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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:17:00 +0300
The ties between the two members of the European Union have become tense amid political rifts over the issue of refugees and illegal migration.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:08:57 +0300
Earlier in January, European companies participating in the venture aimed at building a new route for Russian gas to bypass Ukraine, reportedly received threatening letters from US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell. He warned the firms about the sanctions risk their involvement in the project incurs.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:00:00 +0300
The natural wonder of Niagara Falls annually turns into an icy spectacle when temperatures plunge as they have in recent days in Canada and the northern United States.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:50:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is replacing astronaut Eric Boe, initially set to take part in the first crewed test launch of the Starliner spacecraft later in 2019, with astronaut Mike Fincke, since Boe is unable to fly due to medical reasons, NASA said in a statement.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:35:00 +0300
According to a recent report by the EU Commission, over half of Europeans find that anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial have become a problem, with Sweden peaking at 81 percent. This coincides with a high level of Muslim immigration to the Scandinavian country.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:27:00 +0300
President Donald Trump earlier tweeted that social media and a vast number of media outlets have been verbally attacking a group of students wearing MAGA hats, who were falsely accused of harassing a Native American protester, saying it \"has become symbols of Fake News and how evil it can be\".

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:05:00 +0300
A mysterious jelly-like creature with a mustard hue and a \"fringe\" has been discovered by locals on one of the country's beaches, the Mirror reported citing eyewitnesses.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 08:59:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will hold negotiations on Syria in Moscow on 23 January, focusing on the creation of the security zone in the northern part of the war-torn country.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 08:34:00 +0300
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Pentagon to restrict military service for transgender individuals, however, litigation in the lower courts over the Trump administration’s policy has yet to be concluded.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 08:30:00 +0300
There are innumerable fans of the Star Wars universe, humming the theme from the films we've watched so many times along with their canine friends. Many dogs owners even go to great lengths to dress up their pets in fancy clothes so they look like Storm Troopers and Darth Vader!

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 08:13:00 +0300
In a tweet earlier on Monday, Israeli Defence Forces confirmed a military operation, admitting that the country carried out airstrikes on Iranian targets in the vicinity of the Syrian capital Damascus.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 08:09:00 +0300
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Jose Olivares said one person has been killed during anti-government protests in Caracas.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 08:06:00 +0300
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has presented her Brexit Plan B to the UK Parliament noting that it was possible to avoid a no-deal Brexit only if the authorities choose to pursue one of the two scenarios: striking an agreement with the EU bloc or revoking Article 50.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 08:02:00 +0300
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Aachen today to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel to sign a new treaty of cooperation, evoking the spirit of the 1963 Elysee treaty which contributed greatly to the reconciliation of the two European powers after World War Two. Sputnik spoke about it to Daniel Roeder, founder of 'Pulse of Europe'.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:58:00 +0300
The impact has been captured on video for the first time in history during a total lunar eclipse.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:54:00 +0300
It’s Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, and GPs all over the UK are urging women to attend smear tests. Sputnik spoke about it to GP ambassador for Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust Dr Philippa Kaye and Professorial Research Fellow in Behavioural Science at University College London Dr Jo Waller.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:53:00 +0300
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The number of people who died in a gasoline pipeline explosion in Mexico's central Hidalgo state last week has increased to 96, media reported citing the local government.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:52:00 +0300
An investigation has revealed that a nuclear-powered Royal Navy submarine had a near-miss with a large passenger ferry in the Irish Sea on November 6th last year. Sputnik spoke about it to Arthur West, chair of the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:44:53 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Lawyers for Russian-based Concord Management and Consulting called on US authorities to explain why they chose to indict their client for allegedly failing to register as a foreign agent but chose not to indict another firm accused of the same violation, a court document said.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:44:00 +0300
After the Brexit deal was rejected 432 to 202 by the UK Parliament last week, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she would come up with an alternative plan. Sputnik discussed it with the Political Commentator Pete Durnell.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:41:00 +0300
After searching for more than 11,500sq miles (29,784 sq kilometres) of water around the Channel Islands of Alderney and Guernsey, British and French maritime authorities called off their rescue operation on Tuesday evening, local media reported, citing Guernsey Police.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:28:19 +0300
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - China will step up efforts to promote peace in the Middle East and contribute to the region’s development, China's Ambassador to the United Nations Ma Zhaoxu said during a UN Security Council meeting.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:25:00 +0300
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Huawei chairman Liang Hua said his firm might transfer technology to countries “where we are welcomed.”

