15:42 GMT +320 October 2017


    • National flags of the G8 countries and the flag of the European Union fly near a logo of the G-8 summit in St. Petersburg, Thursday, July 13, 2006
      Last update: 15:24 20.10.2017
      15:24 20.10.2017

      AfD Party Members Say Russia Should 'Directly Return to G8'

      The Group of 8 (G8), an international club which brings together heads of the economically strongest nations, became the G7 in 2014, as seven leaders of the member-states refused to take part in the annual summit of a group in Russia's Sochi over the Ukrainian crisis.

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    • United States Forces Korea (USFK) soldiers line-up during a display of military equipment at Yongsan US military base in Seoul. (File)
      Last update: 03:44 20.10.2017
      03:44 20.10.2017

      ‘Why Is the US Even There?’ Anti-War Critics Question American Presence in Niger

      After a bloody militant attack in Niger that killed four US soldiers and five Nigerien service members earlier in October, US foreign policy critics have questioned why the US has a troop presence in countries like Niger in the first place.

    • Hillary Clinton
      Last update: 01:35 20.10.2017
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      RussiaGate Comes for Hillary Clinton: 2010 Uranium Deal Again Under Scrutiny

      US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to blast “fake media” for sweeping under the carpet revelations about a controversial Obama-era uranium deal with Russia that was tied to Hillary Clinton.

    • President and Chairman of the Board of JSC Rosneft Igor Sechin at a briefing on signing a long-term contract for oil deliveries between Rosneft and Essar oil LTD
      Last update: 21:46 19.10.2017
      21:46 19.10.2017

      Rosneft CEO Urges to 'Build Bridges' Binding Eurasia Together

      Eurasia is not only a geographical term that identifies the biggest continent on Earth, it is also a geopolitical notion which stands for the close cooperation and integration between Europe and Asia. However, there are some political initiatives that tear Eurasia apart.

    • Turkish soldiers stand near armoured vehicles during a demonstration in support of the Turkish army's Idlib operation near the Turkey-Syria border near Reyhanli, Hatay, on October 10, 2017
      Last update: 21:03 19.10.2017
      21:03 19.10.2017

      Idlib Operation: Why Direct Turko-Syrian Talks Are 'Exactly What's Required'

      Speaking to Sputnik, former chief of the Turkish General Staff Intelligence Department Ismail Hakki Pekin and Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Naim Baburoglu speculate on what’s behind Damascus's statement demanding the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Idlib. Baburoglu explained the difference between the US and Russian approaches to the Syrian crisis.

    • In this Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 photo, demonstrators hold photos of missing activist Santiago Maldonado, during a protest at Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
      Last update: 20:12 19.10.2017
      20:12 19.10.2017

      'Too Shady': Body Thought to Be Missing Activist Found Ahead of Argentina Vote

      A body has turned up in a river in Argentina, two months after an indigenous rights activist had vanished. The disappearance of Santiago Maldonado has echoes of the period in the late 1970s and early 1980s when thousands went missing in Argentina.

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    • Spain's interim Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gives a press conference at the Spanish parliament in Madrid
      Last update: 18:28 19.10.2017
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      Spanish 'Constitution Superior to Catalonia's Autonomous Systems' - Academic

      by Maud Start

      The Spanish government has scheduled a meeting for October 22, to begin process of removing Catalonia’s autonomy. Sputnik correspondent, Maud Start, interviewed Carlos Flores Juberias, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Valencia about where the Catalan Government stands against the Spanish Constitution.

    • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 11, 2017
      Last update: 17:53 19.10.2017
      17:53 19.10.2017

      EXCLUSIVE: Veteran CIA Analyst on Trump's Battle With US 'Deep State'

      The US intelligence services enjoy three times more funding than they received before 9/11 and wield a great amount of power over the US President; if Trump were to challenge the CIA, NSA or other elements of the "deep state" it would be an unprecedented move, former US intelligence analyst Ray McGovern told Sputnik.

    • Members of Iraqi federal forces gather to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk, Iraq
      Last update: 13:14 19.10.2017
      13:14 19.10.2017

      Baghdad's Advance on Kirkuk Has 'Broken the Kurds' Back'

      After taking Kurdish-controlled areas in Kirkuk province and advancing on strategic points around Mosul, Baghdad says that Iraqi Kurdistan's recent independence referendum is a thing of the past. Wladimir van Wilgenburg, a journalist and specialist in Iraqi and Kurdish politics, told Sputnik what Erbil's future will likely be.

    • Policemen (Photo used for illustration purpose)
      Last update: 12:57 19.10.2017
      12:57 19.10.2017

      Breivik's 11: Far-Right French Assassins Targeted Multicultural Leaders, Muslims

      After a joint investigation by France's special services unearthed a far-right group of Anders Breivik followers "plotting to kill" politicians, Anaïs Voy-Gillis, the founder of the European Observatory of Extremist Movements, argued there was a link between right-wing extremism and radical Islam.

