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Photo: Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Mayan Temple in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula
November 4, 2023, 12:16 AM
Anthropologists and archeologists believe that the Mayan civilization started around 1500 BCE, and continued to thrive throughout Central America and southern North America until around 900 CE, but the civilization continued to thrive in the Yucatan Peninsula for centuries longer, with its last city falling to the Spanish in 1697.
US Ready for ‘Whatever May Come’ From Possible Expansion of Israel Conflict - Official
November 4, 2023, 12:00 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is prepared for any possible expansion of the conflict between Israel and Palestinian Hamas militants, a senior administration official said.
US Congress' Vote to Prioritize Israel Aid Likely to Doom Ukraine War Strategy
November 3, 2023, 10:43 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The House of Representatives' vote to approve a massive multibillion-dollar aid package for Israel that does not include similar billions of dollars of extra funding for Kiev threatens to destroy Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's entire war strategy, experts told Sputnik.
Fraudulent Drawings
November 3, 2023, 10:20 PM
The son of former US President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. reportedly asked the courtroom sketch artist to make him “look sexy” after his testimony on Thursday, according to the artist.
US Job Numbers Down as Inflation Remains Stubbornly High
November 3, 2023, 9:37 PM
Inflation has plagued the US economy since pandemic-era restrictions were lifted, but recent signs show the national economy may be cooling.
Salts, Organic Compounds Discovered on Jupiter’s Ocean Moon Ganymede
November 3, 2023, 9:11 PM
When NASA’s Juno probe flew past Jupiter’s moon Ganymede in June 2021, it detected several chemicals necessary for life to exist. The massive moon has a vast subterranean ocean that might hold more water than all of Earth’s oceans combined.
US House Oversight Chair: Subpoena to Hit Bidens in 'Matter of Days' Amid Corruption Probe
November 3, 2023, 8:59 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said on Friday that he will soon subpoena members of the Biden family as part of the ongoing probe of their alleged financial schemes and corruption.
UN Expert Body Raises Concerns Over US' Ongoing Practice of Overseas Drone Ops
November 3, 2023, 8:38 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The UN Human Rights Committee on Friday voiced its concerns over the United States' continuing practice of using armed drones in lethal counterterrorism operations overseas and the country's opaque criteria for such strikes.
Surprise! First NASA Photos of Asteroid Dinkinesh Reveal It’s Two Asteroids, Not One
November 3, 2023, 8:28 PM
When NASA’s Lucy spacecraft sent back photos of the asteroid belt object Dinkinesh, astronomers were stunned to discover it wasn’t a single rock, but actually a binary pair of asteroids.
‘Not Going As We’d Hoped’: US Mercenary Says Over 500 Americans Killed in Ukraine
November 3, 2023, 7:48 PM
In an interview with a US journalist on Thursday, an American mercenary fighting for Ukraine said “quite a large number” of Americans have been killed wearing Ukrainian military uniforms.
Russian Nuclear Chief Praises Strategic Energy Security Partnership With Belarus
November 3, 2023, 6:17 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Alexey Likhachev, head of Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom, highlighted the role of Russian-Belarusian cooperation on peaceful nuclear technology in the bilateral ties during a visit to the newly commissioned second reactor of Belarus' only nuclear power plant on Friday.
White House Admits New Security Package Exhausts USAI Funds Available to Support Ukraine
November 3, 2023, 6:14 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The latest security assistance package has exhausted the remaining USAI (Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative) funds currently available for Kiev, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Friday.
Three Soldiers Who Destroyed 32 Ukrainian Tanks Awarded Hero of Russia & Gold Star Medals - Video
November 3, 2023, 5:34 PM
Several Russian army officers received prestigious awards from Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Friday after units under their command recently destroyed nearly three dozen pieces of Ukrainian armor.
Is the US First Female Chief of Naval Operations Just 'Woke Hire'?
November 3, 2023, 5:24 PM
The US Senate voted 95-1 to appoint Admiral Lisa Franchetti as the first woman to lead the US Navy in its 247-year history. Who is Franchetti and why did US President Joe Biden tap her?
