On Saturday, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini led a rally of right-wing leaders in Milan ahead of the European Parliament elections, which will be held across all EU nations on 23-26 May. He promised to free Europe from Brussels’ “illegal occupation.”
The Venezuelan ambassador to the UK gave a candid interview on the crippling effects of the illegal US sanctions on the Venezuelan people and urged the public to speak out against the attempted coup.
As tensions between Iran and the United States continue to simmer, the global conversation is rife with speculation as to whether or not a military confrontation between the two powerhouses is likely to erupt, and if so, what the consequences could be for the wider geopolitical makeup of the Middle East.
England and Wales are about to change the ways in which offenders on probation are monitored. This comes after a series of expensive failures following the move to privatise the service in 2014. With more on these changes and who can be held responsible, our correspondent Liam Tait spoke with journalist Iwan Doherty.
In the region of the Libyan capital Tripoli, positional fighting continues between units of the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar and forces that support the internationally recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) under the leadership of Fayez al-Sarraj.
North Korea fired two suspected short-range projectiles on Thursday, according to South Korea's military. The launch comes just days after Pyongyang reportedly fired short-range missiles into the ocean in its first missile launch in 18 months. Sputnik discussed the launches with Tom Harper, an Asia Pacific specialist from Surrey University.
India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) says that it has deployed 44 teams to actively monitor ongoing relief and rehabilitation measures in the country’s eastern state of Odisha following “Fani”, which has left a trail of destruction.
Labour will hold a meeting today where they will attempt to solidify their manifesto ahead of the European Parliamentary elections. Can they put party politics aside and gain major ground in the coming weeks? Sputnik spoke with political commentator Keith Rowe for more.
In an interview with Sputnik Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid Falih, has spoken for the first time about the current agreement between OPEC member states and non-cartel oil producers, as well as the impact of Iranian oil on the global market, and his participation in the St. Petersburg Economic Forum.
In an interview with Sputnik, Milorad Dodik, the Chairman of Bosnia and Herzegovina's multi-ethnic joint presidency has spoken about the reasons for the complex political situation in the country, the prospects for its integration into NATO, and the position of the people in Republika Srpska on this issue.
Tory MPs have poured scorn over the notion of Boris Johnson becoming the next British prime minister. But could this really happen, and which other candidates could stand a chance? Sputnik has discussed the issue with UKIP London Assembly member David Kurten.
A recent report commissioned by the German Green Party and seen by The Guardian suggests that the Irish backstop could potentially frustrate the EU’s green and social standards, while retaining British access to the European single market.
On the sidelines of the 8th Moscow Conference on International Security, Sputnik spoke to Hamid Karzai, the ex-president of Afghanistan, to find out how to fight terrorism at the international level, why the Doha peace talks with the Taliban have been cancelled, as well as to learn about Moscow’s role in the inter-Afghan dialogue.
Russia's Crimea is hosting the 5th annual Yalta Economic Forum. More than 3,000 delegates from all over the world are attending the event to discuss global and regional agendas, sign deals and bring business proposals to the table.
The Yalta Economic Forum is marking its fifth anniversary this year. It is the largest international economic event in Crimea, which reunited with Russia as an autonomous region in 2014 following a referendum. The first forum was attended by 600 delegates, with the number growing every year.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has blamed the well-known phenomenon of western disturbance for the current spell of bad weather in India which has resulted in heavy loss of life and property.
Despite the strategic partnership between India and Russia, the younger generations of both countries do not know each other well as was the case during the Soviet times. According to a Russian minister, youth from India and Russia can easily be connected through the use of new technology platforms as they understand and relate to it.
In a new book named "Deadly Dust - Made in the USA: Uranium Weapons Contaminating the World" German author Frieder Wagner gives a detailed account of how the US has contaminated vast territories using depleted uranium (DU) ammunition and the cover-up strategy of the military, industry and governments, as well as those in the media and politics.
Radiant with joy, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini spoke on Monday at a press conference at Lega’s historic headquarters at Via Bellerio 41 in Milan. His party tripled its number of votes in the regional elections in Basilicata (in just one year, it grew from 6.2% to 19%).
The World Wide Web, or WWW, will mark its 30th anniversary in March. It all began on 13 March at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) with the incredible idea of a young programmer Tim Berners-Lee using hypertext to try to connect computers into a single network for better information exchange.