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Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:28:09 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Andrew Morgan will conduct a spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday to install a docking adapter, NASA said on Tuesday.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:17:39 +0300
DOHA (Sputnik) - Yemen’s Ansar Allah rebels (Houthi movement) said on Tuesday their air defence had shot down a US multipurpose drone MQ-9 over the province of Dhamar in the central part of the country.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:07:06 +0300
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – Boris Johnson, the newly appointed prime minister of the United Kingdom, will arrive in Germany on Wednesday for an official visit to discuss Brexit with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:04:39 +0300
Nicholas Tartaglione, an ex-cop facing the death penalty who briefly shared a cell with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, asked a judge Tuesday to move him to a new facility, saying guards threatened him inside a New York federal lock-up.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:16:09 +0300
On Tuesday, the studio officially announced that the new Matrix film, which they have been teasing since 2017, is officially headed into production in 2020—and it's going to bring Keanu Reeves back as Neo, as well as Carrie-Anne Moss and one of the original Wachowski directors, Variety reports.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:55:56 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The amount of shale gas under the United Kingdom may be several times smaller than previously estimated, a new study published this week has suggested.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:51:10 +0300
President Trump tore into Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Tuesday for her emotional press conference alongside Rep. Ilhan Omar in which they condemned Israel for blocking a planned trip, calling the Michigan congresswoman an anti-Semite.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:48:00 +0300
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Venezuela condemned US threats to impose a naval blockade against the country before the UN Security Council, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Tuesday.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:28:39 +0300
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The United States will take every action to prevent the Iranian tanker Grace 1 from delivering oil to Syria, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:17:23 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US government has issued new safety rules governing the launch of nuclear systems into space, President Donald Trump announced in a new National Security Presidential Memorandum.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:11:10 +0300
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Yemen's separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC), which seized power in Aden, plans to establish control over the entire south of the country, Nasser Khabaji, a member of the council's presidium, said on Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:10:35 +0300
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - Russia and China had requested a UN Security Council meeting over Washington’s plans to test and deploy medium-range ground missiles, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyanskiy said on Tuesday.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:51:31 +0300
So-called “red flag” legislation could lead to a slippery slope effect, where state courts could take away guns from people for illegitimate reasons, Carmine Sabia, writer and managing editor at, told Radio Sputnik’s Fault Lines Tuesday.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:25:34 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States and Romania both oppose the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline on the grounds that it will make allies in the region dependent on Russia for their energy supplies, Presidents Donald Trump and Klaus Iohannis said in a joint statement.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:58:24 +0300
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump said he is postponing his meeting with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen because she is not interested in the US president's offer to buy Greenland.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:56:03 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro confirmed that Venezuelan officials were in talks with the United States, adding that this dialogue has been ongoing for several months.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:50:17 +0300
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige won’t produce any further Spider-Man films because of a failed agreement by Disney and Sony Pictures to share the profits from the character, essentially removing Tom Holland’s version of the superhero from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:45:45 +0300
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - The government of Argentina was able to prevent a steep fall of the national currency on Tuesday with a verbal intervention, but the stock exchange plunged more than 10 percent on Tuesday, according to trading and banks.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:39:35 +0300
Cardinal George Pell, the senior-most official of the Catholic Church to be found guilty of child sex abuse, had his appeal denied by Australia's Court of Appeal.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:32:22 +0300
A 35-year-old man has been arrested and placed behind bars in the US state of Washington on a charge of interstate transmission of threatening communication.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:30:57 +0300
Local officials are pulling out all the stops to ensure they will be able to handle whatever crowds end up coming to the Nevada desert next month as part of the \"Storm Area 51\" event, including draft emergency plans and approving permits for alien-themed festivals.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:05:33 +0300
The US capital got hit with intense storms Tuesday evening amid broiling summer heat and humidity. Some areas of Washington, DC, reported large hail, strong winds and up to an inch of rain in less than an hour.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:03:56 +0300
US President Donald Trump has declared his interest in expanding the US' military presence and resources towards the cosmos. In 2018, he said he wished to oversee the establishment of a 'space force', as weapons capabilities among nations rapidly advance.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 01:32:05 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has approved an $8 billion military sale of 66 F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 01:25:41 +0300
On Tuesday, the British Labour Party revoked Asa Winstanley’s press pass to report on the upcoming party conference without supplying a reason. The journalist told Sputnik he thinks it’s “part of a long-running witch hunt” against figures on the left who support Palestinian rights.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 01:24:02 +0300
A gender discrimination lawsuit filed by members of the US Women’s National Soccer team against the US Soccer Federation over unequal pay has been scheduled for trial on May 5, 2020, a spokesperson for the players confirmed Tuesday.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 01:15:23 +0300
Following some delays in the filming of the 25th James Bond movie after Daniel Craig’s injury at the filming set, movie production has finally announced a title for the latest chapter of the franchise.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:30:00 +0300
‘You’re living the dream, mate.”

