The Gulf States which broke off diplomatic relations with Qatar earlier this month have presented Doha with a list of demands they say would end the diplomatic crisis. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, award-winning journalist and international relations expert James Dorsey explained why the chances of Doha accepting the ultimatum are slim to none.
Washington and Moscow have "normal diplomatic relations", the White House spokesman said.
Following the release of the much-discussed CIA Torture Report that shed light on the harsh interrogation methods used by US military and intelligence personnel, it was expected that Washington would bring this controversial practice to a halt. However, facts on the ground in Yemen prove otherwise.
Belgrade will not scale down its relations with Moscow despite its own EU aspirations, the Serbian president said.
A new Sputnik poll has found that a majority of Europeans believe that one or more countries will follow in Britain's footsteps and leave the EU. Russian observers say that the EU as a political union has always been an artificial construct, and that it is virtually guaranteed that it will not be able to survive much longer in its current form.
Matteo Salivini, leader of Italian opposition Lega Nord party, told Sputnik on Friday that the extension of the European Union's anti-Russian sanctions was "absurd," since the restrictive measures were damaging for the economies of both Italy and the entire 28-member-bloc.
The Pentagon continues to squander US taxpayer dollars on extravagant projects and meaningless initiatives, Sputnik contributor Alexander Khrolenko wrote, shedding light on the most glaring examples of the US Department of Defense wasting money.
June 23 marks 45 years since US President Richard Nixon and Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman were taped discussing whether the CIA could help derail the FBI's investigation into the Watergate affair. Nixon's obsession with leaks ended in his downfall – now President Donald Trump is waging a potentially dangerous war on disclosures of his own.
Moscow is ready to renew a Russia-US consultation channel on Ukraine but has not yet received a specific response from Washington, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday.
Poland's lower house of parliament has approved the demolition of nearly 500 Soviet-era monuments and memorial stones, many of them commemorating the Soviet and Polish soldiers who perished in WWII. Russian observers can't get over the fact that the legal amendment was approved on June 22, the anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the USSR.
The Russian foreign minister pointed out that there are signs the European Union may abandon its "absolutely dead-ended" approach to Moscow.
Moscow has no jealousy of Minsk's rapprochement with the European Union, the Russian foreign minister said.
On June 19, official negotiations on the UK's secession from the European Union finally commenced. June 23 marks a full year since the referendum's shock result, in which 52 percent of UK voters opted to depart the bloc, ending the country's 44-year membership with the bloc.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has overtaken Theresa May as a more popular choice for Prime Minister among the British public, according to a new poll. Mrs. May's ratings have been hit by the fallout from the Grenfell Tower debacle.
Several factions of Ukraine's parliament, including former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's Fatherland Party, are planning to launch impeachment proceedings against Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Izvestia reports, citing Fatherland Party sources.
The abrupt shake-up of the line of succession in Saudi Arabia came as a surprise to its neighbors and sparked discussions regarding what it might signal. Saudi and foreign political analysts, however, agree that it demonstrates that the country will maintain its current foreign policy agenda, which is aimed at asserting its authority in the region.
A US presidential delegation is set to attend the inauguration of Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic, the White House said.
The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Thursday requesting the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to provide advice on the legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos archipelago from Mauritius in 1965.
A volunteer with the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, was caught on video dumping the mutilated bodies of Syrian Army troops.
The District of Columbia and three of its police officers are being sued by activists and journalists accusing law enforcement of sexually abusing them after they were unjustly arrested during demonstrations on the day of US President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
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