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Wed, 23 May 2018 19:12:00 +0300
The US government effort to ban Kaspersky Lab, the Russian security software protecting its networks from malicious viruses, seems to have hit a major snag.

Wed, 23 May 2018 19:00:00 +0300
A giant robot that was created to race takes its first steps as it learns to walk.

Wed, 23 May 2018 18:56:00 +0300
Washington has disinvited Beijing from participating in maritime drills in the Pacific citing China's \"continued militarization\" of the South China Sea.

Wed, 23 May 2018 18:55:00 +0300
Commenting on reports about the US military's plans to use Greek bases to store its nuclear weapons, retired Turkish Air Force General Erdogan Karakus told Sputnik that all this reflects Athens' push to develop its ties with Washington.

Wed, 23 May 2018 18:53:00 +0300
In the German city of Gera, a student has set the stage for a performance disguised as an office called the \"Homeland under Palm Trees,\" offering consultancy services to those who are not happy with their life in Germany and would like to relocate. Incidentally, the office is right next door to the office of right-wing AfD MP Stephan Brandner.

Wed, 23 May 2018 18:12:33 +0300
During his third month in office, Horst Seehofer, from the sister party of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, is under fire for alleged mass abuses within Migration and Refugee Agency. Officials from one of its regional offices allegedly granted asylum for bribes; other branches are now being investigated.

Wed, 23 May 2018 18:11:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Two pilots were able to eject safely when their Air Force T-38C Talon II supersonic jet trainer crashed in the US state of Mississippi, Columbus Air Force Base said in a statement on Wednesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 18:10:00 +0300
As the US presents its latest ultimatum to Tehran in the wake of Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, the head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry reveals his opinion on the matter.

Wed, 23 May 2018 18:07:00 +0300
Fast forward to the year 2050 and parts of England, including London and South East may well be experiencing significant water supply shortages.

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:43:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sputnik will take part in the upcoming St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), during which it will run a 24/7 newswire dedicated to the event and provide photos of key events of the forum, the agency's press service said on Wednesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:38:00 +0300
The Syrian Army is wrapping up its operations against the last of the jihadists in the al-Yarmouk camp district of Damascus, with the area being the last remaining jihadist stronghold in the city. Sputnik looks back at the concerted four-month operation to free the city of 1.7 million.

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:31:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Tommy Yang - Growing up in Chinese communist revolutionary Mao Zedong’s birthplace of Shaoshan, Mao Fenhui has always embraced a woman’s right to work and wanted pursue her professional career.

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:24:00 +0300
In the run-up to bikini season, female Twitter users have enthusiastically embarked on a new flash mob to show off what is now referred to as \"Toblerone tunnel,\" which is essentially \"a thigh gap.\"

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:22:00 +0300
The UK's House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee has urged the government to boost sanctions on people close to the Kremlin. Sputnik discussed the issue with Guy Mettan, a Swiss politician, president of the Swiss Press Club and author of the book \"Creating Russophobia: From the Great Religious Schism to Anti-Putin Hysteria.\"

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:19:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Exxon Mobil plans to reduce natural gas flaring by 25 percent and methane emissions by 15 percent in a bid to fight climate change, the US oil giant said in a press release on Wednesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:14:00 +0300
Wednesday, May 24, is the 25th anniversary of Eritrean independence being recognized by the United Nations. Sputnik spoke to vexillologist Graham Bartram about how Eritrea came up with its flag and why some countries are resistant to change when it comes to national banners.

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:13:00 +0300
The UK government entered the new financial year on May 22 in a supposedly strong position, with a smaller than expected budget deficit in April, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS.)

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:53:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with the chief executives of foreign companies on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), representatives of BP, Siemens, Huawei, Shell, Boeing, Total, Volvo and Toyota will attend the meeting, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov told reporters.

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:49:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russia represents a challenge for the strategic interests of the United States, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:43:00 +0300
Five invasive species of hammer-headed worms, some of them reaching 40 centimeters in length, have been discovered in France and overseas; remarkably enough, two of them were previously not known. Researcher Jean-Lou Justine says that his team was shocked to find that these bright-colored worms hadn’t come into the spotlight for such a long while.

