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Don't Do It: 500 EU MPs Urge Washington not to Scrap Iran Nuclear Deal
In a letter to the US Congress, European lawmakers specifically focused on the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran, which they said helped significantly reduce the risk of a new arms race.

He 'Deserves a Statue': Twitter Reacts to Arsene Wenger’s Exit from Arsenal FC
French former professional football player and longstanding coach of Arsenal F.C., Arsene Wenger, announced on Friday morning that he would be standing down as manager of the club at the end of the season, which he has managed for 22 years, winning them three Premier League titles.

French Police Start to Disperse People Protesting Against Education Reform
PARIS (Sputnik) - French police have started forcibly dispersing the protesters who are blocking off an area of Tolbiac University in Paris as part of nationwide demonstrations against the government's education reform, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Friday.

Pentagon Pens $1 Bln Deal With Lockheed Martin for Hypersonic Cruise Missile
The deal comes amid concerns from STRATCOM about Russia and China's operation and testing of hypersonic weaponry.

Foreign Minister of Russia, Austria Hold Press Conference (VIDEO)
The top diplomats of Russia and Austria are due to discuss the resolution of the Syria crisis, the fight against international terrorism as well as other topics on the international agenda.

UK May Use "Cyber Threat" From Moscow to Endorse Anti-Russian Attack - Moscow
Russian Foreign Ministry has commented on UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's earlier claims that Moscow is likely to retailiate to pressure from the Wesetern countries with cyberattacks.

Dining on Red Stars: Denmark Constructing World's First Starfish Factory
In the future, peculiar-shaped marine dwellers will become a cheap and nutritious feed source for the Scandinavian nation's vast agriculture industry, which is being touted as a win-win situation for several reasons.

'PM is Lying': Norwegian TV Star Raising Money to See Syrian War With Own Eyes
The Norwegian TV luminary intends to defy the Foreign Ministry's recommendations against visiting the war-ravaged Middle Eastern country. By her own admission, she intends to create balance in the information flow she slammed as "one-sided."

Danish Police Pledge Not to Tear Burqas Off Veiled Women After Looming Ban
The widely-discussed and divisive proposal to ban full-face veils is expected to be approved by Denmark's parliament after a protracted debate; however, several outstanding questions have yet to be sorted out.

Manager Arsene Wenger to Leave Arsenal at the End of the Season
The legendary French football coach has announced he is stepping down from the position of London Arsenal's manager after 22 years of work. His career with Arsenal has seen both glory and failures.

Seoul, Pyongyang Set Up Hotline Between Leaders Ahead of Inter-Korean Summit
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Seoul and Pyongyang have set up a direct hotline between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un just a week prior to the inter-Korean summit, the South Korean presidential office’s senior official said Friday.

Mass Evacuation Takes Place in Central Berlin Over WWII Bomb - Reports
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A mass planned evacuation took place early on Friday over an unexploded World War II bomb found near the Central Railway Station, local media reported.

Puppy 'Rescued' by His Mom After His Head Got Stuck in Plastic Bag
When the little one got caught, mom rushed to help and took care of her kid.

Africa's Last Absolute Monarch Renames Swaziland 'eSwatini'
Swaziland's King Mswati the Third announced the renaming of the state: now the country will be called eSwatini, which in the local language means "the land of the Swazi people," Zimbabwe's Zimeye reports.

EXCLUSIVE: Putin, Trump Will Never Allow US-Russia Armed Conflict, Lavrov Says
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gave his thoughts on the recent alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, the US strikes against this Arab country, the Skripal case, the upcoming Trump-Kim Jong-un talks and Russia-US ties in an interview with Director General of Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency Dmitry Kiselev.

Moon Village Already Exists in Contracts, European Space Agency Chief Says
COLORADO SPRINGS (Sputnik) - Moon village - a product of international collaboration among spacefaring nations - already exists in contracts and remains an open concept, European Space Agency (ESA) Director-General Jan Woerner told Sputnik.

UN Commissioner on Human Rights Demands Access to Syria
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United Nations has extensive contacts in Syria, however, it asks to be given access to the country, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told Sputnik.

'Flower Boobs' Take Over Instagram, Set to Become Next Big Summer Trend (PHOTOS)
"Flower Boobs" are trending on social media, with festival-goers sharing images of their upper-bodies decorated with colorful pressed flowers.

US Funds Investments in Russian Assets Growing After Sanctions Introduced
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US funds have increased their share of Russian assets since the introduction of anti-Russia sanctions, Moscow Exchange CEO Alexander Afanasiev said on Thursday.

Former FBI Chief Comey-Trump Memos Submitted to Congress by Justice Department
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Justice Department handed over to lawmakers notes related to conversations between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd said in a letter to the chairmen of three House panels.

