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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:33:45 +0300
India’s largest port, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai, has been forced to shut down one out of its three operations following ransomware cyber-attack on the network of one terminal operated by Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:32:18 +0300
The Chinese PLA Navy received a potent new addition as its latest state-of-the-art guided missile destroyer launched from its shipyard berth in Shanghai.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:22:00 +0300
German email provider Posteo has extinguished the last flicker of hope that victims of the Petya global ransomware attack might get their files back.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:09:36 +0300
Iraqi servicemen liberated from the Daesh terrorists the neighborhoods of Sadeh and Ahmadiya in the old city of Mosul, according to the commander of the Mosul offensive.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:00:00 +0300
Since the early stages of the conflict, Syria has relied on support from its strategic international allies, and a range of militias for support. Some analysts have argued that, due to the increased influence of these groups and allies, such as Iran, Syria's ability to act as a sovereign state has diminished.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:59:00 +0300
The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is the first and the longest running annual competition held among iPhone photographers since 2007. This year, thousands of entries were submitted by iPhone photographers from over 140 countries around the world.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:57:05 +0300
Representative of PACE president Pedro Argamunt said that there is a Russophobic wave in the assembly against any person who is trying to integrate European countries into a pan-European organization that is larger than the European Union.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:52:41 +0300
On Monday, July 3 the International Cartoon and Caricature Contest is set to kick off in Tehran. This year US President Trump will be the major focus of cartoonists from all over the world, who will be competing to satirize his most infamous quips and remarks. Sputnik discussed the contest with Seyed Massoud Shojaie Tabatabaie, curator of the show.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:49:58 +0300
The number of omissions from the final report from the German parliamentary committee investigation into the NSA spying scandal is \"unacceptable,\" Die Linke politician Andre Hahn told Sputnik.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:49:00 +0300
Russia's Gazprombank is among a group of companies which plan to invest in the construction of a port in the Argentine city of Ramallo, Russia's trade representative in Argentina Sergey Derkach told Sputnik Mundo.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:48:56 +0300
US reconnaissance aircraft have sharply increased the amount of flights over Syria, Lebanese Al Mayadeen television channel reported on Wednesday, citing its sources.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:45:50 +0300
India’s opposition party, the Indian National Congress (INC), has termed the Narendra Modi government a “complicit sell-out” for the awkward silence on US’ reference to Jammu and Kashmir as “Indian-administered territory”.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:32:10 +0300
Just 17 percent of Americans are in favor of the Senate Republican's healthcare plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, a new poll from NPR, PBS NewsHour and Marist revealed on Wednesday.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:26:57 +0300
Germany expects from Ukrainians, as well as from Russians, to take steps toward implementation of the Minsk accords, according to the country's Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:20:00 +0300
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been in Switzerland where talks are resuming in an attempt to reunify Cyprus. The island has been partitioned since 1974 and \"a Turkish Cypriot 'yes' remains far more likely than a Greek Cypriot 'yes,'\" an expert told Sputnik.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:19:00 +0300
In the face of criticism for not generating an adequate number of jobs, the Narendra Modi government is expected to announce a cruise policy soon to increase the docking of cruise vessels at Indian ports by at least six times in the next few years to create new jobs.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:16:00 +0300
The British Ministry of Defense (MoD) has come under severe pressure once again in connection with the anti-malarial drug Lariam, which is banned in many countries due to its widely reported psychotic effects. However, it seems due to IT failures the drug is still being prescribed to UK troops deployed to war zones around the world.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:01:43 +0300
Telegram’s CEO agreed to register messenger app in Russia’s Roskomnadzor database.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:53:05 +0300
The WikiLeaks whistleblowing website published documents, showing how ELSA malware is allegedly used by US intelligence services to collect geolocation data from WiFi-enabled devices.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:52:00 +0300
The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) initiated a case against LG's Russian structure for signs of illegal coordination of economic activity, according to a FAS spokesman.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:51:44 +0300
The number of high-rise buildings that were checked across the United Kingdom following the deadly Grenfell Tower incident and failed fire safety tests has increased up to 120, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:47:00 +0300
Notwithstanding the scandal blowing up around CNN over its outright false coverage of 'Russia-Trump collusion', the mainstream US media's narrative on Russia isn't going anywhere anytime soon, says former CIA analyst and author John Kiriakou.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:37:49 +0300
