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    • In this April 29, 2018 file photo, a member of the Central American migrant caravan, holding a child, looks through the border wall toward a group of people gathered on the U.S. side, as he stands on the beach where the border wall ends in the ocean, in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, April 29, 2018
      Last update: 19:52 06.12.2018
      19:52 06.12.2018

      US Senators Roll Out Bill to Fully Fund Border Wall With Mexico

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Four US Senators have introduced legislation that would secure full funding for the wall at the US southern border with Mexico, Senator Mike Rounds, the co-sponsor of the bill, said in a press release on Thursday.

    • Robert Mueller
      Last update: 18:37 06.12.2018
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      Mueller Refers Flynn's Turkish Case Back to US Federal Prosecutors - Reports

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has forwarded the documents related to former National Security Adviser to the US president Michael Flynn's lobbying efforts on behalf of Turkey to federal prosecutors in the state of Virginia for further investigation, The New York Times reported.

    • Donald Trump, the US President
      Last update: 18:32 06.12.2018
      18:32 06.12.2018

      Trump Ignores US National Debt as He 'Won't Be Here' When Situation Get Out of Control - Report

      The US has the largest debt in the world, in excess of $21 trillion. While the American economy could be hit hard by the debt problem, President Donald Trump reportedly doesn't see this as a problem.

    • U.S. Border Patrol agent Juan David Ortiz. Ortiz, who confessed to shooting four women in the head and leaving their bodies on rural Texas roadsides, was indicted Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, on a capital murder charge
      Last update: 18:26 06.12.2018
      18:26 06.12.2018

      US-Mexico Border Agent Charged With Killing 4 Prostitutes May Face Death Penalty

      The prosecution argued that the main reason why he targeted precisely the female sex workers’ community was that the border guard, who doubled as a perfect family man, allegedly considered the victims to be “disposable” members of society, whose loss would go unnoticed and arouse no suspicion.

    • Palestinian Hamas top leader Ismail Haniyeh, center, attends the Eid al-Fitr prayers marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Eastern Gaza City, Friday, June 15, 2018
      Last update: 18:15 06.12.2018
      18:15 06.12.2018

      UN Must Either Pass Anti-Hamas Resolution or Lose Credibility - US Envoy Haley

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United Nations General Assembly must vote in favour of a US-backed resolution condemning Hamas so it does not lose credibility, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said in a Twitter post on Thursday.

    • A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter lands onto the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered super carrier, during a joint naval drill between South Korea and the U.S. (File)
      Last update: 17:57 06.12.2018
      17:57 06.12.2018

      US Confirms One Marine Dead in Military Aircraft Crash Off Coast of Japan

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - At least one US Marine died in the crash of a KC-130 Hercules and F/A-18 Hornet off the coast of Japan, the III Marine Expeditionary Force announced in a press release on Thursday.

    • Main entrance US Commerce Department Building
      Last update: 17:37 06.12.2018
      17:37 06.12.2018

      US Trade Deficit Increases By Nearly $1Bln in October - Commerce Dept.

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US trade gap increased by nearly $1 billion in October to $55.5 billion, the US Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis said in a press release.

    • Catholic Church in Texas.
      Last update: 16:56 06.12.2018
      16:56 06.12.2018

      Philippines to Deport American Priest Charged With Sex Crimes

      Earlier an Ohio court issued a warrant for the arrest of Kenneth Bernard Hendricks, an American Roman Catholic priest, who was accused of sexually abusing Filipino children, who served as altar boys in the Biliran province of the Philippines.

    • Golden Globe statues are seen at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards nominations at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif
      Last update: 16:45 06.12.2018
      16:45 06.12.2018

      Films From Lebanon, Mexico Among Nominees for 2019 Golden Globe (VIDEOS)

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced its nominees for the Foreign Language Film category in the 2019 Golden Globe Awards on Thursday, with films from Belgium, Germany, Lebanon, Mexico, and Japan among the list.

    • Fighting dolphin
      Last update: 16:05 06.12.2018
      16:05 06.12.2018

      US Navy Aims to Track Enemy Subs With Gene-Modified Marine Organisms

      Previously, the Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS) aimed to find existing marine organisms capable of reacting to unknown, man-made objects so that the US military could use them without tapping into their DNA. It seems that the Pentagon has abandoned this plan for a gene-modified one.

    • President George W. Bush and wife Laura Bush greets President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter, and Rosalynn Carter during a State Funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington.
      Last update: 15:00 06.12.2018
      15:00 06.12.2018

      Twice Makes a Tradition: George Bush Sneaks Michelle Obama Candy at Father's Funeral (VIDEO)

      Michelle Obama has once called George Bush her “partner in crime” at every major event where all former residents of the White House gather to highlight the importance of their friendship for her.

