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    • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017
      Last update: 02:31 16.10.2018
      02:31 16.10.2018

      Assange's Limited Wi-Fi Access Shouldn't be Mistaken as a Victory - Associate

      Though it was reported this week that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would be granted limited internet access by the Ecuadorian embassy in London should he agree to stipulations mentioned in a nine-page memo, it shouldn't be considered a victory, Randy Credico told Sputnik.

    • CBS Correspondent Lesley Stahl and US President Donald Trump during an interview for 60 Minutes, October 14, 2018
      Last update: 01:42 16.10.2018
      01:42 16.10.2018

      ‘The Worst Kind of Dialogue’: No Winners After CBS’ Trump Interview

      On Sunday night, CBS’ “60 Minutes” aired an interview with US President Donald Trump by journalist Lesley Stahl. However, while Trump’s dodgy answers and boorish behavior have drawn ire from the press, Jim Kavanaugh, editor of ThePolemicist.net, told Radio Sputnik Monday he couldn’t decide whether Trump or Stahl was worse in this outing.

    • The Free Thought Project was banned from Facebook.
      Last update: 22:22 15.10.2018
      22:22 15.10.2018

      ‘People Lost Their Jobs’: Facebook Purge Leaves Indie Journalists in Limbo

      Facebook’s Thursday purge of more than 800 pages included a number of the biggest alternative and independent media outlets on the platform. So why isn’t the mainstream media talking about the suppression of independent media?

    • President Donald Trump shows a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Washington
      Last update: 21:38 15.10.2018
      21:38 15.10.2018

      Trump Won't Risk Economic War With Saudis Over Khashoggi Case – Iranian Analyst

      Turkish police have searched the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul amid the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing after entering the consulate. Riyadh insists the journalist left the consulate the same day. Washington has threatened consequences if a Saudi link is proven, but isn't willing to risk the consequences, some observers say.

    • Abdel Aziz Shabib al-Balawi (second from the left)
      Last update: 19:56 15.10.2018
      19:56 15.10.2018

      How Can Dead Man Be Accused of Crime? Saudi Man Recognizes His Late Brother Among Khashoggi Case Suspects List

      On October 10, Al Jazeera published photos of 15 alleged Saudi nationals who reportedly arrived in Istanbul on October 2 and may be involved in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. However, a Saudi man claims that one of these men is actually his brother who died last year.

    • 2017 Moscow International Open Innovations Forum
      Last update: 19:35 15.10.2018
      19:35 15.10.2018

      Peace-Making Possible If We Understand Different Cultures and Backgrounds – CEO

      The 7th International Forum ‘Open Innovations’ is underway in Moscow. This year’s event focuses on the issues arising from the spread of digital technologies and the impact they have on our lives. Radio Sputnik talked to Marques Anderson, a founder of the World Education Foundation.

    • Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in the Women for Women International Luncheon in New York City, New York, US, May 2, 2017.
      Last update: 19:34 15.10.2018
      19:34 15.10.2018

      Wall Street Analyst Doubts Surrendering Security Clearance Was Hillary Clinton's Idea

      by Ekaterina Blinova

      Ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her associates apparently benefitted personally from obtaining their security clearance status, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel told Sputnik. The analyst shared his views on why Clinton's security clearance was withdrawn in August 2018 and whether it was her own decision.

    • A teacher applauds an autistic child in classroom in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Autism is less likely to be diagnosed in the developing world
      Last update: 18:52 15.10.2018
      18:52 15.10.2018

      Increase in Number of Autistic Children 'a Good Thing' – Expert Tells Sputnik

      The number of children in the developed world being diagnosed with forms of autism has risen exponentially in the last 20 years. Sputnik spoke to James Cusack, the Director of Science at Autistica UK, about what lies behind the statistics.

    • 2017 Moscow International Open Innovations Forum
      Last update: 18:25 15.10.2018
      18:25 15.10.2018

      Open Innovations Forum: Educational Tech 'Really an Evolving Area' - Scholar

      The 7th Open Innovations international forum is underway in Moscow. This year’s event focuses on issues arising from the spread of digital technology and the impact they have on our lives.

    • President Donald Trump toasts Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, right, at an ASEAN Summit dinner at the SMX Convention Center, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Manila, Philippines
      Last update: 18:04 15.10.2018
      18:04 15.10.2018

      Secret History: The Least Known Failed Presidential Assassination Attempts

      The US Secret Service is reported to have foiled an assassination attempt on President Donald Trump during his 2017 visit to the Philippines. Whether the threat to Trump's life was serious or not, he isn’t the only US President to evade an assassin’s putative bullet - some have come far closer to death than he, in much less publicized cases.

