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Muslim Groups in Swing States Vow To End Biden’s Reelection Chances
December 2, 2023, 11:48 PM
While US President Joe Biden has made public statements regarding protecting civilian lives in Gaza, his administration has repeatedly stressed that there are no “red lines” Israel could cross that would compel them to cease aid to the country.
US Makes No Advanced Chips on Its Soil Today - Commerce Secretary
December 2, 2023, 9:56 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States currently does not manufacture a single advanced semiconductor for artificial intelligence (AI) systems on its territory, US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Saturday.
Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Strikes Off Philippines - Seismological Center
December 2, 2023, 9:09 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake was registered off the southeastern coast of the Philippines on Saturday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.
Russia is a 'Reliable Partner' That Keeps Its Promises By Sending Grain to Africa
December 2, 2023, 7:02 PM
The first shipment of wheat arrived in Somalia from Russia this week as Moscow makes good on its commitment to supply grain for free to several African states by the end of this year.
Orban Protects Europe by Preventing It From Wasting Money on Ukraine - Analyst
December 2, 2023, 6:46 PM
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban continues to express skepticism about the European Union’s eagerness to bankroll Ukraine and bring it into the bloc’s fold. However, recent media reports suggest that the EU may consider isolating Hungary in retaliation.
Biden's Ukraine and Israel Funding Package Faces GOP Border Battle
December 2, 2023, 5:40 PM
President Joe Biden's proposed $106 billion package earmarked for defense causes languishes in limbo. The funds, caught in the crossfire of political wrangling, face Republicans insisting on an overhaul of US-Mexico border policies as a precondition for approval.
You're Doing It Wrong: Ukraine's Former Top General Lambasts Failed Counteroffensive
December 2, 2023, 4:44 PM
The Ukrainian counteroffensive, which started in June with much pomp and amid expectations that crack assault brigades equipped with Western military gear would easily smash through Russian defensive lines, ended without much fanfare as the dreams and aspirations of the strategists in Kiev did not survive the contact with harsh reality.
Zaluzhny vs. Zelensky: Top Ukrainian General Surpasses President in Approval Rating
December 2, 2023, 4:33 PM
Reports suggest there is a major spat between the chief of Ukraine's military and the head of state after the much-touted "counteroffensive" against Russia failed, leading only to dramatic casualties and growing fatigue in the West.
Feed the Rich: UK Pours Over $100 Billion a Year Into Top 1%
December 2, 2023, 3:55 PM
The United Kingdom is outpacing all other nations in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and leads the way in channeling substantial resources to perpetuate structural inequality in favor of the wealthy, according to a recent study by the Equality Trust, a prominent British charity.
Why Rheinmetall’s Proposed Armored Vehicle Production in Ukraine is Infeasible
December 2, 2023, 2:39 PM
The implementation of the German arms manufacturer’s project on Ukrainian soil may never see the light of day, Andrey Koshkin, a retired colonel and expert at the Association of Military Political Scientists, told Sputnik.
Watch Russian Artillery Eliminate Ukrainian Assault Team
December 2, 2023, 2:10 PM
Russian Armed Forces operating in the Ukrainian conflict continue to methodically overcome whatever the regime in Kiev throws at them.
Over 100 People Killed in Israeli Strike on Refugee Camp in Northern Gaza - Reports
December 2, 2023, 1:12 PM
CAIRO (Sputnik) - More than 100 people were killed in an Israeli air strike on a house in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday, a Palestinian news agency reported.
‘Ukraine - Bottomless Pit’: MP Slams Kiev's Soaring Demands Amid Growing Crisis in Germany
December 2, 2023, 12:40 PM
Amid growing concerns about waning international support for Ukraine's "struggle," Kiev's financial appetites are sending shockwaves through German society.
Russia to Ship 200,000 Tons of Grain to Africa
December 2, 2023, 12:20 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin said last July that his country will send the free grain to Africa by the end of the year.
Why Did Kazakhstan Prefer Russia's Su-30SMs to French-Made Rafales?
December 2, 2023, 11:49 AM
The Su-30SM is a multi-role aircraft that can be used both as an air superiority fighter and a fighter-bomber to attack ground and sea surface targets.
Soros Jr. Secures Reported Chemical Waste Agreement With Ukraine — Journalist
December 2, 2023, 11:18 AM
The deal will purportedly see Dow Chemical, DuPont, BASF, Evonik Industries, Vitol and Sanofi burying hazardous waste in the European country free of charge.
