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Late Senator Feinstein Hailed as ‘Trailblazer’ After 31 Years in US Senate
September 29, 2023, 8:49 PM
Following the announcement of US Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) death on Friday, US political figures sounded off their praises. Feinstein’s career began as a lawmaker on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in the 1970s and ended with her as one of the most powerful in the US Senate.
F-16 Training for Ukrainian Pilots Will Only Help Kiev's Political Showmanship - Air Force Vets
September 29, 2023, 8:02 PM
Even as the Western backers of the Kiev regime appear poised to supply F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, it remains unclear whether Ukrainian forces can muster enough pilots to operate these warplanes.
US Has Funds To Continue Providing Kiev Aid For Coming Weeks: Kirby on Potential Shutdown
September 29, 2023, 7:52 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - White House National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby said on Friday commenting on a possible government shutdown that the United States has enough appropriated funds to keep providing assistance to Ukraine for the coming weeks.
Ukraine Coordinates With Western Sponsors Plans for New Offensive, Seizure of Nuclear Plant - Source
September 29, 2023, 6:48 PM
The regime in Kiev has fiworked out a plan for a major offensive in the Kherson and Zaporozhye region, and has already secured the approval of Ukraine's US and UK sponsors for this plan, a source told Sputnik.
How Menendez Case Exposes Hunter Biden's Special Treatment
September 29, 2023, 6:39 PM
The case of US Senator Bob Menendez, who has been charged with corruption and bribery, has once again indicated how lax the prosecution of First Son Hunter Biden is, according to legal observers.
US Lawmakers Demand Pentagon Explanation Over Soldiers' Inadequate Living Conditions
September 29, 2023, 6:30 PM
A recent government report showed the dire living conditions young troops face in their barracks.
Biden Latest of Five US Presidents to Face or Be Threatened With Impeachment
September 29, 2023, 6:15 PM
The US Constitution provides a series of checks and balances between the three branches of federal government: the judiciary, the executive, and the legislature. Lawmakers have the ability to charge and try officials for alleged crimes, including the US President, which has happened five times since the Constitution was adopted in 1787.
Why Did Philadelphia Police Fail to Stop Organized Looting Campaign?
September 29, 2023, 5:58 PM
Stores have been forced to close after a wave of coordinated looting hit US cities. Mark Fusetti, a retired police sergeant of the Philadelphia Court Warrant Unit, and former CIA officer John Kiriakou said sympathy for the rioters was misplaced.
Ukrainian Troops Reportedly Refuse Battle Orders in Rabotino Due to Heavy Losses
September 29, 2023, 5:50 PM
The Russian Defense Ministry has reported that the 47th Mechanized Brigade had to be withdrawn from the Rabotino area of the Zaporozhye region by the Ukrainian command due to the soldiers' reluctance to carry out combat missions in the face of mounting casualties.
Watch Russian GRAD MLRS Wreck Havoc on Ukrainian Positions
September 29, 2023, 5:29 PM
The Russian Armed Forces hammer Ukrainian troops using Grad multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) in the Krasny Liman area. The MLRS units carry out strikes with the help of drone operators who locate targets and provide coordinates for the artillerymen.
UK Military Chief: West Underestimated Russia's Defenses
September 29, 2023, 4:59 PM
Russian defense lines have become stronger than NATO expected, noted the head of the British Armed Forces Sir Tony Radakin.
'Slovak Orban': How Fico's Election Win May Bolster EU Divisions on Ukraine
September 29, 2023, 4:50 PM
Former Prime Minister Robert Fico reportedly has good odds of winning in Slovakia's parliamentary elections scheduled for September 30. What would his victory mean for the balance of power in Europe?
Shoigu Shows CIS Defense Ministers PP-2000 Submachine Gun
September 29, 2023, 4:48 PM
TULA (Sputnik) – The heads of the defense delegations that arrived in the Russian city of Tula for a meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the CIS countries visited the JSC Instrument Design Bureau of Academician A.G. Shipunov.
‘Golden Billion’ Countries Exploit Rest of World - Putin
September 29, 2023, 3:35 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Modern credit relations are structured in such a way that they serve only the interests of the "golden billion," abusing their position in the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated on Friday.
Pepe Escobar: Russia-China Partnership Defangs US Empire
September 29, 2023, 3:08 PM
China’s State Council has released a crucial policy paper titled 'A Global Community of Shared Future: China’s Proposals and Actions' that should be read as a detailed, comprehensive road map for a peaceful, multipolar future.
Watch Russian Forces Blast Ukrainian Armored Vehicles in Special Op
September 29, 2023, 2:15 PM
Russia's Battlegroup Yug hammers positions and armored vehicles of Ukraine’s 10th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade using air and artillery strikes.
