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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:31:14 +0300
A study published in the February Journal of Archaeological Science edition finds that a pair of ancient mummies known as the Two Brothers are actually not quite as close as previously thought.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0300
WARSAW (Sputnik) - Thousands of people took to the streets in Poland on Wednesday to protest against tightening the country's abortion legislation, a Sputnik corresponded reported. The rallies in numerous Polish cities were organized by the Polish Women's Strike movement.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:16:00 +0300
A Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday revealed that more than half of US voters don’t want to see Oprah Winfrey challenge US President Donald Trump in 2020.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:05:00 +0300
Renowned French football player and coach Laurent Blanc shared his thoughts with Sputnik on the upcoming World Cup that will take place in Russia.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:56:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The diplomatic efforts of the United States in Syria will focus on stabilization measures and a political solution to the conflict there, but not on nation-building, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a speech on the US strategy in Syria.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:46:00 +0300
A member of the British Parliament berated the nation’s military for relying on France, Germany, Norway, Canada and the United States to monitor Russian submarines that crept into Scottish waters between November and January.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:38:01 +0300
Despite the tide of approval generated after Oprah Winfrey’s inspiring Golden Globes speech, a recent poll reveals the majority of US voters are not keen on putting the O in the Oval Office.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 +0300
“Return this toy at once!”

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:57:00 +0300
A video of a man slapping a woman for not covering her hair has gone viral, providing a colorful example of how (arguably) good intentions can quickly escalate to primal violence in the name of religion.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:57:00 +0300
LONDON (Sputnik) - The UK Parliament's lower house, the House of Commons, on Wednesday adopted in the third and final reading the EU Withdrawal Bill, the document is now due to be debated in the House of Lords.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:55:00 +0300
A recent study reveals that US Army recruits from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas “are significantly less fit, and consequently are more likely to encounter training-related injuries than recruits from other US states.”

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:39:41 +0300
New satellite imagery has revealed that China is building an enormous military complex just miles from the site of their 10-week standoff with the Indian military along the Doklam Plateau over the summer of 2017.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:37:00 +0300
The orbital telescope has captured a close-up image of the largest and hottest galaxy cluster ever discovered.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:23:45 +0300
On Tuesday, Desmond Swayne, a politician in the UK's House of Commons, made the mistake of falling asleep during a speech given by his colleague. The nap was broadcast on the Parliament's live TV feed.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:09:00 +0300
The European Commission is preparing a strategy to counter fake news, which will be published this spring, European Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King said during a debate at the EU Parliament on Wednesday.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:59:00 +0300
Shocking internal International Olympic Committee emails obtained by Sputnik reveal that in 2016 a bronze medal winning South African triathlete tested positive for a \"performance improving\" drug, without providing a Therapeutic Use Exemption from his doctor.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:45:00 +0300
The Indian Navy is looking to bolster its fleet of P-8I submarine-killing aircraft, the nation’s naval chief said in a recent interview.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:22:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said in an interview on Wednesday that Russia is hindering progress related to the United States' global campaign to maximize pressure on North Korea in order to achieve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:13:16 +0300
Late Tuesday, residents in Michigan were left a bit shaken after a meteor decided to light up the night and bring with it an earthquake.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:27:37 +0300
Having become the first Australian state to legalize locally grown medicinal cannabis in 2016, Victoria has successfully completed a trial involving 29 kids with severe epilepsy, according to reports.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:27:00 +0300
A video of a 14-year-old Indiana boy chanting f**k n***ers” into a bullhorn with a Nazi flag wrapped around his shoulders recently went viral online.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:21:05 +0300
Look at those chicken nuggets move as he runs to the bus!

