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    • A Turkish soldier on an armoured personnel carrier waves as they drive from the border back to their base in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep province, Turkey, August 27, 2016
      Last update: 19:43 22.03.2017
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      Will Trump Sacrifice US-Turkish Relations for Raqqa Liberation?

      The Pentagon risks alienating Turkey if it continues to team up with the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces during its Raqqa operation. For its part, Damascus warned foreign powers that any military operation in the country without the approval of the legitimate Syrian government will be seen as an invasion.

    • Former President Bill Clinton stands on stage with his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
      Last update: 17:25 22.03.2017
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      Untold Story of the Clintons Cashing In on HIV/AIDS Sufferers

      by Ekaterina Blinova

      On March 23, the GMHC, an AIDS service organization, is due to honor former President Bill Clinton, the founder of the Clinton Foundation, for his 15-year effort to battle HIV/AIDS. Speaking to Sputnik, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel disclosed what really lay behind the charity's HIV/AIDS initiative. Do the Clintons deserve so much praise?

    • Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, during a meeting held as part of Lavrov's visit to Japan.
      Last update: 21:34 21.03.2017
      21:34 21.03.2017

      How Japan Plans to Take on a New Significance in Asia Pacific

      Japan is seeking to bolster its geopolitical positions in the Asia-Pacific region by strengthening its military ties with the United States and developing economic relations with Russia, Chinese experts told Sputnik. However, regardless of its political maneuvers Tokyo remains Washington's ally in the first place.

    • US David Rockefeller posing in a Paris bookshop during the presentation of his book Memoires. (File)
      Last update: 20:04 21.03.2017
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      How David Rockefeller's Death May Affect the Banking Clan's Positions

      David Rockefeller's death may sap the influential financial group's strength, Russian economist Valentin Katasonov suggested in an interview with Radio Sputnik.

    • A demonstrator wearing a mask to impersonate Tony Blair holds throws fake money during a protest before the release of the John Chilcot report into the Iraq war, at the Queen Elizabeth II center in London, Britain July 6, 2016.
      Last update: 19:39 21.03.2017
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      The War on Iraq in 2003 Was and Will Always Be a Crime

      by John Wight

      The months leading up to the war in Iraq, unleashed on 20 March 2003, saw the very best of humanity engaged in a struggle with the very worst for the right to shape the future.

    • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate with Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump (not pictured) at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, October 19, 2016.
      Last update: 21:30 18.03.2017
      21:30 18.03.2017

      Flynn's RT Case: What About Hillary Clinton Taking Fees From Foreign Gov'ts?

      Retired Lt.-Gen. Michael Flynn has come under attack by the US left-leaning mainstream media over receiving money for a speech at RT's 2015 conference. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel asked why Hillary Clinton's numerous paid speeches and alleged charity fraud are not getting the same amount of ink in US press.

    • Armed men in uniform identified by Syrian Democratic forces as US special operations forces walk in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016
      Last update: 18:16 18.03.2017
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      Trump's Daesh Strategy: Just Follow Obama's Plan but 'Try Harder'

      US President Donald Trump's plan to defeat Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) looks much like that of Barack Obama, according to officials familiar with the matter. It also seems that Trump is unlikely to deliver on his election promise to consider joining forces with Russia in Syria.

    • Officers and soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army hold a flag and weapons during a training session for a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, at a military base in Beijing, China, August 22, 2015
      Last update: 14:25 18.03.2017
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      The Great Red Dragon: China's Military Parades Send Very Clear Signal to the World

      Beijing is reportedly preparing to hold a military parade on August 1, 2017 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). There is more to this event than meets the eye, Russian military expert Vasily Kashin told Sputnik, adding that China's famous policy "Hide your strength, bide your time" is no longer the case.

    • Medium range Nodong ballistic missiles are paraded in Pyongyang, North Korea (File)
      Last update: 20:24 17.03.2017
      20:24 17.03.2017

      Korean War 2.0? Why US 'Prompt Global Strike' Won't Work Against Pyongyang

      US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled on March 17 that military action against North Korea is "on the table." Speaking to Sputnik, Russian political analyst Dmitry Verkhoturov described a three-phase war scenario which the Pentagon is likely to implement.

    • President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, right, and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, left, walk together on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington to greet Harley Davidson Harley Davidson executives and union representatives
      Last update: 18:06 17.03.2017
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      House of Cards: Is Assange Right About Hillary Clinton's Plot Against Trump?

      by Ekaterina Blinova

      Julian Assange's statement that Hillary Clinton is secretly plotting "a Mike Pence takeover" in the Oval Office together with US intelligence officials has stirred a heated debate. Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel shared his views on the possibility of a House of Cards scenario being implemented in his interview with Sputnik.