Beijing Welcomes Development of US Chipmaker Micron in China
November 3, 2023, 4:47 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao has said that Beijing welcomes the comprehensive development of US chip producing company Micron Technology on the Chinese market as another sign of tensions easing in economic relations between the two major countries.
RFK Jr. Picked 'Perfect Time' for Independent Presidential Bid
November 3, 2023, 4:39 PM
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has vowed to run as a third-party candidate in the 2024 U.S. presidential election. Labor and human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik said the heir to the political dynasty just needs to "stay clean" while Joe Biden and Donald Trump bleed votes.
US Announces $425 Million Military Assistance Package for Ukraine
November 3, 2023, 4:26 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Department of Defense announced a new $300 million military assistance package for Ukraine on Friday in addition to a $125 million drawdown, according to a release.
US House Speaker Johnson Possibly Sleeping in Capitol Office Without DC Home - Reports
November 3, 2023, 4:21 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US House Speaker Mike Johnson, whom lawmakers elected to the leadership position last month, possibly sleeps in his Capitol office due to his apparent lack of residence in Washington, an American online media reported on Friday.
Police Investigate Attempted Break-In at South Carolina Nuclear Station
November 3, 2023, 4:14 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Local police are investigating an apparent attempt on Thursday night to break into the Oconee Nuclear Station in South Carolina, according to a release.
UN Adopts Russian-Drafted Resolution on Combating Glorification of Nazism
November 3, 2023, 3:43 PM
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The United Nations Third Committee on Friday adopted a Russian-drafted resolution on combating the glorification of Nazism and neo-Nazism, a Sputnik correspondent reported.
‘Fighting Israel Won’t Be Limited to This’ - Hezbollah’s Nasrallah
November 3, 2023, 3:10 PM
Since the Oct. 7 attack by Palestinian militants on several Israeli towns near the Gaza-Israel border, Israeli and U.S. forces have faced a steady stream of attacks across the region, including from Lebanon's Hezbollah, Yemen's Ansarallah, militias in Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and their allied groups in Syria.
Ex-CIA Analyst: Biden Needs Israel and Ukraine Conflicts to Avoid Jail Time
November 3, 2023, 2:52 PM
US President Joe Biden has gone all-in on the proxy war in Ukraine and the Gaza conflict to distract the American public from his brewing legal scandals, Ray McGovern, ex-CIA analyst and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, told Sputnik's New Rules podcast.
Why the Philippines Pulled Out of China's Belt-and-Road Project
November 3, 2023, 2:43 PM
The Philippines forged closer ties with China and Russia under former President Rodrigo Duterte. But his successor, Bongbong Marcos, is following in the footsteps of his dictator father, said peace activist, writer, teacher and political analyst KJ Noh.
Comparing the 'Threat' of China's Antarctic Base to Australia's Strategic 'South Pole' Posture
November 3, 2023, 2:34 PM
China has kicked off its 40th Antarctic expedition to build a new Antarctic station near the Ross Sea. The nation's Antarctic initiatives have long been smeared by the US and Australia as a "disguise" for "surveillance" efforts. Do those claims have any merit?
Italian Prime Minister Says Her Adviser Resigned After Call of Russian Pranksters
November 3, 2023, 2:12 PM
ROME (Sputnik) - Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said on Friday that her diplomatic adviser Francesco Maria Talo resigned after a call with Russian pranksters Vovan and Lexus.
Koalitsiya-SV: Redefining Artillery With Record Rate of Fire & Automation
November 3, 2023, 1:50 PM
The Koalitsiya-SV (lit. Coalition-SV) is an advanced artillery system first unveiled during the 2015 Victory Day parade in Moscow, marking a significant leap forward in Russian military technology. This self-propelled howitzer has an effective range of 70-80 kilometers, placing it at the forefront of long-range artillery.
Russia Changing From 'Gas Station' Into Self-Sufficient Country - Putin
November 3, 2023, 1:47 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia is changing from a "gas station" into a self-sufficient country with a processing production, which makes up 43% in the economy's, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.
