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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:44:18 +0300
On Friday, Oxfam said that it will establish an independent commission to investigate claims of sexual exploitation and invest in resources for its safeguarding processes, a week after The Times reported that the charity's staff had paid for sex with prostitutes in Haiti after the country’s 2010 earthquake.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:32:08 +0300
While the country has announced a “crusade” against invasive English terms in a bid to render the French language pure, some Francophones are not as impressed by the policy, approved by President Emmanuel Macron.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:32:00 +0300
US National Intelligence believes the two countries are planning to create and use such weapons to knock out any US and allied satellites that could give them the upper hand on the ground.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:32:00 +0300
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - About 60 percent of public transport drivers in Brussels are engaged in a protest organized by local trade unions, a spokesperson of the CGSP trade union told Sputnik.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:27:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Investigative Committee is considering a terrorist attacks as one of possible versions of a deadly shooting in Russia’s Dagestan, the committee’s spokeswoman said Monday.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:19:57 +0300
This year the holiest city for Muslims, Mecca will be visited by transgender youth from Pakistan in a breakthrough event for the country aimed at improving social acceptance for people of the third sex.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:17:00 +0300
Several hundred Daesh fighters are currently imprisoned in Syria, where the terrorist movement has gradually been subdued in recent years. A group of them are Danish and may be taken back for prosecution, despite that fact that the Danish Defense Minister would rather have them tried in the Middle East.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:04:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The nature of military conflicts has evolved significantly, with a potential high-tech enemy now having the ability conduct them simultaneously on the ground, in the air, at sea, in space as well as cyberspace, Col. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy, said.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:54:00 +0300
Berlin Vodafone and Telecom customers have complained about massive network disruptions since Sunday. The unknown perpetrators apparently damaged several fiber optic cables, local media wrote.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:54:00 +0300
The Turkish foreign minister has commented on recent reports made by Syrian state TV that pro-Syrian government forces would enter Syria's Afrin \"within hours.\"

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:48:00 +0300
North Korea has warned the US against holding planned military drills with South Korea.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:27:00 +0300
Kosovo is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its self-proclaimed independence from Serbia. The two-day festivities will be attended by representatives from the US and the EU, members of the Kosovo force as well as overseas visitors, mainly from Albania.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:23:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Pilots of the Russian Navy's fleet air have practiced air-to-air refueling on Su-30SM multirole fighter jets for the first time, the Krasnaya Zvezda, the official newspaper of the Russian Defense Ministry, reported.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:15:00 +0300
Iran's civil aviation authorities can't confirm that the wreckage of crashed Iranian plane has been found.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:07:00 +0300
MUNICH (Sputnik) - Martin Schulz's resignation as leader of Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) will unlikely have a major effect on German politics or the formation of the coalition government, Gerold Otten, a member of the German Bundestag's defense committee from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, told Sputnik.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:06:25 +0300
Last year Chinese President Xi Jinping came up with the project of building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road, calling for the integration of the region through broadening trade and increasing cultural exchanges.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:06:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The German Armed Forces lack bulletproof vests, winter uniforms, and tents to fulfill their NATO duties in establishing a rapid response force group, the Rheinische Post newspaper reported, citing a German Defense Ministry document.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:03:00 +0300
The Kremlin has commented on the US Justice Department's court documents revealed on Friday claiming that the Internet Research Agency (IRA), which is based in St. Petersburg, was allegedly involved in the 2016 US elections by trying to influence the outcome in President Donald Trump's favor.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:49:00 +0300
Despite Western sanctions over the 2014 reunification of Crimea with Russia, the peninsula’s economy has seen rapid growth both in terms of economic output as well as investments. This has left the republic with ambitious goals for its future development.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:41:18 +0300
Sweden has become more or less synonymous with its generous immigration policy and was even voted the best nation in the world for immigrants. However, this still isn't good enough, as the Nordic nation, which took in the most asylum seekers per capita at the height of the 2015 migrant crisis, has come under fire from the Council of Europe.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:02:00 +0300
