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Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:34:09 +0300
A starving and exhausted polar bear scouring for food was spotted in Norilsk, a city in Russia’s northern Siberia, hundreds of miles from its usual habitat in the Arctic range.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:30:00 +0300
“It’s a- oof!”

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:50:18 +0300
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has included its new F-35I Adir stealth aircraft in war games exercises for the first time.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:39:11 +0300
The Pentagon revealed Wednesday that the US' latest troop deployment to the Middle East will also include a Patriot Missile battalion, drones and manned surveillance aircraft.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:24:45 +0300
UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard earlier issued a report calling on Antonio Guterres to launch a follow-up investigation into the killing of Jamal Khashoggi due to \"credible evidence\" that warrants further investigations of senior Saudi officials, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:11:14 +0300
On Monday, a group of fishermen had a terrifying yet apparently exciting encounter with a huge great white shark off the coast of New Jersey.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:56:22 +0300
On 19 June Mexico's Senate voted on the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) to replace the long-existed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:55:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik):  Just after the newly elected members of the Indian Parliament’s lower house were sworn-in, India’s opposition Congress Party on Wednesday elected five-time MP from West Bengal Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as the leader in the Parliament’s lower chamber.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:54:34 +0300
Earlier this week, the Houthis launched wide operations using drones reportedly targeting Saudi Arabia's Abha airport.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:47:54 +0300
The US Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, will travel to the Middle East for meetings in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, and Bahrain to discuss Washington's claim that Tehran is a threat to the region, the US Department of State said Wednesday.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:36:14 +0300
“Star Wars” took on a new meaning Wednesday as the actor who portrayed Luke Skywalker started a social media campaign to get US President Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star removed and replaced with a new slab dedicated to his late co-star, Carrie Fisher.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:18:01 +0300
Who needs a dog park?

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:15:00 +0300
Officials with Colorado’s Lakewood Police Department are on the hunt for information leading to the arrest of adults involved in a mass brawl at a youth baseball game over the weekend.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:00:00 +0300
The FBI never examined the Democratic National Committee’s supposedly hacked servers in 2016, it only relied on a redacted report provided by CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity company hired by the DNC. As that report concluded the server was hacked by Russia, the revelation profoundly undermines the basis of the Russiagate investigation.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:00:00 +0300
The US’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently released a new image of asteroid Bennu, which offers a stunning, detailed look at the flying rock as it makes its way through the cosmos.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:59:25 +0300
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has asked team president Josep Maria Bartomeu to bring Neymar back to the club two years after his much-discussed about departure in 2017, Spanish daily El Mundo has reported.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:56:53 +0300
The US Secret Service cleared the north grounds of the White House Wednesday afternoon amid reports of a suspicious package on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:52:51 +0300
On Wednesday, dozens of adult performers will protest outside of Instagram’s headquarters in Silicon Valley in the southern San Francisco Bay Area of California over the company’s guidelines regarding photos and videos containing nudity or sexual content.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:49:14 +0300
The report reveals how some employees had to work while feeling ill, sometimes vomiting on the floor, while the company insists that it strives to create a “safe and empowering workplace”.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:33:00 +0300
The first and second rounds of voting to elect a successor to Theresa May as Conservative Party leader and prime minister of the UK saw five candidates eliminated from the race. One of the four remaining leadership contenders will be picked by the party to take over as PM and look to end the Brexit deadlock.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:28:56 +0300
The US' Interstate 80 was shuttered for a period of time on Wednesday after a train carrying grenades and small arms derailed near Wells, Nevada.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:22:20 +0300
Bernard Arnault, CEO of French luxury brand giant LVMH, made headlines earlier this year when he pledged $327 million to help restore the Notre Dame de Paris after a devastating fire. Last week, a senior cathedral official said they have yet to receive \"a cent\" from Arnault or the other wealthy individuals who pledged to donate.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:14:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said accusations against Russia by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in the case of the MH17 flight crash in eastern Ukraine in 2014 were ungrounded.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:55:16 +0300