Egypt’s deputy foreign minister for Arab affairs, Tareq Qunni, stated that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should document the repeated violations of the sanctions against Libya by a number of states, namely Qatar.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:34:49 +0300
According to report, UK government's policy regarding young people was particularly unsuccessful.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:32:45 +0300
On Tuesday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said that Russia has drafted a roadmap on the settlement of the North Korean dispute, with China hailing Moscow's efforts. Russian expert in the Asian Studies Georgy Toloraya told Sputnik that Russian-Chinese efforts could have a greater effect than the sum of their individual effects.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:30:00 +0300
At least 40 civilians have been killed in airstrikes conducted by the US-Led Coalition on a community in Syria's Deir ez-Zor on Wednesday, SANA news agency reports citing local sources.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:26:24 +0300
Russia has cut oil production fulfilling its obligations under the Vienna deal.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:18:00 +0300
Using Russia's military modernization as a pretext to increase the US military budget, the Pentagon is boosting its short-range Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) capabilities. Sputnik contributor Andrei Kots noted that once deployed in Eastern Europe these weapons may pose a serious challenge to Russian military infrastructure.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:14:00 +0300
In an interview with Sputnik, Russian expert Alexey Grivach gave his thoughts on reports about Gazprom's possible withdrawal from the Turkish market.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:13:00 +0300
A couple of Samoyed puppies, dyed pink by their irresponsible owners in a Russian seaside resort, were used to entertain tourists and pose for photos; as soon as the dogs grew up, however, they were ditched. This heartbreaking news spread across the internet, and animal rights activists united their efforts to rescue the pink pooches.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:12:01 +0300
According to Rosatom's First Deputy Director, cooperation between Moscow and Brussels in the nuclear sector was very beneficial for both sides.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:09:00 +0300
Here we go again... \"US warns Syria over 'potential' plan for chemical attack\" was the dramatic news headline which greeted me when I checked out the BBC News website first thing Tuesday morning, June 26.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0300
On June 26, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, together with his wife Asma and their children, visited a number of soldiers injured in the Syrian conflict at their homes in the Hama countryside.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:56:52 +0300
Member of the European Parliament from the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, Beatrix von Storch, stated that the governments of the European Union member states are putting the European project before economic sense by imposing sanctions on Russia.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:53:01 +0300
The US-led coalition strikes destroyed Daesh headquarters and suppressed a mortar team.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:50:00 +0300
Amid deep political differences between Ankara and Berlin, the German media reports that the Turkish intelligence agency MIT has been caught spying on German politicians.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:48:00 +0300
On Tuesday, a global ransomware attack hit numerous computers in several countries, inflicting particularly severe damage to IT systems of government authorities, state and commercial companies, airports and media. The malware blocked computers and demanded $300 in bitcoin currency.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:40:07 +0300
The euphoria surrounding the proposed joint venture agreement between Lockheed Martin of the US and Tata Advanced Systems of India to set up an F-16 jet production line in India is over, at least for now, since the deal wasn’t mentioned in the India-US joint statement.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:40:00 +0300
The most recent global cyberattack has revealed the emerging risks to business activity and economic growth across the globe, as private-sector enterprises are facing a new liability in the form of heightened cybersecurity expenditures.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:29:04 +0300
While Swedes have never been particularly fond of Donald Trump, even in the years predating his presidency, in recent months Trump's rating has taken a serious plunge. Incidentally, Sweden is the country where the trust gap between Donald Trump and his predecessor Barack Obama turned out to be the widest.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:24:00 +0300
Chinese state-owned automotive manufacturing company SAIC, with an annual revenue of over $100 billion, has announced its plans to enter the Indian car market with a fully-owned manufacturing facility in the country.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:16:13 +0300
India’s Sun Pharma and state-owned National Institute of Virology (NIV) will test drugs for Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya arboviral diseases that have spread across the world in the last 10 years, often leading to large-scale endemic outbreaks in tropical and sub-tropical countries.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:14:00 +0300
US UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has said that a new White House warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad on the use of chemical weapons also applies to Syria's Russian and Iranian allies. Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov dismissed the provocation, accusing Haley of spending sleepless nights thinking of ways to defend terrorists.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:13:00 +0300
A netizen came across a decades-old Japanese battery that still holds enough juice to power modern gadgets.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:59:05 +0300
