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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:34:00 +0300
The gap between the price of an ounce of gold and one bitcoin has never been so close. The cryptocurrency, touted as a workaround to government oversight, topped $1200 per coin last night, for the first time.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:27:00 +0300
The Arkansas Senate is deliberating a bill that would strip the Clinton name from the state’s largest airport. The bill would prevent any public structure being named after a living person, or a person who served in public office less than 10 years prior to the structure’s completion.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:07:46 +0300
At least five people were killed and dozens of others were injured in a train collision in central Cuba, local media report.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:52:00 +0300
This week Khalid Bin Ali Al Humaidan, who directs the General Intelligence Directorate (GID), Saudi Arabia’s primary spy agency, paid an unexpected visit to Jerusalem and Ramallah, although those visits have not been officially confirmed by the Israeli and Palestinian governments.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:50:00 +0300
Facebook has made a significant donation to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) taking place in Maryland this week.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:20:00 +0300
Member of Verkhovna Rada Nadezhda Savchenko says she has met with six Ukrainian prisoners of war in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in Ukraine's southeast

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:13:00 +0300
Canadian Joint Operations Command spokesperson Capt. Vincent Bouchard claims that Canadian advisers continue to play non-combat roles in Iraq by assisting the Iraqi Security Forces, but stand ready to defend them from attacks by Daesh terror group.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:07:00 +0300
China has taken another step in global economic dominance after becoming Germany’s most significant international trading partner, a place once occupied by the US.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:55:06 +0300
The US Air Force said that it is retiring the 21-year-old MQ-1 Predator drone and is transitioning to the MQ-9 Reaper.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:44:00 +0300
Apple has launched an investigation into a report of an iPhone 7 Plus belching smoke and melting. Video of the meltdown was posted online and quickly went viral.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:33:37 +0300
John Kasich told reporters he would present his plan on the US healthcare reform in a Saturday.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:10:38 +0300
The French financial prosecutor's office launched an official investigation on Friday into an allegedly fake employment of The Republicans' nominee Francois Fillon's wife, local media reported.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:03:51 +0300
Several major news organizations were blocked from a White House daily briefing on Friday without an immediate explanation, according to media reports.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0300
On Sunday Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will begin a 21-day investment junket to Asia, visiting Japan, Malaysia, China, and Indonesia, countries that are becoming increasingly valuable importers of Saudi oil.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:53:00 +0300
HNC delegation member Monzer Makhous claims that HNC held a \"positive\" meeting on Friday with the Cairo opposition platform.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:49:30 +0300
Department of Defense spokesman Jeff Davis claims that US military forces stationed in South Korea are fully prepared if North Korea uses chemical weapons in a potential attack like the VX nerve agent.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:36:42 +0300
The first solar eclipse of the year will be visible over the weekend, and for a lucky few South Americans and Africans it will be something special.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:36:00 +0300
The US will consider “a full range of options,” and has consistently resisted ruling out the use of ground forces in the fight against Daesh, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, remarked on Thursday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:02:00 +0300
Cairo group's leader Jihad Makdissi says that HNC and Cairo opposition platform have not agreed to merge their delegations to the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:43:00 +0300
Syria Staffan de Mistura gave a procedural paper to the delegations of the Syrian government and the High Negotiations Committee on Friday, in which he called on all parties to respect each other.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:35:34 +0300
Russian Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov said that the proposed UN Security Council draft resolution on chemical weapons use in Syria contradicted the principle of presumption of innocence and prejudged investigation results.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:25:00 +0300
Former Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev had his first day in court on Wednesday despite being the head of a political party currently engaged in an election campaign, Focus News Agency reported.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:19:00 +0300
Australia’s plans to release a herpes virus into the nation’s largest river system to control the carp population has divided the scientific community. The $15-million program could endanger global food security and cause “catastrophic ecosystem crashes,” according to British environmental scientists.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:18:00 +0300
Left-wing protesters prepared a surprise for President Trump during his Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) speech outside of Washington DC, and duped many of his supporters in the process.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:03:00 +0300
The US Air Force has equipped its fleet of 20 B-2 Spirit stealth bombers with flight-management-control processors that officials say enhance the performance of onboard computer systems by a factor of 1,000, Scout reports.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:00:00 +0300
On Friday China dismissed pressure from US President Donald Trump to reconsider its relationship with North Korea, suggesting that Washington must hash out its own issues with Pyongyang.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:59:00 +0300
US forces in Iraq are using advanced counter-drone technology to defeat observation drones used by Daesh, Department of Defense spokesman Jeff Davis told Sputnik.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:51:53 +0300
US President Donald Trump is putting added pressure on the FBI to find those responsible for leaking secret information about his administration's phone calls, demanding that the agency identify the leakers “now.”

