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Fri, 23 Apr 2021 08:27:26 +0000
The IDF previously said that in its retaliatory strike, it hit the battery from which a missile was launched towards Israeli territory and additional surface-to-air batteries in Syria.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 08:18:36 +0000
The 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush, deplored that his Republican Party has become \"isolationist, protectionist and, to a certain extent, nativist\" in an interview with NBC’s \"Today\" show on 20 April, while also voicing concerns regarding increased anti-immigration rhetoric.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 08:15:57 +0000
Earth Day shows need for socialism; Bolsonaro gets cold reception at climate summit; On 151st birthday, Lenin’s lessons as relevant as ever

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 07:57:23 +0000
You really need good organisation and pick-up skills to devise such an elaborate plot: a 39-year-old part-time worker from Japan acquired some three dozens 'girlfriends' and pretended he was in a serious relationship with them - all in order to improve his financial situation.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 07:55:55 +0000
Two people were killed when a light aircraft crashed in the Cheremkhovsky district of Irkutsk region, a representative of the regional emergency services said.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 07:44:31 +0000
The Danish government has previously reversed itself on banning ritual circumcision for minors, citing the necessity to protect the Jewish way of life, despite enjoying the support of merely 10 percent of Danes on this matter.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 07:28:12 +0000
Over the last three weeks, India has been grappling with an exponential rise in COVID cases, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been facing blistering criticism over the federal government’s handling of the pandemic and holding of election rallies despite the ongoing health emergency.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 07:14:52 +0000
A political row erupted after private text messages sent by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to billionaire inventor James Dyson and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman were made public. Whitehall launched a formal investigation into the “damaging” leaks amid a wider probe into lobbying and the relationship between government and the private sector.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 06:38:12 +0000
The second wave of Coronavirus is spreading rapidly across South Asia – brutally infecting India and its neighbours. Nepal for instance, which has a population of about 30 million people, has begun to record over 2,000 new cases per day.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 06:09:26 +0000
Despite treating a nuclear accident as an unlikely scenario, the Norwegian Armed Forces warned that it may lead to death, damage overall health over time and do great radioactive harm to nature and the environment.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 06:06:15 +0000
Protesters have clashed with Israeli police in Jerusalem throughout the night.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 05:37:55 +0000
Crew Dragon is a NASA-contracted commercial spaceship developed by the SpaceX company.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 05:34:56 +0000
Following the incident, the Prime Minister's Office tweeted about the tragic incident, offering condolences to those who lost their loved ones in the accident. They also announced an ex-gratia of INR 200,000 ($2,666) each for the next of kin and INR 50,000 ($666) to those seriously injured.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 05:25:55 +0000
NBA star LeBron James earlier triggered outrage after posting a photo on Twitter of the officer who was identified as having shot a black 16-year-old girl, Ma'Khia Bryant, with the caption \"YOU’RE NEXT\" and the hashtag \"#ACCOUNTABILITY\". A backlash soon prompted him to delete the post, acknowledging that it was “being used to create more hate”.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 05:14:11 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia has sent a MiG-31 fighter jet to escort a US reconnaissance plane over the neutral waters of the Pacific Ocean near the Russian borders, the press service of the Pacific Fleet said on Friday.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 05:12:30 +0000
While waiting for the final decision on the controversial vaccine, Norway has decided to distribute its stock of AstraZeneca to fellow Nordic countries that actually want to use them despite the associated risks.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 05:07:16 +0000
On Tuesday the juries convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin, who killed African-American George Floyd in May last year in Minneapolis by kneeling on Floyd’s neck. The inflammatory incident sparked violent protests across the US, with some cities declaring autonomous zones, where no law enforcement was allowed to come.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 05:00:38 +0000

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 04:53:37 +0000
Residents of Rostov-on-Don reportedly saw fireball-like objects that flew in the sky over the city.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 04:30:00 +0000
Sometimes we can only be amazed at how smart our pets are. Watching them overcoming obstacles or achieving their goals can be really interesting.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 04:00:00 +0000
Since 1989, the US has chosen a dangerous path of \"debtism,\" which will eventually backfire on its economy unless the government starts reduce its debt load, and not simply slow its rate of increase, notes Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 03:37:25 +0000
