• A man crosses the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) seal in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008.
    Last update: 05:52 18.05.2019
    05:52 18.05.2019

    Ex-CIA Officer Gets 20 Years in Prison for Trying to Spy for China, US Justice Department Says

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A former CIA officer has received a 20-year jail sentence after being convicted of seeking to send classified defence information to China in contravention of the Espionage Act, the Department of Justice said in a press release.

  • Attorney General William Barr testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, on the Mueller Report.
    Last update: 04:16 18.05.2019
    04:16 18.05.2019

    Barr Reveals Mueller Probe Review Will Focus on Trump Dossier Briefing, Leaks

    Attorney General William Barr revealed that the recently announced review of the origins of Mueller’s probe will partially focus on a controversial briefing that intelligence officials gave Trump shortly before he took office in 2017.

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
    Last update: 04:04 18.05.2019
    04:04 18.05.2019

    Warren Calls for Gov’t to Make Access to Abortion Mandatory on Federal Level

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday released a statement calling on Congress to pass a slate of legislation aimed at guaranteeing abortion and other reproductive rights around the country, even if Roe v. Wade gets overturned by the Supreme court.

  • Prison guards escort former rebel leader Seuxis Hernandez outside La Picota jail in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, May 17, 2019
    Last update: 04:00 18.05.2019
    04:00 18.05.2019

    Seconds of Freedom: Former FARC Commander Rebooked Moments After Leaving Prison (PHOTO, VIDEO)

    Freedom lasted seconds for the former commander of the Southern Bloc of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), who exited a Colombian prison Friday, only to re-enter shortly after new evidence was linked to his original charges of conspiracy to traffic tons of cocaine to the US.

  • This May 8, 2019 photo shows a sign for Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. On Friday, May 17, 2019, the school said at least 177 men were sexually abused by Ohio State team doctor Richard Strauss who died years ago, according to findings from a law firm that investigated the accusations, concluding that school leaders knew at the time.
    Last update: 03:42 18.05.2019
    03:42 18.05.2019

    Ohio State Doctor Sexually Abused 117 Over Two Decades, Officials Were Aware, Investigation Finds

    An investigation found out that Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s through the 1990s and that university officials didn’t do anything to stop him.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump, second right, and China's President Xi Jinping, second left, attend their bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Last update: 02:01 18.05.2019
    02:01 18.05.2019

    Trade Talks Between US and China Have Stalled – Reports

    Negotiations between the US and China appear to have stalled as both sides dig in after disagreements earlier this month.

  • The four activists inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington look outside the window from a second floor on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Clockwise from left: Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers, Adrienne Pine, and David Paul.
    Last update: 23:03 17.05.2019
    23:03 17.05.2019

    US Judge Orders Release of Four Activists Arrested at Venezuela's DC Embassy

    A US federal judge has ordered the release of four anti-war activists arrested inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC, on Thursday. They will reappear in court on June 12.

  • New York Police Department on the lookout for two individuals linked to Walton Park basketball court shooting in the New York City's Bronx borough.
    Last update: 22:22 17.05.2019
    22:22 17.05.2019

    WATCH: NYPD Searches For Two Men Tied to Playground Shooting Spree

    Officials with the New York Police Department (NYPD) are on the lookout for two individuals who are linked to a playground shooting that occurred at the Walton Park in the city's Bronx borough earlier this week.

  • Australian flag
    Last update: 21:52 17.05.2019
    21:52 17.05.2019

    US Official Flying to Australia to Boost Bilateral Alliance - State Dept.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A US diplomat specialising in East Asian and Pacific affairs will pay a three-day visit to Canberra to further boost the United States' alliance ties with Australia, and will also visit Papua New Guinea and Thailand, the Department of State said in a media note on Friday.

  • Anti-abortion activists are connected with a red piece of cloth as they stage a die-in in front of the White House.
    Last update: 21:22 17.05.2019
    21:22 17.05.2019

    Missouri Bans Abortion of Unborn Children Older Than 8 Weeks

    The legislation comes after earlier this week the Alabama Senate passed legislation banning almost all abortions during any stage of pregnancy. The bill has an exception for the mother's health, yet removed the exceptions for rape and incest cases.

