Russia has called the move by the United States to freeze all Venezuelan government assets in the US "economic terror." On Monday, US President Donald Trump issued an executive order that also targets other countries that continue doing business with "regime" of Nicolas Maduro.
Tuesday marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic death of Andrei Stenin, special photo correspondent for Sputnik. Andrei Stenin was killed on 6 August 2014 while covering the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Andrei's mother, Vera, shared her grief and memories about her son and spoke about his dedication to the profession of photo journalism.
Tuesday marks the fifth anniversary of Sputnik's special photo correspondent Andrei Stenin’s death while on assignment in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. Justin Sullivan, an award-winning documentary photographer based in the Cape Town, South Africa, who is specialising in the Cape Wild Fires has spoken about the Andrei Stenin contest.
Roscosmos will send Skybot F-850, a humanoid robot formerly known as FEDOR, into space on 22 August. For the first time in history, the humanoid will take the spaceship commander’s chair.
CEO and Chairman of KGL Investment, Marsha Lazareva, has seen a positive turn of events after two NGOs, ‘No Peace Without Justice’ and the International Association for Democratic Laywers, filed submissions to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as part of Kuwait’s Universal Periodic Review.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The forces of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) will not stop military operations until troops of their rival Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, are withdrawn to their pre-war positions, GNA head Fayez Sarraj said.
Hundreds of athletes from all over the world are gathering in Madison, Wisconsin to find out who’s the fittest man and woman on Earth as the 2019 CrossFit Games are set to commence.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Interim Libyan Government of Eastern Libya, Abdul Hadi Al-Hweij, has spoken about the ongoing Haftar army's operation to gain control over Tripoli and the situation in Libya an exclusive interview to Sputnik in Benghazi.
At a festival in the heart of the Scottish countryside, whistle-blower’s and activists are given centre stage amongst the drums and the dancing. With a fair bit of festival mud, it’s not quite the environment you might expect to find Julian Assange’s successor, editor-in-chief of Wikileaks, Kristinn Hraffson.
Moscow is currently hosting an international conference on quantum technologies (ICQT) taking place from 15 to 19 July. The convention takes place twice a year and gathers together the leading specialists on quantum technology from all over the world.
Relations between Washington and Tehran remain tense. US President Donald Trump earlier stated that sanctions against the Islamic Republic would soon be strengthened, while Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that he is ready for talks when the US abandons its "bullying" and lifts the restrictions imposed on the country.
The Arabian Peninsula is deemed to be one of the world's richest and least explored regions. Saudi Arabia, which occupies a large part of the peninsula, intends to expand the excavation area, as well as actively attract foreign specialists, including from Russia.
In less than two months, the world will mark the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War. Sergey Ivanov, Russia's former defence minister and Kremlin chief of staff, has spoken about the controversy behind the 1939 Treaty of Non-aggression between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.
In less than two months, on 1 September 2019, the world will mark a tragic date: 80 years since the day that Nazi troops crossed the border of Poland. This is how World War II, which claimed tens of millions of lives, began.
Russian President Vladimir Putin recently paid a visit to Italy, meeting with Pope Francis, President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to discuss a wide range of topics, including bilateral Moscow-Rome relations, the issue of the EU sanctions as well as the state of Christianity in the Middle East.
The leaders of Russia, India and China have been meeting at the trilateral level since the 1990s. In November 2018, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires where they deliberated on several issues, including the need to reshape the world order.
New Delhi (Sputnik): As Indian cities face the threat of violence over an acute water shortage, several experts opine that rapid urbanisation and poor water resource management are the actual culprits.
The Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest published its shortlist of 2019 winners on 13 June. The main goal of the modern photo contests is to support photographers and draw public attention to the challenges of modern photojournalism.
Following her move to Kuwait in 2004, Russian businesswoman Marsha Lazareva would later become embroiled in a surprise case of arbitrary detention that would irrevocably change the prestigious CEO’s life.
While addressing the UNGA in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed: “Yoga embodies unity of mind and body… a holistic approach to health and well-being. It isn’t about exercise... By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”