• Yellow vests mass protests against the rise in fuel prices in the French capital of Paris
    Last update: 19:10 06.12.2018
    19:10 06.12.2018

    French Finance Minister Confirms Fuel Tax to Remain Unchanged in 2019

    PARIS (Sputnik) - French Finance and Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire confirmed on Thursday that the government would not increase the national fuel tax in 2019.

  • France ‘Yellow Vests’ protests
    Last update: 19:10 06.12.2018
    19:10 06.12.2018

    French Authorities Fear 'Putsch' Threatens Republic Amid Protests – Report

    Ahead of a fourth weekend of “yellow vests” anti-government protests - set to resume on December 8 - a representative of the movement said that they would go to the French president’s residence. Meanwhile, intelligence services have reportedly alerted authorities about calls to kill parliamentarians, as well as government and military officials.

  • HMS Audacious, the fourth Astute-class nuclear-powered submarine of the Royal Navy, is taken out of the indoor ship building complex at BAE Systems, Burrow-in-Furness, England, Thursday April 27, 2017. HMS Audacious is due to be launched later in 2017.
    Last update: 19:00 06.12.2018
    19:00 06.12.2018

    UK Defense Ministry to Allocate Extra $511Mln for Nuclear Subs Modernization

    LONDON (Sputnik) - UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson on Thursday announced extra 400 million pounds ($511 million) funding for its Dreadnought program that will build four nuclear-powered submarines.

  • Map of China
    Last update: 18:42 06.12.2018
    18:42 06.12.2018

    End of UK's Golden Visa Scheme to Affect Chinese, American, Indian Investors

    New immigration measures, introduced by the UK government, will come into effect midnight on 7 December.

  • Robert Mueller
    Last update: 18:37 06.12.2018
    18:37 06.12.2018

    Mueller Refers Flynn's Turkish Case Back to US Federal Prosecutors - Reports

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has forwarded the documents related to former National Security Adviser to the US president Michael Flynn's lobbying efforts on behalf of Turkey to federal prosecutors in the state of Virginia for further investigation, The New York Times reported.

  • May 27, 2016. Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during a joint news conference following Russian-Greek talks in Athens.
    Last update: 18:35 06.12.2018
    18:35 06.12.2018

    Athens Interested in TurkStream Pipeline Extension to Greece - Senior Diplomat

    ATHENS (Sputnik) - The minor setback in diplomatic relations between Greece and Russia is a thing of the past, Greek Alternate Foreign Minister George Katrougkalos told Sputnik on the eve of the second day of the 11th meeting of the Joint Russian-Greek Commission on Economic, Industrial, Scientific and Technical Cooperation in Moscow.

  • Donald Trump, the US President
    Last update: 18:32 06.12.2018
    18:32 06.12.2018

    Trump Ignores US National Debt as He 'Won't Be Here' When Situation Get Out of Control - Report

    The US has the largest debt in the world, in excess of $21 trillion. While the American economy could be hit hard by the debt problem, President Donald Trump reportedly doesn't see this as a problem.

  • U.S. Border Patrol agent Juan David Ortiz. Ortiz, who confessed to shooting four women in the head and leaving their bodies on rural Texas roadsides, was indicted Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, on a capital murder charge
    Last update: 18:26 06.12.2018
    18:26 06.12.2018

    US-Mexico Border Agent Charged With Killing 4 Prostitutes May Face Death Penalty

    The prosecution argued that the main reason why he targeted precisely the female sex workers’ community was that the border guard, who doubled as a perfect family man, allegedly considered the victims to be “disposable” members of society, whose loss would go unnoticed and arouse no suspicion.

  • In this photo released by Hezbollah Central Military Media, Israeli military digger work on the Lebanese-Israeli border next to a wall that was built by Israel in the southern village of Kafr Kila, Lebanon on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.
    Last update: 18:26 06.12.2018
    18:26 06.12.2018

    Netanyahu Reportedly Mulls Operation Against Hezbollah Inside Lebanon

    The idea comes amid a visit by the Israeli's prime minister to the border with Lebanon, where the Israeli Army is trying to shut down underground tunnels that Hezbollah allegedly uses to smuggle weapons. Netanyahu showed one such tunnel to diplomats from other countries in order to persuade them to impose sanctions on Hezbollah.

  • This file photo taken on September 29, 2015 shows the logo of German car maker Volkswagen seen at a northern Virginia dealer in Woodbridge, Virginia
    Last update: 18:22 06.12.2018
    18:22 06.12.2018

    Over 81,000 People in Germany Join Collective Lawsuit Against Volkswagen - Consumer Group

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - More than 81,000 people in Germany have joined a class action suit seeking compensation from Volkswagen automaker company over diesel emissions scandal, German consumer group VZBV chief Klaus Muller said on Thursday.

