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Sun, 27 May 2018 05:50:00 +0300
TOKYO (Sputnik) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held on Saturday the fourth inter-Korean summit in the village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone (DMZ).

Sun, 27 May 2018 04:50:00 +0300
A historical record sent into outer space as a universal greeting card from humanity to alien life may in fact baffle any visitors and unintentionally create a hilarious image of humans. If the aliens have what passes for humor, or course.

Sun, 27 May 2018 04:35:21 +0300
All updated information about Russia’s new aviation fighter jet, currently in its testing stages.

Sun, 27 May 2018 04:12:00 +0300
According to Reuters, US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he was still looking at June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Sun, 27 May 2018 03:34:00 +0300
An Israeli soldier, who was injured during an operation in the West Bank, died of sustained wounds, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.

Sun, 27 May 2018 03:14:00 +0300
Legal framework for the activities of the Japanese business mission to the Kuril Islands, planned for July-August will be decided on the case-by-case basis, Norio Maruyama, Foreign Press Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, told reporters on Saturday.

Sun, 27 May 2018 02:59:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US states of Mississippi and Florida declared the state of emergency over the approaching subtropical storm of Alberto, the states’ governors said.

Sun, 27 May 2018 02:27:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Alan Bean, the fourth astronaut who walked on the Moon, has died at the age of 86, NASA said in a statement.

Sun, 27 May 2018 02:14:00 +0300
An Egyptian top administrative court ruled on Saturday to block the YouTube video-sharing website for one month over publication of a film, which is found to disrespect Muslim Prophet Mohammed, the Al Ahram newspaper reported.

Sun, 27 May 2018 01:53:35 +0300
Alexander Nikolaevich Panov, Russian senior diplomat and a former ambassador to South Korea, shared his views with Sputnik on the future of a possible Donald Trump/Kim Jong-Un summit.

Sun, 27 May 2018 01:45:00 +0300
On the sidelines of Russia's SPIEF in St. Petersburg, Sputnik spoke to the managing partner of Deloitte CIS, Ian Colebourne, about the introduction of digital technologies in consulting firms.

Sun, 27 May 2018 01:02:00 +0300
Following a successful surgical procedure, DC tongues and Capitol Hill wags are beginning remark that FLOTUS has not been seen in public at all for over two weeks.

Sun, 27 May 2018 00:54:00 +0300
In a two to one win, a referendum in Ireland on Friday saw the repeal of a long-standing ban on abortion.

Sun, 27 May 2018 00:33:00 +0300
According to Reuters, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, during \"in-depth discussions\" with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, agreed to hold top-level talks between the two countries on June 1.

Sun, 27 May 2018 00:16:00 +0300
Two doctoral candidates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a pill called IMBED - for ingestible micro-bioelectronic device - that contains living bacteria engineered to detect molecular signs of problems inside the human body.

Sun, 27 May 2018 00:03:00 +0300
Israeli military jets carried out on Saturday an airstrike on Palestinian armed units in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, a military wing of the Hamas Palestinian movement, said on Saturday.

Sat, 26 May 2018 23:59:00 +0300
On the sidelines of Russia's SPIEF in St. Petersburg, Sputnik spoke to the CEO of US Chamber of Commerce in Russia, Alexis Rodzianko, about the prospects of foreign investment in Russia.

Sat, 26 May 2018 23:33:00 +0300
A classroom of 2nd-graders in the southern US has brought the hammer down on widespread use of cell phones and social media by parents around the world.

Sat, 26 May 2018 23:30:00 +0300
The family of one of the victims in the Santa Fe High School in Texas shooting earlier this month have filed a lawsuit against the shooter’s family, stating that the parents were negligent with firearms.

Sat, 26 May 2018 23:11:00 +0300
On the sidelines of Russia's SPIEF in St. Petersburg, Sputnik spoke to Honorary President of the Indian Business Alliance Sammy Kotwani about cultural relations between the two countries and the upcoming cultural events in Russia.

Sat, 26 May 2018 22:18:00 +0300
Luxury car-maker Mercedes Benz is facing allegations that it cheated on emissions metrics for its C-Class and G-Class models, prompting the German KBA vehicle authority to threaten a recall.

