Saudi Arabia and the US previously accused Tehran of orchestrating an attack on Saudi oil facilities last week that resulted in oil prices surging. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo later claimed that it was "an act of war" by Iran.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Riyadh asked Iraq’s national oil marketing company for 20 million barrels of crude to supply the country's stocks after an attack on Saudi Aramco facilities, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday citing two sources familiar with the matter.
An incident has taken place during joint military exercise drills between France and Belgium in Morbihan, Ouest-France reported.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) said that it has fined Google 100,000 roubles, or about $1,560, for overspreading illegal ads for financial services.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States’ benchmark interest rate will decrease by 25 basis points to a range of 1.75 percent to 2 percent, the US Federal Reserve’s policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee said in a statement.
The loss of customers, the company’s reputation, and jeopardizing privacy are new risks increasingly facing businesses these days.
Earlier in the month, Russia’s Defence Ministry stated that it had decided to reinforce the Russian Pacific Fleet with a new Borei-class attack submarine, the Knyaz Oleg (Prince Oleg), which can carry up to 16 RSM-56 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is losing its military advantage over Russia and the redefining of its new strategy in May was meant to address this issue of concern for the alliance, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford said.
Despite a bevy of advanced Western-made military hardware in the region, neither the Saudis nor Americans detected Saturday’s attack on two of Riyadh’s oil facilities, Iranian scholar Mohammad Marandi told Sputnik. Despite this, American politicos are rushing to declare Iran’s guilt and begin a bombing campaign.
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) have improved the alloying process (improving the properties of metal due to impurities), allowing not only the wear-resistance of materials to be increased, but also giving them some qualitatively new characteristics, which is in demand in high-tech industries, science and energy.
Whatever the vocal talents of a Liberal Democrat gathering, one thing is clear - their disdain for the former PM, or, alternatively, that they are no strangers to sarcasm.
Wednesday night was hot not only for PSG fans after their club trounced Real Madrid 3-0, but was highlighted by a chance encounter between two legends: football icon David Beckham and UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov.
When the Rugby World Cup was held in Britain in 2015, Japan pulled off one of the greatest shocks in the sport’s history when they beat South Africa. Sputnik looks at this year’s tournament and wonders who could be the David against rugby’s Goliaths.
The fighter, who has recently confirmed his title with his victory over interim UFC Champion Dustin Poirier, drew the attention of the animal rights advocates after a two-decades-old video surfaced.
Sometimes athletes need an energy boost to win a competition, but to get one via a sudden and massive jolt of electricity seems to be an extremely bad idea.