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Japan Denies Report About Invitation to Join AUKUS to Develop Hypersonic Weapons
April 13, 2022, 10:37 AM
Last Tuesday, the US, UK, and Australia, which formed a trilateral security alliance in September 2021, announced new cooperation on hypersonic weapons as well as other means of electronic warfare. The three countries are enhancing their defence cooperation which is believed to be designed to deter China in the Indo-Pacific.
Sunak Blames Boris and Carrie Johnson For £50 Partygate Fine, Friends Say
April 13, 2022, 10:35 AM
Rishi Sunak was hotly-tipped to succeed Boris Johnson as prime minister until it emerged last week that his wife Akshata Murty, daughter of Indian billionaire businessman N. R. Narayana Murthy, had potentially avoided paying tens of millions in income tax by maintaining non-domicile status.
Governor of US State of Oklahoma Signs Law Banning Most Abortions
April 13, 2022, 10:35 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The governor of the US state of Oklahoma, Kevin Stitt, has signed a law that makes an abortion procedure a felony, except in special cases when a mother's life is at risk.
Delhi Calls to Combat 'Illegal Fishing' in Indian Ocean Amid Concerns Over China's Actions
April 13, 2022, 10:26 AM
Beijing says it has been "clamping down" on illegal fishing by Chinese fishing vessels around the world. Chinese Foreign Affairs spokesman Hua Chunying said last year that Beijing had adopted a "zero-tolerance" policy towards "law-breaking" activities of the distant water fishing (DWF) fleet.
Russian Helicopters Destroy Ukrainian 'Buk' Missile System - Video
April 13, 2022, 10:24 AM
The Russian Defence Ministry earlier reported that the nation's forces taking part in Moscow's special military operation had destroyed a Ukrainian Buk-M1 (NATO reporting name "Gadfly") air defence system deployed near the village Novomikhailovka on the fringes of the territory controlled by the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR).
Joe Biden Ridiculed Online After Bird Apparently Poops on Him During Iowa Speech
April 13, 2022, 10:17 AM
There have been a few misfortunes during Joe Biden's public speeches, but nature itself has never intervened...until now.
Swedish PM Reportedly Poised to Apply for NATO Membership in June
April 13, 2022, 10:14 AM
The heads of the Swedish and Finnish governments are meeting on 13 April to discuss changes to the European security landscape. According to Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin, the sides will also discuss the prospects for the two countries joining NATO.
Watch Russian Artillery Obliterate Ukrainian Howitzers Amid Moscow's Special Op
April 13, 2022, 10:05 AM
On Wednesday, Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that a total of 46 Ukrainian military infrastructure objects had been destroyed over the past 24 hours amid Moscow's ongoing special operation in Ukraine.
Elon Musk Sued by Twitter Shareholder for Not Disclosing Stake on Time
April 13, 2022, 9:55 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Twitter shareholder Marc Bain Rasella has filed a lawsuit against US billionaire Elon Musk for not disclosing his stake in the company by the official deadline and thus purchasing shares at a lower price causing harm to other Twitter investors.
Moscow: Ukrainian Forces Record Videos of Torturing Russian POWs to Incite Fear
April 13, 2022, 9:52 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Ukrainian military is using footage of Russian prisoners of war (POWs) being tortured to instigate fear, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov told Sputnik.
New US Military Aid Package to Ukraine May Include Humvee Armoured Vehicles, Reports Suggest
April 13, 2022, 9:41 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States Department of Defence is considering sending  Humvee armoured vehicles to Ukraine alongside other sophisticated military equipment as part of a new aid package worth $750 million, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing government sources.
'I'll Keep You Posted': Mike Pence Plays Coy About Potential 2024 Presidential Bid
April 13, 2022, 9:38 AM
Although Mike Pence previously hinted that he might run for the US presidency in 2024, he is yet to officially confirm his election plans. Former US President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticised Pence after the latter refused to block congressional certification of the results of the 2020 presidential election in America.
