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Prince Harry ‘Can't Stand’ Duchess of Cornwall, May 'Go After' Her in Upcoming Memoirs -Biographer
April 10, 2022, 10:44 AM
A quarter of a century after the tragic death of the Princess of Wales in 1997, Tina Brown, who penned the Diana Chronicles in 2006, has penned what promised to be a revelation-loaded new book, The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor – the Truth and the Turmoil to offer juicy details about the life of senior royals and their households.
Extraordinary Heist! Thieves In Indian State of Bihar Steal 60-Foot Bridge
April 10, 2022, 10:39 AM
The the 60-foot-long, 12-foot-high bridge was constructed around 1972 across the Ara-Sone canal in Bihar's Rohtas district.
Iran Asks Biden to Unfreeze Cash in Foreign Banks in Good Will Gesture as Nuclear Talks Stall
April 10, 2022, 10:38 AM
Tehran blacklisted two dozen mostly former US officials on charges of terrorism and “gross violations of human rights” on Saturday, with the move coming after the State Department announced that it would be keeping sanctions in place on the IRGC Quds Force – the elite Iranian military unit battling jihadists, and Israel, across the Middle East.
Special Certificate Required for Pakistani Gov't Officials to Leave Country, Reports Say
April 10, 2022, 10:31 AM
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Pakistani authorities have prohibited government officials from leaving the country without a so-called "No-Objection Certificate (NoC),'' the Dawn newspaper reported on Sunday, citing a senior official at the country's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
IDF Reportedly Arrest 8 Suspects in Bnei Brak Terrorist Attack
April 10, 2022, 10:07 AM
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - The Israeli forces arrested eight people in an operation in the Palestinian village of Ya’bad in the West Bank following a terrorist attack in Israeli Bnei Brak, media reported on Sunday, citing Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
Hindu Group Demands Rebuilding of Ancient Temples at UNESCO World Heritage Site Qutub Minar
April 10, 2022, 9:59 AM
Qutub Minar, a historic site located on the outskirt of Delhi, is the world's tallest brick minaret. The 72.5-metre-high Qutub Minar was founded in 1193, immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom.
Elon Musk Wants to Cut Twitter's Subscription Price, Allow Dogecoin Payment
April 10, 2022, 9:54 AM
On 4 April, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, US billionaire Elon Musk, acquired 9.2% of the shares of US microblogging company Twitter.
Russian MoD Shows Ka-52 Helicopters Destroying Convoy of Ukraine's Armoured Vehicles – Video
April 10, 2022, 9:29 AM
In February, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine to "demilitarise and de-Nazify" the country, after the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Lugansk appealed for help in defending themselves against Ukrainian forces' provocations.
Amber Heard Goes ‘Offline’ as Johnny Depp Libel Trial to Boast Who's-Who of Hollywood Witness List
April 10, 2022, 9:12 AM
In another spiral of the post-divorce bitter acrimony between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the two actors are set to face off in a libel trial reportedly worth at least $50 million starting Monday in Fairfax County, Virginia, outside Washington, DC.
Video From Jackson Event Shows Mask-Less COVID Exposed Harris, Casts Doubt on Psaki’s Defence of VP
April 10, 2022, 7:57 AM
After her communications director, Jamal Simmons, tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, Vice President Kamala Harris was deemed a close contact. As an individual who had been potentially exposed, but vaccinated and boosted, guidelines required her to “wear a mask for 10 days”.
Texas Attorney General: Psaki 'Doesn’t Understand Reality' on State Border
April 10, 2022, 7:18 AM
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Thursday that Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s intention to bus and fly illegal immigrants crossing into Texas to Washington, DC is a “publicity stunt”.
Hunter Biden Peddled Dad’s Clout to Lobby Pals to Federal Jobs, Emails From Laptop Show
April 10, 2022, 7:16 AM
Hunter Biden benefitted from hawking his father Joe Biden’s connections throughout his life, whether it was by receiving kid-glove treatment for his own drug offenses, or landing lucrative “no-show” jobs when his only qualification appeared to be his name, a review of public information and data from his “laptop from Hell” has shown.
