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Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:53:14 +0000
Despite missing the deadlines for filing the signatures and documents required to be included on the November ballots in several states, Yeezy hasn’t given up on his hope to win the White House and is pushing forward with his presidential campaign.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:50:39 +0000
The former featherweight and lightweight champion has a checkered past with Nurmagomedov and this is not the first time that the Irish fighter has taunted his nemesis on social media.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:48:48 +0000
This is not the first time that the e-commerce giant has found itself in hot water over products that appear on its website. In 2010, the company drew a barrage of criticism after it became known that a paedophile guide book was available on its website. In recent years, the company has been criticised for selling other controversial products.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:46:40 +0000
A large explosion occurred in the vicinity of Beirut’s port earlier today, with multiple reports of people injured and damaged buildings.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:40:24 +0000
Thierry Baudet of The Netherlands' leading opposition party Forum for Democracy is best friends with the American ambassador and calls for increased spending on NATO. Still the Dutch mainstream media keep framing him as an agent of Russia.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:18:05 +0000
I’m fed up of the lies, the spin, the leaks, fear and scare stories and general BS of British politics. Are you?

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:05:52 +0000
A Sputnik correspondent said that the explosion was so powerful that it shook buildings. The blast was preceded by a small pop and minutes later, smoke started rising above buildings. There are no reports of casualties or damages.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:00:00 +0000
Saint Bernards are loving, gentle, and tolerant dogs in spite of their size. These pets are good with kids and calm-tempered, though they tend to have a lazy side and owners have to encourage them to stay healthy and fit.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:33:18 +0000
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The European Commission said on Tuesday that it is launching an \"in-depth\" probe in connection with Google’s plans to acquire California-based smartwatch maker Fitbit amid concerns that the deal would further bolster the US tech giant’s positions in online advertising to the detriment of competition.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:21:55 +0000
A fifth round of negotiations on a quick separation of forces on the de facto line of control took place nearly two months after Indian and Chinese troops engaged in a deadly standoff in Ladakh. According to some observers, India's steps are strategically pointless and can be compared with US efforts to contain China.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:19:53 +0000
Multiple reports of abuse and misconduct on the set of the Ellen DeGeneres talk show have prompted the host to apologise, but the rumour mill is as busy as ever over whether she will keep her job.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:03:32 +0000
NATO aircraft, including spy planes, have been routinely flying along Russia’s borders since relations between Moscow and the West started deteriorating in 2014. Usually, they conduct their flights near the north-western borders and in the vicinity of the Crimean Peninsula.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:00:59 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The centuries-old Hindu-Muslim row on the actual ownership of a piece of land where a mosque existed until the 1990s in Ayodhya town was settled last November by India's Supreme Court. It cleared the decks for the construction of a Lord Ram temple and suggested rebuilding the mosque elsewhere in the city.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:45:35 +0000
Spain's former king Juan Carlos has reportedly flown into exile in the Dominican Republic after being linked to a US$100 million corruption scandal. The Bourbon family has had a chequered history in Spain.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:29:01 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The head of the Catalan regional government, Quim Torra, has called on Spain's King Felipe VI to abdicate after his father and former monarch, Juan Carlos I, left the country amid an ongoing corruption case, as reported by the Spanish news agency Europa Press on Tuesday.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:11:24 +0000
Ghislaine Maxwell's case has turned the spotlight on famous people associated with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. DOJ investigators want to hear from Prince Andrew who knew both Epstein and Maxwell for quite a while. Political commentator Alan Bailey has discussed how the inquiry may affect the British Royal Family and the post-Brexit UK's prestige.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:53:35 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India included Aksai Chin in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and certain territories bordering Nepal in its political map issued last November. At the time, Beijing termed the Indian decision as a \"challenge to China’s sovereignty\", while Islamabad dismissed it as \"incorrect, legally untenable and void\".

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:51:06 +0000
One of the world's largest oil and gas firms announced on Tuesday its profits had been badly hit by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, adding oil price outlook remained \"challenging and uncertain\" as the disease could hit the global economy for a \"sustained period\".

