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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:02:00 +0300
The Russian Foreign Ministry has commented on the possible extension of sanctions by Canada.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:31:00 +0300
Russian Sports Minister spoke about a shifted focus in today's sports world.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:27:47 +0300
Republican Senator John McCain, whose status of a war hero was called into question by Donald Trump during the latter’s presidential campaign, has responded to the American president in a very personal way, mocking Trump’s draft deferments during the Vietnam War.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:02:00 +0300
Have you ever seen something more amazing? This video will definitely make your day.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:08:00 +0300
Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov has said that Russia provided WADA and the IOC with all necessary and even additional information with regard to the information presented in the McLaren report.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:02:00 +0300
The commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces was reportedly denied entry to the United States shortly before setting off for an official visit to a Chiefs of Defense Conference in Washington.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:39:00 +0300
The second largest operator of Russia's SSJ100 airliners has expressed hope for a joint venture with the plane's manufacturer after signing a document on further development cooperation between the two companies.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:59:00 +0300
The Czech statistical office has reported DDoS (Distrubuted Denial of Service) attacks on websites related to the recent parliamentary elections during the vote count.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:15:00 +0300
The CIA has reportedly shifted its focus from the fight against Al Qaeda terrorists to the fight against the Taliban.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:36:00 +0300
Experts explain why the victory of the centrist ANO movement victory in the Czech parliamentary election shows people voting out of protest.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:01:30 +0300
As a five-yearly leadership shake-up is underway in Beijing, President Xi Jinping is expected to fill the ruling Communist Party’s apex of decision-making, the Politburo Standing Committee, with trusted allies.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:04:00 +0300
The Russian Energy Minister is optimistic about the introductions of a visa-free regime for Turkish heavy vehicles.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 03:19:00 +0300
President of Veneto Luca Zaia called the non-binding referendum a historic event, which will have serious consequences after 98 percent of the Italian region's residents voted in favor of autonomy.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 02:17:00 +0300
In a very short time, new rapidly expanding loT botnet malware, more complex and dangerous than the 2016 malicious Mirai bot that caused widespread outages in the US and beyond, has already compromised over a million devices.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 01:58:00 +0300
Newly-elected Labor party leader Jacinda Ardern will become New Zealand’s youngest female Prime Minister in over 150 years, taking over for current Prime Minister Bill English, the National Party leader.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 01:46:00 +0300
The turnout in Italian Lombardy region's referendum on autonomy exceeded 40 percent with 95 percent of voters choosing greater autonomy.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:50:00 +0300
Typhoon Lan, now downgraded from a super-typhoon but remaining a very dangerous Category 3 storm, continues its flight north, currently estimated to strike Tokyo and the surrounding metropolitan area early Monday morning local time.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:43:00 +0300
Italy’s Veneto held a consultative non-binding plebiscite on its autonomy, which had a turnout high enough to be recognized as valid.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:58:00 +0300
To date, at least 15,000 people have illegally crossed the US-Canadian border in 2017 asking for refugee status in Canada while claiming that they are living in fear of being deported back to their home country by US President Donald Trump's administration.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:40:00 +0300
A recent global study by the powerful World Bank has revealed statistics showing that more than 1.1 billion people on earth have no proof of identity, an indication that some 15 percent of the global population is being denied health and education services.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:11:00 +0300
The earthquake occurred at the depth of some 124 miles at 10:21 p.m. local time. No injuries have been reported, according to preliminary information.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 22:25:00 +0300
The entire complement of Germany’s high-tech submarine fleet is out of service, and, to hear the Berlin’s defense minister tell it, it’s not a good thing.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:55:00 +0300
While some political issues in the Middle East are getting solved and other require more efforts to invest, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has commented on the relations between Iraq and Saudia Arabia as well as the ongoing Qatari crisis.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:50:56 +0300
US President Donald Trump has recently demanded to re-negotiate the NAFTA agreement with Canada and Mexico. The revision of the trade deal is related to profound changes in the US economy, economist Oscar Ugarteche told Sputnik Mundo.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:27:00 +0300
The Syrian army continues its operation to wipe Daesh terrorists out after the historic lifting of the three-year siege of Deir ez-Zor.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:27:00 +0300
The actions by police during the Catalan referendum that was deemed illegal by the Spanish authorities have been strongly criticized.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:23:00 +0300
The German Army has appointed a transgender person as a battalion commander for the first time ever. The news lit social media on fire, causing vivid debates among internet users.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:20:00 +0300
