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 2021-06-11 19:53 

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US Aware Russia Plans to Supply Iran With Advanced Satellite System, State Dept. Says...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is aware of Russia's plans to supply Iran with an advanced satellite system but is not ready to provide any comments, US State Department spokesperson Jalina Porter said in a press briefing on Friday....

 2021-06-11 19:43 

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Republicans Question Biden's Idea to Boost IRS After Billionaires' Data Leak...

The explosive leak of confidential IRS data revealed that in some years famous billionaires including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and George Soros paid no income tax....

 2021-06-11 19:25 

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Netanyahu's Former Spymaster Says He 'Doesn't Understand' US Antagonistic Attitude Towards China...

The US under the Trump administration initiated a crackdown on China in several spheres, including by initiating a full-scale trade war and sparing no effort at hindering Chinese tech giant Huawei's global expansion. Little has changed with the arriva...

 2021-06-11 19:23 

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Lapid Coalition Finalizes Deal to Form New Government, Divide Ministry Posts...

While parties across the Israeli political spectrum have united to end Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year reign as prime minister, many remain skeptical of how much the alliance can accomplish. Others fear that with right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett at...

 2021-06-11 19:03 

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Terrorists Transfer Armored Vehicles to Two Localities in Syria's Idlib, Russian Military Says...

The Russian Defense Ministry established the Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Control of Refugee Movement in Syria In February 2016 as part of its efforts in the region to help mitigate the ongoing conflict between the opposing sides....

 2021-06-11 19:00 

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Time to Call Ghost Busters: Discarded Frog Skin Eerily Oscillates in Water...

Shedding is common among amphibians, which rely on their skin as an organ to absorb oxygen and regulate their temperature. They slough it off after their old skin becomes too dry and, interestingly, they often eat their discarded "attire"....

 2021-06-11 18:58 

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Teenage Girl Who Filmed George Floyd's Killing Wins Special Citation in Pulitzer Prize Awards...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Darnella Frazer, the teenage girl who filmed the video of African-American George Floyd being choked to death by police officers, won a special citation in the Pulitzer Prize awards of 2021, the awarding committee announced at Colum...

 2021-06-11 18:57 

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BJP Top Leader Mukul Roy And Son Abandon Narendra Modi's Ship After Bengal Defeat...

The legislator's move to return to his former party is a feeling that has possessed several turncoats who claim to feel suffocated at the hands of BJP's leaders in Delhi. Meanwhile, the West Bengal BJP has set up a disciplinary action committee to...

 2021-06-11 18:56 

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Democrats Plan to Subpoena Trump's Ex-AGs to Testify on Peeking Into Congress Members' Phones...

Democrats have called out what they consider to be an "abuse of power" by the Trump-era's Department of Justice over attempts to identify the sources of leaks of confidential information regarding the activities of members of Trump's 2016 ...

 2021-06-11 18:52 

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Sierra Leone Expects Russia's Go-Ahead to Purchase Sputnik V Vaccine...

MOSCOW (Sputnik), Ekaterina Chukaeva - Sierra Leone has notified the Russian authorities of its interest in purchasing doses of the Sputnik V vaccine and counts on Moscow's favourable response, Sierra Leonean Ambassador to Russia Mohamed Yongawo told ...

 2021-06-11 18:19 

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Top Democrats Call for Investigation After Reports of Trump's DoJ Seizing Schiff's Records...

The investigation by the Department of Justice reportedly became known to lawmakers last month after a gag order placed on Apple by the DoJ expired and the company notified them....

 2021-06-11 18:05 

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Mongolia Approves Russia's Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Sputnik Light...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Mongolia's health ministry has authorised the use of Sputnik Light, a single-shot version of the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, the Russian sovereign wealth fund RDIF said on Friday....

 2021-06-11 17:52 

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Women Urge Wales to Drop 'Diversity' Rule Ending Women-Only Spaces...

Merched Cymru's demand coincided with a high profile Employment Tribunal victory for Maya Forstater, whose employer sacked her in March 2019 for alleged transphobia for tweeting her disagreement with the concept that a man literally becomes a woman by...

 2021-06-11 17:44 

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Half of All US COVID Unemployment Benefit Funds Reportedly Didn't Land in Hands of Those in Need...

In the rush to provide aid to the rapidly growing mass of unemployed Americans, federal and state authorities apparently didn't bother to set up adequate anti-fraud protection....

 2021-06-11 17:42 

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Zimbabwe Receives First Batch of Russia's Sputnik V...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia delivered to Zimbabwe the first batch of its Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, the Russian embassy in Zimbabwe said on Friday....

 2021-06-11 17:37 

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UK Lawmakers Call on Biden to Drop US Charges Against Julian Assange...

LONDON (Sputnik) - Over 20 UK lawmakers from five different parties have urged US President Joe Biden to drop charges against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange in an open letter sent to the White House ahead of the Group of Seven summit in the English c...