Pakistan Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif Likely to Become New Prime Minister, Reports Suggest
April 10, 2022, 6:42 AM
In a high-octane drama in Pakistan's national assembly on Sunday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted from power after losing a no-confidence vote on his leadership.
Top UFC Fighter Matheus Nicolau Signs Bitcoin Payment Contract
April 10, 2022, 6:41 AM
Recently, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the world's premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation, and crypto exchange platform, announced a new Fight Night bonus, which the two companies say will be paid out in Bitcoin (BTC).
Hamas Losing Support in Gaza as Group 'No Longer Interested in Resistance', Former Member Says
April 10, 2022, 6:38 AM
One of the reasons for the decline in the organisation's ratings is said to be their inability to improve the lives of ordinary Gazans. Another is the corruption of their institutions, whereas a third one is change in their ideology and their willingness to sit down for talks with Israel.
Presidential Elections Start in Breakaway Republic of South Ossetia
April 10, 2022, 6:23 AM
TSKHINVALI (Sputnik) - The breakaway republic of South Ossetia, the South Caucasus, started the presidential elections on Sunday, which will last from 08:00 local time [05:00 GMT] until 20:00, engaging 76 polling places.
Sunak’s PM Chances ‘Damaged’ by Wife’s Taxes Row as Whitehall Reportedly Probes ‘Red Throat’ Leak
April 10, 2022, 5:46 AM
Rishi Sunak has found himself drawn into a furore over his finances since it was reported that his multi-millionaire wife benefited from tax-reducing non-domiciled status, while he was also listed as a beneficiary of British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands trusts created to manage Akshata Murty’s wealthy family’s business affairs.
Polisario Front Reportedly Severing Сontacts With Spanish Government
April 10, 2022, 5:22 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Polisario Front (Popular Front for the Liberation of Western Sahara) says it is halting contacts with the Spanish government, the Sahara Press Service has reported.
French Presidential Hopefuls Take on Macron in 1st Round of Presidential Election
April 10, 2022, 5:11 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - France is set to hold the first round of its presidential election on Sunday, deciding whether Emmanuel Macron will stay in top office for another five years or be replaced by someone else, most likely the leader of the right-wing National Rally party Marine Le Pen.
Over a Dozen Reportedly Arrested as Protesters Blockade Coal Plant Owned by Sen. Joe Manchin
April 10, 2022, 3:06 AM
Anger over the wealthy West Virginia Senator’s personal profits from the coal industry led protesters to block access to his power plant.
Texas Woman Faces Murder Charges Over Self-Induced Abortion
April 10, 2022, 2:30 AM
A 26-year-old woman in Texas has been charged with murder over "the death of an individual by self-induced abortion," according to authorities.
Trump Suggests He May Run in Next US Presidential Election
April 10, 2022, 1:53 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Former US President Donald Trump said he might run for president again, although there have not been any official announcements in that regard yet.
Iran Blacklists 24 US Officials Over Terrorism Charges & ‘Gross Violations of Human Rights’
April 10, 2022, 1:16 AM
Tehran’s sanctions on US officials involved in both the Trump’s so-called “maximum pressure” campaign and the assassination of Gen. Soleimani signals the chances of nuclear deal restoration are looking more remote.
Trump Says Biden Sent Gas Prices ‘Soaring’ Long Before Ukraine
April 10, 2022, 12:50 AM
At a rally in Selma, North Carolina, Trump seemed to challenge the favorite narrative of the Biden administration, which is trying to shift the responsibility for inflation to the Russian government, dubbing a record surge in fuel prices “Putin’s rise in prices” in official docs.
NATO Undergoing ‘Fundamental Transformation’ With Stonger Eastern Flank, But Keeps Eye on China
April 10, 2022, 12:29 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - NATO is going to beef up its military forces on the eastern flank as part of a fundamental reset of the alliance, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview with The Telegraph.
