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Wed, 08 Feb 2023 04:36:57 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The world's first gene-edited children are living \"normal\" and \"peaceful\" life with their parents, Chinese genetic scientist He Jiankui told a Chinese newspaper on Tuesday.

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 04:31:35 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy fact checked President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech to Congress, claiming the United States’ deficit actually increased under the Biden administration after the president claimed he had reduced it.

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 04:24:23 +0000
An international code-breaking team has successfully deciphered more than 50 cryptic letters written by Mary, Queen of Scots, during her imprisonment, and were intended for her trusted allies. The publication is timed to coincide with the anniversary of Mary's execution on 8 February 1587.

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 04:09:14 +0000
A glacial lake is a lake formed by a melting ice caps which overlaps the glacier above the water recharge limit. Many such lakes are famous landmarks. However, a new study warns of the dangers lurking in them.

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 03:21:33 +0000
Over the last week, a Chinese weather balloon enchanted American politicians and US intelligence officials who alleged that the device was a surveillance in nature. However, Chinese Foreign Ministry repeatedly stressed it was a civilian balloon meant for meteorological research. It was ultimately down over the weekend.

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 01:09:56 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The idea to send UN peacekeepers to Nagorno-Karabakh is hardly realistic, and the Russian peacekeeping contingent effectively carries out tasks of restoring peace and security in the region, Pyotr Ilyichev, the director of the Department of International Organizations at the Russian Foreign Ministry, has told Sputnik.

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 00:50:46 +0000
On January 7, Memphis Police pulled over 29-year-old Tyre Nichols for alleged reckless driving. Body cam footage showed the officers beating a restrained Nichols repeatedly. Nichols, a FedEx driver and a father to a four-year-old boy, died three days later.

