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Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:52:56 +0300
Jean-Claude Juncker, who is set to leave his top EU job on 31 October, has praised the long-time head of Germany, with whom he has worked side by side since 2014. He dubbed Angela Merkel, who is expected to leave her post as chancellor in 2021, an “endearing work of art” and predicted a bright future for her in the EU leadership.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:51:00 +0300
The Turkish central bank is undertaking several multi-billion swap operations to boost its foreign currency reserves amid reports the transactions involved short-term borrowed money – stirring concerns of Turkey's financial sustainability among economists and investors.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:47:00 +0300
China's 614 million-euro loan to Bosnia for a new coal-fired power plant last month has led to an intervention by EU supervisory authorities, saying the loan constituted state aid and violates EU subsidy rules for candidate countries.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:26:03 +0300
Weak macroeconomic data from Germany interrupted a week of solid gains in emerging market (EM) stocks and currencies, suggesting a possible economic downturn in the Eurozone could affect the majority of developing nations across the globe.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:22:00 +0300
The spit that infected the cop with gonorrhoea bacteria took place while the arrested offender was in a holding cell in the Dutch city of Leiden, in the province of South Holland, the Daily Star reported on Saturday.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:09:00 +0300
According to reports, the military equipment includes T-34-85 and Т-72 tanks, 9K720 Iskander and S-400 missile systems, BM-30 Smerch rocket launchers, and much more.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 12:25:00 +0300
Trade talks, between the US and China are stealing the headlines, as is the much-publicised Huawei 5G story which some western governments consider to be a security concern. But beyond all of this, is the less talked about but even more important race – the use of advanced AI systems to develop new weapon systems.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 12:09:00 +0300
PewDiePie dropped his ballistic diss on T-Series, “Congratulations”, after the Indian music giant surpassed the YouTuber in subscription numbers in late March – and the song has become an instant hit on the video hosting platform.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 11:55:00 +0300
Saturday’s demonstration marks the 23rd consecutive week of protests that have engulfed the country since mid-November. Last Saturday, some thirty thousand protesters took part in the protests.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 11:54:00 +0300
The Crown of Thorns artifact was displayed to parishioners at a special Good Friday service in Paris. The relic was rescued from the horrendous conflagration that engulfed the Notre Dame de Paris earlier this week.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 11:24:33 +0300
Diane Abbott has landed in hot water after a photo of her drinking what seems to be a mojito on the London Overground emerged. Drinking alcohol on trains and buses is prohibited in the British capital, so some called on Transport for London to fine the shadow home secretary, who is said to be a vocal opponent of cheap alcohol.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 11:07:00 +0300
Turkey and the United States have been at loggerheads over Ankara’s decision to acquire Russia-built S-400 air defence systems, which prompted Washington to suspend its delivery of F-35 fighter jet parts to Turkey.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 10:37:00 +0300
Over the recent year, Russian figure skaters have shocked some audiences with daring performances, stripping on ice or opting for costumes, leaving little to the imagination. After 2015 world champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva made a splash with her performance to Britney Spears, Evgenia Medvedeva heated up the ice skating rink to the hit 7 Rings.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 10:28:00 +0300
The news comes just a week after the Taliban movement announced its new spring offensive against government forces. At the same time, Afghanistan's Defence Ministry, Interior Ministry, and the National Directorate of Security said they had killed about 128 Taliban militants during recent operations in different parts of the country.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 10:22:00 +0300
The journalist was killed on Thursday during a night of rioting in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry. The police said that they were treating the shooting as a terrorist incident, most likely carried out by the Irish Republican Army (New IRA) paramilitary organisation.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 10:09:00 +0300
There are extremely poisonous species of snakes among those living in the country, including black mambas and cobras that could pose a great danger to officials.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 09:51:00 +0300
Just a week ago, an independent defence analyst reported that Israeli Air Force F-16s may have used the newly-developed air defence-evading \"Rampage\" air-to-surface missiles during an alleged airstrike in Syria.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 09:15:00 +0300
In 2019, the euro, the official currency of 19 EU countries, turns 20 years old. Portugal joined this project from the very beginning, abandoning monetary sovereignty and turning its national currency, the escudo, into a collector's item. Two decades later, experts point to the difficulties that now threaten the existence of a single currency.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 09:01:00 +0300
