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Ex-MI6 Spy Dossier Claims China, Huawei Waged ‘Covert Campaign’ to Reduce UK MPs to ‘Useful Idiots’

Earlier, reports had suggested that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was behind plans to remove Huawei from any involvement in building the UK’s 5G network by 2023, with the Chinese ambassador Liu Xiaoming warning of “consequences” if the UK rethinks its stance on the Chinese tech company.A controversial dossier has surfaced, containing incendiary accusations against China…

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Russia’s Top Security Figure Says NYT Article on Taliban Collusion Harms Moscow-Washington Trust

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107828/15/1078281553_0:320:3071:2048_1200x675_80_0_0_25b902733c115b8bd5d530fb433703a8.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/world/202007071079816291-russias-top-security-figure-says-nyt-article-on-taliban-collusion-harms-moscow-washington-trust/MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A recent article by the New York Times newspaper on the alleged collusion between Russian and Afghanistan’s radical movement Taliban is unlikely to help build trust in Moscow-Washington relationship, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said.”These are groundless conclusions of journalists that have already been refuted by the White House and…

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Videos: Washington, DC, Rocked by Storms Bringing Strong Winds, Flooding

US01:02 GMT 07.07.2020(updated 01:03 GMT 07.07.2020) Get short URL 0 0 0 https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107981/44/1079814432_0:4:1201:679_1200x675_80_0_0_36fe2af3e9a4e19f1b75bff06dfa48f2.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/us/202007071079814500-videos-washington-dc-rocked-by-storms-bringing-strong-winds-flooding/Powerful thunderstorms swept across the US capital region on Sunday and Monday, bringing damaging winds, hail, and flash floods to Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia (DMV).The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service on Monday issued a severe thunderstorm…

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Facial Recognition Company Halts Operations in Canada Amid Probe

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/102344/79/1023447935_0:183:1000:746_1200x675_80_0_0_cf1835d9b1a24102cffda2a3ebd2a0f1.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/world/202007071079813904-facial-recognition-company-halts-operations-in-canada-amid-probe/TORONTO (Sputnik) – Clearview AI will stop offering its facial recognition services in Canada in response to a government probe, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner said in a statement.”Clearview AI has advised Canadian privacy protection authorities that, in response to their joint investigation, it will cease offering its facial recognition services in Canada”,…

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‘Favorite Right-Wing Trope’: Trump Attacks Democrats, Protesters By Conflating Fascism, Communism

In a Friday speech at Mount Rushmore, US President Trump warned of “far-left fascism” while attacking the anti-racist progressive movement and setting the stage for a cultural war against Democrats, Jim Kavanagh, the editor of ThePolemicist.net, told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear. “Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame…

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Study Finds Penguin Projectile Poop Has 4.3-Foot Range

World23:44 GMT 06.07.2020(updated 23:53 GMT 06.07.2020) Get short URLNature is characterized by the concept of survival of the fittest and is often brutal and unfair. For penguins, this means having to get creative when nature calls while they’re protecting their nests. Achinstrap and Adélie penguins are reluctant to leave their eggs unguarded in the nest,…

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Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Off Indonesia – USGS

Asia & Pacific23:34 GMT 06.07.2020(updated 23:45 GMT 06.07.2020) Get short URLSubscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107546/97/1075469732_0:107:2047:1258_1200x675_80_0_0_1118fc8c87db5da2d854e7c2e2202380.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/asia/202007061079814015-magnitude-66-earthquake-strikes-off-indonesia—usgs/The epicentre of the quake was 93 kilometres north of Batang, in the province of Java, at a depth of more than 500 kilometres, seismologists say.An earthquake of 6.6 magnitude has struck off the coast of Indonesia, the US Geological Survey said on Monday.…

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Raab Rejects China’s Criticism That UK Has Committed ‘Gross Interference’ in Country’s Affairs

World17:05 GMT 06.07.2020(updated 17:07 GMT 06.07.2020) Get short URL 0 0 0 Subscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo-itemprop.pngSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/world/202007061079811597-raab-rejects-chinas-criticism-that-uk-has-committed-gross-interference-in-countrys-affairs/Earlier in the day, the Chinese envoy to the UK said that “the UK has no sovereignty, jurisdiction or right of supervision over Hong Kong.”MORE TO FOLLOW

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More of Epstein’s ‘Victims’ Come Forward After Maxwell’s Arrest, Seek Compensation, Lawyer Says

