• US soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, fire mortars at known enemy firing positions from a base in the Pech River Valley in Afghanistan's Kunar province, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009.
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    At Least 17 Afghan Soldiers Killed in US Air Strike in Southern Afghanistan

    KABUL (Sputnik) - At least 17 Afghan soldiers were killed and 14 others wounded in US airstrike in Nahr-e-Saraj district of the southern Afghan province of Helmand, head of the provincial council, Ataullah Afghan, told Sputnik.

  • Robert Pattinson arrives at the 2018 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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    From Sex Symbol To Bat Symbol: Robert Pattinson Eyed For Batman Role – Reports

    Pre-production on the Warner Bros. “The Batman” is expected to start this summer, with the company hoping that if the latest iteration of the DC Comics icon is done right, it will make up for the public's cool reception of “Batman v Superman” and “Justice League.”

  • Migrants stand near Mexican police at the Mexico-U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, as they try to reach the US.
    Last update: 13:58 17.05.2019
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    'Bad Hombres' Are Being Detained And Will Be Sent Home - Donald Trump

    Earlier, US President Donald Trump unveiled his administration’s new legal immigration proposal, aiming to increase the amount of high-skilled immigrants allowed entry into the United States.

  • Woody Harrelson arrives for the world premiere of The Highwaymen at the Paramount Theatre during the South by Southwest Film Festival on Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Austin, Texas
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    Hollywood to the Rescue: Woody Harrelson PHOTO Helps NYPD Catch Look-Alike Thief

    On 28 April 2017, the face of a suspect was caught on a surveillance camera, but facial recognition technology was unable to identify the suspect as the image was highly pixelated, according to the Georgetown Center on Privacy & Technology.

  • Moon
    Last update: 13:23 17.05.2019
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    NASA Report on Shrinking Moon is a Biblical Prophecy Heralding Apocalypse - Preacher

    The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) revealed this week that the Moon’s cooling core is part of an incredible lunar process that has resulted in its surface shrinking and cracking over the course of millions of years.

  • Emrata
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    Emily Ratajkowski Decries Alabama's 'Patriarchal' Abortion Law in NAKED Protest

    The new legislation − one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in recent memory − bans all abortions except in the most extreme health risk situations.

  • Participants in a shooting contest for the Terek special rapid response squadron of the Interior Forces, at a shooting range in the village of Tsentaroi, the Chechen Republic. The contest was held in memory of the first Chechen president, Akhmat Kadyrov, and to mark the coming Victory Day
    Last update: 12:36 17.05.2019
    12:36 17.05.2019

    Moscow Vows to Respond to US Sanctions Against Chechen Special Team Terek 'One Way or Another'

    The statement comes just a day after Washington introduced sanctions against Russia's Terek Rapid Response Unit from the Chechen Republic, along with five individuals including at least three Russians, citing the Magnitsky Act.

  • French President Emmanuel Macron gestures during his live address following the Great National Debate, at the Elysee Palace in Paris on April 25, 2019. President Emmanuel Macron on April 25, 2019 vowed to press ahead with his government's programme to transform France, adding public order must be restored after months of protests.
    Last update: 11:32 17.05.2019
    11:32 17.05.2019

    Macron in Hot Water Over Idea to Bar Non-EU States from Defence Contract Bids

    The French President’s move has incensed other NATO countries, as US defence chiefs and Brussels diplomats warn that Macron’s stance could split the alliance and threaten security.

  • A US 100-dollar banknote with a portrait of Benjamin Franklin and Chinese 100-yuan banknotes with portrait of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong are seen in the picture illustration in Beijing, China
    Last update: 07:17 17.05.2019
    07:17 17.05.2019

    China Cuts US Debt Holdings to Two-Year Low Amid Escalating Trade Tensions

    China, who is the largest foreign owner of US debt, sold off its Treasury holdings at the fastest pace in about two years during March, bringing total holdings down to $1.12 trillion.

