The US Environmental Protection Agency has hit a North Dakota fracking company with a $2.1 million fine for causing air pollution in violation of the Clean Air Act, largely on a Native American reservation.
A video from 2013 that has resurfaced recently shows renowned director Bernardo Bertolucci admitting that scenes from the late Maria Schneider’s role in “Last Tango in Paris,” which included some explicit episodes, were not consensual.
A new study shows that certain types of bacteria in the intestines might be linked to the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and paves the way for future research and treatment.
Russian cartoons continue to win recognition across the world as popular animated series The Fixies was recently included in Discovery Education program.
NT Live is something that helps put British theatre before a global audience, including Russia, Emma Keith, Head of Broadcast and Producer at National Theatre Live, told Sputnik.
It seems that even penguins approve of Russian winter this year as apparently one such bird was recently sighted in the Russian city of St. Petersburg.
Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak awarded a Merit in Space Exploration medal to NASA astronaut William Shepherd.
As Cuba prepares for the funeral of its long-term leader Fidel Castro, Sputnik Radio’s Brian Becker of Loud & Clear interviewed Luis Moron, one of Castro’s allies, in Havana. In their discussion, a more intimate, personal picture emerges of the man who was a living icon until his final breath.
After Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s death last week, nine days of mourning were proclaimed, as many on the island nation looked back fondly on the iconic figure. Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear speaks with former political prisoner Fernando Gonzalez about the impact of Castro’s death and what it will mean for the future of Cuba and its people.
Minnesota citizens will be allowed to use medical cannabis for post-traumatic stress disorder beginning summer 2017, according to the state’s Department of Health.
A Japanese inventor constructed a robot which can wash, dry and neatly fold garments to liberate humanity from laundry. The ‘Laundroid’ outwardly resembles something from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, but from functional point of view it is a significant downgrade over the sci-fi ‘Monolith.’
With over 100 million subscribers, actress and singer Selena Gomez has become the most popular celebrity on Instagram.
Drunk drivers in China will now be not only fined but also taken for an excursion to a morgue where they can see with their own eyes what happened to those who did not listen to what the traffic police were saying.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for working out criteria of what is admissible and what is not in art.
Was it good for you? Well, as far the judges of the Bad Sex in Fiction Award were concerned it wasn't much cop - the sex that is - in the latest offering from Italian poet, author and translator Erri De Luca.
Seven police patrols and a police helicopter were brought into play in an expensive mission in the vicinity of the Norwegian capital city of Oslo to stop a bizarre stunt, in which a naked man brandishing a fake M16-like gun was involved.
Domino’s Pizza in Japan had planned to deliver their tasty meals via reindeer in Hokkaido for Christmas, but have admitted defeat after not managing to train the animals, and instead will use bikes dressed up as deer.
Traditional Japanese architecture uses many fragile constructions such as paper doors and elaborate carved panels which prove to be just irresistible for cats.
Finland's Foreign Ministry is launching a campaign intended to limit the number of asylum-seekers through demotivating Facebook posts. The goal of the campaign, which is mainly targeting Iraqi, Afghan and Somali applicants, is to convince asylum-seekers without a proper asylum cause to stay at home.
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