  • Palestinian Hamas top leader Ismail Haniyeh, center, attends the Eid al-Fitr prayers marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Eastern Gaza City, Friday, June 15, 2018
    Last update: 18:15 06.12.2018
    18:15 06.12.2018

    UN Must Either Pass Anti-Hamas Resolution or Lose Credibility - US Envoy Haley

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United Nations General Assembly must vote in favour of a US-backed resolution condemning Hamas so it does not lose credibility, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said in a Twitter post on Thursday.

  • Laboratory at the blood donation center. File photo
    Last update: 18:07 06.12.2018
    18:07 06.12.2018

    'Nothing Before of This Magnitude': Thousands of UK Forensic Samples Retested

    Three people have had their convictions for driving while under the influence of drugs overturned as a result of alleged manipulation data at a forensic science company called Randox. Sputnik attended a briefing where the National Police Chiefs' Council lead for Forensics, Chief Constable James Vaughan, gave details about the investigation.

  • A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter lands onto the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered super carrier, during a joint naval drill between South Korea and the U.S. (File)
    Last update: 17:57 06.12.2018
    17:57 06.12.2018

    US Confirms One Marine Dead in Military Aircraft Crash Off Coast of Japan

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - At least one US Marine died in the crash of a KC-130 Hercules and F/A-18 Hornet off the coast of Japan, the III Marine Expeditionary Force announced in a press release on Thursday.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with permanent members of Russia's Security Council on October 12, 2018
    Last update: 17:48 06.12.2018
    17:48 06.12.2018

    Outrage as Polish Media Shows Putin on Zyklon B Logo, Puts Nazi SS Sign in Word 'Russia'

    The Polish channel TVP earlier showed this poster of the Russian president while discussing the incident in the Kerch Strait when three Ukrainian warships crossed Russia's maritime border in violation of international law.

  • Main entrance US Commerce Department Building
    Last update: 17:37 06.12.2018
    17:37 06.12.2018

    US Trade Deficit Increases By Nearly $1Bln in October - Commerce Dept.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US trade gap increased by nearly $1 billion in October to $55.5 billion, the US Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis said in a press release.

  • Brussels
    Last update: 17:19 06.12.2018
    17:19 06.12.2018

    Anti-Arms Sales Activists Protest at European Defence Industry Event in Brussels

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Anti-war activists have interrupted the opening of the European Defence Industry Summit in Brussels demanding that officials stop using European taxpayers' money to buy arms, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

  • This Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 photo shows Police Community Support Officers walks outside Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield where a 16-year-old boy is to be charged with assault over an attack on a 15-year-old Syrian refugee.
    Last update: 17:15 06.12.2018
    17:15 06.12.2018

    Teen Who 'Waterboarded' Syrian Refugee Says He Received Death, Rape Threats

    A teenager has come into the spotlight after a video emerged online allegedly showing him pushing and waterboarding a fellow student. Although the alleged attacker denied it was a racial incident, it has ignited outrage online and triggered protests. The reported bully says he is "scared for his life".

  • Angela Merkel (CDU)
    Last update: 17:08 06.12.2018
    17:08 06.12.2018

    X Day for Christian Democrats: CDU to Choose Merkel's Successor Amid Party Split

    Following the dismal results of the regional elections in October, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she wouldn’t seek re-election as CDU leader. She is to hand over the party’s reins of power, as well as an array of problems yet to be solved, to one of three contestants that the CDU will choose at the congress

  • US Air Force conducts combat power exercise of F-35A Lightning IIs at Utah's Hill Air Force Base
    Last update: 16:59 06.12.2018
    16:59 06.12.2018

    US, Allies Carry Out Extraordinary Flight Over Ukraine Amid Tense Situation in Kerch - Pentagon

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, while commenting on the naval incident that led to the detention of Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait, noted the attempt to breach the maritime border was a provocation prepared in advance as a pretext to introduce martial law in Ukraine.

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  • Catholic Church in Texas.
    Last update: 16:56 06.12.2018
    16:56 06.12.2018

    Philippines to Deport American Priest Charged With Sex Crimes

    Earlier an Ohio court issued a warrant for the arrest of Kenneth Bernard Hendricks, an American Roman Catholic priest, who was accused of sexually abusing Filipino children, who served as altar boys in the Biliran province of the Philippines.