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Sun, 02 Oct 2022 07:16:56 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A delegation of German lawmakers headed by Klaus-Peter Willsch, Chairman of the Germany-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group, has arrived in Taiwan on a five-day visit for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019, the island's foreign ministry said on Sunday.

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 06:42:28 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An unknown individual has opened fire on a car and a bus, and wounded one man in the West Bank city of Nablus, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Sunday.

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 06:13:14 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Gas injection rate into the European underground gas storage facilities (UGS) has dropped by nearly 30% to 0.25 percentage points per day in September, according to data from the Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) association.

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 06:04:44 +0000
The London Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors - the six largest and most famous marathons in the world: Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York City.

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 05:58:07 +0000
After less than a month in her role as UK Prime Minister, beleaguered Liz Truss is to face MPs at the 2022 Conservative Party Conference from 2 to 5 October, as the Tories continue to reel from her government’s tax-slashing bonanza that left markets in turmoil, sank the pound to record lows and generated deeply pessimistic opinion polls.

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 03:37:36 +0000
The fourth-brightest object in our solar system, Jupiter is one of only five planets seen with the naked human eye – mostly due to its auroras, or particles interacting with gases in the atmosphere to create light. Recent findings suggest these auroras may be the key to understanding questions about why the planet is hotter than models predict.

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 03:21:01 +0000
KHERSON (Sputnik) - Air raid sirens have gone off in the city of Nova Kakhovka in the Kherson region, the sounds of about ten explosions were heard, the city administration said.

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 02:30:15 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has discussed territorial issues in a phone conversation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said.

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 02:20:03 +0000
Since the search of his Mar-a-Lago residence, former US President Donald Trump has dominated the news cycles and has forced his party to acknowledge his issues rather than focus on the Democrat failings, potentially costing them in the upcoming midterm election.

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 02:00:36 +0000
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio is still without power as a result of Hurricane Ian, while in the province of Artemis, more than 60% of customers remain without electricity, the Union Electrica company reports.

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 00:34:52 +0000
Earlier this week, several football fans were left injured in Chile after a stadium roof collapsed during an open training session hosted by the Colo Colo football club. Video of the incident showed multiple individuals cheering on the team before stands gave way and sent fans tumbling.

Sun, 02 Oct 2022 00:04:28 +0000
WASHINGTON, October 2 (Sputnik) - Over 70 deaths related to Hurricane Ian have been recorded in Florida and North Carolina, NBC News reports citing figures from state officials and its own count.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 22:17:46 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is concerned over the latest developments in Burkina Faso, where a military takeover took place on Friday, US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 21:28:56 +0000
This week, the Biden administration walked back eligibility for its recently-revealed student loan forgiveness plan, barring those whose federal loans are held by private lenders from receiving debt relief. There’s chatter this recent move, coupled with tensions over loan forgiveness more generally, could cost Dems the election in November.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 19:59:08 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Seven US nationals who were imprisoned in Venezuela have been released and will soon reunite with their families, US President Joe Biden said on Saturday.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 19:50:39 +0000
US President Joe Biden’s not as spry as he used to be, and it’s no secret. Now, the US president’s bizarre behavior is under scrutiny by physicians concerned about the fortitude of his memory.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 19:14:29 +0000
Iran has faced two weeks of civil unrest following the death of a 22-year-old woman named Mahsa Amini in religious police custody under suspicious circumstances. Tehran released CCTV footage debunking protesters’ claims that the woman was beaten into a coma, and accused the US and others of trying to foment a color revolution.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 18:17:48 +0000
PARIS (Sputnik) - The French foreign ministry has denied the country's involvement in the events taking place after a military takeover in Burkina Faso amid allegations that the deposed leader Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba sought refuge in a French military base.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 18:06:56 +0000
The deadly post-tropical Atlantic cyclone caused widespread damage across western Cuba and the southeast US coast, becoming one of the top five most powerful hurricanes ever recorded by US meteorologists. Two Cubans and at least 23 Floridians were killed in the storm, with Enki Research saying it caused upwards of $65 billion in damage.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 17:18:57 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Netherlands regrets Nicaragua's decision to sever diplomatic relations and will discuss further steps with the European Union, Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra said on Saturday.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 17:13:25 +0000
MOSCOW(Sputnik) - Russia remains a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and continues its work despite losing the seat in the organization's Council, the Russian Federal Agency for Air Transport (Rosaviatsiya) said on Saturday.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 16:58:59 +0000
Moscow has repeatedly warned European nations that the decision to cut themselves off from Russian energy would mean the collapse of entire sectors of the European Union’s economy. On Friday, President Putin accused the perpetrators of the attacks on Nord Stream of embarking “on the destruction of Europe’s entire energy infrastructure.”

