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Prosecutors Suggest Trump May Have Violated Federal Gun Law At Campaign Event
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/prosecutors-suggest-trump-may-have-violated-federal-gun-law-at-campaign-event-1113831558.html
September 30, 2023, 8:52 PM
Special counsel Jack Smith questioned whether the former president violated the conditions of his release at a South Carolina gun shop Monday, forcing his campaign to offer a clarification.
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US House of Representatives Passes 45-Day Stopgap Funding Bill With No Aid for Ukraine
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/us-house-of-representatives-passes-45-day-stopgap-funding-bill-with-no-aid-for-ukraine-1113831331.html
September 30, 2023, 7:39 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has passed a bill to extend government funding for 45 days that does not provide assistance to Ukraine.
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Russian Iskander Missile Strike Takes Out Ukrainian Armored Vehicles, Troop Staging Area
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/russian-iskander-missile-strike-takes-out-ukrainian-armored-vehicles-troop-staging-area-1113831016.html
September 30, 2023, 7:17 PM
A series of Russian missile strikes resulted in extreme losses of manpower and military hardware for the Kiev regime forces.
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White House Launches Countdown to Possible Government Shutdown
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/white-house-launches-countdown-to-possible-government-shutdown-1113830252.html
September 30, 2023, 6:00 PM
MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - The White House has launched the countdown to a possible shutdown of the US federal government, which may take place on October 1 if the US Congress fails to agree on a new budget.
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US House Introduces Stopgap Spending Bill Abandoning Aid to Ukraine - Congressman
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/us-house-introduces-stopgap-spending-bill-abandoning-aid-to-ukraine---congressman-1113829974.html
September 30, 2023, 5:36 PM
WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Saturday introduced a bill to extend government funding for 45 days that does not provide for assistance to Ukraine, Congressman Tom Cole said.
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Watch Russian Artillery Combat on the Kupyansk Frontlines in Special Op
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/watch-russian-artillery-combat-on-the-kupyansk-frontlines-in-special-op--1113829631.html
September 30, 2023, 5:23 PM
A recent video posted by the Russian Ministry of Defense demonstrates self-propelled howitzers in operation.
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Watch Russian Artillery Wipe Out Ukrainian Outpost in Special Op Zone
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/watch-russian-artillery-wipe-out-ukrainian-outpost-in-special-op-zone-1113825966.html
September 30, 2023, 3:38 PM
Ukraine launched its latest counteroffensive in early June. Three months later, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Ukrainian counteroffensive had failed, with Ukraine suffering 71,000 casualties. Several Western officials have also admitted that the Ukrainian counteroffensive had not been successful.
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Ukraine’s Plan to Stage New Counteroffensive ‘Act of Desperation’ – Analyst
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/ukraines-plan-to-stage-new-counteroffensive-act-of-desperation--analyst-1113828514.html
September 30, 2023, 3:26 PM
The Ukrainian Armed Forces’ alleged intent to kick off an autumn counteroffensive indicates that Zelensky is under the West’s pressure to carry on at any cost, retired US Army Lt. Col. and international consultant Earl Rasmussen told Sputnik.
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German Marder Infantry Fighting Vehicles Break Down 'All the Time' in Ukraine, POW Claims
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/german-marder-infantry-fighting-vehicles-break-down-all-the-time-in-ukraine-pow-claims-1113825724.html
September 30, 2023, 3:00 PM
The Marder infantry vehicles Berlin provided to Ukraine may not be particularly reliable, if the revelations of a captive Ukrainian trooper are to be believed.
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Watch POW Reveal How Scores of Ukrainian Soldiers Desert After Frontline Action
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/watch-pow-reveal-how-scores-of-ukrainian-soldiers-desert-after-frontline-action-1113827044.html
September 30, 2023, 2:32 PM
Desertion has become a major problem for the Kiev regime forces as soldiers become increasingly disenchanted with their cause, a Ukrainian soldier who was taken prisoner by Russian forces in the Zaporozhye region has revealed.
