Tormented into a guilty plea? Experts denounce US ‘miscarriage of justice’ in Butina case

Maria Butina’s only crime is that she is Russian, legal analysts told RT, attacking the US justice system for keeping her in solitary confinement until she admitted guilt to at least one of the...

Pentagon corrects $331mn ‘accounting error,’ bills Saudis & UAE for refueling jets bombing Yemen

The Pentagon is clawing back hundreds of millions of taxpayer-subsidized dollars it gifted to Saudi Arabia and the UAE over a three-year period, when it ‘accidentally’ refueled their aircraft for free during their war...

With friends like these who needs enemies? China makes Canada pay for playing US...

The wars of words between Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau may have grabbed headlines, but Canada has always remained a faithful US ally, apparently believing it's a safe bet. The strategy, however, has backfired. Trump’s...

Brother of Suspected Strasbourg Shooter Detained in Algeria – Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A brother of Cherif Chekatt, the suspected attacker in the Strasbourg Christmas market shooting, has been captured in Algeria, French media reported. Sami Chekatt, 34, was apprehended under a search warrant for terrorist conspiracy,...

Kim Jong-un face mask stirs controversy in South Korea

A South Korean fashion and cosmetics firm has stirred controversy with a facial mask featuring Kim Jong-un. The firm says it has sold more than 25,000 "unification moisture nuclear masks" since June. However many South Korean...

Yellow Vests Have Created a Fertile Ground for Terrorists – General

While the French Vigipirate plan has just been raised to its maximum level of alert, a fifth Yellow Vests’ protest is to take place this Saturday, December 15. Is France’s law enforcement capable of...

Denmark in Diplomatic Deadlock With Iran Over Muhammad Cartoon – Reports

By posting an infamous cartoon of Prophet Muhammad in a turban in the form of a bomb as a token of the free society that Denmark allegedly is, Danish Immigration Minister Inger Støjberg did...

Brexit, Migration & Budget: EU Leaders Address Controversial Issues at Summit

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - EU leaders focused on a series of conflictual issues that show how divided Europe is, with the rise of populist parties and traditional parties trying to force through political decisions for...

Indian national jailed over sex assault on US flight

A US court has sentenced an Indian man to nine years in jail for sexually assaulting a woman who sat next to him on a US flight in January. Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 34, was sitting between...

Southwest Airlines flight U-turns after human heart discovery

A US passenger plane travelling from Seattle to Dallas was forced to turn back hours into its flight because a human heart had been left on board. Southwest Airlines says the organ was flown to...

Syrian rebels ready to join Turkey’s offensive against YPG: report

Up to 15,000 Syrian rebels are ready to join a Turkish military offensive against US-backed Kurdish forces in northeast Syria, but no date has been set for the operation, a spokesman for the main...

Turkish prosecutors issue 43 detention warrants over Gülen links

Forty-three detention warrants were issued on Thursday as part of a post-coup crackdown targeting followers of the Gülen movement. The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday issued detention warrants for 32 people including 12...

Erdoğan announces initiative targeting financial resources of Gulen movement abroad

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Thursday that his government has been preparing for an attempt to destroy the financial resources of the faith-based Gülen movement abroad. Erdoğan considers the movement to be his...

FBI misses deadline to provide docs to Judiciary Committee probing whistleblower raid

By Gregg Re -Fox News The Justice Department and FBI have missed a Wednesday deadline to provide information about the government's mysterious raid on a former FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower's home last month. Sixteen FBI agents on Nov. 19 raided...

Turkey detains 47 people including YouTubers for encouraging drug use on Internet

Turkish police on Thursday detained 47 people including two owners of a famous YouTube channel as part of an investigation into the encouragement of drug use on the Internet, the Diken news website reported. Police...

Turkish academic gets suspended sentence for signing peace declaration

Academic Ceren Sözeri on Thursday was handed down a suspended sentence of one year, three months for signing a declaration in 2016 that demanded a halt to the Turkish army’s operations in predominantly Kurdish...

Turkey establishes its first space agency

A presidential decree issued on Thursday announced the establishment of the Turkish Space Agency, which will decide and conduct the country’s “national space program,” Deutsche Welle Turkish service reported. The decree outlined the bylaws for...

Brexit: EU says no to May on renegotiating deal

European Union leaders have said the Brexit withdrawal agreement is "not open for renegotiation", despite appeals from Theresa May. She wanted legal assurances on the Irish backstop to help her deal get through Parliament, after...

Turkey remains world’s worst jailer of journalists, CPJ report says

According to a report released on Thursday by media freedom advocacy group the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Turkey remains the world’s worst jailer of journalists with at least 68 journalists behind bars due...

Romanian NGO runs full-page ad to show solidarity with journalist sought by Turkey

Declic, a nongovernmental organization in Romania, on Thursday ran a full-page ad in the country’s most highly circulated newspaper to show solidarity with Turkish journalist Kamil Demirkaya, whose extradition has been requested by Turkey...