Germany-Ukraine Joint Arms Production Venture is ‘Money Laundering Scheme’ – Analyst
September 29, 2023, 2:04 PM
Berlin and Kiev’s plans for a joint venture on Ukrainian soil will unlikely be implemented in the foreseeable future, Alexei Leonkov, a military analyst and editor of the Arsenal Otechestva (Arsenal of the Fatherland) magazine, told Sputnik.
Netizens Applaud Elon Musk for Slamming Politicians Who Neglect US in Favor of Ukraine
September 29, 2023, 1:58 PM
While the White House seems content to keep funneling billions of dollars’ worth of supplies to Ukraine, a growing number of people in the United States have started questioning the Biden administration’s support of the Kiev regime.
Russian Forces Destroy Control Center of Foreign Legion in Ukraine
September 29, 2023, 1:29 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian military has launched nine strikes at targets in Ukraine using cruise missiles and drones this week, the Defense Ministry stated on Friday, adding that a control center belonging to the Ukrainian Foreign Legion has been destroyed.
UK on Track for Biggest Tax Hike Since WWII - Think Tank
September 29, 2023, 1:14 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The overall level of taxation in the United Kingdom is projected to rise more under the current parliament than under any other since records began in 1948, the UK’s Institute for Fiscal Studies said Friday.
California Senator Dianne Feinstein Dies at 90
September 29, 2023, 1:07 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - California Senator Dianne Feinstein has died, media reported on Friday, citing multiple sources.
US Government Shutdown to Cost Small Businesses $100Mln in Loans Per Day
September 29, 2023, 12:24 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The White House warned Friday that small business could fall short of more than $100 million in critical financing every day of a looming government shutdown this October, with "devastating" consequences.
Finland: Newest NATO Member Strikes Land Deals to Build Fortifications Near Russian Border – Reports
September 29, 2023, 12:09 PM
According to Finland's largest newspaper, the Finnish Defense Forces have initiated the signing of agreements with landowners along the Russian border. These agreements grant permission for the construction of fortifications on these territories with only a day's notice.
BRICS Expansion Indicates World Tired of US Hegemony - Nicaraguan Top Diplomat
September 29, 2023, 12:05 PM
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The expansion of BRICS indicates that the world is tired of US hegemony and imperialism, Nicaraguan Foreign Affairs Minister Denis Moncada told Sputnik.
Orban: EU May Have Given Hungarian Money to Ukraine
September 29, 2023, 11:55 AM
BUDAPEST (Sputnik) – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has indicated that some of the EU funds that Brussels is supposed to allocate to Budapest may already have been transferred to Kiev.
Watch Russian Troops Wipe Out Ukrainian Ammo and Fuel Depots
September 29, 2023, 11:43 AM
The Russian Aerospace Forces hammered Ukrainian positions at the Avdeyevka Coke and Chemical Plant in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). The Russian aircraft destroyed the Ukrainian troops, as well as ammunition and oil depots.
Russia to Discuss Extension of Karabakh Peacekeeping Mission With Baku - Kremlin
September 29, 2023, 10:55 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The possibility of extension of the Russian peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh will be discussed with Azerbaijan, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated on Friday.
Russian Soldiers Receive One-Million-Ruble Check for Destroying Ukraine’s Leopard Tank
September 29, 2023, 10:47 AM
Kiev earlier received about 60 Leopard tanks from Western countries. The equipment, however, has failed to help them break through Russian defensive lines during this summer’s counteroffensive.
Canada Honoring Nazi Veteran Can Be Seen as 'State Crime' - Nicaragua
September 29, 2023, 10:23 AM
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The incident involving the honoring of Ukrainian Nazi veteran Yaroslav Hunka in the Canadian parliament can be viewed as a state crime, Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada told Sputnik.
World Sees Trudeau as 'Clown' After SS Officer Incident - Opposition
September 29, 2023, 9:30 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen as a "clown" in the international community over the incident with inviting a Nazi officer to the country's parliament, the leader of Canada's parliamentary opposition, Pierre Poilievre, said.
Putin Instructs Wagner Group’s Ex-Chief of Staff to Form Volunteer Units
September 29, 2023, 8:02 AM
During a meeting in the Kremlin, the Russian leader particularly praised the seasoned officer's military experience, stressing that he knew how to effectively organize the combat work of a military unit.
US House Republicans Plot to Oust McCarthy Amid Looming Shutdown - Reports
September 29, 2023, 7:14 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A group of far-right members of the Republican Party in the US House of Representatives is seeking to replace House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in order to ensure more conservative legislative decisions amid the risk of a government shutdown in the United States, US news outlet reported, citing people familiar with the endeavor.
