When the US Navy’s Block 2 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets start returning to maintenance facilities in 2018 for planned service-life-extension modifications to allow the heavily used aircraft to log more flight hours, it may be an ideal opportunity to add new capabilities to the jet as well, Boeing officials said this week.
A US regulatory agency is pushing for the United Nations to implement a ban on laptops in checked bags during international flights, one day after Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke said “the intelligence is clear” that terrorists groups “want to have a big explosion like they did on 9/11.”
Ankara's previous foreign strategy backed by the US has proven ineffective, Turkish commentators have told Sputnik, explaining how Russia's involvement in the Syrian war prompted Turkey to reconsider its policy and join the Russo-Iranian axis. While Ankara is not going to cut off its ties with the West and NATO, their mutual distrust is growing.
French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to "take the most severe measures" against migrant criminals, saying that foreigners who commit crimes should not only be sentenced but deported. Political observers Michel Taube and Jean-Paul Gourevitch tell Sputnik what the president's apparent rightward swing means for French politics.
World War II Red Army graves in Poland will be expunged of references to the hammer and sickle, the symbol which served as the Soviet Union's official state symbol, and was used by the Soviet military, Polish Institute of National Remembrance representative Daniel Markowski has said.
Brigadier General Ali Maqsud, a prominent Syrian military analyst, has provided Sputnik with his assessment of the Syrian Army's recent advances against Daesh in the Deir ez-Zor area, and on the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces' operation to liberate Raqqa.
A recent report revealed that 'in just a few decades, China has gone from aid recipient to net aid donor and one of the most important foreign policy players in the world', which is set to soon outmatch the US. Mei Xinyu, Chinese researcher in international trade has told Sputnik that the findings reveal foreign aid is a political tool.
Europol has urged internet service providers to take action to stop innocent individuals being forced to share IP addresses with pedophiles and terrorists. Sputnik spoke to Professor David Stupples, Director of Electronic Warfare Systems Research at City, University of London, who said new EU laws were needed to force companies into action.
The fact of registration and authorization of users on Sputnik websites via users’ account or accounts on social networks indicates acceptance of these rules.
Users are obliged abide by national and international laws. Users are obliged to speak respectfully to the other participants in the discussion, readers and individuals referenced in the posts.
The websites’ administration has the right to delete comments made in languages other than the language of the majority of the websites’ content.
In all language versions of the sputniknews.com websites any comments posted can be edited.
A user comment will be deleted if it:
The administration has the right to block a user’s access to the page or delete a user’s account without notice if the user is in violation of these rules or if behavior indicating said violation is detected.
Users can initiate the recovery of their account / unlock access by contacting the moderators at email@example.com
The letter must contain:
If the moderators deem it possible to restore the account / unlock access, it will be done.
In the case of repeated violations of the rules above resulting in a second block of a user’s account, access cannot be restored.
To contact the team of moderators, write to firstname.lastname@example.org