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Why Ukrainian F-16 Trainees Won't Turn the Tide of Conflict
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/why-ukrainian-f-16-trainees-wont-turn-the-tide-of-conflict-1113826867.html
September 30, 2023, 2:31 PM
Ukrainian F-16 trainees have reportedly arrived in the US for initial English language training. How soon could they appear on the battlefield and will their training be sufficient?
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New York City Infrastructure Hit by Torrential Rains
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/new-york-city-infrastructure-hit-by-torrential-rains-1113825295.html
September 30, 2023, 1:58 PM
No deaths or serious injuries have been reported in the aftermath of severe flooding that swept through New York City on Friday.
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Scott Ritter: Abrams Tanks Will Become ‘Mobile Steel Coffins’ for Ukrainian Crews
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/scott-ritter-abrams-tanks-will-become-mobile-steel-coffins-for-ukrainian-crews-1113821460.html
September 30, 2023, 1:00 PM
The United States has reportedly begun delivering M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks to Ukraine. These tanks are part of a 31-tank package approved by the Biden administration earlier this year which has seen a significant delay in delivery.
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Ukraine Loses Up to 690 Soldiers Over Past 24 Hours
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/ukraine-loses-up-to-690-soldiers-over-past-24-hours-1113823836.html
September 30, 2023, 12:25 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukraine has lost up to 690 soldiers both killed and wounded in six directions over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
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Putin Marks Reunification Day By Highlighting Unbroken Will of New Russian Regions
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/putin-marks-reunification-day-by-highlighting-unbroken-will-of-new-russian-regions-1113822298.html
September 30, 2023, 12:08 PM
The Russian head of state issued a video address dedicated to the anniversary of Russia’s 2022 reunification with the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Lugansk People’s Republic, the Kherson region and the Zaporozhye region.
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Russia's Role in Global Fertilizer Market
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/russias-role-in-global-fertilizer-market-1113808842.html
September 30, 2023, 11:39 AM
Last year, Moscow became the world's leading exporter of fertilizers, shipping over $20 billion worth of fertilizers abroad, according to the International Fertilizers Association.
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Slovakia to Hold Snap Parliamentary Elections on Saturday
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/slovakia-to-hold-snap-parliamentary-elections-on-saturday-1113820717.html
September 30, 2023, 10:07 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Slovakia will hold snap parliamentary elections on Saturday to elect members of the National Council.
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Russia Refilling Ammunition Stocks Faster Than Expected - Canadian General
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/russia-refilling-ammunition-stocks-faster-than-expected---canadian-general-1113820016.html
September 30, 2023, 9:59 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia is refilling its ammunition stockpiles faster than expected, causing concern not only in Ukraine, but also in Western countries, Canadian Chief of the Defense Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre said.
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Moscow to Host Russia's Largest Global Export Forum From October 19-20
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/moscow-to-host-russias-largest-global-export-forum-from-october-19-20-1113819869.html
September 30, 2023, 9:50 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow will host Russia's largest international export forum "Made in Russia" from October 19-20, bringing together authorities and businesses from around the globe to discuss key aspects of trade activities, the Russian Export Center said on Saturday.
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Thousands of Ukrainian Troops Surrender via Russian Radio Hotline
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/thousands-of-ukrainian-troops-surrender-via-russian-radio-hotline-1113816561.html
September 30, 2023, 8:43 AM
Amid Kiev's botched counteroffensive, which has shown no progress since its initiation in early June, there is a growing number of Ukrainian soldiers opting to surrender by raising a white flag.
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Supporting Ukraine ‘Tough, Painful’ - UK Foreign Secretary
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/supporting-ukraine-tough-painful---uk-foreign-secretary-1113817787.html
September 30, 2023, 8:00 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said on Saturday that supporting Ukraine in its conflict with Russia is tough and painful.
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Ukrainian SS Vet on Run with Family After Canadian Parliament Scandal - Reports
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/ukrainian-ss-vet-on-run-with-family-after-canadaian-parliament-scandal---reports-1113816377.html
September 30, 2023, 5:53 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Ukrainian Nazi veteran Yaroslav Hunka and his family are in hiding amid a scandal in the Canadian parliament, US TV channel reported, citing family friend Barb Bonenfant.
