Last month, a German government official told Sputnik that Berlin's stance on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project remained unchanged following the EU parliament's resolution, which condemned the construction of the pipeline.
Estonian officials, military leaders and journalists have shown a special vigour for making belligerent comments about their eastern neighbour. Last year, the country's former president said that with NATO's help, Estonia would conquer St. Petersburg, Omsk and Tomsk if Russia dared to invade the Baltic country.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump feels optimistic about his next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and expects real progress on denuclearization, his vice president said Sunday.
ATHENS (Sputnik) - The Greek Police said on Sunday that it acted in accordance with operational planning and orders to prevent unrest during a rally in Athens.
This week, Cardi B stole the spotlight when she criticised Trump online, insisting that people should start taking the current situation in the country seriously, though her audience was left divided over the rapper’s statements.
Some 60,000 people took to the streets of the Greek capital on Sunday to protest the Macedonian parliament's decision to ratify a controversial constitutional amendment to rename the former Yugoslav republic.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The defence team of RIA Novosti Ukraine portal head Kirill Vyshinsky has filed a challenge with a Ukrainian appeals court against a lower court’s ruling to extend his detention, a lawyer has told Sputnik.
20 January marks two years since Donald Trump took office as president of the United States. It is time to sum up the brightest moments of these 24 tumultuous months; from his provocative decisions, including the unilateral scrapping of international agreements, to moving towards peace with long-standing enemies.
ATHENS (Sputnik) - About 60,000 people took part in a rally against the Greece-Macedonia name change deal at Syntagma Square in Athens, the Greek Police reported on Sunday.
Tehran has condemned the upcoming meeting, scheduled to take place in Warsaw in mid-February, branding it a "desperate anti-Iran circus."
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - About 300 people were arrested in France during the 10th consecutive weekend of yellow vest anti-government protests, Secretary of State of the French Interior Ministry Laurent Nunez said on Sunday.
The Democrats and Republicans have clashed over Donald Trump's championed border wall, with Congress refusing to grant the president over $5 billion of funding for the project, leading to the partial shutdown of the US government.
20 January marks the second anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States. Sputnik takes a look at what he has achieved and where he has hit judicial or political roadblocks.
The intruder firmly insisted that he has plenty of respect for Her Majesty and the monarchy in general as they make "money for the national purse”, adding that he never meant the royals any harm.
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY (Sputnik) - Statements made by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about Tokyo's claims to the disputed Kuril islands will significantly complicate his upcoming negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Yury Ushakov, an aide to the Russian leader, said on Sunday.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israel and Chad have announced the restoration of their diplomatic relations during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the central African nation, his office said in a statement on Sunday.
LONDON (Sputnik) - Two men were arrested in connection with what police said was an "unbelievably reckless" attack in Derry city in Northern Ireland, Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said in a statement on Sunday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump said Sunday he would only offer amnesty for immigrants who had entered the country illegally as children as part of a bigger deal with Democrats after they rejected his new offer to trade protections for wall funding to end the federal government shutdown.
The alleged incident occurred shortly after London's second-largest Gatwick Airport fully reopened on December 21 following three days of drone flyover-related chaos which left about 140,000 passengers stranded.
BEIRUT (Sputnik) - About 20,000 people participated in mass rallies organized by the Lebanese Communist Party in Beirut on Sunday to protest the authorities' economic policy amid the Arab League Economic and Social Development Summit, a Sputnik correspondent reported.
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