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Actress Priyanka Chopra Praises 'Bridgerton Season 2' for Having Asian Representation
April 8, 2022, 9:53 AM
Over the past few years, the representation of Asian-Americans in Hollywood movies and web series has increased as the Indian community has grown in size and prominence.
SSJ100 Aircraft With Russian-Made Engine to Perform First Flight Early 2023 – Developer
April 8, 2022, 9:43 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) plans to launch the maiden flight of a domestically produced passenger plane Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) equipped with a Russian-made PD-8 engine early next year, UAC Director General Yury Slyusar said on Friday.
Russia's Suspension From Human Rights Council Shows 'Deep Erosion' of UN System, Scholars Warn
April 8, 2022, 9:39 AM
The UN General Assembly (GA) on 7 April voted 93 to 24 to suspend Russia's membership in Human Rights Council (UNHRC), with 58 countries abstaining from the vote. It is the first time a permanent member of the UN Security Council has been banned from any UN body. What's behind the move and is it damaging for Russia?
EU Approves 5th Package of Sanctions Against Russia Over Operation in Ukraine
April 8, 2022, 9:24 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The European Union has approved the fifth package of sanctions against Russia over the special operation in Ukraine, the Council of the EU said on Friday.
'Surprising' Viking Age Boat Grave Pops Up in Norway in Connection With Road Works
April 8, 2022, 9:21 AM
While the practice of boat graves occurred in several coastal settlements during the Viking Age, it was not the most common, which makes the recent find all the more special, indicating that the deceased may have belonged to the upper strata of society.
Russian Art Seized by Finnish Customs May Return Home This Weekend
April 8, 2022, 9:21 AM
As news of the seizure of Russian art broke and Finland's ambassador was summoned in protest, the Nordic country's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto spoke in favour of returning the artwork to Russia, stressing that Finland had “no reason to withhold items from any museum”.
Probe Launched as 8 People Including Journalist Stripped at Indian Police Station -- Photo
April 8, 2022, 9:20 AM
A local journalist and YouTuber alleged that he was abused, beaten up, and asked to strip by some police personnel when he went to cover a protest against a local ruling party lawmaker.
South Korean Helicopter's Crash Leaves 2 People Dead, 1 Missing, Reports Say
April 8, 2022, 8:50 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A helicopter of the Korea Coast Guard crashed into the waters of the southern island of Mara on Friday, South Korean Yonhap news agency reported on Friday, adding that two crew members died, one was rescued and one went missing.
Kramatorsk: Ukrainian Claims of Russian ‘Missile Attack’ on Railway Station Provocation - MoD
April 8, 2022, 8:30 AM
Earlier, the DPR office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination on ceasefire and stabilization of the demarcation line (JCCC) reported that Ukrainian units opened fire on the territory of the republic 32 times during the day.
France: Police Op Underway as Man Attacks Sexton at Toulouse Cathedral - Media
April 8, 2022, 8:21 AM
A security cordon has been set up in central Toulouse amid the police operation.
Young Protesters to Sri Lanka Government: You Messed With The Wrong Generation
April 8, 2022, 7:40 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Tommy Yang - A young protester from Sri Lanka explained to Sputnik why her generation has decided to take a stand against the government during a worsening economic crisis in the country.
India’s Emergence as ‘Preferred Medical Travel Destination’ to Boost Economy, Says Top Health Expert
April 8, 2022, 7:27 AM
The Indian medical tourism market, which was valued at $2.89 billion in 2020, is expected to reach $13.42 billion by 2026. According to the report India Tourism Statistics at a Glance 2020, an estimated 697,300 foreign tourists went for medical treatment in India in 2019. However, the industry saw a decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
China Warns Against Politicization of Human Rights Issue as Russia Expelled From UN Body
April 8, 2022, 7:24 AM
The UN General Assembly on 7 April adopted a resolution suspending Russia's work in the UN Human Rights Council, with the Russian Foreign Ministry slamming the move as an "unlawful and politically motivated step."
