For the first time, disciplinary records of thousands of New York City Police Department officers have been publicized, revealing that some 4,000 active-duty cops in the 36,000-member force have had at least one substantiated complaint leveled against them. While this alone is shocking, it also raises questions about what authorities are hiding.
American conservatives are determined not to let former corrupt officials and their "fake charities" off the hook, says Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel, touching upon the Doyle-Moynihan case against the IRS and the Clinton Foundation as well as US Attorney John Durham's criminal probe into the conduct of the "Trump-Russia" inquiry.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Despite India’s strategic alliance with Russia, some observers have suggested that New Delhi is shifting closer to the United States, citing its joining the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or QUAD and the close relationship that the Narendra Modi government has developed with the Trump administration.
Although Egypt's parliament has given its approval to send troops to Libya, citing Cairo's security concerns, a former aide to the Egyptian foreign minister says his country will not rush into battle and will prefer to exhaust all diplomatic options before engaging in a bloody conflict on foreign soil.
No 10's COVID response has apparently become the last straw for Scots already frustrated with Boris Johnson's tough Brexit approach. According to the two latest Panelbase polls, roughly 55% of Scottish respondents want to split from the UK. Britain's observers have discussed the growing independence sentiment among northerners.
BRUSSEL (Sputnik), Luc Rivet - Europe, which has managed to bring the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic down to a trickle of controlled clusters, fears a second wave, as there is a tendency among the population of European countries to relax and stop following restrictions, though the virus is still present.
Emails at California’s Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) from before 2016 no longer exist, according to a recent investigative report. The deletion of such messages is a crime against the public, web developer and technologist Chris Garaffa and software engineer and technology and security analyst Patricia Gorky told Sputnik Monday.
On Saturday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a comment that seemed to take responsibility for the November 2019 ousting of Bolivian President Evo Morales. While it’s unclear if Musk was joking, what is clear is that Bolivian democracy hangs in the balance as the coup government, behind in the polls, now seems to be trying to shut down the coming election.
People should prepare for a golden decade, with the yellow metal continuing its steep rise presumably up to $4,800 by the end of the 2020s, precious metal experts observe, outlining the reasons behind the hunger for bullion.
Brussels has announced a post-COVID recovery fund, of 750 billion euros, to help restore economies of EU member nations. However, the news has been met with criticism from politicians and experts across the bloc, who fear that bailouts coupled with looming recession and harsh austerity measures, are the latest steps towards Europe’s disintegration.
The economic and military agreement inked between Tehran and Beijing is cause for concern in Israel, believes a former Mossad chief because the money that will pour into Iran will stabilise its economy and eventually bolster the Islamic Republic and its attempts to challenge the security of the Jewish state.
According to experts interviewed by Sputnik, neutralising China's competitive advantages, curbing the growth of its influence in the world, making concessions in trade negotiations, and tackling the challenges of the presidential election campaign are the main motives for a new round of confrontation with China provoked by the US.
The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic has sent global markets into tailspin leaving only a small area of safe havens for investors. And this time it appears dollar assets are not among their top picks.
The Houston-Chengdu consulate closure spat between Beijing and Washington is the latest front in a conflict ranging from trade and technology transfer, to the handling of the coronavirus crisis, and geopolitical and geoeconomic conflicts stretching from Asia and the Pacific to Africa, Europe and Latin America.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Andrei Savenkov - The artificial intelligence (AI) sector has experienced a major boost in its popularity worldwide as people started to use voice assistant devices more often, while business is looking into reducing human interactions in order to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts told Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A hypothetical international coalition against China, proposed recently by the United States, though unlikely to be supported by many countries, exposes a scope of confrontation between Beijing and Washington that might turn out "far more dangerous" than the Cold War, experts said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier in July, German lawmaker Christian Schmidt of the Christian Social Union (CSU), said at the VI Youth Forum The Potsdam Meetings that the issue of Russia's accession to NATO should be on the agenda again, as it was in the 1990s when such a scenario was considered, to build a new system of global security.
Japan's middle class is gradually shrinking, a recent study by Shigeto Nagai, chief economist at Oxford Economics and a former director-general at the Bank of Japan, warns. Japanese academics have discussed ways in which the problem could be solved.
The People's Bank of China has published rules regulating the application of Blockchains in the financial industry. The document applies to banks, security companies and insurance firms. According to these regulations, financial structures should independently evaluate the Blockchain technology in use and ensure its safety.
Dr. Bill Honigman, California state coordinator for Progressive Democrats of America and co-coordinator of its Healthcare Human Right Issue Organizing Team, joined Radio Sputnik’s Political Misfits to talk about how lack of support from the US government has played a role in California becoming the state with the highest number of COVID-19 cases.