AUKUS Allies to Hold Series of Military Drills Beginning Next Year - Pentagon Chief
December 2, 2023, 9:16 AM
WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) - The US, UK, and Australia under AUKUS pillars have endorsed holding military drills beginning in 2024, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said after talks with his British and Australian counterparts in California.
Watch Russian Lancet Drones Wreak Havoc on Ukrainian Troops Near Dnepr River
December 2, 2023, 9:03 AM
The Lancet unmanned aerial vehicles, developed by the Russian company Zala Aero, are capable of striking enemy targets at ranges of several tens of kilometers.
Israel Bans Entry of Humanitarian Aid to Gaza Through Rafah Crossing
December 2, 2023, 8:54 AM
MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said that Israel had banned the entry of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing on the enclave's border with Egypt.
Watch Russian Rapira Anti-Tank Guns Obliterate Ukrainian Army’s Fortifications
December 2, 2023, 8:11 AM
Rapira shells can be fired from a range of up to seven kilometers, causing massive damage to enemy defensive structures.
Macron to Visit Qatar for Talks on Israel-Hamas Conflict
December 2, 2023, 6:51 AM
MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday is scheduled to pay a diplomatic visit to Qatar, a key mediator in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas and the broker of their truce and hostage deal.
AUKUS to Test ‘Advanced AI Algorithms’ to Help Navies Detect Subs
December 2, 2023, 6:33 AM
The navies of the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom have already conducted the first trials of AI technology with the AUKUS program to detect military targets in real time.
Israel Defense Forces Says Struck Hamas Command Centers in Gaza Strip
December 2, 2023, 5:05 AM
MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it struck the infrastructure of Palestinian group Hamas in the Gaza Strip, targeting operational command centers and underground facilities.
FBI Confirms Self-Immolation Incident at Israeli Consulate in Atlanta - Spokesperson
December 2, 2023, 3:59 AM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed its collaboration with the Atlanta Police in investigating a self-immolation incident outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta, FBI Spokesperson told Sputnik.
Onwards and Upwards
December 2, 2023, 3:34 AM
Rep. George Santos (R-NY) was expelled from Congress on Friday, ending his short-lived and tumultuous time in Congress after his 2022 election. His expulsion makes him the third congressman kicked out of the lower chamber since the Civil War and the first since that time who had not been convicted of a felony.
Report: US Told Israel It Will Issue Visa Ban For West Bank Settler Violence
December 2, 2023, 2:49 AM
From October 7 to November 24, Israeli forces killed 211 Palestinians in the territory, including 54 children. Meanwhile, Israeli settlers killed an additional eight Palestinians, including one child during that time period.
Meteorites Unveiled as Early Earth's Nitrogen Cosmic Couriers
December 2, 2023, 12:10 AM
A team of international researchers, led by Kyoto University and including scientists from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, has discovered that micrometeorites from distant icy celestial bodies in the outer solar system were likely responsible for ferrying essential nitrogen compounds to the early Earth.
Philippines Opens New 'Monitoring' Base in South China Sea Amid Rising Tensions
December 2, 2023, 12:03 AM
The South China Sea has been disputed for decades, with China, Brunei, Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan (Republic of China) all making conflicting claims to parts of the region.
US Reportedly Shipped 100 BLU-109 Bunker Buster Bombs to Help Israel Fight Hamas
December 1, 2023, 11:28 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has delivered 100 units of 2,000-pound BLU-109 bunker buster bombs among thousands of other ammunition and weapons systems to Israel in the war against the Palestinian movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip, US media reported on Friday.
Celestial Odd Couple: 'Overweight' Planet Defies Cosmic Norms by Orbiting Tiny Host Star
December 1, 2023, 10:34 PM
The oversized planet's orbit around the ultracool dwarf star - officially known as LHS 3154 - challenges existing expectations, with a mass ratio surpassing predictions by 100 times.
Second Place: South Korea Puts First Spy Satellite in Orbit Following North’s Launch
December 1, 2023, 10:18 PM
The South Korean Defense Ministry is preparing to place its first reconnaissance satellite in Earth's orbit, an official told reporters on Friday. The launch comes just days after the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), their rivals to the north, launched their own spy satellite.
