On Friday, the US Treasury Department said that the United States had imposed sanctions on 11 individuals in response to an alleged effort to "undermine" Hong Kong's autonomy.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom has de facto seized $1 billion of gold stored in its bank from Venezuela at a time when the Latin American nation is grappling with the pandemic, the deputy secretary of the Russian Security Council said.
The incident took place the day after US Health Secretary Alex Azar arrived on the island. Azar has become the highest-ranking American official to visit Taiwan since the United States cut official ties with the island in 1979.
Protests engufled the Belarusian capital on Sunday after the exit polls and first data from polling stations suggested that the incumbent president, Alexander Lukashenko, is set for a landslide victory with about 80 percent of votes. The opposition claims that falsifications took place during the vote.
Images of a large mass of ice lying south of New Zealand were discovered on Google Earth, with the uncanny shape firing users' imaginations.
An earlier TikTok video showed Jason Derulo pranking his fans, as he seemingly had his teeth knocked out when he recorded himself eating a cob of corn off a power drill.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - The joint statement of the foreign ministers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States on Hong Kong is yet another instance of interference in China's domestic affairs, the Chinese embassy in Canada said in a statement on Monday.
The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has reached 730,089; over 19.7 million cases of the infection have been detected, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.