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UK FM Cameron Says Will Try to Persuade US Gov’t to Continue Providing Help to Ukraine
December 4, 2023, 2:10 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron said on Sunday that next week, during a trip to Washington, he would try to convince the US government to continue to provide assistance to Ukraine amid stalled negotiations in the US Congress on this issue.
US Central Command Says Destroyer Shoots Down 3 Drones Launched by Houthis in Red Sea
December 4, 2023, 12:29 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Three commercial vessels in the Red Sea were attacked four times over the past 24 hours, and US destroyer USS Carney responded to their distress calls and shot down three drones, which were allegedly launched by Yemen's rebel Ansar Allah movement, also known as the Houthis, the US Central Command said on Monday.
Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby Again Declines To Place 'Red Lines' On Israel
December 3, 2023, 10:12 PM
Fighting between Hamas and Israel resumed on Friday after a weeks-long truce ended. With Israel bombing both the southern and northern areas of Gaza, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby reiterated on Sunday that the US has not placed any red lines on Israel that would cause the administration to halt military aid being sent to Israel.
Pentagon Says Aware of Reports About Attack on US Destroyer in Red Sea
December 3, 2023, 9:37 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US Department of Defense told Sputnik on Sunday that it was aware of reports about an attack on its destroyer USS Carney in the Red Sea.
Ukraine Admits It's Unable to Increase Military Production to Keep Up With Russia
December 3, 2023, 9:12 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak on Sunday admitted that Ukraine alone is unable to increase military production to be on par with Russia.
China Deploys Unmanned Helicopters for Maritime Surveillance
December 3, 2023, 7:06 PM
The AR-500 helicopters have a maximum speed of 150 kilometers per hour and can reportedly also be used for rescue operations.
Watch Russian Combat Aircraft Wreak Havoc on Ukrainian Troops
December 3, 2023, 6:34 PM
Across the battlefields of the Ukrainian conflict, various branches of the Russian Armed Forces keep constantly hammering Kiev's fighters.
Pentagon Warns of US Lagging Arms Production - Reports
December 3, 2023, 6:28 PM
MOSCOW, December 3 (Sputnik) - The US defense industrial base lacks the necessary capacity and speed to fully meet the military demand, citing a draft Pentagon report.
Russia's One-of-a-Kind Nuclear Icebreaker Fleet in Numbers
December 3, 2023, 6:27 PM
Russia is the only country in the world that operates a sizeable detachment of nuclear-powered icebreakers that affords the country a lot of options when operating in the ice-packed Arctic waters.
Israeli Military Says Destroyed About 500 Shafts to Hamas Tunnels in Gaza Since October 27
December 3, 2023, 5:53 PM
MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - Last week, Qatar mediated a deal between Israel and Hamas on a temporary truce, the exchange of hostages, and the delivery of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip. On Friday, the Israeli military resumed fighting against Hamas, saying the group had violated the humanitarian pause by opening fire on Israeli territory.
Kissinger & the Americas: How the US Built Order ‘on The Ashes of Genocide’
December 3, 2023, 5:24 PM
As America’s once top diplomat is mourned in the halls of power, new light is being shed on the lasting effects of Henry Kissinger's role in US foreign policy. An Argentine speaks with Sputnik about how her family was affected.
Atomic Might: Russia Toasts Unrivaled Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker Fleet
December 3, 2023, 5:17 PM
Russia is the only country in the world that operates a fleet of nuclear icebreakers, which allows Moscow to maintain its presence in the Arctic region whose strategic and geopolitical importance has been steadily growing over the years.
Progress MS-25 Cargo Spacecraft Docks to ISS - Roscosmos
December 3, 2023, 4:55 PM
MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - Russia's Progress MS-25 cargo spacecraft, launched on December 1 from the Baikonur spaceport atop a Soyuz-2.1a rocket, docked on Sunday to the Poisk module of the International Space Station (ISS), according to a broadcast by Russian state space corporation Roscosmos.
Death Toll in Gaza Strip From Israeli Strikes Tops 15,500 - Health Ministry
December 3, 2023, 3:11 PM
CAIRO, (Sputnik) - The death toll from Israeli strikes in the Gaza Strip has exceeded 15,500, while over 41,300 people have been injured, Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra said on Sunday.
What’s Behind Russia’s Drive to Provide Africa With Grain?