War in Syria 'Is Not Over by a Long Shot,' Analyst Explains Why
The Trump administration is engaged in talks with Arab allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, among others, to forge an Arab force that would replace the roughly 2,000 US troops in Syria when they eventually depart. Sputnik spoke to journalist Steve Topple to find out how serious such a proposal actually is.

'Nobody Ever Wins Trade War' - Austria Plans to Become Bridge Between EU, China
Margarete Schramboeck, Austrian Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs, said she would like to see Austria function as a bridge between the European Union and China.

'They Do Not Care About Their Citizens': UK Tories Crisis Explained
Sputnik spoke to Rob Abdul, Author and Digital Expert, to find out more about the crisis surrounding UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the Conservatives.

Pentagon’s New Health App Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen, Expert Says
Privacy advocates are ringing the alarm over the Pentagon's plans to develop a program that keeps tabs on soldiers’ wellbeing by using device sensors for its Warfighter Analytics using smartphones for health programs. Sputnik discussed this with Dr. Athina Karatzogianni, associate professor of Media and Communication at University of Leicester.

Expert Explains Why Plan to Replace US Military in Syria With Arab Troops Flawed
Radio Sputnik discussed the recently proposed plan to replace US troops in Syria with servicemen from Arab countries with Dr. Serkan Yolacan, research fellow at the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore.

Manipulating User Info to Political Ends on Facebook, Google a 'Serious Problem'
Andreas Schou, an expert in social media, digital marketing professor and co-founder of Spain’s Social Ocho online marketing agency, shared with Sputnik his views on social networks’ “manipulative” policies.

Solar Sister: Mars-Sized ‘Lost Planet’ Destroyed 4.5 Billion Years Ago - Study
An asteroid that exploded above the Nubian Desert in Sudan October 7, 2008, may have contained relics of the history of a large planet that might have been destroyed - in our solar system.

Chinese Nuke-Capable H-6K Bombers Spotted Circling Defiant Taiwan (Again)
Nuclear-capable bombers in China’s People’s Liberation Army-Air Force carried out a “sacred” military patrol encircling Taiwan, the military announced Thursday.

F**king Sh*t: Study Says Majority of Americans Express Frustration By Swearing
A new survey conducted by 9Round Kickbox Fitness found that one in four Americans will yell out their first curse word of the day before 9 a.m., with the majority saying it before 11 a.m.

Russian Ambassador, US Under Secretary of State to Meet Behind Closed Doors
Russian Ambassador to the United States and US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon will hold a meeting behind closed doors on Friday, the US State Department reported.

Cuba's New President Expected to ‘Deepen the Revolution'
After years of having a Castro hold the presidential office in Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel is changing the game for the island country after being elected president on Wednesday.

Bolton Met Russian Ambassador Antonov at White House to Discuss Ukraine, Syria
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US National Security Adviser John Bolton and Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov met to discuss a range of issues including the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, the White House said in a statement.

US Military Focus Shifts from Iraq, Syria to Afghanistan, Bombing Report Shows
The United States dropped more weapons on Afghanistan in March 2018 than it did in Syria and Iraq that month, a first since the commencement of the 2014 US anti-Daesh campaign in Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve.

Assad Returns Legion of Honour Award to 'US Slave' France After Strikes on Syria
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has returned to France the Legion of Honor award that was granted to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by former French President Jacques Chirac in 2001.

Two US State of New Jersey Officers Shot, Killed at Restaurant
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Two New Jersey county officers were shot and killed while sitting in a Chinese restaurant, the Gilchrist County Sheriffs office said in a press release.

‘Unpleasant for Americans:’ Iran Vows Retaliation if US Kills Nuke Deal
The Iranian government promised to deliver an “unpleasant” reaction if US President Donald Trump exits the multilateral 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Expert Explains Why Trump Might Have Gotten It Wrong About Climate Change
The 2018 Global Energy Summit looked into modelization and simulation of energy mixes in the future digital world. The international award, celebrating innovation in energy research in the environmental challenges context, brought together former prize-winners, members of its International Award Committee, politicians and experts from 8 countries.

Cuba Picks a New Head of State as Trump Rolls Back Obama’s Cuba Policy
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and Walter Smolarek are joined by Arnold August, a lecturer, journalist, and author of the book “Cuba and the US in the Age of Trump,” and Gloria La Riva, the director of the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee.

Early Bird Deal? Turkey Trots into T-Mobile
“What do you mean I don’t qualify for an upgrade?!”

US Cop Caught on Camera Snatching Cell Phone from Woman in Traffic Stop (VIDEOS)
California's West Covina Police Department landed in hot water this week after video footage showing an officer snatching a woman's phone was shared on social media on Tuesday.

White House Paves Way for More US Drone Exports
The White House relaxed weapons export protocols on Thursday to allow US defense contractors to more easily sell unmanned aerial vehicles to foreign clients.

