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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:54:04 +0000
MOSCOW, July 13 (Sputnik) - EU foreign ministers condemn Turkey's decision to convert Hagia Sophia from a museum back into a mosque, as it may fuel mistrust between religious communities, European Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell said Monday.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:48:56 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The global crude oil production last year has decreased by 0.7 percent year-on-year and averaged 75 million barrels per day (mbd) following a historical high reached in 2018, the OPEC said in its Annual Statistical Bulletin on Monday.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:43:53 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that the government was deliberating on a recently widely-debated issue of whether to make face masks mandatory in shops and other confined public spaces and would deliver a statement in \"the next few days.\"

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:43:22 +0000
Despite lawyers for The Sun having reportedly tried to block Johnny Depp’s exes from testifying in a libel case against the tabloid for its “wife beater” story, some are anticipated to rise up in the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s defence.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:24:31 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): On 5 July, customs officials seized 30 kg of gold, valued at $2 million (INR 150 million), at Thiruvananthapuram Airport in India’s Kerala state from a diplomatic cargo that was addressed to a person in the UAE’s Consulate-General.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:18:11 +0000
On Sunday, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock revealed that councils’ authorities across Britain were fighting more than 100 localised COVID-19 outbreaks each week.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:12:47 +0000
US mainstream media has repeatedly criticised the 74-year-old president for engaging in his favourite pastime during the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected 3.4 million people in the United States. Trump has, in turn, accused the media of dishonesty and bias against him.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:12:11 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Wealthy individuals, calling themselves Millionaires for Humanity, in an open letter on Monday called on governments to increase taxes on rich people to help cope with the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:07:48 +0000
Several convicted criminals - Daniel Lewis Lee, Wesley Ira Purkey, Dustin Lee Honken, and Keith Dwayne Nelson - were scheduled for the first federal execution in 17 years by lethal injection on Monday.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:41:03 +0000
WARSAW (Sputnik) - Incumbent Polish President Andrzej Duda has been reelected to sit another five-year presidential term after winning the presidential election with a narrow lead over key rival Rafal Trzaskowski, the candidate of the opposition Civic Platform party.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:40:07 +0000
Researchers believe that the findings, based on the clinical records of 90 people, are virtually \"a nail in the coffin\" for so-called herd immunity theories, which suggest coronavirus flare-ups could be dealt with as soon as the lion's share of the world's population experiences the contagious disease.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:36:28 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has developed a cutting-edge Strela armoured cross-country vehicle that is twice as light as the Tigr-type vehicles and has a higher speed, as well as better mine protection, Alexander Krasovitsky, the director general of Military Industrial Company (VPK), an armoured military vehicles manufacturer, said on Monday.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:23:34 +0000
In September 2018, Donald Trump claimed that Hurricane Maria’s official death toll of 2,975 was incorrect, and inflated by Democrats to make him \"look bad\".