December 3, 2023, 3:04 PM
President Vladimir Putin pledged that Moscow would deliver free grain as humanitarian aid to six African countries during the Russia-Africa Summit in July.
'Your Name is Unknown, Your Feat is Immortal' - Russia Celebrates Unknown Soldier Day
December 3, 2023, 1:33 PM
On December 3, Russia celebrates Unknown Soldier Day – a tribute to those defenders of the Motherland who perished during World War II (the Great Patriotic War).
Watch Russia's Army Attack Ukrainian Troops With Drones in Special Op Zone
December 3, 2023, 1:11 PM
Since the beginning of the special military operation, Russia has developed a wide range of drones capable of conducting battlefield reconnaissance and destroying enemies. Some of the most prominent UAVs are the Lancet loitering munition and the Upyr (lit. Vampire) drone.
Russian Sniper Rifle Gets New Cartridge to Engage Advanced NATO Personnel Carriers
December 3, 2023, 12:48 PM
The OSV-96’s 12.7x108 cartridges allow a sniper to remain out of the range of precision fire from small arms with conventional calibers.
Over 2,500 Trucks Stuck at Ukrainian-Polish Border Amid Strike by Drivers - Border Guard
December 3, 2023, 11:48 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - More than 2,500 trucks have been stuck in line at the Ukrainian-Polish border due to a strike by Polish carriers, demanding the resumption of permits for border crossings by Ukrainian carriers, which were canceled by the "transport visa-free regime," the Ukrainian Border Guard Service said on Sunday.
Palestinian Leader Calls on ICC to Speed Up Israeli War Crimes Trial – Reports
December 3, 2023, 10:01 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held a meeting with International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim Khan, during which he urged Khan to expedite the trial of Israeli soldiers, who reportedly committed war crimes against Palestinians, Palestinian news agency reported on Saturday.
Who Will Capitalize on Low Lithium Prices?
December 3, 2023, 9:52 AM
The lithium market is experiencing a period of rapid growth, but this may soon change significantly, Thomas W. Pauken II, geopolitical commentator and consultant on Asia-Pacific affairs, told Sputnik.
Watch Russian Paratroopers Use Kornet System to Blast Ukrainian Armored Vehicles
December 3, 2023, 9:42 AM
The Kornet man-portable anti-tank guided missile system can hit targets at a range of up to 5,500 meters, with its tandem warhead capable of punching through about 1,200 mm of tank armor.
Republicans Have 'Duty' to Launch Biden Impeachment Inquiry - US House Speaker
December 3, 2023, 6:31 AM
Mike Johnson said last month that Republican lawmakers would make a decision "very soon" on whether to move forward with impeachment proceedings against the 46th president of the United States.
US to Deploy Ground-Based Missiles in Indo-Pacific in 2024 - Reports
December 3, 2023, 6:00 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US military is planning to deploy ground-based intermediate-range missiles in the Indo-Pacific region in 2024 in order to deter China, the Asian newspaper reported on Sunday, citing US Army Pacific spokesman Rob Phillips.
Trump Says Electric Cars Are ‘Ridiculous’: Stands Against Electric Tanks Too
December 3, 2023, 4:55 AM
Donald Trump spoke at a Trump rally in Ankeny, Iowa, because Iowa has one of the earliest primary elections - starting on January 15. Iowa is now also the focus of other Republican candidates for the 2024 US President - such as Vivek Ganapathy Ramaswamy.
US Spends 50% More Funds on Munitions Due to Ukraine's High Artillery Burn Rate - Pentagon
December 3, 2023, 4:10 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Saturday that the United States now has to spend 50% more money on munitions compared to five years ago because of Ukraine's high burn rate of artillery shells.
Who Might Be Trump's VP Pick?
December 3, 2023, 3:48 AM
As former US President Donald Trump’s seemingly unstoppable march toward the Republican nomination for President continues, some are starting to wonder who will join him on the ticket in November.
French President Says Israel Will Need 10 Years to Completely Eliminate Hamas
December 3, 2023, 3:19 AM
PARIS, December 3 (Sputnik) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that if Israel intends to completely eliminate Palestinian movement Hamas, the war will last 10 years, so Israel should more clearly articulate its goal in the conflict.