Sat, 26 May 2018 22:07:00 +0300
The video appeared on Twitter showing two MMA fighters engaged in a fight until one knocked the other out and kept beating him, bashing his face open.

Sat, 26 May 2018 21:52:00 +0300
According to a recent NASA report, two of the most arid regions on Earth are the territories of Iraq and Syria. One of the reasons for this is allegedly Turkey's construction of numerous dams on the Tigris and the Euphrates. Sputnik spoke about the issue with Dursun Yildiz, head of Turkey's Hydropolitic Academy.

Sat, 26 May 2018 21:43:00 +0300
As Russian President Vladimir Putin presented France's first lady with a bouquet of flowers ahead of talks with his French counterpart on Thursday, Sputnik discussed the move with Elena Maximova, a lector at the floristic design school \"Nicole\" in Russia.

Sat, 26 May 2018 21:32:00 +0300
The Oxford-based Oxyrhynchus Society has recently announced the finding of a second-century piece of the Gospel of Mark, which has been a topic of rumors for many years.

Sat, 26 May 2018 21:28:45 +0300
The official confessed that he sees Vladimir Putin in his dreams and revealed what the Russian president looks like.

Sat, 26 May 2018 21:22:00 +0300
A consensus has been reached by the US-Turkish working group regarding a roadmap to cooperate on security in Manbij. Now the US and Turkish foreign ministers must approve the group's recommendations. Sputnik discussed the issue with Dr. Huseyin Bagci, the chair of the international relations department at Ankara's Middle East Technical University.

Sat, 26 May 2018 20:58:23 +0300
The Turkish national currency has rapidly been losing value to the US dollar this year amid upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections.

Sat, 26 May 2018 20:57:47 +0300
Football star Cristiano Ronaldo has praised Liverpool’s attacker Mohamed Salah for comparing his looks to those of Lionel Messi.

Sat, 26 May 2018 20:49:54 +0300
This is not the first time that Chinese pilots conduct nighttime drills using the only aircraft carrier of the People’s Liberation Army Navy. The drills come amid ongoing tensions between Beijing and Washington over the contested islands and waters of South China Sea.

Sat, 26 May 2018 20:43:00 +0300
French President Emmanuel Macron has recently stated that France recognizes Russia's role as a strong leader on the international arena. Radio Sputnik discussed this with Gino Raymond, professor of French Studies at the University of Bristol.

Sat, 26 May 2018 20:30:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said he discussed with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a post-WWII peace treaty between Russia and Japan, noting that it was important to continue patiently searching for issue’s solution.

Sat, 26 May 2018 20:15:00 +0300
PARIS (Sputnik) - A group of people dressed in black began breaking shop windows and throwing sticks at police officers at the protest rally held in Paris on Saturday, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Sat, 26 May 2018 20:00:52 +0300
In a letter to the US ambassador to Israel, as quoted by the Jerusalem Post, Knesset member Yoav Kish urged the US to officially recognize the Golan Heights as sovereign Israeli part. Sputnik discussed the possible international reaction if the US were to do so with Dr. Annie Waqar, Department of International Relations, University of Westminster.

Sat, 26 May 2018 19:39:52 +0300
The US’ House of Representatives has adopted a bill saying that the secretary of defense is not allowed to confirm the shipment of American armaments, including the F-35, to Turkey unless a report on Ankara buying Russian S-400 air defense systems is provided. Sputnik has discussed the situation with several Turkish military and diplomatic experts.

Sat, 26 May 2018 19:29:42 +0300
German entrepreneurs claim that Berlin's policies have angered the Arab country and made it difficult for companies to do business there.

Sat, 26 May 2018 19:26:00 +0300
BELGRADE (Sputnik) - The opposition Democratic Party of Albania together with several other parties are holding a mass rally in Tirana on Saturday demanding the resignation of the incumbent cabinet over corruption and organized crime charges, the Top Channel broadcaster reported.

