TOKYO (Sputnik) - Shinzo Abe was re-elected on Thursday the president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) for the third term therefore retaining his position as the Japanese prime minister.
The decision of the Taliban movement to take part in the Moscow format meeting on the Afghan settlement has led to the US large-scale operations against it in northern Afghanistan, which enabled the Daesh terrorist group to mount an offensive in this area, Delawar Aimaq, a member of the Afghan National Assembly's security commission, told Sputnik.
A Freedom of Information request sent out by Sputnik to Police Scotland has revealed some disturbing facts about the shady world of police informants. In Scotland alone, there are some 1,218 informants currently supplying information to the police.
The FBI was investigating child pornography when it closed down the Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico on September 6, Reuters reports, citing court documents. As the FBI remained tight-lipped about the situation, the incident caused many on social media to form conspiracy theories to explain the mystery behind the closure.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A fully-functioning prototype of the return stage of a reusable launch vehicle will be built in Russia within the next four years, an official from Russia's Advanced Research Foundation (FPI) told Sputnik.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Eight people were killed and 10 others were injured after a car drove into a group of people in the Colombian town of Guaduas, located in the central department of Cundinamarca, local media reported.
With Beijing and Washington already involved in heated trade disputes, it's unclear just how China will respond to the US after it ordered two Chinese media outlets to register as foreign agents, Jude Woodward, author of book "The US Vs China: Asia's New Cold War?," told Sputnik.
The world’s first space tourist has been announced and experts believe that this could open the door for the general public in the future. Sputnik spoke with Professor Michael Smart; Chair of Hypersonic Propulsion at the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering at The University of Queensland to find out if this and settlement on Mars feasible.
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