• Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May, who is due to take over as prime minister on Wednesday, waves as she leaves after a cabinet meeting at number 10 Downing Street, in central London, Britain July 12, 2016
    Last update: 12:22 06.12.2018
    12:22 06.12.2018

    UK Cabinet Urges May to Put Off Brexit Deal Vote for Fear of Government's Demise - Reports

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The UK government is trying to persuade Prime Minister Theresa May to delay the vote on the draft Brexit agreement in parliament, due to be held on December 11, for fear that the cabinet may lose and be dismissed as a result, The Times newspaper reported.

  • A traditional Christmas goat display is pictured in Gavle, Sweden, December 2, 2018
    Last update: 12:15 06.12.2018
    12:15 06.12.2018

    Swedish Newspaper Scolded for Renaming Christmas 'Winter Celebration'

    A report by one of Sweden's leading regional dailies on anti-terrorist measures ahead of Christmas, now called "Winter Celebration", has provoked an outcry from fellow Swedes who perceived this newspeak as political correctness gone too far.

  • Ukrainian soldier watches the inauguration ceremony of Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko on TV in a tent at the Ukraine's Army position close to Slovyansk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 7, 2014
    Last update: 12:06 06.12.2018
    12:06 06.12.2018

    Ukraine Reinforcing Troops on Russian Border - President Poroshenko

    In November, the Ukrainian president signed a decree to impose martial law in regions bordering Russia, as well as the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, following a clash in the Kerch Strait.

  • American flag flies on top of the U.S. embassy in front of the Reichstag building that houses the German Parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany (File)
    Last update: 10:51 06.12.2018
    10:51 06.12.2018

    Berlin, Other EU Members Oppose Slapping Russia With More Sanctions – Envoy

    Calls to impose new punitive measures and incentives, including ones on European-Russian projects upon Moscow, have resumed after the recent incident off the Crimean coast when Ukrainian vessels sailed into Russian waters. Moscow has slammed it as a provocation.

  • Anti-Brexit billboards are seen on the northern side of the border between Newry, in Northern Ireland, and Dundalk, in the Republic of Ireland, on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.
    Last update: 10:16 06.12.2018
    10:16 06.12.2018

    DUP Will Vote Against PM May's Brexit Deal Unless Changes Made

    The draft agreement on the Brexit conditions revealed on 14 November, has faced harsh criticism from both the country's opposition and May's own ruling party.

  • Crying woman
    Last update: 10:06 06.12.2018
    10:06 06.12.2018

    Finland Shocked by Migrant Grooming Gangs Assaulting Girls as Young as 10

    A series of sexual attacks against teenage and even preteen schoolgirls, with the suspected involvement by migrants from the Middle East, has shaken Finland, prompting condemnation from top-ranking politicians including Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and President Sauli Niinistö.

  • The Federal Palace (Parliament) in Bern, Switzerland. (File)
    Last update: 08:17 06.12.2018
    08:17 06.12.2018

    Swiss Parliament Picks Finance Minister Maurer to Become President for 2019

    GENEVA (Sputnik) – The Swiss lawmakers elected Ueli Maurer, the head of the Federal Department of Finance, to be the country’s president for 2019.

  • Several Ukrainian warships crossing Russia’s territorial waters and attempting to pass through the Kerch Strait.
    Last update: 00:43 06.12.2018
    00:43 06.12.2018

    Russian Embassy in London: UK Ignores Ukraine's Illegal Activity in Kerch Strait

    LONDON (Sputnik) - The UK government encourages Ukraine’s aggressive rhetoric on Russia, ignoring the fact that Kiev has illegally crossed borders of Russian territorial waters in the Kerch Strait, the Russian Embassy in London said on Wednesday.

  • Protesters build a barricade during a protest of Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) against rising oil prices and living costs, on December 1, 2018 in Paris
    Last update: 23:28 05.12.2018
    23:28 05.12.2018

    France Abandons Fuel Tax Increase After Weeks of Protest

    The French government has totally abandoned the planned increase in fuel taxes that have sparked massive, weeks-long protests across the country. The news comes one day after Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the tax hike would be delayed for six months from its planned January 2019 rollout.

