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Natural Pandemics, Extreme Warfare - Most Serious Threats Faced by Humanity

Oxford’s Global Priorities Project has compiled a list of catastrophes - both natural and self-engineered - that could kill off 10 percent or more of the human population: natural pandemics and extreme conventional warfare are the most important global risks, with artificial intelligence (AI) and natural disasters also posing serious threats.

Putin, Abe to Discuss Bilateral Relations During Meeting on May 6

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will discuss the state and prospects of bilateral cooperation in trade-economic and humanitarian spheres.

Putin to Attend Formula-1 Russian GP in Sochi on May 1

Vladimir Putin will attend Formula One Grand Prix in Russia's city of Sochi on Sunday.

Russian Missiles' Global Reach: Does Moscow Need Military Bases Abroad?

Throughout the 20th century, military analysts have considered military bases abroad to be an indicator of a state's power and influence, demonstrating whether or not a country has the right to call itself a great power. Recently, with advances in military technology, Russian politicians and the military have begun questioning this logic.

Armored Apartments: Russia Rolls Out Tank Promotion Ahead of Victory Day

Huge images of sophisticated Russian tanks will appear on the facades of apartment buildings in a number of major Russian cities in the run-up to celebrations dedicated to the Allies' victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World Wa...

Suicide Blast in Syria’s Qamishli Kills Five Kurdish Fighters

Five Asayish militants (the official security organization of Syrian Kurdistan) became victims of a suicide attack in Qamishli, a Kurdish source told Sputnik on Saturday.

Protesters in Baghdad Break Into Parliament Building - Reports

Hundreds of supporters of Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday reportedly stormed Baghdad's Green Zone, according to Sputnik.

West Should Cooperate With Russia to Counter Terrorism - French Lawmaker

"Cold War" times should not be repeated, West should develop a strategic alliance with Moscow to counter international terrorism, member of France’s The Republicans party Pierre Lellouche told Sputnik.

Trump Claims He's Secured 1k+ Delegates, Confident He'll Win GOP Nomination

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he had secured over 1,000 delegates and would win primaries in the United States to become the party’s nominee for president.

Anti-Russian Sanctions Hinder Ukrainian Crisis Resolution - French Lawmaker

Anti-Russian sanctions will not help to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, member of France’s The Republicans party Pierre Lellouche told Sputnik.

$30 Oil Again? Energy Market Fundamentals Might Suggest Downturn in Prices

Global oil prices could sink to as low as $30/bbl once again as oversupply still lingers, the US dollar might rebound should growth tick up, and energy investors might start cashing out now that oil has enjoyed a bull market.

Holy Fire Ritual Takes Place in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The so-called Orthodox Christian miracle of the Holy Fire occurred on Saturday in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

US Surveillance Flight Jet Takes Off From E Siberia to Alaska

A US surveillance aircraft has taken off from the Russian city of Ulan-Ude for US state of Alaska on Saturday, Baikal International Airport official stated.

Cruise Missiles of Russian Navy: Nuclear Submarine Wipes Out Another Target

A Russian nuclear submarine obliterated a dummy target using the same type of cruise missiles that were used against Daesh militants in Syria.

Russian Navy to Present Advanced Weapons at Army-2016 Forum

Over 20 modern and advanced weapons and military equipment of naval aviation and coastal forces of the Russian Navy will be presented at International Military-Technical Forum Army-2016.

Houthi Rebels Advocate Disarmament, Formation of Unity Gov’t in Yemen

Houthi rebels and their allies are in favor of establishment a unity government in crisis-torn Yemen in order to force weapon delivery control, a source told Sputnik.

Russia's Latest Warplane to Debut Over Red Square at Victory Day Parade

Several types of advanced Russian military equipment, from collimator sights for use with the Ratnik personal combat uniform to high-flying Su-35S fighter jets, will reportedly be shown off for the first time during the May 9 Victory Day Parade in central Moscow.

Lawlessness Limits Oil Supply Glut Despite Failure of Doha Talks

While talks between the world's 17 top oil producers in Doha to address the supply glut have collapsed, a series of unplanned shortages among OPEC and non-OPEC suppliers has supported the oil price, analysts told Bloomberg.

Russia’s, China’s Real Hypersonic Gliders Able to Break US THAAD System

Both Russia and China have recently successfully tested their offset hypersonic gliders, capable of breaching the American THAAD system (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), which it plans to deploy in South Korea; the test comes as a “warning to the US,” according to Chinese military experts.

Syrian ‘Silence Regime’ Is Generally Holding - Russian Deputy Foreign Min.

Russian Foreign Ministry top-level official confirmed Syrian militia report about the absence of agreed "silence regime" violations.

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