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Local media have on multiple occasions reported that the Syrian Arab Army had found major weapons and ammunitions depots containing Western-made arms during mop-up operations in regions liberated from terrorists.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A total of three people were killed and nine others injured as a rocket hit a house in the central Afghan Wardak Province, the Pahjwok news agency reported.
Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia once again denied any involvement of the Crown prince in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, while both US President Donald Trump and State Department said that the final conclusions on the case have yet to be made amid reports suggesting that the CIA had concluded that the Prince could have ordered the murder.
Media reports arose earlier in the day that the summit had finished for the first time ever with no declaration signed by the APEC states' leaders.
The leaders of six Czech opposition parties issued a joint statement on November 13 calling on the government to resign due to Babis’ alleged move to kidnap his son and take him to Crimea in order to prevent him from testifying in the fraud probe.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US aerospace manufacturer SpaceX has renounced the idea of upgrading the second stage of its Falcon 9 launch vehicle for its reusability, Elon Musk, SpaceX co-owner and CEO, said on the night into November 18.
The draft of the Brexit agreement has become the subject of an intense political debate both within the Conservative Party and beyond, prompting a series of resignations of cabinet ministers.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he would receive a full report on the murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul within the next two days, on November 19 or 20.
A viral video was released online displaying Black Oranda, aka Blackberry Goldfish, which bodies resemble two massive ripe blackberries; it is also noteworthy that the fish seem to have no eyes, and this augments their weirdness.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An officer of the US Navy might be questioned by Norway's authorities as part of the investigation into the collision of the Royal Norwegian Navy’s Helge Ingstad frigate and the Sola TS oil tanker, the Washington Post newspaper reported on Sunday.
North Sea oil price has dropped. According to Norway's national budget, a drop of $1 in global prices implies a loss of 470 million dollars for the state’s revenue. Sputnik discussed this with Doga Eralp, a lecturer of international peace and conflict resolution at the School of International Service and co-director of the South West Asia Group.
The fifth-generation Chinese Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter, which entered military service last year and participated at Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai, will now be able to strike targets at greater distances, according to Beijing.
Tesla has announced Robyn Denholm has taken Elon Musk's place as chair of the company's board. Radio Sputnik discussed the new appointment and Tesla’s future with Paurav Shukla, Professor of Marketing and head of the Management & Marketing Group at Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister said late on Saturday that there is no alternative to the draft agreement on the UK withdrawal from the European Union and urged the UK Parliament to approve the deal in order to avoid “more uncertainty.”
Remains of five more victims have been found in Northern California wildfire, which brings the death toll in this disaster to 76 people, local authorities reported.
Marine Animal Rescue on Friday offered a reward for information regarding the corpse of a dolphin found on Manhattan Beach about 20 miles south of Los Angeles on November 8, USA Today reported.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Argentine President Mauricio Macri declared three days of mourning on Sunday over the deceased crew of the San Juan submarine, which had disappeared in November 2017 and has been recently located by the authorities.
HBO host Bill Maher slammed deceased US cartoon icon Stan Lee, who passed away on Monday, going so far as to blame him for getting Donald Trump elected.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Washington has not come to a final conclusion in the case of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite CIA intelligence reports and media statements, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said late on Saturday.
In the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission's annual report for the US Congress, legislators will be called upon to extend measures put in place to counteract a purported threat of Chinese global expansion, contending that Beijing threatens Washington's national security and economic interests, as well as those of its allies.
US Vice President Mike Pence claimed that the South China Sea does not belong to any one nation. Radio Sputnik discussed Pence's statement with Jay Batongbacal, an associate professor at the University of the Philippines College of Law and Director of the Institute for Maritime Affairs & Law of the Sea, University of the Philippines in Quezon.
In the aftermath of the deadly 9/11 terrorist attacks, the US has spent over $5.9 trillion on wars abroad that have resulted in the deaths of an estimated 500,000 people, according to Costs of War, research published by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Rhode Island’s Brown University.
Several advertising agency executives have retained a lawyer to look into whether they can bring a discrimination claim against their UK employer after their boss said in a meeting that she sought to “obliterate” the company’s reputation for being populated by white, British, "privileged", straight men.
Scientists and diplomats from 60 nations unanimously voted on Friday to a new treaty - the first such change since 1983 - that profoundly alters the method by which physical standards of measurement are set.