It is expected to reach Japan's main island, possibly near Tokyo, on early Monday.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:12:07 +0300
A London-based lawyer proposed to his girlfriend on a plummeting plane while oxygen masks were dropping and passengers were screaming in horror.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 21:12:00 +0300
The head of the Flemish government, Geert Bourgeois, has shared his opinion on a possible independence referendum in Belgium's Flanders region in wake of the recent Catalan referendum, as well as other separatist tendencies throughout Europe.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:55:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump has commented on several issues, including the North Korean crisis, the NAFTA agreement and the influence of Chinese President Xi Jinping, during an interview with Fox News.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:22:00 +0300
An amazing video showing a bear catching fish in Russia’s Kamchatka was published on YouTube.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:14:00 +0300
Italy's northern region of Veneto, which provides the country's budget with more money than it receives, has held a non-binding referendum on gaining more autonomy this Sunday. According to local legislation, the referendum will be acknowledged as successful in case more than 50 percent of voters participate in the vote.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:47:36 +0300
The USS Ronald Reagan nuclear-powered aircraft carrier entered the port of Busan in southern South Korea on Saturday October 21 after a weeklong military exercise, fueling the standoff between the US and North Korea even further.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:29:00 +0300
Social media users are making fun of British Prime Minister Theresa May over a photograph of her sitting alone in a meeting room calling it an analogy for her solitary political position. Twitter users launched an avalanche of hilarious tweets about the photo.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:22:00 +0300
Mugabe's appointment has been criticized due to alleged human rights abuses in Zimbabwe.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:08:49 +0300
The largest-ever Indian Army contingent reached Russia for its first-ever tri-service exercise. India has termed exercise INDRA 2017 as a landmark event of India-Russia defense cooperation. But political analysts Andrei Frolov and Alexander Khramchikhin suggest that bilateral military cooperation goes a long way back for India and Russia.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:58:18 +0300
US President Donald Trump has said he is not going to block the release of thousands of previously unseen documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:57:00 +0300
A former Russian ambassador to the US, Sergei Kislyak, has commented on a possible thaw in US-Russia ties, while the relations between the two nations have hit the bottom.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:52:00 +0300
The UK Labour Party objects to the draft bill on Brexit, claiming that it will \"silence the Parliament.\"

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:53:00 +0300
The incident was believed to be \"unconnected to any terrorist activity.\"

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:50:00 +0300
The US has been deploying THAAD systems in South Korea since 2016 in response to the continuing missile and nuclear tests performed by the North.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:22:00 +0300
Sunday, October 22, marks the 95th anniversary of the Tupolev design bureau, one of the world’s best-known aircraft manufacturers. Dozens of types of military and civil aircraft have been developed by its engineers. Many of its designs have gone down in the history of aviation.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:14:00 +0300
A closer alliance with the US could bring India more harm than good, a professor of politics at the University of Westminster, Dibyesh Anand, told Radio Sputnik, commenting on US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent call for \"dramatically deeper cooperation\" with New Delhi amid the \"less responsible\" rise of China in the Asian region.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:48:00 +0300
A spokesman for the Catalan government has commented on a possible election in the region, following Madrid's move to invoke Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:47:00 +0300
A hacktivist group dubbed Anonymous has targeted Spanish institutions for the second time this week.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:20:00 +0300
Friendship definitely knows no limits.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:14:00 +0300
A Yazidi girl, recently rescued from Sinjar by the Iraqi Army, was resold by Daesh 12 times as a sex slave. She was kidnapped, beaten and raped by the militants for over three years. Sputnik correspondent spoke to her about her terrible ordeal.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:05:00 +0300
Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe is on course to become Japan's longest-serving leader after Sunday's elections.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:01:32 +0300
NATO is holding an American nuclear weapons safety procedure exercise at a base in Büchel, Germany and in the Belgian town of Kleine-Brogel. The legitimacy of such actions and the deployment of nuclear weapons in non-nuclear countries raises several questions. The drills have also been criticized by Russia.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:56:00 +0300
The UK secretary of state for international trade speculates about the ongoing Brexit negotiations with the EU and country's national interests.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:51:49 +0300
A group of Spanish lawyers have filed a lawsuit against Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont in the Supreme Court of Catalonia, citing abuse of power, disobedience to the court and mutiny appeals as his main \"crimes.\"

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:25:00 +0300
Heavy rains and hurricane force winds are expected to affect the Kuril Islands in the Russian Far East, neighboring Japan due to the impending category 4 Typhoon Lan.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:19:00 +0300
To be honest, many of us can easily get angry when someone tries to copy us…

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:51:00 +0300