Ronaldo Apologizes For ‘Smashing’ Opposing Fan’s Phone After Loss to Everton
April 10, 2022, 12:20 AM
The Manchester United star explained the assault by saying that it's sometimes challenging to keep your emotions under control. Well, Will Smith could definitely relate.
VIDEO: Pakistan Conducts Successful Test of Shaheen-III Ballistic Missile
April 9, 2022, 11:50 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Pakistan has successfully test-fired its Shaheen-III ballistic missile, the Pakistani Armed Forces’ media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), informs.
Beach Rallies in Support of Russia Held in Lebanon
April 9, 2022, 11:45 PM
BEIRUT(Sputnik) - Rallies in support of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine were held in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, as well as the city of Tyre, a Sputnik correspondent reports.
Amazon Aims to Overturn Union Election Results in New York
April 9, 2022, 11:13 PM
Amazon is seeking to overturn a historic union victory at one of its New York City warehouses. On April 1, Amazon warehouse workers in Staten Island, New York voted to unionize. A week later, Amazon has taken steps to overturn the vote.
Over Dozen Migrants Dead After Boat Accident Off Tunisia’s Coast - Reports
April 9, 2022, 9:55 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The bodies of 13 migrants were found off the coast of Tunisia’s Sfax Governorate, radio Mosaique FM reports.
J Lo & Ben Affleck Are Engaged
April 9, 2022, 8:56 PM
In 2002, Lopez and Affleck started dating and got engaged the same year, but called it off in 2004. Now they decided to give love a second chance.
Imran Khan Ousted as Prime Minister of Pakistan
April 9, 2022, 7:20 PM
The now former PM said earlier that foreign powers were behind the motion to depose him, apparently due to the foreign policy they do not “approve of”, such as Pakistan's ties with Russia and China and its stance in the UN.
Stay Classy, BBC: Broadcaster’s Obituary for Late Russian Politician Zhirinovsky Sparks Scandal
April 9, 2022, 7:16 PM
Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the flamboyant Russian politician who founded the Soviet Union’s first non-communist political party in 1989, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 75. Zhirinovsky spent decades on the Russian political scene, captivating the public with jokes, theatrical threats and a library of controversial statements.
Shooting Incident That Left Five People Injured in Israeli City Caught on Video
April 9, 2022, 6:49 PM
Local authorities have reportedly detained four individuals suspected of being involved in the incident, all of them "men in their 20s and 30s".
Secret Service Agents From US President's & VP's Details Suspended After Alleged Bribery Attempts
April 9, 2022, 6:48 PM
One of the suspended agents was reportedly a part of US President Joe Biden’s protective detail, while another was assigned to secure US Vice President Kamala Harris’ home.
Astronomers Discover 'Space Laser' Beaming at Earth From 5 Bln Light-Years Away
April 9, 2022, 5:59 PM
The scientists are planning to continue observations of the object and hope to discover more space lasers in the future.
EU Top Diplomat Calls for Military Resolution of Ukrainian Conflict
April 9, 2022, 5:51 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell said on Saturday that the Ukrainian conflict will end on the battlefield and pledged additional 500 million euro ($543 million) from the European Peace Facility (EPF) to Kiev.
'Rocket Launch or Plane Crash'? Strange Shape Spotted in Alaskan Skies Puzzles Netizens
April 9, 2022, 5:40 PM
One of the people who spotted and photographed the aerial phenomenon in question initially thought it was a plane, before noticing that the “dark, gray streak across the sky” looked like it was “going straight down”.
Ship Attempted to Break Through Russian Naval Blockade of Mariupol to Rescue Azov Commanders: MoD
April 9, 2022, 4:18 PM
Russian forces and Donetsk People's Militia units encircled the Azov Sea coast city of Mariupol in early March, trapping thousands of Ukrainian troops, neo-Nazi Azov Regiment fighters and foreign mercenaries in the strategic port hub. In recent days, Ukrainian forces have made several attempts to evacuate commanders from the city's ruins.