According to the portal Tengrinews, the accident occurred at around 5:00 AM local time when a bus flipped after trying to evade a collision with two cars that had previously crashed on the highway.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 08:56:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US Central Intelligence Agency has accused the Chinese technology giant of being sponsored by the country's authorities, The Times newspaper reported on Saturday, citing a source.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 08:46:56 +0300
The Massachusetts senator, aka “Pocahontas” in Donald Trump’s words, has a long history of facing off with the current US president. Now she has reportedly become the first 2020 presidential candidate and most senior Democrat to call for impeaching him from the Oval Office, citing allegations that he obstructed the Mueller probe.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 08:46:00 +0300
Serbia marked the 20th anniversary of the NATO bombings in March, but even such a long period of “endurance” was not enough for the country to end the disputes about what it really was: an intervention, an aggression, an operation or a war.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 08:23:00 +0300
The escalation in Libya has driven a wedge between Lega and the Five Star Movement in Italy. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and head of Lega, Matteo Salvini have expressed concern regarding the possible arrival of foreign fighters.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 08:21:00 +0300
Earlier this month, Tokyo announced that the whole fleet of Japan Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF) F-35A stealth fighters would be temporarily grounded in the wake of a plane crash that happened during drills.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 08:07:00 +0300
The Greek newspaper Kathimerini, citing various sources, has reported that Athens and Washington are considering ways to further consolidate the presence of US weapons systems in Greece. The different options being discussed include deploying more drones and flying tankers to a military airbase in Larissa in central Greece.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 07:48:00 +0300
Earlier, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, the Chairman of the National Security Commission of the Iranian Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Iran, said that “there are 15 plans to take countermeasures to counteract US anti-Iranian policy that will be reviewed and approved by the National Security Commission”.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 07:35:00 +0300
The fire in Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral has shown that flames do not avoid big cities or historic buildings. Firefighters in Paris responded quickly. Sputnik has asked Berlin's fire department: how would the German capital fight a similar blaze? \"We are well prepared\", the city's fire department representative, Karsten Göwecke, told Sputnik.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 07:30:00 +0300
In order to stay healthy and active dogs need to exercise a lot – and, of course, golden retrievers, as the most active of them, need to dedicate all their time to fitness… Except for those hours they spend on eating, sleeping, and plotting some funny shenanigans.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 07:30:00 +0300
Three ranking staffers - the chief ethics officer, integrity unit director and the director of external affairs have now parted with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx after her decision to suddenly drop 16 felony charges against actor Jussie Smollett.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 07:19:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US authorities have made the first arrest in the case of an attack on North Korea’s Embassy in Spain, apprehending a former US marine, who is a member of a group known to be behind the raid, media have reported.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 07:15:00 +0300
The Department of Justice dismissed House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s request for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full and unredacted report as “premature and unnecessary.”

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 07:01:00 +0300
Reports about the presence of the North Korean leader at the testing of a new type of tactical guided weapon may appear to be an open demonstration by Pyongyang of its displeasure at the lack of progress in nuclear talks with the US.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 07:00:00 +0300
Brick Dollbanger, sex doll collector and owner of the most technologically advanced Harmony sex doll model whose real identity remains a secret, believes sex dolls could replace AI smart devices because the latter lack a human touch.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 06:56:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy in the US has called on Washington to cooperate in repairing the damage inflicted to bilateral relations over recent years, in the wake of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report being released which found no evidence of collusion between US President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russia.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 06:44:15 +0300
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - A Peruvian judge ruled to hold former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in pre-trial detention for three years in a money laundering case involving the infamous Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, the country's Supreme Court has said.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 06:24:00 +0300
ROME (Sputnik) – Pope Francis led the traditional Way of the Cross procession at the Colosseum in Rome to mark Good Friday ahead of Easter.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 06:12:48 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller based allegations of Russian election meddling on potentially faulty US intelligence assessments knowing the charges would never be tested in court, former FBI Counsel Colleen Rowley told Sputnik.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 05:57:45 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A new agency within the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will broaden the War on Terror to all forms of targeted violence, regardless of the motivation, acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan announced in a press release.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 05:43:00 +0300
