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Dark Matter Could Originate From Other Dimensions, Study Suggests
April 11, 2022, 10:21 AM
Dark matter accounts for the majority of the universe's mass, but scientists still struggle to say what it actually is and where it originated from.
Two Dead, Dozens Trapped After Cable Cars Collide Mid-Air in India - Video
April 11, 2022, 10:20 AM
The Trikut ropeway is a popular tourist attraction in the state of Jharkhand. It is India's highest vertical ropeway with a maximum lens angle of 44 degrees. The 766-metre-long ropeway has 25 cabins for tourists with a capacity to accommodate four persons in each.
Queen Elizabeth Says She Was 'Tired and Exhausted' by 'Horrible Pandemic'
April 11, 2022, 9:46 AM
The Queen, who appeared via a videolink from Windsor Castle, has spoken with nurses, builders, and patients about their work and their struggles with COVID.
Six Charred to Death After Blast at Chemical Factory in India's Gujarat - Video
April 11, 2022, 9:37 AM
In January of this year, at least six people died in Gujarat's Surat after toxic gas leaked from a dyeing factory.
Violence Mars Hindu Festival Ram Navami as Dozens Reportedly Injured in Clashes in Several States
April 11, 2022, 8:28 AM
Hindus celebrated the Ram Navami festival to mark the birth of Lord Rama on Sunday. The annual festival is observed on the ninth day of Chaitra (the first month in the Hindu lunar calendar). At various places, people also participate in religious processions, chanting slogans in praise of the Hindu God Rama.
Head of Sputnik Meedia Slams Claims Against Her as Estonian Court Bans Journo From Leaving Country
April 11, 2022, 8:07 AM
Previously, Estonian prosecutors demanded the arrest of the journalist, claiming that she had breached international sanctions.
Help Me Keep My Feet on the Ground: Way to Identify Individuals at Risk of Falling Revealed
April 11, 2022, 7:55 AM
Problems relating to poor balance are often felt by many in their 70s as part and parcel of growing older, but what about preventive measures that could give those people a ray of hope?
WATCH: Russian Iskander System Fires Missiles During Special Operation in Ukraine
April 11, 2022, 7:44 AM
The special operation in Ukraine began at the end of February, as Moscow aimed to stop the eight-year-long war in Donbass. Russian forces have been targeting Ukrainian military infrastructure with high-precision weapons.
From Being Accused of Rape to Smashing a Fan's Cell Phone: Meet the Ugly Side of Cristiano Ronaldo
April 11, 2022, 6:52 AM
Cristiano Ronaldo may be football's greatest scorer with 807 goals to his name, but at times his out of order attitude, including sulking on the field and taking potshots at fans, has created an image of an "arrogant superstar". Once again, the limelight is back on CR7 for the wrong reasons.
France Hit by Mass Protests Amid Presidential Election - Videos
April 11, 2022, 6:46 AM
The first round of presidential elections in France was held on Sunday, and the second is set for 24 April because no candidate gained a simple majority. As 97% of the vote has been counted, President Emmanuel Macron and head of the National Rally Marine Le Pen are heading to the second round, getting 27.6% and 23.4% respectively.
Finnish Foreign Policy Heavyweight Touts Alliance With Sweden as Alternative to NATO Membership
April 11, 2022, 6:37 AM
Russia's special operation in Ukraine has tilted opinion polls in Finland and Sweden in favour of NATO for the first time in history, fuelling a hot debate about joining the alliance in the corridors of power.
Denmark Wants to Phase Out Gas Heating, Become 'Independent' of Russia
April 11, 2022, 6:36 AM
Towering electricity and heating bills, coupled with pressure by Brussels to pivot away from Russian energy in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine, have spurred the Danish government into quickly seeking alternatives for 400,000 households.
Sunak Asks BoJo for Probe Into His Financial Affairs Amid Row Over Tax Status of Chancellor's Wife
April 11, 2022, 6:04 AM
Rishi Sunak is under fire after it was revealed that his billionaire wife held "non-dom" status, allowing her to avoid paying UK tax on her huge foreign wealth. The chancellor also faces questions over claims that he has been listed as a beneficiary of tax haven trusts linked to his wife in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands.
Plastic Surgery on the Rise in Gaza, Despite Financial Woes and Cultural Taboos
April 11, 2022, 5:43 AM
Ahmed Al Moghrabi is one of several plastic surgeons in the coastal enclave. In the past, he says, he struggled to secure clients but in recent years his clientele has grown by 400 percent, and he is expecting demand to go up even more.
One Child Killed, Two Injured After Ammunition They Found in Sandbox Exploded
April 11, 2022, 5:02 AM
2017, Donbass. These children weren't simply random victims of shelling. A bomb was deliberately disguised and placed in a sandbox. Dozens of children were killed in Donbass in 2014-2021.