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:13:00 +0300
A recent presentation by a Lockheed Martin Skunk Works executive has defense observers speculating in a frenzy about the possibility that the supersonic SR-71 Blackbird spy plane’s successor has been built.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:07:28 +0300
A former CIA staffer currently in US custody for allegedly keeping highly classified data reportedly stayed off the radar as a Hong Kong resident, leaving essentially no digital footprint.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:07:00 +0300
Was Marla Maples lying?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:04:45 +0300
The US Defense Department and the White House are contemplating whether to solidify a new policy in the coming weeks that would authorize the use of nuclear weapons in response to crippling cyberattacks.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:04:00 +0300
Sputnik Arabic has obtained an exclusive first-hand look into a Syrian scientific Olympiad for schoolchildren, held in spite of the tremendous problems facing their country in its long and painful war against terrorism.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:01:27 +0300
China’s sole active aircraft carrier and its carrier group sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, Taiwanese authorities report, noting that no unusual activity was detected.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:56:00 +0300
Ryan Carney Williams, who goes by the name Ryan Hawaii, was turned away from a British Airways flight from Iceland to London on Wednesday after he wore eight pairs of pants and 10 shirts to the gate to avoid paying a $124 excess baggage fee because he reportedly didn’t have any money left.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:48:34 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - YouTube will make public its report containing information about purchases of political advertisements this year, the company's Global Head of Public Policy and Government Relations Juniper Downs said in a congressional hearing on terrorism and social media on Wednesday.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:40:59 +0300
CAIRO (Sputnik) – The US-led coalition, fighting the Daesh terror group, has not yet addressed Iraq’s Defense Ministry to coordinate the issue of establishing a new border security force in Syria near to the Turkish and Iraqi borders, Iraqi Defense Ministry’s spokesman Tayar Khafaji told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:22:00 +0300
The National Security Council of Turkey stated that Ankara is going to take all necessary measures, preventing the creation of \"US border security forces\" in Syria.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:20:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Facebook has promised to further investigate whether Russia interfered in the Brexit referendum, Damian Collins, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee in the House of Commons, said Wednesday.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:15:00 +0300
China prepares to hold the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) which is expected to bring together 51 African nations. Speaking to Sputnik, analysts pointed out that Beijing has become Africa's biggest strategic partner surpassing the continents former metropolitan patrons including the United States.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:05:50 +0300
Google is set to make artificial intelligence (AI) more accessible to the general public and a bigger range of businesses, not just a restricted number of experts.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:04:00 +0300
Paris cannot demand that Russia reimburse French holders of pre-revolutionary Russian bond debt, France's Ministry of the Economy and Finance has said.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:46:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - On Wednesday the Russian Embassy in the United States issued a press release which elaborates on the work of the Russian media working on the US territory.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:40:00 +0300
While Secretary of Defense James Mattis recommends Ankara not to take reports of the creation of a \"border force\" in northern Syria to heart, Washington sees its Kurdish allies as a tool which will allow it to remain relevant in Syria, ex-CIA officer and Canada-based Syrian political observer told Sputnik.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:20:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The charismatic strongman politics of US President Donald Trump and other national leaders threatens the world’s ability to cope with climate change and increases the risk of geopolitical conflict, according to an annual survey of international leaders published by the Swiss-based World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:14:57 +0300
MADRID (Sputnik) - Roger Torrent, the president of the Catalan parliament which held its first session on Wednesday, considers it necessary for Madrid's direct rule in the autonomous region to be ceased, with regional institutions regaining full powers.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:04:00 +0300
Maine volunteers kicked off a fundraising campaign to spare the suffering animal from being euthanized and give him a second chance at life without pain.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:00:00 +0300
Seeing a suspiciously high statistic on alcohol-related deaths in Russia during the winter holidays in a recent article in The Independent, the staff at Sputnik decided to check the figures for ourselves. What we found was not just a couple of simple mathematical and language-related errors, but something bordering on fake news.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:53:39 +0300