CAIRO (Sputnik) – The recent talks between US President Donald Trump with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), show the US recognition of the LNA's role in fighting terrorism, the LNA spokesman, Ahmed Mismari, said in an interview with Sky News Arabia.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 05:29:00 +0300
Elizabeth Warren, who recently announced she would be a Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 election, called for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump, citing the \"severity\" of \"misconduct\" detailed in the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 05:10:45 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US prosecutors have recommended that the court give an 18-month jail term to Russian national Maria Butina, who is detained in the United States on charges of conspiring to act as a foreign agent, the court filing has shown.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 04:43:00 +0300
President Trump played golf on Friday with conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, one day after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 04:30:00 +0300
A Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request since March 2015.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 04:14:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched earlier this week has successfully completed its docking procedures with the International Space Station (ISS), Northrop Grumman said in a press release.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 04:09:00 +0300
The popular Instagram model Zoe Klopfer had an AR-15 in her hands and surprised her subscribers – not with the precise shooting but because she was firing a rifle without using the scope.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 03:15:00 +0300
With Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympics fast approaching, the Japanese government has asked the US Air Force if civilian planes could use one of their nearby airfields to take some of the burden off Tokyo’s two major airports.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 03:12:00 +0300
Naomi Campbell has revealed that an advertising campaign she recently modelled in wasn’t featured in a “certain country” because of her skin colour.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 03:10:15 +0300
LONDON (Sputnik) - London's Metropolitan Police Service said it arrested 106 people on Friday amid large-scale Extinction Rebellion environmentalist protests, which have been disrupting the UK capital for five days in a row.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 03:00:00 +0300
Some birds just live for drama!

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 02:57:28 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The perpetrator behind the deadly Christmas market attack in Berlin which killed 12 people, Anis Amri, was a part of a Europe-wide network of Daesh* supporters, German media reported.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 02:29:33 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States and Japan have reconfirmed their plans to relocate the US Marine Corps base on Okinawa to a less populated area, the US Department of State said in a press release on Friday.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 02:26:00 +0300
On this episode of The Critical Hour, Dr. Wilmer Leon is joined by Jim Kavanagh, political analyst and commentator and editor of The Polemicist.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 02:19:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - In a letter to Attorney General William Barr, Democratic leaders in both the US House and Senate rejected the Justice Department’s offer to view a less-redacted version of the Mueller Report.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 02:16:00 +0300
Presidential run-off in Ukraine; the legacy of \"Operation Condor\" in Latin America; Will Trump be Impeached?

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 01:57:50 +0300
Former US Vice President Joe Biden dropping his name into the 2020 presidential race is going to be a bad move, especially considering his campaign is intended to prevent the Democratic Party from shifting farther left on the political spectrum, Ted Rall, an award-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist, told Sputnik.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 01:47:14 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Presidential Envoy Alexander Lavrentyev and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin discussed with Syrian President Bashar Assad the task of forming and launching the Syrian constitutional committee as soon as possible, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 01:38:00 +0300
It’s been three years since the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a US government watchdog, blasted the FBI for the way its facial recognition technology handled privacy and accuracy issues, but the bureau’s implemented none of the proposed changes.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 01:12:00 +0300
Amid a multi-million-dollar sewage installation project last week, Indiana workers stumbled upon the remains of a 10,000-year extinct prehistoric mammal whose presence predates both the elephant and woolly mammoth.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 01:00:10 +0300
Did this kid not learn about wet road conditions in driving school?

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:14:26 +0300
Texan Joey Christian wound up behind bars this week after he was caught on video slinging racist remarks at an AT&T employee in Friendswood, Texas, because he was unable to establish an account with the company.