On Friday, NASA officials confirmed that the Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security - Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft successfully tested a key component in its upcoming asteroid-sampling mission.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US-led coalition said on Saturday in a statement that it had detected 10 non-coalition strikes in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor amid media reports that the coalition's air raids resulted in massive civilian casualties.
By not showing up, the US president - and thereby the nation he represents - loses ‘face’ in Asia, according to reports.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Militants attacked on Saturday Syrian troops in the province of Latakia leaving 18 servicemen dead and one more injured, the Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation said.
Global investors report that after all the data is sorted it is now cheaper to build a new solar or wind farm than to maintain an existing coal plant.
In a significant act of peaceful civil disobedience, over 70 have reportedly been arrested on Saturday as an estimated 6000 ‘climate rebellion’ protesters closed the five main river bridges over the Thames in London.
Trump opted not to speculate about the role which CIA claims the Saudi prince played in the Khashoggi case, saying that he first needs to confer with the intelligence officials and hear what they have to say.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The US-led coalition confirms that it has carried out airstrikes in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor but refutes media reports about mass civilian casualties caused by the strikes, coalition’s spokesman Col. Sean Ryan told Sputnik on Saturday.
Over 5,000 police officers were at the march scene, including drones and a police helicopter that were monitoring the area of Syntagma Square in the center of Athens.
Over 280,000 people took to streets across France on Saturday in over 2,000 separate demonstrations across the country over government plans to introduce a new gas tax.
The injury was inflicted due to a creative use of light tubes as improvised weapons during the fight, resulting in severe lacerations and blood loss for Arquette.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - India has sent to the United States a request for an urgent acquisition of 24 anti-submarine multi-purpose Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters for its naval forces, the PTI agency reported on Saturday, citing informed sources.
Over 20,000 of the Russian National Guard's 340,000 personnel are women. Under current guidelines, they are only eligible for service in a limited number of roles, including communications officer, telegraph operator, cook, and other noncombat roles. However, a group of women from southern Russia are looking to shake things up.
This gallery, compiled for your viewing pleasure by Sputnik, offers you a glimpse of what kind of clothes people in the post-WWII Soviet Union wore.
The man was filmed during a non-standard mid-air situation. He pronounced a special Islamic oath as he took a break from steering a plane to embrace Allah. The conversion reportedly occurred when they were flying over Saudi Arabia, which is a home to Islam’s holiest site.
PORT MORESBY (Sputnik) - Japanese and South Korean partners of the RDIF have confirmed readiness to pour investments into a digital project of the Russian Transneft Telecom, envisaging the creation of a submarine high-speed telecommunications cable connecting Russia, Japan and South Korea, RDIF CEO said.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The ARA San Juan submarine, which disappeared in 2017 and was recently located by US company Ocean Infinity, was found deformed and with signs of an explosion, the commander of Argentine naval base in Mar del Plata Attis told relatives of the sailors.
The picture shared by Midler was apparently taken in 2000 during a photoshoot done by British GQ magazine on board of Trump’s Boeing 727 aircraft.
The Pentagon has failed the first-ever comprehensive audit of its whopping $2.7 trillion in assets, with just five among more than 50 DoD entities earning a passing grade, with mismanagement of funds, inventory discrepancies, security problems and other issues plaguing the rest.
A man has decided to cut a delicious watermelon with the help of his labrador; however, the dog is scared off when the human whips out a horrifyingly big knife to prepare the snack.
Ecuador might extradite Julian Assange. This is what the WikiLeaks founder’s lawyer Carlos Poveda said suggesting that Quito might have reached an agreement on this with the UK and US. In addition, the lawyer stated that Washington plans to impose a grave charge on Assange.
Amid growing disagreements between Washington and Berlin, ranging from the tariff dispute to the row over the NATO spending and US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, Gerhard Schroeder has demanded convergence with China.
On Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu warned against holding early elections after sources close to the country's education minister said that coalition heads would agree on an election date on Sunday.
Rife disagreements dominate the ongoing summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) in Papua New Guinea, as the US and its allies, on the one hand, and China and its close economic partners, on the other, clashed over trade, investment, and security in the region.
The developments come amid the US-Chinese trade row which broke out after President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on some Chinese imports in order to fix the $500 billion bilateral trade deficit. Since then, the two sides have exchanged few rounds of import duties on each other despite attempts to resolve the conflict via dialogue.
While most victims of this trend only need to be treated as outpatients, some end up staying in hospital for long periods of time, requiring complex surgery, and sometimes leading to long-term mental and physical issues.