Blinken Holds Press Conference in Tel Aviv After Talks With Israeli Government
November 3, 2023, 1:31 PM
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in Tel Aviv to meet with the Israeli government.
Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah Delivers Speech in Beirut
November 3, 2023, 1:20 PM
Hezbollah Secretary General paid a special tribute to Lebanese militants killed on Lebanon-Israel border.
China, Europe Should Be Committed to Resolving Conflicts, Promoting Regional Peace - Xi
November 3, 2023, 1:10 PM
BEIJING (Sputnik) - China and Europe must be committed to resolving conflicts, as well as reducing tensions and promoting regional peace and development, Chinese President Xi Jinping stated on Friday, commenting on the events in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip.
Lavrov: Russia to Support Arab States' Palestine-Israel Settlement Solution
November 3, 2023, 12:39 PM
Moscow is committed to engaging in dialogue with both Israel and Palestine, emphasizing the criticality of maintaining a balanced approach in order to actively contribute to the settlement process.
US Plans Reshuffle of Ukrainian Elites Due to Corruption – Putin
November 3, 2023, 12:32 PM
Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the Russian Civic Chamber. Notably, for the first time, representatives of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions took part in the meeting.
Ukraine Looses Over 1,340 Troops in Donetsk Direction in Past Week
November 3, 2023, 12:07 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukraine has lost more than 1,340 soldiers in the Donetsk direction over the past week, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday.
Scott Ritter: Russia, Israel, and the Law of War Regarding Civilians
November 3, 2023, 12:00 PM
There has been much discussion in the aftermath of Hamas’ October 7 attack on Israeli military bases and settlements in the vicinity of Gaza related to issues of legitimate self-defense and the legality surrounding Israel’s use of force in response to that attack.
Putin Meets With Members of Russia's Civic Chamber
November 3, 2023, 11:57 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet with the members of the newly constituted eighth assembly of the Civic Chamber, the Kremlin press service announced on Thursday.
Russian Arms Exporter Says Sold Weapons Abroad Worth Over $211Bln in 2000-2023
November 3, 2023, 11:39 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Friday that it had exported weapons worth more than $211 billion to 122 countries over the 23 years of the company's existence.
US, Israel Will Try to Block Probe Into Use of White Phosphorus by Israel - Ex-UN Official
November 3, 2023, 11:25 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States and Israel will try to block a possible future investigation into the alleged use of white phosphorus by Isarel, Former director of the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights Craig Mokhiber told Sputnik.
Putin Says Attempts to Instigate Hostility Sentiments in Russia Doomed to Fail
November 3, 2023, 11:20 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Any attempts to instigate the sentiments of hostility, distrust and xenophobia, as well as any provocations and aggressive actions directed against Russia are doomed to fail, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.
North Korea Closes Some Embassies Abroad as Part of 'Regular Affairs'
November 3, 2023, 11:13 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Friday it was closing some of its diplomatic missions overseas, but as part of "regular affairs" and due to the need to adapt to the ever-changing international environment.
Sputnik, RT Cornerstones of Russia’s Soft Power in Latin America - Research
November 3, 2023, 11:13 AM
These two Russian media are the two pillars of Russia's presence in Latin America, along with military-political cooperation with partner states in the region, according to research by the Elcano Royal Institute, a leading Spanish research center.
Russian FM Lavrov Holds Joint Presser With Kuwaiti Counterpart After Meeting
November 3, 2023, 10:29 AM
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Al-Sabah has arrived in Moscow for an official state visit.
Russian Scientists Discover Effects of Thermal Shock on Satellites' Motion
November 3, 2023, 10:23 AM
Scientists from the Samara National Research University (Samara University) have developed a method for calculating thermal shock risks for small spacecraft a.k.a SmallSats.
Ukraine Drags Europe Into 'Depression'
November 3, 2023, 9:57 AM
Recent research demonstrates the undeniable link between public mental health indicators and pertinent economic indices. According to Polish media, the surge in depression cases costs the European Union €600 billion annually.
