Major Progress Achieved in First Stage of US Trade Talks – Beijing

Business18:05 13.12.2019(updated 18:14 13.12.2019) Get short URLSubscribeSputnik International—-beijing/Earlier, US President Donald Trump indicated that Washington was “VERY close’ to reaching a “BIG” trade deal with China, which would end a massive trade war which has impacted hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of trade from the two economic giants.China and the United States have achieved…

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Russia-Turkey Agreement on S-400 Joint Production to Be Signed by April 2020 – Source

Military & Intelligence18:04 13.12.2019(updated 18:10 13.12.2019) Get short URLSubscribe International—source/ANKARA (Sputnik) – The supply of the second battalion of Russian S-400 air defence missile systems to Turkey supposes joint production and transfer of technologies, a contract on this is to be signed by April 2020, a source in the Turkish defence industry said Friday.“The agreement…

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This Week in Pictures: 7 – 13 December

Sputnik’s weekly photo gallery presents a collection of pictures that show the most significant and eye-catching events that happened around the world over the past seven days. The past week was filled with numerous festivals and events in various countries, including a Miss Universe pageant in the US, protests across France over government’s plans to overhaul…

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Trump Hosts Pastor Who Claimed Jews Will Go to Hell, Perplexing Netizens

US09:52 13.12.2019(updated 09:59 13.12.2019) Get short URLDuring the Wednesday White House Hanukkah reception, which commemorated one of the most widely-observed Jewish holidays, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to tackle anti-Semitism on US college campuses.US President Donald Trump hosted evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress, who once claimed that Jewish people were going to hell, at…

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Students in India’s Northeast Go on Hunger Strike to Protest Against Controversial Citizenship Law

New Delhi (Sputnik): Controversial legislation to grant citizenship to illegal immigrants from some neighbouring countries, barring Muslims, has fuelled tensions in India’s north-eastern region, sparking violent protests in the states of Assam and Tripura.A leading student union in Assam, the All Assam Students Union (AASU) has gone on a day-long hunger strike to protest the…

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Artsy Fartsy: Outrage as Norwegian Who Sprays Paint From His Rear Pockets Millions in State Support

Society09:46 13.12.2019(updated 09:47 13.12.2019) Get short URLArtist Vegard Vinge has thrown faeces at the audience, urinated on the stage and sprayed paint out of his hind parts. Still, he has received millions in government support.The Norwegian Cultural Council has sparked outrage by allocating NOK 37 million ($4.1 million) to a controversial artist whose radical behaviour…

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UK’s Pound Rises by 2 Percent Against US Dollar After First Exit Poll Published – Trading Data

World02:08 13.12.2019(updated 02:11 13.12.2019) Get short URL International–trading-data/LONDON (Sputnik) – The UK’s pound has increased by 2 percent against the US dollar after the first exit poll showed that the Conservative Party would get an absolute majority of seats in the House of Commons, trading data indicated. As of 22:11 GMT, the pound’s exchange rate…

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Chile Confirms Retrieved Debris are From Aircraft Missing in Antarctica

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Bangladesh Ministers Cancel Visits to India, Delhi Says Unrelated to Passing of Citizenship Bill

New Delhi (Sputnik): Foreign Minister Momen and Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan ’s decisions to cancel their respective visits comes amid protests, large-scale unrest and incidents of violence in the northeastern region of India over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019.  Bangladesh Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen on Thursday called off his scheduled two-day visit to India,…

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Agricultural Sphere of BRICS Cooperation: Achievements of Russia and Brazil

Scientists at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), together with their colleagues from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), have conducted an interdisciplinary comparative study of the rural regions of the two countries. According to the researchers, the study results will help to better understand the direction of…

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German Ambassador to Be Summoned to Russia Foreign Ministry Over Diplomat Expulsion – Reports

World09:08 12.12.2019Get short URLSubscribe International—reports/MOSCOW (Sputnik) – German Ambassador to Russia Geza Andreas von Geyr will be summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday, where retaliatory measures to Russian diplomats expulsion from Germany, motivated by their alleged involvement in the murder of a Georgian national in Berlin, will be announced, an informed source said.”The…

