China prepares to hold the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) which is expected to bring together 51 African nations. Speaking to Sputnik, analysts pointed out that Beijing has become Africa's biggest strategic partner surpassing the continents former metropolitan patrons including the United States.
While Secretary of Defense James Mattis recommends Ankara not to take reports of the creation of a "border force" in northern Syria to heart, Washington sees its Kurdish allies as a tool which will allow it to remain relevant in Syria, ex-CIA officer and Canada-based Syrian political observer told Sputnik.
Taking a look at the continually worsening crisis in relations between Warsaw and Brussels, journalists and European politics watchers Filip Prokudin and Vladimir Ardaev outline how Poland, a country which played an instrumental role in the destruction of the Eastern Bloc, may be pushed into repeating this story with the European Union.
Most recently, the French movie star Catherine Deneuve has made vocal her apology to sex assault victims who got offended after the actress slammed the #MeToo movement. Sputnik discussed the harmful side of the activist group with Dr Joanna Williams, academic and author of Women Versus Feminism: Why we all need liberating from the Gender Wars.
There is nothing quite so nauseating as liberal America associating itself with the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr., a man who stood against everything it stands for and represents, such as cozying up to Wall Street and the rich at home while unleashing war without end overseas.
Commenting on Turkish children allegedly being sold to US soldiers based at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey in an interview with Sputnik, local resident Mahmut Acar confirmed the reports, suggesting that the goal could be to convert the kids to Christianity and use them against Ankara.
There are approximately 245 million surveillance cameras operating around the globe - London is the most watched city in the world while people living in Chicago are the most spied on in the United States.
A recent Bostock Marketing Group poll revealed that 57 percent of UK citizens support the idea of a second referendum. The results come as Prime Minister Theresa May continues in her efforts to negotiate a deal with the EU. Dr. Richard Wellings, Deputy Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, a UK think tank, spoke to Sputnik.
While Syrian rebel groups hell-bent on overthrowing the legitimate government of Bashar Assad entreat Washington to send them more weapons via the previously cancelled CIA program, Sputnik looks into the facts that led to its shutdown in the first place.
Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury, supposedly on alleged ties between the presidential campaign of Donald Trump and Russian actors.
On Friday, US lawmakers will have until midnight to shake on a deal that would prevent a government shutdown, but before anything can be confirmed, officials will have to come to terms with what's going to happen to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants in the country.
With elections just round the corner, Italian politicians are engaging in an elaborate battle of proposals to win over the swing votes.
Sputnik has spoken with Kyaw Win of the Burma Human Rights Network to get his view on the ongoing Rohingya crisis, with thousands of refugees fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh.
Russia could become an influential broker in the potential conflict between Washington and Ankara over the US-backed plan to form Border Security Force in the Kurdish-held territories, RIA Novosti contributor Gevorg Mirzayan notes, adding that it would be only if Turkish and US leadership lent a sympathetic ear to Moscow.
Speaking to Sputnik, Mark O'Byrne, Founder and Research director of Goldcore.com, outlined his views on the trends on the cryptocurrency markets as Bitcoin continued to lose value, dropping 18 percent in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
While it is unclear whether the leaders of Palestine will denounce the recognition of Israel after the vote on the issue on Monday, Sputnik spoke with Dr. Jacob Eriksson, a specialist on war and post-war recovery, to find out what the local and international implications could be.
Journalist and financial observer Ivan Danilov outlines why Berlin's recent decision on the currency front has to be viewed in the broader context of a slowly but steady reformatting of the global financial system.
Francisco Dominquez from the Hands of Venezuela campaign has spoken to Sputnik about the current situation regarding Venezuelan pilot Oscar Perez, who was accused of attempting to lead an armed upheaval in the country in 2017.
The SDF and YPG spokespersons commented on the US initiative to form a so-called Border Security Force in northern Syria. According to the spokespersons, the new military formation will defend the borders of the self-proclaimed Kurdish federal entity.
Commenting to Sputnik on a study which asserts that Muslims are set to become the second-largest religious group in the US by 2040,Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Director of Global Social Action Agenda of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights organization, warned against "simply putting all American Muslims into one basket."
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