George Soros, His Daughter Give Financial Backing to Those Who Back Defunding Police in US - Media
April 9, 2022, 3:56 PM
A joint fundraising venture that reportedly received Soros’ money had provided nearly $40,000 to the campaign of US House Rep. Cori Bush, who is an “outspoken proponent of police defunding”.
Top Russian Diplomat in US Urges West to Stop Funneling Weapons to Ukraine
April 9, 2022, 2:51 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov has warned that a flow of weapons to the conflict zone in Ukraine from the West was adding fuel to the fire.
Norway's Defence Minister Resigns Amid Reports of His Relationship With Schoolgirl
April 9, 2022, 2:42 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Norwegian Defence Minister Odd Roger Enoksen on Saturday announced his resignation following media reports about his sexual relations with an 18-year-old schoolgirl while he was a member of Norway’s Council of State.
'Freedom' Slogans in Kashmir's Biggest Mosque After Friday Prayers Trigger Outrage Across India
April 9, 2022, 2:17 PM
Manoj Sinha, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, said on Saturday that the security and paramilitary forces deployed in the Kashmir Valley were “vigilant” and called for keeping all religious shrines “safe” from criminals.
5.0-Magnitude Quake Strikes Eastern Turkey, EMSC Reports
April 9, 2022, 2:10 PM
The quake occurred at a depth of 7 km, seismologists said.
Tokyo Apologises to Azov Neo-Nazis, Removes Them From Designated Terrorists List
April 9, 2022, 1:58 PM
The Azov Regiment, an openly neo-Nazi unit operating within Ukraine’s National Guard that uses Swastika-style runic insignia, is accused of being complicit in crimes committed in Donbass, Eastern Ukraine, by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. The US Congress formally prohibited funding to the “Neo-Nazi group Azov” in 2017.
German Defence Minister Says Berlin Reached Limit in Arms Supplies to Kiev
April 9, 2022, 12:44 PM
BERLIN (Sputnik) - German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht said on Saturday that the country has reached a limit in arms supplies to Kiev and now the sides are discussing direct deliveries from defense enterprises.
Zelensky Says Senior European Politician Asked Him If Bucha Provocation Was Staged
April 9, 2022, 12:07 PM
Last week, Ukrainian authorities and Western media began to spread gruesome footage purportedly showing murdered civilians lying along a road in Bucha, a suburb of Kiev, citing it as evidence of “Russian war crimes.” Moscow dismissed the footage as a provocation, pointing out that the bodies appeared days after Russian troops had withdrawn.
Pakistani Parliament Postpones Vote of No Confidence in Khan, Reports Say
April 9, 2022, 11:50 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Pakistani Parliament has postponed the voting on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan until 20:00 local time [15:00 GMT], Pakistani TV channel Geo News reported on Saturday, citing sources.
'Two Bottles Per Person': Supermarket Chain in UK Starts Rationing Cooking Oil, Media Says
April 9, 2022, 11:49 AM
Another supermarket chain, Sainbury’s, has also reportedly announced that they are going to substitute products that contain sunflower oil as the main ingredient.
Two Paintings From Russia's Morozov Collection to Remain in France, Reports Say
April 9, 2022, 11:37 AM
PARIS (Sputnik) - Two paintings presented at the exhibition "The Morozov Collection. Icons of Modern Art" in Paris will remain in France, French media said on Saturday, citing the country's foreign ministry.
Russian Scientists Fighting for Life of Mediterranean Turtle Brought Ashore by Black Sea
April 9, 2022, 11:30 AM
The loggerhead sea turtle is an endangered species that can be found in the Mediterranean Sea, as well as in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.
Turning Back the Clock: Ageing in Human Skin Cells Can Be Reversed by 30 Years, Claims Study
April 9, 2022, 11:19 AM
Shinya Yamanaka at Kyoto University in Japan developed a technique in 2007 transforming adult skins cells into stem cells by inserting four molecules, dubbed “Yamanaka factors”, to achieve reverse cell development.  In the new study, researchers devised a technique that utilizes “Yamanaka factors” to de-age human skin cells further.
