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Mark Rutte

Netherlands to Lift Almost All COVID-19 Restrictions Starting From June 26

The Netherlands has decided to list almost all COVID-19 restrictions starting from June 26, Acting Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday. "The Netherlands is...

CAR Authorities Refute CNN Report on Killings Allegedly Committed by Russians

The Central African Republic (CAR) presidential administration condemned the report published on Tuesday by CNN about the killings allegedly committed by Russian nationals in...
Protesters clash with security forces during a protest against the military coup and the detention of civilian leaders in Myanmar. Photo: Aung Kyaw Htet/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa

UN Envoy for Myanmar Urges Security Council to Take Timely Action as Situation ‘Worrisome’

United Nations Special Envoy for Myanmar Christine Shraner Burgener on Friday urged the UN Security Councl to render timely support to stop the violence...
Antonio Guterres

Guterres Appointed UN Secretary-General for 2nd Term Starting 2022

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday was appointed for a second term at the helm of the organization, UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir...

SpaceX Ignored US Regulator’s Warnings Before 2020 Starship Launch

SpaceX went through with launching a prototype of its Starship reusable spacecraft last December despite being warned at least twice by the Federal Aviation...
Chinese and Malaysian naval vessels take part in a joint escort exercise during their first joint military drill, coded "Peace and Friendship 2015", in the Malacca Strait, Sept. 19, 2015. (Xinhua/Liu Wei) (zw)

US Mulls Forming Permanent Naval Base in Pacific to Counter China

The US Department of Defense is considering deploying a permanent naval task force in the Pacific as a means to counter China's growing military...
A policeman inspects a construction site as some violators sit on the ground in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 3, 2020. A consistently high number of people have been arrested for violating lockdown regulations over COVID-19 in South Africa, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Friday. (Photo by Yeshiel/Xinhua)

South Africa Reinstates Strict Quarantine as COVID-19 Hospitalizations Surge 59 Percent

South Africa decided to return to stricter COVID-19 restrictions amid a rise in infection cases and a 59% increase in hospitalizations over the past...

Historic Summits Between US, Soviet Union-Russia Leaders Post WWII

As the world is closely following the upcoming summit between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden and speculating on its possible outcome, Sputnik has reviewed...
Photo shows China’s Long March-2F Y12 carrier rocket. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Our Space)

China to Send 1st Crewed Mission to New Space Station on Thursday – Space...

China plans to send three astronauts aboard the Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft to its new orbital station on June 17, Ji Qiming, an assistant director...
The Covid-19 vaccine from AstrZzeneca pictured here on April 10, 2021, at the vaccination centre in the German city of Greifswald. Photo: Stefan Sauer/dpa

AstraZeneca’s Antibody Treatment Fails to Protect Against Coronavirus

AstraZeneca announced on Tuesday that the clinical trial of its long-acting antibody cocktail has not provided evidence of effectiveness in protecting people exposed to...
Carlos Ghosn

Two US Citizens Admit Aiding Ex-Nissan Head Ghosn Flee Japan

US citizens Michael Taylor and his son, Peter, who were charged with helping former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn flee Japan while awaiting trial, pleaded...

Global Nuclear Warhead Stockpile Appears to Be Growing – SIPRI

The overall number of nuclear warheads in global military stockpiles appears to be increasing this year, a new finding released by the Stockholm International...

NATO Set to Push 2030 Agenda at Upcoming Leaders’ Summit

The leaders of the 30 NATO member states are set to meet at the military alliance's headquarters in Brussels on Monday for the first...

Bitcoin Up 11 Percent After Musk Says Tesla Will Accept It When Miners Use...

SpaceX/Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says Tesla Inc. will resume bitcoin cryptocurrency transactions when mining is done with more clean energy. "When there’s confirmation...
China to launch space station’s core module around 2020: industry insider

Roscosmos Can Help Hungary, Thailand, Tunisia, Indonesia Send Astronauts to Space Station

Russian state space corporation Roscosmos is negotiating a spaceflight to the International Space Station (ISS) on board the Russian Soyuz spacecraft by representatives of...
Cyber attack

JBS Pays Extortionists US$11 Million After Cyberattack

The world's largest meat producer, JBS, the victim of a cyberattack, said it paid extortionists $11 million. "JBS USA today confirmed it paid the equivalent...
Travel Pass

Johnson, Biden Expected to Reach Deal on Resuming UK-US Travel

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden are expected to agree to work on resuming travel between their two countries, Downing...
Keystone XL Pipeline Project

Canadian Oil Giant Abandons Keystone XL Pipeline Project

TC Energy, the parent company of the Keystone XL pipeline project, is abandoning the undertaking, the company announced. "TC Energy Corporation confirmed today that after...
Antonio Guterres

UN Boss Travel to UK’s G7 Summit Thursday, Plans to Meet PM Johnson

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to the United Kingdom on Thursday where he will meet with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the sidelines...
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Shell Oil to Expedite Reduction of CO2 Emissions After Hague Court Decision – CEO

Royal Dutch Shell will not change but rather accelerate its strategy to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030 as ordered by the Hague...
Cyber Security

Not All Hackers From DarkSide Group Located in Russia – FireEye

The fact that members of the DarkSide hacking group speak Russian does not mean they all operate from within Russia and the majority of...
A China Mobile employee adjusts and tests 5G base station equipment in Xiangyang, Central China’s Hubei Province on Jan.11. Photo by Chen Quanlin/People’s Daily Online

Top NATO Commander Reports Progress in US Effort to Keep China 5G Equipment Out...

China’s sales to US allies of 5G communications equipment threatens NATO’s ability to protect its forces in Europe and ensure interoperability of disparate national...
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Nigerian Government Tells Social Networks to Register as Businesses

The Nigerian government has said that social networks should register in the African country as commercial enterprises to be able to continue operations after...
Photo taken on June 9, 2021 shows the site of a building collapse accident in the southwestern city of Gwangju, South Korea. At least nine people have been confirmed dead and eight others injured in a building collapse accident in southwest South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday. (NEWSIS/Handout via Xinhua)

Nine People Dead, 8 Injured as Building Collapses in South Korea

At least nine people died and another eight got injured when a building collapsed during demolition in the southwest of South Korea on Wednesday,...

US Committed to Article 5 of NATO Defense Act – Biden

The United States is committed to Article 5 of the NATO Defense, US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday upon arrival to the United...

South Korea Penalizes Microsoft Among 6 Tech Companies for Data Leak

South Korea's data protection regulator has fined Microsoft and five other tech companies for failing to protect the personal information of their clients, South...
Burkina Faso

US Strongly Condemns Killing of at Least 160 Civilians in Burkina Faso

The US strongly condemns the killing of at least 160 civilians on June 5 in an armed attack on a village in northern Burkina...
Dozens of Russian athletes have been tested positive for meldonium which was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) from this year. (Sputnik Photo)

Spanish PM Says People Vaccinated With Sputnik V Should Be Allowed Into EU

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday that foreigners vaccinated against the coronavirus disease with Russia's Sputnik V vaccine should be allowed to...

Tourist Bus Crash Kills 7 in Northern Mexico

Seven people were killed and another six were injured as a tourist bus capsized in Tijuana, a city in Mexico's Baja California state, the...

Investing in Cryptocurrency a Risky Business – UK Financial Experts

El Salvador adopted bitcoin as legal tender and the Bank of England said looking at the possibility of launching its own digital currency, but...