Negotiations to make secret payments to Reuters were led by the Information Research Department, a shady propaganda arm of the Foreign Office which had a major impact on Western media, culture and academia in their positions on and coverage of the USSR and other communist countries before being closed down in 1977.
A US-led military coalition said to be backing the Iraqi government in its fight against Daesh terrorists has been training Iraqi army forces for several months at a military base located in Taji. The attack on the Iraqi base comes amid escalating tensions in the region due to the ongoing standoff between the United States and Iran.
The prospects of forking over a lump sum of money every year to ensure the safety of the British royals when they stay in the country does not sit well with Canadians, according to the author.
The UK has seen several of its staple corporate giants go into liquidation in recent years including Thomas Cook Group in September and Monarch Airlines in January of 2019. The government had been discussing the future of Flybe as reports of it's imminent collapse began to circulate.
The Catalan Civil Defence Agency has advised people living close to the affected area to stay inside until the extent of the chemical accident is known.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US House Democrats intend to look into media reports accusing "Russian military hackers" of a cyberattack against the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries said during a press conference on Tuesday.
Legal-aid has been one of money government programmes to see significant budget cuts since the election of the Conservative government in 2010. Then Prime Minister David Cameron justified the slashing of state expenditure on the basis that it was necessary to reduce the national deficit.
On Monday, Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB) Senior Investigator Natacha Van Themsche said that two investigators were on their way to Tehran as part of the international team of investigators working under the guidance of Iran's Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau.
On Tuesday, France, the UK and Germany moved to trigger the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal's dispute mechanism and called on Tehran to cancel any measures which may violate the deal's terms.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The European Union sees Libya as a priority and will help implement any decisions that may be taken at the upcoming conference in Berlin, EU Spokesman Peter Stano said.
Tensions in the Middle East flared up when a US drone strike killed Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani on 3 January, prompting Iran to retaliate with a ballistic missile attack on US forces at bases in Iraq, causing widespread fears of an open conflict. US troops have since failed to comply with Iraq's request that they leave the country.
As the US and China get ready to sign the much-anticipated phase one deal on Wednesday, Washington has dropped its designation of the People's Republic as a "currency manipulator". International economic observers explained what's behind the move and who benefitted the most from longstanding trade frictions.
The increase in penile injuries is reportedly down to older Britons using Viagra to maintain their sexual activity, or possibly people trying more risky positions after watching porn.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian historian Irfan Habib has been criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi ever since parliament passed the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) last month. Time and again Habib has said the legislation is discriminatory and has instilled fear and humiliation in the minds of Muslims.
A proposal by MPs to enshrine in law that Big Ben must chime for Brexit failed, but the idea still has support from some well-known Brexiteers who said that they think it is important to "mark the moment" the UK leaves the European Union.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) had found that a Hong Kong-based Indian diamond merchant fiddled invoices so as to launder money by importing overvalued diamonds.
British regional airline Flybe currently operates 189 routes throughout the UK and Europe, and has maintained a significant hold over the UK market and non-London flights. In 2018 however, the airline put itself up for sale and purchased by a consortium looking to make the company profitable once more.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A prominent human rights organisation has called on the Israeli authorities to withdraw the export license for technology company NSO Group, which produces surveillance equipment allegedly used to violate human rights across the globe.
The three-year-old boy was rushed to hospital by his parents in the Siberian city of Tomsk after they discovered that he was experiencing extreme stomach pain.
News of the new sanctions come after North Korean head of state Kim Jong-un warned that Pyongyang will no longer be bound by a preemptive ICBM test moratorium, as denuclearization talks between the US and North Korea seem to have stalled.