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Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:39:00 +0300
Conservative UK party councillor Elena Bunbury posted photos wearing a bikini after becoming a victim to internet trolls and receiving death threats over her appearance on the BBC TV debate show Question Time.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:10:51 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia's Rosatom state nuclear corporation wants to order development of a robotic installation which would extract rare and hard-to-recover minerals at the bottom of the Arctic, Russia's Foundation for Advanced Research (FPI) told Sputnik on Monday.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 03:32:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump said that he intended to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York on Sunday to discuss military and trade issues.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 02:49:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump has given his first detailed public comment concerning a report on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s alleged proposal to secretly record the president last year.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:45:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least one Palestinian was killed and another 20 were injured in clashes with the Israeli army in the east of the Gaza Strip, spokesman for the Gaza Health Ministry Ashraf Qedra said Sunday.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:51:00 +0300
No US president since World War II has triggered so many Americans to express their displeasure in so many creative, humorous and sometimes destructive ways.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:49:00 +0300
Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, asserted that Tehran is responsible for violent unrest within its borders, as well as across the Middle East.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:14:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia and India can conclude an agreement on the exchange of experience and interaction in preparation for the launch of the first Indian manned space mission, Indian media reported on Sunday.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:17:00 +0300
If you can’t get them to keep quiet, ignore them, appears to be the playbook currently in use by OPEC.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 22:28:04 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Turkey and Russia will jointly determine which radical groups should leave the territory of demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib province, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an article released on Sunday.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 22:02:00 +0300
Federal authorities entitled regional ones to individually put the issue to the vote, and yet another Swiss canton, straight after Ticino, expressed skepticism over traditional Muslim face-covering garments.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 21:57:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said in an interview released on Sunday that US President Donald Trump was ready to engage in a constructive dialogue with Iran's representatives and possibly meet them at the UN General Assembly in New York.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 21:38:00 +0300
ATHENS (Sputnik) - Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople said Sunday that he would soon grant autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine just as it had been granted to the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia in 1998, adding that he was not afraid of threats.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 21:23:48 +0300
Senator Lindsey Graham’s comments came on the heels of an explosive report in the New York Times about Rod Rosenstein, the deputy Attorney General, who allegedly suggested exposing “the chaos consuming the administration and calling it to act to oust Trump from office “for being unfit.”

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 21:14:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia may take steps to prevent further incidents involving the Israeli Air Force jets and has all the capabilities to close Syrian airspace to Israeli military aircraft if it becomes necessary, a member of the Russian parliament's upper house's defense committee, Frants Klintsevich, told Sputnik on Sunday.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 20:31:00 +0300
ALGIERS (Sputnik) - The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-cartel oil producers present at the meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) said they were ready to boost oil production to compensate for any possible shortfall, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Falih said on Sunday.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:57:00 +0300
In an interview with Der Spiegel, former German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel, outlined his point of view on the ongoing Nord Stream project, as well as lambasted those who distort the letter of the law for the sole purpose of penalizing Russia.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:30:00 +0300
There are many libraries in the world today which can provide people with something unobtainable even in the digital era, and some of them are not just temples of knowledge, but also magnificent ancient places offering readers a glimpse into history.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:30:00 +0300
Road accidents are terrifying, but people get a thrill from watching them, as well as a taste of how dangerous the world can be.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:50:00 +0300
The man remains in custody at a central London police station at this stage, the Metropolitan police press release read.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:33:26 +0300
Despite pilot Ahmad Shah’s persistent efforts, the famed Malaysian models he tried to establish contact with on Facebook chose not to respond to his invitations to meet him in person in the Malaysian capital.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:23:30 +0300
Treasure hunters and historians have long been fascinated with finding the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to have disappeared around 587 BC when Jerusalem was destroyed by the invading forces of Babylon.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:12:00 +0300
