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Mon, 18 Feb 2019 23:55:00 +0300
CAIRO (Sputnik) - An explosion occurred on Monday in the centre of the Egyptian capital of Cairo near the Al-Azhar University, the Sky News Arabia television reported.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:19:00 +0300
An estimated 2030 Australians on some form of income support in the nation have died after the government branch tasked with guaranteeing their payments sent threatening and often factually incorrect letters warning of cancellation.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:08:00 +0300
The Indian government is wary of people – militants and refugees alike - crossing over the border and taking shelter inside the country.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:06:00 +0300
India had moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in May 2017 after Indian national and former Navy personnel Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:03:42 +0300
Richard C. Pendry, an ex-member of the Parachute Regiment and a management consultant in the field of counter-terrorism in high-threat environments, spoke about the prospect of Daesh* teen widow Shamima Begum returning from Syria to Britain in an interview with Sputnik.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:01:00 +0300
A study by Texas Tech University professor Asheley Landrum has concluded that YouTube may be partly to blame for the growing number of flat Earthers, with users falling down a \"rabbit hole\" of related videos to confirm their biases. Speaking to Sputnik, solar system expert Dr. Ian Whittaker explained why the odd theory just refuses to die.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:32:00 +0300
With nearly forty years having passed since his untimely murder, John Lennon remains one of the most iconic musicians to have ever lived, with both his solo releases, and of course albums with the Beatles retaining their popularity in the modern era.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:30:00 +0300
With negotiations with Brussels regarding the Irish backstop set to resume this week, British Prime Minister Theresa May is remaining stubbornly optimistic about getting her Brexit deal through parliament. But is this just a pipe dream and would it be better for the UK to simply depart the EU sooner and trade under WTO rules?

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:23:00 +0300
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - President of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Philippe Leruth condemned in an interview with Sputnik on Monday the blocking of several Facebook accounts linked to RT television, and described the move as an act of censorship.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:19:00 +0300
Earlier this year, the country's space program already made space exploration history by achieving humanity's first-ever successful soft landing on the far side of the Moon.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:17:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A change in EU gas import rules will not delay or raise the cost of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the chief executive of Austria’s OMV, which has a stake in the project, said in an interview out Monday.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:31:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Euroskeptic parties are on track to hold a fifth of the European Parliament after this May’s vote, the parliament’s forecasts showed on Monday.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:27:00 +0300
Earlier, Iran denounced the US-sponsored meeting in the Polish capital as a \"circus\" and a \"failure,\" accusing Washington of promoting \"insecurity, instability, poverty, war and extremism\" throughout the region.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:20:00 +0300
It has been argued increasingly over the years by advocates of transgender rights that unisex toilets should be implemented in most, if not all, social spaces - including schools - to ensure inclusivity. While such a measure has been tested in some locations across the UK, it is receiving an apparently mixed response in Wales.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:16:00 +0300
According to Smollett's account, the two men who allegedly beat him called him a \"n***r\" and a \"f****t\" and yelled \"this is MAGA country\". Police initially probed the attack as a possible hate crime, but the case apparently took a U-turn after the suspects were arrested and interrogated.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:14:00 +0300
The Sun reported on Saturday February 16 that Saudi Arabia was planning a massive takeover bid of Manchester United. However fresh developments appear to have poured cold water on such talk.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:12:00 +0300
Angela Smith was one of seven MPs who quit the Labour Party on Monday, claiming it had been \"hijacked\" by the Left and was \"institutionally anti-Semitic\".

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:11:00 +0300
On 15 February, US President Donald Trump signed a national emergency declaration to free up $8 billion in US federal funds to install 234 miles’ worth of steel barriers along the country’s 1,950-mile border with Mexico.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:10:25 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two-thirds of US citizens expect to see a woman elected president in their lifetime, while few think that a gay person or an atheist could land the top job, according to a YouGov poll released Monday.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:00:00 +0300
What happens if you put two cats in one room? Would they start to play? Or would they fight? Well, these two furry pals managed to combine the two, however, it all started very innocently.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:52:00 +0300
Earlier, President Trump urged the US' British, French, German and other European allies to take back over 800 terrorist militants captured by the US and its allies in Syria and bring them to justice, warning that alternatively, Washington could \"be forced to release them.\"

