A day of pre-election silence marked Saturday in France as the presidential election campaign had concluded.
Julian Assange should be regarded as a hero for protecting American democracy but the US government might prosecute him to quash allegations that WikiLeaks helped President Donald Trump win the 2016 election, analysts told Sputnik.
French counter-terror experts say that French presidential election may be targeted by terrorists who might attempt to attack some locations that have a special importance for France.
Analysts claim that the US government has brought totally bogus charges against WikiLeaks founder and head Julian Assange in a bid to criminalize and terrorize all its internal critics and whistleblowers.
While US Defense Secretary James Mattis is pushing ahead with the claim that the Assad government still has chemical weapons, former CIA officer Robert David Steele told Radio Sputnik that the claim bears no relation to reality and added that evidence mounts that the Idlib incident was a false flag operation.
It is hardly surprising that the US and EU policymakers turn a deaf ear to Russia and Damascus's plea to conduct a scrupulous investigation into the suspected use of the chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun, Russian political analyst Stanislav Tarasov told Radio Sputnik, explaining why the West is uninterested in carrying out such an inquiry.
While the US Navy continues to beef up its presence in the Asia-Pacific region, the Russian Pacific Fleet is by no means sitting on its hands, Russian military expert Viktor Murakhovsky told RIA Novosti, unveiling how the Russian Navy may respond to the assertive US military strategy in the region.
British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap general election bears all the hallmarks of a government in the throes of a continuing political crisis in the wake of last year's referendum result to rip the UK out of the EU, commonly referred to as Brexit.
US politicians of both parties and members of President Donald Trump’s own administration will strongly oppose granting Exxon Mobil a waiver to resume work with Russian oil giant Rosneft, analysts told Sputnik.
The "exclusive" report by Reuters on the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS) alleged role in the US presidential election is laughable, political scientist Alexander Gusev told Radio Sputnik. Margarita Simonyan, the Editor-in-Chief of Sputnik and the RT broadcaster, suggested awarding Reuters the Oscar for "the best script."
While the Trump administration admitted that Iran has complied with the 2015 nuclear agreement, it continues to send mixed signals to Tehran, accusing the latter of sponsoring terrorism. Speaking to Sputnik Persian, Hamid Gholamzadeh assumed that Washington is looking for any excuse to rip the deal up.
Eastern European countries continue to resist the EU's migrant policy prompting bewilderment and irritation in Brussels. Russian journalist Viktor Marakhovksy unveiled the possible reasons for the ongoing European controversy in his article for RIA Novosti.
The capabilities of Daesh terror group to launch poison gas and other chemical weapons attacks are well documented though they are dependent on substances supplied or seized from other sources, US analysts told Sputnik.
US President Donald Trump continues to further raise the stakes for Tehran by throwing the Iran nuclear deal into question and attacking Syria, Iran's longstanding ally in the region. Speaking to Sputnik, Israeli political analyst Avigdor Eskin suggested an unexpected solution to the painful dilemma.
While the White House threatened Pyongyang with a potential strike in the event of a new nuclear weapons test in North Korea, the US striking group was actually moving away from the Korean Peninsula. "There will be no strike against North Korea," Russian political scientist Alexei Gusev told Radio Sputnik.
The Mother of all Bombs (MOAB), dropped by the US in Afghanistan, tells us everything about a culture that views the world through the morally indefensible prism of good Western bombs versus bad non-Western bombs.
US President Donald Trump's image as a strong and decisive leader that fulfills his promises has started to fade after two months of his presidency. Speaking to Sputnik, American political commentator Stephen Ebert unveiled why Trump has failed to deliver on his election promises.
The Sunday referendum on shifting to a presidential system has split Turkey down the middle. Commenting on the potential consequences of Ankara's move, Russian academics told Sputnik that Moscow is interested in a strong and stable Turkey as its partner in the Middle East.
Russia continues to develop relations with Saudi Arabia, Washington's longstanding ally in the Middle East. In addition to the ongoing cooperation in the energy sphere, the two countries are expected to launch lucrative investment projects and probably start working together in the defense sector.
Analysts claim that the talks Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov laid the basis for improved US-Russian cooperation on Syria.
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