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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:46:00 +0300
Mark Pearson, Deputy Director of OECD, stated that the United Kingdom with its aging society, is challenged by the situation in which the state pension is growing while the number of workers is falling, which can subsequently force the authorities to ask people of working age to pay more or to work longer before they can claim their pension.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:45:00 +0300
3D printing is in its relative infancy - while originally patented in 1984, it was not until the dawn of the new millennium the practice began physically living up to its name. Since then, the array of materials and products that can be produced by 3D printing has expanded exponentially, to include plastics, metal, glass, food and even more.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:35:00 +0300
The defense minister of the Philippines considers Russia to be the most effective force operating in Syria. If US-backed rebels win, chaos will ensue, he said.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:31:25 +0300
Commenting on Wednesday's announcement by the Russian General Staff that Russia has withdrawn almost half of its air grouping originally based at the Hmeymim facility in Syria, military political scientist Oleg Glazunov told Radio Sputnik that there has been a turning point in the Syrian conflict and Daesh have already lost the fight.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:23:00 +0300
Take a look at the Syrian military units and the peaceful life in Deir ez-Zor, the largest city in eastern Syria, where the jihadists and their military command are now reportedly centered.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:21:00 +0300
Commenting on Ankara's recent decision to conduct airstrikes against Kurdish forces in northern Syria and Iraq, and Turkey's overall Syria policy, Turkish political commentator and journalist Musa Ozuguru told Sputnik that the open hostility between President Erdogan and the Europeans is pushing him into Washington's arms.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:15:00 +0300
According to the agreement, Russia and Swaziland will cooperate in fighting terrorism and enhance relations in the sphere of military training.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:14:53 +0300
The Japanese prime minister expects to raise the issue of signing a peace treaty with Russia during talks with Vladimir Putin.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:13:00 +0300
Scientists have used the microlensing technique to discover a planet with a similar mass to Earth, orbiting an ultracool dwarf star nearly 13,000 light-years away.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:05:00 +0300
RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan commented on the actions of Emmanuel Macron's HQ toward the broadcaster's reporters.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:58:04 +0300
Venezuela's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez stated that the United States tries to destabilize Venezuela's institutions and statehood by using mechanisms of hybrid wars.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:56:00 +0300
The EU General Affairs Council is meeting, April 27, in Luxembourg to draw up the final draft guidelines for Brexit negotiations, ahead of the EU summit, April 29, which sets out the final negotiating timetable and priorities for the first time since Britain formally notified the EU its was leaving the bloc.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:53:00 +0300
According to space agency, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has for the first time passed between the upper layer of Saturn's atmosphere and the planet's rings.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:51:00 +0300
All crew members of a Russian Black Sea Fleet research vessel whose hull was breached near the Bosphorus Strait have been rescued, the Turkish Coast Guard Command told Sputnik on Thursday.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:50:00 +0300
Vladimir Putin said that Japan is a promising partner of Russia, and there is progress in bilateral relations.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:47:00 +0300
The Podolsky district court of Kiev ruled to extend until July 13 the custody of Russian serviceman, Staff Sgt. Aleksander Baranov, who was abducted last year by Ukraine's security operatives on the border with Crimea, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the court room Thursday.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:36:00 +0300
The Open Russia organization has been recognized as undesirable in the country.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:34:00 +0300
In an interview with Sputnik, Russian political analyst Alexey Bychkov commented on Washington's recent decision to slash financial assistance to Ukraine, which he said is gradually turning into a client state of the European Union.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:32:00 +0300
The crew are fighting for the survivability of the vessel.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:27:00 +0300
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo stated that parties to the oil output cutting agreement have meet 98 percent of their commitment last month.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:26:00 +0300
Minister of Oil said that Iraq fulfills its obligations to reduce oil output in accordance with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreement by 97 percent.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:21:00 +0300
The prosecutor's office in the German city of Frankfurt-on-Main detained a 28-year-old first lieutenant of the German army on suspicion of preparing a crime that could possibly discredit refugees.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:21:00 +0300
Russia's Deputy Defense Minister said that Saudi Arabia wants to purchase a wide range of the most advanced Russian weapons.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:00 +0300
According to the first deputy speaker of the Russian's lower house of parliament, head of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is making his best to restore Russia's participation in the assembly's work.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:58:21 +0300