Russian Users Demand $725,000 From Netflix for Leaving Market, Law Firm Says
April 13, 2022, 9:29 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The defence team for Netflix users in Russia has filed a class action lawsuit against the streaming service demanding compensation of 60 million rubles (about $725,000) for violation of their rights after the company abruptly quit the country, the press service of the law firm Chernyshev, Lukoyanov, and Partners told Sputnik.
Russian Army Discovers Hidden Archives of Ukrainian Security Forces in Kherson - Photos
April 13, 2022, 9:26 AM
KHERSON, Ukraine (Sputnik) - Russian forces have found a hidden archive containing the personal files and medical records of Ukrainian security and police agencies at the Kherson Children's Regional Hospital in southern Ukraine, but the entire list of documents found will be kept confidential due to an ongoing investigation.
Japan Faces Hike in Palladium Prices for Dentistry Amid Anti-Russian Sanctions, Reports Suggest
April 13, 2022, 9:06 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Japanese Health Ministry is taking measures in response to surging prices of palladium widely used by dental clinics due to sanctions on Russian imports, Japanese media reported on Wednesday.
US and Japan Conducting Exercises With Nuclear Aircraft Carrier in Sea of ​​Japan, Reports Say
April 13, 2022, 8:58 AM
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln is conducting joint exercises with the Japan self-defence forces in the Sea of ​​Japan with a view to contain North Korea, the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported on Wednesday.
Will Israel Avert Sixth COVID-19 Wave as Passover Festivities Loom?
April 13, 2022, 8:44 AM
COVID-19 has not been in the media spotlight in Israel of late, as the news has been dominated by Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, a wave of terror attacks, and political turmoil in the Israeli government.
Pakistan's Failing Economy to Likely Worsen Political Crisis
April 13, 2022, 8:35 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Pakistan's political crisis will continue to deepen despite the removal of Imran Khan as prime minister because the country still has to overcome massive economic hardships and curb inflation, politicians and experts from Pakistan told Sputnik.
Up to 500 Ex-Afghan Soldiers and Officials Killed, Kidnapped by Taliban Since August, Reports Say
April 13, 2022, 7:57 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - After seizing power in Afghanistan, the Taliban* has murdered or kidnapped about 500 former Afghan officials, military personnel, and those believed to have collaborated with the United States, according to an investigation by The New York Times.
'They Compared It to a Swastika': Sweden Cancels Support Concert for Ukraine Over Russian Balalaika
April 13, 2022, 7:12 AM
Russia's special operation to demilitarise Ukraine has sparked numerous political bans, heavy economic sanctions, and cultural boycotts. However, the anti-Russian sentiments sometimes yields comical results, such as music bands being cancelled over "Russian" instruments such as the balalaika.
Some 1,026 Ukrainian Marines, Including 162 Officers Surrender in Mariupol, Russian MoD Says
April 13, 2022, 7:09 AM
According to the Defence Ministry, at least 151 injured troops among those who surrendered received primary medical care on the spot, after which they were all taken to the Mariupol city hospital for treatment.
UK Offers Sweden Increased Military Presence
April 13, 2022, 7:05 AM
According to security policy expert Robert Dalsjö of the Swedish Defence Research Agency, a permanent presence on a rotary basis would strengthen Swedish security, but would be difficult to sell politically to the NATO-sceptical public.
Number of COVID-19 Cases Worldwide Exceeds 500 Million, Johns Hopkins University Says
April 13, 2022, 7:04 AM
MOSCOW, April 13 (Sputnik) - The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed worldwide has surpassed 500 million, while the global death toll stands at over 6 million, according to the latest data provided by Johns Hopkins University.
NYPD Releases Photo of Person of Interest in Brooklyn Shooting
April 13, 2022, 6:58 AM
The police have previously recovered 9mm semi automatic handgun, extended magazine, a hatchet, and some gasoline from the scene of the shooting attack.
