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    • People gesture at a US military vehicle in Amuda province, northern Syria
      Last update: 16:29 10.01.2019
      16:29 10.01.2019

      US Withdrawal From Syria May Be Long, Bases' Transfer to Turkey Unlikely - Turkish Lawmaker

      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.

    • Yellow Vests protestors erect barricades, set streets on fire
      Last update: 14:07 10.01.2019
      14:07 10.01.2019

      Only Small Minority of Gilets Jaunes Are Intent on Being Very Violent - Scholar

      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.

    • The New Horizons probe
      Last update: 13:54 10.01.2019
      13:54 10.01.2019

      New Horizons Spacecraft Has Enough Fuel for Flyby of Another Object - Scientist

      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.

    • Demonstrators wearing yellow vests stands next to a burning bicycle at the Champs Elysees avenue during a protest in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019.
      Last update: 13:17 10.01.2019
      13:17 10.01.2019

      Rome's Support for Yellow Vests Protests Sparks Tensions With Paris

      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.

    • In this undated photo provided by the Ministry of Defence on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, taken from a Royal Navy helicopter, a RLC Mexeflote approaches Sandy Bay Village beach, in Anguilla loaded with the 2 JCBs, 1 flatbed lorry, fork lift truck, BV 206 multi terrain vehicle, a Land Rover and a mobile generator.
      Last update: 12:57 10.01.2019
      12:57 10.01.2019

      Why Brexit Could Boost Independence Bids by Britain's Last Colonies in Caribbean

      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.

    • This Saturday, April. 29, 2017 still taken from video, shows an American soldier standing on an armored vehicle in the northern village of Darbasiyah, Syria. U.S
      Last update: 09:16 10.01.2019
      09:16 10.01.2019

      Turkey Holds 'Trump Card' in Negotiations Over US Pull Out From Syria – Scholar

      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.

    • In front of the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs: the flag of the European Union, the flag of the Netherlands and a flag with the logo of the Dutch EU presidency
      Last update: 07:54 10.01.2019
      07:54 10.01.2019

      Analyst: Dutch Gov't Has Been 'Exemplary' for Assuring Residency to UK Citizens

      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.

    • Hacked
      Last update: 07:46 10.01.2019
      07:46 10.01.2019

      Expert: It’s Embarrassing that 20-Year-Old Hacked Data of German Politicians

      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.

    • Demonstrators hold EU and Union flags during an anti-Brexit protest opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, December 17, 2018
      Last update: 07:37 10.01.2019
      07:37 10.01.2019

      Scholar: Brexit Spirit Comes from Nostalgia for British Dominance in the World

      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.

    • Paul Manafort, exjefe de campaña de Donald Trump
      Last update: 03:49 10.01.2019
      03:49 10.01.2019

      Oops! Unredacted Manafort Court Filing Reveals Kilimnik Meeting

      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?

    • The sun rises behind the White House in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting a border wall with Mexico
      Last update: 03:18 10.01.2019
      03:18 10.01.2019

      US Politicians' Attempts to Address Border Devolve into ‘Political Theater'

      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.

    • A general view shows the MI6 building in London, Thursday, March 5, 2015.
      Last update: 21:32 09.01.2019
      21:32 09.01.2019

      Skripal Case Part of UK Bid to Revive Cold War, Boost Intel Budget - Ex-Pentagon Adviser

      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.

    • A protester wearing a yellow vests holds a French flag as police arrive to secure the site as their shelter at a traffic island is dismantled near the A2 Paris-Brussels motorway in Fontaine-Notre-Dame, France, December 14, 2018
      Last update: 20:58 09.01.2019
      20:58 09.01.2019

      French Gov't Avoids Answering Political Questions, Coming Up With Security Bill Instead - Police Union

      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.

    • Members of 5th Special Forces Group (A) conducting 50. Cal Weapons training during counter ISIS operations at Al Tanf Garrison in southern Syria.
      Last update: 20:38 09.01.2019
      20:38 09.01.2019

      Scholar Doubts US Will Withdraw All Forces From Syria' in 3-4 Years

      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.

    • A balloon of the right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD) party can be seen during an election party in Berlin on March 13, 2016.
      Last update: 14:57 09.01.2019
      14:57 09.01.2019

      Integrity Initiative Irrelevant Amid Already Ample Anti-Russia Propaganda - AfD Member

      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.

    • The shadow of a sculpture is reflected on the World Trade Organisation, WTO sign near the entrance of the headquarters, in Geneva (File)
      Last update: 07:42 09.01.2019
      07:42 09.01.2019

      Commentator on Possible No-Deal Brexit: 'It’s Really Not Disastrous at All'

      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.

    • Scottish Elections
      Last update: 07:36 09.01.2019
      07:36 09.01.2019

      Expert: People Would Have 'Fighting Chance' to Make Scotland Independent Country

      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.

    • Some 150 US Troops Arrive in Northeastern Syria - Kurdish Security Source
      Last update: 03:58 09.01.2019
      03:58 09.01.2019

      Can't Win: Trump's Blurred Syria Withdrawal Angers Turks and Kurds Alike

      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.

    • Lawyer Natalya Veselnitskaya during an interview
      Last update: 03:47 09.01.2019
      03:47 09.01.2019

      MSM Lied: Veselnitskaya Indictment Wholly Unrelated to Russiagate Probe

      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.

    • Spy
      Last update: 22:12 08.01.2019
      22:12 08.01.2019

      'Anti-Russian Narratives are Out of James Bond Movies' - Geopolitical Analyst

      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.

      Anonymous Exposes UK Hybrid Warfare Project