Crew of Ukrainian Heli Downed in Botched Azov Rescue Mission Thank Russians for Saving Lives - Video
April 9, 2022, 10:54 AM
A pair of Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopters were shot down while trying to break through Russian and Donetsk People’s Militia lines into the Azov Sea coastal city of Mariupol on Tuesday to evacuate commanders of the neo-Nazi Azov Regiment trapped in the area.
Nancy Pelosi Complains About Ron Klain and  Xavier Becerra, Forthcoming Book Reveals
April 9, 2022, 10:28 AM
The book "This Will Not Pass" by New York Times political correspondents Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns, set to be published in May, revealed US Speaker for the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's attitude towards White House chief of staff Ron Klain and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.
Biden ‘Underwater’, Has Lost ‘Ice Cream Joe' Likeability, Claims Ex-Hillary Clinton Pollster
April 9, 2022, 10:16 AM
Joe Biden's approval rating has been below 50 percent since last August, sinking to the lowest levels of his presidency in March, against the backdrop of high inflation, soaring consumer prices for gasoline, food and housing costs, as well as geopolitical concerns over Russia's ongoing special operation to "demilitarise and de-Nazify" Ukraine.
Ex-President Bill Clinton Says He Supported ‘Correct’ Albeit ‘Consequential’ Decision to Expand NATO
April 9, 2022, 9:58 AM
In mid-December 2021, Russia handed over draft security agreements which requested legal guarantees of NATO's non-expansion eastward and non-admission of Ukraine to the transatlantic alliance, among other matters. However, the US, the EU and NATO rejected core security provisions of the Russian drafts.
SpaceX & Axiom’s First Private Mission Arrives at ISS
April 9, 2022, 9:49 AM
The first all-commercial crewed Axiom-1 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) took off on schedule on Friday morning from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
UK Queen Elizabeth II to Mark First Anniversary of Prince Philip’s Death Privately, Report Says
April 9, 2022, 9:08 AM
Earlier, media reported, citing Buckingham Palace, that Queen Elizabeth II will not be present at the Maundy Day church service on 14 April, but will instead be represented for the first time by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Biden's 'Asia Czar' to Visit Solomon Islands Amid US Concerns Over Security Pact With China: Report
April 9, 2022, 9:01 AM
US diplomat Kurt Campbell has argued Washington is entering a “period of intense competition” with China, while the period “described as engagement has come to an end”. He is believed to be the brain behind the trilateral AUKUS security pact. Under AUKUS, the US and UK will help Canberra develop advanced nuclear submarines and hypersonic missiles.
Russian MoD Shows Su-30CM & Su-35 Sorties Destroying Ukrainian Radar, Buk-M1 - Video
April 9, 2022, 8:08 AM
Russia has been destroying Ukrainian military equipment as part of its special military operation, which was launched in February to demilitarise and de-Nazify the neighbouring country.
US 'Bluntly' Rejects Pakistan PM's Allegations of 'Foreign Interference' Ahead of No-Confidence Vote
April 9, 2022, 7:02 AM
Pakistan’s National Assembly is set to vote on a no-confidence motion against PM Imran Khan on Saturday, who earlier suffered a major political setback as his government’s strength recently fell to 164 in the 342-member house. The opposition parties, on the other hand, enjoy a combined strength of 177 lawmakers.
Rishi Sunak Was Reportedly ‘Listed' in Tax Haven as 'Trust Beneficiary’ Relating to Wife’s Finances
April 9, 2022, 7:02 AM
UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak saw popularity ratings drop after his Spring Statement in March, when critics questioned whether he was doing enough to address the cost of living crisis. He has also been under pressure over his family’s tax affairs since it was reported that his multi-millionaire wife benefited from tax-reducing non-domiciled status.
