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Moldovan Opposition to Block Parliament Demanding Officials' Resignation

Since September, protesters in Chisinau have been demanding the resignation of the Moldovan government and the chief prosecutor, while also calling for early parliamentary election and prompt action to tackle corruption in the count...

US Supports Islamic Militants When it Serves Washington's Interests

Unlike the United States that tries to dictate its own policies and rule the world, Russia doesn’t want to push its worldview on others; that’s why Russian policies in Syria are way more rational and consistent than Washington’s desire to keep its imperial ambitions, French Boulevard Voltaire reported.

Court in Warsaw Rejects Request to Declassify Case of Russian Journalist

The Voivodeship administrative court in Warsaw once again turned down a request to declassify the documents in the case of Leonid Sviridov, a Rossiya Segodnya freelance correspondent, the journalist's lawyer said Friday.

Texas Southern University on Lockdown Over Shooting

The campus of Texas Southern University in Houston is on lockdown after reports of shooting at a student housing complex, local media reported on Friday.

Why Russia Could Win the Fight Against ISIL in Syria

Since the beginning of the air campaign Russian air forces have carried out about 140 strikes against terrorist positions in Syria.

Cocaine Worth $100,000 Disguised as Candy Found at New York Airport

A Mexican citizen was arrested at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after inspectors discovered he was carrying cocaine disguised as candy, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement on Friday.

Weaponry Makers 'Put Profit Above Human Rights' in Trade With Saudi Arabia

Western arms companies ignore Saudi Arabian human rights violations in favor of profit, providing Riyadh with almost any weapon it wants, spokesman for UK-based Campaign Against Arms Trade Andrew Smith told Sputnik.

Senator Urges Washington to Refuse Pursuing Any Further Operations in Syria

The United States must not engage in any further activities in the Syrian civil war, US Senator Chris Murphy said in a release on Friday.

Russian Defense Ministry Receives New Early Warning Network Satellites

The Russian Defense Ministry has received two state of the art satellites as part of the country’s new missile early warning network, Deputy Minister Yuri Borisov said Friday.

Military Operation in Syria May Return Russia’s Status as World Power

Vladimir Putin has chosen the right timing for his military operation in Syria. His clever move gave him a chance to return Russia its status as world power, DWN wrote.

Welcome Home, Daddy!

A two-year-old girl interrupted a military homecoming ceremony in Colorado to embrace her father who she had not seen for eight months.

Resource-Intensive: US Not Considering to Establish No-Fly Zone in Syria

The United States is not considering a no-fly zone in Syria because it is too resource-intensive and distracts from the fight against the Islamic State and support for the Syrian opposition, a senior US administration official told reporters on Friday.

Game-Changer: Russia's Involvement in Syria Shifts Balance of Power

Russia's military involvement in Syria is undeniably a game-changer in the Middle East, US geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser told Sputnik, adding that Washington will definitely try to restore its shrinking positions in the region at all costs.

IMF Mission to Return to Ukraine ‘Later in October’

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission will return to Ukraine at the end of this month to conclude the review of the country's fiscal policies, IMF European Department Director Paul Thomsen told Sputnik on Friday.

German Eurosceptics to Sue Merkel for Human 'Smuggling'

The Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party intends to sue Chancellor Angela Merkel for human smuggling, the party’s deputy chairman announced Friday.

Russia’s Military Operation in Syria Could 'Rescue' Global Oil Prices

The Russian military’s engagement in the Syrian conflict could rescue battered crude oil prices, T. Boone Pickens, a US oil tycoon and Chairman of BP Capital Management, said.

US Tracking Potential Russian Cyberthreats in Syrian Battlespace

US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) is tracking any potential cyberthreats from Russia in the Syrian battlespace as a matter of policy, CYBERCOM Deputy Commander Lt. General James McLaughlin said on Friday.

US to Look for New Rebel Groups in Syria to Cooperate in Fight Against ISIL

Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war four and a half years ago, the United States and some of its allies have supported what they term "moderate" armed Syrian opposition factions, as they do not believe Syrian President Bashar Assad to be the country's legitimate authority.

UK Urges Russia to Help Find Diplomatic Solution to Syria Crisis

Russia must use its influence with Syrian authorities to contribute to a diplomatic solution of the ongoing Syrian crisis, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Friday.

EU Displays 'Zero' Ability to Defend External Borders From Refugees - Zeman

The European Union has displayed a complete inability to defend its external borders from hundreds of thousands of refugees pouring into Europe to seek shelter from conflicts in their home countries, Czech President Milos Zeman said Friday.

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