Muslim Groups in Swing States Vow To End Biden’s Reelection Chances
December 2, 2023, 11:48 PM
While US President Joe Biden has made public statements regarding protecting civilian lives in Gaza, his administration has repeatedly stressed that there are no “red lines” Israel could cross that would compel them to cease aid to the country.
US Makes No Advanced Chips on Its Soil Today - Commerce Secretary
December 2, 2023, 9:56 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States currently does not manufacture a single advanced semiconductor for artificial intelligence (AI) systems on its territory, US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Saturday.
Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Strikes Off Philippines - Seismological Center
December 2, 2023, 9:09 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake was registered off the southeastern coast of the Philippines on Saturday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.
Russia is a 'Reliable Partner' That Keeps Its Promises By Sending Grain to Africa
December 2, 2023, 7:02 PM
The first shipment of wheat arrived in Somalia from Russia this week as Moscow makes good on its commitment to supply grain for free to several African states by the end of this year.
Orban Protects Europe by Preventing It From Wasting Money on Ukraine - Analyst
December 2, 2023, 6:46 PM
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban continues to express skepticism about the European Union’s eagerness to bankroll Ukraine and bring it into the bloc’s fold. However, recent media reports suggest that the EU may consider isolating Hungary in retaliation.
Biden's Ukraine and Israel Funding Package Faces GOP Border Battle
December 2, 2023, 5:40 PM
President Joe Biden's proposed $106 billion package earmarked for defense causes languishes in limbo. The funds, caught in the crossfire of political wrangling, face Republicans insisting on an overhaul of US-Mexico border policies as a precondition for approval.
You're Doing It Wrong: Ukraine's Former Top General Lambasts Failed Counteroffensive
December 2, 2023, 4:44 PM
The Ukrainian counteroffensive, which started in June with much pomp and amid expectations that crack assault brigades equipped with Western military gear would easily smash through Russian defensive lines, ended without much fanfare as the dreams and aspirations of the strategists in Kiev did not survive the contact with harsh reality.
Zaluzhny vs. Zelensky: Top Ukrainian General Surpasses President in Approval Rating
December 2, 2023, 4:33 PM
Reports suggest there is a major spat between the chief of Ukraine's military and the head of state after the much-touted "counteroffensive" against Russia failed, leading only to dramatic casualties and growing fatigue in the West.
Feed the Rich: UK Pours Over $100 Billion a Year Into Top 1%
December 2, 2023, 3:55 PM
The United Kingdom is outpacing all other nations in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and leads the way in channeling substantial resources to perpetuate structural inequality in favor of the wealthy, according to a recent study by the Equality Trust, a prominent British charity.
Why Rheinmetall’s Proposed Armored Vehicle Production in Ukraine is Infeasible
December 2, 2023, 2:39 PM
The implementation of the German arms manufacturer’s project on Ukrainian soil may never see the light of day, Andrey Koshkin, a retired colonel and expert at the Association of Military Political Scientists, told Sputnik.
Watch Russian Artillery Eliminate Ukrainian Assault Team
December 2, 2023, 2:10 PM
Russian Armed Forces operating in the Ukrainian conflict continue to methodically overcome whatever the regime in Kiev throws at them.
Over 100 People Killed in Israeli Strike on Refugee Camp in Northern Gaza - Reports
December 2, 2023, 1:12 PM
CAIRO (Sputnik) - More than 100 people were killed in an Israeli air strike on a house in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday, a Palestinian news agency reported.
‘Ukraine - Bottomless Pit’: MP Slams Kiev's Soaring Demands Amid Growing Crisis in Germany
December 2, 2023, 12:40 PM
Amid growing concerns about waning international support for Ukraine's "struggle," Kiev's financial appetites are sending shockwaves through German society.
Russia to Ship 200,000 Tons of Grain to Africa
December 2, 2023, 12:20 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin said last July that his country will send the free grain to Africa by the end of the year.
Why Did Kazakhstan Prefer Russia's Su-30SMs to French-Made Rafales?
December 2, 2023, 11:49 AM
The Su-30SM is a multi-role aircraft that can be used both as an air superiority fighter and a fighter-bomber to attack ground and sea surface targets.
Soros Jr. Secures Reported Chemical Waste Agreement With Ukraine — Journalist
December 2, 2023, 11:18 AM
The deal will purportedly see Dow Chemical, DuPont, BASF, Evonik Industries, Vitol and Sanofi burying hazardous waste in the European country free of charge.
