Russian liquefied natural gas from Yamal in Siberia is set to be delivered to the UK later this week.
Last week the South African parliament adopted with an overwhelming majority of 241 votes in favor versus 83 votes against the motion to change the country’s constitution in order to pave the way for a planned expropriation of land from white farmers without any financial compensation.
The euro is a mistake that will ultimately fail, the leader of Italy’s Eurosceptic League party – Matteo Salvini – said as the center-right coalition secured over 37% of the votes, but failed to get an overall majority. Sputnik discussed this with Professor Antonio Moreno, Head of the Business Department at the University of Navarra.
While Daesh (Islamic State, ISIS, banned in Russia) has suffered significant losses in Syria and Iraq, experts warn that it still remains a lethal threat. The group has been carrying out attacks in northern Iraq and fighting against the Kurds in Syria has increased in the past month.
Over nearly two decades EU-Russian relations have undergone phases of coolness and mutual rapprochement, RIA Novosti political observers Filip Prokudin and Vladimir Ardaev write, emphasizing the surprising sustainability of Russo-European ties.
With US secretary of State Rex Tillerson Embarking on a week-long trip to Africa, he is expected to smooth out the somewhat strained relations between the Trump White House and the developing world. Sputnik spoke with John Stremlau, Professor of International Relations at Witwatersrand University In Cape Town South Africa for further analysis.
Another day, another set of allegations levied against Russia. The latest two come from Christopher Steele, author of a memo alleging that Russia blocked Mitt Romney from becoming secretary of state in 2017, and the British media, which has strongly implied that Moscow assassinated a British double agent via poisoning on Monday.
On Tuesday, it was revealed that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un informed a South Korean envoy that he was willing to discuss scrapping his nuclear program if the US was also willing to make some security guarantees.
A series of emails have been leaked showing how a powerful individual lobbying for the United Arab Emirates tried to persuade Trump to fire incumbent Secretary of State Rex Tillerson over his failure to side with the Saudi-led bloc against Qatar. Sputnik spoke to Amalendu Misra, a senior lecturer of global politics at Lancaster University.
Guatemala’s President, Jimmy Morales, has announced that he will relocate his country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on 16th May, just two days after the Trump administration is to do the same. Sputnik spoke to Middle East analyst Nicolai Due-Gunderson about the reasons and ramifications.
Metropolitan police statistics reveal a huge rise in illegal raves across Britain, as traditional nightclubs are forced to close their doors. Sputnik spoke with Dr. Beate Peter, lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and researcher of club culture in the city - about why raves are being resuscitated in such wide numbers.
Military observer Kemal Jafa spoke to Sputnik about what accounts for the Syrian army's recent string of successes against the Islamist fighters holed up in the Damascus suburb of East Ghouta, and explained why the liberation of the area would have immense implications for the course of the war in Syria.
By eliminating the terrorist threat in Eastern Ghouta, Damascus will significantly strengthen its positions in the region, political analyst Fehim Tastekin told Sputnik, explaining why terrorists and their external sponsors attach such great importance to Eastern Ghouta and Aleppo in Syria.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Germany's interests will be sacrificed to EU-wide policies by the new coalition government, lawmakers from the Eurosceptic right-wing party Alternative for Germany (AfD) told Sputnik.
A US Navy aircraft carrier has visited a Vietnamese port for the first time since the Vietnam war. The news comes as Beijing is poised to increase its military budget to 1,11 trillion yuan. Vietnam is one of the claimants to the South China Sea, a disputed region that has been witnessing increased Chinese military presence.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Tommy Yang - The expected increase in China’s national defense budget for 2018 is consistent with the country’s economic growth rate despite a bigger than usual hike in expenditures, experts told Sputnik.
Commenting to Sputnik on the current situation in Syria's Afrin region, Turkish military experts specifically stressed the importance of developing full-fledged coordination between Turkey and the Syrian government in the area east of the Euphrates.
Thirty years ago three unarmed IRA terrorists were gunned down by British special forces on the Rock of Gibraltar, amid great controversy. Sputnik spoke to policing expert, Christian Kaunert, who said the terrorist threat had changed since 1988 but not the rules of engagement.
Daesh is showing signs of an alarming re-emergence despite its heavy losses in Syria and Iraq. According to senior Kurdish officials in Syria, there has been a growing number of fights with Daesh over the past weeks. Meanwhile, in Iraq, Daesh ambushed a pro-government militia unit, killing 27 of them.
Iranian Foreign Minister criticized the EU for 'extremism' in its approach to Tehran. In an interview with the Iranian newspaper Etemad, Mohammad Javad Zarif stated that while trying to keep the US in the Iran nuclear deal, “European countries are suffering from extremism” and warned that this extremism would eventually undermine Europe’s policy.
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