Italian elections are scheduled for March 4, 2018, with the anti-establishment Democratic Party, the center-right Forza Italia and the Five Star Movement (M5S) contending to form the next government.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:48:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Israel and the United States have conducted a successful test of the Hetz 3 (\"Arrow-3\") long-range missile system, capable of intercepting ballistic missiles in space, the Israeli Defense Ministry said Monday.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:46:00 +0300
Syria should continue fighting the US, Turkish and Israeli \"invaders\" who attacked the country right after it got rid of terrorists, Bouthaina Shaaban, an adviser to the Syrian president, said Monday.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:27:44 +0300
With the Nordic nation's existing fleet of 64 US F-18 Hornet jets becoming increasingly obsolete and expensive to maintain, five contenders are expected to run in the upcoming tender.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:45:26 +0300
Airbnb has of late been embroiled in a scandal involving guests discovering hidden cameras in some of its accommodations, although the most recent case seems to be much more serious.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:00:00 +0300
\"Our goal is that Denmark does not end up like Sweden,\" a Danish Liberal politician said in an interview with Swedish television, warning of a neighbor nation that is beginning to resemble the Middle East.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:59:00 +0300
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has once again taken aim at his personal bête noire, George Soros, as part of his strong anti-immigration rhetoric.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:55:00 +0300
The Anti-doping Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS ADD) has initiated a procedure involving Russian curler Aleksandr Krushelnitsky, winner of the bronze medal at mixed doubles curling at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea’s Pyeongchang, CAS said in a press release.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:54:00 +0300
Lavrov called on the US not to \"play with fire\" in Syria and emphasized that the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity must be preserved.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:44:00 +0300
Joe Biden has been a presidential candidate two times. If he decides to run in 2020 and wins the election, he will be 78 on Inauguration Day.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:34:00 +0300
Iran has no military bases or military presence in Syria, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:30:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Rick Gates, a former campaign aide to US President Donald Trump, has allegedly agreed to testify against Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort in a deal with a special counsel probing the alleged Russia collusion, the Los Angeles Times newspaper reported on Monday, citing a source familiar with the case.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:19:00 +0300
While Damascus has yet to comment on the information, a YPG official previously debunked claims that the Syrian army is set to enter the battle in Afrin.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:05:00 +0300
Earlier this month Syrian Air Defense Forces launched a strike against an Israeli F-16 fighter in response to the IDF's downing of a UAV, allegedly belonging to Iran.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:38:00 +0300
Chinese officials have reportedly apologized for the incident. The White House has yet to comment on the media report.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:30:00 +0300
Have you ever wondered what your pets may be doing while you are absent? If your answer is that they are either sleeping or waiting edgily for you, then you are probably wrong.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:06:00 +0300
A massive brawl occurred after one team danced, celebrating their goal.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:04:00 +0300
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Russia is “at risk” to unleash a new nuclear arms race in the European region and urged the country to be transparent in its military projects and maneuvers.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:49:00 +0300
PYEONGCHANG (Sputnik) - The Organizing Committee of the Winter Olympics in South Korea has managed to prevent the spread of the norovirus infection, which causes abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, the committee’s spokeswoman Nancy Park said.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:17:00 +0300
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - A state of emergency has been declared in 33 municipalities of Mexico’s southern Oaxaca state following a massive earthquake that rocked the region, Mexican Civil Protection Service said.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:35:00 +0300
The United States will continue its diplomatic efforts to settle the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula until the \"first bomb drops,\" US State Secretary Rex Tillerson said on Monday.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:17:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Moscow hopes that the United States will cease supporting Ukrainian nationalists as well radicals in other Eastern European countries amid the attacks on the Russian cultural center in Kiev, the Russian Embassy to the United States said on Monday.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:56:00 +0300
MUNICH (Sputnik) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday traded barbs and threats, speaking about Iran nuclear deal and Tehran's role in the settlement of conflicts in the Middle East, during the final day of the 54th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Germany.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:37:12 +0300