Society16:59 GMT 06.07.2020(updated 17:00 GMT 06.07.2020) Get short URLFormer girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged accomplice, Ghislaine Maxwell, was arrested on Thursday accused of helping the deceased financier to groom and sexually abuse under-age girls. Maxwell denies the allegations.A new group of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers have contacted a lawyer for the financier’s victims, Gloria…

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Trump Job Approval Stabilizes at 38% Following Protests-Related Plunge, Poll Shows

US16:46 GMT 06.07.2020(updated 16:48 GMT 06.07.2020) Get short URLhttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107979/73/1079797321_0:0:3154:1774_1200x675_80_0_0_ba89ff5fe2c1c3deabc6304325b5978e.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/us/202007061079811422-trump-job-approval-stabilizes-at-38-following-protests-related-plunge-poll-shows/WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump’s overall approval rating appears to have stabilized at 38 percent following a drop related to protests against racial inequality that began in May, a new Gallup poll revealed on Monday.”In early May, Trump’s approval tied his personal best at…

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Independence Day Speeches: Is Trump Sowing Divisions in US by Decrying War Against History?

Donald Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech commemorating the 244th anniversary of US Independence was immediately branded by Yahoo News and The Washington Post as sowing and exploiting social divisions. US observers have discussed the president’s address and the forces which are deepening the rift between different parts of the American society.During his speech, Trump condemned a…

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US Court Orders Shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline By August 5 Pending Review

US16:01 GMT 06.07.2020(updated 16:08 GMT 06.07.2020) Get short URLhttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/105095/96/1050959647_0:306:3264:2142_1200x675_80_0_0_638b549ac4bc880f8c292b03226398a5.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/us/202007061079811125-us-court-orders-shutdown-of-dakota-access-pipeline-by-august-5-pending-review-/WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Dakota Access Pipeline must be shut down and emptied of oil by 5 August pending an additional environmental review, a US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled on Monday.”The Court will nonetheless require the oil to stop flowing and the…

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Not How ‘System Works’: Bolton Dismisses Trump Claim He Wasn’t Informed of ‘Russia Bounty’ Report

US President Donald Trump slammed what he branded “the discredited @nytimes” on 1 July over a story published the previous week about Russia allegedly paying Taliban-affiliated militants to kill US and other coalition troops serving in Afghanistan, reiterating he had not been briefed on whatever information agencies may have had on the issue. Ex-national security…

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Container Ship Catches Fire in Southern Iranian Bushehr Port

Middle East09:02 GMT 06.07.2020Get short URL 0 0 0 Subscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107980/58/1079805896_0:-1:1200:675_1200x675_80_0_0_dd763f1afd7d5289796074cbd8e72459.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/middleeast/202007061079805940-container-ship-catches-fire-in-southern-iranian-bushehr-port/MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A container ship caught fire on Monday in the southern Iranian port city of Bushehr, official media reported, citing the head of the protection department of the Bushehr Ports and Maritime Organisation.According to the IRNA news agency, the fire occurred in Ameri…

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UK Digital Secretary Says US Sanctions May Impact Huawei 5G Equipment Reliability

UK08:35 GMT 06.07.2020Get short URLSubscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107980/57/1079805794_0:0:3078:1732_1200x675_80_0_0_6a3a00135ee61e369fb9673f678af6bb.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/uk/202007061079805844-uk-digital-secretary-says-us-sanctions-may-impact-huawei-5g-equipment-reliability/MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US sanctions imposed on Huawei could significantly impact the reliability of the company’s equipment, which may require the UK government to reconsider allowing the Chinese tech giant to participate in the development of the country’s 5G telecommunications network, the UK’s culture and digital secretary Oliver Dowden said…

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Remains of Missing Fort Hood Soldier Vanessa Guillen Identified, Attorney Says

US00:41 GMT 06.07.2020(updated 01:02 GMT 06.07.2020) Get short URLVanessa Guillen, a 20-year-old US Army soldier, has been missing since late April. Earlier in June, human remains were discovered near Fort Hood, not long before a key suspect was confirmed to have committed suicide.The US Army experts have identified remains found near Fort Hood and confirmed that…

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Florida Health Officials Warn Residents After Confirming One Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba Infection