AUKUS Allies to Hold Series of Military Drills Beginning Next Year - Pentagon Chief
December 2, 2023, 9:16 AM
WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) - The US, UK, and Australia under AUKUS pillars have endorsed holding military drills beginning in 2024, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said after talks with his British and Australian counterparts in California.
Watch Russian Lancet Drones Wreak Havoc on Ukrainian Troops Near Dnepr River
December 2, 2023, 9:03 AM
The Lancet unmanned aerial vehicles, developed by the Russian company Zala Aero, are capable of striking enemy targets at ranges of several tens of kilometers.
Israel Bans Entry of Humanitarian Aid to Gaza Through Rafah Crossing
December 2, 2023, 8:54 AM
MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said that Israel had banned the entry of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing on the enclave's border with Egypt.
Watch Russian Rapira Anti-Tank Guns Obliterate Ukrainian Army’s Fortifications
December 2, 2023, 8:11 AM
Rapira shells can be fired from a range of up to seven kilometers, causing massive damage to enemy defensive structures.
Macron to Visit Qatar for Talks on Israel-Hamas Conflict
December 2, 2023, 6:51 AM
MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday is scheduled to pay a diplomatic visit to Qatar, a key mediator in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas and the broker of their truce and hostage deal.
AUKUS to Test ‘Advanced AI Algorithms’ to Help Navies Detect Subs
December 2, 2023, 6:33 AM
The navies of the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom have already conducted the first trials of AI technology with the AUKUS program to detect military targets in real time.
Israel Defense Forces Says Struck Hamas Command Centers in Gaza Strip
December 2, 2023, 5:05 AM
MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it struck the infrastructure of Palestinian group Hamas in the Gaza Strip, targeting operational command centers and underground facilities.
FBI Confirms Self-Immolation Incident at Israeli Consulate in Atlanta - Spokesperson
December 2, 2023, 3:59 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed its collaboration with the Atlanta Police in investigating a self-immolation incident outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta, FBI Spokesperson told Sputnik.
Onwards and Upwards
December 2, 2023, 3:34 AM
Rep. George Santos (R-NY) was expelled from Congress on Friday, ending his short-lived and tumultuous time in Congress after his 2022 election. His expulsion makes him the third congressman kicked out of the lower chamber since the Civil War and the first since that time who had not been convicted of a felony.
Report: US Told Israel It Will Issue Visa Ban For West Bank Settler Violence
December 2, 2023, 2:49 AM
From October 7 to November 24, Israeli forces killed 211 Palestinians in the territory, including 54 children. Meanwhile, Israeli settlers killed an additional eight Palestinians, including one child during that time period.
Meteorites Unveiled as Early Earth's Nitrogen Cosmic Couriers
December 2, 2023, 12:10 AM
A team of international researchers, led by Kyoto University and including scientists from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, has discovered that micrometeorites from distant icy celestial bodies in the outer solar system were likely responsible for ferrying essential nitrogen compounds to the early Earth.
Philippines Opens New 'Monitoring' Base in South China Sea Amid Rising Tensions
December 2, 2023, 12:03 AM
The South China Sea has been disputed for decades, with China, Brunei, Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan (Republic of China) all making conflicting claims to parts of the region.
US Reportedly Shipped 100 BLU-109 Bunker Buster Bombs to Help Israel Fight Hamas
December 1, 2023, 11:28 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has delivered 100 units of 2,000-pound BLU-109 bunker buster bombs among thousands of other ammunition and weapons systems to Israel in the war against the Palestinian movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip, US media reported on Friday.
Celestial Odd Couple: 'Overweight' Planet Defies Cosmic Norms by Orbiting Tiny Host Star
December 1, 2023, 10:34 PM
The oversized planet's orbit around the ultracool dwarf star - officially known as LHS 3154 - challenges existing expectations, with a mass ratio surpassing predictions by 100 times.
Second Place: South Korea Puts First Spy Satellite in Orbit Following North’s Launch
December 1, 2023, 10:18 PM
The South Korean Defense Ministry is preparing to place its first reconnaissance satellite in Earth's orbit, an official told reporters on Friday. The launch comes just days after the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), their rivals to the north, launched their own spy satellite.
