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Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:14:29 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Although everyone expects Russia to lodge an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)'s sanctions on Russian athletes, this would only be a waste of time, ex-WADA President Richard Pound told Sputnik on Tuesday, also voicing the belief that WADA had made a right decision.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:14:01 +0300
The prior ties came to light as investigators with the Department of Justice Inspector General’s office were looking into suspected political bias that could underlie an investigation into the Trump campaign in 2018, prompted by Christopher Steele’s controversial dossier.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:01:40 +0300
NUR-SULTAN (Sputnik) - The first day of the 14th round of Astana-format talks on Syria in the Kazakh capital has started with a bilateral meeting between the Russian and Iranian delegations.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:49:27 +0300
Many animals are afraid of modern electronic devices, but some mistake those inanimate objects for living creatures and attempt to establish contact such as trying to eat a robot or at least to taste it. And who knows what is more powerful - life or science?

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:41:57 +0300
An attorney for the 73-year-old clergyman said his client was devastated by what had happened and asked the judge to release the man on his own recognizance, adding that his client suffers from Parkinson’s disease and glaucoma.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:23:41 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Lok Sabha, India’s lower house of Parliament ratified a controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill that seeks to grant citizenship to illegal immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians, but not Muslims.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:19:20 +0300
Greta Thunberg, 16, who has been elevated to the status of climate guru by politicians and media alike, has alongside 14 fellow teenage activists urged Norway and Canada to wind down their oil and gas production, which, she claimed, violates children’s rights around the world.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:55:01 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian government announced the electoral bond scheme in January 2018 to reform the system of donations to political parties. These bonds don’t contain the name of the purchaser or bearer, thereby keeping the donation a secret. The purchaser can then donate these bonds to any eligible political party of their choice.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:43:36 +0300
This Thursday’s General Election should be a foregone conclusion. The Tories and their dishonourable, disreputable and despicable leader, Boris Johnson, should be electorally annihilated.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:30:00 +0300
People love Christmas, but our canine friends also like this holiday, trying to have a good time and celebrate with us even though they don't really understand what's going on. That doesn't really matter, because they have a lot of fun and make us smile and laugh all the time.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:16:51 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Armed Services Committees of the US Senate and the House of Representatives reached an agreement on Monday to finance the country's defence spending for the 2020 fiscal year in the amount of $738 billion, a statement published by the committees said.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:16:31 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States must stop interfering in the internal affairs of Venezuela and Bolivia and remove the crippling sanctions on Caracas, Virginia State Senator Richard Black said.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:12:13 +0300
A video pictures Seth Lookhart standing on his hoverboard over a sedated patient while pulling out a tooth. Upon finishing the operation, he rolls out of the room, takes off his gloves and goes away on the self-balancing scooter.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:12:04 +0300
Princess Beatrice, 31, is feeling the fallout from revelations that her father, Prince Andrew, was connected to Jeffrey Epstein, according to a new report.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:11:31 +0300
A new report from the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center, a scientific research division of the Army, detailed what the field of cybernetics might look like in 2050 – with the descriptions of cybernetically enhanced soldiers.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:06:24 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - NATO nowadays exists to just sell weapons and hire prosperous bureaucrats in Brussels, Virginia State Senator Richard Black said on Monday.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 06:56:52 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The House Democrats have yet to provide a single piece of evidence suggesting that US President Donald Trump committed a crime and there is no chance he will be removed by the Republican-majority Senate anyway, Virginia State Senator Richard Black said.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 06:51:23 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US move to control the oil fields in northeastern Syria is an act of privacy and theft of resources that belong to the people of the country, said Virginia State Senator Richard Black, who met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in 2016 and 2018.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 06:35:49 +0300
The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, which aims at granting citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan who settled in the country before 2015, was first introduced in 2016, but was abandoned soon after the protests that followed. The bill was proposed again by Indian Home Minister Amit Shah in 2019.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 06:31:55 +0300
ClearSpace-1, a trash collector that will use a \"Pac-Man system\" to capture and clean up hazardous space junk, has been commissioned by the European Space Agency (ESA) for launch in 2025, according to a Monday statement.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 06:31:25 +0300
