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Retired General Tells Sputnik How Syria Can Get Golan Heights Back From Israel
With the Syrian Army on the brink of defeating militants concentrated near the Golan Heights, Damascus is close to wrapping up its campaign to free southern Syria. Under a recently signed deal, rebels who refuse reintegration will be evacuated to areas in northern Syria, with the Syrian Army deploying units to pre-2011 positions [...]
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Passion Crime: Mafia Uses Young Bulgarian Girls to Trap Drunk Tourists – Reports
Web Users have taken to Tripadvisor to report a new, but increasingly practiced scam at sun-kissed Bulgarian resorts like Bansko, Golden Sands and Sunny Beach, which annually draw hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers from around the world. Thugs are said to be exploiting underage girls to lure drunk tourists to secluded bea [...]
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Libya, migrants & karma: Europe’s new migration policy wrecks on North African reality
The EU's new plan to create refugee camps in North Africa is unlikely to ever work, as it's never considered the situation on the ground – something that Europe helped create when it intervened in Libya, experts warn. Years of unending migrant influx have apparently stretched both the capacity and hospitality of some European [...]
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First 50 families of farmers from South Africa may soon resettle in Russia
The first 50 families of Boers, descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa, could soon be moving to Russia to escape rising violence against farmers. Some 15,000 Boers want to leave South Africa and become farmers in Russia. The Schlebusch family from South Africa’s Bloemfontein is going to be among first 50 Boer families t [...]
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China cuts US investments by 92% amid escalating trade war
China cuts US investments by 92 percent this year amid escalating trade war. The US market saw a significant plunge in investment from China in the first five months of the year amid a growing trade row between the world's two largest economies. [...]
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Biking Kadyrov pedals for 40 km to inspect Chechen capital Grozny (VIDEO)
Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of Russia’s Republic of Chechnya, switched his car for bicycle to check the preparations for Grozny’s upcoming 200th birthday, and said he rode 40 kilometers around “the most beautiful city in the world.” 40 kilometers on the road or more… this is what the wheels of my bicycle made in Grozny, [...]
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Boeing plans to spend $27bn on purchases in Russia
American aircraft giant Boeing will spend billions of dollars in the next 30 years on direct purchases in Russia. According to Kravchenko, Russian titanium will be mainly used for the production of the B777 and B787 Dreamliner. The Boeing 777 is a long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner. It is the world’s largest twin [...]
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Tsar-rocket: Russia starts developing ultra-heavy Soyuz-5 launch vehicle
Russia has commenced work on the Soyuz-5 rocket, expected to become an ultra-heavy vehicle for future space exploration missions, Roscosmos head has announced. A number of Russia’s flagship research and development centers began working on Soyuz-5 project, Roscosmos’ Director-General Dmitry Rogozin said on Twitter. [...]
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Netanyahu: Trump & Trudeau asked Israel to evacuate White Helmets from Syria
US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked Israel to evacuate the members of the controversial Western-backed White Helmets group from Syria, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has revealed. "President Trump and also Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, as well as others, requested us to help take out from [...]
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Over 1,200 corpses unearthed in Raqqa mass graves, US still in denial about massive casualties
The bodies of more than 1,200 civilians, mostly women and children, were discovered in mass graves in Raqqa, Syria. The total number of corpses still rotting there is unknown, as relatives continue searching for their loved ones. The Raqqa Reconstruction Committee has been working for more than six months to deal with and dig up [...]
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Where the Super-Rich Go to Buy Their Second Passport
There’s only 10 countries that will sell you citizenship. Here’s what it costs. Cheaper than a Gulfstream, nimbler than a superyacht, a second passport—or a third or fourth—has become another trophy for the ultra-wealthy. Even self-styled citizens of the world, it seems, need a Plan B. Plus, that gold Maltese coat of arm [...]
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Global war without oversight: US special forces deployed to 133 countries in first half of 2018
US special forces have already deployed to 133 nations in the first half of 2018, signaling a sharp increase in the Pentagon’s shadowy operations when compared to previous years, according to a new report. America’s Special Operations forces (SOF) are stationed all around the world, where they participate in a wide range of [...]
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Russian FM Slams Amsterdam for Dropping Charges Against Kiev Over MH17 Crash
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Netherlands de facto dropping charges against Ukraine over the latter’s failure to close airspace over the zone of military conflict in Eastern Ukraine is a "blatant fact," the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. "It is a blatant fact that the Netherlands has actually cleared Kiev of charges for no [...]
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‘US Needs Russia More Than Russia Needs US’ – Academic on Trump-Putin Summit
In a historic bilateral summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin met his US counterpart Donald Trump in the Finnish capital. In an interview with Sputnik, Dr. Denis Rancourt, a civil rights advocate and social theorist, provided his insight into the importance of the meeting. [...]
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German Bundestag Committee: Russia’s Syria Campaign is Legal, US Should Leave
The US-led coalition’s military intervention in Syria is under increasing levels of scrutiny, with critics arguing that the coalition has no mandate to conduct military operations in the Arab Republic as it doesn’t have Damascus’ approval to do so. [...]
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