Sat, 26 May 2018 19:08:08 +0300
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The new Italian cabinet will face a wave of critical statements across Europe if it signs agreements with Russia, Paolo Grimoldi, a member of the Italian parliament representing the Lega party, told Sputnik on Saturday.

Sat, 26 May 2018 19:00:00 +0300
Camels have sharp teeth and cone-shaped papillae, raised cone-like protrusions inside of their mouths that help them chew their food.

Sat, 26 May 2018 18:15:00 +0300
The sincerest wish of the 16-year athlete came true on Saturday after a meeting with an official from Japan.

Sat, 26 May 2018 18:14:19 +0300
The concept of the submarine has already been accepted and its construction is set to start in 2018, with the last unit of the first batch slated for completion by 2025.

Sat, 26 May 2018 18:09:00 +0300
Even though high-ranking US officials have repeatedly noted that Russian-American relations are at their lowest point in decades, that doesn’t mean that President Donald Trump doesn’t want to cooperate with Vladimir Putin, according to the world’s most renowned whistleblower, Edward Snowden.

Sat, 26 May 2018 17:47:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The delegation from the US administration will go to Singapore, where President Donald Trump was expected to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, to prepare for the summit in case it does take place, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Sat, 26 May 2018 17:47:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The founder of the WikiLeaks whistle-blowing organization, Julian Assange, is ready to testify in the investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the US presidential election 2016, Assange's long-term associate Randy Credico said.

Sat, 26 May 2018 17:18:00 +0300
ST.PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-cartel producers, which are part of the oil output cut agreement, plan to work out parameters for easing the oil cuts within a month, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told the RBC broadcaster Saturday.

Sat, 26 May 2018 17:12:00 +0300
Despite President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, his European allies are reluctant to follow his lead, reaffirming their commitment to the agreement instead.

Sat, 26 May 2018 17:10:00 +0300
Saudi owned Al Arabiya broadcaster reported Saturday that the Saudi-led coalition had foiled a terrorist attack by an unmanned drone near the country's Abha airport.

Sat, 26 May 2018 17:05:52 +0300
Earlier this week, the Syrian army fully liberated Damascus from terrorists. Retired Syrian Brigadier-General Hesam Hassun, in an interview with Sputnik, spoke about the future of the liberation of his country from terrorists.

Sat, 26 May 2018 17:00:00 +0300
The UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) has confirmed preliminary GDP growth estimates, saying the economic expansion had indeed slowed to its five-year slowest in 1Q18.

Sat, 26 May 2018 16:58:00 +0300
US private-sector enterprises are expanding the scope of spending in order to meet the rising consumer demand for goods and services, but the broader picture remains uneven, suggesting that an across-the-board investment spree has yet to come.

Sat, 26 May 2018 16:42:00 +0300
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - A total of 550 agreements worth more than 2.36 trillion rubles ($38 billion) have been signed at the 2018 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Anton Kobyakov, the Russian presidential adviser said Saturday.

Sat, 26 May 2018 16:32:58 +0300
Several coffee-house networks in North America are now offering a new brand of your regular cup of Joe to their menus – and it’s based off the dried waste, a by-product of industrial coffee-farming.

Sat, 26 May 2018 16:24:00 +0300
Earlier, reports surfaced suggesting that two fifth generation Russian fighter jets had arrived in Syria along with four Su-35S planes. The new jet has still not entered serial production.

Sat, 26 May 2018 16:16:00 +0300
According to conflicting reports, provided by the police and Red Cross, between 22 and 48 people, including children, have died after a passenger bus struck a tractor and then a truck loaded with beer on its way to Uganda's capital.

Sat, 26 May 2018 16:14:00 +0300
The region of Daraa is enjoying a ceasefire negotiated after a meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in July 2017. The region, known as the \"cradle of the revolution\" during the Arab Spring in 2011, is now mostly controlled by numerous anti-government organizations.

Sat, 26 May 2018 16:05:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Yemen's Houthi movement has agreed to participate in a reconciliation process and accepted UN-backed peace proposals, Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled Hussein Alyemany, who had become the foreign minister earlier in the week, told Saturday the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.

Sat, 26 May 2018 16:00:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Syrian Foreign Ministry has handed over to the Russian and Iranian ambassadors to Syria a list of candidates to the constitutional commission, the SANA news agency reported.