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:18:16 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A drunk passenger was arrested in Russia on Tuesday for attempting to force an Aeroflot airliner flying to Moscow from a western Siberian city of Surgut to change the course.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:08:00 +0300
A man suspected of fatally shooting four people in Nevada this month could be living in the US illegally, officials said.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 06:24:08 +0300
Two explosions have hit the south of Yemeni capital city of Sanaa, media reported on Wednesday.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 05:22:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The newly-released 2019 US National Intelligence Strategy identified Russia, China, and cyber activities among some of the major emerging threats to the United States while addressing ways to enhance the effectiveness of the Intelligence Community (IC) to combat these challenges.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 04:47:34 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a Thursday vote to fully fund the border wall demanded by President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer responded by calling up an amendment that would reopen the government for two weeks with no wall funding, according to the Senate Democrats website.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 04:10:00 +0300
The American singer along with two other men were arrested on Monday after a 24-year-old woman alleged she was assaulted in a hotel in Paris earlier this month.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 03:51:00 +0300
The White House says it will proceed with his State of the Union address at the Capitol next week despite Nancy Pelosi’s request for Trump to postpone the speech until after the government reopens.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 03:47:10 +0300
Nargess Moballeghi, an independent journalist and former colleague of detained Press TV journalist Marzieh Hashemi, told Sputnik on Tuesday that Hashemi's recent incarceration is likely to set a \"very dangerous precedent for journalists\" moving forward.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 03:38:00 +0300
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Caracas will reconsider its relationship with the United States after US Vice President Mike Pence expressed support for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's idea of establishing a transitional government in his country, the nation's President Nicolas Maduro said.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 03:24:00 +0300
North America’s glaciers are disappearing at four times the rate previously believed, a new study has found, and it’s believed global warming is the cause.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 02:47:00 +0300
The Permanent Representative of the Syrian Mission to the United Nations has said that Damascus might respond to an Israeli airstrike on Damascus Airport with a symmetric strike on Tel Aviv Airport.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 02:45:00 +0300
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed that their fighter jets carried out strikes in the northern Gaza Strip targeting a Hamas camp in response to \"terrorist\" fire on the Israel-Gaza border.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 02:35:36 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The House of Representatives has passed by voice acclamation the Caesar Syrian Civilian Protection Act of 2019 to impose new US sanctions on supporters of Syria’s energy, airspace and business sectors, the Foreign Affairs Committee said in a press release.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 02:25:00 +0300
The 38-year-old daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton posted on Twitter that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting a child.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 02:20:36 +0300
ANKARA (Sputnik) - As many as four Turkish nationals were killed, eight were rescued and four went missing after the fire broke out on board two tankers in the Kerch Strait, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 02:00:00 +0300
BuzzFeed isn’t backing down on its claims that Donald Trump directed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about when talks on building Trump Tower Moscow ended ‒ despite the fact that the Special Counsel’s Office itself denied the story.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:54:00 +0300
Civilians in Syrian Baguz village were killed in a coalition airstrike early on Wednesday, Syrian state television reported.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:52:16 +0300
New figures released by Mexico's Interior Ministry over the weekend reveals that the number of murders in the country rose by 33 percent in 2018, a second record-breaking year in a row, stoked by cartel-related violence.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:46:00 +0300
Personnel assigned to China’s navy, air force, rocket force and strategic support force now combine to make up more than 50 percent of China’s total force, overtaking the size of the army for the first time in history, according to reports.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:43:00 +0300
Militants from the Al-Nusra Front terror organization have attacked Syrian army positions in Idlib de-escalation zone near Abu-Duhur and Abu-Sharjah settlements.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:05:00 +0300
A man was detained after hitting a policeman and ramming the gates of the Polish president’s headquarters.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:43:00 +0300
This little girl is treating dad like leftovers!