Watch kind-hearted people come to rescue of young pachyderms who got themselves stuck and couldn’t get out without a helping hand.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:43:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - General Petr Pavel, chairman of the NATO Military Committee, during a press conference answered questions on the alliance's stance on Russia, possible ways of Daesh threat's eradication and training assistance to Iraq.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:38:00 +0300
Taking a look at the continually worsening crisis in relations between Warsaw and Brussels, journalists and European politics watchers Filip Prokudin and Vladimir Ardaev outline how Poland, a country which played an instrumental role in the destruction of the Eastern Bloc, may be pushed into repeating this story with the European Union.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:27:00 +0300
The meeting held in Vancouver on the DPRK did not offer an alternative to the document of Russia and China, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on its official website.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:22:00 +0300
Most recently, the French movie star Catherine Deneuve has made vocal her apology to sex assault victims who got offended after the actress slammed the #MeToo movement. Sputnik discussed the harmful side of the activist group with Dr Joanna Williams, academic and author of Women Versus Feminism: Why we all need liberating from the Gender Wars.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:09:00 +0300
DEIR EZ-ZOR (Sputnik) - A school in a Syrian village that was once used by militants of the Deash terrorist group as a prison has reopened amid the ongoing efforts of the Russian military and Syrian government to restore infrastructure in the east of the Deir ez-Zor province.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:02:00 +0300
Hundreds of motorists were forced to sleep in their vehicles as a 'snow bomb' and freezing temperatures brought Scotland to a standstill as the country prepared itself for yet another Arctic storm blast.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:01:00 +0300
Ruth Davidson has previously campaigned vigorously against any re-run of the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:50:00 +0300
Commenting on a bas-relief he created in the western province of Tartus, Syrian sculptor Alaa Ali Muhammed told Sputnik that it took him at least five months to complete what is now believed to be the largest sculpture of its kind in the Arab world.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:35:22 +0300
A prominent Jewish dating website has launched a creative ad campaign which combines old cultural tidbits and modern high-tech trends into a single humorous and enticing package.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:30:53 +0300
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday that Brussels would like the United Kingdom to remain a part of the bloc, calling the country's withdrawal from the European Union \"a catastrophe.\"

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:15:00 +0300
There is nothing quite so nauseating as liberal America associating itself with the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr., a man who stood against everything it stands for and represents, such as cozying up to Wall Street and the rich at home while unleashing war without end overseas.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:02:26 +0300
What was previously considered two separate caverns has actually turned out to be one gigantic cave system, which could help shed the light on the ancient Mayan civilization.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:02:00 +0300
MADRID (Sputnik) – Catalonia's pro-independence parties do not consider any candidates for the leadership of the autonomous region, other than the government's former head Carles Puigdemont, who fled Spain after Madrid imposed direct rule over the region, Sergi Sabria, a member of the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) party said Wednesday.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:56:24 +0300
The crowd at the 2018 Australian Open showed no mercy on Aryna Sabalenka as they ruthlessly mimicked loud grunts of the hard-hitting teen player during her match on Tuesday night.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:41:57 +0300
Donald Trump officially became the 45th US president exactly a year ago this weekend following his inauguration ceremony. During his inaugural address, he promised to “make America great again” and to give power back to the ordinary “forgotten people” of his country.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:40:00 +0300
India and China have resumed holding Border Personnel Meetings to diffuse any kind of military tension that could occur at certain sections of the approximately 3,500 km-long border.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:20:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – German prosecutors of the state of Lower Saxony rejected Wednesday the clemency plea filed by 96-year old Oskar Groening, known as the \"Bookkeeper of Auschwitz,\" who had been sentenced to four years in prison for World War II-period crimes, local media reported, citing the prosecutor's office.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:09:00 +0300
Commenting on Turkish children allegedly being sold to US soldiers based at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey in an interview with Sputnik, local resident Mahmut Acar confirmed the reports, suggesting that the goal could be to convert the kids to Christianity and use them against Ankara.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:08:14 +0300
