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Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:54:24 +0000
Former Disney star Bella Thorne is no stranger to controversy – her name is now forever linked to PornHub and OnlyFans thanks to her 2019 directorial porn debut and her recent scandalous involvement in adult-content website.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:52:31 +0000
President Biden unilaterally extended the withdrawal period of the 2020 US-Taliban peace deal, announcing last week that the pullout of US forces would start in May and be complete by September. The Islamist militia has ominously warned that “problems” would “be compounded” if US and NATO troops did not pull out by the previously agreed deadline.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:39:39 +0000
The UK parliament’s Liaisons Committee has been asked by Labour to grill PM Johnson on the use of his personal phone.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:21:10 +0000
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - NATO believes that \"any steps\" towards de-escalation are important, a NATO official said on Thursday, when commenting on the Russian Defence Ministry’s announcement on the conclusion of military drills in the country’s south.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:18:43 +0000
The 20-year-old Black man was fatally shot on 11 April in Brooklyn Centre, Minnesota. The police later confirmed it was an accident as the officer had intended to use a taser.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:00:00 +0000
The hippopotamus, also called the hippo, is a large semiaquatic mammal native to sub-Saharan Africa. Hippos are considered one of the most dangerous animals on the planet.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:23:00 +0000
The new technology may eventually help not only produce breathable air for a manned mission to Mars, but also help make rocket fuel on site for a return trip to Earth.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:16:53 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US House of Representatives on Thursday adopted legislation that would grant statehood to the capital of the United States - Washington, DC.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:12:19 +0000
Israel’s Defence Forces announced on Thursday that they had attacked missile batteries in Syria in response to the launch of a Syrian surface-to-air missile that landed near the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Centre – suspected birthplace of Israel’s first nuclear bomb. The launch took place right after a separate Israeli attack on Syria.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:08:38 +0000
Unstable supply of silicon chips has hit most major car makers, which are heavily-dependent on electronic components.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:00:00 +0000
While some heaved a sigh of relief when Derek Chauvin was found guilty, legal observers are expressing concerns over the conduct of the US judicial branch in two cases related to the excessive use of force by the US police: the George Floyd case and that of Ashli Babbitt.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:54:00 +0000
The Florida-based home of the late financier Jeffrey Epstein has been sold to local developer Todd Michael Glaser, who promised to raze to the ground the notorious estate where dozens of underage victims are believed to have been abused during the millionaire’s life time.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:24:53 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be visiting together the laboratories where Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is made between 10 May and some time in June, a WHO representative told Sputnik on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:18:12 +0000
PRAGUE (Sputnik) - Three employees of the Russian embassy in Bratislava need to leave Slovakia within one week in light of the situation in the Czech Republic, Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger said on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:56:58 +0000
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey will soon start using the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, the country's health minister, Fahrettin Koca, said on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:33:27 +0000
In a speech to lawmakers on Wednesday, President Putin compared those who seek to bully or intimidate Russia to the tiger Shere Khan and the jackal Tabaqui from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, and warned nations not to cross Moscow’s “red lines.” On Thursday, the Kremlin specified that these “red lines” are tied to Russia’s national interests.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:25:49 +0000
The culprits may potentially face up to two years and eight months in Indonesian prison on charges of public indecency.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:03:51 +0000
Tesla’s first Powerwall stationary home battery pack was announced in 2015, and the second generation a year later.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:57:57 +0000
Earlier this month, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) told the Delhi High Court that WhatsApp’s controversial privacy policy would result in excessive data collection and \"stalking\" of users over advertising purposes. WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook challenged the CCI’s findings in court.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:55:06 +0000
COVID patients in India's capital Delhi are in urgent need of oxygen as the second wave of the virus wreaks havoc in the country, which recorded 314,835 new infections in the last 24 hours, the world's highest daily tally since the start of the pandemic.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:51:52 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States and other NATO member countries continue their provocative activities in the Black Sea Region, the Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:29:52 +0000
US President Joe Biden this week hailed his target of administering 200 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine within 100 days of taking office. But Biden’s apparent success in rolling out vaccination may only offer his nation short-lived protection from the coronavirus.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:22:25 +0000
US comedian Ellen DeGeneres found herself under fire and her show the subject of controversy in the summer of 2020 when it was investigated for ostensibly being a ‘hostile’ workplace and over alleged harassment towards staff, with the actress eventually apologising and vowing \"everyone would be treated with respect\" on her namesake talk show.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:20:35 +0000