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:38:00 +0300
Police in Washington, DC, and Maryland are searching for a suspect who is said to have stolen two pit bull puppies while holding their owner at gunpoint in the southeast region of the US capital.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:20:00 +0300
Ankara has prepared the ground for an international investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October in Istanbul. Turkey has been jointly investigating the case with Saudi Arabia, but the Turks feel that probe has produced little and obscured much, including Khashoggi’s final resting place.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:06:27 +0300
Florida's Tallahassee Police Department released new body camera recordings on Friday in an effort to squash growing alarm online over previously shared footage that showed officers pointing their firearms at a two-year-old girl during the arrest of her father.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:20:00 +0300
A lethal Taliban attack on an Afghan intelligence compound made use of a stolen Humvee to storm the compound’s gates and conduct a suicide bombing, illustrating how the US effort to arm counterterrorism forces ultimately provides weapons to terrorist groups.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:11:00 +0300
The watchdog argued that Columbus should by all means continue to be honoured as a remarkable historical figure as his religion-related contributions were strongly endorsed by the Pope back in the 15th century.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:07:00 +0300
China’s air force is working on two new stealth bombers to replace its aging fleet of Soviet-era Xian H-6 bombers, a new US intelligence report says. While Beijing confirmed the existence of one, the B-2 Spirit-like H-20, in October, the second is being called the JH-XX by observers and is rumored to be a medium bomber.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:05:36 +0300
While some believed that the newly-minted Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s words, along with her figure in general, serve as a means to divide the Democratic Party, others suggested that the debate is far too played-up and should be refocused on more relevant issues.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:00:00 +0300
Arizona state Rep. Gail Griffin (R-Hereford) is proposing Arizonans be taxed for porn and that the funds collected be used to cover the costs of US President Donald Trump's $5.6 billion wall along the US-Mexico border.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:00:00 +0300
American troops used vehicles styled after Russian air defence systems to regain the skills necessary to counter them - which were largely forgotten following the end of the Cold War, the Defence Blog explained.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:54:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Swiss envoy representing US interests in Tehran was summoned Tuesday to the Iranian Foreign Ministry over the arrest of an Iranian news channel Press TV anchor in the United States.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:49:00 +0300
An FBI official was personally involved in getting the FISA warrant while heavily relying on an unverified \"Trump dossier\" funded by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign through the Perkins Coie law firm, Trump tweeted on 22 January, citing documents obtained by Fox News.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:43:00 +0300
Billionaire inventor and staunch Brexit supporter James Dyson has decided to move his power vacuum dynasty to Singapore, delivering a fresh blow to the UK government's Brexit plans.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:41:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been forced to put investigations on hold because of the US federal government shutdown, compromising many important probes, the FBI Agents Association said in a report on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:24:00 +0300
The US and its allies are seeking to expel Chinese telecom giant Huawei and its advanced 5G equipment from their markets, researchers told Sputnik, suggesting that the recent punitive campaign could be unrelated to the ongoing trade talks between Washington and Beijing.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:02:44 +0300
Earlier, the ESA chief mulled the possibility for the creation of a \"moon village\" that would house not only scientific projects, but also business ones. At the same time, the ESA is not the only one looking at creating lunar bases, with the US, Russia and China also considering such plans.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:57:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia and Japan have confirmed their interest in signing a peace treaty, hard work remains to be done, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday after talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:54:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has to become a mediator in EU-facilitated talks between Serbia and Kosovo if Washington decides to participate in the negotiation process, Serbian Ambassador to Russia Slavenko Terzic said on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:45:37 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Tehran condemns the German ban for Iranian private airline Mahan Air to conduct flights to the country as groundless and inconsistent with the spirit of the Iranian-German relations, the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Bahram Qassemi, said on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:40:00 +0300
Apart from being Instagram-famous due to a range of extravagant pictures, Miley has always been outspoken on socially relevant topics such as drugs, relationships, and human nature, adducing meaningful captions below her regularly uploaded posts.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:39:00 +0300
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The European Parliament approved last week the European Commission’s idea to make the bloc's funding conditional on respect for the union’s values, fueling the EU-wide tensions running high ahead of the European parliament election.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:36:00 +0300
