Sputnik Tests Cutting-Edge Biometric Recognition Security System (PHOTO, VIDEO)

The new system called Khizana ("treasury" in Arabic) was presented by Ruselectronics (part of Rostec State Corporation) at the Information Technology of Industrial Russia 2017 IT conference (CIPR). ...

Brussels Peace Activists Demanding Military Cuts Try to Disrupt NATO Meeting

The thrum of police helicopters and the spectacle of armored vehicles parked in front of sidewalk cafés, where you'd more expect to see delivery trucks — it was an unusual...

A Tough Nut to Crack: Americans are Having Less Sex and...

The decline in sex between young people definitely doesn't really sound right, does it? We live in an age where a potential sex partner is a few...

Russian Central Bank Suggests Classifying Bitcoin as Digital Goods

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia's Central Bank (CBR) suggests classifying cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, as digital goods, for the purposes of taxation, Deputy CBR Governor Olga Skorobogatova said Thursday. "Two...

Moldova's Chisinau Mayor Detained as Part of Corruption Probe

CHISINAU (Sputnik) — Dorin Chirtoaca, the mayor of Moldova's capital of Chisinau was detained by the National Anti-Corruption Center and prosecutors in corruption case, the center's Press Secretary Angela...

US Watchdog: Pentagon Cannot Verify if $2 Billion in Equipment Reached...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Defense Department cannot demonstrate if materials purchased through the $2 billion Iraq Train-and-Equip Fund (ITEF) reached their intended destinations, the Government...

China to Build Global Navigation Satellite System by 2020

The country will send six to eight satellites to space later this year, and it will have 18satellites in space by 2018 to provide basic services to countries along the “Belt...

Pentagon Denies Claim US Failed to Monitor $1Bln in Arms Transfers

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A declassified document, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, shows that US Army failed to keep accurate records on over $1 billion worth of arms transfers...

Civilians in East Ukraine Live Without Proper Medical Care – Russian...

UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — He added that Russia continues to provide large-scale assistance to people in the region and noted that calls by humanitarian groups and human rights organizations...

Russia's Cutting-Edge Ka-62 Helicopter Conducts Maiden Flight (VIDEO)

The test pilots of the Ka-62 evaluated the overall performance of the helicopter and checked the functionality of its basic power supply systems, onboard equipment and engine...

Conditions Ready for OPCW Experts' Visit to Syrian Airbase for Chemical...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On April 4, the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces blamed the Syrian government for the incident in Khan Sheikhoun, which allegedly involved...

Bill Introduced in US Senate Authorizing Military Force Against Daesh

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Senate reaffirmed the country's commitment to defeating Daesh, al-Qaeda and the Taliban. "Most members of Congress were not yet elected when the...
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