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:52:00 +0300
On Saturday, head of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) Media Centre Mustafa Bali told Sputnik that the remaining militants from the Daesh* terrorist group were entrenched in a small area of Baghouz, the last village in Syria to be held by the notorious group.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:31:00 +0300
Innocence is perhaps not the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name Cardi B, and her recent message to fans led some of them to have doubts about whether the pop sensation, herself a mother-of-one, could be a role model for girls and boys looking up to her.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:10:00 +0300
President Trump is known to have expressed his frustration with Alex Baldwin’s repeated impersonations of him on live Saturday night television, yet this time he seems to have rattled Baldwin’s cage.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:54:00 +0300
YAROSLAVL (Russia) (Sputnik) - The Danish national's lawyer told Sputnik on February 8, a day after Dennis Christensen was sentenced to jail time, that he would appeal the decision.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:51:00 +0300
The UK automotive sector may face yet another blow, following the decision by another Japanese manufacturer Nissan to move some of its production to Japan, citing wider industry pressures in the United Kingdom and Brexit uncertainty.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:38:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Suspending the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project at its current stage would be impossible, Alexander Neu, a member of the Defence Committee of the German parliament’s lower house, said on Monday, adding that the project boosted security and stability of gas transit to Germany.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:29:00 +0300
In 1969 Carlos Marighella, a prominent communist rebel, was shot dead after being ambushed in Sao Paulo by agents of the Brazilian military government.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:26:00 +0300
The alleged plot involves Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who told CBS on Sunday night that Rosenstein was \"absolutely serious\" about covertly wiretapping President Trump.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:23:00 +0300
US national Michael Calvey, the founder of Baring Vostok Capital Partners and Industry Partner for the financial industry sector Phillipe Delpal, as well as four other people, were detained in Moscow over suspected large-scale fraud.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:18:00 +0300
The rapper called the officer a \"dirty cop\", but the latter's representatives claims it was Fifty who threatened him on social media.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:18:00 +0300
Nigel Farage may be facing serious competition from the likes of a UK multimillionaire financier who backs a no-deal Brexit and who vowed to campaign for it if a snap election is called.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:12:00 +0300
Earlier, Russian media reported that US sanctions against two Russian tech companies involved in the production of the cutting-edge medium-range jet airliner had cut off access to US and Japanese-made components necessary for the plane's revolutionary composite wing design.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:52:00 +0300
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido previously said that US humanitarian aid would be delivered to the country on 23 February. However, President Nicolas Maduro so far has refused to accept aid that the United States has delivered to neighbouring Colombia, blasting it as a ploy to topple his government.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:48:00 +0300
Berlin and Paris are discussing reforms which have taken place in the EU since the election of French President Emmanuel Macron in 2017. In November, Macron underscored the necessity of implementing a \"profound reform\" of the EU, which he said was specifically caused by Brexit and should be for the benefit of citizens of the bloc's member states.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:33:00 +0300
The foreign ministers of the EU member states have gathered in Brussels to discuss the upcoming presidential election in Ukraine, current developments in Syria, as well as the crisis in Venezuela.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:31:00 +0300
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - India has emerged as Venezuela’s biggest crude buyer in February after US imposed sanctions on Latin American nation’s oil giant PDVSA, NDTV news channel reported.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:21:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK authorities have endorsed plans of Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell to leave oil rig parts in the North Sea that are set to be decommissioned in the near future, despite German objections, Greenpeace UK’s journalism project Unearthed said.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:19:00 +0300
The video wasn't intended for dissemination to the public, a UK tabloid quoted an informed source as saying. This leak comes four years after the mass hacking of two hundred people's private and sensitive data, including Hollywood A-listers.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:00:00 +0300
Despite having been unveiled last year, development and testing related to the Kortezh project series of luxury vehicles is continuing. Earlier, an Aurus limo was spotted driving around a Siberian town in temperatures as low as -50 degrees Celsius.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:50:00 +0300
The development comes as part of a litany of accusations against Facebook for unscrupulous conduct, including allegations in January 2019 that it had knowingly allowed child users to spend large sums of money on its platform without their parents’ knowledge.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:26:00 +0300
On 16 February, the Russian Defence Ministry's Centre for Reconciliation in Syria said that terrorists from the Idilb de-escalation zone had attacked Tall-Salhab and Kibriya in Hama Province as well as the Hara settlement in Aleppo over the past day.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:25:00 +0300
Conspiracy theorists claim that a strange bright blue light that emanated in the sky over North Wales earlier this month marked the descent of aliens at a secret underground base.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:19:00 +0300
A huge number of stunning young ladies have gathered in Moscow's Afimall City to participate in an open audition for the national beauty contest Miss Russia; the contest is the largest of its kind in the country.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:18:00 +0300
WARSAW (Sputnik) - Israeli Ambassador to Warsaw Anna Azari was summoned on Monday to the Polish Foreign Ministry for the second time in less than a week over \"insulting\" statements made by newly appointed acting Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz about the Poles' anti-Semitism, the press service of the ministry said.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:14:00 +0300
PARIS (Sputnik) - Tensions in Venezuela escalated on January 23, when Guaido declared himself interim president, disputing President Nicolas Maduro's re-election last year.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:58:00 +0300
The first Swedes were dark-skinned hunters and collectors, who moved to Scandinavia from the south at the end of the Ice Age. There, they were quickly joined by another immigration wave, this time from the east, resulting in stone age Europe's most diverse population, a new documentary by Sweden's national SVT broadcaster has claimed.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:53:00 +0300
German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a standing ovation for her speech at the Munich Security Conference. The top German official condemned the US’ recent unilateral moves, namely, its withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia and the nuclear deal with Iran.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:52:00 +0300
The letter - which British officials allege merely employed standard diplomatic language - elicited dismay in its recipients, the Financial Times has reported.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:51:00 +0300
On “The World’s Best” talent show, the prodigy played a piece by famous Russian composer Nikolai Rimshky-Korsakov called \"The Flight of the Bumblebee\". He gave three renderings of the composition at different tempos, mesmerising everyone.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:43:00 +0300
The Labour Party has been accused of becoming \"institutionally anti-Semitic\" since Jeremy Corbyn - a strong supporter of the Palestinian cause - took over as leader in September 2015.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:33:00 +0300
Tasnime Akunjee, the lawyer representing Shamima Begum, a 19-year-old who left London four years ago to marry a Daesh fighter in Syria, triggered controversy when he made the dubious comparison.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:59:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of Sputnik and RT, said that Facebook's suspension of accounts operated by Maffick Media over ties to RT was a sign of \"open geopolitical confrontation,\" where media platforms are being used as \"tools.\"