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Trump Vows to Hold Silicon Valley Tech Giants Accountable for Censorship
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/trump-vows-to-hold-silicon-valley-tech-giants-accountable-for-censorship-1113816211.html
September 30, 2023, 5:14 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Former President Donald Trump said he will hold Silicon Valley Tech giants accountable for alleged censorship.
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Astronomers Obtain First-Ever Evidence of M87 Black Hole Rotation
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/astronomers-obtain-first-ever-evidence-of-m87-black-hole-rotation-1113815236.html
September 30, 2023, 4:07 AM
Scientists have confirmed that the supermassive black hole at the heart of Messier 87 (M87) is indeed spinning. This monumental discovery, achieved through a comprehensive analysis of over two decades' worth of observations, sheds light on one of the universe's most enigmatic entities.
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Melania Trump Renegotiates Prenup Amid Potential Second Term and Legal Troubles, Media Reports
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/melania-trump-renegotiates-prenup-amid-potential-second-term-and-legal-troubles-media-reports-1113815836.html
September 30, 2023, 4:04 AM
Sources suggest that Melania sought to increase her financial security through this renegotiation, with a particular focus on providing for her 17-year-old son's future.
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Democracy for Me But Not Thee?
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/democracy-for-me-but-not-thee-1113815981.html
September 30, 2023, 4:00 AM
US President Joe Biden delivered a major speech on the subject of democracy on Thursday, his third on the subject during his presidency.
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27 Years Later, Suspect Arrested in Murder of Rapper Tupac Shakur
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/27-years-later-suspect-arrested-in-murder-of-rapper-tupac-shakur-1113815669.html
September 30, 2023, 3:54 AM
Former gang leader Duane Davis, who had long bragged about being at the scene of the rapper’s shooting, was charged Friday on one count of murder with a deadly weapon.
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Oil Prices Up Nearly 30% in 3rd Quarter at Highest Level Since Start of Ukraine Conflict
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/oil-prices-up-nearly-30-in-3rd-quarter-at-highest-level-since-start-of-ukraine-conflict-1113814960.html
September 30, 2023, 3:38 AM
NEW YORK (Sputnik) - Crude prices fell on the last trading day of September on growing unease over how the world might cope in the coming months with increasing energy costs, but those betting on higher oil prices still won big on the month and quarter, helped largely by the Saudi and Russian production cuts.
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Price Cap on Russian Oil Not Working as Intended, Yellen Admits
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/price-cap-on-russian-oil-not-working-as-intended-yellen-admits-1113814821.html
September 30, 2023, 3:26 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The G7 price cap on Russian oil has not been working as well as the West intended with Moscow’s ability to create shadow services for its oil shipments and after the rally in crude prices that brought a barrel near $100, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told reporters.
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Romania Asks to Buy Out Moldova's Only River Port
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/romania-asks-to-buy-out-moldovas-only-river-port-1113814670.html
September 30, 2023, 3:08 AM
CHISINAU (Sputnik) - Romania plans to buy from Moldova the Giurgiulesti International Free Port on the Danube River to create a hub for Ukrainian grain supplies to the European Union, Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu said on Friday.
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Moscow Says 'Anti-Russia' IAEA Resolution Contains Unsubstantiated Accusations
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/moscow-says-anti-russia-iaea-resolution-contains-unsubstantiated-accusations-1113814512.html
September 30, 2023, 2:15 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The resolution adopted at the 67th session of the IAEA General Conference on "nuclear safety, nuclear security and safeguards in Ukraine" contains unfounded attacks and unsubstantiated accusations against Russia, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday.
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Air Defenses Shoot Down Aerial Targets Near Russian City of Belgorod - Regional Governor
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/air-defenses-shoot-down-aerial-targets-near-russian-city-of-belgorod---regional-governor-1113814391.html
September 30, 2023, 1:51 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Air defenses have shot down aerial targets near the Russian city of Belgorod, no casualties or damage have been reported, regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on Telegram.
