Russia's commissioner for human rights lashed out at so-called NGOs for their calls to exclude Moscow from the UN Human Rights Council.
Studies concerning the expansion of the universe and how it is accelerating have dated back to the early 1990s. Astrophysicists Saul Perlmutter and Brian P. Schmidt, who made the initial discovery, were even awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. Their research shocked the world of astrophysics to its foundations.
The former Premier of the Canadian province of Quebec, Jean Charest, who played a formative role in brokering the EU-Canadian CETA trade deal as said "the credibility of Europe is at stake" as officials in Brussels struggle to get it back on track after being derailed by Belgium.
The Calais "Jungle" may be demolished, but that won't stop the flow of migrant settlers to northern France, Christian Salome, president of the French humanitarian organization Asylum for Migrants, told Sputnik.
Throughout her reign, which has spanned over four decades, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark seldom resorted to discussing political issues and generally avoided voicing opinions in public. This is all the more reason why her recent criticism of Denmark's integration efforts has gained national attention.
Daesh violently executed nine militants in Mosul for desertion amid Baghdad's operation to liberate the city.
For the first time, India has deployed female combatants at forward posts. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force has deployed its first batch of 100 female constables with weapons training at 15 forward posts along the Sino-Indian border in Ladakh, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh.
Sp.accio is not your average pizzeria. Run by former drug addicts as part of a rehabilitation program in Italy, a nationwide poll run by food website Gastronauta has just placed it as Italy's finest pizzeria. Sputnik goes behind the scenes to trace the origins of its success.
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