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.
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.
The US Air Force has cleared Boeing to start producing hardware for the B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb, according to a recent announcement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The EU extended economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, European Council President Donald Tusk said Thursday.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russian national Maria Butina has pleaded guilty in US court on Thursday to one count of conspiracy against the United States.
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.
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.
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".
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).
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