Fortunately, the incident didn’t cause any injuries or deaths, with its impact limited to waterfront damage.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:02:24 +0000
The scandal unwrapped around an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred shortly before the jury announced its verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin over the in-custody death of George Floyd in May 2020.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000
According to Nature magazine, the leatherback sea turtle is the largest of all living turtles. It is found in all tropical and subtropical oceans, and its range extends well into the Arctic Circle.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:39:22 +0000
America's unemployment rate has dropped to 6 percent this March - a vast improvement on the 14.7 percent recorded nearly a year ago, in April 2020.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:29:15 +0000
Communication was lost with an Indonesian navy submarine as it was conducting a torpedo drill in waters north of the island of Bali on Wednesday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:28:37 +0000
The US Federal Reserve injected trillions of dollars into the economy over the past year to combat the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in a process known as “quantitative easing.” Recent estimates indicate that the cash money supply in the US economy grew from $15.4 trillion to $19.7 trillion between 2020 and 2021.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:25:04 +0000
A fresh trade row between two Asia-Pacific nations has sparked renewed tensions in the region, which could see key trading partners exchange tit-for-tat measures amid the disagreement.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:08:23 +0000
One of the potential scenarios mentioned by Dr. Susan Schneider involves a person uploading their memories to a cloud and then finding themselves unable to pay the maintenance fees.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:08:07 +0000
World leaders from more than 40 countries, including Russia, China, and the EU are expected to join the Leaders’ Summit on Climate. The two-day event is being held virtually.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:04:40 +0000
We’ve been in Afghanistan 20 years, Joe Biden’s generals told him. All we need is a little more time. The president overruled them, ordering a complete withdrawal of American troops by September 11th.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:00:52 +0000
US President Joe Biden called for \"confronting head-on systemic racism and the racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system\" in a televised address on 20 April after a jury in Minneapolis found white former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges stemming from the death of African-American man George Floyd in May 2020.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:56:58 +0000
India’s West Bengal is among the five states in the country that have been holding assembly elections since 27 March. The elections being held in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, and Puducherry have been divided into eight phases and the counting of all states' results will be declared on 2 May.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:50:06 +0000
In the First World War the British Empire ruled the Indian sub-continent and large chunks of Africa and the Caribbean. Tens of thousands of soldiers from these lands fought for Britain and many lost their lives.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:37:23 +0000
Several sky-gazers noticed a weirdly-shaped shinning object in Hawaii’s sky in late December last year. Months have passed, but the nature of this sighting has not been determined yet…

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:15:23 +0000
ANKARA (Sputnik) - The United States has officially notified Turkey that it was excluded from the agreement on the F-35 jet production due to its purchase of Russian-made S-400 air defence systems, the official Anadolu news agency reported, citing a Pentagon source.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:04:24 +0000
The USCIRF report released on Wednesday says that the Indian government's \"inaction to address religious violence\" has contributed to a \"culture of impunity for those promulgating hate and violence toward religious minorities.\"

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:02:30 +0000
The significance of cruise missiles and drone warfare has become all too apparent in the 21st century, with the United States and its allies in the Middle East regularly using state of the art weapons to launch attacks across Africa, the Middle East and West Asia over the past two decades, mostly against nations without developed air defences.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:53:09 +0000
The account would reportedly try to bust popular myths about the agency and tell more about its history in an attempt to drive up recruitment among millennials.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:39:45 +0000
Earlier in the week, California-based cybersecurity firm FireEye's incident response division claimed Chinese involvement in an attempt to penetrate the VPN technologies of the Defence Industrial Base Sector, with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) stating that US government agencies had been breached.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:21:28 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The \"red lines\" that Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned in his address to the parliament are located at the borders of Russia's national interests, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov explained on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:21:25 +0000
Extinction Rebellion - or XR - is a “direct action” group which mounts disruptive protests against organisations it claims are worsening climate change. The Home Secretary Priti Patel is trying to push through legislation which would make it easier to stop XR protests.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:01:07 +0000
Facebook has said in a report on Wednesday that it had banned hundreds of fake accounts involved in a cyber espionage campaign tied to what it said was a cyber wing of the Preventive Security Service (PSS) and President Mahmoud Abbas.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:49:19 +0000
Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was once dubbed an “expensive” mistake for Juventus to make. The footballer costs the club an impressive €31 million per year, which keeps a lot of eyes on him during the performances – after all, is he worth all this money?