Bruno Le Maire, the French minister of the economy and finance, is warning against the rising power and influence of transnational corporations and the deepening polarisation of wealth and individual incomes, saying that the growing inequality and injustices could crush capitalism.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:25:44 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell is stepping down from his post, US Department of State deputy spokesman Robert Palladino announced in a statement on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:23:00 +0300
British Home Minister Sajid Javid has rejected the criticism of the ad for the 'settled status' scheme posted by the Home Office in December 2017 and dismissed claims that the tone of the message was hostile in any way.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:19:00 +0300
The algorithm-based recommendation system, developed by Google, has surprised users with strange anomalies on multiple occasions, but the corporation has never really revealed how this keeps happening.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:13:00 +0300
Huawei chief financial officer (CFO) Meng Wanzhou was arrested in the Canadian city of Vancouver on 1 December 2018, for reportedly failing to comply with US sanctions against Iran, and now faces extradition to the United States.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:03:00 +0300
While many recent alien-related conspiracy theories centred on the extraordinary look of the “object” in question, this time it is it’s the unbelievable speed that caught the eye not only of observers, but also online watchers.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:03:00 +0300
The drastic measure may have been spurred by Sputnik's dogged investigations.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:52:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Tuesday that it would be confirming the authenticity of the data received from the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) for two-three months.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:51:00 +0300
According to scholars from the Doubting Thomas Foundation, the “the mountain of almonds” Jabal al-Lawz on the Saudi-Jordanian border is the legendary Sinai where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments from God. Incidentally, it happens to be the planned site of the $500-billion megacity Neom that the kingdom wants to build.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:42:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The confrontation between US President Donald Trump and the Democrats over security issues on the southern border turned into the longest shutdown in country’s history.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:29:00 +0300
That MI5 is ranked at all represents significant progress for the agency - for gay men and women were prohibited from working at MI5, MI6 and GCHQ until 1992.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:18:00 +0300
Chemical elements used to manufacture smartphones have been added to an \"endangered list\" of components, according to estimates from University of St. Andrews scientists.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:17:54 +0300
Al Iaquinta fought the Russian mixed martial arts (MMA) athlete in April 2018 and lost, resulting in Khabib Nurmagomedov becoming the new UFC lightweight champion. The latter defended his title in October in a fight with McGregor, who lost and now also wants a rematch with Khabib.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:00:00 +0300
This clumsy little baby flamingo is happy that it’s found a tray filled with water - the tiny bird is so cheerful that its movements resemble a dance, or even a hopelessly sweet attempt at walking on water.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:50:00 +0300
A horrific video surfacing from a railway station in India’s financial capital Mumbai shows a man survive after being run over by an oncoming train while chasing a thief.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:47:00 +0300
Senator Kamala Harris, from California, threw her hat into the ring for the 2020 Presidential Election on Monday, the fourth woman to declare an interest in being the Democratic candidate.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:43:00 +0300
European Council President Donald Tusk said he was very blunt with the British PM when they spoke about the referendum on Britain's EU membership back in 2016.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:39:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Relations between the United States and Russia are not doomed to Cold War rivalry, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in remarks to the World Economic Forum on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:36:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia has always fulfilled its obligations on gas exports and been a reliable energy partner for Germany for the past five decades, German Economy Minister Peter Altmeier said on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:35:59 +0300
LGBTQ activist and reality TV star Jazz Jennings, who was born a boy, but decided to have his male genitalia removed, topped the celebration with a themed cake in the form of the body part the 17-year-old wanted to be rid of.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:31:00 +0300
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has presented her Brexit Plan B to the House of Commons saying that the only two ways to avoid a no-deal Brexit were striking an agreement with the EU bloc or revoking Article 50.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:16:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Belarusian model Nastya Rybka and co-defendant Alex Lesley were released from custody in Moscow on Tuesday ahead of the trial on charges of soliciting prostitution, their lawyer told Sputnik.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:08:00 +0300
