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Photo: Taiwan Unveils ‘Narwhal’, First Domestically-Made Submarine
September 28, 2023, 9:21 PM
The government in Taiwan introduced its first domestically-made submarine on Thursday, the newest part of its effort to grow its naval forces amid its preparations for what it claims is a coming attack by the Chinese mainland.
Ukraine Dependence on NATO Intel Further Embroiling West in Conflict - Former US Marine
September 28, 2023, 9:13 PM
With the failure of its summer counteroffensive, the Kiev regime is stepping up revenge attacks on high-profile targets in Russia's Crimea and other regions — with help from NATO. Former US Marine, independent geopolitical researcher and writer Brian Berletic has warned that the West was sailing dangerously close to the wind.
Theory or Theater: What's the Difference Between Bidenomics and Trumponomics?
September 28, 2023, 8:53 PM
US President Joe Biden looks likely to face off against his predecessor Donald Trump for a second time in the 2024 presidential election. Despite the hostile rhetoric between the two figures, Marxist economics professor Richard Wolff argues that both are peddling the same economic policy.
Menendez ‘Will Not Resign’ Amid Bribery Charges in Spite of Demand by Over Half of Dem Senators
September 28, 2023, 8:28 PM
Although Menendez remains committed to not stepping down from his congressional post, he was earlier forced to "temporarily" resign from his role as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee due to standing Democratic Conference rules.
Over Half of US Voters ‘Very Concerned’ About Biden’s Cognitive Health - Poll
September 28, 2023, 8:00 PM
In a recent poll of US voters by an American media company, more than half of respondents said they were “very concerned” about the cognitive health of US President Joe Biden, reflecting broad dissatisfaction with the octogenarian's presumed position as the Democratic’ Party’s nominee for the 2024 presidential elections.
Pashinyan ‘Betrayed’ Karabakh Armenians Following West's Empty ‘Political Declarations’
September 28, 2023, 7:50 PM
The long, blood-soaked dispute between ethnic Armenians and Azerbaijanis over the remote, mountainous region of Nagorno-Karabakh came to a crashing conclusion Thursday as the self-proclaimed republic announced plans to disband. Sputnik turned to one of Russia’s top Caucasus affairs experts to find out how Karabakh’s autonomy could have been saved.
Nazi Hunter Steven Rambam: Trudeau Knew He Applauded a Monster
September 28, 2023, 7:10 PM
There is no way Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not know that 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka, who received a standing ovation in the Canadian legislature, was a Nazi criminal, Steven Rambam, a private investigator and Nazi hunter based in New York, told Sputnik.
Watch Russian Artillery Hammer Ukrainian Mortar Unit
September 28, 2023, 7:08 PM
Russian forces launched an artillery strike at a concealed Ukrainian mortar unit, destroying it along with its cover. The enemy positions were successfully wiped out.
Year in Space: Longest ISS Expedition Completed
September 28, 2023, 6:36 PM
On September 27, the Russian Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and later landed in Kazakhstan, marking the completion of the mission. The expedition proved to be the longest ever, breaking the record for space flight duration.
SpaceX Receives Contract for Starshield, Pentagon’s Version of Starlink Satellite Network
September 28, 2023, 6:17 PM
The Pentagon has increasingly leaned on the private sector to pioneer new high-tech tools for the US military to adopt and incorporate, creating fertile ground for firms like Elon Musk’s SpaceX to win lucrative new contracts, an expert told Sputnik.
University of Alberta Closed Hunka Fund Soon After Russian Embassy’s Request
September 28, 2023, 6:06 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The University of Alberta has announced about the closure of the research endowment fund bearing the name of Ukrainian Nazi veteran Yaroslav Hunka and his wife Margaret soon after the public address by the Russian Embassy in Canada, whose work was timely, Russian Ambassador to Ottawa Oleg Stepanov told Sputnik on Thursday.
How Long Does It Take to Train an Abrams Crew and Who Will Be Manning Them in Ukraine?