Real Madrid Boss Carlo Ancelotti is 'Proud' of His Team's Stunning UCL Comeback Against Chelsea
April 13, 2022, 6:49 AM
Real Madrid is the most successful team in the history of the UEFA Champions League, having won the European tournament a record 13 times. In fact, the Los Blancos are the only club to have won the continent's top honour for three straight years, having done so from 2016 to 2018.
India Condemns Attack on Sikhs in NYC as Community Faces '200% Rise in Hate Crimes' in State
April 13, 2022, 6:49 AM
The 2021 FBI report suggests hate crimes in the US had risen to the highest level in 12 years, primarily due to a surge in assaults on Black and Asian Americans.
Russian Foreign Ministry: Ukrainian Diplomatic Missions Recruiting Mercenaries to Fight in Conflict
April 13, 2022, 6:21 AM
Russia started its special operation to demilitarise and de-Nazify Ukraine on 24 February after the Donbass republics appealed to Moscow for assistance amid increased attacks by the Ukrainian Army. The Russian Defence Ministry stressed that the operation only targets Ukraine's military infrastructure with high-precision weapons strikes.
Israel Defence Forces Conduct Counter-Terror Operations in West Bank
April 13, 2022, 5:44 AM
The country has been facing multiple terror attacks over the past month, including a drive-by shooting in Bnei Brak and an attack in Tel Aviv.
'It's My Job to Get On': BoJo Defies Calls to Resign as He Pays Fine Over No 10 Law-Busting Party
April 13, 2022, 5:43 AM
The British prime minister had repeatedly insisted to parliament that he was not aware of any breaches of the COVID lockdown restrictions during alleged parties at Number 10 in 2020 and 2021, which are still being investigated by London's Metropolitan Police.
Swedish Journo Axed After Article About Ukrainian Nazis, Praising RT as 'Quality Journalism'
April 13, 2022, 5:14 AM
Following the bloody 2014 Euromaidan coup, neo-Nazism became a staple of Ukraine's political system and armed forces, with units such as Azov brandishing Nazi insignia at will and fascist war criminals and Nazi collaborators celebrated as national heroes.
Russian Embassy Urges US to Destroy Its Chemical Weapons
April 13, 2022, 4:48 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy in the United States, in response to claims by State Department spokesperson Ned Price about the possibility of Moscow using chemical weapons in Ukraine, called on the US not to spread disinformation and urged Washington to intensify the process of destroying its chemical weapons.
Apple CEO Tim Cook Rails Against Antitrust Legislation, Warns of ‘Sideloading’ Security Risks
April 13, 2022, 4:09 AM
The bipartisan Open App Markets Act seeks to encourage fairness in the Big Tech sector by encouraging app stores operating with more than 50 million US users to reject “certain potentially anti-competitive behaviors,” such as a platform giving its own app priority.
Russian Foreign Ministry: Threat of Chemical Terrorism by Ukrainian Nationalists Very Real
April 13, 2022, 4:06 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow considers the threat of chemical terrorism by Ukrainian nationalists and military to be very real, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov told Sputnik.
Baby Formula Shortage Hits Record High, Two Infant Deaths Possibly Linked to Recalled Formula
April 13, 2022, 3:55 AM
Figures indicate that roughly 75% of infants receive baby formula at some point within the first six months of life.
US to Upgrade Nuclear Arsenal Storage in UK, Possibly for Its Newest Bombs
April 13, 2022, 3:35 AM
In 2008, the US removed its B61 nuclear bombs from Lakenheath air base, ending more than a half-century of keeping a nuclear arsenal in the country. The gravity bombs were largely regarded as militarily obsolete at the time of the pullout, and prospects for further nuclear weapons disarmament were high.
Videos: Massive Fire Consumes Hotel Structure in California’s Ventura County, Cause Remains Unknown
April 13, 2022, 2:47 AM
Officials in California's Ventura County have not determined what caused the blaze. No injuries or fatalities have been reported as a result of the fire as of yet.