Sat, 26 May 2018 15:40:00 +0300
ST.PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Falih said Saturday he had held meetings with LUKoil head Vagit Alekperov and Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

Sat, 26 May 2018 15:22:00 +0300
In light of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), a major global platform for communication between business representatives as well as the discussion of key economic issues, Sputnik spoke to a famed Indian yogi, mystic and New York Times bestselling author, Sadhguru.

Sat, 26 May 2018 15:14:07 +0300
As the UK's anti-Russia campaign is in full play, Sputnik has discussed London's stance toward Moscow with Dr. David William Norris, a former teaching fellow at a college in Birmingham, England.

Sat, 26 May 2018 15:07:47 +0300
American artist Blake Little is known for being a celebrity portrait photographer, but recently he has started conducting experiments with human bodies and various mediums that give the effect of a “sculpture” to his work.

Sat, 26 May 2018 15:00:00 +0300
During a race, a horse stumbled, unsaddling its rider Fran Berry, and continued the race down the track, with several people having to jump out of its way.

Sat, 26 May 2018 14:59:41 +0300
Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch issued a forecast in May claiming that oil prices over the next year can rise as high as $100 per barrel. Among the reasons behind the increase are the US withdrawal from the Iran deal and problems on the Venezuelan oil market.

Sat, 26 May 2018 14:30:00 +0300
Russian high-school seniors graduated and said farewell to their student years on May 25, in a time-honored ritual that includes the ceremonial ringing of the \"Last Bell\" at schools all over the country.

Sat, 26 May 2018 14:20:00 +0300
Official Facebook account of the Kiev Metro announced on Saturday, that 5 stations are closed for the passengers due to a phone call, warning about a bomb threat. The troubling news came right before UEFA Champions League final match.

Sat, 26 May 2018 14:19:00 +0300
South Korea's presidential office said Saturday that the country's president Moon Jae-in held a meeting with his North Korea's counterpart Kim Jong-un at the demilitarized zone.

Sat, 26 May 2018 14:19:00 +0300
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Burkina Faso established diplomatic relations with China shortly after the African state decided to break off ties with Taiwan, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Sat, 26 May 2018 14:12:00 +0300
Instagram-famous Russian MMA fighter Anastasia Yankova suffered her first loss to British opponent, former UFC fighter, Kate Jackson at Bellator 200 in London on Friday.

Sat, 26 May 2018 14:12:00 +0300
Housing and social problems that are squeezing the middle classes mean that London’s politics are changing dramatically.

Sat, 26 May 2018 13:40:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A vandal has seriously damaged \"Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan,\" one of the best-known paintings exhibited in Tretyakov Gallery's main building on Lavrushinsky lane in Moscow, the press service of Tretyakov Gallery told Sputnik on Saturday.

Sat, 26 May 2018 13:31:00 +0300
Conspiracy theorists have long suspected that the world’s governments are managing secret extraterrestrial projects, and last December’s report on the Pentagon’s black budget study of UFOs fanned the flames of conspiracy.

Sat, 26 May 2018 13:31:00 +0300
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom will barely make a decision to introduce sanctions targeting the Russian sovereign debt, as such developments are not within the framework of the official position of London, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said.

Sat, 26 May 2018 13:15:00 +0300
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The pullout of Russian forces from South Ossetia is out of the agenda, the military forces of the two states have elaborated a joint security approach, South Ossetia’s President Anatoly Bibilov told Sputnik in an interview.

Sat, 26 May 2018 12:54:00 +0300
Our final topic, picked by you, dear listeners, earlier in a poll on our Facebook page, is “Turkey & Israel: From Best Friends To Worst Enemies”, focusing on the Mideast’s latest and most impactful fault lines.

Sat, 26 May 2018 12:48:00 +0300
Newly appointed Secretary of State and former head of the CIA Mike Pompeo delivered a blistering diatribe against Iran earlier this week when speaking at the neoconservative Heritage Foundation, during which time he also issued a threatening 12-point ultimatum against the Islamic Republic.