September 28, 2023, 5:46 PM
President Zelensky confirmed Monday that the first Abrams had arrived in Ukraine, expressing “gratitude” to Kiev’s US “allies” for fulfilling their promise…nearly four months after the start of Ukraine’s disastrous counteroffensive. What problems will the tanks run into in Ukraine? Will they even be operated by Ukrainian troops? Sputnik explores.
Armenia's Pashinyan ‘Sold Out’ Nagorno-Karabakh to 'US Interests'
September 28, 2023, 5:11 PM
After the agreement reached through the mediation of Russian peacekeepers with representatives of Azerbaijan to end the recent flare-up of Nagorno-Karabakh hostilities, the president of the unrecognized republic announced the dissolution of all state institutions and organizations, effective January 1, 2024.
Watch Russian Forces Wipe Out Ukrainian Armored Vehicles in DPR
September 28, 2023, 5:08 PM
Battlegroup Yug hammered Ukrainian troops and military equipment using air and artillery strikes. Kiev's forces lost two tanks and several other armored vehicles in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR).
More Nuclear States Would Have 'Domino Effect,' Trigger 'Different Level of Arms Race'
September 28, 2023, 4:20 PM
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned that if Iran were to acquire a nuclear weapon, his kingdom would seek to do the same, prompting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to point out that Tehran has repeatedly said it does not have such plans. Lavrov added that, "No one wants more nuclear countries to emerge in the world.”
US, Canada Seek to ‘Destabilize’ India Through Khalistan Separatist Movement
September 28, 2023, 4:08 PM
The Biden administration is fueling the ongoing Indian-Canada diplomatic crisis as part of longstanding effort to undermine New Delhi’s internal stability, Indian geopolitical analyst Abhijit Chavda told Sputnik's New Rules podcast.
Blinken on Whether Biden Will Meet With Putin Again: Never Say Never
September 28, 2023, 3:01 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is not ruling out that presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin might meet again in the future.
Chechen Leader Kadyrov Assures Putin That Special Op Fighters Will Fully Fulfill His Orders
September 28, 2023, 2:23 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Ramzan Kadyrov in the Kremlin, where the president and the head of Chechnya discussed the situation in the republic, the social sphere, and the participation of Chechen fighters in the special military operation.
Joe Biden Impeachment Hearings: First Day
September 28, 2023, 2:06 PM
The US House Oversight Committee has been investigating alleged foreign bribery and influence peddling involving Joe Biden's family and entities in countries including Ukraine and China.
Rosatom Says Fulfilling Obligations Under Contracts on Uranium With Foreign Customers
September 28, 2023, 1:49 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom told Sputnik on Thursday that it is fulfilling obligations under contracts with foreign customers on the supply of uranium in full.
West Pays for 70% of Zelensky Gov’t’s Expenses as Ukraine’s Debt Hits New High
September 28, 2023, 1:39 PM
The US has spent over $113 billion on military and economic aid to Ukraine, with questions from Congress about “just how much is enough” growing louder by the day. Meanwhile, Kiev is searching for cash as its debt breaks records. Sputnik reached out to international politics Professor Nicolai Petro for his take on the situation’s endgame.
Impending Government Shutdown: How Will Americans Weather the Storm?
September 28, 2023, 1:18 PM
The looming threat of a US government shutdown raises concerns and casts uncertainty on the provision of public services and the job security of federal employees, as Americans brace for a potential impact on their daily lives.
Vladimir Putin Meets With Newly Elected Governors of Russian Regions
September 28, 2023, 1:03 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with the heads of 26 regions, where elections were held earlier in September.
Poland Confirms Missile That Killed Two People in November 2022 Was Ukrainian
September 28, 2023, 12:57 PM
WARSAW (Sputnik) - Polish General Prosecutor Zbigniew Ziobro confirmed on Thursday that the missile that fell on the territory of Poland in November 2022 and killed two people was Ukrainian.