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107637/00/1076370062_30:0:1230:675_1200x675_80_0_0_fdfcbfb012229d234b5d9581f58da96e.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/us/202007061079803556-florida-health-officials-warn-residents-after-confirming-one-rare-brain-eating-amoeba-infection/The species is said to cause a rare brain illness known as primary amebic meningoencephalitis, that destroys brain tissue, causing brain swelling and death. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has registered 34 PAM infections in the country between 2009-2018. Florida has seen 37 cases since 1962.The Florida Department of Health…

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‘Oh, And I’m Running For President’: Hilary Duff Speaks on US COVID-19 Response

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107940/48/1079404877_0:-1:1200:675_1200x675_80_0_0_9ca757c927c57dd794eafc4395a075de.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/viral/202007051079803540-oh-and-im-running-for-president-hilary-duff-speaks-on-us-covid-19-response/By tweeting his presidential bid, Kanye West triggered a massive online flashmob of people jokingly joining the race for the Oval Office, with many of the famous happily engaging as well.In an Instagram post, American actress and singer Hilary Duff shared her opinion on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the United States, noting that…

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Portland Police Make Over Dozen Arrests During July 4 Weekend Protests

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Over a dozen people were arrested in Portland, Oregon, after Independence Day demonstrations that turned violent, the city police said in a statement.”Thirteen adult subjects were arrested and booked, and two adult subjects were arrested and cited,” Portland police said in an updated statement on Sunday, adding that the “individuals were booked…

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Official: Iran to Build Bigger Building to Replace Damaged One at Natanz Uranium Enrichment Site

Middle East16:57 GMT 05.07.2020(updated 17:07 GMT 05.07.2020) Get short URLSubscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo-itemprop.pngSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/middleeast/202007051079802232-iran-to-build-bigger-building-at-natanz-uranium-enrichment-site/On 2 July, the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) said there was an incident during construction work at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant in the central province of Isfahan, which damaged one of the awnings under construction.Iran will construct a bigger building with more…

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Mercedes-Benz to Recall Nearly 670,000 Cars in China Over Engine Oil Leak, Media Report

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo-itemprop.pngSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/asia/202007051079802213-mercedes-benz-to-recall-nearly-670000-cars-in-china-over-engine-oil-leak-media-report/MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Mercedes-Benz luxury vehicles company will recall nearly 668,954 cars from the Chinese market due to concerns over engine oil leaks, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, citing the State Administration for Market Regulation.According to the Chinese regulator, as cited by the media outlet, Mercedes cars of C-, E- and…

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Thai Police Detain Woman From Russia Over Suspected Murder of Infant Daughter, Reports Say

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo-itemprop.pngSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/asia/202007051079802174-thai-police-detain-woman-from-russia-over-suspected-murder-of-infant/BANGKOK (Sputnik) – Police in Thailand have detained a Russian national who attempted to commit suicide and presumably killed her 19-month daughter in the eastern Thai city of Pattaya, local media reported on Sunday, citing law enforcement.According to The Pattaya News outlet, police responded to a call of eyewitnesses who said a woman jumped…

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Heavily-Armed Black Demonstrators March Through Georgia Confederate Park on Independence Day – Video

US16:37 GMT 05.07.2020Get short URLSubscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107980/20/1079802003_0:0:2831:1592_1200x675_80_0_0_2a2c904cc5ddabec3e559bcca37fbcc4.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/us/202007051079802048-heavily-armed-black-demonstrators-march-through-georgia-confederate-park-on-independence-day–/Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park is notable for a rock relief of three Confederate figures – Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson. The mountain has been mired in controversy due to its Confederate symbolism as well as being a gathering spot for the Ku Klux Klan, where it was…

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Two Rockets Launched Towards Israel from Gaza Strip

Middle East16:31 GMT 05.07.2020(updated 17:01 GMT 05.07.2020) Get short URLhttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107980/22/1079802265_0:207:3072:1935_1200x675_80_0_0_dcdb4e82b7255e3ade2970f2b68726d0.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/middleeast/202007051079802138-two-rockets-launched-towards-israel-from-gaza-strip-/The development comes a week after a similar rocket attack launched from the Palestinian territory. According to the IDF, one missile struck uninhabited land, while the other fell in the Gaza Strip itself.Two rockets have been launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, the IDF…

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Strike from Heaven: Russian Football Player Hit by Lightning During Training Session

