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    • A general view shows the skyline of a central business district in Beijing
      Last update: 21:15 17.01.2018
      21:15 17.01.2018

      China Winning Over US, Europe in the Global Race for Africa – Analysts

      China prepares to hold the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) which is expected to bring together 51 African nations. Speaking to Sputnik, analysts pointed out that Beijing has become Africa's biggest strategic partner surpassing the continents former metropolitan patrons including the United States.

    • Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF) fighters stand with their weapons north of Raqqa city, Syria March 8, 2017
      Last update: 20:40 17.01.2018
      20:40 17.01.2018

      Ex-CIA Officer: US Doesn't Have Resources to Oppose Turks Over 'Border Force'

      by Ekaterina Blinova

      While Secretary of Defense James Mattis recommends Ankara not to take reports of the creation of a "border force" in northern Syria to heart, Washington sees its Kurdish allies as a tool which will allow it to remain relevant in Syria, ex-CIA officer and Canada-based Syrian political observer told Sputnik.

    • A woman holds the Polish national flag as she takes part in a march demanding their government to respect the country's constitution in Warsaw, Poland, March 12, 2016.
      Last update: 19:38 17.01.2018
      19:38 17.01.2018

      Why Poland's Resistance to 'Second-Class' EU Status May Lead to Its Exit From Bloc

      Taking a look at the continually worsening crisis in relations between Warsaw and Brussels, journalists and European politics watchers Filip Prokudin and Vladimir Ardaev outline how Poland, a country which played an instrumental role in the destruction of the Eastern Bloc, may be pushed into repeating this story with the European Union.

    • A sign held by a woman spelling #MeToo
      Last update: 19:22 17.01.2018
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      #MeToo 'Trivializes And Blurs' Rape With Flirtation – Academic

      Most recently, the French movie star Catherine Deneuve has made vocal her apology to sex assault victims who got offended after the actress slammed the #MeToo movement. Sputnik discussed the harmful side of the activist group with Dr Joanna Williams, academic and author of Women Versus Feminism: Why we all need liberating from the Gender Wars.

    • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gives a young picket a pat on the back as a group of youngsters started to picket St. Augustine, Fla.
      Last update: 18:15 17.01.2018
      18:15 17.01.2018

      Martin Luther King Opposed Everything Liberal America Represents

      by John Wight

      There is nothing quite so nauseating as liberal America associating itself with the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr., a man who stood against everything it stands for and represents, such as cozying up to Wall Street and the rich at home while unleashing war without end overseas.

    • U. S. Air Force airmen walk toward fighter jets after Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited the Incirlik Air Base near Adana, Turkey (File)
      Last update: 17:09 17.01.2018
      17:09 17.01.2018

      'I Know US Military Took Kids From Large Number of Families in Incirlik' – Local

      Commenting on Turkish children allegedly being sold to US soldiers based at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey in an interview with Sputnik, local resident Mahmut Acar confirmed the reports, suggesting that the goal could be to convert the kids to Christianity and use them against Ankara.

    • Surveillance
      Last update: 14:52 17.01.2018
      14:52 17.01.2018

      Anti-CCTV Glasses 'Give Us The Option of Autonomy,' Creator Tells Sputnik

      There are approximately 245 million surveillance cameras operating around the globe - London is the most watched city in the world while people living in Chicago are the most spied on in the United States.

    • Anti Brexit campaigners carry a Germany flag and European flags outside Britain's parliament in London, Saturday March 25, 2017.
      Last update: 14:21 17.01.2018
      14:21 17.01.2018

      Second EU Referendum in UK Would Yield Same Results - Economist

      A recent Bostock Marketing Group poll revealed that 57 percent of UK citizens support the idea of a second referendum. The results come as Prime Minister Theresa May continues in her efforts to negotiate a deal with the EU. Dr. Richard Wellings, Deputy Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, a UK think tank, spoke to Sputnik.

    • Free Syrian Army fighters carry a weapon during what they said was preparations for an operation to strike at forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in order to break a siege on the city of Beit Gin located in western countryside of Damascus in Deraa, Syria September 30, 2015
      Last update: 13:52 17.01.2018
      13:52 17.01.2018

      Embarrassing Facts About the CIA Weapons Program for Syrian Rebels

      While Syrian rebel groups hell-bent on overthrowing the legitimate government of Bashar Assad entreat Washington to send them more weapons via the previously cancelled CIA program, Sputnik looks into the facts that led to its shutdown in the first place.

    • White House chief strategist Steve Bannon listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with county sheriffs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington
      Last update: 03:55 17.01.2018
      03:55 17.01.2018

      Journalist: Bannon’s ‘Treason’ Allegation Against Trump Jr ‘Is Ridiculous’

      Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury, supposedly on alleged ties between the presidential campaign of Donald Trump and Russian actors.

    • Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) yell during a protest outside of the Federal Building in San Francisco
      Last update: 03:43 17.01.2018
      03:43 17.01.2018

      Activist: Trump's ‘Sh*thole' Comment ‘Clearest Indication that DACA is in Serious Trouble'

      On Friday, US lawmakers will have until midnight to shake on a deal that would prevent a government shutdown, but before anything can be confirmed, officials will have to come to terms with what's going to happen to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants in the country.

    • A view of the Italian Senate, in Rome (File)
      Last update: 22:21 16.01.2018
      22:21 16.01.2018

      'Abolish Something': Italians Have Their Say on Election Campaign Promises

      With elections just round the corner, Italian politicians are engaging in an elaborate battle of proposals to win over the swing votes.

    • Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait for their turn to receive food handouts distributed to children and women by a Turkish aid agency at Thaingkhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
      Last update: 22:08 16.01.2018
      22:08 16.01.2018

      Myanmar Has ‘Clear Goal’ of Eliminating Rohingya People in Country - Activist

      Sputnik has spoken with Kyaw Win of the Burma Human Rights Network to get his view on the ongoing Rohingya crisis, with thousands of refugees fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

    • Turkish soldiers stand in a Turkish army tank driving back to Turkey from the Syrian-Turkish border town of Jarabulus in the Turkish-Syrian border town of Karkamis
      Last update: 21:31 16.01.2018
      21:31 16.01.2018

      Academic: Moscow Not Interested in US-Turkish Conflict Over the Syrian Kurds

      Russia could become an influential broker in the potential conflict between Washington and Ankara over the US-backed plan to form Border Security Force in the Kurdish-held territories, RIA Novosti contributor Gevorg Mirzayan notes, adding that it would be only if Turkish and US leadership lent a sympathetic ear to Moscow.

    • Broken representation of the Bitcoin virtual currency, placed on a monitor that displays stock graph and binary codes, are seen in this illustration picture, December 21, 2017
      Last update: 21:24 16.01.2018
      21:24 16.01.2018

      Up to 95 Percent of Cryptocurrencies ‘Will Drop to Zero’ – Analyst

      Speaking to Sputnik, Mark O'Byrne, Founder and Research director of Goldcore.com, outlined his views on the trends on the cryptocurrency markets as Bitcoin continued to lose value, dropping 18 percent in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

    • The Palestinian flag flies in the wind after a Rose Garden ceremony at the United Nations headquarters
      Last update: 20:51 16.01.2018
      20:51 16.01.2018

      Palestinians May Be Badly Affected if Recognition of Israel Revoked - Analyst

      While it is unclear whether the leaders of Palestine will denounce the recognition of Israel after the vote on the issue on Monday, Sputnik spoke with Dr. Jacob Eriksson, a specialist on war and post-war recovery, to find out what the local and international implications could be.

    • German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets U.S. President Donald Trump on the eve of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 6, 2017
      Last update: 19:40 16.01.2018
      19:40 16.01.2018

      Germany's Yuan Move 'One More Step in Its Geopolitical Divorce From Washington'

      Journalist and financial observer Ivan Danilov outlines why Berlin's recent decision on the currency front has to be viewed in the broader context of a slowly but steady reformatting of the global financial system.

    • Oscar Perez speaks to the press at a night vigil to honor the more than 90 people killed during three months of anti-government protests, in Caracas, Venezuela. (File)
      Last update: 19:09 16.01.2018
      19:09 16.01.2018

      ‘No One is Going to Support’ People Like Venezuelan Helicopter Pilot – Analyst

      Francisco Dominquez from the Hands of Venezuela campaign has spoken to Sputnik about the current situation regarding Venezuelan pilot Oscar Perez, who was accused of attempting to lead an armed upheaval in the country in 2017.

    • SDF training in Raqqa
      Last update: 18:38 16.01.2018
      18:38 16.01.2018

      SDF Spokesman: 'US Is Positive About the Idea of a Federal Syria'

      The SDF and YPG spokespersons commented on the US initiative to form a so-called Border Security Force in northern Syria. According to the spokespersons, the new military formation will defend the borders of the self-proclaimed Kurdish federal entity.

    • The Islamic Center of America, the largest mosque in the United States, located in Dearborn, Michigan
      Last update: 18:36 16.01.2018
      18:36 16.01.2018

      US Muslims to Be Integrated Into Social and Political Process – Rights Activist

      Commenting to Sputnik on a study which asserts that Muslims are set to become the second-largest religious group in the US by 2040,Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Director of Global Social Action Agenda of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights organization, warned against "simply putting all American Muslims into one basket."