Genetic material could be used to pinpoint the time of a person’s death, according to a new study from the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, published in the journal Nature Communications. Radio Sputnik discussed the discovery with Professor Roderic Guigó, a computational biologist and group leader at the center.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 03:49:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy in Ukraine has expressed hope that Kiev will publicly condemn the actions of Ukrainian extremists that pelted the building of the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Kiev with stones and eggs.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 03:08:00 +0300
The intellectual property rights of another US icon of popular culture is in danger of going under the auction gavel, as poor management tactics see the famous Gibson Guitar brand about to go bankrupt.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 03:07:00 +0300
The alleged influence of Russian Internet Research Agency LLC, indicted by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller for its alleged interference in the US 2016 election, was “insignificant” regardless of what kind of activities the company was engaged in, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:31:00 +0300
WARSAW (Sputnik) - Poland has urged Israel to clarify the incident regarding the Polish embassy being vandalized by unidentified individuals who drew a swastika on the diplomatic mission’s gate, Artur Lompart, the head of the Polish Foreign Ministry’s press service said.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:11:00 +0300
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed condolences over the crash of a passenger plane in Iran's central Isfahan province, the official's Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq said in statement late on Sunday.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:08:04 +0300
Brazil is set to declare a state of emergency as tens of thousands of Venezuelan refugees cross the Brazilian border fleeing an economic and political meltdown. Radio Sputnik discussed the impact of the Venezuelan refugee influx to Brazil with Mauricio Santoro, a political scientist at Rio de Janeiro State University.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:49:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The perpetrator of the deadly shooting in the town of Kizlyar in Russia’s Republic of Dagestan has been identified as a 22-year-old region’s resident Khalil Khalilov, Kizlyar’s administration said in a statement on Sunday.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:30:00 +0300
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - The Israeli military registered a rocket launch from the Gaza Strip targeting the southern part of the country amid the escalation of tensions in the region, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson said late on Sunday.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:18:00 +0300
The price of gold is projected to rise some 10-15 percent this year as Japan buys more of the valuable commodity to use in celebrations marking the accession of a new emperor and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:53:56 +0300
Eugenio Coccia, one of the scientists who have confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, talked to Sputnik about his research and the work of the international scientific community.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:31:00 +0300
BEIRUT (Sputnik) - Terrorists' bomb-laden car explosion in the city of Qamishli in Syria's northeastern Al Hasakah province left five civilians killed and seven others wounded, the state-run Sana news agency reported citing a police source on Sunday.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:17:00 +0300
On Friday, a former CIA director speaking on American television suggested that the US meddles in the elections of other countries. The top US security official’s observation follows a federal indictment of multiple Russians accused of allegedly interfering in the 2016 US presidential election.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:41:00 +0300
Cannabis resin has joined opium as an export of choice for Islamist terrorists fighting the Afghan government for control of the country, which has been ravaged by war for decades.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:31:00 +0300
In an interview to Sputnik, Kurdish YPG representative Nuri Mahmud detailed the disposition around the Syrian city of Afrin, where Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch is still underway.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:27:00 +0300
On February 6, SpaceX historically made headlines worldwide as it launched the world's most powerful Falcon Heavy rocket, inspired and designed by the tech company’s mogul Elon Musk. Often labelled a true genius, there are some unrivaled space projects currently underway, in comparison to which Musk’s ventures look pale.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:19:00 +0300
KIEV (Sputnik) – Supporters of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and an opposition figure in Ukraine, who has been deported from Ukraine to Poland, held rallies in the cities of Lviv and Odessa, local media reported on Sunday.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:18:00 +0300
South Korea’s Unification Ministry allotted $2.5 million to pay for 400 North Koreans to attend the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, even though just 22 of the 400 attendees are athletes who are actually participating in the games.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:10:44 +0300
“We no longer recognize our America,” stated the German Foreign Minister on Saturday, suggesting that Washington is using a new and unfamiliar diplomatic playbook in Europe.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:02:00 +0300
British monetary and fiscal authorities propose policy changes after the International Monetary Fund urged reforms aimed at ensuring a higher economic efficiency as a way to stave off the Brexit-related risks.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:47:00 +0300
Pondering the implications of America's new nuclear doctrine, outlined in the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review document released earlier this month, political observer Rostislav Ishchenko explained why a careful reading of the doctrine shows that America is losing its global geopolitical preponderance.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:24:21 +0300
