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Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:30:00 +0300
While most dogs are capable of learning simple tricks and interactions with their owners, many puppies struggle, often in hilarious fashion.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:20:00 +0300
There has been an increase in low-intensity grenade blasts in Jammu and Kashmir and most of these grenades are of Chinese origin, says a report published in the Indian media. These grenades do not carry any markings, therefore, India cannot use them as proof of Pakistan's involvement in a particular terror attack, opines a defence analyst.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:18:00 +0300
The roof of a five-storey residential building is burning in an area of almost 2,000 square meters in Kansk in the Krasnoyarsk Territory.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:17:00 +0300
India’s Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), headed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved a $1.93 billion procurement of 464 Russian-made T-90MS main battle tanks (MBTs), but the Ministry of Defence has additional conditions before signing the contract.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:04:23 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The police prefecture of Paris said it had prohibited yellow vest demonstrators from holding a protest on the coming Saturday near the Notre Dame cathedral that has suffered from a massive fire.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:59:00 +0300
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared on twitter that she will support a resolution demanding a new probe into whether President Trump should face impeachment after special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:57:45 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping and Vietnamese leader Nguyen Phu Trong who congratulated him on being re-elected as the chairman of the North Korean State Affairs Commission.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:54:00 +0300
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, as part of the Belt and Road Initiative, has been making remarkable progress, yet some countries and observers are trying to belittle its enormous potential benefits by labelling it a \"debt trap\".

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:50:17 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - One woman was killed after shots were fired and petrol bombs were thrown in the city of Derry in Northern Ireland, the local police have said, adding they are treating the shooting as a \"terrorist incident.\"

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:47:00 +0300
A tit-for-tat dispute between Europe and the US over alleged unfair subsidies to their respective planemakers - Airbus and Boeing - has been simmering for a decade and a half.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:41:00 +0300
Huawei Technologies Co said on Tuesday that it had so far secured 40 commercial 5G network contracts, up from 30 announced in late January, as the Chinese company is gaining more votes of confidence from telecom carriers.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:38:58 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Mali's Prime Minister Soumeylou Beoubeye Maiga and his government have submitted a letter of resignation to the country's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the presidential office said in a communique amid a deteriorating security situation in the country.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:32:00 +0300
Researcher Bibiana Bryson, who guards hundreds of “prophetic” paintings by Argentinian Benjamin Solari Parravicini, claims the artist managed to predict the blaze in Paris cathedral.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:23:53 +0300
BEIJING (Sputnik) - The official delegation from the United States is not expected to attend the second edition of the Belt and Road Forum, which will be held in Beijing the next week, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Hanhui has said.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:07:22 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian military has spotted 22 foreign reconnaissance aircraft near the Russian airspace over the past week, an infographic published on the Armed Forces' official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda showed on Friday.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 05:47:00 +0300
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – The UN Security Council members should immediately adopt the UK-drafted resolution calling for a ceasefire in Libya, German Ambassador to the UN Christoph Heusgen who presides over the Security Council told reporters.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 05:23:00 +0300
Pastor E.W. Jackson dedicated a good portion of his “The Awakening” radio program to railing against Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, saying that men should feel disgusted by seeing Buttigieg, who is gay, kissing his husband and warning that LGBTQ rights activists are trying to turn America into a “homocracy.”

