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Sat, 04 Apr 2020 21:46:49 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Defenсe Ministry's centre for Syrian reconciliation has not registered any fire coming from militants in Idlib over the past 24 hours, the centre's head, Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev, said on Saturday.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 21:37:34 +0000
Previously, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation launched an investigation after receiving “reports of conferences being disrupted by pornographic and/or hate images and threatening language\".

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 21:30:03 +0000
The worldwide coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is beginning to take a significant toll on the global economy as governments begin to implement lockdowns and shut down non-essential businesses in order to try and slow the spread of the disease.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 20:41:37 +0000
A total of 300,915 COVID-19 infections have been reported in the US, and at least 8,162 people have died from the disease, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 20:25:44 +0000
A joint operation of the Public Security Secretariat and the Mexican army has been launched to find the whereabouts of the armed groups involved in the clashes.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 20:18:10 +0000
The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has recently exceeded 300,000, according to the latest count by Johns Hopkins University.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 18:56:13 +0000
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of using “agents of terror” disguised as diplomats to carry out assassinations and engage in bomb plots across Europe on Thursday amid reports citing US intelligence that an Iranian hit squad was behind the death of a dissident Iranian journalist in Turkey late last year.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 18:48:50 +0000
The famous American diplomat highlighted the need to discover a cure for the coronavirus, as well as the apparent necessity to protect the \"liberal world order\".

