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Experts Say Future of Keystone XL Questioned Despite US Senate Approval
Experts say that the future of the Keystone XL pipeline is still uncertain, as US President Barack Obama is likely to veto the project in spite of Senate's authorization.
Who Are the Winners and Losers From China's New Cybersecurity Legislation?
China's cyber security policy could have a big negative affect global information technology (IT) sectors, according to experts.
Sanctions Pose No Threat to Russian-Chinese Wide-Body Airliner Project
The chief editor of Avia.ru, a popular Russian aviation news website and forum, believes that Western sanctions will have very little impact on the development of a Russian-Chinese long-haul airliner.
Cooperation With Russia Will Help Greece Escape Western Domination
A former economic advisor to the Reagan administration believes that Western banks and governments are a threat to Greek sovereignty and to its peoples' standard of living, and that only by re-aligning itself with Russia can Greece stave off these 'marauders.'
Israeli Publicist Says Israel’s Pro-Russian Stance Problematic for US, UK
Israel has created new problems for the US and UK due to its pro-Russian stance, reluctance to support anti-Russian sanctions and unwillingness to rewrite the results of the Second World War, Israeli publicist and political analyst Avigdor Eskin told Radio Sputnik.
US Wants NATO Allies to Spend More on Defense, Buy American Weapons
The Pentagon's statements about Russian and Chinese improving military capabilities may be a message to the United States' NATO allies that they should spend more money on defense and buy US weapons, experts told Sputnik.
West to Face Risks If Disconnects Russia From SWIFT Payment System
While the West is threatening Russia with the new round of sanctions and even disconnection from SWIFT, experts say it would bring more harm than good to European businessmen.
US Concerned Beijing Buildup in South China Sea Will Upset Regional Balance
US officials are concerned that Beijing’s land reclamation project on disputed islands in the South China Sea is an attempt to establish de-facto control over the area rich in mineral and energy resources and upset the regional balance.
US Intelligence Global Trends Report 2000: Forecast for the Future or To-Do List?
The US National Intelligence Council’s (NIC) Global Trends Report foresees the main trends that the US was most likely to face in 2015. But is this document just a political forecast or a to-do list?
Greece Disagrees With Anti-Russian Sanctions to Show Independence From EU
EU leaders asked the Foreign Affairs Council to consider new sanctions against Russia. The Greek Deputy Foreign Minister responded that the country is against those Western sanctions, as they damage the Greek economy.
Syriza Party Wins Greek Snap Parliamentary Elections
Harsh Georgia Law Allows Execution of Inmate Despite His Mental Disability
US state of Georgia executed a man who had killed a fellow inmate despite arguments from his lawyers that their defendandt was intellectually disabled.
Experts Urge US to Focus on Safety Before Approving Atlantic Oil Drilling
The United States has not learned its lesson from the BP oil spill in 2010, experts say. President Obama should reconsider his plans on opening up the Atlantic Coast region for offshore oil drilling.
Experts Say Yuan Unlikely to Challenge Dollar Within Decade
Financial experts say that China's yuan is unlikely to challenge the US dollar within the next 10 years, although global demand for the currency is growing.
UK Gov't Disregards Residents’ Fears, Promotes Potentially Risky Fracking
Fracking analysts say that the UK government is making decisions on fracking with no regard to residents' opinions and scientific evidence.
Alienation, Rejection of Traditional Islam Behind Jihadist Recruitment in Europe
Experts say that Islamist cells have intensified in France, Germany and Belgium due to alienation with such a polarized society among European youth.
Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises
EU Policy in Ukraine Could Result in Mass Exodus to Europe
Europe will have to consider building a wall on the border with Ukraine when millions of hungry and desperate Ukrainians flee west, a professor at Moscow's Higher School of Economics believes.
GlobalRating Group Says S&P Acts in Western Interests by Downgrading Russia's Rating
Standard & Poor's ratings agency has lowered on Monday Russia's sovereign ratings to 'junk' status from BBB- to BB+ with negative outlook.
Ex-CIA Analyst Believes US Charges Against Alleged Russian Spy Linked to Ukrainian Crisis
US-Russian spy scandal has nothing with espionage, Larry Johnson told Sputnik, it is all about Russian position on Ukraine.
US-Russia Spy Scandal
Maintaining INF Treaty is Russian, US Interest
Experts say that the US should "signal to Russia" that the country is going to put up with INF violations without necessarily escalating situation to a greater probability of conflict.
How Can You Actually Benefit From Learning Russian?
The challenge of learning Russian is attracting more and more eager students every year, especially as the country has emerged into a free market economy, where knowledge of Russian opens a world of business opportunities.
World in Shock Over IS Purported Beheading of Japan Hostage
Boko Haram Launches New Deadly Attack on Key Nigeria City Maiduguri
Up to 50,000 Protesters Set to Take to Streets of Hong Kong
UAE Makes Special Dirham Coin to Honor Dubai Crown Prince
Suspected Ebola Patient Hospitalized in Russia
Inconvenient Truth: Hackers Reveal True Number of Ukrainian Army Casualties
Ukraine Chief of Staff Admits No Russian Troops in Donetsk
'Human Shadow' Seen on Mars in Rover Photo
Russian Envoy Summoned Over Disruption of UK Civil Aviation by Air Force
Best Adult Movie Award Goes to Actress Alina Yeremenko
Money Makes the World Go Around: Inside a Ruble Printing Factory
Lavrov on the Normandy Four Decision: This is Exactly What Russia's President Proposed
Russian: New Learning Opportunities
What do you think is the most important event of the week?
Syriza's victory in Greek elections
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud becoming the new king of Saudi Arabia
Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary
Miss Colombia being crowned Miss Universe