Australian citizen and journalist Julian Assange is currently detained in high security prison as he awaits a case from the US government to extradite him for the release of sensitive material. He spent the last 7-years unable to leave the Ecuadorian embassy until his diplomatic asylum was lifted by Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in 2019.
Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jim Risch stated earlier that the US Congress plans to block the further construction of the Russia-sponsored Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline by passing a defence bill and hitting the project's European partners. According to the German outlet Bild, this could happen within a few weeks.
This is not the best season for German museums - just several days ago burglars managed to carry out what is allegedly the biggest jewellery heist in history, grabbing an estimated 1 billion euros' worth of gems from Dresden's Green Vault.
Every once in a while unionists and loyalist in Northern Ireland get stirred up by what they fear is a pending betrayal by London. It happened in 1912, and again in 1985 and now there are signs of it once again. Why?
BERLIN (Sputnik) - Berlin supports keeping a window for dialogue with Russia open in accordance with NATO's existing policies, Niels Annen, a minister of state at the German Foreign Ministry.
LONDON (Sputnik) - On 27 November, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) published a report saying that the United Kingdom should modernise its armed forces as they are currently not ready for a possible military conflict with Russia.
The town mayor suggested that the hexagonal star may be misinterpreted and stressed that public places must remain neutral.
The chances of a snap vote in Germany have soared over the past few days, with the future of today’s coalition government increasingly in doubt, as the two ruling parties clash over a number of social policies.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump is not happy with the remarks made by his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, about NATO's "brain death", US news portal Axios reported on Monday, citing senior officials.
While Swedish researchers have brushed aside the idea of an Islamic takeover despite a dramatic demographic change, they admitted the rise of Islamist indoctrination and increasing tensions.
Despite being deemed as a public threat, London Bridge knifeman Usman Khan was freed ahead of his scheduled release under strict conditions, and required to wear a GPS tag. This, however, didn’t prevent him from going on a rampage inside Fishmongers’ Hall, which at the time was hosting a rehab conference he had been permitted to attend.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - According to the statement, the late crew included pilot Jean Garat, engineer Michel Escalin, and firefighter Norbert Savornin.
The homoerotic painting by an openly lesbian artist depicting black and white people in intimate poses has been hailed for its “positive view of sexuality” and containing “phallic symbols”. As one priest put it, it also suggested that the Serpent was a “transsexual woman”. Still, many concluded it was a step in the wrong direction for the Church.
US President Donald Trump leaves on Monday for a NATO summit in London expecting to participate in the alliance’s meeting, while the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reportedly been urging him to stay away from the British election campaign coming up later in December.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States has officially greenlighted North Macedonia's admission to NATO bringing the Balkan nation a step closer to full-fledged membership in the alliance, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.
Prince Andrew has kept in constant contact with Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged mistress Ghislaine Maxwell even as they both became increasingly involved in the scandal, according to a Sunday report.
LONDON (Sputnik) - The UK Metropolitan Police said on Sunday that they had identified both victims of the recent terrorist attack near London Bridge, who turned out to be graduates of the University of Cambridge.
With nine years on the UN heritage list, Belgium's Aalst is a known for its traditional carnivals that the town holds three days before the Catholic Christian holiday of Ash Wednesday.
Millions of inmates were starved to death and killed in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest concentration and extermination camp during the Second World War, before it was liberated in 1945 by the Soviet Red Army and became a museum two years later.
Earlier on Friday, the premier said that he would not leave his post until the end of the probe into Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder, who had investigated various cases of corruption in Malta.