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New Wrinkles Show Mercury, Solar System’s Smallest World, Steadily Shrinking
October 3, 2023, 9:26 PM
The tiny planet Mercury, which orbits at just one-third of the distance from the sun as the Earth, is a world of extremes, with the side that faces the sun being incredibly hot and the side that faces away being nearly as cold as space. Still, other star systems have planets that orbit even closer.
At Least 21 People Dead, Multiple Injured After Italian Bus Plunges Off Overpass Near Venice
October 3, 2023, 9:15 PM
The bus, which was en route from Venice to Marghera, was carrying passengers returning home from work when it broke through a barrier and plummeted about 10 meters. The vehicle subsequently burst into flames upon impact.
US House Removes McCarthy From Speakership in Historic Vote
October 3, 2023, 8:49 PM
Over the weekend, Congress narrowly passed a continuing resolution funding the government for another 45 days, to give more time to debate a series of spending bills that form the 2024 budget.
EU Reportedly Preparing to Launch Talks on Ukraine's Membership Bid
October 3, 2023, 8:27 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The European Union is reportedly preparing to launch formal negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the bloc and intends to announce this in December.
How Clinton Used Russia’s 1993 Crisis to Dupe Yeltsin on NATO’s Eastward March
October 3, 2023, 7:01 PM
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the bloody finale to the 1993 Russian Constitutional Crisis – which saw the streets of Moscow turned into a battleground between pro-Yeltsin forces and the Supreme Soviet parliament. How did the Clinton White House take advantage of chaos to push NATO expansion? Sputnik dug through the archives for answers.
French Health Minister Urges Citizens Not to Panic Amid Bedbug Invasion
October 3, 2023, 6:40 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The French health minister assured the nation on Tuesday that there was no need to panic about bedbug infestation, after commuters complained that public transport in Paris was crawling with the bloodsucking insects.
White House Says Ukraine Could Struggle to Receive Other Aid if US Funding Lapses
October 3, 2023, 6:25 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Ukraine could struggle to receive aid from other countries if aid from the United States lapses due to congressional inaction, National Security Council Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby stated on Tuesday.
Protest Against Military Supplies to Ukraine Gathers 4,000 in Berlin - Police
October 3, 2023, 6:04 PM
BERLIN (Sputnik) - About 4,000 people attended a rally in Berlin on Tuesday, calling against sending weapons to Ukraine, as well as for the resignation of the German government and snap elections in the country, German capital's police told Sputnik on Tuesday.
Robo-Burrito: Food-Assembling Machine to Soon Enter Mexican Food Chain in US
October 3, 2023, 5:44 PM
As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more complex, experts anticipate a sharp increase in unemployment as machines begin to replace flesh-and-blood workers. Still, economic troubles seem to be arresting those developments.
What is USAID Doing in Georgia?
October 3, 2023, 5:31 PM
US bilateral relations with Georgia (the country, not to be confused with the American state) seem a bit tarnished, and it’s USAID’s activities in Georgia that are to blame.
Hungary Got No Statements From European Commission on Unlocking $13.6Bln - Minister
October 3, 2023, 5:26 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Hungary has so far received no official statements from the European Commission on the possibility of unfreezing 13 billion euros ($13.6 billion) in EU funds or any conditions for this move, Hungarian Minister for Regional Development Tibor Navracsics stated on Tuesday.
Could Biden Keep Arming Ukraine as Pentagon's Ukraine Funds Dry Out?
October 3, 2023, 5:02 PM
President Joe Biden has called upon American lawmakers to approve a new multi-billion package for Ukraine as funding for Kiev is drying out. Why has the Ukraine military aid become a sacred cow for the US establishment, and is it capable of keeping it uninterrupted?
Pentagon Official Arrested for Being Member of Dog Fighting Ring for 20 Years – Reports
October 3, 2023, 4:49 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The FBI arrested senior Department of Defense communications official Frederick Douglass Moorefield on charges of taking part in a dogfighting ring in the District of Columbia since at least 2002, an American newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Dow Jones Drops 430 Points as US Treasury Bonds Hit 16-Year High
October 3, 2023, 4:34 PM
As the yield on 10-year US Treasury notes on Tuesday hit levels not seen since 2007, stock traders launched massive selloffs, sending Wall Street indices into the negative.
