When Venezuelan opposition forces in the US seized a consulate and military attache in the US last month, they thought the embassy itself would be next. However, activists have formed an Embassy Protection Collective and, at the invitation of Caracas, have slept overnight for weeks in the Washington, DC, building to halt the seizure.
Leading MEPs have taunted the UK and Brexit party leader Nigel Farage, ahead of the upcoming European parliamentary elections, arguing that Britain's glory days are over. Sputnik discussed the dispute with Robin Tillbrook; Chairman of the English Democrats.
The UK has approved the use of Huawei products in defiance of American threats to halt intelligence cooperation and the Five Eye's concerns. Speaking to Sputnik, Chinese academic Zhu Feng has explained London's rationale and cast doubt on Washington's apparent plan to ban Huawei worldwide.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that she will push for a second independence referendum before May 2021, saying Scotland should have the option of staying in the EU as a separate nation amid uncertainty over Brexit. Sputnik has discussed this with Rita Trehan, the CEO of Dare Worldwide, best-selling author and prominent Brexit adviser.
David Schultz, a political science professor at Hamline University, has commented on former US Vice President Joe Biden's announcement on entering the US 2020 presidential race. US President Donald Trump has welcomed the news, saying that Biden "will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas."
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Tommy Yang - China’s infrastructure-focused Belt and Road Initiative is likely driven by the nation’s need to sustain rapid domestic economic growth by exporting its excessive production capacity overseas, despite Western criticism that the BRI serves to amplify Beijing’s geopolitical influence globally, analysts told Sputnik.
Der Spiegel has reported that Germany's AfD party has invited US President Donald Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon to a media conference in Berlin.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election did not find any evidence that President Donald Trump or his campaign colluded with Russian operatives.
The Sri Lankan suicide bombing attacks have turned the spotlight on the problem of Christians facing persecution worldwide, including in Europe, analysts told Sputnik, stressing that the cases of discrimination and oppression remain largely neglected by politicians and media pundits.
After one US Navy SEAL was accused of committing war crimes in Iraq, it revealed a larger system of coverups and a culture that discouraged reporting war crimes and other abuses. Two veterans-turned-anti-war activists told Sputnik that all wars are war crimes and that Americans need to stop romanticizing the military.
Kevin Kamps, the Radioactive Waste Watchdog at the organization Beyond Nuclear, joined Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Wednesday to discuss House Bill 6, legislation supported by several lawmakers in the Ohio Senate to bail out two First Energy Solutions nuclear power plants – the Davis-Besse and Perry plants.
The recent shutdown of PressTV and HispanTV's YouTube and Gmail accounts are more examples of the continued effort by the US government to silence Iranian media outlets, Alex Rubinstein, a journalist for MintPress News, told Sputnik.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo face an uphill struggle to force other nations to abandon their oil trade with Iran, former European Union consultant Paolo von Schirach told Sputnik.
Experts from the so-called Five Eyes group, which was an almost entirely secret group made up of the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand sharing information with each other, are set to appear together for the first time in the UK to discuss global cyber threats. Sputnik has discussed the alliance with security expert Dr Katherine Horton.
The US government announced on Monday that it would not renew the waivers for Iranian oil importers that are valid through 1 May 2019. The waivers were granted to eight countries: China, Inda, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey in November 2018.
After the African swine flu epidemic started to spread in China in August 2018, authorities have discovered 129 cases and killed 1.02 million pigs as part of the efforts to contain the deadly outbreak for hogs, officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said during a press conference on Tuesday.
South Asian countries need to be very careful and take concrete steps to counter the looming challenge by international terror groups operating with the help of “Lone Ranger” - type localised fringe fundamentalist elements, Indian security experts have warned.
The recent documentary Leaving Neverland certainly made waves in the entertainment industry, with many claiming that it could cast a shadow over pop music idol Michael Jackson's legacy. But did the programme offer a balanced view of the entertainer? Sputnik spoke with Michael Jackson's nephew, Taj Jackson, to get his views on the issue.
Talks between the Conservative and Labour parties in the British Parliament are set to resume today, as MPs return from their Easter recess. But can they reach a compromise that will end the ongoing political deadlock that has wreaked havoc in the UK?
On 8 April, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan took part in the eighth meeting of the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council. Speaking to Sputnik, Turkey’s Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan emphasised the importance of switching to local currencies in Russo-Turkish bilateral trade.