The European Central Bank (ECB) plans to reduce its bond purchases by at least 20 billion euros per month, likely driving up market demand for safe havens, hindering volatility and non-financial investment, hindering the Eurozone’s overall economic expansion.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:49:45 +0300
China’s central government in Beijing seeks to reboot the mainland’s economy by implementing measures of greater state interventionism and central planning, whilst it will also cautiously and gradually address the issues of its 300 percent debt-to-GDP ratio and “zombie” firms.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:45:00 +0300
A blast hit the Afghan province of Takhar amid the government's ongoing operation against the Taliban.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:40:00 +0300
The residents of Veneto and Lombardy are holding referendums on gaining more autonomy from Rome. Sputnik has spoken with Gianluca Savoini, an adviser on international politics to Lega Nord party leader, and Simona Bordonali, head of security, civil protection and immigration of the Lombardy Region, about the vote in the two Italian regions.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:12:00 +0300
China and Panama continue to develop ties, with a number of projects in the pipeline and others already being implemented. In addition to obvious economic benefits, this trend is apparently driven by Beijing’s intention to expand its political and economic presence in the region.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0300
Take a look at Russian landscapes in all their variety in \"golden\" autumn.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:42:00 +0300
The US-supported alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias continue to advance in Syria after Raqqa's liberation.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:31:27 +0300
Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said that North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is a national leader whose \"mission is just to stay in power\" and who is very concerned about possible plots to assassinate him.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:31:00 +0300
Israeli law enforcement agents relied on Facebook automatic translation software when suspecting a Palestinian man of coordinating an attack with a bulldozer.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0300
If the United States is in need of a peacemaker in the country's talks with North Korea, a former US president has volunteered for the job.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:33:00 +0300
The decision is contrary to the South Korean president's election campaign promises to build a nuclear energy-free nation.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:52:00 +0300
Japan is in a rush to hold general elections ahead of Typhoon Lan that is expected to hit country late Sunday.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:01:00 +0300
It was just a cute little mouse, but it was enough to make this girl panic.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:00:00 +0300
The Russian Defense Ministry \"has questions\" about the sudden move of the anti-Daesh coalition to help civilians in Raqqa.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:01:00 +0300
Russian servicemen have saved Russian women and children from hot spots and prisons in Syria.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:43:00 +0300
For the first time in the history of the Czech Republic the Czech centrist movement came first in all 13 districts of the country in a hotly-contested parliamentary election.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:33:00 +0300
Carles Puigdemont claims that Catalan institutions have been subject to aggression by the state with the support of Spanish King Felipe VI.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:34:12 +0300
Billionaire Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin has fired up the most powerful new US rocket engine in decades, BE-4. The engine can be used in multiple rockets, including United Launch Alliance's Vulcan and Blue Origin's own orbital rocket, New Glenn.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 04:36:00 +0300
The former Odessa region governor and president of Georgia has installed a multimedia projector on Constitution Square to explain how to save Ukraine.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:24:00 +0300
China’s South Sea Fleet has set up its first marine salvage and rescue squadron aimed at improving the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s fighting capabilities as the service seeks to beef up its presence in the region’s disputed waters.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 02:57:00 +0300
As US President Donald Trump reflexively pats himself on the back, a private citizen has accomplished real-world results by orchestrating a massive food assistance program to Puerto Rico that dwarfs the American Red Cross' efforts.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 02:56:00 +0300
Pollution causes more deaths than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, according to a new study from over 40 researchers associated with governments and universities around the world.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 02:08:00 +0300
The military cooperation between Turkey and Azerbaijan prescribes strengthening of relations and holding joint drills.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:51:00 +0300
New Zealand’s newly-elected prime minister has called capitalism a “blatant failure” that has failed low-income people in the country and around the world.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:27:00 +0300
Following a string of recent disasters including Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma, alongside unprecedented wildfires in California and shocking violence in the wake of the October 1 Las Vegas shooting massacre, several countries have posted new travel advisories cautioning citizens against US travel.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:17:00 +0300
The White House has confirmed that US President Donald Trump will not visit the UK until 2018 at the earliest, and left open the subject of whether he would be invited to meet the queen.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:18:00 +0300
UK senior Conservative MP Damian Collins urged Twitter to reveal what it knows about significant botnet activity on the social media platform that occurred ahead of the Brexit referendum, recently uncovered by British analysts.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0300