The world is closely watching the US tennis star’s comeback at the Australian Open after giving birth, not only paying attention to her sporting victories. After Serena Williams sent shockwaves online with her onesie suit, she also tickled netizens with a seemingly foreshadowing mistake before beating current WTA number one Simona Halep.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:05:00 +0300
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japenese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are holding a joint press conference following talks dedicated to the peace treaty between the countries, as well as regional issues and bilateral cooperation.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:56:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Any increase in Israeli airstrikes on Iranian targets in Syria will most likely prompt Tehran to boost aid to allies such as Hezbollah while stopping short of provoking open warfare between the Islamic Republic and the Jewish State, the Soufan Center said in a new report on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:52:00 +0300
Given Collins' failure to grab a win during her so far five appearances at Grand Slams, the star’s unexpected results in Australia have indeed come as a surprise.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:51:00 +0300
After the Indian government launched a crackdown on illegal immigrants, a reverse exodus of Rohingyas from India to Bangladesh has gathered momentum. In the last few weeks, as many as 1,300 Rohingyas taking shelter in India have reportedly crossed over to Bangladesh, according to the Bangladeshi refugee relief and repatriation commissioner.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:42:00 +0300
The comments by the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council came the same day that Israel carried out a series of strikes on alleged Iranian targets in Syria.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:39:00 +0300
Waseem Rizwi, the chairman of the Shia Waqf Board in Uttar Pradesh, in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sought to warn the Indian establishment of Daesh spreading its tentacles across the region by indoctrinating children of school-going age.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:25:43 +0300
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Paris is \"too sensitive,\" it is overreacting to the comments by Italy's deputy prime minister, Luigi Di Maio, who slammed France’s policy on Africa, Paolo Grimoldi, a secretary for the right-wing Lega party in the northern Italian region of Lombardy, told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:18:26 +0300
The institutional sectors of the Russian economy, as well as other areas have contributed to reducing the country’s external debt, which now has reached a nearly 10-year low.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:57:00 +0300
My first reaction on hearing of the vandalism of the Bomber Command memorial was to demand the bringing back of the birch for the animals who have carried out the attacks. However, no amount of public flogging would sort out this attitude to our heroes. The problem is much, much deeper.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:51:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – An explosion has occurred in al-Hamam Square in the western Syrian city of Latakia, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:40:00 +0300
The rock legend has been explicit about his political views, having consistently blasted Western nations for interfering in the Middle East, in particular, in Syria.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:34:00 +0300
Earlier on Tuesday, Israeli media reported citing Israel's Defence Ministry that the state military together with the US National Missile Defence Agency had conducted an Arrow 3 missile defence system test.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:04:00 +0300
Israel has carried out airstrikes on Iranian targets in the vicinity of the Syrian capital Damascus. The Israeli Defence Forces confirmed the military operation in a tweet earlier this morning.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:00:00 +0300
US-based cyber technician Syed Shuja who claims to have worked for the Electronic Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL), the manufacturer of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), addressed the media in London, claiming that EVMs used during the 2014 Indian general elections had been tampered with.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:53:00 +0300
As global business leaders gather this week in the rarefied, snowy mountaintop resort of Davos they’re said to be fretting about how to reinvigorate the international economy.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:51:00 +0300
A video of the type of terrible sight one never wants to see at a restaurant has been uploaded on YouTube that shows massive rats roaming around the kitchen, on both the floor and the counter.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:41:00 +0300
The initial reporting of the incident led many people to believe that the students, wearing \"Make America Great Again\" (MAGA) hats, were surrounding and mocking a Native American elder, acting in a racist way. But a longer video that surfaced later has shed new light on the incident.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:39:00 +0300
Police are investigating a man who destroyed the reception at a Travelodge hotel in Liverpool in a plot that brought back memories of the notorious 2004 vigilante drama of Marvin Heemeyer from Colorado, who went on a rampage with a modified bulldozer following a zoning dispute.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:35:00 +0300
After PewDiePie’s leadership turned out to be on the chopping block given the growth rate of commercial project T-Series’ subscriber count, the Swedish gamer launched at least two online campaigns – one, initiated by fans, to extend his following, and another one to vocally reject a “meme ban” regulated by pending EU copyright legislation.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:27:00 +0300
Google has updated its advertisement policy ahead of India’s general elections expected to be held by April-May this year. The announcement comes against the backdrop of criticism the search engine faced last year for allegedly serving as a tool to manipulate voters’ perception of certain political parties.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:12:00 +0300