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:58:00 +0300
The development follows Venezuelan self-proclaimed president Guaido warning the country's military not to block humanitarian aid from entering Venezuela. President Nicolas Maduro government has refused to take in the aid thus far, saying it could justify foreign interference in the country's domestic affairs.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:50:00 +0300
Dmitri Peskov, one of President Putin's most trusted assistants and a noted expert on Turkey and the Middle East, recently revealed some previously little-known details about his life.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:30:00 +0300
This curious golden retriever decided to try out a treadmill in the hope of becoming lean and attaining a stunning physic. However, once the pup realised that she had to put a lot of effort into training, the doggo seemingly abandoned her workout plans.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:27:00 +0300
Last week, Trump said that PM Abe showed him a letter he sent to the Nobel committee. The claim, which could be verified immediately, drew the attention of Japanese lawmakers.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:19:00 +0300
This comes after on 21 October, the Greek Naftemporiki media outlet said that a group of ten masked men reportedly belonging to the Rubicon anarchist group attacked the Embassy of Canada in Athens, breaking glass doors near the entrance.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:15:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani lashed out on Monday at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for expelling the parliament’s delegation and urged Brussels to act.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:55:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered the immediate release of 2,107 Pakistani prisoners being held in the country, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Monday.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:53:00 +0300
Earlier, the Syrian government and Russian military accused US forces and \"illegal militant groups\" under their control of forcibly keeping women and children in the camp, situated in southern Syria on the war-torn country's border with Jordan.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:45:09 +0300
Conspiracy theories are running wild five years after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Some truth-seekers believe that the Boeing with 289 people on board crashed in a Cambodian jungle, while others say that it flew toward Madagascar, and there are also claims that it was downed by Malaysian authorities.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:33:00 +0300
On Monday, Poland refused to take part in a Visegrad Group (V4) summit in Jerusalem following \"racist\" remarks expressed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:20:00 +0300
Earlier, speaking at the Munich Security Conference over the weekend, US Vice President Mike Pence boasted about \"renewed American leadership on the world stage,\" while talking up sanctions against Russia, tough tariffs against China, 'confrontation' with Iran, and US intentions to withdraw from the INF Treaty.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:20:00 +0300
BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Serbia is striving to avoid a humanitarian crisis in the autonomous region Kosovo and Metohija that would be provoked by Kosovar and Albanian authorities imposing 100 percent import duties on goods coming from central Serbia, Marko Duric, the director of the Serbian government’s office for Kosovo and Metohija, told Sputnik.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:17:00 +0300
The MPs addressed the press and announced their resignations on Monday, and have opted to form the new Independent Group. The parliamentarians have accused Labour of antisemitism as well as losing sight of its origins as a \"broad church\" of left-leaning politicians, forcing some of its members to become \"politically homeless\".