Azov Militant to Resume Role as Leader of Extremist Military Unit
October 3, 2023, 4:31 PM
In July, four Azov* commanders returned from Turkiye to Ukraine. Russia considered the transfer of the Azov leaders by Ankara to Kiev to be a violation of previously reached agreements.
'Experiments Were Carried Out': Why Ukrainian Soldiers Becoming Antibiotic-Resistant
October 3, 2023, 3:24 PM
One European healthcare system found that Ukrainian citizens arriving for treatment often have dangerous bacteria and antibiotic resistance. Western media raised the alarm about this phenomenon, which might threaten the entire continent.
Florida's Gaetz to 'Fall Flat on His Face' in Bid to Oust McCarthy From House Speakership
October 3, 2023, 2:57 PM
The short-term government spending bill passed by Congress just in the nick of time to dodge a shutdown includes disaster relief funds, but does not include new aid for Ukraine. The stage is now set for further wrangling, with US Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) filing a motion Monday to call for the removal of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy from his post.
Bidenomics AND Bust: US Heading for Recession With 'Sleepy Joe' at the Wheel
October 3, 2023, 2:16 PM
Joe Biden has touted the supposed success of “Bidenomics” as vindication of his controversial presidency. Media commentator and economist Mitch Roschelle has warned that if America's finances take a turn for the worse, it will sink his hopes of reelection.
UK Opens Marine Science Base on Remote Pitcairn Islands
October 3, 2023, 1:59 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom has opened a marine science base on the Pitcairn Islands to allow scientists from around the world to study marine biodiversity, the government said on Tuesday.
Identity of UK Artist Banksy Could Soon Be Unmasked in Court - Reports
October 3, 2023, 1:52 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The identity of renowned UK graffiti artist Banksy, who carefully maintains his anonymity, could be revealed during legal proceedings, media reported on Tuesday.
Poland, Ukraine May Face Complex Relations in Coming Months
October 3, 2023, 1:40 PM
WARSAW (Sputnik) - Poland and Ukraine may experience complex relations in the coming months, but Warsaw does not intend to meet Kiev's economic expectations regarding the grain embargo, Polish government spokesman Piotr Muller stated on Tuesday.
'Vulnerable' Abrams Tanks in Ukraine May Be Swiftly 'Detected & Destroyed' by Russia's UAVs
October 3, 2023, 1:35 PM
Russia’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been relentlessly homing in on the Kiev regime’s weaponry donated by NATO, wreaking havoc on Ukrainian forces as they struggle with their faltering counteroffensive. When delivery of US-made Abrams battle tanks to Ukraine was announced, Moscow responded by saying that, "[Abrams] too will burn."
Four IAEA Observers Start Work at Zaporozhye Nuclear Plant After Another Rotation
October 3, 2023, 1:23 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The 12th rotation of observers of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) took place at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, as four new inspectors began their work, the nuclear station stated on Tuesday.
'Nazism Isn’t Nuanced': Internet Rips Op-Ed Blaming 'Complicated History' for Canada Nazi Row
October 3, 2023, 1:18 PM
The scandal over a Ukrainian veteran who fought in the ranks of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the Nazi SS during World War II being honored by the Canadian legislature has continued to reverberate, triggering fierce criticism, and raising questions as to how Ottawa became a “safe haven” for Ukrainian WWII-era Nazis.
Three People Reportedly Killed, 4 Injured by 14-Year-Old Gunman at Mall in Thailand
October 3, 2023, 1:17 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Three people were killed and four others injured by a gunman at the Siam Paragon mall in Bangkok on Tuesday, Thai media reported, citing police.
Ukraine Loses Up to 285 Troops in Donetsk Direction - MoD
October 3, 2023, 1:14 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukraine has lost up to 285 soldiers in the Donetsk direction over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
Czech Republic Introduces Border Controls With Slovakia From Wednesday
October 3, 2023, 1:12 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Czech Republic has decided to introduce controls at the country's border with Slovakia as part of measures to counter illegal migration starting October 4, Czech Interior Minister Vit Rakusan said on Tuesday.
