A tentative truce between Libya’s two warring parties came into force on 12 January, and both sides appeared to show a willingness to agree on a ceasefire during the Russia and Turkey mediated talks in Moscow. Still, the matter remains unresolved.
The United Kingdom's Office of Communications (Ofcom) is said to be receiving special authority in the near future to hold internet entities responsible for not tackling online threats such as child sexual exploitation and terrorism.
US veteran Sgt. Steven Melnikoff, who is now 100 years old, looks forward to flying across the ocean to Moscow this May to join the Russian people in celebrating the end of WWII, and is hopeful that younger generations will learn about history and remember those who saved the world.
Former Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky appeared in public for the first time in a new role, as Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation, supervising humanitarian and historical policy issues.
Italy’s right-wing Lega remains the most popular party in the country despite the coalition government collapsing after M5S deserted the in August 2019. Sputnik sat down with Lega MEP Isabella Tovaglieri to talk about the party’s agenda.
Delegates from the international community have urged a key Gulf nation to review and improve its human rights record following a ruling in November which condemned a prominent Russian businesswoman to 22 years hard labour, sparking criticisms over the country's history of arbitrary detention and persecution of foreign nationals.
The year 2020 has brought a significant and turbulent flow of events on to the world stage, particularly in the Middle East, from the US assassination of Quds Forces Commander Soleimani to Trump’s 'Deal of the Century', even as Russian diplomats international work promises to be even more intense and challenging.
On 10 February, Russia celebrates diplomatic worker day. Earlier today, Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Russian diplomats' contribution to international stability. On this occasion, Sputnik has spoken with Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya about the acute challenges of Russia's diplomacy.
The editor-in-chief to one of the world's leading media organisations attended a rally in London on press freedom to denounce attempts by the UK government to extradite Julian Assange to the United States, where the acclaimed journalist could face up to 175 years in prison.
The father of Julian Assange, John Shipton, said in an interview with Sputnik that he would like people to understand his son’s “courage and integrity” in providing information on what governments do, so that ordinary citizens can make their own judgments based on raw facts.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was not invited for pre-budget consultations between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and economists on 9 January. The meeting was instead attended by Sitharaman’s other cabinet colleagues like Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in early January that Turkish troops were already on their way to Libya to support the internationally recognised Government of National Accord at its request. He, however, clarified on Monday that there were only military advisers on the ground.
Tourism and fashion are two sectors of the global economy which are growing each year, but questions on their sustainability and impact on the society have been called into question by experts, as well as local communities across the world.
Fernando Gómez is the first and only Spanish professional tracker who has worked with the Jicarilla de Apache Indians to protect their reservation in New Mexico against poachers.
The Turkish parliament has ratified a memorandum on military cooperation that was signed with Libya last month. The agreement has been ratified by the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA). Under the agreement, Libya could receive military aid from Ankara.
The first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned this March after 29 years in office, succeeded by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. During his tenure, Russia and Kazakhstan enjoyed warm bilateral relations, maintained intensive political contacts and managed to achieve a high level of economic integration.
Canadian historian Michael Jabara Carley's book "Silent Conflict: A Hidden History of Early Soviet-Western Relations", originally published in 2014, has now been translated into Russian.
Russia and Austria have a geographical and historical connection, and therefore Vienna’s pragmatic foreign policy should not change in the foreseeable future, , says former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl,
Italy’s Lega party still has high ratings despite the break-up of the ruling coalition. Italy's previous government collapsed in August when Matteo Salvini, then-deputy prime minister, called for a no-confidence vote on the government and the prime minister in pursuit of a snap general election.
Speaking to attendees at the forum on Wednesday, one of Russia's top officials addressed both the challenges and opportunities in striking business deals between Russia and the United Kingdom amid the Western-led sanctions regime, as well as the reason why the London-based event was a crucial platform for resolving such crises.