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:41:00 +0300
BEIJING (Sputnik) - On Wednesday, a US diplomat in China reported \"abnormal\" sensations of sound and pressure, which prompted the US government to start looking into the incident.

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:39:00 +0300
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq were sent at least 200,000 euros (about $234,000) by their family and friends in Belgium over the past few years, De Tijd newspaper reported Wednesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:24:00 +0300
PARIS (Sputnik) – The French government’s reforms of state-owned railway operator SNCF was rejected by 94.97 percent of the company’s employees who had participated in a non-binding vote on the reform, Franceinfo news outlet reported on Wednesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:20:00 +0300
An Indian analyst is of the opinion that America's decision to go back on its prior commitments on international trade and environmental obligations will have deep impacts on its trade links and partnerships, driving countries like India towards the Eurasian concept of international trade.

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:16:07 +0300
A few days after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a media report suggested that the latter might be harboring presidential ambitions.

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:11:00 +0300
In August 2016, Israeli entrepreneur Joel Zamel, owner of the Psy-Group intelligence-gathering firm, reportedly met Donald Trump Jr. in New York to discuss ways to help presidential candidate Trump win the election, a claim dismissed by the US president as false.

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:10:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The record number of UK nationals obtained the German citizenship in 2017 amid the forthcoming withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said in a Wednesday statement.

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:06:54 +0300
In May, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Jana Reinisová, became the chairperson of the OPCW's Executive Council. Reinisová will hold this post from 2018 to 2020. Will the Czech Republic help promote a more objective investigation of the Skripals' case and alleged chemical attack in Syria?

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:06:00 +0300
On this week's show John Wight discusses the dangers of being a dissenting voice in a time when it is needed more than ever. Joining him is writer Neil Clark.

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:05:00 +0300
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has announced a new development course for the country – this year has been declared in Iran \"Year of Iranian Manufacturers' Support.\" He has stated that an increase in domestic production will help to solve an array of the nation's economic and social issues.

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:01:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United Kingdom believes that countries targeted by cyberattacks can resort to the right of self-defense to retaliate against the state which attacked them, UK Attorney General Jeremy Wright said on Wednesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:54:00 +0300
The global Orthodox community has been thrown into upheaval over the Ukrainian government's initiative to create a \"single local church\" which would separate Ukraine's largest Orthodox denomination from the Russian patriarchate. Speaking to Sputnik, Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Archpriest Nikolai Balashov explained what's at stake.

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:53:00 +0300
While hailing diversity and multiculturalism, the justice minister, who is seen as a rising star of the Finnish politics, has stated that no religion or culture can be used to justify human rights violations.

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:41:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The 2019 EU budget stipulated allocation of 245 million euros (about $287 million) for the European Defence Industrial Development Programme, the European Commission said in a Wednesday statement.

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:40:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The closure of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Korea may take place on Thursday if the weather conditions are favorable, a North Korean official told South Korean journalists who are expected to cover the event.

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:40:00 +0300
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has canceled his planned trip to Israel, which was set to start at the end of May, which immediately prompted speculations that the cancellation stems from France's condemnation of developments in Gaza on the border with Israel.

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:38:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday will hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum (SPIEF), the French Embassy in Russia said in a Wednesday statement.

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:37:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said in a statement on Wednesday that trade negotiations with China were moving forward, but he hinted that a final deal would need to rely on a \"different structure\" to ensure compliance.

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:31:00 +0300
Britain's foreign secretary Boris Johnson says he needs a Brexit plane for his global travels because the Prime Minister's jet \"is never available.\"

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:24:00 +0300
154 economics professors have warned that creating a eurozone budget and a post of the union finance minister, the French president has pushed, will damage prosperity throughout Europe.

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:13:00 +0300
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has recalled the country's ambassadors to the US and Israel, accusing them of \"state terror\" and \"genocide,\" referring to the situation in the Gaza Strip.

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:00:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees' (BAMF) branch in the city of Bremen will stop processing asylum applications until the corruption investigation launched against the institution is concluded, BAMF said in a statement on Wednesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:57:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Malaysian government could cancel its contract with the US Ocean Infinity company engaged in a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370), Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:56:00 +0300
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The European Commission said Wednesday it had recommended to close Excessive Deficit Procedure against France, with Spain being the only country to remain in the program.