  • Big Ben
    Last update: 23:23 05.12.2018
    23:23 05.12.2018

    Moscow Hopes London Will Take Constructive Stance in INF Talks - Russian Embassy

    LONDON (Sputnik) - The Russian embassy in London said Wednesday the UK government should adopt a more constructive approach toward the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

  • The headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium
    Last update: 22:51 05.12.2018
    22:51 05.12.2018

    EU Reaches Provisional Agreement on EU Budget for 2019 – Statement

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Austrian EU Presidency and the European Parliament reached on Wednesday an agreement on the bloc’s budget for 2019, the European Council said in a statement.

  • Lithuania
    Last update: 20:48 05.12.2018
    20:48 05.12.2018

    Lithuania to Refrain From Signing UN Migration Pact - Prime Minister

    VILNIUS (Sputnik) – Vilnius will voice approval for the UN Global Compact for Migration, but will not sign the agreement, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said Wednesday.

  • Euro banknotes
    Last update: 20:11 05.12.2018
    20:11 05.12.2018

    EU's Plan to Challenge Dollar Dominance Won't Work Without Russia – Economist

    The newly-leaked European Commission plan to substantially reduce the bloc’s dependence on the dollar will not work without Russia's participation, Sputnik contributor Ivan Danilov noted, suggesting that Paris and Berlin would have to strangle their anti-Russian sentiments.

  • Westminster, London
    Last update: 20:07 05.12.2018
    20:07 05.12.2018

    More Brits Than Ever Before Think Brexit is a Mistake – Poll

    The poll also revealed that close to 70 percent of Brits think the government is doing a poor job in Brexit talks.

  • China's President Xi Jinping and Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
    Last update: 19:54 05.12.2018
    19:54 05.12.2018

    Sweet Deal? Portuguese President Seen Drooling in Trade Talks With Xi Jinping (VIDEO)

    The Chinese and Portuguese presidents were meeting to discuss Beijing’s plan to develop its "Belt and Road" initiative, which is expected to become a modern "silk road", when an unpleasant incident happened.

  • British pounds
    Last update: 19:49 05.12.2018
    19:49 05.12.2018

    UK Gov’t to Allocate Some $8Bln for Any Brexit Scenario – Exchequer Chancellor

    LONDON (Sputnik) – The UK government will allocate 6.2 billion pounds ($7.9 billion) to prepare the country for any scenario of withdrawal from the European Union, UK Chancellor of Exchequer Philip Hammond said on Wednesday.

  • People block the traffic of Paris' landmark Avenue des Champs Elysees and place Charles de Gaulle-Etoile on November 17, 2018 in Paris,
    Last update: 19:17 05.12.2018
    19:17 05.12.2018

    French Journo Warns About 'Danger to All of Europe' Amid French Protests

    While President Emmanuel Macron is calling on everyone to help ease tensions, a recent poll has shown support for a declaration of a state of emergency due to the ongoing “yellow vests” protests against the fuel price hike. A columnist for The Guardian predicts that this could empower right-wing and anti-establishment forces in Europe.

  • Britain Rod Stewart
    Last update: 18:47 05.12.2018
    18:47 05.12.2018

    The Gig is Up: What is London Doing to Protect Its Busking Culture?

    Street artists have long been a staple of urban life, but many have condemned new public space protection orders (PSPOs) as a contentious new method of stifling public space usage.

  • Armed policemen stand guard in Grosvenor Square in London. File photo
    Last update: 18:18 05.12.2018
    18:18 05.12.2018

    London Police Use Force Disproportionately Against Black People – Reports

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Police in London have been using force against black people at a rate over four times higher than against white Londoners, figures published by The Guardian newspaper have shown.

  • Italian police vehicles. File photo
    Last update: 17:48 05.12.2018
    17:48 05.12.2018

    'Extraordinary Operation': Police Arrest Around 90 in Coordinated European Anti-Mafia Raids

    The coordinated operation resulted in the arrest of some 90 suspected mobsters and is the product of two years of intelligence gathering.