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Maduro Accuses US of Allowing CIA to Carry Out ‘Terrorist’ Actions in Venezuela

Latin America22:56 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 23:03 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URL 0 100Subscribehttps://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/latam/202009221080543358-maduro-accuses-us-of-allowing-cia-to-carry-out-terrorist-actions-in-venezuela/Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro claims that US President Donald Trump’s administration approved of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) recent “covert and terrorist operations” against an array of targets in the country. “They have given the CIA the green light to come with direct…

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’10 Seconds With Me’: Covington-LeBron Row Spiralling as UFC Fighter Challenges NBA Star

Viral22:34 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 22:39 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URLThe story started on Saturday after UFC fighter Colby Covington blasted US basketball icon, LeBron James, as being one of the “woke athletes” and a “spineless coward”, who campaigns against police brutality. The fighter’s remarks came following his victory over Tyron Woodley, which he dedicated to law…

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US Strategic Command Flexes on Russian Air Force With Bomber Flights Tweet

In a recent tweet, US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) reasserted its own long-range bomber capabilities after Russia’s air force boasted of a bomber mission that lasted more than a whole day.On Monday, STRATCOM posted “a little #MondayMotivation to show what teamwork can accomplish” on its Twitter account, listing missions flown by its B-1B Lancer, B-52 Stratofortoress…

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Swiss Prosecutors Reportedly Seek 28-Month Jail Sentence for PSG Football Club President

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/16/1080542747_0:0:3115:1752_1200x675_80_0_0_a56972829b064c08026b49a1f4784d94.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/sport/202009221080542806-swiss-prosecutors-reportedly-seek-28-month-jail-sentence-for-psg-football-club-president/MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Swiss prosecutors have called for a 28-month jail sentence for the president of French football club Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, and a three-year prison term for former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke in the case of football broadcasting rights corruption, Le Monde newspaper reported.According to prosecutors, Valcke received 1.4-2.3 billion euros…

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Photo: Amazon Promptly Removes ‘Black Lives Don’t Matter’ Hat Following Backlash

International online marketplace Amazon has found itself at the center of another racist merchandise debacle after allowing a third-party vendor to sell trucker hats emblazoned with “Black Lives Don’t Matter.” “THIS IS NOT OK,” Alexandra Wilson, a criminal and family barrister from Essex, England, said in a Twitter post condemning the dehumanizing trucker hat on…

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Pentagon Planning ‘Condition-Based’ Full Withdrawal From Afghanistan by May 2021

US21:28 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 21:52 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URLUS President Donald Trump, in his re-election campaign, promised to end America’s “endless wars”, particularly vowing to reduce the US military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq.The US Department of Defence is “conducting prudent planning” to withdraw all US soldiers from Afghanistan by May 2021 “if conditions warrant”,…

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Photos: US Surfer’s Lost Board Floats From Hawaii to The Philippines

Society21:07 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 21:08 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URL 0 0 0 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/society/202009221080542623-photos-us-surfers-lost-board-floats-from-hawaii-to-the-philippines/Doug Falter, a photographer and surfer who lost his surfboard in Hawaii back in 2018, was astounded to recently learn that his board was found in the Philippines, around 5,200 miles away. “I was really upset as I managed to catch the…

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‘Unknown’ Space Debris Prompts ISS Crew to Prepare for Avoidance Maneuver

Tech20:46 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 21:01 GMT 22.09.2020) 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/science/202009221080542382-unknown-space-debris-prompts-iss-crew-to-prepare-for-avoidance-maneuver/Flight controllers in Mission Control Houston, along with the US Space Command, are tracking a piece of space debris expected to pass within several kilometers of the International Space Station (ISS).According to NASA, an avoidance maneuver is expected to take place using the Russian Progress resupply…

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UN Thanks Putin For ‘Generous’ Vaccine Offer, It Will Be Studied by UN Medical Services

World20:39 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 21:04 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URLhttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/16/1080542578_0:0:3072:1729_1200x675_80_0_0_f52315524a98cd5e10b107dc3061cf08.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngDaria Bedenko. Sputnik Internationalhttps://sputniknews.com/world/202009221080542354-un-thanks-putin-for-generous-vaccine-offer-it-will-be-studied-by-un-medical-services/Earlier during his virtual message at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered the UN to provide it with Russian-made anti-coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, free of charge.The UN thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for offering free Sputnik…

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Russia Marks 640th Anniversary of the Battle of Kulikovo With a Three Day Festival