Despite a spectacular surge in the price of bitcoin in 2017, which culminated in late December when it hit a whopping peak of $US19,783 before rapidly losing value, there seems to be evidence that the absence of regulation in the field could bring about a new economic crisis.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:58:00 +0300
On this week's Hard Facts John sits down with historian Geoffrey Roberts, to evaluate the legacy of arguably Britain's most revered statesman, Sir Winston Churchill.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:48:00 +0300
Bitcoin's triumphant ascendance came to an abrupt halt on Wednesday, January 17, after its price plummeted amid disturbing rumors about government regulation coming from the Far East.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:45:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has called the US decision to cut financing for its activities a \"formidable challenge\" and asked partners for support, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Kraehenbuehl said in a statement on Wednesday.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:41:00 +0300
South Korea and North Korea have agreed that their athletes will march together under a \"unified Korea\" flag at the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Yonhap News Agency reports.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:38:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - More than 20 US states and several non-governmental organizations have filed lawsuits against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over its December repeal of net neutrality rules, which regulate access to the Internet for consumers and businesses, the Washington Post newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:36:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Roger Torrent of the Republican Left of Catalonia party (ERC) became on Wednesday the new president of the Catalan parliament, the parliament said.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:35:00 +0300
During the festival most popularly known as ‘Jallikattu’, a rampaging bull is released into a crowd. The brave among them attemps to grab the bull's hump and ride it for as long as possible, attempting to bring it to a stop. Bulls are bred specifically by people of the village for the event.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:30:00 +0300
DUBAI (Sputnik) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will provide a \"measured, legitimate\" response to an incident which involved UAE civil planes allegedly being intercepted by Qatari fighters, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Wednesday.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:28:00 +0300
After an almost 30-year hiatus, Sweden is reissuing a Cold War-era pamphlet amid mounting security concerns. In a bid to boost the nation's preparedness for war, the updated pamphlet will be delivered to all households in the Nordic country of ten million.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:24:00 +0300
The new weapons purchase has been approved by India's Defense Acquisition Council after an earlier contract with Galil Ace of Israeli Weapon Industry (IWI) was called off last year.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:26:00 +0300
The rescue teams have found the wreckage of the Turkish Air Force's CASA CN-235 aircraft that crashed in the southern province of Isparta on Wednesday, the Daily Sabah reported, citing the local governor.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:12:00 +0300
Sex robots are becoming increasingly popular around the world, and one cyber visionary even claims that the machines will one day become capable of having orgasms and giving birth.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:05:00 +0300
Take a glimpse of the magnificent green, yellow and turquoise colors flashing in the sky above the county’s Extreme North region.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:57:00 +0300
The first decentralized digital currency lost on Wednesday almost a half of its highest value that it reached in December.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:54:00 +0300
Sweden's Security Service has warned of a risk of a new Islamist terrorist attack in the country in 2018. Despite repeated warnings from the nation's leading terror expert of jihadists operating freely, Stockholm's anti-terror preparations have mostly revolved around concrete lions serving as roadblocks.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:52:00 +0300
There are approximately 245 million surveillance cameras operating around the globe, London is the most watched city in the world while people living in Chicago are the most spied on in the United States.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:51:00 +0300
The Department of Migration of Lithuania published the so-called \"Magnitsky List\" on Monday, which included the names of 49 Russians who were banned from entering the Baltic country, including Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:43:00 +0300
Although fossil fuel pollution and nuclear fallout are seen as blights upon our planet, these features might be plausible indicators of the existence of life-compatible locations beyond our solar system.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:36:00 +0300
Aron Shultz, the owner of Rusty Stars Alpaca Farm in Winterset, Iowa, US, captured the incredible sight of one of his animals exhaling what appears to be fire flames.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:21:00 +0300
