• Marton Gyongyosi, member of the Jobbik party and Deputy Chairman of Parliament's Foreign Affairs committee.
    Last update: 13:57 22.05.2019
    13:57 22.05.2019

    EU Needs Common Understanding of Key Values Like Christianity, Democracy and Justice - MEP Candidate

    Ahead of the EU Parliamentary elections slated to be held between 23 and 26 May 2019, Sputnik asked Márton Gyöngyösi, Jobbik party executive vice-president, parliamentary group geader and a top candidate for the 2019 EP elections, what kind of reforms, in his opinion, the Bloc needs.

    European Parliament Elections 2019
  • The International Business Forum in St. Petersburg
    Last update: 13:37 22.05.2019
    13:37 22.05.2019

    CEO of Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies: Russia Inspires Me Over and Over Again

    From 6 to 8 June, the International Business Forum will be held in St. Petersburg. It has been held since 1997 and the Russian president takes part in the event.

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    Last update: 19:00 21.05.2019
    19:00 21.05.2019

    Czech Party: 'Only Way' to Become 'Independent and Free' Again is to Exit EU

    According to the Independence Party of the Czech Republic (SNCR), the only way for their country to become "independent and free" again is to withdraw from the European Union. The SNCR elaborated on the consequences of Brussels' decision-making for the Czech Republic and explained what the party stands for ahead of the upcoming EU Parliament vote.

    European Parliament Elections 2019
  • German National flag. (File)
    Last update: 16:51 21.05.2019
    16:51 21.05.2019

    German MEP: 'Our Main Task: Make Germany Sovereign State, Free From EU Chains!'

    While the European Parliament elections are approaching with stakes being high, German MEP and former chairman of the National Democratic Party (NPD) Udo Voigt has spoken about the party's plans for the next legislative term, as well as its priorities and concerns.

  • European Parliament members attend a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
    Last update: 07:01 20.05.2019
    07:01 20.05.2019

    Former MEP: Eurosceptic Majority in EU Parliament Wouldn't Affect EU Policy

    Austrian politician and former Member of the European Parliament for the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) Andreas Mölzer explained what the future holds for the European Union if Eurosceptics win the majority in the EU Parliament, as well as the secret of their popularity.

  • Leader of The League party Matteo Salvini talks during an electoral rally in Milan, Italy, Friday, March 2, 2018
    Last update: 12:14 19.05.2019
    12:14 19.05.2019

    Matteo Salvini to Sputnik on EU Future: 'Union Without Common Values and Goals Won't Last Long'

    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.”

  • In this handout photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, center, accompanied by Defense Minister Gen. Vladimir Padrino Lopez, left, and the Strategies Operations Commander, Adm. Remigio Ceballos, arrive for a meeting with the troops at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 2, 2019
    Last update: 19:27 17.05.2019
    19:27 17.05.2019

    Illegal US Blockade, Sanctions Will Not Stop Will of Venezuelan People – UK Amb.

    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.

  • Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards march during a military parade to commemorate the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war in Tehran.
    Last update: 17:29 17.05.2019
    17:29 17.05.2019

    Dangerous Game: Iran Could do 'Enormous Damage' to US Military - Iranian Prof

    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.

  • Britain's Transport Secretary Chris Grayling
    Last update: 21:14 16.05.2019
    21:14 16.05.2019

    UK Private Parole: 'This is a Monumental Failure for the Government'

    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.

  • Members of Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Khalifa Haftar, get ready before heading out of Benghazi to reinforce the troops advancing to Tripoli, in Benghazi, Libya April 13, 2019
    Last update: 10:07 14.05.2019
    10:07 14.05.2019

    EXCLUSIVE: 'Tripoli Will Be Freed in No Time' – Libyan Politician

    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 Korean missile launch
    Last update: 19:07 09.05.2019
    19:07 09.05.2019

    DPRK Trying to Bring US Back to Negotiating Table by Firing Missiles - Scholar

    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.

  • Cars are damaged by an uprooted tree in a residential area following Cyclone Fani in Bhubaneswar, capital of the eastern state of Odisha, India, May 4, 2019
    Last update: 17:05 08.05.2019
    17:05 08.05.2019

    Cyclone-Hit Odisha State on Recovery Path, Says India’s Disaster Relief Chief

    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.

  • An opposition member holds a Venezuelan national flag during a protest march against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.
    Last update: 17:41 03.05.2019
    17:41 03.05.2019

    Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly VP Speaks About Failed Coup Attempt

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has put the blame on “people who failed to follow through” for last week's failed attempt to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro’s government, but “it doesn’t mean that they won’t do it soon”, Guaido told AFP on Monday.

  • Small toy figures are seen in front of a Brexit logo in this illustration picture, March 30, 2019
    Last update: 20:34 30.04.2019
    20:34 30.04.2019

    'It Will Damage Them' - Political Commentator on Labour Backing Second Brexit Referendum

    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.

  • Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih (File)
    Last update: 09:58 30.04.2019
    09:58 30.04.2019

    EXCLUSIVE Saudi Oil Minister Vows to Substitute Iranian Crude Exports on Market

    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.

  • Milorad Dodik, President of Republika Srpska is pictured on an election poster calling for votes for a referendum on their Statehood Day in Prnjavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 21, 2016
    Last update: 08:43 30.04.2019
    08:43 30.04.2019

    Exclusive: Bosnia and Herzegovina's Joint Presidency Chairman Milorad Dodik on UK's ‘Malign’ Influence in Balkans

    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.

  • Britain's former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson
    Last update: 22:01 29.04.2019
    22:01 29.04.2019

    "He Would Cause Parliamentary Conservative Party to Collapse" – UKIP Member on Johnson’s Bid to Become PM

    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.

  • This is a June 15, 2016 file photo of of traffic crossing the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in the village of Bridgend, Co Donegal Ireland.
    Last update: 17:11 27.04.2019
    17:11 27.04.2019

    'It's Important to Detect Hidden Traps In Prospective Brexit Agreement' - Prof

    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.

  • Former President of Afghanistan (2004-2014) Hamid Karzai
    Last update: 20:50 26.04.2019
    20:50 26.04.2019

    Ex-Afghan President Hamid Karzai: US Must Fight Terrorism Honestly (EXCLUSIVE)

    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.

  • The fairway section of Crimean Bridge was secured against collision with vessels
    Last update: 17:01 20.04.2019
    17:01 20.04.2019

    Italy Could Play Big Role in Parliamentary Diplomacy on Crimea – Politician

    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.