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:17:07 +0000
The US presidential election is still four months away, but things have already taken an interesting turn after the famous US rapper Kanye West surprised everyone by announcing his intention to run for office.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:15:59 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): While the thought of snow and cold gives many jitters, this is not true for sadhus who have renounced worldly life in order to follow a path of spiritual discipline and live in the Himalayas.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:13:35 +0000
The news comes after Amazon pulled all of the Redskins' team merchandise from its website, while Walmart, Target, and Nike, (which is the NFL's official uniform supplier) also said they won't be selling products featuring the team's name and logo. Pepsi, FedEx, and many other companies also joined the campaign, calling for the name to be changed.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:08:56 +0000
There is a growing humanitarian crisis in Syria. The best way to alleviate the country’s suffering is to end all unilateral economic sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:04:36 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): At least 44 people have died and nearly one million affected by the ongoing flood in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. The situation deteriorated after four days of heavy rainfall and a severe flood warning has been issued after the Brahmaputra River crossed the danger level.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:03:51 +0000
An indefinite strike has been called amid the COVID-19 crisis, which hit Spain especially badly in the initial weeks after it was declared a pandemic. Even though the epidemiological situation has started to improve since May, Spain remains one of the worst-hit European nations by the pandemic, with over 250,000 cases.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:02:47 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian investigators have brought high treason charges against Ivan Safronov, a former defenсe journalist and currently an adviser to Russian space agency Roscosmos chief, lawyer Ivan Pavlov said on Monday, adding that Safronov keeps denying his guilt.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 12:31:25 +0000
Join George Galloway on the new home for the Mother of All Talk Shows - this week we talk about US election, Epstein, and coronavirus.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 12:27:18 +0000
BT's CEO has already warned lawmakers that the process might take longer than they expected and that the hastened removal of the Chinese giant's tech might result in technical problems such as cell coverage blackouts across the country.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 12:15:35 +0000
If there is anything we've learned from Hollywood movies about sharks, especially great white sharks responsible for the most fatal attacks on humans, it's that one mustn't draw any attention from these predators and avoid any sudden movements, unless you are an Aussie, then you can do whatever you want.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 12:02:37 +0000
The new unit is expected to take part in the IDF's so-called \"war-between-war\" campaign against Iran amid ongoing tensions between Tel Aviv and Tehran.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:58:59 +0000
The two former company executives were handed a guilty verdict by a London jury after 19 days of deliberations. It is not immediately clear what penalty they will be facing.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:57:38 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Several Indian pharmaceutical firms have received approval from the Drugs Controller General of India to make drugs essential in the treatment of COVID-19. Hetero Pharma’s generic version of Remdesivir and Glenmark’s FabiFlu got approval in June. The authority has now approved Biocon’s Itolizumab for “restricted emergency use”.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:57:23 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's aviation sector has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. Both domestic and international operations remain grounded since 25 March. The country started domestic operations only on 25 May, with international operations still on hold. Seeking a bailout, the carriers have asked the government to step in.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:45:16 +0000
The newly updated post-Brexit rules will close the route to Britain for all criminals with worrisome records, as well as unskilled workers with no job offer, including from the EU.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:43:48 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Defence Ministry stressed on Monday that tests of the vaccine against coronavirus are being conducted in full compliance with methodological regulations, with no attempts to reduce the duration of the research.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:43:10 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Yellow bullfrogs have been spotted in India, and no it’s not a COVID-19 effect or the impact of climate change, clarified an Indian Forest Service officer, who shared a video. A huge number of yellow Indian bullfrogs were seen in Narsinghpur in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:43:07 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian Army had asked its 1.3 million soldiers to delete all social media applications from their mobile phones to avoid being honey-trapped or accidentally leaking strategic information. These applications include messaging platforms, e-commerce apps, video hosting, and content sharing applications among others.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:33:22 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow is seriously concerned about the recent escalation of the situation at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and is ready to provide the necessary assistance to promote stabilisation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday in a statement.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:32:46 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is known for his inclination towards overall digital growth, virtually met with Sundar Pichai, the CEO of US-based search engine giant Google on Monday. The two discussed ways to incorporate modern technologies to significantly increase India's growth rate.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:20:27 +0000
The news comes as Europe's busiest transport hub reported that flight numbers had stalled at around 350,000 in June, a 95 percent drop from 2019 last year, due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 10:57:39 +0000
The debate between football fans and sports pundits on which of the two players deserves to be named GOAT – the greatest of all time – has been going for many years (it seems it won’t end even after the two hang up their boots), with numerous football greats like Zinedine Zidane and Marco Van Basten sharing their opinion on the debate.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 10:57:37 +0000
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Units of the Libyan National Army, headed by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, must withdraw from Sirte and Jufra, and if they fail to do so a military operation against them will be launched, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 10:57:36 +0000
BERLIN (Sputnik) - Two Syrian citizens have been arrested in Germany's cities of Naumburg and Essen on suspicion of belonging to the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Islamic terrorist group (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra*), the country's prosecutor general's office announced on Monday.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 10:52:53 +0000
The US threats to impose economic sanctions against China and strip the semi-autonomous island of its economic preferences might not come to pass as the White House has apparently started seeing these measures as shooting themselves in the foot.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 10:43:00 +0000
KABUL (Sputnik) - A large explosion was heard on Monday near the Afghan National Directorate of Security's office in the northern Samangan province, eyewitnesses told Sputnik.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 10:35:48 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Violent riots erupted on Saturday night in the US city of Portland amid ongoing protests against racism and police brutality sparked by George Floyd's death in police custody in May, with federal law enforcement officers deployed in the city using tear gas and crowd control munitions.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 10:29:32 +0000
In January, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a surprise announcement, revealing that they would step down as senior royals, move abroad, and \"transition into a new working model\".