Russia08:55 GMT 05.07.2020Get short URLSubscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107682/06/1076820659_0:16:3584:2032_1200x675_80_0_0_12862ee6eb3cfce610c9487607766b53.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/russia/202007051079799292-strike-from-heaven-russian-football-player-hit-by-lightning-during-training-session/The incident happened during a training session for the football club Znamya Truda. The oldest-playing club in Russia, with a history spanning 110 years, is located in Orekhovo-Zuevo, in the Moscow Region.A 16-year-old goalkeeper from Russian football club Znamya Truda, Ivan Zaborovsky, has been taken to an intensive care unit…

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At Least 12 Wounded After Shooting in South Carolina Nightclub

US08:39 GMT 05.07.2020(updated 09:01 GMT 05.07.2020) Get short URLSubscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo-itemprop.pngSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/us/202007051079799305-at-least-12-wounded-after-shooting-in-south-carolina-nightclub/The incident occurred early on Sunday at the club Lavish Lounge in Greenville County. At the moment it is unclear if any suspects have been taken into custody or are at large.A Greenville County Sheriff’s deputy noticed a “disturbance” at the club before 2 a.m., and…

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COVID-19: Spike in Numbers Won’t Scare Israel But Restraint Needed to Contain Pandemic, Prof Says

Middle East07:28 GMT 05.07.2020(updated 07:37 GMT 05.07.2020) Get short URLThe rising numbers of patients isn’t cause for too much alarm, says the deputy director-general of Israel’s largest hospital. However, if the country doesn’t get tough on enforcing the regulations, the situation might spiral out of control leading to another wave of the pandemic, which the…

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Video: Turkish Coach Enjoys Paragliding, Sitting on His Sofa, Watching TV, Having Chips, All at Once

The fact of registration and authorization of users on Sputnik websites via users’ account or accounts on social networks indicates acceptance of these rules. Users are obliged abide by national and international laws. Users are obliged to speak respectfully to the other participants in the discussion, readers and individuals referenced in the posts. The websites’…

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Independence Day Fireworks to Shine Over Washington DC Skies Amid Full Moon – Video

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107979/57/1079795786_0:0:3072:1728_1200x675_80_0_0_54d774597a532e807ef4b00f07a7ad8b.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/us/202007051079795632-independence-day-fireworks-to-shine-over-washington-dc-skies-amid-full-moon—video/Despite the coronavirus pandemic changing how Americans celebrate Independence Day this year, US President Donald Trump will host several events across the country, delivering a speech at the Salute America near Mount Rushmore and then holding a celebration at the South Lawn of the White House.As part of White House Independence Day celebrations, over…

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‘We Reject Your Celebration of White Supremacy’: NFL’s Kaepernick Denounces Independence Day

US23:46 GMT 04.07.2020(updated 00:17 GMT 05.07.2020) Get short URLColin Kaepernick is an American free-agent football quarterback and political activist who first openly supported the ongoing protests in the US against police brutality and racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem.Colin Kaepernick, an American footballer and civil rights activist, in his Twitter account expresed his…

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Russian Cosmonaut Shares Photo of Brightest Comet in 7 Years

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107979/62/1079796298_0:0:2561:1440_1200x675_80_0_0_51a56d793a2df0753c526ac6e8c9bb7b.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/science/202007041079796334-russian-cosmonaut-shares-photo-of-brightest-comet-in-7-years/C/2020 F3 is a retrograde comet discovered in March 2020 by the NEOWISE space telescope and named after it, believed to be the brightest comet in 7 years. It will make its closest approach to the Earth on 23 July, 2020.Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner tweeted a photo of the C/2020 F3 NEOWISE comet that…

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Turkish Prosecutors Reportedly Issue Arrest Warrants for 3 People Over Fireworks Plant Blast

World17:05 GMT 04.07.2020Get short URL 0 0 0 Subscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107979/50/1079795001_0:0:3487:1961_1200x675_80_0_0_707d049f83208b00e767c97f81aada7e.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/world/202007041079795037-turkish-prosecutors-reportedly-issue-arrest-warrants-for-3-people-over-fireworks-plant-blast/MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The prosecutor’s office in Turkey’s northwestern province of Sakarya issued on Saturday arrest warrants for three people over a recent explosion at a fireworks factory that killed four people, the country’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported, citing judicial sources.According to the media outlet,…

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US Intelligence, Accusing Russia of Shady Deal With Taliban, Is Involved in Drug Trade, Envoy Says