The US Treasury announced on Wednesday that secondary sanctions have been imposed on the Russian Financial Society, a non-bank credit organisation, under North Korea sanctions regulations.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:52:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russian video game developer Oleg Tishchenko, who was indicted on charges of purchasing US military aircraft documentation, has been sentenced for 12 months in prison with credit for time served and will be deported to Russia on 19 June, a court filing said on Wednesday.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:42:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik):  With the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Party having stayed mum in its election manifesto of 2019 on the issue of multi-brand retail, there was speculation of a major possible policy shift.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:36:20 +0300
The quake followed a series of tremors across the Pacific region on Tuesday, including a 6.8-magnitude quake shaking Japan's east coast, and a 6.8-magnitude quake striking south of New Zealand's Kermadec Islands chain.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:10:01 +0300
Wednesday saw the third ballot of Conservative MPs as they look to elect their new leader. The second vote brought the biggest number of votes to Boris Johnson, who left behind Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid, Michael Gove and Rory Stewart.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:32:15 +0300
Russia plans to launch the Bion-M biosatellite in 2023, with the craft expected to study spermatogenesis in mice, among other things, to discover the impact that prolonged periods in space can have on the healthy development of living organisms.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:23:07 +0300
Cardi's appearance in the risque new outfit comes shortly after a certain incident in Tennessee which witnessed her revealing more skin than she intended due to a wardrobe malfunction.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:00:43 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov's visit to the Alaskan city of Sitka will serve to highlight the important role that the country has played in the community's history, Mayor Gary Paxton said on Wednesday.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:00:00 +0300
While Donald Trump has kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign in Florida reiterating a vow to bring \"deep state\" figures out into the open, AG William Barr's \"investigation of investigators\" is gaining steam. Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel has shared his views on the role of Barack Obama and his team in the so-called \"spygate\" case.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:41:00 +0300
The Royal Ascot race is one of the most important and prestigious summertime events for any socialite living or visiting London.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:38:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Lots of netizens are trolling Priyanka, mocking her for wearing shorts which resemble those worn by members of India’s right-wing organisation Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), the parent organisation of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:25:00 +0300
Earlier on Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the date of Maduro's visit to Russia remained uncertain.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:22:33 +0300
He’s widely touted as the man who could beat Boris Johnson, current favourite and front-runner in the Tory leadership race by some margin - but who precisely is this lanky, posh-voiced upstart, and what does he actually stand for?

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:17:37 +0300
The US imposed a series of restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei last month, claiming among other things that the company cooperates with the Chinese government to spy on users of its devices. Huawei strictly denies all allegations.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:08:00 +0300
Joe Biden, current front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, spoke out for extending marriage rights to gay couples at a time when same-sex couples could marry in only six states and Washington, D.C.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:00:00 +0300
Even if you enter the kitchen just once a day in the morning to have your espresso before rushing off to work, take a moment to watch this video which has been doing the rounds on the internet.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:55:13 +0300
The Ministry of Defence has a fleet of 20 'legacy' nuclear submarines at dock facilities in the cities of Rosyth in Scotland and Devonport in southern England.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:45:00 +0300
US President Donald Trump has been feted in Israel for his unquestioning support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. His son-in-law Jared Kushner has been given the task of coming up with a peace deal.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:40:59 +0300
In today’s deeply polarised world, politics is everywhere. It’s in the news, it’s in art, and it’s in our everyday communication. Children's cartoons have been largely devoid of it, but this year, The Queen’s Corgi is changing this.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:25:00 +0300
In October last year, the CEO of The Blackstone Group Stephen A Schwarzman, announced a $350m (£279m) gift to establish the Schwarzman College of Computing at MIT in the US, while back in 2007 the philanthropist donated $100m (£79m) to the New York Public Library, where he serves on the board.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:10:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The analyst also said New Delhi should try to take advantage of the growing rifts between separatist leaders in the Kashmir Valley to defeat the groups and stabilise the area.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:55:00 +0300