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 10:13:05 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Soldiers are always ready for the next battle and they spend their days and nights in inhospitable terrain to protect the integrity of nations. Indian troops have to protect the snow-clad Himalayan ranges on the highest battlefield in the world – the Siachen Glacier, where the temperature can dip to minus 50 degree Celsius.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 10:12:55 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): In July 2018, India favoured net neutrality rules in the country, strictly instructing internet service providers to refrain from indulging in any form of data discrimination. Net neutrality as a principle directs telecom and internet providers to treat all web-communications equally regardless of users or content.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 10:04:58 +0000
According to an official statement, the terrorists were planning several attacks on schools and hospitals. The news comes days after the FSB detained a Daesh* sympathiser who was planning a terrorist attack in the Astrakhan region.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 10:02:26 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): For American, Chinese, and South Korean companies, India makes for an important market. In the digital era, where data is the fuel for an empowered global future, several countries, including India, are becoming more and more responsible about collecting, storing, and sharing the data of their nationals by foreign firms.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 09:58:08 +0000
SEOUL (Sputnik) - The funeral for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has been held with all of the honours attached to a person in such a position despite the discontent of some citizens, who criticise the termination of the investigation on charges of sexual harassment brought against the official.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 09:43:08 +0000
As Lebanon continues to plunge ever deeper into economic uncertainty, protesters who have been demanding the government introduce reforms, are still struggling to form a united front. But a Beirut-based political activist says the nation doesn't have the privilege to be split.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 09:39:59 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): In February, European football’s governing body UEFA stated that it had found English Premier League giant Manchester City committing serious breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations and failed to cooperate. UEFA handed them a two-year ban from European competitions and a $33.89 million fine.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 09:38:49 +0000
MOSCOW, July 13 (Sputnik) - Alexander Abelin, an aide to the secretary of the Russian Security Council, noted on Monday a high risk of expansion of Western sanctions on Russian companies working in the energy sphere machine building industry and the IT sector.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 09:11:49 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid leaders Nelson and Winnie Mandela, has died at the age of 59, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) reported.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 08:59:08 +0000
As concerns are on the rise over the alleged taped footage of what was inside paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s multiple properties, at least one of the high-profile names seems to not be leaving the headlines any time soon - the Duke of York.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 08:35:27 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The monsoon season has finally arrived in India after a months-long scorching summer. Along with rains, come the reptiles which are frequently being seen in residential areas and buildings. Recently, a giant monitor lizard was spotted in the capital Delhi.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 08:30:00 +0000
The construction of an international airport is part of the Red Sea Development Company’s project to build a luxury resort on Saudi Arabia's west coast. The goal is to boost the tourist influx into the country.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 08:09:01 +0000
According to the description, the most advanced modification of the jet, which is also known as \"SuperGrach\", has boosted the plane's electronic warfare system, navigation complex, and enhanced avionics, which allow the aircraft to be more effective during night raids.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 08:03:58 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Traffic on the busiest street in India's financial capital, Pedder Road, was briefly interrupted after a Bollywood film-like scene occurred in full public view due to a quarrelling married couple.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 07:53:55 +0000