Asia & Pacific16:53 GMT 04.07.2020(updated 17:01 GMT 04.07.2020) Get short URLSubscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo-itemprop.pngSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/asia/202007041079794703-us-intelligence-which-accuses-russia-of-deal-with-taliban-is-involved-in-drug-trade-envoy-says/YAKUTSK (Sputnik) – US intelligence is deeply involved in the Afghan drug trade at the same time as it accuses Russia of conspiring with the Taliban, Special Presidential Envoy on Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said on Saturday.”Their [US intelligence’s] planes fly from Kandahar or Bagram…

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Football Stars from Bayern and Leverkusen Arrive For German Cup Final – Video

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107979/27/1079792781_0:0:3433:1932_1200x675_80_0_0_ad69dba29e3f2de1b3619e0124e6a531.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/europe/202007041079792580-football-stars-from-bayern-and-leverkusen-arrive-for-german-cup-final—video/The faceoff for the trophy will be held without an audience because of the restrictions that are in place due to coronavirus-related concerns. In May, the Bundesliga resumed play after the epidemiological situation in Germany started to improve.Sputnik is live from outside the Olympiastadion in Berlin, where players from Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen are…

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Prince of Whales: Humpback Puts On Show For Amazed Spectators in Boat

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107836/66/1078366687_0:-1:2193:1234_1200x675_80_0_0_2c57cc517a04e2d8d3fa2c35f9aa6057.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/videoclub/202007041079793477-prince-of-whales-humpback-puts-on-show-for-amazed-spectators-in-boat/Whales are undoubtedly majestic animals and seeing these enigmatic giants during one’s lifetime is a breathtaking and rewarding experience.A captivating video has surfaced online in which a group of whale-watchers filmed their encounter with one of the marine mammals in Western Australia. At first, the whale is reluctant to show up and only slight…

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Moscow Warns Open Skies Treaty to Crumble in ‘Domino Effect’ if More Nations Follow US Suit

World08:39 GMT 04.07.2020(updated 09:06 GMT 04.07.2020) Get short URLSubscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo-itemprop.pngSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/world/202007041079792302-moscow-warns-open-skies-treaty-to-crumble-in-domino-effect-if-more-nations-follow-us-suit/In May, the US announced its intention to pull out of the 2002 treaty, allowing reconnaissance flights over some 34 participating countries, unless Russia adheres to its terms. Moscow has repeatedly denied breaching the agreement.The Treaty on Open Skies may follow a “domino effect” and fall…

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UN Staffers Put on Leave Over Video of Sex Act in Official Car

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107979/04/1079790493_0:0:2304:1296_1200x675_80_0_0_b40f5ba44007166ff1cf23c321f5a9e8.pngSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/world/202007031079790475-un-staffers-put-on-leave-over-video-of-sex-act-in-official-car/The head of the United Nations was “shocked and deeply disturbed” by the contents of a video that showed an apparent sex act in a UN official car in Tel Aviv, Israel. The video quickly went viral.Two UN staffers from the Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) have been put on an administrative leave as an…

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Canada Expresses ‘Serious Concern’ About New Hong Kong Law, Suspends Extradition Treaty With Region

On Tuesday, Beijing’s top legislative body, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), passed a new national security law for Hong Kong that is seen by residents of the Special Administrative Region as a violation of their liberties. The legislation was signed by Chinese President Xi Jinping later in the day.Ottawa is “seriously…

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UK Prime Minister Hints He Won’t Take Knee for BLM, Doesn’t Want Others ‘Bullied’ Into Doing It

Earlier, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab refused to take a knee, arguing that the gesture felt like it was symbolising “subjugation and subordination” rather than liberation, and erroneously suggested that it had been taken from the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones”, sparking a scandal.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has commented in an interview with…

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I Think I Love You: Kitten Smiles While Looking at His Mum

Videoclub16:00 GMT 03.07.2020Get short URL 0 0 0 Subscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107978/57/1079785708_0:134:1201:809_1200x675_80_0_0_b87cef0e4b9419b3dc38764a0380f53e.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/videoclub/202007031079787285-i-think-i-love-you-kitten-smiles-looking-at-his-mom/Cats are known to be highly social animals that spend most of their waking hours interacting with available animals or playing on their own. A kitten has been captured on video while looking at his mother with a broad smile. The adorable feline appears to be…

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US Police Reform: Is There Hope for Democratic-Republican Consensus?

