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Mon, 17 Feb 2020 22:15:57 +0000
Amazon chief Bezos, who is considered the richest man in the world with a net worth of some $130 billion, earlier said his company was determined to become carbon-neutral by the year 2040.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 22:01:52 +0000
David Frost, Britain's Brexit negotiator with the European Union, said on Monday that his country was prepared to accept an “Australia-style” free trade agreement if the EU was still doubtful about the terms of a potential deal.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 21:45:38 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US Department of Commerce is mulling over new restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei to limit its use of American chip-making equipment and thus cut the company's access to the vital technology, media reported on Monday, citing informed sources.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 21:08:59 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Tripoli's Mitiga International Airport on Monday announced it had to suspend its activities after being attacked.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 20:55:02 +0000
ATHENS (Sputnik) - Greece is ready to take part in the new European mission in the Mediterranean for controlling the arms embargo on Libya, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Monday, following the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 20:50:39 +0000
LONDON (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom will keep sanctions on Syria in place after it unbinds its laws from those of the European Union, the Foreign Office said Monday.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 20:32:43 +0000
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has tweeted out a new ad aimed at Bernie Sanders after the self-proclaimed democratic socialist accused him of not being able to generate enough \"excitement\" to beat current US President Donald Trump in the November elections.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 20:28:49 +0000
The detective, who had served in the local police for years, was recently placed on modified-duty and had his weapons take away from him, according to NYPD sources.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 20:04:54 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - French authorities extended the detention of Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky and his girlfriend, Alexandra de Taddeo, after the former sparked a scandal that forced presidential ally Benjamin Griveaux out of the race for the Paris mayor's office, media reported on Monday.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 19:49:53 +0000
Vinnik's defence is going to lodge an appeal against the decision by the French court to keep him in custody, according to Vinnik's lawyer.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 19:44:21 +0000
After emerging as the top vote-getter in the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary, US Senator Bernie Sanders has confirmed his status as the front-runner in the contest for the Democratic party nomination. But it’s his future campaign efforts that will show whether Sanders will indeed end up as a real challenger to Donald Trump.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 19:36:30 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian military police are continuing to patrol the Syrian-Turkish border at several routes in the provinces of Aleppo, Hasakah and Raqqa, the head of the Russian Defence Ministry's centre for Syria reconciliation, Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev said on Monday.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 19:11:10 +0000
Japan is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. This Asian nation can't stop surprising us, and when you think that you've seen everything, this country manages to throw in something new and astonishing.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:54:48 +0000
On Sunday, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell suggested that Brussels needs to “develop an appetite for power” to enable it to “really act” and achieve a consolidated position on global geopolitical hotspots.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:20:02 +0000
One of the biggest shocks of last year’s general election was the fact that many constituencies in the northeast of England flipped from Labour to Conservative for the first time in a generation.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:07:35 +0000
William Barr, the US attorney general, is facing a strong backlash from numerous former Department of Justice (DOJ) officials, who are calling upon his resignation, after the DOJ leadership announced that the amount of prison time for former Trump adviser Roger Stone would be lowered, despite the prosecutors’ initial sentencing recommendations.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 17:39:12 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): In 2017, the two-and-a-half-month standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam region - a tri-junction at the border which separates India, Bhutan, and China - commenced after Indian troops objected to Chinese road construction.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 17:16:12 +0000
Betelgeuse, the giant star about 1,400 times the size of our Sun situated ‘just’ 650 light years from Earth, is ordinarily one of the most easily-observable stars in the night sky, and can normally be spotted even without a telescope with the naked eye. But now it’s acting weird.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 16:36:09 +0000
The Syrian Army completed the liberation of the city of Aleppo, the Arab Republic’s second-largest population center, in late 2016, but militants continued to control much of the province of Aleppo in the years since, their de-facto control ensured in a 2017 peace deal.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 16:20:07 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - If Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky loses his asylum in France due to him spreading a sex tape featuring Benjamin Griveaux, a former candidate for the Paris mayor's office from La Republique En Marche! party, he may receive it in another EU country, his lawyer, Olga Dinze, said on Monday.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 16:14:46 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Valentina Shvartsman – Turkey is putting Syrian security at risk by aiding Damascus' rebels in violation of the deal it signed with Russia to establish de-escalation zones in the embattled nation, an adviser to the Lebanese president said on Monday.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 16:00:00 +0000
Our canine friends are brave and loyal companions, who are always ready to help and guard us day and night… even if we do not want that kind of attention. We want to be a part of your \"pack\", guys, but what about some privacy?