NY Times bestselling author and celebrity blogger and biographer Ian Halperin is writing a new book about blonde bombshell Jennifer Aniston, revealing more than a few celebrity secrets along the way.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:39:36 +0300
While some people either praised the first lady's choice of attire or grilled her over it, others wondered, perhaps jokingly, if the outfit's colour was meant to convey a deeper meaning.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:39:24 +0300
Luis Enrique has been absent from Spain's camp during several of their games in the 2020 European Championship qualifiers in recent months due to undisclosed family issues.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:30:31 +0300
Pelosi's remarks come in response to a question whether President Trump should be simply subject to censure in case of a misdemeanour.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:17:00 +0300
The Egyptian state broadcaster previously reported, citing its medical sources that the ex-President Mohamed Morsi died of a heart attack during a trial session in an espionage case in Cairo on Monday.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:10:53 +0300
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Juan José Gutiérrez, the executive director of the Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:10:19 +0300
The move could alarm some Tory MPs, as well as parties such as the Liberal Democrats, whom are advocating for the UK to remain in the European Union.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:07:57 +0300
Russia has been sending biosatellites into orbit for decades in an attempt to find out more about the effects of space conditions on Earth-based organisms, with the Foton and Bion spacecraft projects the latest efforts in that direction.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:06:57 +0300
Trump threatens mass deportations; Mohamed Morsi dies in Egypt; Erik Prince expands mining operations in DRC

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:06:53 +0300
On this episode of The Critical Hour, Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Carlos Castaneda, attorney at Garcia & Garcia; and Oscar Chacon, co‐founder and executive director of Alianza Americas, dedicated to improving the quality of life of Latino immigrant communities in the US, as well as of peoples throughout the Americas.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:57:42 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The UN Human Rights Council special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions said in a Wednesday report that she did not find sufficient evidence Ankara or Washington could have known of any real danger to the life of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:57:35 +0300
On 15 June, US actress and singer Bella Thorne opted to “take the power back” by releasing her own nude photographs on social media after hackers threatened to leak the images online.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:40:33 +0300
Tel Aviv has repeatedly accused Tehran of supporting 'terrorist' groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas, and of waging proxy wars in countries such as Syria which could pose a threat to Israel's security. Iran has denied the charges, and accused Israel and its allies of engaging in military aggression across the region.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:30:30 +0300
As one wildlife biologist explained, the bear's death serves as a \"classic example\" of why these creatures should never be fed, no matter what.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:24:00 +0300
Chris Pollard worked in the fitness industry for 20 years. In London, he was a coach at several gyms. In 2006, he moved to Paris, where he still lives. Like many athletes, he got injured and took painkillers. He also suffered from Lyme disease.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:20:31 +0300
Tensions between the US and Iran have escalated after an alleged attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman was blamed on Iran by the United States. Tehran vehemently denies the allegations.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:14:00 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik):  Miss India Universe Ushoshi Sengupta was reportedly attacked by a gang of 15 young thugs in the Indian city of Kolkata on Monday night. The local police were initially unhelpful but looked into the matter after her Facebook post describing the ordeal went viral; police arrested seven men on charges of harassment and assault.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:01:06 +0300
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam when it was downed in the skies over eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014. All 298 passengers, including 80 children, were killed.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:51:01 +0300
Unguarded remarks about American pop icon Madonna have landed an Italian fashionista at the centre of a harsh social media storm.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:43:13 +0300
Boris Johnson was born in New York and his grandfather was born Osman Kemal in Turkey - the son of a journalist and politician who was assassinated in the 1920s - and came to the UK and changed his name to Wilfred Johnson.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:24:00 +0300
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 with almost 300 people aboard was downed while flying over East Ukraine near the Russian border in July 2014. While Moscow was not included in the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team, it has, however, conducted a separate investigation into the tragedy and delivered the results to the International community.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:19:58 +0300
The UK is home to the largest Pakistani community in Europe, with over 1.17 million British Pakistanis legally registered in the country, according to the 2011 census. The number of illegals is much more difficult to estimate.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:11:16 +0300