Iran’s Raisi Says Successful Satellite Launch Shows Futility of ‘Threats and Sanctions’
September 28, 2023, 12:11 PM
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched the third of its Noor (‘Light’) series satellites into orbit on Wednesday aboard a Qased (‘Messenger’) carrier rocket. The satellite will engage in intelligence collection, according to the IRGC.
US-China Trade Rift: South Korea's Semiconductor Titans Treads Carefully
September 28, 2023, 12:10 PM
South Korea's semiconductor sector, deeply linked to China, occupies a central position in the nation's economy. However, as the United States ramps up efforts to curb China's technological progress, South Korea's vital chip industry is threatened, prompting calls for strategic solutions.
Europeans Plan to Interfere in Armenia's Internal Affairs - Report
September 28, 2023, 12:00 PM
The Council of Europe has announced a search for specialists to assist in the implementation of a project to promote human rights in the Armenian Armed Forces.
North Korea Wins First Gold in 5 Years at International Competitions - Reports
September 28, 2023, 11:59 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - North Korea's female shooting team has won a gold medal in the women's 32-foot running target competition at the 19th Asian Games in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, the first top prize for North Korean athletes in major international competitions in the past five years, South Korean media reported on Thursday.
Russian Aerospace Force Receives New Su-57 Multirole Fighter Jets
September 28, 2023, 11:56 AM
In August, during a meeting with Rostec chief executive Sergei Chemezov, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for an increase in the share of production of the latest weapons, noting that the Su-57 and Su-35 fighters had "proved themselves perfectly".
Ukraine Loses 230 Troops in Donetsk, Zaporozhye Directions in Past Day
September 28, 2023, 11:50 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukraine has lost about 230 servicemen in the Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Thursday.
Head Of US Military Changes As Stockpiles Dwindle, Support For Ukraine On The Wane
September 28, 2023, 11:21 AM
General Mark Milley’s four-year tenure as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ends at midnight on 30 September. The man who served as senior military adviser to two presidents - former POTUS Donald Trump and incumbent Joe Biden, is handing over the reigns to his successor, Air Force General Charles Quinton Brown Jr.
Russia Needs to Boost Defense Spending to Counter Hybrid War - Kremlin
September 28, 2023, 11:06 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An increase in defense spending is necessary for Russia, as the country is living in a state of hybrid war deployed against it, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.
Rossiya Segodnya Media Group Launches Hashtag Over Ottawa's Tribute to Nazi
September 28, 2023, 10:53 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sputnik's parent company Rossiya Segodnya international media group launched #CancelNaziCanada hashtag on Thursday in protest against the celebration of a Canadian-Ukrainian Nazi veteran in the Canadian parliament last week.
Rosatom Involved in Creation of Advanced Arms Capable of Maintaining World Balance - Putin
September 28, 2023, 10:32 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is engaged in the creation of advanced weapons that are capable of maintaining a strategic balance in the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
Japan's Seafood Exports to China Dive 75.7% Over Fukushima Water Release
September 28, 2023, 10:29 AM
TOKYO (Sputnik) - China's seafood imports from Japan decreased by 75.7% in August year-on-year after Beijing introduced a blanket ban on Japanese marine product imports in response to the Fukushima wastewater release, Japanese news agency Kodo reported, citing updated data from the Japanese Finance Ministry.
Payments in National Currencies Between Russia, India Up 5 Times in 2023 Year-on-Year - Sberbank
September 28, 2023, 10:23 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Settlements in national currencies between Russia and India have grown five-fold in monetary terms in 2023 year-on-year, while the average transaction amount in the first half of the year has increased by 83%, deputy chairman of Sberbank's executive board Anatoly Popov said.
Ukraine Reliant on Lumbering 'Improvised Fighting Vehicle' a 'Soldier Could Outpace'
September 28, 2023, 9:22 AM
Ukraine has nothing but limited territorial gains and huge losses in personnel and weaponry to show for its summer counteroffensive. Despite the enormous amount of military aid supplied by NATO countries to Kiev, Russian forces have been successfully repelling Ukrainian attacks, destroying and capturing foreign military equipment.
