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 2018-04-25 19:46 

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Russian Woman Injured in Toronto Van Attack Being Treated in Hospital - Embassy...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russia's Embassy in Canada confirmed on Wednesday that a 90-year-old Russian citizen A.S.Kozhevnikova was injured in the Toronto van attack and said that the woman is currently in a stable condition....

 2018-04-25 19:34 

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Brussels Conference on Syria Reaffirmed Global Support for Syria's Integrity...

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The participants of the Brussels II Conference on "Supporting the future of Syria and the region" have reaffirmed their commitment to Syria's territorial integrity, sovereignty and unity, the Council of the European Union ...

 2018-04-25 19:30 

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Rescue Pit Bull Loves Pizza With a Passion...

This pup is truly lost in the sauce!...

 2018-04-25 19:30 

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US Senators Blast CIA Blackout of Director Nominee 'Bloody Gina' Haspel's Career...

The CIA will allow the US Senate to review some classified information pertaining to Gina Haspel, the current deputy director of the agency and the Trump administration's nominee for its next director, following blowback from Democrats over a lack of ...

 2018-04-25 19:13 

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F-35 Still Loses Dogfights Against Cold War-Era F-15s in Exercises...

Lockheed Martin's low-observable fifth-generation aircraft, the F-35, is still losing air-to-air fights with fourth-generation air superiority fighters from the 1970s....

 2018-04-25 19:00 

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MSNBC Host Blaming Hackers for Homophobic Posts Has LGBTQ Award Stripped...

PFLAG National, an LGBTQ advocacy group, announced on Tuesday that it was rescinding its Straight for Equality in Media Award from MSNBC anchor Joy Reid after more homophobic comments she made on her now-defunct blog, The Reid Report, surfaced this week....

 2018-04-25 19:00 

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Divided US Supreme Court Weighs Legality of Trump Immigration Ban...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Supreme Court gave President Donald Trump's immigration travel ban a better reception in a hearing on Wednesday than it has received in lower courts over the past 15 months, with questions from the court's conservativ...

 2018-04-25 18:57 

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'This Is a Redneck Court:' Texas Judge Warned Over 'Prejudiced' Court Opening...

A South Texas judge has been ordered to take racial sensitivity training after a Latino defendant called out the judge's habit of proclaiming his courtroom "a redneck court."...

 2018-04-25 18:56 

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'He Thought I Was a Dealer:' Cop Pulls Over US Football Player...

Virginia State Police are currently investigating claims by NFL wide receiver Paul Richardson that a Virginia state trooper pulled him over Tuesday and asked him whether he's a drug dealer and in a gang....

 2018-04-25 18:54 

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US 'May Provoke Conflicts in Latin America' Amid UNASUR Row...

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Paraguay decided to leave the South American bloc last week, and this is a huge step back for the whole region, political analyst Sonia Wiener believes....

 2018-04-25 18:48 

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Top 3 Facts About Russia's S-300 System Amid Possible Upcoming Deal With Syria...

After the joint missile strike by the US, UK and France against Syria, Damascus has started looking into the possibility of acquiring the advanced Russian air defense system S-300, as its previous models succeeded in intercepting 71 out of 103 missiles la...

 2018-04-25 18:42 

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Berlin to Accept Refugees Even After Latest 10,000 'Exception' - AfD Co-Chair...

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The recent commitment of Berlin to accept new 10,000 refugees is not the last step of German authorities in this direction, however the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party will struggle against implementation of this policy...

 2018-04-25 18:41 

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'I'm Very Optimistic': German Diplomat on Possible Moscow-Berlin Rapprochement...

Germany's former ambassador to Poland and India, Frank Elbe, has recently sparked vivid debate after writing an article in which he spoke about the need for diplomatic rapprochement with Russia. In an interview with Sputnik, the diplomat expressed his...

 2018-04-25 18:38 

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Belt and Road Initiative Won't Drive Wedge Between India and China Scholars...

India's absence in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) statement on the Chinese "Belt and Road" initiative doesn't mean that the two countries will never find common ground, specialists interviewed by Sputnik claim....

 2018-04-25 18:35 

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Outdated Financial Model: Why Russia Refuses to Give Money to the World Bank...

Russia has decided not to participate in the increase in the World Bank's lending capacity and with good reason, analysts told Sputnik, suggesting that it doesn't seem logical for Moscow to fund the institution amid the US-led sanctions spree aime...

 2018-04-25 18:22 

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Pentagon Aims to Reverse Loss of US Military Advantage to Russia - Mattis...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The new US National Defense Strategy has a priority goal of reversing the loss of the United States' military advantage to Russia and China, Defense Secretary James Mattis said in a congressional testimony on Wednesday....

 2018-04-25 18:10 

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Friendly Fire: How Trump's Crackdown on Russia, Iran Backfires on Europe...