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Will Run as Independent in 2024 Amid Democratic Roadblocks - Report
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/robert-f-kennedy-jr-will-run-as-independent-in-2024-amid-democratic-roadblocks---report-1113814269.html
September 30, 2023, 1:14 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Current Democratic 2024 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will announce next month that he is switching to an independent bid due to roadblocks imposed by the Democratic Party, Mediaite reported on Friday.
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Fighting Words: We Don’t Serve a 'Wannabe Dictator' Says Retiring US General Milley
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/fighting-words-we-dont-serve-a-wannabe-dictator-says-retiring-us-general-milley-1113814091.html
September 30, 2023, 1:04 AM
Exiting Joint Chiefs chair General Mark Milley made the comments, which were widely interpreted as a swipe at former President Trump, on Friday at a transfer of power ceremony in Virginia.
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Blinken, Vucic Discuss Needed Measures to De-Escalate Tensions With Kosovo
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/blinken-vucic-discuss-needed-measures-to-de-escalate-tensions-with-kosovo-1113813983.html
September 30, 2023, 12:26 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a phone call with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic discussed the need to take immediate steps to de-escalate tensions with Kosovo, the Department of State said on Friday.
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Brazilian Police Arrest Ex-General Over Suspected Involvement in Takeover Attempt - Report
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230930/brazilian-police-arrest-ex-general-over-suspected-involvement-in-takeover-attempt---report-1113813860.html
September 30, 2023, 12:09 AM
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The Brazilian Federal Police detained retired army general Ridauto Lucio Fernandes for questioning on suspicion of organizing the January 8 takeover attempt, with his house being searched, Brazilian media reported on Friday.
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Saturn's Rings and Moons: Collision Course Revealed by Supercomputer Simulations
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/saturns-rings-and-moons-collision-course-revealed-by-supercomputer-simulations-1113812094.html
September 29, 2023, 11:11 PM
A series of supercomputer simulations has unraveled the long-standing mystery surrounding the origins of Saturn's majestic rings and icy moons. Recent research suggests that Saturn's iconic rings may have formed from the cataclysmic collision of two icy moons, akin in size to the present-day Dione and Rhea.
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Russia to Carry Out Serious Work on Revival, Development of Its Historical Regions - Putin
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/russia-to-carry-out-serious-work-on-revival-development-of-its-historical-regions---putin-1113812815.html
September 29, 2023, 10:54 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia will have to carry out a large-scale work on the revival and socio-economic development of its historical regions, and these goals will be achieved, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
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US Reportedly Watching, Learning from Russian Performance in Ukraine Special Military Operation
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/us-reportedly-watching-learning-from-russian-performance-in-ukraine-special-military-operation--1113812199.html
September 29, 2023, 10:37 PM
An online report noted Ukraine’s difficulties in penetrating Russian defensive lines, stressing the continued importance of training and coordination in a world of technologically advanced warfare.
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Co-Defendant in Trump Georgia Election Case Scott Hall Pleads Guilty
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/co-defendant-in-trump-georgia-election-case-scott-hall-pleads-guilty-1113811983.html
September 29, 2023, 10:01 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Scott Hall, one of the co-defendants in the Georgia election interference case involving former President Donald Trump, has entered a guilty plea during a hearing in Fulton County Superior Court.
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Feinstein's Legacy Likely 'Embarrassment' for 'Holding on Too Long' to Senate Seat
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/feinsteins-legacy-likely-embarrassment-for-holding-on-too-long-to-senate-seat-1113811785.html
September 29, 2023, 9:43 PM
While US Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) became one of the most powerful lawmakers in Washington during her 31 years in office, her legacy will likely be the problems she caused by staying in office, even as her health unraveled, a commentator told Sputnik.
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Late Senator Feinstein Hailed as ‘Trailblazer’ After 31 Years in US Senate
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/late-senator-feinstein-hailed-as-trailblazer-after-31-years-in-us-senate-1113810451.html
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.
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F-16 Training for Ukrainian Pilots Will Only Help Kiev's Political Showmanship - Air Force Vets
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/f-16-training-for-ukrainian-pilots-will-only-help-kievs-political-showmanship---air-force-vets-1113806149.html
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.