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:52:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Swedish Trade and EU Affairs Deputy Minister Oscar Stenstrom will attend the upcoming St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in order to promote interests of Swedish companies in Russia, the Swedish government's press service said on Wednesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:42:00 +0300
Yesterday's memorial for the victims of the Manchester terror attack was moving. However, I am afraid I can't bring myself to change my twitter avatar, light a candle and sing Kumbaya whilst not \"looking back in Anger.\" Because frankly, I am angrier now about this terrorist attack than I was 12 months ago.

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:39:24 +0300
Commenting on the German Chancellor's upcoming visit to China, experts have told Sputnik that with saving the Iran nuclear deal due to be high on the agenda of Angela Merkel's talks with Chinese partners, it's irrelevant to speak of any breakthrough on the matter.

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:35:37 +0300
The Russian Defense Ministry has released a video of Borey-class nuclear submarine Yuri Dolgoruky launch a salvo of Bulava ballistic missiles at targets in Russia’s Far East.

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:32:00 +0300
The uncertainty Brexit has brought about, especially with EU-UK negotiations making little headway, is pushing Brits to consider and prepare for all eventualities, including the prospect of a “hard Brexit” scenario, which could see them lose their right to live and work in the union.

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:15:05 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump may prolong his visit to the United Kingdom, which is scheduled for mid-July, to play golf in Scotland, Guardian reported on Wednesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:07:09 +0300
As more and more people become curious about the appeal of sex dolls, a new huge store dealing in this particular kind of merchandise is about to open in the Netherlands.

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:03:00 +0300
ROME (Sputnik) – The next Italian government, which is being formed by the Five Star Movement and the League party, may place the country at the forefront of improving European relations with Russia, Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French National Front (FN) party, said in an interview, published Wednesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:01:00 +0300
Reactions to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's grilling by the European lawmakers highlighted a variety of emotions on social media. Comments online addressed the inaptitude of the Q&A session, strange behavior of some Members of the European Parliament and the awkwardness of the Zuckerberg-Farage encounter.

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0300
Pakistan fears that India’s Kishanganga hydroelectric power plant will reduce its share in the cross-border Indus River system of which the Neelum River is a part. Pakistan wants India to address its concerns for which it has sought the intervention of the World Bank.

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:57:00 +0300
The militants from the Daesh terrorist group operating in the western part of the al-Yarmuk refugee camp have been completely destroyed and the territory is under the control of Syrian troops, the chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, Col. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy said.

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:52:00 +0300
France has been engulfed by a massive wave of protests, with thousands of people taking to the streets of Paris in order to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's reforms. Tensions are running high and peaceful rallies often escalate into unrest and violent clashes between demonstrators and police.

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:40:28 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The ongoing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak has the potential to expand beyond the Equator Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) to the capital city of Kinshasa and neighboring countries, WHO Deputy Director-General Peter Salama said on Wednesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:35:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The State of Palestine accedes to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), with the international agreement set to enter into force for it in mid-June, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said in a Wednesday statement.

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:33:00 +0300
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The Seoul Central District Court sentenced on Wednesday former chief of the South Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS), Nam Jae-joon, to a three-and-a-half-year jail term for abusing power, Yonhap reported.

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:30:00 +0300
Visitors to Kruger National Park in South Africa have filmed a group of hippopotamuses, who rescued a wildebeest from crocodiles.

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:59:00 +0300
The Russian Foreign Ministry has noted that the situation on the Korean Peninsula is a problem for the whole international agenda, which occasionally becomes \"turbulent.\"

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:58:00 +0300
A number of topics affecting the world economy are expected to be addressed at the upcoming 2018 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry, will be leading the Indian delegation to SPIEF. He spoke exclusively to Sputnik about India’s strategy to combat bilateral trade barriers amid US protectionism.

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:50:00 +0300
At the onset of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a new media report suggests that Israeli authorities may restrict access to Jerusalem for Muslims living in the Gaza Strip.

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:45:00 +0300
Giampaolo Rossi, an Il Giornale columnist and professor at Link Campus University of Rome, has discussed the prospects of the Italian ruling parties to fulfill their election promise to implement a hardline plan to tackle illegal immigration and the possible EU reaction to the matter.

