Turkey, Russia Failed to Reach Common Position on Syria’s Idlib – Source

The negotiations between Turkish and Russian military on the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib have not resulted in any agreements, with Moscow having disagreed with Ankara’s proposal to transfer the Syrian cities of Tall Rifat and Manbij under the Turkish control, a Turkish source familiar with the situation told Sputnik. “The meetings between … Continue reading “Turkey, Russia Failed to Reach Common Position on Syria’s Idlib – Source”

At Least 14 People Injured in Nicaragua Capital as Result of Powerful Tornado

“We have 72 houses … damaged and five more fully destroyed, as well as received reports about at least 14 people with slight injuries”, Moreno said on late Thursday. The tornado hit four quarters of the Nicaraguan capital of Managua in the early hours and caused some damage there. The list of the damaged buildings … Continue reading “At Least 14 People Injured in Nicaragua Capital as Result of Powerful Tornado”

Noam Chomsky: ‘We Are Facing End of Organized Human Life on Earth’

“There’s been nothing like it in human history”, Noam Chomsky said in a September interview with the New Statesman. “I’m old enough to remember, very vividly, the threat that Nazism could take over much of Eurasia, that was not an idle concern. US military planners did anticipate that the war would end with a US-dominated … Continue reading “Noam Chomsky: ‘We Are Facing End of Organized Human Life on Earth’”

Russia Remains World’s Second-Largest Oil Producer in July – JODI

According to JODI, Russia’s oil output fell by 0.1 percent compared to June. US production increased by 5.7 percent to 11.035 million barrels per day (bpd). Saudi Arabia claimed third place, producing 8.479 million bpd — a 13.3 percent decrease compared to the previous month. Saudi Arabia’s oil exports rose in July by 15 percent … Continue reading “Russia Remains World’s Second-Largest Oil Producer in July – JODI”

Trade Unions Hit Streets in Paris to Protest Coronavirus Stimulus Plan – Video

Sputnik is live from Paris as members of the Confédération Générale du Travail (the General Confederation of Labour) trade union have taken to the streets to protest the government’s coronavirus recovery plan.The rally is expected between Place de la République and Place de la Nation, although the exact route has not been announced. The protest … Continue reading “Trade Unions Hit Streets in Paris to Protest Coronavirus Stimulus Plan – Video”

DMS’ Exclusive Media Partner Anghamiraises over US$1 Million in Donations with “The Sound of Beirut”.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (AETOSWire): Beirut’s sound echoed louder than ever before on Anghami on the night of Thursday, September 8, rolling out a rhythm of hope and sending messages of support to the Lebanese capital that translated into more than US$1Million in donations. the sound of Beirut gathered over 30 Arab and International artists bringing together … Continue reading “DMS’ Exclusive Media Partner Anghamiraises over US$1 Million in Donations with “The Sound of Beirut”.”

Poland Reveals Names of Smolensk Air Traffic Controllers It Seeks to Arrest for 2010 Crash

Polish prosecutors indicated earlier in the day that Warsaw would attempt to detain the air traffic controllers. The court’s decision on their arrest will pave the way for an international arrest warrant. “We are talking about air traffic controllers Pavel P., Viktor R. and Nikolay K.,” Polish Prosecutor General’s Office spokeswoman Ewa Bialik said. On … Continue reading “Poland Reveals Names of Smolensk Air Traffic Controllers It Seeks to Arrest for 2010 Crash”

Video Showing Water Bottle That ‘Poisoned’ Alexei Navalny Shared by His Team

Alexei Navalny’s official Instagram account has published a video from the opposition figure’s hotel room in Tomsk showing the bottle of water that they claim contained traces of the Novichok nerve agent. After learning about Navalny’s condition, the part of his team that remained in Tomsk went to his hotel room with his lawyer to … Continue reading “Video Showing Water Bottle That ‘Poisoned’ Alexei Navalny Shared by His Team”