Netizens Skewer US Navy's First Female Top Commander
November 3, 2023, 9:56 AM
Lisa Franchetti, who is the former head of the US 6th Fleet and US naval forces in South Korea, also served as an aircraft carrier strike commander.
Lavrov Holds Talks With Kuwaiti Top Diplomat
November 3, 2023, 9:15 AM
Earlier, Russian officials said that Moscow plans to establish a visa-free travel system with Kuwait to boost economic ties with the Middle Eastern country.
Russia Blasts US Sanctions as Futile Policy Aimed at Inflicting Strategic Defeat on Moscow
November 3, 2023, 8:47 AM
MOSCOW, November 3 (Sputnik) - The new US sanctions against Russia are a continuation of Washington's policy of inflicting strategic defeat on Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday.
Volume of Global LNG Market to Reach 750-800Bln Cubic Meters by 2030 - Novatek Head
November 3, 2023, 8:35 AM
SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (Sputnik) - The volume of the global LNG market will reach 750 billion cubic meters to 800 billion cubic meters by 2030, Russian energy company Novatek CEO Leonid Mikhelson said on Friday.
EU's Losses From Russia Sanctions Amount to Nearly $1.5 Trillion - Senior Russian Diplomat
November 3, 2023, 6:47 AM
SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (Sputnik) - The total losses of the European Union from the imposed sanctions and curtailment of economic relations with Russia amount to approximately $1.5 trillion, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko stated on Friday.
US Asks Israel to Show Restraint in Gaza, Warns of Waning Support - Report
November 3, 2023, 6:08 AM
The IDF said on Thursday that they are surrounding Gaza City and plan to deepen operations in the area as the Palestine-Israel armed conflict shows no sign of abating.
Russia Will Deliver 28 Tonnes of Aid for People in Gaza
November 3, 2023, 4:20 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Ministry Emergency Situations said on Friday that it would send two aircraft to Egypt at the instruction of Russian President Vladimir Putin to deliver 28 tonnes of humanitarian aid to people in the Gaza Strip.
Russia Says No Reasons to Talk About Prospects for Arms Control Talks With US
November 3, 2023, 3:52 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - There are currently no reasons to discuss prospects of talks between Russia and the United States on arms control as Washington has to change its policy toward Russia, Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said.
Moldovan Parliament President Says Country's Ban of Russia's Media Websites Long Overdue
November 3, 2023, 2:33 AM
CHISINAU (Sputnik) - Websites of Russian broadcasters and news agencies recently blocked in Moldova should have been banned in the country even earlier, Moldovan parliament president Igor Grosu has said.
Israel's Activities in Gaza Had Specific Elements of Genocide - Ex-UN Official
November 3, 2023, 2:10 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - There were elements of genocide in Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip, former director of the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights Craig Mokhiber told Sputnik.
Doctors in Gaza Face Shortages of Everything, Operate Without Anesthesia - US Doctor
November 3, 2023, 1:33 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Doctors in the Gaza Strip are struggling with shortages of everything and have to operate without anesthesia, renowned US doctor Bill Novick told Sputnik.
Death Toll Of Journalists Covering Gaza Conflict Rises to 36, Highest In CPJ's History - Committee
November 3, 2023, 1:19 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Hostilities between Israel and Palestinian movement Hamas have become the deadliest for journalists covering the conflict since fatalities started to be documented in 1992, with the death toll among them reaching 36, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said.
UAW Reaches Historic General Wage Increases for Stellantis Workers
November 3, 2023, 12:09 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - United Auto Workers (UAW) Vice President Rich Boyer announced that for the first time in history, the salary bargaining unit of Stellantis workers will receive significant wage increases.
FTX Founder Convicted on All Criminal Fraud Counts After Crypto Exchange's Collapse
November 3, 2023, 12:01 AM
Sam Bankman-Fried once ran the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, but his empire collapsed late last year after declaring bankruptcy, with later reports noting the platform owes its customers $8.7 billion. The former CEO is potentially facing another trial over campaign contributions he made and alleged foreign bribery.