Due to its close economic ties with Russia, Finland has been one of the hardest hit nations by the sanctions war between the West and Russia. The recent turn for the better, though, has infused Finnish business leaders with cautious optimism.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:58:00 +0300
The United Kingdom will not have the same rights as its EU neighbors after leaving the bloc, Angle Merkel said.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:57:00 +0300
As Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen prepare to face off in the runoff on May 7, Western mainstream media have started vigorously blaming Russia of attempting to orchestrate a cyberattack on Macron's campaign. Pierre Curien, an expert on cybersecurity explained to Sputnik France why these flimsy claims fall apart at the slightest scrutiny.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:43:00 +0300
About 150 billion ($2.6 billion) rubles of state companies' dividends for 2016 can be collected to Russian budget, according to a federal official familiar with the situation.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:42:00 +0300
Ukraine's police force is running out of gas for its patrol cars, while officers face the danger of being left without sufficient ammunition for their weapons in just a few weeks' time, Ukraine National Police head Sergei Knyazev warned.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:42:00 +0300
In 2015 Google introduced Google Glass, adding an extra visual layer to people's reality. The project was terminated shortly after, following heated debates over privacy issues. However, it didn't stop other companies from developing their own augmented reality gadgets.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:33:37 +0300
Two police officers of National Police Intervention Groups in French Reunion were wounded while arresting a dangerous individual, according to local authorities.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:31:00 +0300
According to reports, Angola's minister of petroleum expects the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to reach an oil output extension decision in May even if Russia declines to take part.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:24:00 +0300
Seoul calls on Beijing to follow the appeals of the international community and not to take retaliative measures following the deployment of the US Terminal-High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile system in South Korea, Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho June-hyuck said Thursday.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:20:00 +0300
An evil coalition of terrorists could be emerging, according to the Collective Security Treaty Organization's acting secretary general.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:16:00 +0300
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that Theresa May would likely join the United States if Washington approached London before carrying out another strike against Syrian forces.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:10:00 +0300
Demonstrators took to the streets of Paris to protest against the results of the first round of the French presidential election, using smoke and tear gas grenades.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:02:08 +0300
Watch these two virtuosos of video editing take daily life situations and give them unexpected twists through crazy visual effects!

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:55:00 +0300
India successfully test-fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile Agni-III on Thursday, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the national Defense Ministry agency responsible for military research and development, confirmed.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:47:52 +0300
After receiving over 200,000 asylum seekers in two years, Swedes seem to have gotten weary of their \"feminist\" government's \"humanitarian superpower\" policy. Today, the majority of Swedes would like to receive fewer immigrants, a recent poll shows.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:34:00 +0300
According to reports, European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs will launch the examination of the French judges' request for stripping French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen of her immunity over alleged misuse of EU funds in June.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:33:00 +0300
The search for alien life is on the verge of a \"profound discovery,\" as recent missions reveal that microbial life could exist in our Solar System and elsewhere, NASA astrophysicist Thomas Zurbachen told the US Congress.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:30:00 +0300
On today's episode of Fault Lines, Garland and Lee discuss the President's proposed tax cuts, the California court decision blocking his Sanctuary City executive order, and the recent free speech lawsuit filed by college republicans against the University of California, Berkeley.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:28:00 +0300
A record number of participants from European countries will join Russia's Night Wolves motorcycle club as they ride from Moscow to Berlin to honor of the 71st anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, Night Wolves member Andrew Bobrovsky told Sputnik.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:21:00 +0300
A strike near the Damascus International Airport, which was carried out earlier on Thursday, is compatible with Israel's policy of targeting Lebanese group Hezbollah's Iranian arms supplies streaming through Syria, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said, without specifying if Israel was responsible for the incident.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:15:00 +0300
Trump's Executive Order rolls back Indian land rights, THAAD in South Korea, and Arkansas's rush to use the death penalty.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:01:00 +0300
The Russian Investigative Committee denied media reports of overload being the cause of the Tu-154 crash in December.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0300
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by journalist Ben Norton.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:51:53 +0300
A French court rejected Serbia's request to extradite former Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj accused of war crimes by Belgrade.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:45:00 +0300