'Written Off': Over 1,000 Ukrainian Marines Surrender in Mariupol, Chechen Leader Kadyrov Says
April 13, 2022, 2:14 AM
In Mariupol, which once had a population of 450,000, fighting continues as the Donetsk People's Republic and Russian forces sweep the city of remnants of Ukrainian troops and nationalist militias, including the neo-Nazi Azov battalion, which are still hiding in parts of the city.
Preparing for Something? Taiwan Releases War Survival Handbook for Civilians
April 13, 2022, 1:43 AM
The publication of the handbook was not tied to any developments in relations between Taiwan and China, which considers the island its breakaway province. However, Taipei repeatedly expressed fears that Beijing might use its military to bring the province back into the fold.
Technique, Confidence or Injury? What's Ailing Indian Cricket Team's Star Batter Virat Kohli
April 13, 2022, 1:40 AM
Widely considered as one of the modern-day greats and arguably the best all-format player ever, Indian cricketer Virat Kohli's stock has plummeted considerably in recent times. While he has not scored a hundred at the international level since November 2019, he's yet to light up the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) with the bat.
Wall Street Analyst: Biden Family Unlikely to Get Away With Questionable Financial Schemes This Time
April 13, 2022, 1:25 AM
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) told Fox News on 10 April that "something is up" with the US mainstream press' coverage of Hunter Biden's scandal, suggesting that an indictment against Hunter is possible.
NASA Marks Cosmonautics Day by Commemorating Gagarin, First Space Shuttle
April 13, 2022, 12:58 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - NASA has marked the Cosmonautics Day by commemorating Russia’s Yuri Gagarin and the first Space Shuttle, the space agency said in a statement on Tuesday.
CDC: 2021 Was the Deadliest Year in US History
April 13, 2022, 12:46 AM
Life expectancy increased every year in the United States, with very few exceptions. That was until 2020, when it dropped. Now, 2021 is making that a trend.
Iconic Comedian, Actor Gilbert Gottfried Dead at 67
April 13, 2022, 12:34 AM
Gilbert Gottfried was known for his distinctive, raspy voice and unfiltered vulgar, manic stand-up routines. Gottfried is known to an entire generation as the voice of the cartoon parrot Iago in Disney’s “Aladdin” (1992). He was also known as “the comedian’s comedian” because his jokes were delivered sans political correctness.
Japan's Sakura Tunnel in Fukushima Reopens to Public After 12-Year Closure
April 13, 2022, 12:22 AM
A street in Tomioka, Fukushima boasts stunning Sakura trees, also known as cherry blossom trees. While the trees are common across Asia and northern Europe, Japan is particularly bewitched by their Sakura trees, as they should be; in the spring, the trees bloom with soft pink petals and the sweet scent invigorates residents during March and April.
MP Calls for Hunting ‘Out of Control’ Sea Eagles Preying Upon Lambs in Outer Hebrides
April 12, 2022, 11:50 PM
A British lawmaker has urged that the country’s population of white-tailed eagles be limited by the government after posing an increasing risk to coastal farmers’ livestock.
Russia & China Seeking to Become Leading Space Powers, US Defense Intelligence Agency Claims
April 12, 2022, 11:41 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russia and China seek to become leading space powers and intend to create new global space norms to undercut the United States' global leadership, the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) said on Tuesday.
NY Police Identify Person of Interest in Subway Shooting, Issue $50,000 Reward
April 12, 2022, 11:20 PM
At least 29 individuals, including 10 gunshot victims, were transported to three New York City hospitals Tuesday morning with non-life-threatening injuries after a suspect allegedly deployed a gas canister and opened fire around 8:30 a.m. local time, as a Manhattan-bound train neared 36th Street in the borough of Brooklyn.
Why Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Move Could be Saving Grace for NY Prosecutors But Financial Fumble by 45
April 12, 2022, 11:09 PM
In late 2020, then-US President Donald Trump opted to change his primary residency from a Trump Tower penthouse in Manhattan to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, where state property tax is nonexistent. Trump's move has also allowed for a little-known law to be implemented by NY prosecutors seeking to convince the DA to issue charges.