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:22:31 +0300
No shots have been fired, and there are no injuries, as Louisiana State University advised to avoid the area or remain in a safe place.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:10:17 +0300
US President Donald Trump added to the recent distress following reports of his increased interest in Greenland on Monday evening by tweeting a doctored image of what he promises “not to do” to the Danish-owned island territory if it comes under US control.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:02:28 +0300
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Sovereign Council of Sudan has been formed, it will be sworn in on August 21, Shams El-Din Kabbashi, a spokesman for the country's Transitional Military Council (TMC), said Tuesday at a press conference in Khartoum, which was aired by Sky News Arabia.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:56:07 +0300
Italy's Lega party is going to call for early elections in the wake of the governing coalition's collapse and Prime Minister Conte's resignation, Paolo Grimoldi, a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies from Lega party, said, noting that a new government could still be formed in time to vote on the national budget at the end of the year.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:27:47 +0300
US Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy stated Tuesday that as a result of the US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, Washington is now looking into developing hypersonic missiles with ballistic warheads.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:19:34 +0300
Two Hong Kong police officers have been arrested on suspicion of assault following the release of hospital surveillance footage that showed them beating an immobilized elderly man.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:12:47 +0300
More than half a billion bees have died in Brazil over the last three months. The cause? Harmful pesticides, according to researchers.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:54:41 +0300
The head of US Southern Command said Tuesday the US Navy was ready to “do what needs to be done” if and when US President Donald Trump gives the order for them to move against Venezuela.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:26:02 +0300
Colombian Francia James has amassed over 2.3 million followers on her Instagram page, posting mostly pictures of her outstanding curves from every possible side. However, she decided to stray from her signature style and tickle fans’ nerves with a daring routine.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:22:56 +0300
The former adult film actress faced death threats for her X-rated clip in a traditional Muslim headscarf and quit her career years ago, but she remains one of the most searched porn stars. She entered the spotlight again last week, revealing that her earnings from porn totaled just $12,000, although porn sites still make money on her.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:16:04 +0300
The two Queenstown men have reportedly known each other since they were kids and the fact that they had different views on the Earth’s shape apparently did not stop them from being pals until this winter, when $6,400 was suddenly at stake.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:15:00 +0300
The US’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) confirmed on Monday that the multibillion-dollar mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa is now well on track after the agency greenlit the project to proceed to its final design phase.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:13:23 +0300
A recently resurfaced video once again spurred the hopes of boxing fans eager to see Mayweather and another famous boxer, Manny Pacquiao, in the ring.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:03:49 +0300
The US Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) lost and found program at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport was faced with a first after one presumably rushed traveler ditched their pet snake at a terminal checkpoint.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:00:00 +0300
Well over a million people participated in anti-extradition protests over the weekend, making Hong Kong a lightning rod for media. However, with the city government’s rhetoric and the overexposure of clashes, the reality of the average protester’s economic grievances and peaceful conduct have been crowded out of media coverage along the way.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:00:00 +0300
Australian lawmakers flexed their muscles on Tuesday, claiming the right to revoke a Chinese iron mining firm’s right to access its mine, which is located on a South Australian top secret weapons range, “on national security grounds.”