Israel launched missiles at a site near Damascus International Airport in Syria, causing material damage, Syrian media cited a military source as saying Thursday.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:40:00 +0300
Russia's countermeasures to Western sanctions are proportional and normal diplomatic practice, Idriss Jazairy, Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures said Thursday.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:36:04 +0300
Some \"partners\" are trying to speak with Moscow from a position of strength, which is futile, Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service chief said.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:11:00 +0300
Syria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the French claims of Sarin use in the April 4 chemical incident in Khan Shaykhun on Thursday as a \"deception and fabricated lies.\"

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:59:00 +0300
As Finland gets ready to celebrate the centenary of its independence, a commemorative coin depicting an execution scene from the Civil War has sparked fury and carved deep divisions among Finns, who still suffer the aftershocks of the strife. Another coin that raised Finns' eyebrows features a drowned refugee boy.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:57:00 +0300
Beijing has suggested a way of de-escalating tensions in the Korean peninsula.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:54:00 +0300
On Friday, Montenegro's parliament is set to ratify the country's entry to NATO. The opposition, however, vowed to freeze the country's membership in the alliance if it wins the next parliamentary elections. Serbian political scientist Alexander Pavic told Sputnik why, if approved, the decision still remains temporary and unstable.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:45:00 +0300
NATO's designation of cyberspace as a new operational area means that the bloc is ready legalize carrying out cyberattacks there.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:41:00 +0300
There is scarcely any difference between North Korea's development of a nuclear program and the United States' withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM), Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service director said.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:29:00 +0300
The EU, in its refusal to recognize the decision of the Crimean people to join Russia, is ignoring history and the role of the US is provoking a coup against the Ukrainian government, German CDU politician Willy Wimmer told Sputnik.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:21:00 +0300
\"Foolish Western attempts\" to reshape the Middle East have brought nothing but \"waves of chaos and violence\", the Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service director said.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:08:00 +0300
What the US did in Syria casts doubts on Donald Trump's pledge to fight Daesh, the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service chief said.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0300
Watch this referee avoid interrupting the game in a tremendous way. As the ball approached him rapidly, the man didn’t hesitate and dropped down in a Matrix-style split to escape interfering with it.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:59:00 +0300
Crimea considers Kiev's moves as an attempt to disturb the situation along the border.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:41:00 +0300
Casting a ballot in favor of Emmanuel Macron is tantamount to voting for the continuation of the disastrous rule of socialist French President Francois Hollande, Yannick Moreau, a member of the center-right Republicans party, told Sputnik France.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:09:00 +0300
The bank's asset purchasing program will also continue to include investment funds, real estate investment trusts and corporate bonds amounting to over 10 trillion yen.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:04:00 +0300
China and the European Union will intensify cooperation on ensuring aviation safety, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said in a statement Thursday.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:38:00 +0300
Russian planes brought more than 20 tonnes of UN aid to the besieged city of Deir ez-Zor.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:13:00 +0300
India’s Home Ministry called an urgent security meeting Thursday after three soldiers were killed in an attack on an army base in Kashmir, a ministerial spokesperson told Sputnik.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:06:43 +0300
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia on Thursday and hold a meeting with President Vladimir Putin to discuss the bilateral cooperation in the political, economic and humanitarian spheres.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:54:00 +0300
The US Navy has ordered to provide additional sustainment, integration and database production for Japan's F-35 fighters.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:39:00 +0300
Unknown gunmen attacked an Indian army camp in the disputed Kashmir region, killing three soldiers, local media reported Thursday.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:16:00 +0300
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday he had initiated an immediate pullout from the Organization of American States (OAS) in protest over the regional bloc’s pressure on Caracas.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:13:00 +0300
A huge blast has rocked the area near Damascus International Airport, local media reported.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:09:14 +0300
Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has denied her country was rooting for French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, in an interview published Thursday, saying it was not Moscow’s business.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:57:43 +0300
A US Navy helicopter crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Guam coast on Wednesday during a \"routine\" mission, the Navy said.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:41:40 +0300
Paraguay’s lower house of parliament voted on Wednesday to throw out a bill that would have allowed President Horacio Cartes to seek reelection next year amid massive protests in the country.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:31:00 +0300