US Judge Hints at Possible Delay in Trump’s Classified Documents Case
November 2, 2023, 11:53 PM
Despite facing numerous criminal and civil cases, former US President Donald Trump has proven to be the overwhelming favorite to clinch the Republican nomination for president in the upcoming 2024 election.
UK Prime Minister Warns of 'Nuclear-Level' Risks AI Poses to Humanity
November 2, 2023, 11:23 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday voiced concerns over the threats posed by artificial intelligence (AI) to humanity, echoing Elon Musk's stark warning issued the day before.
Over 16,000 People Forced to Flee Haiti's Capital Due to Gang Violence
November 2, 2023, 11:12 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The latest wave of gang violence has forced more than 16,000 people to flee a neighborhood in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, adding to the more than 130,000 people already displaced in the capital, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Thursday.
Hunter Biden in Op-Ed Slams Republicans for ‘Weaponizing’ His Addiction
November 2, 2023, 10:46 PM
Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, openly discussed his addiction issues after images and videos of him consuming what appears to be crack cocaine were leaked to the media.
US House Passes $14.3Bln Israel Aid Bill Unlikely to Clear Senate, Biden Veto Threat
November 2, 2023, 9:56 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US House of Representatives passed a $14.3 billion security aid bill for Israel on Thursday, despite facing both an uphill battle in the Senate and a veto threat from the White House.
Photos: Seven Dead in Western Europe as Storm Ciaran Brings Record Winds
November 2, 2023, 9:50 PM
Ahead of its landfall in the UK on Thursday, Storm Ciaran, an extratropical cyclone, underwent rapid intensification in a manner similar to the sudden strengthening of Hurricane Otis, which impacted Mexico’s Guerrero State last week as a Category 5 hurricane.
What is the US’ Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile?
November 2, 2023, 8:50 PM
Early Thursday, the US Air Force (USAF) was forced to blow up an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) over the Pacific Ocean during a routine test of the weapon.
Dow Jones Surges Over 550 Points After Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged
November 2, 2023, 8:02 PM
The US Federal Reserve earlier opted not to raise interest rates despite growing inflation concerns, a move that marked the fourth such time the central bank sided with maintaining rates kept since July.
Von der Leyen Suggests Using Aviation Experience in Setting AI Safety Standards
November 2, 2023, 7:00 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The international community should take a similar approach to creating internationally accepted safety standards for artificial intelligence (AI) as it has for aviation and nuclear energy, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday.
Republicans Ready to Cut Off Arms Flow to Ukraine But Not Israel
November 2, 2023, 6:26 PM
Joe Biden's administration is keen to keep funnelling arms to the Kiev regime, but a key rump of Republicans want the money spent on guarding the US border. Former Florida congressman Alan Grayson said the radicals conservatives would likely get their way.
The Beatles Announce Release of Final Song Featuring Lennon's Vocals
November 2, 2023, 6:02 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK rock band The Beatles announced Thursday the release of their final song "Now and Then," originally written and sung by British musician John Lennon.
New House Speaker: ‘Growing Recognition We Will Need Another Stopgap Funding Measure’
November 2, 2023, 5:51 PM
US House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) admitted for the first time on Thursday that Congress is unlikely to pass the essential funding bills it needs to in order to avoid a federal government shutdown, requiring a second interim funding bill to be passed.
What Did Russia's UN Envoy Mean by Saying Israel Doesn't Have Right to Self-Defense?
November 2, 2023, 5:32 PM
Western powers have adopted a double-standard approach to the Gaza war and other conflicts, said Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vassily Nebenzia during the UN General Assembly's special session on the Palestinian-Israeli crisis.
Life Cycle Cost of Canada’s F-35 Program Estimated at C$73.9Bln
November 2, 2023, 5:20 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux said on Thursday that the life cycle cost of Ottawa’s F-35 program is estimated to be of C$73.9 billion (US$53.6 billion).
Expert: US Has ‘Proven Track Record’ of Making, Breaking Arms Control Deals to Gain Advantage
November 2, 2023, 4:37 PM
An expert told Sputnik that Washington was likely agreeing to arms control talks with China in order to project an image of reasonableness to the world, rather than to deescalate the potential for a nuclear conflict to break out.
