• Sport Recife vs Santa Cruz
    Last update: 20:33 10.03.2018
    20:33 10.03.2018

    Mass Brawl Breaks Out at Football Match in Brazil (VIDEO)

    Despite the riot, the match was concluded with a 1-1 draw, and local police chief Cezar Morales deemed his department's handling of the incident "a success."

  • Oil production in cities of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug
    Last update: 23:42 07.03.2018
    23:42 07.03.2018

    Brazil Won't Consider US Sanctions When Assessing Projects With Russia

    HOUSTON (Sputnik) - Brazil respects international decisions but will not take US Sanctions into account when considering possible new projects with Russia, Brazil’s Secretary Of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels Marcio Felix Carvalho told Sputnik on the sidelines of the CERAWeek conference on Wednesday.

  • Lufthansa cargo
    Last update: 01:34 07.03.2018
    01:34 07.03.2018

    Six-Minute Heist: $5M in Cash Stolen from Lufthansa Cargo Plane in Brazil

    An armed group of thieves stole $5 million in cash from a Lufthansa cargo plane set to travel from Brazil to Switzerland Sunday. The robbery took place when the plane stopped at a freight airport outside Sao Paulo, Brazil.

  • Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
    Last update: 00:13 07.03.2018
    00:13 07.03.2018

    Ex-Argentine President to Be Tried for Alleged Jewish Center Bombing Cover-Up

    Former Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner and 11 other senior members of her government will face a public trial over their alleged involvement in covering up Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio ruled on Monday.

  • Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a meeting with the executive members of the Workers Party, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
    Last update: 10:11 06.03.2018
    10:11 06.03.2018

    Brazil Prosecution Asks to Imprison Ex-Leader Lula da Silva for Graft – Reports

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Brazil’s Prosecutor’s Office has asked the court to put former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, known as Lula, in jail after the defendant’s legal team appealed the court’s decision to convict the ex-leader, local media reported on Tuesday.

  • The Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant photographed by an international effort of telescopes and agencies.
    Last update: 03:45 05.03.2018
    03:45 05.03.2018

    Gotcha! Amateur Astronomer Captures Exact Moment Of Supernova Explosion

    A plumber and astronomy enthusiast from Argentina has achieved something that the international astronomical community had failed to do: photograph the exact moment of a supernova’s emergence.

  • Police and investigators inspect the site where a homemade bomb exploded near the Santamaria bull ring in Bogota, Colombia
    Last update: 03:34 04.03.2018
    03:34 04.03.2018

    Colombian Police Suffer Losses in Recent Militants Ambush Assault - Reports

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Two police officers were killed as a result of an attack staged by the National Liberation Army (ELN) militant group, Colombian National Police Director General Jorge Nieto said.

  • US and Cuban flags are seen on the balcony of a restaurant in downtown Havana, Cuba March 19, 2016.
    Last update: 19:49 02.03.2018
    19:49 02.03.2018

    US Embassy in Cuba Will Operate With Minimum Personnel Beginning March 5 - State Dept

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Staff at the US embassy in Cuba will be permanently reduced beginning next week in response to alleged sonic attacks on the mission's employees, the US Department of State said in a press release on Friday.

  • Armed forces members patrol during an operation against drug dealers in Coreia slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Last update: 21:53 01.03.2018
    21:53 01.03.2018

    Tourism Under Martial Law: Hotelier in Rio Demands Military Intervention

    A hotel chain in Rio de Janeiro supports a military operation in the city in order to ensure safety for tourists. A local hotelier hopes that Easter will go on smoother than the Carnival did and that the murder rate won’t rise. Sputnik Brazil carried out an interview with the head of the local hotel business association (ABIH), Alfredo Lopes.

  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he talks to the media during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela February 15, 2018
    Last update: 11:23 01.03.2018
    11:23 01.03.2018

    Venezuelan President Announces Pensions Fund Increase, Additional Food Cards - Reports

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced an expansion of pension fund and a delivery of additional food shopping cards to the population, the TeleSur broadcaster reported Wednesday.

