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    • Malaysian flag
      Last update: 14:54 18.01.2018
      14:54 18.01.2018

      Fake News: Russia and Sputnik Accused of Meddling in Malaysian Elections

      by Ivan Danilov

      In its latest “Asia insight” feature, Japanese news agency Nikkei speculates that Russia is “meddling” in Malaysia and other Asian countries with alleged “authoritarian streaks”.

    • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani inspect a military honour guard during a welcome ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, April 16, 2016
      Last update: 13:46 18.01.2018
      13:46 18.01.2018

      New Era of Middle East Politics: Are Turkey-Iran Relations Genuinely Improving?

      by Suliman Mulhem

      After almost 7 years of propping up opposing sides in Syria's multi-year conflict, relations between Turkey and Iran are seemingly improving, with both parties working towards a political settlement to end the war in Syria via the Sochi process, and cooperating to counter their mutual regional enemy - Kurdish separatists.

    • U.S. President Donald Trump
      Last update: 17:41 17.01.2018
      17:41 17.01.2018

      Trump’s Art of the Cheat

      by Finian Cunningham

      Donald Trump officially became the 45th US president exactly a year ago this weekend following his inauguration ceremony. During his inaugural address, he promised to “make America great again” and to give power back to the ordinary “forgotten people” of his country.

    • Iraqi Kurdish demonstrators wave a large Kurdish flag (File)
      Last update: 15:03 15.01.2018
      15:03 15.01.2018

      Iraqi Kurdistan's Government Wants Russia to Help Solve Independence Crisis

      by Suliman Mulhem

      Over 3 months after Iraqi Kurdistan held a referendum for independence, relations between the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) and Iraq remain strained, with economic sanctions still imposed on the autonomous Kurdish region.

    • Chinese 100 yuan notes
      Last update: 14:35 15.01.2018
      14:35 15.01.2018

      Will China Wreck the US Treasuries Market and the US Dollar?

      by Ivan Danilov

      Beijing may be considering dumping its US bond portfolio in reply to Trump’s trade threats, but can it really hurt the US Treasury market and crash the US dollar.

    • Liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant construction in Yamal, Russia.
      Last update: 22:26 14.01.2018
      22:26 14.01.2018

      Despite Rising US Competition, Russia Will Dominate Europe's Energy Market

      by Suliman Mulhem

      For decades, Russia has played a key role in Europe's energy market, with its state-backed gas giant, Gazprom, annually supplying Europe with billions of cubic meters of natural gas, while other Russian state-owned firms exported over 1.3 billion barrels of crude oil to Europe in 2016.

    • Sputnik news
      Last update: 20:16 12.01.2018
      20:16 12.01.2018

      Neocon Think Tanks Not Russian Media Are the Enemy Within

      by John Wight

      The latest salvo in the ongoing attempt to de-legitimize and demonize Russia-based media has arrived with a directive from the US Justice Department that Sputnik News in the US must register as a foreign agent.

    • French President Emmanuel Macron stands on the steps of the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 16, 2017
      Last update: 06:02 12.01.2018
      06:02 12.01.2018

      French Kiss of Death to Free Speech

      by Finian Cunningham

      This year French President Emmanuel Macron has declared he will crack down on “fake news” with new laws banning publication of “offending” information.

    • Football. Training session of FC Bayern
      Last update: 21:10 11.01.2018
      21:10 11.01.2018

      Neil Clark's World of Sport

      by Neil Clark

      The third round of the FA Cup- the oldest football Cup competition in the world- took place last weekend. The biggest shock was the exit of Arsenal, the most successful team in the history of the competition- and the winners in three of the last four seasons- at the hands of Championship side Nottingham Forest.

    • British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a media conference with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.
      Last update: 17:33 09.01.2018
      17:33 09.01.2018

      Theresa May's Reshuffle Proves She's in Office But Not in Power

      by Neil Clark

      It was the former Chancellor Norman Lamont who famously said of John Major’s government that it gave the impression of ‘being in office but not in power’. What I wonder does he think about Theresa May’s administration?