Sat, 26 May 2018 12:39:00 +0300
The latest scandal to hit Capitol Hill concerns the reports that Obama's FBI sent a so-called \"academic\" to infiltrate the Trump campaign, which immediately prompted the President to order an investigation into what are now his own secret police.

Sat, 26 May 2018 11:45:00 +0300
ATHENS (Sputnik) - An attempt to kill Russian national Alexander Vinnik, suspected of money laundering in the United States, has been prepared because of the possibility of his extradition to Moscow, Vinnik's lawyer said in an interview with Sputnik.

Sat, 26 May 2018 11:41:00 +0300
In a speech, marking 18 years since Israeli forces withdrew from southern Lebanon, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah reportedly said that the movement doesn’t seek war with the Jewish state, but would “assuredly win” if a war were to break out.

Sat, 26 May 2018 11:16:00 +0300
Christian Democrats leader Ebba Busch Thor has proposed paying immigrant families a total of SEK 160,000 ($18,500) to leave Sweden. The cost of letting them stay would be much higher, she argued.

Sat, 26 May 2018 10:54:00 +0300
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russia could start producing motorcycles of the domestic Kortezh (Cortege) project in 2019 at the earliest, CEO of the Rostec state corporation Sergey Chemezov said Saturday.

Sat, 26 May 2018 10:28:00 +0300
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fans who have been starving for a great show saw South Korean fighter Seung Min Yeo suffer toe injury as he tried to beat his opponent Yamato Nishikawa at the TFC 18 tournament.

Sat, 26 May 2018 10:04:00 +0300
The Syrian Arab Army dealt a serious blow to Daesh’s defensive lines when it launched its new rocket system, called the Golan-1000, against the terrorists.

Sat, 26 May 2018 09:50:00 +0300
With plain speaking slogans like \"Use the condom in your p****,\" \"Use the condom on your d***\" and \"Use the condom in your butt,\" the Health Directorate wants to draw the public's attention to the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases, warning that soon no treatment will help against gonorrhea.

Sat, 26 May 2018 09:48:00 +0300
Why did the US-North Korea Summit Collapse?; Activist Organize to stop Amazon DC HQ move; Harvey Weinstein arrested on rape charges.

Sat, 26 May 2018 09:46:00 +0300
The United States and Turkey have held talks in Ankara as part of a working group formed to settle disputes between the two nations over the presence of Kurdish militia in the Syrian city of Manbij.

Sat, 26 May 2018 09:43:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Germany needs to step up efforts to increase its defense budget to come closer to the spending target stipulated by NATO, EU budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger said in an interview with the Funke media group.

Sat, 26 May 2018 09:06:00 +0300
MADRID (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected as \"nonsense\" accusations of his government’s role in last year’s Catalan independence bid as he spoke in support of Spanish integrity at the meeting with journalists on Friday.

Sat, 26 May 2018 08:30:00 +0300
A traveler would never notice this small abandoned mountain village on the slopes of the Caucasus Mountains without being tipped off.

Sat, 26 May 2018 07:39:00 +0300
Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been cleared of bribery charges in a case related to the graft scandal around the world football’s governing body FIFA, French media reported.

Sat, 26 May 2018 07:25:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US unpredictable and threatening approach to North Korea has even frustrated American allies and is unlikely to achieve the long-term objective of denuclearizing the peninsula, analysts told Sputnik.

Sat, 26 May 2018 07:08:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a statement on Friday that it has proposed to eliminate the International Entrepreneur Rule, which authorizes certain categories of foreigners to stay in the United States on parole in order to open and grow new businesses.

Sat, 26 May 2018 06:49:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Pyongyang needs more security guarantees if the world hopes to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons.

Sat, 26 May 2018 06:36:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos declared Friday his country would join NATO next week as the alliance’s first global partner in Latin America.

Sat, 26 May 2018 06:27:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - President Vladimir Putin on Friday criticized the United States for pushing back against Turkey’s decision to buy advanced surface-to-air missiles from Russia.

Sat, 26 May 2018 06:01:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - President Donald Trump, who faced criticism all week for likening MS-13 gang members to animals, was in reality too kind in his description, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tomas Homan told the president to his face.

