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    • La bandera de Venezuela
      Last update: 14:53 22.02.2019
      14:53 22.02.2019

      UK Labour's 'Socialism' is Simply Imperialism 'For the Many' – FRFI Spokesperson

      UK Labour MP Emily Thornberry said on 6 February she denounced the Venezuelan government, indirectly accusing Nicolas Maduro of 'betraying' socialism and advocating snap elections in Caracas. The news comes weeks before seven Labour MPs resigned from the Labour party over UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's stance on the Latin American country.

    • Recognition Encourages One to Sustain Hard Times: Stenin Photo Contest Winner
      Last update: 18:14 20.02.2019
      18:14 20.02.2019

      'Recognition Encourages One to Sustain Hard Times' - Stenin Photo Contest Winner Tells Sputnik

      The Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest is an annual competition for young photojournalists aged between 18 and 33, and serves as a Russian platform for exciting new talent, allowing them to make a name for themselves on the world stage.

    • Lusaka (Zambia) at dusk
      Last update: 16:10 20.02.2019
      16:10 20.02.2019

      Zambia Keen on Expanding Nuclear Energy Cooperation With Russia – Foreign Affairs Minister

      In 2017, Russia and Zambia signed a deal to cooperate in the construction of a nuclear science and technology centre in Zambia, which is expected to begin in 2019. Sputnik spoke on the issue as well as on additional prospects for cooperation between the two countries with Zambian Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Malanji.

    • John Lennon and Yoko Ono campaigned against the Vietnam War.
      Last update: 21:32 18.02.2019
      21:32 18.02.2019

      'Yoko Ono Not Responsible for the Breakup of the Beatles' - John Lennon’s Sister

      With nearly forty years having passed since his untimely murder, John Lennon remains one of the most iconic musicians to have ever lived, with both his solo releases, and of course albums with the Beatles retaining their popularity in the modern era.

    • Barcelona residents wait for the Parliament to announce the results of the referendum on the independence of Catalonia
      Last update: 20:13 15.02.2019
      20:13 15.02.2019

      Academic on Catalan Independence Future: 'I Don't See Possibility of Real Referendum Like Was Held in Scotland'

      The Spanish central government has called a general election; as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez faces a crisis of confidence from his Catalan backers. Could he be ousted after less than a year in power? Sputnik spoke with Andrew Dowling; Reader in Hispanic Studies at Cardiff University for more…

    • Brexit
      Last update: 19:45 15.02.2019
      19:45 15.02.2019

      Brexit: British MP Should Do What People Ask and Leave EU Even Without Deal - Political Commentator

      On 14 February, UK lawmakers voted to reject May's motion asking the legislature to reaffirm support for her efforts to seek changes to the divorce agreement after the original deal was voted down on January 15th.

    • President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Washington
      Last update: 19:22 15.02.2019
      19:22 15.02.2019

      Trump Will Declare National Emergency Because He Doesn't Want to Lose Face - Prof

      US President Donald Trump will use his executive authority to declare a national emergency in order to secure border wall funding, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed in a statement on 14 February. Sputnik discussed this issue with with Dr. Clodagh Harrington, Associate Professor of American Politics, at De Montfort University.

    • Kunduz residents bid farewell to Soviet troops heading home during the pullout from Afghanistan.
      Last update: 08:26 15.02.2019
      08:26 15.02.2019

      General Gromov: 40th Army Command Insisted on Soviet Troops' Withdrawal From Afghanistan

      The 15th of February marks the 30th anniversary of the pullout of Soviet troops from the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. The Soviet-Afghan War lasted from December 1979 to February 1989, with troops from the Soviet Army and its allied Afghan government forces fighting against the Mujahideen, supported by the United States and its allies.

    • A panoramic view of the Afghan capital of Kabul. (File)
      Last update: 20:38 08.02.2019
      20:38 08.02.2019

      Karzai on 'Intra-Afghan' Summit: Talks in Moscow Exceeded All Our Expectations

      In an exclusive interview with Sputnik, former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai summed up a two-day "intra-Afghan" summit in Moscow (5-6 Feb), gave his assessment of the US negotiations with the Taliban and spoke of Russia's role in advancing the peace process in Afghanistan.

    • Opposition protesters in Venezuela shut down highways, bridges and other infrastructure as pressure mounts on President Nicolas Maduro to resign in favor of new elections
      Last update: 21:30 06.02.2019
      21:30 06.02.2019

      Italy Against Any Foreign Interference in Venezuela’s Affairs - Deputy FM

      The situation in Caracas is deteriorating, with some countries recognising self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido as the head state of Venezuela. Rome, however, has refused to recognise Guaido, stressing that it is crucial to avoid a military conflict in the South American country.

    • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, July 18, 2017.
      Last update: 15:53 06.02.2019
      15:53 06.02.2019

      Palestinians Trust President Putin - Mahmoud Abbas

      Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Sputnik whether he is ready for direct talks with the Israeli prime minister in Russia and what he thinks about US actions in the Middle East. He also spoke about what the State of Palestine will do to have its independence officially recognized, about reconciliation with Hamas, and relations with Israel.