Syrian government troops are on course to mopping up the last of the entrenched Daesh militants in Al-Suwayda Governorate, as they have encircled the northwestern Idlib Governorate, the last remaining stronghold of militant and terror groups in the country.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:08:00 +0300
A leading Chinese sexbot company has sought to develop the world’s first commercially viable doll, which will be able to move autonomously.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:32:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Defense Ministry's Sunday statement putting all the blame for the downing of Russia's Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft in Syria on the Israeli Air Force is justified and balanced, a senior Russian lawmaker, Alexander Sherin, told Sputnik.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:28:00 +0300
Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry reiterated, during a briefing on circumstance of the Il-20 incident, that blame for the Russian aircraft's crash fully rested with Israel, which put the Il-20 under fire of the Syrian air defense.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:20:00 +0300
Top Japanese officials say the island nation could ramp up its imports of US soybeans and, possibly, oil as part of a broader bilateral trade agreement, which could allow Japanese carmakers to maintain their presence in the US market.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:10:00 +0300
Instagram-famous MMA fighter Anastasia Yankova has shared a beautiful picture of herself standing next to a cow to explain the reason why she stopped eating meat.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:06:29 +0300
In 2018, France has seen a 22 percent jump in the number of attacks on women. The same dynamics can be observed with sexual violence. National Federation of Solidarity of Women director Francoise Brie discussed the situation in an interview with Sputnik France.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:30:37 +0300
The cabinet of Prime Minister Theresa May is reportedly preparing for a snap election in November after the EU rejected the so-called Chequers proposals on Brexit – stirring outrage and anxiety among both hardline Brexiteers and Remainers.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:21:00 +0300
Russia blames Israel for the destruction of the Il-20, which cost the lives of 15 servicemen, after it emerged that around the time if its demise, Israeli fighter jets were in immediate proximity to the Russian plane.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:16:00 +0300
British Boxer Anthony Joshua retained his world heavyweight titles by delivering a knockout in the seventh round to beat Russian contender Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium in London last night.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:00:00 +0300
Life is tough in the ocean, and at the bottom, it becomes really scary. In order to survive, sea dwellers have to adapt – some have big teeth, some are good at camouflage – and many have both these features.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:49:00 +0300
BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov announced that he would boycott the upcoming referendum on the bilateral deal with Greece on the country’s renaming.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:43:00 +0300
Earlier in the day, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that the Israeli Air Force (IAF) had provided Moscow with the wrong information about the location of the airstrikes in Syria, leading to the tragic incident with the Russian plane.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:39:00 +0300
US fire crews dealing with the clean-up operation after hurricane floodwaters receded made an unexpected discovery: dead fish spread across the highway.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:39:00 +0300
CAIRO (Sputnik) – Israel is guided solely by its military interests in the region, and this factor along with the lack of coordination with the Russian side led to the crash of Russia's Il-20 military plane in Syria, Egyptian military expert Adil Suleiman told Sputnik.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:07:00 +0300
PMCs, or polar mesospheric clouds, which are known to glow beautifully in the darkness of night, are affected by atmospheric gravity waves, essentially sent by the convection and uplifting of air masses. These noctilucent masses are known to be particularly visible over the poles.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:06:39 +0300
The March 8, 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 prompted one of the biggest search missions in history, yet a four-year, multi-million dollar joint operation by Australian, Malaysian and Chinese investigators has failed to find any sign of the plane.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:59:00 +0300
Corruption is not specifically a punishable crime under Liberian law. When the last president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, took office in 2006, she announced that corruption was \"public enemy number one.\"

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:56:00 +0300
Slightly over a year ago, the supermodel from the Kardashian clan, Kendall Jenner, announced that she was joining Adidas as an official ambassador for the sportswear brand.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:44:00 +0300
The attack in the Iranian city of Ahvaz occurred on Saturday morning. During the military parade, unknown assailants opened fire, killing dozens of people including 12 Islamic Revolutionary Guards. Several Iranian top officials have blamed foreign-sponsored terrorists for the incident.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:23:00 +0300
A powerful tornado swept through Canada's capital city, destroying houses and interrupting the supply of electricity.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:10:00 +0300
ALGIERS (Sputnik) - United Arab Emirates (UAE) Energy Minister Suhail Mazrouei on Sunday positively assessed the situation on the oil market, noting increase in production.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0300
Some animals are really good at sports - no person can compete with the champion runners or jumpers of the animal kingdom. Maybe, some of the beasts are good at boxing as well, even despite their small size?