Sat, 26 May 2018 05:49:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Recreational US boaters, who plan to set sail during the three-day Memorial Day weekend, are being urged stay on dry land, as gale-force winds from a dangerous subtropical storm threaten the Gulf of Mexico region, US Coast Guard said.

Sat, 26 May 2018 05:38:00 +0300
ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russia is trying to develop certain preferential conditions for the development of its digital economy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

Sat, 26 May 2018 05:27:00 +0300
ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday took part in a plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), during which he spoke on challenges of the world economy, as well as key foreign policy issues.

Sat, 26 May 2018 04:56:00 +0300
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Italian Eni did not make a decision to leave joint ventures with Russia's Rosneft because of sanctions, reports about this are pure speculations, company's CEO Claudio Descalzi told Sputnik Friday.

Sat, 26 May 2018 04:39:00 +0300
Russian President Vladimir Putin assured foreign business representatives at a meeting on the sidelines of SPIEF on Friday that they should not be concerned about the draft law on responsibility for compliance with Western sanctions against Russia since the problem had been resolved, a participant of the meeting told reporters.

Sat, 26 May 2018 04:27:00 +0300
GAZA (Sputnik) - Over 100 Palestinians have been injured in ongoing clashes with Israeli armed forces on the Gaza Strip border, the official representative of the local Health Ministry, Ashraf Kedra, told Sputnik on Friday.

Sat, 26 May 2018 04:17:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - North Korea’s dismantling of its nuclear weapons test site should be seen as a positive step towards resolving the crisis on the Korean peninsula, Institute for Science and International Security President David Albright said in a statement on Friday.

Sat, 26 May 2018 04:09:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States has not showed satellite images related to the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine in 2014 that it claimed to have after the accident, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Friday.

Sat, 26 May 2018 03:41:57 +0300
The US government is still deep in the business of mass surveillance, according to whistleblower Chelsea Manning. In fact, it’s only getting worse, she told the crowd at the C2 international business conference in Montréal, Canada, on Thursday.

Sat, 26 May 2018 03:40:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump announced over Twitter Friday evening that despite his announcement earlier in the week that his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was cancelled, the US was still negotiating with Pyongyang.

Sat, 26 May 2018 03:39:00 +0300
US unilateral sanctions against Turkish businesses working with Iran seem to be unlawful and counterproductive since attempts to exert political pressure on Ankara and Tehran through economic restrictions will likely to fail, Ozturk Yilmaz, the Turkish opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy chair, told Sputnik on Friday.

Sat, 26 May 2018 03:33:39 +0300
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may be getting the boot from the Ecuadorean embassy in London \"any day now,\" it was revealed Friday by sources familiar with the matter.

Sat, 26 May 2018 03:29:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he hoped to mend his country’s ties with the United States after it ends the multi-pronged inquiry into Moscow’s alleged 2016 US election tampering.

Sat, 26 May 2018 03:27:00 +0300
South Korean tech giant Samsung said it will “consider all options” to contest a court ruling that obliged the company to pay more than half a billion dollars to California-based Apple.

Sat, 26 May 2018 03:12:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Japan is considering participation in financing Russia's Yamal LNG project, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday.

Sat, 26 May 2018 03:01:00 +0300
Turkey is likely to finalize its deal with Russia on purchasing S-400 air defense systems, despite US pressure, while making concessions in the Patriot system talks with Washington in a bid to strike a balance between the two powers, Ozturk Yilmaz, the Turkish opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy chair, told Sputnik on Friday.

Sat, 26 May 2018 02:46:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - An US advance team led by Deputy Chief of Staff Joe Hagin could still head to Singapore to prepare for the summit between the American and North Korean leaders that was canceled on Thursday, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters.

Sat, 26 May 2018 02:14:00 +0300
On the sidelines of Russia's SPIEF in St. Petersburg, Sputnik spoke to Secretary General of the World Energy Council, Christoph Frei about the prospects of energy sector's digitalization.

