A new bill has been introduced in the US House of Representatives to ensure that Secret Service employees are getting paid for working overtime after the agency maxed out its pay cap while protecting President Trump. A third of the agency’s total number of agents have already hit their salary and overtime allowances for the year.
State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert expresses hope that bilateral relations with Russia have already reached a low and will start to improve.
The US State Department reports that the country's Special Representative for North Korea Joseph Yun is meeting Russian officials in Moscow in order to discuss cooperation on the Pyongyang issue.
Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Mikhail Ulyanov says that the proposal to destroy global nuclear arsenals is irresponsible since nuclear weapons are objectively one of the guarantors of international security.
The FBI’s reported questioning of former Sputnik correspondent Andrew Feinberg is sending an alarming signal to reporters everywhere and is a threat to press freedom and human rights everywhere, the head of the Association of Turkish Journalists, Mustafa Kuleli, told Sputnik.
China and Russia are putting forward a roadmap for the settlement of the North Korean crisis via diplomatic means; however in this scenario it seems like calling the US to the round table is more difficult than calling on the DPRK, according to political analyst Konstantin Asmolov, in an interview with Sputnik.
In light of new UN sanctions on North Korea in response to the country's so far most powerful nuclear test, the US Treasury is working on targeting and exposing individuals who allegedly act as "financial facilitators" for Pyongyang.
Donald Trump has commented on the UN Security Council resolution imposing more sanctions on Pyongyang as a response to North Korea's latest nuclear test.
Hillary Clinton's new book has prompted a heated debate in the US mainstream media on both the purpose of the book and its content. While opinions differ over what the former Democratic presidential nominee's opus is actually about, the consensus is that apparently no one would give Hillary a second chance.
A German magazine published an article devoted to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which contained insulting words targeting the Russian president. The Russian Embassy in Berlin has commented on the publication.
The Russian Defense Ministry has shed light on the visit of Minister Sergei Shoigu to Syria amid the operation to fully free the city of Deir ez-Zor.
The European Commission expressed its opposition to the Polish legislation, adding that it would launch legal proceedings in the EU Court of Justice against Poland if Warsaw failed to comply with the commission's proposals.
Russian and US diplomats discussed the New START treaty aiming to decrease the number of deployed nuclear warheads, which is set to expire in 2021.
The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic commented on the plan on the deployment of UN peacekeepers in Donbass proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and supported by Kiev.
Amid the deterioration of relations between Germany and Turkey, Berlin decided to suspend arms exports to the country. A Turkish minister has slammed the move.
The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister spoke about the prospects of the US returning seized Russian diplomatic property and Russia's response to the controversial move following talks with a US State Department high-ranking official more than a week after the US law enforcement conducted searches inside the diplomatic facilities.
The UK government has increased the deportation of EU nationals since the Brexit vote. But a professor of European law told Sputnik some of these deportations may have been on questionable grounds.
A major new academic study has found Facebook's fact-checking methods, aimed at identifying and neutralizing 'fake news' on the network, is ineffective - in part because individuals don't trust the mainstream media
The latest poll showed almost an equal unawareness by the Japanese people on how to further cope with Pyongyang's nuclear threat, despite Tokyo's alleged preparation of an emergency evacuation plan for its citizens from the Korean Peninsula.
Jurors are being selected for the trial of a locomotive engineer after his runaway train derailed and blew up in a Canadian town four years ago. But many people believe Tom Harding is being made into a scapegoat for a failure of regulation.
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