Russian Forces Destroy Training Centre for Mercenaries Northeast of Odessa - Video
April 8, 2022, 7:20 AM
On 24 February, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine after the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Lugansk appealed for help in defending themselves against Ukrainian forces.
Naftali Bennett Faces Calls for Resignation as Israel Reels From Fourth Terror Attack in Month
April 8, 2022, 7:06 AM
A new terror attack has rocked Israel just a week after the deadly Bnei Brak shootings that claimed the lives of five victims. Despite security forces eliminating the gunman, who went on a deadly shooting spree in a Tel Aviv pub, Israelis are fuming over the government’s failure to tackle terror.
Rishi Sunak Grilled as Non-Dom Wife May Have Saved £20m in Tax on Dividends From Father's IT Empire
April 8, 2022, 6:55 AM
The UK Chancellor’s wife, Akshata Murty, who married Rishi Sunak in 2009, and is said to have moved to the UK in 2015, is the daughter of the billionaire founder of the Indian-headquartered company Infosys, worth approximately £690m, in which she holds a 0.9% stake.
Brazilian Space Chief Says Nations Should Think Long-Term, Keep Space Out of Geopolitics
April 8, 2022, 6:47 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS (Sputnik) - Countries should think long-term about space cooperation, as there are many things on which they could work together regardless of geopolitical tensions, Carlos Moura, the president of the Brazilian Space Agency, told Sputnik.
Moscow: Ukraine Crisis Has Nothing to Do With US-Russia Obligations Under START Treaty
April 8, 2022, 6:40 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The situation around Ukraine has nothing to do with Russia and the United States fulfilling the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Sputnik.
Norwegian Fishermen Warn of Looming 'Tragedy' as Gov't Ponders Closing Ports for Russian Ships
April 8, 2022, 6:28 AM
While the Norwegian government pledged to look into the possibility of banning Russian vessels from its ports, trade professionals have warned that this step may jeopardise the extensive fisheries cooperation between the two countries, to the point of leaving Norway without cod, a staple of its cuisine.
Battle of the Bulge: Health Watchdog Tells Britons to Check Waist-to-Height Ratio to Fight Obesity
April 8, 2022, 5:40 AM
Across the UK, overweight and obesity-related conditions are estimated to cost the National Health Service (NHS) an estimated £6.1 billion annually, with at least 63 percent of adults in England overweight. The impact of obesity on people’s health has been particularly highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gunman Who Staged Deadly Tel Aviv Attack Eliminated in Jaffa
April 8, 2022, 4:17 AM
On Thursday, at least two people were killed, eight injured in a shooting attack in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Ukrainian Security Service Involved in Illicit Drug Lab Network in Russia, Detainee Reveals in Video
April 8, 2022, 4:00 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Security Service of Ukraine, or SBU, has operated illicit drug laboratories in Russia run by people who had to go through a polygraph test to get the job, detained workers from one such facility have told Sputnik.
Incredible Fossil Find Dates to the Day the Dinosaurs Died
April 8, 2022, 3:36 AM
Scientists believe they have discovered the fossil of a thescelosaurus that died 66 million years ago on the day that the Chicxulub crater was created by an asteroid impact. The event is widely believed to have sparked the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event that brought an end to the age of the dinosaurs.
Peru Declares Month-Long State of Emergency on Highways as Protests Remain Violent
April 8, 2022, 2:53 AM
The political crisis facing Pedro Castillo intensified this week as powerful politicians, publications, and private interests appear to be seeking the novice president’s ouster.
Turkish Gov’t Welcomes Apparent US State Dept Green Light For F-16 Deal
April 8, 2022, 2:27 AM
The US State Department sent a letter to Congress indicating Turkey’s long-delayed plan to purchase US-manufactured F-35 fighter jets could finally bear fruit–just not quite the fruit the Turkish government had hoped for.
