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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:28:35 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): On Thursday, police officials from the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh shad arrested Vikas Dubey, the infamous gangster wanted for the brutal murder of eight policemen in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh. He was nabbed in the city of Ujjain's famous Mahakal Temple, after eluding dozens of special security teams searching for him.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:21:07 +0000
Earlier this week, Gerald Darmanin, the former budget minister, who was accused of raping Sophie Patterson-Spatz in 2009, was promoted to interior minister in a government reshuffle.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:20:31 +0000
The new technological race for autonomous combat weapons has unleashed a new global debate on the direction of future combat systems and ethics codes. Such conversations have been launched as key emerging technologies reshape the battlefield as well as human condition.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:04:10 +0000
The British socialite and long-time friend and lover of the late financier was arrested on 2 July, and faces accusations of helping Epstein find and groom young girls for sex trafficking and abuse.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:00:00 +0000
Every child needs a lot of things to be happy and grow up to be big and strong - nutritious meals every day, a lot of toys, and of course, some good friends. Naturally, pets are just like children, and they can even unite all those things, finding themselves a friend, a toy to play with, and a dinner - all at the same time!

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:52:29 +0000
In August 2019, Nikki Haley rejected “false rumours” of her intention to take part in the 2020 US presidential elections, scheduled for 3 November.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:34:55 +0000
BERLIN (Sputnik) - The German Foreign Office summoned the Chinese ambassador earlier on Friday to discuss the situation around Hong Kong.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:31:22 +0000
Almost two decades of war in Afghanistan have taken their toll on US servicemen, not only via battles with terrorists, but also due to the military's apparent negligence of adverse environmental conditions at one or more bases and a general lack of information regarding related hazards.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:12:20 +0000
Foodbanks across Britain have called on the Boris Johnson and the UK to take urgent action as more people are forced to depend on their services because they can’t afford food.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:00:40 +0000
The puzzling circular objects were captured on cameras during a survey involving the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope, and proved to feature, quite unexpectedly, no commonly observed optical, infrared, or X-ray counterparts to the diffuse emission.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:57:41 +0000
I’m disgusted with their failure to make real cuts to their bloated budget and as a result to means test pensioners, the most vulnerable members of society, to see who can have a free TV licence.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:50:00 +0000
The Democratic leadership, Black Lives Matter movement and wealthy liberal donors are in cahoots, playing out a similar identity policy scenario two election cycles in a row, with millions of dollars being non-transparently raised and spent, say retired CPA Robert Bishop and Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:49:00 +0000
Trump has won yet another round of the political battle with his opponents as the Supreme Court hasn't green-lighted Congressional access to the president's tax returns, say US observers.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:34:53 +0000
On Thursday, General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the US House Armed Services Committee that there is no proof of the New York Times story that Russia offered bounties to Taliban* militants to kill American soldiers.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:01:32 +0000
As countries pump hundreds of billions of currency into their economies the question of 'who will pay for it' inevitably emerges, with adherents to Modern Monetary Theory say that countries such as the UK and US, who have sovereign control over their own currencies, need not worry about such arguments.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:00:53 +0000
The polar region, located at the northernmost part of our planet, is a unique area home to numerous fascinating species. The region, which is rich in natural resources, is also home to over 4 million people.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:49:01 +0000
Elon Musk has been mentioned on social media as a big shot in the closely-knit Kanye West team, since the rapper announced his decision to enter the fray at the very last minute. However, it now appears the tech entrepreneur’s support may not be unconditional.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:18:56 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Nearly five kilos of gold were seized in a diplomatic bag by Indian customs who arrested a former employee of the UAE Consulate over his alleged involvement in the incident. The Kerala state government came under fire when a woman working in the state's IT Department was removed soon after her name featured in the case.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:16:10 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indians went gaga over flattering pictures of a black panther named 'Saya' (Shadow) - the only Melanistic leopard in India's Kabini wildlife sanctuary - taken by a photographer who spent five years capturing the exotic animal on camera. But India is also the only home to the exquisite melanistic tiger.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:11:34 +0000
Last year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested that Hagia Sophia, formerly the Church of the Holy Wisdom, which used to be an Orthodox Christian cathedral before becoming a mosque and then a museum, could become a mosque again, with free admission.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:02:47 +0000
Earlier, British media reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his cabinet might be considering a u-turn on their decision to allow Huawei equipment in non-core 5G network systems and expel the Chinese tech giant from the country for good, even from older generation networks.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:59:40 +0000
TEHRAN (Sputnik) – Iran has warned about consequences if Tehran learns information on the involvement of any country in the recent incident that took place on the Natanz advanced centrifuge plant, Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Friday.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:52:01 +0000