Witness Rejects Prosecutor’s Assertion That Assange Had ‘Cavalier Attitude’ to Protecting Informants

Professor John Sloboda on Thursday categorically rejected assertions made by the prosecution that Julian Assange had a “cavalier attitude” towards the well-being of US government informants when publishing the Iraq War Logs. The professor founded the well-known organisation Iraq Body Count and worked extensively with WikiLeaks to review the documents as well as help redact them … Continue reading “Witness Rejects Prosecutor’s Assertion That Assange Had ‘Cavalier Attitude’ to Protecting Informants”

Norwegian Mass Killer Breivik Applies for Parole, Announces New Lawsuit

Convicted Norwegian terrorist and mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who is serving a 21-year sentence for killing 77 people on 22 July 2011, has submitted a request for parole through his lawyer. “He wants this now. He has been in solitary confinement for over eight years since the trial was over,” Breivik’s lawyer Øystein Storrvik … Continue reading “Norwegian Mass Killer Breivik Applies for Parole, Announces New Lawsuit”

Polish Prosecutors Initiate Arrest of Air Traffic Controllers Who Worked During 2010 Kaczynski Crash

“Investigative group No.1 of the Prosecutor General’s Office applied to the district court of the Warsaw-Mokotow region with a motion for the temporary arrest of three air traffic controllers who served at the Smolensk-Severny airport in 2010,” Polish Prosecutor General’s Office spokesperson Ewa Bialik told reporters. “The charges brought against the air traffic controllers relate to … Continue reading “Polish Prosecutors Initiate Arrest of Air Traffic Controllers Who Worked During 2010 Kaczynski Crash”

Syrian, Venezuelan Scenarios Used for Protests in Belarus, Lukashenko Says

“They used a new approach to destabilising Belarus — aiming at the president’s most loyal voters, such as those who live in the regions, workers, civil servants, retirees. The same tactic was used in Syria and in Venezuela,” Lukashenko said, as quoted by the Belta news agency. According to the Belarusian president, the United States … Continue reading “Syrian, Venezuelan Scenarios Used for Protests in Belarus, Lukashenko Says”

Boeing Pressured Regulators to Overlook Crucial Design Flaws, Congressional Report Find

A new congressional report published on Wednesday reveals that Boeing hid design flaws in its 737 Max jet from both pilots and regulators in a rush to get the aeroplane certified as fit to fly. The report by the US House of Representatives transport committee investigating how two of the company’s flights crashed within months … Continue reading “Boeing Pressured Regulators to Overlook Crucial Design Flaws, Congressional Report Find”

Russia Set to Take Over Arctic Council as Global Warming Offers Opportunity and Challenges

On Monday, 14 September, a huge chunk of glacier in the north east of Greenland broke off in a development which scientists say is evidence of climate change. The National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) said the giant slab of ice – measuring 42 square miles – fell into a fjord called Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden.  110 square kilometres of ice has … Continue reading “Russia Set to Take Over Arctic Council as Global Warming Offers Opportunity and Challenges”

Two Businessmen Charged With Video Game Industry Hacking Arrested in Malaysia

Two Malaysian businessmen accused of collaborating with Chinese hackers to gain profit from attacks on video game industry in the US have been arrested in Malaysia, the US Justice Department announced on Wednesday. According to the DoJ, the cyberattacks “facilitated the theft of source code, software code signing certificates, customer account data, and valuable business … Continue reading “Two Businessmen Charged With Video Game Industry Hacking Arrested in Malaysia”

Turkish Military Says Observation Post in Syria’s Idlib Province Attacked

Groups of pro-Syrian government ‘civilian-looking groups’ approached multiple observation posts maintained by Turkey in Syria’s Idlib and attacked one of them, the Turkish Defence Ministry has announced via Twitter. “Civilian-looking groups directed by the Assad regime approached observation posts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the Idlib de-escalation zone and attacked observation … Continue reading “Turkish Military Says Observation Post in Syria’s Idlib Province Attacked”

