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North Korea's Newest Satellite Passed Over Site of Super Bowl 50

North Korea's newest satellite passed over Santa Clara, California, the site of the Super Bowl, one hour after the game ended on Sunday.

Indigenous Central Americans Seek Apology From Pope Francis for Genocide

Ahead of a February 12 visit by Pope Francis to Mexico, around 30 indigenous communities in Michoacan, Mexico, have released a statement demanding that he apologize for killings of some 24 million aboriginal inhabitants, committed with the complicity of the Catholic Church during the colonization of the Americas.

Canada to Invest $1.1Bln to Respond to Crisis in Iraq, Syria

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said that Canada will spend more than $1.1 billion on humanitarian and development assistance to help bring stability to crisis-stricken Syria and Iraq.

Colombian President Says Will Call Referendum on Peace Deal With FARC

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that he plans to call a plebiscite on a peace deal to be reached with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels.

Iran: Saudi Willingness to Invade Syria Reflects US Failure

Washington’s support for Riyadh’s decision to put boots on the ground in Syria indicates a failure of US policies in the West Asian region, “beyond any doubt,” a top Iranian military commander stated.

CDC Raises Zika Virus Response to 'Level 1 Activation'

CDC announced that the response level to the Zika virus outbreak has been raised amid the its rapid spread throughout the Americas.

Pope, Patriarch to Make Progress on Practical Agenda of Helping Christians

Pope Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill are likely to make progress when they meet in Havana, Cuba on boosting cooperation to help Christian communities in distress around the world, prominent ecumenical experts told Sputnik.

Estonia Hopes to Develop Zika Vaccine in 2-3 Months

Estonian scientists expressed hope to develop a vaccine to treat the Zika virus in two to three months, local media reported.

Former New York Mayor Bloomberg Confirms Eyeing 2016 Presidential Bid

Michael Bloomberg said he is looking at the possibility of running for the White House.

US Youth 'Appalled' by 'Rude Misogynist Bigot' Trump's Political Rise

The popularity of unconventional presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and real estate mogul Donald Trump was unforeseeable, even just a year ago, attorney and politician Rocky Anderson told Radio Sputnik's Brian Becker.

'Mickey Mouse and Coca-Cola Revolution': the Roots of Libya’s Chaos

As Libya votes to form a national unity government, activist Sukant Chandan speaks to Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear about how the NATO bombing – and Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton – have plunged the country into chaos.

Marine Le Pen Plans to Participate in 2017 French Presidential Elections

Marine Le Pen officially announced her intention to run for the French presidency in the 2017 election.

Here’s Why Chris Christie’s Zika Quarantines Would Be Pointless

During Saturday night's Republican primary debate, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he would use quarantines to prevent the Zika virus outbreak from spreading in the United States. From a Washington Post transcript: MARTHA RADDATZ...Show More Summary

Legal Battle Persists to Get Remaining Abuse Photos From Pentagon - ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will continue to apply legal pressure on the US government until the Pentagon surrenders all remaining images related to the abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, the group’s spokesperson Josh Bell told Sputnik.

Flint vs. the Political Establishment: Michigan’s Water Crisis

On the latest edition of Sputnik Radio’s Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker speaks to Michigan attorney Julie Hurwitz, one of those who filed three class action lawsuits on behalf of the people of Flint, as she tells the story of heartless politicians, racism, profits, and the destruction of the basic elements of democracy.

First Russian-Chinese E-Commerce Platform Opens in China

Russian Economic Development Ministry said that the first Russian-Chinese platform for online trading has opened in China.

Ukraine's Space Sector Lost 80% of Revenue

IMF said that the Ukrainian Space Agency potentially lost about 80 percent of its revenue in 2014 after contracts cancellation by Russia.

An open letter to older women voting for Hillary, from a younger woman voting for Bernie

I respect Gloria Steinem, Madeline Albright and all the feminist trailblazers. I'm still voting for Bernie Sanders

Agreement on TTIP Unlikely to Be Reached During Obama Presidency

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that a planned free-trade agreement between the European Union and the United States probably will not be reached during the presidency of Barack Obama.

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