21:14 GMT +325 February 2017


    • US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump looks down as he leaves a campaign event in Concord, North Carolina March 7, 2016.
      Last update: 18:35 24.02.2017
      18:35 24.02.2017

      Draining the Swamp, Mr Trump? Try a Toxic Ocean of Privatized Intelligence!

      In the asylum that is the United States today, many juvenile reasons have been posited for the growing mutiny against the presidency of Donald J. Trump.

    • WikiLeaks Logo and Hillary Clinton
      Last update: 17:30 24.02.2017
      17:30 24.02.2017

      Emailgate: Untold Story of Clinton Foundation's Ties With Defense Contractors

      by Ekaterina Blinova

      The Clinton email scandal hasn't faded away after Hillary Clinton's resounding defeat in the 2016 presidential election. The case still raises a lot of questions, while tens of thousands of documents have yet to surface. Speaking to Sputnik Jan R. Weinberg, founder of Show Up! America, stressed that there is more to the case than meets the eye.

    • People walk near a Syrian national flag at the President bridge in Damascus, Syria March 14, 2016
      Last update: 14:11 24.02.2017
      14:11 24.02.2017

      A Look at Assad's Syria Following Nearly Six Years of Crisis

      by Suliman Mulhem

      As the Syrian crisis approaches its 6th anniversary, we take a look at some of the Syrian government's social, political and economic policies. This will not only give an insight into what life has been like in Syria, but it also provides an indication of what values and principles are important to the Syrian government.

    • Railway blockade of Donbass
      Last update: 11:12 24.02.2017
      11:12 24.02.2017

      Dissociative Disorder: How Ukraine Shot Itself in the Foot With Its Own Blockade of Donbass

      By the third anniversary of the coup in Kiev, it has become all the more evident that the “color revolution” virus did something worse than ousting Ukraine’s elected president and ensanguining Donbass. The virus spawned a reality where the left hand doesn’t know what the right one is doing, and the energy blockade is another symptom of it.

    • George Soros
      Last update: 20:45 23.02.2017
      20:45 23.02.2017

      Soros-Backed Watchdogs Make Every Effort to Throw Sand in Trump's Gears

      Since US President Donald Trump's inauguration, numerous left-leaning watchdogs have jumped at every chance to challenge him under various pretexts. What deserves special attention, however, is that most of them are funded by American billionaire George Soros.

    • Wikileaks Van
      Last update: 18:04 23.02.2017
      18:04 23.02.2017

      Mysterious #Vault7: What Secrets is WikiLeaks Due to Release?

      by Ekaterina Blinova

      While WikiLeaks' "Vault 7" continues to stir public debates, the question arises whether anything comparable to the Iraq War Logs or the Podesta emails may surface soon. Speaking to Sputnik, Wall Street analyst Charles K. Ortel shared his views on the mysterious "Vault 7" and secret materials which may find their way out in the near future.

    • Europe
      Last update: 15:25 23.02.2017
      15:25 23.02.2017

      What's Driving Europe's Changing Political Landscape?

      by Suliman Mulhem

      Across Europe, far-right and populist groups are on the rise, signaling a significant change in what Europeans want. Although these groups have historically had some supporters, we are now seeing a sharp increase in the level of influence these political parties and groups possess. This is largely because of the failure of alternatives.

    • US President Donald Trump shakes hands with US Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster (L) as his national security adviser at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on February 20, 2017.
      Last update: 02:37 23.02.2017
      02:37 23.02.2017

      Trump Security Advisor Likely to Pursue Aggressive Military Solutions in Mideast

      White House National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Herbert McMaster may promote aggressive military policies in places like Iraq and against Russia albeit President Donald Trump will likely not hesitate to replace him for better options, analysts told Sputnik.

    • Geroge Soros, long an advocate of imposing more taxes on the wealthy, has himself amassed a massive fortune by delaying those very tax payments - but the bill may be about to come due.
      Last update: 21:05 22.02.2017
      21:05 22.02.2017

      At Long Last US Congressmen Turn Spotlight on Soros' Controversial Activities

      George Soros' alleged interference in Eastern European affairs has recently become the focus of a number of US congressmen. Members of both the House and Senate are probing the US billionaire's activities in the small Balkan country of Macedonia.

    • Adolf Hitler, center, confers with Field Marshal General Walther Von Brauchitsch, left, commander-in-chief of the Germany Army; and Colonel-General Franz Halder, Chief of the German Army staff, in Berlin on Aug. 7, 1941
      Last update: 19:16 22.02.2017
      19:16 22.02.2017

      The Crude Historical Distortion at the Heart of BBC's WWII Drama 'SS-GB'

      by John Wight

      The new BBC television drama, "SS-GB," tells the fictional story of the Nazi occupation of Britain during the Second World War. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Len Deighton, the story ponders the dilemma faced by British police detective, Douglas Archer (played by Sam Riley), in working for his country's fascist occupiers.