Earlier, a high-ranking source in Washington told Turkish media that Washington is still considering slapping Ankara with sanctions over its purchase of Russia's S-400 air defence system amid fears that the S-400s could pose an unspecified "threat" to the F-35.
In a new documentary, the key actor in the impeachment scandal spoke out about her affair with the 42nd US president. Among other things, Monica Lewinsky opened up about “silly things” she did to get Bill Clinton to pay attention to her when she was a 22-year-old intern.
A female suicide bomber has blown herself up nor far from a police station checkpoint in Grozny, the Chechen capital, Interior Ministry said on Saturday.
The man slips a number of times and is seen swinging from a rope, however, after the minor stumble, he managed to stand up and continue walking.
Following years of floating within the bloc, the idea of Europe creating joint military forces is on the agenda after the French President and German Chancellor called on their EU allies to unite. While the EU leadership backed the initiative, it got a mixed response among European politicians.
The announcement came after Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to complete the modernisation of the country's military by 2035 and to transform it into a world-class fighting force by 2050.
At least nine people have been injured in Myanmar at an annual festival when a balloon laden with fireworks exploded over a crowd of spectators, The Daily Telegraph reported on Saturday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow believes that the explanation offered by European states for increasing military spending on the need to constraint some "illusory potential aggressor" is far-fetched, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
Tel Aviv reached a fragile ceasefire with Hamas on Tuesday following ф botched Gaza raid. The ceasefire prompted defence minister Avigdor Lieberman to resign in protest, and to accuse Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of "surrendering to Hamas terror".
In late September, the Philippine President hit out at the International Criminal Court, calling it "a bunch of criminals" for looking to investigate his ongoing war on drugs. After his 2016 election, Duterte launched a large-scale anti-drug campaign, which led to the killing of thousands of people during police raids.
Zagitova, a 16-year-old figure skating champion, wowed guests at the Gran-Prix Rostelecom Cup in Moscow, breaking a record she herself set in Germany at the Nebelhorn Trophy.
The passenger plane of the Israeli airline Arkia, which previously reported a malfunction in its braking system, made a successful emergency landing at Tel Aviv Ben-Gurion Airport, according to Kan TV.
A 24-year-old Swiss lady has completely changed her looks and undergone several surgeries, including three boob jobs to increase her bra size up to 34FF, in an attempt to enhance self-confidence. Her self-improvement journey from being a bullied “ugly duckling” to an Instagram bombshell has cost the young woman $50,000.
The audio tape reportedly features the members of a Saudi team which allegedly arrived in Istanbul to deal with Khashoggi discussing “how to execute” him and reviewing their plan mere minutes before the victim’s arrival.
With an estimated ferry range of 5,500 km and the ability to be refueled in the air, the new fifth-gen air superiority jet will be able to engage in endurance patrols of Russia's vast borders, or make cross-continental flights with ease.
Earlier, the British Prime Minister admitted that she had a "pretty heavy couple of days" as she tried to rebuild her government in the wake of an array of UK Cabinet resignations as some ministers rejected the draft Brexit deal.
One of the reasons for the increase in fuel prices is the introduction of an environmental tax on greenhouse gas emissions announced by the authorities. As a result, starting from January 2019, the cost of petrol will increase by another 3 eurocents per litre (about $0.13 per gallon), and diesel prices will rise by 6.5 eurocents.
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Ankara is concerned over recently published photos featuring US servicemen having dinner with members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, near the Turkish border, as such photos damage the image of the US military, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday.
BERLIN (Sputnik) - The supply of natural gas through the Nord Stream gas pipeline continues, and the systems are currently being commissioned again after an overnight power failure, the German operator of the gas transmission network that receives gas from Nord Stream, Gascade, told Sputnik on Saturday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told reporters on Saturday that he and his Iraqi counterpart Barham Salih had agreed to create a free trade zone.
BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who was sentenced to two years in prison and sought asylum in Hungary, will be returned to Skopje, the incumbent head of the republic’s government Zoran Zaev promised on Saturday.
On November 16, the US-led coalition confirmed that it had carried out strikes in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province but insisted that no civilian casualties resulted from the operations, according to US military spokesman Col. Sean Ryan.
On October 7, Russian UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor in the 4th round with a chokehold, extending his unbeaten UFC record to 27-0.
The parent company of White Wolf, a tabletop role-playing game maker, has reigned in its subsidiary and is in the process of reshuffling its management after the company released content considered "offensive" for the second time in the space of a few months.