  • Soldado venezolano durante el ejercicio cívico-militar Zamora 200
    Last update: 07:04 01.03.2018
    07:04 01.03.2018

    Venezuelan Security Forces Kill Nearly Dozen Colombian Militants in Border Clash

    MEXICO (Sputnik) - Venezuelan security forces killed seven Colombian militants in an armed clash on the border between the two countries, a senior Venezuelan security official said Wednesday

  • Package of cocaine
    Last update: 06:03 01.03.2018
    06:03 01.03.2018

    Russian Embassy: Detained 'Drug Mule' Has No Relation to 'Cocaine Case'

    MONTEVIDEO (Sputnik) - Russian citizen, who was detained while trying to smuggle about 4 kilograms (9 pounds) of cocaine from Argentina, is not involved in the "cocaine case" and most likely is an ordinary "drug mule," Russian Embassy in Argentina told Sputnik on Thursday.

  • Aeropuerto de Ezeiza, Argentina
    Last update: 07:53 28.02.2018
    07:53 28.02.2018

    Russian Citizen Detained in Argentina Over Attempt to Smuggle Cocaine

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The personnel of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has arrived in Argentina three times in the course of the major anti-drug operation, which had resulted in the dismantling of a criminal group aiming to ship cocaine found on the Russian embassy premises, Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said on Wednesday.

  • Brazilian President Michel Temer attends a public health investment announcement event at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on July 13, 2017
    Last update: 07:39 28.02.2018
    07:39 28.02.2018

    Corruption Probe Into Brazilian President's Alleged Concessions Decree Extended

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The probe into bribery allegations against Brazilian President Michel Temer over his decree on port concessions has been extended for another 60 days, according to local media reports.

  • The new Venezuelan cryptocurrency the Petro logo is seen as Minister for University Education, Science and Technology Hugbel Roa talks to the media during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, January 31, 2018
    Last update: 20:08 27.02.2018
    20:08 27.02.2018

    Power of Zeus: Russian Startup Helps Venezuela Issue Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

    On February 20, Venezuela launched the pre-sale of the world’s first national, oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro (PTR). At the time, President Nicolas Maduro said that the volume of pre-sales of the Petro reached $735 million.

  • Halo phantom-sun
    Last update: 15:52 27.02.2018
    15:52 27.02.2018

    Sun Halo: Rare Weather Phenomenon Spotted in Brazil (PHOTO, VIDEO)

    A double solar halo appeared yesterday over the city of Florianopolis in Brazil. The halo was visible in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, as well as in several nearby cities.

  • The new Venezuelan cryptocurrency Petro logo is seen during its launching in Caracas, Venezuela February 20, 2018
    Last update: 13:11 27.02.2018
    13:11 27.02.2018

    Like Hot Cakes: Almost 130 Countries Long for Venezuela's Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

    Last week President Nicolas Maduro announced that the preliminary sales of Venezuelan digital currency el petro had already reached $735 million.

  • Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force patrol after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found near the U.S Embassy in metro Manila, Philippines November 28, 2016.
    Last update: 07:27 27.02.2018
    07:27 27.02.2018

    Philippine Authorities Expel 73 Chinese Nationals Over Telecom Fraud - Reports

    BEIJING (Sputnik) - The Philippine authorities have extradited 73 phone and Internet fraud suspects to China, where they are implicated in dozens of criminal investigations, according to local media reports. All of the alleged perpetrators were brought to the Chinese city of Tianjin on Monday.

  • A training center to teach citizens on cryptocurrency has opened in the Venezuelan capital Caracas
    Last update: 18:23 26.02.2018
    18:23 26.02.2018

    Cryptocurrency Training Center Opens in Venezuela Amid Petro Token Rise

    With Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro having already announced the launch of the country's oil-backed digital currency, the petro, Venezuela's young people are currently being lured into getting to know more about cryptoeconomy.

  • An employee looks at an aluminium foil roll being lifted at a plant in Binzhou, Shandong province, China May 16, 2017.
    Last update: 04:22 26.02.2018
    04:22 26.02.2018

    Ecuador Plans to Begin Construction of Aluminium Plant on Santiago River in 2024

    DOHA (Sputnik) - Ecuador plans to begin the construction of an aluminium plant integrated in the hydroelectric plant on the Santiago River in June 2024, the Ecuadorian Foreign Trade and Investment Minister Pablo Campana said during a visit to Qatar.