Volunteers in Russian Sputnik V Vaccine Trials to Be Screened Before Vaccination

“The period of screening [assessment of suitability to participate in the study] starts from the moment you and the doctor sign an informed consent and lasts no more than seven days before you are included in the study,” the document read. The screening includes collecting detailed information about the study participants’ medical history and conducting … Continue reading “Volunteers in Russian Sputnik V Vaccine Trials to Be Screened Before Vaccination”

Lesbos in Dire Straits as Germany Plans to Take in 1,500 Migrants From Island’s Refugee Camp – Video

Live from Lesbos as Germany has confirmed that it will take in an additional 1,500 migrants, who were left without shelter after the biggest migrant camp in Greece burned to ground. After the incident, several countries, including Germany, agreed to accept unaccompanied minors from the camp, which was destroyed by a huge fire earlier this … Continue reading “Lesbos in Dire Straits as Germany Plans to Take in 1,500 Migrants From Island’s Refugee Camp – Video”

Whistleblower Revealed ‘Victims of Persecution’ Being Forcibly Sterilized at ICE Facility

Staff at the LaSalle Corrections-owned Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) of Ocilla, Georgia, engaged in ”medical neglect” and “hazardous and reckless actions” regarding COVID-19 testing, hysterectomies, medical documents and additional health-related affairs of detained immigrants, the nonprofit whistleblower advocacy group Government Accountability Project and the human rights organization Project South alleged in a joint complaint … Continue reading “Whistleblower Revealed ‘Victims of Persecution’ Being Forcibly Sterilized at ICE Facility”

Russia’s Su-27 Scrambled to Intercept US Spy Plane Over Baltic Sea

“On 15 September, Russian airspace control devices detected an air target approaching the Russian state border over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea”, the statement says. In order to identify an air target and prevent violation of the Russian state border, a Su-27 fighter from the Western Military District’s air defence forces was scrambled. “The … Continue reading “Russia’s Su-27 Scrambled to Intercept US Spy Plane Over Baltic Sea”

Lavrov, Maas Discussed Russian-German Interaction Amid Situation With Navalny, Moscow Says

“The focus was on the state and prospects of Russian-German relations, as well as building bilateral and international cooperation amid the situation around Navalny”, the statement says. The ministry stressed that the Russian side had confirmed its readiness for cooperation on this issue. “It was again indicated that Moscow continued to wait for the reaction … Continue reading “Lavrov, Maas Discussed Russian-German Interaction Amid Situation With Navalny, Moscow Says”

Russia Remains Committed to All Agreements With Belarus, Putin Stresses

Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated all the commitments between Moscow and Minsk, including the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (the CSTO) and the Union State. “Russia remains committed to all of our agreements… we see Belarus as our closest ally, and we will certainly fulfil all the undertaken obligations, as I have repeatedly told you in … Continue reading “Russia Remains Committed to All Agreements With Belarus, Putin Stresses”

Don’t Blame Moscow for That: Trump’s Campaign Uses Russian Jets, Guns in ‘Support Our Troops’ Ad

If four years of dodging unsubstantiated accusations of colluding with Russia were not enough for President Donald Trump, his campaign managed to add oil to the fire by making a military-themed snafu in its digital ad, which was active between 8 and 12 September. The ad, paid for by Trump’s Make America Great Again Committee, called on … Continue reading “Don’t Blame Moscow for That: Trump’s Campaign Uses Russian Jets, Guns in ‘Support Our Troops’ Ad”

WTO Sides With China in Tariff Row With US

The World Trade Organisation has ruled that the US violated the trade rules of the organisation by introducing high tariffs against Chinese goods as a part of its trade war against the Asian country. The organisation demanded that the US bring its tariffs into conformity with the country’s obligations as a member of the WTO. The … Continue reading “WTO Sides With China in Tariff Row With US”