BENGHAZI, Libya (April) – The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has boosted its combat readiness in the southeastern district of Kufra near the border with Chad after the death of N'Djamena's longterm president, Idriss Deby.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 03:07:39 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia has offered the United States an opportunity to restore specialized channels of dialogue – including those at the highest level – on preventing cyberthreats, the Russian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 02:13:27 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US ambassador to Russia, John Sullivan, has arrived in Washington following the Russian Foreign Ministry's recommendation that he return to the United States for consultation, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 02:02:24 +0000
The Iran nuclear deal, also known as the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), could be restored as talks between the parties to the treaty continue in Vienna. Tel Aviv has opposed the treaty from the outset, seeking another format to more widely restrict Iran's non-weapon nuclear activity.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 01:31:00 +0000
The novel coronavirus has raged through US prisons, infecting one-fifth of all US prisoners. Despite this, justice departments across the country have largely dodged giving sick or vulnerable prisoners compassionate releases.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 01:18:00 +0000
Rapper Cardi B found herself at the center of attention after she performed her hit song “WAP” at the annual Grammy Awards. While many cheered her on, a flood of criticism also followed. Among the critics is Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), who recently blasted the musician on the House floor while bashing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 01:17:10 +0000
The US House of Representatives passed a measure that would grant Washington, DC, statehood for the very first time in June 2020. However, the initiative was left in a permanent pause after the US Senate failed to take on the legislation. Multiple attempts have been made to make the nation’s capital the US’ 51st state to no avail.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 01:16:16 +0000
Over the last several months, speculation has run wild over the possibility of US actor Matthew McConaughey dipping his toes into the political waters, more specifically tossing his name into Texas’ upcoming gubernatorial race. McConaughey recently stirred the pot even more so after he said that he was seriously considering the bid last March.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 01:07:28 +0000
During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel in 2014, the late night television host asked the marijuana-smoking rap legend Snoop Dogg if he’d ever smoked at the White House. “Not in the White House - but in the bathroom,” Snoop revealed at the time, as he nonchalantly puffed away on his blunt.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 01:06:29 +0000
Two men were killed earlier this month after a 2019 Tesla Model S reportedly veered off the road, crashed into a tree and burst into flames. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that data logs recovered from the vehicle \"show Autopilot was not enabled\" at the time of the crash, despite authorities' claim that neither man was behind the wheel.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 00:21:10 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin increased his salary by 450,000 euros (over $540,000) in the 2019-2020 season despite the COVID-19 pandemic, media reported.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 00:18:35 +0000
WASHINGTO (Sputnik) - Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby confirmed that the United States is sending airborne assets to assist Indonesia in its search efforts to find a missing military submarine.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 00:04:31 +0000
While the damage done to honeybee hives by pesticides is well documented, the effects of radioactive fallout is less well understood. However, bees near Ukraine’s Chernobyl exclusion zone were observed to have lower reproduction after the 1986 reactor disaster scattered fallout across the region.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 23:41:05 +0000
The US Post Office is running a covert operation that tracks and collects social media posts, particularly looking for \"inflammatory\" content and information related to planned protests.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 23:37:19 +0000
Earlier, Democrats introduced legislation to expand the Supreme Court to 13 judges, citing the need to restore public confidence in the body. The reform bill was criticised by GOP lawmakers who argued that it is aimed at bypassing the current conservative majority in the Supreme Court and turn the body into an institution controlled by one party.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 23:14:50 +0000
On today’s episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan and co-host John Kiriakou discussed current events, including UN concerned over partial shutdown of Libya's oil production, the US House of Representatives on Thursday adopting legislation that will grant statehood to the capital of the United States, and the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 22:12:16 +0000
As expecting parents race to outdo each other in their dramatic and often explosive ways of revealing the gender of their forthcoming child, injuries and even deaths are mounting. Four people have died in the last year at gender reveal parties.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 21:22:03 +0000
April 19 marked 32 years since five teenagers were wrongly convicted of attacking a female jogger in Manhattan’s Central Park. Sentenced between six and 13 years, the now “Exonerated 5” were cleared of their convictions in 2002 through the use of DNA evidence and an alleged confession from the true assailant.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 21:18:35 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Biden administration has opened its 17th emergency care facility to accommodate the surge of asylum-seeking migrant children arriving at the southern US border, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 21:10:25 +0000