The EU has found itself between the devil and the deep blue sea as Washington has announced a new round of anti-Russian sanctions, targeting Europe's most valuable aluminum supplier, Rusal, and threatened to exit the Iran nuclear deal. Both moves may ...

 2018-04-25 18:07 

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'Berlin Wears a Kippa' Rally Against Anti-Semitism Stopped Amid Threats...

The Jewish community in Berlin has organized a demo following a recent attack on an Israeli man donning the Jewish traditional headwear in Berlin, but was forced to cut it right in the middle. Here is why....

 2018-04-25 18:03 

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Tension Escalating Near Damascus as Syrian Army Battles Militants (PHOTOS)...

On the southern outskirts of the Syrian capital, an operation is underway to clear the Yarmouk camp and the surrounding settlements from terrorists....

 2018-04-25 17:45 

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Armenian Revolutionary Federation Party Withdraws From the Ruling Coalition...

YEREVAN (Sputnik) - The Armenian Revolutionary Federation party has announced that it decided to withdraw from the coalition with the ruling Republican Party of Armenia amid large-scale protests in the country....

 2018-04-25 17:36 

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California Independence Advocates Get Green Light to Start Signature Collection...

The "Yes California" campaign has seen an incredible rise in the number of its members since Donald Trump became US president. Historically, this is not the first initiative of the kind, but all previous attempts have failed....

 2018-04-25 17:28 

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'France, Britain and Germany Played Game of Good Cop With Iran' - Professor...

Iran's Supreme National Security Council secretary has said that in case of US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Tehran will resume operation of its frozen nuclear facilities. Radio Sputnik discussed Iran nuclear deal with Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi, fou...

 2018-04-25 17:21 

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Boom or Bust, Twist or Stick? It's Six Weeks High & Rising for Bitcoin...

Rumors are rife that big banks are entering the cryptomarket causing a surge in the price of bitcoin. While this is good news for anyone who has a stash of the digital dosh, it could be a sign that regulators are closing in on the cryptocurrency....

 2018-04-25 17:19 

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Drop in Venezuela's Oil Production Beneficial for Mexico - Pemex CEO...

LONDON (Sputnik), Anastasia Dmitrieva - PEMEX CEO Carlos Trevino told Sputnik on Wednesday on the sidelines of the International Petroleum Summit in London about the influence of the Venezuelan crisis, political dimesion of their work and possible coopera...

 2018-04-25 17:03 

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Moscow Calls US Actions at Seattle Diplomatic Facilities Violation of Int'l Law...

The Russian Embassy in Washington, DC has told Sputnik that Russian diplomats are following developments after the US authorities tried to break the lock of the front door of the closed Russian Consulate General's residence in Seattle....

 2018-04-25 16:36 

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Council of Europe Loses Legitimacy With Absence of Russian Lawmakers - Moscow...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow does not want to suspend its membership in the Council of Europe, which is increasingly losing its legitimacy due to the non-participation of Russian lawmakers in approving the decisions of this parliamentary body, the Russian Fo...

 2018-04-25 16:26 

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Thousands of S Africans Rally in Support of Higher Minimum Wage (PHOTO, VIDEO)...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Thousands of South African nationals participated in a set of rallies across the country demanding a higher minimum wage, local media reported Wednesday....

 2018-04-25 16:24 

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Closure of Russia's Seattle Consulate to Effect US Citizens Over Time Council...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States' decision to close the Russian Consulates in Seattle will hurt American citizens in the long run, President of the Seattle-based Council for US-Russian Relations Derek Norberg told Sputnik on Wednesday....

 2018-04-25 16:21 

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Unintended Consequences: How Trump Brought Russia, China, India Closer Together...

An upcoming Wuhan summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to bring the relationship between China and India Russia's allies to a new level. Washington's assertive foreign policy prompted Moscow...

 2018-04-25 16:07 

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Son of Revolutionary Che Guevara Visits Crimea, Praises Its 'Huge' Potential...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ernesto Guevara, the youngest son of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara who recently visited Moscow and made a trip across Crimea, has pointed out the peninsula's extremely promising prospects and dismissed Ukraine's sanctions agai...

 2018-04-25 16:05 

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Former Paypal CEO Slams Bitcoin as 'Greatest Scam in History'...

Bill Harris, former CEO of Intuit and founding CEO of PayPal has been warning people against investing in Bitcoin for some time now. In a recent post he went so far as to call it a colossal "pump-and-dump" scheme....

 2018-04-25 16:03 

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Rouhani: US Sets Eyes on Arabian Black Gold Reserves, Bank Accounts...

The Iranian leader's words come hot on the heels of Trump's threats to create "big problems" for Iran if it decides to restart its nuclear program. Trump has been criticizing the Iranian deal for a long time and demands to "fix it,"...

