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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:01:00 +0300
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated on Tuesday that it was an act of hypocrisy from the United States' to sell nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:46:00 +0300
One of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe, Stonehenge, consists of a ring of standing stones, each about 4 metres high, 2.1 metres wide and weighing around 25 tons.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:45:00 +0300
GENOA (Sputnik) - The US is likely to retain control over the Kurdish-populated areas in northeastern Syria by keeping its troops in neighbouring Iraqi Kurdistan and reserving the right to intervene if needed, Badran Jiakurd, an adviser to the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES), a de facto autonomous region, told Sputnik.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:16:11 +0300
A German citizen scientist has discovered a new space object via a project that encourages nonprofessional astronomers to join the search for a large planet on the outskirts of our solar system.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:04:00 +0300
Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly accused the Poles of collaborating with the Nazis when commenting on a Polish law that criminalises any accusations against Poland of complicity in WWII war crimes.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0300
Russian President Vladimir Putin is delivering his annual Presidential Address to Federal Assembly legislators in Moscow.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:28:00 +0300
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will hold talks on Wednesday with Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi and the sides will discuss issues of the international and bilateral agenda, as well as problems of regional security, a spokesperson for the Indian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:00:00 +0300
The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest expands its geographical reach to new countries. Young photo correspondents from Bhutan, Yemen, Sudan, as well as Papua New Guinea and Luxembourg have applied for the contest for the first time by submitting outstanding photographs in landscape and world culture genres.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:51:00 +0300
YAROSLAVL (Sputnik) - The mother of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal appealed to the police to declare her son missing, his niece, Viktoria Skripal, told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:36:00 +0300
Almost 170 soldiers of Norway's peacetime strength of 16,000 claim they have been raped or suffered attempted raped in the past year alone. Experts found it particularly conspicuous that nearly half of the alleged victims were men.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:12:02 +0300
BENGALURU (Sputnik) - The engine for the second stage of the Soyuz-2 rocket using the new naphthyl rocket fuel instead of kerosene was successfully tested, a spokesperson for the United Engine Corporation told Sputnik on the sidelines of the Aero India exhibition in the Indian city of Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:12:00 +0300
In 2015, then-15-year-old Shamima Begum married a Daesh* militant in Syria after running away from the UK with her friends Amira Abase and Kadiza Sultana. Recently, the Daesh bride has appealed for the opportunity to be able to return to Britain.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:07:09 +0300
BANGKOK (Sputnik) - The Bangkok criminal court on Wednesday allowed extradition of Russian national Dmitry Ukrainsky, sentenced to 10 years in prison in Thailand for credit card fraud, to the United States, despite the fact that the same court authorized his extradition to Russia last year.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:40:00 +0300
Militant groups fighting the Syrian government left many weapons caches behind as they were retreating from the Syrian army; these are now being discovered in sweeping operations being conducted by the authorities.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:31:36 +0300
Germany will reject any UK request for extradition of its citizens after Brexit. The United Kingdom is set to leave the EU on 29 March. The Financial Times reported, citing an official notice sent by Berlin to Brussels, that the extradition will be ceased even if relevant agreements are reached between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:41:00 +0300
Norway, Sweden and Denmark have already responded to US President Donald Trump's demand for Europe to take back their nationals who joined Daesh* terrorist group in Syria.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:30:00 +0300
The pup was standing at a checkout desk in a hotel when the receptionist simply couldn't resist the doggo's charm and gave it a tasty treat to munch on.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:18:16 +0300
BENGALURU (India) (Sputnik) - Russia and China will sign a contract on creation of a heavy helicopter within 30-60 days, Viktor Kladov, the director of international cooperation and regional policy at Russian state-owned corporation Rostec, told reporters on Wednesday.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:10:00 +0300
With the ongoing saga surrounding whether British Daesh defectors should be allowed to return to the UK whipping the country into a frenzied debate, the same issues are also present mainland Europe, where radicalisation of Muslim youth, is just as big of; if not more of a problem.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:08:00 +0300
This will be the first address to the nation and both houses of Russian parliament - the Federation Council and State Duma – since the reelection of Vladimir Putin as the Russian president in March 2018.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:02:00 +0300
Before US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Central European tour, there was a leak from the State Department that the purpose of his visit to Europe was to limit the influence of Russia and China in the region. But was that the only reason? Sputnik asked the opinion of Czech economist and analyst Jan Campbell.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:49:00 +0300
Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee announced Tuesday that they are launching an investigation into the Trump administration’s dealings with Saudi Arabia after several reports of whistleblowers claiming that there have been efforts to sell the kingdom nuclear technology.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:33:00 +0300