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:12:33 +0000
The day before, the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey, China, the US, the UK and other participants held a session of the Berlin conference on Libya, calling on the opposing Libyan sides to accelerate negotiations for a permanent ceasefire.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:03:24 +0000
The Quds Force general commanded the country’s extraterritorial military and intelligence operations for over two decades before being assassinated in Baghdad by a US drone on January 3, with his death leading to a dramatic escalation of tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:51:07 +0000
The 25-year-old Elena Precillia revealed that she and her friends were told by locals that the pinnipeds are friendly and that many tourists went swimming with them without special guides.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:49:16 +0000
The 35-year-old Duke of Sussex, who sent out shock waves earlier this year, after he announced that he and his wife Meghan are leaving royal duties and going to become financially independent, features in a new scandal. It cannot boast the magnitude of Megxit but has delivered several giggle moments.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:36:06 +0000
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has warned the UK's Brexit negotiating team that it will not be easy for them to hash out a free trade deal with the EU in the coming months.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:31:18 +0000
A referee had to dive on the floor to save a knocked-out fighter at a Muay Thai Super Champ fight in Bangkok. During the second round of a tense fight, So Sovarathana from Cambodia managed to strike his opponent, Thai fighter Neymar Paeminburee right in the head.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:30:53 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Washington is trying to use allegations that a Russian inspector satellite was \"chasing\" a US reconnaissance satellite as an excuse to fuel an arms race in space, which could lead to the destruction of the existing security balance in space, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:24:19 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has been witnessing countrywide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, which came into effect in December 2019. The law provides a path to Indian citizenship for illegal immigrants of six \"persecuted\" minorities from three neighbouring Islamic countries, while not giving the same eligibility to Muslims.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:20:48 +0000
If you are not appalled by the news that an unelected, unaccountable and unproductive lackey in the House of Lords is now entitled to a DAILY Allowance greater than the MONTHLY pay to a Universal Credit claimant then you are not listening, brain dead, heartless or a combination of all three afflictions.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:15:38 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India expects to reach 30.5 million arrivals by 2028 as more attractions have become popularised, in addition to traditional royal palaces or the white marble marvel – the Taj Mahal.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:11:30 +0000
A mysterious disease from outer space, threatening to wipe out people from the face of Earth or creating monsters, has turned into a popular science fiction trope. Could this fantastic scenario become reality? Expert in emerging technologies Dov Greenbaum has tried to guess.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:02:19 +0000
Ankara has accused Libyan National Army Commander Khalifa Haftar of violating the Libyan ceasefire, and has deployed troops and mercenaries to the country to shore up the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:53:43 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Under the direction of the Indian government, national carrier Air India undertook an emergency evacuation operation to rescue 647 Indians from the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei Province, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus, in two sorties on 31 January and 1 February.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:49:13 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): With regard to the operations of terror outfits active in Kashmir, India's terror probe body National Investigative Agency sources have revealed that amid mobile and internet suspension in Jammu and Kashmir, the overground workers were forced to use internet services in neighbouring regions.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:44:26 +0000
The major annual technology showcasing event was cancelled over Coronavirus outbreak concerns, with the Chinese tech giant saying it appreciated \"all the effort\" from organisers.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:35:04 +0000
The confectionary shop in Cologne, which opened in 1893, said the pastries in question are specifically made for the annual carnival in the city and their design is a tradition that dates back to the 1960s.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:15:57 +0000
Climatologists believe that extreme weather events, including droughts and flooding, will only increase as the global warming ups the earth’s temperature, the polar ice caps continue to melt, and sea levels continue to rise.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:09:33 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Three days after India's apex court reprimanded telecom majors for non-payment of statutory dues for the last 20 years, the firms began depositing instalments towards their clearance. The telecom industry owes a total of $20.42 billion to the Indian government, as part of their Adjusted Gross Revenues (AGR).

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:03:48 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): A senior college official claimed the check-ups were done because menstruating girls violated dorms’ rules. The incident occurred in a private college run by a Trust of the Swaminarayan Temple in Bhuj, around 400 km from the state capital Gandhinagar.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:02:46 +0000
At least eight people have been killed and 14 injured as a result of an explosion near the Quetta Press Club in the city of Quetta, Pakistan.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:46:25 +0000
Scientist Thiago Tomei, who won an international award last week, has opened up on his work at the European Center for Nuclear Research, where he takes part in Large Hadron Collider experiments (LHC).