'A Bully': Biden Slammed in India for Telling Modi That Buying Russian Oil Not in Delhi's 'Interest'
April 12, 2022, 11:04 PM
While the US has been critical of India's energy imports from Russia, clarifying however that such an action doesn't 'violate' the sanctions which Washington and its western allies have imposed against Moscow over its special military operation in Ukraine. India has refused to pick sides in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
France’s SocGen Bank Sells Rosbank, Pulls Out of Russian Market at $3.36 Billion Loss
April 12, 2022, 10:29 PM
On Monday, French bank Société Générale announced it, too, would end its activities in Russia, following decisions to do so by France’s two larger banks, BNP Paribas and Crédit Agricole.
World's First 'Space Catapult' to Shoot Objects at Speeds of 5,000MPH Into Cosmos
April 12, 2022, 10:19 PM
In 400 BC, the ancient Greeks invented the first known catapult. In 1957, the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik I satellite using a rocket propelled system. Now, in 2022, a company is attempting to combine those two inventions in New Mexico.
Inflation Will Cost Dems Midterms Despite White House's 'Putin's Price Hike' Mantra, Scholars Say
April 12, 2022, 9:48 PM
As inflation is at a 40-year high and gasoline prices are going up, US President Joe Biden's approval rating is continuing to plummet, threatening to backfire on the Democratic Party's odds in the forthcoming November midterm election.
Photo of Ukrainian Opposition Leader Medvedchuk in Handcuffs Shared on Zelensky’s Telegram Channel
April 12, 2022, 9:09 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A photo of detained Viktor Medvedchuk, the chairman of the political council of Ukrainian party Opposition Platform — For Life, has been shared on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Telegram channel on Tuesday.
Global Economic Growth in 2022 Will Be Halved by Inflation, Ukraine Crisis & China - Think Tank
April 12, 2022, 8:53 PM
The majority of the countries have already been suffering from historically high inflation since the end of 2021 amid continuing post-pandemic restoration and following rampant government spending to support citizens and the economies in 2020-2021. In 2022 the global economy is to face even more challenges.
After Staten Island Success, Amazon Labor Union Gets Requests by Workers From 100 Facilities
April 12, 2022, 8:28 PM
Workers outside of traditional union industries, such as in restaurants, cafes and mega-corporations like Walmart and Amazon, have discovered renewed organizing vigor in recent years, and victories in Starbucks and Amazon have renewed hope that a decades-long slide in US union membership can be reversed.
Lt. Governor of New York Brian Benjamin Arrested on Corruption, Fraud Charges
April 12, 2022, 8:12 PM
Brian Benjamin was appointed lieutenant governor of New York by Governor Kathy Hochul after Hochul vacated the position to replace former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who resigned in 2021 after being involved in multiple scandals. Hours after turning himself over to officials, it was revealed by Hochul that she had accepted Benjamin's own resignation.
EU Ends Training Programme for Malian Troops, Blames Russians for Moura Killings
April 12, 2022, 7:59 PM
Western Europe once ruled 90% of Africa as colonial subjects and has tried to retain similar relationships with the now-independent countries in what African theorists have called "neo-colonialism". As African states look to Russia and China for fairer deals and less meddling, the West has accused them of colonialism, too.
Russian Envoy Sends Letter to Alberta Premier, Regrets Move to Cut Inter-Regional Ties
April 12, 2022, 7:44 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russian Ambassador to Canada Oleg Stepanov told Sputnik on Tuesday that he has sent a letter to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to express regret over his decision to sever ties with three Russian regions.
Largest Comet Observed Heading Towards Earth, NASA Says
April 12, 2022, 7:03 PM
In February, it was reported that the Hale-Bopp had been officially exceeded in size by the new largest comet observed, the Bernardinelli-Bernstein comet, named in honour of the two scientists who discovered it.