 2021-06-11 17:16 

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Police in UK's Cornwall Say 12 Officers at G7 Summit Self-Isolating After COVID Case Found...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least one police officer deployed to the G7 summit in the English county of Cornwall has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been placed in self-isolation, along with 11 other officers deemed to have been in contact with the infecte...

 2021-06-11 16:45 

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USS Laboon Enters Black Sea, Russian Navy Forces Monitor Its Movement...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US Navy guided-missile destroyer Laboon entered the Black Sea on Friday, and Russia's Black Sea Fleet is monitoring its movement, the National Center for Defense Management, part of the Russian Defense Ministry, said....

 2021-06-11 16:34 

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Elderly Indian Man Turns Into 'Magneto' Days After Second Jab, Gov't Clears the Air...

India is making strenuous efforts to vaccinate its population against COVID-19 rapidly. In some parts of the country, incidents of the public clashing with healthcare workers made it into the news. Because of lack of awareness, some people are reluctant t...

 2021-06-11 16:30 

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The Real Dark Horses Who Can Topple the Favourites at Euro 2020...

The 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly known as Euro 2020, starts on Friday with a match between Turkey and Italy in Rome. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held between 12 June and 12 July 2020 but had to be postponed for a ye...

 2021-06-11 16:26 

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Don't Touch: American Media Explains Why US Can't Act Against Iranian Warships in Atlantic...

The Iranian military earlier confirmed that two of the country's warships entered the Atlantic Ocean. Tehran neither elaborated on their mission nor commented on media reports suggesting that the vessels are carrying arms for Venezuela....

 2021-06-11 15:26 

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Biden-Putin Summit Reportedly Prepared by Advocate of Cold War Containment Strategy...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Joe Biden has been prepared for the upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin by CIA Director William Burns, who is an advocate of the Cold War containment strategy against Moscow, Time magazine reported on...

 2021-06-11 15:10 

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Mystery in San Diego: Cryptic Boom in California Prompts Wild Speculation...

According to US outlets, this is the third time that the enigmatic incident, which the media dubbed a "skyquake", has occurred this year. Two previous booms occurred in February and in March, with residents speculating that they had witnessed an e...

 2021-06-11 14:57 

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Keystone Gets Canceled, China Points Finger at US Navy...

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the evolution into neonazis, the siege of the Capitol building on January 6th, controversial statements by Norman Finkelstein, and expectations about the summit meeting of ...

 2021-06-11 14:56 

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US Diplomat Denied Full Access to Cambodia Naval Base After Washington's 'Chinese Presence' Remarks...

Last week, Washington raised concerns about the alleged presence of Chinese forces at Cambodia's naval base and the demolition of two US-funded buildings at the facility....

 2021-06-11 14:53 

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Blinken Calls for Transparency from Beijing on COVID Origins During Phone Call With Chinese Diplomat...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a phone call with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on Monday stressed the need for cooperation and transparency in the effort to identify the source of the COVID-19 virus, State Departm...

 2021-06-11 14:41 

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Hostess With the Mostest for the Longest Time: Queen Elizabeth and All US Presidents She's Met...

The path to a meet-and-greet with the Queen has been walked by almost all of Joe Biden's predecessors since the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower....

 2021-06-11 14:40 

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Twitter Explodes After First Lady Jill Admonishes President Biden, Orders Him to 'Pay Attention'...

The incident occurred at a military base in England, where the US president landed to take part in the G7 summit dedicated to the coronavirus pandemic, economic stability and climate change, which the Democrat says is the biggest threat to the United Stat...

 2021-06-11 14:33 

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India's Karnataka State Retracts COVID Relief to Muslim Clerics After Hindu Organisation Objects...

Earlier this month, Karnataka state government announced one-off financial aid of INR3,000 ($42) to all priests, irrespective of religion, in view of COVID-19 induced hardship. The government led by the BJP's BS Yediyurappa has also announced other me...

 2021-06-11 14:26 

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Petrol Price Rise: Congress Holds Nationwide Protest Against Modi Gov't - Video...

Over the past few weeks, fuel prices have shot up across India. The Narendra Modi-led Indian government is facing the fury of opposition parties and the public because of the relentless rise in the fuel prices despite the fact that people are struggling t...

 2021-06-11 14:25 

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UK Student Who Thought Hitler Was 'Greatest Feminist' Convicted of 12 Terror Offences...

Andrew Dymock managed the right-wing System Resistance Network's online presence. He published an article in which he said Jewish people were a "cancer" and needed to be exterminated....

 2021-06-11 14:21 

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Earth's Core is Mysteriously Growing 'Lopsided', New Study Claims...

The inner core powers the dynamic process that generates our planet's magnetic field, which protects the Earth from many forms of harmful radiation and plays a crucial role in the planet's ability to sustain life....

 2021-06-11 14:10 

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Will Ukraine Benefit From Playing War Games With NATO?...

In 2021, Ukraine is hosting a series of NATO military exercises. Some perceive the drills as pouring gasoline over fire, since the host country still has an unresolved military conflict in Donbass....

 2021-06-11 14:02 

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Boris Johnson Should Back England Team Over Taking the Knee During Euro 2020 - Ex-UK PM Gordon Brown...