In mid-June, President Donald Trump announced the signing of an executive order that will oversee the introduction of a police reform bill, a move that came a few weeks after the death of African-American man George Floyd at the hands of a white policeman in Minneapolis.With more than 90 percent of Americans reportedly supporting police…

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India Joins COVID-19 Vaccine Race, Promises 15 August as Deadline

New Delhi (Sputnik): Out of a total of 140 companies across the world, seven Indian companies are also working on vaccine development against COVID-19. India’s Bharat Biotech and Zydus Cadila have received approval from the authorities to conduct human clinical trials of the vaccine against the disease.The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said…

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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe Resigns

Europe07:33 GMT 03.07.2020(updated 07:53 GMT 03.07.2020) Get short URLSubscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo-itemprop.pngSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/europe/202007031079783130-french-prime-minister-edouard-philippe-resigns/According to an opinion poll conducted in late June, over half of French residents want the current prime minister, Edouard Philippe, to keep his position as the head of the cabinet after the municipal elections, the second round of which took place on Sunday.French Prime Minister…

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US Vice-President’s Arizona Trip Reportedly Delayed After Secret Service Agents Get COVID-19

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107978/30/1079783013_0:190:3072:1918_1200x675_80_0_0_af8faba82dc3096ea49bd5b29f8e4065.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/us/202007031079783077-us-vice-presidents-arizona-trip-reportedly-delayed-after-secret-service-agents-get-covid-19/WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Vice-President Mike Pence’s recent visit to Arizona, which took place earlier this week, was delayed by a day after several Secret Service agents who organised the trip tested positive for COVID-19, officials told the Washington Post newspaper.Pence was initially scheduled to arrive in the city of Phoenix on Tuesday, the…

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Video: CNN Journo Threatened With Knife, Mugged During Live Report in Brazil

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107978/08/1079780868_374:-1:1915:867_1200x675_80_0_0_47e76126dcfa55d8fe5ddc8103ee67d7.pngSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/society/202007021079780898-video-cnn-journo-threatened-with-knife-mugged-during-live-report-in-brazil/The incident took place during a CNN live report covering heavy rainfall that resulted in a rapid rise of the water level of the Teté River in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The journalist, Bruna Macedo, was reportedly uninjured.A CNN reporter in Brazil, Bruna Macedo, was mugged at knifepoint while reporting live in Sao Paulo. The…

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US Worried About Chinese Military Drills in Contested Waters in South China Sea – Pentagon

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107978/09/1079780914_2:-1:2490:1399_1200x675_80_0_0_5a5b70953070cd7f49535ace7dbeffec.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/us/202007021079780962-us-worried-about-chinese-military-drills-in-contested-waters-in-south-china-sea–pentagon/WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States is concerned about China’s decision to conduct military exercises in contested waters and territory in the South China Sea, the Pentagon said in a press release.”The Department of Defense is concerned about the People’s Republic of China (PRC) decision to conduct military exercises around the Paracel Islands in…

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Case Disgrace

Cartoons23:24 GMT 02.07.2020(updated 23:34 GMT 02.07.2020) Get short URL 0 0 0 Subscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107978/07/1079780724_0:0:1200:675_1200x675_80_0_0_805cd2514943b4932dd5a3da60c4ac3c.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/cartoons/202007021079780792-case-disgrace-/According to US President Donald Trump, the United States economy is rebounding as the nationwide COVID-19 “flames” are being put out, despite the fact that the nation just marked it’s largest single-day registration of new novel coronavirus infections: nearly 50,000. The United…

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Explosion in Iran’s Natanz Nuclear Facility Caused by Bomb, Report Claims

An explosion at one of Iran’s most important nuclear facilities, Natanz, took place on Thursday, damaging the power plant, but leaving its reactor intact. The cause of the explosion has not been officially confirmed.An explosion at the Natanz nuclear power plant in Iran’s Isfahan was caused by an “explosive device planted inside the facility”, The New…

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First Case of COVID-19 Reported by US Marines Deployed to Okinawa

Military & Intelligence22:42 GMT 02.07.2020(updated 22:43 GMT 02.07.2020) Get short URLIn the wake of a US Marine being reprimanded for violating social distancing rules on Okinawa, the family member of another Marine has been recorded as the service’s first COVID-19 infection on the island.A Thursday statement from Marine Forces Japan detailed that the family member…