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 00:18:17 +0000
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - Roger Waters, ex-musician from Pink Floyd, will be present at Wednesday's United Nations Security Council meeting on Ukraine which was requested by Russia, the UN Source told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 00:16:05 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The arrest of Sputnik Lithuania editor Marat Kasem shows that Latvia is transforming into a police state, where opinions that do not coincide with those of the state are suppressed through fabricated legal processes, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 23:44:36 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US House Financial Services and Armed Services committees held hearings on Tuesday to discuss the economic and military threats posed by the People’s Republic of China (PRC), following the transit of a Chinese balloon across the US last week.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 23:20:25 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has requested $2.7 million in humanitarian aid to support some 57,000 Palestinian refugees affected by the devastating earthquake in Syria, UNRWA Department of External Relations and Communications Director Tamara Alrifai said on Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 23:02:43 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Bloomberg article about alleged pressure from the Russian government on the Bank of Russia to lower the key rate is not true, Boris Belyakov, the prime minister's press secretary, detailed on Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 22:50:03 +0000
Ahead of President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, a black eight-foot metal fence was erected around the Capitol Building. No specific threats were cited as the reason for the fence, leading Biden’s political opponents to mockingly guess what its purpose could be.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 22:15:27 +0000
A new air base with a network of underground facilities for its aircraft has been unveiled by the Iranian military, Iranian media reported on Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 21:57:45 +0000
More than 52 million birds were killed in the United States in 2022 as officials attempted to limit the spread of avian flu.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 21:47:08 +0000
PARIS (Sputnik) - Over 750,000 people took part in the third nationwide protest against the controversial pension reform in France on Tuesday, French media reported, citing the country's interior ministry.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 21:22:40 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Biden administration opposes efforts by Congress to overturn a rule requiring travelers to the US to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19, the White House's Office of Management (OMB) and Budget said in a statement on Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 21:08:55 +0000
ALEPPO (Sputnik) - The Ancient City of Aleppo, including the minaret of the citadel's Great Mosque, as well as its towers and walls, were seriously damaged in the earthquake, a local resident told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 21:04:51 +0000
As US President Joe Biden prepares for his annual address to Congress and the nation on Tuesday, restaurants around the capital city are preparing for viewing parties by adding thematic specials to their evening menus.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 20:33:33 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Federal Reserve might go back to stronger rate hikes if US jobs and wage growth continue to surprise, although the central bank wants to give disinflation, which has only just begun, a chance to set in, Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 19:57:17 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - During his visit to Mauritania, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold talks with the President of the Republic, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, and with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Affairs of Mauritanians Abroad, Mohamed Salem Ould Merzoug, said Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 19:16:03 +0000
The mountainous, landlocked country of 8.7 million hasn’t invaded anyone since 1815, hasn’t fought a major battle since 1499, and has been effectively neutral since 1515. Now, the European security crisis sparked by the NATO-Russia proxy conflict in Ukraine has prompted lawmakers in Bern to rethink the country’s defense exports policy.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 18:58:01 +0000
While the US has accused Beijing of sending a “spy balloon” over the continental United States last week, Beijing has denied the balloon had any military application, saying it was an escaped civilian scientific balloon. The US shot the balloon down on Sunday, saying it wants to study its technology.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 18:52:23 +0000
As the 2024 presidential race nears, Democrats have started to question Kamala Harris' candidacy, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saying that the incumbent veep does not have the political instincts to clear a primary field, according to the US press.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 18:07:11 +0000
Global natural gas prices skyrocketed in the spring of 2022 after the escalation of the crisis in eastern Ukraine into a full-blown Russia-NATO proxy conflict. European nations exacerbated the situation by rejecting gas from Russia – which accounts for 1/5 of global production, in favor of more expensive US liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 17:57:32 +0000
The Chinese breakaway province of Taiwan has continued to develop its offensive strike abilities, including cruise missiles and other surface strike weapons that can reach far from the island’s shores. The weapons are intended as a deterrent against an attack by the Chinese government.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 17:02:23 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The number of deaths related to fentanyl use remain \"unacceptably high\" despite a recent decrease, the White House said on Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 16:51:06 +0000
An eight-foot black metal fence has been erected around the Capitol in Washington, DC ahead of US President Joe Biden's 2023 State of the Union Address. The security measure has prompted criticism and mockery from the two sides of the US political aisle.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 16:42:24 +0000
Africa is inhabited by two rhino species – white and black. The estimated number of white and black rhinos in Africa today is about 22,000. Since 2017, there have been 2,707 rhino poaching incidents on the continent, 90% of which happened in South Africa, according to a report by the International Rhino Foundation.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 15:54:21 +0000
On February 7, 1855, the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan signed the Japanese-Russian Friendship Treaty in the city of Shimoda, Article II of which demarcated the border between the two countries for the first time.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 15:30:24 +0000
Terrorism and insurgent violence, ranging from the Sahel region in the west to Somalia in the east and Mozambique in the south, have recently become a major security threat to all states across sub-Saharan Africa, undermining development and progress. Therefore, there is a need to gain insight into the main drivers of extremism in the region.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 15:27:55 +0000
Monday’s devastating earthquakes killed hundreds of Syrians and shattered critical infrastructure already battered by the West’s decade-long dirty war against the Middle Eastern nation. But Washington has refused to budge on its sanctions, which aptly bear the name of an ancient Roman emperor known for his cruelty.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 15:14:32 +0000
On Monday, a court in Kenya ruled that Meta* could be sued in the country on charges related to forced labor, human trafficking, and freedom of association. This came as part of a lawsuit filed against Meta and its partner by a former outsourced moderator on the charges listed above as well as insufficient mental health support for employees.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 15:13:40 +0000
Journalist, author, podcaster, and Twitter Files co-author Matt Taibbi has sat down with Sputnik to discuss the bombshell Twitter Files; Big Tech's collaboration with the FBI, DHS, White House, and CIA, sophisticated censorship tools, the utility of Hamilton 68, and the mainstream press' longstanding obsession with Russiagate myths.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 14:46:33 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A digital pound is \"likely to be needed in the future,\" with the UK authorities likely to decide on its introduction in the second half of this decade, the UK Treasury and the Bank of England said on Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 14:25:32 +0000
African-Russian relations were established during a crucial period in history, when the peoples of Africa, who fought for independence, started throwing off the consequences of colonialism and began building their own statehood. Many of them turned for assistance to Moscow, which never hesitated in supporting the new states.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 14:00:37 +0000
BAMAKO (Sputnik) - Sergey Lavrov arrived in Mali early on Tuesday from Iraq for talks with Mali’s transitional President Assimi Goita and Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 14:00:30 +0000
In October 2022, a study was published by the US National Institute of Environmental Health Safety which said that the usage of L'Oreal's hair relaxer multiple times a year could lead to uterine cancer.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 13:59:42 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Trade between the United States and Russia increased in the month of December of 2022 with US exports to the Russian Federation rising to $112.8 million, compared to $62.6 million the previous month, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 13:56:28 +0000
Thousands of lives in Turkey and Syria have been lost because of powerful earthquakes, starting on Monday and continuing into Tuesday. In Turkey, at least 3,419 were killed and 20,534 injured; and in Syria at least 812 people have died and 1,431 have been injured.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 13:55:28 +0000
With the ruling Conservatives trailing the Labour opposition by 20 points in recent polls, PM Rishi Sunak's government mini-reshuffle was slammed as 're-arranging the deckchairs on the Titanic'.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 13:52:29 +0000
On January 10, French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne unveiled a draft of the controversial pension reform that the government plans to adopt in 2023. According to the draft, the French authorities will gradually raise the retirement age in the country by three months a year from September 1, 2023. By 2030, the retirement age will reach 64 years.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 13:51:45 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US Embassy was handed a note on Tuesday demanding to stop interfering in Russia's internal affairs, a source close to the leadership of the Russian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 13:47:18 +0000
The F-22, which was designed as an air superiority fighter, made its maiden flight in 1997, and eight years later, one of the world’s most expensive warplanes entered service with the US Air Force (USAF).