    • Triumf S-400 anti air missile systems
      Last update: 15:57 22.02.2017
      15:57 22.02.2017

      Why Turkey Wants to Obtain Russian-Made S-400 Air Defense Systems

      Turkey urgently needs to deploy its own independent air defense system to cope with modern security threats, retired Turkish Brigade General Nejat Eslen told Sputnik, stressing that the Russian-made S-400 Triumf is one of the best anti-aircraft systems in the world.

    • In this undated photo released Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, by China's Xinhua News Agency, a pair of Chinese fighter jets fly during a patrol over the South China Sea
      Last update: 20:33 21.02.2017
      20:33 21.02.2017

      South China Sea: Beijing Unwilling to Go Down Without a Fight Amid US-Led FONOP

      While Washington signals its readiness to continue the Obama-era FONOP operations in the South China Sea, Beijing is seemingly not willing to go down without a fight, Russian expert Anton Tsvetov told Sputnik.

    • People carry posters during a rally against President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations, in New York's Times Square, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.
      Last update: 19:32 21.02.2017
      19:32 21.02.2017

      Should Other Countries Implement a So-Called 'Muslim Ban'?

      by Suliman Mulhem

      President Donald Trump's Executive Order, titled "Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States," has caused international outrage, and has been widely described as a "Muslim ban." Although the policy has proven to be highly controversial, it does serve a purpose, and could potentially be adopted in other nations.

    • F-15 warplanes of the Saudi Air Force fly over the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh during a graduation ceremony at King Faisal Air Force University
      Last update: 19:19 21.02.2017
      19:19 21.02.2017

      US' Anti-Iran Defense Pact 'Yet Another Attempt to Maintain Unipolar Order'

      Any attempts on the part of Washington and its Persian Gulf allies to drive a wedge between Moscow and Tehran in the Middle East will prove futile, Iranian political analyst Reza Moghaddasi told Sputnik. Moghaddasi underscored that the Russo-Iranian relationship has gone beyond a mere political alliance.

    • United States Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany
      Last update: 20:51 18.02.2017
      20:51 18.02.2017

      Going Back on Trump's Words: Will US Regain Trust of EU Allies After Munich Meetings?

      Even during rush hour it’s quiet in the center of the Bavarian capital, where world politicians gathered for the Munich Security Conference. But beyond the façade of the hotel, where heads of states convene, there is tension: never before have the EU and NATO been so concerned about their future and about the possible lack of support from the US.

    • Crimean Spring anniversary in Crimea
      Last update: 20:24 18.02.2017
      20:24 18.02.2017

      Trump's 'Mixed Signals' on Crimea Have EU Stumped and Intrigued

      US President Trump has yet to articulate his foreign strategy, Russian political analyst Alexei Martynov said, commenting on the White House's "mixed signals" on Crimea. Apparently therefore new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's statement on the peninsula's status was rather ambiguous.

    • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko attends a cabinet meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Septemver 8, 2015
      Last update: 17:14 18.02.2017
      17:14 18.02.2017

      Losing Control: Poroshenko on the Horns of a Dilemma Over Blockade in Donbass

      Kiev has got only itself to blame for escalating tensions with the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Lugansk People's Republic (LPR), Russian political analyst Oleg Ignatov told Radio Sputnik commenting on the Donbass blockade. It seems that the situation is spinning out of Poroshenko's control.

    • U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he leaves the podium after a news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017.
      Last update: 21:35 17.02.2017
      21:35 17.02.2017

      Trump's Presser: 'A Brilliant Takedown of Corrupt Media' or 'Wildest Show' Ever?

      US President Donald Trump's solo press conference has prompted a storm of criticism on the part of the American and European mainstream media. News outlets dubbed him "boastful" and "angry," however, Trump's longstanding supporters saw a "champion of Middle America" who has dealt yet another blow to the establishment.

    • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko attends a ceremony to hand over weapons and military vehicles to servicemen of the Ukrainian armed forces in Chuhuiv outside Kharkiv, Ukraine, October 15, 2016
      Last update: 18:28 17.02.2017
      18:28 17.02.2017

      Why Kiev's Shelling Raids on Donbass Coincide With Poroshenko's Foreign Tours

      Kiev deliberately has protracted the talks over the Minsk agreements, according to Natalia Nikonorova, Foreign Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). Speaking to RT Russian political analyst Alexei Chesnakov, she assumed that Kiev wants international security forces brought in to eastern Ukraine to gain the upper hand.

    • Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair delivers a keynote speech at a pro-Europe event in London, Britain, February 17, 2017.
      Last update: 16:50 17.02.2017
      16:50 17.02.2017

      Tony Blair's Every Public Utterance and Appearance Is an Insult to Justice

      by John Wight

      Just when you thought it was safe to venture out again, Frankenstein returns - at least its political equivalent in the shape of Tony Blair, Britain's former prime minister and poster child for the venality, corruption, and opportunism of Western liberalism in our time.