19:19 GMT 22.09.2020Get short URL 0 120SubscribeThe International Festival of Historical Reenactment, one of the oldest festivals in Russia, has been held at Kulikovo field annually for more than 25 years. https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/16/1080540631_0:78:2791:1647_1200x675_80_0_0_aaa0c5a7e5b1a278b25c28aad58d9d33.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/photo/202009221080540934-russia-marks-640th-anniversary-of-the-battle-of-kulikovo-with-a-three-day-festival/From September 19 to 21, Russia is marking the 640th anniversary of the Battle of Kulikovo, one of the most important military conflicts…

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News Anchor Chris Wallace Picks Topics for First Trump-Biden Debate

US19:17 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 19:19 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URLhttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/12/1080494861_0:0:2948:1659_1200x675_80_0_0_e2897a196e2ad0e8065ece03e7f44704.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/us/202009221080541926-news-anchor-chris-wallace-picks-topics-for-first-trump-biden-debate/WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Fox News Sunday television anchor Chris Wallace has selected the topics for President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to debate in the first of their three nationally broadcast faceoffs next week, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced on Tuesday.”[T]he…

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NASA Finds Fragments of Giant Asteroid Impacted on ‘Doomsday’ Rock

Tech19:58 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 20:05 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URLLaunched in 2016, The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is currently mapping the surface of Bennu, the so-called ‘doomsday asteroid’, formed from fragments of an ancient planetoid destroyed during the formation of the solar system.NASA has announced the striking discovery of fragments of the solar system’s second-largest asteroid on the…

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COVID-19 Could Cause Global Declines in Life Expectancy, Study Finds

Society19:56 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 20:03 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URL 0 0 0 A new study suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic could cause declines in life expectancy in many regions of the world. Using a computer model, researchers involved in the study at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria, simulated the probabilities…

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Trumpian Truths

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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US Air Force Reveals B-1B Lancer Readiness Rate Has Tripled Since Last Year

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107928/48/1079284897_203:0:3844:2048_1200x675_80_0_0_d553c22b37b8b027f6c02d75d4d0fc1e.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngMorgan Artyukhina . Sputnik Internationalhttps://sputniknews.com/military/202009221080542086-us-air-force-reveals-b-1b-lancer-readiness-rate-has-tripled-since-last-year/In the past year, the US Air Force has considerably improved the functionality of its B-1B Lancer bomber fleet, tripling the number of aircraft available for flying on a given day.In August 2019, US Strategic Command chief Gen. John Hyten told federal lawmakers that because of extensive wear and tear,…

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Mnuchin Hopeful for Post-COVID Economic Recovery, Says Trump Backs Paycheck Programme Extension

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was optimistic about the economic rebound from the COVID-19-nduced slump. But Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell credited the $2.2 trillion stimulus passed in March for the recovery, and warned things could get worse without a second package.US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has held out hope for a Congressional compromise on…

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Playful Alpaca Invades UK Soccer Match

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/16/1080541699_0:0:1918:1079_1200x675_80_0_0_6be6bc2dcadc1fc584c11651a69d9d19.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/videoclub/202009221080541786-playful-alpaca-invades-uk-soccer-match/A match between two UK community football teams was recently momentarily halted after a pitch invader decided to make an appearance; however, this wasn’t your typical shirtless invader – this time it was an alpaca.Video captured by local resident Claire Armstrong shows the weekend game between clubs Carlton Athletic and Ilkley Town at a…

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Iran: Massive Fire Erupts at Dairy Factory Near Tehran – Videos

Middle East18:30 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 18:52 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URLhttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/16/1080541606_0:0:1283:721_1200x675_80_0_0_3b94b93da9ae431a38ac903f66295366.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/middleeast/202009221080541418-massive-fire-erupts-at-iranian-factory-near-tehran-reports-say-/Iranian authorities said that the fire has not resulted in injuries or casualties, adding that an investigation has been launched into the incident.On Tuesday evening, a massive fire broke out at a dairy factory in the Iranian city of Eslamshahr, located in the southwest of…

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US Bully in Last Chance Saloon

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this week the reimposition of international sanctions against Iran. Trouble is nobody is listening to Washington’s remonstrations any longer. Not only has the emperor no clothes, he’s lost bullying power too.The Trump administration asserts it has the legal right to invoke “snapback” UN sanctions on Iran over Washington’s…

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Macron: Europe ‘Will Not Compromise’ With Washington on Iran Sanctions