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:03:00 +0300
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, 19 Apr 2019 23:04:00 +0300
In what has to be the shortest-yet transit of the Russiagate lies-to-refutation pipeline, the Miami Herald provided extensive evidence in a Thursday article disproving its own outlandish misreading of the Mueller report’s conclusions about supposed Russian hacking of Florida’s election system in 2016.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:12:00 +0300
Experts from Washington and Seoul seem to agree that the weapons test observed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this week wasn’t a ballistic missile and doesn’t change the strategic situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:04:10 +0300
KIEV (Sputnik) - Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Friday he was a judgment against current head of state Petro Poroshenko.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:00:00 +0300
North Carolina's Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department recently released body camera footage showing the fatal encounter between two officers and 27-year-old Danquirs Napoleon Franklin, who was carrying a firearm near a local fast food restaurant.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 21:52:00 +0300
With well over a hundred thousand people gathering in the city to voice their approval of Alexander Vucic and his policies, with the rally’s “carnival atmosphere” being boosted by performances from rock and folk singers.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 21:44:13 +0300
The debris, believed to be parts of the missing MH370 and found in 2015 on the shores of the Indian Ocean sparked new hope of finding the Boeing's remains. However, a new wave of maritime searches has borne no fruit.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 21:31:00 +0300
NEW YORK (Sputnik) - The United States and Japan agree that in some cases a cyber-attack might represent an armed action under the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the two countries, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a press conference on Friday.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 21:00:00 +0300
The European Union of Gymnastics choice of awards for tournament participants has apparently become a cause of concern for some social media users who wondered whether it might be interpreted as a racist gesture.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 20:46:00 +0300
US Democrats are likely to step up their efforts to discredit President Donald Trump following the failure of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller to document any collusion between him and Russia, according to former adviser to Senate Republican leaders Jim Jatras.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 20:41:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - North Korea's chairman Kim Jong-un has expressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin his readiness to cooperate in order to reach peace on the Korean Peninsula and to develop relations between the two states.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 20:18:00 +0300
A notable UFO investigator who formerly worked for the British military noted that the design of the craft described in the patent looks similar to that of a suspected UFO allegedly encountered by US fighter pilots over the Pacific fifteen years ago.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:48:00 +0300
Alternative for Germany (AfD) members spoke about the increasing number of attacks against their party in the mainstream media, in the political field and even in the streets.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:44:00 +0300
The much-anticipated report describing Special Counsel Mueller's 23-month probe into the alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia was released on 18 April. Speaking to Sputnik, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel has shared his first thoughts about the document and how it boomeranged at the Democratic Party.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:19:00 +0300
Donald Trump's decision to veto a newly-passed congressional resolution calling for withdrawing support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has prompted serious concerns about the future of the region, analysts told Sputnik, outlining possible motives behind the US president's move.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:13:14 +0300
The US has long been considered the world’s largest melting pot of nations but recent findings have driven scientists to conclude that it is not an exclusive role. A DNA study of Crusaders’ remains has suggested that the Western European army, fighting for Jerusalem and Christian relics, was not that European after all.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:11:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States and Japan will continue to expand their alliance based on a shared understanding of security threats to both nations in the region from China and North Korea, Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said during a press conference on Friday.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:00:00 +0300
While the sight of bees, especially in great quantities, could make some people squirm, this swarm of tiny insects will undoubtedly leave you mesmerised.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:00:00 +0300
While Khloe did not drop Tristan Thompson’s name in her post, the message was reportedly released shortly after the two attended a birthday party for their daughter.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:55:00 +0300
Back in 2017, Russian citizen Yuri Martyshev along with Latvian resident Ruslan Bondar was accused by a US grand jury of intentionally causing damage to 10 or more protected computers in a 12-month period.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:52:00 +0300
Last week, a bunch of media outlets published a photo of Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno chilling in bed with a big lobster platter, speculating that the pic’s leak could have triggered the withdrawal of Julian Assange’s asylum status by Quito on 11 April.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:13:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States will raise the issue of election interference with Russian officials following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report that concluded Moscow meddled in the 2016 US presidential election, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a press conference.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:12:00 +0300
BBC host Emily Maitlis, who gave a glimpse into her career as a journalist in her new book Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News, has made some risqué claims about ex-POTUS Bill Clinton.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:11:00 +0300
The arrival of Russian military planes in Venezuela in March 2019 spurred harsh criticism from the US, who has accused Moscow of destabilising the situation in the Latin American state, currently engulfed in a political crisis. Russia, for its part, has recalled that its planes arrived under a bilateral agreement with Caracas.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:00:00 +0300
The person interred in the tomb is believed to have been a royal master of seals for ancient kings of Upper and Lower Egypt.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:56:00 +0300
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan discuss yesterday's release of Robert Mueller's Report about the 2016 Election and the responses from the political world. Will the lack of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia quell the RussiaGate story, or will the report and its redactions cause more controversy?