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 16:43:00 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian women will be exempt from partial mobilization declared amid the special military operation in Ukraine, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Saturday.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 16:39:43 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Cooperation between Russia and China makes a significant contribution to global security and stability, Russian upper house chairwoman Valentina Matviyenko said on Saturday on the occasion of China's National Day.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 15:55:41 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a ban on transportation of goods by car for companies from countries that imposed similar restrictions against Russian individuals and businesses, according to a decree published on Saturday.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 15:33:00 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Thousands of people took part in a rally in Cardiff in support of Welsh independence from the United Kingdom, local media reported on Saturday.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 15:15:51 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian energy giant Gazprom blamed Moldova for repeatedly delaying payments for gas supplies, warning that it may terminate current contract over the country's historic debt.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 15:02:00 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States sees no evidence suggesting that Russia has decided to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Saturday.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 14:58:43 +0000
The African Development Bank Group estimates that more than 640 million Africans have no access to energy, with the continent enjoying an overall electricity access rate of just over 40 percent. Multinational energy giants have systematically underfunded local energy projects, all while searching for new sources of oil and gas for Western markets.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 14:24:01 +0000
Preliminary findings \"point to the Western footprint in organizing and carrying out\" the unprecedented attacks on the Nord Stream pipelines, Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) chief Sergey Naryshkin told reporters on Friday, characterizing the explosions in the Baltic Sea as an \"international terrorist act.\"

