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Family of Deceased Su-24 Pilot Rejects Turkey’s Offer of Resort House

The family of the deceased Russian Su-24 pilot Oleg Peshkov said they would not accept compensation from the Turkish authorities who offered to gift them a house in the Turkish resort of Kemer.

Russia Ready to Work With Any Democratic Power Elected by Austrian People

Russia is ready to work with any democratic political power elected by the Austrian people after the re-run of the second round of the presidential election, the Russian Ambassador to Austria told Sputnik Friday.

Ukraine Crisis Settlement Trapped in 'Vicious Circle' - Finnish President

The Ukrainian reconciliation process is trapped in "the vicious circle," which cannot be broken due to lack of progress in both political settlement and security issues, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Friday.

WADA Clears Russian Boxer Povetkin of Doping Charges - Promoter

Russian promoter Andrey Ryabinsky said Friday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had concluded that Russian heavyweight boxer Alexander Povetkin was "clean."

US Air Force Speculates on How F-35 Would Be Used in Combat

Now that the controversial F-35 Joint Strike fighter is claimed to be somewhat operational, US Air Force officials have offered details as to how the aircraft could be deployed, this time in a hypothetical war against China.

CIA Held Man at Afghan Black Site, Despite Knowing They Had Wrong Person

A recently released internal report from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) reveals their agents knew early on they had made an error and arrested the wrong man, yet continued the detention for four months at a clandestine black site.

No Exodus of Austrian Companies From Russia Despite Sanctions

Business ties between Russia and Austria remain strong and Russian companies are not leaving the Russian market despite the decline in trade turnover amid anti-Moscow sanctions, Russian Ambassador to Austria Dmitry Lubinsky told Sputnik on Friday.

Next Bre-xit? German Party Promoting Bremen's Exit From Lower Saxony

While Britain decided to leave the EU and the British football team is returning home following the shameful defeat to Iceland in the European Championship, some politicians are talking about another Bre-xit, this time in Germany.

White House Unaware of Any Conversations With Russia Amid NATO Summit

The NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland will not include any negotiations with Russia, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a briefing on Friday.

FBI Investigating Drone Sightings Over South Carolina Nuclear Site

Federal agencies are on alert after reports of drones flying over a South Carolina nuclear weapons site. A “protective force” associated with the Savannah River Site (SRS), near Aiken, confirmed several drone sightings in June, and the FBI has begun an investigation.

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Loose Interpretation: Russian Military Criticizes Pentagon Remarks on Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry on Friday strongly criticized recent remarks by US Defense Secretary Ash Carter about Russia's role in the anti-terrorism fight in Syria.

At Least 30, Including Foreigners, Injured in Dhaka Cafe Attack - Reports

At least 30 people have been injured in an attack by a group of unidentified gunmen who took hostages inside a popular Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, on Friday, local media reported.

White House Can't Confirm Chechen Suspect Behind Istanbul Attack

The Obama administration would not confirm reports that a Chechen national was behind the deadly attack on the Istanbul Ataturk International Airport in Turkey, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a briefing on Friday.

Why Pentagon Wants to Punish Sailors After Iran Seizes US Vessel

Washington's position on the incident involving the detention of two US Navy vessels in Iranian territorial waters has proved to be quite controversial. In an interview with Sputnik, Iranian expert Fouad Izadi shared his views on the US reaction to the incident.

How Italy's Liguria Struggles to Lift Russian Sanctions

Italy's regional parliament in Liguria unanimously voted in favor of a resolution calling for the Italian government to recognize Crimea as part of Russia and lift sanctions against Moscow.

Green Party to Explore Options to Retain EU Membership for Scotland

According to a member of Scottish parliament from Scottish Green, the country will seek the retention of EU membership, though it recognizes the referendum.

US Informs Moscow of New Sanctions Against Russian Entities - DoS

The US authorities have informed Russia of imposing sanctions on a number of the country’s entities over breaching the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act, a US Department of State spokesperson told Sputnik on Friday.

Russia Sees Finland As Priority Partner - Putin

Finland is a priority partner to Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, while on an official visit to the country.

EXCLUSIVE: Syrian Army Gets Access to 10,000 Secret Daesh Docs

The Democratic Forces of Syria (SDF) found more than ten thousand Daesh documents around the Syrian city of Manbij that will help in further operations against terrorists.

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