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:50:00 +0300
The report that will be issued upon concluding the 30-day policy review of efforts to counter Daesh terror group may include a recommendation for a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), US Department of Defense spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis said in a briefing on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:35:00 +0300
The US Department of Justice should probe White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus's interference into the FBI ongoing probe of President Donald Trump's campaign contacts with Russia, US House of Representatives minority leader Nancy Pelosi said in a press release on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:33:04 +0300
The US Department of Justice has requested on Friday that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals halt proceedings on President Donald Trump's immigration order, according to the court document.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:31:00 +0300
A new study conducted by US scientist William Snell and his team revealed a close connection between sex and viruses.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:23:00 +0300
The Swedish Foreign Ministry posted an article on Friday debunking common misconceptions on crime, terrorism and immigration in Sweden.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:19:25 +0300
Ukraine and Turkey plan to sign an agreement to further simplify travel between the two countries during an upcoming visit by Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman to Ankara, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:11:00 +0300
A foreign company and 11 individuals in the US state of Florida have been charged for exporting restricted articles of civilian and military application to Syria in a violation of the existing trade embargo, the US Department of Justice said in a press release on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:04:00 +0300
This amazing cat named Graf lives in Russia and loves to travel with its owner Andrey.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:01:00 +0300
South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se's words on the urgency of the nuclear issue in North Korea were \"rubbish,\" the North's Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea said Friday in a statement.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:57:09 +0300
The goals set at the beginning of the Euphrates Shield operation in Syria have been reached, Chief of the Turkish General Staff Hulusi Akar said Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:54:00 +0300
In December, the Syrian government and armed opposition groups reached an agreement on a nationwide ceasefire in Syria and expressed their readiness to start peace talks.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:51:00 +0300
The United States has been notified in advance of the planned Iraqi airstrikes in Syria and has provided intelligence to guide them, US Department of Defense spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said in a briefing on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:48:37 +0300
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is preparing to test rescue and recovery techniques needed for the Orion space craft’s ocean splash down following a 2018 voyage to the Moon, the New York Air National Guard disclosed in a press release on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:41:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order at the White House on Friday to set up groups at each federal agency that will be in charge of finding regulations to eliminate.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:30:00 +0300
Some 61 percent of US adults favor screening out immigrants who place violent ideologies above a belief in the US Constitution, a new Rasmussen Reports poll revealed on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:18:45 +0300
North Korea's nuclear program has long been a source for concern for its closest neighbors, Japan and South Korea, as well as for the global community. On February 12, Pyongyang launched a medium-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan and declared the test successful.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:14:59 +0300
President Donald Trump should pay for the cost of protecting his family in New York City if he chooses to maintain two residences while serving as president, US Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez said in a statement on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:05:00 +0300
Syrian peace talks need an input from a delegation of civil society representatives before key constitutional issues can be resolved, Tarek Ahmad, a member of the Damascus Platform opposition group, told Sputnik on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:02:00 +0300
A scale model of a passenger jet that is designed to travel faster than the speed of sound has undergone its first in a series of wind tunnel tests, the US defense and aerospace contractor Lockheed Martin announced in a press release on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:53:00 +0300
Speaking to the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Maryland on Friday, President Donald Trump once again attacked “fake news” in the mainstream media, and asserted that he “loves” Bernie Sanders.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:49:00 +0300
Google's parent company Alphabet has filed a lawsuit against Uber, accusing the transportation giant of stealing its technology - neither the first time Uber has been embroiled in scandal, nor that the tech industry has been engulfed by disputes over copyright.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:47:00 +0300
Turkey may seek to reinstate death penalty as there is public demand for it, country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:44:00 +0300
Friday: The senator who headed investigation into Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has been arrested; and following another race motivated shooting in the US, why are such attacks not deemed terrorism?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:38:00 +0300
A cross-party delegation of members of the European Parliament (MEPs) has severely criticized Israel over its recent decision to build 3,000 new settler homes in the West Bank and to retroactively legalize thousands of illegal settlements.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:38:00 +0300