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:00:00 +0300
A federal civil rights lawsuit was filed Sunday against Texas’ Pearland Independent School District and three of its administrators who opted earlier this year to use a black permanent marker to fill in a seventh grade student’s hair.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:58:34 +0300
Parts of the Indiana Dunes National Park, including some beaches, have been closed after a steel plant’s recent chemical spill sent cyanide and ammonia into the east branch of the Little Calumet River, near Lake Michigan.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:49:27 +0300
Previous leaks of the Silicon Valley tech giant’s alleged internal documents have revealed that employees decided to unilaterally draw red lines for fake news, fair search results, and \"trashy\" content not worth seeing. Now, according to the latest whistleblowing scandal, Google has almost exclusively targeted conservative sources.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:49:06 +0300
Apple had professedly fixed a bug which allowed the installation of any third party software back in july. Hackers however publicly released a jailbreak for updated iPhones this weekend for the bug, making it the first freely available jailbreak for iPhones in years.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:39:34 +0300
Over 63,000 users have apparently decided that when life gives you Brexit, party hard and get drunk. After the new UK head of government, Boris Johnson, pledged to leave the bloc with or without a deal, the country’s neighbours across the North Sea made up their minds to stock up on EU-made booze and prepare a playlist.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:22:43 +0300
Although the US economy remains healthy, in recent months the Federal Reserve has expressed concern over the slowdown in US business investment, the decline in global economic growth, and the annual US inflation rate running below the central bank’s two-percent target.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:19:11 +0300
A report from Agriculture business consultants Andersons claims that no-deal Brexit could be a greater challenge to British farmers than BSE and foot-and-mouth crises. It also stated the no-deal Brexit could cost the farming industry £850m a year in profits.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:19:00 +0300
On 16 August, US President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook held a meeting at the president's golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. During the dinner, Cook raised the tariff issue, explaining how the US’ technological rivals could capitalise on the Sino-American trade war.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:13:37 +0300
The US mainstream media have moved hastily to shut down the Epstein affair as a prison suicide. End of story. Move on. And anyone who doesn’t move on but instead challenges the official story is dismissed as a “conspiracy theorist”.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:45:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe, the self-proclaimed president of Ambazonia, an unrecognized English-speaking breakaway region in southwestern Cameroon, and nine of his followers were handed life sentences on 20 August by a military tribunal in the capital of Yaounde, Jeune Afrique magazine reported.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:34:30 +0300
Spanish authorities decided earlier in the day to send a naval vessel to pick up the migrants stranded on the Open Arms rescue ship, which is anchored near the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:32:08 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Years after having resigned from the state legislature for allegedly watching pornography, two lawmakers in the Indian state of Karnataka have returned to the newly elected state government as ministers.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:31:14 +0300
The pound sterling has experienced a significant drop since Boris Johnson was elected prime minister on 24 July 2019, with the Bank of England warning in early August that Britain has a 33 percent chance of plunging into recession by 2020.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:28:11 +0300
If appointed, Sullivan will be replacing Jon Huntsman Jr. in the position in Moscow. This comes as the US and Russia have been experiencing a decline in bilateral ties for several years in a row.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:12:09 +0300
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is once again playing hardball with the powers that be in Brussels; and has demanded that the Irish backstop should be removed from any divorce bill, should the EU want to ensure an orderly Brexit and sign a trade deal with the UK. But will this negotiation tactic work?

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:00:30 +0300
The next generation 5G is projected to eventually be launched nationwide. UK telecoms providers asked for clarity from the previous May government on whether they should be including Huawei technology amid claims of national security concerns from the US government and the US-China trade war.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:00:03 +0300
The 3D printing industry has been experiencing a boom in recent years, with enthusiasts adapting the new technology to make not just parts for machines and other contraptions, but to build entire cars and even rudimentary housing.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:50:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated that the European Union would consider \"practical solutions\" for the dispute with London over the post-Brexit Irish border.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:35:00 +0300
ANKARA (Sputnik) – Turkey will not allow the United States to impede talks on establishing safe zones in northern Syria, as was the case with the Syrian region of Manbij, where Washington did not keep its commitments to Ankara, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:20:00 +0300
VIENNA (Sputnik) - Two Russian radionuclide stations — one in Yakutia (Sakha Republic) in Siberia and the other in the Chukotka Autonomous region of the Far East — that are a part of the international nuclear test monitoring system have resumed data transmissions, Lassina Zerbo said.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:05:16 +0300
The Northamptonshire police officer said that he could not “sit here and preside over a situation” where his colleagues were exposed to “increasing levels of violence” when they could use equipment that could “save an officers life\".