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 05:18:18 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Nothing in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into alleged Trump-Russian collusion would make pursuing impeachment of US President Donald Trump worthwhile, US House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said in an interview.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 05:15:28 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump will travel to Japan on May 25-28 for holding a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the White House said in a statement

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 04:54:03 +0300
BUENOS ARIES (Sputnik) - Former Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, whom the authorities suspect of connections to the recently arrested WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, has left Ecuador, local media reported.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 04:35:09 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Greek anarchist group has taken responsibility for attacking the Russian consulate in Athens back in March, according to a statement released on the group's website.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 04:27:00 +0300
One of the first molecules to form after the Big Bang was spotted roughly 3,000 light-years from Earth in a dusty remnant of a sun-like star.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 04:20:58 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The proposed US Mexico Canada (Trade) Agreement (USMCA) would trigger a windfall for the United States, with billions of dollars of investments in the US auto industry and 76,000 new jobs, the US Trade Representative office said in a press release on Thursday.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 04:01:00 +0300
Footage of Houston Astros’ pitcher Collin McHugh pulling off a Matrix-like move to dodge a line drive went viral across the net.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 03:56:00 +0300
With Easter and Passover just around the corner, a new survey conducted by consulting company Gallup reveals that church memberships are at an all-time low in the US.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 03:41:43 +0300
ANKARA (Sputnik) - A safe zone has been \"de facto\" established between Turkey and Syria right up to the city of Manbij in Syria, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Thursday.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 03:30:00 +0300
Hitting the slopes can get dangerous when they strike back!

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 03:24:32 +0300
\"I'd like to see more films made in China reaching out to the world,\" said American director Rob Minkoff, jury president at the main competition of the 2019 Beijing International Film Festival.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 03:13:53 +0300
US Attorney General William Barr delivered a redacted version of the Mueller report to Congress on Thursday. Although it delivered a negative verdict on alleged Russian collusion with the Trump 2016 campaign, the Democrats have no intention of discarding such an incredibly useful narrative, experts told Sputnik Thursday.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 03:04:00 +0300
Hundreds of US military veterans are being deported from the country they served, many to Mexico and other Central American nations, for small-time offenses, including some in the distant past. Their treatment is a disgrace, a veterans representative tells Sputnik.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 02:54:00 +0300
New climate change models developed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are causing some concern among scientists, as they show a much faster pace of global warming to much higher temperatures than previous models - and scientists aren’t sure why.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:28:00 +0300
Beginning July 15, commercial porn websites will be required, as part of the UK Digital Economy Act’s updated regulations, to block British users’ access to explicit content until their ages can be proven via a verification system.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:14:37 +0300
“What do you mean you don’t have any snacks?”

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:36:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that if he'd wanted to, by way of executive privilege he could have fired everyone involved in the Office of Special Counsel's investigation into alleged collusion between his election campaign and the Russian government. \"I chose not to,\" he said.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:17:00 +0300
Sputnik discussed details of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation with Chadwick Moore, a journalist, public speaker, conservative political commentator, and cultural critic.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 23:42:59 +0300
With the media focus largely on the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, Facebook took the opportunity on Thursday to reveal that it messed up (again) and stored millions of Instagram passwords on unencrypted internal servers.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 23:24:00 +0300
On Thursday, a German chief prosecutor charged a 92-year-old man from Hamburg identified by the German outlet Die Welt as Bruno Dey with assisting in the murders of 5,230 Jewish prisoners during his tenure as a guard at the Stutthof concentration camp during World War II.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 23:18:00 +0300
In a strange twist of fate, part of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been used to cure the so-called “bubble boy” disease, a condition in which the body develops no immune system on its own. A gene editing procedure modifies the patient’s blood stem cells with the virus and reinserts them into the bone marrow, curing the illness.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:29:41 +0300
A Pennsylvania man who was sleeping in a dumpster received the shock of a lifetime this week when he was suddenly tossed into the back of a garbage truck when it picked up the receptacle to empty it.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:21:00 +0300