    • UAE
      Last update: 10:46 05.02.2019
      10:46 05.02.2019

      UAE Aims to Become Beacon of Tolerance: Ambassador Ahmed Albanna

      UAE’s ambassador to India, Dr. Ahmed Albanna, in an exclusive interview with Sputnik said that by observing 2019 as the “Year of Tolerance,” his country is aiming to challenge extremism doctrines of hatred and intolerance and to expose religious misinterpretations that are being propagated by terrorists worldwide.

    • A portrait of Muammar Gaddafi burning in a fire.
      Last update: 11:00 04.02.2019
      11:00 04.02.2019

      Hannibal Gaddafi: 'They Detained Me Because I’m Muammar Gaddafi's Son' (EXCLUSIVE)

      In an exclusive interview with Sputnik, Hannibal Gaddafi, the son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, revealed how he was kidnapped in Syria and ended up imprisoned in Lebanon, and explained what he really knows about the disappearance of famous Shia religious leader Musa al-Sadr.

    • U.S. President Donald Trump
      Last update: 16:47 01.02.2019
      16:47 01.02.2019

      New INF Deal Unlikely With Trump in Office, But Worth a Try - Ex-US Diplomat

      MOSCOW (Sputnik), Valentina Shvartsman - Washington and Moscow are far from negotiating a new deal to replace the dying INF treaty during the current US administration, but they should strike a deal that would include North Korea and China in the future, Howard Stoffer, a former UN SC counter-terror official and an ex-US diplomat, told Sputnik.

    • A supporter of President Nicolas Maduro's government holds a banner with the portraits of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez (L) and President Nicolas Maduro, while taking part in a march, on the anniversary of 1958 uprising that overthrew military dictatorship in Caracas on January 23, 2019.
      Last update: 15:49 01.02.2019
      15:49 01.02.2019

      US and Allies Desperate for 'Bay of Pigs' Incident In Venezuela — Journalist

      Venezuela has been mired in yet another crisis as US-backed opposition candidate Juan Guaidó openly declared himself acting president on 23 January amid an ongoing political coup against current Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro's government, with the Venezuelan Supreme Court freezing Guaidó's accounts and barring him from leaving the country.

    • Armed Chinese paramilitary policemen march past the site of the explosion outside the Urumqi South Railway Station in Urumqi in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, 2015.
      Last update: 18:36 31.01.2019
      18:36 31.01.2019

      2019 HRW Report Uses Bias, Human Rights to Attack US 'Enemies' — Scholar

      New York-based NGO Human Rights Watch published a scathing report lambasting the governments of China, Russia, Venezuela, Iran and other traditionally 'anti-US' nations, accusing the former of everything from dissappearing former Interpol president Meng Hongwei to censoring the US-backed #MeToo movement, without providing sources or evidence.

    • Indian tourists stand in queue in rain to visit the India-China border at Nathu-La, a 14,200 feet high pass, about 51 kilometers(38.69 miles) east of Gangtok, India, Thursday, June 5, 2008
      Last update: 15:04 31.01.2019
      15:04 31.01.2019

      We Want as Many Chinese Tourists as Possible - Indian Tourism Minister

      Tourism contributes a sizeable 10 percent to the nation's gross domestic product (GDP). Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made all-round efforts to boost this sector and in his tenure, the e-visa policy, which was launched in November 2014 for 44 countries at nine airports, has now been extended to 166 countries at 26 airports and three seaports.

    • Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido accompanied by his wife Fabiana Rosales, speaks to the media after a holy Mass at a local church in Caracas, Venezuela, January 27, 2019
      Last update: 08:13 31.01.2019
      08:13 31.01.2019

      EXCLUSIVE: 'Coup Is Against Venezuelan Constitution' – Self-Proclaimed Pres. Guaido's Envoy

      Sputnik has interviewed Gustavo Tarre, ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS) that Venezuela’s National Assembly appointed despite a decision by the legitimate government under Nicolas Maduro to withdraw the country’s membership in the organisation.

      Political Crisis in Venezuela
    • Internet
      Last update: 14:40 30.01.2019
      14:40 30.01.2019

      Internet for All: Asgardia Micro-Nation to Launch 10,000 Satellites to Make Web Free

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Asgardia, a micro-nation that calls itself a space kingdom whose territory currently consists of one satellite orbiting around the Earth, seeks to make the Internet nearly free for all users by launching a vast network of satellites and using optical transmission, Minister of Finance of Asgardia Leon Shpilsky told Sputnik.

    • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
      Last update: 11:00 30.01.2019
      11:00 30.01.2019

      Venezuelan President Maduro to Sputnik: Trump Ordered Colombian Mafia to Kill Me (EXCLUSIVE)

      Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has given an exclusive interview to Sputnik, discussing relations with Russia, the ongoing crisis in the Latin American state and prospects for negotiations with the Guaido-led opposition, as well as US policy toward Caracas, including new sanctions on state oil company PDVSA.

      Political Crisis in Venezuela