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:00:00 +0300
If you don't have enough fears in your life, here is another one, reptiles have apparently learned how to climb over obstacles. What will we see next? Will crocodiles learn to fly?

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:59:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Spain's left-wing electoral alliance Unidas Podemos has sent to the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) a proposal on resuming negotiations concerning forming a coalition government to avoid new snap elections in the country, El Pais newspaper reported.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:52:30 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Swara Bhaskar, a vocal critic of the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, often faces backlash for her Twitter rants, which some netizens find to be “anti-patriotic”.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:51:38 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik) - Veena, known for her anti-India rants, on Tuesday posted two photographs of Wing Commander Abhinandan before being captured and after with bruises attained while in Pakistan's custody.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:49:11 +0300
Wollaston was a renowned rebel in the Conservative party, voting against the Cameron-Clegg government on several key votes, including voting in favour of a referendum on British membership of the European Union in 2011, and against military intervention in Syria in 2013.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:39:43 +0300
Tensions have been escalating between the two states in recent months, with several exchanges of fire taking place along the Line of Control in Kashmir. Both countries blame each other for violating the ceasefire, which was reached after a previous escalation in February and March.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:35:00 +0300
Not many people wake up in the morning and decide to train to run for a whole day consecutively, it is just something that seems impossible to the average person - but ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes is one of them.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:24:05 +0300
According to preliminary information, two Russians and one Greek were on board a helicopter that crashed near Poros Island, Greek media reported.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:23:36 +0300
A 2010 video emerged last week featuring a man, who is believed to be UK Prince Andrew, bidding farewell to a mystery brunette leaving the New York mansion of US billionaire and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself in jail on 10 August 2019.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:21:04 +0300
The proclaimed King of YouTube has had a lot on his plate over the last year. It all began with the epic stand-off with the Indian media giant T-Series and came to Pewds approaching the mind-blowing number of 100 million subscribers, parting with his long-time editor Brad, his wedding as well as rumours he was going to quit YouTube.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:10:23 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian researchers have developed a device that can detect heart disease with high speed, sensitivity, and reliability, a media report said.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:10:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The outbreak of listeriosis in Spain has claimed its first life in Seville, the capital city of Andalusia autonomous community, with the source of the infection believed to be packaged meatloaves from a particular brand, el Periodico reported, citing local medical officials.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:09:26 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): With heavy downpour battering several parts of northern India in the last few days, as many as 58 people have died, forcing the authorities to issue a flood alert on Tuesday. Also, over 10,000 people have been evacuated in India’s national capital as a precautionary step.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:01:32 +0300
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has come out in favour of a public vote on the final Brexit deal as well as driving for cross-party unity to oppose a potential no-deal Brexit under PM Boris Johnson. This change in stance comes amid pressure by fellow Labour MPs to actively campaign for remaining in the EU.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:58:00 +0300
The neutralisation of a suspect who took 37 people hostage on the Rio-Niterói Bridge, which connects the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro and Niterói, was the only option possible given the number of hostages and his refusal to surrender to the police, say Brazilian police experts while locals are celebrating the law enforcement’s success.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:49:45 +0300
There are 1.8 billion Muslims around the world, around 90 percent of whom follow the Sunni branch, with most of the remainder being Shi’ites, which is centred on Iran. Most British Muslims are Sunni, with concentrations in London, Birmingham, Leicester and Bradford.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:40:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Nine migrants jumped off a rescue ship of the Open Arms charity to swim their way to the Italian coast after the vessel has been stranded in the Mediterranean for over a fortnight, the non-profit organisation said.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:34:31 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Struggling to meet required combat strength with their current jets, the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief on Tuesday said the force can’t wait for homegrown equipment and will replace obsolete planes at an appropriate time.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:30:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that the Daesh* terror group is more powerful today in certain places than in the past.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:20:04 +0300
A young man took 37 bus passengers hostage on a busy bridge in Brazil earlier in the day, but police managed to neutralise him, with Rio de Janeiro's governor, Wilson Witzel, confirming the suspect's death.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:09:00 +0300
There has been a debate among astronomers whether the search for life-sustaining conditions beyond our solar system should focus on exoplanets around red dwarfs or the less common, larger and hotter stars more like our own Sun.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:07:13 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced that the agency he launched about a year ago to tackle violent crime would allocate 1.4 million pounds ($1.7 million) for community projects aimed at preventing knife crime.   