The United States is \"lucky\" that Republican Senator John McCain is not president because otherwise the country would be engulfed in \"perpetual war,\" Kentucky Sen. and former presidential candidate Rand Paul said in a TV interview.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:37:34 +0300
UK banks issued more consumer loans in January than expected previously, meaning the long-anticipated Brexit-inflicted slowdown in the UK’s economy will still have to wait.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:37:00 +0300
Nasr Hariri, the head of the Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee at the intra-Syria talks said Friday he discussed with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura the issue of political transition, calling the meeting positive.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:31:00 +0300
President Donald Trump announced in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday the White House is putting in a request for a significant budget for the US military.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:18:00 +0300
President Donald Trump said to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday that he will soon take action to lift restrictions on all types of energy production in the United States.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:16:00 +0300
The cover of New Yorker magazine's first March issue features a drawing of Russian President Vladimir Putin examining a butterfly with the face of US President Donald Trump and the title of the publication is written in Cyrillic letters.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:14:00 +0300
A mother and three young men are accused of being part of a sex trafficking gang, which forced underage girls to have sex with men for money.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:12:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump said on Friday that construction of the border wall between the United States and Mexico is starting soon, and it is moving ahead of schedule.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:11:52 +0300
Trump’s economic reform agenda is gaining increased support from domestic businesses, but the supply-side overhaul might stumble upon congressional Republicans’ reluctance to mount budget expenditures.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:00:00 +0300
A strike conducted earlier in the day by the Iraqi Air Force against Daesh terrorist group in Syrian Deir Ez-Zor province has been fully coordinated with the Syrian government, Al-Watan reported, citing a source, close to the Syrian Foreign Ministry.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:57:00 +0300
The Syrian Cairo opposition intends to meet with the High Negotiations Committee delegation to discuss unification of the two groups' views on the political transition.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:55:00 +0300
Iraqi oil shipments to the United States averaged a record 4.1 million barrels per day in November 2016 and that level was maintained through the end of the year, while the November US-bound exports of Saudi crude hit a 13-year high, according to a report by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:47:00 +0300
Media should not use unnamed sources, US President Donald Trump said at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:45:00 +0300
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing the first serious challenge to her leadership in ten years only a month after Martin Schulz - who stepped down as President of the European Parliament to return to German politics - took up the challenge against her at this year's federal elections.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:41:00 +0300
President Donald Trump has opted for readjusting Washington's foreign policy towards greater involvement with Russia while adopting a tough stance on China. This strategy is aimed at containing Beijing, but analysts say that the US administration should make an effort to work with both countries instead of trying to drive a wedge between them.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:39:00 +0300
Nearly half of Americans believe the North America Free Trade Agreement is a bad deal for the United States, while the other half believes the pact benefits the nation, a Gallup poll revealed on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:35:00 +0300
In the asylum that is the United States today, many juvenile reasons have been posited for the growing mutiny against the presidency of Donald J. Trump.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:34:00 +0300
The US Department of State has prepared a memorandum against leaks for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, warning that information disclosure can have affect the readiness of US officials to seek advice, according to the document released on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:30:26 +0300
According to India’s Ministry of Home Affairs document, 364 infiltration attempts were made by terrorists to enter Indian Territory from Jammu and Kashmir border in 2016, more than three times in comparison to 2015.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:28:00 +0300
German pensioner Gerhard Schott has traveled over one million kilometers in his Soviet \"Moskvitch\" made in 1976, according to German website tag24.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:27:00 +0300
The Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), which is a part of the Damascus Platform of Syrian opposition, is expected to visit Moscow in March to discuss the outcome of the ongoing intra-Syrian talks in Geneva and inter-party dialogue, Tarek Ahmad, a member of the party, told Sputnik on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:27:00 +0300
Developers of the Russian new-generation strategic bomber, known as the Advanced Long-Range Aviation Complex (PAK DA), have defended the preliminary design of the project, according to Evgeniy Fedorov, scientific director of the Russian State Research Institute of Aviation Systems.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:24:00 +0300
The UK Labour party's loss to the Conservatives of a parliamentary seat it has held in a staunchly working-class area of Britain that it had held since 1935 is the latest sign of the self-demolition of the Labour party under its leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:21:28 +0300
US administration should concentrate on finding solutions for the nuclear problem in North Korea rather than attempting to win the nuclear arms race against Russia, senior member of the Russian parliament's upper house Alexei Pushkov said Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:21:00 +0300
