In its annual report Amnesty International has accused the US and other world leaders of abandoning human rights and setting a dangerous precedent for other governments to follow. Moreover, the report notes that the regression of human rights was due to the policies of US President Donald Trump, especially his stance on migration.
During an American Jewish conference on Wednesday, Israeli PM Netanyahu claimed that Israeli intelligence thwarted an attempt by Daesh terrorists to down an Australian airliner. The Israeli army said one of its intelligence units, named 8200, provided information in 2017 leading to the arrest of two Daesh militants involved in the attempted attack.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The cancer epidemic sweeping Terceira Island in the Azores, home to the US Air Base at Lajes, is a health crisis that requires an immediate environmental cleanup, Dr. Helen Caldicott, founder of a Nobel Peace Prize anti-nuclear movement told Sputnik.
Sputnik spoke to Dr Dean Eggitt, a GP in the NHS, about the latest Government announcements about prescribing errors and mix-ups and what the NHS needs to improve.
US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert has accused Sputnik and RT of bearing "unique responsibility" for the bloodshed in Syria and blamed the Russian media for not doing enough to stop the fighting. Here's what Sputnik has to say about this claim.
The US is finalizing its peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians, according to a statement made by White House spokesman Josh Raffel earlier this week. The comment came after Abbas criticized the Trump administration for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while expressed no interest in the pending American plan.
A new French law on asylum seekers and migrants has sparked a wave of protests in the country's capital because it is "inhumane" and "sets impossible goals", French lawmaker told Sputnik.
Former Texas Congressman and leading libertarian thinker Dr. Ron Paul has shared his views on President Trump's job as president after his first year in office, the situation in Syria and the renewed debate on gun control in the wake of the Florida school shooting.
Over 100 public health advocates have called on Facebook to pull the plug on Messenger Kids, the first major social platform designed for young children. In a letter written by the Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood, the coalition detailed ways the new app will undermine children’s health and development.
Vishal Chandra, a specialist on Afghanistan Affairs at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA) says the need of the hour is for the international community to shed differences and come together to adopt a coherent approach to the Afghan crisis that has become a potential threat to the stability of entire South and Central Asia.
The Hungarian prime minister has accused George Soros of using his funds to buy influence in Brussels and the UN. His accusation comes after the so-called Stop Soros bill was submitted to the Hungarian Parliament. The proposed bill would enable banning non-government organizations that encourage migration and pose a risk to national security.
The issue of gun ownership in Britain has been barely discussed for decades, with politicians and the media alike unanimous in their opposition to liberal handgun laws. Advocacy group Firearms UK is determined to change that - their founder Dave Ewing spoke to Sputnik journalist Kit Klarenberg about their efforts.
Sputnik spoke to Professor Paul Jackson of Birmingham University, who has spent time analyzing the militants from Boko Haram terrorist organization.
Fears over food safety in the US and post-Brexit UK rise, as government records expose the ‘dirty’ meat preparation habits of US meat farms. Sputnik spoke with Ken Koehler, a US citizen with firsthand experience of the dangers of contaminated meat- when he contracted an antibiotic resistant strain of Salmonella, from his hamburger.
With a former director of Israel's Communications Ministry agreeing to testify against Benjamin Netanyahu as part of ongoing corruption investigations, Sputnik spoke with Daniel Levy, President of the US / Middle East Project to take a look at whether the Israeli Prime Minister will be forced from office.
With French President Emmanuel Macron implementing controversial new illegal immigration and refugee laws; Sputnik spoke with Jim Shields, professor of French politics at the University Of Aston to get his views on its possible impacts.
The brief respite on the Korean Peninsula seems fated to end with the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang after North Korean leaders canceled a planned secret meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence. Washington is also expected to soon resume postponed military exercises alongside South Korea, exercises that North Korea has labeled provocative.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime “cannot survive” if it continues to anger nearly every one of its international neighbors, according to Mark Sleboda, an international relations and security analyst who spoke with Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear on Wednesday.
In a country rife with economic and political turmoil, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro seeks to provide renewed hope by holding what he describes as mega elections. Sputnik spoke to Gabriel Hetland, assistant professor of Latin American studies, at University at Albany about this election and what it will mean for the country.
Russia and China should prepare themselves for further American saber-rattling in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, John Bosnitch, a Canadian political consultant, told Sputnik. According to the consultant, there is a growing chance that Moscow, Beijing and other states will respond to US military buildup by forming defense alliances.
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