New Delhi (Sputnik): After a kidney transplant two years ago, Amar Singh was undergoing treatment for kidney ailments. He has also been frequently visiting Singapore for the same. Amar Singh was a key member of the Samajwadi Party in 2008, when the party moved to support the UPA-I government.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Chief Sergey Naryshkin said on Saturday he hoped the incident of Minsk’s detention of 33 Russian nationals will be resolved in the interest of fraternal relations between the two countries.
Jeffrey Epstein, who died by apparent suicide in a Manhattan jail last year, had lots of powerful connections including presidents, royals, and businessmen. The highest-profile man to be involved in the case is Britain’s Prince Andrew, who vehemently denies charges of sexual abuse brought by Epstein’s alleged sex slave.
France’s GDP plunged 13.8 percent in April-June 2020, reflecting the effect of the coronavirus outbreak and related health crisis, the statistics agency INSEE reported earlier.
There have been months long concerns around whether harsher measures may be needed to impose the coronavirus social distancing measures across the UK as the population grows weary. However, many are likely to be surprised at the extent to which the government’s scientific advisors are now saying enforcement measures should be taken.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam believes it's reasonable to extend the term of the current Legislative Assembly for a year as the legislative elections were postponed by over a year.
Earlier this week, Robert Koch Institute president Lothar Wieler stressed that German citizens must abide by the coronavirus measures "for the upcoming months," adding that the rules should not be questioned.
Last week, residents of dozens of US states reported receiving suspicious, unsolicited packages of seeds from China, with fear mongers online immediately asking whether their delivery was a form of “biological warfare” by the People’s Republic against the United States.
On Thursday, Apple released its results for its fiscal 2020 third quarter, announcing that the company’s revenue increased by 11% over the year despite the negative economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The intelligence operation is said to have targeted the head of Tondar - a little-known Iranian royalist group based in Los Angeles, California, whose plans include the overthrow of the Islamic Republic and the restoration of the Iranian monarchy.
In response to Clinton's denials, quite a few social media users were quick to recall his conduct during a political sex scandal in the 1990s involving one Monica Lewinsky.
MINSK (Sputnik) - Belarus’ accusation that arrested Russian nationals colluded with opposition to sow unrest in the country are fictitious, Russian Consul to Minsk Kirill Pletnev said after meeting with the 33 detained individuals.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The atmosphere in Bollywood remains tense following the suicide of young actor Sushant Singh Rajput. While the incident has triggered a debate about nepotism in the film industry, storm clouds continue to loom large over movies which have any link at all to people involved in the case.
The Philippines' President Duterte is known for making some controversial remarks that tend to hang in the air for years. His recent rant relates to the cleaning of face masks; wearing them in public has been mandatory throughout the country since April.
DUBAI (Sputnik) - Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced on Saturday the successful launch of the Barakah NPP, the first commercial nuclear power station in the Arab world.
SEOUL (Sputnik) - South Korean authorities arrested the leader of Christian religious group Shincheonji on several charges relating to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, state news agency Yonhap reported.
Another 10 workers are feared trapped under the collapsed construction equipment.
In May, Google and Apple announced their partnership in a bid to develop a tool which is set help individuals around the world to track their exposure to COVID-19. The initiative was welcomed in some US states, but there were also sceptics who remained concerned about issues of personal data collection potentially enabled by the tracing apps.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD (Sputnik) - Clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, have been completed, Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko said.
During the Napoleonic Wars Britain spent 14 percent of its total budget on paying France's enemies to carry the fight to the Emperor. Gary Girod, host of the French History Podcast, explained why ultimately it was Britain’s financial and naval prowess which defeated Napoleon.