The victims were swiftly admitted to a nearby hospital, according to local news outlets. At the moment, there is no information about what caused the incident at the fair, and the local authorities are investigating into the details.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 07:36:07 +0000
In late May, the House of Representatives passed a bill stipulating sanctions against a number of Chinese officials over the alleged detention and torture of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in the northwestern part of the country.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 07:26:35 +0000
The Houthis also claimed that they have killed several Saudi officers in the Yemeni city of Marib, during a meeting of military commanders.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 07:24:42 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The historic Padmanabha Swamy temple was rebuilt in 18th century and managed by the Travancore royal family, which claims its secret vaults will unleash a mystical curse if opened. A decade-long legal battle over it was to assess whether the government would control India's richest temple or the Travancore family.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 07:16:28 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Turkey's decision to convert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia into a mosque is the country's domestic affair that no one should interfere in, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said on Monday, stressing the importance of the global cultural heritage.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 07:09:41 +0000
Sputnik (New Delhi): India is gearing up to become self-sufficient and reduce its dependency on imports. Indian commerce ministry officials believe that further digitalisation of exports and imports will lead to an ease in doing business.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 07:05:30 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Last year, the Indian government revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and also issued a new list of holidays, from which the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government omitted Martyrs’ Day - celebrated by Kashmiris both in India and Pakistan.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 06:53:41 +0000
In early July, UK Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy said that China should be removed from involvement in Britain's 5G network and nuclear power projects over an ongoing controversy surrounding Hong Kong.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 06:30:19 +0000
The Reds previously enjoyed great success, having won the Club World Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, etc. but nothing in their recent past compares to this season’s much-coveted English Premier League title, masterminded by Jurgen Klopp, the club’s manager since 2015.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 06:23:30 +0000
The actress has been fighting breast cancer, undergoing medical treatment for at least two years, according to various reports. Her last role was in the upcoming comedy Off the Rails, that also features Judi Dench and Franco Nero.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 06:19:45 +0000
According to associate professor of sociology and cultural history Jari Ehrnrooth, Sweden has in its striving for a uniform culture that confuses values and facts lost its individualism, creativity, and will.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 06:04:27 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A total of 11 people have been killed, and 124 more were wounded in clashes during massive anti-government rallies in the Malian capital of Bamako, the Nord Sud Journal reported on Monday, citing sources in a city's hospital.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 05:19:56 +0000
Last week, Donald Trump blamed Joe Biden for \"plagiarising\" his economic plan, claiming that even if he is elected president in November, the former US vice president won't be able to bring his plan to life.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 05:17:52 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s main opposition party Congress won the state legislative elections in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in 2018. Two young leaders, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot, raised the banner of revolt to head governments, but the party’s central leadership supported Kamal Nath and Ashok Gehlot to head the governments.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 05:10:12 +0000
As China researchers warned, Norway risks enraging Beijing and must reckon with a strong reaction if it chooses to proceed with proposals by the ruling party to grant asylum to demonstrators from Hong Kong.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 04:49:54 +0000
Sometimes people see weird stuff, but they aren't close enough to get good photos, so the best they can do is some blurry images. Certainly this isn't definitive evidence of strange happenings, but it definitely creates a mysterious atmosphere!