Nagorno-Karabakh Announces Cessation of Existence of Unrecognized Republic - Statement
September 28, 2023, 6:33 AM
The Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh will cease to exist from January 1, 2024. President of the unrecognized republic Samvel Shahramanyan signed a decree dissolving all state institutions.
North Korea Unanimously Amends Constitution on 'Accelerated Development' on Nuclear Weapons
September 28, 2023, 5:41 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - North Korea develops nuclear weapons to guarantee the country's rights to existence and development, deter war and protect peace and stability in the region, North Korean state-run news agency reported Thursday, citing Choe Ryong Hae, the chairman of the Standing Committee of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly.
'Donald Duck' & Ukraine's 'Blank Check': Takeaways From GOP's Second Primary Debate
September 28, 2023, 5:17 AM
The second debate yet again saw no participation from former US President Donald Trump, who instead opted to capitalize on the United Auto Workers' (UAW) strike in Michigan and blast his successor.
Nigeria Suffers Most Severe Diphtheria Outbreak
September 28, 2023, 4:30 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday raised the alarm and urged for widespread vaccination against the background of the most severe diphtheria outbreak in Nigeria.
Leaked US Report Reveals Burnout, Racist Remarks Plague Alaska Troops
September 28, 2023, 4:03 AM
An army Cohesion Assistance Team (CAT) review documented sexism, racist jokes and drinking as among the problems experienced by the newly-christened 11th Airborne Division. Resource shortages and a heavy workload were also cited.
Ancient Mayan Grave Uncovered During Rail Project Construction in Mexico
September 28, 2023, 3:42 AM
The grave, which could be more than 1,000 years old, was unearthed alongside the construction of the multibillion-dollar Maya Train project in southern Mexico.
Trump Slams Biden for Joining UAW Strike, Claims His 'Entire Career Union Destruction'
September 28, 2023, 3:29 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former US President Donald Trump on Wednesday slammed President Joe Biden for joining the United Auto Workers’ (UAW) strike the day before, saying the incumbent president's "entire career" has been "an active economic treason and union destruction."
Certain Areas of New York Are Sinking Faster Than Others, Study Finds
September 28, 2023, 3:16 AM
According to the study, at least three major systems of transportation across New York are sinking more than 2 millimeters a year.
Trudeau 'Apology' Not Enough, Canada Must Apologize Directly to Russian People, Diplomat Says
September 28, 2023, 2:59 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The so-called 'apology' by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for honoring Ukrainian Nazi veteran Yaroslav Hunka at the House of Commons is not a real one, is not enough and Ottawa should find the courage to apologize directly to the Russian people, Russian Ambassador to Canada Oleg Stepanov said.
Powerful Explosion Erupts at Warehouse in Uzbekistan's Tashkent
September 28, 2023, 2:32 AM
TASHKENT (Sputnik) - A powerful explosion occurred overnight at a warehouse in Uzbekistan's capital Tashkent, and caused a fire, the Uzbek Ministry of Emergencies said Thursday.
Get Rich and Spy Tryin’: FBI Investigating Intelligence Role in Menendez Bribery Case
September 28, 2023, 1:56 AM
FBI officials are examining whether Egypt was using the powerful US senator as an unwitting intelligence asset, and potentially opening him up to the threat of blackmail.
House Panel Releases Emails Showing US Attorney Blocked FARA Probe Into Joe Biden
September 28, 2023, 12:41 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The House of Representatives Oversight Committee released redacted emails it claims show that Delaware Assistant US Attorney Lesley Wolf blocked federal agents from conducting a FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act) investigation into then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in August 2020.
Footage Captures Moment Unmanned Plane Rolls Across Airport's Main Runway
September 28, 2023, 12:37 AM
The aircraft was reportedly scheduled to fly out to Benghazi, Libya; however, the flight was promptly canceled by authorities.
