Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer, Wanzhou Meng, was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December at the request of the US government, which accuses the Chinese tech giant of violating the American sanctions regime against Iran. Sputnik has recalled other notorious arrests made at the behest of Washington.
The royal couple travelled to the Cyprus military base the other day on a short-term visit to see staff and hand presents to those who will be spending Christmas away from home.
Fox News opted to distance itself and the anchor-man from the guest speaker’s views after the program was aired.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A newly introduced legislation in Congress aims to prohibit legislators and their staff from abusing their public positions for personal financial gain, US Senators Jeff Merkley and Sherrod Brown said in a joint press release on Thursday.
The Southwest Airlines flight arriving at Burbank Airport from Oakland reportedly had 117 passengers on board. The airport remains open, CBS reports, citing officials, adding that all airlines are operating as usual.
Following a two-day NATO summit in Brussels, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that the alliance plans to stay in Afghanistan, being committed to restoring peace there. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, Rahimullah Yusufzai, a political and security analyst and expert on the Taliban, explained why NATO does not want to leave the country.
Kirsten Gillibrand, an American politician and author of the children's book "Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote", has previously shared her views on the future of the US, saying that "until women are able to achieve their potential, America will not achieve hers".
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is considering Russia to be a menacing threat in the Pacific region and China a growing threat, US Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said on Thursday.
The 2001 US-led military invasion in Afghanistan has caused incalculable suffering, civilian casualties, with record levels of territory retaken by a growing Taliban insurgency.
The Ecuadorian president has earlier urged the WikiLeaks founder to give up his asylum at the UK embassy, but noted that it should happen only after British authorities give guarantees that Assange won't be extradited to the US.
Despite increased security at border crossing points, the 19-year-old mother-to-be managed to climb over the US-Mexico wall, but ended up under border agents’ scrutiny after she delivered a son at a local hospital.
The US House of Representatives has submitted an interim spending bill for approval to the Senate. The new deadline is aimed to be applied to seven spending bills, including funding for the Department of Homeland Security, previously scheduled to expire at 12:01 a.m. this Saturday.
A security guard at an Airbnb rental villa in Costa Rica has been arrested in connection with the murder of a US tourist. Sputnik spoke to Eric Horvath, who stayed in the same Airbnb villa three months ago.
Users online mourned the "loss of traditions" as they reacted to the news a shopping centre in Stirling refused to host a Christian display for Christmas.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Four US Senators have introduced legislation that would secure full funding for the wall at the US southern border with Mexico, Senator Mike Rounds, the co-sponsor of the bill, said in a press release on Thursday.
A 9-year-old boy could have made the British monarch’s visit to the UK’s oldest children’s charity stand out from the long list of her numerous ceremonial events when he left the party right after being introduced to her Royal Highness in a most unusual way.
BERLIN (Sputnik) – Germany’s Audi automobile manufacturer said in a statement on Thursday that it would withdraw almost 64,000 cars with V-TDI diesel engines in connection with the scandal over the manipulation of diesel emissions.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview on Thursday that his government is considering a complete ban on purchases of handguns and assault weapons to tackle gun violence in the country.
Since the beginning of the year the Israeli police have put forward three corruption cases against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accusing him of alleged bribery, fraud, and breach of trust, which the latter has denounced as a "witch hunt." Speaking to Sputnik, Belgian human right activist Andy Vermaut has shared his views on the issue.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The European Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee has unanimously supported an initiative to impose financial penalties on European parties and foundations for attempts to use personal data to meddle in the upcoming elections to the EU legislature, the body said on Thursday.