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 13:26:14 +0000
ROME (Sputnik) - The powerful earthquake in southern Turkey has triggered a geological shift that moved tectonic plates by three meters (almost 10 feet), President of the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) ‪Carlo Doglioni said on Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 13:04:33 +0000
Russia had been a major oil and gas supplier for the EU until the latter imposed sanctions against Moscow, cutting oil and reducing gas supplies from Russia following the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine. Now the EU is seeking to diversify energy imports.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 12:21:19 +0000
The 2S9 Nona-S is a 120mm self-propelled artillery and mortar system. It is a unique artillery system that combines the properties of guns of various types and is designed for direct fire support of airborne units on the battlefield.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 11:59:06 +0000
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Mali early on Tuesday for talks with Mali’s transitional President Assimi Goita and Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 11:54:55 +0000
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will visit Turkey on Wednesday, where he is expected to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and express condolences over the devastating earthquake, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 11:50:23 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow remains an important trade partner for Vienna, as the level of bilateral trade between the two countries increased by 65.4% last year compared to 2021, Russian Ambassador to Austria Dmitry Lyubinsky said on Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 11:50:02 +0000
2022 turned out to be less than a stellar year for cryptocurrencies, with a series of crashes of major coins capped by the meltdown of FTX, a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme with suspected links to both major US political parties and the Biden White House.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 11:43:52 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An unknown person entered the air base in the US state of Maryland, where the presidential aircraft Air Force One is stationed, Joint Base Andrews (JBA) said on Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 11:37:54 +0000
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Taiwan will accelerate the development and production of military drones with the help of civilian companies amid increased tensions with mainland China, Chi Li-ping, expert at the island's state-owned Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, said on Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 11:21:21 +0000
The T-90M Proryv tank is a deep upgrade of the T-90, with enhanced protection and improved combat and performance characteristics. The vehicle is equipped with a new turret module, a highly automated digital fire control system with various types of aiming, and climate control.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 11:11:00 +0000
In January, Eric Adams, the mayor of New York, declared that “there is no room” in his city for busloads of migrants, urging the Biden administration to resolve the migration crisis.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 11:00:00 +0000
President Joe Biden is gearing up for his third presidential address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. In American political tradition, State of the Union speeches are designed to lay out the head of state’s top domestic and foreign policy priorities. What’s Biden going to say this time? Read Sputnik’s preview to find out.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 10:53:29 +0000
The suspected Chinese surveillance balloon was shot down by an American warplane last Saturday, almost a week after the floating object was detected over the continental United States.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 10:28:24 +0000
Over the past few days, American politicians and media have been foaming at the mouth in a cultivated mass hysteria against what they describe to be a \"Chinese Spy Balloon.\"

