MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump issued a new memorandum on Friday disqualifying transgender persons with gender dysphoria from military service but stressing that Defense Secretary James Mattis had the authority to decide on this and other policies.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A US court on Thursday sentenced a Russian man to 18 months in federal prison for attempting to illegally export firearm parts and ammunition, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a press release.
With the announcement that John Bolton will be the new White House national security adviser, Sputnik News reviewed how some experts and analysts have responded to the war hawk’s return to a high-profile US government post and what his history of belligerence might mean for the future of US foreign policy.
Though expressing reluctance, US President Donald Trump on Friday did sign a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that “nobody read,” despite previous threats of a veto.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - President Donald Trump is expected to receive a recommendation from the White House National Security Council to expel even more Russian diplomats over allegations related to the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, US media reported.
MADRID (Sputnik) - Scores of people were injured in late night clashes with police in Barcelona after the top Spanish court ordered five separatist leaders in the Catalonia province to be detained pending their trial.
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - Syrian troops took control on Friday of two militant strongholds in the Eastern Ghouta enclave outside Damascus, a source familiar with the matter told Sputnik.
Austin, Texas, station KVUE-TV announced Thursday it had severed ties with its closed captioning provider, VITAC, after a "typographical error" led to a black Austin bombing victim being referred to as "this monkey."
Following a 70-year ban, Saudi Arabia allowed an Israel-bound Indian commercial jet to fly over its airspace, prompting cries of discrimination by El Al, Israel’s national airline.
Zuhal Olcay, a famous Turkish singer and actress, was sentenced to 10 months in prison for insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during a 2016 performance, the Hurriyet Daily News reported Thursday.
The Dow Jones Industrial stock index, one of the most significant indicators of US financial health, suffered a 425 point loss on Friday after shedding 700 points the day before.
MADRID (Sputnik) - Spanish Supreme Court Judge Pablo Llarena activated the European arrest warrant for former Catalan head Carles Puigdemont and a number of other politicians of the region, local media reported Friday citing its sources.
As the student-driven protest movement against gun violence continues to grow in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting February 14, the US capital is preparing for the massive “March for Our Lives” event Saturday, one of many linked protests in cities across the US and in cities around the world.
Beijing condemned a US Navy freedom of navigation operation on Friday that sent a Arleigh-Burke class guided missile destroyer near disputed islets in the South China Sea.
Two days before Stormy Daniels' "60 Minutes" interview is set to air, Michael Avenatti, the adult film actress' lawyer, fired off a tweet late Thursday suggesting he had hard evidence of her alleged affair with now-US President Donald Trump.
While trying to abstain from the scandal surrounding Cambridge Analytica, which gathered and used the personal data of millions of Facebook users to allegedly influence the results of the 2016 US presidential election, Steve Bannon threw out a shocking revelation.
A new study analyzing the fingerprints of ordinary people and drug addicts arrived at shocking results. Researchers hope that their findings might protect innocent people from facing unjustified allegations of drug use in the future.
The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) kicked off by the Reagan administration on March 23, 1983 still prompts a heated debate, Sputnik military observer Vadim Saranov writes, revealing how Washington's Star Wars facilitated the development of Soviet weapon systems.
A video, which looks like a clip from a scary monster movie, has been uploaded to YouTube in which a group of explorers stumble across a massive hole in the ground and go inside it to explore.
The J-20 stealth aircraft is a twin-engine, multi-role fighter that has an exceptionally long range and can fly faster than 2,000 kilometers per hour. It is said that its radar-scattering airframe is made up of radar-absorbing materials that supposedly makes it hard to detect at long ranges.
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