Report: Israel Obtained Hamas' Battle Plan Over a Year Before October Attack
December 1, 2023, 10:07 PM
The failure by the Israeli government to stop the October 7 attack by Hamas has shaken the populace's faith in the Netanyahu government. A poll taken at the end of October showed that only 20% of Israelis expressed faith in the government, the lowest level in at least two decades.
US Navy Drops Underwater Footage of Crashed Poseidon Aircraft Near Hawaii
December 1, 2023, 9:41 PM
The US Navy has published footage of its underwater salvage efforts off the coast of Hawaii, where a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft recently skidded off the runway during landing.
‘Genocide Becomes Functional’ When Israel, US Deny Palestinian Existence - Academic
December 1, 2023, 8:57 PM
Israel has long tried to write the Palestinians out of history by claiming the land settled by millions of Jews since the late 19th century was “empty,” which has made it easier for them to justify terrible actions from the 1948 war to the present assault on Gaza, a Palestinian academic told Sputnik.
Rapprochement With China Kissinger's Most Lasting Achievement - Former Virginia Senator
December 1, 2023, 8:12 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States’ rapprochement with China is the most lasting achievement of the late Henry Kissinger - former US secretary of state - as it helped enrich the entire world, former Virginia State Senator Richard Black told Sputnik.
Was Resumption of Gaza War Linked to Blinken's Visit?
December 1, 2023, 7:15 PM
Israel resumed the Gaza war having said that Hamas violated a week-long truce by firing rockets at the Jewish state. The White House echoed that the Islamist group is to blame for the resumption of hostilities. Is Team Biden interested in expanding Tel Aviv's operation?
Maximum Size of Russian Armed Forces Increased by 170,000 - MoD
December 1, 2023, 6:40 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A presidential decree established the strength of the armed forces at 2,209,130, including 1,320,000 military personnel, according to the Kremlin.
Scott Ritter: US Pushing Nuclear Arms Race 'Can Only Have Tragic Ending’
December 1, 2023, 6:39 PM
The US has steadily fallen behind Russia and China in terms of strategic competition, while still insisting on pursuing conflict with both nations in an attempt to reassert its claimed superiority. That situation is ripe for producing a disastrous outcome, an analyst told Sputnik.
Who Will Pay for Zelensky's Defense Line? West Seems Uninterested — Expert
December 1, 2023, 6:01 PM
President Volodymyr Zelensky told the US press that Ukraine has entered a new phase of the conflict in winter. The US president wants to build defensive structures from Donbass to Western Ukraine. Will Kiev succeed?
Trump Can't Claim Presidential Immunity Over January 6 Riot - US Appeals Court
December 1, 2023, 5:54 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Former US President Donald Trump cannot claim presidential immunity and can be sued for his alleged role in the January 6 Capitol riot, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled on Friday.
Russia Leads Way for Global South by Providing Grain for Africa — Experts
December 1, 2023, 5:09 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during the Russia-Africa Summit in July that Russia would dispatch free grain as humanitarian aid to six African nations identified by the World Food Program.
Blinken's Diplomatic Blitz Went Bust Due to US’ Slavish Servility to Israel
December 1, 2023, 5:08 PM
Secretary Blinken ended his visit to Israel and left minutes after fighting in Gaza resumed, nixing gushing reports in US media about the trip being “one of the most significant diplomatic moves” to date with an eye toward ending the conflict. Sputnik asked experts to explain why the Israeli tail seems so consistently able to wag the American dog.
US House of Representatives Expels Congressman Santos Following Ethics Panel Probe
December 1, 2023, 4:29 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US House of Representatives on Friday passed a resolution to expel Congressman George Santos from the lower chamber of Congress, after a House Ethics Committee probe determined that there was substantial evidence of the lawmaker breaking federal law.
West to Drop Bombshell on Ukraine and Destroy Zelensky — Whistleblower
December 1, 2023, 4:19 PM
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is still in denial that he has outlived his usefulness to the West, former Ukrainian diplomat and whistleblower Andrii Telizhenko told Sputnik's Backstory podcast.
Zelensky's Fortification Fetish Won't Alter Russia's Strategy
December 1, 2023, 3:43 PM
Ukraine’s president has announced plans to beef up fortification-building efforts across the country, conceding to his top general that the NATO-sponsored conflict with Russia has hit a “stalemate” after Kiev’s disastrous counteroffensive. But no amount of concrete will be able to alter the Russian army’s plans, a leading military observer says.
