MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The withdrawal of US troops from Syria may take longer and be at a lesser scale than expected, and the transfer of military bases to Turkey, something that Ankara is actively seeking, seems unlikely, a member of the Turkish parliament, Ozturk Yilmaz, told Sputnik on Thursday.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said that France was hardening its stance against popular unrest after the yellow vests protests turned violent on Saturday. Philippe noted that the government could use the current law against football hooligans as a model for the upcoming legislation. The draft might be introduced as soon as February.
NASA has released an image of a space object at the very edge of our solar system, some 6 billion kilometres away. The New Horizons spacecraft flew past Ultima Thule, an object in the Kuiper Belt, in the early hours of New Year’s Day.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Italian political leaders, in a direct affront to Paris, have enthusiastically endorsed the French Yellow Vests movement, which has been staging anti-government protests since mid-November.
Britain still owns several islands in the Caribbean and there are concerns about how they will be affected by Brexit. Sputnik spoke to the former Prime Minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan skipped a meeting with US National Security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday after calling Bolton's demands with respect to Turkish military activity in Syria "a serious mistake". Bolton had insisted that US forces would remain in Syria until Turkey agrees not to attack the Kurdish forces there.
The Dutch government has announced it will assure residency to Britons studying and working within the country even in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Sputnik discussed it with Maike Bohn, a founding member of the3million, an organisation of EU citizens in the UK.
Last week several German politicians and prominent personalities were targeted by a cyber-attack. Yesterday, the German police confirmed that the culprit of the data breach has been found and arrested by authorities. Sputnik spoke about it to cybersecurity expert Pierluigi Paganini.
Sputnik spoke to Dr Donnal Parr from Northumbria University about the future of Brexit and what could come next for Theresa May if her bill fails to make it through the House of Commons.
When attorneys for former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort filed motions in a federal court Tuesday, they accidentally revealed that Manafort had met with Konstantin Kilimnik in 2016 and passed him polling data. But what does it really prove?
US President Donald Trump's national address and the response from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Tuesday highlight that officials on both sides of the political divide are putting on a show for the American people, Jacqueline Luqman, the co-editor-in-chief of Luqman Nation, told Sputnik.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Leaks exposing the UK’s role in the notorious Skripal affair shine a light on London’s strategy to revive Cold War tensions and to justify increasing its intelligence budget, former Pentagon adviser Karen Kwiatkowski told Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The new bill targeting violent protesters, announced by French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, could undermine human rights and bring nothing in terms of security, Secretary General of the French Police Labor Union Thooris Michel told Sputnik.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at US National Security Adviser John Bolton, saying he had made a “very serious mistake” in calling on Ankara to guarantee protection for Kurds in Syria as a precondition for the US withdrawal of troops from the country.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The UK state-funded project Integrity Initiative is just another instrument for information warfare and is unlikely to bring about a critical change to the current anti-Russia narrative that has swept all major Western media, Hansjoerg Mueller, a German parliament member from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, told Sputnik.
After months of the likes of Bigwigs such as Jean Claude Juncker telling Theresa May that her Brexit deal was as good as it was going to get from Brussels’s coffers, speculation has arisen that the EU may be prepared to make significant concessions, in order to avoid a no deal scenario. Sputnik spoke about it to political commentator David Lindsay.
The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made a statement that might brighten up all those who support independence for Scotland and worry those who are against the separation. Sputnik spoke about it to James Kelly, a political commentator.
Turkey's responses to US National Security Advisor John Bolton's condition regarding the removal of American forces from Syria were triggered by an overall sense of confusion from the Trump administration's mixed messages, Dr. Gönül Tol, founding director of the Middle East Institute's Center for Turkish Studies, told Sputnik.
Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya was indicted Tuesday in a US district court for obstruction of justice. The case is unconnected to the Russiagate investigation, but that hasn’t stopped US media from essentially reporting that it is.
Hacker group Anonymous has called on the UK government to conduct an honest investigation into the activity of the Integrity Initiative project, a UK-based firm, claiming to be fighting Russian "propaganda". On Friday Anonymous leaked new documents containing evidence of the Integrity Initiative's connections to the Salisbury attack.