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 18:47:42 +0000
ROME (Sputnik) - Italy’s COVID-19 death toll has surged past 15,000 as 681 more people have died after contracting the disease, Angelo Borrelli, the head of the National Civil Protection Department, announced on Saturday, adding that the daily rise in fatalities was slowing.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 18:33:38 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow and Beijing have agreed on a new deal that will see China supply Russia with 1.05 million protective suits and 80 million medical masks to combat COVID-19, Alexey Gruzdev, Russia's deputy minister of industry and trade, said on Saturday.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 18:13:39 +0000
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has no legal recourse to criticize new Indian legislation that will give people not born in Jammu and Kashmir the right to become permanent citizens of the disputed territory, a spokesman for the Indian Ministry External Affairs said in a statement.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 18:00:04 +0000
Russia sent over 100 medical experts and 15 planeloads of equipment to Italy last month to help it in its battle against the new coronavirus, with the Mediterranean nation remaining in the top tier in total infections and fatalities.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 17:20:18 +0000
In February, five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova announced that she would be leaving tennis “to compete on a different type of terrain”. Since then, she has been staying in self-isolation in one of her homes in the United States where she appears to be somewhat bored.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 17:14:43 +0000
In an interview with Reuters, Norway's Oil and Energy Minister Tina Bru said she was following the developments on the global market closely, and has been in contact with other oil-producing countries.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 17:10:51 +0000
The testing of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier's crew for COVID-19 is being conducted after an coronavirus outbreak aboard the ship was revealed through the efforts of the vessel's captain, Brett Crozier, who has since been relieved of his command.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:52:12 +0000
Britain's prime minister went into self-isolation last week after testing positive for COVID-19, but vowed to remain at his post. On Friday, he reported that he would remain in isolation, since he still has mild symptoms, including a high temperature.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:35:19 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US sanctions are drastically hindering Iran’s ability to combat the spread of COVID-19, which has already killed more than 3,000 people in the country, the Iranian ambassador to Belgium, Gholamhossein Dehghani, wrote in a letter to the EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:32:46 +0000
According to media reports, the vessel had 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on board and two deaths.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:31:40 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US state of New York has recorded its largest daily increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases as 10,841 positive tests were reported on Saturday, with the death toll also rising by 630, State Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:24:55 +0000
Nations around the world have introduced a range of measures to battle COVID-19 and slow or even stop its spread. However, that may be impossible, a veteran Russian scientist says.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:00:00 +0000
The seal is a pinniped mammal, a member of the eared seal family. Its closest relative is a sea lion. There are 7-9 species of fur seals.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 15:50:54 +0000
Spain has been under a nationwide lockdown for almost three weeks now, and has nonetheless registered the largest number of coronavirus cases in Europe, as well as the continent’s second-highest death toll. But there’s one town that stands out from the otherwise grim crowd.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 15:45:21 +0000
This week, several mobile towers in the UK, some of them confirmed to be 5G, were reportedly set alight, as conspiracy theories linking 5G to the coronavirus pandemic continue to circulate.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 15:36:49 +0000
Funeral services across the UK have already had restrictions implemented by the government in alignment with social distancing regulations. Guidelines limit the number of mourners in attendance as well as the distance from which each attendee must stand.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 15:32:49 +0000
Researchers now intend to further study what they found within the sarcophagus in a bid to learn more about the history of the coffin's occupant.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 15:24:26 +0000
Blooming cherry blossoms show that the spring has arrived, carrying with it warm and sunny days. Some parts of the world saw the blooming cherry blossoms earlier than expected. In the US the peak of the bloom took place on 20 March, the earliest since 2012.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 15:24:12 +0000
A bright scarlet fan-like shape spilled across the skies in Japan nearly a millennium and a half ago, striking fear into people’s hearts and presenting astronomers with a puzzle they were at a loss to crack.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 15:15:25 +0000
While countries such as the UK debate what kind of powers their police forces should be given to keep people at home to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, police in Tunisia have found a new and essentially modern way of ensuring citizens abide by the lockdown.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 14:28:18 +0000
The day before, Moscow's COVID-19 response centre said that people younger than 45 account for nearly 50 percent of the new coronavirus patients registered in the Russian capital, with the infection confirmed in 17 more children.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 14:24:00 +0000
A coalition agreement between Likud and Kahol Lavan is expected to be signed any day now. Israeli observers have explained Benny Gantz's sudden decision to team up with Benjamin Netanyahu and whether a government will be formed at long last.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 14:17:48 +0000
At the end of March Russia put forward a draft declaration in the UN aimed at countering the spread of COVID-19, urging that countries set aside trade wars and sanctions adopted without a UN Security Council mandate to deal with the worldwide pandemic.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 14:01:27 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian government has taken a two-day pause to clear up the situation with nationals stranded abroad due to COVID-19 limitations on air traffic and will come back with a schedule of repatriation on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:50:30 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India is currently under a 21-day lockdown until 14 April. On 22 March, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi appealed to citizens to bang utensils at 5 p.m for five minutes to honour healthcare providers in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:48:50 +0000
According to Russia's Health Ministry, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country currently stands at 4,731, with 43 deaths.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:48:50 +0000
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Spain has resorted to some of the toughest lockdown measures in the world to try to slow the spread of the virus.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:35:49 +0000
By the end of April, the comet is expected to become as bright as the stars of Ursa Major and thus visible to the naked eye.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:32:36 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The majority of COVID-19 cases reported in Russia, 2,854 since the start of the outbreak, have been transferred locally by contact and 808 cases of the disease have been imported to the country, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said on Saturday.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:31:08 +0000
The day before, Russian MMA fighter of Dagestani origin Khabib Nurmagomedov called Irish fighter Conor \"The Notorious\" McGregor an \"old prostitute who wants attention.\"

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:28:52 +0000
The prominent Kennedy family has been plagued by tragic deaths in recent decades, from the plane crash of Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. to the assassination of his brothers John and Robert in the ‘60s to the drug overdose of Robert’s granddaughter Saoirse Kennedy Hill last year.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:24:10 +0000
In a parallel universe, you’d now be reading my Sputnik Intelligent Punter’s Guide to the 2020 Grand National. But the big race, like all other sporting events, has been cancelled. Instead, today we have a CGI Grand National. Can ‘Virtual Sport’ provide sports’ fans with the excitement they are currently missing?