During Thanksgiving week, four Google employees were fired due to their attempts to unionise workers. They plan to file federal charges against their former employer.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 05:55:32 +0300
According to the Chilean Air Force, the plane was heading to Antarctica to conduct logistical work. A state of alert has been declared, and rescue teams have been activated by the authorities.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 05:52:23 +0300
A new poll of registered Democrats has Hillary Clinton as their top choice for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination, even though she’s not running.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 05:45:00 +0300
US House Democrats are expected to unveil two articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump on Tuesday: on abuse of power and on obstruction of Congress, The Washington Post reports, citing three anonymous officials.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 05:39:35 +0300
A formerly vegan influencer revealed to her fans that she spent 30 days eating nothing but meat and animal products – and felt surprisingly positive effects on her health because of her new diet.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 05:31:04 +0300
PARIS (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that Ukraine could get 25 percent cheaper gas if it can reach an agreement with Russia.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 04:56:46 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin says that there is no crisis in Russian-German relations because of the expulsion of Russian diplomats, in connection with the murder of a Georgian citizen in Berlin, but the issue needs to be resolved.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 04:12:49 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Normandy Four leaders have confirmed their commitment to the full implementation of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine by year-end, according to a communique adopted following the Normandy Four meeting in Paris.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 03:58:23 +0300
Hundreds of thousands of peaceful demonstrators are said to have taken to the streets over the weekend as anti-government protests in Hong Kong reached their six month anniversary - possibly signaling a shift in influence that’s tied to more than just the arrest of violent protesters.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 03:47:18 +0300
The Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump shows they want to remove him from office by any possible means at their disposal, Daniel Lazare, a journalist and author of three books - “The Frozen Republic,” “The Velvet Coup” and “America's Undeclared War” - told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Monday.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 03:30:59 +0300
President Trump is hosting the Russian foreign minister at the White House on Tuesday, where they are to discuss \"the state of the bilateral relationship\", a senior US official said on Monday.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 03:30:41 +0300
Amazon is suing the Pentagon after it selected Microsoft for a massive cloud computing contract, stating in the complaint that US President Trump pressured the agency to keep the $10 billion JEDI contract from the company and Jeff Bezos.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 03:24:46 +0300
The Walt Disney Company has distributed seven films out of this year's top ten list: 'Avengers: Endgame', 'The Lion King', 'Spider-Man: Far from Home', 'Captain Marvel', 'Toy Story 4', 'Aladdin', and 'Frozen 2'.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 02:37:30 +0300
TORONTO (Sputnik) - The Canadian government has charged Volkswagen AG with 60 counts of violating federal emissions regulations, the Environment and Climate Change Ministry announced in a press release.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 02:27:27 +0300
A French national and ex-NBA athlete who now plays in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) was recently issued a “serious warning” and 10,000-yuan ($1,400) fine for not looking at the flag while the national anthem was playing before a game.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 02:05:25 +0300
Trump met the Russian foreign minister at the White House back in May 2017, where Lavrov also held talks with former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:55:35 +0300
The defense ministers of Singapore and the United States have penned an agreement to set up a Singaporean Air Force training detachment at the US base on Guam. The move comes amid deepening ties between Singapore and Beijing, including combined military exercises and legal agreements.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:54:00 +0300
Fiona, a baby hippopotamus residing at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in Ohio, recently reminded all of us to work smarter, not harder.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:49:32 +0300
Athletes have a heightened ability to quiet down electrical noise in their brains to make sense of external sounds than non-athletes, a new study published Monday in the journal Sports Health reveals.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:42:42 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The number of illegal immigrants apprehended trying to cross the United States' land border from Mexico was 70 percent lower in November than it had been in May while seizures of prohibited drugs are rising dramatically, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a media release.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:42:32 +0300
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - Europe has to deal with the issue of refugees because of its prior support of terrorists in Syria, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an exclusive interview with Italian Rai24 TV channel, broadcast by Syrian channels on Monday.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:34:03 +0300
The summit with the heads of the four nations took place in the French capital Paris. This is the first such event since 2016.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:14:28 +0300
Ankara will not abandon the Russian S-400 air defence systems in order to buy American Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:13:00 +0300
