American lawmakers previously condemned alleged human rights violations against the protestors in the semi-autonomous region and adopted a bill banning the export of certain munitions to Hong Kong.
About ten percent of contract firefighters in the Nordic country are female. Some 30 women work as fire chiefs.
An apology to immigration critics and a proposed change of course from Ulf Kristersson, the leader of one of Sweden's largest parties, has sparked mixed reactions. While some felt avenged, others perceived this as mere politicking.
POTUS’s visit to the computer factory came on Wednesday as part of a White House social initiative aimed at boosting US workers’ well-being and closely followed crucial testimony in Congress by US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland – something “fantastic", as President Trump contended.
The son of former US Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter, has recently come under increased media scrutiny over his business dealings in Ukraine since an impeachment inquiry was launched against the US president alleging that Donald Trump tried to pressure his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate the Biden family’s activity in the country.
New Delhi (Sputnik): International actress Priyanka Chopra has been named as the most searched for Indian celebrity on social media, as people looked up her name most in December when she officially became Mrs Nick Jonas. Netizens say she's added another “power” to her list.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States is considering pulling out a considerable chunk of its military personnel from South Korea if the Asian country refuses to increase its spending five-fold to maintain military bases, Chosun Ilbo reported on Thursday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): It looked like something straight out of a movie as people saw currency notes literally floating in the air and scurried to collect the money that rained down from a high-rise building on Wednesday evening in the Indian city of Kolkata.
Until now the company allowed the targeting of people using data on their behaviour, such as search queries, that identified them as left-leaning or right-leaning or independent. It had also allowed data on public voter records to be used.
A new interpretation of the hate speech law, partly grounded in the fear of revenge, means that the police shall intervene against the violation of religious symbols, such as the Quran.
For several hours, the unique astral display will be visible in the parts of the US and Canada that are located quite far from the polar regions of Earth - and that's before winter has even started!
Over the first week of her tenure Jeanine Anez, the self-proclaimed interim president of Bolivia, has managed to nullify many of the achievements made by the government of ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales during the 13 years of his presidency.
Washington continues to aggravate tensions in the South China Sea by sending two littoral warships in the region. The US seeking to maintain the upper hand in the disputed waters regardless of Beijing's warning against muscle-flexing in the area.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A former Twitter employee on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to charges that he spied for Saudi Arabia, US media reported.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The student union at India’s premier university, Jawaharlal Nehru University, has been protesting against structural reforms within the school for about a month. The protest turned violent on Monday after clashes erupted between students and Delhi Police.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez introduced a draft law on elections in the parliament to lay the groundwork for forming the new Supreme Electoral Tribunal and holding the general election in the wake of resignation of ex-President Evo Morales amid unrest.
The US Envoy to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, testified on Wednesday in front of the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israeli satellite operator ImageSat International (ISI) has published pictures of what it believes is the aftermath of recent Israeli airstrikes on southwestern Syria.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Bolivia's former President Evo Morales told Sputnik in an interview that he would like to return to the country as soon as tomorrow but needed security guarantees from the interim government for it.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appeared at pop star Ariana Grande’s Tuesday concert, one day before the fifth debate between Democratic presidential candidates.