A Committee in the British Parliament warns of the possible negative effects that Brexit could have on the national food and farming industry, calling for pragmatic measures to address the looming risks.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:55:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The search operation at the site of the deadly An-148 plane crash in the Moscow Region has been completed, a spokesperson for the emergency response headquarters told Sputnik on Sunday.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:28:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of French right-wing National Front (FN) political party, on Sunday criticized the plans of the current leadership to change its name.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:00:00 +0300
The opportunity to have dinner in a fancy restaurant while being suspended 50 meters above ground is available in over 45 countries worldwide.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:45:00 +0300
MUNICH (Sputnik) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Sunday held a speech at the 2018 Munich Security Conference, in which he elaborated on the issue of Syria's territorial integrity and on the progress made at Astana peace talks.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:22:00 +0300
On Sunday, a gunman in Russia's southern republic of Dagestan opened fire at people celebrating Maslenitsa, a traditional Russian folk holiday that symbolizes the end of winter and precedes the Great Lent for Orthodox Christians. As a result of the incident, five people, including the perpetrator, have been killed while five others were injured.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:21:00 +0300
Amid reports of Turkey allegedly launching a gas attack in Syria, Kurdish YPG groups in Afrin are calling on the Syrian army to meddle in to protect their borders from Turkish combat men, a YPG representative Nuri Mahmud told RIA Novosti.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:10:00 +0300
The continuing attempts by US government investigation teams to accuse Russia of interfering in the 2016 presidential election are essentially \"an instrument of the internal fights\" within the United States itself, while in reality \"there was no collusion\", according to a former Russian diplomat.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:35:00 +0300
Since 2013, the world's largest professional network LinkedIn has repeatedly warned its users against creating \"profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution.\" Some, however, prefer to turn a deaf ear to these warnings.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:07:00 +0300
Archaeologists unearthed a 1,200 year-old comb as they were doing excavations in Ribe, a historic market town in Denmark.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:58:00 +0300
MUNICH (Sputnik) - The unity and sovereignty of Syria must be preserved to avoid the process of fragmentation into smaller parts, the so-called Balkanization, in the Middle East, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said Sunday.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:54:00 +0300
KIEV (Sputnik) – Thousands of supporters of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and an opposition figure in Ukraine, are holding a march in central Kiev demanding the impeachment of Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Sunday.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:52:00 +0300
George Soros' Guardian op-ed urging the EU to regulate Google and Facebook to reign in the kind of content that helped lead to the election of Donald Trump has sparked an angry response online, with users saying that Soros frightened them more than the internet companies did, or that the billionaire himself should be \"regulated in prison.\"

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:40:48 +0300
As if taking a cue from IKEA, some Russians have turned to Scandinavia to find a solution to ongoing housing challenges of quality versus affordability – but hopefully without the frustration of having to self-assemble their new home!

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:38:00 +0300
The Israel Securities Authorities has opened an investigation into allegations that the country's largest telecommunications company Bezeq received benefits so as to deal with positive media coverage of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:29:00 +0300
People in the city of Kizlyar in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan came under fire while returning from a church service amid the celebration of Maslenitsa, a traditional Russian folk holiday.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:20:00 +0300
Joshua Hayden, 19, was hunting with his brother in Western Australia when the fell victims to a sudden kangaroo attack.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:19:00 +0300
The development comes as on Saturday Russia's permanent envoy to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said that the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) planned to set ablaze the building of the Russian Center for Science and Culture in the Ukrainian capital.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:12:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Russian athlete is suspected of violating anti-doping rules at Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, Konstantin Vybornov, a spokesman for the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR), said Sunday.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:57:37 +0300
Russia's pre-Lent Maslenitsa holiday, commonly referred to as Pancake Week, has traditionally been associated with a plethora of outdoor activities – sleigh-rides, long wintery city walks, endless pancake eating amid subzero temperatures, and a great deal more.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:56:12 +0300
PYEONGCHANG (Sputnik) - Russian freestyle skier Ilya Burov has won a bronze medal in men's aerials at Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics bringing 11th medal to the team of the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR).

