Ex-New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Files Paperwork for 2024 Presidential Bid

Tuesday 6 June 2023
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie officially filed his paperwork to run for US president in the 2024 election, a Federal Election Commission filing revealed on Tuesday.

Secret Cable Debunks Biden Claim of Being Caught Off Guard by Kabul’s Sudden 2021 Collapse

Tuesday 6 June 2023
The United States and its NATO allies were forced to accelerate their withdrawal from Afghanistan in the late summer of 2021 after the Taliban* launched a Blitzkrieg offensive and overran all of the country’s major cities in less than two weeks, prompting the NATO-backed puppet government and security forces to disintegrate.

Robert Kennedy's Attacks on Anthony Fauci Over COVID-19 Lockdowns Justified

Tuesday 6 June 2023
Presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has drawn fire for his anti-establishment views, not least his attacks on former White House medical advisor Dr Anthony Fauci. But geopolitical analyst, researcher and blogger Ian Shilling said Kennedy's criticisms were more than justified.

Russian Kamikaze Drone Privet-82 Secures Defense Ministry's Validation - Developer

Tuesday 6 June 2023
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's state-of-the-art kamikaze drone Privet-82, developed by the Oko design bureau, has been approved by the Russian Defense Ministry, Oko co-owner and general director Vadim Zhernov told Sputnik on Tuesday.

US Has Not Given Up on Fully Denuclearizing North Korea - Arms Control Official

Tuesday 6 June 2023
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States continues to insist on full denuclearization of North Korea despite Pyongyang's lack of response to diplomatic outreach, State Department Under Secretary for Arms Control Bonnie Jenkins said on Tuesday.

Japan, US, Australia, Canada Hold Joint Naval Exercises in East China Sea

Tuesday 6 June 2023
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japan, the United States, Australia and Canada have conducted three-day joint naval exercises in the East China Sea aimed at strengthening interoperability, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) said on Tuesday.

Iran to Gain Access to Around $24Bln of Frozen Assets in Near Future - Reports

Tuesday 6 June 2023
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iran will soon gain access to around $24 billion of its frozen assets in Iraq and South Korea, as well as funds under Tehran's special drawing rights in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) thanks to Oman's mediation efforts and the Iranian government's economic diplomacy, a Iranian news agency reported on Tuesday.

Lula Unveils Plan to Legalize Indigenous Lands, Halt Illegal Amazon Deforestation by 2030

Tuesday 6 June 2023
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva made major moves to reverse the environmental course set by his predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro, including unveiling a plan to halt illegal deforestation in the Amazon and to set aside huge amounts of the rainforest for government protection.

Iran Eyes Regional Energy Hub Status Through Cooperation With Turkmenistan

Tuesday 6 June 2023
Iran is one of the largest oil and gas producers in the world, selling most of its energy to Asian markets amid US threats of secondary sanctions. In light of the restrictions, the Islamic Republic has pushed to dramatically ramp up its economic, energy, and security cooperation with its Eurasian neighbors.

Ex-Pentagon Analyst: Kiev's Terror Attack on Kakhovka Dam May Disrupt Western Support

Tuesday 6 June 2023
The destruction of Novaya Kakhovka dam by the Ukrainian military poses a danger to the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) and might become the tipping point for consolidated US political and military support for Kiev, retired US Air Force Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski told Sputnik.

Moscow Lodges Protest to Brussels Over Use of Belgian Weapons in Belgorod Region Attack

Tuesday 6 June 2023
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday summoned Belgian ambassador in Moscow Mark Michielsen to protest the use of Belgian weapons in the sabotage attack on the Belgorod region on May 22.

Moscow to Host 3d Russia-Gulf Summit in July

Tuesday 6 June 2023
DOHA (Sputnik) - The third meeting of the Russia - Gulf Cooperation Council strategic dialogue will take place in Moscow in July, the new Russian Ambassador to Kuwait, Vladimir Zheltov, said on Tuesday.

World Bank Leaves Russia's Growth Forecast for 2023, 2024 Unchanged

Tuesday 6 June 2023
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The World Bank left unchanged the economic growth forecast for Russia in this and next year, saying it will contract by 0.2% in 2023, but will turn positive at 1.2% in 2024.

US Received Info in 2022 Claiming Ukraine Planned to Attack Nord Stream Pipeline - Reports

Tuesday 6 June 2023
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States received information last June from a European intelligence agency about Ukraine's plans to conduct a covert operation to sabotage Russia's Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea, which eventually took place in September, an American daily reported on Tuesday.

Scott Ritter: Kakhovka Dam Attack Designed to Cure West’s ‘Ukraine Fatigue’

Tuesday 6 June 2023
The Kakhovka Hydroelectric Plant’s dam suffered critical damage Tuesday, with its wall bursting and sending a surge of water downstream, forcing evacuations along both sides of the Dnepr River and threatening to leave Crimea and the Zaporozhye nuclear plant without enough water. Scott Ritter explains Kiev’s motive for targeting the infrastructure.

No ‘Sharp Turns’ in Turkiye’s Foreign Policy Under New FM Hakan Fidan, But Arab Rapprochement Likely

Tuesday 6 June 2023
On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reshuffled his cabinet in the wake of his election victory, elevating the former head of the Turkish National Intelligence Agency, Hakan Fidan, to head the foreign ministry.

US Job Figures Foreshadow Looming Economic 'Stagflation' Crisis

Tuesday 6 June 2023
The deal to end the federal debt ceiling stand-off does not mean the US economy is out of the woods. Michael R. Englund, principal director and chief economist for Action Economics, and Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, discussed the risks of the US falling into recession.

Spain Requests Over $100Bln From European Recovery Funds

Tuesday 6 June 2023
MADRID (Sputnik) - Spain has sent a request to the European Commission for 10.3 billion euros ($11 billion) from the NextGenerationEU and REpowerEU funds in addition to 84 billion euros in loans, the Spanish government said on Tuesday.

Finland Informs Russian Charge d'Affaires About Expulsion of Diplomats

Tuesday 6 June 2023
HELSINKI (Sputnik) - The Finnish Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that it summoned the Russian charge d’affaires to inform him about the expulsion of nine employees of the Russian embassy.

Zelensky Tells Papal Envoy Only Ukraine's Peace Plan is Acceptable

Tuesday 6 June 2023
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday told the papal envoy, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, that Ukraine would not consider peace plans other than the one he outlined in November.