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:04:19 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian government initiated a process to identify illegal immigrants in the northeastern state of Assam that borders Bangladesh, and which has seen an influx of immigrants from that country for decades.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:57:57 +0300
Earlier this month, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Salvini, said that he had informed the country's prime minister that a snap election was needed since the parliament no longer had a majority to support the government.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:51:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): With tensions running high between India and Pakistan over developments in the Kashmir region, about 200 Twitter accounts have been suspended by the micro-blogging site after objections by the Indian Government, a media report said.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:50:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): An increasing number of people on social media are joining an online debate over a scene in a popular web series “Sacred Games”, which some people are finding objectionable and disrespectful of the tenets of Sikh religion.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:47:56 +0300
The US conducted its first test of a ground-launched cruise missile operating at ranges previously banned by the now void Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty on 18 August. Moscow noted that such tests need to be prepared in advance, meaning that Washington had developed such weapons before abandoning the INF

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:47:28 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – German citizens trust Russian President Vladimir Putin more than his US counterpart, Donald Trump, a poll, conducted by the YouGov poll for the DPA news agency, revealed.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:45:14 +0300
The Nordic club of countries includes Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The meeting marks Angela Merkel's first official visit to Iceland as chancellor.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:44:00 +0300
The Iranian tanker Adrian Darya, formerly known as the Grace 1, set course for international waters after being released from detention in Gibraltar's waters, with Washington calling the decision unfortunate and warning Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:43:59 +0300
On Monday the Syrian army established control of the entire city of Khan Sheikhoun and the Damascus-Aleppo highway in Idlib province, according to the pro-government newspaper Al Watan.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:23:19 +0300
The dispute between the Chinese flagship tech giant and Washington has been escalating for months, with the US government barring Huawei from dealing with its American partners. Despite reprieves, the tensions had slashed the Shenzhen-based company’s growth to 8.3% by the second quarter of this year.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:22:21 +0300
Gold bullion hit a six-year high in August on low rates, a sluggish economy and heightened geopolitical tensions, with investors plowing into the precious metal.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:13:52 +0300
The epicentre of the earthquake was located at a depth of 76 kilometres (47 miles), 96 kilometres (57 miles) southeast of Lata, about 475 km (295 miles) north of the island of Santo in the Solomon Islands, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:55:56 +0300
A police sniper has reportedly shot a masked gunman who earlier today hijacked a bus in Brazil, Globo reported.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:47:34 +0300
Jihadist rebels have withdrawn from a pocket of land near Idlib in northern Syria following an assault by President Bashar al-Assad's forces. The Idlib region is the last part of Syria to be holding out against the Damascus government.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:44:46 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Five Rosatom employees died in a blast that rocked a military site in the Arkhangelsk Region on 10 August during tests of a liquid-propellant rocket engine. They will receive posthumous government honours. 

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:20:22 +0300
Earlier today, a masked gunman who identified himself as a military policeman hijacked a bus in Brazil at the Rio-Niterói Bridge, taking several people hostage.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:57:02 +0300
The YouTube king and his longtime partner got engaged in April 2018, having announced the happy news on Marzia's Instagram with a photo of her wearing a huge ring and the caption, \"Felix proposed!\"