House Removes Ukraine Aid From Defense Spending Bill
September 29, 2023, 5:59 AM
Republicans have repeatedly clashed with Democrats over US aid to Kiev, which has received more than $76 billion from Washington since the beginning of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine.
Most Italians Want Frienship with Russia - Envoy
September 29, 2023, 4:59 AM
ROME (Sputnik) - Most Italians want the Ukrainian conflict to end soon and the anti-Russian sanctions to be lifted, Russian Ambassador to Italy Alexey Paramonov said in an interview with Sputnik.
Russia Has No Illusions Over Potential Hunka Extradition as Canada Likely to Stall
September 29, 2023, 4:41 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russia has no illusions about the prospects for the extradition of Ukrainian Nazi veteran Yaroslav Hunka, as Canada will certainly drag out the process until his death, Russian Ambassador to Ottawa Oleg Stepanov told Sputnik on Thursday.
Russia Destroys 11 Ukrainian Drones Above Kaluga, Kursk Regions
September 29, 2023, 4:22 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian air defenses destroyed 11 Ukrainian drones at night: one of them over the Kaluga Region and 10 over the Kursk Region, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Glaciers in Switzerland Slim Down 10% in Just Two Years
September 29, 2023, 4:02 AM
The time period included a 6% loss in volume in 2022 alone, the biggest thaw since measurements began. Some glaciers have disappeared entirely.
House Oversight Committee Files Subpoena for Bank Records From Hunter, James Biden
September 29, 2023, 3:45 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US House Oversight Committee said in a news release that Chairman James Comer issued subpoenas for President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and his brother James Biden seeking to obtain their personal and business records.
Geneticists Rediscover African Population Once Assumed to Have Died Out
September 29, 2023, 3:43 AM
Researchers face obvious challenges in understanding the early humans who walked the Earth before us, but modern DNA analysis is providing new clues about ancient peoples in the cradle of mankind.
Japanese Scientists Find Microplastics in Clouds for First Time
September 29, 2023, 3:27 AM
In the 1967 film "The Graduate," the character Mr. McQuire commented that there was a "great future in plastics." However, its likely he probably didn’t mean the kind of future facing humanity at present.
Elon Musk: US Immigration Needs to Be Smoothed Out, Flow of People Stopped
September 29, 2023, 3:20 AM
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik), Lenka White - Entrepreneur Elon Musk, while reporting from Texas’ border, said that immigration needs to be improved and the uncontrolled inflow of people should be disabled.
Biden Claims Trump Poses Threat to Democracy, But is Joe Its Savior?
September 29, 2023, 2:50 AM
Joe Biden previewed his upcoming campaign on Thursday, casting Americans’ choice as one between democracy and extremism. Next year’s election will demonstrate the salience of the argument and the suitability of Biden as its champion.
Scientists Recover 630,000 WWII-Era Records to Remedy Gap in Climate Data
September 29, 2023, 1:56 AM
At least 4,000 volunteers transcribed more than 28,000 logbook images from the US Navy fleet that was stationed in Hawaii between 1941 and 1945. The new data set is expected to help show whether or not unusually warm temperature recordings during World War II were in fact valid.
US Capitol Police Arrest 18 Climate Activists Occupying House Speaker's Office
September 29, 2023, 1:09 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Eighteen members of the Sunrise Movement were arrested at House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s office during a climate funding demonstration, the activist group said in a statement.
Russia's UNSC Draft Statement Calls for Condemnation of Nord Stream Terrorist Attack
September 29, 2023, 12:06 AM
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - Russia has circulated in the UN Security Council a draft statement by the Council's president calling for condemnation of last year's terrorist attack on the Nord Stream gas pipelines, Russia's First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitriy Polyansky said on Telegram.
Sparks Fly on Day One of US House’s Biden Impeachment Hearing: What Did We Learn?
September 28, 2023, 11:41 PM
Battle lines were drawn on the first day of impeachment inquiry hearings in Washington, DC, with Republicans attempting to connect the dots between the US president and his son while Democrats claim the proceedings are a distraction from more pressing issues.
Sir Michael Gambon, Decorated Actor Known for Portraying Dumbledore in 'Harry Potter', Dead at 82
September 28, 2023, 10:32 PM
The English-Irish actor, once dubbed "the great Gambon" by fellow actor Ralph Richardson, is considered a veteran of the stage and silver screen; however, his fame grew even wider after he signed on to portray the beloved Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the "Harry Potter" series.
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.

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