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Russia's Sputnik says Turkey editor-in-chief released

Mar 01, 2020 - 11:36 PM

(UPDATED) Ankara public prosecutor's office probes Sputnik Turkey's editor-in-chief Mahir Boztepe for 'degrading the Turkish people, the Turkish state, state institutions'

RISING TENSION. Turkish policemen stand guard the street leading to the Russian Embassy in Ankara on February 28, 2020. Photo by Adem Altan/AFP

Facebook removes 471 Russian-linked pages for using fake accounts

Jan 17, 2019 - 8:43 PM

One operation is said to have links to Sputnik, a Moscow-based news agency, and affected Central and Eastern European countries. The second Russia-linked operation operated specifically in Ukraine.

PNA to enter into 'news exchange' deal with Russia's Sputnik | Evening wRap

Nov 12, 2018 - 9:20 PM

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PNA to enter into 'news exchange' deal with Russia's Sputnik

Nov 12, 2018 - 2:40 PM

The agreement includes the republishing of news articles from Sputnik – accused of spreading misinformation as part of Russian propaganda – on the Philippine News Agency website

LOOK: P790,000 found at Manila City Jail raid

Sep 29, 2018 - 12:27 PM

The raid yields no illegal drugs but authorities discover cash-stuffed plastic containers in a sealed room

Members of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and the Manila Police District and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency conducts Oplan Linis Piitan, formerly operation greyhound and oplan galugad, at the Manila City Jail on September 29, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Putin: U.S. pressure on RT an 'attack', will get 'proper response'

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Meanwhile, RT says it would comply with USA's demand to register its American operations as a 'foreign agent,' but would also go to court to challenge the measure

PUTIN IN VIETNAM. Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017. Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Russia to make U.S. media register as 'foreign agents'

Nov 11, 2017 - 7:11 AM

Russian lawmakers are drafting such measures after state-controlled Russia Today (RT) television was ordered by Washington to register as a 'foreign agent'

KREMLIN. A file photo shows the Kremlin's towers and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour at sunset in Moscow. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Dog star: Scientist recalls training Laika for space

Nov 02, 2017 - 11:32 PM

The Soviet Union sent Laika, a former street dog, up to space in a satellite on November 3, 1957 – sixty years ago – to make history as the first living creature to orbit the earth, blasting off on a one-way journey

Ombudsman fires Mabilog, Dela Rosa and Año, Twitter on Russia | Midday wRap

Oct 27, 2017 - 12:36 PM

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Twitter bars ads from Russia's RT, Sputnik

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:35 AM

The response comes amid increased pressure on Twitter and other internet firms to police their platforms, after a series of disclosures showing how Russia-backed entities sought to sow discord and spread false information to manipulate public opinion ahead of last year's US vote

Russia accused of 'smear campaign' vs French presidential candidate

Feb 15, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Emmanuel Macron s spokesman accuses the state owned international Russia Today RT channel and the Sputnik news agency of trying to taint the politician who was forced last week to deny rumors of having had a gay affair

French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron visits the European cemetery of Bologhine in Algiers on February 14, 2017. Stringer/AFP

Flowing nitrogen ice glaciers seen on Pluto

Jul 25, 2015 - 10:32 AM

We ve only seen surfaces like this on active worlds like Earth and Mars

PLUTO'S SURFACE. This is the last and most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach, captured from New Horizons at about 4 pm EDT on July 13, about 16 hours before the moment of closest approach. Image courtesy of NASA

Ball game in New Bilibid turns into a riot

Mar 17, 2014 - 2:58 PM

Two rival gangs engage in a brawl in the middle of a volleyball game