Sat, 26 May 2018 02:08:00 +0300
Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho cleared the air Thursday, saying he is “not getting married,” despite recent reports alleging his intention to marry both Priscilla Coelho and Beatriz Souza in a private August wedding ceremony.

Sat, 26 May 2018 02:04:00 +0300
Russia’s Interior Ministry and National Guard have unveiled some cool new protective gear with an offensive twist: an an electrified riot shield.

Sat, 26 May 2018 01:42:00 +0300
On the sidelines of Russia's SPIEF in St. Petersburg, Sputnik spoke to the founder of Universa Blockchain Alexander Borodich about the challenges of Russia's digital transformation and prospects of country's \"blockchainization\".

Sat, 26 May 2018 01:36:14 +0300
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has no idea how many soldiers under its wing have perished on the battlefield, a new report reveals.

Sat, 26 May 2018 01:21:00 +0300
On the sidelines of Russia's SPIEF in St. Petersburg, Sputnik spoke to Global Financial Services Industry leader Bob Contri about the challenges and prospects of Russia's emerging financial digital market.

Sat, 26 May 2018 01:12:00 +0300
Raytheon revealed Friday that it was awarded a $396 million contract by the US Army for the production of the Patriot surface-to-air missile system for Romania.

Sat, 26 May 2018 01:09:44 +0300
In the most recent flare-up of the Hamas-Fatah rivalry, the intelligence service of the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority (PA) has notified its Israeli counterpart that it will cut security ties with Israel if Tel Aviv helps in any way to lift the maritime blockade of Gaza, which is governed by Hamas.

Sat, 26 May 2018 01:00:00 +0300
Safe to say these two know the importance of family!

Sat, 26 May 2018 00:49:00 +0300
Following UK Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn's speech in Belfast and the latest Brexit developments, Sputnik Spoke to Dr. Connal Parr, research fellow in humanities at Northumbria University, for more insight on the issue.

Sat, 26 May 2018 00:39:00 +0300
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Walter Smolarek (sitting in for Brian Becker) and John Kiriakou are joined by Jim Kavanagh, the editor of, and Patrick Lawrence, author of “Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century” whose work you can support at

Sat, 26 May 2018 00:15:00 +0300
Following the arrest of Kirill Vyshinsky, head of RIA Novosti's Ukraine news portal, and the mass ban of Russian media by Ukrainian authorities, Sputnik spoke to security analyst Mark Sleboda for insight on media freedom in Kiev.

Sat, 26 May 2018 00:06:00 +0300
According to an exit poll conducted by the Irish Times/IPSOS MRBI, some 68 percent of Irish voters in Friday's referendum supported repealing the Eighth Amendment to the country's constitution, which effectively bans abortions in Ireland. Thirty-two percent of voters opposed the repeal.

Fri, 25 May 2018 23:51:58 +0300
One of the companies included in new US sanctions against Iran is Dena Airways, a small-fry operation that owns a single jet.

Fri, 25 May 2018 23:51:00 +0300
After months of back and forth insults and fire and fury rhetoric being traded by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the start of the year, the world watched with bated breath, fearing that one offensive tweet could trigger nuclear Armageddon.

Fri, 25 May 2018 23:43:53 +0300
Facial recognition software that spots when someone is lying has arrived and it could soon be utilized to detect terrorists and other non-do-gooders trying to get past security measures at airports, say researchers.

Fri, 25 May 2018 23:30:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Head of the RIA Novosti Ukraine news portal Kirill Vyshinsky, who has been held in custody in Ukraine since May 15 on charges of treason, said on Friday he had been practicing journalism but not propaganda.

Fri, 25 May 2018 23:22:00 +0300
The Pentagon is using a loophole to circumvent the drawn-out process of selling weapons to foreign countries in an effort to expedite deliveries to US allies like Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Romania.

Fri, 25 May 2018 23:17:11 +0300
Bamboozled by technology yet again!

Fri, 25 May 2018 23:02:00 +0300
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The Russian authorities will continue efforts to ensure a sustainable growth of the Russian economy aiming to join the list of Top-5 global economies, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

Fri, 25 May 2018 22:05:00 +0300
A woman in Portland, Oregon, says she feels violated after her Amazon Alexa device, without being directed to, recorded a private conversation between her and her husband in their home and forwarded the audio to a random person on her contact list.

