US Awards Lockheed Martin $77.4Mln Contract for 54 Precision Strike Missiles - Pentagon

Tuesday 27 September 2022
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Defense Department announced that it has awarded Lockheed Martin a $77.4 million contract to procure 54 precision strike missiles by September 2025.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/us-awards-lockheed-martin-774mln-contract-for-54-precision-strike-missiles---pentagon-1101251072.html

Ian Strengthens Into Hurricane, Cuba Prepares For Flooding as Florida Continues Evacuations

Tuesday 27 September 2022
On Monday, tropical storm “Ian” turned into a major hurricane. The storm, which began with sustained wind speeds of 65 miles per hour on Sunday night, has continued to strengthen and is predicted to reach a Category 3 hurricane or higher by Tuesday.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/ian-strengthens-into-hurricane-cuba-prepares-for-flooding-as-florida-continues-evacuations-1101250681.html

US Lawmakers Unveil New Legislation to Ensure Pentagon Has Sufficient Munitions Stocks

Monday 26 September 2022
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A group of US senators unveiled new legislation to ensure the United States has sufficient munitions stocks and is ready for potential overseas contingencies amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and increased tensions around Taiwan, Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s press office said in a release.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/us-lawmakers-unveil-new-legislation-to-ensure-pentagon-has-sufficient-munitions-stocks-1101250812.html

Oil Continues Plunge as US Crude Appears Poised for Low $70s

Monday 26 September 2022
NEW YORK (Sputnik) - The tumble in oil prices showed no sign of receding as sellers in control of the market pushed hard on their bid to get a barrel of US crude to the low $70s.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/oil-continues-plunge-as-us-crude-appears-poised-for-low-70s-1101250430.html

Turkey Protests Greece Deploying US Weapons on Neutral Islands - Reports

Monday 26 September 2022
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Turkey filed protests with Greece and the United States on Monday after accusing Athens of bringing US military hardware to two neutral Aegean Sea islands, Turkish media said.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/turkey-protests-greece-deploying-us-weapons-on-neutral-islands---reports-1101250317.html

Snowden Says ‘Stability’ of Russian Citizenship Will Make Difference for Wife, Two Sons

Monday 26 September 2022
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Receiving Russian citizenship will provide stability to US intelligence community whistleblower Edward Snowden, his wife and two sons, the exiled former National Security Agency contractor said on Monday.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/snowden-says-stability-of-russian-citizenship-will-make-difference-for-wife-two-sons-1101250131.html

Indonesia Urges G20 to Solve Energy, Food Crises, Prevent Fertilizers Shortage - Minister

Monday 26 September 2022
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Indonesia, as the G20 chair, sees the main tasks of the group is resolving the energy and food crises, as well as preventing a shortage of mineral fertilizers, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said during her speech at the UN General Assembly on Monday.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/indonesia-urges-g20-to-solve-energy-food-crises-prevent-fertilizers-shortage---minister-1101250000.html

US Lawmakers Demand Explanation on Why FBI Paid Danchenko During Trump Probe - Reports

Monday 26 September 2022
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Republican senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson in a letter to US Attorney General Merrick Garland demand an explanation on why the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) paid Russian citizen Igor Danchenko, who served as a key source during the Trump-Russia collusion probe, Fox News reported on Monday.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/us-lawmakers-demand-explanation-on-why-fbi-paid-danchenko-during-trump-probe---reports-1101249870.html

US Reaches Settlement With Indosuez Banks Over Sanctions Violations - Treasury

Monday 26 September 2022
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States reached a settlement with CA Indosuez Switzerland SA and CFM Indosuez Wealth over sanctions violations, the Treasury Department said on Monday.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/us-reaches-settlement-with-indosuez-banks-over-sanctions-violations---treasury-1101249457.html

US Welcomes Engagement by Companies Interested in Iran Internet Freedom Push - State Dept.

