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    • U.S. forces set up a new base in Manbij, Syria May 8, 2018
      Last update: 11:10 21.06.2018
      11:10 21.06.2018

      Washington Deployed 19 Military Facilities in Syria to Train Militants - Analyst

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States has deployed 19 military bases in Syria and 22 bases in neighboring countries to train and supply militants opposing the legitimate Syrian government, a leading expert at the Center for Military and Political Studies of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations told Sputnik.

    • Artist's concept showing the 77-ton configuration of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket launching into space.
      Last update: 06:10 21.06.2018
      06:10 21.06.2018

      Trump's Space Force Plan Likely to 'Require Budget Cuts' to Pentagon - Analysts

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - President Donald Trump’s proposal to create a new US Space Force may distract Pentagon planners from opposing his troop withdrawals from South Korea and compel them to enforce real spending cuts in other armed services, analysts told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    • Eurozone Plunges into Deflation
      Last update: 05:14 21.06.2018
      05:14 21.06.2018

      Germany, France in Quid Pro Quo Deal on EU Budget - Analysts

      PARIS (Sputnik) – At Tuesday’s summit in Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to back French President Emmanuel Macron’s long-sought-after EU budget, which now faces opposition from taxpayers and rich member nations, experts told Sputnik.

    • View of the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen, June 14, 2018
      Last update: 03:55 21.06.2018
      03:55 21.06.2018

      US Remains Complicit in ‘Ghastly’ Sexual Torture at Secret Prisons in Yemen

      Last June, an Associated Press investigation revealed that US armed forces were involved in torturing detainees held in secret United Arab Emirates-run prisons in Yemen. Now, it’s been corroborated and confirmed by a leading human rights organization.

    • Sputnik Greece
      Last update: 03:19 21.06.2018
      03:19 21.06.2018

      US State-Funded Media Continues ‘Absurd’ Attacks on Russian State-Funded Media

      US government-funded National Public Radio (NPR) resumed its crusade against Russian-funded media outlets Wednesday, airing a four minute report on RT and Sputnik News and continuing the bleating mantra that activists appearing on Russian media don’t have an agenda of their own but instead seek to fulfill that of the Kremlin.

    • Migrants queue at the compound outside the Berlin Office of Health and Social Affairs (LAGESO) waiting to register in Berlin, Germany, November 17, 2015
      Last update: 03:10 21.06.2018
      03:10 21.06.2018

      EU Reforms on Migration as Means of 'Buying Time': No Solution Looming - Analyst

      Merkel meets Macron. Perfect alliteration, however, according to critics, not the best partnership to lead the EU. Tensions are at an all-time high, with both leaders being dubbed Europhiles who neglect the needs of other members of the bloc.

    • Delegates are seen beneath a ceiling painted by Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo during 28th Human Rights Council at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva on March 2, 2015.
      Last update: 02:49 21.06.2018
      02:49 21.06.2018

      US Can Only 'Gain Credibility by Leaving' UN OHCHR - Analysts

      The US has finally left the UN Human Rights Council, after months of threatening to do so. Will this scupper the chance of world peace in our lifetime? Sputnik spoke with Vesselin Popovski Senior Academic at the United Nations University Institute and former diplomat and political commentator Annika H Rothestein for more insights on the issue.

    • Loch Ness
      Last update: 01:29 21.06.2018
      01:29 21.06.2018

      Scholar Reveals Details of Plan on Hunt for Loch Ness Monster's DNA

      A team of scientists is set to determine whether the Loch Ness monster Nessie is real by examining its DNA. Some legends about the giant monster living in the waters of Loch Ness date back to 15 centuries and 11 of its sightings were reported last year alone.

    • Los migrantes en Calais
      Last update: 00:19 21.06.2018
      00:19 21.06.2018

      'Reaping the Benefits' of Immigration: Crime Rates in EU Are Going Up - Analyst

      A fresh poll by a sociological institute for Die Welt newspaper says over 70% of German citizens doubt that Angela Merkel can find a solution to the migration issue within two weeks. That deadline was given by the CSU party on June 18 to mitigate the migration policy dispute.

    • US - Mexican border
      Last update: 20:42 20.06.2018
      20:42 20.06.2018

      'That's the Parents' Responsibility' - Pundit on Families Separated at US Border

      Radio Sputnik discussed the recent US border row with Michael R. Shannon, political commentator, Newsmax and Cagle Syndicate columnist, author of the book "A Conservative Christian's Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)."

    • Donald Trump Nikki Haley United Nations
      Last update: 20:39 20.06.2018
      20:39 20.06.2018

      'Haley & Pompeo Handed Over Control of US Foreign Policy to Israel' - Journalist

      The US made the decision on June 19 to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, justifying the move by claiming that the UN body is biased against Israel. Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement that the US had demonstrated a deep disregard for the UN and double standards by trying to ram its position through.