The transgender supermodel herself declared that she feels that she is “making it possible for someone to reach for their biggest dreams\" with this latest achievement of hers.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:09:44 +0300
The second-highest court in the European Union has upheld a 2016 decision by the European Union Intellectual Property Office to annul the registration of the iconic three-stripe trademark.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:56:34 +0300
Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis arrived in Moscow on 18 June for a two-day visit. On Monday, Cassis attended the opening ceremony for the new Swiss Embassy building in Moscow. The second day of his visit focuses on negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:46:50 +0300
The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov attended the inaugural ceremony of the renovated Swiss embassy in Moscow, where the Swiss Ambassador opted to inject some Russian proverbs into his speech to add local colour.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:31:04 +0300
The Galapagos Islands, lying some 1,000 kilometres west of Ecuador’s Pacific coast, are one of the most biologically diverse places in the world and are designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:30:00 +0300
Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano erupted early on Monday, sending a cloud of ash, gas, and smoke over 4,000 meters high into the sky. The volcano last exploded this March.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:22:16 +0300
One of the candidates competing to replace outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May, Dominic Raab, was eliminated on 18 June from the race after he failed to meet the required threshold of 33 votes.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:05:51 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): The US has overtaken China as India’s top trading partner, the new trade data released by the Indian Commerce Ministry has revealed.  The development comes in the wake of President Donald Trump's consistent pressure tactics on New Delhi aimed at seeking balance in bilateral trade.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:38:43 +0300
Tensions between the US and Iran have flared up after two oil tankers were reportedly attacked in the Gulf of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz. The United States pinned the blame on Iran, while Tehran refuted these claims as unsubstantiated.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:10:24 +0300
Maduro earlier claimed that Colombia and the United States were involved in a plot to kill him, which both countries denied. An alleged defector revealed in March that the drones were bought in the US and brought to Colombia before the attack.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:04:58 +0300
On 17 January in another accident involving a member of the UK royal family, the Duke of Edinburgh, 98, flipped his Land Rover Freelander after colliding with a car at the Queen's retreat, Sandringham.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:55:53 +0300
Donald Trump launched his formal 2020 second-term presidential campaign on Tuesday evening to a crowd of supporters at Orlando, Florida’s Amway Center in a campaign that will see him battle one of the 23 Democrats vying to run against him next year.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:42:25 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States is weighing three packages of sanctions against Turkey over purchasing Russian S-400 air defense systems, media reported Wednesday.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:32:05 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two people suspected of sponsoring the Daesh* terror group are being detained in the Moscow Region following large-scale searches across Russia, the official representative of the Russian Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko, said on Wednesday.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:25:35 +0300
The tremor hit 180 kilometres south southeast of Raoul Island in the South Pacific Kermadec Islands chain, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:47:19 +0300
The United States continues to amass military forces in the vicinity of Iran, following tanker incidents near the Strait of Hormuz and the alleged threat that Iran poses to US forces operating in the Middle East.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:25:47 +0300
UFA (Sputnik) - Iran considers engaging foreign potential to reinforce its domestic capacity in air defence amid escalating tensions, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani said.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:21:05 +0300
US President Donald Trump has kicked off his campaign in Orlando, as he hopes to keep his foothold in Florida, a key swing state that delivered 29 electoral votes his way on election day, 2016.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:02:24 +0300
A drunk man decided to go for a spin in a tank, and even took a passenger aboard, after the veteran war machine had to be detached from a towing vehicle that had broken down.  The tank driver could now face up to eight years in prison for creating a dangerous situation on the road and an additional two years for drunk driving.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:53:01 +0300
Rampant inflation and an ongoing GDP contraction continue to dog Argentine President Mauricio Macri's chances at getting re-elected this year, as his popular opponent Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is leading a centre-left charge against his neo-liberal economic policies.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:30:00 +0300
It is always fascinating to observe how domestic animals behave when they see any kind of wildlife for the first time. Who will be brave and make the first move? Will they play or maybe fight to defend their territory?