The world is continuing its fight against the coronavirus pandemic as the latter appears not to want to give way, with the total number of infected people surpassing two million.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:45:54 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): A wanted Indian gagster was killed early on Friday while he was being brought from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. According to police, the gangster was shot, when he snatched a pistol from a policeman after the vehicle in which they were travelling overturned and tried to run away.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:28:39 +0000
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, who was found dead in the woods of Mount Bugak not far from his residence, cancelled a working lunch with South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on the day of his disappearance, saying that he was feeling unwell, the Yonhap news agency reported on Friday, citing officials.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:28:02 +0000
The news comes after the Dutch Public Prosecution Service agreed to delay the hearings from this autumn to February-March 2021, after a request by attorneys and representatives of the victims.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:23:42 +0000
In late March, China kicked off the first phase of clinical trials to test the safety and effectiveness of its newly developed vaccine for the coronavirus.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:55:00 +0000
According to Italian scientists, the strange phenomenon is likely a result of Chlamydomonas Nivalis algae growth, which is not dangerous by itself but may accelerate ice melting, as it makes snow darker.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:52:17 +0000
The club's iconic captain not only managed to play the match with the injury, but helped his squad secure a victory in the 4th round of the FA Cup.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:43:48 +0000
The case concerned an appeal by Jimcy McGirt, a Native American, who claimed his 1997 conviction for raping a child should be overturned because Oklahoma lacked jurisdiction to this end.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:36:19 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - After the collapse of fuel prices at the beginning of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and disagreements between OPEC and non-OPEC states, oil prices still have chances to rebound and even plummet to above $100 per barrel, reaching $150 by 2025, analysts told the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:35:15 +0000
Investigators presume the 33-year-old actress is likely to have drowned as they found a life jacket on board the boat she rented. A second jacket was worn by her son. Officials say it could take weeks to find Naya Rivera’s body.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:19:33 +0000
Australia's top security official sharply criticised comments from a barrister from the Law Council amid increased scrutiny from numerous human rights groups, who stated a new security bill could violate child rights and international law.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:03:43 +0000
Last year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested that the Hagia Sophia, formerly the Church of the Holy Wisdom, which used to be an Orthodox Christian cathedral before becoming a mosque and then a museum, could become a mosque again, with free admission.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:56:39 +0000
Russian fighter pilots regularly undergo a variety of drills to keep their skills sharp, with mid-air refuelling just one of them. The feat allows jets, stationed away from the country's borders, to strike targets at distances far exceeding their normal flight ranges.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:51:20 +0000
In February, France's President Emmanuel Macron pledged a crackdown on Islamic separatism, also vowing to end a system that stipulates foreign countries sending imams to preach in French mosques.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:29:00 +0000
The Portuguese capital, Lisbon, is to host a special mini-tournament to decide the winner of this season’s Champions’ League. The holders, Liverpool, were knocked out by Atletico Madrid just days before the coronavirus lockdown began.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:28:12 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Having made extensive videos exploring India, famous YouTuber Karl Rock has lived in India for years since leaving his career and life behind in New Zealand. Rock, who recently contacted COVID-19, was impressed by the facilities at the plasma donation hospital, its cleanliness, and helpful staff in Delhi.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:27:34 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Last November, Vodafone's global CEO Nick Read said the company's future in India was doubtful. Though Read immediately retracted it, weeks later its Indian partner and chairman of Vodafone Idea said the company may have to shut shop. The Indian government dragged telecom firms to court last year demanding statutory dues.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:27:11 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has recently banned 59 Chinese apps ,citing national security reasons, in the aftermath of the faceoff in Ladakh’s Galvan Valley. Indian IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called the move a “digital strike” on China. The popular app TikTok, that has over 400 million users in India, seems to be hit hard by the ban.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:05:36 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Iranian authorities have denied reports about an explosion that allegedly took place in the province of Tehran late on Thursday, the broadcaster IRIB reported on Friday, citing the head of one of the local cities.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:57:41 +0000
It's a well-known fact that unlike dogs, their four-pawed contestants for human love - cats can't stand water and making them take a bath can become a real headache for owners.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:51:11 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has urged its military equipment suppliers to expedite the delivery of weapons systems, as tensions along the 4,057 km Line of Actual Control have escalated since April. The US, France and Russia have agreed to supply military systems within three months once an order is placed, say government sources.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:39:15 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Best of the Best (BOTB) is a dream car and lifestyle competition in the UK that first started in 1999. People participate in it through online competitions and at airports. There are many Indians who have won expensive cars by playing a similar competition in the UAE too.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:29:05 +0000