Report: Israel Obtained Hamas' Battle Plan Over a Year Before October Attack
December 1, 2023, 10:07 PM
The failure by the Israeli government to stop the October 7 attack by Hamas has shaken the populace's faith in the Netanyahu government. A poll taken at the end of October showed that only 20% of Israelis expressed faith in the government, the lowest level in at least two decades.
US Navy Drops Underwater Footage of Crashed Poseidon Aircraft Near Hawaii
December 1, 2023, 9:41 PM
The US Navy has published footage of its underwater salvage efforts off the coast of Hawaii, where a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft recently skidded off the runway during landing.
‘Genocide Becomes Functional’ When Israel, US Deny Palestinian Existence - Academic
December 1, 2023, 8:57 PM
Israel has long tried to write the Palestinians out of history by claiming the land settled by millions of Jews since the late 19th century was “empty,” which has made it easier for them to justify terrible actions from the 1948 war to the present assault on Gaza, a Palestinian academic told Sputnik.
Rapprochement With China Kissinger's Most Lasting Achievement - Former Virginia Senator
December 1, 2023, 8:12 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States’ rapprochement with China is the most lasting achievement of the late Henry Kissinger - former US secretary of state - as it helped enrich the entire world, former Virginia State Senator Richard Black told Sputnik.
Was Resumption of Gaza War Linked to Blinken's Visit?
December 1, 2023, 7:15 PM
Israel resumed the Gaza war having said that Hamas violated a week-long truce by firing rockets at the Jewish state. The White House echoed that the Islamist group is to blame for the resumption of hostilities. Is Team Biden interested in expanding Tel Aviv's operation?
Maximum Size of Russian Armed Forces Increased by 170,000 - MoD
December 1, 2023, 6:40 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A presidential decree established the strength of the armed forces at 2,209,130, including 1,320,000 military personnel, according to the Kremlin.
Scott Ritter: US Pushing Nuclear Arms Race 'Can Only Have Tragic Ending’
December 1, 2023, 6:39 PM
The US has steadily fallen behind Russia and China in terms of strategic competition, while still insisting on pursuing conflict with both nations in an attempt to reassert its claimed superiority. That situation is ripe for producing a disastrous outcome, an analyst told Sputnik.
Who Will Pay for Zelensky's Defense Line? West Seems Uninterested — Expert
December 1, 2023, 6:01 PM
President Volodymyr Zelensky told the US press that Ukraine has entered a new phase of the conflict in winter. The US president wants to build defensive structures from Donbass to Western Ukraine. Will Kiev succeed?
Trump Can't Claim Presidential Immunity Over January 6 Riot - US Appeals Court
December 1, 2023, 5:54 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Former US President Donald Trump cannot claim presidential immunity and can be sued for his alleged role in the January 6 Capitol riot, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled on Friday.
Russia Leads Way for Global South by Providing Grain for Africa — Experts
December 1, 2023, 5:09 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during the Russia-Africa Summit in July that Russia would dispatch free grain as humanitarian aid to six African nations identified by the World Food Program.
Blinken's Diplomatic Blitz Went Bust Due to US’ Slavish Servility to Israel
December 1, 2023, 5:08 PM
Secretary Blinken ended his visit to Israel and left minutes after fighting in Gaza resumed, nixing gushing reports in US media about the trip being “one of the most significant diplomatic moves” to date with an eye toward ending the conflict. Sputnik asked experts to explain why the Israeli tail seems so consistently able to wag the American dog.
US House of Representatives Expels Congressman Santos Following Ethics Panel Probe
December 1, 2023, 4:29 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US House of Representatives on Friday passed a resolution to expel Congressman George Santos from the lower chamber of Congress, after a House Ethics Committee probe determined that there was substantial evidence of the lawmaker breaking federal law.
West to Drop Bombshell on Ukraine and Destroy Zelensky — Whistleblower
December 1, 2023, 4:19 PM
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is still in denial that he has outlived his usefulness to the West, former Ukrainian diplomat and whistleblower Andrii Telizhenko told Sputnik's Backstory podcast.
Zelensky's Fortification Fetish Won't Alter Russia's Strategy
December 1, 2023, 3:43 PM
Ukraine’s president has announced plans to beef up fortification-building efforts across the country, conceding to his top general that the NATO-sponsored conflict with Russia has hit a “stalemate” after Kiev’s disastrous counteroffensive. But no amount of concrete will be able to alter the Russian army’s plans, a leading military observer says.