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:41:00 +0300
Deviating from the official EU stance, which expresses commitment to the 2015 Iran accord, Poland’s top officials have expressed a wish to defend the US position among the EU members and step into a mediator role between the transatlantic allies, split by the recent US move.

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:24:00 +0300
A Finnish start-up's contribution to the noble cause of fighting plastic debris flooding the seas with two-piece swimsuits made of recycled waste, might be some of the hottest ones around.

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:17:00 +0300
Saudi Arabia is heading a coalition that supports the Yemeni government led by President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi against the Shiite Houthi movement.

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:15:00 +0300
Former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal was discharged from a Salisbury hospital on May 18, however, since then there has been no information on his subsequent fate.

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:10:07 +0300
Norway’s $1-trillion sovereign wealth fund has voted against climate targets, advocated for by several international institutional investors, as the fund’s excessive reliance on global stocks suggests acceleration in global manufacturing would improve its profitability.

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:55:57 +0300
South Korea’s central bank is expected to keep its interest rates unchanged at 1.5 percent amid the softer macroeconomic data at home, foreign trade woes, and political uncertainty.

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:55:00 +0300
PARIS (Sputnik) - The introduction of new anti-Tehran sanctions by Washington will not contribute to a dialogue, but will create new risks for security in the region, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:52:00 +0300
Seriously, would you buy a second-hand car from the American president? Anybody in their right mind would scoff at the unnerving risk of being sold something liable to splutter into a heap or be repossessed.

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:43:00 +0300
The Sweden Democrats have backed up the Conservatives' crusade to put an end to so-called \"honor culture\" permeating Swedish suburbs and stressed that they are prepared to go as far as expulsion to tackle it.

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:33:00 +0300
According to reports, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has ordered the evacuation of 2,300 migrants from a Paris migrant camp.

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:33:00 +0300
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is yet to comment on the media reports, has recently voiced dissatisfaction with information leaks pertaining to topics discussed during Israeli government meetings.

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:28:00 +0300
Trump meets with South Korean leader; DOJ to investigate FBI's role in 2016 Election; China and US end trade war.

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:21:00 +0300
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan discuss the constant barrage of propaganda thrown at the American public presented as objective news. Whether through deception, omission, or outright mendacity, news and media manipulation has become an unfortunate staple of our current media landscape.

Wed, 23 May 2018 10:47:00 +0300
LONDON (Sputnik) - UK authorities have not demanded that Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich explain the origin of his capital when processing documents to renew his investor visa, a source from businessman's inner circle told Sputnik.

Wed, 23 May 2018 10:16:00 +0300
An apparent attempt to cash in on hype over the royal wedding has landed a German producer of sweets Super Dickmann in hot water, as the firm has had to apologize for a collage of its brand’s chocolate-covered marshmallows in a bridal dress.

Wed, 23 May 2018 10:05:00 +0300
The withdrawal of Iranian forces and units of the Lebanese movement Hezbollah from Syria is not on the discussion agenda, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad told Sputnik.

Wed, 23 May 2018 10:05:00 +0300
According to the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, the UAE did not try to influence the election of Donald Trump.

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:38:23 +0300
With relations between Tel Aviv and Washington at one of their highest points in history after the controversial opening of the US Embassy in the disputed city of Jerusalem, a high-ranking European official has predicted that President Trump's legacy may be scrapped.

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:36:00 +0300
Following the distribution of Cold War-style pamphlets about managing crisis and war to nearly 5 million Swedish households, a measure unparalleled since 1961, Norway has decided to follow in its neighbor's footsteps and is currently working on a new nationwide preparedness campaign.

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:33:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Russia will facilitate the improvement of French-Russian ties and contribute to the development of bilateral business relations, the head of French logistics company Gefco, Luc Nadal, told Sputnik.

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:26:25 +0300
A city in Florida has been briefly put on \"zombie alert\" due to apparent tampering with the announcement system.

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:25:00 +0300
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Joe Lauria, the editor-in-chief of Consortium News, founded by the late Robert Parry, and the author of the book \"How I Lost, By Hillary Clinton.\"

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:00:00 +0300
Last Friday marked the 53rd anniversary of the execution of Eli Cohen, the Egyptian-born Israeli spy who burrowed his way so deep into the Syrian state apparatus he nearly came to head it. Speaking to Cohen's brother, and to Israeli and Syrian intelligence experts, Sputnik has pieced together a new look at the superspy's incredible life story.