The Ministry of Health in Malaysia has launched a vaccination campaign after an infant was diagnosed with the first case of the poliovirus seen in the country since 1992.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:09:57 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Fire fighters struggled to reach the building where a fire broke out early Sunday that left 43 labourers dead in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi market. Most of the three-storey buildings in the city have two floors to manufacture goods and one to house labourers.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:24:49 +0300
A Southern California church has displayed a Nativity scene portraying Jesus, Mary and Joseph as a refugee family trapped in three separate cages, each topped with barbed wire.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:07:44 +0300
The US has been engaged in military operations in Afghanistan since 2001 following the 9/11 attack and has so far failed to either defeat the Taliban* or establish peace in the country by any other means. President Trump recently attempted to end the US deployment there by reaching a deal with the Taliban, but these efforts were also botched.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:57:24 +0300
US Attorney John Durham, who is heading an investigation of Russiagate's origins for the Justice Department, has criticized the DOJ inspector general’s internal report on the subject. The IG found major faults but no bias in the FBI’s use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to authorize spying on Donald Trump campaign affiliates.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:50:56 +0300
TORONTO (Sputnik) - Canada and the Netherlands will support Gambia’s genocide case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Global Affairs Canada said in a press release on Monday.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:35:21 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The proposed legislation has evoked severe criticism from India's opposition parties, who claim it is unconstitutional. However, Indian home minister Amit Shah has rejected such allegations and has given assurances that it will not have any adverse impact on Indian Muslims.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:29:12 +0300
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The United States had asked the UN Security Council to convene on Wednesday for a discussion on the recent missile launches conducted by North Korea and potential future provocations, a diplomatic source at the United Nations said on Monday.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:27:08 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US military conducted an airstrike in coordination with the government of Somalia and killed a member of the Al-Shabab terror group, the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a press release on Monday.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:16:38 +0300
Remarking on the details revealed in the newly released inspector general report, US President Donald Trump told reporters that the revelations were \"an embarrassment to our country.\"

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:12:06 +0300
Pete Frates, the inspiration behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, has passed away at the age of 34 after a heroic battle with ALS.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 23:02:40 +0300
At least two US Navy service members stand accused of, and another has admitted guilt to, using fellow sailors’ information to obtain discounted SeaWorld tickets and resell them to civilians.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:54:09 +0300
ATHENS (Sputnik) - Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said Monday his country needed European unity to penalise Turkey for striking a maritime border pact with Libya.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:46:41 +0300
American multinational retail corporation Walmart has apologized for its Christmas sweater featuring a wide-eyed Santa Claus sat at a table with lines of cocaine. The sweater was being sold on the company’s Canadian website.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:45:24 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Department of Defence said in a special notice on Monday that it has issued a follow-up request for private industry proposals to develop 5G technology with military applications.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:42:22 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US government agencies are investigating a cyberattack in Pensacola, Florida, over the weekend just hours after a Saudi flying student killed three people in an incident at the Naval Air Station in the city, CBS News reported on Monday.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:20:53 +0300
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock visited the hospital in Leeds which has been at the centre of a nation-wide scandal after a photo emerged with a sick boy lying on a pile of coats on the floor. He was met there by people who reports have described as Labour protesters.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:12:04 +0300
The eccentric star, who is continuing to build a career as a Christian hip-hopper following his record-setting album “Jesus is King”, has presented his new opera, titled Mary, in Miami. However, it was not his creation, but his bizarre look with a silver-painted face and shining outfit, that prompted a storm of hilarious jokes.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:02:29 +0300
As the US Air Force (USAF) seeks ways to extend the life of its B-1B Lancer fleet, one of the options it’s weighing is forcing the plane to stop flying so low and so fast - what the bomber was designed to do.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:00:00 +0300
An 18-year veteran of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office was arrested over the weekend on misdemeanor charges stemming from an investigation launched after several women claimed the officer conducted inappropriate strip searches on them.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:00:00 +0300
Tesla founder Elon Musk turned a few heads over the weekend after he was caught driving over a traffic pylon with the newly unveiled Cybertruck just moments after leaving Nobu, a popular Japanese restaurant located in Malibu, California.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 22:00:00 +0300