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that there is no progress in the preparations for a possible meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:58:00 +0300
Initiatives to block foreign media outlets in Russia failing to comply with Russian legislation should be thoroughly worked through all departments and the Kremlin does not have a common position on this issue yet, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:50:00 +0300
Every fifth contemporary Russian is related to the British Royal House of Windsor, and such a wide spread of the noble genes amongst Russians might be attributed to the extensive blood ties between Imperial Russia’s nobility and their European counterparts, and the social chaos entailing the Russian Revolution 100 years ago.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:40:01 +0300
EU restrictive measures against Russia have not reached their goal, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department of European Cooperation said Wednesday.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:29:00 +0300
A series of six (Project 636.3 Varshavyanka) submarines will be manufactured for the Pacific Fleet by 2020, according to Admiralty Shipyard Director General Alexander Buzakov.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:27:24 +0300
Russia is concerned that a Ukrainian draft law on reintegrating the southeastern regions will contradict the two-year ceasefire agreement and put into question the issues outlined in it, a senior Russian Foreign Ministry official said.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:24:00 +0300
The Russian Defense Ministry has approved the proposed new design for the country's new Lider-class destroyer, according to RIA Novosti.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:20:22 +0300
The number of users attacked by a new type of ransomware has reached 2,000, the largest number of cases was registered in Russia and Ukraine, according to Russia's Kaspersky Lab IT company.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:20:13 +0300
Worried about lost revenues and dismal future prospects, the Norwegian media industry has called on parliament to impose a special tax on Facebook and Google to ensure that they are taxed in Norway according to their real turnover. Norwegian media houses referred to the UK's experience, where a special tax was introduced on multinational companies.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:09:00 +0300
A yellow submarine dubbed Boaty McBoatface has obtained \"unprecedented data\" from its first voyage, exploring one of the deepest and coldest ocean regions on Earth, scientists have said.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:07:47 +0300
On Monday, Bahrain accused Qatar of militarily escalating its dispute with regional powers after Doha's decision to let more Turkish troops into its territory. Bahraini expert in the Persian Gulf Ahmed Nuh Muhammadi told Sputnik that while Doha will sooner or later restore peace with its neighbors, they won't forget Turkey's role in the crisis.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:06:00 +0300
Academic and author, Tim Anderson, joins John to dissect the response to Oliver Stone's documentary series on Vladimir Putin. It is a response that lays bare the sense of exceptionalism that has so distorted liberal America's sense of itself and its place in the world.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:05:11 +0300
Dmitry Peskov said that authorities have no reliable information on the origins of cyberattacks that swept round the world.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:48:00 +0300
Relatives of the 96 Liverpool football fans who died at Hillsborough in 1989 have Wednesday, June 28, been told six individuals will be charged in connection with the disaster. The Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed former police commander David Duckenfield will be charged with manslaughter.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:45:00 +0300
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has finally 'discovered' the true culprit behind the sweeping corruption that's plaguing Ukraine, and surprisingly, it's not the Russians that are to blame this time.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:41:00 +0300
Moscow perceives allegations made by the White House that Syria could be preparing a chemical attack as an \"invitation\" for terrorists to launch a provocation using chemical weapons, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Wednesday.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:39:00 +0300
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that it is naturally important to find and bring to justice not only the perpetrators but also the organizers of such murders as Russian politician Boris Nemtsov's shooting death two years ago.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:32:40 +0300
The Afghan National Army launched an airstrike in the Musa Qala District in the province of Helmand, which killed at least six militants, according to local media.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:30:00 +0300
According to reports, Russia is planning construction of a new aircraft carrier.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:18:00 +0300
Two weeks after the Grenfell Tower fire, the advice from London Fire Brigade remains for tower block residents to stay in their apartments in the event of a blaze. The same advice led to six deaths at Lakanal House in Southwark in 2009, and more than 79 deaths at Grenfell Tower.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:10:00 +0300
A female Muslim teacher has been awarded almost €7,000 ($7,952) after a court ruled she was unfairly discriminated against in her search for work.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:06:00 +0300
According to Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s four multinational battlegroups in the Baltic countries and Poland are now fully operational.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0300
It’s a well-known fact that cheetahs are the world's fastest land animals, but not many people know they can’t roar like some other big cats. In this video, they sound just like domesticated felines. Check it out!

