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April 18, 2015 11:15
President Vladimir Putin (right) answering questions put by Sergei Brilev (left).(RIA Novosti / Michael Klimentyev)
Russia will work with any elected US president – Putin
Whoever wins the US presidential election in 2016, Russia will work with them, President Vladimir Putin assured. He added that despite the differences the two countries have, they also share many common interests.
People run for cover after an explosion in Jalalabad April 18, 2015.(Reuters / Parwiz) 33 killed, 100 injured in Afghanistan blasts, ISIS claims responsibility
At least 33 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in a series of explosions in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to police and local media. ISIS has claimed responsibility.
Reuters / Jonathan Ernst Obama downplays Russia S-300 supply to Iran, ‘jaws drop’ in Israel
US President Barack Obama has admitted he was “surprised” that Moscow held back resumption of S-300 supplies to Iran for so long. Some Israeli officials are reportedly saying the prospect of derailing the Iran nuclear talks is now zero.
Reuters / Siphiwe Sibeko Looting and vandalism in Johannesburg xenophobic violence (VIDEO)
Rioters have looted several shops owned by foreign nationals in a poor neighborhood of South Africa's largest city early Saturday. Police fired rubber bullets in an attempt to stop the xenophobic unrest spreading across the province during the week.
​‘Reading you clear, ISS’: RT to talk live with space crew, put your questions
On April 21, RT’s Peter Scott will host a live Q&A session with Mikhail Korniyenko and Scott Kelly, current crew members of the International Space Station. Submit your questions!
RIA Novosti / Pavel Palamarchuk Polish general ‘calls back support’ of Ukraine over nationalist glorification
Retired General Waldemar Skrzypczak, an influential figure in the Polish military, says he withdraws all words of support for Ukraine due to the country’s sliding towards nationalism. Earlier he advocated supplying heavy weapons to Kiev.
Reuters / Beck Diefenbach Facebook strips 200,000 pages of fake ‘likes’ in latest authenticity drive
Facebook says its “new recognition technologies” allowed it to triple the number of detected and blocked fake ‘likes’ over the last six months, and drive many ‘bad actors’ selling ‘likes’ out of business.
Reuters / Srdjan Zivulovic Contraceptive pills ‘shrink’ part of brain influencing emotions - study
California scientists have discovered contraceptive pills may change the structure of their users’ brains, eventually leading to anxiety and depression.
Reuters / Fabian Bimmer Denmark police on alert over leaflets warning of new terror attack
Leaflets have surfaced in Copenhagen threatening a new and bigger terror attack in the same district where filmmaker Finn Norgaard was gunned down in February, as he was participating in a free speech event, local media reported.
Reuters / Mick Tsikas Aussie teens arrested in Melbourne over alleged 'ISIS-inspired' terrorist plot
Five teenagers aged 18 and 19, arrested in the early hours of Saturday in a series of raids in Melbourne, were allegedly planning "atrocious" ISIS-inspired attacks on police and the public next week at Anzac Day events in Australia.
(Reuters) Italian FM proposes ‘targeted strikes’ to solve ISIS & refugee problems
A massive influx of refugees from Libya, where ISIS extremists have been gaining ground, can be halted or at least reduced by extending “targeted ant-terrorist strikes” into the coastal area, said the Italian FM.
Members of the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) to Ukraine walk past a house damaged by shelling, in the village of Spartak outside Donetsk April 10, 2015. (Reuters/Igor Tkachenko) Ukraine ceasefire violations blamed on ‘unidentified third party’ – OSCE
The fragile truce in eastern Ukraine has on several occasions been violated by an “unidentified third party,” the OSCE mission stated in its daily report, citing officers of the joint coordination center who were trying to organize a ceasefire.
Reuters/Baz Ratner ​Israeli confiscation of ‘absentee’ Palestinian properties upheld by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has upheld a controversial law which allows Israel to confiscate the property of so-called “absentee” Palestinian owners, residing in territories not under full Israeli control. Judges hope the state won’t abuse the legislation.
A U.S. serviceman (front), accompanied by Ukrainian soldiers, takes part in military exercises outside the town of Yavoriv near Lviv. (Reuters/Roman Baluk) US military instructors in Ukraine undermine Minsk peace deal – Moscow
Despite voicing its support for the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, the US is actually working to undermine the Minsk peace deal, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, commenting on the deployment of American military instructors to Ukraine.


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