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:42:00 +0300
According to a statement published on the ministry's official website, the UAE envoy was harshly criticized for the statement of Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, former adviser to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan and political expert.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:11:00 +0300
Against the backdrop of cooperation between Russia and Israel, the destruction of the Russian Il-20 plane off Syria's coast as a result of a dangerous IAF operation seems to underscore a lack of gratitude on Israel's part, Vitaly Naumkin, head of the Arab Studies Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Oriental Studies, told Sputnik.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:59:51 +0300
Shouldn't Have Quit His Day Job: Daesh UK Pharmacist Detained in Syria From Pills to the Pillory: Daesh-Linked Pharmacist from UK Detained in Syria

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:47:00 +0300
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said he would not agree to demands to dismiss Hans-Georg Maassen, who was transferred to his ministry following a scandal.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:42:00 +0300
At a military parade in Chile which was held to commemorate the 208th anniversary of the country's independence, a group of nine golden retriever puppies were paraded, together with their fully-grown peers.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:37:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump's most beloved senior adviser, his daughter Ivanka ,visited NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and its Mission Control Center on September 20, where she revealed that the cosmonauts on board the International Space Station had “her dream job.”

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:05:00 +0300
The Israeli Air Force misled Russia by providing wrong information about the area of the planned air strikes in Syria on September 17, thus preventing the Russian Il-20 from moving to a safe zone, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0300
During a press conference earlier this week, the Russian Defense Ministry stated that Israel was responsible for the destruction of a Russian military aircraft, which was downed by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean sea when Damascus attempted to repel an Israeli missile attack on Monday.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 09:49:08 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and security agencies have detained 18 Palestinians on suspicion of terrorist activities against civilians and the military, The Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 09:21:00 +0300
After her Brexit plan was rejected at last week’s EU summit in Salzburg, Prime Minister Theresa May has been facing renewed pressure from Cabinet ministers and prominent backbenchers to give up on her Chequers blueprint and seek a looser free trade deal with Brussels.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 09:01:00 +0300
Russian journalist and political commentator Viktor Marakhovsky explains the difficult choice Israel is going to have to make going forward in the aftermath of the incident that resulted in the loss of a Russian recon plane over Syria with 15 servicemen on board.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 08:50:35 +0300
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said that he does not want confrontation with the United States over the irregular migration issue and hopes for a dialogue.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 08:14:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused the US-backed states of the region of being responsible for the terrorist attack in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:54:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia’s Energia Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC Energia) is ready to offer tickets for a lunar tour aboard the Soyuz spacecraft; they will cost between $150 million and $180 million each, a source in the space industry told Sputnik on Sunday.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:40:40 +0300
LONDON (Sputnik) – Russia's heavyweight boxer Alexander Povetkin lost on Sunday to the United Kingdom’s world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua by knockout, who thus defended the International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organization titles.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:13:59 +0300
The new Zimbabwean government is pledging to bring their country back on track to economic prosperity and buoyant development by attracting foreign investment, reforming domestic finances, and paying off the nation’s debts – but officials don’t appear to be quite sure just where to start.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:51:00 +0300
The US president’s personal lawyer said that the US sanctions on Iran could lead to the the overthrow of the Iranian government.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:36:00 +0300
Germany’s Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) says a “hard Brexit” could pose significant risks to German exports into non-EU countries, as well as provoke unpredictable disruptions in international trade, amplified by the escalating trade spat between the US and China.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:12:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Pirates kidnapped 12 people from the MV Glarus cargo vessel near the coast of Nigeria, media reported citing the ships’ Swiss operator company.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:23:00 +0300
Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer said that she agreed to testify before the US Senate next week, providing more details on her accusations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 04:17:08 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States supports the Iranian people in their fight against radical Islamic terrorism and condemns all terrorist acts, US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert told Sputnik on Saturday after the terrorist attack in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 03:35:00 +0300