Le Pen More Likely to Enter 2nd Round of Presidential Race Than Melenchon, Ex-Candidate Says
April 9, 2022, 6:27 AM
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Right-wing National Rally party leader Marine Le Pen has better chance to face off Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the country's presidential election than the best positioned left-wing candidate, leader of the France Unbowed party Jean-Luc Melenchon, Francois Asselineau, a former French presidential candidate, said.
Kevin Spacey Urges Judge to Drop Anthony Rapp's Sex Abuse Lawsuit
April 9, 2022, 5:57 AM
The scandal around Kevin Spacey erupted in the autumn of 2017, when actor Anthony Rapp claimed that the former House of Cards star molested him when he was 14 years old. After that, several more people alleged they had been harassed by Spacey.
Russian Military Operation in Ukraine Was Necessity, Says Ex-Indian Diplomat
April 9, 2022, 5:37 AM
Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine on 24 February. Since then, there have been several rounds of talks between Russia and Ukraine, but there have been no concrete results. The Russian foreign minister said that Kiev's new draft peace agreement was very different from the proposals laid out at the latest talks in Istanbul.
Cracks Over How to Tackle Terror and High Costs of Living: Is Israel Heading to 5th Round of Polls?
April 9, 2022, 5:24 AM
Despite attempts to show business as usual, the current Israeli coalition, comprised of eight parties with opposing ideologies, has struggled to come to terms on a number of important issues.
West Seeking War With Russia to Dismember It, Put End With Multipolar World, Maduro Says
April 9, 2022, 5:19 AM
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The Western countries are seeking a war with Russia to dismember it and to put an end to the multipolar world, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said.
Actions of the West in Ukraine Could Lead to 'Military Confrontation' Between US & Russia - Antonov
April 9, 2022, 5:07 AM
The senior Russian diplomat outlined Moscow's reasoning for launching its special operation on 24 February to demilitarise and de-Nazify Ukraine.
Two Acquitted, 2 More Freed in Michigan Governor Kidnap Plot Trial, Reports Say
April 9, 2022, 4:59 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A federal jury has acquitted two men charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 and the judge freed two more defendants and declared a mistrial, CNN media reported on Friday.
Welcome to the Himalayas: Biden’s Latest Bizarre Tangent Leaves Observers Baffled
April 9, 2022, 3:17 AM
The US president’s most recent digression confounded social media users and politicians alike, sparking another round of speculation about the commander-in-chief’s mental acuity and renewed claims that he might be unfit for office.
Nicaragua Says Russia’s HRC Suspension ’Violation of Int’l Law’ as LatAm Powers Snub US-Led Vote
April 9, 2022, 12:43 AM
The Sandinista government’s condemnation of the Western campaign to remove Russia from the UN body highlights a large bloc of Latin American governments asserting their independence from Uncle Sam.
Landslide in Northwestern Colombia Leaves 13 People Dead
April 9, 2022, 12:05 AM
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - At least 13 people have died as a result of a landslide that hit a miners' camp in the northwestern Colombian department of Antioquia, the regional rescue service said.
Watch DHL Plane's Tail BREAK OFF After Aircraft Skids Off Runway
April 8, 2022, 11:51 PM
According to the international shipping company, none of the crew was injured in the accident, but one member underwent a medical examination just in case. The incident triggered an airport shutdown, reportedly affecting dozens of flights and over 8,000 passengers.
Elon Musk, Other Billionaires Talk Merging Man and Machine
April 8, 2022, 11:13 PM
Elon Musk and other billionaires are working on devices that could copy, or even alter our minds. They are called brain computer interfaces and they are coming sooner than you might expect.
Elon Musk Set For ‘Ask Me Anything’ Forum With Twitter Employees
April 8, 2022, 10:59 PM
Elon Musk's appointment to Twitter’s board of directors following his purchase of 73.5 million shares of the company sparked backlash on social media and within the company. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO’s 9.2% stake in the company makes him Twitter’s largest investor ahead of financial giants The Vanguard Group and Morgan Stanley.