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:47:46 +0000
The supernova from 1987 was a truly spectacular event well observed from Earth, however multiple efforts to catch a glimpse of the resulting neutron star have hitherto led to nothing.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:45:41 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Rich in heritage and culture, Indian society is often called out for covering up the plight of its women. Society in India, largely known for its inclination towards patriarchy, is still finding ways to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of women in more inclusive ways.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:37:27 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A small passenger plane has crashed in a field in the English county of Sussex, the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said on Tuesday, adding that emergency service crews have arrived at the scene and are investigating the incident.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:32:26 +0000
The American-born actress has been in the spotlight since the moment it became known that she was dating Prince Harry and the media scrutiny became even more intense after she married the Duke of Sussex and became a member of the Royal Family.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:15:13 +0000
An accident took place in a chemical plant in the city of Xiantao, in central China's Hubei Province at around 5:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. GMT) on 3 August, Hubei Radio and Television Station reported, citing local authorities.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:13:13 +0000
In the music video, the youngest member of SHINee is seen dancing through the streets of Paris while regretting clumsy childish love in the past that lead to a break-up.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:55:07 +0000
BERLIN (Sputnik) - Germany appears to be at the beginning of the second wave of COVID-19 infections, the head of the Institute of Microbiology and Virology at the Brandenburg Medical School, Professor Frank T. Hufert, told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:54:52 +0000
Kurdish militant groups, mostly the Syrian Democratic Forces, have been in control of the eastern parts of the country over the last couple of years with the support of American troops, illegally deployed there with orders to \"keep\" the local oil fields.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:44:29 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Since the deadly standoff between India and China took place in the Galwan Valley on 15 June, the Indian government has taken some strict steps, including banning over a hundred Chinese apps.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:44:26 +0000
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would do everything necessary to ensure the safety of its borders following the country’s recent attack on Syrian military objects in response to the actions of militants on the border.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:31:31 +0000
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Beijing has urged Washington to refrain from setting an example that other countries could follow against US businesses by demanding that video-sharing platform TikTok be sold to an American corporation, as the US could otherwise fall victim to similar circumstances, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:07:08 +0000
LONDON (Sputnik) - UK scientists have warned that the second wave of coronavirus could be more than twice the size of the first if no effective testing and contact tracing system is in place before schools reopen in September.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000
Last week, US President Donald Trump suggested that the November presidential election should be postponed to prevent any fraud that might result from mail-in voting. His idea was met with harsh criticism from Democrats, who stated that the president has \"no power\" to delay the election.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:56:00 +0000
Washington has long been seeking to undermine and stop the project despite strong objections from its European allies, especially Germany. The US claims Moscow will use the pipeline for political gain, despite Berlin and other benefactors stressing that the endeavour is purely economic.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:52:34 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): A three-storey, 161-foot tall temple comprising five domes is being built on a sprawling area of 100-120 acres of land in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya city. The design has been and will be almost double the size of what was originally planned, according to the architect.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:44:23 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's benchmark stock index Sensex collapsed from highs of over 42,000 in February to just 26,000 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country in March. The index has since rebounded by more than 40 percent.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:35:37 +0000
The lawsuit could prevent the top US smartphone maker from selling almost all of its products in China, its second biggest market after the domestic arena.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:29:37 +0000
One of football’s most successful goalkeepers, with both Real Madrid and the Spanish national team, is saying goodbye to his sports career more than a year after suffering a heart attack.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:18:28 +0000
Isaias, the second-named hurricane of the 2020 season, has reached the US state of Florida as a tropical storm, bringing heavy rains that could lead to flash flooding.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:08:04 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The impact of the Indo-China border clashes in the Ladakh region has trickled down to several sectors in India, wherein relations between the countries have been strained further, owing to New Delhi's decision to revise economic and trade policies with Beijing. Now, the education sector of the country has also joined the list.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000
Wild animals are often spotted getting into brutal fights with each other to snatch away a hard-earned meal. But videos of two animals helping and caring for one another are reassuring.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:54:38 +0000
The state-owned media made the comments amid fresh threats from Washington to ban the world's largest startup as tensions spike in the ongoing US trade war with China, with the editorial stating Beijing could retaliate with its own measures if the acquisition was forced.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:53:37 +0000
