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 2021-10-21 21:11 

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Wall Street Cruises to Record Highs for S&P 500, Nasdaq as Tesla Has Bumper Quarter...

NEW YORK, October 21 (Sputnik) - US stocks closed mostly high for a seventh day in a row on Thursday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite index cruising to a record high, after electric carmaker Tesla reported bumper profits for the third quarter....

 2021-10-21 21:08 

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Israeli NSC Head Secretly Visits Paris to Defuse Tensions Over Pegasus Spyware - Reports...

TEL-AVIV (Sputnik) - Israel's National Security Adviser Eyal Hulata secretly visited Paris in an attempt to defuse tensions between Israel and France over the alleged use of Pegasus spyware developed by the Israeli firm NSO Group to hack the phones of...

 2021-10-21 20:30 

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Former Italian Prime Minister Acquitted of Bribing Witnesses - Reports...

ROME (Sputnik) - A court in the Italian city of Siena has acquitted former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who was accused of bribing witnesses in the latest Ruby case, local news reported on Thursday....

 2021-10-21 20:22 

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US Federal Reserve Issues New Rules to Restrict Stock Trading by Central Bank Employees...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) Federal Reserve Board senior staff and policymakers will have to give a 45-day notice to buy and sell securities and hold the investments for at least one year to eliminate any conflicts of interest under new regulations announced by ...

 2021-10-21 20:10 

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Ex-Trump Aide Steve Bannon Found in Contempt of Congress Over Capitol Riot Probe...

The former Donald Trump aide defied a subpoena from a committee investigating the events of 6 January 2021, when crowds stormed the Capitol building in a bid to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden's win in the 2020 presidential election....

 2021-10-21 19:56 

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IMF Says Engaging With El Salvador on Bitcoin...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) continues cooperating with the authorities of El Salvador on issues related to the adoption of bitcoin as legal tender, the IMF's Western Hemisphere Department acting director, Nigel Chalk, to...

 2021-10-21 19:46 

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Video: Former Alitalia Flight Attendants Strip Off Uniforms in Flash Mob Protest...

Former employees from Alitalia are having difficulty finding comparable jobs at other airlines, considering that the airline industry is heavily seniority-based. In response, union leaders have been pressing for the government to extend unemployment benef...

 2021-10-21 19:42 

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Houthis Claim Ballistic Missile Attack on Jazan Command HQ Killed, Wounded 35 Saudi Troops...

A recent missile strike by Yemen's Ansarallah, or Houthi movement, against a Saudi airport near the border is reported to have killed dozens of soldiers in a command headquarters. The strike came as the United Nations Security Council voted to condemn...

 2021-10-21 19:17 

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American Express Reportedly Down in US...

This is taking place amid massive and sometimes rather lengthy outages of the largest social networks and other online services that occurred earlier this month....

 2021-10-21 19:12 

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'Political Hot Potato'? Media Ponders on Cancellation of UK Queen's Visit to Northern Ireland...

The royal author noted, however, that he did not doubt the statement about the Queen being told by doctors to rest for a few days....

 2021-10-21 19:07 

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Man Kills His Elderly Grandfather With Axe After 'God Told Him to Do it,' Media Says...

On top of the murder charge, the suspect is now also reportedly facing two weapons charges....

 2021-10-21 19:03 

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French Presidential Hopeful Slammed for Waving Gun at Journalists...

Eric Zemmour reportedly claimed that the gun incident was merely a joke and that "there was no political message or threat."...

 2021-10-21 19:01 

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'No Business Being There': Meghan McCain Revisits Rage at Ivanka, Jared for Attending Dad's Funeral...

The McCain and Trump families have a notoriously poor relationship, with the feud dating back to the Arizona senator's first run for the presidency in 1999, when Donald Trump, then just a billionaire real estate mogul, told reporters that he wasn'...

 2021-10-21 18:48 

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Afghan-Pakistan Border 'Equally Unstable' as LOC, Will 'Come & Bite Them', Warns Indian Army Chief...

The 2,670 kilometre-long Durand Line has never been recognised by Afghanistan. But since the country was taken over by the Taliban, Islamabad has reportedly blocked crucial border-crossings, including at Torkham, because of a possible refugee exodus as we...

 2021-10-21 18:46 

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Trump's New Social Media Platform 'TRUTH' Hacked By Pranksters...

Trump's new beta social media platform TRUTH was hacked within two hours of Trump's Wednesday night announcement that the site would be launched in early 2022....

 2021-10-21 18:39 

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Rape Case Involving Afghan Man Prompts Leaders to Call for Halt to Resettlement in Montana...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A rape case involving an Afghan man in the US state of Montana has prompted Governor Greg Gianforte, Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Matt Rosendale to call for a halt to the resettlement of Afghans in the state until the Biden administra...

 2021-10-21 18:38 

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Explosion at Power Plant Causes Major Blackout in Afghan Capital...