World17:55 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 18:04 GMT 22.09.2020) 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/202009221080541258-macron-europe-will-not-compromise-with-washington-on-iran-sanctions/Europe will not compromise with the United States on Iran sanctions, French President Emmanuel Macron told the UN General Assembly by video. “We will not compromise on the activation of a mechanism that the United States is not in a position to activate on its own…

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Putin Submits Package of Bills to Parliament to Legislate Amendments to Constitution

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to the Russian parliament’s lower house a bill “On the Prosecution”, amendments to the laws “On Foreign Intelligence” and “On Security” in pursuance of amendments to the Russian constitution, the head of the State Duma Committee on State-Building and Legislation said.”Today, the President submitted to the…

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MMA Fighter Michael Chandler Says He Has Studied Khabib For Years and Knows How to Defeat Him

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/106925/06/1069250665_0:238:2602:1702_1200x675_80_0_0_63cf9b62fb25b39df1d5909bf9f3313c.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngMax Gorbachev. Sputnik Internationalhttps://sputniknews.com/sport/202009221080540151-mma-fighter-michael-chandler-says-he-has-studied-khabib-for-years-and-knows-how-to-defeat-him/The Russian fighter, who is the reigning UFC lightweight champion and considered one of the best fighters in mixed martial arts, holds the longest active undefeated streak in MMA with 28 victories.MMA fighter Michael Chandler, who was recently signed by the UFC, revealed that he knows how to defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov.…

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Two Men Arrested in Spain’s Catalonia and Valencia for Inciting Racial Hatred, Terrorism

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/105617/35/1056173595_0:0:1280:720_1200x675_80_0_0_247ad5564487ad034e3ca3213ff3e112.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/europe/202009221080539900-two-men-arrested-in-spains-catalonia-and-valencia-for-inciting-racial-hatred-terrorism/MADRID (Sputnik) – Two men suspected of spreading calls for so-called racial wars and inciting terrorism have been detained in Spain’s Catalonia and Valencia autonomous communities, according to the Catalan regional police, Mossos d’Esquadra.Both men are Spanish nationals, and one of them also has US citizenship. They were detained on 11 September in the…

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Prince Charming, Where Are You? ‘Cinderella’ Cat Walks With One Shoe On

Videoclub16:00 GMT 22.09.2020Get short URL 0 0 0 Subscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/16/1080536061_96:0:1296:675_1200x675_80_0_0_542c0c89ec2edac33936f6896a833b6b.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/videoclub/202009221080535769-prince-charming-where-are-you-cinderella-cat-walks-with-one-shoe-on/Influenced by the famous fairy tale “Cinderella”, many young girls and boys dress up as characters from the story and show up for fancy dress competitions, Halloween, and even proms. Well, it looks like the charm of Cinderella’s story has also captivated one cat.Adding another adorable…

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Switzerland Calls for 28-Month Jail Sentence for Paris Saint-Germain President in TV Rights Trial

Sport15:16 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 15:57 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URL 0 0 0 https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/16/1080539676_0:0:2946:1658_1200x675_80_0_0_d2a99eb37c39663245dcf19dceebce1c.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngHenry Batyaev. Sputnik Internationalhttps://sputniknews.com/sport/202009221080539281-switzerland-calls-for-28-month-jail-sentence-for-paris-saint-germain-president-in-tv-rights-trial/Last week, Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi went on trial on charges of corruption in the attribution of World Cup TV rights.Swiss prosecutors have called for a 28-month prison term for Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who is accused…

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Police Identify Woman Suspected of Sending Letter With Ricin Poison to White House

World15:15 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 15:54 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URLhttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/16/1080539342_0:0:2172:1222_1200x675_80_0_0_642ce408b0a82f54427784ba3d6933ff.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngIrina Acheeva. Sputnik Internationalhttps://sputniknews.com/world/202009221080539274-police-identify-woman-suspected-of-sending-letter-to-white-house/On 19 September, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said that an investigation was underway over a suspicious letter containing the deadly poison addressed to US President Donald Trump.Canadian police have identified the woman who allegedly sent a package containing ricin poison…

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Expectation vs Reality: K-Pop Fan Gets Kim Jong-un-Themed Party For Her Birthday