Epstein, who was charged with running a sex trafficking network of minors, hanged himself in a jail cell on 10 August 2019. The circumstances of his death and that his friends and acquaintances were very powerful people – presidents, prime ministers, and royals – led to conspiracy theories, one of which says that the financier was murdered.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:45:17 +0000
Jadon Sancho was born in south London to parents from Trinidad and grew up supporting Chelsea. He was signed by Manchester City at the age of 14 and was sold by them to Borussia Dortmund in 2017 for a fee of £10 million.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:43:29 +0000
BERLIN (Sputnik) - One person was injured in the German capital of Berlin, as criminals crashed into a bank office there, a representative of the local police told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:40:18 +0000
The former porn actress previously said that she received death threats daily, including from Daesh*, after she starred in several X-rated videos wearing a hijab. According to Khalifa, she had to take certain precautions due to the threats and eventually left the industry as a result of the pressure.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:39:41 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of United Kingdom nationals who have acquired citizenship in European Union nations has jumped by 30 percent since the Brexit referendum in 2016, research has found.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:36:19 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Over time the Indian government has been taking steps to provide a healthy environment for security personnel. Despite these efforts, however, incidents of a person killing their colleagues or seniors in the security forces are often reported.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:28:34 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Over 30 percent of adult US consumers believe brands should continue to boycott Facebook as it had not adequately addressed hate speech, violent content and disinformation on its platform, a survey by the Morning Consult global data intelligence company found on Tuesday.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 09:43:55 +0000
The blaze occurred as Iran has been stricken by a series of incidents in various parts of the country, including blasts and fires in industrial facilities and areas since the beginning of this summer. The explosions have already claimed several lives and injured dozens.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 09:37:08 +0000
The construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline can continue, as no one has appealed Copenhagen's decision allowing the use of anchored ships for the works, the Danish Energy Board of Appeal announced Tuesday.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:57:01 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has listed “gender equality” as one of its goals to achieve in terms of global development in the coming years. It aims to end all discrimination against women and acknowledge females for their presence and achievements, for which India’s Mumbai has done something special.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:40:22 +0000
President Donald Trump has reportedly approved a 45-day window for the Chinese firm ByteDance to agree to sell its now popular app TikTok to Microsoft Corp.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:39:45 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Since the news of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput broke in June, several B-town actors, politicians, and even the general public have been demanding a thorough investigation into the case. Sushant was found hanging from the ceiling of his house in India's Mumbai.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:29:43 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The photograph \"Wrangel Island\" by journalist Yury Smityuk from Russia's Far East has won the online voting of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2020.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:23:28 +0000
On today’s episode of Double Down, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert talk to bitcoin entrepreneur, Grey Jabesi, about bitcoin in Africa.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:22:54 +0000
Boris Johnson is said to have initially been sympathetic to former Tory MP Charlie Elphicke, before he was convicted of sexual assault last week. However, another minister from BoJo’s cabinet prompted the prime minister to reconsider his stance.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:15:25 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): A day ahead of the anniversary of the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status, the people of the region are reminiscing about last year’s scene when Amarnath pilgrims were rushed out of the valley, citing fears of a potential attack, and an additional 38,000 troops deployed to the area.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:01:04 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The coastal Indian city of Mumbai, often romanticised in films for its soothing rain showers, is currently in the grip of a massive deluge threatening to throw the area into tailspin. A red alert has been sounded across the world’s most densely populated city in anticipation of high tides.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:54:55 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): In November 2019, Nick Read the Global CEO of British telcom Vodafone said that the company’s future in India was in doubt. Read’s statement came just as the company was reeling under the stress of paying off statutory dues of $6.8 billion in the country. The COVID-19 pandemic has also taken its toll on the firm.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:38:31 +0000
Over the last few months, several blasts and fires have hit various industrial areas and facilities across the Islamic Republic, leaving several people dead and dozens injured.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:35:30 +0000
According to the proposal by the Green Party of Sweden, part of the ruling \"red-green\" coalition, imams, rabbis, pastors, and other priests who refuse to marry homosexuals will no longer be allowed to perform weddings at all.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:30:31 +0000
