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Italian ex-MEP arrested, kicked out of Estonia & called Russian ‘agent of influence’
Journalist and former European Parliament member, Giulietto Chiesa of Italy, was detained by the Tallinn police due to his pro-Russian views, which make him a threat to Estonia’s national security, the country’s Foreign Ministry told RT in an e-mail.

17.12.2014 16:50

Russia crisis leaves banks around the world exposed by the billions
Major banks across Europe, as well as the UK, US, and Japan, are at major risk should the Russian economy default, according to a new study by Capital Economics.

17.12.2014 15:15

​New EU law gives journalists access to secret company info
Investigative journalists will be the beneficiaries of new EU legislation against money laundering, which will give them greater access to company data.

17.12.2014 14:56

European Parliament votes to recognize Palestine statehood 'in principle'
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution recognizing Palestinian statehood in principle. A total of 498 MEPs voted in favor, while 88 were against.

17.12.2014 12:06

EU court removes Hamas from terror blacklist
The EU General Court has ordered that the Palestinian militant group Hamas be removed from the bloc’s terror blacklist. The move comes over four years after Hamas appealed its terror designation before the EU.

17.12.2014 08:58

Bosnia to join EU? Brussels backs UK-German reform road map
European Union foreign ministers agreed to give the green light to a UK-German plan to revive Bosnia's bid to join the 28-member bloc.

16.12.2014 14:35

Russia overestimated EU’s independence from US – Lavrov to French media
Moscow previously overestimated the independence of the EU from the US, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov told French media. He cited Washington’s recognition that it had forced Brussels to impose sanctions on Russia over the Ukrainian crisis.

16.12.2014 15:51

NATO is not Russia’s enemy – Lavrov to French media
The NATO military alliance is not Moscow’s enemy, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov told French media that suggested the opposite. Lavrov also expressed disappointment over the fact that Russia had overestimated EU’s independence from the US.

16.12.2014 15:29

US, European markets tumble following ruble, oil
US stock futures fell along with shares in European companies exposed to Russia, as the ruble and crude oil slid to new record lows on Tuesday.

16.12.2014 15:10

‘EU’s refusal to accept Turkey - obvious racism’
The fact that German and French governments have refused Turkey’s applications to join the EU because they are not white and are Muslim is essentially racism, political analyst Chris Bambery told RT.

16.12.2014 09:17

93-yo ‘Auschwitz guard’ to stand trial in 2015 – court
A 93-year-old German national implicated in the torture of inmates at the infamous Auschwitz death camp during WWII will stand trial next year for being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people, a local court has ruled.

16.12.2014 12:57

‘Crucifixed’: Fascist-era law used against gay teacher in Italy
An Italian teacher has been given an official warning after removing a crucifix from his classroom wall to protest "homophobic statements" by the Catholic Church. Administrators cited a fascist-era law, demanding that the crucifix be put back.

16.12.2014 07:45