A recent Bostock Marketing Group poll revealed that 57 percent of UK citizens support the idea of a second referendum. The results come as Prime Minister Theresa May continues in her efforts to negotiate a deal with the EU. Dr. Richard Wellings, Deputy Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, a UK think tank, spoke to Sputnik.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:03:00 +0300
Prison guards from penal institutions across France spilled into the streets this week in protests following last week's stabbing attack against guards at the Vendin-le-Vieil Prison by an ex al-Qaeda inmate. Sputnik spoke to a guard union representative from the Fleury-Merogis Prison to get to the bottom of the protesters' demands.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:56:00 +0300
The upcoming loan of the 11th-century artwork, which tells the story of the Norman conquest of England, is believed to symbolize the strength of the relations between France and the UK in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:52:00 +0300
While Syrian rebel groups hell-bent on overthrowing the legitimate government of Bashar Assad entreat Washington to send them more weapons via the previously cancelled CIA program, Sputnik looks into the facts that led to its shutdown in the first place.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:49:55 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces on Wednesday condemned the US-led coalition's plans to set up a special force to ensure security on the Syrian border and rejected any justifications of the project.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:32:00 +0300
An initial investigation by the Delhi police has revealed that different gangs of fraudsters organize extravagant seminars in order to lure people into invest in local crypto-currencies, claiming that they will be 'the next Bitcoin'.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:25:00 +0300
Doping tests of Russian athletes during the Olympic Games in Sochi were transmitted during the day, rather than at night, when they were allegedly replaced, as the WADA informant, ex-head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov claims, said Svetlana Petrenko, the spokesperson of the Investigative Committee of Russia.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:04:48 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two minors who perpetrated a knife fight in a school in the Russian city of Perm were charged with attempted murder of two or more persons, Russian Investigative Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko said on Wednesday.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:02:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Several US senators have called on the US Department of Justice to explain why Beijing-controlled media outlets operating in the United States has not been asked to register as \"foreign agents,\" unlike Russia's RT and Sputnik broadcasters, according to the open letter on the website of Republican Senator Marco Rubio.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:59:00 +0300
A Minister for Loneliness has been appointed by British Prime Minister Theresa May, in an attempt to resolve a problem facing at least nine million people in the UK.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:39:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Rossiya airline, whose aircraft has been banned from taking off from the airport in Cancun, does not owe any money for the additional parking time at the airport caused by the flight delay that was requested by migration authorities who sought the deportation of several passengers, the company’s representative told Sputnik.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:35:00 +0300
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he was expecting the United States to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, claimed by both Israel and Palestine, within a year.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:30:00 +0300
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Bryan MacCormack, the executive director of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, and Juan José Gutiérrez, the executive director of the Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:30:00 +0300
Manning Runs for Senate in Maryland, Chinese Spying in the US?, and Haitians Mobilize to protests Donald Trump in Florida and New York City.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:21:00 +0300
This is the third such successful renegotiation of LNG prices by India after those with Qatar’s RasGas and America’s Exxon Mobil Corp.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:13:20 +0300
The number of Swedes who applied for a gender investigation has risen by 25 percent, indicating a steady increase in \"gender dysphoria\" diagnoses, which is commonly referred to as \"being born in the wrong body.\" At the same time, more refrain from choosing their gender.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:10:00 +0300
As the United States announced it would slash the funds it allocates to the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees dispersed across the Middle East by over $60 million, a number of high-profile international organizations have decried the move as irresponsible and dangerous.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:55:00 +0300
The number of cases of human trafficking in Sweden has reached a record high after increasing 30 percent in 2017; at the same time, an unparalleled number of legal applicants received citizenship rights in the Nordic country.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:31:15 +0300
An anonymous person has removed all the scenes with women in the hit movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and uploaded the 46-minute cut version to Pirate Bay. The real version is 2 hours and 32 minutes.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:15:35 +0300