Wed, 23 May 2018 08:45:00 +0300
European countries are turning to Russia as an ally in their confrontation with Washington over Donald Trump's tariff measures and sanctions spree against Moscow and Tehran. In this context German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit has marked a potential thaw in EU-Russia relations.

Wed, 23 May 2018 08:30:00 +0300
The kitten shelter's staff hopes that the initiative will change the way children, who witnessed the horrors of the war in Syria, treat animals.

Wed, 23 May 2018 08:24:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Philip Roth, one of the greatest US writers of the 20th century, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, US media reported.

Wed, 23 May 2018 07:36:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russia and Ukraine should negotiate all issues related to journalists working in both countries, including the release of RIA Novosti Ukraine portal chief Kirill Vyshinsky, Ukrainian lawmaker Oleksandr Dombrovskyy told Sputnik.

Wed, 23 May 2018 07:32:00 +0300
Demands voiced by the US administration are clearly unacceptable for Tehran, Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 07:09:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - NASA is being cited for weak management of information technology systems and warned of vulnerabilities to hackers, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued on Tuesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 07:00:00 +0300
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has pledged to impose the toughest sanctions in history on Iran, adding that they will apply until Iran changes its course. Marwa Osman, a political analyst and journalist, has offered her take on the speech in an interview with Sputnik.

Wed, 23 May 2018 06:34:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - About 50 people from various countries have shown interest in an experiment simulating the flight to an orbital station near the Moon, a representative of the Institute of Medicobiological Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences told Sputnik.

Wed, 23 May 2018 06:19:00 +0300
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The Venezuelan National Commission of Telecommunications launched an investigation into a news outlet Nacional over stories challenging the authorities' legitimacy, according to the watchdog's statement.

Wed, 23 May 2018 06:08:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The victory of Muqtada al-Sadr in Iraq’s national election demonstrated the complete failure of the wars that the United States has waged in the country and of its nation-building policies there over the past 15 years, analysts told Sputnik.

Wed, 23 May 2018 05:43:00 +0300
The Israeli Air Force has struck underground and naval targets belonging to Palestinian militant group Hamas and located in the Gaza Strip, the press service of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said Wednesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 05:30:00 +0300
A black man from Eastern Michigan University got himself into jail over an embarrassing case of faking racist graffiti.

Wed, 23 May 2018 05:26:00 +0300
LONDON (Sputnik) - The UK government's strong Russophobia is threatening to ruin the reputation of the United Kingdom, the press secretary of the Russian Embassy in London told reporters.

Wed, 23 May 2018 05:00:00 +0300
John Bolton's remarks have had repercussions for the expected US-North Korea talks, as the adviser to Donald Trump may be nothing less than the US military industrial complex's Manchurian candidate, foreign affairs analyst Rakesh Krishnan Simha suggested in an interview with Sputnik.

Wed, 23 May 2018 04:51:00 +0300
North Korean authorities have approved the list of South Korean reporters hoping to cover the dismantlement of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site after refusing the go-ahead several times, local media reported on Wednesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 04:30:00 +0300
During his major Iran speech, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Tehran of conducting “assassination operations” in Europe, surprising both security experts and Iranian emigrants.

Wed, 23 May 2018 04:17:00 +0300
The testimony of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg before the European Parliament was insufficient, as the social network founder was able to avoid uncomfortable questions, several members of the parliament pointed out.

Wed, 23 May 2018 04:03:00 +0300
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) Luc Rivet – The welcoming culture of Germany, which came about in 2015, when its citizens applauded the arrival of trains filled with migrants and asylum seekers, vanished as the new government announced plans to accelerate the processing of asylum applications and establish holding centers to ensure consistent deportations.

Wed, 23 May 2018 03:58:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - An Islamist terrorist group blamed for attacking police stations in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in August 2017 is responsible for one and possibly two massacres of Hindu women, children and men, Amnesty International said in a report.

Wed, 23 May 2018 03:48:35 +0300
Attention: the name on the model uniform recently used to show the US Air Force's new getup has no connection to whistleblower Edward Snowden, the Air Force wants you to know.

