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Trump’s Top Campaign Advisor Made Millions From Arms Dealers, Warlords, Dictators and Oligarchs

Report: “Manafort was responsible for representing some of the world’s most unsavory clients.” Donald Trump’s top presidential campaign advisor is a world-class thug. Paul Manafort, who Trump brought on in March as his Republican Convention...Show More Summary

It's No Time to Panic: Ignore the National Polls and the Democratic Tensions—None of It Matters (Yet)

Right now, it seems there's a lot for Democrats to be worried about; here's why they can calm down. A quiet panic is spreading among Democrats. Two national polls were released Sunday, one by ABC News and the other by NBC News. In the former, Trump edged Clinton 46 percent to 44 percent. Show More Summary

AlterNet Comics: Jen Sorensen on Beer as the Ultimate Symbol of Patriotism

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Watch: Elizabeth Warren Trashes Trump Over 'Money-Grubbing' During Housing Crisis

"What kind of a man roots for people to get thrown out on the street?" Elizabeth Warren continues to carry her torch for the Democratic Party as both a Massachusetts senator and party super delegate. After engaging in a brutal Twitter...Show More Summary

Cyprus Unification Suffers Setback as Nicosia Cancels Peace Talks

There are concerns over Cyprus' ongoing plans for unification after the country's president canceled scheduled peace talks with Turkish Cypriot leaders, citing perceived efforts to recognize the Turkish-controlled north of the islan...

German Support of Failed EU-Turkey Migration Deal ‘Mistake’

According to a chairman of the German right-wing party Alternative for Germany, Berlin should have refrained from supporting the agreement on migration concluded between Ankara and Brussels.

Independent Turkish Media Facing 'Unprecedented Pressure from Authorities'

The Turkish justice ministry has begun criminal proceedings against independent journalist Mustafa Yenigun, charging him with 'insulting the state'. The state moved to prosecute Yenigun for his criticism of a government-supported Black Sea investment project. The journalist spoke to Sputnik about the 'unprecedented' pressures facing Turkish media.

Woman Busted Wearing Meta Message T-Shirt

Cops: Suspect faces domestic violence raps for confrontation Emily Wilson, 38, was wearing a "Stop Domestic Violence" t-shirt when Maine cops arrested her for firing a gun during an argument with her husband. "Stop Domestic Violence" read more

No Confidence Vote in Cameron Likely Only After Brexit Vote

The threats to topple UK Prime Minister David Cameron can only be carried out after the Brexit vote, and not before, the General Secretary of New Communist Party of Britain Andy Brooks told Sputnik Wednesday.

Smuggler Busted With Meth-Stuffed Burrito, Feds Say

Jailed Arizona woman, 23, faces narcotics rap According to a felony complaint, Susy Laborin sought to return to the U.S. Saturday with a Mexican delicacy weighing a pound. Meth Burrito read more

US Navy Places $425Mln Order for Heavyweight Torpedo Guidance Systems

Lockheed Martin claims that its guidance and control systems will greatly improve the MK 48 torpedoes' effectiveness and provide the weapon with advanced counter-measure capabilities.

Poker Face or Fake Tech: Can Facial Recognition Software Detect Terrorists?

An Israeli based tech firm claims it has developed new facial imaging technology capable of spotting criminals instantly.

No Diving (Fully Clothed): Czech Spa Town Makes Pamphlet for Arab Guests

The local government of Teplice, a spa town in the Czech Republic, is again handing out flyers to guests from Arab countries who appear not to understand the behavior expected of them by local people, Radio Praha reported.

To Ride or Not to Ride? 'Shakespearean Passions Train' Comes to Moscow

A new train featuring an interactive exhibition dedicated to the works of William Shakespeare now plies the Filyovskaya Line of the Moscow Metro.

ISS UFO Sighting: Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? Is It a Mark on the Window?

The tagline for UFO hunter Scott Waring's website is "the truth is within our grasp," and he believes that he's uncovered a truth so great that NASA are trying to suppress it.

Far-Right Extremism Hits an All-Time High in Europe

New figures released by the German government have shown that extremism is increasing and the trigger is refugees.

Two Years On: Poroshenko's Approval Rating Collapses, Profits Up $100 Mln

Wednesday marked the second anniversary of Ukraine's snap presidential elections, where oligarch and politician Petro Poroshenko emerged victorious. Two years on, Russian news weekly Argumenti i Fakti recalled the president's pre-election promises, and how many of them have actually come to pass.

US Refuses to Let Taliban’s New Leader Derail Afghanistan Reconciliation

DoD spokesman Adam Stump told Sputnik, that US won't let new Taliban leader derail Afghanistan reconcillation.

President Putin Notes Steady Trend for Economy Improvement in Russia

Vladimir Putin said that there is a steady trend for the improvement of Russian macroeconomic indicators.

Spain Prevented at Least 10 'Serious' Terror Plots Since 2011

Spanish security forces have managed to prevent at least ten "extremely dangerous" domestic terror attacks since 2011, local media reported Wednesday.

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