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:14:48 +0300
What a time to be living in the West. We've never been richer, more educated or healthier and our life expectancy is increasing year on year.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:12:00 +0300
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Omani counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi are holding a press conference after a meeting in Moscow.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:46:00 +0300
At the same time, European signatories to the deal, striving to preserve the accord, were recently slammed by US Vice President Mike Pence, who stated that they were \"undermining the US sanctions\". A day before, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the EU's current efforts are insufficient to maintain the Iranian Nuclear Deal.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:42:00 +0300
On Friday, Facebook suspended pages of projects run by Maffick Media, which is partly owned by the Ruptly video agency, a subsidiary of RT.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:40:00 +0300
Swedish Social Security Minister Annika Strandhäll has sparked an international spat by making Nazi references in connection with Hungary's family policy, which is intended to boost birth rates.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:36:45 +0300
Kikuo Iwata, a retired academic and former Japanese central banker, says Bank of Japan (BOJ) policies alone aren't enough to boost inflation and economic growth amid mounting international challenges, and therefore must be supported by a larger national budget and tax breaks.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:33:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is likely to remain underutilized for at least several years of operation due to the latest amendments to the EU gas directive, Russian Kommersant newspaper reported on Monday.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:24:00 +0300
Earlier, it was reported that North Korea had a whole array of operational missile bases despite Pyongyang's promise to work towards the complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, a goal which had been established during a summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore in June 2018.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:52:00 +0300
The star in question is a son of a Bollywood actor-turned-politician, and drew condemnation on social media for sharing a topless photo of his newly married wife on Valentine's Day.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:51:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday that there was a chance the European Union could impose new sanctions on Russia in relation to the Kerch Strait incident within two weeks.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:21:00 +0300
A month after the feast of Epiphany, which sees Orthodox Christians brave the cold and take the plunge outdoors, some Russians are still eager to go for an icy dip in one of Russia's frozen lakes.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:16:00 +0300
Three explosions went off in central Donetsk, with two of them happening near the hotel where representatives of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe mission stay, the authorities of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) said Monday.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:15:00 +0300
Earlier, Russia's Novaya Gazeta daily reported that correspondent Elena Milashina, and Milana Bakhayeva, an employee of the Memorial human rights centre, had been stopped at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:49:00 +0300
Denmark, Norway and Sweden have taken different approaches in dealing with jihadists; many insist that Daesh* is in its death throes, with the former \"caliphate\" reduced to a tiny pocket of resistance. While some see the jihadists as \"some of the most dangerous people on Earth\", others consider the ex-militants \"broken, traumatised men\".