A moratorium on sending Syrian migrants back to their war-torn country was implemented in 2012, shortly after the violent military conflict broke out there. German authorities have prolonged the ban several times since then; however, it is due to expire on December 31,and the interior ministers of Saxony and Bavaria have already called to end it.
As soon as Brexit comes to pass, France will be the only veto-wielding EU member of the UN Security Council; thus, the country will be able to block undesired military operations.
A cat gave a performance featuring a series of excessive yowls, prompting a recording of the extraordinary impromptu concert.
The world of teledildonics is developing rapidly – perhaps too rapidly in some parts of the world. What does this mean for the institution of marriage? Should teledildonics be stopped and is it possible to marry a robot?
Federal Reserve officials say US economic growth remains solid amid low unemployment and stable inflation; however, they acknowledge that mounting risks overseas could eventually spill over to North America, potentially requiring pre-emptive action on the Fed’s part.
Top White House and Trump cabinet officials say they are reviewing various possible options in order to tackle the imbalances and questionable practices in bilateral trade with China, adding that there’s little clarity with respect to the next possible steps.
The rocket took off from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, USA at 4:01 a.m. local time. The cargo ship's arrival at the International Space Station is scheduled for November 19, Monday.
Apart from NATO members, Luciad's software is also used by such major arms contractors as Boeing, Airbus Defence and Space, Lockheed Martin and Thales. Last year, Luciad was bought by the Sweden-based technology group Hexagon, which earlier established ties with the Chinese military and defence industry.
The former NSA contractor, who faces capital punishment in the US for leaking classified information on numerous US secret surveillance programmes, voiced his support for the WikiLeaks founder after it came to light that US authorities are apparently poised to indict Julian Assange.
Unions and political parties have used social networks to call for mass protest throughout France against the rising price of petrol.
The United States will not back down from its trade dispute with China, and could double import duties unless Beijing complies with Washington's demands, the US Vice President said at the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in Papua New Guinea.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The US company Ocean Infinity, contracted by the Argentinian authorities to search for the missing ARA San Juan submarine, has located the vessel that had been missing since November 2017, the Argentinian Navy said on Saturday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Firefighters have managed to put out a blaze at an oil processing plant in Moscow's south-eastern Kapotnya District, a representative of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) told Sputnik on Saturday. There were no casualties.
The developments come after the UK's Junior Health Minister Stephen Barclay, who voted to leave the EU in 2016, has been appointed new Brexit Secretary. He will replace Dominic Raab, who resigned on Thursday over his disagreement with the draft Brexit deal backed by the Cabinet.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow will be ready to consider a solution on the settlement of relations with Kosovo, in a constructive manner, as long as it is acceptable to Serbia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
These two pals appear to be totally fine sharing one bed as they rest peacefully together, ready to drift far away to puppy slumberland.
China's leadership has the necessary instruments to manage risks posed by the country's growing dollar debt, Bai Ming, a research fellow at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, told Sputnik.
It is expected that following Papua New Guinea and Samoa; Tonga, Cook Islands, Niue and Fiji will join the Chinese “Belt and Road Initiative”. It will be announced on 16th of November after the meeting between the PRC President Xi Jinping and the leaders of the island states of the Pacific.
The deployment of the Russian-made S-300 in Syria has not brought an end to Israeli military operations in the region, Israeli publicist Avigdor Eskin has told Sputnik.
PORT MORESBY (Sputnik) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Saturday called for abandoning protectionism and the policy of unilateral actions and preserve multilateral trade system for global development.
Shawn Decker was exposed to HIV in the 1980s, when he was still a child. Sputnik spoke to him about living with the virus for more than 30 years and how he coped before drug treatments made the condition bearable.
There is now growing pressure on Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to call a second referendum on Scottish independence after Theresa May put forward what has been a widely criticized Brexit proposal on Wednesday in the House of Commons. Sputnik spoke about it to Colin Fox, co-spokesperson for Scottish Socialist Party.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The Belgian government approved a proposal by the country's Defense Ministry to increase the number of troops in Afghanistan more than 2.5-fold in 2019, local media reported on Friday.
Earlier, Theresa May clarified her position to push ahead with her draft Brexit proposal with the European Union, despite a number of resignations in her government and the prospect of a vote of no confidence by her own party. Sputnik spoke to broadcaster and political commentator Marcus Stead about recent Brexit developments.