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    • LNG tanker Gaselys
      Last update: 13:30 07.03.2018
      13:30 07.03.2018

      Despite EU Rhetoric, Gas Imports From Russia 'Actually Increasing'- Scholar

      Russian liquefied natural gas from Yamal in Siberia is set to be delivered to the UK later this week.

    • In this file photo dated March 29, 2000, Pippa van Rechteren, left, and her two-year-old twins Catherine, second from left, and Elisabeth, third from left, are blocked from leaving their house on the white-owned commercial farm, Chiripiro, by Zimbabwe war veterans in Centenary district, 150 kilometers (93 miles) north of Harare
      Last update: 12:55 07.03.2018
      12:55 07.03.2018

      Expropriation of White Farmers' Lands in S Africa 'Severe Infringement on Human Rights' - AfriForum CEO

      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.

    • Eurozone
      Last update: 10:53 07.03.2018
      10:53 07.03.2018

      Italy's Euroskeptic Drive: Euro 'Will Be in Trouble in Several Years,' Professor Predicts

      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.

    • In this undated file photo released by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, while riding in Raqqa city in Syria
      Last update: 08:55 07.03.2018
      08:55 07.03.2018

      'Daesh is Attempting to Establish a Local No-Go Zone' - Author

      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.

    • Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel lay flowers at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
      Last update: 08:06 07.03.2018
      08:06 07.03.2018

      Against All Odds: What's Behind EU-Russia 'Love-Hate Relationship'

      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.

    • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gestures during a interview with the Associated Press at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
      Last update: 03:56 07.03.2018
      03:56 07.03.2018

      Expert Explains Tillerson's Africa Trip Goals

      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.

    • Christopher Steele, former British intelligence officer in London Tuesday March 7, 2017 where he has spoken to the media for the first time . Steele who compiled an explosive and unproven dossier on President Donald Trump’s purported activities in Russia has returned to work
      Last update: 03:49 07.03.2018
      03:49 07.03.2018

      First Steele, Now Skripal: Mainstream Media Continue to Swallow Any ‘Absurd Claims’ Levied Against Russia

      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.

      Alleged Poisoning Attack on Russian Ex-Spy Skripal in UK
    • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greets Chung Eui-yong, head of the presidential National Security Office, in Pyongyang, North Korea, March 6, 2018
      Last update: 03:42 07.03.2018
      03:42 07.03.2018

      'Possibility of a Great Breakthrough': Future of Korean Peace Talks Depend on US Actions

      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 spire of a Moscow Kremlin tower and a Russian flag on Red Square
      Last update: 02:33 07.03.2018
      02:33 07.03.2018

      Russia Becomes 'Whipping Boy' of Mainstream Media – Analyst

      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.

    • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Jerusalem October 8, 2015.
      Last update: 01:42 07.03.2018
      01:42 07.03.2018

      Guatemala May Isolate Itself With Jerusalem Embassy Move

      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.

    • DJ
      Last update: 01:01 07.03.2018
      01:01 07.03.2018

      Real Reason Behind Rave Resurgence in UK Explained

      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.

    • A picture taken on February 28, 2018 shows flames erupting in the horizon following a reported rocket attack in al-Shaffuniyah, in the enclave of Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus
      Last update: 21:55 06.03.2018
      21:55 06.03.2018

      Syrian Army Victory in Ghouta Would Be 'Like a Second Aleppo' – Military Analyst

      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.

    • Smoke rises from the rebel held besieged town of Hamouriyeh, eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria, February 21, 2018
      Last update: 21:20 06.03.2018
      21:20 06.03.2018

      Liberation of E Ghouta Will Deal a Heavy Blow to Terrorist Sponsors – Analyst

      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.

    • German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives applause after addressing a Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Berlin, Germany, February 26, 2018
      Last update: 20:16 06.03.2018
      20:16 06.03.2018

      Germans Will Have to Pay for 'Macron's Great Power Fantasies' - AfD Lawmaker

      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 Vietnamese soldier keeps watch in front of U.S. aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson after its arrival at a port in Danang, Vietnam March 5, 2018
      Last update: 19:10 06.03.2018
      19:10 06.03.2018

      US Carrier Docks in Danang: 'Vietnam Showing China That it Has Allies' – Analyst

      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.

    • Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) raise a Chinese national flag during the military parade to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the army at Zhurihe military training base in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, July 30, 2017
      Last update: 18:01 06.03.2018
      18:01 06.03.2018

      China’s Defense Budget Increase Consistent With Economic Growth Rate - Analysts

      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.

    • US forces, accompanied by Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters, drive their armoured vehicles near the northern Syrian village of Darbasiyah, on the border with Turkey on April 28, 2017
      Last update: 13:50 06.03.2018
      13:50 06.03.2018

      US Poised to Create Garrison State in Syria – Turkish General

      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.

    • Pedestrians cross the tarmac at Gibraltar International Airport in front of the Rock near the border with Spain in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, historically claimed by Spain, June 24, 2016, after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU referendum.
      Last update: 13:27 06.03.2018
      13:27 06.03.2018

      'Proportionate Response' Shifted Since Gibraltar Shootings - Policing Analyst

      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.

    • The US-led coalition against Daesh will buy an unspecified amount of non-standard ammunition from Orbital ATK weapons manufacturer
      Last update: 12:26 06.03.2018
      12:26 06.03.2018

      'Coalition Quickly Eroding, Shifting Priorities From Fighting Daesh to Fighting One Another' - Prof

      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 Mohammad Javad Zarif
      Last update: 08:44 06.03.2018
      08:44 06.03.2018

      5+1-1? 'Iran Nuclear Deal Will Survive Despite Trump's Threats' – Policy Analyst

      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.