    • US President Donald Trump bids farewell before he and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One to depart for Israel from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 22, 2017.
      Last update: 14:14 06.12.2018
      14:14 06.12.2018

      Saudi Lobbyists Sent 500 US Veterans to 'Storm Capitol Hill' After 2016 Election

      A group of US citizens has been trying to sue the Saudi government for a long time over its alleged funding of terrorist groups, including Al-Qaeda, which organised the terror attack on September 11, but failed due to the US legislature’s limitations. Riyadh has denied these claims, pointing out that no Saudi was found responsible for the attack.

    • Tomahawk Cruise Missile
      Last update: 13:47 06.12.2018
      13:47 06.12.2018

      US Attempt to 'Bury' INF Treaty Creates New Risks for Europe - Lavrov

      The Russian Foreign Ministry’s response comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Washington would suspend its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 60 days "unless Russia returned to full compliance with the agreement".

    • The Iskander ballistic missile launcher at a parade rehearsal. Grom-2 is ostensibly meant to compete with the Russian SRBM.
      Last update: 13:30 06.12.2018
      13:30 06.12.2018

      Senior Russian MP Denies US Claims of Iskander-M Missile Testing in Violation of INF Treaty

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has never carried out tests of Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems, as is claimed by the United States, and therefore has not violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, head of the Russian State Duma's Committee on Defence Vladimir Shamanov said on Thursday.

    • Vice President Joe Biden, left, accompanied by former President Bill Clinton walk carefully off Air Force Two during a rainstorm,, upon their arrival in Youngstown, Ohio, for a campaign stop, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.
      Last update: 12:25 06.12.2018
      12:25 06.12.2018

      Twitterstorm as Joe Biden, Bill Clinton Spotted 'Asleep' at Bush's Funeral

      On the day of George H. W. Bush's state funeral, former US President Bill Clinton and Ex-Vice President Joe Biden somehow managed to garner particular attention on social media.

    • Mikhail Gorbachev meets with readers during presentation of his book After the Kremlin
      Last update: 10:09 06.12.2018
      10:09 06.12.2018

      World on 'Brink of New Confrontation, Arms Race' - Ex-Soviet Leader Gorbachev

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Mikhail Gorbachev has said in remembrance of former US President George H. W. Bush, that the two politicians had managed to form the basis of a partnership between the two countries, but argued that the achievements of the past were at risk since the world at the moment was on the edge of confrontation and a new arms race.

    • Zeitung mit Donald Trump auf der Titelseite in China
      Last update: 08:17 06.12.2018
      08:17 06.12.2018

      Lull Before the Storm? Why US-China 'Truce' is Fraught With Risks

      It cannot be ruled out that the US-Chinese truce is a lull before the storm, as the two sides have yet to articulate new rules of the game. While US President Trump is talking about considerable success in the US-Chinese negotiations, stock markets are shattering over the uncertainty in Sino-American relations.

    • Anti Facebook Stickers
      Last update: 07:59 06.12.2018
      07:59 06.12.2018

      Facebook Denies Claims of Selling User Data Amid Internal Documents Release

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The US high-tech giant Facebook denied claims it had sold users’ personal data to third parties amid a release of the company’s internal documents suggesting Facebook entered into "whitelisting" agreements with other tech companies and app developers, allowing them access user details after the 2014-15 platform update.

    • Security personnel stand near a pillar with the Huawei logo
      Last update: 04:56 06.12.2018
      04:56 06.12.2018

      Beijing Urges Canada to Release Huawei Executive Arrested at US Request

      WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Sputnik) - Huawei Technologies said on Thursday it was unaware of any wrongdoing on the part of its Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou who had been arrested in Canada at the request of the United States.

    • This courtroom sketch depicts Maria Butina, in orange suit, a 29-year-old gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent, listening to her attorney Robert Driscoll, standing, as he speaks to Judge Deborah Robinson, left, during a hearing in federal court in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Assistant U.S. Attorney Erik Kenerson, bottom left, and co-defense attorney's Alfred Carry, right, listen. Prosecutors say Butina was likely in contact with Kremlin operatives while living in the United States. And prosecutors also are accusing her of using sex and deception to forge influential connections
      Last update: 04:29 06.12.2018
      04:29 06.12.2018

      'She Won't Strike Plea Deal': Butina's Father Stresses Lack of Money for Lawyer

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian national Maria Butina, jailed in the United States on charges of being an unregistered foreign agent, might be unable to fund lawyers, her father said.