The Future of NE Asia; Gentrification Lawsuit Filed Against DC
Does Pompeo get credit for Peace Process in Korea?; The new farm bill creates crisis for American farmers; Abe and Trump meet.

Seventy Years on, Israel Should Feel Mostly Optimistic About Its Future - Expert
This week Israelis celebrated their country's 70th birthday. Sputnik discussed Israel’s 70-year journey from a British mandate territory to a regional economic superpower, major international player in a variety of fields with Raphael Ofek, former senior analyst in the Israeli Defense Force’s military intelligence and the prime minister’s office.

WATCH: Female Teen Student Pinned by Texas Police Officer to Counter, Arrested
A police officer in San Antonio, Texas, was caught on camera harshly arresting a 16-year-old girl, who he can be seen pinning in suspension to a counter. The viral video has incited cries over perceptions of excessive force and anti-Latino racism.

No One From State Dept Accompanied CIA Director Pompeo on Visit to North Korea
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Not one single State Department diplomat or representative accompanied CIA Director Mike Pompeo on his visit to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un earlier this month, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said during a press briefing on Thursday.

From President to Penthouse
Penthouse, a lifestyle and softcore porn magazine, recently named Stormy Daniels the “most wanted woman in America” amid her ongoing lawsuits against both US President Donald Trump and his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Who's Reporting Can You Trust on Syria?
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan analyze various news reports coming out of Syria. What individuals and organizations can you follow for honest reporting about the war-torn country?

US Justice Department Sends Criminal Referral for Fired FBI Deputy McCabe
Michael Horowitz, the US Justice Department's inspector general, issued a criminal referral regarding former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Thursday to the US Attorney's Office in Washington, DC.

Just Desserts: Belgian Bakery Robbery Busted
“How may I help you? Don’t mind the man on the ground...”

Boy From White Helmets' Video on Douma Attack Should Speak at UNSC - Moscow
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Hasan Diab, the Syrian boy who has been documented in a video by non-governmental organization White Helmets about the alleged chemical weapons attack in Duma, should speak at the UN Security Council, the Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said Thursday.

Trump Ready to Nix Nikki?
Nikki Haley, the fiery US ambassador to the United Nations, seems to have crossed swords with her boss in the White House. President Trump is said to have taken to shouting at the TV whenever he sees her making statements.

China Space Agency Chief Says He Expects Visit by Russia’s Roscosmos
COLORADO SPRINGS (Sputnik) - China anticipates a visit by the Russia’s state space agency Roscosmos, China National Space Administration Secretary-General Tian Yulong told Sputnik that they anticipate the visit of

Oppositioner: Plans for Joint FSA-Nusra Offensive in Syria Likely Had UK Support
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Plans of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Nusra Front* terrorist group to join forces in Syria for an offensive against Damascus may well have been created with the help of the United Kingdom as a continuation of its recently sparked rivalry with Russia, member of Astana opposition platform Mahmoud Afandi told Sputnik on Thursday.

Chemical Laboratory Warehouse of Militants Discovered in Douma
On April 17, Russian troops uncovered a lab in Douma, which, according to chemical defense specialist Alexander Rodionov, could have been used by terrorist groups for the production of chemical weapons.

US State Dept. Accuses Moscow, Damascus of Trying to 'Sanitize' Douma
The US Department of State said Thursday that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has been prevented from accessing the site in Douma, Syria, where a chemical attack is alleged to have taken place earlier in April.

US State Dept Warns Turkey of Possible Sanctions Over S-400 Purchase
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Turkey could face US sanctions if it goes ahead with plans to purchase S-400 missile defense systems from Russia, and it can also affect Ankara’s participation in the F-35 program, Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell told the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday.

Russian Foreign Ministry Evacuated Over Bomb Threat
Employees of the Russian Foreign Ministry are being evacuated from the building in the center of Moscow after an anonymous phone call alleging a threat of explosion.

WATCH: US Frat Suspended Over Video of Oath Vowing Hatred of ‘N***ers,’ ‘K*kes’
New York's Syracuse University suspended its Theta Tau fraternity on Wednesday after administrators confirmed that some of its members were involved in the filming and sharing of videos filled with racial and ethnic slurs.

Markle's Brother Claims She Tore Family Apart, Didn't Invite Them to Wedding
Meghan Markle's family was not the only one left "overboard" for the upcoming royal wedding – on April 10 information surfaced that British Prime Minister Theresa May was also left without an invitation to the major event.

Syrian Troops Reportedly Discover Mass Grave Near Damascus
As Syrian troops continue reinstating order and liberating the country from terrorists, they often come across horrible, shocking findings. Recently they unearthed a mass grave in the recently-liberated town of Douma, located about 10 kilometers northeast of Damascus.