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:33:57 +0000
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious effect on people’s mental health and in one English village it even led to a murder. An inquest has recorded a verdict of unlawful death on parish councillor James Nash.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:30:00 +0000
Gruesome farm attacks all over the “Rainbow Nation” continue, with white farmers being targeted by criminals; several NGOs are calling for international attention to the problem.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:16:36 +0000
Earlier, Downing Street faced calls to release details of a VIP fast lane for pandemic procurement contracts after a report by the National Audit Office said the government unit had dealt with leads “from government officials, ministers’ offices, MPs and members of the House of Lords, senior NHS staff and other health professionals”.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:44:37 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Myanmar's military government that came to power in February secures all the rights and needs of the ousted national leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and currently has no plans to advance charges over her involvement in the unrest, military government spokesman Gen. Zaw Min Tun said in an interview with Sputnik.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:21:51 +0000
Starmer took over the baton from his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn in April 2020 with the pledge to make a “constructive opposition” in Parliament.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:08:50 +0000
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japan’s government will declare a state of emergency in the prefectures of Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo on Friday in a bid to halt a flare-up in COVID-19 cases, Japanese TV channel NHK reported.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 08:04:44 +0000
Earlier, the Syrian state-run SANA media outlet reported that Syrian air defence systems repelled an Israeli rocket attack near the capital of Damascus.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:56:05 +0000
Amid ongoing Vienna talks to reactivate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Biden administration has been sending indications to Tehran that it may consider reducing punitive sanctions currently targeting Iran, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:51:27 +0000
A car explosion at a luxury hotel's parking lot in Quetta, Pakistan on Wednesday took the lives of four people, injuring a dozen more. Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said that day that China's ambassador had been staying at the targeted hotel.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:43:06 +0000
BEIJING (Sputnik) - China is ready to discuss a wide range of issues related to the global strategic stability with all the sides, the foreign ministry's spokesman, Wang Wenbin, said on Thursday, commenting on a fresh offer by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:29:57 +0000
According to the Finnish Chamber of Commerce, the initial annual target should be set at 30,000 immigrants and doubled by the end of decade.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:23:18 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced on Thursday the detention of a Russian citizen in the city of Sevastopol on suspicion of leaking information about the activities of the Black Sea Fleet to Ukraine.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:14:48 +0000
According to the railway officials, rail services along the Delhi- Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh) section were delayed for more than 3 hours due to the accident.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:07:17 +0000
GENEVA (Sputnik) - Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 may receive the approval of the World Health Organization within several weeks after the WHO mission, scheduled to arrive in the country in May, completes its work, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said after a meeting with WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:50:14 +0000
The report that identified Sweden as the Nordic region's “hot spot” for political extremism found that each seventh extremist is female, assuming there are a large number of unreported cases due to prejudices.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:47:46 +0000
COVID vaccine-producing firm AstraZeneca is being blamed for the shortages in the jabs across the European Union and an impaired vaccination efforts over the company's announcements that it will be unable to fulfil its delivery promises.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:35:36 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Foreign Ministry will summon the Czech ambassador on Thursday for a conversation about Moscow's potential response to new moves by Prague, the ministry's spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, confirmed.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:26:49 +0000
Fearing that the double-mutant India strain of coronavirus could be resistant to vaccines, British Health Minister Matt Hancock has announced travel restrictions for people travelling from India. India is currently struggling with the deadly second wave of COVID, reporting over 200,000 cases and more than 1,000 deaths every day.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:15:30 +0000
In a trial that lasted over a month, on 20 April former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of African-American man George Floyd on 25 May 2020.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:04:04 +0000
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on 16 April that the Russian side had recommended that Ambassador Sullivan return to Washington for consultations about the bilateral relationship.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 05:18:06 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Singapore has sent the MV Swift Rescue vessel to help Indonesia search for the missing submarine KRI Nanggala 402, Singaporean Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Thursday.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 05:13:37 +0000