  • U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Russia, May 14, 2019
    Last update: 07:11 17.05.2019
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    Pompeo Names Russian, US Overlapping Interests, Calls Sochi Talks With Putin 'Substantive'

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said he had been able to successfully have substantive discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their recent talks in the Russian resort city of Sochi.

  • Central American migrants turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol as they seek asylum after illegally crossing the Rio Grande near Penitas, Texas, U.S., April 6, 2019
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    06:43 17.05.2019

    ICE Officials Warn of ‘Unprecedented Level of Child Endangerment’ at US Border

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are warning of the “unprecedented level of child endangerment” at the border between the US and Mexico after an illegal migrant allegedly tried to pass a 6-month-old off as his own child.

  • Boeing 737 MAX 8
    Last update: 05:07 17.05.2019
    05:07 17.05.2019

    Boeing Says Software Updates Completed on 737 MAX Airliners After 2 Deadly Crashes

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Boeing said in a press release that it has completed the updated Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) software updates for its 737 MAX aircraft following the crashes of two of them killing 346 people.

  • Chinese American architect I.M. Pei smiles as he accepts the Lifetime Achievement award during the 2016 Asia Game Changer Awards ceremony, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in New York. The award, created in 2014 by the Asia Society, honors leaders who are making a positive contribution to the future of Asia
    Last update: 03:44 17.05.2019
    03:44 17.05.2019

    I.M. Pei, Louvre Pyramid Architect, Dies at Age 102

    I.M. Pei, the architect who designed the Louvre Pyramid and forged a distinct brand of modern building design with his sharp lines and stark structures, died at the age of 102.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, file photo a worker at a currency exchange shop exhibits Turkish lira banknotes bearing pictures of modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Istanbul.(file photo)
    Last update: 03:31 17.05.2019
    03:31 17.05.2019

    US' Termination of Turkey's Preferential Trade Agreement Goes Into Effect May 17

    In a Thursday statement, the White House said it had terminated a preferential trade agreement with Turkey, finding the country no longer needed help as a developing country. However, the US did halve tariffs on Turkish steel from 50% to 25%.

  • This photo taken on May 7, 2013 shows Russian and the US flags running up as the US Secretary of State arrives at Moscow Vnukovo Airport
    Last update: 02:58 17.05.2019
    02:58 17.05.2019

    Moscow to Respond to New US Sanctions with Reciprocal Measures – Embassy

    Russian embassy in Washington said that the new US sanctions will complicate anti-terror cooperation with Moscow and that they are running counter to positive talks in Sochi.

  • United States Secret Service agents prepare to enter the Venezuelan Embassy to evict and arrest the final four supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Washington
    Last update: 02:33 17.05.2019
    02:33 17.05.2019

    Activists to Protest US Seizure of Venezuela Embassy in Washington on Saturday

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Activists will stage a protest in front of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington on Saturday to denounce the US government’s decision to forcibly enter the diplomatic facility in violation of international law and arrest four activists residing there, organizer Ariel Gold said on Thursday.

  • F-16 Fighting Falcon jet crashes into warehouse at California's March Air Reserve Base
    Last update: 02:18 17.05.2019
    02:18 17.05.2019

    F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes Into Warehouse at California Military Base (PHOTOS)

    An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet on Thursday crashed into a warehouse at the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, California.

  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
    Last update: 01:47 17.05.2019
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    Venezuelan President Maduro Orders Boosting Security at Former US Embassy in Caracas

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he had ordered strengthening security measures at the premises of the former US embassy in Caracas despite the US police actions against activists protecting the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC

  • A ULA Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
    Last update: 01:16 17.05.2019
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    Six Candidates Announced for New US Space Command Headquarters

    The US Air Force has announced six candidate locations for the headquarters of the US Space Command, which the Trump administration has restored to a full unified combat command.

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, and national security adviser John Bolton, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the Office of Government Hall, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Hanoi
    Last update: 01:07 17.05.2019
    01:07 17.05.2019

    Trump Tells Aides He Does Not Want War with Iran – Reports

    President Trump has reportedly informed acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan that he does not want to see the US go to war with Iran amid rising tensions in the Middle East region.