Two Katyusha Rockets Fall in Baghdad’s Green Zone, No Casualties Reported

“Two Katyusha rockets landed in the green zone when hitting the area at 01:00 a.m. on Tuesday [22:00 GMT on Monday]. The C-RAM air defence system responded to the attack, and no losses or material damage occurred as a result,” the Security Media Cell said in a statement, as quoted by Al Sumaria. The rockets … Continue reading “Two Katyusha Rockets Fall in Baghdad’s Green Zone, No Casualties Reported”

Austrian President Says He Sees no Link Between Navalny’s Case, Nord Stream 2 Project

“I, for one, do not see any connection between the situation with Navalny and the Nord Stream 2 project. I see the latter as a commercial project,” the Austrian president said when asked if Vienna would back the project’s closure over the situation with Navalny. Van der Bellen remarked that there was no clarity in … Continue reading “Austrian President Says He Sees no Link Between Navalny’s Case, Nord Stream 2 Project”

Chip Off the Old Block: Boxer Kostya Tszyu’s Son is on the Brink of His Own World Title Shot

The son of Soviet-born boxer Kostya Tszyu – who emigrated to Australia and became a world champion – is emerging as a boxing star in his own right. Kostya Tszyu was nicknamed the “Thunder From Down Under” and was at one point the undisputed world light-welterweight champion. He retired in 2005 after being defeated by … Continue reading “Chip Off the Old Block: Boxer Kostya Tszyu’s Son is on the Brink of His Own World Title Shot”

Elon Musk Fires Back at Bill Gates, Says He ‘Has No Clue’ About Electric Trucks

Elon Musk provided a blunt response to Bill Gates’ recent thoughts on electric vehicles, which Tesla also develops, saying that the billionaire has “no clue” about the issue. The Tesla CEO responded to a comment posted by one of his followers asking what he thought of Gates’ comments. He has no clue — Elon Musk … Continue reading “Elon Musk Fires Back at Bill Gates, Says He ‘Has No Clue’ About Electric Trucks”

HeliRussia 2020 Exhibition to Start in Moscow 15 September

The event, under the auspices of Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry, will be held on 15-17 September. The Russian Helicopters company, state special military equipment exporter Rosoboronexport, the United Engine Corporation, and other companies will take part in it. Among the novelties of the exhibition are the Ka-32A11BC helicopter and the light multi-purpose Ansat helicopter … Continue reading “HeliRussia 2020 Exhibition to Start in Moscow 15 September”

Personal Data of Some 46,000 US Veterans Exposed Due to Data Breach

Personal information of some 46,000 American veterans has been potentially compromised by hackers, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) said in a press release on Monday. The data exposed included social security numbers. According to the FSC, which identified the data breach and reported it to the VA, the criminals used social engineering techniques and exploited … Continue reading “Personal Data of Some 46,000 US Veterans Exposed Due to Data Breach”

Kremlin: Russia Sees Lukashenko as Legitimate President, Belarusians as Brotherly People

“Alexander Grigoryevich [Lukashenko] is the legitimate president of the Republic of Belarus and is a vis-a-vis of President [Vladimir] Putin in interstate relations”, Peskov said following Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi. Russia sees all Belarusians, both those supporting Lukashenko and those opposing him, as brotherly people. “As … Continue reading “Kremlin: Russia Sees Lukashenko as Legitimate President, Belarusians as Brotherly People”

Russia’s Tu-160 Missile Carriers Flew Over Northern Seas, Atlantic, Defence Ministry Says

“Two strategic missile carriers Tu-160 performed a planned flight in airspace over the neutral waters of the Barents, the Norwegian Seas and the Atlantic Ocean … At certain stages of the route, Russian aircraft were escorted by MiG-31 of the Russian Navy, as well as F-16 fighters of the Royal Norwegian Air Force”, the statement … Continue reading “Russia’s Tu-160 Missile Carriers Flew Over Northern Seas, Atlantic, Defence Ministry Says”