The outspoken claims made in a new memoir by Donald Trump's niece Mary were outright rejected by the White House, which has moved to sue the parties involved to block the book's release.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:24:58 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said Friday it had lifted the force majeure regime off oil exports, adding that the production was still low because of technical issues.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:14:16 +0000
BEIJING (Sputnik) - The first launch of a solid-fueled carrier rocket Kuaizhou-11 (KZ-1A), launched from northwestern China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, was unsuccessful, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:08:30 +0000
The crisis around Tehran’s atomic programme resumed in 2018 after President Donald Trump announced America's unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 08:48:04 +0000
Jon Gaunt’s guest on Shooting from the Lip is the social commentator and ex-Deputy Chair of UKIP, Suzanne Evans.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 08:46:05 +0000
According to Russia’s top diplomat, Moscow will raise its voice against a possible confrontation at the next summit of UN Security Council permanent members, which also includes the US, China, France, and Great Britain.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 08:44:13 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): As military and diplomatic level talks last week have resulted in the withdrawal of troops along the Line of Actual Control in the Galwan Valley of eastern Ladakh, another round of talks between Indian national security adviser Shri Ajit Doval and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi are underway on Friday.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 08:25:25 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India had set a target of 175 gigawatts (GW) of non-fossil fuel generation by 2022, of which 100 GW was solar energy. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took an initiative to get the world to tap into solar power, in a bid to mitigate climate change and global warming.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 08:22:32 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 211 current UK police officers and police community support officers (PCSO) have criminal records for various crimes, including assault, burglary, drug possession, and animal cruelty, Sky News revealed.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 08:07:05 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - China will take measures in response to the US sanctions against the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau, a representative of the Foreign Ministry, Zhao Lijian, said Friday.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 07:55:31 +0000
The deep-space robotic equipment dubbed \"Psyche\" is due to be launched on board a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket in late summer 2022. It will whizz past Mars and then set about measuring a nearby asteroid's features.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 07:47:33 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Due to over a month-long standoff in Ladakh, India-China relations have been badly affected. \"Digitally striking\" China last week over national security concerns, India banned 59 Chinese apps from operating in the country , some of which like TikTok were immensely popular.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 07:29:24 +0000
In early June, the UK reportedly signalled its readiness to reach a compromise with the EU on trade regulations and fisheries if Brussels scraps its \"maximalist\" demands on the matter.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 07:14:33 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India is one of the biggest buyers of Venezuelan oil in spite of US sanctions. Private Indian refiners Reliance Industries and Nayara Energy are the only buyers from India. Soon after the US imposed sanctions, the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Gas had advised the two firms to make sanctions-proof transactions.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 06:58:35 +0000
A recent quake in the northwestern US was so strong, that a popular beach along Stanley Lake has almost fully submerged, with after effects still occurring.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 06:34:59 +0000
A previous risk assessment by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) found some 2 percent of rejected asylum seekers pose a security risk. Notably, Finland's first-ever terrorist attack, the 2017 Turku stabbing, was carried out by a rejected asylum seeker.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 06:27:32 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): While Michael Jackson fans worldwide continue to replicate his moves, including the moonwalk eleven years after his demise, his secret diary reveals he was eyeing to become a multi-billionaire just months before his death in June 2009.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 06:18:08 +0000
On the issue of wearing face masks as a safeguard against coronavirus, Denmark has moved closer to most European nations, such as Germany or France, where the use of masks is recommended or even obligatory.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 06:11:07 +0000
Last week, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Zamir Kabulov stated that there is no proof concerning claims about Moscow's alleged collusion with the Taliban*, and that there are only groundless accusations against the country on the matter.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:56:56 +0000
According to John Hopkins University, Britain has at least 289,000 infected and the death toll from COVID-19 is the third-highest in the world, at 44,687. Scotland, however, remains less affected than England, accounting only for 18,315 cases, and 2,490 fatalities.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:49:43 +0000
As Donald Trump has put it, fellow Democrats’ influence on Joe Biden’s policies has brought him to the point where he doesn’t know \"where he is\", something that would be detrimental to the country should he win the race for the White House in November.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:23:42 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): On 22 May, an airplane crash in Karachi killed 97 of the 99 people onboard. It was stated in the provisional inquiry report that the pilot and the air controller were responsible for the incident. In June, Pakistan International Airlines grounded 150 pilots over holding fake licenses.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:14:49 +0000