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 04:07:34 +0000
Some canines simply hate water, while others love to swim and can do it for hours. But in the end, doggos are not great swimmers - they are not seals or otters. They were born to run, not float. Luckily, however, there are inflatable toys just for that - and dogs definitely love such big and soft things.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 03:35:49 +0000
Two US marine bases on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and Camp Hansen, were put on lockdown on Saturday in light of new COVID-10 clusters.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 02:32:08 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Benjamin Keough, the son of actress Lisa Marie Presley and the grandson of Elvis Presley, has died at the age of 27, Lisa Marie Presley's manager Roger Widynowski told USA Today in a statement.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 02:05:09 +0000
On Sunday, the World Health Organisation reported a global single-day record for new COVID-19 cases as 230,370 positive tests were reported worldwide over the past 24 hours.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 01:17:34 +0000
Convicted criminal Daniel Lewis Lee will be put to death by lethal injection at the US Justice Department's execution chamber in the city of Terre Haute, Vigo County, the state of Indiana.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 01:14:47 +0000
The cause of Thea's death remains unclear, while prior to the tragic news, she had been posting videos with her boyfriend and brother and said that her pregnancy was proceeding well.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 01:13:51 +0000
New York City has recently witnessed a surge in violent crimes, with more than 80 shootings registered just last week alone, according to the local police.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 22:50:20 +0000
The statement comes after former special counsel Robert Mueller published an op-ed supporting the prosecution of Roger Stone, who was convicted following his investigation into alleged US-Russia collusion.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 22:30:42 +0000
BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic downplayed the Sunday protest against COVID-19 lockdown measures, held in front of the parliament building in Belgrade, saying that less than 500 people participated.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 22:05:08 +0000
The president pointed out that the media has given too much coverage to his golf outing, noting that former Democratic president Barack Obama's golf plays did not make headlines, whereas whenever he travels to a golf club, newspapers rush to write about it.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 20:40:23 +0000
President Trump's oldest son also lashed out at the media as, according to him, they continue to take digs at his father to make him look bad while at the same time ignoring Biden's history.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 20:37:51 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Militants in Syria have attempted to launch a drone attack on the Khmeimim airbase, although the unmanned flying vehicles were shot down by air defence systems, Rear Admiral Alexander Shcherbitsky, the head of the Russian Defence Ministry's centre for Syrian reconciliation, said on Sunday.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 20:24:55 +0000
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The death toll in Japan after a week of torrential downpours that caused severe floods and landslides has risen to 70, the country’s media reported on Sunday, adding that 13 people are still missing.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 20:12:34 +0000
Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the Huawei founder, was arrested in Canada’s Vancouver in December of 2018 at the US' request. Her detention came amid the US trade war with China and accusations that Huawei posed a threat to US national security, a claim which the company denied. The arrest also soured China’s ties with Ottawa.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 19:32:22 +0000
Following the unexpected demise under mysterious circumstances of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, his alleged associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, is potentially the last remaining person with knowledge of the names of the late financier's clients.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 19:18:19 +0000
Schumaher had to stop the car and step outside to solve the problem with the out-of-control device. The racer now has the chance to regain his position in a week in Hungary.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 19:17:56 +0000
The finance ministers of the G20 member states have already frozen debt payments for numerous countries that are suffering from the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, but British religious leaders believe that it’s not enough.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 19:12:35 +0000
In the first round, Duda came first with 41.8 percent of the votes cast, falling short of the 50 percent needed to ensure victory without the need for a second round.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 18:58:01 +0000
A counter-protest organised by Black Lives Matter is expected to take place later in the day. Demonstrations against police brutality erupted across the nation in late May, sparked by a video of the death of African-American man George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 18:33:18 +0000
USS Bonhomme Richard belongs to the Essex-class aircraft carriers and earned one battle star during the Second World War. According to Krishna Jackson of Naval Base San Diego, prior the incident, the USS Bonhomme Richard underwent a regular maintenance cycle.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 18:31:24 +0000