British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on the eve of his party’s annual conference that he would challenge the UK Cabinet on any deal on Brexit, calling for a general election if the body failed to comply.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 02:57:00 +0300
After patiently waiting for their target asteroid to complete its rotation scientists monitoring the progress of a Japanese spacecraft confirmed that two small robots have successfully reached the surface of asteroid Ryugu and are now sending back images of their new home.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 01:41:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The team of UK Prime Minister Theresa May started preparing to possibly hold snap general elections in November, local media reported Sunday citing May’s aides.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 01:09:00 +0300
Many Republican candidates in the upcoming November US midterm elections are facing an uphill battle due, in part, to their support of the country’s current president, Donald Trump.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 00:49:33 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and his Saudi counterpart Khalid Falih are holding a meeting in Algeria, the Russian Energy Ministry said Sunday.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 00:29:00 +0300
After more than 60 years of uncertainty regarding Catholic clergy members operating in China, the Vatican announced an historic accord, recognizing those bishops appointed by Beijing and setting new rules for their reappointment.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:50:00 +0300
Iran has summoned ambassadors of the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Denmark over the recent terrorist attack on military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz, local media reported.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:35:00 +0300
A new cafe opening in Tokyo will use robot waiters remotely controlled by physically-disabled human employees.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:15:27 +0300
ALGIERS (Sputnik) - The compliance of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-cartel producers with the Vienna oil output deal reached 129 percent in August, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 22:03:00 +0300
Russian-Polish relations have reached a low point in recent years, with the two countries unable to see eye to eye on energy security, NATO's military buildup on Russia's borders, or the construction of a missile defense shield on Polish territory which Russia believes would challenge global strategic stability.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 21:49:19 +0300
A number of Twitter users wondered why CIA would deem it necessary to classify a collection of jokes from the other side of the Iron Curtain.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 21:26:00 +0300
The breathtaking race took place as part of Turkey's first aerospace and technology festival, Teknofest, which managed to unite thousands of people at Istanbul's new international airport.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 21:05:01 +0300
Commenting on the upcoming bout, Joshua admitted that Povetkin is one of the best fighters in the world, and that the fear of losing is his constant companion.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 20:57:00 +0300
Canada-based police units are reviewing the possibility of including cannabis to their validated policies with regards to alcohol and drug use by off-duty officers, the Daily Hive reported.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 20:27:00 +0300
The young judoka’s ascension involved her taking on both the reigning Olympic champion and the defending world champion.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 20:15:00 +0300
Earlier this week, the United States sanctioned the personnel of the Chinese Defense Ministry along with Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport in connection to the deals on the purchase of the Russian aircraft and S-400 missile systems.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 20:05:00 +0300
Tel Aviv has ordered the commander of the Israeli Air Force to continue talks with his Russian counterparts about the destruction of the Russian Il-20 recon aircraft over Syria. Israel's Defense Ministry maintains that Syria is responsible for the destruction of the plane, which took place during an Israeli air raid on Syrian targets in Latakia.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 19:04:00 +0300
Multiple people gathered on the street to observe the extremely unusual phenomenon, eventually applauding the raccoon when it safely landed and ran away.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 19:03:00 +0300
BEIJING (Sputnik) - The Chinese Foreign Ministry summoned US Ambassador Terry Branstad over the sanctions imposed on the Chinese Defense Ministry staff by Washington over cooperation with Russia.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 19:00:00 +0300
The amazing invention steals the jobs of bartenders; the machine is capable of pouring perfect pints of beer in a matter of seconds, making the process easy, clean and efficient.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:40:00 +0300
A new variety of green crabs is characterized by its aggressiveness.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:28:00 +0300
For the past several days, Japan has become a magnet for gamers from Asia and all over the world, as the Tokyo Game Show kicked off there on September 20. While gaming and electronics companies are going out of their way to market their latest releases, many guests have their own competition: putting on the most bizarre costumes and make-up.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:16:28 +0300
One of the world’s most prominent scientific figures, persecuted in the 1600s for supporting a sun-centered model of the solar system, apparently edited his own letter to tone down criticism from the Catholic Church and lied to escape punishment, according to a researcher who recently came across a document in the UK.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:00:11 +0300