Honda have confirmed that they will be closing their plant in Swindon, with production expected to cease in 2021. This news follows recent statements from Britain’s International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, who warned that the EU was undermining economic stability across Europe. Sputnik spoke about this with Political Commentator Pete Durnell.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:20:38 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that trade talks with China are going well and hinted he may extend the tariff-truce deadline beyond March 1.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:14:57 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States will go ahead with its plans to combine its Embassy and Consulate in Jerusalem in March, State Department spokesperson confirmed to Sputnik on Tuesday.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:59:14 +0300
BENGALURU (India) (Sputnik) - The Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace arms manufacturer presented at the Aero India exhibition in the Indian city of Bengaluru a prototype of a new-generation air-based BrahMos-NG missile, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Wednesday.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:48:00 +0300
The Grand Canyon’s safety manager revealed that three buckets of uranium ore had been in the storage basement of a museum since 2000, exposing visitors and employees to harmful radiation.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:39:16 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – President Donald Trump signed a directive that ordered the Pentagon to establish US Space Force that would operate as the sixth branch of armed forces within the Air Force.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:30:22 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Theresa May will present new proposals on the Irish border backstop issue in a new attempt to gain support for the deal on the country's withdrawal from the European Union, local media reported on Wednesday.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:04:00 +0300
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The Japan Self-Defence Forces lost contact on Wednesday with one of their F-2 fighters off the coast of the Yamaguchi Prefecture, local media reported.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:58:00 +0300
Days after Donald Trump declared a national emergency to enable border security funding and the wall on the southern border, several US states have sued the President’s administration for resorting to such a measure. Sputnik spoke to Dr Emma Long, Senior Lecturer in American Studies at the University of East Anglia to find out what will happen now.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:27:31 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday that he wishes Bernie Sanders well on his bid for the White House but thinks the senator has missed his chance.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:12:03 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US government is in no rush to implement the full denuclearization of North Korea as long as Pyongyang does not conduct any nuclear tests, President Donald Trump said at the White House on Tuesday.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:05:55 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has slammed Berlin’s embargo on arms sales to Saudi Arabia for hurting British exports, in a letter to his German counterpart seen by media.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 03:55:36 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams has met with representatives of the Venezuelan government, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino told reporters on Tuesday.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 03:51:00 +0300
On Friday, Facebook took down three pages run by Maffick Media, a company partly owned by Ruptly, which is a subsidiary of RT. Facebook argued the pages didn’t disclose who backed them. One of the pages, In the Now, delivered “punchy political videos” and was clearly “having an effect” on Washington’s political narrative, a journalist told Sputnik.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 03:46:09 +0300
US President Donald Trump's recent remarks on Venezuela being a socialist country are completely misplaced, Paul Dobson, a writer for Venezuela Analysis, told Sputnik.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 03:43:00 +0300
Alex Rodriguez recorded how a 49-year-old J Lo trains for her part in the upcoming movie “Hustlers”, where she plays a stripper – and does everything to master her role.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 03:23:00 +0300
Anoa Changa, the director of political advocacy and a managing editor of Progressive Army, and host of the talk show “The Way With Anoa,” joined Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Wednesday to discuss Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Democratic presidential campaign.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:50:00 +0300
Pauline Ngarmpring, well known in Thailand’s soccer sphere, now wants to become the country’s first transgender prime minister. Ngarmpring is skeptical about her prospects for victory, but says the important thing is the campaign itself. She’s just one of 20 LGBTI candidates to be on Thai ballots next month.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:47:00 +0300
The “A Star Is Born” actress and her fiancé, Christian Carino, have called off their engagement, ending their relationship after nearly two years together.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:20:00 +0300
At least 25 migrants affiliated with the MS-13 gang found within a caravan of 1,600 Central Americans were deported from Mexico on the doorstep of the US border.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:10:00 +0300
Just as West Virginia public school teachers were gearing up for another statewide strike, state lawmakers voted to table the bill the teachers were protesting. While the wave of US teacher strikes began in the state last year, Tuesday’s protest is now only the latest part of a tide of protesting educators nationwide.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:48:00 +0300
A large scorpion was spotted crawling out of the overhead luggage compartment on a Lion Air flight from the Indonesian province of Riau to Banten on February 14.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:35:20 +0300
The case of US actor Jussie Smollett’s alleged assault has taken an unexpected turn after reports surfaced that the actor may have orchestrated the attack himself, prompting civil rights activist Al Sharpton to announce Sunday that Smollett should face “accountability to the maximum” if it is confirmed that the attack was indeed staged.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:30:00 +0300
Has someone been practicing their getaway on “Grand Theft Auto?”