When visiting other counties, one thing you are bound to explore is national cuisine. Russia is a multi-ethnic country and was once part of the Soviet Union, which consisted of 15 national republics. This rich cultural past sometimes makes it hard to say where Russian cuisine begins and where it ends.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 18:30:16 +0000
BERLIN (Sputnik) - Police officers in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg are conducting a sustained search for a man armed with a bow, gun, and knife, Offenburg Police said in a statement on Sunday.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 18:11:01 +0000
Head of Britain's Armed Forces, General Nick Carter, has been criticised over the MoD's \"shambolic\" procurement policies, after admitting decisions to sell off vehicles had been made before the country decided on its strategic interests in an impending integrated review.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 17:18:42 +0000
BEIJING (Sputnik) - More than 140 people are either dead or missing due to severe floods in several Chinese regions that have affected nearly 38 million people, authorities in Beijing said on Sunday.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 17:15:00 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Libya’s High Council of State, an advisory body based in Tripoli, has reelected Khalid Mishri as its chairman for a third consecutive term.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 17:05:15 +0000
After initially allowing the company to participate in the construction of the country's 5G infrastructure on limited terms, London has apparently made a U-turn, as the Parliament has started discussing not only the Chinese company's involvement in 5G, but also the possibility of the full removal of its tech from other networks.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 16:26:44 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said last month that that the wall on the southern border has helped curb illegal immigration and the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 16:15:27 +0000
Carlson hosts one of the most influential shows in US cable news, in the last quarter, his program not only being the highest-rated program in cable news, but the highest-rated show in the history of cable news. President Donald Trump is one of his most loyal viewers, and has frequently tweeted videos of Carlson's program.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 15:56:46 +0000
The recent appearance of a key suspect is the only tangible result of the massive 13-year search operation involving a number of European countries, including the UK, Germany, and Portugal.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 15:48:16 +0000
The seismic activity was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres. There are no reports of damage or casualties caused by the tremor.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 15:47:16 +0000
Life in Germany seems to have returned to normal. The once empty streets are now bustling with life. Shops, restaurants, and bars are open despite the fact that the country has recorded 400 new coronavirus cases on average daily during the past week. However, the restrictions imposed on the sex industry are still in place.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 15:35:10 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ten people have been killed in the Arab coalition’s airstrike in northwestern Yemen, the Houthi-run Al Masirah broadcaster reported on Sunday.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 15:34:58 +0000
Will Smith’s wife Jada, an actress, admitted the other day to having had an affair with 27-year-old singer August Alsina, something that she referred to as an “entanglement”.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 15:24:33 +0000
Golden retrievers are known for their remarkable amiability towards all beings and can get along with pretty much any other pets.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 15:14:47 +0000
Police in Bellevue, Washington said they received calls at about 7:30 p.m. that they described as \"frantic\" and with \"chaos heard in the background”.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 14:57:01 +0000
Marsalek helped run the German payments group for a decade before it collapsed in June, with German authorities still struggling to discover precisely what business actually took place inside the company, which had privileged access to global payments networks and major tech sector clients.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 14:56:09 +0000
Following the killing of African-American man George Floyd and the subsequent protests against racism and police brutality, the US government has embarked on a path of banning American police from using chokeholds and other \"violent\" means of apprehension. But it seems that the new policy could backfire on the men and women in blue.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 14:42:46 +0000
The prime minister’s chief adviser has declined to explain the reason for the payments to Faculty, made in instalments over two years, and the firm itself is also remaining tight-lipped on the question.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 13:55:10 +0000
Russian President Vladimir Putin underscored that he takes little interest in \"criticism for the sake of criticism\", but that he is always open to \"constructive proposals\" on how to solve a problem being discussed.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 13:54:36 +0000
BAKU (Sputnik) - Armenian military opened fire at the border with Azerbaijan on Sunday, provoking clashes that resulted in losses on both sides, the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry said on Sunday.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 13:50:03 +0000
