Meanwhile in Russia: Man Smashes Up Eight Cars Looking for Non-Existent Girlfriend Hidden in Trunk

A man has been charged with damage of property after smashing up eight parked cars in a courtyard in northwestern Moscow, telling one eyewitness that he was ‘searching for his girlfriend’, who he said was hidden in one of the vehicles’ trunks. Local residents were awakened by the loud crash of car windows being broken … Continue reading “Meanwhile in Russia: Man Smashes Up Eight Cars Looking for Non-Existent Girlfriend Hidden in Trunk”

Secrets of ‘Lost Atlantis’ That Rests Beneath North Sea Revealed, Media Says

A new exhibition featuring over 200 objects offers a glimpse of a vast swath of territory known as Doggerland, which used to connect Britain by land to continental Europe but currently rests beneath the North Sea after becoming submerged about 8,000 years ago. According to The Guardian, the exhibition is called “Doggerland: Lost World in … Continue reading “Secrets of ‘Lost Atlantis’ That Rests Beneath North Sea Revealed, Media Says”

French Cabinet Fined $12Mln Over Air Pollution

The Council of State, the executive’s final arbiter, ordered the cabinet in 2017 to reduce levels of nitrogen dioxide and inhalable PM10 particles in eight zones. It ruled in 2020 that five zones were still suffering from bad air quality and gave the cabinet six months to come up with remedial measures. “If these measures … Continue reading “French Cabinet Fined $12Mln Over Air Pollution”

A Year After Beirut Explosion, Eyewitness Hopes For Justice and Says Truth Will Prevail

It’s been a year since a huge explosion shook the Lebanese capital of Beirut, killing more than 200 people and injuring 7,000 others. The blast was considered one of the most devastating non-nuclear explosions in history, displacing 300,000 people and causing some $4.6 billion in physical damage, leaving residential buildings, schools, hospitals and infrastructure partially … Continue reading “A Year After Beirut Explosion, Eyewitness Hopes For Justice and Says Truth Will Prevail”

Thousands Evacuated as Wildfires Reach Outskirts of Athens, Greece

Live outside Athens as firefighters are battling ongoing wildfires in the Greek capital’s suburbs. Due to a large forest fire that began at noon in the northern suburbs of Athens at the foot of Mount Parnitha, residents of the village of Varympompi were evacuated. Firefighters rescued more than 300 people from the area threatened by … Continue reading “Thousands Evacuated as Wildfires Reach Outskirts of Athens, Greece”

Man Threatening to Detonate Grenade Inside Ukrainian Cabinet Building Detained

The man who threatened to detonate a hand grenade inside the Ukrainian cabinet building was detained, Strana.UA news outlet reported on Wednesday. Ukraine-24 broadcaster confirmed the information. Earlier in the day, Kiev’s police confirmed the grenade detonation threats.  The Kiev police confirmed to Sputnik on Wednesday that an unidentified man is threatening to detonate a … Continue reading “Man Threatening to Detonate Grenade Inside Ukrainian Cabinet Building Detained”

One Dead, Three Injured as Syrian Army Bus Explodes in Damascus, Reports Say

According to Ikhbariya, the explosion took place in Masaken al-Haras and was triggered by a short circuit. Sources told the media outlet that the bus driver is presumed dead. © Sputnik / Mohamad Maruf Sputnik News South Africa Today – World News – Middle East The post One Dead, Three Injured as Syrian Army Bus … Continue reading “One Dead, Three Injured as Syrian Army Bus Explodes in Damascus, Reports Say”

Serbian Ambassador to Russia Died of Heart Attack

“Serbian Ambassador to Russia Miroslav Lozanski died of a heart attack. He was on vacation in Serbia and was due to return to Moscow on August 22,” the embassy said. Miroslav Lazanski was 70 years old. Before taking a high diplomatic post, he was a member of the Serbian parliament from the ruling party, and … Continue reading “Serbian Ambassador to Russia Died of Heart Attack”

