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    • Migrants wait for food inside a dorm destroyed during the Bosnian 1992-1995 war, in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina May 11, 2018
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      Why Bosnia May Become New Base for Middle Eastern Refugees

      Commenting on Bosnia and Herzegovina currently being in the grip of a migrant crisis during an interview with Sputnik Serbia, political analyst Andjelko Kozomara predicted that the crisis would unlikely show any signs of abating in the immediate future.

    • Syrian girls walk past destruction during a sandstorm in the once rebel-held Bab al-Nasr neighbourhood in the old part of Aleppo on March 10, 2017
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      'To Get US Help, UK Funds Anyone Useful in Confrontation With Russia' - Author

      Sunday Mail journalist Peter Hitchens has tweeted that London allocated hefty sums for the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. He questioned the group's independence given that the organization defines itself as not linked to any political body. Sputnik discussed the matter with Fulvio Scaglione, independent Italian journalist and writer.

    • The Wikipedia logo. (File)
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      Who's Philip Cross: 'Either a Mad Obsessionist or State Operative' – George Galloway

      British politician George Galloway has offered one thousand pounds for the unmasking of mysterious online figure Philip Cross. Cross has been accused of editing or deleting chunks of information from a certain cluster of Wikipedia accounts. George Galloway told Sputnik that his Wikipedia page was edited 2,000 times by Cross.

    • A man rides his moped past a government billboard displaying George Soros in monochrome next to a message urging Hungarians to take part in a national consultation about what it calls a plan by the Hungarian-born financier to settle a million migrants in Europe per year, in Szolnok, Hungary, October 2, 2017
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      Hungary's War on Soros & EU Values Laid Out in Its Constitution - Journalist

      George Soros' Open Society Foundations is planning to shutter its office in Budapest, citing what it calls a "repressive political and legal environment." Speaking to Sputnik, Czech-born Swedish journalist Vavra Suk explained what was really behind the NGO's decision, and what comes next.

    • NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence celebrates together with esteemed guests from various countries, organizations and sectors
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      Why the US-European Defense Umbrella is on the Brink of Folding Up

      Academic, journalist and political commentator Gevorg Mirzayan explains why NATO's Eastern flank, as well as the countries of the former Soviet expanse aspiring to join the Western alliance, are being set up have their security and geopolitical ambitions thwarted.

    • Andrew Parker, the Director General of Britain’s domestic security service MI5.
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      MI5 Chief's Allegations Against Russia Made 'on Emotions, Didn't Present Any New Evidence' - Journalist

      MI5 Director-General Andrew Parker said that Russia has committed a flagrant breach of international law. In a speech to European security chiefs in Berlin, the director-general also called on the need to “shine a light through the fog of lies.” Sputnik discussed this with Dr. Ludwig Watzal, editor and freelance journalist.

    • A Ghadr-H missile, center, a solid-fuel surface-to-surface Sejjil missile and a portrait of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are displayed at Baharestan Square in Tehran, Iran
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      Why European Signatories Are Not Ready to Exit From Iran Deal

      Addressing Tehran's calls to the European signatories to save the Iran nuclear deal after Washington's withdrawal from the agreement, Iranian political analyst Abdullah Mehraban has told Sputnik that all this will most likely be a tough nut to crack.

    • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017
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      Isolation of Assange in Ecuadorian Embassy 'Violation of Human Rights’ - Expert

      Ecuador and the UK are in talks to reach an agreement on Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. In a recent interview, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said that the two sides “have the intention and the interest that this be resolved.” Sputnik discussed this with Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.

    • Iraqi Shiite cleric and leader Moqtada al-Sadr (C-L) shows his ink-stained index finger and holds a national flag while surrounded by people outside a polling station in the central holy city of Najaf on May 12, 2018 as the country votes in the first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State (IS) group
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      Shiite Parties’ Win in Iraqi Parliamentary Vote is Victory For Iran – Analysts

      The outcome of the May 12 parliamentary vote in Iraq plays directly into the hands of Tehran, analysts told Sputnik predicting that Iran's influence in the region would increase as Iraq's leading Shiite parties are about to take the majority of the seats in the country's parliament.

    • In this photo provided Wednesday, March 28, 2018, by China's Xinhua News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands in Beijing, China.
      Last update: 06:31 16.05.2018
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      Reports About Secret Xi-Kim Accord Explained by Analysts

      China's influence in North Korea remains strong, however, it does not mean that Beijing is eager to render economic assistance to Pyongyang in violation of the UN sanctions regime, analysts told Sputnik, commenting on a Japanese media story about purported secret talks between the Chinese and North Korean leaders.