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:55:01 +0300
The Trump administration's statements that it will not give proof of its allegations that the Syrian government is preparing a chemical attack are out of line with norms of international relations, Russian political analyst Lev Klepatsky told Sputnik.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:54:53 +0300
Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French right-wing National Front (FN) party, who was also a rival of French leader Emmanuel Macron at the presidential election, stated that it was necessary for form a party structure capable of welcoming 11 million voters who had supported the FN leader at the presidential election.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:37:00 +0300
Commenting on the 13-point ultimatum Qatar received from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt specifying what the peninsular nation must do in return for a restoration of ties, Iranian political analyst Hassan Hanizadeh told Sputnik who is really behind these demands and why Riyadh won't resort to an open military conflict.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:33:00 +0300
A Swedish-financed peace camp to be held in the Åland Islands, a Finnish archipelago, amid Russia's Zapad exercise and Sweden's Aurora 17 exercise has stirred controversy in Finland. While the activists themselves describe their initiative as a \"peace exercise,\" Finnish officials suspected it of being part of a devious Russian psyops program.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:18:00 +0300
Russian Foreign Ministry considers the bill of the US Congress bill on the military containment and the need to devise a sanctions plan against Russia as the danger for strategic stability, according to official.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:12:00 +0300
Russian shipbuilding company has built a mock-up of an air-independent propulsion system for submarines.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:03:00 +0300
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister said that US claims of new chemical attacks allegedly planned by the Syrian government complicates negotiations.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:44:00 +0300
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by Rick Sterling, an investigative journalist and member of the Syria Solidarity Movement, and by Ben Norton, a journalist with Alternet’s Grayzone Project.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:40:00 +0300
Congress works to pass a health care bill with draconian cuts; SCOTUS upholds part of travel ban; Prime Minister Corbyn?

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:37:00 +0300
On this episode of Fault Lines, Garland and Lee discuss the GOP healthcare bill's possible demise as the Senate postpones the motion to proceed vote, the Trump Administration's latest threats against Syria Russia and China, and a recent video showing a CNN producer admitting that their Russiagate coverage is ratings driven.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:02:00 +0300
Recent reports suggest that Poland and Ukraine have signed a military cooperation agreement, according to which Ukraine will supply its radar-guided R-27R1 missiles. Kiev, in return, will get surveillance and guidance devices from Poland. Russian military expert Victor Litovkin commented to Sputnik Polska on the viability of the deal.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:55:00 +0300
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron proposed South Korean football officials to trade votes seeking to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup bid, in a violation of the football organization rules, FIFA's report on the inquiry into the bidding process said.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:50:35 +0300
This week, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is visiting China in a bid to resuscitate bilateral economic ties with new deals on green innovation and sustainability. However, there are reasons why Swedish-Chinese relations remain somewhat frosty.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:31:00 +0300
Disgraced Berlin police were sent home from a security assignment at the Hamburg G20 summit after officers let their hair down at a wild party.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:23:00 +0300
The United States does not want to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction and Counterproliferation Christopher Ford told Sputnik.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:08:41 +0300
According to the company's director general, Rosoboronexport order backlog was worth about $45 billion.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:04:08 +0300
Commenting on a NATO official's remarks about Russia's \"growing military prowess,\" independent Russian expert Igor Nikolaichuk told Sputnik that he sees it as a pro-peace statement.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0300
This amazing video of a tiger rubbing up against a baby bump was originally posted to Facebook by Brittany Osborne after visiting Indiana's Potawatomi Zoo with her pregnant cousin, Natasha Handshoe.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:43:00 +0300
According to reports, 24 countries have already confirmed their attendance of Russia's Eastern Economic Forum.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:18:47 +0300
According to media reports, security measures have been tightened in many EU states.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:39:08 +0300
A helicopter attack on Venezuela’s Supreme Court and Interior Ministry will not interfere with the Constitutional Assembly elections slated for July 30, Communication and Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said Wednesday.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:52:06 +0300
The group of people who perpetrated the attack on Venezuelan Supreme Court demanded immediate resignation of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and general elections.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:48:00 +0300
India’s Petroleum and Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that he had discussed supplies of natural gas to the Asian country during a meeting with Russian Deputy Energy Minister Yuri Sentyurin.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:37:00 +0300
Poland’s President Andrzej Duda said that Warsaw supports conflict settlement in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh within territorial integrity of Azerbaijan on the basis of four resolutions adopted by UNSC.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:26:00 +0300
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara is ready to launch a new military campaign similar to the Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:04:00 +0300
The first deputy chairman of Russia's Federation Council's foreign affairs committee said that Kiev's allegations that Russian security services could be involved in a blast that killed Col. Maksym Shapoval, who was a member of the Ukrainian intelligence service, are \"the product of fevered imagination\".