Watch Russian D-30 Howitzers Hammer Ukrainian Troops in Krasny Liman Direction
October 3, 2023, 12:45 PM
Russian forces have carried out artillery strikes on Ukrainian positions using the renowned D-30 howitzers in the Krasny Liman direction.
Kremlin Denies Reports About Russia's Alleged Missile Tests in Arctic
October 3, 2023, 12:35 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday denied media reports alleging that Russia was planning to test a missile codenamed Burevestnik in the Arctic.
More Than 98% of Wounded Russian Soldiers Recover - Shoigu
October 3, 2023, 11:51 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Mote than 98% of Russian troops wounded during the course of the ongoing Russian military operation in Ukraine are discharged as recovered, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday.
Watch Russian Soldier Rescue Ukrainian Serviceman Under Artillery Attack by Kiev Forces
October 3, 2023, 11:29 AM
The Ukrainian counteroffensive began on 4 June. Kiev's brigades were trained by NATO instructors and armed with Western equipment, including Leopard and Challenger tanks. Three months later, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Kiev's push had failed, with Ukraine having already suffered more than 71,000 casualties since.
India to Create Intelligence Posts Along Chinese Border - Reports
October 3, 2023, 11:15 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - India will create Border Intelligence Posts (BIPs) to monitor Chinese activity, including military buildup and incursion attempts into Indian territory, along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Indian media reported on Tuesday citing sources.
Mass Anti-Government Rally Takes Place in Berlin
October 3, 2023, 10:50 AM
German Unity Day is a national holiday in Germany, celebrated every 3 October. It commemorates the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
McCarthy Denies Existence of 'Secret Deal' With Biden on Ukraine Aid
October 3, 2023, 10:34 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy denied the existence of a secret deal on Ukraine aid between him and US President Joe Biden made to provide temporary government funding.
UK Runs Out of Weapons to Send to Ukraine – Reports
October 3, 2023, 9:51 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom has run out of weapons which can be sent to Ukraine, and should encourage other countries to boost their efforts, UK media reported, citing a senior military official.
Watch Russian Su-25SM Attack Aircraft and Ka-52 Helicopters Strike Ukrainian Positions
October 3, 2023, 9:47 AM
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.
Armenian Parliament Ratifies Rome Statute of ICC
October 3, 2023, 9:47 AM
YEREVAN (Sputnik) - The Armenian parliament has decided in favor of ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Speaker of the National Assembly Alen Simonyan said following the session on Tuesday.
EU Reportedly Mulls Unblocking Hungary's Billions in Return For Approval of Ukraine Support
October 3, 2023, 9:32 AM
Drained coffers prompted European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to propose boosting the EU’s budget for 2024-2027 by €66 billion, including to support Ukraine. The proposal faces a December 4 deadline, with Prime Minister Viktor Orban warning that Hungary will block any funding for Kiev unless it receives its own frozen EU funds.
Russian Armed Forces Repel All Attacks in Soledar-Artemovsk Direction - Shoigu
October 3, 2023, 9:30 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Units of the Russian armed forces' Southern group have repelled all attacks in the Soledar-Artemovsk (Bakhmut) direction, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday.
Thai Prime Minister Orders Postponement of Arms Procurement to 2024
October 3, 2023, 9:05 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin ordered the country's defense ministry to put off arms procurement plans to the 2024 fiscal year, so the government could use budget to help the people, Thailand's newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Russia's Luna-25 Mission Likely Crashed Due to Faulty Velocity Measurement - Roscosmos
October 3, 2023, 9:01 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Incorrect operation of the angular velocity measurement unit is the most likely cause of the crash of Russia’s Luna-25 moon lander mission, the Russian space corporation Roscosmos said on Tuesday.
Russian Orthodox Church Supports All Mediation Efforts in Ukraine Conflict, Says Archpriest
October 3, 2023, 8:43 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Orthodox Church supports all mediation efforts for the speedy establishment of a just peace in Ukraine, including the initiatives of the Patriarch of Jerusalem and all Palestine, according to Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, the Advisor to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
EU Incites Ukrainian Conflict and Stigmatizes Peace Talks - Hungarian Foreign Minister
October 3, 2023, 8:40 AM
BUDAPEST (Sputnik) - The world outside Europe does not share its position on the Ukraine conflict and does not understand European double standards applied to conflicts in other parts of the planet, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has said.