  • Jeff Wieland,, right, Facebook director of accessibility, watches as engineer Matt King, who is blind, demonstrates facial recognition technology via a teleconference at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif
    Last update: 20:53 17.05.2019
    20:53 17.05.2019

    San Francisco Facial Recognition Tech Ban Triggers Mounting Security Concerns

    The newly adopted facial recognition ban in San Francisco has raised the issues of security and privacy. Anil Jain, a professor at Michigan State University, and Joel Engardio, the vice president of Stop Crime SF, weighed up the pros and cons of the use of the technology by law enforcement agencies.

  • US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone
    Last update: 20:00 17.05.2019
    20:00 17.05.2019

    US 'Sitting By the Phone' But Hasn't Heard From Iran Yet - Trump Admin. Official

    Earlier on Thursday, US President Donald Trump told reporters that he hopes the US is not going to war with Iran.

  • President Donald Trump welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington
    Last update: 19:23 17.05.2019
    19:23 17.05.2019

    US Reaches Deal With Canada, Mexico to Lift Aluminium, Steel Tariffs in 48 Hours - Reports

    Earlier in the day, Trump has his administration 180 days to reach new deals with the European Union and Japan, thus, delaying his plan to implement 25 per cent tariffs on car and auto part imports.

  • Children play at a newly built section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Sunland Park, U.S. opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico November 18, 2016
    Last update: 19:16 17.05.2019
    19:16 17.05.2019

    Paint It Black: Trump Wants Dark, Brutal Border Wall With Spikes − Reports

    Building a wall on the Mexico border was one of Donald Trump's key campaign promises in 2016, but staunch opposition from Democratic lawmakers prompted him to invoke emergency powers to secure funding for the project.

  • Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) yell during a protest outside of the Federal Building in San Francisco
    Last update: 19:06 17.05.2019
    19:06 17.05.2019

    US Appeals Court Rules Trump Move to End DACA Program Unlawful - Reports

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A US federal court of appeals in the state of Virginia has ruled that the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program was unlawful, media reported on Friday.

  • Venezuela
    Last update: 18:48 17.05.2019
    18:48 17.05.2019

    Venezuela Lost $30Bln Over 3 Months of Economic Blockade - Ambassador

    CAIRO (Sputnik) - Venezuela has lost $30 billion over the past three months of sanctions and economic blockade, the Latin American country's Ambassador to Egypt, Wilmer Omar Barrientos, said in an interview.

  • US Air Force's F-16 fighter jet
    Last update: 16:36 17.05.2019
    16:36 17.05.2019

    WATCH F-16 Fighter Jet Crash Into Warehouse Near Highway in California

    The incident was reportedly triggered by issues with the jet's hydraulic system; however, there is no official information on the cause of the crash so far.

  • Alligator
    Last update: 16:12 17.05.2019
    16:12 17.05.2019

    Huge Carnivorous Reptile BLOCKING Runway at US Airbase Rocks Social Media

    The creature was safely relocated away from the base’s premises via a loader, with the whole process being overseen by the wing safety office’s wildlife manager.

  • The Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense
    Last update: 16:00 17.05.2019
    16:00 17.05.2019

    US Expands Programme to Prod More Countries ‘to Stay Away’ From Russian, Chinese Arms – Report

    The programme, which was reportedly launched last year, has already seen the State Department allocating $190 million for the delivery of US-made military hardware to six countries, including Albania, Croatia, Greece, and Slovakia.

  • A BMW car is pictured during the earnings press conference in Munich, Germany
    Last update: 15:49 17.05.2019
    15:49 17.05.2019

    Trump Administration Announces 6-Month Delay on Auto Imports Tariffs

    Earlier, US President Donald Trump was considering whether to use a national security justification to implement tariffs as high as 25% on car and auto part imports.