US House Rejects Series of Measures to Ban Ukraine Aid in Defense Bill
September 27, 2023, 11:58 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The House of Representatives rejected a series of measures to ban additional US assistance to Ukraine in the defense appropriations bill.
‘Sweeping Surveillance, Censorship’: Site Hosting Russell Brand Has Uncertain Future in UK
September 27, 2023, 11:04 PM
Observers are speculating whether the video sharing platform Rumble could become unavailable in the United Kingdom amidst regulations governing online content there. The new provisions are set to become law as British comedian and podcaster Russell Brand is under fire for alleged sexual assault.
Long-Lost Artemisia Gentileschi Painting Rediscovered Over 100 Years Later
September 27, 2023, 10:33 PM
The once-lost painting was unearthed in an inventory of art owned by King Charles I - the king of England, Scotland, and Ireland from March 1625 until his execution in 1649.
Israeli Archaeologists Find Possible First Known Grave of Ancient Greek Courtesan
September 27, 2023, 9:30 PM
Archaeologists believe they may have found the grave of a Hetaira, a type of upper-class courtesan from Ancient Greece, for the first time along the old road from Jerusalem to Hebron.
Senator Says US Migration Crisis Will Destroy New York City, Create Financial Tsunami
September 27, 2023, 9:21 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The surge of undocumented migrants arriving in New York City will destroy the city and create a financial crisis, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Wednesday.
Iraqi Security Forces Arrest 14 Suspects Including Wedding Hall Owner After Deadly Fire
September 27, 2023, 8:23 PM
DOHA (Sputnik) - The security forces of Iraq's Kurdistan region, by order of the Iraqi government, have arrested the owner of a wedding hall in Al-Hamdaniya District in Nineveh governorate where about 100 people died in a fire, Iraqi media reported on Wednesday.
With ‘Leaning Tower of Pisa-Type of Experiment’ Physicists Find Antimatter Affected by Gravity, Too
September 27, 2023, 8:11 PM
It was long assumed that antimatter, the opposite of the normal matter making up the tangible universe around us, wasn’t subject to the gravity that pulls normal matter downwards, but a group of physicists in Europe have proven for the first time that it is.
Biden's Dog Bites Again, Leaving Secret Service Bodyguard Needing Treatment
September 27, 2023, 7:53 PM
The Biden clan is not only notorious for drug and firearms misdemeanors, questionable foreign business partners or mislaying classified documents; in fact, the family dogs also have a long rap-sheet for biting the presidential security detail.
Trudeau Apologizes on Behalf of Canada's House for Inviting Ukrainian Nazi Veteran Hunka
September 27, 2023, 7:19 PM
WASHINGTON, September 27 (Sputnik) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on behalf of the House of Commons (HoC) to Volodymyr Zelensky and his delegation over the "position they were put in" by giving a standing ovation to Nazi veteran Yaroslav Hunka at the Canadian parliament.
Poor Training, Improper Use Blamed for High Failure Rate Among Ukraine’s NATO Heavy Weapons
September 27, 2023, 7:17 PM
US and NATO officials started emerging from the woodwork in July and August to explain why the Ukrainian military’s much-touted counteroffensive was failing to achieve results, blaming Kiev’s “tactics” and assuring the problem had nothing to do with weapons. Now, arms manufacturers seem to have found a new excuse.
US-Made Abrams vs Russia's T-90: Which Battle Tank Has Better Odds in Ukraine Conflict?
September 27, 2023, 7:14 PM
With the first batch of US-made M1 Abrams tanks having arrived in Ukraine, Sputnik has reached out to military expert Boris Rozhin to find out which Russian main battle tank can knock out the American "wonder-weapon."
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Reveals Mission of New Nour-3 Satellite
September 27, 2023, 6:53 PM
The Nour-3 (lit. ‘Light-3’) space satellite was blasted off into orbit aboard a Qased (‘lit. Messenger’) carrier rocket on Wednesday. Previous satellites in the series were met with mockery and derision from Pentagon officials, but the ridicule soon stopped after Iran showed off the spacecraft’s impressive capabilities.