Life14:40 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 14:41 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URLhttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo-itemprop.pngSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngMax Gorbachev. Sputnik Internationalhttps://sputniknews.com/art_living/202009221080538581-expectation-vs-reality-k-pop-fan-gets-kim-jong-un-themed-party-for-her-birthday/K-pop is a genre of music that originated in South Korea and has become a global phenomenon in recent years, with artists selling millions of albums, topping the charts in almost every country, while their concerts often sell out in a matter of…

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US Imposes Sanctions on 5 Venezuelan Individuals, Treasury Dept. Says

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States has imposed sanctions on five Venezuelan individuals, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said in a notice on Tuesday.”The following individuals have been added to OFAC’s SDN [Specially Designated Nationals] List: BENAVIDES RONDON, Williams Jose, BUCARAN PARAGUAN, Chaim Jose, GUTIERREZ PARRA, Jose Bernabe, LUCES OSORIO, Guillermo…

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Ukraine’s Ex-Prosecutor General Reportedly Questioned Over Biden’s Alleged Role in His Dismissal

The former prosecutor-general lost his position in 2016 in what he described as a result of outside pressure on the Ukrainian government. Two years later, Joe Biden publicly admitted that he had urged President Poroshenko to fire the official.Ukrainian investigators have interrogated former Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin as part of an investigation into former US Vice…

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Epstein, Maxwell Kept ‘Sex Girls’ on Special Diet to Make Them ‘Prepubescently’ Thin, Accuser Claims

Virginia Roberts Giuffre has stated that she was a victim of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking enterprise; she has outlined what kind of shape and even complexion his alleged sex slaves were supposed to have.Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged former sex slave Virginia Giuffre spoke on the podcast “Broken: Seeking Justice” about how the billionaire paedophile and his…

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Indian PM in Awe Over Parliament Deputy Chief’s Gesture to Offer Tea to Protesting MPs

Eight Indian parliamentarians were suspended on Monday while protesting Sunday’s passage of two contentious farm bills. Chairman of the House M. Venkaiah Naidu, while announcing their suspension, said their action “defies logic. It is a bad day for the Rajya Sabha”.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday praised the Deputy Chairperson of the parliament’s upper…

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Fairest of Them All: Gorgeous Contestants Prepare for Miss Venezuela Beauty Pageant in Caracas

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/16/1080534849_0:183:3073:1911_1200x675_80_0_0_67245f254f4b20e402d4e0ad61003883.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/photo/202009221080535414-gorgeous-contestants-prepare-for-miss-venezuela/The most beautiful women from 20 Venezuelan states, the Guayana Region (as part of Amazonas, Bolívar and Delta Amacuro states) and the Capital District of the country will compete for the title of Miss Venezuela.Miss Venezuela 2020 will mark the 67th edition of the beauty pageant, that will take place on 24 September at…

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Biden’s Adviser Says It’s Unrealistic to ‘Fully Decouple’ US From China

US12:46 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 13:05 GMT 22.09.2020) 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/202009221080537668-bidens-adviser-says-its-unrealistic-to-fully-decouple-us-from-china/The remarks come amid the ongoing trade spat between the two countries that started back in 2018 at the initiative of Washington, which accused Beijing of abusing the existing trade agreements to profiteer at the US’ expense and introduced hefty tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminium.Democratic…

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Clouds of Black Smoke Rise Into Sky as Explosion Rocks Village in Southern Lebanon – Videos

Middle East12:45 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 13:08 GMT 22.09.2020) 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/middleeast/202009221080537659-clouds-of-black-smoke-rise-into-sky-as-explosion-rocks-village-in-southern-lebanon—videos/It is not immediately clear what caused the explosion. The exact number of injured people is being established. No fatalities have been reported in the incident so far.An explosion has rocked Ain Qana, a village in southern Lebanon, leaving several people wounded, Reuters reported, citing…

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WHO Europe Head Kluge Holds Press Conference in Moscow – Video

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/15/1080528464_0:45:3073:1773_1200x675_80_0_0_7445effd01dcf62ef7c466ffac9c3e22.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/russia/202009221080536417-who-europe-head-kluge-holds-press-conference-in-moscow—video/Hans Kluge previously thanked Russia during a meeting with Health Minister Mikhail Murashko, stressing that the World Health Organisation appreciates the efforts the country has made to develop a vaccine against COVID-19. Regional Director for Europe at the WHO Hans Kluge held a press conference in Moscow after visiting a telemedical facility, where coronavirus…

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Russian Su-30 Fighter Crashes in Tver Region