Why Do Two Moon Sides Look So Different? Scientists May Have Found the Answer
April 12, 2022, 6:11 PM
The face of the Moon that is always visible to Earth is strikingly different from its other side, which we know as the "dark side of the Moon". The latter is significantly more cratered, and this striking dissimilarity has long bothered scientists.
Food Crisis Caused by Ukrainian Conflict May Cost World $8-9Bln, UN WFP Says
April 12, 2022, 6:00 PM
MOSCOW, Sputnik - The food crisis feared in the aftermath of the conflict in Ukraine could cost the world up to $9 billion, David Beasley, the United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP) Executive Director said on Tuesday.
Almost 120 Cases of Salmonella Confirmed in Ten European Countries
April 12, 2022, 5:54 PM
MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - Almost 120 cases of salmonella have been confirmed in ten European countries after an outbreak at a chocolate factory in Belgium, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said on Tuesday.
Students, Activists Hold Peace March Supporting Russia in New Delhi
April 12, 2022, 5:49 PM
Many Indians feel a great affinity with Russia, because of the support it has given India over the past few decades over defence equipment, education and other sectors. Now, they feel that India should stand with Russia no matter how much the West puts mental pressure on the country to join in sanctions.
Prostitution Immunity? Joe Biden Goes on Another Gaffe Spree as He Announces His ATF Nominee
April 12, 2022, 5:35 PM
The US president is no stranger to the occasional gaffe, but in recent weeks the president's blunders have been coming with increased regularity.
61 Years On: What Does the Future Hold for Human Space Exploration?
April 12, 2022, 4:44 PM
On 12 April 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to travel into outer space. At present, futurologists around the world continue to speculate on the prospects of humans establishing  a greater presence in space over the next 60 years.
The Upper Hand: Queen Approves New Book About Royal Family, Upstaging Prince Harry's Memoir
April 12, 2022, 3:28 PM
Prince Harry's book is expected to be released in the run-up to Christmas, and the Royal Family seems to have taken some measures to eclipse it.
Smoke, Blood and Panic: First Videos From Brooklyn Subway Station After Shooting [GRAPHIC]
April 12, 2022, 3:14 PM
The shooting and reported detonation of an unspecified explosive took place during rush hour at a station in Brooklyn, New York City.
Oklahoma Gov Kevin Stitt Passes Bill Making Performing An Abortion Punishable By Up to 10 Years Jail
April 12, 2022, 2:27 PM
Before signing the SB612 - the bill that makes performing an abortion illegal and punishable by up to 10 years behind bars - Governor Kevin Stitt said he intends to make Oklahoma "the most-pro life state in the country".
Le Pen Rules Out Teaming Up With Zemmour After Election
April 12, 2022, 2:00 PM
PARIS (Sputnik) - Marine Le Pen, a French presidential candidate and leader of the right-wing National Rally party, said on Tuesday that her former rival, Eric Zemmour of the far-right Reconquete party, will not be joining her team if she wins as neither of them want this.
UK Warns 'All Options on the Table' Amid Claims of Chemical Weapons Use in Mariupol
April 12, 2022, 1:15 PM
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier sought to remind Western leaders, including US President Joe Biden, of their threats that the alleged use of chemical weapons by Russia would be a "red line" to which they would respond "in kind".
Putin Says Lukashenko Handed Him Documents That Expose Bucha Fake
April 12, 2022, 1:11 PM
Moscow has repeatedly denounced the Bucha provocation as something that was staged by Kiev specifically for the Western media to slander Russia.
Beijing Congratulates Shehbaz Sharif as New Pakistani Prime Minister
April 12, 2022, 1:05 PM
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Beijing congratulates Shehbaz Sharif on his election as the Pakistani prime minister and looks forward to continuing and deepening bilateral cooperation between the two countries, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Tuesday.
Two Israeli Ministers Receive Mugs Containing 'Surprise' From Chinese Embassy, Local Media Claims
April 12, 2022, 12:57 PM
The Israeli security agency Shin Bet is reportedly investigating the incident and checking other souvenirs purportedly sent by the embassy. China and Israel maintain close relations and are considering joint economic projects despite reported pressure by the US on Tel Aviv to drop them.