BANGKOK (Sputnik) – Seven Buddhists from Myanmar’s westernmost state of Rakhine were killed and 13 others were injured as a result of clashes with police, media reported on Wednesday.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:41:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Hackers from the Lazarus Group, which is linked to Pyongyang, targeted South Korea's cryptocurrency exchanges at the end of the last year, before the two countries embarked on conciliatory talks, the report of Internet company Recorded Future said.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:37:00 +0300
According to Turkish media reports on Tuesday, Turkey’s possible offensive in Syria’s northern Kurdish-controlled Afrin enclave is set to start with airstrikes on 149 targets of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:24:08 +0300
Guangzhou Automobile Group has repeatedly signaled its intent to be the first Chinese automaker to foray into the US market in 2019 and then expand its European clout.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:18:59 +0300
The family of the black child model has moved out of their home in Sweden for security reasons after inadvertently becoming the focal point of the uproar caused by the clothing giant H&M's controversial ad, which many deemed \"racist.\"

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:53:00 +0300
US President Trump’s former top aide has testified in a closed-door session before the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which is investigating the so-called Russian meddling in US elections; Bannon's seeming reluctance to speak has caused a barrage of criticism from Democratic politicians.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:52:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Twenty states that took part in a meeting of foreign ministers in Canada's Vancouver have agreed to ensure the strict enforcement of sanctions against North Korea and to prevent Pyongyang from circumventing the restrictions, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:26:19 +0300
As the launch of new ‘petro’ cryptocurrency draws near, a US government agency declared that this newcomer to the digital financial market may represent a violation of sanctions imposed against Venezuela, its issuer.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:04:00 +0300
Following multiple reports of a flash in the sky, accompanied by the sound of thunder near Detroit, Michigan, the US National Weather Service confirmed that the phenomena were not weather-related.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:00:00 +0300
Residents of Newcastle, Australia, found a strange white sack in their garden and took it to the Australian Reptile Park for investigation.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:24:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump has admitted that the language he used at the DACA meeting was \"tough,\" but denied media reports on the \"sh*thole countries\" remark, saying that it has been \"made up by Dems.\"

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:05:00 +0300
BELGRADE (Sputnik) - According to the press service of the Supreme Court of Montenegro, the first country's national was taken into custody for his confirmed participation in the terror activities of the Daesh group.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:23:00 +0300
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The Mexican government has not got any evidence that Russia or Venezuela has attempted to interfere in the election process in the country, Eduardo Sanchez, the spokesman of the Mexican cabinet, said.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:46:00 +0300
Pyongyang could \"trigger an option\" of a military solution of the crisis in the region, if North Korea decides not to settle the conflict via talks, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday at a joint press conference with his Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland in Vancouver.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:44:00 +0300
PRAGUE (Sputnik) - About 200 people gathered in the Czech capital on Tuesday protesting against billionaire Andrej Babis, who was proposed by incumbent Czech President Milos Zeman to form the government. The meeting took place near the building of the parliament.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:59:00 +0300
On Tuesday, Oliver Ivanovic, leader of a Kosovo Serb party Freedom, Democracy, and Justice, and former Serbian state secretary for Kosovo and Metohija, was killed near his office in the city of Mitrovica.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:55:39 +0300
Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury, supposedly on alleged ties between the presidential campaign of Donald Trump and Russian actors.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:44:30 +0300
The cryptocurrency bitcoin plunged massively this week, dropping to $10,200 on Tuesday and sparking speculation on what could have caused the fall and whether the cryptocurrency is actually of any use.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:43:38 +0300
On Friday, US lawmakers will have until midnight to shake on a deal that would prevent a government shutdown, but before anything can be confirmed, officials will have to come to terms with what's going to happen to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants in the country.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:34:00 +0300
Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear hosts John Kiriakou and Brian Becker praised American whistleblower Chelsea Manning on her decision to run for US Senate, calling it “a remarkably strong and brave, defiant message.”

