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Sputnik (news agency): Russian government news agency
Sputnik is a news agency, news website platform and radio broadcast service established by the Russian government-owned news agency Rossiya Segodnya. Headquartered in Moscow, Sputnik has regional editorial offices in Washington, Cairo, Beijing, Paris, Berlin, London and Edinburgh. Sputnik focuses on global politics and economics and targets an international audience.


NATO Chief Says Ready to Meet With Putin: 'I Believe in Dialogue With Russia'

nato chief says ready to meet with putin: 'i believe in dialogue with russia'
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told the German Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) news agency that he was open to having a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin under the..
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Putin Briefed on Results of Probe Into Hole in Soyuz MS-09 Spaceship - Source

putin briefed on results of probe into hole in soyuz ms-09 spaceship - source
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been briefed on the results of a probe into the mysterious hole in the hull of Soyuz MS-09 spaceship, a source in the space industry told Sputnik. "The president..
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Ex-Italian Prime Minister Renzi Leaves Democratic Party - Reports

ex-italian prime minister renzi leaves democratic party - reports
ROME (Sputnik) - Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who also earlier served as secretary of the Democratic Party (DP), has left the political alliance, la Repubblica newspaper reported. ......
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Putin Offers Saudi Arabia to Purchase Russian Advanced Air Defence Systems

putin offers saudi arabia to purchase russian advanced air defence systems
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested on Monday that Saudi Arabia should purchase advanced air defence systems from Russia in light of recent drone attacks on Saudi oil..
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Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello Raise Heat with Crazy Smooching Instagram Video

shawn mendes, camila cabello raise heat with crazy smooching instagram video
New Delhi (Sputnik) - Since posting the video on their relationship, neither Mendes nor Cabello has publically commented on the video or the reactions to it. Some have suggested that they are just..
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31 dead in stampede at shrine in Iraq

31 dead in stampede at shrine in iraq
Karbala [Iraq]: At least 31 pilgrims were killed and 100 others sustained injuries in a stampede at a major shrine here on Tuesday, country’s Health Ministry said, as cited by Sputnik. Thousands of..
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BP to sell entire Alaska business to Texas oil magnate for $5.6Bln ...

bp to sell entire alaska business to texas oil magnate for $5.6bln ...
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - BP announced in a press release that it has reached an agreement to sell its entire business in Alaska to US-based producer Hilcorp for more than $5 billion. ......
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Blasts in Southern Thailand Injure 7 After Talks Between Insurgents, Gov't Fail - Reports

blasts in southern thailand injure 7 after talks between insurgents, gov't fail - reports
BANGKOK, (Sputnik) – Earlier in the week, the government refused to release Islamists allegedly involved in the continuous separatist insurgency in the south. Representatives of the largest..
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Putin Fully Briefed on Arkhangelsk Accident, Rumours of "Radioactive Cloud" Absurd - Kremlin

putin fully briefed on arkhangelsk accident, rumours of radioactive cloud absurd - kremlin
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Five Rosatom employees died in a blast that rocked a military site in the Arkhangelsk Region on 10 August during tests of a liquid-propellant rocket engine. They will receive..
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At Least One Person Killed After Pakistan and India Exchange Heavy Firing, Shelling across LoC

at least one person killed after pakistan and india exchange heavy firing, shelling across loc
New Delhi (Sputnik): Amid existing bitterness since the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, Indian and Pakistani troops deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir have..
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Russian Sailors Abducted Off Cameroon's Coast Are Most Likely to Be in Nigeria - Source

russian sailors abducted off cameroon's coast are most likely to be in nigeria - source
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Three Russian sailors who have been recently abducted by pirates off Cameroon's coast are most likely to be in Nigeria, a source in the employing company stated. ......
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Saudi State TV Reports Coalition Strike On Houthi Military Targets In Yemen

saudi state tv reports coalition strike on houthi military targets in yemen
According to a report by a state-run Saudi broadcasting service, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen launched airstrikes on military targets in Houthi-controlled Sanaa on Monday night, Sputnik News..
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10-Year-Old Indian Boy Conquers Europe's Highest Summit