Russia11:57 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 12:02 GMT 22.09.2020) 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/russia/202009221080537241-russian-su-30-fighter-crashes-in-tver-region/According to preliminary reports from the Russian Defence Ministry, the incident occurred during a training mission.A Su-30 warplane crashed in Tver Region, the Russian military said in a statement. The plane crashed in a forest, while the crew managed to eject themselves. DETAILS TO FOLLOW

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Boris Johnson: New Restrictions in England Are Not a Return to Total Lockdown

UK11:45 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 11:59 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URLUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a statement on the coronavirus situation in the United Kingdom in the House of Commons.UK authorities will introduce new restrictions in England, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said during his address to Parliament, adding that this is not a return to…

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Itsy Bitsy: Ninja Turtle Climbs Up a Wall

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/16/1080532939_91:0:1291:675_1200x675_80_0_0_61bffebda9468a8cf594c69091599a6c.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/videoclub/202009221080532885-itsy-bitsy-ninja-turtle-climbs-up-the-wall/Every once in a while, we all have those moments when the overwhelming desire to exit a place or a situation drives us to try the craziest ideas. Well, it looks like humans are not the only species that go out of their way to make an escape.An insanely funny turtle video has blown…

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Heated Debate: Watch Sky News Presenter Interrupt Interview On Air After Fire Alarm Goes Off

UK10:55 GMT 22.09.2020Get short URL 0 0 0 Subscribehttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/16/1080535830_0:0:1281:720_1200x675_80_0_0_d1ad9d09192a4cedbe9da1fbfa5873b9.pngSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/uk/202009221080535514-heated-debate-watch-sky-news-presenter-interrupt-interview-on-air-after-fire-alarm-goes-off/The incident reportedly happened at studios in Osterley, a district in west London. According to a tweet by James Moyse, a journalist with Sky News, there are regular fire alarm checks in the new studios.Sky News was forced to suspend its broadcast in the middle of…

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RIP RBG: 2020’s September Surprise

Fault Lines10:44 GMT 22.09.2020Get short URL 0 0 0 On today’s episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan discussed the finer points of our tough times, looking at the crisis in America’s highest court following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the Tiktok deal and China’s managed economy, and the continuing decline…

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Toilet Paper Frenzy 2.0? Brits Post Photos of Empty Supermarket Shelves Amid Fears of 2nd Lockdown

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107320/47/1073204783_0:96:1920:1176_1200x675_80_0_0_161fc2f9e939b5fd1627e950c94bb1aa.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngHenry Batyaev. Sputnik Internationalhttps://sputniknews.com/uk/202009221080533122-toilet-paper-frenzy-20-brits-post-photos-of-empty-supermarket-shelves-amid-fears-of-2nd-lockdown/UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to unveil Tuesday a new, stricter set of anti-coronavirus measures that will reportedly oblige UK citizens to work from home if possible.Brits have taken to social media to complain about “panic-buying” in local supermarkets and shops as the UK is bracing for new coronavirus-related…

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Kremlin: Russia Having Trouble With Probe Into Navalny Case as Berlin Fails to Share Info

World09:27 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 10:05 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URLhttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/0a/1080416396_0:77:3018:1775_1200x675_80_0_0_dfaaa943b96a8f42f3ddfa3858d2365a.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/world/202009221080533563-kremlin-russia-has-troubles-with-probe-into-navalny-case-as-berlin-fails-to-share-info/Russian authorities have made several requests for data on the case, also offering Berlin to establish a joint medical commission to examine the samples, but Germany has not responded.Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that Moscow is having trouble investigating the Navalny case, as some evidence…

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Italian Football Referee De Santis and His Fiancee Stabbed to Death in Their House

Europe09:18 GMT 22.09.2020Get 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/202009221080533283-italian-football-referee-de-santis-and-his-fiancee-stabbed-to-death-in-their-house/De Santis, who became a referee in 2017, worked during 130 matches in Serie D and Serie C (the fourth and the third divisions of Italian football).Referee Daniele De Santis and his fiancee Eleonora Manta were stabbed to death in their house in Lecce, Italy, La Reppublica newspaper reported on…

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Indian Markets Plunge Amid Sell-Off Across Sectors, Sensex Down 386 Points in Opening Trade