The photograph led PolitiFact to claim that the image of “two smiling men”, who were allegedly doctored into the picture, was used to promote speculation about Muslim involvement in the Notre Dame fire.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:07:00 +0300
\"Hillary and Clinton,\" a new play starring Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow and featuring the tagline 'primarily a comedy', is a retrospective on Hillary Clinton's 2008 battle against then-Senator Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination, rather than her 2016 loss to Donald Trump.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:01:00 +0300
India’s Defense Ministry has moved to buy 240 Spike guided anti-tank missiles and 12 launchers from Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, part of an “emergency purchase” authorized by New Delhi following the February showdown on the Pakistani border.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:00:00 +0300
Miss Costa, a large female great white shark tagged by research company OCEARCH in September 2016, recently shocked monitors when the sub-adult fish made a rare appearance in Gulf waters near the Florida coast.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 21:50:00 +0300
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Around 30 people received injuries as a result of a passenger train derailing in the northern Egyptian province of Kafr El-Shaikh, the Egyptian Masrawy news portal reported on Thursday.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 21:40:00 +0300
As the US attorney general initially presented only a summary of Mueller’s report, WikiLeaks called for transparency in the matter in order to dispel possible conspiracy theories.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 21:22:00 +0300
The long-awaited report by former FBI Director Robert Mueller took nearly two years to complete, cost over $25 million, led to 34 indictments and five convictions, and gave President Trump's opponents ammunition to accuse him of being a Russian pawn.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:39:00 +0300
The president’s daughter said that she's happy with the work she is doing, adding that the new head of the World Bank will do an “incredible job”.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:30:00 +0300
Following the publication of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on apparent Trump-Russia collusion, Sputnik spoke to Jim Jatras, a former US State Department foreign service officer, about the implications of Trump essentially being cleared and how the Dems might react.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:30:00 +0300
LONDON (Sputnik) – Environmental activists, who have been protesting in the UK capital since Monday, expressed on Thursday plans to block London’s Heathrow Airport, the Independent media outlet reported.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:28:00 +0300
I don’t know about Global Warming but I do wish that an ice cap would melt overnight and wash these scruffy middle-class eco-warrior tosspots off the streets of London.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:55:00 +0300
An Indian economist opines that suspending India from the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) is a no-win situation at best, and at worst, the US stands to lose the most as no longer having access to Indian exports could increase costs for American manufacturers and push up prices.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:43:00 +0300
The Pakistan military has said that India has finally accepted the truth regarding the IAF's 26 February Balakot strike.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:27:00 +0300
Earlier, French media reported that investigators consider a short circuit as the possible cause of the fire at the iconic Paris cathedral.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:27:00 +0300
The incident took place at 4 pm local time in north-western France; the perpetrator released the hostages after an hour, Sputnik France reported.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:03:00 +0300
“I have said many times that we would never get Brexit and I was right. Everyone wants Brexit apart from the establishment who have the levers of power. We don’t count and they have made that very clear.” So, say’s UKIP founding member, Godfrey Bloom on this week’s Shooting from the Lip with Jon Gaunt.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:00:00 +0300
This owl surprised and even startled many social media users by making an unexpected loud sound.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:57:00 +0300
Much of the media is focused on the impending release of Special Counsel's Robert Mueller's report, but another investigation is also due to issue its findings soon, which may potentially be much more revealing - and damning.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:55:00 +0300
Earlier in the day, it was reported by The Libya Observer that Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar's army had regained control over the Tamanhint Base following the withdrawal of the South Protection Force loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA).

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:50:00 +0300
Developers plan to replace the Find My Friends and Find My iPhone apps, according to sources who obtained exclusive details about the project.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:42:00 +0300
Nineteen-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi was reportedly doused with kerosene and set on fire by a mob of girls and boys on the roof of her school located south of the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:27:00 +0300
The summary of Mueller’s report rubbishes claims by the Clinton campaign, the Democratic Party and 'Never-Trump' Republicans who insisted that the US president colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:25:00 +0300
The suspects were taken into custody by Islamabad Police after they were identified by Lahore-based Canadian-origin model and humanitarian worker Assma Galuta. Police have identified the suspects as Hamza Sohail and Anas Kamran.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:21:00 +0300