Wed, 23 May 2018 03:48:00 +0300
Four ships with the Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) are heading to the Gaza Strip in an effort to “break the siege” of the enclave, which the United Nations has long called illegal. Three of the ships departed Copenhagen, Denmark, on Monday and are expected to be joined by a fourth en route.

Wed, 23 May 2018 03:41:00 +0300
Washington seeks to embrace a new concept that stipulates the use of cyberwarfare to disable adversary missiles before they leave their launchpad in case of an imminent missile threat against the United States, The Daily Beast reported, citing the Pentagon’s document from May 2017.

Wed, 23 May 2018 03:35:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The decision by President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress to expose the identity of a confidential FBI source is negligent and dangerous, US Congressman Jerrold Nadler, ranking member of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, said in a statement on Tuesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 03:29:00 +0300
On Tuesday, the Palestinian government submitted a referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC) urging prosecutors to investigate what it calls Israeli crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Wed, 23 May 2018 03:25:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has demanded that Iran carry out a series of tasks that would not be difficult to achieve, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told reporters on Tuesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 03:11:00 +0300
Facebook will offer its users a number of new tools to control the use of their personal data on the network, including the ability to clear the history of data tied to a specific account, the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday during his speech at the European Parliament.

Wed, 23 May 2018 03:05:26 +0300
With just a few weeks remaining before the potential meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, some, including top US officials, are not certain the summit will occur.

Wed, 23 May 2018 03:01:00 +0300
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Greece is expected to receive the final tranche of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) multi-year financial assistance for the country, with the sum set to be discussed by Eurozone members later in the week, a source familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 02:58:13 +0300
A day after calling for the US Justice Department to investigate whether laws were broken during the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign, US President Donald Trump met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray to discuss the issue.

Wed, 23 May 2018 02:49:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation will provide a highly anticipated briefing on the handling of the Russia investigation to Republican members of Congress on Thursday, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Tuesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 02:27:00 +0300
Julio Chavez, Vice President of the Unified Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) for the states of Táchira and Mérida, told Sputnik that recent vote showed that respect for the Venezuelan people’s will is guaranteed.

Wed, 23 May 2018 02:19:00 +0300
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Venezuelan authorities see new sanctions placed on the Latin American nation by the United States after Sunday's presidential election as the \"crime against humanity,\" the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 02:18:00 +0300
On Monday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) took full control of Damascus - city, suburbs and countryside - for the first time since the civil war began seven years ago. Sputnik spoke to Rick Sterling, an investigative journalist and member of the Syria Solidarity Movement, to discuss what the liberation of Damascus means for the protracted war.

Wed, 23 May 2018 02:11:00 +0300
Britain’s Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has called for Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley to increase her efforts to get the Stormont executive back up and running.

Wed, 23 May 2018 02:01:00 +0300
Samuel Shaffer, the self-proclaimed “seer” of a Utah doomsday cult, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for child rape and child abuse.

Wed, 23 May 2018 01:46:00 +0300
UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson recently announced the start of the UK's first-ever space defense strategy.

Wed, 23 May 2018 01:38:00 +0300
Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte, who calls herself “Atlanta's most experienced cosmetic surgeon” on her website, is facing multiple malpractice lawsuits after patients revealed harrowing stories of botched or incorrect surgeries and negligent after-care.

Wed, 23 May 2018 01:24:00 +0300
In his maiden foreign policy speech, the US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, threatened Iran with \"unprecedented financial pressure\" if it fails to cease its regional activities, such as support for the Lebanese Shiite group, Hezbollah.

Wed, 23 May 2018 01:06:00 +0300
An international team of scientists has reported that emissions of ozone-destroying chemicals have increased in the past six years despite the chemicals being banned by the Montreal Protocol.

Wed, 23 May 2018 01:03:29 +0300
Military officials at Texas' Fort Bliss are reviewing the base's aviation routes after one of its UH-60 Black Hawk choppers mistakenly dropped a can of ammo onto a local elementary school.

Wed, 23 May 2018 01:00:00 +0300
Lynx or drunken partygoers?

Wed, 23 May 2018 00:45:15 +0300
Amazon is practically giving away facial recognition technology to at least two police departments in the United States, according to new documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The technology is so powerful that roughly 40 civil liberties groups have lodged a protest with the company.

