The Johnson administration, under pressure from the Trump administration and post-Brexit concerns, reversed its decision to approve Huawei to build national 5G networks in July, resulting in a ban on components from the Chinese firm and 'rip and replace' policy that could last up to ten years.
New Delhi (Sputnik): While the world's first registered COVID-19 vaccine, made by the Moscow-based Gamaleya Institute, is about to move into phase III clinical trials, a large section of the Western media and pharma lobby launched a massive campaign to delegitimise Sputnik V.
Despite having the third-highest COVID-19 burden, India's global efforts in containing the pandemic by offering aid and assistance to countries in need have been appreciated worldwide. Moreover, India has not only been successful in rescuing its citizens stranded abroad but has also set an example by devising an ambitious plan to treat them.
Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) CEO Kirill Dmitriev earlier revealed that Russia has already received preliminary requests for 1 billion doses of its vaccine against COVID-19 from over 20 countries.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian government started banning foreign apps, primarily from China, for security reasons. The Narendra Modi government has now released a list of 101 defence items including attack helicopters, and missiles that will have to be produced domestically.
Russia has registered the world's first vaccine against COVID-19, dubbed Sputnik V, in reference to the Soviet satellite that triggered global space research. Scientists believe the vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Research Centre, will similarly create a so-called "Sputnik effect" for the rest of the world fighting against the pandemic.
The US is scheduled to hold presidential, congressional, and other local elections on November 3rd. President Donald Trump on August 3rd threatened to take legal action after the state of Nevada said it would mail all voters ballots so they can safely take part in the November presidential election amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The internet is not capable of accommodating the download speeds necessary to validate the claims by Guccifer 2.0, that they hacked documents from across the Atlantic, according to a former technical director at the National Security Agency.
Because the National Security Agency is tapped into data transfer points throughout the United States, via its mass surveillance programmes, if there was any evidence that the DNC servers were hacked then they would have the evidence to prove it, a former technical director at the agency explains.
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.