BEIJING (Sputnik) – The Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan on Friday warned China's citizens about an outbreak of an unknown type of pneumonia with a high mortality rate in the Central Asian nation.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:09:25 +0000
Following the recent wave of Black Lives Matter riots across the United States, several American sports teams are now considering changing their names, including the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians. The Swedish club Frölunda Indians is now on the same track.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 04:50:21 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The two south Asian foes, India and Pakistan, at odds over Jammu and Kashmir since independence, have been accusing each other of constant ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LoC). In the latest developments, India lodged a protest with Pakistan for 14 deaths in cross-border firing between the two countries.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 04:45:00 +0000
Turkey continues to participate in the US F-35 fighter programme, despite the US decision to exclude Ankara for purchasing Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, said Republican Senators James Lankford and Thom Tillis, along with Democrat colleagues Jeanne Shaheen and Chris Van Hollen, in a letter to Pentagon Chief Mark Esper.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 04:39:16 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): On Thursday morning, dreaded criminal Vikas Dubey, wanted for the murder of eight policemen, was arrested after a nearly week-long chase in India’s Madhya Pradesh. According to the police, he had come to the city of Ujjain to offer prays when he was nabbed by law enforcement.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 04:30:00 +0000
Do you know a child who would refuse the chance to jump in a puddle or splash in any suitable container filled with water? Playing with liquids can be such fun!

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 04:29:22 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump has expressed hope that famous rapper Kanye West, who had earlier announced plans to run for president, would support him in the race.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 04:15:00 +0000
Unlike bitcoin or stock prices, the gold price has remained “strong and stable” during the coronavirus outbreak, gold market and finance expert Dimitri Speck believes. He also thinks that silver is “rather attractive” at the moment.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 04:10:11 +0000
It is still not clear what exactly happened there and why the man blacked out, but moments later he was seen safe and sound speaking again to the Prince of Wales.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 04:06:08 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States and Russia have finished planning for the Space Security Exchange at the end of this month, the Department of State Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation said in a statement.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 03:20:44 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps, citing them as a \"threat to the integrity and sovereignty\" of the country in the wake of the border clashes with China. While new Indian apps have been launched to fill the space to promote 'self-reliant' India, global players are also looking to enter the lucrative new market.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 03:20:19 +0000
The Centre for Body Donations at Paris Descartes University has been closed since last November after it was uncovered that thousands of donated human bodies were being kept in unsanitary conditions and sold for unethical purposes. The university is currently facing a criminal investigation by French authorities.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 03:13:21 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia has started the final stage of testing the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology jointly with the Russian Defence Ministry, the latter said on Friday.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 03:06:13 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Judge Emmet Sullivan, who is overseeing the criminal prosecution against former Trump adviser Michael Flynn, has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision to dismiss the case, court documents revealed on Thursday.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 02:52:49 +0000
In many cities across the United States, statues depicting former Confederate generals, presidents who owned slaves, or other historical figures somehow associated with slavery have been targeted by anti-racism protesters following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 02:41:55 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that enhances economic and educational opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 02:05:47 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A professor at a US university has been charged for allegedly using US grant funds to develop China's expertise in the areas of rheumatology and immunology, the Justice Department said in a press release.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 01:20:57 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US State Department has approved a possible $23.11 billion sale of 105 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to Japan, the Pentagon's Defence Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 01:04:35 +0000
By a 7-2 margin, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rejected US President Donald Trump’s defense team’s argument that he is immune to criminal subpoenas and ruled to allow a New York prosecutor to view his financial records. According to one expert, at least two of the seven votes against Trump were likely surprising to him.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:53:48 +0000
The Trump administration has taken a victory lap after the US Department of Labor released new data this month showing the unemployment rate has fallen to 11.1% in June from 13.3% in May. Pete Dolack, an activist and writer with Trade Justice New York Metro, told Sputnik Thursday that high unemployment numbers will continue for years to come.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:37:47 +0000
According to his defence, the actor had to cut his soon-to-be-ex wife's credit card allowance from $100,000 to $50,000 because his restaurant business suffered huge losses during the virus-induced lockdown.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:05:41 +0000
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden releases economic proposals, but are they more liberal positioning that moves the country nowhere?