Israel's coronavirus cabinet is set to meet on Wednesday to discuss a series of new measures to curb the spread of the pandemic. But a former Health Ministry boss says Israel has nothing to worry about and blames the government for fueling the public's fears.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:19:04 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Chinese flagship tech products Weibo and Baidu Search have been blocked by India’s government in the second batch of application bans instituted by New Delhi, the Times of India reported Tuesday.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:11:45 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s arch-rival, Pakistan has been aggressively flagging the issue of “human rights violations” in Indian-administered Kashmir at international forums, seeking intervention over the matter of the Narendra Modi government revoking the semi-autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:00:16 +0000
Although the Duke of York has insisted he was at a different place on a now scrutinised night in March 2001, a lawyer for Epstein's accusers says at least two witnesses may testify otherwise.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:00:00 +0000
Trust between public and government is under threat as a result of how the state is managing patient data amid attempts to tackle the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, according to rights based organisations such as the Open Rights Group and medConfidential.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 06:27:25 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): As an investigation into the mysterious death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has deepened, police and other top investigative agencies have started tightening the noose around the actor's girlfried Rhea Chakraborty. Rajput was found hanging from the ceiling at his house in India's Mumbai on 14 June.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 06:23:07 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - China has prepared for a worst-case scenario, in which all Chinese journalists will have to leave the United States amid an ongoing row, and is ready to take retaliatory measures concerning US journalists based in Hong Kong, Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of the country's official newspaper the Global Times, said on Tuesday.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 06:12:41 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's security agencies issued a high alert in Delhi following information about the infiltration of terrorists into the country in groups of three to five to carry out a major attack.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 06:03:15 +0000
The new political campaign with the motto “Our strength is made of differences” by the Swedish military features men with rainbow-coloured nail polish and has been slammed for moral grandstanding.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 05:56:28 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): After the Supreme Court of India ended a decades-old dispute between Hindus and Muslims by ordering the construction of the Ram Temple in a disputed territory, the preparations to build a grand temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh kicked off.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 05:43:15 +0000
The British government has stressed the importance of focusing on contingency plans that could come in handy after the Brexit transition period expires, amid concerns over generally crippled global supply chains due to the COVID healthcare crisis.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 05:16:06 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US will reduce its military presence in Afghanistan to about 4,000 troops \"very soon\", US President Donald Trump said.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 05:11:46 +0000
The order comes after Trump suspended the issuance of H-1B and several other types of temporary worker visas until the end of the year amid the pandemic in the country.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:54:45 +0000
Singer and influencer Zara Larsson, an avowed feminist, is no stranger to controversy and has been criticised before for misandrist posts, tweeting “ACAB” (All cops are bastards) in connection with the Black Lives Matter protests in the US, and maintaining a relationship with Chinese mobile giant Huawei.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:30:00 +0000
Everyone knows that doggos are always ready to make new friends – as long as they are not feline. Other animals are also extremely social, like ducks – so it is no surprise that the two get along pretty well. However, you’ve got to be careful, because their friendship could end in a split second!

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:26:34 +0000
TOKYO (Sputnik) - An expert council of Japan's governing Liberal Democratic Party will submit a proposal to the government on Tuesday to consider the possibilities of how to halt ballistic missile attacks within enemy territory, Japan's NHK reports.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:05:00 +0000
China and the United States should stand up for other countries and lead the fight against the coronavirus pandemic crisis. According to the IMF, developed countries are allocating up to 20% of GDP to overcome the crisis, while developing countries can afford to allocate no more than 5% of GDP.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:03:17 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India had stripped the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir of its special status by abrogating temporary article 370 of the constitution on 5 August, 2019. The federal home ministry, which rules the state through the governor, claimed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir was better than ever.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 03:50:26 +0000
According to meteorologists, the hurricane will bring widespread heavy rain and strong winds to many parts of the US east coast through early Wednesday.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 03:27:21 +0000
Anti-racism protests, often turning into violent riots, have been non-stop in the United States since Floyd's death in late May, after an officer pinned him to the ground for several minutes as the man repeatedly told him he could not breathe.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 03:25:21 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Ayodhya - 430 miles away from India's national capital - will come to life on 5 August with the grand groundbreaking ceremony for the Ram Temple by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 161 feet tall temple is expected to be completed by 2023 after a centuries-old communal tussle that ended by court order in November 2019.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 03:14:57 +0000