India06:45 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 07:24 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URLhttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/0a/1080416584_0:3:3274:1845_1200x675_80_0_0_c2c3f5496fc6b4092da4c8f00de5ec9f.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngAshutosh Kumar. Sputnik Internationalhttps://sputniknews.com/india/202009221080532598-indian-markets-plunge-amid-sell-off-across-sectors-sensex-down-386-points-in-opening-trade/Under the impact of a nationwide lockdown imposed in India in late March due to COVID-19, the country’s benchmark stock index, Sensex, shed almost 16,000 points in a matter of weeks. From 42,000 levels in early March, Sensex plunged to 26,000 by the…

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Russia to Complete Registration of Second COVID-19 Vaccine by 15 October

Russia08:36 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 09:00 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URLhttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/08/15/1080234774_0:227:3072:1955_1200x675_80_0_0_801f8d6af8c406e6d889c93131016e7a.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngHenry Batyaev. Sputnik Internationalhttps://sputniknews.com/russia/202009221080533252-russia-to-complete-registration-of-second-covid-19-vaccine-by-15-october/The Russian consumer health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, stated in early September that all volunteers for Stage 1 of clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Russian research centre Vektor had developed antibodies.The Russian Health Ministry will complete the registration of Vektor Centre’s…

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‘Rocked My World in the Bedroom:’ Prince Andrew Depicted as ‘Sex Addict’, ‘Daring Lover’ in New Book

Society08:24 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 08:32 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URLThe Duke of York, one of the high-profile personas implicated in the notorious Jeffrey Epstein case, has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, saying his ties to the late convicted paedophile was all about business and he was completely in the dark about Epstein’s criminal dealings.In a soon-to-be-released bombshell…

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UK Opposition Leader Starmer Accuses Johnson Gov’t of ‘Losing Control of Coronavirus Crisis’

UK08:14 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 08:56 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URLhttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/06/1080382800_0:67:3105:1813_1200x675_80_0_0_20395554fcfca6e3c400f03f6a650071.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngEvgeny Mikhaylov. Sputnik Internationalhttps://sputniknews.com/uk/202009221080533162-uk-opposition-leader-starmer-slams-johnson-govt-for-losing-control-of-coronavirus-crisis/Earlier in the day, Chancellor Michael Gove urged Britons to work from home if possible, adding that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce new restrictions later in the day.Head of the Labour Party Sir Keir Starmer stated on Tuesday that the British cabinet…

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Beijing Court Sentences Real Estate Tycoon to 18 Years in Prison for Corruption

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/16/1080532702_0:76:1280:796_1200x675_80_0_0_27618bf940a46f748b179f7588728cbe.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/asia/202009221080532752-beijing-court-sentences-real-estate-tycoon-to-18-years-in-prison-for-corruption/BEIJING (Sputnik) – Beijing No 2 Intermediate People’s Court on Tuesday sentenced Ren Zhiqiang, the former chairman of the state-owned Huayuan Real Estate Group and a vocal critic of Chinese President Xi Jinping, to 18 years in prison on corruption charges.”The court ruled that the actions of the accused Ren Zhiqiang, including bribery, misappropriation…

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Palestinian Feminist or Terrorist? Why Leila Khaled’s San Francisco University Lecture Stirs Uproar

Giving a platform to anti-Jewish speakers is criminal, says Israel’s former ambassador to the US, adding that some are using their freedom of expression to broadcast antisemitic beliefs that the Trump administration is trying to eradicate.On Wednesday, San Francisco State University is set to hold a lecture in the framework of its “Teaching Palestine” course,…

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Rats Reportedly Mutilate COVID-19 Victim’s Dead Body at Private Hospital in India

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/106416/91/1064169187_0:99:1920:1179_1200x675_80_0_0_9cea889acafc02598005da4ab69ff173.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/india/202009221080532049-rats-reportedly-mutilate-covid-19-victims-dead-body-at-private-hospital-in-india/The incident has sparked political outrage in an Indian state, with former Madhya Pradesh State Chief Kamal Nath taking to Twitter to condemn the alleged medical negligence on the part of hospital authorities.The body of an 87-year-old patient who died of COVID-19 at a private hospital in India’s Madhya Pradesh state, has been found…

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Millions of US Citizens May Have to Pay for COVID-19 Vaccine Despite Gov’t Plans, Reports Say

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/07/1d/1080006268_0:125:1200:800_1200x675_80_0_0_c059b0f14bb22428bf40a3f273939415.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/us/202009221080532980-millions-of-us-citizens-may-have-to-pay-for-covid-19-vaccine-despite-govt-plans-reports-say/MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Millions of people in the United States may have to pay for COVID-19 vaccination contrary to the plans of the authorities to make the shots free, as government-funded Medicare health insurance for the elderly does not cover the costs of drugs approved for emergency use, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) newspaper…