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:41:49 +0000
A nationwide strike began in early December of last year in response to the government's plans to replace 42 different pension schemes with a universal, points-based system.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:29:31 +0000
The international organisation suspended Syria’s membership in 2011 after violent protests turned into a full-scale civil war. Recent reports, however, show that many countries are ready to re-establish ties with Damascus as the Syrian government restores control over the country.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:27:06 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The death toll from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that broke out in Wuhan in December has reached 1,770 in mainland China, with the total number of registered cases surpassing 70,000.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:13:30 +0000
The news comes as No 10 is considering whether to move the House of Lords outside London to help them connect more with voters, with aides holding talks on building the new chamber at the new brownfield site in the North's historical capital.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:13:10 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The 13th edition of \"Bigg Boss\", an Indian adaptation of the International reality show \"Big Brother\", had its successful finale on 15 February with Television actor Sidharth Shukla announced as the winner, beating other strong contenders including Asim Riaz, Shehnaaz Kaur Gill, and Rashami Desai.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:06:26 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Matches are made in heaven, they say but in India most matches are arranged through 4 cm X 4 cm matrimonial ads in newspapers. The potential candidates are listed separately in different sections of castes, but many appear to focus on age, as well as a prospective bride or groom’s physical appearance, rather than caste.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:02:57 +0000
In late-January, a powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the eastern Turkish province of Elazig, leaving 41 people dead.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:00:32 +0000
Last week, media revealed that US and West German intelligence secretly owned the world’s leading private manufacturer of encryption devices during the Cold War, with the CIA and NSA having direct access to the secrets of over 120 countries. Meanwhile, Washington has launched a fresh battle against Chinese companies accused of industrial espionage.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:58:08 +0000
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has never been a fan of George Soros, the Hungarian-American billionaire and founder of the Open Society Foundations, often attacking the renowned philanthropist for allegedly meddling in Hungary’s internal affairs, as well as for supporting increased migration to Europe.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:43:55 +0000
Storm Dennis that swept through the United Kingdom over the weekend and made the authorities issue a rare \"danger to life\" warning has so far caused the death of one person, disrupting flights and trains.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:39:46 +0000
TOKYO (Sputnik) - A Russian national aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise liner has been diagnosed with the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Russian embassy in Japan confirmed on Monday.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:37:45 +0000
Till Lindemann and his band, German heavy metal stars Rammstein, have never ceased to provide their fans with somewhat borderline content, making shock visuals their thing. The singer has recently launched a solo project which has taken a provocation onto a new level.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:33:57 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian security agencies, manning international airports, have come across new ways of smuggling foreign currencies: just a few days ago, they found a pile of money stashed in cooked mutton, peanuts and biscuit packets.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:27:51 +0000
The company bought almost 300 hectares of land in Grünheide, southeast of the capital Berlin, which it scoured from forests. The plant was scheduled to open in 2021 with the company saying it expected the plant to produce half a million of vehicles per year.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:18:33 +0000
There are many natural wonders we can see from anywhere in the world – thanks to the Internet. However, some miraculous things are still so rare that they require much effort and the best technology available to spot them.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:12:48 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has denied entry to British Parliamentarian and Chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group for Kashmir, Debbie Abrahams, an outspoken critic of New Delhi’s decision to strip the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir of its special status after she landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Monday.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:07:22 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): An Indian court has issued a new execution warrant against the four convicted in the rape and death of a 23-year-old girl in India's national capital in 2012. Previously the execution has repeatedly been postponed as the accused used legal remedies to delay it.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:00:00 +0000
Everybody knows cats are swift, cunning, and full of tricks. They are, in fact, the embodiment of elegance and grace… unless they are rather chunky and lazy, so that all the neighbouring mice are out of danger.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:58:27 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Myanmar is of strategic importance to India in the South East Asian region as both share a 725-kilometre maritime boundary, and it is the gateway for the country's economic partnership with East Asian nations.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:57:54 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Imran Khan has been calling for a dialogue with India since taking office in 2018, but after New Delhi's revocation of the special status of Kashmir in August 2019 and an amendment in the citizenship law in December, he accused world leaders of ignoring the \"ultranationalist\" ideology adopted by the Narendra Modi-led India.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:43:28 +0000
Moscow earlier called on the US to avoid deploying the missiles near Russia's borders, after Washington left the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, stressing it would lead to the \"degradation\" of the global arms control system.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:43:15 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): On 15 February, three students from an engineering college in the Indian state of Karnataka were arrested over pro-Pakistan slogans that they posted on social media on the first anniversary of the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 Indian troopers were killed. A Pakistan-based terror group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:41:59 +0000