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:25:35 +0300
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez refuted remarks of US President Donald Trump about alleged deployment of Cuban troops in Venezuela.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:22:50 +0300
The Vatican confirmed this week that it does indeed have a set of secret guidelines for priests who break their vows of celibacy and father children.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:34:00 +0300
The Brazilian government said in a statement that it would start deliveries of humanitarian aid to the border with Venezuela by Saturday.

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:21:00 +0300
After months of meetings with Democratic candidates, the former US President is still holding back on giving his direct support to any of the candidates until the party nominee is determined; however, he still gives advice as to how to beat Donald Trump in 2020.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:47:00 +0300
Three European Union nations dedicated to preserving the Iran nuclear deal have recently introduced the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) to circumvent US trade sanctions, but an economics analyst told Iran’s Tasnim Tuesday that it was simply part of a “good cop/bad cop” game played by mutual enemies of Tehran.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:29:43 +0300
Alabama Senator Doug Jones (D) has called for the resignation of an Alabama newspaper editor for publishing an editorial encouraging the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), an American white supremacist hate group.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:25:43 +0300
Watch the horns, dad!

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:22:43 +0300
Lt. Gen. Kunio Orita, a retired general with Japan's Air Self-Defense Force, recently raised eyebrows when he claimed China would invade Taiwan and Okinawa by 2025 and 2045, respectively.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:12:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A Pentagon spokesperson did not confirm an Iraqi official's statement that the United States will withdraw its forces from Syria through Iraqi territory by April 1.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:06:00 +0300
With London seeing yet another knife attack yesterday evening near Euston train station, Sputnik spoke with Dr Peter Traynor, Senior Research Assistant at the Policy Research and Evaluation Unit of Manchester Metropolitan University to find out what can really be done to reduce knife crime in the UK.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:00:00 +0300
Palladium turns out to have benefited from a switch away from wildly popular diesel engines and positive expectations about the nascent hybrid car market, with vehicles in question equally consuming electricity and petrol.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:37:00 +0300
Venezuelan maritime border with Dutch Caribbean has been closed, regional Venezuelan military chef said.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:36:00 +0300
The Pentagon’s secretive weaponry development office has recruited teams to develop neural interfaces for humans to control war-making machines.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:59:00 +0300
India's right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government is providing cover for Hindu vigilantes who avenge the killing or trading of cows, often thinly-veiled excuses for lynch mobs directed at Muslims and low-caste Hindus, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. The police routinely delay or ignore investigations in these murders.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:55:00 +0300
Video footage of a JetBlue passenger going on a profanity-laced tantrum over being seated next to a toddler has gone viral.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:55:00 +0300
All-black penguins are said to be so rare that there is practically no scientific research on the subject, and certainly no video footage.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:32:56 +0300
The FLOTUS’ surprise appearance was meant to introduce President Trump’s speech during his recent Miami rally, but ultimately earned even more applause and drew a greater amount of criticism than the president’s due to the infinitely emotional comparisons she made.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:29:00 +0300
Some 14 French political parties, including president Emmanuel Macron's La République En Marche!, as well as the Republicans, called on the French electorate to hold political demonstrations all over the country under the slogan \"No to anti-Semitism\".