German Electric Vehicle Industry Stalling Amid Charging Stations Crisis
December 1, 2023, 3:25 PM
Germany's appeal as an investment haven keeps plummeting, haunted by an impending €24 billion budgetary deficit — stirring apprehension among business executives and companies that rely on it.
Europe’s 'Lack of Strategic Vision' is Why 'Russia is Winning' in Ukraine Conflict
December 1, 2023, 2:56 PM
The failure of Kiev's much-vaunted counteroffensive, which has resulted in huge losses of manpower and NATO weaponry, along with the huge financial 'burden' of supporting President Volodymyr Zelensky’s regime have been driving 'Ukraine fatigue' in both the US and in Europe.
Pepe Escobar: US Needs Gaza War to Destabilize BRICS, Greater Eurasia
December 1, 2023, 2:20 PM
The Biden administration needs an Israeli victory in Gaza in order to undermine BRICS and other economic integration initiatives led by Russia and China, veteran geopolitical analyst Pepe Escobar told the New Rules podcast.
Poland's Killer 'Orka' Subs: What Will Their Capabilities and Targets Be?
December 1, 2023, 1:25 PM
A major shipbuilding and naval power in the second half of the 20th century with over a dozen submarines in its arsenal, Poland’s capabilities have since shrunk down considerably to just one operational sub, with Warsaw looking for help from abroad to build up its fleet after gutting its major shipyards. Here’s what we know about Poland’s plans.
Russia’s 15th Launch in One Year: Progress MS-25 Soars to ISS From Baikonur
December 1, 2023, 1:12 PM
This first winter launch of 2023 is the fourth Russian cargo ship to reach the ISS this year and the 15th Russian rocket launched this year.
Watch Russian Kamikaze Drone Eliminate German-Made Ukrainian Leopard 2A4 Tank
December 1, 2023, 12:57 PM
Since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine, the Russian Armed Forces have been using kamikaze drones, which are unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) designed to explode upon impact with a target. Such drones provide an inexpensive and effective way to eliminate specific targets without risking the lives of soldiers.
Truce Over: Israel Resumes Bombing Hamas Targets in Gaza Strip
December 1, 2023, 12:50 PM
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Friday announced the resumption of hostilities against Hamas in the Gaza Strip in response to the Palestinian movement allegedly breaching the agreed humanitarian pause by opening fire on Israeli territory.
Watch Russian Artillerymen Eliminate Ukrainian Positions
December 1, 2023, 12:42 PM
The integration of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into military operations has revolutionized the way ground forces conduct reconnaissance and surveillance. UAV operators and artillerymen are now working in tandem to provide real-time intelligence and precise targeting for artillery strikes.
Kim Jong Un Visits Army Air Force Headquarters on Occasion of Aviation Day
December 1, 2023, 12:40 PM
North Korea's Aviation Day is an annual holiday celebrated November 29. It honors the country's Air Force and the contributions of its aviators to the nation's defense and development. The celebrations typically include military parades and other events that showcase the country's aviation capabilities and highlight the importance of aviation.
EU Countries Resist 'No Russia Clause' in 12th Sanctions Package
December 1, 2023, 12:32 PM
The under-review proposal would compel EU exporters to adopt a prohibition on re-exporting to Russia, covering all goods in the commission's customs codes, extending to items beyond military use. This measure, however, risks negative repercussions on the EU's international trade and is seen as counterproductive by member states.
Ship Carrying Russian Humanitarian Grain Arrives in Africa
December 1, 2023, 11:51 AM
In July, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the Russia-Africa Summit that Russia had decided to send free grain as humanitarian aid to six African countries on the World Food Program's list.
Ex-Official Reveals How US Broke Kissinger's Efforts to Improve Relations With Russia
December 1, 2023, 10:25 AM
Henry Kissinger, former US secretary of state known for his contributions to contemporary political discourse and the field of international relations, died on Wednesday at his home in the US state of Connecticut at the age of 100.
OPEC+ Agrees on Major Oil Production Slash, as Brazil Set to Join Cartel
December 1, 2023, 10:03 AM
Oil powerhouses, including Saudi Arabia, Russia, Kuwait, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates, responsible for over 40 percent of global oil production, convened virtually on Thursday to deliberate on 2024 output amid an anticipated market surplus.
US Delivery of Longer-Range Rockets to Ukraine Pushed Back to 2024
December 1, 2023, 10:03 AM
At the start of the year, reports surfaced suggesting that the US leadership intended to boost Kiev’s capability to strike at distant targets. As yet another multimillion-dollar package for Kiev was being assembled, it was revealed that part of the funds would be used to procure Ground Launched Small Diameter Bombs (GLSDB) for the Ukrainian forces.