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District Attorney Gives Presser After Epstein’s Companion Maxwell Arrested – Video

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107977/84/1079778478_0:79:3072:1807_1200x675_80_0_0_99712a4f1da97407af3f318b8b37364d.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/us/202007021079778512-district-attorney-gives-presser-after-epsteins-companion-maxwell-arrested—video/Earlier in the day, an FBI spokesperson confirmed that Maxwell had been arrested on charges related to transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal activity and perjury.The district attorney of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York is giving a press conference after Jeffrey Epstein’s close friend…

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Why South Africa’s Military May ‘Somehow Get Involved’ in Situation in Northern Mozambique

Northern Mozambique has been in the grip of a jihadist insurgency since 2017, with the violence having reportedly already killed more than 1,000 people there.In an article published on the website Conversation, political scientist Theo Neethling from the Bloemfontein-based University of the Free State, focused on South Africa’s position pertaining to an increase in “deadly…

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High Five, Human! Adorable Otter Greets Its Owner

Videoclub16:00 GMT 02.07.2020Get short URL 0 0 0 Subscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107977/52/1079775229_0:44:1201:719_1200x675_80_0_0_ef1406e02d5131165ac566acfa5a3730.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/videoclub/202007021079775640-high-five-human-adorable-otter-greets-its-owner/People more often adopt cats, dogs, fish, and birds. Pets like turtles, hamsters, and guinea pigs are a bit less popular, but many prefer them as there is no need to take them out for a walk. However, there are people who love exotic animals like…

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Police Arrest Armed Man Near Trudeau’s Residence, Prime Minister Was Not Home

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107054/01/1070540135_0:207:4596:2793_1200x675_80_0_0_1372b1910515fcac0e8edd27f676c795.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/world/202007021079778418-police-arrest-armed-man-near-trudeaus-residence-prime-minister-was-not-home/TORONTO (Sputnik) – Canadian police have arrested an armed man who was able to gain access to the grounds of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s residence in Ottawa, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said in a statement on Thursday.“At approximately 6:40 [10:40 a.m. GMT] this morning, an armed man was able to access the…

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‘Groundless Accusations’: Moscow Says No Proof of Russia’s Alleged ‘Collusion’ With Taliban

The fact of registration and authorization of users on Sputnik websites via users’ account or accounts on social networks indicates acceptance of these rules. Users are obliged abide by national and international laws. Users are obliged to speak respectfully to the other participants in the discussion, readers and individuals referenced in the posts. The websites’…

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‘Past Phase With T-Series’: PewDiePie Says ‘Shame’ That Bollywood Lost Sushant Singh Rajput

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107680/68/1076806815_19:0:1219:675_1200x675_80_0_0_01e78a5b48fa1d7a4b6cf5231e0a3c62.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/viral/202007021079772677-past-phase-with-t-series-pewdiepie-says-shame-that-bollywood-lost-sushant-singh-rajput/New Delhi (Sputnik): Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg, one of YouTube’s most popular individual creators, was embroiled in a legendary battle with Indian music giant T-series in what came to be known as the Great Subscriber War. It further escalated with viral disses by PewDiePie like “B**ch Lasagna” and #UnsubscribeTSeries, becoming a hot topic.PewDiePie was reacting…

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New York Judge Lifts Ban on Memoir by President Trump’s Niece

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107975/14/1079751423_0:0:3094:1741_1200x675_80_0_0_673c32df47d9d81e933c17404c343e83.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/us/202007021079772942-new-york-judge-lifts-ban-on-memoir-by-president-trumps-niece/A court previously granted the president’s brother Robert Trump a restraining order, prohibiting the publication of the book “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” by their niece.The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division has ruled to lift a block on publisher Simon & Schuster, thus, allowing…

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At Least 24 Killed, 7 Injured in Attack in Mexican City of Irapuato – Authorities

World23:55 GMT 01.07.2020(updated 00:05 GMT 02.07.2020) Get short URLSubscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo-itemprop.pngSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/world/202007011079771549-at-least-24-killed-in-attack-in-mexican-city-of-irapuato—reports/The attack took place in the city of Irapuato of Guanajuato on Wednesday afternoon, as Pedro Cortés Zavala, secretary of Citizen Security confirmed the deaths. There was no immediate information on the suspect.At least 24 people were killed and 7 injured in a shooting incident in…

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Paris Archeological Exhibit Recreates Final Hours of Roman Empire’s Pompeii

