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    • Coal power plants are among the biggest producer of CO2, that is supposed to be responsible for climate change
      Last update: 01:24 20.04.2018
      01:24 20.04.2018

      Expert Explains Why Trump Might Have Gotten It Wrong About Climate Change

      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.

    • People dance during Independence Day celebrations marking 70 years since the founding of the state in 1948, in Tel Aviv, Israel
      Last update: 00:14 20.04.2018
      00:14 20.04.2018

      Seventy Years on, Israel Should Feel Mostly Optimistic About Its Future - Expert

      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.

    • Donald Trump Nikki Haley United Nations
      Last update: 22:21 19.04.2018
      22:21 19.04.2018

      Trump Ready to Nix Nikki?

      by Finian Cunningham

      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.

    • Members of jihadist group Al-Nusra Front take part in a parade calling for the establishment of an Islamic state in Syria, at the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood of Aleppo, on October 25, 2013.
      Last update: 22:17 19.04.2018
      22:17 19.04.2018

      Plans for Joint FSA-Nusra Offensive in Syria Likely Had UK Support – Oppositioner

      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.

    • British Prime Minister Theresa May, center, attends a breakfast meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, March 23, 2018
      Last update: 21:50 19.04.2018
      21:50 19.04.2018

      Windrush Scandal: 'Captain May' is Weak and Seems Intent on Going Down

      by Jon Gaunt

      I don't know about the Windrush but this government is beginning to resemble a Political Titanic.

    • Smoke rises after airstrikes targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018
      Last update: 21:42 19.04.2018
      21:42 19.04.2018

      'Israel is Trying to Avoid an Escalation in the North'– Ex Deputy Nat. Adviser

      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.

    • Doll
      Last update: 21:27 19.04.2018
      21:27 19.04.2018

      Child Sex Dolls: Therapeutic Deterrence of Abuse or Risky Abetment?

      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?

    • A child plays in front of a mural of late former Cuban leader Fidel Castro at the market in Managua, Nicaragua November 27, 2016.
      Last update: 21:20 19.04.2018
      21:20 19.04.2018

      Cuba is Changing Its Politicians but Not Its Politics – Observers

      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.

    • Fireworks are set off during celebrations for Israel's 70th Independence Day, at Rabin square in Tel Aviv, Israel
      Last update: 20:46 19.04.2018
      20:46 19.04.2018

      History Checkered: Israel Celebrates Its 70th Birthday

      Any anniversary demands retrospection and projection alike - and major milestones, such a platinum anniversary, certainly demand a very high degree of reflection indeed.

    • James Comey
      Last update: 20:13 19.04.2018
      20:13 19.04.2018

      Comey's Book: 'It's Embarrassing Former FBI Director is Doing This' - Journo

      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.

    • In this Oct. 12, 2017, photo, ever-growing amount of contaminated, treated but still slightly radioactive, water at the wrecked Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant is stored in about 900 huge tanks, including those seen in this photo taken during a plant tour at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo
      Last update: 18:53 19.04.2018
      18:53 19.04.2018

      'We Don't Need a Mix of Energy Services, We Just Need Nuclear Power' - Energy Spec.

      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 University of California at Berkeley
      Last update: 18:51 19.04.2018
      18:51 19.04.2018

      What You (Probably) Don't Know About Positive Discrimination

      The legacy of positive discrimination is sometimes the opposite of what was intended by its original supporters.

    • Flags of Russia, EU, France and coat of arms of Nice on the city's promenade
      Last update: 18:30 19.04.2018
      18:30 19.04.2018

      Austrian Politician on EU-Russia Sanctions: 'This Negative Circle Must Be Broken'

      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.

    • Galatasaray's Tarik Camdal, left, and Gokhan Gonul of Fenerbahce fight for the ball during their Turkish League soccer derby match at the TT Arena stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. (File)
      Last update: 17:10 19.04.2018
      17:10 19.04.2018

      Sporting Wars: What Are The Most Violent Football Derbies in the World?

      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.

    • Indian national flag. (File)
      Last update: 16:53 19.04.2018
      16:53 19.04.2018

      India Creates New Think Tank for Defense Diplomacy, Acquisitions - Reports

      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.

    • A missile is seen crossing over Damascus, Syria April 14, 2018
      Last update: 14:36 19.04.2018
      14:36 19.04.2018

      Moscow Can Boost Its Defenses by Studying Intact US Missiles in Syria - Analyst

      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.

      US, UK, France Strike Syria With Over 100 Missiles in Response to Alleged Chemical Attack
    • Germany's Alternative for Germany AfD party burn a private fireworks during an election campaign tour by ship on the river Rhine near Krefeld, western Germany, September 4, 2017.
      Last update: 11:11 19.04.2018
      11:11 19.04.2018

      Germany's AfD Party Wants to Put an End to Sanctions Against Russia - Deputy

      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.

    • In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017, photo then-FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing
      Last update: 10:52 19.04.2018
      10:52 19.04.2018

      Comey's 'Book Represents Anger at Being Fired' by Trump - Professor

      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.

    • U.S. President Donald Trump listens to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during their bilateral meeting at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida U.S., April 17, 2018
      Last update: 08:01 19.04.2018
      08:01 19.04.2018

      Washington by No Means Interested in China-Japan Thaw – Analysts

      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.

    • In this Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 photo, U.S. Marines prepare to build a military site during a sandstorm in western Anbar, Iraq. The US-led coalition's newest outpost in the fight against the Islamic State group is in this dusty corner of western Iraq near the border with Syria where several hundred American Marines operate close to the battlefront, a key factor in the recent series of swift victories against the extremists.
      Last update: 07:15 19.04.2018
      07:15 19.04.2018

      Analyst Names Washington's Goal Number One in Syria

      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.