Ukraine Lost Over 125,000 People and 16,000 Weapons Over Six Months of Counteroffensive - Shoigu
December 1, 2023, 9:55 AM
The Ukrainian counteroffensive began on June 4. Kiev sent into battle brigades trained by NATO instructors and armed with Western equipment. Three months later, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Kiev's push had failed and that Ukraine had suffered heavy casualties.
Lavrov Holds Press Conference Following OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting
December 1, 2023, 9:38 AM
The OSCE Ministerial Council is being held in the capital of North Macedonia from Thursday to Friday. Participants are discussing security matters on the continent and the next chairmanship of the organization.
Talks on Exchange of Hostages in Gaza Continue Despite Resumption of Hostilities - Reports
December 1, 2023, 7:17 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Negotiations on the exchange of hostages in the Gaza Strip continue despite the resumption of hostilities, media reported on Friday, citing a source familiar with the talks.
Hamas Fails to Fulfill Commitments, Israel Plans to Reach War Goals - Netanyahu's Office
December 1, 2023, 6:38 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Hamas has not fulfilled its commitment to release more women from captivity, the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday, adding that Israel intends to achieve war goals in the Gaza Strip.
Art of Con: Paraguay Gov’t Official Sacked For Signing Doc with Fake ‘Nation’
December 1, 2023, 6:01 AM
Followers of an infamous “guru” claiming to have supernatural powers who fled India 2019 had a field day in the US city of Newark, New Jersey, in January, where they got officials, including the mayor, to sign a “sister city” partnership deal. Now, the con artists have struck again, this time in South America.
Russian Aerospace Forces to Train Pilots on Using 'Smart Bombs' in Special Op Zone
December 1, 2023, 5:45 AM
Guided bombs, also known as precision-guided munitions, are weapons that combine the accuracy of a missile with the destructive power of a bomb. These bombs are equipped with guidance systems that allow them to be precisely directed to their targets, reducing the risk of collateral damage and increasing their effectiveness in military operations.
IDF Says Resumed Combat Against Hamas in Gaza Strip as Movement Violated Truce
December 1, 2023, 5:18 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Friday that it had resumed fighting against Palestinian movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as the latter violated the humanitarian pause by opening fire on Israeli territory.
Coming in Hot: UN Chief Says 2023 Warmest Year ‘Recorded In Human History’
December 1, 2023, 3:53 AM
The year 2023 has seen severe fires, floods, and heat waves around the world.
Number of Billionaires Worldwide Up 7% Y/Y, Their Wealth Up 9% - Switzerland's UBS
December 1, 2023, 3:26 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The number of billionaires worldwide has increased by 7% between 2022 and 2023, from 2,376 to 2,542, and their wealth increased by 9%, from $11 trillion to $12 trillion, Swiss banking group UBS said Thursday.
Microsoft to Invest $3.16Bln Over Next 3 Years in AI Data Centers in UK - London
December 1, 2023, 3:19 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US tech giant Microsoft will invest 2.5 billion pounds ($3.16 billion) over the next 3 years to more than double its datacentre infrastructure for next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) in the United Kingdom, the UK Exchequer said Thursday.
Israel, Hamas Agree to Extend Truce for One More Day - Reports
December 1, 2023, 3:12 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Israel and Palestinian movement Hamas have agreed to extend a temporary humanitarian pause for an eighth day, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing Egyptian officials.
Family's Legal Spat Over Inheritance Money From Sue the T. Rex is On-Going - Reports
December 1, 2023, 3:09 AM
The famous, mostly-intact dinosaur skeleton was first discovered in 1990 on property owned by Maurice and Darlene Williams in the US state of South Dakota.
UK’s Sunak Having ‘Hissy Fit’ Over Sculptures Taken from Greece - Ex-Tory Minister
December 1, 2023, 12:45 AM
Greece has called upon the United Kingdom to return ancient sculptures from the Parthenon that have been held in London for over 200 years.
Israel Releases Seventh Group of 30 Palestinian Prisoners - Reports
December 1, 2023, 12:23 AM
TUNIS (Sputnik) - Israel has released the seventh group of 30 Palestinian prisoners as a part of the humanitarian pause agreement with Palestinian movement Hamas, the Al Jazeera broadcaster reported Friday.
