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Hier — 26 janvier 2022Sputnik International

Jens Stoltenberg Delivers Remarks as Russia Receives Washington Response to Its Guarantee Proposals

Sputnik is live as NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg delivers remarks to the press on Wednesday.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 19:33

US Will Uphold NATO's 'Open-Door' Policy, Ready to Discuss Security Concerns, Blinken Says

Moscow confirmed Wednesday that it received a formal written response from Washington on security proposals presented by the Russian Foreign Ministry in December aimed at easing tensions between Russia and the Western alliance. The proposals call on both sides to pull back troops and missiles, and ask NATO to scrap plans to swallow up Ukraine.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 19:03

US State Secretary Blinken Delivers Remarks to Press

The US Department of State did not specify beforehand what exactly Blinken would address during the press conference.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 18:46

NATO Has Delivered Written Responses to Russian Security Proposal, Stoltenberg Says

According to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, NATO's written responses will be delivered not long after Washington sent its own responses to Russia, which were transmitted earlier on Wednesday.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 18:45

Taliban Discussed Frozen Funds With US Treasury Officials in Norway, Kabul Says

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A delegation of the Taliban* has discussed frozen Afghan assets, sanctions and humanitarian assistance with US Treasury officials in Norway, the Taliban-led Afghan Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 18:09

Justice Breyer to Step Down From US Supreme Court - Reports

Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, one of the US Supreme Court's three liberal justices, plans to step down from the high court, NBC reported on Wednesday.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 18:04

Russia to Show MH17 Crash Victims' Relatives Documents it Sent to Netherlands

STRASBOURG (Sputnik) - Russia will give the relatives of the victims of the MH17 crash an opportunity to get acquainted with the documents that it handed over to the Netherlands as part of legal assistance, Mikhail Vinogradov, Russia's representative in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), said.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 17:47

Russia Receives US Written Response to Security Guarantees Proposal Amid Heightened Ukraine Tensions

In mid-December, the Russian Foreign Ministry presented draft security guarantee proposals for consideration by the United States and its allies, proposing that both sides significantly scale back activities which could be perceived as threatening to the other party, and demanding that Ukraine and other post-Soviet republics be kept out of NATO.

  • 26 janvier 2022 à 17:46

Nord Stream 2 Operator Says It Has Registered German Subsidiary, Opening Door to Certification

German regulators halted the certification of Nord Stream 2 AG as an independent pipeline operator in November, saying regulatory approval would be forthcoming only if and when the company was organized under German law.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 17:36

'What the F*ck Are You Doing': Peter Dinklage Rages About Snow White Film, Evokes Disney's Response

A Disney spokesperson reportedly said that the company has "been consulting with members of the dwarfism community” in a bid to “avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film.”
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 17:28

Brent Crude Tops $90 Per Barrel First Time Since 2014

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Global oil prices increased by almost 2 percent on Wednesday, and benchmark futures for Brent crude rose above $90 per barrel for the first time since 13 October 2014.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 17:12

Romania Vows to Take 'Concrete' Steps to Increase NATO Presence in Country

CHISINAU (Sputnik) - The Supreme Security Council of Romania will take steps to increase NATO presence in the country, President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 16:57

Mysterious Particle From Time of Universe's Birth Finally Identified at Large Hadron Collider

While not knowing the particle’s structure complicated the search for it, scientists were able to accomplish this feat because they knew it has a rather distinct decay pattern.

  • 26 janvier 2022 à 16:55

German Chancellor Scholz, Biden Will Meet in Washington in February

BERLIN (Sputnik) - The German cabinet has confirmed that Chancellor Olaf Scholz will visit Washington in February, a government spokesperson told Sputnik on Wednesday but did not provide other details.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 16:29

US-led 'Coalition of the Willing' Reportedly Mulls 'Thousands More Troops' for NATO's Eastern Flank

The crisis in Ukraine and months of claims by Western officials and media that Russia may be preparing to "invade" its neighbour have created divisions within NATO on the deployment of additional troops and military assistance to Kiev. Moscow, and now increasingly the Ukrainian government itself, have dismissed the "imminent invasion" claims.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 16:15

America Hit by the Worst Inflation in 40 Years: Who is the Winner?

US inflation has hit yet another 40 year high of 7 percent, with the Federal Reserve expected to raise its benchmark interest rate four times in 2022. Soaring prices are eating into wage gains and increasing pressure on Joe Biden ahead of the midterms, raising the question as to who is to blame, the pandemic or the Biden administration's policies.

