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Missing Interpol head’s wife received knife emoji from him before he vanished

The wife of International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) President Meng Hongwei who resigned on Sunday, claimed that she received a message from his phone displaying an image of a knife. Speaking in Lyon, France, at the international police organization’s headquarters, Grace Meng,...

Monday, October 8, 2018, 8:36 AM

Saudi-led coalition sends additional forces to hodeidah - Yemeni military

CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Yemeni military announced on Sunday the deployment of additional army troops, consisting of Sudanese servicemen and supporting the Saudi-led coalition, in the vicinity of the embattled Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, controlled by the Houthi militants, also known as Ansar Allah...

Monday, October 8, 2018, 8:28 AM

Venezuela hopes petro cryptocurrency to negate US economic blockade

CARACAS (Sputnik) - Venezuela expects its petro cryptocurrency to break the economic blockade imposed by the United States on the republic, the country’s minister for higher education, science and technology, Hugbel Roa, told Sputnik. On Monday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 10:30 AM

Footage of Russian S-300 missile systems being delivered to Syria

On Tuesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that Moscow had finalized the delivery of 49 units of S-300 air defense systems to Syria. The decision to boost the security of Russian troops on the ground follows an accidental downing of an Il-20 aircraft on September 20. The Russian...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 10:12 AM

Facebook finds no evidence hackers accessed apps via user logins

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Facebook has found no evidence that hackers accessed third-party applications by using user login information during the recent security attack that affected 50 million accounts, Product Management Vice President Guy Rosen said in a press release. Last week Facebook said...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 9:59 AM

Saudi King allocates $200M in to Yemeni central bank - reports

DOHA (Sputnik) - Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has ordered that a donation of $200 million should be allocated to the Central Bank of Yemen to support the country's economy against the backdrop of the collapse of the Yemeni national currency provoked by ongoing military action, Saudi...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 8:52 AM

Macron refuses to accept French interior minister's resignation letter - reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb on Monday submitted his resignation letter to President Emmanuel Macron, but the French leader refused to let Collomb step down, Le Figaro newspaper reported on Monday, citing the minister himself. According to the newspaper, Collomb did...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 8:38 AM

Japanese government resigns to enable new cabinet's formation

TOKYO (Sputnik) - The Japanese government resigned on Tuesday in order to enable Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to form a new cabinet of ministers, local media reported. In a couple of hours, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced the composition of new government. According to the...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 8:27 AM

Kavanaugh’s classmate: ‘Brett has not told the truth’ about his drinking habit

Professor Charles Ludington, a classmate of Brett Kavanaugh's while the two studied at Yale in the 1980s, said the Supreme Court nominee downplayed the degree of his drinking during his university years. Ludington, who teaches at North Carolina State University, said that he was troubled about...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 8:17 AM

China Condemns US for 'Provocative' Actions in South China Sea

Beijing has expressed anger over a US Navy destroyer sailing within 12 nautical miles of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, while Washington has claimed the ship was acting under a freedom of navigation operation. The Foreign Ministry in Beijing said in a statement that it strongly urged...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 8:05 AM

South Sudan opposition says initials peace deal with government

The opposition of South Sudan said that it initiated an agreement with the government to settle the conflict in the country. "After meetings with [President of Sudan Omar] al-Bashir and the mediation, we have decided to initiate the draft of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the...

Friday, August 31, 2018, 10:00 AM

Russian investigators deny version of blast aboard President Kaczynski's plane

The Russian Investigative Committee has no questions left about the causes behind the crash of Kaczynski's plane; the Polish side’s version about an explosion found no confirmation, official representative of the Russian Investigative Committee Svetlana Petrenko said. "I emphasize...

Friday, August 31, 2018, 9:55 AM

Court tosses atheists’ lawsuit against ‘In God We Trust’ motto on US dollars

A federal appeals court shot down on Tuesday a lawsuit challenging the use of the US national motto on printed money. The phrase, “In God We Trust,” has long been a point of contention for secular Americans. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minnesota, cited the historied...

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 10:14 AM

Qatar spent millions in 2017 to influence Trump foreign policy - reports

Qatar’s government spent more than $16 million during 2017 alone in an unconventional lobbying program to influence President Donald Trump into adopting policies desired by its leaders, media reported. Because Trump often shuns typical policy-making processes special interest groups have...

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 10:07 AM

UN strongly suggests coalition may be guilty of war crimes

The United Nations Human Rights Council said on Tuesday that parties to the conflict in Yemen, namely participants in the Saudi-led coalition, may be guilty of war crimes. A 41-page report by the Group of Regional and International Eminent Experts on Yemen, which was commissioned by the UN, "...

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 10:03 AM

US destroyer can strike any part of Syria from Mediterranean - Russian MoD

Earlier, the Ministry announced that the United States, the United Kingdom and France were preparing to carry out new strikes against Syria under the pretext of a false chemical weapons attack by Syrian government forces. "The United States keeps building up the group of cruise missile...

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 9:57 AM

Russia's shift to gold reserves could protect sanctioned economy

Russia is renouncing the dictate of the dollar by purchasing gold and selling US Treasury bonds, according to an article published in Die Welt. The article cites the author and political advisor James Rickards as saying that President Putin had a strategic plan and gold was the perfect investment...

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 9:53 AM

Three dead after gamer gun massacre in US

On Sunday, a shooting occurred during a Madden 19 Tournament at the GLHF Game Bar in Jacksonville, Florida. The shooter was confirmed dead after killing two people and injuring at least 9, according to unofficial reports. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Department called the incident a "mass...

Monday, August 27, 2018, 10:03 AM

Fake Michael Jackson songs: Sony no longer denies the charges

Sony Corporation’s music division is not exactly denying reports accusing the entertainment behemoth of manufacturing fake Michael Jackson performances and selling them to an unwitting pubic. Sony, in responding to reports in the press that it has admitted to selling recordings it claimed...

Monday, August 27, 2018, 9:58 AM

Pope Francis won’t 'say one word' on abuse cover-up allegations – reports

Following his visit to Dublin, Pope Francis refused to respond to the explosive allegation of the Church covering up sexual abuses. Francis, talking to the reporters abroad his papal plane returning to Rome, said that the 11-page document published by the former Church official urging the pontiff...

Monday, August 27, 2018, 9:51 AM

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