One of the latest reported attacks on US military base, Camp Victory, located in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport, took place on 23 January 2021. At the time the American building was said to have been targeted by at least three rockets. No group claimed responsibility.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 21:02:50 +0000
BERLIN (Sputnik) - A string of protests in Berlin against a parliamentary vote on a bill that will give the chancellor more powers to toughen coronavirus rules left 29 officers hurt and hundreds of people detained.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 20:55:56 +0000
Universal healthcare could have prevented hundreds of thousands of deaths in the COVID pandemic. Why we need to keep fighting for Medicare for All.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 20:43:18 +0000
As folks around the globe celebrated Earth Day on Thursday, US President Joe Biden kicked off his 'Leaders Summit on Climate,' a two-day virtual event in which dozens of world leaders plan to meet and discuss the urgency - and possible economic benefits - of more aggressive climate action. Participants include leaders from China, Russia and the EU.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 20:25:44 +0000
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talked with guests about whether the guilty verdict in the Chauvin trial changed anything fundamental in our country and reviewed media coverage of Putin's State of the Nation address, in Russia and the Western press.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 20:24:21 +0000
In December 2017, law enforcement officials were dispatched to the New York subway’s Times Square–42nd Street/Port Authority Bus Terminal station after reports surfaced of an attempted bombing. The perpetrator, identified as Bangladeshi man Akayed Ullah, was promptly taken into custody and was the only individual who suffered serious injuries.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 20:17:30 +0000
Shortly after taking office, former US President Donald Trump pulled out of the non-binding Paris Agreement on climate change, claiming it would hurt the US economy. He also regularly lambasted renewable energy initiatives on similar grounds.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 20:12:12 +0000
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The United Nations warned that the closure of the Marsa el Hariga oil production facility in eastern Libya threatens the nation’s emergence from its long internal conflict, amid threats of shutdowns at other facilities, UN Stephane Dujarric told reporters on Tuesday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 19:08:41 +0000
The first encounter between the zookeeper and one of the spiders in question apparently took place nearly a decade ago.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 19:08:38 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday there is nothing new to announce on the issue of when President Joe Biden intends to recognize the Armenian genocide.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 19:04:47 +0000
Already hostile relations between Iran and Israel took another turn for the worse this month following an attack on the Natanz uranium enrichment plant which Tehran almost immediately blamed on Tel Aviv. Nuclear tensions have been further exacerbated by back-and-forth Iranian-Israeli claims about attacks on one another’s shipping.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:55:13 +0000
The company apparently responsible for the billboard also argued that the way Earth is being treated “sucks” too.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:53:01 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Senate has passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by a vote of 94-1, with Senator Josh Hawley being the lone dissenting vote.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:49:30 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Climate Envoy John Kerry on Thursday said Russian President Vladimir Putin in his speech provided visionary thoughts about cooperating on environmental issues.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:42:32 +0000
PARIS (Sputnik) - Syria was deprived of its rights and privileges in the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) by rigging facts, blackmailing and \"twisting arms\" of some countries, Russia's Permanent Representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin said.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:12:02 +0000
BEIRUT (Sputnik) - The Jordanian Public Prosecutor on Thursday released 16 people linked to the recent feud within the royal family, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:54:24 +0000
Former Disney star Bella Thorne is no stranger to controversy – her name is now forever linked to PornHub and OnlyFans thanks to her 2019 directorial porn debut and her recent scandalous involvement in adult-content website.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:52:31 +0000
President Biden unilaterally extended the withdrawal period of the 2020 US-Taliban peace deal, announcing last week that the pullout of US forces would start in May and be completed by September. The Islamist militia has ominously warned that “problems” would “be compounded” if US and NATO troops did not pull out by the previously agreed deadline.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:39:39 +0000
The UK parliament’s Liaisons Committee has been asked by Labour to grill PM Johnson on the use of his personal phone.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:21:10 +0000
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - NATO believes that \"any steps\" towards de-escalation are important, a NATO official said on Thursday, when commenting on the Russian Defence Ministry’s announcement on the conclusion of military drills in the country’s south.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:18:43 +0000
