Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has stated that accusations that his 2007 presidential campaign received funding from the Libyan government are not evidence-based, the newspaper Figaro reported. On March 20, he was detained for 48 hours over a presumed bribery case.
Britain's Skripal case evokes strong memories of Colin Powell's narrative of Saddam Hussein's developing weapons of mass destruction, Sputnik contributor Daniele Pozzati writes, stressing that in contrast to the US and the UK, Russia completely destroyed its chemical arms stockpiles.
The unusual-looking fifteen centimeter humanoid with an enlarged head and a series of other odd skeletal features was found in Chile's Atacama Desert in 2003, its unusual form baffling scientists and causing observers to ask whether the skeleton was that of an alien being.
China is preparing its response to the Trump administration's introduction of new tariffs on tens of billions of dollars-worth of Chinese goods.
Impressed by the performance of North Korean musicians at the Olympics, the Southerners chose not to stay on the sidelines, or rather in debt, and enthusiastically cling to the idea of soft power diplomacy on North Korea’s soil.
15 years on from the start of the second Iraq War, Sputnik looks back at how the British government fixed intelligence around the policy of invasion, and how a fake terror plot was masqueraded as an international Saddam-sponsored conspiracy.
Development work on the new Russian intercontinental ballistic missile has wrapped up, with the Sarmat expected to begin its introduction into the Missile Forces in the near future.
Germany’s military is under fire after it was revealed that drill instructors had driven officer cadets to hospital with overly strenuous exercises. The spotlight is again on the base, infamous for a past scandal involving sadistic sexual abuse.
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