Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier stated that the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) need to maintain freedom of action against Iran and the Lebanon-based movement Hezbollah, which Israel considers to be its main foes in the region.
While women on average have better grades at school, they tend to be outperformed by men on the college test, which the organisation Liberal Students ascribed to a “higher cognitive ability”. Yet they've still advocated for the test's abolition, despite the fact that women already outnumber men at Swedish colleges.
Since last week several outlets have claimed that White House acting Chief of Staff Mulvaney has been facing an internal threat of ouster, following his failure to produce a clear strategy in dealing with a whistleblower complaint and ongoing impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump.
The UK press provided broad coverage of the tumultuous day at Westminster yesterday, with editors’ creativity going as far as mentioning the Bonfire night and Guy Fawkes’ botched plot. Yet, whatever the “purgatory” that Brexit is going through, the recurrent motif is that Parliament is preventing the “historic” deal from happening.
Days before Turkey launched its operation in Syria on 9 October, the United States announced its intention to pull out its military service members from the country. The move has been widely condemned as a “betrayal” of the US-allied Kurds.
SANTIAGO (Sputnik) – Police have used tear gas and water cannons against protesters who remained in the streets of Chile’s capital amid a curfew, a Sputnik correspondent reported.
The survey showed a marked generation gap in attitudes towards immigration. While younger people generally tend to be more positive, older people are clearly more negative.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian government envisions a future in which police from across the country’s 29 states and seven union territories will have access to a single, centralised database.
Pentagon Chief Mark Esper has been paying unofficial visits to Middle Eastern countries since 18 October. He will reportedly get updates on the current operations in the region and then will head to the NATO ministry in Brussels where he will meet with his Turkish counterparts and discuss the campaign to defeat the Daesh* terrorist group.
MANBIJ, Syria (Sputnik) - The Russian military police deployed in the Syrian province of Aleppo have begun patrolling northeast of the town of Manbij, a police representative told reporters.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Some 27 people were detained during Monday's protests in Bolivia, in the aftermath of the presidental election, the country’s Public Prosecutor’s Office announced.
The embassy says its staff learned of the arrest from the media, adding that they were not notified by US authorities.
The porn actress shared on social media photos and video of sensitive areas inside the New York Police Department, sparking outrage among police officers and brass, as well as netizens.
SOCHI (Sputnik) - The inaugural Russia-Africa summit and business forum will commence on 23 October in the Russian southern resort city of Sochi, surrounded by high expectations regarding deepening political, economic and trade cooperation between Moscow and the countries of the continent.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia's new Angara-A5M carrier rocket is expected to be launched from the Vostochny space centre in 2024, the chief designer at the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Egypt’s Foreign Ministry has expressed great concern over the remarks made by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed regarding his country’s readiness to use force, if the need arises, in order to resolve disputes over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
On Tuesday, House Democrats reported that US diplomat Bill Taylor gave “explosive” testimony on Trump-Ukraine relations, claiming that the envoy “drew a direct line” between Trump’s demand for an investigation into the Bidens and funds for US military aid. Republicans, however, said there was “nothing new” in the testimony.
The President addressed the nation in the wake of the violent protests, and apologized for his failure to foresee the social crisis, as he announced a set of measures aimed to improve the economic and social situation.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro has accepted the Bolivian government’s invitation to carry out an audit of the recent presidential election in the country, amid controversies over the results.
MADRID (Sputnik) - Spain’s acting interior minister said in parliament on Tuesday that the situation in restive Catalonia was back under control, after thousands protested against convictions for separatists.