Russia's GDP Grows by 2.5% Year-on-Year in January-August
September 27, 2023, 6:53 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's GDP grew by 2.5% in January-August in annual terms, and separately in August the growth accelerated to 5.2% year-on-year, the Economic Development Ministry said on Wednesday.
‘He’s Toast’: ‘Strong Case’ Against Senator Menendez Just Tip of Corruption Iceberg - Experts
September 27, 2023, 6:22 PM
While US Senator Bob Menendez is far from the only corrupt politician in Washington, DC, the case against him is exceptionally strong, experts told Sputnik, noting it was likely only the tip of the iceberg of a larger network of corruption that might ultimately prove to be anchored on his wife.
BBC Admits Ukrainian Counteroffensive Failed
September 27, 2023, 6:18 PM
Contrary to Western expectations, the much-touted counteroffensive attempt launched by the Kiev regime on June 4 has stalled without making a breakthrough, BBC news reported, citing Ukrainian soldiers.
US' Ukraine Reforms is Signal to President Zelensky That His Time is Up
September 27, 2023, 6:16 PM
The White House gave the Kiev regime a set of conditions for receiving aid from the West. Ukraine is required to conduct a series of sweeping reforms concerning its courts, security service, Defense ministry, and economy.
US House Advances Amendment to Slash Defense Secretary Austin’s Salary
September 27, 2023, 5:54 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US House of Representatives on Wednesday advanced a measure to cut Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s salary to $1, attaching the pay cut as an amendment to the lower chamber’s Defense Department appropriations bill.
US Government Could Shut Down if Biden Fails to Negotiate Deal With Congress - McCarthy
September 27, 2023, 5:32 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Joe Biden needs to intervene in negotiations between the House of Representatives and the Senate in order to secure a deal to fund the federal government and avoid a shutdown, US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said on Wednesday.
What are Kalibr and Kh-101 Cruise Missiles and What's Made Them Effective in Ukraine?
September 27, 2023, 5:30 PM
NATO countries continue to climb up the escalation ladder with Russia, suppling Kiev with ever deadlier and more advanced weapons. Kiev reportedly now wants Western analogues of Russia’s best cruise missiles, the Kalibr and Kh-101. What are the missiles’ characteristics? Why does Ukraine’s military want them? Sputnik explains.
‘Not Going to Sit Down and Listen to People Lecture Me’ - Solomon Islands PM Rejects Meeting Biden
September 27, 2023, 4:02 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, who declined attending a meeting of South Pacific leaders with US President Joe Biden, said he did not want "anyone lecturing him," an Australian television network has reported.
New York City Faces Mammoth $1B Costs on Housing Migrants Amid Biden Border Crisis
September 27, 2023, 3:49 PM
More than 60,000 migrants are currently in the care of New York City, as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continues sending busloads of illegals to Democrat-led cities to bring attention to the Biden administration’s border crisis.
‘Outrage’ Over Canada Nazi Row Comes as West 'Sends Taxpayers’ Funds to Ukraine'
September 27, 2023, 3:44 PM
The scandal over honoring a Ukrainian Nazi veteran in Canada's Parliament triggered a wave of indignation, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau disingenuously calling the incident "extremely upsetting." Many Western countries fuming over the incident, such as Poland, are the same ones funneling arms to the Ukrainian military, rife with neo-Nazis.
Scientists Create ‘Sugar’ Interstellar Ices on Earth
September 27, 2023, 3:06 PM
Scientists at the S.P. Korolev Samara National Research University, as part of an international scientific collaboration, have discovered the reasons for the formation of a significant amount of sugar molecules in the early stages of star formation. These molecules are the primary source of energy in living organisms.
Shoigu Inspects Factory of Tactical Missiles Corporation in Moscow Region
September 27, 2023, 2:45 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has visited a factory of the JSC Tactical Missiles Corporation (TMC) and ordered it to take into account remarks and suggestions when fulfilling the state defense contract, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.
