MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US observation aircraft Boeing OC-135B should fly over the territory of Russia from February 18 to February 23 from the Khabarovsk's Noviy ("New") airfield in compliance with the Treaty on Open Skies, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday.
Thousands of people are expected to hold a protest at Media City UK in support of right-wing activist Tommy Robinson. Sputnik discussed the protests with Mitch William, a former EU adviser and founder of the platform the Daily Debate, who attended the demonstration.
Earlier in the day, opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaido claimed that trucks with humanitarian aid crossed the borders of Brazil and Colombia into Venezuela.
The first Israeli lunar lander has been launched from atop of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Professor Oded Aharonson of the Weizmann Institute, who is a mission scientist for SpaceIL, has shared his thoughts about the launch in an interview with Sputnik.
The public has come up with a variety of reactions to Microsoft employees questioning the visual augmentation contract from last November, whereby their top-notch engineering products would be delivered to the battlefield. While many signed a petition in solidarity, others stressed that the deal is common practice and serves the nation’s interests.
Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s granddaughter Hareer Hussein Kamel lives in Jordan, where she has obtained a Canadian university degree, started her own family, and even authored a book of family memoirs and archives. However, her life hasn’t always been tranquil and peaceful, she said in an interview with Sputnik.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a standing ovation for her speech at the Munich Security Conference on 16 February. The German chancellor condemned the recent unilateral moves made by the United States, namely, the withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia and the nuclear deal with Iran.
The Oscar-winning film Zero Dark Thirty, about the story of the years-long manhunt for the late number one terrorist, has faced harsh criticism for its highly realistic torture scenes, with torture allegedly having been used to find the location of Osama bin Laden's hideout.
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