Solar storms pose a serious risk to modern infrastructure due to mankind’s reliance on sophisticated electronic equipment, which may be affected by this space weather phenomenon.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 17:52:48 +0300
Despite claims that the plane’s image was captured midflight, Wilson still insists on travelling to Cambodia and searching for the wreckage of the lost Malaysia Airlines airliner in person.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 17:40:00 +0300
An intervention by US-led forces has reportedly allowed a number of high-ranking terrorists to escape justice at the hands of Syrian troops.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 17:20:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iranian Armed Forces spokesman, Brig. Gen. Abolfazl Shekarchi, told IRNA that the militants who had committed a terrorist attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday were linked to the United States and Israel.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 17:03:00 +0300
The reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) is a fair decision made in the interests of the country’s clean athletes who had been stripped of the right to compete on a level playing field due to the \"blanket punishment,\" the chair of the Athletes' Commission of the International Olympic Committee, Kirsty Coventry, said on Saturday.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:30:00 +0300
The World Anti-Doping Agency Executive Committee has voted to reinstate Russia’s anti-doping agency. Sputnik discussed WADA's decision with professor John Nauright, chair of the department of kinesiology, health promotion and recreation at the University of North Texas.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:30:00 +0300
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey is eager to use national currencies instead of the US dollar to trade with Venezuela and other countries amid tensed relations with the United States, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday following a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart Jorge Arreaza.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:24:09 +0300
The US has repeatedly denounced the Russian-European joint venture to build a direct gas pipeline from Russia to the center of the EU via the Baltic Sea. Apart from lambasting Berlin for colluding with Moscow, Washington has already laid the groundwork for sanctions against companies involved in Nord Stream 2.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:21:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow has not held any talks either with the associates of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange or the staff of the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, where he has been residing for years, regarding Assange's reportedly prepared escape from the United Kingdom, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 15:00:00 +0300
A Japanese cook presents his recipe for unique sushi rolls; watching him cook may leave your mouth watering.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:55:00 +0300
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un proclaimed an end to the state of war earlier this week during their third summit this year in Pyongyang. Sputnik discussed the statement with Howard Stoffer, associate professor of national security at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:40:06 +0300
The director of Belsat TV claimed that their SMM manager got sacked for violating the company’s policy, and that they actually wanted to let him go for quite some time.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:32:00 +0300
The destruction of a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft with 15 airmen onboard has led to questions about Moscow's relations with both Syria and Israel. Speaking to Sputnik, Middle East affairs observer Ali ben Masoud al-Mashani said he was confident that whatever else happens, Russian-Syrian counterterrorism cooperation will continue.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:01:00 +0300
The US sanctions policy against Russia and Iran threatens Washington with unwanted friction with its partners, while related restrictions on business freedom has already provoked a growing domestic debate over the excessive use of sanctions in the US policy, Alexis Rodzianko, the president and CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia said.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:34:00 +0300
An Instagram user from Florida revealed that she had slid into depression, anxiety and started suffering from headaches and hair loss while doctors struggled to find out the cause of her worsening health. She connected her “zombie” state with two silicon gel implants she got to spice up her sexual life, encouraged by her ex-husband.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:14:00 +0300
Iran's president issued a stern warning to Tehran's adversaries and vowed not to give up the Islamic Republic's defensive missile capabilities on the anniversary of the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:56:58 +0300
Amid US anti-Iranian sanctions, scheduled to curb oil exports from the Islamic Republic, the kingdom was expected to boost its oil output and meet future high demand. But the country’s main company now tells buyers that it’s supply is running short, raising fears that it could push prices up to $100 per barrel, the latest media report suggested.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:48:00 +0300
BEIJING (Sputnik) - The Chinese Defense Ministry on Saturday expressed protest and made strong representation to the United States over the US sanctions for arms purchases from Russia.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:38:00 +0300
The K-Pop boy band GOT7 was en route the KBS TV station in Seoul for the filming of the \"Music Bank\" show when one of the members – Jackson – was surrounded by fans.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 11:34:52 +0300
The authorities of Yamaguchi’s city of Abu have adopted a petition calling for the abolition of the Aegis Ashore plan; Mayor Norihiko Hanada has supported the move.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 11:14:00 +0300