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:15:33 +0000
Though it may be difficult to overcome the stress of self-isolation as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world, people are keeping their chins up and trying different ways to entertain themselves.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 13:01:59 +0000
Jeremy Corbyn had consistently ruled out the possibility of joining forces with Boris Johnson to come up with a response to the COVID-19 crisis. Now, it appears that following the end of Corbyn’s tenure as Labour leader, Mr Johnson is reaching out to the newly elected replacement.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 12:46:47 +0000
Russian Helicopters and their Mexican partner – the Craft Avia Center announced plans to form a partnership to market the Ansat multi-purpose helicopter in Mexico several years back, with the Mexican side opening a service center earlier this year.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 12:43:36 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra and her American singer husband Nick Jonas never miss an opportunity to show their admiration for each other: from red carpets to attending family functions, they show up together.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 12:40:50 +0000
Earlier, the Russian Defence Ministry said it would send 87 military epidemiologists and medics, as well as protective gear and disinfectant to Serbia on 11 flights starting Friday.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 12:38:14 +0000
In just the first three months of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has enveloped the world and seen governments impose restrictions in order to stop the spread of the virus. The United Kingdom has introduced a full-scale lockdown with the public only being allowed out of their homes for exercise and essential shopping.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 12:00:00 +0000
The craving for water is not connected to the size or weight of the dog. Certain breeds of dog are much better at swimming than others.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 11:59:56 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed 68 lives in India, and as of today there are at least 2,900 active cases.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 11:54:32 +0000
Earlier this day, the Spanish Health Ministry reported that the death toll from the coronavirus had risen to 11,744 this day from 10,935 the previous day.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 11:39:27 +0000
75 years ago, from January to May 1945, the Allies began the final push for the heart of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich, knocking down one puppet regime after another and counting down the days to the Nazis’ surrender.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 11:34:37 +0000
Scott C. Warring, the founder of the UFO and paranormal news blog ET Data Base, believes he has found evidence of intelligent life on Mars: a pyramid with a door and a weird elongated “building”.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 11:34:37 +0000
Last month, scientists used the United Kingdom’s Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope to identify a new, star-forming galaxy known as NGC 8822.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 11:29:56 +0000
As angry social media users proceeded to give the comedian a piece of their mind over the joke in question, even Mia Khalifa herself took note of the ensuing fracas.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 11:16:25 +0000
Many British sex workers have been hard hit by the current pandemic due to their inability to entertain patrons. Given the meagre prospects offered by webcam work, some have been forced to rely on a group set up by their fellow prostitutes to make it through.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 11:10:03 +0000
The day before, Moscow's authorities stated that they had launched a system for monitoring patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 11:08:58 +0000
Barcelona football star Lionel Messi’s means of transportation was tailor-made made for him, with the jet boasting an array of luxury features, including a kitchen, bathrooms and steps featuring the names of his family members.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 11:06:01 +0000
Authorities say the building was rocked by a gas explosion on the third floor.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 10:50:10 +0000
Many Brits are looking for a glimmer of hope as the number of recorded deaths in their country from COVID-19 (3,605) surpasses that of even China (3, 326).

