Greece Hopes to Exercise Soft Power by Hosting Ancient Civilizations Forum

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The upcoming Forum of Ancient Civilizations conference, hosted by Greece, will bring together countries with some of the world's oldest cultures to find ways of exercising soft power...

ESA Urges International Action to Ensure Spaceflight Sustainability

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The European Space Agency (ESA) called for a coordinated global solution to ensure long-term sustainability of spaceflight as more than 750,000 pieces of dangerous debris are now orbiting...

Polish Senate Adopts Legislation Stipulating Demolition of Soviet Monuments

WARSAW (Sputnik) — According to a Sputnik correspondent, 70 senators voted in favor, one against and five abstained from the vote on the amendments to the "decommunisation" law against the propaganda of communism...
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Police in Southwest Germany Detain Armed Bank Attacker

  MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The 57-year-old man attacked one of the banks in Waldshut around 12:00 p.m. local time (10:00 GMT), leaving two bank employees trapped in the storeroom. At...

Progress in Russian-Turkish Trade Relations 'Won't Be Quick and Easy'

In an interview with Sputnik Turkey, experts and politicians discussed the prospects of bilateral economic cooperation between the countries.Turkish politician and MP of the ruling Justice and Development...

New UK Government Could Reverse Brexit, European Parliament President Says

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani says Brexit (the United Kingdom leaving the European Union) could be reversed if the stance of the...

Macron Supports Strikes Against Alleged Chemical Weapon Storages in Syria

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — French independent presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says he would favor targeted strikes against stockpiles of chemical weapons that allegedly remain in Syria, if he were...

Ukraine National Bank: We Never Promised to Protect International Investors

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Ukraine has never given any promises to protect foreign investors, National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Governor Valeria Gontareva said in remarks at the Atlantic Council. Gontareva...

UK, EU Should 'Come to Consensus' on Brexit, Then Consider EFTA...

MOSCOW (Sputnik), Anastasia Dmitrieva — Media reports said earlier this month that EU officials were mulling a transition post-Brexit trade deal with the United Kingdom with the...

It's Official: Psychedelic Drugs Really Do Produce Higher State of Consciousness

The team administered the drugs to healthy volunteers, measuring their neuron activity post-dosage using magnetoencephalographic (MEG) scans. The scans revealed test subjects experienced more random...

Aye, Robot? Moral Dilemmas, Fears Spring Up From Increasing Automation

According to psychologist Svend Brinkmann, there is a real risk that science fiction will ultimately become reality and robots will end up taking over the world. "The...

‘Long-Lost’ Finnish Art Masterpiece Found in Russian Museum

(updated 10:43 20.04.2017) The 1881 oil-painting by Albert Edelfelt (1854-1905), which Finns have long believed to be lost to history, was found in the city of Rybinsk in Yaroslavl Oblast....
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