    • Left to right: Bell tower of Ivan the Great, building of Senate in Moscow's Kremlin
      Last update: 20:08 20.06.2018
      20:08 20.06.2018

      Russia Trip: US Senators Testing the Waters Before Potential Trump-Putin Meeting

      US lawmakers are reportedly about to test the waters in Russia while seeking ways to "have a better relationship" with Moscow. However, what could really bring hope for a new détente is a potential Trump-Putin summit in Europe in early July, scholars told Sputnik.

    • Hillary reportedly livid over Bill's name in a sex ring.
      Last update: 19:11 20.06.2018
      19:11 20.06.2018

      Why Lawsuit Against Trump Foundation May Be 'Horrible' for the Clintons

      by Ekaterina Blinova

      Although allegations against the Trump Foundation are quite serious they pale in comparison with the alleged fraud by the Clinton Foundation, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel has told Sputnik. The analyst also shared his views on how the situation is unfolding with the Horowitz report into the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email case.

    • A U.S. soldier, left, sits on an armored vehicle behind a sand barrier at a newly installed position near the tense front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria, Wednesday, April 4, 2018
      Last update: 17:38 20.06.2018
      17:38 20.06.2018

      Military: Without Agreement Between Players, Manbij Will Become Next Deir ez-Zor

      In light of the launch of coordinated patrols along a demarcation line near the Syrian town of Manbij by the US-led coalition and Turkey, Sputnik has reached anti-terrorism expert and former Turkish special forces operative Abdullah Ağar for comment.

    • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, talks with German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, right, during the first day of the budget 2018 debate at the parliament Bundestag at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Tuesday, May 15, 2018
      Last update: 17:36 20.06.2018
      17:36 20.06.2018

      German Migration Row 'Just a Show for Bavarian Election' - German MP

      Tensions have recently escalated between the CSU and Angela Merkel's CDU party after they failed strike a deal on changes to Germany's open-door policy. Merkel's allies have given her a two-week deadline to solve the migrant row. Sputnik has discussed the ultimatum with Dr. Dirk Spaniel, a member of Bundestag from the Alternative for Germany party.

    • (L-R) US President Donald Trump, China's President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Argentinia's President Mauricio Macri and Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull turn around for photographers at the start of the first working sessionthe G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017
      Last update: 17:30 20.06.2018
      17:30 20.06.2018

      US Aims to Drive Foreign Investments Out of China Through Trade War - Analysts

      MOSCOW (Sputnik), Tommy Yang - The United States is likely trying to force foreign companies to move their production away from China, by introducing excessive tariffs on Chinese-made products amid the escalation of trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies, experts told Sputnik.

    • Protesters hold up anti-Brexit placards as they take part in a protest in support of an amendment to guarantee legal status of EU citizens, outside the Houses of Parliament in London on March 13, 2017
      Last update: 16:50 20.06.2018
      16:50 20.06.2018

      May's 'Brexit Dividend' Insufficient to Account for EU Staff Losses - Analysts

      LONDON (Sputnik) - The so-called Brexit dividend promised by UK Prime Minister Theresa May is unlikely to offset the losses of the National Health Service (NHS) among EU personnel after the United Kingdom's departure, experts told Sputnik.

    • A BBC logo is pictured on a television screen inside the BBC's New Broadcasting House office in central London, on November 12, 2012.
      Last update: 16:12 20.06.2018
      16:12 20.06.2018

      'It's Not Sustainable': How Much Longer Can BBC Charge £150 for TV License Fee?

      Pressure is growing for the UK government to scrap the £150 (US$197) annual TV license fee when it comes up for renewal in 2020. Sputnik spoke to Simon Richards, chief executive of the Freedom Association, about how difficult the fee is to justify in the age of streaming.

    • FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, an American flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem during a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. President Donald Trump outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing
      Last update: 16:03 20.06.2018
      16:03 20.06.2018

      Scholars: Trade War Could Provoke Recession in the US in 2019

      As the trade war continues to unfold between the US and other countries, with Washington announcing new 25% tariffs on $50 billion worth goods from China and Beijing promising reciprocate steps, scholars and economic experts, interviewed by Sputnik suggest their scenarios regarding its outcome.

    • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, addresses supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) during a rally in Istanbul, Sunday, June 17, 2018
      Last update: 15:17 20.06.2018
      15:17 20.06.2018

      Turkish Election Likely to Have 2 Rounds, End in Erdogan's Victory - Analysts

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Turkish presidential election is likely to have two rounds and may result in the re-election of incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, experts told Sputnik.