The US is leading the global coronavirus tally, with more than 3 million infections having been registered there since February, and the outbreak taking the lives of more than 132,000.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 13:37:37 +0000
On Friday, the White House press service reported that President Donald Trump had inked an order to commute the \"unjust\" sentencing of his former campaign adviser Roger Stone.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 13:30:24 +0000
ATHENS (Sputnik) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is using religion as a means to achieve his geopolitical goals by converting Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia into a mosque, the head of the Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, said in a statement that was distributed by domestic media on Sunday.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 13:27:42 +0000
It is the second planet from the Sun and is similar in size and structure to our planet. It even appeared at the same time as the Earth, however for reasons scientists can't explain why Venus took a different direction and is a completely different world, where humans will be burnt and flattened like a pancake.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 13:21:34 +0000
The idea to introduce the innovative drug ketone into UK sports was reportedly borrowed from the US special forces, who embarked on the project in the 2010s in a bid to boost their operatives’ endurance.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 13:06:18 +0000
KABUL (Sputnik) - The Taliban* are not going to stop hostilities before intra-Afghan talks, viewing any calls for a ceasefire in absence of negotiations as \"illogical,\" the radical movement's spokesman said on Sunday.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 12:23:43 +0000
On Monday, the British government imposed sanctions against two North Korean ministries that London suspects of being involved in forced labour, torture, and murder in the DPRK’s prison camps.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 12:19:58 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The visuals from inside an IndiGo flight shows the terrifying moments passengers suffered as the plane was rocked by a violent spell of turbulence. The footage from the flight depicts chairs shaking and water bottles wobbling as passengers continued to scream in fear.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 11:51:43 +0000
ATHENS (Sputnik) - Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said in an interview with the Skai TV channel that it would be dangerous to look at the issue of Hagia Sophia’s conversion from a museum into a mosque from the perspective of the Greek-Turkish relationship alone, and called for addressing it as a global issue instead.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 11:43:18 +0000
The great white shark is the world’s biggest macropredatory fish. Large females can grow up to 6 metres in length. However, most are smaller, just 4-5 metres in length. Although people are not their preferred prey, the sharks are responsible for the largest number of fatal attacks on humans.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 11:39:08 +0000
Just as in neighbouring Israel, which has recently seen a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Palestinian Authority is experiencing the same challenges. But unlike the Jewish state, where citizens are given social and medical assistance, PA residents, who don’t have such support, are being asked to cope on their own.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 11:34:52 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein has requested his German counterpart to help remove the Middle eastern nation from the European Union's list of countries with suspected loopholes in anti-money laundering and counter-terror financing regulations.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 11:34:41 +0000
A recent attempt by the Trump administration to resolve the decades-long conflict between the Palestinians and Israel has so far failed to gain support from the former due to the peace plan rejecting several of the Palestinian Authority’s key demands, such as the right of return and having a capital in Jerusalem.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 11:24:55 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Monsoon showers and thunderous dark clouds come as a delight and welcome relief to people in India roasting in 40-50 degree Celsius summer heat. The happiness of the magical, romantic season is not limited to humans. Elephants loitering in mud, peacocks dancing, and lions roaring during the season are obvious proof of that.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 11:13:32 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Yesterday, Bollywood fans went into a frenzy when Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek announced that the two had tested positive for COVID-19. In a very positive video message from a hospital, Amitabh praised the medics for working hard for humanity and asked his fans not to panic and despair in trying times.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 11:11:23 +0000
“If you know anything about Chinese military strategy, they talk about the fusion of civil and military capabilities. There’s a close linkage undoubtedly between the Chinese military capability and Huawei,” Dearlove alleges.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 10:41:57 +0000
The former Trump campaign PR pro suggested the western world is actively building a case against Beijing, attempting to prove that the novel virus \"leaked from a Wuhan virus lab\", claims denounced by China as a bunch of \"conspiracy theories\".