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:47:00 +0300
This is the second incident involving a major loss of life of Indian security personnel after the one that took place on Thursday, when a suicide bomber from Jaish-e-Mohammed, a jihadist organisation, rammed an explosives-laden SUV into a paramilitary convoy belonging to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), killing over 40 servicemen.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:07:00 +0300
A bomb hit a paramilitary convoy on Thursday, killing 40 members of India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Pulwama, an area of Indian-controlled Kashmir. New Delhi has accused Islamabad of playing a role in the terrorist attack.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:00:00 +0300
Royal Navy ships have been deployed in response to the incident, which was described as a \"foolish game\" by a spokesperson for the government of Gibraltar, a British overseas territory. The incident comes amid UK-Spanish tensions over Gibraltar which have reached a fever-pitch as the 29 March date for Brexit approaches.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:56:13 +0300
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Director of China's Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office Yang Jiechi and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas during the recent Munich Security Conference have confirmed their readiness to strengthen cooperation on international issues and address global challenges, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:38:00 +0300
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that during the hacker attack on the parliamentary computer network on 8 February, the databases of three main political parties in the country were breached.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:29:00 +0300
Eyewitnesses captured the moment when a grandstand came crashing down under the weight of dozens of people celebrating the annual carnival in Villa Santa Rosa, near the city of Cordoba, Argentina.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:20:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia is ready to upgrade the India-operated A-50EI airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, including with the involvement of third countries, Yury Slyusar, the president of the Russian United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), told Sputnik.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:30:00 +0300
Our canine friends are wonderful, and they totally deserve to get nice presents. But what can you get a dog? A treat, a toy, or, maybe, another dog? That would be a good one!

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:10:09 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold talks with his Omani counterpart, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah, in Moscow on Monday, during which the two ministers will address the situation in the Middle East and the state of bilateral relations.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 07:51:00 +0300
SOCHI (Sputnik) - The development of a \"space yacht\" capable of taking off from ordinary airfields to deliver tourists to near-earth orbit, is conducted in Russia with the support of the National Technology Initiative's (NTI) AeroNet and SpaceNet working groups, chief designer of NPO Aviation and Space Technologies Alexander Begak told Sputnik.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 07:18:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Germany will cease the extradition of its citizens to Britain immediately after UK withdrawal from the European Union, even if relevant agreements are reached between the United Kingdom and the European Union, The Financial Times reported, citing an official notice sent by Berlin to Brussels.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 07:01:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced on Sunday the increase in the country's military presence in the Arctic to counter Russia's activities in the region.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 06:38:00 +0300
The student association passed a vote calling to ban all meat that has not been stunned before slaughter.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 05:45:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump’s tough stance on immigration has won the day, as migrants amassed on the US-Mexican border have begun to turn back.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 05:21:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Representatives of the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels from the Ansar Allah movement made significant progress in the talks, agreeing on the first phase of redeploying military forces during the fourth joint meeting on February 16-17, the press office of the UN Secretary-General said in a statement on Sunday.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 05:17:00 +0300
PRAGUE (Sputnik) - Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE, Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak, told his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin that the refusal of Kiev to allow Russian observers to the election was contrary to the principles of the OSCE member states, Slovak Foreign Ministry spokesman Boris Gandel told Sputnik.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 05:06:00 +0300
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - A group of members of the European Parliament claimed Sunday they were being expelled from Venezuela right upon arrival, but Venezuelan Foreign Ministry reported that parliamentarians were planning a conspiracy in the country.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 04:51:00 +0300
The model and actress flashed her physique in a rather uncommon environment.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 04:40:00 +0300
According to this woman's entreaties, the time of noble and honest men is a thing of the past.She is striving, seeking, desperately searching for one righteous gentlemen, but no one seems to be able to satisfy her demands.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 04:04:00 +0300
DUBAI (Sputnik) - Riyadh and Islamabad signed agreements worth $20 billion were signed during the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Pakistan, the Saudi Gazette reported on Monday.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 03:49:00 +0300
Earlier reports said Kanye West and Malik Yusef wrote the promotional song for the eyewear brand Gentle Monster.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 02:54:54 +0300
While the finding does not support the hollow earth theory, it does provide some interesting insights into geology and the history of the Earth.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 02:53:00 +0300
Veteran UK Labour MP Paul Flynn had been ill and said in October 2018 he would resign after more than 30 years in the British parliament, The Huffington Post reported Sunday.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 02:36:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom on Sunday called an incident involving the unfurling of a Russian flag on the walls of Salisbury Cathedral, \"a well-staged provocation.\"