Life23:02 GMT 01.07.2020(updated 23:20 GMT 01.07.2020) Get short URLhttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107977/12/1079771266_188:0:1911:969_1200x675_80_0_0_196b407a113398f135db11182b29a5c2.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/art_living/202007011079771362-paris-archeological-exhibit-recreates-final-hours-of-roman-empires-pompeii/Arguably the most fiery exhibition of the summer, a new and immersive show in Paris, France, is reliving Pompeii’s final horrifying hours. The new 3D Parisian exhibit of the famous Mount Vesuvius eruption opened on Wednesday. The immersive spectacle in the Grand Palais displays the ancient…

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Funny and Cute Horse Jumping

Videoclub16:00 GMT 01.07.2020Get short URL 0 0 0 Subscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107976/62/1079766277_0:0:1201:675_1200x675_80_0_0_7d59ae54d29c07b4aa5d209ae39f81a2.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/videoclub/202007011079766339-funny-and-cute-horse-jumping/Horses are the embodiment of natural beauty, grace, plasticity and nobility. They are affectionate, friendly and kind-hearted. While they no longer offer us the best way of getting from point A to point B, they will always remain our faithful companions.2020 has left a lot of…

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Sign of Disengagement? China, India Agree to Withdraw Troops From Forward Areas in Galwan Valley

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107964/12/1079641242_0:0:1920:1080_1200x675_80_0_0_001de78ad0d8a09fa111f4bdd7e88ce5.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/india/202007011079768238-sign-of-disengagement-china-india-agree-to-withdraw-troops-from-forward-areas-in-galwan-valley/New Delhi (Sputnik): Chinese and Indian military commanders were engaged in talks to diffuse tensions on the border, which have persisted since the last week of April. The military and diplomatic level talks escalated after the violent face-off in the Galwan Valley on 15 June. For the first time since the beginning of Corps…

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Boeing Hid Key Changes to 737 Max From FAA, Report Claims

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded the 737 MAX in 2019 after two crashes – in Ethiopia and Indonesia – that killed 346 passengers and crew. Both crashes were blamed on malfunctioning automated fight controls that forced the planes to nose dive shortly after takeoff.The American aerospace corporation Boeing was unable to submit to…

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Hong Kong Demonstrators Stage Unauthorised Rally Against New National Security Law – Video

Asia & Pacific07:03 GMT 01.07.2020(updated 07:04 GMT 01.07.2020) Get short URLSubscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107959/71/1079597187_0:236:3072:1964_1200x675_80_0_0_4ec2028028efae863ff0acb1fd507d78.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/asia/202007011079764079-hong-kong-demonstrators-rally-against-new-national-security-law—video/The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) on Tuesday approved the National Security law, which entered into force on the same day. The Hong Kong national security protection law provides from three years to life imprisonment for conspiring with foreign states or…

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US’ Pompeo Denounces China’s ‘Draconian’ Security Law, Pledges to Defend Hong Kong’s Freedoms

US23:54 GMT 30.06.2020(updated 00:06 GMT 01.07.2020) Get short URLhttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo-itemprop.pngSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/us/202006301079762411-us-pompeo-denounces-chinas-draconian-security-law-pledges-to-defend-hong-kongs-freedoms/US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday denounced China’s national security law and pledged to defend Hong Kong’s freedoms.”The CCP’s [Communist Party of China’s] draconian national security law ends free Hong Kong and exposes the Party’s greatest fear: the free will and free thinking of…

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NBA to Paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on Court Sidelines After Clearing Social Justice Jerseys – Report

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107976/21/1079762116_0:167:1920:1247_1200x675_80_0_0_9a9055eed3a70b966ced804848f65d7c.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/sport/202006301079762145-nba-to-paint-black-lives-matter-on-court-sidelines-after-clearing-social-justice-jerseys—report/In a show of solidarity with recent demonstrations across the US, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is reportedly planning to paint “Black Lives Matter” on the sidelines of courts in Florida. Citing league sources, ESPN reported Monday that courts at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Bay Lake, Florida, will have “Black…

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South Pole Warming Three Times Faster Than Rest of Earth, Study Finds

New research published on Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change has found that the South Pole is warming three times more rapidly than the rest of the world, thanks to a combination of both human-induced climate change and ocean temperature variability in the tropical Pacific. The researchers came to their conclusion after analyzing data…

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