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 10:48:14 +0000
As the COVID-19 pandemic has already disrupted supply chains around the world, Russian media reported earlier that Russia may face shortages in the supply of imported alcohol.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 10:19:47 +0000
According to officials, the attack took place in the morning outside a shop where customers had queued.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 10:01:08 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian cabinet said on Saturday that it had approved the draft of the country's energy policy for the period until 2035 and allocated over 562 million rubles ($7.4 million) from its reserve fund to be paid to agencies on the frontline of tackling the COVID-19 outbreak.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 09:58:23 +0000
The Lorentz Invariance, at the heart of Albert Einstein's special relativity theory, is a concept according to which the laws of physics are the same throughout the universe. It predicts that the speed of light in a vacuum is a constant whatever the situation, while some theories suggest the invariance could be violated at very high energies.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 09:56:05 +0000
Former party leader Jeremy Corbyn announced his resignation on 13 December, the day after his party suffered a resounding defeat in the UK general election.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 09:52:40 +0000
A person who wants to join an online group chat on Zoom, the in-vogue app of the coronavirus era, should obtain the ID number of the meeting and the password. City officials, who must broadcast all of their meetings, had made the information available to everyone.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 09:51:22 +0000
So far, Spain ranks third in the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic as the country, with Italy standing the second and the US topping the list.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 09:45:00 +0000
Globally, the total number of COVID-19 cases stands at 972,303, while the death toll is 50,322, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 09:15:31 +0000
The US administration launched a paycheck protection programme on 3 April, allowing small businesses to avoid layoffs amid COVID-19 shutdowns, hoping to start cash handouts to taxpayers within two weeks, according to Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 09:06:05 +0000
It looks like American singer and actress Selena Gomez has already had a long list of serious diagnoses on her plate. Now she has also been confirmed to have bipolar disorder, which is characterised by periods of extreme mood swings, from abnormal highs to extreme lows, including clinical depression.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 08:56:09 +0000
Ankara is expected to activate the S-400s in the coming weeks, but Washington has not given up on its plans to get the much-feared weapons out of Turkey. Stick has not worked, apparently, so now is the time to offer some carrot.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 08:31:21 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The COVID-19 pandemic has so far infected 972,303 people globally, with over 50 thousand deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO); in Pakistan the death toll has reached 40, with 2,696 reported to have contracted the virus.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 08:07:05 +0000
Oil prices suffered their worst decline in decades in March after Russia and Saudi Arabia failed to reach a deal on output cuts amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 07:23:25 +0000
Earlier, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Graham Medley said as quoted by The Times that there might be a need to reconsider the controversial herd immunity strategy, which implies allowing people to catch the coronavirus to build up a resistance.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 07:17:13 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - S7, a member of the OneWorld alliance of carriers and one of Russia's largest airlines, announced on Saturday it would suspend evacuation flights to bring Russian nationals from Thailand, Vietnam and Japan amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 06:52:58 +0000
The sequel to ‘12 Rules for Life’ was tentatively scheduled for release this January, but it was delayed after Peterson nearly died during a months-long medical ordeal. Now, he’s back on the path between chaos and order.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 06:52:34 +0000
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Venezuela is condemning the European Union's endorsement of the United States' proposal to establish a transitional government in the Latin American country as silence in the face of Washington's \"aggression against Venezuelan sovereignty,\" Venezuelan Foreign Minister Gorge Arreaza has said.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 06:48:06 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): At the behest of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, citizens banged their utensils at 5 p.m. for five minutes on 22 March as a gesture of thanks to healthcare workers engaged in the fight against COVID-19.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 06:45:31 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A highly classified US Air Force base in the Nevada Desert for years was home to a secret squadron whose mission was to teach American pilots how to defeat Russian MiG fighter jets, its former commander told Sputnik in an interview.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 06:32:26 +0000
In the earlier stages of the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK, suggestions had been made that one way of dealing with the virus was by allowing 80 per cent of the population to catch it, in order to build up “herd immunity”. However, the plan was swiftly dismissed by Health Secretary Matt Hancock as exposing the most vulnerable to a high risk of death.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 06:17:26 +0000
Two weeks ago, singer Pink and her three-year-old son Jameson developed symptoms of COVID-19. The singer’s attending physician conducted a test for coronavirus which revealed her infection.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 06:16:53 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia continues oil production cooperation with Venezuela and the two countries maintain close contacts within the framework of OPEC-non-OPEC agreements, Russian Ambassador in Caracas Sergey Melik-Bagdasarov said.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 06:04:42 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela, who represented India at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant, made her acting debut with “Singh Saab the Great”, which was released in 2013.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 06:02:44 +0000
Last year, Michael Atkinson notified the US Congress that he'd receiving a complaint from an intelligence officer concerning the July telephone conversation between the US President and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky. The content of the conversation ultimately became the reason for the impeachment proceedings against Trump.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 05:51:46 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): The role of India's media amid the COVID-19 crisis has gained immense importance, given that the Prime Minister held a video conference with the nation's major news publishers to emphasise their role during this critical time, when reliable and authentic information is required to prevent a panic.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 05:27:00 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - As European countries agree to set up another task force to tackle terrorism in the Sahel against the backdrop of the US planned troop drawdown, experts warn that a new mission will not necessarily lead to a reduction in violence, but will help the West to retain its geopolitical clout amid the rise of rival actors on the ground.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 04:59:00 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared a 21-day Covid-19 national lockdown since 25 March. The government has also announced entitlements such as cash transfer and food as relief to the marginalised segments of the society. Indian finance ministry will soon announce a stimulus package.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 04:42:20 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US priest who became in early March the first person in Washington tested positive with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) said that he hopes the pandemic will make all humanity stronger physically and spiritually.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 04:30:00 +0000
While the world is in quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic, social media continues to keep us all closer to each other and to give us minutes of hope and joy.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 04:15:00 +0000
While the death toll from coronavirus is continuing to rise around the world, it has become obvious that sex and gender differences do play a role when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. British health experts Dr Bharat Pankhania and Sarah Hawkes explain why men are more likely to die from coronavirus than women.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 04:07:03 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): With the rapid increase in number of COVID-19 cases in the country, the Pakistan government has imposed a national lockdown. According to health officials, the country has reported more than 30 deaths so far.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 03:21:21 +0000
The decision reportedly affects hundreds of workers at Tesla's car factory in Fremont, California, and at the Giga Factory near Reno, Nevada, and was made due to the current COVID-19 situation in the United States.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 02:48:51 +0000
25,000 former NHS workers have offered their return to hospitals throughout the UK after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued a plea last week, and Health Secretary Matt Hancock has now stated that Britain’s rate of coronavirus infection could soon reach peak levels.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 02:14:31 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The seventh and the eighth planes of the Russian Aerospace Forces have left for Serbia to help the Balkan nation fight the coronavirus outbreak, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 01:33:09 +0000
The United States remains the nation worst affected by the new coronavirus disease, as its virus tally has exceeded 270,900, the count by Johns Hopkins University shows.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 01:25:48 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Four construction companies have received nearly $140 million in contracts to convert existing facilities into emergency hospitals from the US Army Corps of Engineers (ACE), the Department of Defence said in a press release.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 01:25:16 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Delta Airlines applied for relief under the recently passed $2 trillion CARES Act and is braced for a second-quarter in which revenue is expected to fall 90 percent, Chief Executive Ed Bastian said in a memo to employees.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 00:54:24 +0000
US President Donald Trump’s attempt at comic relief fell flat for netizens Friday evening when he interrupted the COVID-19 novel coronavirus task force briefing and began cracking jokes about his playboy past.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 00:46:06 +0000
With the US Indian Health Service (IHS) already severely unfunded at the best of times, the COVID-19 outbreak is disproportionately affecting Native American communities, Ruth Hopkins, Dakota/Lakota Sioux writer and journalist, told Radio Sputnik’s Political Misfits Friday.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 00:27:09 +0000
Global oil prices began to fall in January, while in early March the market saw a huge surplus sending prices to their lowest points in the past two decades.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 00:16:00 +0000
The competition was supposed to resume at the end of April.