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - A grenade attack on a police station was carried out by unknown individuals in northeastern Colombia, the Colombian La FM radio reports.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 01:49:57 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Trump administration pulled the nomination of retired Army General Anthony Tata, under fire from lawmakers for past criticism of Islam, to take over a key Defence Department post, the White House said in a press release.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 01:02:17 +0000
On Wall Street, the major stock indexes rose on Monday evening, as Congress remained deadlocked over the next coronavirus pandemic legislation.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 01:01:38 +0000
A new report submitted on Monday by an independent, 15-member panel of experts on the United Nations Security Council Sanctions Committee on North Korea claims that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is violating sanctions and is likely developing miniature nuclear devices that attach to ballistic missile warheads.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 00:51:39 +0000
Several lawmakers in Congress are calling on former acting Undersecretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis Brian Murphy for answers following reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been actively compiling “intelligence reports” on journalists covering the federal deployment of cops to Portland, Oregon.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 00:48:46 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Bolivian Energy Minister Alvaro Rodrigo Guzman said he had contracted the novel coronavirus disease.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 00:48:36 +0000
Microsoft on Sunday revealed that it is in talks to buy some operations of Chinese video app TikTok after US President Donald Trump said late last week that he plans to ban the app from the US. Such a ban would be an act of “economic gangsterism,” John Ross, a senior fellow at the Chongyang Institute, Renmin University of China, told Sputnik.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 00:46:37 +0000
US President Donald Trump paints an optimistic picture of economic recovery, but the numbers don't lie, and COVID-19 adds to a meltdown that was already in progress. As Congress slow-walks a stimulus plan, does communism provide some insight?

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 00:37:43 +0000
On this edition of The Critical Hour, co-hosts Dr. Wilmer Leon and Garland Nixon talk to Dr. Yolandra Hancock about Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, warming that the US' battle against the COVID-19 pandemic has entered a \"new phase.\"

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 00:16:35 +0000
A draft complaint by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was sent to the social media company just after Twitter published its earnings report for the second quarter of 2020.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:49:30 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Venezuela says it hopes to resume dialogue on the disputed Essequibo region with Guyana’s new government as soon as possible, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said in a statement.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:23:13 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - An attempt by a county government in the US state of Maryland to force all private and religious schools to remain closed prompted an emergency order that returns the decision to schools themselves, Governor Larry Hogan said in a press release on Monday.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:53:38 +0000
American competitive swimmer and five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky impressed Twitter on Monday after sharing a video on her Instagram and Twitter accounts of her successfully balancing a glass of milk on her head while swimming in a pool.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:50:30 +0000
The campaign added that the former vice president has already agreed to participate in the three upcoming debates, while the US president has yet to do so.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:39:33 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Treasury Department factored expectations that Congress will approve a new COVID-19 relief bill for at least $1 trillion into its borrowing estimates for the final six months of the year, which are expected to exceed $2 trillion, according to a press release.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:25:52 +0000
Singapore on Monday announced that incoming travelers will be required to wear electronic monitoring devices to ensure that they are complying with COVID-19 quarantine measures.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:17:09 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - King Emeritus Juan Carlos de Borbon will remain at the disposal of Spanish prosecutors despite his decision to leave the country amid a corruption scandal, his lawyer Javier Sanchez-Junco said on Monday.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:04:03 +0000
US President Donald Trump dismissed the ongoing investigation into his personal finances, calling it part of a continuing \"witch hunt\" by the Democrats.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:56:21 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The defence team of Russian citizen Viktor Bout, who is imprisoned in the United States, has been unable to contact their client for two weeks, lawyer Alexey Tarasov said on Monday.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:36:19 +0000
The Spaceship Company, which builds air and space craft for its parent company, Virgin Galactic, announced a new design for a commercial airliner that can fly at three times the speed of sound, as well as a partnership with engine-maker Rolls-Royce, which built the engines for one of the few operational supersonic airliners ever made, the Concorde.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:13:42 +0000
A Chicago, Illinois, Dunkin’ Donuts location recently fired an employee shortly after he was arrested and slapped with several charges for allegedly adding saliva to an Illinois State Police (ISP) District Chicago trooper’s coffee order.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:11:34 +0000
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by John Ross, Senior Fellow at Chongyang Institute, Renmin University of China, and an award-winning resident columnist with several Chinese media organizations.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:51:19 +0000
Some people exhibit childlike behavior. But so do our pets, as a hilarious snow dog in Russia demonstrated over the weekend.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:40:44 +0000