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:55:21 +0300
Despite numerous science fiction stories and famous scientists cautioning humanity against using artificial intelligence in various weapons systems, it seems that the Pentagon has disregarded these warnings.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:33:46 +0300
The Turkish Defence Ministry said a day earlier that three civilians had been killed and 12 more had been injured in an attack on its convoy moving toward an observatory point in Idlib Province.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:23:57 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Defence Ministry has posted a video of the maiden flight of a 6-tonne Altius-U drone, capable of being in the air for more than 24 hours.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:17:51 +0300
A neural network, called \"NotJordanPeterson\", has been trained to produce deep fake audios that mimic the voice of the Canadian psychologist, making him say things he never actually said - and people are already freaking out.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:13:45 +0300
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan examine the massive protest in Hong Kong. Sputnik's Bob Schlehuber is on the ground covering the demonstration.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:13:07 +0300
Boris Johnson hopes MPs will blink on Brexit backstop; Pro-police protests conspicuously absent from mainstream media; Trump determined to lock up immigrants

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:11:45 +0300
On this episode of The Critical Hour, Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by John Burris, lead attorney and founder of the Law Office of John L. Burris. He is primarily known for his work in the area of civil rights, with an emphasis on police misconduct and excessive force cases.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:09:21 +0300
The one-time pop princess already angered the animal rights activists more than a decade ago after she performed with a live python around her neck. She has oopsed and did it again by sharing a pic of her designer reptile shoes that she let lie idle on Instagram.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:06:33 +0300
The event is home to numerous items from the Space Race, featuring items never curated before and has seen over 1.3m visitors in attendance during its nearly 20-month tour across the UK.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:01:51 +0300
The decision could well raise fresh concerns about the high concentration of foreign torturers and war criminals living in Britain – it was reported in July 2013 there were up to 800 war criminals living in Britain, at least 100 of which applied for British citizenship in 2012 alone.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:59:00 +0300
On 14 August, European economic powerhouse Germany recorded a shrinking economy when the quarterly gross domestic product figures were published, with data showing GDP had dropped by 0.1 percent in the second quarter of 2019. The UK’s indecisive EU exit and US-China trade war are believed to be among the factors impacting developments.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:35:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Amid existing bitterness since the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, Indian and Pakistani troops deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir have exchanged heavy firing and shelling with mortars. An Indian official confirmed one soldier was killed and four others injured in the firing on Tuesday.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:27:41 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Three Russian sailors who have been recently abducted by pirates off Cameroon's coast are most likely to be in Nigeria, a source in the employing company stated.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:27:13 +0300
The high-ranking official's comments, made in response to UK prime minister Boris Johnson's letter urging the Council to scrap the Irish backstop, raise concerns that a no-deal Brexit will likely take place in October amid an impasse on both sides of the negotiating table.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:13:35 +0300
The incident took place at the Rio-Niterói Bridge, which connects the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Niterói. There were no immediate details as to how many people are on the bus.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0300
It looks like the notorious dress colour and Yanni-Laurel illusions have found a worthy opponent as netizens have been left divided over yet another optical trick, now involving a raven... or a rabbit?

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:49:21 +0300
According to the online schedule at Sheremetyevo Airport, flight AF1145 departed from the Moscow airport at 9:00 a.m. (6:00 a.m. GMT). Travel time was supposed to be 3 hours 40 minutes to Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:39:12 +0300
On today’s episode of Double Down, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert talk to Mitch Feierstein of about the $17 trillion in negative yielding debt.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:28:19 +0300
Researchers discovered the website's security vulnerability on 15 August and tried to contact its owner the following day, but their initial efforts to pass on the information and get the database secured were to no avail. Action was taken only three days later.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:28:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's second Moon Mission Chandrayaan-2, is expected to land on the Moon next month, and will \"boldly venture where no country has ever gone before — the Moon's south polar region.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:19:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): A comedian has left New Yorkers thoroughly amused by dancing to Bollywood songs at different places in the city. However, a video clip of the comedian left Indians crying tears of laughter when it was shared by business tycoon Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:05:00 +0300
Not much has been seen or heard about US President Donald Trump’s youngest son Barron, 13, since his father became president, per White House rules, with even pictures usually off-limits unless the child is in public with his parents.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:34:18 +0300
The comment comes as Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez is paying a working visit to Moscow amid the increased US economic pressure on the Latin American country.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:26:16 +0300
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba missed a crucial penalty that could have given his team a 2-1 lead against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night, and was immediately attacked by vile Twitter users.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:26:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The United Kingdom did not back either China or Pakistan during the closed-door UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Kashmir last Friday, according to a media report.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:57:33 +0300
The comment echoes the recent statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry condemning the latest US missile launch in California involving a rocket previously banned by the INF Treaty.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:44:00 +0300
Earlier this year, scientists released the first-ever image of a black hole, revealing the distant object in stunning detail, using the Event Horizon Telescope, an international project involving telescopes across the globe.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:22:49 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Three people have been injured, one critically, after being attacked by a knife-wielding man in the town of Tseung Kwan O in eastern Hong Kong, local media reported.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:17:46 +0300
The Juventus FC superstar landed in hot water last September after an American woman filed a lawsuit against him, having accused him of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel back in 2009. The player has repeatedly denied the allegations.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:00:00 +0300
Hong Kong protests, which have continued for over 11 consecutive weeks, have coincided with the resumed US-China trade talks. According to the White House, the date of the next round of negotiations could be defined within the coming 10 days. At this sensitive moment, Democrats are urging Donald Trump to step up pressure on Beijing over the riots.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:39:33 +0300
The United States carried out its latest missile test on 18 August from San Nicolas Island, California. The Pentagon stated that \"the test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted its target after more than 500 kilometres of flight\".