More than 3,000 delegates from all over the world are taking part in this year’s Yalta Economic Forum in Crimea. Most foreign delegates, especially those from EU countries, opted to participate despite pressure from the mainstream media and authorities at home.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:10:00 +0300
The release followed a press conference by Attorney General William Barr, who summarised the special counsel's investigation by saying that it had found no evidence that anyone linked to the Trump campaign ever conspired with the Russian government during the 2016 election.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:58:00 +0300
The March of the Living is an international educational program that brings Jewish people from all over the world to Poland on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:55:00 +0300
Google's Open Heritage project that captures cultural heritage datasets has stressed the \"vulnerability and impermanence\" of sites, such as the burnt up cathedral in Paris.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:42:00 +0300
Stopping short of making actual accusations against the live streaming service, the vlogger warned that “there’s a lot of shady stuff” related to the platform and urged content creators to be careful about transferring their channels there.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:38:00 +0300
The French authorities have invited Parisiens, firefighters and city officials to the Paris City Hall to take part in an event honouring those who helped save the historic cathedral and the relics it housed.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:34:00 +0300
On Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said that Sino-Arab cooperation on the project will be further bolstered during the upcoming second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, which will be attended by representatives of Arab countries.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:20:00 +0300
The controversial 47-minute-long video, posted on Memri TV's Youtube channel, which has over 10,000 subscribers, triggered backlash as the researcher featured in it made a preposterous claim.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:12:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Tommy Yang - North Korea's latest test of a new tactical weapon could be part of Pyongyang’s strategy to try to convince the United States to continue peace talks, after both sides failed to reach an agreement on denuclearization during the summit of their leaders in Vietnam in February, experts told Sputnik.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:11:00 +0300
The man was taken into custody after a security guard stopped him from entering the church, just two days after a devastating fire ravaged France’s iconic Notre Dame.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:08:00 +0300
Earlier this week, Jonathan Ortmans, founder and president of the US-based Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), said that an Israeli delegation had decided not to attend the 11th Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Manama, citing “security concerns and a wish not to cause disruption” among other participants.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:06:00 +0300
Iran celebrated the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Islamic Republic's Armed Forces on Thursday, with parades held across the country and the largest taking place in Tehran.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:02:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly castigated the FBI investigation into the alleged collusion of his 2016 presidential campaign with Russia - this time, he did it in Game of Thrones style.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:34:00 +0300
Last month, the US Attorney General stated that after 22 months of work, Robert Mueller’s team had concluded that there had been no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:12:00 +0300
The decision came on 18 April with the social network arguing it was prompted by the organization's \"dangerous individuals and organisations policy.\"

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:09:00 +0300
YALTA (Crimea) (Sputnik) - The Mexican economy suffers heavy losses over the flow of migrants who aspire to cross into the United States, with the border city of Ciudad Juarez alone losing over $1.5 million daily, a member of the lower chamber of the Mexican parliament, Francisco Pasaret, said on Thursday.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:08:00 +0300
Relations between India and Pakistan took a turn for the worse earlier this year. Tensions soared after a deadly attack in Kashmir on 14 February, when a suicide bomber attacked an Indian security convoy, killing over 40 troops.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:50:00 +0300
Migrants who expect to receive the right to remain in the UK or EU countries after marriage are finding it more difficult to marry their partners, as the UK government has increased crackdown on sham unions.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:49:00 +0300
A recently released Federal Election Commission report suggests that Omar, who managed to raise over $800,000 in the first quarter of 2019, is now one of the Democratic Party's top fundraisers, despite being grilled over her allegedly anti-Semitic remarks and controversial statement on 9/11.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:39:00 +0300
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has blamed the well-known phenomenon of western disturbance for the current spell of bad weather in India which has resulted in heavy loss of life and property.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:37:00 +0300
Israeli F-35s reportedly carried out strikes on Damascus International Airport in January, targeting an alleged 'Iranian' presence in the area. Air defences intercepted 30 of the missiles, although some still managed to get through and damage airport infrastructure, including storehouses and a Chinese-supplied radar.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:28:00 +0300