German Electric Vehicle Industry Stalling Amid Charging Stations Crisis
December 1, 2023, 3:25 PM
Germany's appeal as an investment haven keeps plummeting, haunted by an impending €24 billion budgetary deficit — stirring apprehension among business executives and companies that rely on it.
Europe’s 'Lack of Strategic Vision' is Why 'Russia is Winning' in Ukraine Conflict
December 1, 2023, 2:56 PM
The failure of Kiev's much-vaunted counteroffensive, which has resulted in huge losses of manpower and NATO weaponry, along with the huge financial 'burden' of supporting President Volodymyr Zelensky’s regime have been driving 'Ukraine fatigue' in both the US and in Europe.
Pepe Escobar: US Needs Gaza War to Destabilize BRICS, Greater Eurasia
December 1, 2023, 2:20 PM
The Biden administration needs an Israeli victory in Gaza in order to undermine BRICS and other economic integration initiatives led by Russia and China, veteran geopolitical analyst Pepe Escobar told the New Rules podcast.
Poland's Killer 'Orka' Subs: What Will Their Capabilities and Targets Be?
December 1, 2023, 1:25 PM
A major shipbuilding and naval power in the second half of the 20th century with over a dozen submarines in its arsenal, Poland’s capabilities have since shrunk down considerably to just one operational sub, with Warsaw looking for help from abroad to build up its fleet after gutting its major shipyards. Here’s what we know about Poland’s plans.
Russia’s 15th Launch in One Year: Progress MS-25 Soars to ISS From Baikonur
December 1, 2023, 1:12 PM
This first winter launch of 2023 is the fourth Russian cargo ship to reach the ISS this year and the 15th Russian rocket launched this year.
Watch Russian Kamikaze Drone Eliminate German-Made Ukrainian Leopard 2A4 Tank
December 1, 2023, 12:57 PM
Since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine, the Russian Armed Forces have been using kamikaze drones, which are unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) designed to explode upon impact with a target. Such drones provide an inexpensive and effective way to eliminate specific targets without risking the lives of soldiers.
Truce Over: Israel Resumes Bombing Hamas Targets in Gaza Strip
December 1, 2023, 12:50 PM
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Friday announced the resumption of hostilities against Hamas in the Gaza Strip in response to the Palestinian movement allegedly breaching the agreed humanitarian pause by opening fire on Israeli territory.
Watch Russian Artillerymen Eliminate Ukrainian Positions
December 1, 2023, 12:42 PM
The integration of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into military operations has revolutionized the way ground forces conduct reconnaissance and surveillance. UAV operators and artillerymen are now working in tandem to provide real-time intelligence and precise targeting for artillery strikes.
Kim Jong Un Visits Army Air Force Headquarters on Occasion of Aviation Day
December 1, 2023, 12:40 PM
North Korea's Aviation Day is an annual holiday celebrated November 29. It honors the country's Air Force and the contributions of its aviators to the nation's defense and development. The celebrations typically include military parades and other events that showcase the country's aviation capabilities and highlight the importance of aviation.
EU Countries Resist 'No Russia Clause' in 12th Sanctions Package
December 1, 2023, 12:32 PM
The under-review proposal would compel EU exporters to adopt a prohibition on re-exporting to Russia, covering all goods in the commission's customs codes, extending to items beyond military use. This measure, however, risks negative repercussions on the EU's international trade and is seen as counterproductive by member states.
Ship Carrying Russian Humanitarian Grain Arrives in Africa
December 1, 2023, 11:51 AM
In July, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the Russia-Africa Summit that Russia had decided to send free grain as humanitarian aid to six African countries on the World Food Program's list.
Ex-Official Reveals How US Broke Kissinger's Efforts to Improve Relations With Russia
December 1, 2023, 10:25 AM
Henry Kissinger, former US secretary of state known for his contributions to contemporary political discourse and the field of international relations, died on Wednesday at his home in the US state of Connecticut at the age of 100.
OPEC+ Agrees on Major Oil Production Slash, as Brazil Set to Join Cartel
December 1, 2023, 10:03 AM
Oil powerhouses, including Saudi Arabia, Russia, Kuwait, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates, responsible for over 40 percent of global oil production, convened virtually on Thursday to deliberate on 2024 output amid an anticipated market surplus.
