Despite concerns about disproportionate intrusion into people's private and family lives Europe is plowing ahead with new border control mechanisms and databases which will give an unprecedented number of people access to biometric data belonging to millions of people.
While ramping up pressure against Beijing on multiple fronts, Washington appears to not be taking into account China's sustainability and resilience, which stem from its sophisticated culture, says sociologist Dr. Heinz Dieterich, explaining why the US' current China strategy is erratic and doomed to failure.
While the Arab world and the international community have called on Israel to adopt a two-state solution to end the conflict with the Palestinians, an Israeli professor claims the notion is not more than a fiction coined by Arabs to distract the globe from their true intention - the annihilation of the Jewish state.
New Delhi (Spu,tnik): Terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir began around 30 years ago, at a time when some in neighbouring Punjab were clamouring for independence. Both conflicts were ethno-religious in nature, andt today the two states are in a different place.
Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan continues for the fourth day over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. However, the fight is also of geopolitical importance for Turkey, which shares a border with Armenia while strongly backing Azerbaijan, Mark Sleboda, a foreign affairs and security analyst, told Sputnik.
Thursday marks the 75th commemoration of the Trinity Test, the first detonation of a nuclear bomb, in the New Mexico desert. However, the bomb’s dirty explosion has caused untold suffering downwind of the blast - suffering never acknowledged or compensated for by the US government, an expert told Sputnik.
The UK’s Secretary for International Trade, Liz Truss, has announced on Wednesday that Britain has completed its first round of negotiations for a Free-Trade Agreement with Australia and is looking to ratify agreements with other nations around with world - including Japan and the US.
EU chiefs in Brussels have announced plans to target so-called ‘sweetheart tax deals’ which involve tax breaks or other advantages, to bring additional business and trade to a nation. The crackdown is expected to lead to an unprecedented legal assault whilst also reducing the ability of multinationals to exploit advantageous corporate tax schemes.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador has drawn the ire of Washington as he has sought to chart a more independent path from the United States, including distancing himself from attempts to overthrow the Venezuelan government and the long and bloody US 'war on drugs'.
US President Donald Trump claims that his Democratic rival Joe Biden has plagiarised parts of the his economic program. Dr Zalmay Gulzad is unsurprised but he also doesn't believe either candidate can solve America's problems and says raising taxes would be a disaster as many people cannot afford to pay more during the current crisis.
Looking back at Israel's 2006 operation that claimed the lives of more than a hundred IDF soldiers and destroyed Hezbollah infrastructure, Yousef Hadad, a former IDF combatant, says he had no remorse. Despite almost losing his life in a battle, he claims he would gladly do it again, if the Jewish state needed his help.
The US-China tit-for-tat sanctions targeting senior politicians have added to tensions already simmering between the world's two largest economies, say international observers, explaining why the People's Republic is unlikely to tolerate what it sees as US bullying.
Britain’s government on Monday set out a series of policies regarding the country’s future approach to immigration and travel. The 130-page document, released by Home Secretary Priti Patel, outlines laws which will come into force once the UK leaves the EU customs union and single market at the start of January 2021.
Boris Johnson has indicated once again that tougher rules on face masks are likely on their way as the PM has encouraged people working from home to go back to their offices. This comes as a poll suggests just 12% of Brits are comfortable with the idea of returning back to ‘normal’ post lockdown.
In recent years, Nikki Haley has emerged as a national leader within the Republican Party, according to many in the media, who have noted former Trump administration's official's spectacular political rise. International observers have discussed Haley's chances of becoming a GOP presidential hopeful during the next election cycles.
The first signs of a spike in coronavirus infections in America emerged two weeks after the start of anti-racism demonstrations and riots in the US and took a turn for the worst a week later, as states continued to reopen their economies.
A recently found Pravda article dated 27 August 1979 evokes memories of Joe Biden's first visit to the USSR. US academics have walked down memory lane discussing Biden's role in the US-Soviet SALT II negotiations and unexpected collapse of the agreement.
Joe Biden's nationwide lead over Donald Trump appears tricky, say international polling and media experts, explaining why one should read and analyse polling results carefully instead of blindly swallowing the MSM's bait.
On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed that he had signed a decree converting Istanbul’s historic Hagia Sophia into a mosque which will open for Muslim prayers on 24 July.
As Ghislaine Maxwell, who allegedly helped recruit and groom minor girls for convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, is expected to appear in a US court next week, royals experts have weighed up as to how her testimony may affect Prince Andrew and the British royal family.