Monday 26 September 2022
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States welcomes engagement by private companies seeking to use their technology to increase internet accessibility in Iran, such as Elon Musk’s Starlink, amid recent anti-government protests, State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Monday.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/us-welcomes-engagement-by-companies-interested-in-iran-internet-freedom-push---state-dept-1101249333.html

Germany Urges Iran to Allow 'Peaceful Protests'

Monday 26 September 2022
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Germany demanded on Monday that Iran allow peaceful demonstrations after dozens of protesters reportedly died in clashes with Iranian police and security forces in the past weeks.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/germany-urges-iran-to-allow-peaceful-protests-1101249228.html

Lebanon Expects Israel's Final Decision on Maritime Border by End of Month - Source

Monday 26 September 2022
BEIRUT (Sputnik) - Lebanon has submitted its latest proposals to a US State Department mediator in negotiations between Israel and Lebanon and expects a final Israeli decision on the demarcation of the maritime border by the end of September, Lebanese sources told Sputnik on Monday.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/lebanon-expects-israels-final-decision-on-maritime-border-by-end-of-month---source-1101249115.html

Crime and Inflation Creating Difficult Headwinds for Democrats Ahead of Midterms, Observers Say

Monday 26 September 2022
The latest ABC/Washington Post survey indicated that crime has surpassed abortion among concerns for Americans, who also said they trust Republicans more than Democrats to handle it. The GOP also leads the Dems by 16 points in trust to handle the economy and by 19 points in trust to handle inflation.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/crime-and-inflation-creating-difficult-headwinds-for-democrats-ahead-of-midterms-observers-say-1101248718.html

Double the Fun: China Seeks to Send Spacecraft to Jupiter & Uranus on One Rocket

Monday 26 September 2022
One of the two spacecraft will enter orbit around Jupiter's moon Callisto, while the other should travel towards Uranus.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/double-the-fun-china-seeks-to-send-spacecraft-to-jupiter--uranus-on-one-rocket-1101248352.html

Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Order to Cost $400Bln, Congressional Budget Office Says

Monday 26 September 2022
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - President Joe Biden's executive order granting up to $20,000 in student loan debt relief will cost the US federal government $400 billion, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said on Monday.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/bidens-student-loan-forgiveness-order-to-cost-400bln-congressional-budget-office-says-1101247945.html

Why British Pound Will Remain Weak Over Short Term & Even Weaker in Long Run

Monday 26 September 2022
The pound sterling fell almost 5% to a record low against the US dollar on September 26. On Friday, the British currency also saw a dramatic slide falling more than 3.5% against the greenback. What does this turbulence mean for the British economy and Liz Truss' cabinet?
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/why-british-pound-will-remain-weak-over-short-term--even-weaker-in-long-run-1101247304.html

At Least Three Reported Dead After Building Collapses in Kenya - Photos

Monday 26 September 2022
Several people were rescued but Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi noted that "sadly, some are feared to have succumbed to their injuries".
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/at-least-three-reported-dead-after-building-collapses-in-kenya---photos-1101245695.html

NASA Starts Double Asteroid Redirection Test

Monday 26 September 2022
A European Space Agency (ESA) spacecraft is due to take off next year in order to approach an asteroid targeted by NASA’s mission and to assess the impact.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/nasa-starts-double-asteroid-redirection-test-1101246134.html

Commander Orders Evacuation of US Military Base Ahead of Florida Hurricane

Monday 26 September 2022
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The commander of MacDill Air Force Base in Florida ordered an evacuation of the installation on Monday morning in preparation for the landfall of Hurricane Ian, which is expected to hit the state’s Gulf coast in the coming days.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/commander-orders-evacuation-of-us-military-base-ahead-of-florida-hurricane-1101246946.html

Albanian People-Trafficking Boss Makes £1 Million Weekly as Migrants Risk Lives: Report

Monday 26 September 2022
Migrants from Albania accounted for 60 percent of those illegally trafficked to the UK this summer, despite the small Mediterranean nation enjoying peace with no major unrest or political repression.
https://sputniknews.com/20220926/albanian-people-trafficking-boss-makes-1-million-weekly-as-migrants-risk-lives-report-1101241309.html