The US government is likely not investigating alleged ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian officials, a White House official told reporters on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:17:00 +0300
The US House Homeland Security Committee has created a bipartisan panel to examine weaknesses in government systems that could allow terrorists to infiltrate the United States, Chairman Michael McCaul said in a press release Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:16:00 +0300
While the cost of university is high and rising in many countries, most notoriously the UK and US, Germany has been found to be unique in offering completely free university tuition - will the country follow in the footsteps of others and saddle graduates with lifelong debts?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:13:34 +0300
Iran and Saudi Arabia are in talks on Iranians rejoining the annual Hajj pilgrimage this year amid a diplomatic rift between the two countries, Iranian media said Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:09:00 +0300
A second explosion on Friday occurred near the Syrian city of al-Bab as Turkey-led forces established full control of the city.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:03:00 +0300
The German Social Democratic Party (SPD) has become more popular than the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CDU/CSU) for the first time since October 2006, a poll revealed Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:55:00 +0300
Seoul expressed criticism over a VX nerve agent, a highly toxic liquid, used to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother Kim Jong Nam, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said Friday,

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:48:00 +0300
South Korea approved a package worth $530 million to step up defense fortifications against North Korea, the country's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:45:00 +0300
Italy hopes to take part in the implementation of China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative, Italian President Sergio Mattarella said Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:43:00 +0300
Locals identified the victim as a seven year old boy who had gone missing from the locality a couple of days before the incident. The accused had allegedly chopped off the victim’s head and limbs, ripped his stomach open and gutted out the internal organs.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:42:26 +0300
Fall in clean energy tariffs hold key for Indian political parties as providing electricity to 1.3 billion populations at cheaper rates has remained main poll plank for them in recent past.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:38:04 +0300
Estonia hopes to make NATO forces \"feel at home\" while being deployed to the country in the near future, Estonian army Commander-in-Chief Riho Terras said Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:37:00 +0300
The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on Friday named a former governor of the Kurdish-majority Diyarbakir province as its new spokesman, Anadolu news agency reported.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:35:00 +0300
Cybersecurity experts in Britain have conducted research which shows that the amount of ransomware associated with the Android phones increased by 50 percent in 2016.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:33:00 +0300
The issue of a pan-European army reflects the Europeans’ desire to break free from US patronage and take their security into their own hands, Russian and German politicians and political experts said during a Moscow-Berlin video conference on Monday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +0300
The Clinton email scandal hasn't faded away after Hillary Clinton's resounding defeat in the 2016 presidential election. The case still raises a lot of questions, while tens of thousands of documents have yet to surface. Speaking to Sputnik Jan R. Weinberg, founder of Show Up! America, stressed that there is more to the case than meets the eye.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:20:00 +0300
The Cairo opposition group is not planning a bilateral meeting with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Geneva on Friday, but does not rule out the possibility of this the following day, the group's leader Jihad Makdissi told Sputnik.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:17:00 +0300
The Russian Defense Ministry is surprised by the German outcry over its decision to set up a Reichstag building replica at a patriotic theme park, the spokesman said Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:13:00 +0300
The Dutch Senate looks set to uphold an EU association deal with Kiev in April, a year after the majority of Dutch voters rejected the plan that would bring Ukraine closer to the bloc, Ukrainian media reported Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:08:00 +0300
An international human rights watchdog on Friday urged the United States to carry out a thorough investigation into into late January's Yemen raid which killed over a dozen civilians.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:06:57 +0300
The sanctions against Russia were not taken into account when Russian southern city of Sochi was chosen as a location for the third Winter Military World Games, Col. Abdul Hakeem Shino, the president of the International Military Sports Council said Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:02:00 +0300
This baby panda lives in Chengdu Research and Giant Panda Breeding Facility, China and loves hugs.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:57:50 +0300
Focus readers criticized German leadership and the North Atlantic Alliance for sending German military equipment, including the Leopard 2 main battle tanks, Marder infantry fighting vehicles and Pionierpanzer 2 Dachs armored engineering vehicles to Lithuania as part of NATO's plan ostensibly aimed at \"deterring Russia.\"

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:50:00 +0300
Upmarket UK retailer John Lewis has announced it will axe almost 800 jobs in its biggest ever round of redundancies, weeks after sister company Waitrose revealed it would close several stores and cut up to 700 jobs - perhaps the latest instance of Brexit's damaging impact on the UK economy.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:44:00 +0300