Last September, a drone and missile attack targeting two major Saudi Aramco facilities temporarily wiped out half of the Kingdom’s oil output, with the US and its allies almost immediately blaming the acts of sabotage on Iran, even as Yemen’s Houthi militia claimed responsibility.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:38:54 +0000
Canadian psychology guru Jordan Peterson was recently brought to Russia to seek emergency drug detox treatment following a complicated anxiety therapy, his daughter Mikhaila has revealed.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:29:10 +0000
This year, the conference was dedicated to the situation in Ukraine, Syria, and Libya, as well as to the lack of common ground among Western countries, with Washington and Brussels divided over security issues.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:21:58 +0000
Although the US has tried to sway its allies to block the Chinese technology giant Huawei from developing the next-generation 5G network, citing security threats, the UK and Germany have decided not to follow in the footsteps of its key partner.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:20:42 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): With the winners of the People’s Choice, BAFTA, and Oscars already in the books, the Hollywood award season is literally over and what a season it was: from recognising “Non-English” films like “Parasite” to impassioned speeches, international award galas made headlines for many reasons.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:32:44 +0000
Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with the broadcaster NTV that \"Russia is currently managing the war there [in Libya] at the highest level”.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:30:03 +0000
The development comes as several politicians including Australian MPs have spoken against prosecuting the journalist and called for his immediate release. Senator for Tasmania Peter Stuart Whish-Wilson called on the Australian government to intervene and bring Assange back home, saying journalism is not espionage.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 08:50:12 +0000
Palestinian textbooks reject Israel's right to exist and teach kids that assault on civilians were permissible, a recent study found, prompting an EU investigation into the curriculum of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas-controlled Gaza.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 08:36:53 +0000
The Turkish president previously voiced his support for Islamabad, blaming New Delhi for taking \"unilateral steps\" in the dispute around Kashmir.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 08:25:20 +0000
Jurgen Klopp's team now sits atop the English Premier League with an impressive 25-point lead, and a fantastic 34-game undefeated streak.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 08:04:12 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The US financial services company hopes the coronavirus that has led to the deaths of over 1,700 people so far may be contained by March. The agency has also slashed the growth forecast for China to 5.2 percent while revising its growth forecast for Australia, South Korea, and Japan because of the coronavirus.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 07:42:36 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian government has held against women commanding posts in the Army on the grounds that “troops are not yet mentally schooled to accept women officers in command”.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 07:36:56 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and Pakistan remain bitter enemies, even in sports. New Delhi had suspended all official sporting engagements with Islamabad as tensions between them escalated after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution, revoking the special status granted to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 07:20:00 +0000
The former New York City mayor and media mogul, who jumped into the 2020 election race shortly before the window closed, has pumped money into advertising and spent more than any other candidate, but failed to qualify for any debates. Although his contenders cannot face him on stage that has not stopped them from lambasting the 78-year-old.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 07:15:39 +0000
Local resident Brandon Ferguson, who discovered the incident, noted it was not the first time that he had spotted such an event. Ferguson said he previously saw thousands of shellfish being washed up dead along local shores.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 07:12:10 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and Sri Lanka have a narrow strip of water separating the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the Northern Province of the island nation. The traditional fishing ground has now been used for smuggling of contraband to Tamil Nadu through fishermen in their boats.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 07:05:00 +0000
In August 2013 Taqui Khezihi, 20, was fatally wounded with a knife during a 47-second fight in west London. Alex Henry was jailed for life for his murder even though he did not stab him and his sister has been fighting for “justice” ever since.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:35:28 +0000
The local authorities previously urged people not to stockpile vast amounts of toilet paper in their houses, as it may grow mouldy due to the high humidity in the region.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:25:18 +0000
Virtually all videos by mysterious rapper 1.Cuz, who always performs in a face mask, deal almost exclusively with gang-related crime and drug trafficking.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 06:13:03 +0000
Japan previously had to quarantine the cruise liner Diamond Princes with 3,700 passengers on board off the city of Yokohama. According to the latest data, up to 355 people were infected on board the ship, so many countries are attempting to evacuate their nationals from the vessel.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:42:48 +0000
Begum and two other girls travelled to Syria in 2015 to join the notorious terrorist group. In 2019, in an interview with The Times, the young woman said she didn’t regret joining Daesh* and voiced her intention to return to Britain.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:33:48 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened a train service called the Kashi Mahakal Express on Sunday. The train connects Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi with two other pilgrim centres Omkareshwar near Indore and Mahakaleshwar in Ujjain both in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:24:59 +0000
Although the European Union has remained an influential economic power, the bloc has failed to act as a united front on a number of foreign policy issues, including Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran deal. The EU’s attempts to re-launch a mission off the coast of Libya and France’s proposal to create a united army have faltered, as well.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:12:45 +0000
Paul Parker previously told Channel Ten he had been fired by the RFS after accusing Morrison of negligence and calling the politician a \"di**head\". His emotional statement came after the PM reportedly said that volunteer firefighters did not need compensation because they \"want to be there\".