Huge and Potentially Dangerous Asteroid Approaching Earth
October 3, 2023, 8:32 AM
On October 3, the Earth will pass by a large near-Earth asteroid. It has no verbal name, only the number 349507 (2008 QY). The minimum distance to the asteroid will be 6.3 million kilometers, which could classify it as potentially hazardous to the Earth.
Poland Warns Ukraine That Failure to Respect Its Interests Will Affect ‘Every Decision’
October 3, 2023, 6:31 AM
The spat between Warsaw and Kiev deteriorated after Poland, along with Hungary and Slovakia, imposed import restrictions on Ukraine's agricultural products. This was followed by Poland announcing that it would stop supplying arms to the Kiev regime over Ukraine's retaliatory claims lodged with the World Trade Organization.
Turkiye Starts Anti-PKK Operation in 18 Provinces, 90 Suspects Detained - Reports
October 3, 2023, 6:16 AM
ANKARA (Sputnik) - The Turkish armed forces have started an operation against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), banned in Turkiye, in the country's 18 provinces that resulted in 90 detentions, a Turkish newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Pentagon Reportedly Running Out of Funds to Replace Weapons Sent to Ukraine
October 3, 2023, 5:12 AM
The continued funding of Ukraine aid has proven to be a sticking point for hardline Republicans intent on redirecting government funds to domestic matters, such as the growing migrant concern at the US-Mexico border. In fact, the topic more recently became a key issue in the recent stopgap debate.
Ukraine Loses Two-Thirds of Its Revenues as US Funding Dries Up
October 3, 2023, 5:05 AM
On 30 September, US lawmakers excluded a rise in funding for Ukraine from the House version of the short-term spending bill.
Russia to Offer Schedule of Meetings of 'Nuclear Five,' Closest to Be Held in UN - Moscow
October 3, 2023, 4:56 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia will propose to its partners a schedule of consultations within the framework of the "Nuclear Five" and the closest meeting at the level of experts will be held on the sidelines of the meeting of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in New York, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has told Sputnik.
The Donald v. New York: Five Moments From Trump's Civil Trial
October 3, 2023, 4:44 AM
The latest trial against the former US president came underway after a New York state judge found the one-time commander-in-chief liable for committing fraud byway of inflating his business portfolio. The presiding judge, Judge Arthur Engoron, earlier remarked that the defendant was working in an "fantasy world, not the real world."
India Demands That Canada Withdraw Some 40 Diplomats by October 10 - Reports
October 3, 2023, 4:25 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - India has demanded that Canada repatriate roughly 40 diplomats from the country by October 10, following Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's remark that New Delhi may have been linked to the murder of a Sikh independence activist in Canada, media reported, citing people familiar with the demand.
US Lawmaker Carjacked at Gunpoint Outside Washington, DC, Home
October 3, 2023, 3:54 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US Congressman Henry Cuellar, the representative for Texas' 28th congressional district, was carjacked in the Navy Yard neighborhood of Washington, DC, on late Monday.
UNSC Approves Deployment of Security Task Force to Haiti - Correspondent
October 3, 2023, 3:22 AM
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The United Nations Security Council members on Monday approved a resolution aimed at deploying a task force to Haiti in cooperation with the Haitian government.
Outside of Partisans, Few Americans Want to Vote for Biden or Trump - Poll
October 3, 2023, 2:53 AM
Both candidates face significant legal issues: US President Joe Biden is facing a House impeachment inquiry while his son faces gun and possible tax charges. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump is facing dozens of federal and state indictments in multiple legal venues.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Warns GOP-Led Gaetz Expulsion 'Will Not Be Tolerated' by US Voters
October 3, 2023, 2:21 AM
Greene, a staunch supporter of former US President Donald Trump, has sounded the alarm within the Republican Party, cautioning against any move to expel Rep. Matt Gaetz.
US Senator's Office Confirms Lawmakers Will Travel to China, Xi Meeting Not Confirmed Yet
October 3, 2023, 1:59 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Senator Mike Crapo's spokesperson confirmed to Sputnik that a bipartisan group of senators will travel to China next week, but a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping has not been confirmed yet.
Macron: France Experiences Security Issues Across All Country
October 3, 2023, 1:48 AM
PARIS (Sputnik) - French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that France experiences security problems across all territory due to a lack of presence of law enforcement.