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 10:36:44 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Just like the rest of the world, the year 2020 has hit India’s entertainment industry hard. With the country losing six of Bollywood’s cinema-defining artists and most cherished actors, the news of celebrities contracting COVID-19 one after the other has sent fans into shock and disbelief.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 10:29:21 +0000
Apart from the continuing practice of implementing unilateral sanctions against Russia, the US recently engaged in ending binding arms control treaties, with the New START being the only one still in force after Washington ditched the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) and the Open Skies treaties with Moscow.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 10:26:56 +0000
For five years Luis Elizondo led the Advanced Aerospace Identification Programme (AATIP), tasked with studying unexplained aerial sightings. The official said he left the Pentagon because he felt that authorities were failing the public keeping information about UFOs secret and underestimating their potential threat.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 10:21:36 +0000
On Thursday, Donald Trump voiced hope that Kanye West would support him in the presidential election race even though the famous rapper earlier signaled his unwillingness to do so.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 10:20:37 +0000
On Friday, Turkey annulled a decree which made Istanbul's historic landmark into a museum, effectively converting the site into a mosque. According to President Erdogan, the move is a step forward for Turkey.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 10:14:03 +0000
WARSAW (Sputnik) - Poland’s National Electoral Commission has recorded a rise in irregularities during Sunday's presidential runoff compared to the first round of the race, the watchdog’s chief, Sylwester Marciniak, said.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 09:34:35 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon's funeral will be held online to comply with South Korea's coronavirus-related restrictive measures, Yonhap News Agency reported on Sunday, citing the ceremony's preparation committee.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 09:17:04 +0000
The UK is set to withdraw from the bloc's trade and customs regulations on 31 December. However, there is still uncertainty over their future relations as both parties are attempting to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal. Both London and Brussels have stated they won't postpone the December deadline regardless of the outcome of the deal talks.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 08:56:55 +0000
Last month, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadran announced that Tehran would soon start manufacturing a new class of supersonic cruise missiles known as the Talaeey-e to complement the subsonic weapons currently in service.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 08:46:41 +0000
The elusive British socialite, who was detained in an FBI operation on 2 July, is to appear in a New York court on Tuesday to be formally charged with the \"procurement\" of underage girls for her billionaire pal and ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 08:46:38 +0000
A Boeing 737 operated by Ukraine International Airlines, crashed in January soon after departing from an airport in Tehran. The catastrophe claimed the lives of 176 passengers and crew.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 08:30:08 +0000
Many people can't wait to get back in the sky after airlines finally reopen, not only tourists but pilots and flight attendants as well because they love their job and we adore them for making the flights not only possible, but also comfortable and even full of joy!

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 07:50:02 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): At least eleven Indian states have imposed fresh restrictions and lockdowns since the central government relaxed a total lockdown to gradually reopen the economy. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Delhi remain the worst-hit Indian states, with total cases reaching six digits.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 07:28:50 +0000
Earlier this week, online fashion retailer Boohoo said that it had found \"some inaccuracies\" as it probed operations at its Leicester factory over allegations that employees there are paid less than the minimum wage and work in \"unsafe\" conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 06:54:56 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): A recent letter purportedly written by the top of Kashmir’s separatist movement Syed Ali Shah Geelani urging people to observe a shutdown on 13 July, Martyr’s Day, has gone viral on social media. The Jammu and Kashmir police later opened a case in the matter, claiming the letter to be fake and originating in Pakistan.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 06:39:47 +0000
The announcement of new state funding comes on the heels of a leak, a letter penned by International Trade Secretary Liz Truss, who voiced her concerns about whether British ports have the capacity to cope with increased post-Brexit customs procedures.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 05:51:26 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least four members of the Afghan security forces have been killed and 10 others injured in an armed clash with Taliban militants in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan, TOLOnews reported on Sunday, citing a security source.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 05:31:21 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The clinical trials of the world's first coronavirus vaccine on volunteers at the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University have been successfully completed, Vadim Tarasov, the director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology, told Sputnik.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 05:21:14 +0000
The warning of a potential hacking attack comes as the British government is reportedly preparing to announce a \"major u-turn\" on Huawei that may see the Chinese tech giant banned from taking part in developing the UK's 5G infrastructure.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 05:07:49 +0000
Only one other mixed martial artist from Russia has managed to claim a UFC title, Khabib Nurmagomedov, who became lightweight champion in 2018 after defeating Al Iaquinta.

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 04:30:00 +0000
Every doggo needs a lot of sleep and a lot of food, especially puppies, who grow up so fast! But sometimes they just don't have enough time to eat and sleep, so what should they do? Well, some pooches are smart enough to figure out a solution to this problem!

Sun, 12 Jul 2020 04:24:15 +0000
A logistics supply convoy including four trucks came under attack by unknown assailants on Saturday night on the Samawah-Diwaniya highway in the south of the Middle Eastern country.

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