Germany’s CDU/CSU Alliance Supports Markus Soeder as Candidate for Chancellor, Reports Say

BERLIN (Sputnik) - The majority of lawmakers in Germany’s conservative bloc made up of the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) have supported Bavarian Minister-President Markus Soeder as a possible candidate...

UK to Withdraw All Its Troops from Afghanistan Amid US Pullout, Report Says

by Arty Katkov Biden reportedly plans to withdraw US forces months beyond the deadline agreed by the Trump administration with the signing of the peace agreement with the Taliban in Doha in February 2020. The United Kingdom...

Denmark Becomes First in Europe to Strip Syrian Refugees of Residence

by Igor Kuznetsov Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod suggested that while the civil war is still going on in many places in Syria, there are parts of the country where the situation is “different”. The Danish...

Delegation of Senior Former US Officials Arrives in Taiwan

by Arty Katkov The visit comes in the midst of a new escalation between Taiwan and the mainland, which has enhanced its military posture around the island in recent days, staging war games nearby and sending...

‘Unjustified Show of Force’: Argentina Fumes as UK Plans Missile Tests in Falkland Islands

by Svetlana Ekimenko The UK Foreign Office last week informed Argentina it intended to carry out military tests, including the upcoming launch of Rapier missiles, in the Falkland Islands, which Buenos Aires and London...

Police ‘Worst Enemy During War’: Finnish MP Blasts Cops During Anti-COVID Protest

by Igor Kuznetsov Despite being relatively mildly hit by COVID-19, Finland has seen some of the harshest restrictions in Europe and has been living in a state of emergency for weeks. The towering restrictions have triggered...

Iran Says 60% Enrichment is Answer to Israel’s ‘Nuclear Terrorism’

by Aleksandra Serebriakova The electricity distribution network of Iran's Natanz nuclear power plant suffered from a blackout on 11 April, with the Islamic Republic's leadership later denouncing the incident as "nuclear terrorism" and blaming the alleged...

‘Flash Bombs, Pepper Spray and Leaf Blowers’: Night 3 of Minn. Chaos After Daunte...

by Svetlana Ekimenko Tensions have been raging between protesters and police for a third night in a row after a Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police officer fatally shot a 20-year-old black man, Daunte Wright, during a traffic...

FBI receives ‘search warrant’ to INFILTRATE & FIX hundreds of systems affected by ‘Chinese...

The US Department of Justice has allowed the FBI to infiltrate hundreds of systems affected by an exploit of Microsoft Exchange email servers and “delete malicious software.” The people affected will be notified… by...

Russian troops on Ukraine border ‘ready to defend country’ in event of war says...

Two detachments of the Russian Army, along with three airborne units, are ready to act in the event tensions with the West escalate into full-blown fighting, Moscow announced on Tuesday following a surprise inspection...

Police deploy tear gas & flashbangs against crowd of Daunte Wright protesters outside Brooklyn...

Police in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center once again used teargas and flash-bang grenades to disperse a crowd of Black Lives Matter activists protesting the shooting of Daunte Wright. For the third night in...

Half a million Russians prevented from travelling to Turkey after restrictions

A half a million tourists from Russia are now unable to travel to Turkey after Moscow announced travel restrictions were announced, the Moscow Times reported on Tuesday. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova announced a ban on...

Libya promises visa-free travel for Turkish citizens, pledges to reopen embassy in Ankara

Libya will accelerate work towards implementing visa-free travel for Turkish citizens, state-run Anadolu Agency reported the country's interim prime minister as saying on Monday. Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh travelled to Turkey on Monday where he met with his...

Athens, Ankara vying for Libya influence

As part of Athens’ effort to secure its interests in the eastern Mediterranean, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias stressed on Monday that Greece “is back” in Libya during his official visit to the North...

Turkish police tear down posters asking ‘Where is the $128 billion?’

Turkey deployed hundreds of police, water cannons and cranes to tear down posters hung by the main opposition party that called on the government to explain how it spent more than $100 billion of...

Iran President Calls 60% Enrichment an Answer to ‘Evilness’

Iran's president has described Tehran's decision to enrich uranium up to 60% after saboteurs attacked a nuclear site "an answer to your evilness." President Hassan Rouhani made the comments Wednesday at a Cabinet meeting. He said:...

Report: UK Defense Official in Lebanon in Show of ‘Firm’ Support

The UK Chief of Defence Staff’s Senior Advisor to the Middle East and North Africa (DSAME), Air Marshal Martin Sampson, begins his visit to Lebanon with meeting President Michel Aoun on Wednesday in a...

Foreign Firms Vie to Rebuild Ravaged Beirut Port

Eight months after a massive blast ripped through Beirut port and nearby districts of the Lebanese capital, a host of foreign companies with different national interests are competing to rebuild it. "Everyone has their eyes...

Istanbul to host Afghan peace conference on April 24

Turkey announced on April 13 that a keenly awaited international conference on the Afghan peace process will be held in Istanbul from April 24 to May 4. The high-level and inclusive conference between representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban is...

Photograph of Lake Van wins NASA competition

A photograph of Turkey's Lake Van taken from space by an astronaut has been crowned the winner in a weeks-long NASA competition. The photo, which depicts the lake in eastern Turkey with its swirling cerulean and azure waters was one of two...