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:54:43 +0000
On this episode of The Critical Hour, host Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Dr. Margaret Flowers, co-editor of Popular Resistance, to discuss the latest news about coronavirus cases.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:36:58 +0000
US President Donald Trump had yet another meltdown on Twitter on Thursday over the US Supreme Court ruling against him in his fight to keep his financial records from public view.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:13:43 +0000
Michael Cohen, the former attorney of US President Donald Trump, is back in federal custody after reportedly refusing to comply with conditions necessary for his home confinement agreement with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP).

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:06:37 +0000
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - Russia has introduced another UN Security Council draft resolution that seeks to authorise the cross-border humanitarian aid delivery mechanism in northwestern Syria from Turkey through one crossing for a year, Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyanskiy said in a statement.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 22:59:41 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham* terrorist group shelled settlements in the Syrian provinces of Idlib, Aleppo and Latakia, the head of the Russian centre for Syrian reconciliation, Rear Admiral Alexander Shcherbitsky, said during a press briefing on Thursday.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 22:53:04 +0000
States with surging COVID-19 cases should reverse course and reimpose lockdown measures put in place earlier this year to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Wednesday on a Wall Street Journal podcast.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 22:37:06 +0000
Iranian media reported an explosion in Garmdareh, just west of Tehran, early on Friday morning.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 22:32:23 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has no direct evidence of the alleged Russian bounties offered to Taliban* militants to kill US soldiers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley said in congressional testimony.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 22:25:31 +0000
Recently, Americans in several cities across the country have taken part in \"Back the Blue\" rallies to support law enforcement officers amid calls to defund the police.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 22:24:02 +0000
The announcement comes just days after Bolivian Health Minister Eydi Roca tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 21:52:50 +0000
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Coleen Rowley, a former FBI special agent who in 2002 was named Time Magazine person of the year along with two other whistleblowers.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 21:41:52 +0000
An employee at German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s press office is suspected of spying for Egypt’s intelligence service, AFP reported Thursday, citing a police report.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 21:34:17 +0000
A 40-year veteran of Washington’s King County Sheriff’s Office has been placed on administrative, paid leave and had all of his police powers suspended after he posted a disturbing meme mocking the death of Seattle, Washington, protester Summer Taylor.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 21:32:30 +0000
ATHENS (Sputnik) - The Greek parliament on Thursday approved of a bill that will regulate public protests amid a night of unrest in Athens.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 21:32:15 +0000
QABR GABIS (Sputnik) - Egyptian armed forces conducted an exercise near Libya's border on Thursday, including training for the Air Force to face mercenaries of irregular armies and target their hotbeds, a military spokesman said in a statement.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 21:31:51 +0000
Ghislaine Maxwell, who stands accused of trafficking underage girls to the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, has been placed on suicide watch at the Brooklyn jail where she is being held. Epstein died last August of apparent suicide under similar conditions.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 21:20:14 +0000
The nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang have been stalled ever since the fiasco at the Hanoi summit in February 2019.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:46:10 +0000
Many pets are in need of a loving home, and recently, a sweet doggo demonstrated just how much animals really value that care and affection.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:43:55 +0000
As unemployment grows, US looks like failed state; MSM moves goalposts on Bountygate; Will deported Haitian death squad leader face justice?