South Korean women protesting the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system is aimed not to defend them against North Korea, but as a threat to Russia and China, analysts told Sputnik.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:11:04 +0300
The US Army has awarded a contract for disposal of radiologically contaminated materials at a site in the US state of Pennsylvania, the Department of Defense announced.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:03:46 +0300
Egypt’s President Adel Fattah Sisi refused Wednesday to step into the dispute that flared up in the country over the transfer of two Red Sea islands to the Saudis, Arab media reported.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:53:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump agreed to keep the United Stated in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)after phone calls with Canadian and Mexican counterparts, the White House announced.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:34:52 +0300
The Moroccan parliament held a vote of confidence on Wednesday in the new cabinet after more than six months of political stalemate, local media reported.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:26:00 +0300
Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has criticized the US missile strike on Syria, saying it was against international law and \"brought the situation nowhere.\"

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:15:50 +0300
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud recognized the importance of the Astana talks in bringing peace to Syria and praised the contribution of the Kazakh leader to the international efforts to resolve the crisis.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:09:08 +0300
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday he hoped for deeper cooperation with Russia on pressing issues like North Korea and the Syrian crisis.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:00:00 +0300
A Somalian pirate who took part in an attack on the US Navy vessel in 2010 was sentenced to life in prison by an American court on Wednesday.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:49:52 +0300
Lockheed Martin was awarded a more than $422 million contract for special machine tooling and test equipment to support production of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the US Department of Defense said in a press release.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:37:46 +0300
US President Donald Trump has granted the power to decide on how many troops should take part in anti-Daesh operations in Iraq and Syria to the Pentagon.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:21:24 +0300
Leading members of the European Parliament called for reassessment of EU - Turkey relations in the light of the recent referendum on constitutional amendments in the country, stressing that talks on the country's accession the bloc should be suspended.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:04:40 +0300
The headquarters of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has again refused accreditation to the RT international television network, the channel reported late Wednesday.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:25 +0300
The US Army is looking to move a brigade’s worth of armor and artillery into Poland, in an effort to push its firepower closer to Russian borders.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:55:06 +0300
Eight Iranian border guards were killed in the south of the country by a group of \"terrorists\" that sneaked from Pakistan, police said in a statement.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:45:00 +0300
Government whistleblower Edward Snowden recently revealed that the US has greatly expanded its global surveillance network by operating three National Security Agency offices out of Japan.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:41:00 +0300
When the war between man and the Brotherhood of Machines begins, we all know who to blame for firing the first shot. A California man attacked a Knightscope K5 security robot in a Mountain View parking lot. The robot sustained mild scratches.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:39:39 +0300
US Senator Bernie Sanders has lashed out at President Donald Trump's new tax plan, saying it would make America's \"rigged economy\" worse.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:37:00 +0300
If it was prank, they didn’t find it funny: a dummy $20 bill showed up in the stack of cash retrieved by a customer from an automated teller machine on Monday.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:35:59 +0300
Two major Turkish parties – the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) – made a decision on Wednesday to boycott sessions of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), local media reported.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:26:35 +0300
A Ukrainian man who has been been convicted three times in the US, is now facing a 15-year jail term for re-entering the country after being deported.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:59:56 +0300
Nearly 13 years after its arrival, NASA’s Cassini probe has begun the final stage of its mission to Saturn: to study the mysterious inner rings just outside Saturn’s crushing atmosphere.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:57:01 +0300
Whoever is doing public relations for United Airlines should probably demand a raise, as Simon the Bunny, who was set to become the biggest rabbit in the world, has died onboard one of their Boeing 767s.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:54:21 +0300
The United States will cooperate with Russia in areas where the interests of the two powers overlap, a senior White House official said Wednesday.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:53:00 +0300
An internet hacker known as WauchulaGhost hacked into 250 Daesh-linked Twitter accounts to throw the terrorists off kilter – and it seems to have touched a nerve.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:39:00 +0300
According to a classified National Security Agency document released by contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden, Washington successfully enlisted the assistance of Wellington to spy on Tokyo in 2007, for the purpose of influencing a vote on global whaling practices.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:38:58 +0300
