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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Kremlin was not engaged in any discussions regarding the potential construction of a Trump Tower skyscraper in Moscow, even though it received several emails regarding the matter, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stated.
The Turkish president’s statement comes after Ankara claimed that it was ready to launch a military operation against the Kurdish YPG militia on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River as well as in other parts of Syria.
The Netherlands is showing a special attitude to Ukraine in the investigation into the 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, Russian Deputy Prosecutor General Nikolay Vinnichenko told the news agency RIA Novosti.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Norway’s accusations against Russia in connection with disruptions in the work of the GPS navigation system in the country are empty rhetoric, as no data on the case has been revealed, the Russian Embassy in Norway said Monday in a statement.
Reporter Dan Balz has penned a story for The Washington Post, claiming he had an impromptu phone conversation with none other than US President Donald Trump on Friday.
A seller on one of the largest online marketplaces has called on haters to "lighten up" and vowed that all proceedings from the purchase of what has been left after the road accident, involving one of senior British royals, will go to charity.
Experts at the Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) have found a way of using a laser monitor to diagnose the surface of the aluminium nanopowder during the high-temperature combustion process.
The foreign ministers of EU member states are meeting for a configuration of the Council of the European Union that convenes once a month in Belgium.
Earlier, UK officials accused Moscow of attempting to kill former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal using a military grade chemical agent, without presenting any solid evidence to substantiate the claim. Russia denied the accusations and even offered London to conduct a joint investigation to determine the truth.
Last week, a powerful blast rocked the Kurdish-held city of Manbij, killing over 20 people, including several US soldiers.
There is hardly anyone who hasn’t recalled biblical prophecies as the world readied to witness the red lunar sphere on 21 January. Many chose to retrieve their cameras first, to capture the astronomical extravaganza, and then engage in talks, asserting that they feel okay despite the omens and freezing temperatures that they endured while filming.
I admire shadow home secretary Diane Abbott for her achievements, a girl from a grammar school who gained entry to Cambridge to read history and for becoming an MP.
A 500-kilogram saltwater crocodile named Elvis is now 54 years old and is famous for attacking the reptile park's keepers while being fed.
An ongoing robust expansion in China's petrochemicals and fuel refining industries remains highly-supportive of international crude prices, despite fears of a global economic slowdown and the ongoing broader cooling in the Chinese economy, in particular.
The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) has stated that it targeted alleged "military facilities of [Iran’s] Quds Force" at Damascus International Airport in an airstrike conducted on 21 January.
Angela Merkel’s cabinet stopped military supplies to Saudi Arabia and called on other countries to do the same following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Riyadh’s consulate in Turkey.
The statement by the US official comes amid Washington’s plans to suspend the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Moscow.
Since taking office as the UK defence secretary, Gavin Williamson has taken a belligerent tone, issuing dubious warnings to Russian President Vladimir Putin every from time to time – but this time he has gone even further.
Each side accuses the other of perpetrating the influx of refugees across their respective borders. Some 31 Rohingyas are currently at Zero Line on the international border.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to his Mexican counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to express condolences over the recent tragedy at the Tuxpan-Tula oil pipeline in Mexico's central Hidalgo state, the Kremlin said Monday in a statement.
ROSTOV-ON-DON (Sputnik) - Three Russian servicemen were killed and two others were injured when a BTR-80 armored personnel carrier overturned in a gorge in Abkhazia, the Southern Military District's press service said in a statement Monday.
Authorities are bewildered how the man had scaled a wall that was 10 feet high with another 20 feet of mesh on top of it, made it through a deep moat, crossed the riverbed and entered the lions’ enclosure. He was fatally injured with severe injuries on his face, neck, and chest. The zoo was closed to visitors immediately.
After the Brexit deal was rejected 432 to 202 by the UK Parliament last week, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she would come up with an alternative plan on 21 January.
Lingerie is so-called rock-n-roll fashion in Paris, the city that invented sexy underwear. A recent musical extravaganza "Lingerie Rocks" has paid tribute to the know-how and innovation that help women to feel attractive in their own skin.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The international joint investigation team (JIT) on the crash of MH17 Boeing over Donbass in 2014 showed no interest in Russian data on the Ukrainian missile that hit the aircraft, Russian Deputy Prosecutor General Nikolay Vinnichenko told RIA Novosti.
