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France: We won't allow Trump to destabilize Europe

Last April the French Government stated, that it was against engaging in negotiations on customs duties with Washington after the US announced that previously introduced aluminum and steel tariffs would be temporarily suspended for the EU countries. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian...

Friday, July 13, 2018, 12:01 PM

'No Jews in Germany': Police mistakenly beat victim of anti-Semitic assault

Earlier this week, the heads of some 40 Jewish organizations based in Germany penned an open letter to the government, urging Berlin to crack down on anti-Semitism, pointing to a string of intensified anti-Jewish attacks in the country. A 50-year-old Jewish-American professor of philosophy was...

Friday, July 13, 2018, 11:53 AM

Terrorists will return to Syria if Iran, Russia withdraw troops - Tehran

According to Iranian ex-foreign minister and Supreme Leader's Aide Ali Akbar Velayati, Iranian and Russian troops will stay in Syria in order to guarantee that terrorists won't continue their activity in the war-torn country. Addressing the Syrian conflict, the official stated, that...

Friday, July 13, 2018, 11:18 AM

Trump vows to 'kill' US-UK trade deal if May goes forward with 'soft' Brexit

President Donald Trump in an interview said the United States would kill any unilateral trade agreement with the United Kingdom if UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU implement a Brexit compromise arrangement. "If they [UK] do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union...

Friday, July 13, 2018, 11:05 AM

Death toll from Japan floods passes 200

The death toll from Japan's worst flooding in decades has topped 200, with dozens more missing, a senior government spokesman said Friday. "The death toll is now 204, with 28 reported missing. We have been unable to locate further 54 people, mostly in the Hiroshima prefecture," chief...

Friday, July 13, 2018, 10:58 AM

Croatia to play France in FIFA World Cup final after beating England 2-1

A football match to decide whether of the two teams - Croatia or England, will make it to the finals is being held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. England has managed to score its first goal just five minutes after the beginning of the match. However, Perisic managed to tie the game 1-1....

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 9:09 AM

'Sorry, God': Philippines' Duterte reportedly apologizes to God

Less than a month after making several controversial statements about God, the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, offered his apologies to the Almighty. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to God for his earlier remarks during a meeting with Eddie Villanueva, the president...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 4:00 PM

'It's Coming Home': England Expects But Modric and Croatia Stand In Way of Glory

England take on Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday, with the winner facing France in the World Cup final. Sputnik looks at what is happening on social media and discovers England fans are either bullish and over-confident or nervous as hell. England were last at this stage in 1990, when they...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 3:43 PM

UK hits Facebook with maximum fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the country’s data protection watchdog, has slapped Facebook with fines to the tune of $660,000 - the maximum allowed by law - after an investigation concluded that “Facebook contravened the law by failing to safeguard people’s...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:29 AM

At least 10 killed in Afghanistan as gunmen attack govt building

According to Nangarhar provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani, militants attacked a government building in eastern Afghanistan. "I can confirm an armed attack on a branch of the education department in Jalalabad," Attaullah Khogyani said, as quoted by AFP. In late June,...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:19 AM

Russia vows reciprocal response to expulsion of diplomats from Greece

Athens has taken measures against Russian diplomats over "illegal activities" and "meddling" that undermine "national security," according to Kathimerini newspaper, which cited diplomatic sources. Russia will give a mirror response to the expulsion of Russian...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:09 AM

Trump: Russia controls Germany using gas supplies

US President Donald Trump has criticized the energy agreement between Berlin and Moscow and said that Russia controls Germany through energy resources. "We have to talk about the billions and billions of dollars that's being paid to the country that we are supposed to be protecting you...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:02 AM

China vows to respond if US imposes additional tariffs on Chinese goods

Chinese commerce ministry announced on Wednesday that Beijing would take retaliatory measures imposes additional tariffs on Chinese goods. Chinese commerce ministry said that it was shocked by Washington's trade actions and that it would respond if US imposes additional tariffs on some $200...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 10:56 AM

Japan: Evacuation recommended due to approaching Typhoon Maria

The residents of the Japanese city of Miyakojima in Okinawa Prefecture, whose number totals over 55,000 people, received on Tuesday recommendations on evacuation in connection to oncoming Typhoon Maria. Earlier on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported about the typhoon's...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 8:04 AM

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns

Controversial UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has resigned mere hours after Brexit Secretary David Davis also left his post, as the political crisis over the UK's Brexit strategy intensifies ever-further. Johnson's sudden departure came a mere half hour before Prime Minister Theresa May...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 4:37 PM

Belgium Holds Limited Training Session Ahead of Semi-Final Against France

Belgium held a limited training session ahead of the World Cup semi-final match against France. The winner will advance to the finals in order to fight for the World Cup against either Croatian or English players in Moscow. The Red Devils had a day off on Saturday and they resumed training on...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 11:37 AM

UK Media Expects Baby Boom in England After Three Lions Foray in World Cup Semis

On July 11, England will face Croatia in a 2018 FIFA World Cup match which was preceded by the English footballers' foray into the tournament's semifinals after their 2-0 win over Sweden. Births are expected to increase by ten percent in the next nine months in England...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 11:28 AM

Russia Midfielder Cheryshev, Forward Dzyuba Named World Cup 'Breakout Stars'

Russia midfielder Denis Cheryshev and forward Artem Dzyuba were named among the "breakout stars" of the 2018 FIFA World Cup by the US media on Sunday night. Cheryshev, who plays for Spanish side Villarreal, scored four goals in five matches to equal Portugal striker...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 11:07 AM

Croatia Respect England Team But Not Afraid of Them - Head Coach Dalic

Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic said on Sunday that he respects England's team but his players are not afraid of anyone. The head coach also stated that the success of his team was not expected by many people. "I don't see anything strange in Croatia getting to ...

Monday, July 9, 2018, 10:58 AM

Turkey to retaliate if US slaps sanctions over S-400 purchase - Ankara

Relations between the US and Turkey have seriously deteriorated after Washington threatened not to sell Ankara F-35 fighters if it buys S-400 missile systems from Moscow, as well as imposing sanctions if the situation remains unchanged. Turkey intends to respond to the US in the event Washington...

Friday, July 6, 2018, 12:52 PM