Boeing Says Not Proceeding With Starliner Launch Wednesday

“We’re not proceeding with #Starliner launch tomorrow. Our team cycled the Service Module propulsion system valves and is taking time to gather data for next steps,” the company said on Twitter. “We’ve ruled out software as a cause for the unexpected position indications,” it said. NASA spokeswoman Patricia Bielling told Sputnik on Tuesday that a … Continue reading “Boeing Says Not Proceeding With Starliner Launch Wednesday”

US CDC to Renew Federal Ban on Evictions Until October 3, Sen. Schumer Says

After days of protests outside the US Capitol and appeals by federal lawmakers, US President Joe Biden has bowed to popular pressure and directed the CDC to extend the federal eviction moratorium until October 3. The move will protect roughly 90% of American renters as more than 11 million people remain behind on their rent … Continue reading “US CDC to Renew Federal Ban on Evictions Until October 3, Sen. Schumer Says”

Archaeological Sensation as Ancient Mythical Castle Discovered on Swedish Island

An ancient fortress that has long been considered a myth has been found on the Swedish island of Öland. The castle Sörby Borg was first mentioned by local priest Nicholaus Vallinus in his dissertation in 1703. However, no clear place for the castle was described, and despite numerous attempts, the ancient castle remained a mystery … Continue reading “Archaeological Sensation as Ancient Mythical Castle Discovered on Swedish Island”

Wiley and PwC’s Academy Middle East Expand Partnership to Help Finance Professionals Advance Their Careers

Offerings Include In-Person and Online Preparation for CFA, CPA, CMA and CIA Exams HOBOKEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– Wiley (NYSE:JWA)(NYSE:JWB), a global leader in research and education, and PwC’s Academy Middle East, the talent and skills development business of PwC Middle East, today announced the expansion of their partnership to support as many as 20,000 finance and … Continue reading “Wiley and PwC’s Academy Middle East Expand Partnership to Help Finance Professionals Advance Their Careers”

TK Elevator presents ropeless MULTI mobility solution at German Pavilion of Expo 2020 Dubai

Revolutionary elevator system creates new options for architects and building operators. At Expo 2020 Dubai, TK Elevator presents its capabilities at one of the world’s hotspots regarding business and urban development. MULTI requires less floor space while offering a significantly higher transport capacity and versatility. Düsseldorf, Germany, (AETOSWire) – TK Elevator, is taking part in … Continue reading “TK Elevator presents ropeless MULTI mobility solution at German Pavilion of Expo 2020 Dubai”

Technology Innovation Institute Appoints Eminent Technologist Dr Ray O. Johnson as CEO

Dr Johnson will shape the Institute’s strategic direction  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (AETOSWire) – Technology Innovation Institute (TII), the applied research pillar of the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), the overarching advanced technology body in Abu Dhabi responsible for driving research and development for transformative technology outcomes, today announced the appointment of veteran technologist … Continue reading “Technology Innovation Institute Appoints Eminent Technologist Dr Ray O. Johnson as CEO”

Mass Production of Russia’s First Electric Car to Start in 2021

“Zetta is the smallest electric car, which is being developed and undergoing final tests; we expect to launch its serial production by the end of this year,” Manturov stated in an interview to Russian RBK TV. Zetta is a compact three-door electric vehicle with a maximum speed of 120 kph (74.6 mph), which will be … Continue reading “Mass Production of Russia’s First Electric Car to Start in 2021”

Twin Chinese Giant Pandas Born in France, Beauval Zoo Says

“After long waiting hours a female panda Huan Huan gave birth to twins on Monday, August 2. The first was delivered at 01:03 (23:03 GMT), the second one at 1:10 (23:10 GMT). Both cubs are pink and big enough,” the zoo statement read. The cubs weigh about 149 grams and 129 grams, both being in … Continue reading “Twin Chinese Giant Pandas Born in France, Beauval Zoo Says”