Kit, a fierce cat hailing from South Australia’s Adelaide, recently tapped into his inner warrior after coming in contact with an eastern brown snake, a highly venomous reptile native to southern New Guinea and the Land of Down Under.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:58:36 +0300
Around 2,000 US Army soldiers were temporarily banned from a main street in the Italian city of Vicenza for 45 days after a brawl broke out between soldiers and locals.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:49:34 +0300
Liposuction procedures are one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world, but can still lead to some dangerous – even lethal – consequences.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:18:49 +0300
Stars with a small mass, like the Sun, become white dwarfs when they reach the end of their lifecycle. Burning all of their fuel, they leave a dense core that cools over billion years. The latest finding suggests that something is missing in the current theory on the formation of white dwarfs and the interaction between stars.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:15:00 +0300
KABUL (Sputnik) - Two men were arrested in Afghanistan in connection with the killing of a Japanese doctor, county's eastern Nangarhar province governor Shah Mahmood Miakhel said.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:00:12 +0300
Labour's John McDonnell has promised to deliver a budget to \"end austerity\" in a speech setting out the party’s priorities for its first 100 days in government. The shadow chancellor vowed to get \"money moving out of Whitehall and the City\" if Labour wins the election.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 20:55:00 +0300
TORONTO (Sputnik) - Alberta Premier Jason Kenney visited Canada’s capital Ottawa on 9 December to push for reform of the pipeline approvals process policies that are stalling the Canadian province's grandstand oil pipeline project - the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion - and are threatening to derail any future natural resource undertakings there.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 20:54:19 +0300
US Inspector General Michael Horowitz has finalised the report on his investigation into alleged FBI abuse of power that led to the illegal wiretapping of Trump's campaign members, namely Carter Page, out of personal bias and based on poor evidence in 2016.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 20:41:26 +0300
Just 24 hours after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the Queen to suspend Parliament in an attempt to block Remainers from tabling laws aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit this August, Ruth Davidson resigned as Scottish Conservative leader. Several months later, she revealed that she might make a comeback in politics.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 20:35:08 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is aware that Venezuela has provided passports to members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and is closely investigating the matter, a US Treasury Department official said during a briefing on 9 December.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 20:11:46 +0300
The procurement order was given to French ship-building company Socarenam. The vessels are part of the Overseas Patroller Programme announced by Defence Minister Florence Parly this November, aimed at strengthening the protection of France’s maritime regions and replacing the old generation of patrol ships.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 19:44:42 +0300
The move is likely a response to the crackdown campaign the US initiated against Chinese tech companies this year, specifically against Huawei. Washington justified the significant move amid the ongoing trade war between the countries, by calling Chinese hardware a national security risk.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 19:38:34 +0300
DOHA (Sputnik) - The factions in the Iraqi parliament agreed on Monday on the candidacy of the future prime minister, lawmaker Nahida Diani stated.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 19:22:11 +0300
According to WADA, only \"clean\" Russian athletes will be allowed to compete in the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games, but under a neutral flag and without playing the country's national anthem.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:43:19 +0300
The opinion polls have the Conservatives between eight and 12 percentage points ahead of Labour with only three days to go until the General Election. But Boris Johnson is prone to campaign-changing gaffes.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:36:57 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - According to the DutchNews portal, Wilders demanded prosecutors drop the case, claiming that the guilty verdict was motivated by political interference.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:35:02 +0300
It’s not the first time Corbyn has been an entrant on the annual list –the Center listed Labour anti-Semitism under Corbyn was listed second in 2016, behind the US abstention on a UN vote on West Bank settlements. In 2017, Labour anti-Semitism placed 10th and in Corbyn fourth.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:34:06 +0300
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi brought up the sensitive Iraq War issue when speaking about presidential impeachments amid the ongoing proceedings against Donald Trump. The conflict waged under George W. Bush resulted in over 65,000 civilian deaths and the displacement of five million people across the country.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:31:49 +0300
The sanctions were implemented under the Global Magnitsky Sanctions Act, which enables the US government to impose economic measures against those entities and individuals it finds complicit in violating human rights.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:26:54 +0300
Earlier in the day, the WADA Executive Committee decided to ban Russian athletes from participating in the Olympic Games for four years.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:02:06 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The issue of honey-trapping by foreign intelligence agencies has been gaining credence in India, with the Indian Army issuing an advisory asking its personnel to be cautious and avoid strangers posing as women of foreign origin or spiritual gurus (leader).