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:14:44 +0000
A preliminary study set to soon be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal suggests that a century-old tuberculosis vaccine may play a role in decreasing COVID-19 mortality rates.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:13:43 +0000
MADRID (Sputnik) - The US Moderna biotechnology company, which is developing a vaccine against the coronavirus infection, announced on Thursday its collaboration with Spain's ROVI pharmaceutical company on the vaccine's large-scale manufacturing. 

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:07:39 +0000
The Japanese Defense Ministry laid out a timeline on Tuesday for getting the Self-Defense Forces’ next-generation fighter jet from drawing board to battlefield. The first flight tests could begin as early as 2028, with the jet entering service by 2035.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:00:08 +0000
US stocks fell into red territory Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average index plummeting more than 350 points as skyrocketing COVID-19 cases prompted concerns over the US’ economic recovery.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:41:17 +0000
US Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced on Thursday it had carried out an airstrike in coordination with the Somali government against a checkpoint used by the militant group al-Shabaab.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:34:56 +0000
Protesters are demanding better economic conditions and rallying against the government's expropriation of the giant agricultural group Vicentin.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:20:27 +0000
While some netizens pondered on what kind of creature might be depicted in the video, others argued that it's merely a toy.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:11:57 +0000
New York City workers, community leaders and volunteers joined together Thursday morning to paint the phrase “Black Lives Matter” along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, which runs in front of US President Donald Trump’s Trump Tower.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:05:00 +0000
A senior US Navy figure working on directed energy weapons let slip recently that the service aims to put seven more laser defense systems on its warships by 2023. The Navy mounted its first such device on an active-duty destroyer earlier this year.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:00:41 +0000
The Satanic Temple said that \"atheists, Satanists, and other people of nontheistic faiths\" might feel \"excluded\" by the addition of the phrase to the Mississippi flag.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:00:00 +0000
While the US Defense Logistics Agency and Department of Homeland Security have provided the essential mechanisms for placing military equipment in cops’ hands, they cannot be blamed for the internal culture cultivated in police departments for decades leading to them requesting such equipment and justifying it as necessary for their jobs.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:59:45 +0000
A new survey by online rental platform Apartment List found that almost one-third of US households (32%) have not made their full housing payments for July amid economic insecurity caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:40:44 +0000
Talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his US and South Korean counterparts aimed at bringing a formal end to the Korean War and denuclearizing the peninsula have been frozen amid a cooling of relations partially attributed to a South Korean leafleting campaign.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:29:59 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The German authorities are unable to clearly justify the inclusion of the Sputnik news agency into the country’s annual intelligence reports, Sputnik Deutschland chief Sergey Feoktistov said on Thursday.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:24:37 +0000
The New York Times' story citing 'anonymous intelligence' on alleged Russian cash rewards to Taliban*-linked militants for the killing of US and coalition troops in Afghanistan sparked a major scandal in Washington, prompting denials from the White House, Moscow and the Taliban itself, and demands by Democrats for new sanctions against Russia.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:33:23 +0000
In March, a tweet by White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino, featuring an edited clip of Joe Biden, was labeled by Twitter as “manipulated media”. The official has now come up with a new cutting of a recent Biden speech, which some say does not present the presumptive Democratic candidate in the best light.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:23:44 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US draft resolution on extending the United Nations' arms embargo on Iran has no chance of succeeding, the Russian permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia, said on Thursday.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:19:35 +0000
The clergyman suggested that while one can depict whoever they like, however they like, it is a whole different matter entirely how said depiction would be recognized.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:16:07 +0000
The meeting was called amid UK media speculation that Prime Minister Boris Johnson may change tack on a government approval in January, potentially imposing a blanket ban against the world's largest provider of IT equipment.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:49:25 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - China, which actively promotes economic globalization, will further develop friendly relations with Panama and use the Panama Canal to encourage global trade, the office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokesperson said ahead of the centenary anniversary since the canal's official opening to commerce, marked on 12 July.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:41:52 +0000
With the world's second highest number of coronavirus infections, and reporting over 68,000 COVID-19 related fatalities, the Brazilian government’s response and seemingly laissez-faire attitude to the pandemic, has been heavily criticized by local activists and the country’s neighbours, including Venezuela and Argentina.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:36:38 +0000
Presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden has started to outline his economic proposals for his upcoming presidential bid. To some, his blueprints may sound a bit like those of his Republican rival back in 2016.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:36:36 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has imposed Global Magnitsky sanctions on the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau (XPSB) and four current or former Chinese officials, the US Department of the Treasury said in a press release on Thursday.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:30:19 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The incident occurred in Pakistan’s National Assembly as Shazia Soomro from the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) threw her headphones at the Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:27:35 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Syria has until October to declare to the UN chemical weapons watchdog its stockpile of illegal toxins or face \"appropriate action,\" the OPCW executive council agreed Thursday.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:01:47 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The chief of India’s southern state of Kerala wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8 July, seeking a federal probe into the smuggling of 30 kilograms of gold concealed in diplomatic bags meant for the UAE consulate in the state capital, saying he feared the case has \"serious implications.”