Teachers Safe Working With Just One Vaccine Shot, Norwegian Health Minister Says

Norwegian Health Minister Bent Høie has argued that teachers are sufficiently protected for the start of the school year. The government currently plans to have schools operate at the “green” level, with teaching and everyday school life in a business-as-usual mode, reflecting that the situation is under control. “We have arranged for teachers to be … Continue reading “Teachers Safe Working With Just One Vaccine Shot, Norwegian Health Minister Says”

Belarusian Athlete Timanovskaya Says She Is ‘Safe’, IOC Got Involved

Timanovskaya, who is competing at the Tokyo Olympics, released a video on social media on Sunday claiming that Belarusian authorities were “forcibly” trying to make her return to her home country. She asked the IOC to intervene. The National Olympic Committee of Belarus said that the coaching staff of the Belarusian athletics team decided to … Continue reading “Belarusian Athlete Timanovskaya Says She Is ‘Safe’, IOC Got Involved”

Japan Reportedly Recalls Deputy Envoy in Seoul Over Lewd Remark About S. Korea’s Moon

In mid-July, Soma was reported to have likened Moon Jae-in’s diplomatic effort to mend ties with Japan to “masturbating,” adding that Tokyo does not have the time to care so much about the bilateral relationship as South Korea thinks. South Korea’s Foreign Ministry has since sent a note of protest to Japan and reprimanded Japanese … Continue reading “Japan Reportedly Recalls Deputy Envoy in Seoul Over Lewd Remark About S. Korea’s Moon”

Erdogan: Turkey Has Detained Suspect in Case of Starting Forest Fires

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that a person suspected of forest arson in the country’s south-west has been detained. He did not reveal the suspect’s name or motives, but said that the person was suspected of being connected with a wildfire near the city of Milas in Mugla province. Erdogan said that the … Continue reading “Erdogan: Turkey Has Detained Suspect in Case of Starting Forest Fires”

Three Hotels Evacuated in Turkey’s Bodrum Over Wildfires – Video

“In Bodrum three hotels and some residential buildings were evacuated as a precaution. The hotel guests were accommodated in suitable buildings in the central part of Bodrum,” Aras said. The efforts to put out the fires are being carried out both on the ground and in the air, the mayor added. В #Bodrum усилился пожар. … Continue reading “Three Hotels Evacuated in Turkey’s Bodrum Over Wildfires – Video”

Su-35 Crashes in Russia’s Far East Due to Engine Malfunction

A Russian Air Force Su-35 fighter jet (NATO reporting name: Flanker-E) suffered an engine malfunction and crashed into the Sea of Okhotsk in the Khabarovsk Territory in Russia, the country’s military reported. The aircraft was on a training flight when the incident happened. The pilot managed to eject from the plane and safely land. He was … Continue reading “Su-35 Crashes in Russia’s Far East Due to Engine Malfunction”

US Treasury Announces New Sanctions on Cuban Police Force in Wake of Protests

The US Treasury announced new sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Act on Friday, targeting Cuba’s National Revolutionary Police, its director, Oscar Callejas Valcarce, and deputy director, Eddy Sierra Arias. The Office of Foreign Assets Control noted the three new additions to the Specially Designated Nationals list on Friday, the latest in a series of retributions … Continue reading “US Treasury Announces New Sanctions on Cuban Police Force in Wake of Protests”

Indonesian Ambassador Optimistic About Authorization of Sputnik V in Country

Since January, Indonesia has been in talks with Russia on the Sputnik V vaccine. In July, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart, Retno Marsudi, that Russia was ready to discuss with Jakarta the supply and production of vaccines against COVID-19. “On the supply of the Sputnik V vaccine … Continue reading “Indonesian Ambassador Optimistic About Authorization of Sputnik V in Country”

US Air Force Says Second ARRW Hypersonic Missile Test Fails as Rocket Motor Did Not Ignite

