The 2018 Global Energy Summit looked into modelization and simulation of energy mixes in the future digital world. The international award, celebrating innovation in energy research in the environmental challenges context, brought together former prize-winners, members of its International Award Committee, politicians and experts from 8 countries.
This week Israelis celebrated their country's 70th birthday. Sputnik discussed Israel’s 70-year journey from a British mandate territory to a regional economic superpower, major international player in a variety of fields with Raphael Ofek, former senior analyst in the Israeli Defense Force’s military intelligence and the prime minister’s office.
Nikki Haley, the fiery US ambassador to the United Nations, seems to have crossed swords with her boss in the White House. President Trump is said to have taken to shouting at the TV whenever he sees her making statements.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Plans of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Nusra Front* terrorist group to join forces in Syria for an offensive against Damascus may well have been created with the help of the United Kingdom as a continuation of its recently sparked rivalry with Russia, member of Astana opposition platform Mahmoud Afandi told Sputnik on Thursday.
I don't know about the Windrush but this government is beginning to resemble a Political Titanic.
Israel informed Washington about its plans to target an advanced Iranian air defense system at the T-4 base in Syria last week, according to the Wall Street Journal. Radio Sputnik discussed Israel’s involvement in Syria with Chuck Freilich, former deputy national security adviser in Israel.
Should individuals be allowed to own and use child sex dolls or would it ultimately encourage them to act on their sexual preferences and lead to abuse of real children in real life? In this case, should other types of sex toys be brought under the same level of scrutiny?
Instead of preaching to others about the alleged flaws in their electoral systems, Washington should focus on its own internal politics, observers told Sputnik, commenting on the White House's critical remarks towards the newly elected Cuban president, Miguel Diaz-Canel.
Any anniversary demands retrospection and projection alike - and major milestones, such a platinum anniversary, certainly demand a very high degree of reflection indeed.
Former FBI director James Comey has lashed out at President Trump in his new memoir called "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership." The book comes less than a year after Comey was fired by Trump. Sputnik discussed this with Doug Wead, political analyst, New York Times bestselling author, and former adviser to two American presidents.
The 2018 annual Global Energy Prize Summit took place in Italy this week addressing the most urgent energy issues and ways to solve them. Sputnik discussed the summit with Thomas Albert Blees, member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, President of the Science Council for Global Initiatives.
The legacy of positive discrimination is sometimes the opposite of what was intended by its original supporters.
Russia's Crimea is hosting the 2018 Yalta Economic Forum. The event is being held just a few weeks after several European nations decided to expel Russian diplomats and to follow Washington’s lead in toughening sanctions against Moscow. Austria wasn’t among the «hardliners». Sputnik sat down with Detlef Wimmer – the deputy mayor of Austria’s Linz.
A policewoman had to undergo eye surgery after a "bomb" exploded at the derby between Bulgaria's bitterest football rivals, CSKA and Levski. Sputnik looks at some of the most violent derbies in world football.
The defense planning committee (DPC), set up by the Indian government, is intended to make defense planning and strategy a more integrated and forward-looking process intended to provide key inputs to define security priorities, according to local news reports.
On April 14, the United States, France and the UK fired over 100 missiles at multiple targets in Syria in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by government forces in the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta. Almost two-thirds of the rockets were shot down, according to Russian military.
The 2018 Yalta Economic Forum has kicked off in Russia’s Crimea. Besides Russian companies and businessmen, the event is being attended by European politicians and entrepreneurs. Sputnik sat down with Gunnar Lindemann – Berlin regional parliament deputy, to talk about Russo-German relations, sanctions, and humanitarian contacts.
Former FBI director James Comey has released a book entitled, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership” bashing the Trump administration. Radio Sputnik discussed this with Roger Smith, Professor of Political science and Associate Dean for Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.
Washington's controversial trade policies have prompted Japan to turn to its longstanding geopolitical rival China, seeking to boost bilateral relations and trade amid Donald Trump's tough tariff measures, analysts have told Sputnik. However, it is unlikely that the US will sit idle watching a Sino-Japanese rapprochement, they added.
Sputnik spoke to Lebanese journalist and commentator Sharmine Narwani to find out more about situation in Syria and Washington's goals and actions in there.
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