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:51:29 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States recommends that China and Russia hold a meeting soon to discuss next steps in order to launch trilateral discussions on arms control, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement on Thursday.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:46:51 +0000
As Duterte explained, his country doesn't have \"enough money to address the pandemic\" and thus needs to \"be very circumspect\" when it comes to reopening its economy.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:43:19 +0000
Park Won-soon went missing earlier on Thursday. He did not show up for work and his daughter said that his phone was switched off.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:20:44 +0000
A landmark white paper setting out a route for Britain’s Government to accelerate its drone industry and transform the UK’s capabilities has been presented to the parliament this week following unanimous industry support.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:18:15 +0000
On today's episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talked about a range of subjects, including the new revelations in the lawsuit brought against Christopher Steele, education, how the US economy will fare in a post-COVID-19 world, and the upcoming election.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:10:59 +0000
Philip Blanks a former American footballer and US Marine was filmed on a witness’s mobile phone running towards the building and then diving to the ground where he manages to catch the child just in time. He then sprints away carrying the child to safety.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:03:19 +0000
The rapper revealed his diagnosis of bipolar disorder back in 2017, but has opted out of medication because it apparently blunts his creativity. There’s now a rumour that he is discussing his presidential prospects in the midst of a bipolar episode.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 14:48:22 +0000
Scientists from the University of Tyumen (UTMN) have presented the concept of a unique biomorphic neuro processor to the world scientific community, based on a new component of nanoelectronics - a composite memristor-diode crossbar, the UTMN press service reports.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 14:36:40 +0000
The UK high street has seen a tidal wave of job losses due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Last week retailers such as Harrods and Topshop announced redundancies and now John Lewis and Boots have been added to the list.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 14:30:23 +0000
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Indian and Chinese negotiators have agreed to continue holding frank and open dialogue to de-escalate border tension along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh region, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava said on Thursday.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 14:27:15 +0000
The much-awaited pair of rulings comes after years of back-and-forth bickering between the president and his opponents over his financial records, with Democrats charging him of engaging in potentially illegal activity, and the White House accusing lawmakers of trying to start a politically-motivated investigation.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 14:19:07 +0000
More than 70 accounts used to spread divisive messages are said to be linked to employees of Brazilian President Bolsonaro, his two sons, and allied lawmakers. The president is yet to comment on the accusations, which come as his supporters are being investigated for spreading “fake news and threats” against the judiciary.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 14:14:37 +0000
As the COVID-19 pandemic revealed failings in the EU bloc’s mechanisms for jointly tackling crisis situations, member states are being increasingly urged to rally together, with European solidarity touted as \"a lasting investment\".

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 14:10:18 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The UK's new sanctions against Russian nationals under the Magnitsky Act are another unfriendly step, as well as an attempt to put pressure on justice and interfere in Russia's domestic affairs, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 13:43:20 +0000
While the breed of dinosaurs in question apparently lived all over the world, the relative fragility of its bones make it problematic for scientists to determine how they traveled between continents.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 13:40:12 +0000
Christopher Steele, the former MI6 agent-turned FBI informant and Fusion GPS contractor who wrote the ‘Trump-Russia’ private intelligence report for the Clinton campaign in 2016, has seen his professional reputation slide as both the US and British intelligence communities have sought to distance themselves from him.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 13:37:23 +0000
BERLIN (Sputnik) - RT Deutsch and Sputnik have been singled out for allegedly spreading Russian propaganda in Germany by the domestic intelligence agency BfV in its annual report, presented on Thursday.

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