While about 2 percent of Finland's rejected asylum seekers have been found to pose a security threat, the authorities are having trouble in locating them, as some have already left the country.
The newspaper Bild reported in December that the German government was going to ban the airline from using national airports starting in January 2019.
The woman was a 75-year old grandmother of a youth just past his teens. Her grandson was crushed under a machine where he was employed. She wanted to register a complaint with the police against the factory owner.
A man, who has called himself a trawler operator on social media, offered fellow netizens to guess what his friend’s barnacled finding, pulled up in nets from the sea bed off the Devon coast, might be.
Ariana Grande may have broken Spotify streaming records, with her “7 Rings” racking up nearly 15 million plays in 24 hours, but the pop star’s chart-smasher is seemingly bringing her a great deal of trouble.
Amid reports of schoolchildren watching and sharing the grisly video clip of a Danish tourist having her head cut off in Morocco, the country's authorities are eager to stop its proliferation.
The US fleet has yet to comment on the move, however, the Pentagon has recently been boosting its naval presence near Russia’s territorial waters, with the USS Donald Cook guided-missile destroyer entering the Black Sea over the weekend.
I was never a big fan of the comedian Bob Monkhouse. He was a Tory and supported Thatcher so that was enough to put me off him. However, he did crack a particularly memorable joke that I was compelled to think about after watching the turgid BBC Politics Scotland show yesterday.
The Golden-Globe winning singer has joined a choir of celebrities slamming Donald Trump’s administration when she spoke out on the president’s decision to shut down the government and the second lady’s teaching art at a Christian school that bans gay-friendly or homosexual employees, students, and families.
Democratic House Representative for Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard was widely condemned by Democrats and Republicans for holding an unannounced meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2017 during a “fact-finding” trip to the Mideast country.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - China-US trade disagreements have a certain impact on the Chinese economy, but this influence is under control, Director of the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Ning Jizhe has stated.
For two days in a row, Israel Defence Forces have been carrying out strikes on what the IDF claims are Iranian targets in Syria.
Prominent Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage, who left UKIP a month ago, has recently applied to register a party with the Electoral Commission that will be ready to "fight any snap general election or the local elections across England in May", The Guardian reported citing the party's former economics spokeswoman.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A car bomb explosion occurred on Monday close to an Afghan Special Forces' base in the central province of Wardak, the TOLOnews broadcaster reported, citing local authorities.
A newly-released video shows the second Israeli attack on Syria in two days. According to the Israeli military, the strikes were carried out to prevent "Iranian entrenchment" in Syria.
The newest member of the UK Royal Family used to have several social media accounts and a blog before her marriage, but had to close them due to royal protocol. As it turns out, she also had a secret Instagram, but closed it recently due to an invasion of trolls.
Hundreds of people are crossing the border from Upstate New York in the US to Canada's Quebec every day to claim refugee status in the Great White North. Even though Roxham road is not a legal port of entry, Canadian authorities let the “border jumpers” in.
Various US-based media outlets have suggested that US President Donald Trump intends to withdraw from the military alliance. In particular, Trump made headlines last year after reportedly hinting that he could order a departure from the defense bloc at any time and without congressional approval.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders has announced that US President Donald Trump would hold his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the end of February and a venue would be announced later. On Friday, Trump discussed with North Korean Vice Chairman Kim Yong-chol in Washington details of the upcoming summit.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The police of Northern Ireland said on Sunday they had arrested two more people suspected of involvement in a car bombing on Saturday evening in one of the largest cities in Northern Ireland, Derry, bringing the total number of arrested persons to four.
The secret agent pulled six US diplomats from Iran after the Islamic Revolution and received one of US intel’s highest awards, but none of this was known publicly for two decades.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - The Israel Defense Forces said they had ordered to suspend on Monday the work of the country's only ski resort, Mount Hermon, located on border with Syria.