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Hollywood’s Weinstein Reportedly Reaches Tentative $25 Million Settlement With Accusers International Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and the board of his now-bankrupt production company have reportedly reached a $25 million settlement with more than 30 women who have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault. According to the New York Times, the settlement agreement would not require Weinstein to admit to any misconduct or to…

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Israeli Parliament Launches Dissolution Procedures Amid Political Deadlock – Statement

Middle East17:02 11.12.2019(updated 17:03 11.12.2019) Get short URL International—statement/TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – Israel’s unicameral parliament, the Knesset, passed on Wednesday an initial bill to dissolve its 22nd convocation, according to a statement it released on its website.”The Knesset plenum passed in a preliminary reading the bill to dissolve the 22nd Knesset and hold elections for…

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Russian Frigate Launches Kalibr Cruise Missile in Black Sea – Video International—video/One cruise missile has hit a coastal target located at a distance of 250 kilometres in 137 seconds. The Kalibr’s flight path was monitored by supersonic fighters, and the impact was recorded using drones.The Russian Navy frigate Admiral Essen fired Kalibr cruise missiles off the coast of Crimea in the Black Sea, Zvezda TV reported.…

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New York Attorney General Says Trump Forced to Pay $2Mln for Misusing Charitable Donations International (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump has paid a court-ordered $2 million in damages to eight charities for misusing funds at his Trump Foundation for political purposes, New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement on Tuesday.”Not only has the Trump Foundation shut down for its misconduct, but the president has…

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‘Significant’ FBI Errors at Start of Trump-Russia Investigation

IG releases a disputed report into the start of Russia-investigation; Hongkongers stage large protest; Nikki Haley defends Confederate Flag On this episode of “By Any Means Necessary” hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by award-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist Ted Rall to talk about the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report into…

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Corbyn’s Final Election Push Gets Under Way

Fault Lines16:02 10.12.2019Get short URL 0 0 0 On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan focus on the UK General election that’s happening in 3 days. Co-host Lee Stranahan is reporting live from London covering the elections. Guests: Stephen Lendman – Writer and Geopolitical Analyst | International Politics Annette Bosworth…

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IG Report on Russiagate Hoax Origins Exposes Deep Flaws in FISA System

On today’s episode of Loud & Clear, John Kiriakou is joined by Coleen Rowley, a former FBI special agent who in 2002 was named Time Magazine person of the year along with two other whistleblowers.The Justice Department today released its long-awaited Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign…

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Thursday’s Election Is Crucial – Only the Heartless or Brainless Can Vote Tory

This Thursday’s General Election should be a foregone conclusion. The Tories and their dishonourable, disreputable and despicable leader, Boris Johnson, should be electorally annihilated. The Conservatives deserve to be electorally humiliated. Their record in government over the last nine years, a government Boris Johnson served in and supported with gusto and without hesitation, is lamentable…

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Barking up the Wrong Tree: Adorable Golden Retriever Pup Confused by Christmas

Videoclub07:30 10.12.2019(updated 07:46 10.12.2019) Get short URL1 0 0 Subscribe International love Christmas, but our canine friends also like this holiday, trying to have a good time and celebrate with us even though they don’t really understand what’s going on. That doesn’t really matter, because they have a lot of fun and make us smile…

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US Congress Agrees $738 Billion Defence Budget For 2020, Showing 3% Increase From 2019

Military & Intelligence07:16 10.12.2019(updated 07:59 10.12.2019) Get short URL International (Sputnik) – The Armed Services Committees of the US Senate and the House of Representatives reached an agreement on Monday to finance the country’s defence spending for the 2020 fiscal year in the amount of $738 billion, a statement published by the committees said.”The Fiscal…

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Russiagate Origins Probe Chief Durham: We Don’t Agree With IG Report’s Conclusions

US23:57 09.12.2019(updated 00:06 10.12.2019) Get short URLUS Attorney John Durham, who is heading an investigation of Russiagate’s origins for the Justice Department, has criticized the DOJ inspector general’s internal report on the subject. The IG found major faults but no bias in the FBI’s use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to authorize spying…

