09:28 GMT +325 April 2017


    • China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks at a joint news conference with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (not seen) after a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Beijing, China, January 5, 2016
      Last update: 09:03 25.04.2017
      09:03 25.04.2017

      'Important Partner': Chinese FM Invites Egypt to Attend 'One Belt, One Road' Forum

      China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has met with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry and invited Egyptian delegates to take part in the upcoming summit on international cooperation within the framework of "One Belt, One Road" initiative in Beijing, China's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

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    • Motorists drive past stray cows roam on a road in Allahabad, India
      Last update: 03:29 25.04.2017
      03:29 25.04.2017

      Tough Odds: 410 Indians Died in Traffic Accidents Every Day in 2016

      An alarming 410 people died every day, on average, in accidents on the heavily traveled roadways of India in 2016, according to a new report.

    • Honey bees congregate on top of frames
      Last update: 02:25 25.04.2017
      02:25 25.04.2017

      Could Tiny, Stingless Bees Save the World’s Food Supplies?

      Seeking to work around the alarming global decline of the traditional honey bee, new breeds and strains of the important insect, including a native Indian stingless bee, are being introduced in attempts to maintain world crop pollination.

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    • The Hollywood Walk of Fame Star of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is surrounded by a miniture barbed-wire wall placed there by Californian street artist Plastic Jesus in Hollywood, California on July 20, 2016
      Last update: 00:44 25.04.2017
      00:44 25.04.2017

      It Happened Again: Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Vandalized

      For the second time in six months, the Hollywood Walk of Fame star extolling the current US President, Donald Trump, has been vandalized.

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    • Israeli-American Teen Arrested for Making Jewish Center Bomb Threats Worldwide
      Last update: 23:39 24.04.2017
      23:39 24.04.2017

      False Flag: Israeli-American Teen Hacker Topples US Anti-Semitic Narrative

      On Monday a court in Jerusalem charged a teenager with dual citizenship in the US and Israel, with making 100 bomb threats against Jewish institutions in in the country, part of an estimated 2000 bomb threats worldwide the youth made for hire against organizations.

    • Turkish tangerines on sale in Omsk.
      Last update: 17:31 24.04.2017
      17:31 24.04.2017

      Russia Aims to Discuss Food Imports With Turkey Amid Trade Tensions

      Russian delegations will visit Turkey in the near future in order to hold consultations on Ankara's restrictions on imports of wheat and other agricultural products from Russia, Deputy Minister of Economic Development Alexey Gruzdev said Monday.

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    • TTIP
      Last update: 17:15 24.04.2017
      17:15 24.04.2017

      EU Chief in Talks to Resurrect US-EU TTIP Trade Deal

      EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is in Washington, April 24, to discuss with US trade officials how to proceed with talks over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) which US President Donald Trump said was all but off in the run-up to his election.

    • German National flag. (File)
      Last update: 15:33 24.04.2017
      15:33 24.04.2017

      German Business Confidence Hits 6-Year High on Manufacturing, Consumption

      The German economy is poised to further accelerate in the near-to-medium-term, however, its longer-term growth capacity is limited by the international, intra-EU, and domestic challenges.

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    • A United Airlines Boeing 787 taxis as a United Airlines Boeing 767 lands at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, U.S. on February 7, 2015
      Last update: 12:38 24.04.2017
      12:38 24.04.2017

      United Airlines CEO to Visit China After Incident With Harassed Passenger

      Facing a backlash over an incident this month involving an Asian-American passenger, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz is planning a visit to China.

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    • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he answers questions from reporters during a press conference
      Last update: 02:35 24.04.2017
      02:35 24.04.2017

      ‘Give Me Vinegar and Salt’: Philippines President Threatens to Eat Terrorists

      Elected by a wide majority for his tough-guy attitude, outspoken Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has offered another in a long line of quotable comments, this time using cannibalism, by threatening to eat his opponents.

