BERLIN (Sputnik) – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on the US Senate to refrain from adopting the draft defence budget that envisages sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.
The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow waterway of strategic importance. It links the Gulf states with the Indian Ocean, and serves as a throughway for a third of the world’s liquefied natural gas and almost a quarter of total global oil exports.
The day before, US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper praised the successful test of the INF-banned ground-based missile, noting that it had taken less than nine months, instead of the usual two years, to go from concept to launch.
Political rivals Lord Buckethead and Count Binface have clashed in the prime minister’s constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip in a satirical battle.
The Faroe Islands have been trying to enter a free trade agreement with China. According to Danish media, the Chinese made it contingent on a 5G deal with the Chinese telecom giant Huawei. Any pressure, thought, has been denied by both the Chinese and the Faroese.
Artist 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.
A Brazilian Christmas satire film that began streaming on December 3 on Netflix has drawn backlash in Brazil over its depiction of Jesus in a same-gender relationship.
Why do you think the net was born? The answer is obvious. But what were this year’s favourites for one-handed online searches? The findings are all but other-worldly.