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 02:31:00 +0300
On Friday, Iranian state broadcaster IRIB refused to broadcast a Bundesliga - professional association football league in Germany - game between German soccer teams Bayern Munich and Augsburg because a female referee, Bibiana Steinhaus, was officiating the match.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 02:03:00 +0300
The man’s perfect English caught the world’s attention as early as 2014. Experts speculated at the time that he could have been North American or Canadian and they turned out to be correct.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:54:00 +0300
ABU DHABI/BRUSSELS/MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), the state-owned defense company, has signed on Sunday a preliminary agreement with France's Naval Group on the creation of a joint venture for the construction of warships in the kingdom.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:12:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA has refuted Sunday reports about the alleged freezing of the company's accounts by Russia's Gazprombank.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:59:00 +0300
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - As many as six people were killed and three others were wounded in a shooting by a criminal gang in the Mexico City suburb of Iztapalapa, the prosecutor's office said in a statement on Sunday.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:49:00 +0300
DUBAI (Sputnik) - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday started his tour of South Asia and China with an official two-day visit to Pakistan, local media reported.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:31:19 +0300
The newest member of the British royal family - an American by birth - wanted to become another Princess Diana, and she indeed seems to have become one, although not necessarily in the way she intended, an unofficial biographer writes.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:25:13 +0300
Chinese surveillance firm SenseNets is closely monitoring the movements of an estimated 2.5 million people in Xinjiang - an autonomous territory in northwest China - according to a massive data leak on the Beijing group’s servers that was identified by the Dutch nonprofit organization GDI Foundation.

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:21:30 +0300
Experts believe, however, that the Minister is too optimistic in his time estimation, saying drone swarms are years from becoming a reality.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 23:40:00 +0300
In Big Pharma’s first major advance since the mid-20th century in the fight against depression, a new nasal spray that would bring speedy relief to those suffering suicidal thoughts is now edging closer to market.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 23:29:00 +0300
The faux president’s comeback seems to have attracted mixed reaction among television viewers, many of whom took his words on \"buddy\" Brett Kavanaugh and Trump’s presidential term perhaps too closely to heart.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 23:19:00 +0300
ABU DHABI (Sputnik) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a contract, worth some 147 million dirhams ($40 million), to purchase Kornet-E anti-tank missile systems from Russia, a representative of the UAE armed forces, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Al Hassani, said on Sunday.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 22:39:16 +0300
Seeking to counter it’s ongoing notoriety as one of the world’s biggest coal exporters, Australia on Saturday, announced a $12.5 million plan to plant a billion trees by 2050.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 22:15:28 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian former intelligence officer Sergei Skripal has suffered deterioration in his health and is being treated by doctors at home amid fears that he may never fully recover from poisoning, the Sunday Times reported citing an intelligence source.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 21:56:55 +0300
Trump’s policy adviser cited a “threat” plaguing the US, before underscoring that Trump won’t fulfil his constitutional oath if he doesn’t go to the mat on the issue of protecting his country.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 21:16:39 +0300
Colin Kaepernick, who leapt into the spotlight by taking a knee during the national anthem at a pre-season game to protest against racial injustice and police brutality in 2016, got sidelined and filed a collusion claim against the NFL in 2017. It was announced that the parties had agreed to settlement terms, including confidentiality provisions.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 21:08:00 +0300
It is not the serenade itself, but the fact that a legendary saxophonist appeared to be part of the romantic pre-arranged set-up on Valentine’s morning that was eagerly chewed over on social media.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 20:54:00 +0300
Earlier this week, former Acting Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, revealed that the US intelligence community had considered removing the US president from office in May 2017 after he unexpectedly fired the bureau’s then-director, James Comey.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 20:26:00 +0300
A catastrophic nuclear accident took place in the USSR in April 1986 when an explosion rocked the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant located near the now abandoned town of Pripyat in Ukraine.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 20:14:00 +0300
A day before US President Donald Trump urged EU allies to take back over 800 Daesh* fighters that had been captured in Syria and put them on trial.

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Despite committing quite a few crimes in Australia, he was still considered eligible for asylum there. However, the chances were reduced nearly to zero after he dared to settle accounts with a crony “military-style”.

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Every parent needs a bit of quiet time at least once a day – just to recover or to sleep. But it is really difficult for kids to understand this simple fact. They're always asking for attention!

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 18:54:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iran presented on Sunday a new domestically-built submarine Fateh equipped with cruise missiles and cutting-edge equipment, the Press TV broadcaster reported, live streaming the unveiling ceremony.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 18:36:00 +0300
The club cost the current owners, the American family Glazer, a bit over $1 billion more than a decade ago, and it has since been reportedly been burdened with huge debt over the past years.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 18:36:00 +0300
The Gustav Knepper power station located in the western German city of Dortmund-Mengede was constructed in the area of a former coal mine and has been closed for some five years.