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 00:08:13 +0000
While Canada has confirmed only 12,400 cases of COVID-19 and 179 deaths from the disease, its southern neighbor the US is topping the world's coronavirus tally, with more than 275,500 infections and over 7,000 fatalities registered, the count by Johns Hopkins University shows.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:44:41 +0000
NEW YORK (Sputnik) - Volkswagen, together with the carmaker’s fabrics supplier Faurecia, announced in a press release that they have made an initial batch of 70,000 pairs of medical gowns and 5,000, to be shipped to hospitals in the New York City area before the end of the week.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:44:25 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US and the United Arab Emirates completed a series of bilateral live-fire exercises in the Persian Gulf region, Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:38:09 +0000
On this episode of The Critical Hour, Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Caleb Maupin, journalist and political analyst who focuses his coverage on US foreign policy.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:28:35 +0000
The political blame game is in full swing now, but don’t be fooled: we did this to ourselves, and both parties participated.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:13:23 +0000
Production of several Boeing helicopters and related vehicles will cease for several weeks as the company shuts down its factory amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced Thursday.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:09:15 +0000
You know that feeling when you see someone with something that you really want? Well, nobody knows this feeling better than dogs, as a hilarious pup demonstrated earlier this week.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:01:26 +0000
As researchers around the world race to produce a vaccine for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, Bill Gates’ private foundation is taking an aggressive approach to the trials by funneling billions of dollars across seven factories that will each test promising vaccine candidates.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:01:02 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Serbia is ready to follow the recommendations of highly qualified Russian specialists in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent the situation from sliding into worst-case scenarios, city of Belgrade parliamentarian Draginja Vlk said.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 22:41:21 +0000
The US is not currently considering levying tariffs to protect domestic oil prices amid the Saudi-Russian production dispute, but they remain an option, US President Donald Trump told reporters Friday.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 22:33:09 +0000
At least 7,077 individuals have died in the US from the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, according to the Johns Hopkins dashboard.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 22:32:05 +0000
The Chinese-made face protection of classes FFP2 and FFP3 was initially ordered by the German government from an American firm amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 22:19:08 +0000
LONDON (Sputnik) - The UK media keep digging into 'the hidden agenda' of Russian humanitarian assistance to crisis-hit Italy and the United States, overlooking that both efforts were coordinated with the respective governments, the Russian Embassy in London said on Friday.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 22:13:17 +0000
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is considering turning the under-construction Athletes Village for the Tokyo Olympics into a temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 22:01:43 +0000
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Sputnik News analysts and producers Walter Smolarek and Nicole Roussell.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 21:59:35 +0000
Two boaters who went missing in the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Maryland, on Thursday have been identified as members of the Kennedy family: 40-year-old Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and her 8-year-old son Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 21:36:31 +0000
US President Donald Trump indicated in a Friday briefing that Americans would soon receive directions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging the voluntary wearing of homemade cloth masks to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 21:29:10 +0000
The United States is still topping the global coronavirus tally, as the number of infections in the country has surpassed 266,000, the count by Johns Hopkins University shows.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 21:24:09 +0000
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that east African countries facing desert locust swarms may have their food security further threatened, as international shipments of pesticides have been delayed due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:49:57 +0000
NYC nurse speaks out about PPE & harassment; Covid-19 hits the food supply chain; Bolsonaro steers Brazil towards massive outbreak