Germany is considering blocking Chinese telecom giant Huawei from its newest mobile phone network. Media reports suggest that stricter security requirements may be applied to keep Huawei products away from the country’s 5G network. The US, Australia and New Zealand have already blocked Huawei over national security concerns.
The online religious platform, which includes an end-user phone app, has been launched by the Catholic Church’s Pope Francis I, who once acknowledged his own poor relationship with technology.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is considering a bid for a Kansas Senate seat that will become vacant, as current Senator Pat Robertson has announced that he will retire once his term is up, the media outlet Politico reported on Sunday, citing sources.
The last time the first lady was officially heard from was January 13. This one tweet excluded, FLOTUS has been nowhere to be seen since the beginning of the year.
A minister for the Canadian province of Quebec demanded that US entertainment company Netflix take down footage of the 2013 Lac-Megantic railway incident, insisting that the movie Bird Box used the tragic images for “entertainment purposes.”
Damascus' air defense systems earlier on Sunday repelled an air strike by Israel in the south of Syria, a source in the country's military told Sputnik.
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump during a phone conversation agreed to speed up negotiations on the creation of a security zone in northeastern Syria, the Turkish leader’s administration said on Sunday.
US Senators wrote a letter to the Washington DC public transport authority, urging it to not grant a $1 billion contract for subway cars to China’s CRRC company, who have recently won four major US contracts due to low bids.
On Sunday, the Israeli Air Forces carried out an attack against the Damascus International Airport. A Russian military spokesman confirmed that Syrian-operated air-defense missile systems destroyed seven Israeli missiles, successfully repelling the attack.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire denied on Sunday reports about the French government's intention to seek a merger of automakers Renault and Nissan Motor into a single holding company.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen is coming to Moscow following his first visit to Damascus on 15-18 January, where he met with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem and later described the meeting as "constructive."
The Liberal Party of Canada has picked ethnic Chinese Karen Wang, the owner of a daycare business, as its contender against New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jagmeet Singh in an upcoming vote in British Columbia. Wang's political campaign has sparked a backlash in the local community.
President Trump wrote his tweet as the US is experiencing a massive snowstorm that has already cancelled thousands of flights, dropped several inches to one foot of snow, and seen some states declare a state of emergency.
India’s highest court has decreed that an obstructing wall built illegally by a state-owned oil refinery in the nation’s heavily-forested northeastern regions must come down.
A group of white high-school students wearing MAGA hats and clothing were recorded in Washington DC surrounding and harassing a Native American US military veteran, jeering and mocking the man as he attempted to pay tribute to his fallen comrades.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been considering signing a peace treaty with Russia if it hands over two islands in a disputed chain off Japan’s northern tip, Kyodo news agency said.
Russian armed forces began tracking the movements of the USS Donald Cook soon after the ship entered the region, with one of the Russia’s Black Sea Fleet frigates shadowing the missile destroyer.
Last month, a German government official told Sputnik that Berlin's stance on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project remained unchanged following the EU parliament's resolution, which condemned the construction of the pipeline.
A major military parade was held in Vientiane on Sunday to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Lao People's Army.
Estonian officials, military leaders and journalists have shown a special vigour for making belligerent comments about their eastern neighbour. Last year, the country's former president said that with NATO's help, Estonia would conquer St. Petersburg, Omsk and Tomsk if Russia dared to invade the Baltic country.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump feels optimistic about his next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and expects real progress on denuclearization, his vice president said Sunday.
ATHENS (Sputnik) - The Greek Police said on Sunday that it acted in accordance with operational planning and orders to prevent unrest during a rally in Athens.
This week, Cardi B stole the spotlight when she criticised Trump online, insisting that people should start taking the current situation in the country seriously, though her audience was left divided over the rapper’s statements.
Some 60,000 people took to the streets of the Greek capital on Sunday to protest the Macedonian parliament's decision to ratify a controversial constitutional amendment to rename the former Yugoslav republic.
The fate of the match tethered on the brink earlier this year after Ostovich was injured in an alleged domestic violence incident involving her husband, but the fighter chose to soldier on and face VanZant in the Octagon regardless.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The defence team of RIA Novosti Ukraine portal head Kirill Vyshinsky has filed a challenge with a Ukrainian appeals court against a lower court’s ruling to extend his detention, a lawyer has told Sputnik.
