiture order.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 19:58:32 +0000
The speech is reportedly meant to encourage the American public as the nation continues to grapple with the health crisis.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 19:29:30 +0000
Additive technologies pertaining to layer-by-layer build-up and synthesis of objects with the help of computer 3D technologies are currently coming to prominence in the construction of space equipment.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 19:16:03 +0000
After the 'America First' foreign policy of Donald Trump - the first elected US president since Dwight Eisenhower not to start a major war - Joe Biden's election portends a re-run of the Obama years, when the promise of peace was betrayed.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 19:10:57 +0000
The Israeli prime minister reportedly fears that Aviv Kochavi might repeat the path of his former Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who became one of Netanyahu's main political opponents, or at least leak information to his coalition partner Benny Gantz, who is slated to be the next prime minister.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 18:52:03 +0000
According to Moscow, NATO takes advantage of the European countries that promote this rhetoric to deploy more troops and military hardware near the Russian border.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 18:42:47 +0000
In April, the US asset manager BlackRock clinched a contract with the European Commission to help it integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into the EU banking framework, as well as its banks’ business strategies and investment policies.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 17:58:04 +0000
Any mention of the prosecution of Julian Assange has been removed from the EU's latest report on fundamental rights, despite the best efforts of MEPs such as Ireland's Clare Daly.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 17:49:39 +0000
The Argentine sports icon had an illustrious career playing for Napoli, Barcelona, and Boca Juniors, but he is perhaps most revered for his triumphant 1986 World Cup performance. On Wednesday, the legend died as a result of a cardiac arrest.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 17:39:35 +0000
The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager, suffered a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 17:37:20 +0000
Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona has died, aged 60. Maradona, who led his country to World Cup glory in 1986, is widely considered one of the best footballers in history.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:30:48 +0000
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan discuss the disconnect between the stock market and the economic status of millions of Americans as a result of the pandemic. Yesterday, the Dow Jones index hit an all-time high.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:22:39 +0000
Earlier this month, the football legend successfully underwent emergency brain surgery to remove a blood clot due to a subdural hematoma.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:11:09 +0000
On Wednesday, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a pay freeze for millions of public sector workers and  major cuts to foreign aid amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:00:00 +0000
Dogs love to get all the love and attention. However, when they see their owner cuddling with another pet, they can become extremely jealous and react in a funny way. Something similar can be seen in a recent viral video that has garnered over 395K views.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:48:34 +0000
An armed conflict between Ethiopia’s government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) started earlier in November after the government accused Tigray forces of conducting an attack on a military base in the region.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:34:33 +0000
The Amsterdam Court of Appeal previously postponed a final verdict in the Russian-Ukrainian row over the collection of Scythian gold and tasked the sides with providing additional information.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:21:59 +0000
Last week, the US targeted dozens of individuals and entities in a new round of Iran-related sanctions. The sanction regime has been stepped up since 2018, after US President Donald Trump abandoned the JCPOA.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:08:33 +0000
Their all-English track \"Dynamite\" has been nominated along with music from such stars as Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:01:47 +0000
Uncertainty has mounted over the fate of AstraZeneca’s vaccine following reports of inconsistent efficacy. The inoculation, which was developed in collaboration with Oxford University, is based on the monkey adenoviral vector, which experts say hasn’t proved its efficacy yet.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:47:20 +0000
In 2019, at least six tankers suffered non-critical damage to their hulls as a result of explosions of unknown origin while sailing through the Gulf of Oman. Although an investigation into one of the incidents by the UAE concluded that it had been carried out by a state actor, it fell short of naming which one.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:42:47 +0000
The British economy is expected to shrink by 11.3 percent this year and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim lives in the UK. So bleak is the picture that an eight-year-old boy wrote to Boris Johnson and asked him if Christmas was cancelled this year.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:37:52 +0000
The EU and Britain are supposed to finalise their trade talks by the end of the post-Brexit transition period, which will last until the end of the year. The major points that the sides have so far failed to come to terms on are market rules and access to UK fishing waters.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:36:29 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Some 778,000 Americans filed for jobless benefits last week, up about 4 percent from the previous week and higher for a second straight week, Labour Department data showed on Thursday, as the US job market continued to struggle nine months into the coronavirus pandemic.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:31:47 +0000
The accident occurred between the cities of Taguai and Taquarituba in São Paulo state, on the Rodovia Alfredo de Oliveira Carvalho highway that has been closed due to the rescue operation. Those injured were taken to nearby hospitals, according to firefighters.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:09:21 +0000
On Tuesday, POTUS tweeted that his legal team is still pursuing numerous cases in order to prove that the 3 November race for the Oval Office was \"the most corrupt election in American political history\".