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:47:40 +0000
The news today is almost universally dark. Globally the number of Covid-19 cases has surpassed the one million mark, an increase of 500,000 in only seven days. The confirmed death toll to the highly infectious virus is now over fifty-five thousand.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:47:39 +0000
Rather than just renew its contract with Boeing, the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) plans on opening up bidding among defense contractors for modernizing the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) systems that defend the homeland from ballistic missile attack.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:43:35 +0000
Despite the real danger of the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit the US hard, with the country now having the most confirmed cases of the virus in the world, nefarious parties still exist that aim to profit from the tragedy. Law enforcement in Kentucky is now investigating sham, pop-up coronavirus testing sites.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:36:15 +0000
Get your diaries out! I am agreeing with Gary Lineker and agreeing even more with Gary Neville when he slammed ‘the f*****g cheek’ of health secretary, Matt Hancock.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:31:13 +0000
The fund footed half of the bill for the medical cargo recently sent to the United States, which is now the country with the highest national coronavirus tally in the world.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:24:14 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US defence contractor Lockheed Martin’s strategy to weather the coronavirus crisis includes hiring new employees, doubling early payments of invoices from suppliers and beginning production of face shields, Chairman Marillyn Hewson said in a press release on Friday.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:19:46 +0000
Pakistani authorities on Friday said that four men had been rearrested for the 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl one day after a court had overturned their convictions.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:00:25 +0000
The New York Stock Exchange on Friday closed out its first week of volatile trading for the fiscal year’s second quarter, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average index posting losses of more than 300 points following the release of an alarming US jobs report.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 19:54:09 +0000
Despite being tasked with easing the medical burden of New York City hospitals during the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, the US Navy’s emergency medical ship is reportedly only 2% full with patients.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 19:48:19 +0000
TORONTO (Sputnik) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said that limiting the flow of essential goods and personnel across the US-Canada border is a mistake after the United States blocked the export of COVID-19 equipment.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 19:36:35 +0000
Changes are expected to be made to British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s emergency coronavirus loan scheme, amid increasing criticism that businesses may not be able to acquire sufficient funds in time to stave off the threat of bankruptcy during the ongoing pandemic.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 19:30:00 +0000
As US Navy Capt. Brett Crozier departed the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on Friday, hundreds of sailors cheered his name. Crozier was removed as captain of the Roosevelt on Thursday after a letter he wrote urging Navy support in addressing the raging COVID-19 outbreak on his ship was leaked to the press.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 19:07:59 +0000
According to the vessel owner, Holland America, all guests will be screened and cleared for entry by US Customs and Border Protection upon arrival.