The former Royal Marines reservist showed off his state-of-the-art jet suit, which is equipped with six small jet engines that allow the pilot to move through the air and control the flight.
January 20 marks two years since Donald Trump took office as president of the United States. It is time to sum up the brightest moments of these 24 tumultuous months; from his provocative decisions, including the unilateral scrapping of international agreements, to moving towards peace with long-standing enemies.
Bunnies are active animals. They love to move around and be active. And this fluffy creature is no exception.
ATHENS (Sputnik) - About 60,000 people took part in a rally against the Greece-Macedonia name change deal at Syntagma Square in Athens, the Greek Police reported on Sunday.
Tehran has condemned the upcoming meeting, scheduled to take place in Warsaw in mid-February, branding it a "desperate anti-Iran circus."
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - About 300 people were arrested in France during the 10th consecutive weekend of yellow vest anti-government protests, Secretary of State of the French Interior Ministry Laurent Nunez said on Sunday.
The Democrats and Republicans have clashed over Donald Trump's championed border wall, with Congress refusing to grant the president over $5 billion of funding for the project, leading to the partial shutdown of the US government.
Hardy, a former NFL star whose career was derailed by a domestic violence conviction and drug arrest, did not think twice before apologising to the rival for his actions at a post-fight press conference. He insisted that the incident was the result of inexperience, not intentional cheating.
20 January marks the second anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States. Sputnik takes a look at what he has achieved and where he has hit judicial or political roadblocks.
In 2014, the Sarot Group launched an ambitious undertaking to build Burj Al Babas, a housing estate consisting of 732 villas and a shopping centre. The project, however, stagnated after the developer filed for bankruptcy.
The model however insisted that she isn't just a Kim K lookalike, arguing that beauty alone won’t get you far without intelligence and charisma.
The intruder firmly insisted that he has plenty of respect for Her Majesty and the monarchy in general as they make "money for the national purse”, adding that he never meant the royals any harm.
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY (Sputnik) - Statements made by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about Tokyo's claims to the disputed Kuril islands will significantly complicate his upcoming negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Yury Ushakov, an aide to the Russian leader, said on Sunday.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israel and Chad have announced the restoration of their diplomatic relations during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the central African nation, his office said in a statement on Sunday.
LONDON (Sputnik) - Two men were arrested in connection with what police said was an "unbelievably reckless" attack in Derry city in Northern Ireland, Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said in a statement on Sunday.
The world has entered a new financial universe with the appearance of cryptocurrencies. However, the appearance and growth of cryptocurrencies over the last decade has been a helter-skelter ride of great gains and massive losses. What is Russia doing?
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said Sunday he would only offer amnesty for immigrants who had entered the country illegally as children as part of a bigger deal with Democrats after they rejected his new offer to trade protections for wall funding to end the federal government shutdown.
Sputnik Italia contributor Alessio Trovato investigates the purpose of George Soros' recent closed-door meeting with European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans, and the broader campaign to convince Brussels to put Italy under the supervision of the 'troika' (the European Central Bank, the EC and the International Monetary Fund).
The alleged incident occurred shortly after London's second-largest Gatwick Airport fully reopened on December 21 following three days of drone flyover-related chaos which left about 140,000 passengers stranded.
Williams demolished 18-year-old rival Yastremska in 67 minutes, reducing her to tears. She rushed to give her an uplifting message post-match, but critics claimed that Williams tends to show less class when she is losing.
BEIRUT (Sputnik) - About 20,000 people participated in mass rallies organized by the Lebanese Communist Party in Beirut on Sunday to protest the authorities' economic policy amid the Arab League Economic and Social Development Summit, a Sputnik correspondent reported.
Record high temperatures in parts of Australia, including the states of New South Wales and Victoria, resulted in melting roads, the death of animals and outbreaks of fires.
Fed policymakers are heatedly debating further policy moves amid mounting global economic uncertainty as well as developments in the US, as the central banking system is set to hold its first meeting at the end of this month.
Earlier in the day, Syrian air defence systems successfully repelled an Israeli attack in the country's south.