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US Giant Baker Hughes Remains Interested in Russian Market Despite Sanctions

Business07:14 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 07:26 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URL 0 0 0 MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US energy services giant Baker Hughes is interested in expanding its presence in the Russian market despite the regime of sanctions between the US and Russia, Elena Akoltseva, the president at Baker Hughes in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent…

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UK Coronavirus Curfews for Pubs Won’t Bring COVID Rates Down, but Harm Hospitality, Sector Warns

UK07:11 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 07:30 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URLThe British government is expected to announce an updated set of anti-coronavirus measures aimed to prevent a probable second wave of the pandemic.Boris Johnson’s plans to introduce a 10 pm curfew on eateries and pubs have instantly landed in critics’ crosshairs, and are being described as a…

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Decades-Long Finnish Twin Study Links Smoking to Risk of Fatal Stroke

The groundbreaking long-term study has tracked health and stroke fatality data for more than 16,000 pairs of twins in Finland over the course of four decades. Twins’ shared genes are valuable material for studies to evaluate the role of genetics versus environmental factors in disease development.A study by the University of Helsinki spanning several decades…

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Death Toll From Building Collapse in India Swells to 20 as Rescue Efforts Continue for Over 24 Hours

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/16/1080532427_0:6:3072:1734_1200x675_80_0_0_ac17cdaa93ee23c18b3501c8061f1e01.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngRadhika Parashar. Sputnik Internationalhttps://sputniknews.com/india/202009221080532199-death-toll-from-building-collapse-in-india-swells-to-20-as-rescue-efforts-continue-for-over-24/In the early hours of Monday, a three-storey residential building in Bhiwandi, a city near Mumbai in India’s Maharashtra state collapsed, leaving many people under the rubble. In the day since a building crumbled in the Indian state of Maharashtra near Mumbai, the death toll in the incident has risen to…

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‘Most People in the Country Now Feel That We Need to Get On With Brexit’, Commentator Says

Opinion14:37 GMT 21.09.2020(updated 18:37 GMT 21.09.2020) Get short URL 0 0 0 The controversial Internal Market Bill, published by Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, will have its first committee reading in effort to push the legislation through parliament. The bill sparked controversy domestically in Britain, and across Europe, following its introduction to the Commons less…

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Russian Partner Open, Transparent in Sharing Details of Sputnik V Vaccine – Dr. Reddy’s

In a first substantial breakthrough in India for Moscow-based Gamaleya Institute vaccine Sputnik V, the multinational pharmaceutical company Dr. Reddy’s announced that it will be distributing 100 million doses of vaccine in India after conducting final-stage human trials and receiving regulatory clearances.Sputnik spoke to India’s leading pharmaceutical company, Dr. Reddy’s, in detail to understand what…

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Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Russia Plans Getting Vaccinated With Sputnik V

World13:14 GMT 21.09.2020(updated 13:15 GMT 21.09.2020) Get short URLhttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/04/1080366270_0:98:3073:1826_1200x675_80_0_0_203b2d51087f19d2ff14a1dd049f9837.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/world/202009211080526535-sri-lankas-ambassador-to-russia-plans-getting-inoculated/MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Moscow Meegahalande Durage Lamawansa said on Monday he planned getting inoculated with Russia’s vaccine against COVID-19, dubbed Sputnik V, in the near future.”I am ready to receive Sputnik V vaccine in the near future, as soon as I come…

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40 Arrested After Naked Anti-Oil Protest in Norwegian Capital

Norway is one of the world’s leading energy exporters, covering about 2 percent of global oil demand and 3 percent of global demand for natural gas. It has come under increasing pressure from ecoactivists to stop oil and gas exploration, which has allowed the country to build the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund, worth over…

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Intel Reportedly Receives US License to Continue Supplying Some Products to Huawei

Business05:14 GMT 22.09.2020(updated 05:53 GMT 22.09.2020) Get short URLhttps://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/104716/42/1047164216_43:0:1532:838_1199x675_80_0_0_a36f2378edcd12e29717367399a7f829.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngEvgeny Mikhaylov. Sputnik Internationalhttps://sputniknews.com/business/202009221080532167-intel-reportedly-receives-licenses-from-us-authorities-to-continue-supplying-some-products-to/The Chinese tech giant was previously blacklisted by Washington, as the American authorities accused Huawei of assisting Beijing in espionage – which both the company and the Chinese government denied, stressing that the US move was politically-motivated.Intel, the world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer,…