    • embers of the US Navy SEALS on a rubber boat patrol around the US Navy hospital ship the USNS Mercy
      Last update: 01:24 24.04.2017
      01:24 24.04.2017

      More Very Bad Behavior: Navy SEAL Accused of Hoarding Child Pornography

      Hot on the heels of revelations of the widespread dissemination of pornography within the forces of the US military, including web hosting by soldiers of illicit content and service members moonlighting as adult film stars, a new accusation has charged a Navy SEAL with rape, sexual abuse and possession of child pornography.

    • A still image taken from a video released on the internet by Islamic State-affiliated Amaq News Agency, on April 18, 2017, purports to show the aftermath, said to be in al-Bukamal town, in Deir al-Zor province, after air strikes thought to have been directed by planes from a U.S.-led military coalition, Syria
      Last update: 23:42 23.04.2017
      23:42 23.04.2017

      Law of War? Civilian Deaths in US Strikes in Syria, Iraq Soar Under Trump

      It’s a nightmare: civilian deaths in Syria and Iraq in the ongoing war against Daesh are rising faster than local officials, and remote military intelligence gathering, can count, and the US-led coalition seems unwilling to do anything about it.

    • Gas pipeline station workers passing the gas pressure engines in Zakarpattia region, Western Ukraine
      Last update: 15:19 23.04.2017
      15:19 23.04.2017

      Kiev Preparing for a New 'Gas War' With Russia

      Ukrainian authorities seem to be willing to fuel tensions further in relations with Russia. Kiev is attempting to seize the property of Russian energy giant Gazprom in Ukraine, and this can only mean one thing - the confiscation of the gas transferred through the transit pipeline to Europe.

    • Participants in the Taurida on Bakalskaya Spit national educational forum in Crimea
      Last update: 13:06 23.04.2017
      13:06 23.04.2017

      Turkish Businesses Eye Big Opportunities in Crimea

      Turkish businessmen are taking a great deal of interest in investing in construction, tourism, agricultural and other projects in Crimea, Unver Sel, the head of the Turkish Federation of Crimean Tatar Communities, told Sputnik.

    • Border Patrol agents patrol the United States-Mexico Border wall during Opening the Door Of Hope/Abriendo La Puerta De La Esparana at Friendship Park in San Ysidro, California on Saturday, November 19, 2016
      Last update: 03:32 23.04.2017
      03:32 23.04.2017

      From Sea to Shining Sea? No Border Area Lawmaker Supports Trump’s Wall

      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.

    • An American Airlines flight attendant gets into a conflict with passengers April 21, 2017.
      Last update: 00:58 23.04.2017
      00:58 23.04.2017

      More Air Abuse: Another US Airline Shamed by Bad Employee Behavior

      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.

    • A marcher holds a sign during a March for Science on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Miami.
      Last update: 23:39 22.04.2017
      23:39 22.04.2017

      ‘Save the World’! Global Marches for Science Rally Humanity in Support of Facts

      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.

    • President Donald Trump greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 17, 2017
      Last update: 21:46 22.04.2017
      21:46 22.04.2017

      Run That By Me Again? German Chancellor Schools Trump on Trade 101

      Like a battery-powered toy stuck in a corner, US President Donald Trump repeatedly asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel if Washington could negotiate a trade deal with Berlin. After being given the same reply eleven times – that a deal could only be struck with the EU, not Germany alone –Trump finally heard and understood it.

    • Euros
      Last update: 12:29 22.04.2017
      12:29 22.04.2017

      G20 Eyes New Consensus on Int'l Trade, Offsetting Fears of US Protectionism

      G20 finance ministers and central bankers met in Washington on Friday and produced a more optimistic statement than a month ago, expressing the hope and intent for deeper international trade cooperation to stave off the negative spillovers of protectionism.

    • Keyboard
      Last update: 07:51 22.04.2017
      07:51 22.04.2017

      US, India Challenged by Visa Restrictions in IT Sector

      The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry President said that the challenge between the United States and India is the H-1B Visa issues particularly concerning the IT sector.