A Soviet rocket manufactured in the 1960s, courage, optimism, and a patriotic upsurge managed to take down an 'invisible' $42.6 mln American bomber packed with modern technology that NATO was using to 'carry freedom' to the people of Yugoslavia. This is the story of an unexpected “miracle” that occurred in the early days of the bombing of Serbia.
An ongoing contraction in manufacturing across the Eurozone is stirring concerns regarding a possible recession in the single-currency area, as economists believe the service sector might be not enough to support faltering GDP growth.
The EU has agreed to partially extend Article Fifty on the conditions that the outcome must be to accept British Prime Minister Theresa May’s much-maligned Brexit deal. Sputnik spoke about it with journalist David Lindsay.
Sputnik has spoken to Ali Benflis, a former head of the Algerian government. He believes that the civil movement in Algeria will be led exclusively by the Algerian people, who have fiercely refused any outside interference in the current crisis.
The President of Mexico says the nation's banking sector could benefit from tighter competition between financial institutions, bringing down transaction costs and boosting the demand for financial services. That would, in turn, support consumer confidence and GDP growth.
Sputnik discussed the so-called School Self-Defence Act, which aims to allow teachers to carry weapons while on school grounds with F. Paul Valone, president of the gun rights and education organisation Grass Roots North Carolina.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his report on suspected collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign to the attorney general, with the report not recommending any further indictments. Eurasia Centre senior researcher Earl Rasmussen spoke to Sputnik about the report's implications for Trump and his opponents.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - When American cardiologist Dr. William Novick arrived to Yugoslavia with a team of US doctors and nurses in March 1999, he was unsure of what to expect.
This week, President Trump announced that the time had come for the US to recognise Tel Aviv's claim to the Golan Heights following over 50 years of illegal occupation of the Syrian region by Israel following the 1967 Six Day War. Sputnik spoke with American writer Dr. E. Michael Jones to get a sense of what drove Trump to make his decision.
On Thursday, US President Donald Trump announced he would recognize Israel’s claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights. For 52 years, no US leader has gone against United Nations resolutions regarding Israel’s occupation to be illegal. A peace activist told Sputnik Friday it was a cynical political ploy by Washington.
On a crisp March day in Kashgar, the biggest city on the western edge of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, men and women danced for hours to traditional music to celebrate the marriage of a young couple.
LONDON (Sputnik) - Officials in Brussels are fearful of the United Kingdom staying in the European Union in time for this May’s European Parliament (EP) elections as the UK voters may vote overwhelmingly for euroskeptic candidates, David Coburn, an EP lawmaker for Scotland, told Sputnik on Friday.
A House Oversight Committee February report has prompted US senators to seek whether White House officials had negotiated transferring sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval. Speaking to Sputnik, scholars have weighed up Riyadh's chances of implementing a nuclear programme.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump’s endorsement of the Israeli control over Syria’s Golan Heights changed nothing on the ground and only served to draw support for Syrian sovereignty, Peter Ford, a former UK ambassador to this Arab country, told Sputnik on Friday.
Damascus said that the US announcement on its readiness to recognise the disputed Golan Heights as part of Israel were ‘irresponsible', adding that the Syrian people are determined to recover the area through all available means. The US move has been slammed by the EU, Russia, Iran and the Arab League as a violation of international law.
UK's contributions currently make up almost a tenth of the EU's budget. Sputnik spoke to Professor Iain Begg, from the London School of Economics, about how the EU's budget will be affected by Brexit.
On Wednesday the European People’s Party, the largest group in the European Parliament, voted to suspend the Hungarian ruling party Fidesz. Sputnik spoke to Miklos Szantho, Director of the Budapest-based Center for Fundamental Rights, and asked what was next for Fidesz and the EPP.
A Eurosceptic party ‘Forum for Democracy’ could emerge second following elections in the Netherlands, exit poll data suggests. The ruling coalition, led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s VVD party, expected to weaken position. Sputnik has discussed the elections in the Netherlands with Dutch journalist Joost Niemoller.
Sputnik has talked about the study on the consequences of a no-deal Brexit with Huw Edwards, senior lecturer of economics at Loughborough University.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers that Brussels could approve a short delay to Brexit in principle so long as the UK Parliament passes a twice-rejected withdrawal deal next week. Sputnik has discussed the possible ways out of the Brexit stalemate with Geraint Johnes, professor of economics at Lancaster University Management School.
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