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:15:00 +0300
The company unveiled the new unmanned aerial vehicle, dubbed the 'KUB', over the weekend at the IDEX-2019 arms exhibition in the UAE.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:00:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Air Force has begun preparations for establishing a new military branch for space within the department, Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein said on Tuesday.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:38:00 +0300
The video, which sparked controversy both online and among internet law enforcement groups, shows her walking with confidence in a sexy two-piece, and posing in a way typical of bodybuilders, as Ms Zhang put it.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:37:00 +0300
Donald Trump has urged European allies to repatriate over 800 Daesh (ISIS)* militants held by the US's Kurdish allies in Syria and to try them for their crimes, warning that they could be released if no action was taken. Speaking to Sputnik, legal expert Dr. Menno Aden explained why being tried in Germany may be an ex-terrorist's best bet.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:25:07 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Democrats on the US House Oversight Committee are launching an investigation into a plan by the Trump administration to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia despite warnings from national security officials, committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said on Tuesday.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:18:00 +0300
Germany won't let the US nor the European Commission derail the promising Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, Munich-based Italian journalist Daniele Pozzati told Sputnik, explaining why Washington and Brussels don't have the appetite to hurt relations with Berlin.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:18:00 +0300
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Hungary plans to set up a trade mission with diplomatic status in Jerusalem, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Tuesday following talks with his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:03:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Historical context must be accounted for when talking about the \"heroism\" of the Spanish soldiers from the Blue Division, a special unit of Spanish volunteers that served in the German Army during World War II, the Russian Embassy in Spain said.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:53:00 +0300
The press conference convened by the septet to announce their departure was well-received by the media, despite the BBC broadcasting an attendant, unidentified journalist muttering \"between this and Brexit we are actually f***ed\", and the MP collective refusing to rule out admitting MPs accused of sexual harassment to their upstart grouping.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:49:00 +0300
The attack reportedly took place on La Canebière street in the French city of Marseille. The attacker has been neutralised by the police, the La Provence newspaper reports.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:36:00 +0300
ANKARA (Sputnik) - The state investment plan was rolled out earlier in the week. It shows that the government intends to spend a total of $41 million on the project, expected to be brought into life by the end of the year.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:35:30 +0300
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - Members of the Jordanian lower house of parliament demanded the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador from the country and the withdrawal of the Jordanian ambassador from Tel Aviv in response to Israeli actions in Jerusalem, Ammonnews reported on Tuesday.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:34:00 +0300
Netizens’ backlash comes after NASA last week declared that the mission of its Opportunity rover on Mars is to be ended after the rover failed to respond to more than 1,000 wake-up commands.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:30:00 +0300
LONDON (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom will impose tariffs on food imports in case of the no-deal Brexit scenario in order to secure \"robust\" protection for local farmers, UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove said on Tuesday.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:29:00 +0300
Earlier, Turkish media reported on deliveries of US arms, generators and construction equipment to Kurdish militias in northern Syria via Iraq amid Washington's imminent plans to withdraw from the war-torn country.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:28:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) in the first quarter of 2019 dropped to 96.3 points, the lowest rate recorded since March 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said, adding that the current trend could be explained by, among other issues, existing trade tensions.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:26:33 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian warships are monitoring the actions of the USS Donald Cook destroyer in the Black Sea, the Russian National Defense Control Center said Tuesday.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:15:00 +0300
LONDON (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy to the UK has sent a note to the UK Foreign Office in connection with the publication of an interview with the parents of Dawn Sturgess, a woman from Amesbury, believed to be poisoned with the same toxin that left Sergei Skripal in coma for weeks.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:03:00 +0300
Seven Labour MPs - Luciana Berger, Gavin Shuker, Chuka Umunna, Ann Coffey, Mike Gapes, Angela Smith, Chris Leslie - have announced their resignation from the Labour Party.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:00:00 +0300
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on Tuesday, casting Russia as a threat to \"free and fair\" EU parliamentary elections in May, citing the country's alleged \"disinformation strategies.\"

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:51:00 +0300
Ahead of India's elections, celebrities have been taking to their social media profiles in droves to encourage people to support different parties and causes. Though not unknown, an exposé by new site Cobrapost revealed that at least 36 Bollywood celebrities are willing to promote political agendas, as long as they're paid for their efforts

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:50:00 +0300
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro repeatedly blamed the ongoing political crisis in the country, which flared up after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president, on the US, saying that it was reasoned by Trump's \"infected hand\" that is \"hurting Venezuela\".