 2018-04-25 15:52 

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Hide and Seek...

It seems that the US is eager to find someone else to pay for its bill in Syria and Saudi Arabia knows who can do it....

 2018-04-25 15:37 

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Macron: France Will Not Leave Iran Nuclear Deal...

Earlier on Tuesday, the French president said after the meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump that Paris wants to work on a new nuclear deal with Iran....

 2018-04-25 15:23 

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UKIP Slams FM Johnson's Plan to Grant 1 Million Illegal Migrants UK Citizenship...

The ongoing Windrush Scandal has put the Home Office and UK Prime Minister Theresa under a great deal of scrutiny, with a number of politicians and senior civil servants personally blaming her for the department's "hostile immigration policy."...

 2018-04-25 15:22 

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'US is Determined to Block Freedom of Speech in Form of WikiLeaks' Lawyer...

WikiLeaks has called for a global blockade of Coinbase after its online store was banned from using Coinbase's services. The world's biggest bitcoin brokerage imposed a ban for violating US financial regulations, without specifying which ones. Spu...

 2018-04-25 15:19 

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Macron's Dangerous Trump Bromance...

All the handshakes, hugs and smooching between Trump and Macron this week made for cringing viewing. Not because two males were being cordial and affectionate....

 2018-04-25 15:17 

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British Coal Consumption Collapses as Natural Gas Takes Over...

Britain has gone 24 hours without using coal-fired energy for the first time since the height of the Industrial Revolution in the late XIX century....

 2018-04-25 15:17 

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Explosion Shakes Afghan Capital - Reports (VIDEO)...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An explosion hit the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, local media reported citing the police....

 2018-04-25 15:07 

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Alleged Novichok Creator Hit by Car in Russia's Anapa...

Sputnik managed to reach one of the scientists that allegedly contributed to the creation of the military-grade nerve agent Novichok, and who reportedly got hit by a car while crossing street near the Russian town of Anapa....

 2018-04-25 15:06 

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US Seeks Supplemental Agreement, Not Renegotiation with Iran - State Department...

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) The United States does not intend to renegotiate the Iranian nuclear deal but is seeking a supplemental agreement, US Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-Proliferation Christopher Ford said Tuesday....

 2018-04-25 14:50 

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Media Exaggerates Issue of Possible Russian S-300 Supplies to Syria - Diplomat...

TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Some media outlets are "artificially and prematurely" exaggerating the issue of possible supplies by Russia of the S-300 air defense missile systems to Syria in wake of the Western strikes on the Arab country, Russian Ambassad...

 2018-04-25 14:49 

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Indian Navy Gets Third Landing Craft Utility Amphibious Ship at Andaman Island...

The vessel can carry over two hundred personnel, including sailors and troops from ship to shore and vice versa, in the eventuality of an amphibious warfare near the strategically important Strait of Malacca....

 2018-04-25 14:45 

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Experts Visit Second Site in Syria's Douma After Alleged Chemical Attack - OPCW...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Wednesday that its fact-finding mission had visited a second site in Douma, Syria, following allegations of chemical weapons use in the region....

 2018-04-25 14:40 

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Armenians Clean Up Yerevan's Central Square After Days of Protests (VIDEO)...

On April 23, former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan resigned as prime minister, fulfilling the people's demand amid mass rallies entering a second week....

 2018-04-25 14:20 

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German Music Award Abolished Over Anti-Semitism Dispute - Reports...

German rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang were awarded the Echo Music Prize in mid-April, a move that has caused severe opposition across Germany and prompted representatives of the music industry to take decisive steps....

 2018-04-25 14:20 

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Israel Factor Plays Big Role in Possible S-300 Deal With Russia - Syrian Analyst...

The delivery of Russia's advanced air-defense systems in Syria could become a serious game-changer in the entire region, a Syrian political scientist told Sputnik....

 2018-04-25 14:19 

Sputnik International

Court Summons Trump Campaign, Assange in Lawsuit by US Democrats - Documents...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US District Court for the Southern District of New York has issued summons' to 14 groups and individuals notifying them of the lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) over alleged Russian interference and co...

 2018-04-25 14:16 

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Palestinian Journalist Injured in Gaza Protests Dies - Reports...

Ahmed Abu Hussein, 25, has become the second Palestinian reporter killed since the start of protests on the Israeli-Gaza border in late March....

 2018-04-25 14:08 

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Two US Osprey Military Aircraft Make Emergency Landing in Japan - Reports...

TOKYO (Sputnik) - Two US Air Force Osprey tiltrotor military aircraft on Wednesday had to make an emergency landing in southwestern Japan amid public concerns about Ospreys' safety, local media reported, citing a government source....

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