Russian Cosmonauts Prokopyev, Petelin, NASA Astronaut Rubio, Land in Kazakhstan - Broadcast
September 27, 2023, 2:20 PM
KOROLYOV, Russia (Sputnik) - Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, who broke the record for the longest spaceflight at the International Space Station (ISS), landed in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, according to the broadcast by the Mission Control Center in the Moscow Region.
Disgraced Ukrainian Ex-Army Spox Slams Zelensky’s Theatrics, Complains About Drugged Up Mercs
September 27, 2023, 2:04 PM
Ukraine is fighting to protect “Western values” from Russian “slaves” descended from the Mongols, but is facing difficulties due to poor morale, corruption, drug-addicted mercs, and a president who seems more focused on theatrics than the conflict itself, disgraced Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces spokesperson Sarah Ashton-Cirillo has revealed.
International Anti-Terrorist Drills Kick Off in Russia’s Primorye
September 27, 2023, 1:53 PM
Servicemen from Russia, ASEAN countries, and partners in the ADMM-Plus format have started combat alignment at the international anti-terrorist drills at a training range in Primorye, located in the Far East region of Russia, the press service of the Eastern Military District reported.
Regulatory Face-Off: FTC vs Amazon - Battle for Fair Competition
September 27, 2023, 1:53 PM
The US government is launching an antitrust case against Amazon's business practices, signaling a significant milestone in the Biden administration's commitment to reining in the influence of the country's foremost tech behemoths.
North Korea to Deport US Soldier Who Fled Over Border – State News Agency
September 27, 2023, 1:45 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - North Korea has decided to expel Travis King, the US soldier stationed in South Korea who fled into the country in July, a state news agency reported on Wednesday.
Growing Use Of Yuan In Russia-China Trade 'Eroding Dollar Dominance'
September 27, 2023, 1:24 PM
De-dollarization has become a buzzword of late, with ways to sidestep the greenback via boosted trade in local currencies, such as China's yuan, a key item on the agenda of the recent BRICS Summit. Furthermore, the dollar-ditching debate has been fueled by the US currency's precarious global position as prospects of a recession loom.
Menendez Arrives to Manhattan Federal Court to Face Bribery Arraignment
September 27, 2023, 1:19 PM
NEW YORK (Sputnik) – US Senator Robert Menendez has arrived at the Manhattan Federal Court to face an arraignment on bribery charges, TV broadcasts showed on Wednesday.
How Laser Weapons Work
September 27, 2023, 1:05 PM
Laser weapon systems mark an ingenious shift in modern warfare, with continuous research and warfare prospects shaping their deployment. Integrating laser weapons poses challenges, from technical to strategic. Yet progress is evident, as armed forces worldwide are pursuing their development for military integration.
Ukraine Loses 390 Military in Donetsk Direction in Past Day - MoD
September 27, 2023, 12:40 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukraine has lost up to 390 military both killed and injured in the Donetsk direction over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
Terrorist Attack on Nord Stream De Facto Organized by US, UK - Kremlin
September 27, 2023, 11:44 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The terrorist attack on the Nord Stream pipelines was somehow organized by the United States and the United Kingdom, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.
Watch Russian Tornado-G MLRS Blows Up Ukrainian Observation Posts
September 27, 2023, 11:36 AM
The Russian Tornado-G multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) is a highly mobile, long-range artillery system capable of firing a range of rockets and guided missiles.
Canada Must Bring to Justice Nazi SS Veteran Who Spoke in Country's Parliament - Kremlin
September 27, 2023, 11:11 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Canadian government must bring to justice or extradite Ukrainian Nazi SS veteran Yaroslav Hunka, who has been given a standing ovation by the Canadian parliament last week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.
Cost of Living Crisis to Cause 'Thousands of Extra Deaths' in UK - Report
September 27, 2023, 11:07 AM
Some UK military personnel and their families have been turning to food banks because of the increasing pressures from the cost of living crisis, a British news network has reported.