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US Has Funds To Continue Providing Kiev Aid For Coming Weeks: Kirby on Potential Shutdown
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/us-has-funds-to-continue-providing-kiev-aid-for-coming-weeks-kirby-on-potential-shutdown-1113810182.html
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.
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Ukraine Coordinates With Western Sponsors Plans for New Offensive, Seizure of Nuclear Plant - Source
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/ukraine-coordinates-with-western-sponsors-plans-for-new-offensive-seizure-of-nuclear-plant---source-1113809059.html
September 29, 2023, 6:48 PM
The regime in Kiev has worked 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.
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How Menendez Case Exposes Hunter Biden's Special Treatment
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/how-menendez-case-exposes-hunter-bidens-special-treatment-1113808475.html
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.
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US Lawmakers Demand Pentagon Explanation Over Soldiers' Inadequate Living Conditions
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/us-lawmakers-demand-pentagon-explanation-over-soldiers-inadequate-living-conditions-1113804803.html
September 29, 2023, 6:30 PM
A recent government report showed the dire living conditions young troops face in their barracks.
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Biden Latest of Five US Presidents to Face or Be Threatened With Impeachment
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/biden-latest-of-five-us-presidents-to-face-or-be-threatened-with-impeachment-1113804539.html
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.
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Why Did Philadelphia Police Fail to Stop Organized Looting Campaign?
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/why-did-philadelphia-police-fail-to-stop-organized-looting-campaign-1113794462.html
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.
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Ukrainian Troops Reportedly Refuse Battle Orders in Rabotino Due to Heavy Losses
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/ukrainian-troops-reportedly-refuse-battle-orders-in-rabotino-due-to-heavy-losses-1113803090.html
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.
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Watch Russian GRAD MLRS Wreck Havoc on Ukrainian Positions
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/watch-russian-grad-mlrs-wreck-havoc-on-ukrainian-positions-1113799395.html
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.
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UK Military Chief: West Underestimated Russia's Defenses
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/uk-military-chief-west-underestimated-russias-defenses-1113800401.html
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.
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'Slovak Orban': How Fico's Election Win May Bolster EU Divisions on Ukraine
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/slovak-orban-how-ficos-election-win-may-bolster-eu-divisions-on-ukraine-1113802810.html
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?
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Shoigu Shows CIS Defense Ministers PP-2000 Submachine Gun
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/shoigu-shows-cis-defense-ministers-pp-2000-submachine-gun-1113800653.html
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.
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‘Golden Billion’ Countries Exploit Rest of World - Putin
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/golden-billion-countries-exploit-rest-of-world---putin-1113802244.html
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.
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Pepe Escobar: Russia-China Partnership Defangs US Empire
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/pepe-escobar-russia-china-partnership-defangs-us-empire-1113794497.html
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.
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Watch Russian Forces Blast Ukrainian Armored Vehicles in Special Op
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/watch-russian-forces-blast-ukrainian-armored-vehicles-in-special-op-1113793566.html
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.
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Germany-Ukraine Joint Arms Production Venture is ‘Money Laundering Scheme’ – Analyst
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/germany-ukraine-joint-arms-production-venture-is-money-laundering-scheme--analyst-1113795272.html
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.
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Netizens Applaud Elon Musk for Slamming Politicians Who Neglect US in Favor of Ukraine
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/netizens-applaud-elon-musk-for-slamming-politicians-who-neglect-us-in-favor-of-ukraine-1113794034.html
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.
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Russian Forces Destroy Control Center of Foreign Legion in Ukraine
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/russian-forces-destroy-control-center-of-foreign-legion-in-ukraine-1113798319.html
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.
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UK on Track for Biggest Tax Hike Since WWII - Think Tank
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/uk-on-track-for-biggest-tax-hike-since-wwii---think-tank-1113797614.html
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.
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California Senator Dianne Feinstein Dies at 90
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/california-senator-dianne-feinstein-passes-away-1113797888.html
September 29, 2023, 1:07 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - California Senator Dianne Feinstein has died, media reported on Friday, citing multiple sources.