As of today, 90 percent of Bergen's streets are named after men, while only 10 percent of the streets are named after women, which the City Council intends to rectify for the sake of gender equality and inspiration. Opponents believe this is a contrived problem rooted in identity politics.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 05:05:15 +0000
In the past, the UN body has been slammed for alleged corruption, the uneven distribution of funds and excessive spending but Sami Shaashaa says these accusations are groundless and aimed at delegitimising the agency.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 04:54:29 +0000
Earlier, Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) released precise drone footage of what it claimed was a US Navy aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 04:43:46 +0000
Iran has been partly violating the terms of its nuclear agreement, known as the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) after it was abandoned by the US in 2018. Tehran and the European parties to the deal held negotiations to revive the JCPOA, but Washington has so far refused to remove sanctions from the Iranian economy.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 04:30:00 +0000
Does your dog run away when you turn a hair dryer on? Or maybe it loves the sound of this useful device and the blow of hot air it gives?

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 03:45:07 +0000
The intersection of East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where a black man, George Floyd, died while in the custody of white police last year, soon after the death of the 46-year-old became a memorial site under the name George Floyd Square.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 03:37:00 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The US pharmaceutical company Pfizer has identified fake doses of its vaccine against COVID-19 in Mexico and Poland, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 03:02:57 +0000
On Tuesday, a Columbus police officer shot and killed a black teenage girl after she was seen at another woman with a knife. The killing quickly saw protests in the city and sparked outrage in social media.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 02:18:45 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The leaders of 40 countries from around the world will gather online on Thursday to participate in the Leaders Summit on Climate, organized by the United States.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 01:59:31 +0000
Earlier this week, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted 69-22 in favor of passing HB1181, a bill that imposes new regulations on the disposal of fetal remains. State Rep. London Lamar - a Democrat who personally experienced a loss in a late-term pregnancy - observed the bill is \"offensive for women who actually have had to bury children.\"

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 01:25:44 +0000
ROME (Sputnik) – Italian police have arrested an accomplice of the terrorist who perpetrated the 2016 truck ramming attack in the French city of Nice, media reported.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 01:15:27 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Joe Biden is set to formally recognize the Ottoman Empire's genocide against the Armenian people in the early 20th century, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported, citing US officials.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 01:05:44 +0000
US President Joe Biden has set a goal of weaning the US off fossil fuels by 2035. At present, renewable energy provides just one-sixth of US power needs, but new proposals for projects like huge offshore wind farms could begin to tap the nation’s vast clean energy potential.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 01:01:08 +0000
During an appearance on Mike Tyson’s podcast last month, Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), told Tyson he’d bet “a million dollars” that YouTuber Jake Paul would lose to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Ben Askren. Rapper Snoop Dogg countered with his own $2 million wager that Paul would win.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:32:02 +0000
While not considered a specific disease, dementia is considered a group of conditions that are defined as the impairment of at least two brain functions, such as memory loss and limited social skills. The World Health Organization estimates that about 50 million people around the world suffer from the condition.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:21:55 +0000
Shortly before the jury announced its verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin over the fatal arrest of George Floyd in May 2020, a Columbus, Ohio, policeman shot his weapon four times at a black teenage girl, Makiyah Bryant, killing her, after the cop saw the teen pull a knife on another woman.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:15:30 +0000
In a separate bust, the aircrew of US Coast Guard (USCG) MH-60T Jayhawk intercepted a vessel transporting almost 1,052 pounds (477 kilograms) of cocaine near Puerto Rico. The seized haul, valued around $20 million, was offloaded at USCG Sector San Juan by Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:13:27 +0000
US President Joe Biden recently announced a massive infrastructure project with a focus on cutting pollution, but critics have said it is even more timid than the “Green New Deal” pitched by more left-wing members of the Democratic Party, which was itself lambasted for not being aggressive enough.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:47:40 +0000
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:42:10 +0000
The SANA report follows a statement from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) that a siren alert had been activated in Abu Karinat, a village close to the city of Dimona, where Israel's nuclear research center is situated.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:21:21 +0000
Yemen has been torn by a civil war since 2014, which entered new phase after country's president-in-exile, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, requested military support from Riyadh to fight the armed Houthi political opposition movement. Saudi military bases and infrastructure have been under regular attacks since the kingdom entered the war in 2015.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:03:36 +0000
