German Chancellor Angela Merkel's move is believed to be an attempt to overcome party's internal disagreements ahead of the federal CDU convention this Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - French authorities have foiled two planned terror attacks on the country's territory since the beginning of this year, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Sunday.
Pizza will be included in the field and combat rations of the US military in the near future, according to the portal Military.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A vessel that was going from Russia's port city of Novorossiysk to Cameroon and is being held in Tunisia belongs to a Turkish company, a spokesperson of the Russian Embassy in Tunisia told Sputnik Sunday.
Activists protesting Estonia's high taxes on alcohol and gasoline have organized a massive road trip to neighboring Latvia to fill up on booze and fuel.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) said Sunday that they were ready to comply with UN Security Council resolution on the ceasefire in Syria, but retain the right to respond to aggression.
The incident occurred in the town of Zgierz, central Poland after a police patrol noticed a group of aggressive-looking foreigners in an intoxicated state.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has commented on the unanimous adoption of the UN Security Council resolution on Syria that stipulates introduction of a 30-day halt in fighting in the country that will boost the medical evacuation and provide access for humanitarian convoys in some of the country's regions.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Italian Intesa Sanpaolo banking group is ready to finance the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, if Brussels does not impose any sanctions, Antonio Fallico, bank's board of directors chairman, told Sputnik.
In the 1990s and the early 2000s, Russian tourists did not think twice before buying cottages near the Finnish ski resort Tahko for a whopping 20 million markkas (about four million dollars), according to the Finnish broadcaster Yle.
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China proposed eliminating the paragraph saying that the chairman and vice-chairman of the PRC can "hold office for no more than two consecutive terms," from the country's constitution, according to Xinhua News Agency.
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey welcomes the resolution on a ceasefire regime in Syria adopted by the UN Security Council and will further its efforts to reach peace in the war-torn country, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said Sunday.
Amid a thaw in relations between North and South Korea, US President Trump announced new sanctions against 56 vessels, trade entities, and shipping companies that are aimed at maximizing pressure on Pyongyang over its ongoing development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
Not only was a series of disruptions that took place during the onset of this year’s Winter Olympics blamed on hackers, now US intelligence reportedly claims it was a false flag operation conducted by Russia.
Developed by Russia's energy giant Gazprom and several major Western European energy companies, the Nord Stream 2 project aims to annually deliver 55 billion cubic meters of Russian gas to Western Europe across the Baltic Sea via Germany.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A former Afghan senator Rafeullah Gull Afghan was assassinated along with two bodyguards in the country's capital Kabul, TOLO broadcaster reported Sunday.
In a keynote speech early next week, the UK's Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is expected to urge the party to support Britain's permanent membership in a customs union with the EU.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The headquarters of drug dealers, which comprised 15 laboratories for production of illicit substances, and more than 3.2 tonnes of cocaine have been destroyed in Venezuela during a large-scale anti-drug operation carried out by the country’s security forces, the National Anti-Drug Office said.
Russian skater Evgenia Medvedeva said that her powerful performance at 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang was inspired by actress Keira Knightley as Anna Karenina in Joe Wright's adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy’s novel.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - North Korea’s delegation arrived in South Korea on Sunday to attend the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, local media reported.
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