Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang dismissed on Friday media reports alleging Chinese spies have stolen Pentagon secret plans for a possible conflict with China, calling them irresponsible.
The next US president is likely to crack down harder on domestic political dissent in the event of a major terror attack, former security officials and analysts told Sputnik.
The Icelandic Pirate Party, which advocates civil rights and information transparency, is ready to assist former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden in receiving citizenship of the country, if he makes such a request, party member Sunna Aevarsdottir told Sputnik.
Russia continues to mediate the first Israeli-Palestinian summit in Moscow, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Friday.
At least 66 militants and at least six soldiers of the Afghan National Army were killed in the past 24 hours during counterterrorist operations in various provinces of the country, the Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
The police of the Syrian city of Aleppo confirmed Friday that a school in the city’s west was shelled, accusing militants of the attack.
OPEC will meet on Friday to discuss the oil production cuts implementation agreement, and non-cartel states' representatives will join the them the following day.
Supporters of US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are far less likely to consider a critical press important for American democracy than voters who support Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to a poll by the Pew Research Center.
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