This week, Russian peacekeeping forces were spotted operating in the city of Manbij, a key population centre about 25 km from the Syrian-Turkish border, with their deployment said to be aimed at preventing conflict between Syrian and Turkish forces in the region.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is trying to get MPs to vote for his new Brexit deal, despite it being opposed by the DUP from Northern Ireland. Some analysts have predicted the deal could lead to a united Ireland. The pair, who run the Republican Ex-Prisoners and Former Combatants Centre in Derry, explained to a Sputnik reporter their fears.
The incident took place after British-owned F-35 fifth-generation fighter jets landed for the first time aboard the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy’s largest warship.
The teacher resigned last week from a prestigious South African boys’ school and vanished from social media radars after allegations surfaced of her having a string of affairs with the students. There are no criminal charges being pressed as all of the alleged lovers were said to be of age; 16 is the age of consent in the country.
While one official suggested combining certain bathroom activities to save water, another person pointed at a different problem which needs to be tackled to save the precious liquid.
Earlier in the day, Syrian President Bashar Assad called for a complete stop to what he described as Turkey's aggression in northern Syria, while also demanding a full-fledged withdrawal of foreign forces from the area, Assad’s press service reports.
In October 2017 the World Bank launched a new women’s entrepreneurship fund, conceived by Ivanka Trump, the US president’s daughter and senior adviser, with the goal of providing over $1 billion in financing for entrepreneurs and small-business owners.
US nuclear weapons tests carried out in the Pacific Ocean during the 1950s and the 1960s resulted in release of high concentrations of radioactive isotopes that traveled around the globe, with some gas eventually deposited on Antarctica's ice.