The World Bank predicted that the oil price will be at the average level of $55 per barrel in 2017, as gas prices will see a 15% hike.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:32:59 +0300
Police in Myanmar are looking into the producers of a pornographic movie, said to be the first ever commercially produced in Myanmar.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:27:17 +0300
A member of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) told Sputnik that Ankara may launch an operation against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq, adding that the armed forces are conducting \"necessary preparatory work.\"

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:22:00 +0300
To address serious smog issues, the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing will be building two skyscrapers covered in plants to help naturally filter out toxins from the air.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:19:39 +0300
Kuwait’s foreign minister said that the Astana platform is gaining importance in solving international crises, stressing the role that the format played in the Syrian crisis resolving.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:17:00 +0300
You free tonight? Yeah, we’re free.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:56:00 +0300
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman denied on Wednesday reports a meeting between the Russian leader and his US counterpart Donald Trump could take place in late May.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:44:36 +0300
The White House said Wednesday that Beijing has turned from supporting North Korea to observing it as a threat to Chinese security.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:32:00 +0300
The Pakistani defense minister said Wednesday he would like Russia to play a greater role in stabilizing the situation in conflict-ridden Afghanistan.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:31:47 +0300
On Tuesday, the leaders of the House Oversight Committee announced that they believe former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have broken the law by receiving payments from RT and not immediately disclosing them.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:24:00 +0300
British Defense Minister Michael Fallon has said that Prime Minister Theresa May would launch a preemptive nuclear strike if she feels it is needed. The majority of Britons seem to support this attitude. But just how dangerous is this kind of rhetoric?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:23:00 +0300
The Venezuelan foreign minister announced the country will withdraw from the Organization of American States (OAS) after it voted to call an emergency meeting of foreign ministers without Caracas' approval.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:08:00 +0300
Colombia is interested in the import of Russian grain, the Russian agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Wednesday in a statement, citing adviser of the Colombian Agriculture Minister Juan Carlos Jimenez.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:06:00 +0300
Unless humanity moves quickly to limit the effects of global warming brought about by human-induced climate change, sea levels could rise an alarming nine feet within the next 80 years, according to a new study.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:57:00 +0300
The next-generation heavy-lift US Marine Corps helicopter doesn’t just have a super macho name — its costs are huge, too.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:45:00 +0300
The Organization of American States (OAS) Permanent Council voted on Wednesday to call an emergency meeting of its foreign ministers over the crisis in Venezuela despite Caracas' objections.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:40:10 +0300
The US-supported Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are moving closer to cutting off major transportation routes in and out of the city of Raqqa in Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. John Dorrian said in a briefing on Wednesday.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:23:00 +0300
It’s been more than nine months since the failed coup attempt in Turkey, but Ankara is still rooting out elements deemed to be subversive against the Erdoğan presidency. The latest crackdowns have targeted police officers suspected of having links to the Gülen movement that the Turkish government claims was behind the coup.

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:10:21 +0300
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security are conducting emergency response drills at MetLife Stadium in northern New Jersey to make sure the New York City area is prepared in the event of a nuclear attack.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:56:38 +0300
North Korea may be relisted as a state sponsor of terrorism by the United States nine years after being removed from the list.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:45:00 +0300
US Republicans want to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, for everyday Americans, but want to keep the best parts of the healthcare reform law for themselves.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:41:57 +0300
The United States will seek to influence individual UN member states to exert pressure and effect the denuclearization of North Korea, US Department of State spokesperson Mark Toner said during a press briefing on Wednesday.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:39:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump wants to make North Korea abandon its nuclear, ballistic missile, and proliferation programs by imposing more harsh economic sanctions on Pyongyang, according to a joint statement issued by the key members of the Trump administration on Wednesday.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:34:01 +0300
Chinese troops stationed along the border with North Korea have been placed on high alert, according to Japanese daily newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:23:00 +0300
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders submitted a $15-an-hour federal minimum wage bill on Wednesday, and a rally was held outside the Capitol to support the cause.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:13:00 +0300