Yakuza Boss Busted at NYC Steakhouse Over Scheme to Trade Drugs For Missiles With Myanmar Insurgents
April 8, 2022, 2:16 AM
A high-ranking Yakuza boss and three affiliates were arrested in Manhattan, New York on Tuesday after a three-year investigation that spanned the globe. The four men have been charged with international narcotics and arms trafficking offenses stemming from a scheme to trade large quantities of heroin and methamphetamine for military-grade weapons.
Serbia Voted for Russian Expulsion From UNHRC Over Threat of Sanctions – Vucic
April 8, 2022, 12:20 AM
BELGRADE (Sputnik) – Serbia has voted for the expulsion of Russia from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over the threats of sanctions against Belgrade itself, President Aleksandar Vucic said.
Mike Mularkey: Titans Hired Me Before Satisfying Rooney Rule
April 7, 2022, 11:52 PM
The Rooney Rule is an NFL policy established in 2003 designed to increase the hiring of minority coaches in the league. The NFL is currently the defendant in a class action lawsuit that alleges racial discrimination by the league.
CIA Medical Expert Reveals Hundreds of Military Servicemen Have Encountered UFOs
April 7, 2022, 11:47 PM
Forensic neuroimaging expert Christopher Green has described himself as the “go-to physician in the Department of Defense for unexplained morbidity and mortality,” and has revealed his decades-long investigations into unexplained injuries following encounters with UFOs.
Biden ‘Applauds’ UN Vote to Suspend Russia From HRC, But Ignores Nationalists' Crimes in Ukraine
April 7, 2022, 11:19 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Joe Biden said in a statement that he applauds the General Assembly of the United Nations’ vote to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council in response to Moscow's special military operation in Ukraine.
US Senators Introduce Bill to Extend Trump's Title 42 Border Policy Until 2025
April 7, 2022, 10:48 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A group of Republican US Senators have introducing legislation to extend until 2025 the Title 42 policy implemented by the Trump administration that allows for the deportation of illegal immigrants on public health grounds, the lawmakers said in a press release.
Exclusive: Amazon Labor Union President Teases Alliance With Walmart Workers
April 7, 2022, 10:22 PM
On April 1, Amazon employees in Staten Island, NY, voted to unionize for the first time in the tech giant’s history. Another vote in Alabama currently favors non unionization but the vote is within the margin of challenged ballots.
Ex-Congressional Staffer Pleads Guilty to Theft of Public Funds
April 7, 2022, 10:17 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Former Congressional staffer Sterling Carter has pleaded guilty in the US District Court for the District of Columbia to theft of public funds, the US Justice Department said on Thursday.
US Sentences Ukrainian National to 5 Years for His Role in Hacking Group
April 7, 2022, 10:16 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A Ukrainian national has been sentenced to five years in prison for his role in the Fin7 hacking group criminal activities, the US Justice Department said in a press release on Thursday.
Over 80 Terrorist Attacks Made Against Belarus Railway Infrastructure, State Media Report
April 7, 2022, 10:14 PM
MINSK (Sputnik) - Over 80 terrorist attacks targeting the Belarusian railroad infrastructure have been carried out recently, Belarus 1 TV channel reported on Thursday, citing law enforcement officials.
Chinese Tests Explode Myth of Nuclear Bunker Buster-Proof Facilities
April 7, 2022, 10:06 PM
Recent scale model tests by Chinese military scientists have called into question many of the assumptions about subterranean fortifications being immune from nuclear strikes, finding that rather than dissipate shockwaves, solid rock could amplify them.
New York Suspends Gasoline Tax For 7 Months Starting June 1
April 7, 2022, 10:05 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US state of New York will suspend gasoline tax for seven months starting June 1 amid a surge in prices following the Biden administration’s decision to embargo Russian oil imports, Governor Kathy Hochul said during a budget announcement.
Blinken Says US May Follow in EU Footsteps in Expelling Russian Diplomats
April 7, 2022, 10:04 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States may follow in the European Union’s footsteps in expelling Russian diplomats, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday.
