Last week, a Turkish Foreign Ministry source confirmed to Sputnik that Washington had notified Ankara about plans to sail a pair of Arleigh Burke-class missile destroyers through the Bosporus into the Black Sea, where they are expected to be stationed between mid-April and early May for “routine” “freedom of navigation” operations.
Texas and Missouri are also suing the Biden administration, challenging its immigration policy, saying that there’s a rise in crime in their states due to the reversal of the “Remain in Mexico” policy.
Biden reportedly plans to withdraw US forces months beyond the deadline agreed by the Trump administration with the signing of the peace agreement with the Taliban in Doha in February 2020.
BERLIN (Sputnik) - The majority of lawmakers in Germany’s conservative bloc made up of the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) have supported Bavarian Minister-President Markus Soeder as a possible candidate for the country's chancellor, Bild reported on Wednesday.
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing a probe into alleged efforts to lobby government ministers on behalf of the finance company Greensill Capital, which he joined in 2018 after leaving office. Cameron insists that he has not broken any government rules.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, under fire over multiple accusations of sexual harassment from several women, including ex-staffers, has rejected calls for resignation and vehemently denies any wrongdoing.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection throughout the world has topped 2.96 million; over 137 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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden held a telephone conversation on Tuesday. According to the White House account of the discussion, issues raised included strategic stability, Russia's alleged 'cyber intrusions' and election meddling, and America's "unwavering commitment" to Ukraine. A summit meeting was proposed.