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The country is located in the so-called Ring of Fire where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 18:04:00 +0300
The International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest was established in Australia, but in the five years of its existence, it has truly become an international competition that traditionally has two main categories, \"Best Photographer of the Year\" and \"Best Photo of the Year\".

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:57:00 +0300
Social media users are shocked and appalled at a very controversial theme for a children's party in Ohio that appears to be promoting violence against the commander-in-chief.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:40:48 +0300
Europe and Iran are committed to cooperating to further implement a trade mechanism allowing them to bypass US sanctions. This is what the European External Action Service said in a statement following a meeting between EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:32:00 +0300
PIENIEZNO (Poland) (Sputnik) – About 100 monuments to Soviet soldiers killed in World War II have been demolished in Poland in recent years, Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreev told reporters on Sunday.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:25:00 +0300
Poland’s foreign minister is expected to attend a Visegrad gathering of four central and Eastern European states in Jerusalem instead of the country’s head of state after reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to blame the Polish nation of collaborating with the Nazis in the Holocaust.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:21:00 +0300
Everybody knows how dangerous sports can be, even for a bystander. A tennis ball or a baseball could seriously harm a person – so there is no doubt a bigger object can be deadly due to its velocity!

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 16:47:00 +0300
A group of Royal Artillery troops accused a female soldier of Jamaican descent of using her skin colour to secure promotions and sabotage the careers of white colleagues.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 16:46:00 +0300
Rachael Fitzpatrick announced a “Yes Year” after she parted with her boyfriend, whom she had planned to marry. The list of challenges included outings in the wild in nothing but her birthday suit every weekend, sharing the highlights on Instagram.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 16:40:00 +0300
Hong Kong's economy is slowing amid the ongoing trade tensions between Mainland China and the US, as well as the Brexit-related uncertainty, which all render Hong Kongese CEOs anxious of this year's economic outlook.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 16:26:00 +0300
A top Chinese state planner says the nation's state-owned enterprises (SOEs) will attract foreign investments and undergo structural changes to improve their throughput efficiency, boost production output, and reduce systemic risks.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 16:10:00 +0300
In January, Kensington Palace announced that the Royal Family's newest member, Meghan Markle, became the patron of four organisations - the National Theatre, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, The Mayhew, and Smart Works. They were all chosen as \"causes and issues with which [Meghan] has long been associated\".

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 16:04:00 +0300
French fighter Sofiane Boukichou had a really unlucky moment during the first round of his bout with Tom Aspinall in the Cage Warriors 101 event on Saturday.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 16:02:00 +0300
An unknown person has hung the Russian flag on the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England, local radio station Spire FM reported.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:43:00 +0300
Some 29 people were reportedly detained in the French capital on Saturday as Yellow Vests demonstrations continued to rock France for the 14th week in a row. The rallies that started as a protest against fuel price hikes later transformed into a wider protest against Emmanuel Macron’s policies.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:22:00 +0300
This was the 16th time that right-wing groups in Bulgaria held the controversial annual march dedicated to Hristo Nikolov Lukov, a minister of war and leader of the Union of Bulgarian National Legions (UBNL), which supported Nazi Germany during World War II.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:21:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Police detained 29 activists during the Saturday yellow vests protest in the French capital, the BFMTV broadcaster reported on 17 February.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:18:00 +0300
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) noted earlier this week they are now clearing the village of Baghouz, which is from their point of view the last settlement in Syria controlled by the Daesh* terrorist group.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:32:17 +0300
The US first daughter and White House aide went on a charm offensive in Germany, where she attended the Munich Security Conference and a number of events, including a dinner with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In Europe, she once again took on the role of an advocate for her father, who is viewed critically by many in the EU for his policies.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:28:00 +0300
French-Jewish philosopher Alain Finkielkraut was verbally assaulted by yellow vests protesters who took to France's streets on Saturday night for a 14th week of demonstrations, French media outlets reported.

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:18:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated US President Donald Trump for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize last fall after getting a relevant request from Washington, Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday, citing a government source.

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