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 09:45:55 +0000
Early in the morning of Monday 6 February, an earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale struck south-eastern Turkey and northern Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the earthquake was the most powerful to hit his country in more than eight decades.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 09:43:04 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia believes that China's explanation of the circumstance of the entry of its balloon into US airspace is sufficient, and Beijing's reaction to the incident was very responsible, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 09:40:19 +0000
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The Japanese government regards the situation with Moscow and Tokyo not signing the peace agreement on the South Kuril Islands as regrettable, and Japan is committed to the resolution of territorial issues and concluding a peace treaty, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 09:35:55 +0000
According to researchers, the presence of domestic animals on Viking longships indicated a change of heart and a shift from a pure raid-and-pillage strategy to colonization.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 09:22:40 +0000
Despite the fact that only last week, Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin gave the reassurance that Finland intends to enter NATO with Sweden, high-placed sources have revealed that all Finnish parties, bar one, are ready for their country to proceed alone.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 07:45:51 +0000
The UK changed prime minister three times within two months last year. In late October, Britain's King Charles III appointed Rishi Sunak as the new prime minister.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 06:44:38 +0000
On Monday, the US imposed a temporary security zone in waters off South Carolina as the military tries to recover the wreckage of a suspected Chinese spy balloon that was shot down late last week.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 04:52:36 +0000
Amid major earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, Israeli authorities carried out readiness and equipment checks on multiple facilities handling hazardous chemical substances. The shocking results have since put officials on alert.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 04:29:50 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in the Malian capital Bamako with a visit to hold talks on Tuesday with interim president for a transitional period Assimi Goyta and Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 03:23:58 +0000
Monday morning a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Turkey and surrounding countries, causing thousands of fatalities in Turkey and bordering Syria, tens of thousands of injuries, and thousands of collapsed buildings.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 02:23:12 +0000
Lionel Messi was forced to leave FC Barcelona due to new La Liga rules that prevented the club from continuing to support the star even if he played for free. Since then, the best player of the 2022 World Cup has been playing for Paris Saint-Germain and judging by the latest news, he will continue to do so.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 00:48:01 +0000
US President Joe Biden is scheduled to give his annual State of the Union Address on Tuesday. Unfortunately, most Americans are not optimistic about the Union’s current state.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 00:05:22 +0000
Despite Beijing's protest over the US decision to shoot down a Chinese civilian research balloon, it seems the US won't be giving back what little remains of the device. US officials have said a study of the wreckage will reveal much but have not elaborated on what exactly will be brought to light.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 23:52:21 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reiterated his call for a responsible raise of the debt ceiling that includes a plan to address runaway spending ahead of President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 22:51:24 +0000
Earlier methods of detecting exoplanets around other stars relied on signs that only larger exoplanets could make, meaning astronomers have only recently acquired the ability to detect near-Earth-sized worlds.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 22:43:45 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US hysterical overreaction to the Chinese balloon incident, including calling off high-level diplomatic dialogue, shows the world that the Biden administration lacks sufficient strength and capability to engage Beijing constructively, former senior State Department official Chas Freeman told Sputnik.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 22:19:32 +0000
On Monday, a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake originating in Turkey shook the surrounding areas, significantly damaging cities in Turkey and parts of Syria. Thousands have been killed in Syria and Turkey, with Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay saying the nation's death has surpassed 2,300.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 21:59:02 +0000
The FBI has arrested two people in Maryland and accused them of planning an attack on the electrical grid in Baltimore, Maryland, in a manner similar to another attack in North Carolina last year.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 21:17:38 +0000
On March 5, 2022, former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett visited Moscow, where he held a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the Kremlin read-out of the meeting, the two leaders “discussed various aspects of the situation in Ukraine in the context of Russia’s special military operation to protect Donbass.”

