Presidents Putin and Trump held talks by phone Thursday to discuss "urgent issues," including the Korean nuclear settlement, according to the Kremlin. Speaking to Radio Sputnik Dr. James Brown, an associate professor of political science at Temple University Japan, said that it was possible that Washington was shifting its position on the issue.
Nurses, taxi drivers, hospitality staff and council workers were among some common professions that have been recently assisted after being made homeless; with individuals placed in often squalid and unsafe temporary accommodation.
The Balkan region has been listed by the influential Council on Foreign Relations as a potential hotbed in 2018. Speaking to Sputnik, Milomir Stepic, a research fellow at the Institute of Political Studies in Belgrade, opined that the US is seeking to preserve dominance and if needed beef up its presence in this important geopolitical zone.
Washington has warned Iran that it will build an "international coalition" against Tehran after presenting what it said was proof of Iranian-made weapons deliveries to Yemen. Speaking to Sputnik, Iranian political observer Ali Reza Rezahah said his country has been hearing similar, baseless threats and accusations from the US for decades.
NASA’s Kepler space observatory has discovered a previously unnoticed small planet in the Kepler-90 system with the help of AI. Professor Suzanne Aigrain, an astrophysicist at Oxford University, told Radio Sputnik it was the first time that an “unsupervised machine learning method” was used to locate planets.
Although Russia has upset the US strategy aimed at disintegrating Syria and remapping the Middle East, Washington will not stop trying to implement its plans, Turkish military analysts have told Sputnik, stressing that US President Donald Trump's Jerusalem move is a sign that the Americans will continue to provoke conflicts in the region.
The chief of the UK defense staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, has said NATO needs to protect its undersea cables from attack by Russia. Sputnik spoke to Steffan Watkins, a Canadian-based open-source intelligence analyst who monitors military naval movements, who said there was no evidence Russia planned any hostile action.
While US President Donald Trump’s recent statement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has sent shockwaves throughout the world, questions remain about what exactly the implications of this statement are.
The renewed fear mongering campaign in the media about a supposed “Russian threat” to the world’s undersea cables is really just a cover for expanding the US and NATO’s naval presence all along the Afro-Eurasian coastland in order to monitor China’s maritime Silk Road trade routes and enter into a future position for subverting them.
Syria’s government, in tandem with industrial associations and unions, has announced plans to rebuild Aleppo’s Sheikh Najjar industrial district, in a bid to revive the country’s dwindling economy and its production capabilities.
Srecko Djukic, a Serbian former diplomat, economist and energy markets expert, says Belgrade must do everything in its power to convince its neighbors, and Moscow, of the need extend Russian natural gas deliveries into the Balkans.
London was hit by the Great Smog 65 years ago this month, a freak weather event which combined with terrible air pollution to kill 12,000 people. Sputnik spoke to author Kate Winkler Dawson, who has discovered how the death toll was overshadowed by the crimes of a serial killer.
Commenting on Vladimir Putin's press conference in an interview with Sputnik, Tiberio Graziani, head of the Institute of Geopolitics and Applied Sciences in Italy, specifically lauded the Russian President, focusing on "very interesting points" on Moscow tackling modern challenges.
The US political establishment and its allies in the military have prevented President Donald Trump since he took office in January from fulfilling his stated goal of improving relations with Russia, US analysts told Sputnik.
Any Trump administration decision on whether to accept Syrian President Bashar Assad in power or not is irrelevant because of realities on the ground, yet forces in the US military would upend any strategy opposed to regime change, analysts told Sputnik.
On Thursday, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced that the Trump administration had proof that Iran violated UN resolutions by exporting military-grade weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Thursday afternoon to remove Obama-era protections of net neutrality, which online freedom advocates have argued will open the door for internet service providers (ISPs) to enact abusive and exploitative policies online.
The Russian president devoted considerable attention to Russian-US relations during the course of his regular year-end press conference. George Szamuely, a senior fellow at London Metropolitan University's Global Policy Institute, told Sputnik the three important things he took away from Putin's remarks.
It is relatively calm in Jerusalem a week after Donald Trump's recognition triggered a wave of protests and even prompted Hamas to announce intifada, political analyst Avigdor Eskin has told Sputnik. Eskin threw into doubt the possibility that Trump's move would ignite a new war in the Middle East, praising Russia's peace efforts in the region.
Several Conservative MPs rebelled against the UK government in a crucial vote on Brexit in parliament. While the country's leaders claim they can and will now deliver Brexit, more potentially bruising parliamentary battles lie ahead - and public appetite for the move could be ever-depleting.
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