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 13:53:20 +0000
Elections to fill the post of new chief for India’s main opposition party Congress will be held on 17 October and the results will be declared on 19 October. Senior Congress parliamentarians Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor are in the running for the top post.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 13:32:15 +0000
DOHA (Sputnik) - More than 17 people were injured on Saturday as result of skirmishes between protesters and police in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, Iraqi broadcaster Al Sumaria reported, citing sources.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 13:28:34 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The gas supplies under the Gazprom Export contracts via Austria to Italy have been halted due to the refusal of the Austrian operator to confirm transport nominations following regulatory changes in Austria going into effect in late September, Russian energy giant Gazprom said on Saturday.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 13:26:28 +0000
DOHA (Sputnik) - The government of Kuwait tendered its resignation to Emir Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah following the results of the snap parliamentary elections, the KUNA news agency reported on Saturday.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 13:20:09 +0000
Republican governors such as Texas’s Greg Abbott, and Florida’s Ron DeSantis have been lambasting Joe Biden for his “open border policies”. In response, they have been transporting illegal migrants to New York City, Washington D.C., and other localities that have touted themselves as sanctuaries for asylum-seekers.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 12:48:16 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Chairman of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemned the military takeover in Burkina Faso and urged the soldiers to refrain from violence and threats against civilians.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 12:20:55 +0000
Blasts rocked the Nord Stream 1 and 2 natural gas pipelines on Monday, with each pipeline reportedly hit with the force of over 500 kg of TNT – which when combined is equivalent to the explosive power of a micro nuke. The Kremlin called the incident an act of terrorism, while Russian intelligence has pointed to a Western trace.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 12:20:30 +0000
The Federal Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has so far blocked more than 100 YouTube channels, four Facebook pages, five Twitter accounts and three Instagram accounts for spreading hate content against India.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 12:17:16 +0000
On 23 September, the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng, unveiled a new £60Bln ($64Bln) growth plan to support the country’s economy as the cost of living soars. The plan includes canceling the planned rise in corporation tax, keeping it at 19 percent - the lowest level in the G20.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 11:56:29 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom is keeping its military houses empty despite urgent calls of local officials to use the buildings to accommodate Ukrainian refugees, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Saturday.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 11:54:34 +0000
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said early in September that Berlin would act with its allies rather than take unilateral action where arms supplies to Ukraine were concerned.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 11:50:47 +0000
Hurricane Ian has been one of the most devastating disasters ever to reach the coast of the US state of Florida.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 11:47:34 +0000
In July, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Egypt, Ethiopia, Uganda and the Republic of the Congo to discuss cooperation, regional issues, the global food crisis and the preparation for the second Russia-Africa summit in mid-2023.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 11:34:35 +0000
'Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: From Outcast to Future Queen Consort', written by royal biographer Angela Levin, which hit bookstores on 29 September, offers a glimpse into how the woman who was perceived as an interloper evolved into one of the key figures in the royal family.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 11:02:24 +0000
An international team of scientists has hit upon evidence of considerable quantities of water between the Earth’s upper and lower mantle, feeding into the theory that our planet boasts another “ocean” besides the ones covering its surface.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 10:53:22 +0000
India's state of Uttarakhand has witnessed heavy rainfall this year. Several incidents of landslides have been reported from the state. The National Highway 109 at Rudraprayag district was blocked because of a sudden landslide on Thursday.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 09:43:10 +0000
From 23 to 27 September, the republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, and the Russian-controlled parts of the Ukrainian regions of Zaporozhye and Kherson held referendums on joining Russia. On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his full support for incorporating the four districts into Russian and signed a decree to that effect.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 09:26:10 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Belarus and China are set to boost joint coordination of efforts in foreign policy and economy at the present stage of international relations as well as deepen bilateral cooperation, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Saturday.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 09:02:02 +0000
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially announced the launch of 5G communication services in a number of cities across the country on Saturday.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 08:55:55 +0000
The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act was passed in the Indian Parliament in 1958 to control a rising tide of violence in the country's north-eastern 'Seven Sisters' states. In 1972, the Act was amended and powers to declare the area as “disturbed” was conferred concurrently upon the Federal government along with the states.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 08:52:41 +0000
At the 'AI Day' event, Elon Musk said that Tesla's goal is to create an affordable robot that will cost less than a car.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 08:47:01 +0000
Anti-UN protests erupted in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) earlier in July because of anger about how little security had improved since 1960 when the country ceased to be in the grip of Belgian colonialism. This was despite the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission being present for more than two decades.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 07:16:09 +0000
Pop icon Britney Spears, 40, was liberated from her father's allegedly abusive conservatorship in September 2021 after an exhausting legal battle. She received widespread social media support, with many people, from celebrities to ordinary netizens, uniting in an online #FreeBritney movement.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 06:45:52 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent greetings to Chinese President Xi Jinping on 73rd anniversary of China's National Day, saying that Beijing and Moscow develop all-round partnership despite complicated international situation in different areas, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 06:36:23 +0000
Slutty Vegan is a plant-based burger chain founded in Atlanta, Georgia. At the end of last month, the provocatively named fast-food chain had its grand opening in Brooklyn, New York.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 06:19:32 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Tommy Yang - Facing prolonged blackout caused by Hurricane Ian, a factory worker in Cuba explained to Sputnik how catastrophic such power outage could be for ordinary Cubans.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 06:12:07 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Russian market appears to be adjusting to the new normal and learning to be independent, Director of Navigator Principal Investors LLC, Kyle Shostak, told Sputnik.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 06:09:35 +0000
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The Nicaraguan Foreign Ministry on Saturday announced a break of diplomatic relations with the Netherlands over the interference in the Nicaraguan affairs by Dutch Ambassador to Central America Christine Pirenne and disrespectful treatment of the country's nationals.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 06:02:16 +0000
If you love the occasional natter about someone behind their back, no need to feel too guilty about it - a scientific study has found that you might well be doing yourself a favor.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 05:38:15 +0000
After Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget triggered UK financial market turmoil with its £45Bln ($48Bln) of unfunded tax cuts, Britain’s opposition Labour party secured a 33-point vote lead over the ruling Conservatives, according to a YouGov Poll of more than 1,700 British adults conducted between 28 and 29 September.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 04:59:19 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - American Sailor Ryan Sawyer Mays was found not guilty of setting fire to the USS Bonhomme Richard in 2020, which resulted in $1.2 billion in damage, according to a Navy judge’s ruling.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 03:47:52 +0000
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Friday condemned interference in the country's affairs by Dutch Ambassador to Central America Christine Pirenne and said that he does not want to maintain relations with \"this interventionist government.\"