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:49:00 +0300
Anti-mass immigration sentiment in the UK has been on the rise amid highly publicised racially charged issues, including grooming gang child sexual exploitation scandals rocking the country.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:29:00 +0300
This will be the second of the three supermoons to occur toward the beginning of the year. Moreover, the third natural event is planned to take place in March.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:23:36 +0300
The Berlin Wall, which enclosed West Berlin during the Cold War era, was torn down 30 years ago, but the New York US congresswoman believes that its legacy is visible in the United States nowadays.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:19:00 +0300
A snow avalanche hit a ski resort in Switzerland, the local Nouvelliste newspaper reported, saying that as a result, 10 to 12 people have been left buried under snow.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:18:00 +0300
The Environmental Audit Committee is urging the UK government to tax fashion retailers in a bid to reduce clothing waste and facilitate recycling, a report published on Tuesday revealed.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:08:00 +0300
The former Lebanese-American porn star and webcam model is now attempting to take sports journalism by storm, having quit the adult film industry after just a little over a year in it and is now trying her hand in hosting a sports talk show.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:00:00 +0300
The German chancellor challenged Donald Trump on the contentious issues of auto tariffs, Iran's nuclear program and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, winning a standing ovation but not a flicker of emotion from US representatives.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:55:00 +0300
Earlier today, scientists reportedly said that even though the massive space rock is expected to make a relatively “close approach” to Earth in space terms, its trajectory means that the probability of a major collision is minimal.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:49:00 +0300
Months after Mr. Hatton said he had been readmitted, a source within Labour confirmed the news, which comes 34 years after he was accused of setting an illegal city budget as a protest against the UK's then Conservative-led government and its budget spending cuts.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:48:00 +0300
Lauri Love, a British national, has been accused of hacking into the US Missile Defense Agency, Federal Reserve and NASA. His supporters have always said he should be prosecuted in the UK, not the US.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:40:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - France and Germany on Tuesday suggested giving the European Council, which includes member states' leaders, the right to override the decisions of the European Commission on competition in some situations, to boost the European companies' ability to compete internationally.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:34:00 +0300
At least ten suspects are accused of raping an 18-year-old German teen after she was allegedly dragged by a Syrian man in a nightclub in the southwestern German city of Freiburg on 14 October 2018.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:34:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan was dreaming about recreating the Ottoman Empire, the adviser to Syrian President Bashar Assad, Shaaban, said when commenting on Ankara's intention to set up a buffer zone in northern Syria.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:28:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Tommy Yang - Efforts toward building formal diplomatic relations between the US and North Korea, including setting up liaison offices in both countries, could be viewed as a political victory for Pyongyang, which has always looked to normalize relations with Washington as a symbol of its global recognition, experts told Sputnik.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:19:00 +0300
TOKYO (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump will deserve the Nobel Peace Prize if he manages to ensure that North Korea gets rid of its entire nuclear arsenal, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Tuesday.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:14:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Twitter is expanding its political advertising policy to all European Union (EU) states, as well as India and Australia, the company said on Tuesday.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:08:00 +0300
The whole city is like one big theatre. The most fascinating event is the \"floating\" parade, featuring beautiful costumes, masks, fairy tale characters - all on coloured boats and gondolas.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:55:00 +0300
Issuing a stern warning to local youth in the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army on Tuesday advised youngsters not to take up arms under any circumstances.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:45:00 +0300
Earlier, Spiegel blasted US Vice President Mike Pence's remarks at the Munich Security Conference, which the German news magazine said amounted to the vice president \"issuing orders\" to Germany and other European powers and \"threatening\" Berlin over its energy cooperation with Russia.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:43:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The new campaign of the Hungarian government targeting the European Commission's President Jean-Claude Juncker and Brussels' migration policy promotes falsehoods, the European Commission said Tuesday.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:35:00 +0300
The 60-million tonne per year refinery-cum-petrochemical complex had been facing stiff resistance from farmers on India's west coast as they fear that the refinery, conceived as the largest such facility in the world, would damage farm produce.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:32:00 +0300