Seeking the diplomatic means to discourage Pyongyang from test-firing additional ballistic missiles and detonating more nuclear weapons, Japan, South Korea and the United States are floating the idea of banning Pyongyang’s fishing rights in the region, according to a diplomatic source.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:57:00 +0300
The special units of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) have detained in Russia's western city of Kaliningrad twelve members of the Islamic Jihad-Jamaat Mujahideen terrorist group, an organization outlawed in Russia.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:47:42 +0300
Russian Defense Minister Shoigu will pay a state visit to Brazil, his Brazilian counterpart Raul Jungmann said Wednesday.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:38:00 +0300
Austrian Federal Chancellor Christian Kern will take part in the 2017 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in June, Kern’s press secretary Nikolai Moser told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:35:32 +0300
A US Army veteran and her boyfriend have been arrested and charged after they filmed themselves tying her service dog to a tree and shooting it five times as they laughed.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:29:00 +0300
There is speculation that North Korea may be stockpiling fuel in case China decides to cut its supplies, as reports have cropped up of fewer cars on the streets of Pyongyang and gas stations not opening for business.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:26:00 +0300
The handling of an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) vessel in its close encounter with the US guided-missile destroyer Mahan was not professional, US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:20:00 +0300
Following the livestreaming of the gruesome murder of a 11-month-old baby girl on Facebook, police in Thailand are considering methods to quickly take down “inappropriate online content.” The video remained on Facebook for nearly 24 hours before it was removed.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:12:00 +0300
Four Type 055 destroyers that will eventually join the fast-growing People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) are well on their way to completion.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:05:30 +0300
A Russian woman was found shot to death “execution style” by her boyfriend in Oregon, just seven weeks after immigrating to the United States.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:05:00 +0300
The US Navy’s Carl Vinson aircraft carrier has finally arrived within striking distance of North Korea, after weeks of internal miscommunication and confusion about the massive ship’s whereabouts.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:05:00 +0300
Seeking to understand why her teenage daughter died so young, a grieving Berlin mother is suing Facebook for access to the girl’s account, after the social media giant has twice refused to allow her to view the teen’s posts.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:02:00 +0300
Beware: Frustrated driver does share some strong language.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:56:00 +0300
Turkish workers have accidentally discovered a coffin containing the remains of a Russian officer during construction works in the country’s northeast.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:53:04 +0300
The Iraqi Security Forces have turned the tables on the Daesh and have begun to use drones as well to kill snipers and destroy stationary targets, according to Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Colonel John Dorrian.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:53:00 +0300
China has launched its first domestically built Type 001A aircraft carrier. According to the Chinese military officials, Beijing is looking to create at least four carrier strike groups for its Navy. In an analysis especially for Sputnik, Russian military expert Vasily Kashin commented on the future prospects for China's carrier program.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:46:00 +0300
Acting defiant in the face of the rising tensions at the Korean Peninsula, Pyongyang staged probably the largest live-fire military exercise in the country’s history in order to commemorate the anniversary of the Korean People’s Army foundation.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:32:06 +0300
Following the terror attack on a military base which left 140 people killed, Afghanistan has asked India to step up military assistance including the repair of grounded aircraft and helicopters.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:24:57 +0300
The deconfliction line for communications between the United States and Russia on operations in Syria has been working really non-stop and that is something that is going to continue, according to Operation Inherent Resolve spokesperson John Dorrian.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:21:00 +0300
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that Donald Trump has no plans to release his tax returns to the public.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:11:00 +0300
The decision to restart monitoring Turkey, made by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on April 25, reflects the depth of the crisis simmering between Ankara and the EU, Oguz Kaan Salici of Turkey's Republican People's Party (CHP) told Sputnik.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:01:00 +0300
A major Japanese newspaper has accused Moscow of undermining the international community's efforts to pressure Pyongyang into rejecting its nuclear and missile programs. Russian observers responded, saying that while Moscow will not facilitate the development of North Korean WMDs, it won't support efforts that harm ordinary North Koreans, either.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:58:12 +0300
French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron stated that that he had not arrived to make big promises to a Whirlpool plant, where workers staged a strike, but the candidate did warn Whirlpool employees that if Le Pen was elected president, the factory would surely be shut down.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:41:16 +0300
Authorities of the Indian state of Kashmir banned for month 22 social media services, including Facebook, Skype, Telegram, Twitter and WhatsApp among others, amid ongoing unrest, according to local media.

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