Speaking during yet another rally, this time in Missouri, the US president warned about the spiraling tariff war with China and questioned whether the latter dared to challenge the US with retaliatory measures in response to the latest US tariffs affecting $200 billion of Chinese goods.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 11:05:42 +0300
A Saudi woman – Mariam Hamed Ferdous – has set a Guinness World Record after becoming the first Arab woman to dive in the North and South Poles. She spoke to Sputnik about her experience.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:30:00 +0300
A baby meerkat that disappeared from Perth Zoo has been found alive.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:10:00 +0300
Our final topic, picked by you, dear listeners, earlier in a poll on our Facebook page, is “Trade War Tensions: The Tariffs Take Off”, focusing on the latest economic developments between the US & China.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:09:14 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The European Union should frankly discuss the issue of maintaining or lifting anti-Russia sanctions rather than automatically prolong them, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in an interview with the RT broadcaster.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:07:00 +0300
John Kerry admitted to carrying out what some are euphemistically calling \"shadow diplomacy\" in trying to save the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran, which Trump and Pompeo described as being potentially illegal and unprecedentedly undermining the foreign policy of the present administration.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0300
The Russian-Turkish de-facto ceasefire deal over Idlib has prompted a flurry of reactions ranging from praise for its pragmatic de-escalation of a sensitive situation to warnings that it's only a temporary fix aimed at delaying an inevitable disaster.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 09:05:00 +0300
According to Reuters, Daesh has claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack at a military parade in Iran that left 24 people dead and 54 injured.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:30:00 +0300
A ridiculously naughty little kitten acts like a professional kickboxer attempting to punch a dog who simply wants to play and seems to preserve a friendly attitude despite the outbreak of violence.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:13:49 +0300
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, the front-runner in the upcoming election, who was recently stabbed at a campaign rally, said he would not be able to participate in TV debates before the first round of the vote due to his condition.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:11:00 +0300
The Russian plane in Syria was not hit due to a failure in its friend or foe identification system, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov stated. Mr. Konashenkov also noted that each state has its own IFF system and Russia does not install its identification systems on armaments exported abroad.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:07:00 +0300
The head of the US Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley granted another deadline extension to Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:02:12 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK government ministers will call on Prime Minister Theresa May during a meeting on Monday to present an alternative to her Chequers proposals on UK's relations with EU after its withdrawal from the bloc, following the recent criticism toward May's plan on the part of fellow EU leaders, local media reported on Saturday.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:54:35 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Latvian resident Ruslans Bondars, 38, was sentenced to fourteen years in prison for operating a service that allegedly helped hackers to evade antivirus programs, the Justice Department said in a press release.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:31:49 +0300
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Mexico might conclude a bilateral trade agreement with Canada if Ottawa’s talks with Washington on the new deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) see no progress, Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:19:00 +0300
China will not send vice-premier Liu He to Washington next week to continue the negotiations over the tariff wars with the US representatives, media reported on Saturday.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:01:00 +0300
Sputnik spoke to David Miller, Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Bristol on how and why MI5 and MI6 may be undermining Jeremy Corbyn.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 06:29:00 +0300
Shinzo Abe retained his post as Japan’s prime minister following the election. Radio Sputnik discussed Abe’s 3rd consecutive victory with Dr. Victor E. Teo, assistant professor in the department of Japanese studies at the University of Hong Kong and the affiliated faculty with the China studies program and Korean Studies Program at the university.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 06:04:00 +0300
DPRK and South Korea signed a military agreement and a joint statement on Wednesday, in fact proclaiming the end of the state of war, according to the South Korean presidential spokesperson. Sputnik spoke to Justin Arnold, an independent researcher on North Korea and former communications specialist for 38 North for more on the situation.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 05:45:00 +0300
Despite the US intensifying its trade war with China, Beijing hasn't found ready allies among its European partners. According to the EU Chamber of Commerce in China, some European companies may relocate production unless Beijing exempts them from taxes on the components they import from the US.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 05:34:00 +0300
