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    • A balloon bearing the effigy of former US intelligence contractor and whistle blower Edward Snowden is seen attached to the Statue of Liberty replica by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904) during an action organized by human rights organisation Amnesty International (AI) asking outgoing President Barack Obama to pardon him, on January 13, 2017 in Paris
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      The Business Of Demonizing States: Analyst Blames NGOs for Promoting US Narrative

      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.

    • An israeli army base is seen on a summit at the Israeli Mount Hermon ski resort, in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, on January 21, 2016
      Last update: 19:38 24.02.2018
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      'Israel’s Unit 8200 Plays Extremely Important Role in Foreign Operations' - Scholar

      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.

    • An undated file picture taken in March 2003 shows a US Air Force planes at the Base das Lajes, a US military base in the Portuguese archipelago of Azores
      Last update: 16:41 24.02.2018
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      Anti-Nuclear Movement Founder Backs Cancer Crisis Clean-Up at US Base in Azores

      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.

    • An NHS sign is pictured at St Thomas' Hospital in front of the Big Ben clock face and the Elizabeth Tower on January 13, 2017 in London.
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      Lethal Errors: GP Explains How to Secure Safety in NHS

      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.

    • State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017
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      Hey US State Dept, Here's What Sputnik, RT Are Doing to End the War in Syria

      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.

    • Palestinians and foreigners march towards Israel's controversial separation wall between the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah and the Israeli settlement of Modiin Ilit during a demonstration against settlements in the area, on February 17, 2017
      Last update: 20:58 23.02.2018
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      'US Will Dominate' Potential Body for Resolving Israel-Palestine Conflict - Prof

      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 protester holds a placard reading RIP Geneva convention in Paris on February 21, 2018, during a demonstration against the French government's new immigration bill
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      Why Paris Protests Against the New Law on Migrants

      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.

    • Ron Paul at CPAC in 2011.
      Last update: 19:13 23.02.2018
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      'We Can't Continue to Run the World': Ron Paul's EXCLUSIVE Interview With 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.

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      'There's Real Danger That Such Apps Can Start Normalizing Social Media Use By Six and Five-Year-Olds' – Campaigner

      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.

    • Afghan border police stand guard near the Torkham crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan in Nangarhar province on May 12, 2016.
      Last update: 17:59 23.02.2018
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      US Should Work Together With Russia to End Afghan Crisis - Scholar

      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.

    • Soros Fund Management Chairman George Soros testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington (File)
      Last update: 15:13 23.02.2018
      15:13 23.02.2018

      Hungary's 'Stop Soros Act' a 'Matter of Sovereignty ' - Political Analyst

      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.

    • In this file photo, guns line the walls of the firearms reference collection at the Washington Metropolitan Police Department headquarters in Washington on Friday, Sept. 28, 2007
      Last update: 10:11 23.02.2018
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      EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Group Battling the UK's Restrictive Gun Ownership Laws

      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.

    • Women and children rescued by Nigerian soldiers from Boko Haram extremists at Sambisa Forest wait for treatment at a refugee camp in Yola, Nigeria.
      Last update: 08:35 23.02.2018
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      Analyst Reveals Real Reason Behind Boko Haram Kidnappings

      Sputnik spoke to Professor Paul Jackson of Birmingham University, who has spent time analyzing the militants from Boko Haram terrorist organization.

    • An analytical chemist shows a petri dish with salmonella in the Institute for Chemical and Veterinary Research in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany
      Last update: 06:34 23.02.2018
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      'The Pain Was Immense': Rare Strain Salmonella Victim Shares Horrible Experience

      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.

    • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (File)
      Last update: 06:13 23.02.2018
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      Expert Explains What Consequences Netanyahu Corruption Case Might Have

      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.

    • French President Emmanuel Macron visits the museum in Ajaccio, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica
      Last update: 05:42 23.02.2018
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      Macron's New Immigration Policy: Will It Work?

      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.

    • A member of a South Korean conservative civic group burns a North Korean national flag during a protest opposing North Korea's participation in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, in Seoul, South Korea, January 22, 2018
      Last update: 02:36 23.02.2018
      02:36 23.02.2018

      Activist: Time to ‘Formally End the Korean War’ After 65 Years of Armistice

      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, right, wipes his tears
      Last update: 01:48 23.02.2018
      01:48 23.02.2018

      If Erdogan Keeps Alienating Neighbors and Allies, He ‘Cannot Survive’

      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.

    • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he talks to the media during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela February 15, 2018
      Last update: 20:14 22.02.2018
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      Venezuela's 'Mega Elections': What Are the Scenarios?

      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.

    • In this image from video provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea, Friday, April 7, 2017.
      Last update: 19:47 22.02.2018
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      US 'Deep State' Hopes to Bankrupt Russia Through New Arms Race – Analyst

      by Ekaterina Blinova

      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.