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 03:37:57 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy in the United States says the remarks by US national security adviser Jake Sullivan regarding the attacks on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines are yet another example of russophobia.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 02:43:53 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - At least 45 suspected deaths from Hurricane Ian have been reported in Florida, US media report.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 02:09:25 +0000
Colo Colo’s open practice, “Arengazo,” is a club tradition where fans cheer on their team from inside the stadium ahead of important games.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 02:05:57 +0000
A “king” tide, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is a non-scientific term used to describe “exceptionally” high tides. Miami Beach Fire Rescue issued a high surf advisory for Friday until 8 p.m. local time, warning the public that it's not safe to go into the water.

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 01:06:20 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Politico she supported security guarantees for Ukraine but stopped short of backing its bid to join the NATO military alliance.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 23:58:03 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Biden administration officials told US lawmakers in a closed briefing that negotiations to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are stalled, Congressman Darrell Issa's office confirmed to Sputnik.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 23:47:01 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Federal Reserve's decision to raise the interest rate again is helping to fuel a global recession, Director of Navigator Principal Investors LLC, Kyle Shostak, told Sputnik.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 23:14:40 +0000
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The European Union needs to take additional steps in order to resolve the issue of high gas prices before winter, European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson said.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 22:53:18 +0000
In a study examining “cryoinjured” hearts of zebrafish, scientists discovered a link between elevated oxytocin and the stimulation of healing. Oxytocin, the “love chemical” released in humans during sex, childbirth, and social bonding, may now have a new future in treatment plans for heart attack survivors.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 21:58:06 +0000
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has fired six missiles in four tests in the past week, making 20 ballistic missile and two cruise missile tests since the start of the year.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 21:51:47 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of people killed as a result of the recent strike by Ukrainian military on a convoy of cars traveling to Zaporozhye region has gone up to 30, Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the Zaporozhye regional administration, said.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 21:32:44 +0000
US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and other progressive lawmakers have aroused condemnation for criticizing Israel’s policies toward Palestinians under its rule, including accusations of antisemitism from pro-Israel Jewish colleagues.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 21:23:21 +0000
Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been an invaluable research tool for scientists looking to expand our intergalactic understanding. The telescope is expected to endure until the 2030s.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 20:46:01 +0000
Lt Col. Paul-Henri Damiba, a graduate of a Paris military academy with a defense expert certification in management, command and strategy, overthrew Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré on January 24, 2022, in a military coup d'etat. He pledged a two-year process for returning to democratic governance.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 19:44:14 +0000
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - Russia vetoed on Friday a UN Security Council draft resolution designed to condemn Moscow for incorporating four former Ukrainian regions.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 19:05:00 +0000
Joe Biden vowed this week that Washington would “never, never, never recognize” the results of the referenda held in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and the liberated areas of Kherson and Zaporozhye between September 23 and 27, where the territories voted overwhelmingly in favor of joining Russia.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 18:44:48 +0000
On 28 September the Pentagon announced approximately $1.1Bln in additional security assistance for Ukraine under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI).