Wall Street Up After 2-Day Drop, But Off Highs on Hawkish Interest Rate Hike Talk
April 7, 2022, 9:47 PM
NEW YORK (Sputnik) - Stocks on Wall Street rose for the first time in three days but still closed off their highs after a red-hot labor market was offset by hawkish talk about forthcoming interest rate hikes.
Oil Prices Dip 3rd Day in Row as EU Pauses on Russian Energy Sanctions Plan
April 7, 2022, 9:44 PM
NEW YORK (Sputnik) - Oil prices fell for a third straight day on Thursday after the European Union paused on an immediate ban of Russian coal and other energy imports, providing itself some breathing room amid the global energy crisis.
Biden Admin. Vows to Cut More Energy Costs for Americans After Record Oil Reserves Release
April 7, 2022, 9:43 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Biden administration will continue finding ways to reduce the energy bills of Americans as it joins global allies in approving a historic 240-million-barrel release of oil from their combined reserves, a White House statement said on Thursday.
US, Russia Should Cooperate on Leveraging Private Investment for Space Programs - Expert
April 7, 2022, 9:43 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS,  (Sputnik) - Russia and the United States along with other countries should cooperate on leveraging private investment to develop human spaceflight programs as governments struggle with tight budgets, said Greg Autry, professor of space leadership at Arizona State University's Thunderbird School of Global Management.
French Presidential Candidate Roussel Vows to Propose NATO Withdrawal If Wins
April 7, 2022, 9:29 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - French presidential candidate and National Secretary of the French Communist Party Fabien Roussel said on Thursday that if elected, he intends to propose withdrawal from NATO once European peace is restored.
Sport Unites? Over 60 Athletes From Russia, Belarus to Be Removed From Boston Marathon, 5K Run
April 7, 2022, 9:00 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - More than 60 athletes from Russia and Belarus were disqualified from the city of Boston's upcoming famous marathon and 5K run, the organizing body's spokesperson told Sputnik on Thursday.
EU Envoys Agree on 5th Package of Sanctions Against Russia
April 7, 2022, 8:45 PM
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The permanent representatives of EU member states agreed on Thursday agreed on the fifth package of anti-Russian sanctions in connection with the situation in Ukraine, the French delegation, which currently holds EU presidency, said.
UFC Will Pay Fan-Voted Bonuses in Bitcoin in Partnership With
April 7, 2022, 8:34 PM has signed a slew of sponsorship deals recently, including the naming rights of a Formula 1 race and the famous Staples Center in Los Angeles, now the center. It first signed a partnership with the UFC in July 2021.
China ‘Resolutely Opposes’ Now-Canceled Trip by US House Speaker Pelosi to Taiwan, FM Says
April 7, 2022, 8:23 PM
Ahead of an Asia trip by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rumored to include a stop off in Taiwan, China has lodged strong objections. However, later on Thursday, the senior lawmaker tested positive for COVID-19, and her trip was postponed.
India Abstains on Vote to Suspend Russia From UN Human Rights Council
April 7, 2022, 8:21 PM
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - India has abstained from a UN resolution on the suspension of Russia from the UNHRC for reasons of "both substance and process," but supported the call for an independent investigation into alleged civilian killings in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, India's Permanent Representative to the UN T.S. Tirumurti said on Thursday.
Two Civilians Injured as Indian Army Opens Fire Amid Altercation at Kashmir Mosque
April 7, 2022, 8:08 PM
The Indian armed forces have maintained a strong presence in the Kashmir region since the 1980s, when an armed insurgency erupted in the region. Militants groups either advocate Kashmir's merger with Pakistan or the region's "independence" from India. The Indian government, meanwhile, accuses Pakistan of sponsoring terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
India's New Arctic Policy Expected to Increase Understanding of Glacial Bursts in Himalayas: Expert
April 7, 2022, 7:55 PM
Glacial lake bursts took place in the Kedarnath and Chamoli areas of the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in 2013 and 2021, respectively, claiming the lives of 6,000 people. According to Kashmir-based Glaciologist, Dr. Irfan Rashid, the central government's new Arctic policy can help the country to be better prepared for such events.