10-year-old indian boy conquers europe's highest summit
New Delhi (Sputnik): If you’ve always thought scaling mountains wasn't child’s play, it’s time to think again. A 10-year-old Indian boy has climbed Mount Elbrus in southern Russia, touted as the..
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European Commission Chief Juncker Sent to Luxembourg for Urgent Surgery

european commission chief juncker sent to luxembourg for urgent surgery
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker interrupted his vacation for medical reasons and was sent to Luxembourg, where he will undergo an urgent surgery, the commission..
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Sudan's Military Signs Final Power Transition Deal With Opposition

sudan's military signs final power transition deal with opposition
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Sudan's ruling Transition Military Council (TMC) signed the final power transition deal with opposition Forces of Freedom and Change amid the ongoing protests that have been sweeping..
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South Korea's Moon Vows to Seek Reunification With North Korea by 2045

south korea's moon vows to seek reunification with north korea by 2045
TOKYO (Sputnik) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday promised to make efforts to reunite with North Korea by 2045. ......
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Militants Shot Down Syrian Air Force Plane In Idlib, Military Source Confirms

militants shot down syrian air force plane in idlib, military source confirms
Syria's state television reported Wednesday, citing a military source, militants operating in the province of Idlib shot down a Syrian air force plane and the fate of the pilot reportedly remains..
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Amazon, Microsoft Dig In For Bidding War As Pentagon Vows 'Swift Review' Of War Cloud Deal

amazon, microsoft dig in for bidding war as pentagon vows 'swift review' of war cloud deal
The Pentagon’s inspector general is to carry out a comprehensive review of the Department of Defense’s lucrative cloud-computing project related to its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure plan..
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Official Calls Violence at Hong Kong Airport 'Near-Terrorist Acts'

official calls violence at hong kong airport 'near-terrorist acts'
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Beijing strongly condemns violent actions against two Chinese citizens, carried out by protesters at Hong Kong airport and calls them "near-terrorist acts," Xu Luying, spokeswoman..
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Trump Threatens To Pull The U.S. Out Of World Trade Organization

trump threatens to pull the u.s. out of world trade organization
U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States may pull out of the World Trade Organization (WTO), following what he claims are years of mistreatment at the hands of the organization,..
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India’s Supreme Court Refuses to Issue Order on Kashmir Restrictions

india’s supreme court refuses to issue order on kashmir restrictions
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s decision to impose restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir and block communication links has been challenged in the Supreme Court. ......
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Iran Starts Building Isotope Production Centre at Fordow Nuclear Site – Reports

iran starts building isotope production centre at fordow nuclear site – reports
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iran inaugurated the construction of an isotope production centre at the Fordow nuclear site near the city of Qom on Tuesday, Mehr news agency reported. ......
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US Police Detain Gunman for Firing Assault Rifle in Chicago Hospital - FBI

us police detain gunman for firing assault rifle in chicago hospital - fbi
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Police detained an unidentified gunman who opened fire at the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in the US city of Chicago, the FBI special agent in charge of the..
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Anti-Gov't Protesters Return to Hong Kong Airport Day After All Flights Cancelled - Reports

anti-gov't protesters return to hong kong airport day after all flights cancelled - reports
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Hundreds of anti-government protesters returned to Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday, a day after the airport, which is one of the busiest in the world, cancelled more than..
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India Orders Russian Equipment for First Manned Space Mission - Russian Manufacturer

india orders russian equipment for first manned space mission - russian manufacturer
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - India has ordered Russia's space equipment as it is preparing to send its first manned mission to orbit, according to Sergey Pozdnyakov, general director and chief designer of..
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DPRK, South Korea Intelligence Chiefs Met After Trump-Kim Hanoi Summit - Reports

dprk, south korea intelligence chiefs met after trump-kim hanoi summit - reports
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Intelligence chiefs from both North Korea and South Korea held a secret meeting in April after the no-deal summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong..
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NASA Says Portable Nuclear Reactor For Mars Colony To Be Ready By 2022

nasa says portable nuclear reactor for mars colony to be ready by 2022
NASA's Future In-Space Operations (FISO) Working Group has announced its portable nuclear reactor, called Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling TechnologY (KRUSTY), will be ready to fly to Mars by 2022,..
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New Zealand Police Collect Thousands Of Guns In Buyback Program Following Mosque Attacks

new zealand police collect thousands of guns in buyback program following mosque attacks
Gun owners in New Zealand have handed over more than 10,000 firearms to law enforcement officials less than a month after the government launched a gun buyback program in response to the Christchurch..
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Italian Astronaut Parmitano to Become First Space DJ in History - ESA (Photo)