On 13 February, a car loaded with explosives rammed into a bus carrying the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) servicemen half-way between the cities of Zahedan and Khash, with the subsequent explosion leaving 27 dead and 13 wounded.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:30:00 +0300
About 80 graves were desecrated at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, BFMTV reported, citing police in the Lower Rhine department

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:24:00 +0300
Meat at this facility will be produced via cellular agriculture, a process consisting of painless extraction of animal cells, promotion of cell growth in a bioreactor, and tissue change induction to allow for the growing of different types of cells, like muscle and fat, as per demand.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:14:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump announced his intention to pull out American forces from Syria in mid-December, explaining the move by citing the apparent defeat of the Daesh* terrorist group. However, no exact timeframe was set for the withdrawal.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:02:00 +0300
As 29 March – the UK’s scheduled departure date from the European Union - inexorably approaches, supermarkets are stockpiling food in the expectation of major border disruption.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:58:00 +0300
The Jussie Smollett assault investigation has ushered in a whole new outlook on the issue after it emerged that the gay Hollywood actor might have known the perpetrators and even orchestrated the incident himself. It was first deemed as a hate crime in late January.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:57:00 +0300
In India, Aadhaar numbers serve as digital identification for each individual akin to social security numbers in the US. It is managed by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and the Aadhaar database contains sensitive and private information, including biometric scans.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:54:00 +0300
On Monday, a coalition of 16 US states led by California reportedly filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the president's decision to declare a state of emergency in order to gain the funding needed to build his much-championed wall on the US-Mexican border.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:34:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Chinese Huawei tech giant plans to invest some $2 billion in the next five years to strengthen its network security, the German Handelsblatt newspaper reported citing head of the Huawei’s German office.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:28:00 +0300
Washington has repeatedly \"coaxed Ankara into abandoning the S-400 deal\" but Turkey will not step away from its arms deal with Moscow to buy US alternatives, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:26:00 +0300
Earlier this month, scientists from the US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration were forced to update the coordinates of the magnetic North Pole ahead of schedule after finding that it was moving away from the Canadian Arctic and towards Russia's Siberia at a rate of over 55 km per year, up from less than 15 km per year two decades ago.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:20:00 +0300
Last week, former US Air Force (USAF) officer Monica Witt was accused by the US Department of Justice of sharing US government secrets, including the names of agents and specifics of operations, with Tehran in 2012. She remains at large and is believed to be in Iran.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:11:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Japanese carmaker Honda confirmed on Tuesday it was planning to close its only factory in the United Kingdom in 2021 as the company shifts the focus of its manufacturing network on areas that have increased production of electric cars.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:05:00 +0300
The disease has so far only impacted deer and similar species, but concerns have arisen that people who eat contaminated deer meat might also be at risk. The ailment is caused by misfolded proteins and is currently untreatable, meaning that every infected victim eventually dies.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:00:00 +0300
This little white and black pup simply can't contain his happiness while eating, energetically wagging his tail and jumping on his hind legs in a motion that almost resembles twerking.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:53:00 +0300
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:37:00 +0300
American Senator Bernie Sanders lost out on the Democrats 2016 US presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:29:00 +0300
The iconic designer reportedly died due to ill health as he had been suffering for weeks.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:26:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Members of the US Congress, including Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, have reiterated, during a visit to Brussels, that the United States is committed to the transatlantic partnership, NATO and Europe.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:23:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States, by organizing a conference on the Middle East in Warsaw, sought to establish an Israeli-Arab alliance against Iran rather than to find a long-lasting solution to the region's problems, in particular, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Nabil Shaath, an adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:23:00 +0300
The 1960 film ‘The Magnificent Seven’ was apparently based on the true story which formed the basis of the 1954 Japanese movie the ‘Seven Samurai’. ‘The Magnificent Seven’ was in fact a Hollywood re-make of that film and was full of heroism, self-sacrifice and human integrity. I loved it.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:16:00 +0300
Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has supplied some reinforcements to besieged web sensation PewDiePie, who is running out of ammo in mock battle with T-Series for the YouTuber crown.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:08:00 +0300