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 21:13:06 +0000
An airport is one of those places where maximum coordination of all services is required to avoid delays and accidents. However, even in such a complex system, malfunctions can occur.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 20:43:20 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sweden and Finland decided Monday to send material aid and specialists to help Turkey and Syria following the disastrous earthquakes that killed over 2,000 people, according to the countries' authorities.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 20:17:18 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Syrians are afraid to stay indoors due to the risk of further earthquakes and have to sleep in their parked cars, local residents told Sputnik.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 19:45:16 +0000
The Chinese government’s plan to sunset sales of gasoline-only automobiles in the next decade has made the socialist country the world’s largest market for electric vehicles (EVs). However, an economic downturn created by the country’s largest COVID-19 outbreak has left a major dent in EV sales.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 18:55:25 +0000
Britain’s Treasury has reportedly made clear that there will be “no new money” for the military despite grumbling from the defense establishment that the Army is being “hollowed out” by gifting equipment to Kiev. The UK’s elite Armed Forces have consistently ranked among the best in the world, but what state are they in today? Sputnik explores.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 18:52:03 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Forty percent of Americans say they are worse off financially since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021 and the significant disaffection foretells complications for Biden if he runs for reelection in 2024, a poll revealed on Monday.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 17:28:21 +0000
After the US Congress passed a law requiring the Pentagon to produce annual reports on unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAPs), which were formerly called UFOs, an ex-US fighter pilot is calling on his colleagues to come forward with their stories.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 17:05:17 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The number of migrants entering the United States from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala has decreased by 71% since the high experienced in the summer of 2021, a senior Biden administration official said on Monday.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 16:46:14 +0000
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken postponed his trip to Beijing due to a Chinese \"spy\" balloon flying over the US, which he called an \"irresponsible act\" on the part of China. The Chinese leadership explained that the airship was a weather device and urged Washington to calm down. However, the balloon was shot down and Blinken's trip suspended.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 15:52:37 +0000
The Scottish nationalist Party's gender self-ID reforms sparked outrage a month after legislation was passed, when authorities sent a double rapist — who only began transitioning after he was charged — to a woman's prison.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 14:50:14 +0000
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Ahead of President Joe Biden's State of the Union speech, more than a half of Americans say that he has not accomplished much during his tenure, according to a poll released on Monday.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 13:57:25 +0000
In May 2022, Daniel Motaung, a former outsourced Facebook content moderator, became the claimant in a legal case against Meta*, Facebook’s parent company, and its Kenya-based outsourcing partner Sama, accusing the two firms of forced labor, human trafficking, union busting, and failure to provide “adequate” mental health support.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 13:20:35 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Twenty-three Thai tourists, who arrived at the international airport Muan in southeastern South Korea last week, went missing and out of contact, South Korean media reported on Monday citing the Justice Ministry.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 11:51:35 +0000
The wave of strikes across diverse sectors of the UK economy has been raging since summer 2022, as public and private sector employers' pay offers fail to match double-digit inflation prompted by sanctions on Russia.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 11:46:35 +0000
The company OpenAI's ChatGPT language model, launched in late November 2022, met with mixed reactions due to its ability to mimic human conversations and generate unique texts based on user prompts.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 11:38:56 +0000
The ex-Israeli prime minister said in an interview published on Sunday that ceasefire talks between Kiev and Moscow were tanked by Western countries, which led to another escalation while both Russia and Ukraine were trying to find a peaceful solution. He also said Putin had promised him \"not to kill\" Ukrainian President Zelensky.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 10:26:17 +0000
There are between 1.3 and 4 million cholera cases detected in the world annually, of which more than 50 percent are in African countries. Every year it causes anywhere between 21,000 and 143,000 deaths globally, the World Health Organization reports.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 09:44:02 +0000
Donbass People's Militias and Russia's regular Army began finding evidence of suspected Ukrainian preparations to employ chemical weapons last spring. Kiev and its Western sponsors have issued counterclaims, accusing Russia of using or preparing to use its non-existent chemical weapons stocks.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 09:32:57 +0000
Prince Harry’s memoir, titled Spare and which was released in January, contains a slew of light-hearted revelations, including those related to the Duke of Sussex’s charity walk at the North Pole in 2011.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 08:41:49 +0000
On Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Iraq on an official trip taking place on February 5-6.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 08:24:45 +0000
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed condolences to Syrian President Bashar Assad and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in connection with numerous victims as a result of a powerful earthquake, said that Russia is ready to provide assistance to eliminate the consequences of the disaster, the Kremlin said.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 08:08:17 +0000
Although the US claims that the unmanned balloon was being used for espionage purposes, China insists the airship was a civilian craft engaged in scientific research that was blown off course by high winds.

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 07:49:21 +0000
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japan is analyzing information related to the appearance of a Chinese balloon over the United States, as similar objects appeared over Japan in 2020 and 2021, Japanese Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihiko Isozaki said on Monday.

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