    • Kaspersky Lab employees at work in the company's office in Moscow
      Last update: 03:48 19.10.2017
      03:48 19.10.2017

      ‘There’s No Evidence’: Kaspersky Lab ‘Victim’ of Anti-Russian ‘Political Climate’ in DC, Says Analyst

      The New York Times has reported that Kaspersky Labs, the Russian cybersecurity company that produces software used by hundreds of millions of people, was secretly being used as a surveillance tool by the Kremlin.

    • A Fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces takes a selfie as he stands on a military vehicle in Raqqa, Syria October 17, 2017
      Last update: 02:46 19.10.2017
      02:46 19.10.2017

      Kurds in Syria Carrying Out One of the World's 'Most Exciting Revolutions'

      Mark Campbell, co-coordinator of the Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign, in an interview with Radio Sputnik’s Loud and Clear, described the Kurdish movement in Syria as “one of the most exciting revolutions that is going on in the world today.”

    • A nuclear reactor and related factilities as part of the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant, to be operated by China Guangdong Nuclear Power (CGN), is seen under construction in Taishan, Guangdong province
      Last update: 21:37 18.10.2017
      21:37 18.10.2017

      What's Behind China's Breakthrough in Atomic Energy Production

      China sees the atomic energy boom with the number of nuclear power stations in the mainland soaring. However, the Celestial Empire harbors a more ambitious goal seeking to boost the construction of China-made atomic stations abroad, commentators told Sputnik, shedding light on Beijing's competitive advantages.

    • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, left, and US President Donald Trump during their meeting
      Last update: 21:03 18.10.2017
      21:03 18.10.2017

      Washington 'Using Ukraine as Trojan Horse Against Russia in Eurasia'

      Czech political analyst and activist Jan Miklas, recently back from a trip to Crimea, gives his take on the planned 'Crimean march' planned by Ukrainian nationalists, and on Washington's efforts to use Kiev as a pawn in its geopolitical confrontation with Russia.

    • Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, top center, reviews army troops marching during the 37th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in front of the shrine of the late revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
      Last update: 20:46 18.10.2017
      20:46 18.10.2017

      US-Iran Standoff is Entering Critical Phase, May Enflame New War in Mid-East

      The Trump administration's policy toward Iran may drag the Middle East into yet another military conflict and, what is more dangerous, deal a heavy blow to the nuclear non-proliferation regime, Russian researcher Vladimir Sazhin of the Institute for Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences told Sputnik.

    • An Iranian woman holds her national flag as she walks past an anti-US mural depicting the Statue of Liberty on the wall of the former US embassy in Tehran (File)
      Last update: 20:30 18.10.2017
      20:30 18.10.2017

      Iran's Nuclear Deal Can Be Maintained Even Without US - Analysts

      The nuclear agreement with Iran is in danger since Donald Trump not only refused to re-certify it but also threatened to withdraw the support of the US. However, the US pulling out unilaterally does not necessarily mean the termination of the deal.

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    • Police officers cordon off the territory near the UK Parliament in London where an assailant attacked a police officer and pedestrians.
      Last update: 17:45 18.10.2017
      17:45 18.10.2017

      Radicalization Researcher: UK Should Brace Itself for Terrorism

      As the UK's MI5 chief warned of a looming terrorist threat of unprecedented scale in the UK, Dennis Wecker, a researcher specializing in radicalization, counter-terrorism and security policy, has told Sputnik that more violent attacks may occur in Britain despite the brilliant job that security services are doing.

    • Turkish soldiers stand near armoured vehicles during a demonstration in support of the Turkish army's Idlib operation near the Turkey-Syria border near Reyhanli, Hatay, on October 10, 2017
      Last update: 17:26 18.10.2017
      17:26 18.10.2017

      Turkish Envoy to Russia: Ankara Comitted to Ceasefire in Syria

      At a press conference in Moscow, Ankara's ambassador has shed light on his country's agenda in Syria as well as the future of Turkey's cooperation with Russia.

    • Google
      Last update: 17:21 18.10.2017
      17:21 18.10.2017

      'Russian Ads' Bluff: Facebook, Twitter and Google Deserve Scrutiny, but Not the Way Congress Wants

      by Ekaterina Blinova

      While Donald Trump's political opponents are blowing up the story of allegedly Russian-sponsored advertisements on US social media platforms, they remain surprisingly mute about the long-standing cooperation between Silicon Valley's giants and Democratic policymakers, Wall Street analyst and investigative journalist Charles Ortel told Sputnik.

    • Secretary General of the Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Lassina Zerbo gestures during an interview with Reuters in Vienna, Austria September 28, 2017
      Last update: 15:26 18.10.2017
      15:26 18.10.2017

      Russia 'Good Student' of Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty - CTBTO Head

      In an interview with Sputnik, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization Lassina Zerbo spoke on the importance of the enactment of the Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, the role of Russia and the Iran nuclear deal as well as the situation on the Korean Peninsula.