Speeding north at almost 20 mph, Super Typhoon Lan, packing 150-mph sustained winds and 184-mph gusts, is scheduled to strike Japan’s largest metropolis at about 6 a.m. local time on Monday.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:40:52 +0300
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont urged the parliament to appoint a plenary meeting to discuss Madrid's decision to limit Catalonia's autonomy.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:47:00 +0300
On Saturday night, all five living former US presidents, minus current POTUS Donald Trump, will attend a disaster relief event in the city of Austin, Texas.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:13:00 +0300
Their customers include Coldplay, Radiohead, Paramore, major Western record labels and sound engineers, and the Grammys, not to mention Radio Sputnik. Two years ago, the Soyuz Microphones company was little-known outside Tula, a Russian city about 200 km south of Moscow. Today, they've a become an exciting new player in the global music industry.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 21:43:00 +0300
Shoppers in a North German town were running for their lives on Saturday after two wild boars charged into local shops; one of the boar attacks was captured on video.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 21:41:00 +0300
Three terrorist attacks were registered in Afghanistan as the security situation in the country has been deteriorating over the past few months.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 21:25:00 +0300
North Korea's recent appeal to Australia and other US allies is a sign that Pyongyang is aware of and trying to tap into their \"concern about the rhetoric of President Trump,\" Dr. Andrew O'Neil, Professor of Political Science at the Griffith Business School (Australia), told Radio Sputnik.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:59:00 +0300
North Korea's Foreign Ministry says Pyongyang's nuclear capabilities have come close to reaching a state of equilibrium with the United States. Speaking to Sputnik, Russian observers said that although that may be somewhat of an overstatement, Pyongyang is right to claim that it has the ability to \"strike at the United States.\"

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:59:00 +0300
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Saturday that Madrid had decided to enact Article 155 that allows the central government to seize autonomous power of Catalonia.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:33:00 +0300
Catalonia's independence bid has thrown Spain into a political crisis and the divisions within the country continue to deepen as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy aims to remove Catalan leaders and impose direct rule on the region.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:25:00 +0300
Raqqa, which had been under the control of terrorists since 2014, was liberated on Friday by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:04:00 +0300
A video uploaded to YouTube shows a mysterious car appearing from out of nowhere and triggering a road accident in Singapore.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:01:00 +0300
Would-be entrepreneurs can get encouragement from a new event in Berlin, which aims to give people confidence to try new things by celebrating failures as much as successes.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:00:00 +0300
The closing ceremony of the XIX World Youth and Students Festival is being held in Sochi.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:58:00 +0300
Henk Cor Van der Kwast, the chairman of the first session of the Preparatory Committee (PREPCOM) for the 2020 NPT Review Conference, has spoken with Sputnik on the issue of the Non-Proliferation Treaty amid the possible collapse of the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:49:00 +0300
UK inflation overshot its central bank target by 1 percentage point last month, rendering an interest rate hike from the Bank of England (BoE) almost inevitable, stirring debate over the British economy’s poor overall performance.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:48:00 +0300
Syria's central Homs province has been a battlefield in the recent weeks with Islamic radicals repeatedly trying to recapture the areas they had lost to the government forces.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:29:00 +0300
Speaking to participants of the World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed the future technology he believes can prove to be more terrible than nuclear weapons.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:33:00 +0300
The recent military activities in the area have been purely theatrical, with the US manipulating both the SDF and Daesh like puppets. Washington's goal is to set up a Kurdish enclave there and settle into the area for the long term, Turkish and Russian military analysts told Sputnik.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:27:22 +0300
Hurricanes and other natural disasters hit US corporate earnings, while the stock rally continued, setting new records on Wall Street and contributing to the dangerous mismatch between the real economy’s performance and financial asset valuations.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:24:00 +0300
Gaming enthusiasts from across the world are heading to St Petersburg for the EPICENTER e-sports tournament, where they will pit their wits against each other for prizes worth $500,000.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:19:00 +0300
Speaking at the annual Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin specifically underscored the need to team up to solve the world's most pressing issues. In an interview with Sputnik, journalist and Valdai Club member Giulietto Chiesa, touted Putin's speech as \"exceptionally important.\"

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:12:00 +0300
Tensions in the Ukrainian capital remain high as hundreds of people have been protesting in front of the Ukrainian parliament building since Tuesday calling for governmental reforms, such as the creation of anti-corruption courts and cancellation of lawmakers' immunity, with the protests resulting in clashes between activists and security forces.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:08:00 +0300