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:50:00 +0300
The 2018 Winter Olympic Games which kicked off in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang on February 9 entered their second week. Some athletes have already received their medals, and some of them have yet to compete for the awards. All the competitions are being attended by faithful sports fans.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:48:47 +0300
Russia’s top diplomat told media what kind of thoughts usually occupies his mind by the end of the day and how they help him sleep soundly.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:26:00 +0300
Following the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three entities over the alleged attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election campaign in the United States in favor of Donald Trump, the incumbent president has consistently tried to distance himself from allegations of collusion with Moscow.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:25:58 +0300
Despite a large number of science fiction and horror movies about evil beings from the depths of space ravaging Earth, it seems that many people have a different impression of alien life that may exist on other planets.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:22:00 +0300
Russia's national ice hockey team has upset its US rival 4-0 at the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, in a game that was preceded by the Russian pucksters' 8-2 win over Slovenia. Right after the February 17 match wrapped up, US head coach Tony Granato was quick to react.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:07:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed condolences over the crash of a passenger plane in Iran's Isfahan province, the Kremlin press service said Sunday.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:07:00 +0300
A car burning dangerously out of control on a busy thoroughfare in Russia's St. Petersburg was extinguished after a pair of municipal workers rushed to help with their tractors. The incident was caught on video.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:57:00 +0300
An open letter signed by top British female movie stars praises the TIME’S UP movement that was launched following the scandal surrounding the sexual misconduct of former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:53:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - On Saturday, the Syrian SANA news agency reported citing doctors from Afrin that at least six people had been sent to a hospital after the Turkish troops allegedly used chemical weapons.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:38:00 +0300
The business magnate's company Virgin Galactic is currently working on a technology to send tourists into space.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:09:00 +0300
Jewish leaders in Israel and Russia have condemned in the strongest possible words Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki's claim that Jews were also 'perpetrators' of the Holocaust. Speaking to Russian media, Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni and Moscow Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt said Morawiecki's comments were \"unacceptable.\"

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:54:00 +0300
On February 10, in response to the invasion of an UAV identified as Iranian, the Israeli Air Force attacked an airbase near the Syrian city of Palmyra and then hit a dozen more targets in the Damascus area, including anti-aircraft batteries and the \"Iranian military presence\" in the neighboring country.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:42:00 +0300
An unusual museum has opened in the Russian city of Ufa - an upside-down house. The building stands out against the environment, as it is literally placed on its roof.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:26:48 +0300
An Australian-based condom manufacturer enlisted the help of a number of eager couples to record their experiences and create an extravagant and racy hotel guide.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:25:00 +0300
The murder of British MP Joe Cox, which happened in 2016, shocked politicians and many ordinary Britons. She died in the hospital from knife and gunshot wounds, becoming the first member of UK parliament being killed in 26 years.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:16:36 +0300
The US' creation of a unit comprising a Kurdish YPG faction in Syria has put Washington and its NATO ally Turkey on opposing sides of the conflict's front line. Asli Aydintasbas, a senior fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and a columnist for Turkish daily Cumhuriyet, told Sputnik how she sees the problem.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:58:00 +0300
The attack on the unnamed Russian bank has become the latest in a string of attempted and successful thefts involving the SWIFT messaging network, which is in use all over the world.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:53:00 +0300
The Serbian breakaway of Kosovo is in the midst of two days of celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of its declaration of independence. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, Marko Gasic, a London-based international affairs commentator and Balkans expert, explained why he felt there was really very little to celebrate.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:21:00 +0300
Hundreds of young people wearing dark clothes and carrying torches have marched through the streets of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to pay tribute to General Hristo Lukov, who served as war minister in the country in 1935-1938.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:02:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - RIA Global LLC, the US company that produces content for the Sputnik news agency, has registered as a \"foreign agent\" under the US Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) upon the demand of the US Justice Department (DOJ), according to the FARA register.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:28:00 +0300
Tensions between Israel and Iran have been running high since the Israeli armed forces intercepted what they said was an Iranian drone and conducted a series of attacks on military objects in Syria.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:27:32 +0300