“The Air Force conducted its second AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon booster flight test July 28,” the release said. “While it did not meet all flight objectives, the test demonstrated several first-time events as the program continues to track toward fielding a hypersonic capability in the early 2020s.” The Air Force said the missile cleanly … Continue reading “US Air Force Says Second ARRW Hypersonic Missile Test Fails as Rocket Motor Did Not Ignite”

Second Jewelry Shop Robbed in Paris in Three Days – Reports

On Tuesday, French media said that an unidentified person stole jewels worth around two million euros ($2.4 million) from a Chaumet jewelry shop. The police have already arrested two suspects. The broadcaster reported that the recent robbery occurred after Friday at midday. Two men stormed a Dinh Van shop in the French capital. The perpetrators … Continue reading “Second Jewelry Shop Robbed in Paris in Three Days – Reports”

Nauka Module Incident Caused by Software Failure, Russia’s ISS Segment Chief Says

“The mechanic aspect of the docking was reliable, without any remarks registered. This resulted in the closure of both docking mechanisms: the station and the module. Due to a short-term software failure, a direct command was mistakenly executed to turn on the module’s engines for withdrawal, which entailed some modification of the orientation of the … Continue reading “Nauka Module Incident Caused by Software Failure, Russia’s ISS Segment Chief Says”

Acronis introduces Advanced File Sync and Share, enabling MSPs to strengthen their work collaboration services

New advance pack boosts MSPs’ services by extending Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud’s essential file sharing service with electronic signatures, blockchain-based notarization, and compliance-enabling data security Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, (AETOSWire) – Acronis, the global leader in cyber protection, today announced a new advanced protection pack for its service provider solution, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud. The … Continue reading “Acronis introduces Advanced File Sync and Share, enabling MSPs to strengthen their work collaboration services”

Russian and Dutch Firms to Unveil Portable Lung Ventilator Prototype in August, Ambassador Says

“According to available information, Russian [medical equipment supplier] Chirana+ together with Dutch [engineering] company Demcon are developing a portable lung ventilator for COVID-19 patients. The prototype is expected to appear in August 2021″, Shulgin said. The two countries also cooperate at the level of their health ministries within the framework of the Working Group on … Continue reading “Russian and Dutch Firms to Unveil Portable Lung Ventilator Prototype in August, Ambassador Says”

US Senator Sinema Reportedly Targeted With Ads From ‘Dark Money’ Group Over Filibuster Stance

US Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a rare advocate of preserving the filibuster within her party, landed in hot water over her stance, and has become the target of condemnatory political ads by the Just Democracy group, which, according to Fox News, is bankrolled by a foreign organization headed by a Swiss billionaire. Just Democracy, which … Continue reading “US Senator Sinema Reportedly Targeted With Ads From ‘Dark Money’ Group Over Filibuster Stance”

Uzbek President Launches Construction of Copper Plant, Part of Almalyk Mining

The construction of the plant will make the Almalyk Mining-Metallurgical Complex (AMMC) one of the largest industrial complexes in the world in the field of mining and metallurgy. Its output will increase from $2.5 billion to about $8 billion, a Sputnik correspondent reports. “On the threshold of the 30th anniversary of the independence of our … Continue reading “Uzbek President Launches Construction of Copper Plant, Part of Almalyk Mining”

What to Watch on South Korean TV This August: Sputnik’s Three to Stay in For

Police University First on our list is Police University, which will be aired on 9 August. Ex-detective Yoo Dong-man (Cha Tae-Hyun) has clocked up 20 years’ experience in the violent crimes and cybercrimes division and now is a professor at the Police University. One of his students at the university is Oh Kang-hee (a real treat … Continue reading “What to Watch on South Korean TV This August: Sputnik’s Three to Stay in For”

Syrian Military Launches Operation Against Remaining Terrorists in Daraa – Source

“The Syrian army launched a military operation a few hours after the breach of the agreements that had been achieved between the authorities and mediated by competent bodies, representatives of certain groups, and elders in Daraa Al-Balad [old city center]. The agreements implied that the armed groups in that district would lay down arms and … Continue reading “Syrian Military Launches Operation Against Remaining Terrorists in Daraa – Source”