Fate of New World Order Depends on Success of Russia’s Ukraine Operation, Foreign Intel Chief Says
April 7, 2022, 7:12 PM
Moscow has outlined the conditions for ending its military operation in Ukraine, including guarantees of Kiev's non-bloc, non-nuclear status, plus recognition of Crimea as part of Russia and the independence of the Donbass republics. On Thursday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Kiev of reneging on agreed-upon commitments at America's behest.
Increase in Hepatitis Cases Among Young Children Reported in UK
April 7, 2022, 6:56 PM
About 60 hepatitis cases have been discovered in England and 11 have been found in Scotland, with the afflicted being children younger than 10.
Redacted Document Sheds Further Light on US Navy Aircraft Encounter With UFO
April 7, 2022, 6:52 PM
The document in question suggests that, during the encounter, the pilot and his weapon systems officer initially thought the contact they encountered was merely a “simulated adversary aircraft”.
Yemen’s Hadi Steps Down in Favor of Presidential Council Amid Riyadh Peace Talks
April 7, 2022, 6:45 PM
Amid ongoing peace talks in Riyadh, Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has agreed to relinquish power in favor of a Presidential Council, as his government continues peace talks that the Houthis have so far refused to join.
Danish Merc Confirms Ukrainian Forces are Killing Russian PoWs
April 7, 2022, 6:27 PM
Moscow has accused the Ukrainian military and neo-Nazi battalion fighters of acts of sadism against captured Russian military personnel, with Ukrainian forces themselves openly posting multiple videos of Russian PoWs being tortured and killed in cold blood.
At Least Two People Killed, Eight Injured in Tel Aviv Shooting Spree - VIDEOS
April 7, 2022, 6:16 PM
The incident adds to a string of shooting attacks in Israel which have happened over the past several weeks.
US Senate Confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court
April 7, 2022, 6:02 PM
The Senate has confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, the first black woman to be appointed to the nation's highest court.
Benzema Appears on Front Pages of Europe's Major Newspapers as Media Hails 'World's Best Striker'
April 7, 2022, 5:32 PM
Karim Benzema has been on fire for Real Madrid, having scored 37 goals in 36 matches in all competitions this term. His rich form has been key to Los Blancos' success in both the La Liga and the Champions League. They currently sit on top in the Spanish top flight and already have one foot in the semifinals of the European competition.
NY AG Filing Motion to Hold Trump in Contempt of Court Over Refusal to Turn Over Docs
April 7, 2022, 5:12 PM
This comes as part of an investigation into the financial practices of the former US president.
US Shale, LNG Firms Quietly Meet With European Officials to Try to Replace Russian Supplies: Report
April 7, 2022, 5:12 PM
Russia accounts for about 40 percent of the European countries’ natural gas needs, with some nations dependent on Russia for over 90 percent of supplies. After the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, some EU members vowed to halt buying Russian natural gas completely, while others have vowed not to pay for supplies in rubles.
See No Evil, Hear No Evil: Russian POWs 'Unworthy Victims' in Eyes of West, Say Independent Scholars
April 7, 2022, 5:08 PM
The New York Times has verified a gruesome video featuring the killing of Russian POWs by Ukrainian soldiers. The crime reportedly took place near the village of Dmytrivka, 7 miles southwest of Bucha. Nevertheless, the NYT publication did not receive wide publicity in contrast to the alleged Bucha massacre.
IAF Can Contribute to De-Escalation Between Russia, West Over Ukraine, Executive Director Says
April 7, 2022, 4:18 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS (Sputnik) - The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) believes it can help deescalate current tensions related to space cooperation between Russia and the West over the Ukraine conflict, IAF Executive Director Christian Feichtinger said on the sidelines of the Space Symposium.
Sri Lanka Needs to End Its Import Dependency on Other Countries to Tackle Economic Crisis - Analyst
April 7, 2022, 4:02 PM
Amid unprecedented political turmoil, the Sri Lankan government appears to be finding it hard to bring peace to the country as the citizens are demonstrating to highlight inflation and a shortage of various basic amenities.