ACLU Curbs US Bill to Seize Assets of Sanctioned Russians, Give Funds to Ukraine - Reports
April 8, 2022, 10:37 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) played a role in curbing legislation working its way through Congress that would have allowed the United States to liquidate the assets of sanctioned Russians and transfer their money to Ukraine, the Washington Post reported
US State Department to Keep Iran’s IRGC Quds Force on Terrorist List
April 8, 2022, 10:33 PM
After reports Washington was weighing removing Iran’s Quds Force from its list of designated terrorist organizations, the US State Department indicated on Friday that the elite unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Wall Street's Big Tech Plunges Most in Week Since January on US Interest Rate Hike Fears
April 8, 2022, 10:04 PM
YORK (Sputnik) - Wall Street’s Big Tech sector suffered its biggest weekly loss since January as investors dumped pricey stocks on fears that US interest rates might go up their most in 40 years to offset runaway inflation.
West Turns Blind Eye to Cruel Treatment of Russian Prisoners in Ukraine - MoD
April 8, 2022, 8:45 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Western countries, the UN and other international organizations turn a blind eye to the harsh treatment of Russian prisoners by Ukrainian nationalists, demonstrating indifference to the humanitarian issues raised by Moscow, Director of the Russian National Defense Management Center, Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev said on Friday.
One Teenager Dead, 2 Wounded in Shooting Outside High School in New York - Reports
April 8, 2022, 8:31 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - At least one teenager is dead and two more wounded as a result of a shooting incident outside a high school in the New York borough of the Bronx, NBC New York reported on Friday.
Alabama Lawmakers Pass Bill Making Giving Gender-Affirming Treatment to Kids a Felony Crime
April 8, 2022, 8:28 PM
In 2022 alone, more than 160 bills concerning LGBTQ+ have been introduced in state legislatures across the United States. While a federal anti-discrimination bill, the Equality Act, passed the House last year, it stalled in the Senate over protections for trans women.
Oil Rebounds after 3-Day Loss, But Still Logs 2nd Weekly Loss
April 8, 2022, 8:27 PM
NEW YORK (Sputnik) - Crude prices closed up on Friday for the first time in four days but still registered losses for a second week in a row after the United States and other oil consuming countries announced a massive release of oil from their emergency reserves to mitigate a supply crunch.
North Carolina Proud Boys Leader Pleads Guilty to Role in January 6 Conspiracy
April 8, 2022, 8:15 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Charles Donohoe, a leader of North Carolina Proud Boys chapter who admitted to planning and taking part in the January 6 riot, pled guilty on Friday to felony charges in the attempt by Trump supporters to protest the certification of electoral votes by the US Congress, the Department of Justice said.
Shanghai Converting Office Buildings into Quarantine Sites as Omicron Outbreak Hits 131,000 Cases
April 8, 2022, 7:19 PM
The lockdown in China’s largest city continued on Friday as health authorities registered more than double the number of symptomatic cases. However, the vast majority of cases in the six-week-long outbreak have been asymptomatic, with total cases since March 1 hitting 131,000.
AFL-CIO Calls on FIFA to Support Labor Rights in 2026 World Cup
April 8, 2022, 7:09 PM
The 2026 World Cup will be held in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Individual host cities are still being picked. The AFL-CIO is asking for a seat during negotiations, citing human and labor violations during previous World Cup events.
Two ‘Tic Tac UFOs’ Caught on Video Near SpaceX Launch Site in Florida, Blogger Claims
April 8, 2022, 7:03 PM
The blogger argued that this supposed UFO sighting was the result of aliens’ interest in data "about the newest rocket technology".
Fake Agents Who Wormed Way Into VP’s Secret Service Detail Had Indirect Access to Biden: Report
April 8, 2022, 6:59 PM
Arian Taherzadeh, 40, and Haider Ali, 36, were arrested on Wednesday for impersonating Department of Homeland Security agents. The pair managed to fool the Secret Service, other government agencies, and even the owners of a luxury apartment complex they were staying rent-free before finally being detained and arraigned.