Texas Border Agencies Brace for Mass Illegal Crossings After End of Title 42
April 12, 2022, 12:52 PM
On 23 May, the Biden administration plans to scrap Title 42, a Trump-era measure allowing customs officers to quickly expel illegal migrants due to COVID-related health restrictions. The report sparked an outcry among officials from states bordering Mexico amid fears the crisis on the southern border could worsen.
Khan's Dissent, US-China Enmity & Kashmir: New Pakistani PM Has a Lot on His Plate, Scholars Say
April 12, 2022, 12:50 PM
The ouster of former Prime Minister Imran Khan through a no-confidence vote in the National Assembly, the Pakistani Parliament, and the subsequent rise of Shehbaz Sharif amid allegations of foreign interference have triggered questions about Islamabad's political stability and foreign policy.
Johnson and Sunak Among 30 More Fined After Downing Street 'Partygate' Probe
April 12, 2022, 12:42 PM
An initial batch of some 20 fines were handed out to Downing Street staff last month following the police probe into claims they partied in the seat of government during the first two COVID-19 lockdowns.
Annual Inflation in US in March Hits 8.5%, Reaching Highest Point Since 1981, Labour Dept. Says
April 12, 2022, 12:34 PM
Energy prices rose 32.0 percent over the previous year, while the food index increased 8.8 percent, the largest 12-month increase since May 1981, the department added.
Putin and Lukashenko Hold Press Conference After Talks in Russian Far East
April 12, 2022, 12:26 PM
The Russian president and his Belarusian counterpart previously held talks discussing cooperation between Moscow and Minsk amid sanctions imposed by Western countries.
Germany Drafts Law Allowing Nationalisation of Energy Companies in Special Cases, Reports Say
April 12, 2022, 12:23 PM
BERLIN (Sputnik) - The German Economy Ministry drafted a law that provides for the possibility of nationalising energy sector companies in an emergency cases, the Wolfsburger Nachrichten newspaper reported, citing the document.
El Salvador Detains Over 10,000 People During Anti-Crime Operation, President Says
April 12, 2022, 12:12 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - El Salvador detained more than 10,000 individuals during country-wide operation to combat a wave of violent deaths, President Nayib Bukele said on Tuesday.
Poison Disseminator: How US Spread Biological 'Poison', Ethnic Division, and Ideological Antagonism
April 12, 2022, 12:10 PM
Since the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine began, the international community has grown increasingly aware of the roles the US and NATO have played behind the crisis.
Run for Your Life: Watch Cows Escape From Flying Debris as Massive Tornado RipsThrough Arkansas
April 12, 2022, 11:57 AM
On average, Arkansas sees some 39 tornadoes every year, with peak storm activity happening in spring and in late fall.
Russia Did Not Default on Foreign Debt, All Issues Should Be Raised With US, Finance Minister Says
April 12, 2022, 11:54 AM
Russia made the last payment on its Eurobonds on 4 April using rubles, due to banks managing those payments refusing to convert the country's currency into dollars. The banks denied the operation citing the US sanctions imposed on Russia over its special military operation in Ukraine.
'Political Commissar Lies': Goebbels' Principles Still in Demand in the West
April 12, 2022, 11:19 AM
Recently, the West has embraced the trend of making direct appeals to the Russian people, sometimes using sloppy Russian-language phrases.
Violence Erupts During By-Election in India's West Bengal, BJP Politician Attacked
April 12, 2022, 11:04 AM
The eastern Indian state of West Bengal has been witnessing continuous clashes between workers from the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and cadres from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Violence was seen during civic elections in February of this year, as well as assembly polls held last year.
WATCH: Russian Ship Uses Missile to Destroy Ukrainian Bayraktar Drone
April 12, 2022, 11:04 AM
Since the beginning of the special operation in Ukraine, Russia has eliminated a whole host of aircraft, including at least 441 drones, the MoD said.