KABUL (Sputnik) - The Afghan capital of Kabul and several provinces were left without electricity due to an explosion at a power plant northwest of the city, the State Energy Corporation of Afghanistan (DABS) said on Thursday....

 2021-10-21 18:35 

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Is Zuck Stuck? Facebook Facing New Challenges & Rebranding Unlikely to Save the Day, Observers Say...

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has been named as a defendant for the first time in a consumer protection lawsuit stemming from the 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal. How could the new legal battle backfire on the tech giant and what's behind speculatio...

 2021-10-21 17:55 

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German Defence Chief Warns Europe Against 'Detaching From America', NATO in Wake of Afghan Debacle...

Following the unexpected 15 August collapse of the Afghan government and defence forces, European nations led by France began pushing for more "strategic autonomy" for the continent militarily from the US-dominated North Atlantic Alliance, and beg...

 2021-10-21 16:52 

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EMA Says Sputnik V Still Under Review, Gives No Comments on Assessment Timeline...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) The Russian-made Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is still undergoing examination at the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and no forecasts on the timeline can yet be made, an expert of the agency said Thursday....

 2021-10-21 16:41 

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Putin Calls NATO Military Presence in Ukraine a Real Threat to Russia...
 2021-10-21 16:25 

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Russia and US Are on the Right Track Following Geneva Summit, Putin Says...

On 16 June, the Russian president and his US counterpart met at the Villa La Grange in Geneva to discuss a number of issues, including bilateral relations, arms control and human rights....

 2021-10-21 15:52 

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UK's Johnson Calls for 'Fast' Solution to Issues With N. Ireland's Post-Brexit Protocol...

LONDON (Sputnik) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Thursday for a "pretty fast" solution to issues with the protocol governing trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain since the UK left the European Union last year....

 2021-10-21 15:40 

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Putin Calls COVID-19 Pandemic Another Reminder of How Fragile Global Community Is...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The COVID-19 pandemic is yet another reminder of how fragile the global community is, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday....

 2021-10-21 15:37 

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Pentagon: US Army, Navy Held 3 Successful Tests in Bid to Advance Hypersonic Weapons' Development...
 2021-10-21 15:33 

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Scottish Power Boss Slams 'Regressive' Price Cap, Warns of Energy Supplier 'Massacre' in UK...

A new, higher cap on energy prices and charges that suppliers can levy took effect on 1 October as per regulator Ofgem. However, against the backdrop of soaring wholesale gas prices in recent months, the cost for companies to buy energy is higher than the...

 2021-10-21 15:33 

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Epstein's Ranch Had Computer Rooms 'The Size of Houses' to Spy on Guests, Claims Alleged Victim...

Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in July 2019 and charged with sexual abuse after 52-year-old Maria Farmer filed a sworn affidavit in a federal court in New York, alleging that she and her 15-year-old sister had been sexually assaulted by the billionaire in 1...

 2021-10-21 15:32 

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WHO Studying Sweden's, Denmark's Data on Side Effects of Moderna Vaccine...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) is studying data from Sweden and Denmark about a possible link between the use of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine and an increased risk of heart inflammation, WHO Assistant Director-General for Access...

 2021-10-21 15:25 

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Putin: Battle for Equal Rights in West Turning Into Dogmatism Bordering on the Absurd...

According to the Russian president, the current battle for equal rights in some Western nations has turned into a phantasmagorical farce....

 2021-10-21 15:23 

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Putin & Xi Give Boris' PR Summit a Miss...

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping are among several world leaders who will not be attending the big climate summit scheduled to begin next week in Britain....

 2021-10-21 14:54 

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Radical Islamists Across South Asia 'Emboldened' by Taliban Win, Analyst Says on Kashmir Killings...

The Taliban has assured the global community, including India, that it won't allow Afghan soil to be used as a terror launchpad for attacks against foreign countries. However, analysts argue that the Taliban's victory has given a psychological boo...

 2021-10-21 14:53 

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Elon Musk's Tesla Reiterates Call for India to Lower Import Duties on Electric Vehicles...

Tesla has written to federal Indian ministries in an attempt to persuade them to make big cuts to import duties on electric vehicles. However, the Narendra Modi government has made no decision as yet....

 2021-10-21 14:52 

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WHO to Inspect Sputnik V Vaccine in Russia in Coming Weeks...

MOSCOW, October 21 (Sputnik) - The World Health Organization will conduct inspections of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in Russia in the upcoming few weeks, Mariangela Simao, the assistant director-general of the WHO, said on Thursday....

 2021-10-21 14:50 

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Clash of the Tech Titans: Twitter CEO Sees Facebook Metaverse as 'Dystopian Corporate Dictatorship'...

Facebook Inc., the tech giant whose social media flagship service has nearly three billion global monthly users, is reportedly planning to rebrand to focus on its so-called 'metaverse' a vision of an online world accessible to users through techno...