Belgian prosecutors' report supported previous claims made by Edward Snowden that British GCHQ had been intercepting communications at NATO HQ and key European institutions for at least two years.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 05:12:00 +0300
A leading medical journal has warned that serious safety \"indicators\" were raised over the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix in 2009, almost 2 years before the vaccine was suspended from use. The BMJ published a major investigation into the use of the drug across Europe where it is now linked to cases of narcolepsy or severe sleep disorders in children.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 04:44:00 +0300
North Korea is set to fully dismantle its rocket testing field in Tonchkhan-ri. This is according to a landmark joint agreement signed by the leaders of the two Koreas following a summit in Pyongyang. The document stipulates that North Korea will let international observers witness the dismantling of the launch site.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 04:37:00 +0300
Google internal emails showed conversations in which employees discussed promoting pro-immigration websites in search results and muting conservative viewpoints in order to combat US President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 04:16:00 +0300
Seventy-five women who have known Brett Kavanaugh personally throughout his life came to show public support for him after he was accused of committing sexual assault during a high school party in the 1980s by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 03:58:00 +0300
On this episode of The Critical Hour, Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Earl Ofari Hutchinson, political analyst, author of Why Black Lives Do Matterand host of the weekly Hutchinson Report on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles and the Pacifica Network.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 03:41:00 +0300
The US continues to sanction other countries’ economies, a senior Chinese university scholar told Sputnik Friday, because its own economic growth has stalled. But countries like Russia and China, which know struggle and hardship, can easily outlast the Trump administration, he said.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 03:36:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump promised on Friday night at a rally in Springfield, Missouri to clean up the \"lingering stench\" at the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after a series of reports have detailed government employees working to undermine the White House's agenda.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 03:36:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The administration of a US jail where Russian national Maria Butina, suspected by Washington of being an unregistered foreign agent, is detained agreed to transfer the prisoner to the minimum security regime, the Russian Embassy to the United States said.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 03:34:00 +0300
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decided to continue US funding and military support for the Saudi-led coalition devastating Yemen with its blockade of the vital port city of Hodeidah and relentless bombings of civilians and civil infrastructure.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 03:00:15 +0300
Sputnik spoke to John Moore, Professor of Climate Change, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland who co-authored the report about plans to hold off glacier melting with targeted engineering.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 02:53:00 +0300
With US Secretary Mike Pompeo indicating that he's willing to restart denuclearization talks with North Korea, the latest round of negotiations could prove to be a successful go at mending US ties with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Gareth Porter, an analyst specializing in US national security policy, told Sputnik.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 02:35:22 +0300
A dead minke whale spent the night in the parking lot of New Hampshire's Jenness State Beach on Monday after authorities tried and failed to get the 16-foot juvenile cetacean's corpse to fit inside a dumpster.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 02:24:00 +0300
For only the second time in history, a human-made spacecraft is believed to have successfully landed on an asteroid.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 02:05:00 +0300
Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced on Friday that the committee vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would go forward on Monday if a testimony deal cannot be reached with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 01:34:00 +0300
OPEC and non-OPEC allies have reportedly agreed to review current oil production as a countermeasure to the lack of Iranian oil caused by the US sanctions.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 01:03:39 +0300
By the end of the month, Houston, Texas, will be home to the very first known sex robot brothel in the US, if Yuval Gavriel, the owner of Toronto-based company Kinky S Dolls, gets his way.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 01:00:00 +0300
Not even a speed bump can slow down this innovative duo!

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:58:00 +0300
The United States is going to cap refugee admissions to 30,000 in 2019. That's 15,000 fewer than this year's figure. Sputnik discussed the move by the US government to further limit the flow of refugees with Westy Egmont, director of the Immigrant Integration Lab at Boston College.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:57:00 +0300
The Washington press corps and cable news media went berserk Friday about an anonymously sourced New York Times report stating the US Justice Department’s Rod Rosenstein considered secretly recording his meeting with the president before opting not to.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:44:00 +0300
Public health experts say that more than half of all participating countries are projected to miss the United Nations’ targets for reducing deaths caused by chronic, noncommunicable diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease.

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