Commitment from the White House and Arab states to lay the groundwork for a Israeli-Palestinian peace process makes the prospects for bringing the two parties to the negotiating table more realistic, Dr. Nimrod Novik, a member of the Executive Committee of Commanders for Israeli's Security, told Radio Sputnik.
Only major EU countries can follow the example of Britain in seeking an exit because Brussels does not yield democratic opportunities to minor EU members to withdraw from the bloc, Belgrade-based political analyst Dragomir Andjelkovic told Sputnik.
Poland's lower house of parliament has approved the demolition of nearly 500 Soviet-era monuments and memorial stones, many of them commemorating the Soviet and Polish soldiers who perished in WWII. Russian observers can't get over the fact that the legal amendment was approved on June 22, the anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the USSR.
Two men have died while searching in vain for a US$2 million treasure chest which has been left somewhere in the United States. Treasure hunters, who have been following clues in a cryptic poem, have rejected calls by a police chief for the hunt to be called off.
A new Swedish government decision paves the way for the Swedish police to strike a long-anticipated deal with their US counterparts to use each other's fingerprint databases when looking for suspects.
On June 19, official negotiations on the UK's secession from the European Union finally commenced. June 23 marks a full year since the referendum's shock result, in which 52 percent of UK voters opted to depart the bloc, ending the country's 44-year membership with the bloc.
Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero prepares to expand the horizons of medical science, and possibly to test the limits of ethics, as his human head transplantation project enters into its final stage.
Indian police have arrested an astrologer who was selling the penises of endangered monitor lizards, which look similar to a rare plant root sought by people who believe it brings good luck. The arrested man, Kalki Krishnan, is a former Customs officer and runs astrology shop near New Delhi.
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