Wed, 23 May 2018 00:43:39 +0300
Though not an all-out ban, the US Department of Defense on Monday approved new restrictions on how cellphones and other electronic devices should be handled when classified information is being discussed inside the Pentagon.

Wed, 23 May 2018 00:39:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - North Korea’s military poses a growing threat to Northeast Asia and to US forces despite internal challenges and shortcomings, the Department of Defense said in a report to Congress that was leaked on Tuesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 00:36:00 +0300
Police and protesters clashed violently in Paris streets Tuesday, with fire and water cannons turning neighborhoods into chaos.

Wed, 23 May 2018 00:21:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is prepared for the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and will do its utmost to ensure that the summit is successful, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on Tuesday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 00:17:00 +0300
More children were killed in US schools in 2018 than active US military service members. The Washington Post reported, citing the US Defense Department, that the total number of student shooting deaths in schools exceeds all US military casualties.

Tue, 22 May 2018 23:59:00 +0300
LONDON (Sputnik) - Ongoing disagreements over post-Brexit trade between London and Dublin may spell disaster for areas dependent on trade across the Northern Irish border, namely rural ones, UK lawmaker Owen Paterson, who served as state secretary for Northern Ireland in 2010-2012, said on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 May 2018 23:37:27 +0300
The US Embassy in Israel has demanded an apology from Israel’s Achiya organization for taking advantage of US envoy David Friedman by presenting him a photo of Jerusalem with Third Temple photoshopped on the Temple Mount.

Tue, 22 May 2018 23:27:00 +0300
This past weekend, a sinkhole developed on the White House’s North Lawn.

Tue, 22 May 2018 23:15:58 +0300
Quick thinking and a multitude of muscles to the rescue!

Tue, 22 May 2018 23:09:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States may remove sanctions imposed on Russia’s GAZ Group if Oleg Deripaska cedes control of the company, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said in newly published guidance on its website on Tuesday.

Tue, 22 May 2018 22:46:59 +0300
Can you say, “Perdón, soy un idiota”?

Tue, 22 May 2018 22:39:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he envisions a deal that would see a huge fine of $1.3 billion and new management for Chinese company Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment (ZTE).

Tue, 22 May 2018 22:35:00 +0300
American supermarket chain Publix is facing mockery for refusing to write “summa cum laude” on a graduation cake because staff considered the Latin word “cum” too profane.

Tue, 22 May 2018 22:29:00 +0300
Fast food giant McDonald’s is being sued by 10 female employees in the US who say they were sexually harassed in the workplace and their supervisors were either complicit or did nothing to help them.

Tue, 22 May 2018 22:27:00 +0300
Hardly a year has passed since Iraqi Kurds conducted an Israeli-backed referendum, that Tel Aviv reportedly considered supporting Kurdistan’s prospective statehood.

Tue, 22 May 2018 22:20:00 +0300
Have you ever felt like an alien because you do things differently from everybody else? Don’t worry, you’re not alone: an asteroid found to orbit backwards around the sun has turned out to be from a completely different solar system.

Tue, 22 May 2018 22:02:00 +0300
According to Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, the Northrop Grumman E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) would be useless in a fight against an advanced military.

Tue, 22 May 2018 22:01:00 +0300
Although they say that life is no bed of roses, it sometimes seems quite the case for world leaders. While the German media seeks for the \"hidden meaning\" behind Vladimir Putin giving Angela Merkel a bouquet during their latest meeting, Sputnik presents many of the flowers their counterparts have given each other over the years.

Tue, 22 May 2018 22:00:00 +0300
With less than three weeks before UK pilots stationed at a South Carolina Marine Corps base are scheduled to cross the Atlantic with four F-35 fighter jets in June, the pilots are getting in as much training as possible on the jets before the aircraft reach their initial operational capability milestone later this year.

Tue, 22 May 2018 21:59:00 +0300
On Tuesday, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) defended its claims that Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 (MH370), which vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014, was out of control before it crashed and was therefore an accident.

Tue, 22 May 2018 21:46:00 +0300
The prince, who describes himself as an “opposition member” and has been living in Germany for several years with no direct contact to the Saudi Royal Family, is used to being interviewed, providing provocative \"insights\" into the life of the Kingdom’s rulers.

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