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:33:54 +0300
Manufacturing in the European powerhouse remains in a slump, so does factory output across the euro-area in combination with an overall decline in economic activity. This hamstrings the cautious optimism of the European Central Bank, hoping for a stabilisation of the situation.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:14:18 +0300
The murder of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was reportedly doused with kerosene and set on fire by a mob of girls and boys from her own Islamic school after she accused their headmaster of sexual harassment, has sparked protest in Bangladesh and evoked international criticism.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:00:00 +0300
Sputnik's weekly photo gallery gives you a glimpse into what's been going on in different corners of the world over the past seven days.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:00:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Americans should move on after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, which did not find that President Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign team colluded with Russia, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in an interview on Friday.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:58:00 +0300
Mueller’s probe, whose report was released in its entirety on 18 April, has failed to discover any evidence of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia, though some of the US president’s critics appear unconvinced by these findings.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:53:04 +0300
A departing IDF commander has warned that Lebanon will pay the price for Hezbollah’s potential cross-border attack in Israel and weighed in on the deliveries of Russian-made S-300 air defence systems to Syria.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:51:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Tehran's Friday Prayer interim leader, Kazem Sedighi, during a traditional sermon, warned Iranian officials against having too much trust in Europe’s promises, claiming that European partners were not much different from the United States.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:41:00 +0300
The spike in knife crime in the United Kingdom where it is hard to obtain a gun has been driven by various factors, including wars between drug gangs, cuts to youth services and incitement on social media, according to the police.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:30:00 +0300
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US House Judiciary Committee on Friday issued a subpoena to the Department of Justice for the entire unredacted report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Trump-Russian collusion and meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Chairman Jarrold Nadler said in a statement.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:27:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The publication of the Mueller report has once again dispelled the \"Russia gate\" invented by the US \"deep state\" to offset the defeat of Hillary Clinton through discrediting President Donald Trump and demonising Moscow, but both campaigns are unlikely to show any sign of abating ahead of the 2020 race, experts told Sputnik.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:11:00 +0300
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Russia's S-400 air defence systems, acquired by Turkey, do not pose a threat to the US fifth-generation F-35 fighter aircraft, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:00:00 +0300
Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit is leading the Way of the Cross at the esplanade of Notre Dame in the French capital on Friday, after a fire devastated the cathedral earlier this week.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:59:00 +0300
Earlier this week, Greek lawmakers voted in favour of a resolution demanding that Germany pay billions of euros in reparations for Greece’s suffering during World War II – a matter that Berlin, for its part, insists was settled decades ago.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:56:00 +0300
The footage was captured during preparations for the traditional Victory Day Parade that will take place near the Kremlin in Moscow on 9 May.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:45:00 +0300
Retweeted by thousands of people, Musk’s message was apparently regarded as a joke by many social media users who responded to him in kind.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:33:00 +0300
Reuters, citing an unnamed Turkish official, reported on Friday that the country's authorities had detained two people as part of an investigation by the Istanbul chief prosecutor's office.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:18:00 +0300
According to Airlive, citing the Radarbox24 flight tracker, the BA102 flight, which was heading from Calgary to London, declared an emergency situation. The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner was scheduled to land at Heathrow at 1:35 PM GMT.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:10:00 +0300
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on 18 April released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential race.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:58:00 +0300
Just a few days ago, a skilled YouTuber followed Eminem’s advice and captured his shot by creating an audio recording, in which Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson can be heard performing the rapper’s “Lose Yourself” thanks to an amazing, yet scary, AI algorithm.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:54:00 +0300
Paris City Hall is set to name one of the city’s streets after a Saudi journalist, who was killed in Istanbul last year. It appears, however, that the initiative is far from spontaneous.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:39:00 +0300
LONDON (Sputnik) – The death of journalist Lyra McKee during a night of rioting in Northern Ireland’s city of Londonderry was a \"shocking and senseless\" tragedy, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:33:00 +0300
On Tuesday, The New York Times cited multiple intelligence sources as saying that US President Donald Trump’s decision to expel 60 Russian diplomats over the Skripal case had been influenced by now-CIA Director Gina Haspel, who allegedly showed him photos of kids and ducks, purportedly exposed to the nerve agent.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:30:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian businessmen actively contact their partners from all over the world, but nowhere have their business contacts been taken to such an absurd level as in the Mueller report, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:29:10 +0300
Discussions about a joint European military force have flared up over the past year amid tensions with the EU’s key strategic ally, the US. Although a European army still remains a mere concept, the EU is set to commit billions for military cooperation and a European Defence Fund (EDF).