On Monday, a boat transporting passengers on Lake Kivu tipped over, leaving three people dead and 150 others missing, local media reports said. At least 30 people were rescued after the accident, according to the news website africanews.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:16:00 +0300
Ivory Coast, otherwise known as Cote d'Ivoire, supplies nearly a third of the world's cocoa, and local farmers seemingly paid tribute to the industry by presenting Ivanka with a chocolate portrait.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:01:00 +0300
US Attorney General William Barr will release on Thursday a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:47:00 +0300
The martial artist ended up in her predicament after she started experiencing back pain while training for an upcoming bout and, following a medical examination, had to undergo a surgery to address the cause of her suffering.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:38:00 +0300
The tech giant is looking to develop a voice AI, which would work across Facebook's range of augmented and virtual reality products, including Portal and Oculus.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:31:00 +0300
Over the past few years, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death has been reported numerous times, but the Daesh* leader has re-emerged each time, even reportedly surviving an assassination attempt in January.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:31:00 +0300
On 21 April 1949 Gregoris Staktopoulos, a Greek reporter, was convicted after a nine-day show trial of murdering US journalist George Polk at the height of the Greek Civil War. But mystery still shrouds his death.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:27:00 +0300
Violence was witnessed in several parts of India’s eastern state of West Bengal during the second phase of the seven-phase 17th general election being held in eleven Indian states and one Union Territory.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:27:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of protesters arrested by the UK Metropolitan Police in the ongoing environmental rally in central London has climbed to 428, the police said on Thursday.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:24:00 +0300
French Rafale aircraft will be pitted against Indian-owned, Russian and Soviet-made MiGs atop a Russian-made aircraft carrier. The event constitutes part of the expanding strategic partnership between the two countries to counter China’s footprint in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:21:00 +0300
The US-European united transatlantic front on sanctions took a hit this week, with Brussels warning that it would retaliate if Washington moved forward with plans to impose a sanctions regime on foreign investments in Cuba which threatened European companies.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:14:00 +0300
The highly anticipated second meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Hanoi ended abruptly earlier this year without agreement after Washington refused to offer North Korea any relief from its economic sanctions while pushing for the country’s complete nuclear disarmament.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:14:00 +0300
A massive fire broke out at Notre Dame late on Monday evening, causing the collapse of the cathedral's spire and two-thirds of its roof. The conflagration was only fully extinguished on Tuesday morning.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:09:00 +0300
Umar, a top member of Pakistan's Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party, tweeted that he had obtained the prime minister's consent \"to not take any cabinet position\" amid reports of a reshuffle.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:00:00 +0300
A pet bearded dragon left a man hilariously screaming for help from a child as it climbed along his body and headed towards his face.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:42:00 +0300
Flight testing of the intermediate jet trainer, designed and developed by government-owned and run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the stage-II training of the Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots, was suspended after the aircraft encountered problems during spin test flights in 2016.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:40:00 +0300
Moscow does not consider the prospect of US military action against Venezuela abstract - it is a real scenario, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, commenting on the situation in Venezuela.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:32:00 +0300
TikTok, a popular video-sharing social media app produced by the Chinese tech giant Bytedance, had recently became a hit among younger smartphone users in India. Proponents of the ban said that the app encouraged child pornography and mindless violence.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:27:00 +0300
The developers of the famous video game franchise, well known for its painstaking recreation of various historical landmarks featured in it, also pledged a considerable sum of money to help restore the famous cathedral.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:15:00 +0300
Earlier, Horst Seehofer had triggered heated debates over Germany’s refugee policy with his 'Migration Masterplan', aimed at tightening migration rules and preventing failed asylum seekers from illegally staying in Germany.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:05:00 +0300
The development comes after the Japanese Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF) confirmed on Wednesday that the around-the-clock search for its missing F-35A plane and highly experienced pilot Major Akinori Hosomi is still underway.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:00:00 +0300
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan armed forces, had indirectly demanded that all television channels in the country seek prior clearance before inviting retired military officers to give their views on matters of national security after imposing a gag order on six former army and intelligence wing officers.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:53:00 +0300