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 05:09:02 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States on Sunday successfully tested an unarmed life-extended Trident II (D5LE) ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, the US Navy said.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 04:59:49 +0000
A total of about 150 people will be dispatched to Iceland to operate four aircraft due to the advanced technology on Norway's new F-35 fighter jets.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 04:43:56 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): A preliminary investigation suggests that gas leaked from a chemical container on a ship docked at one of the ports in the city of Karachi, Pakistan.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 04:30:00 +0000
Puppies are like infants: they can't be alone and badly need their mothers' attention almost all the time.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 03:48:07 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Washington is ignoring the internationally-accepted approach to the Middle East settlement,which is not helping resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Italian daily La Stampa.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 03:45:54 +0000
The National Basketball Association (NBA)'s All-Star weekend has attracted wide public and media attention, with Lebron James' and Giannis Antetokounmpo's teams mainly paying tribute to Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash earlier this year.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 03:09:56 +0000
Sajid Javid unexpectedly resigned as the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer on 13 January, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered him to fire all of his advisers as part of an ongoing reshuffle of the Cabinet, following country’s departure from the European Union.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 02:56:57 +0000
BEIJING (Sputnik) – The death toll from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has gone up to 1,770 in mainland China, with the total number of registered cases standing at 70,548 according to the country’s National Health Commission.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 02:33:13 +0000
The United Kingdom ceased being a member of the European Union on 31 January. For the next 11 months - a transition period - London and Brussels will try to settle how their future relations will function.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 02:32:31 +0000
The US-based car-producing giant said in a statement on Sunday that it was scaling down its sales, engineering and design capacities in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. Markets in these nations have not produced an adequate return on investment, according to a General Motors (GM) statement.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 01:16:25 +0000
US Senator Bernie Sanders, 78, who has emerged as the frontrunner in the Democratic presidential race following the New Hampshire primary, rallied in Nevada on Sunday, in preparation for that state's 22 February Democratic caucus.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 01:06:11 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's first Project 22350 frigate Admiral Flota Kasatonov will be commissioned to the Russian Navy in the first quarter of 2020, according to the head of Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexey Rakhmanov.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:21:45 +0000
The New Zealand show was a part of the flamboyant musical superstar’s ongoing “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, ongoing since September 2018 and intended to be the iconic singer's last road trip.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:19:32 +0000
Russian police in the town of Dedovsk, Moscow Region have reportedly responded to a case of serial vandalism. Eyewitnesses claim that a suspect behaving strangely attacked parked cars in a residential area.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 23:35:15 +0000
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and billionaire activist and entrepreneur Tom Steyer - both Democratic presidential contenders - could not remember the name of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador during a recent interview.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 22:38:12 +0000
US President Donald Trump is the fourth president to serve as grand marshal at a Daytona race, and the second to do so at the iconic Daytona 500, following former US President George W. Bush, who served as grand marshal in 2004.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 22:29:04 +0000
HELSINKI (Sputnik) – Over 12,000 of households in Finland remain without electricity amid strong winds caused by Storm Dennis, a spokesperson of the country’s energy company association said.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 22:24:02 +0000
Militants used a captured Syrian T-90 against its previous owners in a recent battle in the nation's province of Aleppo. Footage of the alleged tank turnabout instantly went viral on social media.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 22:20:02 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States has started evacuating its citizens from the coronavirus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess, which has been docked off the Japanese port of Yokohama since 3 February.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 22:19:38 +0000
With Boris Johnson's Conservative party holding a majority in the UK Parliament, and Nicola Sturgeon's Nationalists dominating seats in Scotland, an unstoppable force has seemingly hit an immovable object. Getting Scotland a second referendum on independence from the UK is now the order of the day for the SNP.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 21:19:16 +0000
Tens of thousands on Sunday saw mass flight delays and cancellations, as numerous airlines were hit by a reported technical glitch in one of the world's busiest air hubs.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 21:07:36 +0000
The US attorney general is facing wide condemnation after reportedly using his position to lighten the sentencing of one of US President Donald Trump’s longtime associates, following the president's angry tweets.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 20:49:08 +0000
Certain phrases used by Russian President Vladimir Putin can be considered to be, to some extent, almost impossible to interpret, Putin's translators admitted during the Rossiya 1 TV show \"Moscow.Kremlin.Putin\".