Thaci's call came just days after the ninth anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence of Kosovo, which continues to rely heavily on foreign donations, which have halved since last year as foreign investors are moving out, scared off by rampant corruption and political instability in Serbia’s breakaway southern region.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:41:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump claimed on Friday that the FBI was unable to quell leaks of classified information that could harm US security.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:39:42 +0300
The US-led coalition conducted 36 strikes consisting of 120 engagements against the Daesh terror group in Iraq and Syria on Thursday, including six airstrikes near Mosul, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:35:00 +0300
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura's office refrains from comments on Bashar Jaafari's delegation paper, a representative of the office told Sputnik.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:26:00 +0300
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has conceded that the EU may have to evolve with different member states working at differing speeds, opening up the way for different countries to work together on different policies, rather than as one bloc.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:25:00 +0300
Recently, news reports appear to have died down regarding the shootings of unarmed black men and women in the US. Does that mean that it is no longer an issue? Despite the lack of coverage this is a situation which is continuing and needs to be fixed, a media expert has told Sputnik.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:18:28 +0300
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin, died earlier in the week, should be immortalized, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday at a farewell ceremony for the diplomat held in Moscow.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:14:49 +0300
Clashes of interest between the EAEU members is natural to the ongoing process of integration, Chairman of the EEC Board said Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:13:00 +0300
Company which astonished the world with its commitment to deliver smartphone at an unbelievably low price of $3.70 has been suspected of involvement in money laundering.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:10:00 +0300
Protests against migrants in South Africa's capital of Pretoria turned violent on Friday, local media reported.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:08:51 +0300
What may surprise India, the Chinese official media noted that Beijing had underestimated the prowess of science and technology experts from its large southern neighbor and should work to attract talents from India to maintain its dominance in innovation.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:08:00 +0300
Experts feel that unprecedented rise in surveillance platforms deployed in the South China Sea, particularly China’s deployment of high-tech drones, has reinforced a perception in New Delhi that Chinese future military operations will focus on dominating Asia’s littorals.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:58:00 +0300
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly President Christine Muttonen has supported the creation of a special inter-parliamentary committee on fight against terrorism, Russian lawmaker Nikolay Kovalev said Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:56:00 +0300
The Turkish General Staff has confirmed that Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels gained full control over al-Bab previously controlled by Daesh.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:55:00 +0300
The return to cold war and arms race will be inevitable if Washington seriously aims for the dominance in nuclear sphere, Leonid Slutsky, the chairman of the Russian lower house of parliament's international affairs committee, said Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:51:00 +0300
Production capacities of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will be gradually launched starting in 2019, the chief executive of Austria’s OMV energy company confirmed to Sputnik on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:45:00 +0300
Israel has refused to issue visas to staff from Human Rights Watch (HRW), one of the world's most renowned human rights NGOs, accusing the group of having an \"extreme, hostile and anti-Israel agenda\" - a move the organization has described as \"ominous,\" and a sign the state \"has no appetite\" for serious scrutiny of its human rights record.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:40:44 +0300
Austrian oil and gas company OMV is interested in additional natural gas deliveries from Russian gas company Gazprom, OMV CEO Rainer Seele told Sputnik Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:40:00 +0300
On Tuesday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov visited Iran to discuss a trade agreement between Moscow and Tehran.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:35:00 +0300
The death toll from Daesh's attack in the Syrian city of al-Bab has reached 60 people, Anadolu news agency reports.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:29:00 +0300
Brandon describes how he became a predator operator, and why he did his best to fulfil his obligations; how dehumanizing it is to hunt people down who have no means to defend themselves, and the sort of stress that this work can create. The former drone pilot also depicts the sort of people who enjoy this kind of work, and why he had to get out.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:29:00 +0300
Belarus will present a national report to the European Commission after the nuclear safety stress tests of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (NPP), which is currently under construction, will be completed, Belarusian Energy Minister Vladimir Potupchik said Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:26:37 +0300
German business circles expect Russian economy to recover in 2017, a joint poll of Russian-German Chamber of Foreign Trade (AHK Russland) and the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations showed Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:24:00 +0300
An explosion which hit chemical plant Farg’onaazot, a producer of nitrogen fertilizers, in the east of Uzbekistan, on Thursday left at least five people dead and several injured, a source at the plant told Sputnik Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:11:00 +0300