Neo-Nazi Teenagers Take Part in Torch-Lit March in Kiev
April 11, 2022, 5:02 AM
Thousands of Ukrainian teenagers have become involved in mass neo-Nazi associations. These movements have been romanticised and promoted with the use of psychological techniques and mass manipulation models.
Graffiti in Memory of Children Who Became Victims of War Unveiled at Destroyed Donetsk Airport
April 11, 2022, 5:02 AM
A terrifying and heartbreaking piece of art.
Documentary About Ukrainian Forces Shelling of a Donetsk School With 'Grad' Rockets
April 11, 2022, 5:02 AM
This is one of numerous pieces of evidence showing that children and teachers were deliberately attacked in Donbass.
Zombified Nation: How Young Ukrainians Were TAUGHT Children to Hate Russians
April 11, 2022, 5:01 AM
The psychological warfare front in Ukraine was opened decades ago, but the distortion of history became a key strategy after the 2014 Maidan coup. Western consultants distributed budgets in a diversified manner. Information strategies directed at children became a key focus of their work, regardless of the harm caused to children’s psyche.
‘My War’. Part One. The Diary of Volunteer Evdokiya Sheremeteva.
April 11, 2022, 5:01 AM
We are publishing pieces of a heart-rending and sometimes unbearably honest book. A diary by journalist and volunteer Evdokiya Sheremeteva, who throughout the eight years of the war brought humanitarian aid to Donbass, rescued the sick and wounded, and collected ruthless evidence of the truth.
Donbass’s People’s Republics: Path to Independence
April 11, 2022, 5:01 AM
After breaking off from Kiev’s control in 2014, the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics began their journey on the road to independence. The post-coup authorities in Kiev did not reconcile themselves with the state of affairs that emerged, and an 8-year-long war ensued. In February 2022, the DPR and LPR finally achieved recognition from Moscow.
‘Hunger in Lugansk’. Part Two. The Diary of Volunteer Evdokiya Sheremeteva.
April 11, 2022, 5:01 AM
We continue to publish pieces from a heart-rending and at times unbearably honest book. This is a diary by journalist and volunteer Evdokiya Sheremeteva, who throughout the eight years of the war brought humanitarian aid to Donbass, rescued the sick and the wounded, and collected ruthless evidence of the truth.
‘I Am in Lugansk’. Part Three. The Diary of Volunteer Evdokiya Sheremeteva.
April 11, 2022, 5:01 AM
We continue to publish fragments from a heart-rending and sometimes unbearably honest book. This is a diary by journalist and volunteer Evdokiya Sheremeteva, who throughout the eight years of the war brought humanitarian aid to Donbass, rescued the sick and the wounded, and collected ruthless evidence of the truth.
‘Tears of Lugansk’. Part Four. The Diary of Volunteer Evdokiya Sheremeteva.
April 11, 2022, 5:01 AM
We continue to publish pieces from a heart-rending and sometimes unbearably honest book. This is a diary by journalist and volunteer Evdokiya Sheremeteva, who throughout the eight years of the war brought humanitarian aid to Donbass, rescued the sick and the wounded, and collected her ruthless evidence of the truth.
Minsk Agreements: Why the Genocide of Donbass Failed to Stop
April 11, 2022, 5:01 AM
In the winter of 2015, The Minsk Peace Agreements became the sole possible means to reaching a lasting diplomatic resolution to the conflict in the Donbass. Why were the agreements necessary? What were their main points? Why did they fail to bear fruit and secure peace, and who was responsible?
Ukraine From 2004 to 2022: From the First Maidan to Catastrophe
April 11, 2022, 5:00 AM
From 2004 to 2022, Ukraine went from an electoral split and the "Orange Revolution" to a war that began in 2014, which claimed thousands of lives and has still not ended.
EU Countries Lack Consensus on Issue of Cutting off Russian Oil, Reports Say
April 11, 2022, 4:45 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Last week, the European Union announced its fifth package of sanctions against Russia for its military operation in Ukraine. The restrictions include a total ban on the purchase, import or transfer of coal and other solid fossil fuels to the EU if they originate in Russia or are exported from Russia, starting from August 2022.
New Detailed Plans for Churches in Britain After the Queen’s Death Revealed
April 11, 2022, 4:27 AM
Plans for “Operation London Bridge” reveal leather workers all over Britain are working steadily to craft muffles for church bells in preparation of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing. The Queen has been the head of the British monarchy for over seven decades.