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Global Affairs Canada Says It Will Support Gambia’s Genocide Case Against Myanmar at ICJ International (Sputnik) – Canada and the Netherlands will support Gambia’s genocide case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Global Affairs Canada said in a press release on Monday.”Canada and the Netherlands consider it their obligation to support the Gambia before the ICJ, as it should concern all of humanity”, the release…

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Iranian Foreign Minister Says Tehran Ready for Prisoner Swap, ‘Ball is in US Court’ – Reports

Middle East16:03 09.12.2019(updated 16:07 09.12.2019) Get short URL 0 0 0 Subscribe International—reports/Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on 7 December that Iran and the United States were conducting an exchange of US-held Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani and Chinese-American Xiyue Wang detained in Iran.MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW

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Calm Like Buddha: Golden Retriever Won’t Respond to Pestering Baby

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Tokyo Says Monitoring North Korea After Pyongyang Mentions ‘Important Tests’ – Reports

Asia & Pacific07:25 09.12.2019(updated 07:31 09.12.2019) Get short URL International–reports/MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Japanese government on Monday said that is was closely monitoring North Korean actions after Pyongyang’s remarks about a “very important” test conducted at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground, NHK reported. According to the broadcaster NHK, the Japanese government believes the North Korean…

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Woman Set to Testify Against Her Accused Rapists Dies in Indian Hospital After Being Set on Fire International to local police in the city of Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, five men dragged a 23-year-old woman into a field as she was about to enter a railway station, dousing her in oil and lighting her on fire.The unnamed victim, who was earlier admitted to a local hospital in critical condition with 90 percent…

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Trump: Saudi King Offers Sympathies Over Florida Naval Station Attack in Phone Call

US22:23 06.12.2019(updated 22:55 06.12.2019) Get short URL International President Donald Trump revealed Friday that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud offered his sympathies in a recent phone call following the news that the shooter of the Florida naval station attack was a Saudi aviation trainee.Trump stated in a mid-Friday tweet that King Salman…

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Israel Successfully Tests New Rocket Propulsion System – Defence Ministry International—defence-ministry/TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – Israel successfully tested on Friday a new rocket propulsion system as part of country’s missile defence modernization, the Israeli Defence Ministry said.”A few minutes ago, the defence establishment conducted a test of a rocket propulsion system, from a base in central Israel. The test was pre-determined and took place according…

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India’s Rights Watchdog Orders Probe into ‘Encounter Killing’ of Accused in Vet’s Rape and Murder International Delhi (Sputnik): Police in the Indian city of Hyderabad claim that four accused in the gruesome rape and murder of a veterinary doctor tried to escape from custody, while being taken out to recreate the crime, and had to be shot dead. India’s federal human rights watchdog, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)…

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Trump Promised to Deal With Visa Hurdles for Russian Delegations – Nebenzia

Russia05:42 06.12.2019(updated 06:06 06.12.2019) Get short URLWASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Russian Ambassador to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, said he had raised the issue of visa hurdles for Russian delegations visiting the UN at a meeting with US President Donald Trump, who then promised to address the problem.”He [Trump] said that there are absolutely artificial…

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4 Persons Accused in Hyderabad Rape-Murder Case Shot Dead in Police Encounter – Reports

Asia & Pacific05:34 06.12.2019(updated 05:59 06.12.2019) Get short URL International—reports/Local Police killed all four remands after they attempted to escape the forensic experiment at the crime scene in Hyderabad, India where they reportedly raped and burned a 26-year-old woman a month earlier.According to police, cited by The India Today media outlet, a raped and heavily…

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Ukraine’s President Zelensky Debuts on the Cover of Time International an interview with Time and a few more media outlets, Zelensky said he does not trust anyone at all. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has debuted on the cover of Time magazine, the first Ukrainian head of state to do so.  On the cover, Zelensky is called “the man in the middle…being caught between…

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Ready, Steady, Go! Pug Puppy Fights For Toy

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Space X Balls? Name of the Domain Elon Musk Allegedly Sought to Buy Revealed During Trial International all the efforts involved, it appears that the person who was allegedly attempting to purchase the domain in question at Musk’s behest was ultimately unable to buy it.It seems that the ongoing defamation trial involving SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has, among other things, presented an unexpected insight into his interests.…

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