Brown was the latest voice in a row of opinions expressed by UK government officials on the divisive subject of sportsmen taking a knee to highlight racial inequality and discrimination....

 2021-06-11 13:58 

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LSD Strips With Hindu God's Face Seized In India's Karnataka State...

With the incidence of substance abuse on the rise, the Karnataka government has launched a "war on drugs". State chief, Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa, had approached legal experts to close loopholes in the drug laws that enable the accused...

 2021-06-11 13:58 

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UK SAGE Committee Member Backtracks on TV Claim COVID-19 Rules Should Stay 'Forever'...

Government advisor Professor Susan Michie later insisted her comments did not amount to a call for the permanent extension of mask-wearing rules and other measures, seeking to blame Downing Street for the three consecutive coronavirus lockdowns....

 2021-06-11 13:54 

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All Eyes on G7 summit in Cornwall as Climate and Political Activists Gather to Make Some Noise...

The Group of Seven (G7) summit in the United Kingdom will last until 13 June. It consists of the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States. Meanwhile, activists have also arrived to voice their concerns regarding the global agenda....

 2021-06-11 13:46 

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Stoltenberg: NATO Ready to Cooperate With Russia Through Existing Channels of Communication...

Leaders of NATO member states are expected to gather in Brussels on 14 June to approve a new strategy of the alliance and discuss Russia, China, and potential threats to the bloc in the coming decade....

 2021-06-11 12:56 

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G7 Summit: Who Are the Seven Leaders, What Do They Want and How Long Will They Stay in Power?...

The G7 group of wealthy nations are meeting in the English seaside resort of Carbis Bay this week. But who are the seven leaders, what have they come looking for, and how long will they remain in power?...

 2021-06-11 12:50 

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Netanyahu's Ex-Mossad Chief Hints at Agency's Role in Natanz Blast, Iranian Scientist's Killing...

The former Israeli spymaster made significant revelations about his work at Mossad just a week after leaving his post, while normally such details become public years or even decades after events take place....

 2021-06-11 12:46 

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Bill Gates' Vast Farmlands Visible From Space Reportedly Supply Potatoes to McDonald's...

According to US media, the Microsoft co-founder and his soon-to-be ex-wife Melinda have a whopping 242,000 acres stretching over 18 states. Gates, who in recent years has focused on reversing the effects of climate change, hinted that he bought farmland t...

 2021-06-11 12:28 

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More Indians Plan Move Abroad To Flee Country's Coronavirus Crisis...

With a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases over past two month in India, the pandemic has hit the country's healthcare system hard and exposed how unprepared it was for a health crisis. The state and federal governments are now facing blistering criticism...

 2021-06-11 12:01 

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G7 Club of Rich Nations Can't Solve Global Problems, Furthers Own Vested Interests, Activist Says...

While the Biden administration doubles down on reinforcing US leadership, the world needs solutions to its most acute problems, not some country in charge of global politics, says Sam Parsons from Resist G7, a coalition of activists organising rallies at ...

 2021-06-11 12:00 

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Bundle of Joy: Watch Newborn Alpaca Exploring the World...

In a video that was taken just minutes after the creature was born, a baby alpaca rests on a field next to its mother and hums, as if saying "hello" to the world and its inhabitants....

 2021-06-11 11:39 

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China Seeks to Control Indo-Pacific, Says Pentagon As It Accuses Beijing of Boosting Defence Budget...

China's state legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), approved military spending of $209.16 billion in March, up 6.8 percent on the year before. Although Beijing's defence spending has been rising steadily over the past decade, it s...

 2021-06-11 11:38 

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Extinction Rebellion Activists Hold Rally as G7 Summit Starts in Cornwall...

The organisation has scheduled a series of mass actions to be held over the course of the weekend in order to call on world leaders to fight environmental issues....

 2021-06-11 11:31 

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First Date Gone South: What Did Biden & Johnson Get Each Other in Transatlantic Gift Exchange?...

From extravagant to questionable choices, sharing gifts with foreign dignitaries has never been a simple task something that US and UK leaders don't always get quite right....

 2021-06-11 11:02 

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Cuba's Central Bank Suspends Deposits in US Dollars...

HAVANA (Sputnik) - Cuban banking and financial institutions will not accept cash deposits in US dollars from 21 June due to US sanctions, the Central Bank of Cuba (BCC) said....

 2021-06-11 10:50 

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US Embassy Issues Diplomatic Note to Moscow Over Lack of Access to Imprisoned Citizen Trevor Reed...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US Embassy in Moscow has issued a diplomatic note to the Russian Foreign Ministry to protest the lack of access to Trevor Reed, a former US marine who is currently serving a prison sentence in the country for assaulting police, the ...

 2021-06-11 10:21 

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Russian Watchdog Says Media Outlets Labelled as Foreign Agents in Country Refuse to Comply With Law...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (both labelled as foreign agents in Russia) pointedly refuse to fully comply with the nation's law on foreign agents, the Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor said on Friday....

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