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    • President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China
      Last update: 20:26 08.02.2018
      20:26 08.02.2018

      'Clean Up Gang Crime, Eliminate Evil': Behind Xi's New War on Corruption

      The newly-proclaimed war against corruption and organized crime is an urgent necessity for the Chinese leadership, analysts say, referring to Beijing's ambitious plan to eradicate poverty in the country by 2020. The initiative envisages eradicating crime at the grassroots level and severely punishing officials who are backing gangs.

    • Billionaire financier George Soros
      Last update: 19:17 08.02.2018
      19:17 08.02.2018

      Soros' 'Elitist' Anti-Brexit Intervention 'Defies Will of British People' - MEP

      A pro-EU group looking to reverse the results of the Brexit referendum has been given more than 400,000 pounds' worth of funding by US billionaire George Soros, according to media reports. Sputnik spoke to UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge about this development, and about why Soros may be trying to influence the British vote to leave the European Union.

    • (File) Protestors shout slogans against US strike on an airbase of the Syrian regime as they hold Turkish flags and placards reading Killer US, get out of Middle East and The US is out of Syria in front of the US Embassy in Ankara on April 8, 2017
      Last update: 18:57 08.02.2018
      18:57 08.02.2018

      'Mistrust': How US Actions in Mid East Plunged Turkish Public Support to All Time Low

      US actions in the Middle East seem to be taking their toll on Washington’s relations with Ankara as recent opinion polls reveals growing resentment toward the United States brewing in Turkish society.

    • The US Air Force fighter jets
      Last update: 18:26 08.02.2018
      18:26 08.02.2018

      Analyst: Pentagon Feels Free to Bomb Whatever It Wants in Syria

      The US is seemingly determined to continue a low-intensity civil war in Syria, backing the opposition forces, Stanislav Byshok, a political analyst at the International Monitoring Organization CIS-EMO has told Radio Sputnik, commenting on the recent deadly attack by the US-led coalition against pro-Damascus militiamen in Deir ez-Zor province.

    • International Olympic Committee (IOC) members attend the 132nd IOC session in Pyeongchang, February 6, 2018
      Last update: 16:56 08.02.2018
      16:56 08.02.2018

      Only Right Thing for IOC to Do Is to Allow Russian Athletes to Compete – Lawyer

      The International Olympic Committee has decided against inviting 13 Russian athletes and two coaches, acquitted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Dr Gregory Ioannidis, sports lawyer and anti-doping litigation expert, shared his views on the matter with Sputnik.

    • A pro-European Union,(EU), anti-Brexit demonstrator holds the EU and UK flags outside the Houses of Parliament, in central London on January 22, 2018
      Last update: 16:52 08.02.2018
      16:52 08.02.2018

      Britain Must Play by EU Rules Over Brexit Transition or Else, Analyst Warns

      Britain is being totally unrealistic if it thinks it can continue to enjoy the benefits of the single market during the Brexit transition period as the European Union flexes its muscles by threatening to take a tough stance, an influential UK political commentator has revealed.

    • Pills
      Last update: 16:36 08.02.2018
      16:36 08.02.2018

      Study Blames Big Pharma for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Boom in India

      According to a new study conducted by British bacteriologists in India, published by the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, the frequent use of unapproved drugs has made Indians the carriers of drug-resistant bacteria; this may pose a wider health risk if the bacteria spreads beyond the country's borders.

    • People walk between barb wire fences in the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz as thousands of people, mostly youth from all over the world, gather for the annual March of the Living during Holocaust Remembrance Day in Oswiecim, Poland April 24, 2017.
      Last update: 14:16 08.02.2018
      14:16 08.02.2018

      Poland Finds Itself 'Cornered' After Controversial Holocaust Bill – Politician

      Poland has been criticized by the US and Israel after the country's President signed into law a bill that imposes jail terms for suggesting the country was complicit in the Holocaust, it also provides punishment for "crimes of Ukrainian nationalists."

    • Crypto-currency mining
      Last update: 14:08 08.02.2018
      14:08 08.02.2018

      Energy Coin: Economist Reveals Prospects of Iran Creating New Cryptocurrency

      Iran is poised to make an entrance into the global digital financial market by introducing its own cryptocurrency backed by the country’s vast reserves of oil and natural gas.

    • In this Nov. 15, 2017 photo, aerial view of destroyed building and shops in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq
      Last update: 13:41 08.02.2018
      13:41 08.02.2018

      US Aimed to Destroy Rather Than Liberate Iraq's Mosul – Analyst

      In an interview with Sputnik, Iranian political commentator Emad Abshenas addressed the ever-deteriorating situation in Mosul, which was liberated by the US-led coalition back in July 2017, specifically pointing out Washington's reluctance to focus on fighting Daesh.

