PARIS (Sputnik) - Syria was deprived of its rights and privileges in the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) by rigging facts, blackmailing and "twisting arms" of some countries, Russia's Permanent Representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin said.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - NATO believes that "any steps" towards de-escalation are important, a NATO official said on Thursday, when commenting on the Russian Defence Ministry’s announcement on the conclusion of military drills in the country’s south.
PRAGUE (Sputnik) - Three employees of the Russian embassy in Bratislava need to leave Slovakia within one week in light of the situation in the Czech Republic, Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger said on Thursday.
Communication was lost with an Indonesian navy submarine as it was conducting a torpedo drill in waters north of the island of Bali on Wednesday.
The scandal unwrapped around an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred shortly before the jury announced its verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin over the in-custody death of George Floyd in May 2020.
Several sky-gazers noticed a weirdly-shaped shinning object in Hawaii’s sky in late December last year. Months have passed, but the nature of this sighting has not been determined yet…
Fortunately, the incident didn’t cause any injuries or deaths, with its impact limited to waterfront damage.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 3.055 million; over 143.5 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.