Marine Le Pen Promises to Ban Wearing Hijabs in Public If She Becomes President of France
April 7, 2022, 3:55 PM
As Le Pen reportedly explained, people wearing a hijab would be fined “in the same way that it is illegal to not wear your seat belt”.
Finnish Foreign Minister Advocates Return of Detained Art Objects to Russia
April 7, 2022, 3:52 PM
HELSINKI (Sputnik) - Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto on Thursday spoke in favor of returning to Russia items of cultural significance detained during transit in Finland.
UN General Assembly Suspends Russia's Membership in Human Rights Council
April 7, 2022, 3:52 PM
US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield called Russia's membership in the Human Rights Council a "farce," but a study by the Costs of War Project found the US War on Terror was responsible for the deaths of 364,000 civilians, and the US still sits on the same council.
Pakistan's Top Court Allows No-Confidence Vote Against Imran Khan to Proceed, Restores Parliament
April 7, 2022, 3:51 PM
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has squarely accused the US of nstigating the no-confidence motion against him in order to undermine Islamabad’s “independent foreign policy” under his government. Khan has said that Washington was peeved at his visit to Moscow in February and even threatened him through Islamabad's envoy to the US.
‘Absolute Humiliation’: Greek Lawmakers Incensed Over Zelensky Speech Alongside Neo-Nazi Fighters
April 7, 2022, 3:17 PM
Formed as a volunteer militia in the spring of 2014 and integrated into the Ukrainian National Guard in the fall of that year, the Azov Regiment is one of the most notorious fighting units in the country, with many fighters known for openly neo-Nazi leanings and for war crimes including murder, torture and mass looting.
US Congress Votes to Remove 'Most-Favoured' Trade Status for Russia, Belarus
April 7, 2022, 2:41 PM
The majority of the senators voted in favour of the measure removing Permanent Normal Trade Relations with Russia.
Jill Biden's Secret Service Detail Reportedly Infiltrated by 'Phony' Luxury Gift-Wielding Fed Agents
April 7, 2022, 2:32 PM
Wielding a broad array of paraphernalia, such as handguns and assault rifles used by US law enforcement agencies, the men in question had allegedly posed for a number of years as federal agents in order to integrate with the American Secret Service.
DOJ to Investigate Trump's 'Improper Removal' of Presidential Records to Mar-a-Lago - WaPo
April 7, 2022, 2:29 PM
Last month, the USS National Archives and Records Administration said that classified information had been found in the 15 boxes of White House records that were stored at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
US Has Unilaterally Closed Channel of Communication With Russia on Cybersecurity, Moscow Says
April 7, 2022, 2:12 PM
Cybersecurity was one of the few areas where Russian and US officials managed to forge some progress in recent years. After his summit with Joe Biden in Geneva last summer, President Putin said it was "critically important" for the two nations to work together to "combine our efforts to fight cybercrime instead of barking at one another like dogs."
Ilhan Omar Draws Flak in India After She Compares PM Modi With Ex-Chilean Dictator Pinochet
April 7, 2022, 2:06 PM
Ilhan Omar has been critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s over his policy towards Indian Muslims, which make up around 20 percent of the country's population. In the past, she has raised concerns over a “surge in attacks” against Muslims for consumption of beef, as well as their targeting of the community in Jammu and Kashmir.
US Senate Votes on Whether to Confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court
April 7, 2022, 1:59 PM
Ketanji Brown Jackson is expected to win confirmation after over 50 senators voiced their support for her in a procedural vote earlier this week.
Division Grows Within G7 as UK Twisting EU's Arm to Get It to Ban Russian Gas, Economists Say
April 7, 2022, 1:35 PM
The G7 member states scheduled a meeting for 7 April, prior to the summit of NATO foreign ministers on the Ukraine crisis. Division is brewing among the G7 ranks as Brussels has failed to set a "clear timetable" for boycotting Russian natural gas, much to the UK's dissatisfaction.