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 18:42:02 +0000
Following repeated misstatements by US President Joe Biden concerning Washington’s relationship with the Chinese island of Taiwan, administration officials have rushed to make clear that the US’ “strategic ambiguity” policy has not changed, despite his claims otherwise.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 18:14:47 +0000
Delhi State Chief Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have been campaigning hard in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat. The western Indian state is considered a stronghold of Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as the party has ruled it uninterruptedly since 1995.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 18:05:07 +0000
The Indian rupee fell around 10 percent against the US dollar this year with the currency touching its lowest level of 81.90 this week. With rising crude prices, Indian refiners have spent huge amounts on imports, resulting in the ballooning trade deficit.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 17:55:31 +0000
The Russian president, other senior officials, and the heads of the Donbass republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson gathered in the Kremlin on Friday to formalize the results of status referendums held between September 23-27, in which overwhelming majorities of voters expressed their support for their regions becoming part of Russia.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 17:47:42 +0000
On the eve of the International Day of Older Persons, non-profit organization HelpAge India, which works with and for the disadvantaged elderly, has launched a community-based initiative for the mental wellbeing of the aged named “Saarthak”.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 17:22:16 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation to fund the federal government and provide approximately $12.4 billion in new aid to Ukraine, sending the bill to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed before the shutdown deadline at midnight.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 17:19:31 +0000
After devastating central and southern Florida, Hurricane Ian has regained some of its strength and turned northward, preparing to make a second landfall on Friday along the South Carolina coast.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 17:17:49 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said on Friday that he did not think it was a wise US foreign policy decision to attempt to include Ukraine in NATO after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 16:55:35 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A new department for combating cyber crime has been established within the Russian Interior Ministry, according to a decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 16:53:44 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States should stop the practice of unilateral sanctions, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said on Friday, commenting on the new US sanctions against a number of companies for exporting oil from Iran.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 16:12:40 +0000
The Pentagon is going to put a new US-led command in Wiesbaden, Germany, to streamline training and arms to Ukraine, according to the New York Times. Still, the new arrangement would not be in the best interests of Germany or Ukraine, international observers told Sputnik.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 15:51:31 +0000
The first case of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) was recorded in Zambia in 1929. It proceeded to spread from Africa to several parts of Europe. In South Asia, the first case of LSD was reported in Bangladesh in 2019. It subsequently affected the neighboring countries of India, China, and Nepal.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 15:50:35 +0000
New Delhi revoked the semi-autonomous status of the former state of Jammu and Kashmir in a parliamentary vote in August 2019, and split the region into two federal territories - Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Pakistan rejected the move since it controls a part of the Kashmir region but India claims the entire Jammu and Kashmir region belongs to it.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 15:50:27 +0000
The official British Royal Family grown rapidly multiplied in recent years as the younger princes and princesses produced heirs. But lesser-known members of the House of Windsor include the late Queen Elizabeth II's cousins the Dukes of Gloucester and Kent, along with their wives, and Princess Alexandra.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 15:34:00 +0000
The Chinese commerce ministry says that a free-trade agreement with Sri Lanka, which would be its third in south Asia, after similar pacts with Maldives and Pakistan, is “under negotiation”. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in April that Beijing hoped to conclude an FTA with Colombo, according to an official statement.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 15:28:51 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Over 191,000 UK nationals have signed a petition calling for an immediate general election in the country over dissatisfaction with a new governmental plan to support the national economy and amid \"the unprecedented crises threatening the UK,\" according to the parliamentary website.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 15:06:32 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The number of suicides in the United States rose in 2021, ending the downward trend of the previous two years, according to a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which was distributed in the US media on Friday.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 14:37:55 +0000
The president's comments came just hours after the leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics and the heads of the pro-Russian administrations in the regions of Kherson and Zaporozhye signed agreements to join Russia.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 14:36:05 +0000
Last Sunday, dozens of recordings of private conversations in the house of the Pakistani Prime Minister were leaked online, raising questions about security inside the building. Sputnik contacted a political candidate, the representative of Mianwali district in Pakistan's province of Punjab, to discover more about the situation.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 14:28:52 +0000
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to his home state of Gujarat where he is taking part in a series of public events. On Friday, the PM won hearts by interacting with passengers of a semi-high-speed train and a metro. Later, another act of his was hailed by social media users.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 14:13:21 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US inflation remains \"very high\" and could continue to shock as the Federal Reserve works on subduing the worst price pressures in four decades for Americans, the central bank’s vice chair Lael Brainard said Friday.

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