According to new research published online in the medical journal Thorax; E-cigarette vapour is found to boost the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung, which would normally keep the air spaces clear of harmful particles.
With Brexit negotiations continually stalling; a group of Conservative Brexiteers are rumored to be preparing a blueprint that will assuage fears of leaving the EU with no deal.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has said the country’s subsidized fuel prices should rise, to stop smugglers from cheating the country out of billions of dollars. Will this help alleviate the ongoing crisis or be another failed measure at redemption for the government?
NASA has launched the Parker Solar Probe automatic station to explore the Sun in a landmark mission. The probe took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday following a failed attempt the day before. US scientists expect the spacecraft will provide them with new data on processes in the solar atmosphere that are important for life on Earth.
The chances of the UK securing a Brexit deal before it leaves the European Union next March is only 50:50 according to Latvia's foreign minister. This comes on the back of comments made yesterday by Britain’s Foreign Minister, Jeremy Hunt, who said that a risk of a no deal Brexit is rising and everyone needs to prepare.
The only way to topple Bill Browder's anti-Russia narrative is to get both the mainstream media and members of the US Congress to start looking into the US financier's claims and publicly question them, Philip Giraldi, a former CIA case officer and US Army intelligence officer, told Sputnik.
During a Wednesday press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the US will not remove steel and aluminum tariffs placed on Turkish imports even if Turkey releases American Pastor Andrew Brunson.
Turkey has said the country will boycott US electronic goods amid an escalating diplomatic dispute with the Trump administration. The move comes after Washington imposed sanctions and raised tariffs against Ankara in a dispute about the detention of a US evangelical pastor.
The death toll continues to rise as rescue workers look for survivors of the bridge collapse. Rescuers have little hope of finding more survivors underneath the Morandi Bridge, where almost 40 vehicles fell 148 feet in the collapse. The cause is not yet known but there have been calls for the heads of the company operating the bridge to resign.
This week Donald Trump signed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), allocating $717 billion to the armed forces. The bill will fund the US Department of Defense, authorize a 2.6% military pay raise and increase the number of US troops by 15,600.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Media speculations challenging the citizenship of Westminster car ramming attack perpetrator reflect the "racist mindset," which rules out home-grown terrorism and suggests that Islam is incompatible with being a UK citizen, Frances Webber, the vice chair of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), told Sputnik on Thursday.
With Brexit looming and Britain’s future with the EU still very much up in the air, many companies are scaling back their UK operations or at least postponing investment, though some firms are more optimistic.
Amid a serious rise in tensions between the US and Turkey a number of Turkish media outlets said that Ankara had failed to receive Qatar’s support in the face of sanctions imposed on Turkey by the United States.
The US’ fifth generation F-35 stealth fighter is too expensive and will become less and less invisible as new and more sophisticated radars come along, Russian military expert Dmitry Drozdenko told Sputnik.
Lower Saxony's Prime Minister Stephan Weil has told Sputnik that he supports the lifting of sanctions against Russia. He has also criticized the new US sanctions since a Russian connection to the Skripal case hasn't been substantiated.
Italian society is divided as the country’s new upper house of parliament fights to reverse a law that bans children without vaccinations from attending school. The law that was adopted last year made vaccinations against 10 diseases compulsory and imposed a fine of up to €500 for parents who don't vaccinate their children before the age of six.
The practice of using "unwritten" rules has been in existence for years in China, making the entry into the country's market more difficult for foreign firms. With the unfolding trade between Beijing and Washington these rules may be weaponized, warns a think tank.
UK police have launched a terror probe into the collision of a car with security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. According to the Metropolitan Police several pedestrians were injured, however, none sustained life-threatening trauma.
Amid the escalating trade tensions between the United States and China, a UN panel has heard reports of a “secret internment camp” where Beijing is allegedly holding up to one million Uighurs, a Turkic-language Muslim minority living in China’s restive western province of Xinjiang.
The plan to reconnect North and South Korean railways could be upset by Pyongyang's potential flip-flops on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, however, if the project is implemented it may give a tremendous boost to the region, linking it to Russia, China and Europe, Beijing-based CCTV editor Tom McGregor told Sputnik.
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