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 07:38:22 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The UK police said that a 34-year-old Russian man was killed in East London on Saturday.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 07:01:56 +0300
Oil workers said they heard 3 explosions at a foreign oil company headquarters near Iraq's Basra. Among the companies operating in the area are Exxonmobil, Shell and Eni, Reuters reported citing oil officials.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:53:03 +0300
On 18 June, the US vice president toured the USNS Comfort, scheduled to depart on Wednesday for Latin America and the Caribbean on a five-month mission to address a 'humanitarian crisis' in Venezuela. Pence announced that the ship would bring “dozens of X-ray machines, and much more.”

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:49:52 +0300
US President Donald Trump, who officially announced his re-election run for 2020 on Tuesday, made a show of presenting his new campaign slogan.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 05:50:00 +0300
China has vowed to impose stern export restrictions on its rare-earth resources and may introduce a tracking mechanism for the rare-earth industry to ensure export compliance, an official said on Monday.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 05:27:28 +0300
The former president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Michel Platini, was detained Tuesday in a Paris suburb as part of a corruption probe into Qatar gaining the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. After hours of questioning Platini was released without charges.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 05:18:03 +0300
The biggest part of the funding package obtained under the deal will be spent on humanitarian aid for migrants detained by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as well as to provide funding for processing and caretaking staff. The other part will go to expanding overcrowded detention facilities.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 05:03:48 +0300
Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Monday evening that the US plans to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East to counter Iran – a decision that could potentially escalate the situation into a military confrontation with unpredictable consequences.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 05:00:00 +0300
A blinding flash across the sky; a miniature sun of extreme heat explodes over the test site in western China. A deafening sound soon crackles through the air, as a huge mushroom cloud rises. This was the scene described by a flagship Chinese paper 52 years ago - on June 17, 1967 - when China conducted its first hydrogen bomb test.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 04:48:43 +0300
American firms suffer from a trade war with China. During the public hearings on the possibility of introducing new tariffs on Chinese goods, which began in the US International Trade Commission this week, many US companies are speaking out against the escalation of the trade war.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 04:48:00 +0300
Huawei, the world's 5G technology leader, will not be \"beaten to death\" by the US government despite Washington's current efforts to blacklist and suffocate the Chinese high-technology company, said Ren Zhengfei, Huawei's founder and chief executive officer.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 04:08:36 +0300
Reacting to a Monday State Department announcement regarding Hillary Clinton staffers’ mishandling of an email server, US President Donald Trump wondered whether the Dems would be as eager to investigate the former Secretary of State as they are to probe Trump’s alleged crimes.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 04:04:26 +0300
Now, with that kind of support behind him, the incumbent US President will undoubtedly become the next US President, right? Right?

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 04:02:34 +0300
US President Donald Trump announced Monday that, beginning next week, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency would begin detaining and deporting undocumented individuals across the country. This, coupled with Trump’s plan to stop aid to Central America, could be the precursor to a vicious cycle – particularly in terms of healthcare.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 03:44:40 +0300
The Pentagon’s announcement Monday that it would send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East is a “show of force” by the Trump administration amid tensions with Iran, Ann Wright, a former US Army colonel and US State Department official in Afghanistan who resigned in protest of the invasion of Iraq, told Sputnik.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 02:39:24 +0300
The Caracas chief prosecutor said the opposition leader is directly involved in his underlings’ mishandling of money designated for the housing of Venezuelan deserters in the Colombian border city of Cucuta.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 02:23:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Trump administration’s decision to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East will have a negligible effect in deterring Iran’s policies and actions, retired veteran and Department of Defense analyst Chuck Spinney said.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 02:13:29 +0300
Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to pay a 20-21 June state visit to North Korea, dates that mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It will become the first such visit by a Chinese leader in over a decade.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 02:12:00 +0300
Uneasiness about a potential full-scale conflict between the US and Iran has been rising following attacks last week against two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 01:59:53 +0300
A former president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Michel Platini, was detained earlier in a Paris suburb as part of a corruption probe into awarding of the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 01:59:00 +0300