Lightning Strike Causes Explosion, Fire at Processing Plant in UK's Oxfordshire - Reports
October 3, 2023, 1:42 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A large fire has erupted after a lighting hit a gas tank at a processing facility near the village of Yarnton in the United Kingdom's Oxfordshire country, UK media reported Monday.
Ukrainian Nazi's Invite to Canadian Parliament 'Diplomatic Mess' for Canada & Ukraine - US Veteran
October 3, 2023, 1:24 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Celebrating Ukrainian Nazi Yaroslav Hunka at the Canadian Parliament represents a diplomatic mess for the county’s government and for Ukraine, US World War II veteran Frank Cohn told Sputnik.
Florida's Gaetz Files Motion to Remove McCarthy From House Speakership
October 2, 2023, 11:33 PM
The journey to becoming the US House speaker was riddled with setbacks and repeatedly saw then-contender Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) offer a trove of concessions to hardline Republicans. The 15th final vote that gave McCarthy the win in January came down 216 for the California lawmaker and 212 for Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries.
Watch NASA's Perseverance Rover Capture Martian Dust Devil
October 2, 2023, 11:14 PM
Unlike their Earthly counterparts, Martian dust devils are weaker and smaller, but they play a crucial role in redistributing dust across the planet, making them subjects of intense scientific interest.
Watchdog: Biden's Remarks on Diplomatic Efforts in Afghanistan Harmed 2021 US Evacuation
October 2, 2023, 10:53 PM
US President Joe Biden remarked on July 8, 2021, that he intended to “maintain" the American "diplomatic presence in Afghanistan.” By August 31 of that year, operations in Afghanistan officially ended and the US withdrawal from the country, such as it was, was completed.
New 5G Satellite Appears ‘Unacceptably Bright’ in Night Sky, Astronomers Grumble
October 2, 2023, 9:23 PM
There are nearly 8,700 artificial satellites in Earth orbit, the vast majority of which have been launched in the last few years, including 5,000 Starlink internet satellites launched by SpaceX. By 2030, scientists expect there to be 100,000 satellites in orbit, dramatically altering Earthlings’ view of the night sky.
Scientists Claim ‘Conclusive, Unambiguous’ Proof of Gulf Stream Weakening
October 2, 2023, 8:29 PM
A group of oceanographers tracking one of the world’s most powerful and important ocean currents have arrived at a startling conclusion: that current, which helps to keep Europe temperate in spite of its northerly latitudes, is weakening.
Fed Official Eyeing Higher US Rates as 'Inflation Remains Too High' Ahead of November Meet
October 2, 2023, 8:21 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States will likely need higher interest rates to keep inflation under control and nearer to the central bank’s target of 2% per annum, policymakers at the Federal Reserve said ahead of a decision on rates by the central bank next month.
Gaetz Urges McCarthy to Reveal ‘Secret Ukraine Side Deal’ Ahead of Move to Oust Speaker
October 2, 2023, 6:58 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Congressman Matt Gaetz said on Monday that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy ought to reveal details of a secret deal with President Joe Biden on assistance for Ukraine, ahead of a motion to remove him as head of the lower chamber of Congress.
Polish Elections: Political Rivals Fail to See People Fed Up With Ukraine Conflict
October 2, 2023, 6:57 PM
Poland is braced for parliamentary elections this October 15: the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party will cross swords with the Civic Platform (PO) led by former European Council President Donald Tusk.
Newsom Appoints Ex-Harris Adviser, Emily’s List Chief to Feinstein’s Senate Seat
October 2, 2023, 6:45 PM
California Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Laphonza Butler, a powerful Democratic Party political activist, to fill the vacant US Senate seat left by US Sen. Dianne Feinsten when she died last week.
Which Countries Have Sent Tanks to Ukraine?
October 2, 2023, 6:31 PM
Over the course of the conflict, the United States and its NATO allies eagerly supplied the regime in Kiev with a variety of weapons and military equipment, ranging from small arms and body armor to multiple launch rocket systems and main battle tanks.
Watch Russian Forces Destroy US M113 APC in Special Op Zone
October 2, 2023, 6:06 PM
The Russian Osman special forces unit has wiped out an American M113 armored personnel carrier (APC) using an anti-tank guided missile system in the Zaporozhye region.