Iran Launches Homegrown Noor-III Military Satellite Into Orbit
September 27, 2023, 11:02 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force has successfully put the Noor-III military satellite into orbit 450 kilometers (279.6 miles) above the Earth's surface with the Qased carrier rocket, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Issa Zarepour stated on Wednesday.
Moscow Says Monitors US's Plans for Deploying Systems Prohibited by INF
September 27, 2023, 10:58 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia continues to closely monitor any steps the United States takes to implement plans for deployment in Europe of medium and short-range launching systems that were previously prohibited by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.
RMAFC Aims to Strengthen Energy Sector Ties Between Russia and Myanmar
September 27, 2023, 10:49 AM
In their apparent effort to strengthen cooperation in the energy sector, the Russia-Myanmar Association for Friendship and Cooperation (RMAFC) led by its president Anatoly Bulochnikov, exchanged views on opportunities and issues with Myanmar's Union Minister for Electric Power and Union Minister for Energy yesterday.
Philippines, US to Hold Maritime Drills in South China Sea From October 2-13
September 27, 2023, 10:11 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Philippines and the United States will hold annual maritime military drills dubbed Samasama from October 2-13 in the southern part of the island of Luzon, the Philippine armed forces said on Wednesday.
Retailer to Close Swathe of US Outlets As ‘Theft & Organized Crime’ Soar
September 27, 2023, 10:10 AM
News that Target locations are being closed down throughout the US comes as retailers have been sounding the alarm about the extent to which their businesses have been affected by surging crime, with employees at risk and profits shrinking.
Las Vegas Hospitality Workers Vote For Union Strike as 'Bidenomics' Take Its Toll
September 27, 2023, 10:06 AM
The stoppage being mulled by Nevada's largest labor union comes hot on the heels of a spate of strikes across the United States over better pay and working conditions amid inflation and recession fears, including walkouts in Hollywood and the United Auto Workers strike.
Watch Soyuz MS-23 Performs Deorbit Burn, Landing on Earth
September 27, 2023, 10:00 AM
Earlier in the day, a manned Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft carrying Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin as well as NASA astronaut Francisco Rubio undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) prior to returning to Earth.
US Aid to Ukraine May Dry Out, But Not Because of House GOP
September 27, 2023, 9:40 AM
The US may run out of money to support Ukraine "in a few weeks," National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby has warned. However, it's not the potential government shutdown that could shrink the Ukrainian aid, former Pentagon analyst Karen Kwiatkowski has told Sputnik.
Russian UN Envoy on Nord Stream Blast: Denmark, Germany, and Sweden Protecting US
September 27, 2023, 9:35 AM
On Tuesday, Russia’s envoy to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia said Moscow would insist on bringing to justice those responsible for the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage.
McCarthy: It Is 'Wrong' to Add $6.2Bln For Ukraine Aid To US Spending Bill
September 27, 2023, 8:40 AM
As US Lawmakers race against time to fund the government past the 30 September deadline, each chamber came up with its own plan on how to avert the looming shutdown. The Democrat-controlled Senate has its own Continuing Resolution (CR) on Tuesday to keep the government funded until 17 November.
Attack on Sevastopol Carried Out in Close Coordination With US, UK Specialists - Moscow
September 27, 2023, 8:01 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Last week, Kiev launched a missile strike on Sevastopol and the Russian air defense shot down five missiles, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
Soyuz MS-23 Spacecraft Undocks From ISS as it Prepares to Return to Earth
September 27, 2023, 7:32 AM
Earlier, returning to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS), Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev, Dmitry Petelin and American astronaut Francisco Rubio transferred to the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft and closed the transfer hatch behind them.
With Warm Heart and Cold Mind: How Russian Volunteers Help Residents of Liberated Lugansk Villages
September 27, 2023, 7:00 AM
No food, no electricity, no medicine, no clean water - in many recently liberated settlements of the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR), people are not living, they are surviving. And they are immensely grateful for any help they receive.

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