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Pompeo to meet with president Erdogan, Turkish counterpart - foreign ministry

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will hold talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is scheduled to arrive on a working visit to Ankara on October 17. Their talks are expected to focus on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs told...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 9:29 AM

China inches closer to launching gravitational wave-detecting satellite

China is preparing to launch the first of three satellites that will help researchers in their mission to detect gravitational waves. The new spacecraft, which is expected to be blasted into space by the end of 2019, is part of China's Tianqin program that focuses its efforts on detecting...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 9:17 AM

YouTube goes down for many users worldwide, company working to resolve issues

The popular video-sharing website YouTube has gone down for many around the world with users experiencing problems accessing the site's services. The Google-owned website failed to load for many users around the world on Wednesday. People on Twitter have reported trouble accessing YouTube,...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 9:04 AM

Trump warns central American countries he will end aid over immigrant‘Caravan’

The US president has tweeted that he has warned Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that Washington will stop financial support if a caravan consisting of nearly 2,000 migrants from Honduras isn't stopped. Trump, via his Twitter account said that if Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador allow...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 8:49 AM

Two strong earthquakes hit off New Caledonia, USGS reports

A strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake was registered east of New Caledonia in the South Pacific by the United States Geological Survey. The magnitude 6.8 earthquake was recorded by the United States Geological Survey half an hour after it reported another earthquake in the area with the estimated...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 9:26 AM

Facebook bans voting misinformation ahead of November midterms

The social media giant will ban false information concerning voting requirements and fake reports about violence in the lines at polling stations leading up to the US’ midterm elections, a senior company official said. The ban on false and misleading information, announced by Facebook...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 9:18 AM

Pentagon chief Mattis: President Trump '100 percent' with me

Earlier, US President Donald Trump said in an interview that there was a chance that US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis might step down. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday that he'll remain on Donald Trump's team. "I'm on his team. We have never talked about me leaving...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 8:50 AM

Google pulls out Saudi business conference amid missing journalist scandal

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Google decided not to take part in the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Summit in the Saudi capital of Riyadh amid the scandal around missing Saudi opposition journalist Jamal Khashoggi, company’s spokesperson said. The forum will be held on October 23-25 and...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 8:40 AM

WATCH NASA chief get emotional over Soyuz launch failure

The NASA chief also praised the cooperation between NASA and Roscosmos, adding that his agency wants this relationship to remain “strong.” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine appeared overwhelmed with emotion during an interview about the Soyuz spacecraft launch failure that occurred on...

Monday, October 15, 2018, 9:31 AM

Hillary says Clinton was ‘absolutely’ right to not resign over Lewinsky scandal

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, some perceive the Clinton/Lewinsky affair as an abuse of power by a former president. Former First Lady Hillary Clinton said her husband, US President Bill Clinton, "absolutely" did the correct thing by not resigning after the 1998 sex scandal broke,...

Monday, October 15, 2018, 9:21 AM

Trump planned to recall US diplomats from Turkey over pastor detention -report

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US pastor Andrew Brunson was allowed to walk free on Friday after a court in Turkey's Izmir ruled he did not have to serve any more jail time. US President Donald Trump welcomed the pastor at the White House on Saturday. Trump allegedly called for a plan to be drafted in...

Monday, October 15, 2018, 9:09 AM

Libya seeks international community's aid to solve country's ongoing crisis - envoy to US

WASHINGTON(Sputnik) - Tripoli does not expect any new initiatives to be proposed at the conference on Libya in Palermo, Italy, next month as the event will be aimed at supporting the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the country’s ambassador to the United States, Wafa...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 9:36 AM

World factory 2.0: will China become global artificial intelligence trainer?

China is becoming a global factory for artificial intelligence (AI). The country has proposed becoming a world leader in this field by 2030. With the introduction of robots and machine learning into production processes, China will be able to advance in the global value chain. However, to adjust...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 9:08 AM

Brazil electoral court publishes final 1st round results of presidential vote

RIO DE JANEIRO (Sputnik) – The Brazilian electoral court has completed counting ballots and published the results of the first round of the Sunday’s presidential election. Right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro received 46.03 percent of the votes, while his main rival left-...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 9:05 AM

Erdogan demands Riyadh prove missing journalist left Istanbul consulate

Saudi opposition journalist Jamal Khashoggi is believed to have been killed within the confines of the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Saudi Arabia to provide evidence that the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing since...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 8:59 AM

Google+ to shut down after cover-up of three-year data leak

Google will shut down its social network after a massive security hole for years allowed user profile data to be accessed. Turns out, Facebook is not the only tech giant to suffer a heavy body blow over user data security. This time, it is the almighty Google, or, more precisely, its not-so-...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 8:39 AM

Trump ex-campaign chief sought help from Israel in US election meddling – report

US President Donald Trump’s former deputy campaign chair reportedly spoke to Israeli IT companies about online election meddling via social media. Trump's former deputy campaign chief, Rick Gates, negotiated with Israeli companies to get help in defeating both the Republican and...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 8:30 AM

Kim Jong-un is expected to visit Russia ‘soon’ - South Korean president

Moon spoke about the North Korea leader’s plans to meet the presidents of China and Russia during a cabinet meeting a day after the US Secretary of State held a meeting with the North Korean leader, without revealing any specific details, Reuters reported. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...

Monday, October 8, 2018, 9:16 AM

Kanye West quits social media amid criticism for pro-Trump remarks

The rap star has been facing severe criticism over his political views, which he's expressed by wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat and addressing Trump’s supporters. West shut down his Twitter and Instagram on Sunday after he took a stand for Trump on America's...

Monday, October 8, 2018, 9:07 AM

Deadliest automobile accident in New York state in years kills 20

All 18 people in a limousine, as well as two pedestrians, have died in a ‘horrific’ automobile accident in the New York town of Schoharie. According to NY state police, a 2001 Ford Excursion stretch limousine failed to stop at a T-junction while moving at a speed of some 70 mph (112...

Monday, October 8, 2018, 8:47 AM