From Ronaldo's Deputy to Hat-Trick King: How Benzema Became Real Madrid's Favourite Son
April 7, 2022, 1:23 PM
Karim Benzema remained in the shadows of Cristiano Ronaldo for a decade at the Santiago Bernabeu. But he is now Real Madrid's favourite son after taking on the Portuguese's role in Carlo Ancelotti's first team in the Spanish capital.
'No Legal Authority' to Support Filing by Britney Spears' Mum to Cover $660K of Legal Fees - Lawyer
April 7, 2022, 1:11 PM
In November of 2021 a court terminated Britney Spears’ 13-year conservatorship, throughout which her father, Jamie, controlled every aspect of his daughter's life. At the same time, the Toxic singer’s mother, Lynne Spears, filed a court request to have Britney pay her legal fees.
Russian Embassy in Tallinn Demands Immediate Release of Sputnik Meedia Chief Editor
April 7, 2022, 1:10 PM
Earlier, the Delfi portal reported that ex-employees of Estonia-based media outlet Sputnik Media were detained as they were suspected of violating international sanctions.
Woman With Suspected New Strain of COVID-19 in India Fully Recovered – Minister
April 7, 2022, 1:06 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The woman first infected with what is believed to be a new XE strain of the coronavirus in India has completely recovered, Cabinet Minister of Indian state of Maharashtra Aaditya Thackeray said on Thursday, adding that contact tracing revealed no linked infections.
Russia Welcomes Creation of Presidential Governing Council in Yemen, Foreign Ministry Says
April 7, 2022, 12:58 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia welcomes the creation of a presidential governing council in Yemen, to which Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi ceded his authority, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
Tesla Recalls Over 127,700 Model 3 Cars in China Over Inverter Defects – Chinese Regulator
April 7, 2022, 12:46 PM
BEIJING (Sputnik) - US vehicle producer Tesla is recalling over 127,700 Model 3 vehicles in China after defects were detected in the rear motor inverter, the Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) said on Thursday.
Likely Earliest Evidence of Cannibalism in History Found in Ancient Fossils
April 7, 2022, 12:37 PM
A paleonthologist involved in this discovery also reportedly said that cannibalism may be far older than their find would suggest, and much more widespread.
Kim Kardashian Says 'Kanye and I Will Always Be Family' Despite Divorce
April 7, 2022, 12:35 PM
After seven years of marriage, American reality TV star Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from rapper Kanye West in February 2021 and was declared legally single last month. The two share four children.
Joe Biden's Brother James Received Payments From Chinese-Financed Consulting Group, Reports Say
April 7, 2022, 12:33 PM
Earlier, the Washington Post reported that Hunter Biden and James Biden, the US president's brother, were paid approximately $4.8 million over the course of 14 months by Chinese Communist Party-linked businesses with which they were involved.
Belarus Conducts Special Op to Free Its Citizens in Ukraine, Lukashenko Says
April 7, 2022, 11:34 AM
The Belorussian president told the head of the country's State Security Committee to hand state awards to everyone who was involved in the operation.
Navy Veteran: India Must Be 'Careful' in Engaging NATO as Alliance Seeks Bigger Role in Asia-Pacific
April 7, 2022, 11:33 AM
The NATO foreign ministers’ meeting on 6-7 April witnessed, for the first time, the participation of Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the military alliance would “deepen cooperation” with the four nations under its new ‘Strategic Concept’ to counter Beijing’s growing influence.
‘Do Not Eat Them’: FSA Warns UK Parents as More Kinder Easter Eggs Recalled Over Salmonella Fears
April 7, 2022, 11:29 AM
Earlier, 20g Kinder chocolate eggs or the three-pack of eggs with a best before date between July 11 2022 and October 7 2022 were recalled on Monday after an investigation led by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) found a link between reported cases of salmonella poisoning and the products.
Russia is a Big Film Market for Bollywood, Reliance Entertainment's Overseas Head Says
April 7, 2022, 11:14 AM
After a fully booked special screening of the Indian blockbuster movie 'Radhe Shyam' in Russia, several other Indian film studios and overseas distributors are looking at exploring opportunities to release blockbuster hit movies dubbed into Russian.