Earlier, red flags were raised after an unexpected explosion erupted near the Israeli town of Ramle. However, it was later revealed to be part of a \"controlled\" test being conducted by Israeli-owned defense firm Tomer.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 22:37:47 +0000
On today’s episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan and co-host John Kiriakou discussed current events, including Alan Dershowitz accusing Maxine Waters of using tactics from the Ku Klux Klan playbook to “intimidate” the Chauvin jury, and President Macron preparing to ease existing lockdown restrictions in France.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 22:19:28 +0000
Tomer is an Israeli state-owned defense firm that produces propulsion systems for missiles and rockets, including the Shavit satellite launcher and the EXTRA artillery rocket. Videos circulated on social media Tuesday morning of a large explosion occurring at the factory with speculation that it was a form of retaliation by Iran.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 21:52:05 +0000
High illegal immigration rates registered amid the current US administration’s tolerant border policy has put American border agencies in turmoil, stirring a backlash from some lawmakers and law enforcement officials.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 21:34:14 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Biden administration has been sending indications to Tehran that it may consider reducing oil and financial sanctions currently targeting Iran in the context of renewing talks about reining in the Iranian nuclear program, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 21:08:24 +0000
Last month, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), chairman of the US House Armed Services Committee, railed against the growing costs of the already well-over-budget F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The lawmaker argued the US should \"stop throwing money down that particular rathole\" and instead explore ways to cut the country's losses with the fighter jets.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 21:06:48 +0000
TEHRAN (Sputnik) - Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) has released precise drone footage of what it says to be a US Navy aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, the state-run Press TV said on Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 21:06:07 +0000
NEW YORK (Sputnik) - Wall Street’s three main stock indicators all rose about 1.0 percent each on Wednesday, rebounding from a two-day sell-off triggered by concerns that optimism over the economy might have led to an overpricing of the equity market.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 21:02:44 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - United States Postal Service analysts gathered social media intelligence on platforms such as Parler and Telegram leading up to protests on March 20 of this year, according to an internal USPS document posted by Yahoo! News.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 20:49:25 +0000
One of the most difficult parts about readjusting to the community for some newly-released inmates is their ability to successfully re-adapt to the ever-advancing technical world. At present, there is a rising need for care and support for returning citizens in their pursuit to be reintroduced into society.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 20:41:28 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Threats against members of the US Congress during the first four months of 2021 - the period following the deadly January 6 storming of the Capitol by violent Trump supporters - increased 65 percent compared with the same period a year earlier, acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman told Congress on Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 20:39:08 +0000
Chauvin verdict “response to the power of the people”; Covid crisis gripping India; France had \"significant\" role in Rwandan genocide — report

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 20:24:30 +0000
Derek Chauvin found guilty on all charges, but the struggle for justice continues in the US.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 20:23:06 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Four people have been killed and 12 others injured in an explosion that hit a parking lot of a hotel in the Pakistani city of Quetta, local deputy commissioner Aurangzeb Badini said on Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 19:36:23 +0000
US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the country still wasn’t ready to begin exporting vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, although China has vaccinated a comparable number of people and exported nearly as many vaccines at the same time.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 19:16:00 +0000
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on Tuesday of all charges stemming from the in-custody May 2020 death of Minnesota resident George Floyd. Facing dozens of years behind bars, Chauvin is expected to receive his sentencing in June.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 19:05:25 +0000
The incident apparently occurred after one of the store’s staff members suspected accused the woman of not paying for an item of clothing.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 19:00:06 +0000
AnyVision, a Tel Aviv-based maker of facial, body and object recognition technologies which has penned several contracts with the Israeli government and military, saw its investment from Microsoft terminated in 2019 after an ethics review revealed that its products were being used by Israeli security forces in the West Bank.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 18:46:10 +0000
The district attorney’s office is still expected to continue prosecuting crimes such as sex trafficking and patronising sex workers.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 18:38:42 +0000