  • 26 janvier 2022 à 16:04

Piers Morgan Roasts 'Wannabe PM' Liz Truss Who 'Doesn't Have a Clue!' About Foreign Policy

Earlier, as London echoed unproven US claims alleging that Moscow was planning an "invasion" of Ukraine, Russian diplomats questioned UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss' historical knowledge following comments about Mongols and Tartars invading Kiev.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 15:42

BoJo Approved Priority Evacuation of Pets & Animals From Afghanistan, Emails Reveal

Late last year, the prime minister dismissed reports about the prioritisation of a charter flight carrying animals out of Kabul during August's chaotic evacuation of Afghanistan as "complete nonsense."
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 15:08

'Liberals Kill Everything': Tweeps Irate as US School Pulls 'To Kill a Mockingbird' From Book List

Three high school English teachers made a formal request to the Mukilteo school board outside Seattle, Washington, in 2021 to remove the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee “To Kill a Mockingbird” from the required reading list for ninth-grade students for purportedly celebrating” white saviourhood” and use of “the ‘n’ word almost 50 times”.

  • 26 janvier 2022 à 14:53

‘Abundance of Caution’: US Envoy Blames Putin for Evacuation of Diplomats’ Families From Kiev

After spending weeks falsely accusing Russia of “slowly evacuating” its diplomatic personnel from Ukraine, the US and several of its NATO allies themselves began to remove Embassy staff and members of their families from the Eastern European nation. The evacuations come amid the continued escalation of tensions between Moscow and NATO over Ukraine.

  • 26 janvier 2022 à 14:51

People Gather For Protest in Berlin as Bundestag Debates Vaccine Mandate

Last week, the Robert Koch Institute confirmed that a first-ever milestone had been reached: over 100,000 new COVID-19 cases in Germany in one day, despite over 73% of the population being fully vaccinated.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 14:50

US Issues Visa to Russian ISS Cosmonaut After Previous Refusal

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States has issued a visa to Russian cosmonaut Nikolai Chub to undergo training in Texas before his flight to the International Space Station (ISS) after refusing him one last week, the Russian state space agency, Roscosmos, said on Wednesday.

  • 26 janvier 2022 à 14:31

Russia: ECHR Should Reject Kiev’s Claim Against Moscow on Donbass Children as Unacceptable

STRASBOURG (Sputnik) – Ukraine's lawsuit stipulating violations by Moscow of the Convention on Human Rights while taking out children from the breakaway region of Donbass in 2014 should be dismissed by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) as groundless and unacceptable, Russia’s representative to ECHR Mikhail Vinogradov said on Wednesday.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 13:55

Videos: Russian Warships Take to Seas for Massive Drills Amid Seething Regional Tensions

NATO has been expanding its military footprint in Eastern Europe and delivering arms and trainers to Kiev after spending months accusing Russia of making preparations to “invade” Ukraine. Moscow has dismissed the claims, and accused the Western alliance of deliberately ramping up tensions to justify its eastward advance.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 13:35

UK PM Johnson Says He Will Not Resign Over Alleged Lockdown-Breaching Parties

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been facing growing calls to step down over reports of a birthday party that was held for him at No 10 during the first COVID-related lockdown in June 2020, as well as leaked information that he attended a gathering in the garden at Downing Street on 20 May.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 13:09

REC Approves First 10 Companies to Participate in Agribusiness Promotion Programme

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Export Centre JSC (part of VEB.RF Group) has approved the first 10 candidates at this year's first meeting of the REC's expert commission for selecting companies to place their products in permanent demonstration and tasting pavilions abroad.

  • 26 janvier 2022 à 12:58

73rd Republic Day: Indian Celebs Share Their Thoughts on Democracy

To mark the formation of the Indian Constitution on 26 January 1950, Republic Day is celebrated every year across the country. A large parade happens in the capital city of Delhi, showcasing the rich cultural heritage and diversity of every state and India's military prowess.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 12:44

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Takes Questions From MPs Amid 'Partygate' Row

Earlier this week, the Metropolitan Police said they would investigate the lockdown parties held at Johnson's office.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 12:42

GT: US Plots to Authorise Departure of Staff From Embassies in China Over Epidemic Ahead of Olympics

The US Department of State is mulling to approve embassies and consulates to authorise the departure of their US employees in China, citing reasons for "China's epidemic situation," a source familiar with the matter told the Global Times on Tuesday.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 12:33

'45th and 47th': Trump Hints at Future Presidential Bid in Viral Golf Video

While Trump did appear to suggest that he is going to become the next president after Joe Biden, he did not mention - not in the video in question, at least - when exactly it is going to occur.
  • 26 janvier 2022 à 12:31