MBS Overruled Panel, Ignored Financial Advisers in $2 Bln Investment With Trump Admin's Kushner
April 11, 2022, 4:23 AM
As of a March 31 filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the primary coffers of Jared Kushner's Affinity Partners firm have some $2.5 billion under management–including around $2 billion from the Public Investment Fund (PIF) led by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Art Found in Dumpster by Mechanic Set to Sell for Millions
April 11, 2022, 4:14 AM
Jared Whipple, a car mechanic from Waterbury, Connecticut, discovered an enormous collection of artworks by artist Francis Hines in a dumpster in 2017. Whipple’s friend, who is a contractor, spotted the canvases, which had car parts painted on them. Since the space and its contents were deemed “abandoned,” the two men dug into its contents.
Iranian FM: US Keeps 'Imposing New Conditions' Before Nuclear Talks Reach Conclusion
April 11, 2022, 3:53 AM
Iran has been in direct and indirect talks with France, Germany, the EU, Russia, and China in the Austrian capital for a year to resurrect the 2015 accord, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). But in early March, the negotiations abruptly stalled before reaching the finish line.
China Has Delivered Batch of Missiles to Serbia Amid Heightened Tensions in Europe - Report
April 11, 2022, 3:49 AM
Serbia, which has formally applied to join the EU, has already begun to strengthen its military forces with Russian and Chinese weapons, including military planes, battle tanks, and other equipment.
Finland & Sweden May Reportedly Seek NATO Membership by Summer
April 11, 2022, 3:44 AM
NATO officials told CNN last week that membership talks with both Finland and Sweden have intensified amid the situation in Ukraine, which has also elicited anti-Russian rebukes from Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin. Sweden’s Prime Minister previously stated that a NATO application could possibly destabilize Europe.
Elon Musk Has Opted Out of Joining Twitter's Board, CEO Reveals
April 11, 2022, 3:21 AM
Musk previously told the US Securities Commission that he owns a 9.2% stake in Twitter, after which the stock of the social network jumped 28% in pre-bidding. He was supposed to formally join the board of directors on April 9.
Videos: Manhole Explosion Prompts Chaos in Times Square as Locals, Tourists Scramble to Safety
April 11, 2022, 2:21 AM
An investigation at the scene later determined that the explosion had been prompted by a manhole fire. No injuries were reported by authorities.
Roscosmos to Convey Its Stance on ISS Cooperation to Putin in Near Future
April 11, 2022, 1:29 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, will inform Russian President Vladimir Putin in the near future of its opinion on whether to continue cooperating with Western partners on the International Space Station (ISS), Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin told Sputnik.
US Will 'Not Hesitate' to Expel Even More Russian Diplomats Deemed 'Spies' - Sullivan
April 11, 2022, 1:27 AM
In recent weeks, a number of European states expelled a large number of diplomatic employees of Russian diplomatic missions over the provocation in the Ukrainian city of Bucha. And on Thursday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that the US may follow the lead in removing Russian diplomats.
Video: Home Depot Fire Creates Heat Signature Large Enough to See from Space
April 11, 2022, 1:10 AM
San Jose firefighters were able to contain a five-alarm fire that broke out at a Home Depot store on Saturday. The fire prompted shelter-in-place orders for residents of the area, as well as an evacuation of an animal hospital near the store. No injuries to either firefighters nor citizens were reported.
Biden White House to Release Rule on Ghost Guns as Soon as Monday - Report
April 11, 2022, 12:38 AM
Ghost guns are firearms sold online as D.I.Y. kits that can be assembled without a license or a background check. About 80% of the firearms are complete when the consumer receives it, leaving them to assemble the remaining 20%. The packages are also known for being cheap to assemble, with an AR-15 only costing buyers about $345.
‘No One Shows Up Anyway’: Elon Musk Floats Converting Twitter’s San Francisco HQ to Homeless Shelter
April 11, 2022, 12:03 AM
Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, received a wave of requests from pro-Trump netizens last week after disclosing his assumption of a board seat at Twitter, one of many social media platforms that indefinitely banned then-US President Donald Trump amid his final months in office. Musk is Twitter Inc.’s biggest shareholder, with a 9.2% stake.
'We Will Sue': Russia Will Go to Court if West Tries to Move It Into Default - Finance Minister
April 10, 2022, 11:20 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia is ready to prove in court that it has done everything possible to fulfill its obligations to foreign investors on its Eurobonds if the West tries to declare Russia in default, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said.
China Reportedly Boosting Its Nuclear Arsenal Amid Fears of Growing US Pressure
April 10, 2022, 11:08 PM
Apart from other reasons, Beijing's heightened attention to nuclear weapons might also be motivated by fears that the US may try in the future to overthrow the Chinese government following the Trump and Biden administrations' more aggressive approach to China.
Bibilov: South Ossetia to Hold Presidential Election Runoff
April 10, 2022, 10:45 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The head of the breakaway republic of South Ossetia, Anatoly Bibilov, says there will be a second round of the presidential election in the country.
