On Monday, US President Donald Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, to the White House, making them the Trump administration’s first state visitors.
Israel’s air force cancelled the participation of its F-15 fighters in the Red Flag - Alaska multinational aerial combat exercises as the country faces rising tensions with Iran and Syria and mass protests by residents in Gaza. Instead, the fighter jets will remain at home, on high alert.
After his meeting with the head of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (NMP), Devlet Bahçeli, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that the country would hold snap parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24, 2018. Sputnik discussed the reasons for the move with Mehmet Ali Güller, a Turkish political observer.
An independent German parliamentary report has established that the joint attack by the US, UK and France on Syria violated international law. Radio Sputnik discussed this with Dr. Alexander Neu, a member of the German Bundestag from the left-wing Die Linke party.
A letter leaked from the UK Home Office reveals that the government knew for years about the impact of the ‘hostile environment’ policy on the Windrush Generation. Sputnik spoke with Dr. Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, a senior lecturer in Law at Brunel University London, for an insight into what legal elements make up the hostile environment policy.
Following autopsies last weekend, law enforcement officials announced there was no criminal suspicion in the death of artist Tim Bergling, widely known under his stage name: Avicii.
Alabama's Saraland Police Department announced Sunday that it was investigating the arrest of a 25-year-old black woman whose chest was exposed when three white police officers flung her to the tiled floor of a local Waffle House.
Mohammad Alam Ezadyar, the first deputy speaker of Afghanistan’s Upper House of Parliament told Sputnik about Kabul’s desire to hold a permanent seat in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the US military presence in the country, and shared his opinion on why terrorists are being repositioned from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan.
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