US researchers have claimed that a state-of-the-art technique known as x-ray fluorescence will help them to more accurately define the date and place related to the creation of a painting.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:26:59 +0300
A crew of sailors was forced to resort to some millennia-old siege tactics in order to fight off an attempt by a gang of gun-toting hoodlums to plunder their vessel.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:13:00 +0300
PYEONGCHANG (Sputnik) - Russian skiers Andrey Larkov, Alexander Bolshunov, Alexey Chervotkin and Denis Spitsov took silver in a ski race, winning 10th medal for Russia at the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:10:41 +0300
The Trump administration has identified forces within the country that reportedly sow more discord than any alleged foreign attempts to meddle in US domestic matters.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:54:00 +0300
Commenting on Ankara's decision to allocate five billion dollars to Iraq for reconstruction purposes, Baghdad-based political analyst Raid al-Azawi has told Sputnik that the move will profit Turkey both politically and economically.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:35:00 +0300
An Iranian passenger aircraft with 60 people on board has disappeared from radar screens while en route from Tehran to Yasug, Tasnim news agency reports.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:02:00 +0300
Schools in the US are on edge in the wake of the Florida shooting, as students have made numerous copycat threats on the Web. All joking aside, the response has been quite serious.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:01:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said that while being too caught up in the investigation of the alleged collusion between Moscow and his presidential campaign, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) missed important \"signals\" sent out by Florida school shooter.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:27:51 +0300
With the 2018 Munich Security Conference entering its final day, EU leaders remain at odds over how to make Europe a safer place to live in, even though they are ready to admit the need for the EU's common security policy.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0300
If you are still admiring 20-something girls in tip-top shape, watch 83-year-old Elisa Forti's workout.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:43:00 +0300
PYEONGCHANG (Sputnik) - The number of cases of norovirus infection at the Winter Olympics in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang has increased to 275, Olympics organizing committee’s spokesman Sung Baik-you said on Sunday.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:19:00 +0300
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) fired at 18 military targets of the Palestinian Hamas movement in response to the blast of an explosive device that left several Israeli servicemen injured, the IDF spokesperson said on Sunday.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:11:00 +0300
SANAA (Sputnik) - Houthi rebel movement has freed the member of the staff of the US Embassy in Yemen after a six-month detention, a source, close to the released diplomat, told Sputnik on Sunday.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:43:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US government has expressed skepticism over reports that Turkey used chemical weapons in Syrian northern region of Afrin in its ongoing offensive operation, US White House official Michael Anton said.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:22:10 +0300
As the Chinese New Year kicks in, we look at some of the traditions associated with the holiday. A whole two weeks are set aside to celebrate, and here’s a couple of thoughts on how to do it right.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:06:00 +0300
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has managed to meddle in a large number of foreign countries’ elections over the years, such as Guatemala, Serbia and Iran, among others, the New York Times newspaper reported, citing former CIA officials.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:59:00 +0300
RIGA (Sputnik) - Ilmars Rimsevics, the governor of Latvia’s Central Bank, is currently held at the Corruption Prevention and Combatting Bureau of Latvia (KNAB), where he has already spent seven hours, amid the ongoing investigation into allegations of corruption, Sputnik correspondent reported on Sunday.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:29:00 +0300
In efforts to increase its presence in contested waters, China has begun construction on the world’s largest test site for unmanned vessels at one of the nation’s many gateways to the South China Sea.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:21:00 +0300
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has strongly condemned the statement of Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who said that the Jewish people were “perpetrators” in World War II amid the bilateral row over the so-called Holocaust bill.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:46:00 +0300
YEREVAN (Sputnik) - Armenia aims to establish a new transit corridor between the Black Sea and the Persian Gulf and currently is engaged in negotiations with a number of countries, expecting to increase the number of project’s stakeholders, country’s President Serzh Sargsyan said.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:28:50 +0300
Visible light is made of photons, special particles known to never interact with each other. But can they can be forced to interact or bind together? Looks like they can, according to the results of an extraordinary MIT experiment.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:17:00 +0300
The Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) attacked a military camp on Turkish territory used by troops for preparing Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Kurdish-held Afrin, the SDF media center said on Saturday.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:37:00 +0300
The Russian embassy in Ukraine told Sputnik on Saturday that it had sent a note of protest to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry over the attack on the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Kiev, calling the authorities to hold the attack perpetrators accountable.

