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    • Abduction
      Last update: 22:26 13.12.2018
      22:26 13.12.2018

      'Just Scumbag': Netizens Rant and Rave as Millionaire Admits Killing Girlfriend During 'Rough Sex'

      The 40-year-old was initially charged with murder, but was ultimately cleared, with the prosecutors lobbying for a softer indictment after the man pleaded guilty. The news instantly caused a storm on social media.

    • Aeromexico Airlines aircraft
      Last update: 22:25 13.12.2018
      22:25 13.12.2018

      Passenger Plane’s Nose Cone Crushed By Drone During Landing - Reports (PHOTOS)

      An Aeromexico Boeing 737-800 aircraft allegedly collided with a drone as it approached the runway at an airport in Tijuana, Mexico, according to local media.

    • Sandia Labs mechanical engineer Ryan Schultz adjusts a microphone for an acoustic test on a B61-12 system
      Last update: 22:17 13.12.2018
      22:17 13.12.2018

      US Air Force Nuke Tail Kits Cleared For 2020 Production

      The US Air Force has cleared Boeing to start producing hardware for the B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb, according to a recent announcement.

    • People take part in a gathering in support of the migrant caravan in San Diego, U.S., close to the border wall between the United States and Mexico, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico December 10, 2018
      Last update: 22:00 13.12.2018
      22:00 13.12.2018

      ‘Walls Work’, Words Fail: Twitter Delights in Error-Laden Department of Homeland Security Statement

      Following US President Donald Trump’s televised spat with Democrat leaders at the White House over the funding for the border wall on Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released an unmistakably pro-wall press release replete with grammatical errors.

    • Houses are seen atop a hill in the Israeli settlement of Givat Ze'ev, in the occupied West Bank February 7, 2017
      Last update: 21:48 13.12.2018
      21:48 13.12.2018

      Netanyahu Vows to Build New Housing Units in West Bank in Response to Attacks

      TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to promote the construction of 82 new housing units in the West Bank after two soldiers from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) were killed and two others injured in a shooting attack on Thursday, Netanyahu's office said on Thursday in a statement.

    • Dawn breaks over the US Capitol building in Washington DC
      Last update: 21:44 13.12.2018
      21:44 13.12.2018

      US Senators Ready to 'Heat Up Christmas Turkey at Work' Over Possible Shutdown

      Just a bit over a week is left for Democrats and Republicans to arrive at a plan to prevent the looming closure of a number of government agencies by hammering out a bipartisan agreement on border security, including earmarking budget greenbacks for the erection of a border wall.

    • In this July 24, 2016 file photo, a US military personal stands guard during a graduation ceremony for Afghan troops, in Lashkargah, capital of southern Helmand province, Afghanistan.
      Last update: 21:22 13.12.2018
      21:22 13.12.2018

      Young Puerto Ricans Are 'Meat Shield' for US Troops - Activist

      Puerto Rico is not only experiencing tough financial control by the US, but it has a disputable status with regard to its sovereignty. Due to insufficient employment and a lack of information, young Puerto Ricans are being recruited by the Pentagon.

    • Flags of Russia, EU, France and coat of arms of Nice on the city's promenade
      Last update: 20:47 13.12.2018
      20:47 13.12.2018

      EU Extends Economic Sanctions Against Russia for Another 6 Months - Tusk

      BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The EU extended economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, European Council President Donald Tusk said Thursday.

    • While Hillary Clinton was US Secretary of State, The Clinton Foundation received millions of dollars from foreign governments, and at least one contribution was in violation of a State Department ethics agreement, the Washington Post reports.
      Last update: 20:42 13.12.2018
      20:42 13.12.2018

      Last Judgement? Whistle-blowers to Throw Bombshell About Clinton Foundation

      While Democrats are preparing to take the reins in the House of Representatives, House Republicans have kicked off a hearing into the Clinton Foundation. While three whistle-blowers are about to deliver their testimonies about the charity's alleged fraud, US Attorney John Huber, tasked with looking into the Clintons' case, refused to appear.

    • Strasbourg streets
      Last update: 20:35 13.12.2018
      20:35 13.12.2018

      5 Minutes to Germany: What if Strasburg Shooter Has Already Left France?

      It has been two days since the attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg, but police have still not caught the attacker. In the meantime he could have already travelled far away. Sputnik has drawn possible routes that the shooter could have taken over the last two days.