The 20-year-old Black man was fatally shot on 11 April in Brooklyn Centre, Minnesota. The police later confirmed it was an accident as the officer had intended to use a taser.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:00:00 +0000
The hippopotamus, also called the hippo, is a large semiaquatic mammal native to sub-Saharan Africa. Hippos are considered one of the most dangerous animals on the planet.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:23:00 +0000
The new technology may eventually help not only produce breathable air for a manned mission to Mars, but also help make rocket fuel on site for a return trip to Earth.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:16:53 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US House of Representatives on Thursday adopted legislation that would grant statehood to the capital of the United States - Washington, DC.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:12:19 +0000
Israel’s Defence Forces announced on Thursday that they had attacked missile batteries in Syria in response to the launch of a Syrian surface-to-air missile that landed near the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Centre – suspected birthplace of Israel’s first nuclear bomb. The launch took place right after a separate Israeli attack on Syria.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:08:38 +0000
Unstable supply of silicon chips has hit most major car makers, which are heavily-dependent on electronic components.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:00:00 +0000
While some heaved a sigh of relief when Derek Chauvin was found guilty, legal observers are expressing concerns over the conduct of the US judicial branch in two cases related to the excessive use of force by the US police: the George Floyd case and that of Ashli Babbitt.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:54:00 +0000
The Florida-based home of the late financier Jeffrey Epstein has been sold to local developer Todd Michael Glaser, who promised to raze to the ground the notorious estate where dozens of underage victims are believed to have been abused during the millionaire’s life time.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:24:53 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be visiting together the laboratories where Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is made between 10 May and some time in June, a WHO representative told Sputnik on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:18:12 +0000
PRAGUE (Sputnik) - Three employees of the Russian embassy in Bratislava need to leave Slovakia within one week in light of the situation in the Czech Republic, Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger said on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:56:58 +0000
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey will soon start using the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, the country's health minister, Fahrettin Koca, said on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:33:27 +0000
In a speech to lawmakers on Wednesday, President Putin compared those who seek to bully or intimidate Russia to the tiger Shere Khan and the jackal Tabaqui from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, and warned nations not to cross Moscow’s “red lines.” On Thursday, the Kremlin specified that these “red lines” are tied to Russia’s national interests.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:25:49 +0000
The culprits may potentially face up to two years and eight months in Indonesian prison on charges of public indecency.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:03:51 +0000
Tesla’s first Powerwall stationary home battery pack was announced in 2015, and the second generation a year later.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:57:57 +0000
Earlier this month, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) told the Delhi High Court that WhatsApp’s controversial privacy policy would result in excessive data collection and \"stalking\" of users over advertising purposes. WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook challenged the CCI’s findings in court.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:55:06 +0000
COVID patients in India's capital Delhi are in urgent need of oxygen as the second wave of the virus wreaks havoc in the country, which recorded 314,835 new infections in the last 24 hours, the world's highest daily tally since the start of the pandemic.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:51:52 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States and other NATO member countries continue their provocative activities in the Black Sea Region, the Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:29:52 +0000
US President Joe Biden this week hailed his target of administering 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine within 100 days of taking office. But Biden’s apparent success in rolling out vaccination may only offer his nation short-lived protection from the coronavirus.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:22:25 +0000
US comedian Ellen DeGeneres found herself under fire and her show the subject of controversy in the summer of 2020 when it was investigated for ostensibly being a ‘hostile’ workplace and over alleged harassment towards staff, with the actress eventually apologising and vowing \"everyone would be treated with respect\" on her namesake talk show.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:20:35 +0000
Fortunately, the incident didn’t cause any injuries or deaths, with its impact limited to waterfront damage.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:02:24 +0000
The scandal unwrapped around an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred shortly before the jury announced its verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin over the in-custody death of George Floyd in May 2020.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000
According to Nature magazine, the leatherback sea turtle is the largest of all living turtles. It is found in all tropical and subtropical oceans, and its range extends well into the Arctic Circle.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:39:22 +0000