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:26:00 +0300
On Thursday, the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of the bicameral Netherlands parliament, approved two motions recognizing the atrocity known as the Armenian genocide of 1915.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:54:00 +0300
The Netherlands is the fifth largest exporter of dairy products in the world, but the coastal nation’s 1.8 million cows are producing so much manure that farmers are running out of ways to safely dispose of the dung.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:29:00 +0300
Around 2,200 people participated in a demonstration against the ongoing Munich Security Conference (NSC) in Germany, local Bayerischer Rundfunk broadcaster reported on Saturday.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:50:00 +0300
As President Trump weighs options to impose quotas or tariffs against steel and aluminium imports, experts point to the international consequences of any of his possible decisions on the matter.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:19:55 +0300
Neptune might not be as gigantic as Jupiter or adorned with the rings like Saturn, but it is well distinguished from all the other planets in our solar system by its incredibly powerful winds, which at times even reach supersonic speeds, according to NASA’s press-release.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:06:00 +0300
Turkey has pledged to provide Iraq with a $5 billion credit line for its reconstruction efforts –more than the sum pledged by any Gulf state, the EU or even the US. What's behind Ankara's apparent generosity? Sputnik Turkey spoke to political scientist Serdar Erdurmaz and economist Bartu Soral to find out.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:43:00 +0300
US building permits, residential construction, and imports prices have all posted robust increases in January, lifting inflation and GDP growth expectations for this quarter, but many private-sector investors are still unimpressed, and are looking forward to a further expansion of fiscal stimulus.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:33:23 +0300
ANKARA (Sputnik) - The Turkish Foreign Ministry has summoned the Dutch charge d’affaires following reports about the Dutch parliament planning to recognize the Armenian genocide, the ministry's spokesman Hami Aksoy said Saturday.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:16:05 +0300
Four IDF soldiers were injured, two of them severely, in Saturday’s attack at the security point, while the Israelis were patrolling the border.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:54:00 +0300
MUNICH (Sputnik) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi said Saturday that the international community should unite its efforts to fight against terrorism in Syria.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:43:44 +0300
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde says she supports the idea of creating a European Monetary Fund (EMF) in order to prevent and curb local risks to global financial stability at the regional level.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:32:00 +0300
An Arctic-adapted version of Russia's Tor missile system has been tested at the Kapustin Yar proving grounds in Astrakhan region, successfully intercepting two mock cruise missiles.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:13:40 +0300
The tremor that hit Britain today was compared to anything from a sweeping explosion to a truck crash, with hordes of panic-stricken people pouring into the street.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:11:00 +0300
About 30 people from various radical organizations broke into the Russian Center for Science and Culture in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev and caused significant material damage there on Saturday, writing \"Death to Russia\" on the walls of the building and demanding the end of the center's operation in Ukraine.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:07:00 +0300
PARIS (Sputnik) - An explosion at a plant belonging to the Avril Group (Saipol) agro-industrial group in the French northern town of Dieppe left two individuals killed, the town's subprefect Jehan-Eric Winckler told Franceinfo radio broadcaster on Saturday.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:00:00 +0300
Having a pet goat can be just as much fun as having a pet dog as the story of Jack Barrett, a football fan from the town of Burnley, England shows. They even hang out together in a local pub.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:46:00 +0300
BEIRUT (Sputnik) - The Syrian army thwarted a terrorist attempt to infiltrate from Lebanon's territory into the Talkalakh district of Syria's western Homs province, local media reported on Saturday.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:33:00 +0300
The technology of a distributed ledger, now universally referred to as “blockchain” might one day cease to exist, or more likely, transform into something even more promising.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:33:00 +0300
The Russian men's hockey team soundly defeated their US opponents at the Winter Olympics, allowing them to move on to the quarterfinals.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:27:59 +0300
NATO’s top brass, acting and former government officials from Europe and the US are attending the annual Munich Security Conference. However, it seems that not everyone is happy with the budgets, that EU members and other nations are planning to allocate for military and defense needs, as hundreds of people are rallying near the MSC-2018 venue.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:20:00 +0300
BELGRADE (Sputnik) – The East African state of Burundi has recalled its recognition of Kosovo’s independence the day before the 10th anniversary of Pristina’s unilateral secession from Serbia, Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said on Saturday.

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