Making promises is a way to get elected, but as US President Donald Trump is finding, keeping them is a lot harder. A key Trump campaign pledge, to build a “beautiful wall” along the country’s nearly 2,000-mile Mexican border, has run into a barrier of its own: finding the money to pay for it.
Another in the growing list of incidents of abusive behavior by airline employees has surfaced, this time in the form of a male American Airlines flight attendant who does not know the meaning of diplomacy.
Responding to an alarming rise in science denial in the West, hundreds of thousands of people in more than 600 cities around the globe are celebrating the use of science as the way to view the physical and natural world when formulating global policy.
World Press Photo is the largest and most prestigious annual award in photojournalism. Sputnik photojournalist Valery Melnikov won the award for a series of photos about the conflict in southern Ukraine.
A second copy of the US Declaration of Independence has been found - in England, of all places.
A flying electric car with a vertical takeoff - Lilium Jet - was successfully tested in Munich, making it possible to travel without traffic jams.
After a mention in the popular cartoon “Rick and Morty,” a 20-year-old packet of McDonald’s dipping sauce sold for almost $15,000 on eBay.
Are you eating sunflower seeds? Like, right now? Quick, spit them out you idiot! A new study has shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with aflatoxin, a mold that is one of the most dangerous contaminants in the world food supply.
The pseudonym of the leader of the 2017 Russian Revolution Vladimir Lenin inspired several generations of parents to give their children his name. Lenin was the first Soviet leader and the founder of communist Bolshevik political party.
Some people argue that journalism, as we know it, is under the threat of extinction, while the modern digital world leaves little room for real, investigative stories. In an interview with Sputnik Germany, Swiss journalist Roman Berger commented on the issue.
Vladimir Chernikov, a cyclist and traveler from the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk plans to reach Eurasia’s pole of inaccessibility, the hardest place to get to on the continent, where no one has ever been before. This is not the first time he takes on such challenges, Vladimir told Sputnik.
For those who have turned vegetarian in the hopes of living longer, forgoing all the joys of eating fried chicken, roasts and barbecue, a new study has some bad news - vegetarianism is not linked to a reduction in the chances of premature death.
A coalition of rights groups are calling on the world's apparel and footwear companies to commit to publishing information that will enable advocates, workers and consumers to find out where their products are made - and has published a report on their efforts to universalize transparency standards across the industry.
Tyler Robert, a panda enthusiast living near San Francisco, said he is sad and angry about the death of Hesheng, one of the first pair of panda cubs to participate in a joint Sino-US project to introduce captive-born bears into the wild.
In the first such hiccup in the entire history of North Korean air travel, the country’s state-owned airline Air Koryo delayed its flights from Pyongyang to Russia and China.
Sci-fi fans, geek out! It's official: The X-Files has been renewed for an 11th season with both stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson having signed on to return as Mulder and Scully. In homage to the much loved TV shows return, click on discover which iconic X-Files character best matches you.
Denmark may soon lose of the world's largest collection of human brains, which took decades to collect, as the hospital which housed the collection closed down and is to be converted into a housing scheme. To move the peerless collection to a new hospital has been deemed too expensive.
Beggars have been reported fleeing Norway citing safety issues after a revealing documentary, aired by the national broadcasting company NRK, exposed the seamy side of Norwegian society and linked beggary to organized crime.
Following the truck attack on April 7, when four people were killed and 15 more were injured, the city of Stockholm is betting on lions to make its best-known pedestrian street secure from terrorism.
The latest luxury shopping bag launched by French fashion house Balenciaga has been found to bear striking similarities to the trademark blue plastic bags Ikea sells for 99 cents each. The Swedish furniture giant claims to be "deeply flattered" by possibly having influenced the French brand.
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