America's unemployment rate has dropped to 6 percent this March - a vast improvement on the 14.7 percent recorded nearly a year ago, in April 2020.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:29:15 +0000
Communication was lost with an Indonesian navy submarine as it was conducting a torpedo drill in waters north of the island of Bali on Wednesday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:28:37 +0000
The US Federal Reserve injected trillions of dollars into the economy over the past year to combat the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in a process known as “quantitative easing.” Recent estimates indicate that the cash money supply in the US economy grew from $15.4 trillion to $19.7 trillion between 2020 and 2021.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:25:04 +0000
A fresh trade row between two Asia-Pacific nations has sparked renewed tensions in the region, which could see key trading partners exchange tit-for-tat measures amid the disagreement.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:08:23 +0000
One of the potential scenarios mentioned by Dr. Susan Schneider involves a person uploading their memories to a cloud and then finding themselves unable to pay the maintenance fees.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:08:07 +0000
World leaders from more than 40 countries, including Russia, China, and the EU are expected to join the Leaders’ Summit on Climate. The two-day event is being held virtually.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:04:40 +0000
We’ve been in Afghanistan 20 years, Joe Biden’s generals told him. All we need is a little more time. The president overruled them, ordering a complete withdrawal of American troops by September 11th.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:00:52 +0000
US President Joe Biden called for \"confronting head-on systemic racism and the racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system\" in a televised address on 20 April after a jury in Minneapolis found white former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges stemming from the death of African-American man George Floyd in May 2020.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:56:58 +0000
India’s West Bengal is among the five states in the country that have been holding assembly elections since 27 March. The elections being held in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, and Puducherry have been divided into eight phases and the counting of all states' results will be declared on 2 May.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:50:06 +0000
In the First World War the British Empire ruled the Indian sub-continent and large chunks of Africa and the Caribbean. Tens of thousands of soldiers from these lands fought for Britain and many lost their lives.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:37:23 +0000
Several sky-gazers noticed a weirdly-shaped shinning object in Hawaii’s sky in late December last year. Months have passed, but the nature of this sighting has not been determined yet…

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:15:23 +0000
ANKARA (Sputnik) - The United States has officially notified Turkey that it was excluded from the agreement on the F-35 jet production due to its purchase of Russian-made S-400 air defence systems, the official Anadolu news agency reported, citing a Pentagon source.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:04:24 +0000
The USCIRF report released on Wednesday says that the Indian government's \"inaction to address religious violence\" has contributed to a \"culture of impunity for those promulgating hate and violence toward religious minorities.\"

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:02:30 +0000
The significance of cruise missiles and drone warfare has become all too apparent in the 21st century, with the United States and its allies in the Middle East regularly using state of the art weapons to launch attacks across Africa, the Middle East and West Asia over the past two decades, mostly against nations without developed air defences.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:53:09 +0000
The account would reportedly try to bust popular myths about the agency and tell more about its history in an attempt to drive up recruitment among millennials.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:39:45 +0000
Earlier in the week, California-based cybersecurity firm FireEye's incident response division claimed Chinese involvement in an attempt to penetrate the VPN technologies of the Defence Industrial Base Sector, with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) stating that US government agencies had been breached.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:21:28 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The \"red lines\" that Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned in his address to the parliament are located at the borders of Russia's national interests, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov explained on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:21:25 +0000
Extinction Rebellion - or XR - is a “direct action” group which mounts disruptive protests against organisations it claims are worsening climate change. The Home Secretary Priti Patel is trying to push through legislation which would make it easier to stop XR protests.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:01:07 +0000
Facebook has said in a report on Wednesday that it had banned hundreds of fake accounts involved in a cyber espionage campaign tied to what it said was a cyber wing of the Preventive Security Service (PSS) and President Mahmoud Abbas.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:49:19 +0000
Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was once dubbed an “expensive” mistake for Juventus to make. The footballer costs the club an impressive €31 million per year, which keeps a lot of eyes on him during the performances – after all, is he worth all this money?