italian astronaut parmitano to become first space dj in history - esa (photo)
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano on Tuesday will create an electronic music broadcast from the International Space Station (ISS), becoming the first DJ in space, the European Space..
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India, Russia Discussing Cooperation in Gas Exploration, Supplies From Arctic - Minister

india, russia discussing cooperation in gas exploration, supplies from arctic - minister
VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik), Valentina Shvartsman - India and Russia are discussing potential cooperation in gas exploration and supplies from the Russian Arctic region, according to Indian Commerce and..
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Turkey to Receive Second Batch of Russia's S-400 Systems in August-September

turkey to receive second batch of russia's s-400 systems in august-september
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey will receive elements of the second batch of Russia's S-400 air defence systems in August-September, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday. ......
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Ecuadorian Court Orders Pre-Trial Detention for Former President Correa

ecuadorian court orders pre-trial detention for former president correa
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ecuador's National Court of Justice has ordered pre-trial detention for former president Rafael Correa, who served as the country's president from 2007-2017 over an alleged..
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NATO Completes Upgrade of Aegis Ashore Missile System in Romania

nato completes upgrade of aegis ashore missile system in romania
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - NATO has completed a scheduled upgrade of a land-based Aegis Ashore ballistic missile system in Romania, which the military alliance said was purely defensive in nature. ......
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Twitter Erupts as Malala Yousafzai Shows Concern for Kashmiris After India Revokes Special Status

twitter erupts as malala yousafzai shows concern for kashmiris after india revokes special status
New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistani-origin Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai has been targeted online as she shared her concern over the Indian government's decision to revoke special status for the..
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India Seeks More Security at its Embassy in Pakistan Amid Protests Over Kashmir

india seeks more security at its embassy in pakistan amid protests over kashmir
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has asked Pakistan to provide more security at its High Commission in Islamabad after India stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status and set out plans to divide the..
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UK Firm Diageo to Enforce Loan Repayment by Fugitive Indian Tycoon Vijay Mallya

uk firm diageo to enforce loan repayment by fugitive indian tycoon vijay mallya
New Delhi (Sputnik): Nearly two months after accusing fugitive Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya of defaulting on payment of over $146 million (Rupees 10.2 billion), British firm Diageo announced it would..
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Fresh Clashes Erupt Between Indian and Pakistan Amid Jet Activities

fresh clashes erupt between indian and pakistan amid jet activities
New Delhi (Sputnik): Tensions between India and Pakistan seem to be gradually ratcheting up along the Line of Control, with jet activities being reported on Friday on both sides of the de facto border...
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Russian, South Korean Diplomats Discuss Alleged Airspace Violation by Russia - Seoul

russian, south korean diplomats discuss alleged airspace violation by russia - seoul
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov and Yoon Soon-gu, an aide to the South Korean deputy foreign minister, have discussed the incident involving Russian aircraft allegedly..
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Malaysian FM Calls for Refraining From Unfounded Accusations in MH17 Case

malaysian fm calls for refraining from unfounded accusations in mh17 case
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Malaysia calls on the global community to refrain from voicing unfounded allegations over the crash of the MH17 flight in Ukraine's eastern Donbass region, Malaysian Foreign Minister..
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Thailand Likely to Become First Importer of BrahMos Supersonic Missile Developed by Russia and India

thailand likely to become first importer of brahmos supersonic missile developed by russia and india
New Delhi (Sputnik) Thailand is likely to become first importer of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile developed by India and Russia, with a diplomatic official in New Delhi confirming that India is..
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Canadian Frigate Crosses Taiwan Strait Amid China Tensions

canadian frigate crosses taiwan strait amid china tensions
Canada recently became the latest nation to sail a frigate through the Taiwan Strait, a move government officials have indicated was not intended to be taken as Ottawa making a statement against China,..
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Israel Charges Jordanian Citizen With Spying For Iran

israel charges jordanian citizen with spying for iran
Earlier this year, Israeli forces arrested a Jordanian citizen who was reportedly acting as a spy in Israel and the West Bank on behalf of Iranian intelligence, Israel’s Shin Bet security service..
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UK's May Hopes Trump’s Visit to UK to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation

uk's may hopes trump’s visit to uk to strengthen bilateral cooperation
LONDON (Sputnik) – UK Prime Minister Theresa May is looking forward to the upcoming state visit of US President Donald Trump, hoping it will contribute to strengthening relations between the two..
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