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:00:00 +0300
If you think that fish are unemotional creatures, you might be wrong, because this one is definitely capable of expressing strong emotions over simply being pointed at.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:59:00 +0300
The fire that ravaged the iconic Parisian cathedral broke out on 15 April, devastating the famous landmark; an electrical short-circuit was later named by French authorities as the most likely cause of this tragedy.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:45:00 +0300
Japanese central bankers are debating a possible downgrade in the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) economic outlook amid weak exports, sluggish domestic consumption, and rising international risks.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:29:00 +0300
Since the arrival of the Trump administration, Washington has been taking a harsh approach towards Iran in its foreign policy. The US notably withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal on 8 May 2018 and imposed hefty sanctions against Tehran's oil, banking and shipping sectors in November of the same year.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:18:00 +0300
Citizens of India are expressing increasingly pessimistic views of their country's economic future amid an underperforming industrial sector, and stable expansion in the agricultural and commodities sectors – posing a tough re-election challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:07:00 +0300
New guidelines by Scandinavia's largest airline, which require all employees to abide by a strict gender-specific code, have triggered outcry from left-wing parties for being out of touch with contemporary trends, undermining equality, and reinforcing gender stereotypes.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:03:00 +0300
According to health officials, the building in the South African province of KwaZulu Natal collapsed during a service due to heavy rainfall in the area.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:55:00 +0300
BEIJING (Sputnik) – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi refuted on Friday allegations voiced by some Western countries labelling China's Belt and Road Initiative as a debt trap and noted that the project was beneficial for all participating countries.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:27:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The redacted version of the Mueller Report, published yesterday by the United States, contains no essential information and no proof of Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 US elections, Russian Foreign Ministry Department of North America (DNA) Director Georgy Borisenko said Friday.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:22:00 +0300
The fast-track baptism only lasts several minutes and includes a brief chat with the minister, a quick immersion, and even refreshments offered by the church.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:20:00 +0300
The Italian coalition experienced one of its worst in-fighting scandals on 18 April when the League's undersecretary Armando Siri was put under investigation for corruption.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:58:44 +0300
Apart from a website, which is designed to educate aspiring asylum seekers on their chances of settling in Belgium, there would also be a special Facebook campaign targeting certain groups, namely Palestinians and Moroccans.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:53:00 +0300
PewDiePie has once again been outperformed by T-Series in their months-long battle for the most subscribed YouTube channel – and the Swede is literally responsible for pushing at least one sub into joining the Indian music label’s skyrocketing follower base.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:38:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The police of Northern Ireland revealed the name of the woman killed in a shooting in the city of Derry, noting that Lyra McKee, 29 worked as a journalist in Belfast.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:13:00 +0300
Previously, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Moscow intended to \"unburden\" Russia's economy from the dangerous monopoly of the US dollar, stressing that Washington's restrictions against Moscow were breaking international trade principles.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:01:00 +0300
The Yalta Economic Forum is marking its fifth anniversary this year. It is the largest international economic event in Crimea, which reunited with Russia as an autonomous region in 2014 following a referendum. The first forum was attended by 600 delegates, with the number growing every year.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:35:00 +0300
The whole world watched the 856-year-old Notre Dame cathedral go up in flames earlier this week, with French prosecutors assuming that the most likely cause of the devastating blaze was an electrical short circuit.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:35:00 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A paper version of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the alleged collusion between Russia and Donald Trump during the 2016 US presidential campaign became one of the bestsellers of the biggest internet store Amazon.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:29:00 +0300
In the Indian election polling process, after a voter casts his/her vote, a mark of indelible ink is put on their index fingers, colloquially known as “ink of honesty”, which prevents a voter from casting duplicate votes. The voter might have realised that his mistake could not be undone.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:18:00 +0300
Climate change activists from the environmental organisation “Extinction Rebellion” are planning to block London’s Heathrow Airport. Previously, the campaigners threatened to disrupt Heathrow’s work, citing the necessity of deep, structural reforms needed for the aviation industry.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:11:00 +0300