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:33:57 +0000
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious effect on people’s mental health and in one English village it even led to a murder. An inquest has recorded a verdict of unlawful death on parish councillor James Nash.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:30:00 +0000
Gruesome farm attacks all over the “Rainbow Nation” continue, with white farmers being targeted by criminals; several NGOs are calling for international attention to the problem.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:16:36 +0000
Earlier, Downing Street faced calls to release details of a VIP fast lane for pandemic procurement contracts after a report by the National Audit Office said the government unit had dealt with leads “from government officials, ministers’ offices, MPs and members of the House of Lords, senior NHS staff and other health professionals”.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:44:37 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Myanmar's military government that came to power in February secures all the rights and needs of the ousted national leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and currently has no plans to advance charges over her involvement in the unrest, military government spokesman Gen. Zaw Min Tun said in an interview with Sputnik.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:21:51 +0000
Starmer took over the baton from his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn in April 2020 with the pledge to make a “constructive opposition” in Parliament.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:08:50 +0000
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japan’s government will declare a state of emergency in the prefectures of Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo on Friday in a bid to halt a flare-up in COVID-19 cases, Japanese TV channel NHK reported.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:04:44 +0000
Earlier, the Syrian state-run SANA media outlet reported that Syrian air defence systems repelled an Israeli rocket attack near the capital of Damascus.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:56:05 +0000
Amid ongoing Vienna talks to reactivate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Biden administration has been sending indications to Tehran that it may consider reducing punitive sanctions currently targeting Iran, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:51:27 +0000
A car explosion at a luxury hotel's parking lot in Quetta, Pakistan on Wednesday took the lives of four people, injuring a dozen more. Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said that day that China's ambassador had been staying at the targeted hotel.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:43:06 +0000
BEIJING (Sputnik) - China is ready to discuss a wide range of issues related to the global strategic stability with all the sides, the foreign ministry's spokesman, Wang Wenbin, said on Thursday, commenting on a fresh offer by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:29:57 +0000
According to the Finnish Chamber of Commerce, the initial annual target should be set at 30,000 immigrants and doubled by the end of decade.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:23:18 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced on Thursday the detention of a Russian citizen in the city of Sevastopol on suspicion of leaking information about the activities of the Black Sea Fleet to Ukraine.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:14:48 +0000
According to the railway officials, rail services along the Delhi- Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh) section were delayed for more than 3 hours due to the accident.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:07:17 +0000
GENEVA (Sputnik) - Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 may receive the approval of the World Health Organization within several weeks after the WHO mission, scheduled to arrive in the country in May, completes its work, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said after a meeting with WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:50:14 +0000
The report that identified Sweden as the Nordic region's “hot spot” for political extremism found that each seventh extremist is female, assuming there are a large number of unreported cases due to prejudices.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:47:46 +0000
COVID vaccine-producing firm AstraZeneca is being blamed for the shortages in the jabs across the European Union and an impaired vaccination efforts over the company's announcements that it will be unable to fulfil its delivery promises.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:35:36 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Foreign Ministry will summon the Czech ambassador on Thursday for a conversation about Moscow's potential response to new moves by Prague, the ministry's spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, confirmed.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:26:49 +0000
Fearing that the double-mutant India strain of coronavirus could be resistant to vaccines, British Health Minister Matt Hancock has announced travel restrictions for people travelling from India. India is currently struggling with the deadly second wave of COVID, reporting over 200,000 cases and more than 1,000 deaths every day.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:15:30 +0000
In a trial that lasted over a month, on 20 April former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of African-American man George Floyd on 25 May 2020.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:04:04 +0000
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on 16 April that the Russian side had recommended that Ambassador Sullivan return to Washington for consultations about the bilateral relationship.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 05:18:06 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Singapore has sent the MV Swift Rescue vessel to help Indonesia search for the missing submarine KRI Nanggala 402, Singaporean Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 05:13:37 +0000
As of today, 90 percent of Bergen's streets are named after men, while only 10 percent of the streets are named after women, which the City Council intends to rectify for the sake of gender equality and inspiration. Opponents believe this is a contrived problem rooted in identity politics.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 05:05:15 +0000
In the past, the UN body has been slammed for alleged corruption, the uneven distribution of funds and excessive spending but Sami Shaashaa says these accusations are groundless and aimed at delegitimising the agency.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 04:54:29 +0000
Earlier, Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) released precise drone footage of what it claimed was a US Navy aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 04:43:46 +0000
Iran has been partly violating the terms of its nuclear agreement, known as the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) after it was abandoned by the US in 2018. Tehran and the European parties to the deal held negotiations to revive the JCPOA, but Washington has so far refused to remove sanctions from the Iranian economy.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 04:30:00 +0000
Does your dog run away when you turn a hair dryer on? Or maybe it loves the sound of this useful device and the blow of hot air it gives?

