Italy, Netherlands Agree to Split UN Security Council Seat for 2017-18

Italy and the Netherlands reached an agreement on Tuesday to split the two-year term on the United Nations Security Council.

// Jun. 29, 2016 - 09:09 GMT


All Sides, Especially UK Interested in Brexit - European Council Leader

European Council President Donald Tusk said that EU leaders recognize that UK's exit from the European Union is in all sides' interests and especially in London's interests.

// Jun. 29, 2016 - 07:08 GMT


US Condemns 'Heinous Terrorist Attack' at Istanbul International Airport

The White House said that the United States decries the monstrous terrorist attacks at Istanbuls Ataturk international airport. </p>

// Jun. 29, 2016 - 05:19 GMT


Pentagon Contacts Moscow About US Destroyer’s Encounter With Russian Ship

The United States is in contact with Russian authorities about the incident concerning a Russian frigate approaching the US guided missile destroyer Gravely in the Mediterranean Sea, US Department of Defense spokesperson Michelle Baldanza told Sputnik on Tuesday.

// Jun. 29, 2016 - 02:30 GMT


How Obama's 'New Beginning' Policy Dealt Heavy Blow to Muslim World

As Barack Obama's second term is ending, the US president's 2009 speech in Cairo when the American leader pledged to open a new page in the US relations with the Middle East and North Africa comes to mind, geopolitical analyst Martin Berger notes.

// Jun. 29, 2016 - 00:39 GMT


UK Relations With Saudi Arabia Unaffected by Brexit Vote Results

Adel Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister said that Britain's exit from the EU will not have a significant impact on relations between the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia.

// Jun. 29, 2016 - 00:26 GMT


Two Birds With One Stone: Why Erdogan is Mending Ties With Moscow, Tel Aviv

Turkish President Erdogan has taken steps to mend relations with both Russia and Israel. What lies behind Ankara's recent charm offensive?

// Jun. 29, 2016 - 00:15 GMT


German MP Tells Sputnik Why Linke Supports War Crimes Trial Against Erdogan

German politicians and rights activists have turned to a German General Prosecutor's Office, accusing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other Turkish politicians of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Kurdish areas in Turkey's southeast. Speaking to Sputnik, Bundestag MP Ulla Jelpke explained her motivation for supporting the case.

// Jun. 28, 2016 - 22:33 GMT


Two Years at the Helm: What is Behind Poroshenko's Political Maneuvers

Having failed with its economic and political reforms, Ukraine's current leadership is triggering deep concerns in the West. At the same time, Kiev's inability to make the country's oligarchical system more transparent and law-based is only adding fuel to the fire.

// Jun. 28, 2016 - 21:19 GMT


Moscow’s Positive Response to Erdogan Apology May Quickly Mend Ties

Yasar Yakis, a former foreign minister of Turkey said that the relations between Turkey and Russia may start to improve after Ankaras apology over the downing of Russias Su-24. </p>

// Jun. 28, 2016 - 16:53 GMT