 2021-10-21 14:48 

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Manchester Arena Bomber's Brother 'Laughs In The Face Of Inquiry' After Fleeing To Middle East...

On 22 May 2017, 22 people were killed after suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a device in the foyer of Manchester Arena moments after an Ariana Grande concert. His younger brother Hashem was later jailed for a minimum of 55 years for helping him with ...

 2021-10-21 14:45 

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French Publishers Reach Deal With Facebook on Neighboring Rights...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) France's Alliance for the General Information Press (APIG) said on Thursday they have reached a licensing agreement with Facebook regulating the use of their copyrighted content....

 2021-10-21 14:43 

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US Distributes 200Mln Vaccines to Over 100 Countries, Most Shots Go to Africa...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) The United States has distributed 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to over 100 countries around the world, with most of the shots having gone to Africa, State Department officials told reporters on Thursday....

 2021-10-21 14:42 

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Moscow Mayor Sets Non-Working Days From 28 October to 7 November Due to COVID-19...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced on Thursday that the COVID-19 non-working days in the Russian capital will be set for the period between October 28 and November 7, two days earlier than the day off declared by the Russian preside...

 2021-10-21 14:36 

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Unknown Disease Reportedly Kills Over 160 Children in DRC Since August...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 165 children have died since the end of August due to an unknown disease in the southwest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congolese news portal Actualite reported on Thursday, citing officials....

 2021-10-21 14:25 

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Latvia Revokes License of Rebroadcaster of Russia's Channel One...

RIGA (Sputnik) - Latvia's National Electronic Mass Media Council has decided to revoke the broadcasting license in the country of the rebroadcaster of Russia's Channel One, the First Baltic Channel, the head of the council, Ivars Abolins, said on ...

 2021-10-21 14:24 

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Turkey Busts Suspected Mossad Ring...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Turkey arrested 15 people suspected of working for Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, the Istanbul public prosecutor's office said on Thursday....

 2021-10-21 14:00 

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Moscow Calls Statements Made During Pentagon Chief's Visit to Ukraine 'Russophobic'...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow paid attention to "aggressive Russophobic" statements made during the visit of US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin to Ukraine, Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman, said on Thursday....

 2021-10-21 13:50 

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Cristiano Ronaldo Reclaims Champions League Record from Lionel Messi After Scoring Man Utd Winner...

Man United striker Cristiano Ronaldo and PSG talisman Lionel Messi are regarded as the two best players of the modern era, and their scoring records are almost neck and neck, although CR7 has the bragging rights after claiming top spot in the Champions Le...

 2021-10-21 13:47 

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India: Teacher 'Beats Boy to Death' for Not Finishing Homework, Tells Father 'He Is Playing Dead'...

After the boy's father reached the school, pupils told him that the teacher had beaten the boy mercilessly, reportedly punching and kicking him. The boy's body was handed over to his family after the post-mortem....

 2021-10-21 13:34 

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Chinese Commerce Ministry Calls for Favorable Conditions to Implement Trade Deal With US...

BEIJING (Sputnik) The trade agreement between China and the United States is beneficial for both sides, so Beijing and Washington should pave the way for its implementation, the spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday....

 2021-10-21 13:33 

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Why UK Terrorism Prevention Strategy is in the Spotlight After Sir David Amess Killing...

The murder of Sir David Amess has triggered new concerns about the government's initiatives to tackle early-stage radicalisation. Peter Williams, a senior lecturer with the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies has shed light on apparent gaps...

 2021-10-21 13:31 

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Erdogan Says Turkey Will Recoup $1.4 Bn Paid to US Over Scrapped F-35 Deal 'One Way or Another'...

As President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed last weekend that negotiations between Turkey and the US were continuing on Ankara's purchase of F-16 fighter jets and modernization kits to upgrade existing warplanes, he stressed the purchase cannot be sep...

 2021-10-21 13:29 

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Pyongyang Points to US 'Double Standards' in Wake of Sub-launched Ballistic Missile Test...

Pyongyang has confirmed that it carried out a successful test-launch of a "new" type of submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the 8.24 Yongung submarine on 19 October. The test the first of its kind in over five years, led to a fresh es...

 2021-10-21 12:59 

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Straw vs Oil: Scientists Find Unusual Way to Use Husks...

Rotting agricultural residues create many problems for the agro-industrial complex, ranging from a drop in yield to additional expenses for the utilisation of residues. Russian scientists have come up with a way to convert husks and straw into building ma...

 2021-10-21 12:37 

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Porn-Addicted Children Allegedly Murder Girl Aged Six in India...

Many health experts and surveys have warned that an alarming number of children in the 12 to 13 age range are addicted to online porn. After a nationwide lockdown, introduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic, children are spending more time on the interne...

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