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 03:45:07 +0000
The intersection of East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where a black man, George Floyd, died while in the custody of white police last year, soon after the death of the 46-year-old became a memorial site under the name George Floyd Square.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 03:37:00 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The US pharmaceutical company Pfizer has identified fake doses of its vaccine against COVID-19 in Mexico and Poland, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 03:02:57 +0000
On Tuesday, a Columbus police officer shot and killed a black teenage girl after she was seen at another woman with a knife. The killing quickly saw protests in the city and sparked outrage in social media.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 02:18:45 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The leaders of 40 countries from around the world will gather online on Thursday to participate in the Leaders Summit on Climate, organized by the United States.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 01:59:31 +0000
Earlier this week, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted 69-22 in favor of passing HB1181, a bill that imposes new regulations on the disposal of fetal remains. State Rep. London Lamar - a Democrat who personally experienced a loss in a late-term pregnancy - observed the bill is \"offensive for women who actually have had to bury children.\"

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 01:25:44 +0000
ROME (Sputnik) – Italian police have arrested an accomplice of the terrorist who perpetrated the 2016 truck ramming attack in the French city of Nice, media reported.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 01:15:27 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Joe Biden is set to formally recognize the Ottoman Empire's genocide against the Armenian people in the early 20th century, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported, citing US officials.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 01:05:44 +0000
US President Joe Biden has set a goal of weaning the US off fossil fuels by 2035. At present, renewable energy provides just one-sixth of US power needs, but new proposals for projects like huge offshore wind farms could begin to tap the nation’s vast clean energy potential.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 01:01:08 +0000
During an appearance on Mike Tyson’s podcast last month, Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), told Tyson he’d bet “a million dollars” that YouTuber Jake Paul would lose to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Ben Askren. Rapper Snoop Dogg countered with his own $2 million wager that Paul would win.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:32:02 +0000
While not considered a specific disease, dementia is considered a group of conditions that are defined as the impairment of at least two brain functions, such as memory loss and limited social skills. The World Health Organization estimates that about 50 million people around the world suffer from the condition.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:21:55 +0000
Shortly before the jury announced its verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin over the fatal arrest of George Floyd in May 2020, a Columbus, Ohio, policeman shot his weapon four times at a black teenage girl, Makiyah Bryant, killing her, after the cop saw the teen pull a knife on another woman.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:15:30 +0000
In a separate bust, the aircrew of US Coast Guard (USCG) MH-60T Jayhawk intercepted a vessel transporting almost 1,052 pounds (477 kilograms) of cocaine near Puerto Rico. The seized haul, valued around $20 million, was offloaded at USCG Sector San Juan by Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:13:27 +0000
US President Joe Biden recently announced a massive infrastructure project with a focus on cutting pollution, but critics have said it is even more timid than the “Green New Deal” pitched by more left-wing members of the Democratic Party, which was itself lambasted for not being aggressive enough.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:47:40 +0000
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:42:10 +0000
The SANA report follows a statement from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) that a siren alert had been activated in Abu Karinat, a village close to the city of Dimona, where Israel's nuclear research center is situated.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:21:21 +0000
Yemen has been torn by a civil war since 2014, which entered new phase after country's president-in-exile, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, requested military support from Riyadh to fight the armed Houthi political opposition movement. Saudi military bases and infrastructure have been under regular attacks since the kingdom entered the war in 2015.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:03:36 +0000
Earlier, red flags were raised after an unexpected explosion erupted near the Israeli town of Ramle. However, it was later revealed to be part of a \"controlled\" test being conducted by Israeli-owned defense firm Tomer.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 22:37:47 +0000
On today’s episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan and co-host John Kiriakou discussed current events, including Alan Dershowitz accusing Maxine Waters of using tactics from the Ku Klux Klan playbook to “intimidate” the Chauvin jury, and President Macron preparing to ease existing lockdown restrictions in France.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 22:19:28 +0000
Tomer is an Israeli state-owned defense firm that produces propulsion systems for missiles and rockets, including the Shavit satellite launcher and the EXTRA artillery rocket. Videos circulated on social media Tuesday morning of a large explosion occurring at the factory with speculation that it was a form of retaliation by Iran.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 21:52:05 +0000
High illegal immigration rates registered amid the current US administration’s tolerant border policy has put American border agencies in turmoil, stirring a backlash from some lawmakers and law enforcement officials.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 21:34:14 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Biden administration has been sending indications to Tehran that it may consider reducing oil and financial sanctions currently targeting Iran in the context of renewing talks about reining in the Iranian nuclear program, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 21:08:24 +0000
Last month, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), chairman of the US House Armed Services Committee, railed against the growing costs of the already well-over-budget F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The lawmaker argued the US should \"stop throwing money down that particular rathole\" and instead explore ways to cut the country's losses with the fighter jets.

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