    • The LNG tanker Clean Ocean is pictured during the first US delivery of liquefied natural gas to LNG terminal in Swinoujscie, Poland June 8, 2017
      Last update: 18:02 15.10.2018
      18:02 15.10.2018

      No More American LNG in China: Beijing Deals a 'Very Serious Blow to US Energy Sector'

      The developments come amid the ongoing trade spat between Beijing and Washington. As of September 24, US President Donald Trump imposed additional tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, while China retaliated with levies on $60 billion in American products, including a 10-percent tariff on US liquefied natural gas (LNG).

    • Cyberattack
      Last update: 17:59 15.10.2018
      17:59 15.10.2018

      Cyberwarfare is 'Dangerous As It's Put Us On Path of New Cold War' – Activist

      According to the Dutch Defense Minister, the Netherlands is in a state of cyberwar with Russia. Dutch Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld stated that the time has come to shake off naivety and take measures. Radio Sputnik discussed Bijleveld's statement with Olav ten Broek, a member of the Dutch group We Want Peace With Russia.

    • A farmer checks an olive tree for xylella fastidiosa in a grove near Lecce in Puglia, Italy
      Last update: 15:13 15.10.2018
      15:13 15.10.2018

      Ominous Olives: 'Agricultural Disaster' in Mediterranean if Xylella Spreads

      Thousands of olive trees have been cut down in Italy in an effort to prevent the spread of a deadly disease which began in the United States. Sputnik spoke to Thomas Simpson, who writes a blog dedicated to the Xylella Fastidiosa emergency.

    • Quantum century
      Last update: 14:13 15.10.2018
      14:13 15.10.2018

      First Quantum Artificial Intelligence: 'We Tried and It Worked' - Scientist

      Scientists have created 'artificial life' for the first time using a quantum computer. An international team of researchers has developed a model of a minimal quantum system of individual living organisms represented at a microscopic level that could undergo biological behavior like being born, reproduction and death.

    • Azadi Tower on Tehran's Azadi Square. File photo
      Last update: 13:26 15.10.2018
      13:26 15.10.2018

      US Breaks International Law by Deciding to Seize Iran's Assets - Lawyer

      Commenting on Washington's attempts to alienate Iranian companies' ownership by freezing Iranian funds in US bank accounts, lawyer Maryam Jelalvand from Tehran University told Sputnik that the main problem pertains to the US continuing to act with impunity on the global stage.

    • German Chancellor Angela Merkel
      Last update: 21:55 14.10.2018
      21:55 14.10.2018

      Regional Vote in Bavaria: Storm That Might Reach Berlin

      BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The polls have closed in Bavaria, where voters were electing a new state parliament, and the first evaluations reflect the opinion polls of the last few weeks that predicted the loss of the absolute majority by the governing Christian Social Union.

    • President Donald Trump welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House in Washington
      Last update: 20:04 14.10.2018
      20:04 14.10.2018

      Brunson's Release 'a Win for Trump, But Not a Big Win' – Turkish Analyst

      Pastor Andrew Brunson has thanked Donald Trump for his assistance in freeing him from a Turkish prison, and prayed for the president to be given the "supernatural wisdom" to "accomplish all the plans" he has for the US. Trump in turn thanked President Erdogan, but denied that any sort of deal had been made in exchange for Brunson's release.

    • Turkish flag
      Last update: 17:15 14.10.2018
      17:15 14.10.2018

      Turkey's Drilling in Eastern Mediterranean 'Can Lead to Serious Crisis' - Ex-Intelligence Chief

      Turkey's Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Fatih Donmez, said on October 9 that Ankara will begin exploratory drilling off the shelf of Cyprus this month. “Our drilling vessel - Fatih - has already arrived at the site last week. Certain tests and training will be conducted, and drilling will begin at the end of this month,” he said.

    • A Muslim woman reading a newspaper at a market place in the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi, the capital city of the Chinese restive Xinjiang region.
      Last update: 15:28 14.10.2018
      15:28 14.10.2018

      'Reeducation Camps for Muslims'? The Truth About Islam in China

      The Trump administration is considering sanctions against China for its alleged violations of human rights in the form of so-called "reeducation centers" for the predominantly Muslim Uyghur minority in northwestern China. But what's the real situation like for Chinese Muslims? Do 'reeducation camps' for Muslims really exist? Sputnik explores.

    • Farmhouse, Free State - South Africa
      Last update: 13:09 14.10.2018
      13:09 14.10.2018

      Afrikaner Rights Activist: Land Nationalization in S Africa Would Be 'The Biggest Disaster'

      Under the government of President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa is carrying out an extensive land reform program, sparking controversy both within the "Rainbow country" and abroad. Critics say that in addition to being unjust, land expropriation may result in conflict and starvation, especially if local tribes are targeted by the government.