The Czech Republic is entering the second and final day of voting in a hotly-contested parliamentary election seeing a billionaire populist squaring off against the Social Democrats. European politics observer Igor Gashkov outlines what the election means as far as Moscow and Europe's consensus on anti-Russian policy are concerned.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:04:00 +0300
People rally in Barcelona in support of two jailed pro-independence Catalan leaders.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:01:00 +0300
These houses are and buildings are the \"David Blaines\" of architecture, offering much more than meets the eye.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:41:00 +0300
The Catalan referendum has caused fears over growing separatist sentiments across Europe, however, according to an Italian politician, the two Italian regions are not seeking independence despite discontent with the central government's economic policies.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:37:09 +0300
Following tensions between the US and North Korea, bilateral trade between India and North Korea has been on the decline. There was $133.43 million worth bilateral trade the two nuclear powers in 2016-17 as compared to $198.78 million in the previous fiscal.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:33:00 +0300
The US has, for the first time, admitted that the al-Nusra Front terrorists use chemical weapons against civilians in Syria. Ivan Konovalov, head of the Moscow-based Center for Strategic Studies think tank, told Sputnik that the recognition just confirms that US policy in Syria is poorly thought out.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:14:22 +0300
Ahead of his trip to India, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for 'dramatically deeper cooperation' with New Delhi in the region in the face of the 'less responsible' rise of China. Russian and Chinese political analysts explained to Sputnik what might be the purpose of such rhetoric and why it won't work against Beijing.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:05:00 +0300
Tulsa Officer Kepler found guilty after 3 mistrials, Richard Spencer's white ethno-state claim, Japan set for General Elections.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:03:00 +0300
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and Walter Smolarek are joined by Vijay Prashad, Professor of International Studies at Trinity College, as well as author of the book, The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:44:00 +0300
The incident took place on Saturday morning, when thousands of metric tons of laterite earth slid down from a height of 35 meters (114.8 feet), CBC news reported.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:42:26 +0300
Sputnik had reported earlier this month that cattle smugglers had regained strong footing in pockets of West Bengal and northeastern states bordering Bangladesh as the Border Security Force was asked by the state to divert all resources towards checking the influx of Rohingya refugees.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0300
Thr cyber-attack comes after the vast majority of Catalans voted for independence in a referendum, with the Spanish government working to trigger Article 155 of the country's constitution in order to abolish autonomy of the region.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:16:00 +0300
Four parties from across the political spectrum have begun talks to form Germany's next government under the leadership of Angela Merkel, but a host of policy differences mean the Chancellor is facing a daunting task to negotiate common ground amongst them all.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:14:00 +0300
President Trump may block some of the classified documents relating to the Kennedy assassination from being released next week, according to administration officials. Social media users are pressing the president to release the files, saying that they 'may save Trump's life' and urging him not to become a 'deep state puppet'.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:05:00 +0300
Two giant holes are devouring Yamal. Over the past three years they have increased significantly in size and continue to grow. The \"Gates of Hell\" were first discovered in 2014.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:50:00 +0300
Representatives of the Spanish Senate are holding a press conference after a meeting on Article 155.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:29:00 +0300
Russian defense firm Rosoboronexport and Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems have emerged as the main contenders for India’s multi-billion dollar project for manufacturing six diesel-electric propulsion submarines after Spain and Japan opted out of the competition.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:23:27 +0300
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has just wrapped up her three-day visit to Russia, where she pledged that Zagreb might help Moscow, NATO and the EU put their relations back on track. Serbian and Russian political analysts offered Sputnik their opinions on the issue, saying that Serbia has far more chances to become such a platform.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0300
Slovakia has signaled its interest in buying the Tigr, a Russian all-terrain armored combat vehicle. Speaking to Sputnik, Sergey Suvorov, press secretary of Russia's Military-Industrial Company, pointed to the equipment's characteristics which he said finally prompted Slovakia to make its choice.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:44:00 +0300
Authorities in the Indian town of Aligarh, where open defecation is still rampant, aim to replace strict methods of policing with 'sarcastic persuasion' hoping to focus on bringing about a change in the local population's behavior.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:26:00 +0300
Spanish authorities have made a forced decision to invoke the article 155 of the country's constitution that envisages seizure of Catalonia's autonomous powers, Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Saturday.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:24:00 +0300
A strongman from Kyrgyzstan has showed off his special skills to the world. Nurlan Alisherov hammers nails with his forehead and can drag a car, holding the rope with only his teeth.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:22:00 +0300
Vienna Police have stormed a toy store to determine the true identity of a man in a ninja suit, finding out that the man was actually a woman, and the the 'ninja' was really just a costume of a life-size Lego action figure.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0300