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The European Union does not have the authority to define boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea, Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Faruk Kaymakci said on Tuesday, reacting to the bloc's recent threats of sanctions over Turkish drilling in disputed waters near Cyprus.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 01:48:54 +0300
In a bold Monday night tweet, US President Donald Trump proudly announced the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) would begin removing “millions” of “illegal aliens” from US cities. Through what means? That’s anyone’s guess.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 01:48:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - RIA Novosti Ukraine portal head Kirill Vyshinsky, who has been held in Ukrainian custody for over a year, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to \"absurd\" charges brought against him by Ukraine's prosecution, the journalist's lawyer Andrei Domansky said.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 01:35:36 +0300
KABUL (Sputnik) - Afghan security forces have shifted activities from a defensive posture to an offensive approach in the country's southern province of Helmand, considered to be one of the main strongholds of the Taliban movement and a major drug-producing centre, Helmand Governor Mohammad Yasin Khan said.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 01:34:07 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that representatives from the United States and China will kick off the next round of trade talks on 19 June.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 01:08:51 +0300
In an extreme case of road rage captured on dash camera, an 18-year-old man identified only by his first name Dalton was put in a headlock and dragged down a highway in Lawrenceville, Georgia, earlier this month.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:58:12 +0300
A dog’s use of its “puppy dog eyes” is usually a surefire way for the pooch to get its way, but new data from researchers shows that while owners are accustomed to expressive eyebrows in their pets, domesticated canines did not always have this ability.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:57:18 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has granted permission to Iraq to continue importing electricity from Iran for an additional four months, extending a waiver to existing sanctions, a US Department of State official told Sputnik.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:53:43 +0300
The social media-savvy astronaut published his discovery as the world prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the lunar surface this July.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:53:01 +0300
Israel’s High Court of Justice has permitted the demolition of 13 East Jerusalem residential buildings under Palestinian Authority jurisdiction.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:30:00 +0300
Daddy swan doesn’t play around!

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:59:37 +0300
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that the government made a decision to greenlight the expansion of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline, which Canada boughtfor $4.5 billion last year.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:57:13 +0300
Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has introduced a new version of its SPICE bomb with a “deep-learning algorithm” that learns from previous bomb strikes to better select and track its targets.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:52:58 +0300
The Russian Ambassador to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that the Astana talks format is the only way to stabilize the situation in Syria, adding that Moscow and Ankara refuse to ignore ongoing terrorist attacks in the country.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:35:57 +0300
Facebook announced on Tuesday plans to launch a new cryptocurrency called 'Libra' by 2020, and that it would create a digital wallet as part of a bid to make basic financial services globally accessible.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:31:47 +0300
The suit was 3D-printed from titanium, while the engine was provided by a UK-based jetpack builder. While not as sleek and maneuverable as Tony Stark’s fictional villain-fighting invention, at least it’s real.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:20:57 +0300
Clashes between the Dogon and the Fulani tribes over access to land and water have become more frequent over the last few months. On 9 June, the Malian Ministry of Defence said that unidentified gunmen had attacked a Dogon village, killing 95. In March, over 130 people were killed and dozens wounded in a Fulani village.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:08:13 +0300
US President Donald Trump said earlier on Tuesday that Army Secretary Mark Esper has been nominated to take over the US Defence Department after Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan withdrew himself from the nomination process.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:43:50 +0300
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has revealed that Russian S-400 air defence systems may start being delivered to Turkey in the first half of July.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:33:41 +0300
More than 260 bottlenose dolphins have washed up dead along the US Gulf Coast over the last five months, which is three times more than average, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:28:42 +0300
A Father’s Day tweet encouraging mothers to file a report against their children’s dads did not go over well for one Kansas police department, and although they claim the post was in good humor, others believe they should stick to their day job.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:23:08 +0300
Federal officials seized approximately 16.5 tons of cocaine from a large ship docked at the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The haul is estimated to be valued at over $1 billion on the street, according to a statement from the US Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:15:00 +0300