Video: China’s Air Force, Army Show Off Joint-Strike Abilities in Tibet Amid Peace Talks With India

New undated footage released by the PLA shows dramatic, large-scale integrated military drills involving special forces, tanks, rocket launchers, drones and strike aircraft. PLA is training attacking tanks in Tibet region. Yes, it targets China-India border situation. China hopes the five-point consensus reached between the two foreign ministers can be implemented, but is ready to … Continue reading “Video: China’s Air Force, Army Show Off Joint-Strike Abilities in Tibet Amid Peace Talks With India”

EU-China Cooperation Should Be Based on Reciprocity, Fair Competition – Merkel

“We must move forward on the investment agreement and strengthen our strategic cooperation in climate protection. Cooperation with China in general should be based on certain principles, such as reciprocity and fair competition,” Merkel said, adding that “multilateralism is based on rules.” According to the chancellor, the sides had a “good and honest conversation” on … Continue reading “EU-China Cooperation Should Be Based on Reciprocity, Fair Competition – Merkel”

Alleged Israeli Airstrike Near Aleppo Reportedly Damaged Syrian Missile Production Facility

The airstrike, which took place in the suburbs of the Syrian city of Aleppo early on 11 September, targeted the country’s Al-Safirah missile production plant, ImageSat International, a company specialising in analysis of satellite imagery, reported. Comparing two images of the facility, ImageSat noted that one building was damaged in the attack, while another one, … Continue reading “Alleged Israeli Airstrike Near Aleppo Reportedly Damaged Syrian Missile Production Facility”

Russian Direct Investment Fund CEO Stresses Tech Based on Monkey Adenoviral Vectors ‘Yet Unproven’

Russian scientists have started the third phase of clinical trials of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, which has been highly praised by scientists and epidemiologists from various countries and evaluated by the renowned medical journal Lancet. According to Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, thousands of people have voiced their desire to … Continue reading “Russian Direct Investment Fund CEO Stresses Tech Based on Monkey Adenoviral Vectors ‘Yet Unproven’”

TikTok Believes Proposal on Technological Partnership With Oracle Will Resolve US’ Security Concerns

TikTok stated that it believes the proposal, submitted today to the US Treasury, should resolve the security concerns previously raised by Washington, when it demanded that the company’s operations in the US either be sold to an American company or face a ban. Oracle earlier revealed that under the proposal submitted by TikTok’s Chinese parent … Continue reading “TikTok Believes Proposal on Technological Partnership With Oracle Will Resolve US’ Security Concerns”

Putin supports Lukashenko and gives him a loan worth $1.5 billion

During negotiations with President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed that Moscow would give Minsk a loan of $1.5 billion. Putin also noted that Russia remains the largest investor in the Belarusian economy, that the two countries maintain deep cooperation in many sectors of economy. According to Putin, Russia and Belarus should … Continue reading “Putin supports Lukashenko and gives him a loan worth $1.5 billion”

Putin, Lukashenko Start Talks in Russia’s Sochi, Kremlin Says

“The talks have started”, Peskov said. The negotiations are being held in the Russian leader’s residency. Putin and Lukashenko are set to discuss strategic partnership, integration, and cooperation on trade and the economy. They will likely discuss the progress of integration within the Union State of Russia and Belarus and large energy and trade partnership … Continue reading “Putin, Lukashenko Start Talks in Russia’s Sochi, Kremlin Says”

Berlin Hopes EU Will Finalise Sanctions on Belarusian Officials Next Week

“We are working hard in the EU to coordinate the package of targeted sanctions against those responsible for falsifications in the [Belarusian presidential] election. The [EU] foreign ministers will hold talks in Brussels next Monday; they will discuss this”, Adebahr said at a briefing, adding that there are currently no guarantees that the sanctions will … Continue reading “Berlin Hopes EU Will Finalise Sanctions on Belarusian Officials Next Week”

Russia, India to Launch New Brahmos Missile Capable of Downing Aircraft With AWACS System by 2024

