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    • Pakistani soldiers stand guard at newly erected fence between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Angore Adda, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
      Last update: 19:27 11.02.2018
      19:27 11.02.2018

      Pakistan Should Not Be Scapegoated if US Doesn't Succeed in Afghanistan - Army Spokesman

      by Andrew Korybko

      The official spokesperson of Pakistan's Armed Forces, Major General Asif Ghafoor, in a written interview answered the questions of Sputnik's contributor Andrew Korybko about the future of Russian-Pakistani relations and how Pakistani-US relations depend on the situation in Afghanistan.

    • An employee of the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) looks at 25 January 2005 the Gathering Center No.15 of al-Rawdatain field, 100 kms north of Kuwait City
      Last update: 12:00 26.01.2018
      12:00 26.01.2018

      Kuwait Oil Minister to Sputnik: Soaring US Shale Oil Output Delays Market Rebalancing Until Late 2018

      Kuwait's Oil Minister Bakheet Rashidi in an exclusive interview with Sputnik explains why US shale oil output will delay global market rebalancing until late 2018, how Kuwait plans to keep crude output at 2017 levels this year and shares his opinion on future Russia-Kuwaiti economic cooperation.

    • White Helmets, seen here celebrating with Nusra extremists
      Last update: 20:54 25.01.2018
      20:54 25.01.2018

      Investigative Journalist Dismantles White Helmets' 'Al-Qaeda Promotional Film' Shown at Davos

      Independent British investigative journalist Vanessa Beeley has provided Radio Sputnik with a pretty thorough and damning explanation of why 'Last Men in Aleppo', the new feature length documentary on the White Helmet rescue organization's operations in Aleppo in 2016, is little more than a propaganda piece financed by Western governments.

    • Deputy Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov
      Last update: 21:19 18.01.2018
      21:19 18.01.2018

      Russian Envoy to US Believes Trump Did Not Give Up on Trying to Improve Ties With Russia

      Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov sat down with Sputnik to discuss the situation in Syria, tensions surrounding the INF, START treaties and, of course, Russian-US relations. Antonov believes Donald Trump has not given up on his goal to improve ties with Moscow, even though bilateral relations have continued to deteriorate over the year.

    • Turkish forces and members of the Free Syrian Army are seen at the al Baza'a village on the outskirts of al-Bab town in Syria
      Last update: 16:05 15.01.2018
      16:05 15.01.2018

      Syrian Deputy FM to Sputnik: 'Turkey Must Withdraw Its Forces, Stop Interference'

      According to Syrian Deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad, Damascus sees the presence of Turkish forces in Syria as an act of aggression. The senior diplomat also shared his vision on how to resolve the long-standing Syrian conflict.

    • Former President Bill Clinton stands on stage with his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
      Last update: 20:46 06.01.2018
      20:46 06.01.2018

      Go Big or Go Home: Clinton Foundation Went for 'Biggest Fraud Ever Investigated' - Analyst

      Speaking to Sputnik about reports of a new Justice Department probe into the Clinton Foundation over possible pay-to-play politics during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, philanthropy law expert Charles Ortel outlined why he believed the Clinton Foundation may very well be 'the largest unprosecuted fraud in history'.

    • A picture shows a general view during a fifth round of Syria peace talks on July 5, 2017, in Astana
      Last update: 14:31 27.12.2017
      14:31 27.12.2017

      Russian Presidential Envoy Lavrentyev: Syrian Talks Boat Will Move Only if Rowed in Unison

      The Russian special presidential envoy for Syria and the head of the Russian delegation at the Astana talks, Alexander Lavrentyev, spoke to Sputnik in an exclusive interview about the peace settlement in the Arab Republic.

    • Frauke Petry
      Last update: 14:56 24.12.2017
      14:56 24.12.2017

      Europe's Right Turn: Ex-AfD Chair Frauke Petry's Exclusive Interview With Sputnik

      Conservative politician Frauke Petry is probably best-known for her former chairwomanship of Alternative for Germany (AfD), a party which enjoyed a surge in support starting in 2015 amid Germany's migrant crisis. In an exclusive interview for Sputnik, Petry outlined the ideals of her new party, and her vision of Germany's and Europe's future.

    • U.S. President Donald Trump points to a large Merry Christmas card on the stage as he arrives to deliver remarks on tax reform in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. November 29, 2017
      Last update: 21:57 21.12.2017
      21:57 21.12.2017

      Trump's Tax Plan: 'When Debt Starts Approaching US GDP, That Changes a Lot of Things'

      The House of Representatives has given its final approval of a major overhaul in the US tax code, with President Donald Trump expected to sign the bill into law in the near future. Speaking to Sputnik, Dr. David Rosenbloom, a senior specialist on the US tax system, outlined what the bill means for Americans and the world when it becomes law.

    • A silhouette of a woman holding an umbrella
      Last update: 14:47 12.12.2017
      14:47 12.12.2017

      'Raped by the State': Victim of UK Spycop Speaks to Sputnik About Relationship With 'Man Who Didn't Exist'

      In October 2010, a friend of prominent environmental and social justice campaigner Kate Wilson called her to share some earth-shattering news. Fellow activist Mark Stone, with whom she'd been romantically involved for two years, and a close friend of hers ever since, was no more.