A video from surveillance cameras installed on a road in Miami Beach, Florida captured a serious accident involving a Tesla car and a SUV.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:06:00 +0300
Over the weekend, UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that London would be increasing its military presence in the Arctic to \"stay vigilant to new challenges,\" including Russia's activities in the region.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:58:00 +0300
People have been looking for proofs of authenticity of the Shroud of Turin for centuries; radiocarbon tests and further experiments have found that Jesus' alleged burial cloth was fraudulent, but some people refuse to accept these conclusions.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:58:00 +0300
Those involved in the production of the fake Douma chemical attack video should be punished, Jamal al Zuobi, a member of the defence council in the Syrian parliament, told Sputnik. A BBC producer based in Beirut recently said that hospital scenes filmed after the April 2018 Douma ‘attack’ were staged.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:57:00 +0300
Although she's attracted a mixed reaction online, the lady seems to lead a fulfilling life, treating pregnancy as a perfectly physiologic state that places no restrictions on the life she is used to, largely to netizens’ admiration.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:48:00 +0300
The body of Argentinian footballer Emiliano Sala was buried in his home town at the weekend. Sala died when his light aircraft crashed into the English Channel last month.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:35:00 +0300
The demand comes in the wake of a jihadist attack in India which killed scores of security personnel - some believe it was carried out at Pakistan's behest. Indian Tennis sensation and serial Grand Slam champion Sania Mirza is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:29:42 +0300
South African officials and the CEOs of mining companies operating in the country have expressed concern as sweeping blackouts have plagued the rainbow nation; the debt woes of the main power utility Eskom threaten to undermine the South African economy.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:20:35 +0300
Germany's trade surplus becomes the world's largest for a third consecutive year, surpassing those of Japan and Russia yet again, but Berlin's trade policies and economic performance have produced tensions between Germany and the US, as well as calls for reforms at home.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:14:00 +0300
Jihadi Bride, Shamima Begum, will soon be back in Blighty and free to live amongst us on hot and cold running benefits and no number of petitions or outraged tweets are going to stop this happening.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:10:00 +0300
Earlier, US President Donald Trump urged his European allies to take back over 800 terrorists captured in Syria and bring them to justice, warning that alternatively, Washington could be forced to release them.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:09:00 +0300
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addressed the situation in Syria amid the US' announced troop pull out, warning Washington and its allies against non-legitimate steps in the region. As he noted, the American forces' withdrawal would have a positive influence on reaching a settlement to the Syria crisis.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:50:00 +0300
Earlier, UK Prime Minister Theresa May called on lawmakers from her Conservative Party to put aside their differences and unite to pass a Brexit deal.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:41:26 +0300
German Chancellor Angela has lashed out at the United States for its unilateral policies, saying that Europe supports a multipolar world. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference over the weekend Merkel criticised Washington’s stance on Iran, the INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) Treaty and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:30:30 +0300
One month after Norway's Chief of Defence Haakon Bruun-Hanssen admitted that the kingdom's defence capabilities fell short, NATO issued a list of concrete demands to its \"sentinel in the North\" to make up for the deficiencies uncovered during the Trident Juncture drill.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:27:00 +0300
Juan Guaido, who declared himself Venezuela's interim president on 23 January, has been recognised as such by many EU countries and the United States, while Russia, China, Mexico and others continue to back President Maduro as the legitimate president.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:22:59 +0300
Norway, Sweden and Denmark have responded to US President Donald Trump's demand for Europe to take back their ISIS fighters. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said that dozens of adult Norwegian militants in Syria are free to return home and face trial, adding that the country will not bring anyone from the Arab Republic back proactively.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:19:16 +0300
Berlin and Washington don't see eye to eye on a number of foreign policy issues, which became more apparent during last week's Munich Security Conference, where German Chancellor Angela Merkel received lengthy applause for a speech in which she criticised unilateral US foreign policy and defended the Iran nuclear deal.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:10:00 +0300
All passengers and staff were evacuated today from Ciampino Airport in Rome due to a fire, La Repubblica reports.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:09:00 +0300
On today’s episode of Double Down, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert talk to Egon von Greyerz of about central banks on a gold buying spree.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:08:46 +0300
Beijing has been stepping up its efforts to integrate with Hong Kong, which split from communist China in 1949 following the Civil War. Some of the latest projects include an $18 billion mega-bridge and the launch of a bullet train connecting the city with the world's largest high-speed rail service.

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