REC Names Regions Leading Implementation of Export Standard 2.0 in the First Half of the Year

It has been noted that the most “advanced” regions have already implemented from 10 to 12 of the export standard’s requirements. The results were summarised at the All-Russian Conference on Export Support Infrastructure that is taking place in Belgorod. “The standard allows [us] to create an ecosystem to support exporters in any region. We have … Continue reading “REC Names Regions Leading Implementation of Export Standard 2.0 in the First Half of the Year”

Seoul Reportedly Plans to Use Restored Hotline to Open Online Dialogue With Pyongyang

“Considering the special circumstance of the coronavirus pandemic, we plan to discuss with the North holding a virtual conference, or safe ways to hold in-person talks, so that the restored inter-Korean communication lines can lead to the resumption of talks”, an official was quoted as saying. The latter stressed, however, that the South had no … Continue reading “Seoul Reportedly Plans to Use Restored Hotline to Open Online Dialogue With Pyongyang”

REC Chooses the Best Regional Export Support Centres

These centres are located in Russia’s Udmurtia, Bashkiria, Altai Krai, Leningrad, Smolensk and Belgorod regions. “The results are based on the Export Support Centres rating for 2020, prepared by the REC, which includes the following criteria – the scope of export support in the region, the number of “success stories” which became the reality thanks … Continue reading “REC Chooses the Best Regional Export Support Centres”

Russia Defence Chief Accuses US of ‘Fomenting Tension’, Imposing NATO-Like Structures on SCO States

Russia’s Defence Minister, Sergei Shoigu, has slammed the US for “fueling long-term hotbeds of tension with hard-to-predict scenarios” in the area which should come under the remit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO). Shoigu, who was attending a meeting in Tajikistan of defence ministers from SCO member states, also said that Washington was forcing the region’s … Continue reading “Russia Defence Chief Accuses US of ‘Fomenting Tension’, Imposing NATO-Like Structures on SCO States”

Watch Mass Redeployment of Russian Forces in Tajikistan Amid Escalating Afghanistan Tensions

The Russian military contingent in Tajikistan has redeployed from their permanent base in Dushanbe to the Harb-Maidon training area near the border with Afghanistan, the Central Military District has announced. “Russian forces from the 201st Military Base in Tajikistan have completed the regrouping of troops at the Harb-Maidon training ground for joint exercises between Russia, … Continue reading “Watch Mass Redeployment of Russian Forces in Tajikistan Amid Escalating Afghanistan Tensions”

Roman Abramovich Denies Being ‘Putin’s Cashier’, Wants to ‘Set Record Straight’, UK High Court Told

Roman Abramovich is not seeking to attack the freedom of the press but simply “wants to put the record straight”, the High Court in London has been told. In her book ‘Putin’s People: How the KGB took back Russia and then took on the West’, Ms Belton claimed Abramovich bought Chelsea Football Club in 2003 … Continue reading “Roman Abramovich Denies Being ‘Putin’s Cashier’, Wants to ‘Set Record Straight’, UK High Court Told”

6th Global Business Forum Africa descends on Dubai this October

Taking place October 13-14th, GBF Africa is organised on the sidelines of Expo 2020 Dubai under the theme Transformation Through Trade. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (AETOSWire) – The sixth edition of the Global Business Forum (GBF) Africa will be held in Dubai on October 13-14, 2021 under the theme Transformation Through Trade. This year’s Forum … Continue reading “6th Global Business Forum Africa descends on Dubai this October”

Watch: US Reps. Gaetz, MTG Flee 1/6 Commission Presser After It’s Swamped by Protesters

Several Republican members of Congress were driven from the streets of Washington, DC, on Tuesday after a group of protesters disrupted their press conference on the “treatment of Jan. 6th prisoners” outside the US Department of Justice. “You saw what happened here,” US Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) yelled on Tuesday afternoon, barely audible over the … Continue reading “Watch: US Reps. Gaetz, MTG Flee 1/6 Commission Presser After It’s Swamped by Protesters”

