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    • A Volga-Dnepr-owned AN-124.
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      Military & Intelligence

      NATO Robs Itself of Airlift Capacity With Loss of Russian An-124 Jumbo Jets – Czech MP

      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.

    • The Damascus sky lights up missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the capital early Saturday, April 14, 2018
      Last update: 21:38 21.04.2018
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      Opinion

      US Strikes on Syria Promoted Russian Weapons - Military Specialist

      Konstantin Sivkov, a military specialist and member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told Sputnik that the American strikes on Syria have hit the Americans themselves. For instance, the American missiles’ image has been undermined while the Russian air defense systems’ image has grown.

    • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attends the opening ceremony for the Borders railway route at Tweedbank station, Scotland, Wednesday Sept. 9, 2015.
      Last update: 18:15 21.04.2018
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      Europe

      Happy B-Day, Your Majesty! Top 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Queen Elizabeth II

      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.

    • System Of A Down (SOAD) singer Serj Tankian. File photo
      Last update: 19:31 21.04.2018
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      World

      SOAD Singer Serj Tankian Urges Armenian Protesters to Avoid 'Color Revolution Terminology'

      YEREVAN (Sputnik) - Serj Tankian, the lead singer of the System of a Down (SOAD) band, who is of Armenian descent, called on Saturday on the participants of protests in Armenia to avoid the term of so-called color revolution, which, according to him, is associated with the East-West antagonism.

    • In this image released by SpaceX, NASA' s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) sits atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Space Launch Complex 40, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
      Last update: 21:07 21.04.2018
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      Opinion

      TESS Satellite: 'Is Our Earth Common or Unique?'

      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.

    • Donald Trump and Nikki Haley
      Last update: 20:03 21.04.2018
      20:03 21.04.2018
      Opinion

      'Trump's Administration is Still Getting Its Act Together' – Professor

      In recent weeks there has been an ongoing, dramatic and sustained deterioration of political and economic relations between the US and Russia. Sputnik spoke to Jonathan Adelman, a professor with the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, about the tense relationship between Moscow and Washington.

    • Duck
      Last update: 21:01 21.04.2018
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      Viral

      Charge It to My Bill: Police Speed Cam in Switzerland Snaps Speeding Duck

      A duck's high speed flying through the town of Koniz, Switzerland has been caught repeatedly by a police speed camera.

    • Elnaz Rekabi
      Last update: 21:56 21.04.2018
      21:56 21.04.2018
      Opinion

      Iranian Climber Tells Sputnik About Her Dream

      About 200 women annually take part in rock climbing competitions in Iran. Elnaz Rekabi is an Iranian climber who has achieved remarkable success and has risen to international fame. She noted that climbing is a unique sport, which develops not only physical strength, but also fortitude, and both of these factors are equally important for victory.

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