As India grapples with an exponential rise in COVID infections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing blistering criticism for the government’s handling of the pandemic from the federal opposition party Congress.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 18:16:25 +0000
SEOUL (Sputnik) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in instructed his aides to examine the possibility of using the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 Sputnik V in the country, Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a source in the presidency.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 18:13:14 +0000
After the end of the Cold War, the United States became the dominant military power in every potential war-fighting domain. However, this status gradually began to weaken in the decades that followed, particularly after the Pentagon started getting bogged down in multiple decades-long conflicts in the Middle East.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 18:07:21 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US never expected one set of sanctions to change Russia's behaviour, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:50:00 +0000
Vladimir Putin's address is a firm response to the undue pressure imposed by the US and Europe on Russia, say international observers, suggesting that the need to solve global issues offers hope for a constructive dialogue between the world's major players.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:23:37 +0000
The Undercover Policing Inquiry's (UCPI) second phase aims to examine the work of undercover police officers in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:20:08 +0000
Less than a week after the European Super League was announced, over half of the football clubs that established it have parted ways with the tournament.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:18:05 +0000
Peace talks expected to be held in Istanbul later this month between the Taliban and the Afghan government in Kabul have been postponed until after Ramadan. However, the militant group has also said it will refuse to meet for further negotiations for as long as US troops remain in Afghanistan after the agreed upon withdrawal deadline of May 1.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:15:29 +0000
On Saturday, Czech Foreign Minister Hamacek announced the expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats on suspicion of being officers of Russia's special services. They were obliged to leave the country within 48 hours. 

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:09:49 +0000
While more and more businesses and individuals tend to be environmentally friendly and care about nature, ocean pollution remains an acute problem for our planet.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:52:52 +0000
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) – arbiter of the entertainment industry’s Golden Globe Awards – has been mired in a spate of embarrassing scandals and lawsuits throughout its history, with a recent investigation by The LA Times highlighting the fact that the 87-member group had no Black members.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:10:44 +0000
The potentially worrying development comes as governments worldwide have committed tens of billions of dollars to pharmaceutical companies for the development and production of vaccines to fight a virus which shut down the global economy and put much of the planet into quarantine.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:47:40 +0000
The Duchess of Sussex, who lives in California after stepping down from senior royal duties, suffered a miscarriage last summer. She is now pregnant with her second baby which is due soon and because of this she was unable to fly to the UK to attend the funeral of her husband’s grandfather, Prince Philip.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:47:34 +0000
After former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, US President Joe Biden said he hoped it could be “a giant step forward'' for the nation. But he said \"it's not enough” and hinted at the need for police reform.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:33:01 +0000
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan covered Putin's State of the Nation address, talking about Russia's policies foreign and domestic, looking at Ukraine, Belarus, and Putin's recommendations on the economy, healthcare, infrastructure, and other domestic topics.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:16:46 +0000
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The European Commission on Wednesday proposed a set of rules and regulations on Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems, which go as far as banning those posing a threat to the safety and well-being of EU citizens.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:03:25 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has imposed sanctions on two state-owned Burmese companies in an attempt to deprive Myanmar's military leaders of a major source of income, the Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said on Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:03:21 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Justice Department is probing Minneapolis police practices in view of the recent fatal incidents involving officers that will be separate from the investigation into George Floyd's death, Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a briefing on Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:02:34 +0000
Mobile phones with large tactile buttons, largely favoured the elderly and people with disabilities, are making a comeback amid the global pandemic.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:59:13 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revised its December economic forecast for the aviation industry downwards as the world's airlines are set to face $47.7 billion post-tax losses in 2021 due to the slow pace of COVID-19 vaccination programs in some countries and the spread of new disease variants.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:57:52 +0000
The advanced stealth fighter, which had its debut flight a decade ago, may receive a critical upgrade likely to be the largest of a number of changes, media reports revealed on Monday.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:46:18 +0000