    • Vault 7: Why the CIA sought to get IP-addresses of Russia's Interior Ministry
      Last update: 15:16 17.03.2017
      15:16 17.03.2017

      'Vault 7': Why the CIA Sought to Get IP-Addresses of Russia's Interior Ministry

      WikiLeaks, a whistleblowing website, recently published a massive trove of documents from the CIA, code-named Vault 7. The leaks contain an archive of hacking tools used by the US intelligence agency.

      'Vault 7': WikiLeaks Exposes CIA's Global Covert Hacking Program in Largest Ever Leak
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    • Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the VVD Liberal party appears before his supporters in The Hague, Netherlands, March 15, 2017.
      Last update: 13:48 17.03.2017
      13:48 17.03.2017

      Dutch Election Result, Europe and Erdogan's Rage

      by John Wight

      It is not difficult to imagine that the result of the Dutch election met with one almighty sigh of relief in Brussels.

    • Science and technology
      Last update: 21:08 16.03.2017
      21:08 16.03.2017

      Did WikiLeaks Sound the Death Knell of Western Tech Dominance?

      Exactly three years after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370 on March 7 2014 (17:19 UTC time), the international whistleblowing site WikiLeaks dropped a bombshell on how the US Central Intelligence Agency could weaponize just about every "smart device" on the planet.

    • Members of the Iraqi army's 9th Division fire a multiple rocket launcher from a hill in Talul al-Atshana, on the southwestern outskirts of Mosul, on February 27, 2017, during an offensive to retake the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters
      Last update: 20:24 16.03.2017
      20:24 16.03.2017

      Why Iraqi Authorities Risk Pushing Youngsters Into Daesh's Embrace

      Iraqi authorities risk pushing the country's youngsters into Daesh's embrace, Belkis Wille, Senior Iraq Researcher at Human Rights Watch, told Radio Sputnik commenting on the unbearable conditions at Iraqi detention facilities where 1,269 people suspected of ties with terrorists are being held.

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    • The CIA seal is seen displayed before President Barack Obama speaks at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Va., Wednesday, April 13, 2016
      Last update: 17:46 16.03.2017
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      US National (In)Security: Why CIA is Becoming Part of Problem, Not Solution

      by Ekaterina Blinova

      The WikiLeaks' CIA dump has exposed a deep systemic crisis within the US intelligence community, according to Israeli commentator and political analyst Avigdor Eskin. Over the past years the image of the CIA has been severely tarnished and it now risks becoming part of the problem, not the solution, for the US national security.

    • Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. (File)
      Last update: 21:42 15.03.2017
      21:42 15.03.2017

      Yahoo Hack: What US Mainstream Media Don't Tell You About Russian 'Spy'

      While the US Justice Department is unleashing its righteous fury against two Russian intelligence operatives allegedly involved in the hacking of half a billion Yahoo accounts, none of today's US media coverage mentioned that one of the culprits is being suspected of cooperating with foreign intelligence services including, apparently, the CIA.

    • Worker and Collective Farm Woman monument and waxing moon in Moscow
      Last update: 19:57 15.03.2017
      19:57 15.03.2017

      Why CNN's Film on Putin Resembles Soviet-Era Propaganda Piece

      The CNN documentary about Russian President Vladimir Putin could easily remind one of old Soviet-style propaganda, Doug Wead, a US political analyst and renowned author, told Radio Sputnik. Wead called the film an insult to the American people and shed light on why the CNN rushed to air the documentary at this particular moment.

    • President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (File)
      Last update: 16:42 15.03.2017
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      Why Erdogan is Likely to Put His Threat Into Action and Rip Refugee Deal Up

      Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is likely to tear up the refugee deal, struck by the EU and Ankara back in March 2016, within a month, Russian academic Vladislav Belov told RIA Novosti. According to Belov, the move will play directly into Erdogan's hands.

    • President Vladimir Putin during his twelfth annual news conference at Moscow's World Trade Center in Krasnaya Presnya
      Last update: 21:24 14.03.2017
      21:24 14.03.2017

      CNN Documentary: Another Vain Attempt to Sow Discord Between Putin, Trump

      The US establishment is trying to use 'the last window of opportunity' ahead of US President Donald Trump's summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to demonize the Russian leader, political scientist Gregory Dobromelov told Radio Sputnik, commenting on CNN's latest documentary about President Putin.

    • Some AK-47 Kalachnikov assault rifles are stored among some 8,000 weapons at the Criminal Research Institute of the National Gendarmerie (IRCGN), on May 19, 2015 in Pontoise, outside Paris
      Last update: 19:57 14.03.2017
      19:57 14.03.2017

      Sanctions? The US Military’s Insatiable Hunger for Russian AK-47s

      The Russian-made Kalashnikov assault rifle is still one of the most popular machine guns in the world due to its outstanding characteristics. The Americans continue to buy the weapon through third parties, regardless of anti-Russian sanctions, military expert Igor Korotchenko told Radio Sputnik.