How Many Nukes Does China Have?
November 2, 2023, 4:12 PM
Beijing has repeatedly slammed the Pentagon’s reports on China’s growing nuclear arsenal, stressing that the PRC keeps these capabilities “at the minimum level required by national security.”
Expert: Gaza War Hurts Israel's Ties With Arab World, But Abraham Accords Won't be Axed
November 2, 2023, 3:52 PM
Saudi Arabia is calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the resumption of the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. According to Dr. Ahmed Al Ibrahim, a political analyst based in Riyadh, the Gaza war is causing significant damage to the relations between Israel and Arab states.
Israel Defense Ministry Says Received 3,000 Tonnes of Military Aid Since Oct 7
November 2, 2023, 3:28 PM
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - The Israeli Defense Ministry said on Thursday that 100 cargo airships and 5 ships have arrived in Israel, delivering more than 3,000 tonnes of weapons and military equipment, protective equipment and medical equipment since the beginning of the escalation of the conflict.
US Has 'Blood on its Hands' Over Israel's Bombing of Gaza — Peace Campaigner
November 2, 2023, 3:13 PM
The White House and Congress have pledged total support for Israel's latest military campaign in the Gaza Strip. Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin warned that it would not make Americans or Israelis any safer.
US Imposes Russia-Related Sanctions on 37 Individuals, 192 Entities
November 2, 2023, 2:55 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States has imposed new Russia-related sanctions on 37 individuals and 192 entities for their alleged role in "harmful activities" of the Russian government, the US Department of the Treasury stated on Thursday.
Hamas' Political Chief Under Close Scrutiny by US Treasury – Reports
November 2, 2023, 2:44 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Qatar-based Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh, who is believed to control millions of dollars in assets, is now under thorough review by the US Department of the Treasury, an American newspaper reported on Thursday.
Increasing Number of Americans Say Support for Ukraine Excessive – Poll
November 2, 2023, 2:04 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – American views on supporting Ukraine have shifted, with a growing percentage of the public saying the US is "doing too much," according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.
Latin American Countries Show Interest in Russian Nuclear Center in Bolivia - Rosatom
November 2, 2023, 1:24 PM
LA PAZ (Sputnik) - Several Latin American countries have shown interest in a nuclear technology center that is being built by Russian state corporation Rosatom in Bolivia, and are participating in commercial negotiations, Rosatom Overseas President Evgeny Pakermanov told Sputnik.
Who Should Govern Gaza Strip to Stabilize Region?
November 2, 2023, 1:20 PM
The US has drawn up a post-war plan for Gaza. Sputnik spoke to Israeli experts to discuss how Washington's initiative might play out.
Putin Holds Talks With President of Equatorial Guinea
November 2, 2023, 1:16 PM
President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has arrived in Moscow for an official state visit.
Ukraine Makes Provocation to Create Threat of Man-Made Disaster at Zaporozhye Nuclear Plant
November 2, 2023, 12:48 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kiev has made a provocation to create a threat of a man-made disaster at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (NPP) and disrupt the rotation of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) staff, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Thursday.
Watch Russia's Su-25 Crush Ukrainian Fortified Field Positions
November 2, 2023, 12:24 PM
Russia's Sukhoi Su-25, also known as Grach (lit. rook) or Frogfoot, is a powerful attack jet that has played a pivotal role in the ongoing special operation. Renowned for its ability to provide close air support, the Su-25 has proven instrumental in obliterating ground fortified positions, reducing Ukrainian military capabilities.
Biden Could Lose Key Swing State of Michigan Over Support for Israel
November 2, 2023, 12:24 PM
Joe Biden narrowly won the state of Michigan in the 2020 election, thanks in part to the Muslim vote. But local leaders of his Democratic Party are warning that his unwavering support for Israel could cost him next year.