    • Picture of the logo of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)taken on September 20, 2016 at the headquarter of the organisation in Montreal.
      Last update: 04:43 16.05.2018
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      Expert Explains How WADA Operating 'Against the Spirit of Sport'

      Russian investigators have collected evidence refuting claims made by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s informant Grigory Rodchenkov. Russia's former director of the Anti-Doping Center, Grigory Rodchenkov, has claimed that the urine samples of Russian athletes had been swapped during the 2014 Olympic Games.

    • A Palestinian demonstrator gestures during a protest marking the 70th anniversary of Nakba, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank May 15, 2018
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      ‘Visceral Disgust’ at Gaza Massacre Generating Support for Palestinian Cause

      A day after Israeli soldiers killed 59 unarmed Palestinians, the families buried their dead, including an eight-month-old-baby, on the day known as Yawm an-Nakba, which commemorates the estimated 700,000 Palestinians who were expelled from their homes for the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.

    • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
      Last update: 03:34 16.05.2018
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      Seattle’s Amazon Tax Leaves Multi-Billion Dollar Company Afraid Communities ‘Will Demand More of Them’

      On Monday, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a controversial proposal that will tax big businesses to reduce homelessness and provide more affordable housing in the city, a decision that has met with strong opposition from multiple businesses, including mega-retailer Amazon.

    • A Palestinian man uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip east of Khan Yunis on May 14, 2018, as Palestinians protest over the inauguration of the US embassy following its controversial move to Jerusalem
      Last update: 20:31 15.05.2018
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      How US Embassy Transfer Risks Driving a Wedge Between Israel, Arab World

      The transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem on May 14 was accompanied by violent clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border. The violence has triggered a harsh response from Muslim states threatening to impair Israel's relations with regional Arab powers.

    • John Pilger, Australian journalist and friend of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, speaks to the media outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, on June 22, 2012, where Assange is seeking political asylum
      Last update: 20:15 15.05.2018
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      Ecuador's Talks With UK Over Assange 'Defame Country's Good Name' – Journalist

      Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa says Quito and London "have the intention and the interest" of reaching a "definite agreement" on the status of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Speaking to Sputnik, renowned journalist John Pilger, a personal friend of Assange, said that the move is a betrayal by Ecuador's new president.

    • A wounded Palestinian demonstrator is evacuated during a protest against U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip May 14, 2018
      Last update: 20:12 15.05.2018
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      US is Our Main Enemy Who Fully Supports Israel – Palestinian Politician

      Following violent clashes at the Gaza Strip during the opening ceremony of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, Palestinian factions now ponder on how to proceed and what should be done in order to make the US leadership change its mind.

    • Missiles are on display during a parade marking National Army Day at the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
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      US Anti-Iran Sanctions Serve IRGC's Interests, Could Hinder Reform – Strategist

      by Suliman Mulhem

      US President Donald Trump’s decision earlier this month to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has drawn condemnation from Tehran and members of the P5+1 for potentially undoing years of negotiations and diplomatic progress.

    • This picture taken on May 3, 2018 shows the ZTE logo on an office building in Shanghai
      Last update: 18:37 15.05.2018
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      Trump Likely Using Chinese Firm ZTE to Bargain for More Concessions From Beijing

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) Tommy Yang - Donald Trump is probably seeking more concessions from China in the ongoing negotiations over trade disputes between the world’s top two economies, by offering to re-evaluate a previous decision from the US Commerce Department that threatened the survival of Chinese telecommunications company ZTE, experts told Sputnik.

    • A general view of the headquarters of Britain's internal security service MI5 , in London Friday Nov. 10, 2006
      Last update: 17:49 15.05.2018
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      MI5 Chief's Russia Rant 'Embarrassing for England' – Writer

      MI5 chief Andrew Parker has accused Russia of every crime in the book, from "malign activities" and "media manipulation" to cyberattacks, the use of force, "criminal thuggery," and "bare-faced lying…coupled with ridicule of critics." Speaking to Sputnik, writer and public speaker David Icke explained what's behind Parker's tough-guy talk.

    • Salisbury have begun cleaning the spots related to Skripal poisoning
      Last update: 16:15 15.05.2018
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      'Weak' UK Gov’t Created Skripal Scandal as Distraction From Plans to Leave EU – Historian

      Addressing the European security chiefs in Berlin, MI-5 Director General Andrew Parker stressed the need to "shine a light through the fog of lies," after accusing Russia of what he called "a flagrant breach" of international law.