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Indian Prime Minister Stresses Need for UN Reform

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/08/1080400106_0:117:2000:1242_1200x675_80_0_0_3183be917b36524b0536211324634aa6.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/world/202009221080531740-indian-prime-minister-stresses-need-for-un-reform/NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for reforming the United Nations.A high-level meeting began on Monday at the UN to mark the 75th anniversary of the organization. The event opened the high-level week of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, which will run until 29 September. For the…

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US ‘Biggest Threat’ to International Security, Cuban Foreign Minister Says

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/07/1080384900_0:0:3104:1746_1200x675_80_0_0_3d0a350105518da8c7a1619d73b6f230.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/world/202009221080532029-us-biggest-threat-to-international-security-cuban-foreign-minister-says/UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez says the “irresponsible behaviour” of Washington threatens international peace and security by igniting conflicts and trade wars.”Multilateralism and international law are being threatened by the greatest power in the world. The US irresponsible behaviour is the biggest threat to international peace and security”, Rodriguez said…

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Yuan to No Longer be Cheap?

The Chinese yuan is strengthening against the dollar. Since late June, the yuan has risen by 4.5%, to 6.7566, showing its largest quarterly increase since 1981.According to analysts, the yuan’s strengthening can be associated with China’s stabilised economy and the country’s successful management of the coronavirus pandemic, compared to a number of Western countries, including…

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Theresa May Warns ‘Reckless’ Brexit Bill Will Harm Britain’s Reputation, Put UK’s Integrity at Risk

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107614/61/1076146172_0:215:2875:1833_1199x675_80_0_0_68b96a258f11373ec926447f57ea13e2.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngMuhammad Osman. Sputnik Internationalhttps://sputniknews.com/uk/202009221080531847-theresa-may-warns-reckless-brexit-bill-will-harm-britains-reputation-put-uks-integrity-at-risk/Last Monday, the UK House of Commons voted in favour of the new Internal Market Bill presented by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, which many believe contravenes international law, as it suggests that the UK may roll back some of the commitments on state aid and customs checks on goods entering Northern…

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Sleepy Golden Retriever Won’t Wake Up, Even After Belly Rubs

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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How Washington’s New Anti-Iranian Sanctions Translate Into Political Victory for Tehran

Attempts by the administration of US President Donald Trump to reinstate UN sanctions against Iran, following Washington’s departure from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) two years ago does not make sense, say Iranian and British academics, noting that Trump’s maximum pressure policy has failed to crush Tehran.On 19 September, the Trump administration declared…

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US to Militarily Challenge China in Asia-Pacific?

The United States has announced a plan to contain China’s growing naval strength in the Asia-Pacific region. According to experts, this is as an attempt to pressure Beijing and to limit propaganda rhetoric targeting American voters and US allies in the region.The United States will increase its Navy by using unmanned and autonomous surface ships,…

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Canada’s Prime Minister Says World Must Double Down on Efforts to Resolve Current Crises

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/09/16/1080531869_0:0:3070:1727_1200x675_80_0_0_78da58edd446b6683311453a827eb637.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/world/202009221080531906-canadas-prime-minister-says-world-must-double-down-on-efforts-to-resolve-current-crises/UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau is calling for increased efforts to address global challenges and ensure that the work of the United Nations is fruitful.”The harsh reality is that we are a world in crisis, and not just because of the last few months, not just because of COVID-19,…

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US Policy on Iran Unlikely to Change After November Vote, Pompeo Says

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he hopes Washington will continue with its current policy on Iran regardless of the outcome of the November presidential elections.”… there is enormous bipartisan support for what it is the Trump administration has done. In fact, it’s been maybe five or six weeks now I…

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Snowden Reportedly Agrees to Pay United States $5 Million From Book, Speeches

https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107404/34/1074043400_0:213:4737:2878_1200x675_80_0_0_7ac1c9a93a942afca4b31088ee4234a6.jpgSputnik Internationalhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pngSputnikhttps://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.pnghttps://sputniknews.com/us/202009221080531774-snowden-reportedly-agrees-to-pay-united-states-5-million-from-book-speeches/MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked intelligence secrets in 2013, has agreed to pay the US government more than $5 million earned from his book “Permanent Record” and speeches, CNN reported citing court records.In September 2019, the US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the whistleblower…

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