Boeing With 165 People On Board Safely Lands in Simferopol After Reporting Engine Problems

Earlier, it was reported that a Boeing was preparing for an emergency landing in Simferopol.  “A Boeing is preparing for an emergency landing in Simferopol, on board of which, according to preliminary information, there are 165 passengers,” the spokesperson said. The aircraft, which performed a flight from Yakutia to Crimea, had vibration in one of … Continue reading “Boeing With 165 People On Board Safely Lands in Simferopol After Reporting Engine Problems”

Russian icebreakers for Northern Sea Route will be built in Turkey

04.11.2002 06:19 (Updated: 27.07.2021 14:41) The contract for the construction of Icebreaker 7 class vessel for the Northern Sea Route will be awarded to Turkish company Sefine Denizcilik Tersanecilik Turizm Sanayi Ve Ticaret A S. This is the only company that applied for participation in the tender of the Russian Federal Agency for Sea and … Continue reading “Russian icebreakers for Northern Sea Route will be built in Turkey”

Arzan Wealth Successfully Sells an Office Building in the Netherlands

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AETOSWire) – Arzan Wealth (DIFC) Limited (‘Arzan Wealth’), a Dubai-based advisory firm regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority, is pleased to announce that it has advised its client on the sale of an office building in Leiden, The Netherlands. The sold property is a high-quality office building comprises 20,616 sq.m. … Continue reading “Arzan Wealth Successfully Sells an Office Building in the Netherlands”

Russian Health Ministry Greenlights Joint Trials of AstraZeneca, Sputnik Light Vaccines

“Simple, blinded, randomized, phase I/II study to determine the safety and immunogenicity of a combination of AZD1222 and rAd26-S, administered in a heterologous prime-boost scheme, to prevent the novel coronavirus infection COVID-19 in adults,” the registry says. The study will involve 150 patients and is scheduled to be completed on 2 March 2022. Sputnik Light … Continue reading “Russian Health Ministry Greenlights Joint Trials of AstraZeneca, Sputnik Light Vaccines”

The power of the Russian Navy pushes Putin to bellicose rhetoric for the first time

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his speech dedicated to the Day of the Russian Navy, recalled the threats that Russia is currently facing from a number of countries. Putin speaks bellicose rhetoric Experts noted that Putin resorted to the rhetoric of threats for the first time as he vowed “to destroy anyone, anywhere.” Putin spoke … Continue reading “The power of the Russian Navy pushes Putin to bellicose rhetoric for the first time”

Maxim Khramtsov wins historic gold medal for Russia at Tokyo Olympics

28.06.2002 10:21 (Updated: 26.07.2021 20:03) Maxim Khramtsov of Russia won a gold medal in taekwondo at the Tokyo Olympics. In the final of the competition in the weight category up to 80 kilograms, the athlete defeated Saleh El-Sharabati of Jordan. The fight took place on Monday, July 26, and ended with 20:9 in favor of … Continue reading “Maxim Khramtsov wins historic gold medal for Russia at Tokyo Olympics”

Russia Starts Developing New Fifth-Generation Carrier-Based Fighter, Source Says

“The company is working on a promising 5th generation carrier-based fighter, which will be made using stealth technologies. The stage of computer modeling is now underway, the first prototypes are planned to be released in the next few years,” the source said. He added that developers are considering the possibility of creating a version of … Continue reading “Russia Starts Developing New Fifth-Generation Carrier-Based Fighter, Source Says”

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Lodges Protest to Japanese Ambassador

Kozuki was invited to the ministry after Japan’s permanent deputy foreign minister, Takeo Mori, summoned Russian Ambassador in Tokyo Mikhail Galuzin to lodge a protest Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin’s visit to the Kuril Islands. “Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov lodged to the Japanese side a strong protest in connection with the unfriendly steps … Continue reading “Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Lodges Protest to Japanese Ambassador”