Blinken: Massive Loss of Civilian Life in Northern Gaza Must Not Be Repeated
November 30, 2023, 11:51 PM
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday that during his visit to Israel he discussed details of Tel-Aviv's military operations and underscored that massive civilian casualties that took place in northern Gaza must not repeat in the south of the enclave.
‘F*** You’: McCarthy Reportedly Cursed Trump After Speakership Battle
November 30, 2023, 11:27 PM
McCarthy was angry with the former president for not offering support as Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) sought the then-House speaker’s removal, according to people familiar with the matter.
North Korea's Kim Yo Jong Blasts US ‘Double Standard’ for Hysteria Over Spy Satellite
November 30, 2023, 10:25 PM
In a statement carried by state media on Thursday, Kim Yo Jong, vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, decried the hysteria over the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) recent launch of a reconnaissance satellite.
Mark Your Calendar! US Looks to Make First Lunar Visit in Decades by 2024
November 30, 2023, 10:19 PM
The upcoming lunar trip, which is expected to take place in January of next year, will be the first US mission to the moon since the last Apollo mission in 1969, during which American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon.
Japan Asks US to Suspend V-22 Osprey Flights Following Deadly Crash
November 30, 2023, 9:20 PM
Japan has suspended operations of the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in the wake of a crash off the coast earlier this week. The notoriously unstable aircraft has had dozens of crashes, often triggering similar temporary groundings.
Dublin Says Only X Refused to Take Down ‘Vile’ Social Media Posts During Anti-Immigrant Riot
November 30, 2023, 8:30 PM
Amid attempts to crack down on a riot that erupted in the capital city of Dublin last week, the Irish government has revealed it pressured social media companies to take down posts it said were fanning the flames of the violence.
How Does Ukraine Military Aid Find Its Way to US Arms Makers?
November 30, 2023, 7:47 PM
Call it a 'military aid with benefits,' but the US has found a shrewd way to support Ukraine while simultaneously giving its military-industrial complex a hearty pat on the back.
Syria Launches Initiative to Establish Global Tribunal for Chemical Weapons
November 30, 2023, 7:31 PM
November 30 marks a day globally dedicated to remembering victims of chemical weapons. The Syrian Arab Republic has put forward an initiative to tackle the long-standing justice gap in international law by establishing a specialized global tribunal to address these atrocities.
Elon Musk's Power as Geopolitical Arbiter Signals 'Decay' of US State
November 30, 2023, 6:58 PM
SpaceX’s owner traveled to Israel this week to discuss “rising anti-Semitism online” and the operation of Starlink satellite internet in Gaza. The Gaza war is the second major international crisis that Starlink has waded into, leading to questions about the extent of the power of its private owner to act as a geopolitical arbiter.
NATO Refusing Ukrainian Membership as Alliance Has 'No Power to Confront Russia'
November 30, 2023, 6:33 PM
While NATO wants to disarm and dismember Russia, its members are actually very afraid of a direct war with Moscow they know they cannot win, a historian told Sputnik. That is why, despite Kiev’s failing position, they will continue to refuse its demands to join the alliance and make Ukrainians fight NATO’s war for it.
Liz Truss-Led Caravan of Losers in Washington to Lobby House GOP on Ukraine Aid
November 30, 2023, 6:01 PM
The former prime minister, who spent 50 days in office before being forced to resign in October 2022, arrived in Washington this week with Tory colleagues to try to convince the GOP’s MAGA wing to reverse its stance on Ukraine funding. But given her sorry record at home, the ex-PM’s chances are anyone’s guess, a leading UK politics expert says.
Refugees From Gaza Arrive in Russia's Chechnya
November 30, 2023, 4:53 PM
On November 30, a group of refugees from the Gaza Strip found a new home in Chechnya, Russia. The people, including children, have been settled in the Gorny Klyuch children's health camp, located in the village of Avtury.
Will Israel Defense Forces Resume Gaza War When Humanitarian Pause Ends?
November 30, 2023, 4:22 PM
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced the extension of the humanitarian pause in the Gaza Strip for the seventh day on Thursday. What will happen next?