Trump & Microsoft move in on TikTok; Guyana swears in new Pres. after impasse; Richmond moves towards Shockoe Bottom memorial to enslaved

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:13:03 +0000
Syrian air defenses intercepted \"hostile\" targets late Monday over the capital city of Damascus following airstrikes by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), according to state media reports from the Syrian Arab News Agency.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:09:09 +0000
American pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Company announced Monday that it has started a third-phase trial of its COVID-19 antiviral drug known as LY-CoV555.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 20:03:13 +0000
Tropical Storm Isaias isn’t the only tempest bearing down on New York: court filings by state prosecutors on Monday revealed their investigation into the finances of US President Donald Trump includes probes into other possible financial crimes, such as insurance fraud and bank fraud, and not just hush money payments.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:55:46 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Militants tried to break through the positions of the Syrian army in the area of ​​the village of Hamrat in Idlib de-escalation zone, the head of the Russian centre for Syrian reconciliation, Rear Adm. Alexander Shcherbitsky, said at a daily briefing on Monday.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:53:30 +0000
The development comes as last month British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab claimed that Russian actors tried to interfere in the country’s parliamentary elections, which were held in December of 2019. The Kremlin has categorically denied the accusation.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:38:59 +0000
The military has been forced to make tough choices on which programmes should be slashed in order to keep others, while the country's powerful spy agency has seemingly ignored the issue of its extensive spending.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:33:00 +0000
The August full moon is often called the Sturgeon Moon because of the great number of large freshwater fish that were easily caught during this time of summer.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:24:46 +0000
US Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) officials have launched an investigation into a recently republished video that went viral over the weekend and depicted military working dogs attacking a kneeling man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:06:50 +0000
A modified version of the Stryker infantry carrier vehicle built to carry anti-air missiles will soon be tested in upcoming live-fire drills by the US Army.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:03:05 +0000
The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) on Monday issued a hurricane warning from the South Santee River in South Carolina to Surf City in North Carolina, as Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to return to hurricane strength on Monday evening as it makes landfall in the Carolinas.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:00:02 +0000
Federal US Judge Esther Salas made her very first public statement Monday, weeks after a gunman disguised as a FedEx deliveryman killed her son and severely wounded her husband.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:36:23 +0000
The cerebellum, or “little brain” in Latin, is responsible for a variety of functions, including motor control, emotions, language, and cognitive abilities. This jack of all trades looks like a flat sheet that folds into many layers and sits under the cerebral cortex in the hindbrain.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 17:54:00 +0000
US-China tensions are nowhere near a decrement, as Washington has yet again poked the Dragon by clamping down on the popular Chinese app TikTok over national security concerns. American observers have discussed the string of US anti-Beijing measures, the risks these steps are fraught with, and whether the countries will return to working relations.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 17:33:19 +0000
Numerous vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 are currently being developed across the world, with more than 20 entering the final stages of trials. The World Health Organisation has warned, however, that there may never be a “silver bullet” for the disease, which has infected 18.2 million people worldwide and killed almost 700,000.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 17:12:52 +0000
US President Donald Trump stated that he has had a great conversation with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, adding that TikTok can't be controlled by China, reports say.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:41:44 +0000
A major incident has been declared in the English city of Manchester following a continued rise of coronavirus cases. Senior figures from the police, local authorities and other agencies held meetings over the weekend after strict lockdown measures were recently put into place.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:38:43 +0000
Life for millions of the most lonely, vulnerable, and poorest pensioners across the UK just got tougher from 1st August.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:22:27 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Trump administration will remain wary of popular video sharing app TikTok even if Microsoft and other US tech companies bought into the Chinese firm, White House adviser Peter Navarro said on Monday.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:07:13 +0000
Teaser photos of the upgraded alternative to Google and Microsoft were posted on the Chinese tech firm's social media following the platform's launch last autumn and amid a spike in tensions in the US trade war on China, which prompted the company to divest from US technologies.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:02:02 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Young Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case has turned into a deepening mystery, with an ongoing media trial and police in two Indian states at odds with each other. Six, including prime accused Rhea Chakraborty, the ex-girlfriend of Sushant, have been charged under criminal conspiracy.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:00:09 +0000
Officials have said the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas - the new home of the Raiders NFL franchise - is almost complete and ready for action. The Raiders have moved from Oakland, California, but they arrive as “Sin City” is struggling with the economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:00:00 +0000
