MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Japan and the United States made a behind-the-scenes agreement in 2015 to deploy an amphibious unit of the Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force (GSDF) in the Okinawa prefecture, without proper civilian oversight on the Japanese side, the Kyodo news agency reported Monday, citing government sources.
Shortly before Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, media reported that Trump discussed the idea of forming a third political party, apparently disappointed with Republicans who did not back his claims of election fraud.
Having been firebombed with Molotov cocktails barely several days ago, the Spånga church was hit by yet another attack, that has sparked near-universal condemnation.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Scientists from Russia's public health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, have captured the world's first microscope image of the new coronavirus strain detected in the United Kingdom, the watchdog announced Monday.
Other rocket firms, such as Rocket Lab and Virgin Orbit, are launching dedicated missions such as these with small payloads, but SpaceX is positioning itself as a potentially cheaper option for clients that do not need a dedicated launch.
Although Israel's health care system is considered one of the best in the world, professionals are complaining that the most recent wave of the pandemic has created an unprecedented situation that is putting a strain on the country's hospitals and staff.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - For the first time in its half-a-century history the Davos summit will meet online on Monday in a bid to reshape the global economy in the wake of the devastating coronavirus pandemic.
As the number of cases throughout the world is nearing 100 million, the United States now accounts for a quarter of all cases registered worldwide.