OSCE Understands Impossible to Discuss Europe’s Fate Without Russia
November 30, 2023, 4:22 PM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The logic that it is impossible to discuss Europe’s fate without Russia has prevailed in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
Zelensky-Zaluzhny Spat 'Tempest in a Teapot' Concealing Ukraine's True Masters
November 30, 2023, 4:14 PM
The Economist has fired off another salvo in the behind-the-scenes war for control of Ukraine, citing polling showing a slide in President Zelensky’s rating against General Zaluzhny. But neither of the men will be able to do much unless they have Ukraine’s little-talked about “grey cardinals” on their side, says IR scholar Gilbert Doctorow.
Watch Russian Troops Deploy 'Linguists' to Encourage Ukrainian Soldiers to Surrender
November 30, 2023, 3:49 PM
Russian forces have deployed a unique acoustic system named the “Yazykoved” (lit. "Linguist"), a device mounted on a Tigr vehicle equipped with loudspeakers to broadcast messages in Ukrainian and Russian, urging Ukrainian soldiers – who are often conscripted into the military against their will – not to die for NATO’s interests.
Germany's Baerbock Accused of 'Driving Europe Into Abyss' For 'Ukraine’s Future Lies in EU' Claim
November 30, 2023, 2:03 PM
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has fervently supported Ukrainian membership of the EU. Claiming that it is in the bloc’s own geopolitical interest, she has been obtusely dismissive of the devastating blowback that the continent’s countries have suffered for supporting NATO’s proxy war against Russia in Ukraine.
From Backpack Drones to Plane-Sized Behemoths: Five Cutting Edge UAVs of 2023
November 30, 2023, 1:52 PM
The Ukraine crisis has demonstrated the critical importance of unmanned aerial vehicles in modern warfare, with Russia and NATO flooding the battlefield with their latest reconnaissance, strike and kamikaze drone designs. In light of drones’ growing significance, Sputnik has put together a list of the most promising UAVs of the outgoing year.
Poisoning of Ukrainian Military Intel Chief’s Wife Likely 'Staged to Oust Zaluzhny' - Ex-CIA Analyst
November 30, 2023, 1:51 PM
Marianna Budanova, wife of the Ukrainian military’s Main Intelligence Directorate chief Kyrylo Budanov, is recovering in hospital after suffering symptoms of poisoning by heavy metals, with authorities having launched a criminal probe. Besides Budanova, several Main Intelligence Directorate personnel have also reportedly shown signs of poisoning.
Germany's Jobless Rate Peaks at 5.9%, Record High in Years
November 30, 2023, 1:30 PM
In a not-so-stunning twist, the recent downturn in the German workforce highlights the persistent economic woes. With the specter of a recession looming and the government grappling with budgetary uncertainty, worsened by energy crises and the rapid decline of industrialization, the future remains gloomy for the Olaf Scholz led government.
Second Chance at Life: Wounded Russian Warrior Shares His Story
November 30, 2023, 1:30 PM
Sputnik correspondent Russell Bentley has a deep conversation with ‘Electric’, an old friend and comrade from XAH Spetsnaz Battalion.
Watch Russian Troops Wipe Out German-Made Leopard 1A5 in Special Op Zone
November 30, 2023, 1:19 PM
Russian troops have successfully destroyed tank sent to Ukraine from Europe, as Kiev has been heavily reliant on military and financial aid from Western countries.
Formal Vote on Biden's Impeachment Inquiry Expected in Coming Weeks – Report
November 30, 2023, 1:13 PM
Congressional Republicans are considering a vote on authorizing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden in the coming weeks, Axios has learned.
Watch Russian MiG-31 Jet Perform Air Patrol Mission in Kherson Direction
November 30, 2023, 12:30 PM
The Russian MiG-31 is a highly capable interceptor aircraft designed to defend against aerial threats at long range. Equipped with advanced radar and missile systems, this supersonic jet can engage targets at extreme altitudes and speeds, making it a formidable asset in modern air defense.
Russia's Lavrov Addresses OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting
November 30, 2023, 11:52 AM
The 30th Ministerial Council Meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is running from November 30 to December 1 in the capital of North Macedonia.
'Malicious Stupidity of Russophobes': Moscow Slams Bulgaria Over Denied Diplomatic Overflight
November 30, 2023, 11:39 AM
Earlier, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry granted permission for Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's plane to fly over the Balkan country's airspace to North Macedonia for the OSCE meeting.
Ukraine Loses Up to 270 Soldiers in Donetsk Direction in Past Day
November 30, 2023, 11:39 AM
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukraine has lost up to 270 soldiers in the Donetsk direction over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry stated on Thursday.

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