Fri, 25 May 2018 22:02:00 +0300
It is at least the second time this week that the Scottish bombshell has sent her subscribers into frenzy.

Fri, 25 May 2018 22:02:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The White House and US President Donald Trump will be prepared to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un no matter when the summit takes place, Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Friday.

Fri, 25 May 2018 22:00:00 +0300
Toronto police announced Wednesday that two of their officers had been arrested and charged in relation to a January incident when the officials allegedly consumed marijuana edibles while on duty that had been confiscated in a raid a few days prior - with disastrous results.

Fri, 25 May 2018 21:59:00 +0300
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan discuss President Trump's decision to cancel his scheduled meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Does this kill any chance of a future meeting, or is this just the latest negotiating tactic being employed by the Trump administration?

Fri, 25 May 2018 21:57:19 +0300
ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – Russia is interested in developing cooperation with Japan in the hi-tech sector, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

Fri, 25 May 2018 21:34:00 +0300
President Trump has sent Kim Jong-un a letter announcing his decision to cancel their upcoming summit meeting. Pyongyang responded with a statement saying it was willing to speak to the US anytime to resolve their \"grave hostile relations.\" Speaking to Sputnik, politics professor David Schultz explained why he wasn't surprised by the cancellation.

Fri, 25 May 2018 21:14:43 +0300
A new study by biologists has observed a key factor in embryo development – but they did it by combining human and chicken cells into a single embryo.

Fri, 25 May 2018 21:03:59 +0300
ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) has agreed to continue a dialogue with at least 15 Russian companies in light of the results of meetings at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), SAGIA's deputy governor for investment, Sultan Mofti, told Sputnik on Friday.

Fri, 25 May 2018 21:03:00 +0300
According to a press release from the Ukraine-based ASKfm social network, obtained by The Financial Times, four Ukrainian crypto fanatics were sponsored to climb Mount Everest and hide a hard drive with a cryptocurrency on it.

Fri, 25 May 2018 20:53:03 +0300
CEO of the state-owned Russian Helicopters holding Andrey Boginsky has arrived in St. Petersburg to take part in this year’s International Economic Forum. In an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the event, Boginsky shared with Sputnik the company’s plans to sell its latest model – the VRT500.

Fri, 25 May 2018 20:39:00 +0300
Washington's decision to disinvite Beijing to international naval drills over what it called \"the militarization\" of the South China Sea is unlikely to affect China's policy with regard to the disputed maritime region, analysts told Sputnik, stressing that the US move has followed a truce in the US-China tariff war.

Fri, 25 May 2018 20:29:00 +0300
The Western European signatories to the Iran nuclear deal have until next Friday to provide Tehran with concrete proposals to offset the consequences of the US decision to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a senior Iranian official said.

Fri, 25 May 2018 20:19:46 +0300
A gang of masked men staged a violent attack against a group of British football fans in the heart of the Ukrainian capital, not far from the Olympic stadium where the finals of the 2018 UEFA Champions League will take place.

Fri, 25 May 2018 20:14:00 +0300
ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Italy’s eurosceptic Lega party expects to get enough ministerial posts in the new government to implement key points of its election program, with regard to anti-Russia sanctions, immigration and EU economic policies, Paolo Grimoldi, a secretary for the party in the northern Italian region of Lombardy, told Sputnik.

Fri, 25 May 2018 20:05:00 +0300
A Sputnik correspondent has taken to the streets of the Russian capital to gauge the impressions of ordinary Muscovites regarding the French president's whirlwind trip to Russia for talks with Vladimir Putin.

Fri, 25 May 2018 20:01:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom said on Friday it was time for the UK side to apologize to Russia for accusations over the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, as no evidence was provided by London to substantiate its claims of Moscow’s involvement during the three months which passed since the incident.

Fri, 25 May 2018 20:00:26 +0300
Beside a date for a night, Tinder could secure some of its users a future in the show business, as the producers of a UK reality TV series turn to the application, seeking new faces and sexy bodies for their new season.

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