    • British police officers stand on duty during Europe's largest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival in London, UK
      Last update: 20:11 13.12.2018
      20:11 13.12.2018

      Police Funding Boost UK Gov't Proud of Nothing More Than 'Disappointing' Pay-Off

      British Home Office on Thursday announced "the largest increase in police funding since 2010." However, according to West Midlands Police, the cash boost by the government was merely a "settlement that falls a long way short of what" they needed.

    • Austrian flag
      Last update: 20:03 13.12.2018
      20:03 13.12.2018

      Allowing Double-Passports for Nazi Victims’ Descendants Proposed in Austria

      The country’s main opposition party has prepared a draft bill that is unprecedented for Austria, where having dual citizenship is not permitted. The Austrian government had earlier announced similar plans, but all progress was stalled by the right-wing Freedom Party, Haaretz reported.

    • Gold in paste form confiscated at Delhi International Airport
      Last update: 20:02 13.12.2018
      20:02 13.12.2018

      Stinky Situation: Airport Workers Mistake Gold Paste for Human Poo

      A curious incident recently took place in India, where bewildered officials at Delhi International Airport have searched and confiscated a pouch from a passenger on his way to Mumbai, which what they initially thought contained human excreta.

    • Brexit
      Last update: 19:43 13.12.2018
      19:43 13.12.2018

      UK Gov't Infighting: Pro-EU Minister Says Only Brexiteers & Insects Will Survive 'Apocalypse'

      Following the prime minister’s survival of the vote of confidence on Wednesday evening, British politicians have been reacting to the ongoing Tory Party crisis, as PM May meets Eurocrats in Brussels to amend her unpopular draft withdrawal deal.

    • Donald Trump Jr. (L) gives a thumbs up beside his father Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump (R) after Trump's debate against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S. September 26, 2016.
      Last update: 19:42 13.12.2018
      19:42 13.12.2018

      Trump Jr Drives Twitter Mad Spilling Details About US President’s Christmas

      The US president has repeatedly praised himself for his special money-saving skills and business wit; for instance, when he boasted about cutting costs on the relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem. His son’s recent revelations prove that Donald Trump tends to thrift not only when it concerns international affairs, but also in his family life.

    • 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: 19:39 13.12.2018
      19:39 13.12.2018

      Russian National Butina Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Against US

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russian national Maria Butina has pleaded guilty in US court on Thursday to one count of conspiracy against the United States.

    • Cast member Christian Bale poses at the premiere for the movie Vice in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., December 11, 2018
      Last update: 19:12 13.12.2018
      19:12 13.12.2018

      Christian Bale Says Trump Mistook Him for Batman When They Met

      The British actor and the future US president met in Trump Tower in 2012, which was used to portray the headquarters of “Wayne Enterprises” during the filming of the critically acclaimed movie Dark Knight Rises.

    • Steve Bannon, campaign CEO for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, looks on during a national security meeting with advisors at Trump Tower in New York. (File)
      Last update: 19:11 13.12.2018
      19:11 13.12.2018

      'Glad He Found His Niche': Netizens ROFL as Sexbot Conference Delayed Over Protest Against Bannon's Speech

      Although the ex-Trump adviser is not new to criticism, the cancellation of the long scheduled conference appeared to strike a raw nerve with the organizers, and triggered a plethora of stormy, alongside light-hearted, reactions on Twitter.

    • Police officers work behind police tape blocking a street near the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, Thursday, July 2, 2015
      Last update: 19:01 13.12.2018
      19:01 13.12.2018

      Predatory Paedophile Who Joined Police and Raped UK Schoolgirl Jailed

      A British police officer has been jailed for 25 years for raping a 13-year-old girl and filming the attack on his mobile phone. The trial heard Ian Naude thought he had been given "the keys to a sweetshop".

    • Hacker
      Last update: 18:39 13.12.2018
      18:39 13.12.2018

      Anonymous Exposes UK's Hybrid Warfare Project

      The international hacktivist group Anonymous called the UK's Integrity Initiative a "large-scale information secret service" created by London to "counteract Russian propaganda" and meddle in other states’ domestic affairs. On November 23, the hacktivist group released documents related to the project and said that the program was launched in 2015 and funded by the UK government.

      Documents of the project leaked by the hackers showed, in particular, that the Integrity Initiative had received funding from the US State Department, NATO and Facebook. Anonymous claimed that the Integrity Initiative included covert structures capable of interfering in the domestic affairs of France, Germany, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Norway, Serbia, Spain, and Montenegro.

      The documents, published by Anonymous, showed that the Integrity Initiative's costs for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2019, were estimated at £1.96 million pounds ($2.51 million).

      Anonymous Exposes UK's Hybrid Warfare Project