Video from the 2016 election campaign revealed the president’s new acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney making critical remarks about Trump.
Russia’s central bank quietly raised its key interest rate by 0.25 percentage points on Friday, to 7.75 percent, for the second time in four months, amid the threat of new US sanctions.
China has recently confirmed that it has detained two Canadian nationals. According to the foreign ministry spokesman, Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig had been taken into custody. Sputnik has discussed this with Christopher Oldcorn, a Canadian investigative journalist, covering politics, social policy, and international affairs.
US National Security Advisor John Bolton in a speech unveiled the US strategy to counter Chinese and Russian influence in Africa. He accused Moscow and Beijing of deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage over the US.
France has already seen four weekends of unrest after thousands took to the streets in Paris to protest high fuel prices. As demonstrations turned violent, the protestors smashed store windows and set cars on fire, prompting police to use tear gas and water cannons.
Despite a nearly one-year delay of the release, it is no less anticipated than last year, and the wait for the pioneering product to be finally produced is well worth it, according to the first ever owner of a Harmony silicone lover.
A Palestinian teenager was shot dead on Friday by Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank. Sputnik has discussed this with Dr Kobi Michael, a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University and former deputy director general and head of the Palestinian desk at the Ministry for Strategic Affairs.
The mockery was directed at the US Vice President after a picture featuring him with his eyes closed emerged.
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