For those of us who increasingly feel like there is no place on Earth to be free of prying eyes, a new announcement from some deep-pockets tech investors appears to ensure humanity that global surveillance from orbit is coming, and soon.
DOHA (Sputnik) - After multiple tweets documenting heavy gunfire, Saudi police have claimed that a toy drone flying over the Al Khuzama neighborhood in the country's capital of Riyadh, where the royal palace is located, was shot down, as reported by local media on Saturday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that the US must follow details of the extradition treaty with Turkey, and honor the president’s demand to extradite cleric Fethullah Gulen if Washington wants Ankara to release US pastor Andrew Brunson, in jail in Turkey since October, 2016.
On Tuesday, German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner announced that legislation is being drafted to end the use of glyphosate in the country’s home gardens, parks and sports facilities.
Russia's Volga-Dnepr Airlines has confirmed that it will terminate its contract with NATO on military cargo deliveries after 2018, citing sanctions pressure against Russia by the US and its allies. Speaking to Sputnik, Czech lawmaker Alexandr Cerny said that the lost capacity would result in a "big problem" for the alliance.
"Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks," Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous developer of the bitcoin blockchain famously declared in a note which came with the first block in the bitcoin network.
The UK's head of state and the Church of England, Queen Elizabeth II, who has reined Britain since 1953, turned 92 today, on April 21. However, Her Majesty typically saves the festivities for a Saturday in June, when the nice weather finally sets in.
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has been launched into orbit from Cape Canaveral in Florida to survey thousands of stars outside our solar system and find new planets. Sputnik discussed the space telescope with Natalia Guerrero, deputy manager of TESS Objects of Interest.
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