European lawmakers have given the green-light to Tesla after roadworthiness tests of its affordable Model 3 sedan, clearing the way for the US automaker to compete with Mercedes, Volkswagen and others in the eco-friendly car market.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:11:00 +0300
An Egyptian television host, who has on several occasions spoken out against gays, was accused of promoting homosexuality and contempt of religion.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:10:00 +0300
US singer Chris Brown was arrested in Paris on Monday with two other people on suspicion of rape, Closer magazine reported. Twitter users have been quick to draw parallels with the case of American R&B star R. Kelly, who is also embroiled in a sex abuse scandal.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:50:00 +0300
In the last few years, India and Pakistan had devised a strong bilateral mechanism to ensure cooperation and understanding to promote the safety and security of fishermen found straying into each other’s territory.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:49:00 +0300
Two crew members of a Tu-22M3 have died and two more were injured during a hard landing in Russia's Murmansk region, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:35:00 +0300
The “I’m A Mess” singer has been nominated for two Grammy Awards – new artist and country duo/group performance – and just like any woman she has faced the problem of choosing the perfect outfit for such a high-brow music event.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:21:00 +0300
According to the service FlightRadar, Flight SU1515 departed from Surgut at14.55 local time and was scheduled to land at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport at 16.20 Moscow time. However, the plane changed course.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:16:00 +0300
The EU's initiative, closely following the GDPR, is yet another step in the bloc's reconsideration of its user security and copyright control principles, which has earned not only the support of a number of pressure groups, but has drawn criticism from free speech campaigners.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:03:00 +0300
A model, born white, has undergone melanin injections and breast enhancement to look more African and curvy. The woman, who has spent some time in Kenya to learn more about tribal culture and was even given a Swahili name, is ready to go further in her effort to change her race.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:00:00 +0300
These two kitties are having a good time together as they lovingly play, licking and embracing each other - the cute scene is just too sweet to observe. However, the situation takes an even more hilarious turn when a third cat in the room, jealously staring at the two, appears to feel totally neglected.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:59:00 +0300
This comes after in May last year, The New York Times reported that the celebrity was involved in another alleged sexual assault case following a complaint filed to police in the US.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:54:12 +0300
The move was reportedly triggered by US President Donald Trump's announcement about the withdrawal of American troops stationed in Syria that will be carried out in the coming months.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:47:00 +0300
Mastercard is known to be the second largest card scheme in the European Economic Area (EEA) in terms of consumer card issuing and value of transactions, according to the EU Commission statement.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:42:00 +0300
The Israeli military together with the US National Missile Defence Agency have conducted an Arrow 3 missile defence system test, Israeli media reported, citing the Israeli Defence Ministry.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:40:00 +0300
A company that owns the ferry, Stena Line, has declined requests to confirm the number of passengers and crew members who were on board at the time of the near-miss, The Sun reported.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:35:00 +0300
Premeier League's Cardiff City Football Club is seeking clarification, following reports their recently signed football star was on board a flight that went missing overnight in the English Channel.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:31:00 +0300
The frozen continent has always attracted scientists and tourists eager to explore the desolate polar desert with its mountains, glaciers, and deep reserves of fresh water.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:20:00 +0300
One of the largest human congregations on earth, Kumbh Mela, which began on 15 January and will culminate on 4 March, is underway in India. The event will have some 150 million devotees coming to pray and take dips in holy rivers, according to officials. For a congregation as huge as this, the administrative challenges are also truly monumental.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:16:00 +0300
The latest row adds to tensions between the Italian authorities and France, which have on several occasions clashed over the issue of refugees and illegal migration in recent months.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:15:38 +0300
BEIJING (Sputnik) - China qualifies the open letter calling on Chinese President Xi Jinping to release two Canadian citizens detained in China last year as disrespect and meddling in country's internal affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:03:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian investigators found that Andriy Prosnyak, the head of the investigation unit of the Ukrainian Security Service's (SBU) Main Directorate, was involved in illegal persecution of Kirill Vyshinsky and launched a criminal case against the Ukrainian official, the Russian Investigation Committee stated.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:01:00 +0300
On Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are signing a new bilateral agreement on boosting cooperation. Among other things, the document outlines the negotiations on the reform of the UN Security Council and French support for the German candidacy for permanent membership in the body.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:00:00 +0300
Netizens are going a gaga over it. The Bollywood actor is very well known and respected in India, Pakistan, the UAE, and other countries with a significant Indian diaspora.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:57:00 +0300
A Madrid court has sentenced Cristiano Ronaldo, a star forward of Juventus and Portugal's national soccer team, to 23 months of suspended prison term and a fine of over 19 million euros (some $21.6 million) for tax evasion, the court's press service told Sputnik Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:52:00 +0300
French President Emmanuel Macron previously confirmed that France would maintain its military presence in the Middle East throughout 2019, since the envisaged withdrawal of US troops from Syria should not “deflect” Paris from its strategic objective to root out Daesh.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:17:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States keeps looking for pretexts to avoid a new meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Tuesday.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:11:00 +0300
The treaty will reportedly strengthen the existing ties between Germany and France, in particular, in the fields of economic, foreign and security policy, education and culture, research and technologies, climate and environment, as well as cooperation between border regions and civil societies.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:06:00 +0300
Israeli resort city Eilat’s Ramon International Airport is located just kilometres away from the kingdom’s port city Aqaba. Jordan has objected to the project since construction began in 2013, and warns that it “reserves all options to ensure the defence of the kingdom’s interests and protection”.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:39:00 +0300
He posted the pictures of this on his Facebook account with the caption “May Allah help them\" as well as photos of him alongside with a paper banner listing the charities he supports namely \"Muslims of Connecticu’t\" and \"CareToCare\".

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:24:00 +0300
In an annual speech, Norwegian Chief of Defence has lamented the dramatic loss of a frigate following the major NATO drill Trident Juncture and utilised the \"Russian threat\" as a pretext for a naval beef-up.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:12:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Vladimir Zherebenkov, attorney for espionage suspect Paul Whelan, told Sputnik on Monday that his client was found to be in possession of classified documents at the time he was detained last month in Moscow.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:07:00 +0300
A 52-year-old Iraqi geologist claims to have spearheaded the manufacture of chemical weapons for Daesh over a period of 15 months, The Washington Post reported.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:05:00 +0300
The one-month-old infant, a girl, was later rescued by villagers. The police have arrested three persons, including the father, the self-styled occultist along with a woman and have brought a case against them.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:40:00 +0300
On today’s episode of Double Down, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert talk to Professor Steve Keen about what the gilets jaunes protest in France can tell us about the economic cycle of history.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:14:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The 2019 World Economic Forum (WEF) will be held in the Swiss city of Davos on January 22-25. The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos is an international organisation for the development of public-private cooperation.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:54:00 +0300
Alyssa Milano, former “Charmed” star and a vocal critic of Donald Trump, has yet again taken a swing at the 45th president’s signature brand, having brought up a less than flattering allusion.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:45:00 +0300
The TV channel slipped in an obituary graphic marking the death of 85-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, prompting dismay among her supporters. One of 9 judges on the US's highest court has been recovering at home after cancerous nodules were recently removed from her lungs.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:41:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - There has been no oil spill or other environmental damage after a fire erupted on board two Tanzania-flagged tankers in the Kerch Strait, the Russian Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transportation (Rosmorrechflot) told Sputnik.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:36:00 +0300
A Scandic Hotel in Norway has stopped serving pork to its employees, citing diversity reasons. This has left an unpleasant taste in the mouths of the Norwegian public, who interpreted this as an encroachment on their food culture as well as \"integration gone wrong\".

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:05:00 +0300
PARIS (Sputnik) - French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will sign a new bilateral agreement on boosting bilateral foreign policy, economic, defence and security, culture, education and climate cooperation on 22 January in the German city of Aachen.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:03:00 +0300
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in the Canadian city of Vancouver on 1 December 2018, for reportedly failing to comply with US sanctions against Iran, and now faces extradition to the United States.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:34:00 +0300
Israel's Iran Dome aerial defence system shot down a missile that had been fired at the northern Golan Heights on 20 January, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) tweeted.

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