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:29:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States announced the availability of $ 1.5 million in funding for programs supporting human rights and independent information in North Korea, the US Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) said in a press release.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:53:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Al-Masdar News on Monday reported that the United States had provided MANPADS to Kurdish forces near the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin earlier this month under an agreement between Washington and the People's Protection Units (YPG), a mostly Kurdish militia that makes up the bulk of SDF forces.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:50:55 +0300
Citing high taxes and deteriorating basic services, a group of activists from what looks like the vast majority of counties of California announced it seeks to separate from the state and form a new entity – but not secede from the United States.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:45:00 +0300
The US Justice Department announced Tuesday that a former CIA officer had been arrested for allegedly informing Chinese officials about US operatives stationed in the country.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:39:00 +0300
Multiple US Navy officers heading the USS McCain and USS Fitzgerald, which were involved in crashes last year that led to the deaths of 17 sailors, will face court martial proceedings on charges including negligent homicide and dereliction of duty, according to a Tuesday statement.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:34:04 +0300
A terrorist attack in northeastern Nigeria turned into a battle between militant group Boko Haram and local security forces that left five dead and two wounded, according to local sources.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:33:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States will withhold more than $60 million in aid to the UN Relief Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said during a briefing on Tuesday.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:23:00 +0300
The United Arab Emirates’ government is planning to file a complaint with an international aviation group following two incidents in which Qatari jets “intercepted” Emirati passenger aircraft, according to a Tuesday announcement.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:06:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump is in good health and can perform his duties for the rest of his term in office and potentially for another four years should he be elected again, the White House Medical Doctor Ronny Jackson said in a press briefing.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:02:17 +0300
In response to studies suggesting that lobsters can feel pain, it was announced Tuesday that Switzerland is banning the age-old culinary tactic of cooking the crustaceans by boiling them alive.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:58:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - An additional $25 billion over the next two years should be allocated to target an epidemic of drug overdose deaths in the United States, especially from overdoses of opiates, US Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan said in a letter to Senate leaders on Tuesday.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:36:24 +0300
More than 1,000 people in Denmark are now involved in a police case over the sharing of underage “revenge porn” – videos or images often made with consent but shared publicly without it to shame those involved.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:09:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra is suing the Trump administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over its decision to repeal US net neutrality rules, the attorney general's office said in a press release.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:01:00 +0300
Next time you think about stifling a sneeze, think again, especially if you like your organs intact.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:00:00 +0300
Someone may need to change their ringtone!

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:51:00 +0300
Self-proclaimed “information warfare” and US-Russia relations expert Molly McKew has accused Moscow of maintaining a policy under which Russia may nuke its own citizens- except she failed to provide a shred of evidence to this outrageous allegation.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:47:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Thirteen malnourished children freed by police from a filthy California home - some chained to furniture - after years of apparent abuse by parents, are expected to require years of psychological support to recover, medical and law enforcement officials told reporters on Tuesday.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:28:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump said in a statement last Wednesday that the US court's decision to block his administration from rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program showed how broken was the judicial system in the United States.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:24:07 +0300
On Saturday, tourists and locals hanging about New York's Times Square were given a show they're likely to never forget after a driver, zooming through the busy streets, dragged a New York Police officer on their car.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:19:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Media reports said US President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is expected to testify before the House Intelligence Committee this week.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0300
On Tuesday, the Australian government urged the world’s best scientists to come up with ideas to protect the Great Barrier Reef from coral bleaching, pledging to dish out $1.6 million to fund research projects aimed at protecting the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:58:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A US federal judge on Tuesday lifted a house arrest order on former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates, according to court documents.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:49:00 +0300
About 350 French sailors will undergo aircraft carrier training this spring, but it won’t be on the French navy’s carrier, the FS Charles De Gaulle.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:41:35 +0300
A US Army veteran has sued the Department of Veterans Affairs after surgeons discovered a scalpel forgotten inside his body during an operation four years prior.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:17:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Seoul hopes to build upon recent breakthrough bilateral discussions with Pyongyang to resolve the nuclear crisis, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said at a ministerial meeting in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:10:59 +0300
You can only lie for so long, buddy!

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:44:32 +0300
Saudi Arabia’s air defenses claim they have intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile launched from Yemen targeting Saudi province of Jazan.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:36:00 +0300
Perm region children's ombudswoman Svetlana Denisova has provided new details on the identity of one of the attackers who injured over a dozen students and a teacher in a brutal knifing attack in the Russian city of Perm on Monday.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:34:00 +0300
The trend seems to be gaining momentum indeed. The most recent case is 'Nicole', an 18-year-old Italian who has reportedly decided to trade her virginity for cash to fund her business studies at Cambridge as well as buy her parents a house.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:26:24 +0300
According to reports Monday, the US' EC-130H Compass Call aircraft, which is capable of issuing a denial of service attack an enemy plane's communication abilities, was deployed to South Korea's Osan Air Force Base January 4.

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