    • Money
      Last update: 20:19 11.12.2017
      20:19 11.12.2017

      No Evidence Universal Basic Income Will Make People Become 'Lazy'

      Louise Haagh, an associate professor at the University of York and chair of the Basic Income Earth Network, spoke to Sputnik about the pros and cons of universal basic income (UBI).

    • Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev in the Kosmotsentre Yuri Gagarin cosmonaut training center.
      Last update: 21:07 08.12.2017
      21:07 08.12.2017

      Spaceships and Politics: Sputnik Talks to Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev

      To commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the first ever human-made object in space - the Russian Sputnik satellite - we spoke with record breaking Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev about the evolution of space exploration and the US-Russia rivalry.

    • Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
      Last update: 19:05 08.12.2017
      19:05 08.12.2017

      'Extremely Costly': Johnson's Middle East Plans Likely Unpopular and Unfundable

      Setting out his vision for foreign policy post-Brexit, the UK Foreign Secretary said the UK should quit "sulking" over its "mistake"-heavy recent history of foreign entanglements, making the case for greater interventionism. Johnson's proposals are bound to be controversial, and are likely unworkable, an academic told Sputnik.

    • Contractors of the US private security firm Blackwater securing the site of a roadside bomb attack near the Iranian embassy in central Baghdad (File)
      Last update: 21:06 30.11.2017
      21:06 30.11.2017

      Blackwater Founder's Bad Idea: 'Only Libyans Can Decide Their Country's Future'

      Blackwater founder Erik Prince has recommended the creation of a privately-trained police force in the war-torn nation of Libya to help stop the flow of migrants to Europe. Speaking to Sputnik, Rhiannon Smith, the director of Libya-focused consultancy Libya-Analysis, explained why this was a bad idea.

    • In this photo released by the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi King Salman welcomes British Prime Minister Theresa May, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
      Last update: 20:17 29.11.2017
      20:17 29.11.2017

      Saudis Need Partners, UK Wants Trade Deals: What Will May's Mideast Tour Deliver?

      Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Riyadh Wednesday as part of her three day tour of the Middle East, aiming to boost the UK's presence in the region amid tough negotiations over the country's exit from the EU. Radio Sputnik spoke to veteran journalist and region expert James Dorsey about what to expect from the tour.

    • Anti-government protestors evacuate a comrade wouned by a sniper during clashes with the police in the center of Kiev on February 20, 2014
      Last update: 15:42 27.11.2017
      15:42 27.11.2017

      Deadly Political Games: Italian Journalist Blows Lid Off Maidan Snipers Mystery

      Italian journalist Gian Micalessin's interviews with three Georgian mercenaries who took part in the shooting massacre of protesters and police in Kiev in early 2014, and led to the overthrow of the Ukrainian government, have dismantled the new government's account of the tragedy. Micalessin spoke to Sputnik about the implications of his findings.

    • African illegal migrants wait to receive medial assistance after being rescued by coastal guards on a port in Tripoli, Libya.
      Last update: 15:07 23.11.2017
      15:07 23.11.2017

      Slave Trade in Libya: Who Controls the Human Trafficking Market in Tripoli?

      Following the release of a CNN documentary that exposed the extent of slave trade in post-Gaddafi Libya, the scandal is gaining momentum in the international community, which has called upon Tripoli to take action against human traffickers. Sputnik Arabic spoke with the head of the Libyan Human Rights Observatory, Naser al Hawari, about this issue.

    • The Google logo is displayed during the Google Impact Challenge, Japan
      Last update: 21:51 21.11.2017
      21:51 21.11.2017

      Google's Sputnik & RT Clampdown 'Reminiscent of 17th Century Witch Hunts, Except Nobody's Getting Burned or Hanged Yet'

      Google will create new algorithms to derank Sputnik News and RT content from appearing on its Google News service. Speaking to Sputnik, Jim Jatras, former US diplomat and foreign policy adviser to Senate Republicans, said this issue isn't even so much about Sputnik and RT as it is about Americans' freedom of access to information.

    • Situation in Syria. (File)
      Last update: 15:36 16.11.2017
      15:36 16.11.2017

      'Syria Will Become Second Vietnam for US' - Turkish MP

      A member of the Turkish Parliament from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Metin Kulunk, speaking at the press conference at a Mejlis, said that the United States is trying to reshape the borders of the countries that were created after the First World War based on its own interests.

    • Vietnam soldiers
      Last update: 16:07 15.11.2017
      16:07 15.11.2017

      'Instability Increases Arms Sales': Will US Weapons Return to Vietnam?

      Donald Trump’s twelve day Asian tour has come to an end and despite the North Korean issue, the main goal of this trip to Southeast Asia, the longest by any US president in 25 years, was to change existing US trade and economic relations. Sputnik Vietnam spoke to political analysts who shed some light on the future of US trade deals in Vietnam.