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 17:50:56 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Thousands of people are arrested annually across India for manufacturing and supplying illegal firearms, particularly those who have set up production centres in the country’s Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states, parts of which border Nepal and Bangladesh that have significant markets for such weapons.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 17:42:18 +0300
Ethan Klein, who has over two million subscribers on his YouTube channel H3 Podcast, has caused a storm on social media with his take on the K-pop phenomenon and its brightest stars, the boy band BTS. As a “cancel” campaign against him trends Twitter, his colleague from Sweden, who has a history of dealing with racism scandals, has not stayed out.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 17:28:09 +0300
The World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Executive Committee has unanimously endorsed a recommendation by its Compliance Review Committee to ban Russia from hosting and competing in major international sporting events for four years after it allegedly manipulated laboratory data handed over to the agency's investigators.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 17:22:31 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The 155 mm satellite-guided artillery rounds for Howitzers were ordered from the US following the February 2019 military standoff between India and Pakistan, which erupted following a suicide attack on an Indian military convoy killing at least 40 soldiers.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 17:14:52 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - North Korea is a country that has nothing to lose, a senior official remarked on Monday in a statement published by state media, slamming US President Donald Trump's warning to leader Kim Jong-un not to engage in any hostile activities.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 17:11:23 +0300
The ongoing Israeli political crisis not only entails the repeated failure of both the biggest parties, Likud and the Blue and White alliance, to arrive at a common ground and form a parliamentary majority, but a criminal indictment of the sitting prime minister last week.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:52:41 +0300
Campaigners oppose Heathrow's expansion because of its contribution to air pollution and global warming. There are also concerns over the possible demolition of homes as well as the overall cost to the public purse.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:40:24 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Controversial writer and feminist Taslima Nasreen, who was expelled from Bangladesh for taking on “fundamentalist Islam” through her writings, is currently living in exile in India.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:36:57 +0300
The Normandy Format was created in 2014 to resolve the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. The representatives of the Normandy Four states: Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France, will participate in the talks. Their last previous meeting took place three years ago, in October 2016.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:30:49 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt star in “Panipat”, which depicts a battle that occurred between the Marathas and the then-Afghan King Ahmad Shah Abdali in 1761. It’s a creation of National Awardee Director Ashutosh Gowariker, known for his 2001 release “Lagaan”.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:26:42 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistan’s public broadcaster, Radio Pakistan and the country’s leading newspaper Dawn, had reported joint patrolling along its border with Iran. Islamabad has started fencing the common border with Iran to de-escalate tensions that arose in the past, due to attacks on the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:17:10 +0300
Earlier today, the WADA Executive Committee unanimously approved a recommendation by its Compliance Review Committee to ban Russia from hosting and competing in major international sporting events for four years after it allegedly tampered with laboratory data.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:15:54 +0300
The meme sporting Trump symbolically stepping into his second, third, fourth, etc. terms has gathered a crowd of commenters, with many giving the made-up scenario a thumbs-up. Some, however, found it hard to view the photoshopped clip as a hilarious joke.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:13:08 +0300
The trend is not limited to the US - in February polling revealed the average German holds Russia and China in higher regard than the US, with which their government is allied.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:11:02 +0300
The supermodel has no intention of leaving the spotlight. She recently made headlines after she and her friend and star of reality TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kendall Jenner appeared on the beach wearing bikinis.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:04:11 +0300
In the early hours of 6 May 2019 Joseph McCann was arrested while hiding up a tree near Congleton, outside Manchester. His capture brought to an end to the serial rapist’s two-week reign of terror across England.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:03:32 +0300
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on 7 December that Iran and the United States were conducting an exchange of US-held Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani and Chinese-American Xiyue Wang detained in Iran.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:02:11 +0300
In March 2019, Vice journalist Graham Isador wrote an article outlining the costs and profits of being a webcam model. He could not predict, however, what effect his story would have on the life of an ordinary American boy.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:00:00 +0300
The Olympic Games might be the biggest multi-disciplinary sporting event in the world, but regional contests can show us an unparalleled level of mastery, as we witness athletes doing their best and achieving new heights.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 15:42:54 +0300
The same company earlier presented a prototype tank for the Israeli Defence Ministry's Carmel armoured fighting vehicle project that featured the use of high-tech Iron Vision helmets, designed to give the tank's crew a 360˚ view of the battlefield, as well as launchable drones to provide eagle-eye view of surrounding areas.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 15:34:58 +0300
Join George Galloway on the new home for the Mother of All Talk Shows - this week we discuss upcoming UK’s General Election, Libya, and Trumpю

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 15:26:21 +0300