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin, who died earlier in the week, was as an \"extraordinary person,\" Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Friday at a farewell ceremony for the late diplomat in Moscow.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:04:00 +0300
The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) leads the pack among respondents with 33% with Merkel's CDU party coming in a percentage point behind at 32%.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:52:00 +0300
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered launch of airstrikes against Daesh in Syria.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:31:00 +0300
UK Electoral Commission announced on Friday that several investigations have been opened for the 2016 nationwide referendum on EU membership.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:31:00 +0300
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-cartel producers achieved a conformity level of 86% to the oil output cut deal in January, the organization said in a statement Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:28:00 +0300
Swedish police have launched an investigation into riots that erupted in a predominantly immigrant suburb of Stockholm on Monday night. Radio Sputnik discussed the issue with Jerzy Sarnecki, Professor of criminology at Stockholm University.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:28:00 +0300
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Russia on March 9-10.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:23:00 +0300
Ankara has expressed interest in purchasing the S-400 Triumf mobile surface-to-air missile systems from Russia to develop its own air defense system, Turkish MP Ahmet Berat Conkar of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) told Sputnik Turkey.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:11:00 +0300
As the Syrian crisis approaches its 6th anniversary, we take a look at some of the Syrian government's social, political and economic policies. This will not only give an insight into what life has been like in Syria, but it also provides an indication of what values and principles are important to the Syrian government.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:04:00 +0300
Russia will deploy a division to the Kuril Islands this year, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday. Moreover, the first Bastion coastal defense system has recently been deployed to Kamchatka. The moves are part of Defense Ministry's plan to build an integrated defense system in Russia's Far East.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:58:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump's vow to expand US nuclear capacities is sending the world back into the 20th century by challenging all treaties on strategic arms reduction, senior member of the Russian parliament's upper house Alexey Pushkov said Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:49:30 +0300
About 200 people in funny costumes gathered at Sokolniki park in Moscow to celebrate Defender of the Fatherland day.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:35:00 +0300
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused earlier this week to appear for questioning in connection with an inquiry into EU jobs for her assistants, her attorney told local media on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:28:00 +0300
About three quarters of German entrepreneurs working in Russia stand for cooperation between the European Union and the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), a new survey revealed on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:26:45 +0300
Over 60 percent of French respondents support the decision of Francois Bayrou, the Democratic Movement party's leader (MoDem), to drop out of the presidential race, a poll showed on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:25:00 +0300
Belarus and Russia are close to reaching an agreement on lowering prices for Russian gas, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko said Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:04:00 +0300
Russian Progress MS-05 space freighter docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, a Sputnik correspondent reported from Russia's Mission Control Center.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:02:16 +0300
India needs proactive support from the Bangladesh government in view of the growing incidents of cross border drug trafficking and fake currency racket.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:53:00 +0300
Russia is categorically against the possible suspension of the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) and will insist on extension of the document, Viktor Ozerov, chairman of the defense committee in the Russian upper house of parliament, told Sputnik on Friday.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:49:36 +0300
UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura appeared to be pessimistic that the fourth round of Geneva talks on Syria could end in a breakthrough, saying that he is not \"expecting miracles.\" However, recent developments indicate that opposition groups and their supporters are increasingly more inclined to reach a compromise with Damascus.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:48:00 +0300
Forest officers in the area informed the local media that over 31,000 female turtles invaded the beach on Wednesday night.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:45:00 +0300
Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada announced an intention on Friday to discuss with Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu Moscow's plan to deploy a military division on the Kuril Islands, Kyodo news agency reported.

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:38:00 +0300
According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Beijing hopes to work together with Washington and Pyongyang to support the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:37:00 +0300
Russian engineers are working on unique, electronically controlled, materials able to “fool” cruise missiles and other smart weapons, Rossiiskaya Gazeta wrote, citing the press service of Roselektronika Holding Company.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:36:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, pushed to exclude criticism of the Paris climate agreement from an executive order to be signed soon, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing its sources.

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