    • Oprah Winfrey speaks at Stanford University
      Last update: 17:29 09.01.2018
      17:29 09.01.2018

      Oprah for President – Another American Delusion

      by Finian Cunningham

      Oprah Winfrey, the American queen of TV talk shows, is reportedly set to run for the US presidency – and liberal Hollywood and media are ecstatic at the prospect.

    • Christmas festivities in Damascus
      Last update: 16:41 07.01.2018
      16:41 07.01.2018

      Syrian Army's Progress Against Militants Boosts Investment Across Syria

      by Suliman Mulhem

      With the Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) caliphate decimated, and the Syrian Army continuing to advance against other hard-line Islamist militants - mainly in the north-western province of Idlib - investor and business confidence is on the rise, with over 500 new corporations launching in 2017.

    • Iranians chant slogans as they march in support of the government near the Imam Khomeini grand mosque in the capital Tehran on December 30, 2017
      Last update: 18:03 06.01.2018
      18:03 06.01.2018

      Iran 'Ground Zero' for US Regime Change

      by Finian Cunningham

      There seems little doubt that the surge in New Year protests across Iran was, at least in part, following a regime-change agenda set by the United States.

    • Iranian protesters chant slogans at a rally in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017
      Last update: 18:00 06.01.2018
      18:00 06.01.2018

      Iran Protests Being Exaggerated to Incite Chaos & Weaken Iran

      by Suliman Mulhem

      In the final days of 2017, anti-government protests erupted in Iran, with protestors expressing their discontent at the economic turmoil the country is facing, while also criticizing the government's foreign policy.

    • Pro-government demonstrators march in Iran's holy city of Qom, some 130 kilometres south of Tehran, on January 3, 2018
      Last update: 15:51 06.01.2018
      15:51 06.01.2018

      'Iran Does Not Bow: This is Its Real Crime in the Eyes of Western Ideologues'

      by John Wight

      That Iran is not a free country is a self-evident truth. How could it possibly be free when it exists in the crosshairs of US imperialism?

    • Ha'penny Bridge over the Liffey river which divides Dublin into two parts.
      Last update: 11:42 01.01.2018
      11:42 01.01.2018

      Britain's Dirty War in Ireland Back in the Spotlight

      by John Wight

      Britain's dirty war in Ireland, waged throughout the course of the Troubles – the thirty year conflict from the late 1960s through to the late 1990s in the six partitioned counties of Ireland which remain under London rule, officially known as Northern Ireland – marked an especial low point in the country's sordid colonial history.

    • Russian hacker bear
      Last update: 21:46 30.12.2017
      21:46 30.12.2017

      2018 - The Year in Russophobia

      by Neil Clark

      Don’t think the crazy Russophobia of 2017 can be surpassed? I’m not so sure. Let’s take a look at our special Sputnik crystal ball to see what 2018 has in store….

    • This photo illustration taken on September 29, 2016 shows Chinese 100 yuan notes in Beijing.
      Last update: 14:43 29.12.2017
      14:43 29.12.2017

      Will the Petroyuan Kill the Petrodollar?

      by Ivan Danilov

      You know that the jig is up for the petrodollar when the best argument its apologists can come up with is that "the petrodollar system is bad, but a petroyuan system will be worse." Of course, the petrodollar won’t be dethroned tomorrow, but the writing is definitely on the wall.

    • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, right, and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson during the meeting
      Last update: 21:31 27.12.2017
      21:31 27.12.2017

      Boris Johnson and Sergei Lavrov Agree to Disagree

      by Ivan Danilov

      The cardinal sin of Theresa May’s government lies in its inability to use proper tools for the right problems. Boris Johnson’s visit to Moscow clearly showed that in his quest to appease the Russophobes in London and Washington, the British minister forgot that aggressive negotiation tactics are useless, when dealing with Russian officials.

    • An Anti-Brexit protestor's hat displays the words 'Stop Brexit' as he stands outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain December 5, 2017.
      Last update: 17:55 27.12.2017
      17:55 27.12.2017

      Brexit: The Cure is Worse Than the Disease

      by John Wight

      It was Britain’s Winston Churchill who famously opined, “The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.”