In May, House Democrats passed legislation that would have extended the enhanced unemployment benefits until the end of the year. However, Senate Republicans rejected the idea, saying that such payments would have discouraged unemployed Americans from finding a job.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On the eve of the anniversary, a Sputnik correspondent visited Hiroshima, a city that was almost completely destroyed in just 10 seconds at 8:15 a.m. on 6 August 1945.
A massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital on 4 August. The epicentre of the blast was the Port of Beirut, and according to the city’s Governor Marwan Abboud, over half of the buildings in the Lebanese capital were damaged.
The forthcoming presidential election in the United States has faced a number of challenges, including the coronavirus pandemic, which might result in Americans voting by mail rather than in person. US President Donald Trump has, for his part, said that mail-in ballots would allow for fraud.
Last week, US President Donald Trump suggested that the November presidential election should be postponed to prevent any fraud that might result from mail-in voting. His idea was met with harsh criticism from Democrats, who stated that the president has "no power" to delay the election.
US President Trump's recent suggestion to consider delaying the November 3 presidential election in the country has provoked a heated public debate about the legality of such a scenario.
New Delhi (Sputnik): While potential COVID-19 vaccines are reaching their final trial stages, society faces two dangers: price gouging and the stockpiling of the cure by rich countries. Nevertheless, Serum Institute of India has vowed to ensure that 50% of its COVID vaccinations go to poorer nations.
This 42-year-old actor stands out in horror movies and fantasy films because of his “peculiar body”. He is also known as a director, scriptwriter and graphic designer.
The Iranian Foreign Minister arrived in Moscow for face-to-face talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday. The talks focused on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal signed in 2015, as well as bilateral ties and matters of regional and international significance.
As the deadline for the August 4 Republican primary nears, Jana Jackson, a candidate running to be elected to the Arizona House of Representatives representing the 28th District, sat with Sputnik to discuss American protests, racial prejudice in the US and the ongoing election cycle.
The new technological race for autonomous combat weapons has unleashed a new global debate on the direction of future combat systems and ethics codes. Such conversations have been launched as key emerging technologies reshape the battlefield as well as human condition.
Whether the British government continues to follow the US' lead in targeting Chinese tech firms like TikTok, may ultimately decide the future of the UK establishment's "special relationship" with their Transatlantic allies, geopolitical futurist Abishur Prakash tells Sputnik.
Joe Biden is leading Donald Trump in Arizona by over three percentage points according to the latest polls, indicating that clinching a victory in the state may not be easy for POTUS after his 2016 win. In an interview with Sputnik, Rep. John Kavanagh has weighed in on how the 2020 presidential race might play out in his state and who will win.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has entered the ninth week of a border stand-off with China in Ladakh region. Over the course of two months, New Delhi has also witnessed downgrading of its ties with Kathmandu, which issued new political map indicating that Indian territories Kalapani, Lipulekh, and Limpiyadhura, are within Nepal.
New Delhi (Sputnik): For over two months, Indian and Chinese armies have been locked in border stand-off that included a violent skirmish on 15 June in Ladakh. Experts have compared the air power of the two countries as a military build-up has picked up speed along the loosely demarcated 4057-kilometre Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The anonymity provided by the internet and social media may be a reason why some online bullying occurs, according to a co-author of a study showing that a little under a third of young people who bullied others online also show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
As numerous historical monuments are being vandalized in cities across Europe by anti-racist activists, right-wing politicians and community groups have been stepping in to protect historical heritage.
The Minneapolis City Council has announced plans to disband the city’s police department over the coming months but it needs the support of the population to shape a new model of safety. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is, however, opposed to the move.
Relations between the two countries have been strained by border tensions and Turkey's oil and gas exploration plans in the Mediterranean. Recently, the Turkish Petroleum Corporation announced plans to drill for natural gas in areas considered by Greece to be part of its continental shelf.