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US Government Shutdown to Cost Small Businesses $100Mln in Loans Per Day
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/us-government-shutdown-to-cost-small-businesses-100mln-in-loans-per-day-1113793972.html
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.
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Finland: Newest NATO Member Strikes Land Deals to Build Fortifications Near Russian Border – Reports
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/finland-newest-nato-member-strikes-land-deals-to-build-fortifications-near-russian-border--reports-1113791507.html
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.
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BRICS Expansion Indicates World Tired of US Hegemony - Nicaraguan Top Diplomat
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/brics-expansion-indicates-world-tired-of-us-hegemony---nicaragua-1113793646.html
September 29, 2023, 12:05 PM
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) Lenka White - The expansion of BRICS indicates that the world is tired of US hegemony and imperialism, Nicaraguan Foreign Affairs Minister Denis Moncada told Sputnik.
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Orban: EU May Have Given Hungarian Money to Ukraine
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/orban-eu-may-have-given-hungarian-money-to-ukraine-1113790834.html
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.
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Watch Russian Troops Wipe Out Ukrainian Ammo and Fuel Depots
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/watch-russian-troops-wipe-out-ukrainian-ammo-and-fuel-depots-1113792305.html
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.
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Russia to Discuss Extension of Karabakh Peacekeeping Mission With Baku - Kremlin
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/russia-to-discuss-extension-of-karabakh-peacekeeping-mission-with-baku---kremlin-1113792540.html
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.
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Russian Soldiers Receive One-Million-Ruble Check for Destroying Ukraine’s Leopard Tank
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/russian-soldiers-receive-one-million-ruble-check-for-destroying-ukraines-leopard-tank-1113790428.html
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.
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Canada Honoring Nazi Veteran Can Be Seen as 'State Crime' - Nicaragua
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/canada-honoring-nazi-veteran-can-be-seen-as-state-crime---nicaragua-1113791203.html
September 29, 2023, 10:23 AM
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) Lenka White - 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.
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World Sees Trudeau as 'Clown' After SS Officer Incident - Opposition
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/world-sees-trudeau-as-clown-after-ss-officer-incident---opposition-1113790103.html
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.
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Putin Instructs Wagner Group’s Ex-Chief of Staff to Form Volunteer Units
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/putin-instructs-wagner-groups-ex-chief-of-staff-to-form-volunteer-units-1113789215.html
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.
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US House Republicans Plot to Oust McCarthy Amid Looming Shutdown - Reports
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/us-house-republicans-plot-to-oust-mccarthy-amid-looming-shutdown---reports-1113789020.html
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.
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House Removes Ukraine Aid From Defense Spending Bill
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/house-removes-ukraine-aid-from-defense-spending-bill-1113787347.html
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.
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Most Italians Want Frienship with Russia - Envoy
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/most-italians-want-frienship-with-russia----envoy-1113787232.html
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.
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Russia Has No Illusions Over Potential Hunka Extradition as Canada Likely to Stall
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/russia-has-no-illusions-over-potential-hunka-extradition-as-canada-likely-to-stall---diplomat-1113786122.html
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.
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Russia Destroys 11 Ukrainian Drones Above Kaluga, Kursk Regions
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/russia-destroys-11-ukrainian-drones-above-kaluga-kursk-regions-1113786324.html
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.
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Glaciers in Switzerland Slim Down 10% in Just Two Years
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/glaciers-in-switzerland-slim-down-10-in-just-two-years-1113785990.html
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.
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House Oversight Committee Files Subpoena for Bank Records From Hunter, James Biden
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/house-oversight-committee-says-subpoenaed-hunter-james-biden-for-bank-records-1113785452.html
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.
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Geneticists Rediscover African Population Once Assumed to Have Died Out
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/geneticists-rediscover-african-population-once-assumed-to-have-died-out-1113785299.html
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.
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Japanese Scientists Find Microplastics in Clouds for First Time
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/japanese-scientists-find-microplastics-in-clouds-for-first-time-1113784876.html
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.
