International Women's Day is celebrated across the world on March 8. The Russian president decided to congratulate Russian women in a "traditional" way, by reading some poetic verses.
Chinese funding and development of natural gas fields in Alaska will become the key topic in governor of the state Bill Walker's talks in May. China's participation in these talks will allow it to increase its LNG supply.
A group of Yemeni nationals demonstrated outside the Houses of Parliament on March 8 to express gratitude to the Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman for "what he has done for Yemen."
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Syrian army is continuing its offensive on militant defenses in Eastern Ghouta after conducting an operation against terrorists in the village of Masraba, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported.
A report released by leading UK academics is advocating that political power be devolved further to the level of Britain’s cities.
Belgian authorities have discovered the disappearance of 10 billion euros of frozen Libyan assets kept in the Euroclear Bank during the period 2013 to 2017, according to the Le Vif weekly paper.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - North Korea might be sending some positive signals, but there is still a long way to go before Washington and Pyongyang can start negotiations, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday during a visit to Ethiopia.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump's former election campaign manager Corey Lewandowski arrived at the US Capitol for an interview with the House Intelligence Committee in connection with its investigation into alleged Russian election interference.
The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, equipped with the latest "Block II" configuration Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SWIP) installed, was spotted passing through the Bosphorus, according to the Drive media outlet.
MADRID (Sputnik) - More than 5 million people across Spain are participating on Thursday in an unprecedented feminist strike to mark International Women's Day and demand gender equality, labor unions said.
Britain's Home Office has agreed to extend a one-off maternity grant for asylum seekers in Britain to victims of modern slavery following "tragic" revelations in a new report into pregnant survivors of human trafficking.
The US military confirmed that they were aware of Russian military capabilities and warned the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Strategic Forces that without "massive" financing, it won't be able to maintain the "mutually assured destruction" doctrine in 10-12 years.
HOUSTON (Sputnik) - The European market has room for both US and Russian liquified natural gas (LNG) exports, but the most of Europe's supplies will likely continue to come from Russia for the foreseeable future, Barry Worthington told Sputnik on the margins of the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston, Texas.
Frances McDormand won her second Best Actress award at the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles at the weekend. The famous gold statuette later went missing but the man accused of stealing it has been described as a "sweet, gentle man of faith" by his rabbi, who suggested the incident was a sign of society's "obsession" with "15 minutes of fame."
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkish forces took control of the town of Jandaris in Syria's Afrin as part of Operation Olive Branch, the Daily Sabah newspaper reported.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - African countries need to increase participation in the global campaign of maximum economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during a press conference on Thursday with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey had delivered a protest note to Sweden demanding to arrest the former leader of Syria's Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) Saleh Muslim, the CNN Turk broadcaster reported.
Leading Russian and foreign space medics and biologists have found a way to protect the human body from the deleterious effects of cosmic radiation to make humans more immune to this phenomenon.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports would eliminate American jobs, Republican US Senator Ben Sasse said on Thursday.
With the Daesh* (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS/Islamic State) caliphate in disarray, analysts and politicians have warned of the prospect of former members of the group carrying out terror attacks in the region, and the western world.
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