Muslim Leader Slams Madhya Pradesh State Chief for Punishing Stone Throwers After Communal Violence
April 12, 2022, 10:53 AM
Incidents of violent clashes were reported in various cities across India during the Ram Navami festival on Sunday. It was alleged that people from the Muslim community hurled stones at Hindu processions. The communal clashes left several people injured.
House Oversight Committee Eager to Probe Hunter Biden's 'Pops', 'Big Guy' Messages
April 12, 2022, 10:36 AM
In late March, Republican congressmen signalled a readiness to subpoena Hunter Biden over his purportedly murky dealings abroad and the extent of his father's alleged involvement if the GOP retakes control of one or both houses of Congress later this year.
Biden's Approval Rating at New Low as March Inflation Report Likely to Point at Another Price Hike
April 12, 2022, 10:33 AM
The approval ratings of Joe Biden have been steadily declining since his inauguration in January 2021, with the administration's misfortunes such as the hectic Afghanistan withdrawal and skyrocketing inflation only making the president's numbers worse.
Biden to Roll Out Plan to Ease Gas Prices on Tuesday
April 12, 2022, 9:06 AM
The White House previously blamed skyrocketing fuel prices in the country on Russia. The average price of gas in the United States reached $4.33 per gallon back in March, and remains high across many states.
No Doubt 'Noble Goals' of Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine Will Be Implemented – Putin
April 12, 2022, 8:42 AM
A special operation to demilitarise and de-Nazify Ukraine was ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin on 24 February, following a request for help from the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, which saw weeks of intensifying shelling by Ukrainian forces.
Russia to Resume Lunar Programme - Putin
April 12, 2022, 8:28 AM
On the 61st anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space, the Russian president announced that the country will proceed with its space exploration plans despite all the pressure from abroad.
Lonely Rider: Only Person Talking to Prince Andrew Now is His Horse, Author Says
April 12, 2022, 8:25 AM
According to journalist Tina Brown, author of "The Diana Chronicles", the Duke of York is considered a "coroneted sleaze machine", so there is a distance between him and the rest of the family.
India, US Urge Pakistan to Take 'Immediate' Action to Ensure Terrorists Don't Use Its Territory
April 12, 2022, 8:21 AM
The joint call by New Delhi and Washington to check terrorism in Pakistan came soon after former opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif was elected the nation's new prime minister following Imran Khan's ouster.
'We Are Monitoring Rise in Human Rights Abuses in India', Says US Secretary of State
April 12, 2022, 7:56 AM
Blinken's remarks came days after US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) had asked why the Biden administration was "so reluctant" to criticise the Indian government on alleged human rights abuses.
Four Chinese Ships Enter Waters Near Disputed Senkaku Islands, Reports Say
April 12, 2022, 7:56 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Four Chinese government ships on Tuesday entered the waters of the East China Sea near the disputed Senkaku Islands, known as the Diaoyu Islands in China, Japanese media has reported.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Calls for Immediate Parliamentary Elections
April 12, 2022, 7:45 AM
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has demanded that immediate parliamentary elections be held in the country to appoint a new prime minister via public election.
Bye-Bye Blues? Non-Conventional Method to Tackle Depression Revealed
April 12, 2022, 7:23 AM
It's an open secret that most people don't think twice before turning to antidepressants to tackle feelings of sadness. Traditional therapies offer a host of methods to combat depression, but what can an individual do if those treatments don't alleviate the issue?
Sri Lanka Announces Default on External Debt
April 12, 2022, 6:40 AM
The island country has been mired in a major economic and political crisis: last weekend, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa dissolved his entire Cabinet, except his brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa amid a nationwide wave of unrest.
Finland's Construction Industry Facing 'Unprecedented' Problems
April 12, 2022, 6:30 AM
According to Finnish trade professionals, major problems are expected after stocks of various building materials run out. Furthermore, the crisis unfolding as a result of the Ukrainian conflict is expected to become deeper than the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially resulting in layoffs, bankruptcies, and dwindling output.

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