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Elon Musk: US Immigration Needs to Be Smoothed Out, Flow of People Stopped
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/elon-musk-us-immigration-needs-to-be-smoothed-out-flow-of-people-stopped-1113785094.html
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.
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Biden Claims Trump Poses Threat to Democracy, But is Joe Its Savior?
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/biden-claims-trump-poses-threat-to-democracy-but-is-joe-its-savior-1113784587.html
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.
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Scientists Recover 630,000 WWII-Era Records to Remedy Gap in Climate Data
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/scientists-recover-630000-wwii-era-records-to-remedy-gap-in-climate-data-1113784047.html
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.
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US Capitol Police Arrest 18 Climate Activists Occupying House Speaker's Office
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/us-capitol-police-arrest-18-climate-activists-occupying-house-speakers-office-1113784233.html
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.
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Russia's UNSC Draft Statement Calls for Condemnation of Nord Stream Terrorist Attack
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230929/russias-unsc-draft-statement-calls-for-condemnation-of-nord-stream-terrorist-attack-1113783715.html
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.
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Sparks Fly on Day One of US House’s Biden Impeachment Hearing: What Did We Learn?
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230928/sparks-fly-on-day-one-of-us-houses-biden-impeachment-hearing-what-did-we-learn-1113782485.html
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.
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Sir Michael Gambon, Decorated Actor Known for Portraying Dumbledore in 'Harry Potter', Dead at 82
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230928/sir-michael-gambon-decorated-actor-known-for-portraying-dumbledore-in-harry-potter-dead-at-82-1113781097.html
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.
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Photo: Taiwan Unveils ‘Narwhal’, First Domestically-Made Submarine
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230928/photo-taiwan-unveils-narwhal-first-domestically-made-submarine-1113780721.html
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.
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Ukraine Dependence on NATO Intel Further Embroiling West in Conflict - Former US Marine
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230928/ukraine-dependence-on-nato-intel-further-embroiling-west-in-conflict---former-us-marine-1113760655.html
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.
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Theory or Theater: What's the Difference Between Bidenomics and Trumponomics?
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230928/theory-or-theater-whats-the-difference-between-bidenomics-and-trumponomics-1113775355.html
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.
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Menendez ‘Will Not Resign’ Amid Bribery Charges in Spite of Demand by Over Half of Dem Senators
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230928/menendez-will-not-resign-amid-bribery-charges-in-spite-of-demand-by-over-half-of-dem-senators-1113779989.html
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.
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Over Half of US Voters ‘Very Concerned’ About Biden’s Cognitive Health - Poll
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230928/over-half-of-us-voters-very-concerned-about-bidens-cognitive-health---poll-1113779583.html
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.
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Pashinyan ‘Betrayed’ Karabakh Armenians Following West's Empty ‘Political Declarations’
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230928/pashinyan-betrayed-karabakh-armenians-following-wests-empty-political-declarations-1113778927.html
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.
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Nazi Hunter Steven Rambam: Trudeau Knew He Applauded a Monster
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230928/nazi-hunter-steven-rambam-trudeau-knew-he-applauded-a-monster-1113775972.html
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.
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Watch Russian Artillery Hammer Ukrainian Mortar Unit
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230928/watch-russian-artillery-hammer-ukrainian-mortar-unit-1113775758.html
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.
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Year in Space: Longest ISS Expedition Completed
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230928/year-in-space-longest-iss-expedition-completed-1113761583.html
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.
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SpaceX Receives Contract for Starshield, Pentagon’s Version of Starlink Satellite Network
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230928/spacex-receives-contract-for-starshield-pentagons-version-of-starlink-satellite-network-1113773601.html
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.
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University of Alberta Closed Hunka Fund Soon After Russian Embassy’s Request
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230928/university-of-alberta-closed-hunka-fund-soon-after-russian-embassys-request-1113776456.html
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.
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How Long Does It Take to Train an Abrams Crew and Who Will Be Manning Them in Ukraine?
https://sputnikglobe.com/20230928/how-long-does-it-take-to-train-an-abrams-crew-and-who-will-be-manning-them-in-ukraine-1113774625.html
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.
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