Russia Repels Attack in Donetsk Direction, Ukraine Loses Up to 115 Soldiers
November 2, 2023, 12:18 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia repelled an attack and Ukraine has lost up to 115 soldiers in the Donetsk direction in the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
Watch Russian Forces Obliterate German Leopard Tank in Zaporozhye Direction
November 2, 2023, 12:02 PM
Russia has strategically utilized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to a great effect, particularly in neutralizing Ukrainian armored vehicles and tanks. These drones, known for their precision and agility, have become a powerful asset on the battlefield.
China Aims to Build New Base in Antarctica by February 2024 - Reports
November 2, 2023, 11:42 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - China is planning to finish the construction of its fifth research station in the coastal area of the Ross Sea in Antarctica by February 2024 as a part of its 40th scientific expedition to the icy continent, China's Global Times newspaper reported.
Russian Gold Reserves Hit National Record of 2,360 Tonnes in September
November 2, 2023, 11:18 AM
MOSCOW, November 2 (Sputnik) - Russia increased its gold reserves by 2% to 2,360 tonnes in September — an absolute record in the country's modern history — but still remained in fifth place across the globe for this indicator, an analysis of world central banks' data by Sputnik showed on Thursday.
Armenian Security Service Neutralizes Terrorist Group Plotting to Seize Public Buildings
November 2, 2023, 11:16 AM
YEREVAN (Sputnik) - A terrorist group that planned to seize public buildings was neutralized in Armenia, the National Security Service of Armenia said on Thursday.
Maiden Flight of Il-96-400M: Russia Expands its ‘Technological Sovereignty’
November 2, 2023, 10:38 AM
The Il-96-400M just took its maiden flight. Renowned for its exceptional safety features, the Il-96-400M surpasses its predecessor, the Il-96-300, with its extended fuselage and enhanced engine power.
Students Walk Out on Hillary Clinton Lecture to Protest Antisemitism Accusations - Reports
November 2, 2023, 10:34 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A group of Columbia University students walked out of a lecture by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to protest antisemitism accusations brought against some of them for the condemnation of Israel's policy towards Palestine, US news outlet reported.
Czech Republic Plans to Build Small, Medium Modular Nuclear Reactors in Future
November 2, 2023, 10:19 AM
PRAGUE (Sputnik) - The Czech Republic plans to build small and medium modular nuclear reactors to replace coal plants, which will give new opportunities for the development of the country's industry sector, Minister of Industry and Trade Jozef Sikela said.
Kremlin Shoots Down Top Ukrainian Commander’s ‘Stalemate on the Battlefield’ Comment
November 2, 2023, 10:00 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov, on Thursday, dismissed Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Valery Zaluzhny's claims of a battlefield impasse, stating that they are false.
China, US to Hold Consultations on Arms Control in Washington Next Week
November 2, 2023, 9:47 AM
BEIJING (Sputnik) - China and United States will hold consultations on arms control and nuclear non-proliferation in Washington next week, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Thursday.
Putin Signs Law to Stop Informing Council of Europe on Emergency State in Russia
November 2, 2023, 9:44 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the law to stop informing the head of the Council of Europe about the introduction of a state of emergency or martial law in the country, according to the relevant document published on the official legal information portal on Thursday.
Japan Starts 3rd Release of Fukushima Treated Water - Reports
November 2, 2023, 9:36 AM
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), has launched the third release of treated water, Japanese news agency Kyodo reported on Thursday.
Vladimir Putin Signs Bill Revoking Ratification of CTBT
November 2, 2023, 9:17 AM
Moscow has previously made it clear that Russia's possible refusal to ratify the CTBT does not mean that it intends to conduct nuclear tests.
Japanese Prime Minister Announces $113Bln Package to Support Country's Economy
November 2, 2023, 7:21 AM
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Thursday a package of 17 trillion yen ($113 billion) to support the country's economy and households amid high inflation and growing costs of living.
Russia Concerned US May Be Expanding Biolab Network in Africa
November 2, 2023, 6:53 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia is concerned that the United States may be expanding its network of biological laboratories in Africa, with Africans having no access to the results of this biological research conducted in their countries, Russian Ambassador-at-Large Oleg Ozerov told Sputnik.

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