The United States is considering the possibility of imposing sanctions on China due to its importing Iranian oil. In June, China imported more than one million barrels of Iranian crude despite Washington not extending the grace period during which countries can buy Iranian oil without fear of being hit by US sanctions.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India should tread cautiously with the US in areas of bilateral engagement notwithstanding recent interactions with President Donald Trump and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, an Indian security analyst has said.
The first batch of Russian S-400 air defence system components was brought to Turkey last week. Moscow and Ankara signed a loan agreement for the delivery of S-400 systems in December 2017.
The growth of China’s gross domestic product (GDP) decelerated to 6.3 percent from the year earlier in the first half of 2019, in line with the 6-6.5 percent target span, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement on Monday.
Trillion-dollar e-commerce company Amazon’s “Prime Day” has become a major digital holiday over the years, but employees at the company’s Minnesota and German facilities used the internet craze to amplify their grievances with the company. By the looks of Amazon’s plans for automation, however, their outrage may already be accounted for.
While communities in cities across the US came together to make sure “nobody opened the doors” for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents over the weekend, the continued threat of such raids serves to instill fear in immigrant communities as well as among would-be migrants.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The entire F-35 fighter jet program could be at risk if Turkey is excluded following Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 missile systems, according to a Monday statement from former US congressman and co-founder of Turkish Caucus, H.E. Edward Whitfield.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States will not provide fifth-generation F-35 jets to Turkey, as the move will change the balance of power, former deputy chief of the Turkish general staff, retired Gen. Ergin Saygun, said Monday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Relations between Turkey and the US are currently at the lowest point in at least 40 years amid tensions over the purchase of Russian S-400 air defence systems, as well as Washington's refusal to hand over Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, Former Deputy Chief of the Turkish General Staff Retired Gen. Ergin Saygun said Monday.
LONDON (Sputnik) - The UK decision to ban Sputnik and RT from the recent Global Conference for Media Freedom is reflective of the fact that Western journalism has become hostage to the "fake news" debate, stigmatising any media outlet whose views differ from its own, President of the Solonian Democracy Institute Roslyn Fuller, has told Sputnik.
Prime Ministerial candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are set to participate in another live debate, as they vie to replace Theresa May in number ten Downing Street. But will the race for the top job in British politics turn out to be much closer than previously thought? Sputnik spoke on the issue with UKIP’s Graham Eardley.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has had three bouts of shivering in a month, triggering a frenzy of speculation about her health.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s second lunar mission, which was called off over technical a snag early Monday, was the fifth such occasion the ambitious project witnessed suspension by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). However, the space science experts have clarified the latest snag didn’t occur due to hasty preparations.
The clash between NGOs seeking to save as many people as possible at sea and the Italian government aiming to stop the uncontrolled flow of illegal migration continues to escalate.
Disgraced former US Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is just one brick in a much larger wall that protects rich men like accused sex trafficker and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein from facing justice by looking the other way, a civil rights lawyer told Sputnik Friday.
On Friday, Turkey received its first components of the S-400 Triumf air defense systems purchased from Russia amid much controversy. A defense expert told Sputnik that Ankara is acquiring the systems as independent insurance against a coup d’etat by its own air force and has no intention of integrating them with other systems, as the US fears.
Google acknowledged its contractors are able to listen to recordings of what people say to the company’s artificial intelligence system, Google Assistant. The recordings were obtained by a Belgian broadcaster which reviewed more than 1,000 audio clips and found 153 had been captured accidentally.
France's decision to impose a 3-percent tax on global tech giants operating in the country has prompted ire from the Trump administration. American finance experts have weighed up the potential consequences Paris' move could have on US-France trade relations.
The UK and US attempts to pin the blame on Iran for the alleged attempted seizure of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz is nothing but provocation aimed at ruining Tehran's image, says Iranian political analyst Hassan Hanizadeh, suggesting that London is seeking any pretext to follow in Trump’s footsteps and exit the Iran nuclear deal.
The chairman of the Association of Nuclear Engineers and International Nuclear Power Plants Summit Erol Çubukçu in an interview with Sputnik commented on the discovery of 18 grams of the radioactive substance Californium in the Turkish province of Bolu during a special operation.