US State Department Suspends Long-Term Contracting for Ukraine
October 2, 2023, 5:50 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has suspended Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) and Foreign Military Financing (FMF) contracting programs for Ukraine, US State Department Spokesman Matthew Miller said on Monday.
US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case to Ban Trump From Running for President - Filing
October 2, 2023, 4:56 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will not hear the case to ban former President Donald Trump from running for the presidency in 2024 over his alleged role in the January 6 Capitol riot.
International Legion: How Foreign Mercenaries Became Disenchanted With Ukraine Conflict
October 2, 2023, 4:43 PM
As another foreign mercenary dies in Ukraine, Sputnik looks into the unhappy fate of soldiers of "fortune" fighting on the side of the Kiev regime.
Unknown Shooter Fires at Russian-Azerbaijani Patrol in Karabakh - Defense Ministry
October 2, 2023, 4:41 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian peacekeepers have detected a ceasefire violation in Karabakh after an unknown person opened fire at a joint Russian-Azerbaijani patrol, the Defense Ministry said on Monday, adding that the incident did not result in any casualties.
British Defense Sec 'Mad' to Suggest 'Catastrophic' Military Mission to Ukraine
October 2, 2023, 4:36 PM
The UK and other NATO members have already put tens of thousands of conscripted Ukrainian troops through crash-courses of a few weeks — as well as supplying huge quantities of arms. But they insist they are not in direct conflict with Russia.
Japan's First Lunar Module Enters Moon's Transfer Orbit - Space Agency
October 2, 2023, 4:19 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Japan's first lunar module, the Smart Lander for Investigating the Moon (SLIM), has successfully entered the lunar transfer orbit and is heading toward the Moon, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced on Monday.
What’s the Future of US Assistance for Ukraine?
October 2, 2023, 4:02 PM
The US barely avoided a government shutdown after President Joe Biden signed a short-term funding bill on Saturday night, which notably excludes funds for Ukraine, an issue that remains to be a bone of contention between Democrats and Republicans. So what lies ahead for Washington’s assistance for Kiev? Sputnik explores.
New York Civil Fraud Trial Part of US Government ‘Election Interference’ Effort - Trump
October 2, 2023, 3:48 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Former President Donald Trump said on Monday that the civil fraud charges brought against him in the state of New York are part of a coordinated effort by government officials to interfere in his 2024 re-election bid.
Watch Russia's Solntsepyok Heavy Flamethrowers Wipe Out Ukrainian Positions
October 2, 2023, 3:39 PM
The Russian TOS-1A thermobaric artillery Solntsepyok (lit. ‘Scorching Sunlight’) systems have been ravaging Ukrainian troops and armored vehicles in the special operation.
Photos: JWST Spots Dozens of Rogue Jupiter-Sized Planets in Orion Nebula Close-Up
October 2, 2023, 3:37 PM
A stunning new discovery has been made using the James Webb Space Telescope (JSWT), the most powerful telescope ever built by humans. The orbital observatory has spotted dozens of planets roaming freely in the Orion nebula, unconnected to any star.
Russian Space Agency Creates Small Satellite Constellation to Monitor Earth's Entire Surface
October 2, 2023, 3:08 PM
Roscosmos has launched a project of small satellite constellation that is aimed at monitoring the surface of the entire planet, the Russian space corporation's Director General Yuri Borisov said.
Russian Forces Destroy Ukrainian Aircraft Fuel and Munition Depots
October 2, 2023, 2:30 PM
Moscow's Ministry of Defense reported on the progress of the special military operation aimed at protecting the people of Donbass.
US Seemingly More Worried About Ukraine's Corruption Than Publicly Admits
October 2, 2023, 2:24 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – A leaked US strategy document revealed that the Biden administration is far more worried about corruption in Ukraine than it publicly admits, an American newspaper reported on Monday.
Russia's Obereg Bulletproof Vest Outperforms US Rival by Stopping All Projectiles
October 2, 2023, 1:50 PM
The weight of the vest is a mere 11.5 kg, and its total coverage is over 50 square decimeters. Rostec is now working to reduce the vest's mass down to 10-10.5 kg.
