A massive fire broke out at the cathedral on the evening of 15 April, causing the collapse of the Notre Dame’s spire and two-thirds of its roof. The blaze was fully extinguished only on Tuesday morning. Though the inferno badly damaged the iconic church, the two main towers, relics and main works of art were saved.
NATO's operations began on March 24, 1999, and ended on June 10. The Serbian government estimates that about 2,500 people, including 89 children, were killed during the US-led bombing campaign.
Since 2014, the Russian peninsula has been facing a lot of challenges, including an energy blockade, economic isolation due to sanctions, and disruption of transport.
On 15 March 2019 two mass shootings rocked the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, resulting in the deaths of 49 people, while 48 others were injured in one of the most resonant incidents in the country in recent years.
On 1 February, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Washington suspended its obligations under the INF Treaty, triggering a six-month withdrawal process unless Russia comes back into compliance with the pact. The next day, President Vladimir Putin said Moscow would suspend its participation in the treaty in response to the US' actions.
Take a look at NATO's armed forces in European states, as well as in Afghanistan.
Do the New Year's puzzle! Take part in an exciting game at Sputnik: create your own New Year character and share your greetings on the upcoming New Year on social networks. Also, for the festive mood - welcome to the GUM-Ice Rink and GUM-FunFair!
On September 17, the Russian Hmeymim air base in Syria lost contact with an Il-20 plane with 15 people on board amid an operation being carried out by Israeli jets in Latakia province. Later, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that the plane was downed by a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile system.
The eighth annual Circle of Light International Festival is set to dazzle visitors with a stunning barrage of auditory and visual delights.
The results of a new opinion poll published prior to the opening of the Eastern Economic Forum which kicked off in Vladivostok on September 11 reveal how people in the United States and Europe regard China and Beijing’s foreign policy.
From the best striker and best goalkeeper to the footballers, who received or committed more fouls - take a look a the results of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in numbers.
Croatia beat England 2-1 in extra time in Moscow on Wednesday and will move on to the World Cup final, where they will face France.
The alliance has gone through several stages of expansion and currently includes 29 members.
The group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup ended in Russia on June 28. FIFA summed up the statistical results of the current mundial.
A total of 25 percent of FIFA World Cup 2018 fans are women.