UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said that the slogan “Assad must go” is no longer working. The British official also noted that with Assad controlling 75 percent of the population and 50 percent of the territory, the best thing to do would be to begin the process of a new constitutional settlement for Syria.
The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied reports on Saturday that former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal sent a letter to President Vladimir Putin in 2012 asking for permission to return to Russia.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump issued a new memorandum on Friday disqualifying transgender persons with gender dysphoria from military service but stressing that Defense Secretary James Mattis had the authority to decide on this and other policies.
Beijing insists that the repeated dispatch of US warships to the South China Sea is "undermining regional peace and stability" and hurting bilateral relations.
Following a scandal, caused by recent Facebook data breach, and the social media outrage with people deleting their accounts at the website, Elon Musk decided to join the #deletefacebook movement and delete Facebook accounts of his car company Tesla and rocket company SpaceX, which had more than 5 million followers combined.
Sputnik spoke with Pauline Loong; the managing director of the Hong Kong-based economic research consultancy Asia-analytica to find out more about Trump's tariffs policy towards China.
MADRID (Sputnik) - Scores of people were injured in late night clashes with police in Barcelona after the top Spanish court ordered five separatist leaders in the Catalonia province to be detained pending their trial.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - President Donald Trump is expected to receive a recommendation from the White House National Security Council to expel even more Russian diplomats over allegations related to the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, US media reported.
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