Sponsors quiet ahead of Beijing Winter Games

Beijing, Jan 28 (UNI) Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 has put the 13 official corporate partners of the Games in a dilemma, despite the event being a huge marketing opportunity for sponsors, BBC reported on Friday. All these sponsors find themselves caught in the diplomatic spat bet

NASA appoints veteran space scientist Laurie Leshin to head jet propulsion lab

Washington, Jan 28 (UNI/Sputnik) NASA announced veteran space scientist Laurie Leshin has been appointed to be the new director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "Laurie Leshin, president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), has been appointed director of the Jet Propul

North Korea says tested long-range cruise missile, tactical SSM this week

Pyongyang, Jan 28 (UNI/Sputnik) North Korea said on Friday that it had test-fired a long-range cruise missile and a tactical surface-to-surface missile (SSM) earlier this week, the Yonhap news agency reported. The launched cruise missiles flew 9.137 seconds and hit the target isl

Australia to act against Russia

Canberra, Jan 27 (UNI/Sputnik) Australia is contemplating imposing additional sanctions against Russian officials in the event of further escalation in Ukraine, Australian Senator from the Labor Party, Kimberley Kitching said Thursday. "The national security committee of cab

Biden announces intent to nominate new ambassadors for Sudan, South Sudan

Washington, Jan 27 (UNI/Sputnik) President Joe Biden announced his intention to nominate two career Foreign Service diplomats to become ambassadors to Sudan and South Sudan, the White House said in a statement. "President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the follow

Five killed by Ukraine National Guard

Kiev, Jan 27 (UNI/Sputnik) Five people were killed and five others wounded in a shooting by a serviceman of the Ukrainian National Guard who opened fire with AK Kalashnikov rifle on the territory of a factory in the Ukrainian City of Dnipro, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday

N Korea fires 2 apparent ballistic missiles

Seoul, Jan 27 (UNI) Two apparent short-range ballistic missiles were launched by North Korea on Thursday towards the East Sea, South Korea's military said. According to the South Korea's Chiefs of Staff (JCS), the launches were detected from in and around North Korea'

US, China discuss risks of Russian invasion

Washington, Jan 27 (UNI) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi discussed the economic risks that will arise with the escalation of Russian aggression. According to an official statement by the US State Department, Blinken on Wednesday conveyed

Ukraine 'flooded' with US, NATO weapons: Russia

United Nations, Jan 26 (UNI/Sputnik) Ukraine has been "flooded" with weapons from the United States and NATO, as well as "countless" advisers from Western countries, said the Russian Permanent Mission to the UN. "Cultivating Russophobia among its citizens

China launches L-SAR 01A satellite

Jiuquan, Jan 26 (UNI/Xinhua) China launched a Long March-4C rocket to place a new satellite in space on Wednesday. The rocket blasted off at 7:44 am (Beijing Time) at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China and soon sent L-SAR 01A satellite into preset orbit. The s