Many people have seen dogs playing near swimming pools while trying not to get wet, but it seems that seals can also be very picky and prefer to lie near the water, refusing to swim.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:36:17 +0000
On today's episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan discussed a variety of issues, including the fractured nature of current American politics, whether it's too soon for anarchy, and how US election hypocrisy has impacted the people of Venezuela.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:30:41 +0000
Ghislaine Maxwell, who is already facing six federal criminal charges, is also fighting to stop her deposition from a 2015 lawsuit from being released, with a hearing for the appeal slated for 22 September.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:25:20 +0000
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has said on Twitter that the country has received the necessary majority to renegotiate the bonds of Ecuador’s foreign debt.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:20:59 +0000
Reports of a \"toxic\" atmosphere backstage as well as claims of racism and sexual misconduct have been hitting the show for months. While none of them have directly accused the star comedian, at least some have suggested that she was or should have been aware of the situation and ought to have stepped in.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:12:56 +0000
The politician, known for making controversial and provocative statements, accused doctors and nurses of demeaning the government after they warned of a collapse of the healthcare system due to an overload of coronavirus cases. The country has seen a rapid increase in new infections, with the total number surpassing the 100,000-mark.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:06:07 +0000
The August Full Moon is often called the Sturgeon Moon due to the great number of huge freshwater fish that could once be found in rivers and lakes in Northern America and Europe.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:22:46 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to take legal action after the state of Nevada said it would mail all voters ballots so they can safely take part in the November presidential election amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:51:36 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two rockets fell in the vicinity of Iraq’s Taji military base, which is located north of the Baghdad capital and hosts US-led coalition troops, but did not explode, Al Sumaria broadcaster reported on Monday.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:47:42 +0000
A Sun Halo is an optical phenomenon, formed when the Sun or Moon align with ice crystals in the sky, causing the light to split. The rare sighting happens just when the two are at the exact right position.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:27:04 +0000
Scientists have looked deeper into the core of early meteors, so-called IIE irons, and come to believe that their structure may correspond to the build up of early planetesimals or bodies of the early Solar System.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:01:00 +0000
Elephants are considered to be the most playful and joyful mammals on earth. Just like dogs, elephants are loyal to their owners. They are said to be even emotional when separated from a particular place or person.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:00:00 +0000
US President Trump's recent suggestion to consider delaying the November 3 presidential election in the country has provoked a heated public debate about the legality of such a scenario.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:54:29 +0000
It’s unclear why the Health Service Executive (HSE) issued the advice as Ireland is one of the few European countries that managed to timely suppress the coronavirus outbreak and avoid a high death toll. Fifty-three new coronavirus cases were reported on 2 August.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:49:51 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia is already delivering its Avifavir medication against COVID-19 to 15 countries, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which took part in the creation of this treatment, told the broadcaster Russia-24 in an interview.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:46:03 +0000
Sri Lankan Police have stepped up efforts to detain people involved in drug trafficking operations, with several unusual cases taking place last week.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:38:51 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Hindus and Muslims fought over a piece of land in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh for almost 164 years, triggering some of the worst communal riots. Finally, in a historic judgement, the Supreme Court of India handed over the land to Hindus, while granting an alternate piece of land for Muslims to construct a mosque.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:21:26 +0000
Baby elephants are some of the most adorable looking creatures who often amaze wildlife enthusiasts with their behaviour. Little jumbos remain under the protective eye of their mamas and herd but still manage to have some fun.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:10:42 +0000
The news comes after figures revealed that out of the 20 of the worst affected areas across England, seven were in English northwestern region, UK media reported.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:02:14 +0000
Worries about purported foreign meddling in America's democratic processes are now being supplemented by concerns that the increased stress on the electoral system this year might allow criminals with less sophisticated tools to attack critical voting-related networks.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has already spread to all corners of the world, the organisers of ChinaJoy or China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference still decided to hold the largest gaming and digital entertainment exhibition in the country.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:48:53 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The final check-up of volunteers testing the coronavirus vaccine at the Burdenko Hospital in Russia showed immunity in all participants, the Russian Defence Ministry said Monday.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:48:09 +0000
Join George Galloway on the new home for the Mother of All Talk Shows - this week we talk about Epstein, US election, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and coronavirus

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