Watch: Tens of Thousands of Imran Khan Supporters Take to Streets in Pakistan After Weekend Ouster
April 10, 2022, 9:52 PM
On Saturday, Imran Khan, who has served as Pakistan's prime minister since 2018, was removed from office following a no-confidence vote in the nation's parliament after a previous failed attempt. Approximately 174 MPs voted for this decision on Saturday, with the required 172 votes.
Cheney: Jan. 6 Panel Has Enough Evidence to Refer Trump for Criminal Charges
April 10, 2022, 9:39 PM
The US House panel stated last month that it had “good-faith basis for concluding that [then-President Trump] and members of his Campaign engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the” US. The probe into the US Capitol riot appears to be nearing a critical moment for possible criminal referrals as public hearings are expected to begin next month.
Russia Has Been Fulfilling Its Foreign Debt Obligations, Finance Minister Says
April 10, 2022, 6:57 PM
Siluanov pointed out that, even with the Ministry of Finance’s foreign currency accounts and the Central Bank’s foreign exchange reserves frozen, Russia kept using US dollars while conducting the transactions related to its debt obligations.
Kiev is Preparing Mass Murder of Civilians in Lugansk With West's Support, Russian MoD Says
April 10, 2022, 5:03 PM
Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine in February, after the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics asked for assistance to defend themselves from attacks by Ukrainian troops.
Outbreak of Meningococcal Disease 'Primarily Among Gay & Bisexual Men' Reported in Florida
April 10, 2022, 4:25 PM
The CDC also warned that both of the two most common types of meningococcal infections "can quickly become deadly".
US Instructors in Syria Reportedly Training Jihadists for Attack on Government Assets
April 10, 2022, 3:51 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - American instructors have been training Islamist militants at a US military base in northeastern Syria, Syrian state media SANA reported.
Sexual Predators Unleash Online Hunt For Female Ukrainian Refugees to UK, Claims Undercover Journo
April 10, 2022, 3:31 PM
As Ukrainian women seek to enter Britain while fleeing the ongoing conflict in their home country under the government Homes for Ukraine scheme, UK hosts must link up with refugees themselves. Accordingly, tens of thousands of people are being forced to resort to unregulated Facebook groups to solve accommodation issues.
Data From US Space Command Suggests Interstellar Object Reached Earth Years Ago - Media
April 10, 2022, 3:05 PM
The meteor exploded in the sky near Papua New Guinea in 2014, and possibly ended up depositing “interstellar debris” in the ocean.
Ankara Investigating Drifting Mines in Black Sea
April 10, 2022, 2:54 PM
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey has launched a probe into drifting mines in the Black Sea, but cannot say how many of them there are, Turkish Defenсe Minister Hulusi Akar said on Sunday.
Videos Show Protesters in Greece Trying to Block Shipment of NATO Weaponry to Ukraine
April 10, 2022, 2:23 PM
Earlier in April, as Western countries funnel weapons shipments to Ukraine, where Russia has been carrying out a special operation to "demilitarise and de-Nazify" the country, Greek railway protests managed to block a shipment of American tanks to Ukraine for more than two weeks.
Sri Lankan President to Meet With Rebel Lawmakers for Talks on Interim Cabinet
April 10, 2022, 1:22 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sri Lanka’s embattled president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, invited 41 lawmakers who quit the government amid the nation’s worst economic crisis to meet for talks on a caretaker government on Sunday.
Federal Minister Cites Free Rations for the Poor as a Reason Behind India's Fuel Price Hike
April 10, 2022, 1:12 PM
Several Indian parties, including Congress Party, hit out at Prime Minister Modi's BJP over rising fuel and commodities prices. India's Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) agency cut the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth forecast for 2022-23.
Company Founded by Olympians Claim Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson XFL Copied Their Logo
April 10, 2022, 1:07 PM
In 2020, movie star and former wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson became a co-owner of the professional American football league XFL.
‘Meaningful Review of Life’: Near-Death Experience is Not Hallucination, Study Finds
April 10, 2022, 12:44 PM
Advances in resuscitation and critical care medicine have allowed ever more people to survive near-death encounters; afterwards they describe unique recollections. A team of experts got together to examine accumulated evidence and offer the first peer-reviewed consensus statement for scientific study of recalled experiences surrounding death.
Will Smith Created 'Existential Crisis' for the Academy, Should Return His Oscar, Actor Says
April 10, 2022, 12:15 PM
Lennix argued that Smith needs to “come to grips with the gravity of the offense he committed”.
Police Investigating Ronaldo Incident After Everton-Manchester United Match
April 10, 2022, 11:06 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Merseyside police are investigating the incident with Manchester United football player Cristiano Ronaldo after he had knocked down a fan’s phone, the police spokesperson said.
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.

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