On Tuesday, a Minneapolis jury found ex-cop Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the May 2020 death of George Floyd. Before the verdict was announced, Waters, a senior Democratic lawmaker, was blasted by Republicans, who accused her of inciting violence after she told protesters to “get more confrontational” if Chauvin wasn’t convicted.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:39:11 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Darnella Frazier, the teenager who filmed the video of George Floyd's murder, should win a Pulitzer Prize for photojournalism, US Senator Tim Kaine said on Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:37:19 +0000
The German capital witnessed thousands of people gathering near the Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday to oppose Chancellor Angela Merkel’s proposal to impose new anti-COVID restrictions. The parliament has debated the measures for hours.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:28:16 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - President Joe Biden plans to announce that the United States is on track to meet his revised goal of 200 million coronavirus vaccine jabs in the first 100 days of his administration, the White House said on Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:27:48 +0000
The customer also complained about her interaction with the tent seller, describing it as \"completely inappropriate.\"

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:16:29 +0000
Previously, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that Beijing’s immediate retaliation to 22 March sanctions created “a new atmosphere” and “new situation” for EU-China relations.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:16:15 +0000
This is the second time in 12 months a bird carrying a suspect paper has been caught by Indian authorities along the border with Pakistan.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:14:41 +0000
An Ipsos poll for Reuters found that a majority of Americans want to end lifetime appointments for US Supreme Court justices, though less than half are in favour of other efforts to reform the judiciary.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:58:14 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia handed over to Bart Gorman, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Moscow, a note declaring 10 embassy's employees personae non gratae, they must leave Russia by the end of the day on 21 May, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:53:14 +0000
The report added similar filings revealed the billionaire's residency change in 2019 after the firm announced it would relocate the office to the Southeast Asian city-state.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:45:14 +0000
India's move to procure military equipment from Russia has not gone down well with the US, which has repeatedly warned Delhi that it might be sanctioned if it goes on with the purchase of S-400s.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:38:33 +0000
Pets and gadgets - this is quite an interesting topic to focus on since we are offered a wide range of helpful devices that are made especially for our furry friends.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:33:22 +0000
The Undercover Policing Inquiry began in November, after five years of preliminary investigation. Now the second phase is examining allegations that for years undercover police officers engaged in sexual relationships and other deceptions with people under surveillance.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:28:36 +0000
The president’s annual address, given to members of the two houses of Russia’s parliament, plus members of the cabinet, regional governors, and various distinguished guests, outlines his views on the state of the nation, and establishes guidelines for the country’s foreign and domestic policy in the year to come.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:14:19 +0000
Launched in early 2009, Bitcoin is now the world's biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation and the amount of data stored on its blockchain.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:11:24 +0000
The Duke of Sussex, who came back to his home country last week to attend his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral, was expected to stay with his family for at least a couple of days more but it seems that the prince was in a rush to be reunited with his heavily pregnant wife Meghan and one-year-old son Archie.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:10:13 +0000
If there were punishments, nearly three quarters of fans want to see club owners punished if they join the European Super League, according to a recent YouGov poll.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:09:15 +0000
India has been witnessing record numbers of coronavirus cases on a daily basis in the past two weeks – as a result, several states and big cities have been forced to reintroduce lockdowns.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:08:36 +0000
The European Union has been besieged by coronavirus vaccine supply shortages since it approved its first jab in December ahead of its planned immunisation campaign. Tensions also escalated over a dispute with AstraZeneca over the drugmaker’s decision to slash deliveries of its vaccine by 60 percent because of production shortfalls.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:04:51 +0000
PARIS (Sputnik) - French President Emmanuel Macron will attend the funeral of late Chadian President Idriss Deby at the end of the week, French government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on Wednesday.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:56:58 +0000
A scientist argues that reduced marine traffic, caused by the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, is the main reason behind the phenomenon.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:38:57 +0000
She is the queen, she is the mother and she is the one of the most depicted women in the world. On April 21, Elizabeth II turns 95 and here are 15 reasons her image will live forever.

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