Washington began a $1.5 trillion 30-year modernisation of the US' nuclear arsenal in 2010, with President Trump's 2018 Nuclear Posture Review calling for the creation of new tactical and sea-launched weapons, and lowering the threshold for their use including the possibility of a US nuclear response to \"significant non-nuclear strategic attacks.\"

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:49:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The recently created UK Brexit Party of Nigel Farage, the former longtime leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and an ardent supporter of London's withdrawal from the European Union, maintains the lead in polls ahead of the upcoming elections to the European Parliament.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:42:00 +0300
On Thursday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that as many as 205 people have been killed and 913 more injured since the beginning of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) offensive on Tripoli.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:39:00 +0300
South Africa's economic growth remains sluggish ahead of the 8 May elections, with many households struggling to cope due to their shrinking purchasing power amid elevated levels of inflation, poor wage growth and rampant unemployment.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:38:00 +0300
The world's leading development lender warns that at least 17 African countries are at risk of defaulting on their debt in the event of a global economic downturn – due to the fast pace at which they have been issuing bonds over the past few months.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:30:00 +0300
Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, chairman of the board of directors of the newly-formed Saudi Space Agency, is holding a press conference at the RKA Mission Control Centre in Korolyov.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:05:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia will oppose the new illegitimate restrictions imposed by the United States on Venezuela and Cuba, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Sputnik Thursday.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:51:00 +0300
Over the past seven years, the Swedish krona has lost almost 30 percent of its value against the euro and 50 percent against the dollar.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:45:00 +0300
The Earth’s magnetic field is weakening and some scientists warn that solar rays could erode it even further.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:36:00 +0300
Live from Paris, as firefighters and emergency workers continue to inspect the damage at Notre Dame cathedral, which caught fire on Monday evening.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:31:00 +0300
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The Belgian State Security Service (VSSE) has registered around 100 organisations of Salafi movement, a branch of the Sunni Islam that advocates the rule of the sharia law, local media reported on Thursday.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:29:00 +0300
The statement comes a few days after the investigative website Disclose reported the “massive use” of French-made weapons, including tanks, helicopters and fighter jets, in war-torn Yemen.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:28:00 +0300
PARIS (Sputnik) - The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris will reopen in less than five years after a blaze ripped through the medieval building and destroyed its spire, French Culture Minister Franck Riester said on Thursday.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:55:00 +0300
The HMS Artemis, Sweden's new reconnaissance vessel, is meant to replace the HMS Orion, which is scheduled to retire, and carry on with intelligence activities in the Baltic Sea.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:52:00 +0300
The suspects are accused of attempting to sell 150 rare alexandrine parakeets in parts of New Delhi. Acting on a tip-off from an unnamed NGO, police successfully apprehended them.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:34:00 +0300
When India tested its anti-satellite weapons, more than 100 fragments of destroyed spacecraft were created; in the future, these fragments could pose a threat to the ISS, the Russian Defence Ministry said.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:26:00 +0300
The incident is the latest privacy gaffe from the beleaguered technology giant, which has been plagued by scandal over the past two years.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:03:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The ships of the Russian Baltic Fleet are tracking the activity of NATO's naval group that has entered the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defence Ministry said Thursday.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:52:00 +0300
While 35 percent of Norwegians said they believed in Christ's resurrection, only 14 percent believed Jesus physically rose from the dead after he was crucified.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:49:00 +0300
Earlier, Modi said that India had called Pakistan’s nuclear capacity bluff in the IAF’s recent cross-border air strikes. The statement came amid bilateral tensions over alleged terrorist camps on Pakistani territory, which New Delhi claims house militants responsible for February’s deadly terror attack at Pulwama, India.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:45:00 +0300
The priceless Paris landmark went up in flames on Monday evening; the battle to extinguish the blaze took nine hours.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:39:00 +0300
CARACAS (Sputnik) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said that new US sanctions, which are restricting the ability of Caracas to handle international financial transactions, will give the country even more strength.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:37:00 +0300
On Wednesday, the United States announced that it would within two weeks permit its citizens to sue foreign firms and individuals doing business in property seized from them after the 1959 Cuban Revolution.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:34:00 +0300