In a conversation with the magazine Interview, the actor who will turn 82 at the end of December, has revealed how he prepared for the role of President Nixon and the text of the shortest prayer in the world, which features strong language.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 15:20:38 +0300
On 12 December voters in the UK will go to the polls as Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks a decisive victory which would allow him to push ahead with his Brexit deal. Sputnik has picked a dozen of the 650 constituencies to highlight some of the trends to look out for.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:51:25 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The bulk of the apprehensions were made in regions adjacent to Turkey’s land border with Greece and Bulgaria, as well as Turkey’s western coast, which is a common departure point for migrants seeking to reach the Greek Aegean Islands.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:48:00 +0300
Italy’s Lega party still has high ratings despite the break-up of the ruling coalition. Italy's previous government collapsed in August when Matteo Salvini, then-deputy prime minister, called for a no-confidence vote on the government and the prime minister in pursuit of a snap general election.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:27:25 +0300
China put the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope, which is 500 metres wide, into operation in 2016. Three years later, the testing period is drawing to an end. But the development of the unique object, called the Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) and is hoped will find extraterrestrial intelligence, continues.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:16:27 +0300
Russian President Vladimir Putin previously shared that he had discussed the fate of the bilateral treaty New START, set to expire soon, with his American counterpart Donald Trump during the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan in 2019, but added that what will happen with it remains unknown.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:37:24 +0300
A team from Nevada’s Washoe County Sheriff’s Department is currently looking into how changes in DNA following certain medical procedures could influence criminal cases and forensic work.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:32:19 +0300
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israeli police are investigating acts of vandalism that took place in the Arab quarter of Jerusalem, with at least 40 vehicles being damaged, police said on Monday. 

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:28:30 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s Federal Home Minister is expected to table a bill in Parliament on Monday to grant citizenship to illegal migrants, who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:28:02 +0300
US President Donald Trump criticized the World Bank’s decision to lend more money to China and said it needs to stop giving it loans after the international financial institution approved a new plan to aid China with $1 billion to $1.5 billion in low-interest loans annually through June 2025.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:13:05 +0300
In November, WADA’s Compliance Review Committee recommended to the Executive Committee several punitive measures against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), saying that Russia should not have the right to host any editions of major sports events for four years.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:06:21 +0300
VIENNA (Sputnik) - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has not received any invitation from Pyongyang to visit the Nyongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Centre, the new director-general of the organisation, Rafael Grossi, has said in an interview.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:58:37 +0300
The object could have been taken for a drone or a skydiving vehicle, if not for a combination of facts: it didn’t move and emitted no sound whatsoever.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:53:56 +0300
In 2008, she launched a weekly lifestyle newsletter and years later this endeavour turned into a company called Goop, which sells products, clothing, accessories and what not for a pretty penny. Paltrow's company has been repeatedly criticized for selling medicinal products with questionable value and was even taken to court for false advertising.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:51:49 +0300
The space freighter performed a three-day trip from Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan to the ISS, after technical problems had caused a minor delay in the launch, which was initially scheduled for 1 December.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:47:26 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - According to sources, as cited by the Xinhua news outlet, the bomb was detonated by a suicide bomber.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:44:47 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The issue of suicide and ‘fratricide’ - when a soldier or police officer kills a fellow service member in the Indian armed forces was recently raised in the Lower House of the Indian Parliament, with the government citing policies undertaken to check such incidents.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:32:23 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistani analyst Shahid Masood Khan has brought up the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while discussing the political scene in the country. Masood Khan is a Pakistani columnist and political analyst.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:25:34 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Ahead of a fast-approaching UK General Election set for 12 December, a traditional Indian style election campaign video is grabbing all the attention on social media.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:24:44 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has been taking steps to ensure the uninterrupted supply of energy including the deployment of its sailors and warships in the Strait of Hormuz. The situation arises against the backdrop of attacks on oil tankers amid tensions between Iran and the US.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:24:41 +0300
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated in November after a meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump in Washington that Ankara might purchase US Patriot systems, but it considers the US requests to get rid of Russia's air defence systems S-400 an infringement of its sovereignty.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:15:47 +0300
The head of the left-wing La France Insoumise party has faced trial over clashes with police officers during raids on his home and office last October.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:00:22 +0300
Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic in April 2014. The two regions declared independence following a coup in Ukraine two months earlier. According to the latest UN data, some 13,000 people have fallen victim to the conflict.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:57:51 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The aviation sector in India contributes $72 billion to its Gross Domestic Product. The country has 464 airports, of which 125 are owned by the government. According to Indian Commerce Ministry statistics, Foreign Direct Investment in India’s aviation sector reached $1.8 billion between April 2000 and December 2018.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:53:43 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): An elite Indian civil servant was caught up in a political debate in 2013 when she was suspended for allegedly ordering the demolition of a wall that formed part of a mosque in the communally sensitive northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:36:56 +0300
Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 passengers and crew disappeared from radars on 8 March 2014, and its fate continues to remain unknown. Several scientists and plane hunters have been putting forward their theories about what could have happened to the craft and where it could be currently located.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:58:05 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Greek court has refused to extradite Russian national Alexander Vinnik, who has been in detention since 2017 and is wanted by several countries, to the United States and France, with a decision on Russia's relevant request yet to be made, Russian ombudswoman Tatiana Moskalkova stated.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:57:07 +0300
Over the past 15 years, the number of Finns seeking sexual reassignment has grown 20-fold. De-transitioning has been described as a physically and mentally challenging procedure with some of the effects being irreversible.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:45:05 +0300
The space agency said they launched the mission to study the asteroid Bennu in 2016. Samples from the celestial body would not only shed light on how planets formed and life began, but also give a better understanding of how to protect our planet from an asteroid collision.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:21:16 +0300
Polling stations across Britain will open on 12 December, with voters expected to throw their weight behind one of the listed candidates. The biggest stumbling block still surrounds how they (and their electorate) view Britain’s future in or outside the EU.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:18:29 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's newly-formed union territory Jammu and Kashmir remains cut off from the world as internet, telephone, and mobile services were shut down in the area in August. The Indian government has been receiving international condemnation for the communications clampdown in the area.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:09:50 +0300
Everybody needs to relax sometimes and crack open a cold one with friends, but alcohol might be tricky for those who lack stamina or for those drinking for the first time.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:01:41 +0300
Only two days are left for Israel's parliament, the Knesset, to put forward a candidate that will be able to form a government. Otherwise, the Knesset will dissolve itself, prompting another general vote, the third in under a year.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 09:54:27 +0300
Iraq has been gripped by massive demonstrations that have swept across the country since early October. The protesters are demanding the government's resignation, economic reforms, improved living standards and social welfare and an end to corruption.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 09:51:22 +0300
While many interpreted what the Jewish journalist claimed to be a doctored photograph as yet another token of age-old hatred of Jews, others saw no trace of anti-Semitism but rather a bad printer.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 09:40:05 +0300
New Delhi (Spuntik): Having started his career in Kannada television, Yash made his debut in cinema in 2013 with the film \"Googly\" and delivered some commercially successful films like \"Mr and Mrs Ramachari\", \"Gajakesari\", and \"Santhu Straight Forward\".

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 09:27:46 +0300
South African model Zozibini Tunzi, 26, set the world on fire on Sunday evening by winning the most prestigious international beauty trophy. But who is the new “Miss Universe”?

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 08:59:52 +0300
The new PCL191 system is understood to be capable of destroying multiple strategic targets such as airports, command points, and supply bases. One of the locations it is reportedly stationed at now is Xiamen in Fujian Province, just a stone’s throw away from Taiwan.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 08:58:11 +0300
When the singer’s oldest daughter became a teenager, journalists and music fans quickly noted that Lourdes looks almost exactly like her mother. Now, Lourdes is 23-years-old and she not only bears a striking resemblance to Madonna, but it seems she can be as provocative as her mom.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 08:19:32 +0300
If backed by the parliament and the president, Sanna Marin will become not only Finland's but the world's youngest prime minister, besting Ukraine's 35-year-old Oleksiy Honcharuk.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 08:18:21 +0300
Sometimes games are really violent and depict dark magic, drawing criticism from religious people, but what if they literally allow you play God?

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 08:00:32 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Mission is a nationwide campaign to clean up the streets, roads, and infrastructure of India's cities, towns, urban, and rural areas launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a tribute to the father of the nation Mahatama Gandhi on the anniversary of his birthday.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 07:30:00 +0300
Our canine friends like to play and fool around, but even doggos can be annoyed by kittens, puppies, and children. Some pooches will respond by barking loudly and growling, but others are so tranquil it's unbelievable!

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 07:25:37 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Japanese government on Monday said that is was closely monitoring North Korean actions after Pyongyang's remarks about a \"very important\" test conducted at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground, NHK reported.

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