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New seismological data shows that isolation policies geared toward combating the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus are responsible for the recent reduction in seismic noise - allowing researchers to better detect earthquakes and other related events.

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A team of Israeli scientists say they are just days away from finishing the production of the active component of a COVID-19 vaccine that could be tested on humans as soon as June 1.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Congressmen Ted Lieu and Ruben Gallego on Friday wrote a letter to Defense Department Inspector General Glenn Fine urging him to open an investigation into the removal of US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt Capt. Brett Crozier after he sounded the alarm of an outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on the ship.

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Belarus has been one of the few nations in the northern hemisphere to resist introducing nation-wide quarantines and other large-scale restrictions in its battle with the new coronavirus, instead preferring a targeted response.

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Jeremy Corbyn has served as Labour leader since 2015, but after the party's worst electoral result since the 1930s, he announced in December that he would stand down.

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While Paige and her husband wear virtually next to nothing in these photos, some strategically placed objects are always present in the shots in order to preserve their modesty.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US Embassy expects Russia to explain the reasons behind the cancellation of an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to New York, scheduled for Friday, Embassy's spokeswoman, Rebecca Ross, said.

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The survey also showed that about 29 percent of the respondents believe they live in what the Bible describes as the \"last days\".

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Paris police head Didier Lallement has come under severe criticism both from politicians and medical staff after he said that COVID-19 patients became ill after ignoring the rules of the lockdown.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:15:21 +0000
NEW YORK (Sputnik) - The US State of New Jersey reported a total of 646 fatalities caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 29,895 people who have tested positive for the virus, Governor Phil Murphy said in a press release on Friday.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:09:10 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has extended the wind-down period for companies to conduct limited business with Venezuela's NYNAS AB until May 14, the Treasury Department said in a notice on Friday.

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On 22 March, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced strict coronavirus measures for at least two weeks, including a ban on more than two people meeting.

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Oil prices shot up by over 20 percent in two days of trading after President Donald Trump suggested that Saudi Arabia and Russia may reach an agreement on reducing crude output amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:37:30 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US National Guard has deployed approximately 20,000 troops to help US states fight the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Defense Department said in a statement on Friday.

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The video featuring the alleged ghost's voice was apparently recorded at the Swan View Tunnel in Australia.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:08:03 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): After clapping on their balconies and beating utensils to pay tribute to frontline workers amid COVID-19 outbreak, Prime Minister Modi has now asked people to turn off their lights for nine minutes on Sunday at 9pm and light earthen lamps and candles. The gesture is symbolic of defeating darkness and negativity.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:06:29 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iran is planning to start the construction of a destroyer with a displacement of almost 6,000 tonnes already in 2020, the head of the Iranian Defence Ministry's Marine Industries Organisation said on Friday in an interview with the state-run Mehr news agency.

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:58:31 +0000
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has mobilised all research labs, including from the private sector, to get medical equipment amid a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.

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