Russia and India have adopted a plan for their joint BrahMos project, meant to create a new cruise missile capable of downing aircraft equipped with AWACS systems (an advanced Airborne early warning and control). According to the Russian director of the venture, Alexander Maksichev, the missile will be ready for launch by 2024. He noted … Continue reading “Russia, India to Launch New Brahmos Missile Capable of Downing Aircraft With AWACS System by 2024”

Russia to Send Airborne Forces to Military Drills in Belarus From 14-25 September

“In accordance with the schedule of international events for 2020, the planned joint Belarusian-Russian tactical exercise Slavic Fraternity, which has been held annually since 2015, will be held from 14 to 25 September at the Brestsky training ground in Belarus”, the ministry said. The ministry added that the paratroopers from the two countries will exercise … Continue reading “Russia to Send Airborne Forces to Military Drills in Belarus From 14-25 September”

RDIF Rejects Unreliable Vaccine Technologies Due to Risks Exposed by AstraZeneca’s Case

“We are delighted that AstraZeneca has resumed its trials and continues to move forward. At the same time, the suspension of trials clearly showed the fallacy of the approach, when entire countries exclusively rely on novel and untested platforms when choosing a vaccine for widespread use, including the use of a monkey adenovirus vector or … Continue reading “RDIF Rejects Unreliable Vaccine Technologies Due to Risks Exposed by AstraZeneca’s Case”

Ukraine’s Ban of Russian Media Apps in App Store Breaches Int’l Commitments, Moscow Says

“We amount the SBU demand … to yet another manifestation of the Ukrainian authorities’ repressive policy toward the media. This act of political censorship was Kiev’s signature under a cynical infringement on the key democratic principles of ensuring free distribution of information and unobstructed access to it, with absolute ignorance of its international obligations with … Continue reading “Ukraine’s Ban of Russian Media Apps in App Store Breaches Int’l Commitments, Moscow Says”

North Macedonia Exploring Possibility of Procuring Russian COVID-19 Vaccine, Embassy Says

“The issue has been discussed both with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Health Minister Venko Filipche. The North Macedonian side is still studying the available materials on the Sputnik V vaccine. It has been agreed that any issues of interest will be discussed directly between the North Macedonian Ministry of Health and the RDIF”, the … Continue reading “North Macedonia Exploring Possibility of Procuring Russian COVID-19 Vaccine, Embassy Says”

Paris Police Use Tear Gas as Clashes Begin at Yellow Vest Protests – Photos, Video

Demonstrators began to gather at roughly 09:00 GMT, and are expected to begin marching in the direction of the Montmartre district at 12:30 GMT. The situation was calm at first, although some protesters began throwing stones at police officers and setting fire to the contents of trash containers, which prompted law enforcement officers to use … Continue reading “Paris Police Use Tear Gas as Clashes Begin at Yellow Vest Protests – Photos, Video”

US Condemns Alleged Navalny Poisoning, Will ‘Work With Allies’ to Hold Perpetrators Accountable

“Russia has used chemical nerve agents from the ‘Novichok’ group  in the past. The Russian people have a right to express their views  without fear of retribution of any kind,” deputy US Ambassador to the United Nations Cherith Norman-Chalet told the UN Security Council on Thursday, of which Russia is a permanent member. “We urge Russia … Continue reading “US Condemns Alleged Navalny Poisoning, Will ‘Work With Allies’ to Hold Perpetrators Accountable”

‘That’s What I Hear’: Trump Again Claims Biden May Be Using Drugs to Enhance His Debate Performances

Donald Trump has once again claimed that Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden is “possibly” using drugs in order to improve the former vice president’s debate performances during his election campaign. “[…] That’s what I hear. […] I don’t know how you can go from being so bad where you can’t even get out a sentence. … Continue reading “‘That’s What I Hear’: Trump Again Claims Biden May Be Using Drugs to Enhance His Debate Performances”