Earlier Donald Trump refused to officially confirm to the US Congress that Iran is in compliance with the agreement on the nuclear program, but at the same time president did not challenge the compliance of Iran with these agreements on the international level.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:34:00 +0300
Scientists at the Qingdao Saline-Alkali Tolerant Rice Research And Development Center in Qingdao, China have figured out a way to grow high-yield rice in salt water, Sputnik China reports.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:11:37 +0300
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are mostly composed of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), have announced the complete liberation of Raqqa from Daesh with the support of the US. Syrian military analyst, Brigadier General Muhammad Isa, explained to Sputnik what the US might be really after in this area.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0300
Recently, US President Trump announced an aggressive new policy toward Iran, saying he will not re-certify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that was adopted on July 14, 2015 in Vienna, under which Tehran has pledged to limit its nuclear activities. Later Rex Tillerson announced that the US is trying to stay in the Iran nuclear deal.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:30:00 +0300
If Iran nuclear deal fails, the non-proliferation treaty (NPT) and the non-proliferation regime will also fail, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said Saturday.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:10:00 +0300
The German police have ruled out that the knife-wielding man who attacked passers-by in the Bavarian capital of Munich on Friday acted out of religious or political motives.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:06:00 +0300
Our final topic, picked by you, dear listeners, earlier in a poll on our Facebook page, is “The CryptoRuble: Russia’s Next Currency”, focusing on the world’s next cryptocurrency.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:04:00 +0300
A new volley of criticism is being levied at the White House over Donald Trump's \"insensitive remarks\" to the widow of a slain soldier who was killed in Niger earlier in October. This time, John Kelly is in the spotlight for lashing out at Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, who made these remarks public, with false accusations.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:59:00 +0300
The Iraqi Army restored Baghdad's sovereignty over the disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk in a largely peaceful operation, though one which the separatist Kurdish forces ominously warned was a \"declaration of war\".

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:52:00 +0300
The Al-Shabaab terrorist group exploded two car bombs in the Somali capital of Mogadishu over the weekend, killing at least 300 people and injuring over half a thousand in the country's deadliest attack ever, though most of the Western world just shrugged about it and moved on.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:03:00 +0300
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have targeted three Syrian artillery cannons following shelling allegedly carried out by The Syrian army, the IDF's press service said Saturday.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:01:00 +0300
On October 20-21, Czech voters are casting their ballots to elect new members of the Chamber of Deputies, the lower chamber of the Czech parliament, as they do every four years.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:07:00 +0300
A retired Department of Defense analyst who spend over three decades working in the Pentagon explains why James Mattis will fail in his efforts to cut costs as part of the new modernization program.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 07:32:34 +0300
Presidents assessed the joint work within the Syrian peace talks, hosted in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:42:02 +0300
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian man serving life sentences for attempting to detonate a bomb on a plane on Christmas Day 2009 filed a lawsuit against the US Justice Department claiming he is being denied his free speech and religious rights.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:13:10 +0300
The Federal Reserve Chair said that the probability that short-term interest rates may need to be reduced to their effective lower bound is high.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 05:17:00 +0300
The area that has been reportedly hit by rockets in Kabul was so-called green zone which houses many foreign embassies.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 04:47:00 +0300
The US government’s acknowledgement that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group affiliated with al-Nusra Front has been using chemical weapons is a welcome though long overdue admission, analysts told Sputnik.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:40:00 +0300
While bagels aren't typically known as a costly food, it appears that things are starting to change - at least over yonder in the Big Apple.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:28:00 +0300
For over 20 years, the US has been signatory but not party to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), a 1996 UN ban on all nuclear explosions, for any purpose. With nuclear weapons back in the international spotlight, nonproliferation advocates have called on the US Senate to at last ratify the treaty.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:13:00 +0300
US presidents past and present took a few verbal potshots at one another this week, but some of the ostensible points of dispute simply amount to a “fake debate,” Vijay Prashad, professor of international studies at Trinity University, told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Friday.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:11:56 +0300
Swedish transport company MTR Express committed to following the will of the people and officially named their new Stockholm-Gothenburg express train ‘Trainy McTrainface.’

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 02:59:02 +0300
Out celebrating their two-year anniversary, Jessica Lundquist and Tiffany Steinberg were at California's Huntington Beach Pier Sunday night - the same place where when they first held hands - when they were interrupted by Anthony Miskulin.

Sat, 30 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0400
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