    • Indian residents photograph India's tallest flag as it is unveiled in Faridabad on the outskirts of New Delhi on March 3, 2015
      Last update: 13:18 08.02.2018
      13:18 08.02.2018

      India's Ashgabat Opportunity Depends Much on Implementation - Ex-Diplomat

      A communiqué issued by Turkmenistan early this month announced that all the four founding members had consented to the inclusion of India in the Ashgabat Agreement, which seeks to establish transit links connecting central Asia with the Persian Gulf.

    • Victim of police spying waits outside Royal Court of Justice, London © Sputnik 2018
      Last update: 11:58 08.02.2018
      11:58 08.02.2018

      EXCLUSIVE: 'Messing With the Wrong People': Why Victims of UK 'Spycops' Keep On Fighting

      The official British government investigation into the long-raging "Spycops" scandal is refusing to disclose the cover names of police officers who spied on activists for half a century. A number of individuals and groups are battling the official conspiracy of silence - one exclusively explained to Sputnik why they refuse to give up their crusade.

    • An Israeli air force jet fighter plane. (File)
      Last update: 07:54 08.02.2018
      07:54 08.02.2018

      'Israel is Definitely Violating Syria's Sovereignty' - Analyst

      According to SANA news agency, Syrian air defenses responded to an Israeli attack near Damascus. Sputnik discussed the new tit-for-tat attacks with Mona Alami, a French-Lebanese journalist and analyst, who writes about political, security and economic issues in the Arab world.

      Israeli Attacks on Targets in Syria in February 2018
    • A US Air Force B-52 bomber returning from a mission over Iraq is refueling from a KC-10 plane over the Black Sea, in this Friday, March 28, 2003 photo
      Last update: 07:42 08.02.2018
      07:42 08.02.2018

      Peace Activist Explains Who Profits From US Nuclear Posture Review

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The new US Nuclear Posture Review will boost profits for major military contractors including one that previously employed the man who directed the review, Defense Secretary James Mattis, peace activist Jan Weinberg told Sputnik.

    • The guard tower of Camp Six detention facility of the Joint Detention Group at the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (File)
      Last update: 06:33 08.02.2018
      06:33 08.02.2018

      Trump May Expand Gitmo Capacity to Bush-Era Levels on Dubious Legal Grounds

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump is likely to expand the capacity of the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention center operations to pack the facility with more alleged terror suspects under legal fictions that violate international human rights laws, analysts told Sputnik.

    • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up while addressing the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Conference in Washington. (File)
      Last update: 03:57 08.02.2018
      03:57 08.02.2018

      ‘We Can't Solve These Problems and Still Embrace Militarism': Trump's Parade Won't Help Americans

      On Tuesday, it was revealed that the Pentagon, at the request of US President Donald Trump, is looking at dates for a potential military parade that could take place in Washington, DC, sometime in November.

    • Palestinian protesters chant angry slogans as one burns a representation of the American flag, during a protest against the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Gaza City Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
      Last update: 03:42 08.02.2018
      03:42 08.02.2018

      ‘Lives Are at Risk’: Gaza Runs Out of Fuel to Power Hospitals

      The Palestinian territory of Gaza is on the brink of running out of fuel and power, with its hospitals either ceasing or slowing operations as the crisis mounts.

    • A picture taken on February 6, 2018 shows a visual representation of the digital crypto-currency Bitcoin, at the Bitcoin Change shop in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv
      Last update: 00:02 08.02.2018
      00:02 08.02.2018

      Bitcoin Price Correction Healthy as Regulators Aim for Market Rebound

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A steep drop in the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is a short-term correction that is useful in the long-term for the market stability as regulatory moves attempt to bring rationale and encourage cryptocurrency prices to reach new records in the future, experts told Sputnik.

    • View of Kabul. (File)
      Last update: 23:05 07.02.2018
      23:05 07.02.2018

      Afghanistan Needs a Regionally Coordinated Approach – Analyst

      Both Republicans and Democrats have voiced their concerns about President Trump’s open-ended military commitment to Afghanistan, with lawmakers estimating that it will cost the US taxpayer above $45 billion in 2018 alone. Sputnik spoke to Imtiaz Gul, author of the book ‘The Unholy Nexus: Pak-Afghan Relations.’

    • Migrants wait to be rescued from a sinking dingey off the Libyan coasal town of Zawiyah, east of the capital, on March 20, 2017, as they attempted to cross from the Mediterranean to Europe.
      Last update: 22:36 07.02.2018
      22:36 07.02.2018

      Europe Goes Right-Wing While Demoralized by Unstoppable Immigration - Analysts

      BRUSSELS (Sputnik), Luc Rivet - Europe has been struggling with the effects of hard-to-control immigration in the last few years, which, among other consequences, has contributed to the rise of right-wing and far-right parties touting a hardline approach to immigration.