Will Smith Banned From Attending Any Academy Events for 10 Years After Chris Rock Slap
April 8, 2022, 6:55 PM
After slapping Comedian Chris Rock for insulting his wife Jada Pinkett Smith during the Academy Awards last week, Will Smith has been banned from all Academy events for a decade.
Scientists Identify Several Thousand Unknown RNA Viruses in the Ocean
April 8, 2022, 6:51 PM
The researchers suggest that the new RNA sequences they identified “help scientists better understand not only the evolutionary history of RNA viruses but also the evolution of early life on Earth”.
Rishi Sunak's Non-Dom Wife Says She'll Pay UK Tax on Overseas Income Amid Backlash
April 8, 2022, 6:41 PM
British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has hit back at "smears" about his millionaire wife over her non-domicile tax status, saying she's a private citizen with her own career and independent investments. He also said "every single penny that she earns in the UK she pays UK taxes on".
Moderna Recalls 765,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Due to Contamination
April 8, 2022, 5:58 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - More than 764,000 doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine have been recalled from a batch after one vial was found to be contaminated, the company said in a press release on Friday.
Man Injured in Tel Aviv Shooting Dies in Hospital, Death Toll Reaches 3
April 8, 2022, 5:48 PM
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - The death toll from shooting in Tel Aviv has risen to three as one of those injured died in the hospital, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
UK Queen Elizabeth II to Miss Maundy Thursday Church Service, Reports Say
April 8, 2022, 5:41 PM
LONDON  (Sputnik) - UK Queen Elizabeth II will not be present at the Maundy Day church service next Thursday, media said, citing Buckingham Palace.
Dutch Journo: 'We are Here, in Donbass, to Awaken Westerners Deluded by MSM Propaganda'
April 8, 2022, 5:22 PM
There are only a handful of Western journalists on the ground in Donbass, while the Western mainstream press is rubber-stamping fake news about the Ukrainian crisis using the same templates it previously exploited in Iraq, Libya and Syria, says Dutch independent journalist Sonja van den Ende.
Radio Communications Indicate 'Significant Numbers' of Foreign Mercs Stuck in Mariupol: Russian MoD
April 8, 2022, 5:06 PM
The joint Russian military-Donetsk People's Militia operation to free the Azov Sea-adjacent city of Mariupol has turned into one of the toughest slogs of the campaign in Ukraine, with Ukrainian military and neo-Nazi Azov units setting up defences inside the city, taking civilians hostage, and turning the battle into a brutal house-by-house fight.
'Uncomfortable to Watch': Netizens Discuss Video of Tense Exchange Between Will Smith & His Wife
April 8, 2022, 4:59 PM
The video has resurfaced in the wake of an incident that occurred during the Academy Awards last month, where Will Smith publicly slapped Chris Rock.
Islamic Cultural Organisation: Cooperation With Russia Not Affected by Sanctions
April 8, 2022, 4:44 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS (Sputnik) - The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) does not believe the sanctions which the West has introduced against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis will affect its ties with Russia, Raheel Qamar, head of science and technology sector at ICESCO, said.
Joe ‘Big Guy’ Biden Appeared 41 Times in Hunter’s Laptop, Analysis of Emails Shows
April 8, 2022, 4:43 PM
Last month, the New York Times and the Washington Post carried out “forensic analyses” and concluded that the laptop Hunter Biden left behind at a Delaware repair shop in 2019 was the real deal. The trove of data contained within links the junior Biden and his powerful father to a range of unethical and potentially illegal activity.
Biden and Harris Deliver Remarks After Senate Confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court
April 8, 2022, 4:31 PM
The US Senate on Thursday confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to the Supreme Court, where she will replace outgoing Justice Stephen Breyer.
US to Deploy One Patriot Missile System in Slovakia, Pentagon Chief Announces
April 8, 2022, 4:03 PM
While NATO has said it will not become militarily involved in Ukraine, including refusing to set up a no-fly zone, it has rushed to flood the country with weapons, including man-portable weapons and larger weapons systems. Some former Soviet allies have also considered sending their Soviet-made equipment for Ukraine to use.

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