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:58:12 +0300
Armenian Ambassador to the United States said he would like to see a meeting between his country’s President Serzh Sargsyan and Donald Trump.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:45:00 +0300
Rodrigo Londono Echeverri said that FARC ends armed insurgency but does not cease the organization's existence.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:31:00 +0300
Governor of Russia’s Sakhalin Region Oleg Kozhemyako received the first ever business delegation from Japan.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:17:00 +0300
Rex Tillerson is scheduled to meet with the head of the United Nations, the King of Jordan, and South Korea’s foreign minister in three seperate meetings at the State Department.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:05:00 +0300
A member of Italy's Veneto regional council says that the recent statement made by Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano about non-recognition of Crimea's reunification with Russia shows the diplomat's poor knowledge of history.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:57:00 +0300
CRRF, a joint combined arms task force comprising independent military units from CSTO, will conduct the Interaction-2017 military drills in Armenia on October 9-13.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:42:00 +0300
Acting Assistant Minister of Defense for Material Resources Nenad Miloradovic said that the Serbian Defense Ministry expects that Russian ammunition manufacturers would intensify gunpowder procurement in Serbia.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:30:00 +0300
Kenya and China are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on tea trade in July, a Kenyan official said on Tuesday.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:27:00 +0300
Paul Manafort has filed financial disclosure forms that included $17.1 million in payments for lobbying on behalf of a Ukrainian political party.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:11:00 +0300
Former UK Foreign Office diplomat Jonathan Clarke claims that the United States risks alienating its traditional ally Pakistan and driving it further into the arms of China with the new closer cooperation with India announced by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:59:00 +0300
Dr. Helen Caldicott said that the United States leaving the INF Treaty will only endanger NATO allies by and fuel a dangerous arms buildup in Eastern Europe.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:44:00 +0300
The US Geological Survey reported that an earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale occurred Wednesday in Argentina’s Catamarca province.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:30:52 +0300
Former NSA technical director William Binney claims that any US unilateral withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty could trigger a new Cold War between Russia and the West.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:23:11 +0300
Approaches of US politicians, including President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, to the ongoing diplomatic row between Qatar and a number of mostly Arab countries show that there are certain divisions on the issue within the US administration, experts told Sputnik.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:18:57 +0300
Armenian Ambassador to the United States Grigor Hovhannissian said that Yerevan is hopeful to conclude an agreement with the United States that will remove Armenia from the US list of export controlled countries.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0300
A ransomware campaign has targeted android device users in the US by using fake apps designed to resemble a popular pornography site to hide its malware.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:56:00 +0300
India should take measures to ease tensions along the border area, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday on the matter of restoring entry access to Indian pilgrims.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:44:00 +0300
For the first time in Australia’s history the number of people who eschew organized faith has surpassed those who identify as Catholic is the mostly Christian country.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:39:00 +0300
A new report from the Banfield Pet Hospital reveals that the pets of Americans are getting fatter and fatter, with about one-third of all pets being measured as overweight.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:38:00 +0300
The Venezuelan Communication and Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said that a helicopter, belonging to the Venezuelan police agency in charge for criminal investigations, known as CICPC, attacked the building housing the country’s Supreme Court.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:34:51 +0300
Armenian Ambassador to the United States Grigor Hovhannissian said that Armenia is hopeful that the United States remains engaged in the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group aimed at resolving the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh despite the recent decline in the group’s activity.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:34:03 +0300
Japanese lawmakers agreed on Tuesday to initiate a naval operation to seize contents from any and all ships that might be used for Pyongyang’s missile development program.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:31:36 +0300
To celebrate the nation’s upcoming 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has announced that they will be minting a limited-run glow-in-the-dark coin that will be the first piece of glow-in-the-dark legal tender to enter circulation in human history.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:23:00 +0300
In a move that only a copyright lawyer could love, a hotel in Toronto will pay millions of dollars just to be able to erase its association with the brand of Donald Trump.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:17:32 +0300
Trump's former associate Roger Stone will provide testimony before the US House Intelligence Committee in a closed session on July 24.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:16:38 +0300
As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana both for medicinal and recreational use, it is facing a new problem: securing a steady supply.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:05:46 +0300
Bashar Assad examined new models of Russian weapons and machinery, including grenade launchers, combat vehicles and a fighter jet, at Russia-operated Hmeymim air base in northern Syria.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:46:08 +0300
The confederal secretary of the Force Ouvriere union said that the labor law amendments that the French government intends to unveil at the council of ministers on Wednesday and later present to the National Assembly are actually part of the promise French President Emmanuel Macron made to his European partners to curb the budget deficit.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:44:28 +0300