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 18:59:16 +0000
The Russian president’s intent to retain the \"mother\" and \"father\" terminology in the country’s constitution instead of adopting their \"politically correct\" analogues elicited a mixed response globally, with him being praised as a champion of traditional values by some and labeled as \"outdated in his way of thinking\" by others.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 18:54:11 +0000
For nearly forty years, direct Soviet involvement in the air war over Korea from 1950-1953 remained a tightly-kept state secret, with US planners long left speculating about how the young and relatively inexperienced Chinese and North Korean air forces could manage to shoot down so many planes belonging to the powerful US Air Force.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 18:52:30 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Tanzanian authorities ordered the evacuation of at least 25,000 people living in the vicinity of a large dam for fears it may burst and cause devastating floods, media reported Sunday.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 18:49:58 +0000
The flight attendant admitted that she doesn’t mind that people constantly confuse her with Meghan Markle because the latter is “an amazing woman”.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:59:00 +0000
According to France 3 TV channel, a tourist Piper PA 28-181 plane which was built in 1988, crashed on the Larzac plateau, between Millau and La Cavalerie, in the town of Creissels, at about 1 pm local time.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:19:39 +0000
BEIJING (Sputnik) - The production of the first drug that may prove to be effective in treating the novel coronavirus was launched in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang on Sunday, the government of the city of Taizhou said.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:06:56 +0000
Earlier in the day, the Speaker of Iran’s Parliament Ali Larijani arrived in Damascus to hold talks with the Syrian leadership over the recent developments in the country.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 16:46:27 +0000
Diplomats, world leaders and top military commanders gathered in the Bavarian capital to discuss global geopolitical issues at the Munich Security Conference. The event was marked by a clash between its key influencers over Ukraine.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 16:15:48 +0000
Earlier this week, the ambassador revealed that the recent rise in tensions between Moscow and Ankara over Russian support for Syria in Idlib had led to threats being made against his life, recalling that the last crisis in relations between the two countries led to the assassination of his predecessor by a Turkish radical.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 16:00:00 +0000
The albatross is one of the largest birds on the planet - perhaps the most romantic seabird in the wild. The albatross has long been considered a good omen for sailors who see the birds as an auspicious sign, and some believe that albatrosses are the souls of dead sailors.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 15:57:57 +0000
Some cheeky netizens proceeded to coin a new name for the storm, a reference to the rude shape they witnessed in a weather broadcast.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 15:53:14 +0000
In late January, Facebook pledged to remove content with false claims or numerous conspiracy theories alleging that the coronavirus was deliberately released from a secret lab located in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 15:40:00 +0000
Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has been known for quite some time for his alpha handshakes after he managed to outdo US President Donald Trump, who's also known for his powerful handclasps.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 15:08:26 +0000
Earlier this week, it was announced that Emmanuel Macron's close ally Benjamin Griveaux had withdrawn his candidacy from the Paris mayoral race after his alleged sexually explicit video was published online.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 15:01:27 +0000
In recent years, Turkey has taken a number of steps away from Western institutions, scaling back its aspirations to join the European Union, and attempting to build new geopolitical and security partnerships outside the NATO bloc.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 14:50:30 +0000
In 2010, BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig released millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, in a spill considered one of the worst environmental disasters in US history.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 14:21:05 +0000
Nancy Pelosi may have it in for Donald Trump, but there’s at least one hill they are eager to die on: defending the ‘free world’ from China and its flagship company, Huawei.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 14:06:48 +0000
The Lakme Fashion Week is jointly organised by India's top cosmetics and beauty services brand Lakme and IMG Reliance Ltd, one of the leaders in sports, fashion and entertainment marketing and management.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 14:03:11 +0000
Earlier this month, the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed concerns about Oslo’s breach of its obligations under the Svalbard Treaty of 1920, with the Norwegian archipelago having a special status which allows Russia to exploit the territory’s natural resources and waters.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:54:49 +0000