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:26:15 +0300
The bad blood between longstanding rivals Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has further deepened since President Trump tweeted a claim suggesting that Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:23:00 +0300
Technology has profoundly transformed today’s media environment, with politically-sponsored misinformation able to generate powerful momentum, distorting public debate and fuelling divisions. Increased scrutiny from lawmakers and backlash from users has been urging companies like Facebook and Twitter to take measures to address the problem.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:00:20 +0300
A California-based team of game developers has been working on an interactive device and software to create a \"virtual lover\" system for months now and has finally announced when it will be avaliable for order.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:00:00 +0300
Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron held talks on Monday, 19 August, at Fort Bregancon near Toulon just days before Macron is set to host a G7 summit in Biarritz in the south of the country. And France is counting on Russia's help to resolve a diplomatic impasse with Iran, according to former French Ambassador to Tehran François Nicoullaud.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:37:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s ambitious space mission with its second lunar probe Chandrayaan-2 crossed another hurdle successfully by inserting the satellite into the lunar orbit on Tuesday at 9:02 a.m. IST as planned.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:30:00 +0300
On 18 August, US President Donald Trump confirmed his interest in acquiring the world’s largest island, Greenland, clarifying, though that it was not a concern for the immediate future, with Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen dismissing it as an “absurd discussion\".

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:30:00 +0300
Everybody needs a little hint of romance from time to time, with slow-burning candles or lights to provide light and warmth in the cold evening.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:15:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik is facing charges of inciting communal hatred and committing unlawful activities in that country. He is also facing charges of inciting terror groups in India and Bangladesh.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 07:05:18 +0300
The bus carrying 43 Chinese tourists, a Chinese tour assistant and two Lao residents, the driver and a tour guide, crashed on the way between the capital Vientiane and the northern city of Luang Prabang on Monday afternoon.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:58:22 +0300
The sleek Type 64 was built by Ferdinand Porsche and his son, Ferry, between 1939 and 1940, years before their namesake company was registered in 1946, but it failed to sell at the RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey, Calif., on Saturday after the bidding got bungled.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:43:34 +0300
Senior White House officials are reportedly discussing the possibility of a temporary payroll tax cut in an effort to boost the economy as it faces a potential slowdown.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:42:55 +0300
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Chinese technology giant Huawei on Monday criticized the United States for adding extra 46 subsidiaries of the company to its blacklist, saying the decision was politically motivated.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:32:42 +0300
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - Private hospital building in the Syrian northeastern city of Al-Hasakah collapsed as a result of bombing with the improvised explosive devices, local media reported on Monday.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:25:21 +0300
LONDON (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister offered in a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk that EU and UK leadership should introduce alternative arrangements before the end of the transition period after Brexit to avoid the backstop, which would keep Northern Ireland in the EU Customs Union if London and Brussels failed to reach the deal.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:08:39 +0300
DOHA (Sputnik) - Qatar begins construction of a world-class port in central Somalia, the country's foreign ministry said after Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani's visit to Mogadishu.

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