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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poland wants to buy five new submarines for its naval fleet by allocating 10 billion zloty ($2.74 billion) for the purchase. Military observer Victor Litovkin, a military observer, shed some light on what’s behind this decision in an interview with Sputnik.
UK scientists have begun testing a radically new approach to schizophrenia treatment. In the course of the next two years, 30 patients will get infusions of the so-called monoclonal antibody drug each month, which will target their immune systems. Radio Sputnik discussed this new method with professor Olive Howes.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation during his visit to Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Lebanese political analysts spoke to Sputnik Arabic in an interview highlighting the “strangeness” of this resignation, voicing their concern over the security situation in the country amid rising tensions in the region.
Women in the ranks of Daesh are now more than just housewives. They have been trained to fight, kill and spy for the terrorists. Sputnik has spoken with a specialist on Islamist groups, Maher Fargali, and a journalist based in Iraq, Nazek Muhammed, about this rising issue.
On November 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay an official visit to Iran. The key issues to be discussed with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will be the situation in the Middle East and the bilateral relations of the two nations. On the eve of the visit, Iranian political analysts told Sputnik what other topics might be on the agenda.
General Petr Pavel, the chairman of the NATO Military Committee (CMC), has spoken with a RIA Novosti correspondent about the alliance's relations with Russia, military drills, the situation in Syria, as well as NATO's expansion to the east.
The revelation that Hillary Clinton and the DNC helped fund the controversial dossier making claims of Trump-Russia collusion after the 2016 election has deflated the Democratic Party's effort to smear the president. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, Earl Rasmussen, director of the NGO Eurasia Center, recalled that the report reads like a bad spy novel.
Last month, Afghans celebrated the 29th anniversary of the flight of Abdul Ahad Mohmand, Afghanistan's first and only space-faring cosmonaut. In an exclusive interview with Sputnik, Mohmand shared new details about his daring mission.
The US government has declassified a tranche of some 2,800 documents about the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, but withheld an estimated 300 more pending further analysis. Radio Sputnik discussed the documents, and what secrets they have revealed, with Dr. Thomas Whalen, a historian from Boston University.
In the latest outbreak of violence two Rohingya survivors have told Sputnik their blood-chilling stories after they fled their homes and came to Bangladesh. More than 600,000 Rohingyas from neighboring Myanmar’s northern Rakhine province have escaped after their villages were reportedly attacked or burned by Burmese soldiers.
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