Following her agenda of promoting women’s empowerment, the presidential daughter and White House adviser has travelled to Africa on a solo trip. Apart from meeting politicians and entrepreneurs, she has also demonstrated a couple of her dance moves. However, neither bought her support online.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:02:00 +0300
Nusrat Jahan Rafi died on 10 April, five days after a mob of male and female students doused her with kerosene on the roof of her school near the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:18:00 +0300
The United States has repeatedly warned of possible sanctions against Turkey under the 2017 Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), including halting the deliveries of F-35 fighter jets, if Ankara goes ahead with the purchase of S-400 air defence systems from Russia.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:00:00 +0300
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has put forward a plan containing tougher regulations for the deportation of failed asylum seekers. The measures focus on people who have exhausted all legal avenues to obtain asylum.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:44:00 +0300
Some of the students who witnessed the bizarre scene, as well as spat on the pastor and tried to cut him with a knife, were as young as 12 years old.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:39:00 +0300
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – An Ecuadorian judge has ordered former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, known to be a supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, to be held in pre-trial detained and has requested Interpol to detain him, El Comercio news outlet has reported, noting that the ex-official has fled the country.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:36:00 +0300
The French unit will be deployed in Estonia, just 140 kilometres away from Russia. The deployment is Paris’ contribution to the increased NATO presence in the Baltic States and Poland. Russia has long voiced alarm over the alliance’s activities near its borders.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:30:00 +0300
US officials have reportedly said that the new peace package will be based on an approach that reflects today's reality. This reality is that the Palestinians and Israelis - as well as rival Palestinian groups - are a long way from reaching a lasting compromise to settle the long-running territorial dispute.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:29:00 +0300
The second edition of China’s Belt and Road forum, which will be held in Beijing the next week, will gather 37 heads of state and government, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:02:00 +0300
A spokesperson of the airline said that departmental action will be taken against the alleged accused based on the findings of the committee.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:30:00 +0300
While most dogs are capable of learning simple tricks and interactions with their owners, many puppies struggle, often in hilarious fashion.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:20:00 +0300
There has been an increase in low-intensity grenade blasts in Jammu and Kashmir and most of these grenades are of Chinese origin, says a report published in the Indian media. These grenades do not carry any markings, therefore, India cannot use them as proof of Pakistan's involvement in a particular terror attack, opines a defence analyst.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:18:00 +0300
The roof of a five-storey residential building is burning in an area of almost 2,000 square meters in Kansk in the Krasnoyarsk Territory.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:17:00 +0300
India’s Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), headed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved a $1.93 billion procurement of 464 Russian-made T-90MS main battle tanks (MBTs), but the Ministry of Defence has additional conditions before signing the contract.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:04:23 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The police prefecture of Paris said it had prohibited yellow vest demonstrators from holding a protest on the coming Saturday near the Notre Dame cathedral that has suffered from a massive fire.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:59:00 +0300
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared on twitter that she will support a resolution demanding a new probe into whether President Trump should face impeachment after special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:57:45 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping and Vietnamese leader Nguyen Phu Trong who congratulated him on being re-elected as the chairman of the North Korean State Affairs Commission.

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:54:00 +0300
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, as part of the Belt and Road Initiative, has been making remarkable progress, yet some countries and observers are trying to belittle its enormous potential benefits by labelling it a \"debt trap\".

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:50:17 +0300
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - One woman was killed after shots were fired and petrol bombs were thrown in the city of Derry in Northern Ireland, the local police have said, adding they are treating the shooting as a \"terrorist incident.\"

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:47:00 +0300
A tit-for-tat dispute between Europe and the US over alleged unfair subsidies to their respective planemakers - Airbus and Boeing - has been simmering for a decade and a half.

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