US Delivery of Longer-Range Rockets to Ukraine Pushed Back to 2024
December 1, 2023, 10:03 AM
At the start of the year, reports surfaced suggesting that the US leadership intended to boost Kiev’s capability to strike at distant targets. As yet another multimillion-dollar package for Kiev was being assembled, it was revealed that part of the funds would be used to procure Ground Launched Small Diameter Bombs (GLSDB) for the Ukrainian forces.
Ukraine Lost Over 125,000 People and 16,000 Weapons Over Six Months of Counteroffensive - Shoigu
December 1, 2023, 9:55 AM
The Ukrainian counteroffensive began on June 4. Kiev sent into battle brigades trained by NATO instructors and armed with Western equipment. Three months later, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Kiev's push had failed and that Ukraine had suffered heavy casualties.
Lavrov Holds Press Conference Following OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting
December 1, 2023, 9:38 AM
The OSCE Ministerial Council is being held in the capital of North Macedonia from Thursday to Friday. Participants are discussing security matters on the continent and the next chairmanship of the organization.
Talks on Exchange of Hostages in Gaza Continue Despite Resumption of Hostilities - Reports
December 1, 2023, 7:17 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Negotiations on the exchange of hostages in the Gaza Strip continue despite the resumption of hostilities, media reported on Friday, citing a source familiar with the talks.
Hamas Fails to Fulfill Commitments, Israel Plans to Reach War Goals - Netanyahu's Office
December 1, 2023, 6:38 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Hamas has not fulfilled its commitment to release more women from captivity, the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday, adding that Israel intends to achieve war goals in the Gaza Strip.
Art of Con: Paraguay Gov’t Official Sacked For Signing Doc with Fake ‘Nation’
December 1, 2023, 6:01 AM
Followers of an infamous “guru” claiming to have supernatural powers who fled India 2019 had a field day in the US city of Newark, New Jersey, in January, where they got officials, including the mayor, to sign a “sister city” partnership deal. Now, the con artists have struck again, this time in South America.
Russian Aerospace Forces to Train Pilots on Using 'Smart Bombs' in Special Op Zone
December 1, 2023, 5:45 AM
Guided bombs, also known as precision-guided munitions, are weapons that combine the accuracy of a missile with the destructive power of a bomb. These bombs are equipped with guidance systems that allow them to be precisely directed to their targets, reducing the risk of collateral damage and increasing their effectiveness in military operations.
IDF Says Resumed Combat Against Hamas in Gaza Strip as Movement Violated Truce
December 1, 2023, 5:18 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Friday that it had resumed fighting against Palestinian movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as the latter violated the humanitarian pause by opening fire on Israeli territory.
Coming in Hot: UN Chief Says 2023 Warmest Year ‘Recorded In Human History’
December 1, 2023, 3:53 AM
The year 2023 has seen severe fires, floods, and heat waves around the world.
Number of Billionaires Worldwide Up 7% Y/Y, Their Wealth Up 9% - Switzerland's UBS
December 1, 2023, 3:26 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of billionaires worldwide has increased by 7% between 2022 and 2023, from 2,376 to 2,542, and their wealth increased by 9%, from $11 trillion to $12 trillion, Swiss banking group UBS said Thursday.
Microsoft to Invest $3.16Bln Over Next 3 Years in AI Data Centers in UK - London
December 1, 2023, 3:19 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US tech giant Microsoft will invest 2.5 billion pounds ($3.16 billion) over the next 3 years to more than double its datacentre infrastructure for next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) in the United Kingdom, the UK Exchequer said Thursday.
Israel, Hamas Agree to Extend Truce for One More Day - Reports
December 1, 2023, 3:12 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Israel and Palestinian movement Hamas have agreed to extend a temporary humanitarian pause for an eighth day, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing Egyptian officials.
Family's Legal Spat Over Inheritance Money From Sue the T. Rex is On-Going - Reports
December 1, 2023, 3:09 AM
The famous, mostly-intact dinosaur skeleton was first discovered in 1990 on property owned by Maurice and Darlene Williams in the US state of South Dakota.
UK’s Sunak Having ‘Hissy Fit’ Over Sculptures Taken from Greece - Ex-Tory Minister
December 1, 2023, 12:45 AM
Greece has called upon the United Kingdom to return ancient sculptures from the Parthenon that have been held in London for over 200 years.

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