Earlier this week, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) announced that Manchester City would be banned from the Сhampions League for two seasons due to a violation of financial control regulations.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:45:31 +0000
ATHENS (Sputnik) - The administration in exile of the Cypriot city of Famagusta intends to lodge a protest with the UN over Ankara's plans to reopen Varosha, a ghost resort town in Famagusta, that has been fenced-off since Turkey’s invasion in 1974, the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) said on Sunday.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:20:46 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): A family in India narrowly escaped death after a massive venomous snake slithered into their house, causing chaos across the neighbourhood.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:17:53 +0000
Earlier this week, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte instructed his government to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with Washington thus ending a long US military presence in the country.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:50:10 +0000
On 8 May, 2018, US President Donald Trump announced Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, reinstating harsh economic sanctions against Tehran.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:47:33 +0000
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the quake occurred at a depth of 47 kilometres.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:44:58 +0000
The impending completion of the $10 billion, 1,230 km Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline stretching from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea hit a snag after Washington slapped sanctions on the project, prompting pipelaying contractor Allseas Group S.A. to pull out. Moscow says the project will be finished anyway.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:30:53 +0000
MUNICH (Sputnik) - Top diplomats from Berlin conference on Libya participant-nations and organisations on Sunday launched the International Follow-up Committee on Libya (IFCL) which looks to exert diplomatic and technical efforts to implement the agreements penned in the January conference.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:22:00 +0000
This appears to be at least the fourth attempt by Hamas, the Gaza-based militant group warring with the Jewish State, to infiltrate the phones of Israeli soldiers, using increasingly sophisticated methods each time.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:16:40 +0000
The US has repeatedly announced its military withdrawal from Syria, however, American troops are still present there. US President Donald Trump announced the fall of the Islamic State's five-year \"caliphate\" in March 2019, and added that the US would \"remain vigilant until [IS] is finally defeated\".

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:06:53 +0000
Following the UK’s official exit from the EU on 31 January, all eyes currently are on Britain’s efforts to clinch new trade deals with other countries as well as the bloc during an 11-month transition period.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 11:44:47 +0000
Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign leading up to the December general election was plagued by accusations of anti-Semitism, relating both to Corbyn himself and his alleged tolerance for the sentiment within party ranks.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 11:38:11 +0000
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Syrian armed forces have shot down five unmanned aircraft attempting to attack an oil-processing plant in Syria's western province of Homs‎, Sham FM radio station reported on Sunday.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 11:25:09 +0000
Last week, the Justice Department slapped criminal charges on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and two of its US subsidiaries, accusing them of racketeering and the theft of trade secrets. The company dismissed the allegations as “utter nonsense.”

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 11:01:19 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): In a terrifying moment that has since gone viral, a gigantic python found itself in a helpless position after a man riding a bike drove over the unfortunate snake in India's Uttar Pradesh.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 11:00:00 +0000
Shiba Inu dogs are considered a national treasure in their native Japan; they are known worldwide for their exceptional charisma, but can they truly know themselves, when encountering an everyday mirror?

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 10:47:34 +0000
Earlier this month, the Russian energy giant Gazprom confirmed its readiness to maintain current exports to Europe by renegotiating long-term contracts with major customers.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 10:47:23 +0000
Earlier this week, spokesman for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brig. Gen. Ramezan Sharif that the US assassination of the elite Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani would lead to the \"liberation of Jerusalem\" from Israel.

Sun, 16 Feb 2020 10:35:44 +0000
The 2020 Munich Security Conference is hosting a news conference after the first meeting of the follow-up committee on Libya in Munich.

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