Lavrov Says Kiev's New Draft Peace Agreement Different From Proposals Rolled Out at Istanbul Talks
April 7, 2022, 11:12 AM
Russian and Ukrainian negotiators have held over half-a-dozen rounds of talks aimed at bringing the Ukrainian crisis to an end. At negotiations in Istanbul on 29 March, the Russian delegation reported getting a "clearly articulated position" from its Ukrainian counterparts, including Kiev's readiness for neutral, non-aligned, non-nuclear status.
Uri Geller Reveals Details of His Childhood 'Close Encounter' With Extraterrestrials
April 7, 2022, 11:07 AM
Geller also claimed that Dr. Werner von Braun once took him to NASA and showed him "a piece of a UFO that crashed".
Canyon of Fire: Solar Wind-Spitting 12,000 Mile-Deep Chasm Opens on Sun
April 7, 2022, 10:38 AM
Back in 2013, NASA shared a video of an eruption on the Sun that left a fissure of fire over 200,000 miles long across its surface.
Cutting More Ties to UK? Meghan Markle Ends Royal Patronage Of London-Based Mayhew Animal Rescue
April 7, 2022, 10:22 AM
The Mayhew animal welfare organisation was one of the first patronages that Megan Markle - an advocate of adopting rescue dogs - chose as a working royal.
Russia Summons Finnish Envoy to Protest Against Seizure of Art From Russian Museums
April 7, 2022, 10:21 AM
On Wednesday, the Finnish customs service confirmed the seizure of Russian art objects worth more than 42 million euros ($45.7 million), which had been included in the export sanctions lists.
US Wary of Russia Shares Intel With Foreign Banks to Enhance Cybersecurity, Reports Say
April 7, 2022, 10:11 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States is sharing intelligence data with foreign banks in order to strengthen security against potential Russian cyberattacks in alleged retaliation for economic sanctions imposed on Moscow by Western countries, Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing sources.
'Bollywood May Replace Hollywood in Russia', Says Hollywood Film Translator
April 7, 2022, 10:02 AM
Hollywood movie giants such as Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Sony Pictures, and Paramount have put sanctions on working with Russian artists. They have also paused the release of new films in Russia amid the ongoing war with Ukraine.
Watch Russian Frigate in Black Sea Fire Four Kalibrs at Military Targets in Ukraine
April 7, 2022, 9:59 AM
Developed at the end of the Cold War and introduced into service with Russia’s military in the mid-1990s, the Kalibr (lit. ‘Calibre’) series of cruise missiles made their combat debut during the Russian counter-terrorist operation in Syria in 2015.
Russian Investigators Have Evidence of Azov Commanders' Attempts on Lives of 8 Russian Troops
April 7, 2022, 9:56 AM
Ukrainian neo-Nazi battalion fighters and their foreign legion allies have been accused of extreme violence and sadism against Russian troops and prisoners of war (POWs), with a series of gruesome videos circulating online showing cruel treatment, torture and murder of captured personnel.
Two US Soldiers Injured in Attack in Northeastern Syria - Coalition Forces
April 7, 2022, 9:32 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two US soldiers were injured as a result of a fire attack on coalition forces in northeastern Syria, the Joint Special Operations Task Force - Levant said on Thursday.
Kremlin: Western Arms Deliveries to Ukraine Will Hamper Moscow-Kiev Talks
April 7, 2022, 9:28 AM
The US and its allies in NATO have been regularly supplying weapons to Ukraine since before the start of Russia's special operation, despite Moscow repeatedly warning that this would result in more casualties.
France Makes Attempts to Help ‘Militants’ Leave Mariupol, DPR Official Says
April 7, 2022, 9:22 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - France makes attempts to help Ukrainian "militants" leave Mariupol, spokesman for the People's Militia of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Eduard Basurin said on Thursday, adding that the presence of foreign fighters in the city is not ruled out.

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