Utah Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz, the embattled chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Monday that he believed Congressmen deserved a $2,500 monthly housing subsidy to ease costs for members who can’t afford to own two properties.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:36:00 +0300
It is said that pets, particularly dogs and cats, tend to look like their owners. Recent evidence points to the accuracy of that remark.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:32:08 +0300
Lesbians and gays in Germany should not have to wait any longer for the law to guarantee them equality, Christina Lueders, chief of Berlin’s anti-discrimination agency, told The Local.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:28:35 +0300
The Iraqi Army reported that it took al-Mashahda district in Mosul’s Old City in its fight against the forces of Daesh terrorist group.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:16:15 +0300
A spokesperson for the European Commission said that the European Commission received a letter from six operators of gas transmission systems from Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic with an expression of support for the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:55:22 +0300
A senior FBI official said that NSA used its warrantless surveillance program to help Turkey arrest a terror suspect who killed 39 people at Istanbul nightclub on December 31.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:52:00 +0300
On Monday, two more human cases of plague were confirmed by the New Mexico Department of Health, making three cases in the state since the beginning of June.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:41:13 +0300
Serbia's Acting Assistant Minister for Material Resources Nenad Miloradovic said that Moscow and Belgrade are preparing to sign an agreement on maintenance of helicopters from the other countries at facilities located in Serbia.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:39:00 +0300
Now that Barack Obama, the former Leader of the Free World, has transferred the reins of power to his successor, the world seems to be observing the beloved former president’s moves with greater acuity than it did while he was in office.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:31:00 +0300
A former CIA director has gone on-record stating that US President Donald Trump’s Twitter shenanigans might actually give foreign leaders more room to manipulate and exploit the US president.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:28:13 +0300
US President Donald Trump has pointed out that he and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi share a common trait: they are the world leaders of world leaders in social media.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:14:40 +0300
Russia's Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko said that improvements in the relations between Russia and the United States will not only benefit both nations, but will also have a positive impact on global stability.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:14:00 +0300
Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron in a phone call spoke about the situation in the Middle East and the upcoming G20 summit in the German city of Hamburg scheduled for July 7-8.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:13:36 +0300
British mercenary Simon Mann, the leader of the failed attempt by British financiers to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea in 2004, accused billionaire investor George Soros of participating in a separate plot to overthrow the very same government years later.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:00:00 +0300
And you thought you needed a drink? CCTV cameras capture the moment a double decker bus hits a man in Reading, England.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:53:07 +0300
Moller-Maersk said that the apparent worldwide ransomware attack has affected its operations.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:42:58 +0300
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that democrats in the US Senate are planning to use the upcoming July 4 holiday recess to continue participating in events opposing the healthcare reform plan drafted by their Republican colleagues.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:31:58 +0300
Israeli parliament speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said that the situation in the Middle East requires smooth coordination between Russian and Israeli military.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:30:00 +0300
Skyrocketing costs do not appear to deter Chinese families from sending their children to colleges in the US, as demand for study-abroad agencies remains high.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:16:46 +0300
UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said that the United Kingdom is spending about 1.9 billion pounds to enhance the country's cybersecurity capabilities.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:14:41 +0300
Iranian officials have criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the implementation of a revised version of US President Donald Trump’s travel ban, calling it an “obvious breach” of Barack Obama’s so-called “nuclear deal.”

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:59:00 +0300
Noting that Kurdish YPG members fighting alongside US forces against Daesh were well-armed prior to joining the coalition, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis responded to Ankara’s calls to take away their guns with an ambiguous “we’ll see.”

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:55:00 +0300
The US Army and defense contractor Boeing have joined the Israeli Air Force in investigating a crack found earlier in June in the the rear rotor of an IAF AH-64 Apache helicopter.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:50:00 +0300
Things fell apart quickly for Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over the past 24 hours after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office announced that the Senate GOP health care scheme would result in 22 million Americans losing health care coverage by 2026, 15 million next year alone.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:43:00 +0300
On today's episode, among other things Thom speaks with guest Austin Petersen (2016 Libertarian Candidate for President) about religious schools getting indirect support from state governments and whether or not that violates separation of church and state.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:33:38 +0300
Ukraine's Interior Minister adviser Zoryan Shkyryak said accused Russia of cyberattacks on banks and state corporations, failing to provide any proof.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:30:00 +0300
The message about the development by the messenger of ways to bypass possible blocking in Russia has been disavowed.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:19:00 +0300
Everyone on the campus of the University of Texas at Dallas has been ordered to evacuate.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:12:45 +0300
US Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles Corcoran said that incidents that saw the US-led coalition forces attacking Syrian government and pro-government forces were an act of self-defense.

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