Georgia Awaits USAID's Explanations on Funds for Training in Organizing Unrest
October 2, 2023, 1:26 PM
TBILISI (Sputnik) - Georgia is waiting for clarifications from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) regarding information about the funding of training in organizing unrest in the country, Georgian parliamentary speaker Shalva Papuashvili stated on Monday.
Calling EU Politicians Defending Their States' Interests Pro-Russian 'Absurd' - Kremlin
October 2, 2023, 12:27 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Many European politicians who defend the sovereignty and interests of their country are called pro-Russian, which is absurd, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday, commenting on the recent parliamentary elections in Slovakia.
Silent Retribution Out of Nowhere: Watch Russian Snipers in Special Op
October 2, 2023, 11:48 AM
Sputnik correspondents filmed Russian sharpshooters in combat action in the special military operation.
Hungary's FM Shuns EU Diplomats' Summit in Kiev to Meet Business Execs
October 2, 2023, 10:55 AM
Peter Szijjarto did not attend the European top diplomat’s summit in Kiev. Instead, Budapest's deputy foreign minister will represent the country at the gathering.
US Attorney General Promises to Resign if Biden Meddles in Trump Investigation
October 2, 2023, 10:40 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US Attorney General Merrick Garland said on Monday he would resign if US President Joe Biden interferes with investigations into former US President Donald Trump.
Another Estonian Mercenary Dies in Ukraine – Report
October 2, 2023, 10:38 AM
The Russian Defense Ministry earlier stated that thousands of foreign mercenaries in Ukraine are used as “cannon fodder” by the Zelensky regime.
Russian Soldiers Capture Two Ukrainian Military Units Near Artemovsk
October 2, 2023, 10:10 AM
Captured Ukraininan soldier reveals shocking details about the Ukrainian command's treatment of their own servicemen.
Moscow Received No US Proposals to Check Compliance With Moratorium on Nuclear Tests
October 2, 2023, 9:32 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has received no proposals from the United States to check the latter's compliance with the current moratorium on nuclear weapons tests, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Sputnik on Monday.
‘US' Paid Trumpeter’: Pyongyang Berates IAEA Over Resolution on N Korea’s Nuclear Program
October 2, 2023, 6:59 AM
North Korea’s parliament last week unanimously voted to enshrine the policy of “accelerated development” of nuclear weapons in the country’s constitution.
Turkiye Calls Anti-PKK Air Operations in North Iraq Successful
October 2, 2023, 6:30 AM
ANKARA (Sputnik) - The Turkish presidential office has called the air operations carried out by the country's armed forces in northern Iraq against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), banned in Turkiye, successful, the head of the Turkish presidential Communications Directorate, Fahrettin Altun, said.
Former UK Defense Chief Suggests Ukraine Mobilize Younger Recruits
October 2, 2023, 6:06 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said on Sunday that at the moment, the average age of Ukrainian soldiers at the front is above 40 years, so it is worth thinking about increasing the scale of the mobilization of the country's male population, as Britain did in 1939 and 1941.
Sputnik to Take BBC’s Place in Lebanon
October 2, 2023, 6:00 AM
Sputnik International News Agency and Radio go on air with a 24-hour broadcast in Arabic from Beirut.
Hot Strike Summer in US May End With Historic Healthcare Walkout
October 2, 2023, 3:59 AM
A coalition of unions representing workers at Kaiser Permanente announced they failed to reach a deal with the company on Saturday, setting the stage for strike action.
Borrell Says Total Amount of EU Assistance to Ukraine Reaches $89.8Bln
October 2, 2023, 3:32 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Sunday that the European Union had allocated 85 billion euros ($89.8 billion) in support to Ukraine, of which over 25 billion euros had been provided in the form of military assistance.
Syria-Turkiye Normalization Not Possible Until Ankara Pulls Forces - Vice Foreign Minister
October 2, 2023, 3:08 AM
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) Lenka White - Turkiye has to withdraw its military forces from the Syrian Arab Republic or else it will decimate any efforts towards any kind of relations, Syrian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Bassam Sabbagh told Sputnik.
Social Media Congratulates Jimmy Carter on Reaching 99
October 2, 2023, 2:30 AM
The elder statesman is the oldest living president in American history and the third oldest former head of state in the world.

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