Francis Gurahoo, a 39-year-old man from Connecticut, was arrested at New York City’s JFK International Airport over the weekend after he was caught trying to smuggle 34 live finches from Guyana into the US.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:09:19 +0300
Elon Musk would not be pleased.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:07:38 +0300
Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson - campaigning to be the next UK Prime Minister - said Tuesday that the United Kingdom would face a catastrophic loss of confidence in politics if the country does not leave the European Union, Reuters reported.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:01:14 +0300
Despite the accusations brought up against him, Patrick Shanahan insisted that he “never laid a hand” on his ex-wife, and that he cooperated fully with the investigation.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:00:00 +0300
Turns out that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un intended to walk away from his second summit with US President Donald Trump earlier this year with a deal that recognized the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as a nuclear power, a so-called “leaked” document obtained by the Voice of America on Sunday claims.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:00:00 +0300
South Korea’s newest attack submarine has begun its first sea trials. The indigenously designed KSS-3-class diesel-electric sub will be Seoul’s first ballistic missile-capable boat.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:58:15 +0300
Due to low ticket sales, a Broadway play about the Clintons will close a month earlier than expected.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:56:40 +0300
President Trump announced Tuesday that Acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan had decided to leave his post after less than six months in office, saying that Mark Esper, until now serving as secretary of the army, would become the new man at the helm at the Pentagon.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:55:10 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States would be better off in its confrontation with Iran to have a secretary of defence who has been confirmed by the Senate rather than a temporary acting official as is the case, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:45:34 +0300
The world’s population is expected to stop growing at the end of the century for the first time in modern history, according to a recent Pew Research Center report based on data from the United Nations.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:26:12 +0300
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The Council of the European Union decided at its meeting on Tuesday to postpone the launch of accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania and will revert to this issue no later than October, the European commissioner said.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 21:11:35 +0300
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The Council of the European Union on Tuesday called upon Turkey to respect the rights of Cyprus in connection with Ankara's drilling for energy reserves off the island's coast and instructed the European Commission and other bodies to immediately submit response options.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:58:19 +0300
Reacting to criticism, Ocasio-Cortez sought to elaborate that she was talking about “concentration camps”, not “death camps”, and insisted that the Trump administration is employing the former.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:52:46 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iran's intelligence agents were able to bust a CIA cyberespionage network allegedly operating in the country by recruiting spies from that very network to infiltrate the ring, Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday, citing an official from the Iranian Intelligence Ministry.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:49:45 +0300
For good reason, it's been called 'The Olympics of Flat racing'. Five days of the very top class action featuring the world's best horses. With strength in depth in all of the thirty races, Royal Ascot, which starts on Tuesday, can be a veritable minefield for punters but bearing in mind certain key factors can help tilt the odds in our favour.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:47:58 +0300
New Delhi (Sputnik): Acute Encephalitis Syndrome is a condition that affects the central nervous system, mostly in children and young adults. It starts with a high fever and then affects neurological functions, causing mental disorientation, seizures, confusion, delirium, coma and eventually death.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:47:53 +0300
There is growing dissent between Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the central bank's 2-per cent inflation target, as officials consider a possible policy response to the spillover effects of global trade tensions.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:27:13 +0300
LONDON (Sputnik) - UK commuters on Tuesday took to social media to express their frustration over disrupted train services after the South Western Railway (SWR) staff went on a five-day strike to dispute their management's stance on the role of train guards.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:09:44 +0300
India on 16 June imposed tariffs on 28 US products, including almonds and apples, in a retaliatory move against US President Donald Trump withdrawing India's preferential trade treatment.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:09:28 +0300
The crater, believed to have been formed in the last three years or so, is the second peculiar discovery on Mars in a week's time, and follows reports about a Martian land formation which looks suspiciously similar to the Starfleet logo from Star Trek.

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:07:45 +0300
Theresa May will step down as caretaker prime minister on 22 July and be replaced by one of two candidates chosen by Conservative Party members after a postal ballot. The new leader will be thrown straight in the deep end and tasked with delivering some form of Brexit.

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