The two satellites, one belonging to Nepal and the other to Sri Lanka, were designed and built at the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan by engineers from the aforementioned countries, with UN funding.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:12:00 +0300
Despite the fact that Jehovah's Witnesses have been branded as extremists in neighbouring Russia, the Finnish authorities still consider it a safe country for the practitioners of this denomination, which differs significantly from mainstream Christianity.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:11:00 +0300
Christians around the world reacted in horror when a catastrophic blaze partially destroyed the world-famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:57:00 +0300
Earlier, the Philippine President had repeatedly mocked the Catholic Church, making fun of the Catholic sacrament of confession, saying that the number of sins he commits would require him to confess daily, to no avail. He also questioned the concept of heaven and hell.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:29:00 +0300
According to a local central weather bureau, Taipei area has been rocked by some 4-magnitude quake. At least five people were injured as a result of a powerful earthquake that occurred on Thursday afternoon in Taiwan, according to Taiwan News.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:22:00 +0300
Bolton made the statement as he announced that the US was imposing a new round of sanctions against Venezuela – something that he said should become a warning to “all external actors, including Russia”.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:08:00 +0300
The devastating fire broke out at Notre Dame de Paris on 15 April, causing the collapse of the cathedral's spire and two-thirds of its roof. President Emmanuel Macron has described the inferno as a \"terrible tragedy\" and promised to rebuild the 850-year-old cathedral within five years.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:58:00 +0300
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven is pushing ahead with an open border policy, while right-wing parties across the EU are sounding alarm bells about the devastating consequences of uncontrolled migration. Speaking to Sputnik, Bill Ravotti, moderator of the V4 Report, explained how the rise of the New Right may alter the status quo in the bloc.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:51:00 +0300
Baloch Raji Aajoi Sangar (BRAS), an alliance of the BLF, BLA and BRG Baloch armed groups, has reportedly claimed responsibility for the Ormara attack.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:32:00 +0300
A new study published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters found the first meteor to hit Earth from interstellar space — and the second known interstellar visitor overall.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:30:00 +0300
This golden retriever was clearly excited by her interaction with a cluster of chicks, rubbing its face against them and staring with interest.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:24:00 +0300
Flames were spotted at around 1am Thursday morning on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, near the A30 near Temple and Bolventor.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:17:00 +0300
Boeing Co is making “steady progress” on the path to certifying a software update to the grounded 737 MAX and even has made the final test flight before a certification flight.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:08:08 +0300
CARACAS (Sputnik) – The second batch of humanitarian aid from Russia as part of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) support programs arrived in Venezuela, a high-ranked informed source in Caracas told Sputnik.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:56:59 +0300
CAIRO (Sputnik) – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has dispatched a delegation to Khartoum, sending a message of support to the Sudanese transition military council, which has been established to govern the country in the wake of the overthrow of its long-time President Omar Bashir, local media reported on Thursday.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:43:00 +0300
CARACAS (Sputnik) – Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) planned to ship aid to Venezuela every two to three weeks.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:32:46 +0300
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Sucre and Buenos Aires may lay the foundation for determining global lithium prices during Bolivian President Evo Morales' bilateral talks with his Argentinian counterpart Mauricio Macri the next Monday, the head of Bolivia's lithium processing giant Yacimientos del Litio Bolivianos has said.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:08:00 +0300
Given its desire for strategic autonomy in international affairs, India's foreign policy can be characterized as non-aligned. However, in recent years, its deepening politico-military ties with the US have somewhat altered its foreign policy.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:03:24 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - An Iraqi pilot flew an F-16 fighter jet in the nation’s first combat sortie in a defensive mission above the Iraqi-Syrian border this week alongside other coalition aircraft, US Central Command’s (CENTCOM) Operation Inherent Resolve disclosed in a press release on Wednesday.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 05:59:00 +0300
A possible recession in Europe poses more of a threat to China than the emerging trade war with the United States, according to Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz Group, one of the largest financial services companies in the world.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 05:41:00 +0300
US scientists have partially revived pig brains four hours after the animals were slaughtered, providing new ways of researching diseases like Alzheimer's and fuelling debate over the barrier between life and death.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 05:30:00 +0300
At 1 am in the dead of night, an air of tension spreads over the dark, quiet field. Zhang Chao, a member of the special armed police, disguises himself as a medical worker as he approaches the hijacked bus.

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