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:07:33 +0000
WARSAW (Sputnik) - Poland does have a transcript of a phone call between late President Lech Kaczynski and his brother, which took place shortly before the president's plane crashed over Russia, a person involved in the investigation of the case said on condition of anonymity.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:07:08 +0000
BANGKOK (Sputnik) - Anti-government protesters in Bangkok on Wednesday tricked the authorities by switching the location of their mass event to another part of the city.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:05:38 +0000
UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak said that with private sector pay falling amid the coronavirus pandemic and unemployment set to hit 2.6 million and public debt at almost £400 billion, he could not justify an across-the-board pay rise for all state employees.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:51:52 +0000
The Democrat's team has already started the preparations to move into the White House in January. The General Services Administration (GSA) initiated the transition process to a new administration with praise from POTUS, who nonetheless continues to challenge the results of the election, which so far project Biden as the winner.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:48:35 +0000
The criminal trial over the MH17 crash resumed at the Schiphol Judicial Complex (JCS) in Badhoevedorp earlier today. Three Russian citizens (Igor Girkin, Sergei Dubinsky, and Oleg Pulatov) and one Ukrainian (Leonid Kharchenko) are accused of being responsible for the crash.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:46:53 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said on Wednesday that he makes \"no apologies\" for backing Priti Patel after a report concluded that the home secretary's behaviour had breached the ministerial code and could be described as bullying.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:46:01 +0000
We have seen San Francisco district city council supervisor races attract over a million dollars in campaign contributions, as the stakes are quite high, for both governance of the district and participation on the all-important city council board in city hall. There is a saying, as San Francisco goes, so goes the nation.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:28:23 +0000
Is the SNP evolving into a latter-day version of the right-wing New Labour party which obliterated so many Labour principles that it became indistinguishable from the Tories on all the major issues throughout the 1990’s and up to Corbyn’s reign in 2015?

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:26:16 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The European Union should \"accept the reality\" that the UK must be able to control access to its waters for fishing in order to make progress on a free trade deal prior to the expiry of the Brexit transition period at the end of the year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:10:25 +0000
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is in talks with the manufacturer of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus following the vaccine developer reaching out to the EMA, a representative of the European Commission told Sputnik.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:09:39 +0000
The Institute of Economics and Peace warned that although terrorism-related deaths and incidents have declined since the COVID-19 pandemic started in March, the disease is likely to present a \"new and distinct counter-terrorism challenge\".

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:50:58 +0000
In the race for India’s official entry at the Oscars 2021, the Malayalam language movie “Jallikattu” was selected out of 26 other contenders, including \"The Sky Is Pink\", \"Gunjan Saxena\", \"Shakuntala Devi\", \"The Disciple\", \"Chhapaak\", and others. Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, \"Jallikattu\" was a big hit in the film festival circuit last year.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:50:21 +0000
India and China have found themselves involved in border tensions since April, after troops from both sides accused each other of violating the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that passes through India's Ladakh region. In June, hand-to-hand combat between troops resulted in the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers, souring Indo-China relations.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:42:25 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The global energy sector may prove more vulnerable to cyberattacks next year as companies are switching to 5G technologies, which will connect a large number of devices to global networks, increasing the attack surface, Group-IB, a Singapore-based cybersecurity firm, said in a report on Wednesday.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:33:40 +0000
The Joint Investigative Team (JIT), which is examining the case, claimed that the Boeing was shot down with a weapon belonging to a Russian military unit. At the moment, three Russian citizens (Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinsky, and Oleg Pulatov) and one Ukrainian (Leonid Kharchenko) are accused of downing the plane.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:06:02 +0000
Lionel Messi inspires countless young players and sets a high bar for his teammates, but sometimes it seems like such examples set the standard a bit too high.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:02:20 +0000
GENOA (Sputnik) - Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on Wednesday called on the international community to stop foreign interference in the Libyan crisis, noting that unilateral actions by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean has been affecting the situation in Libya.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:58:33 +0000
The COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna need to be preserved at a very low temperature. India’s Serum Institute is manufacturing the AstraZeneca vaccine in collaboration with Oxford University.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:55:36 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The European External Action Service, the foreign policy branch of the European Commission, has launched a new plan aimed at boosting gender equality and female empowerment across the world, according to a press release published on Wednesday.

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