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​France will pay €1.1 bn to Russia for cancelled Mistral ships - report
France plans to pay back costs for the Mistral helicopter carriers ordered by Russia if they are not delivered, returning €800 million and paying compensation for other expenses totaling €300 million, French media reports citing government sources.

26.04.2015 13:45

Turkey, Western leaders remember centenary of Gallipoli landings (PHOTOS)
Turkish officials and world leaders marked the World War I Allied Gallipoli campaign, a bloody battle won by the Ottoman Empire. Armenia has accused Ankara of deliberately bringing the remembrance forward to overshadow Armenian genocide commemorations.

24.04.2015 23:30

Millions worldwide mark 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Armenians from around the world have been taking part in public memorial services, to commemorate the 1915 massacre of up to 1.5 million of their ancestors at the hands of the Ottoman Turks.

24.04.2015 20:51

​‘West must give billions in aid to countries decimated by its foreign policy’
Western powers need to end their war policy in the Middle East, recognize the responsibility for the catastrophe in the region, and pump billions of pounds of emergency aid into the destroyed countries, Chris Nineham of the Stop The War coalition told RT.

24.04.2015 09:57

‘If Poroshenko wants peace, he can stop shelling of Donbass’
The West should put pressure on President Poroshenko to stop the gunfire and attacks on civilians in Donbass, take away weapons from the frontline, and fully respect the Minsk II agreement, Robert Oulds from the Bruges Group, who is in Donetsk told RT.

23.04.2015 10:57

Poland to purchase US Patriot missiles, Airbus helicopters
Poland has approved the purchase of US Patriot missiles, the country’s defense ministry confirmed on Tuesday. Warsaw also said it will buy helicopters from the European firm Airbus, which will cost the country $8.6 billion.

21.04.2015 20:54

UK, France call for Israeli-Palestinian UN deal, resolution being drafted
Britain and France are urging the UN Security Council to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, while New Zealand has begun drafting a resolution on the issue. This was prompted by the US saying it may “reassess” its position on the stalled talks.

21.04.2015 23:31

Mediterranean migrant crisis: ‘EU and US have to own up to what they have done in Libya’
The West should recognize that the situation with African migrants trying to escape to Europe is a serious crisis which needs to be addressed on an international level, Abayomi Azikiwe, editor, Pan-African News Wire, told RT.

21.04.2015 10:56

Assad: France supporting ‘terrorists’ in Syria, acts as Washington’s satellite
Syrian President Bashar Assad has slammed France for alleged “terrorist” support in his country, saying Paris is not independent and has “no weight and no credibility” in the face of Washington.

21.04.2015 08:06

Rafale deal: The diplomatic deftness of India’s Modi
India's Rafale deal is not just purchasing fighter jets. It’s also about facing the challenge of national security, and balancing defense relationships as well as bilateral ties. A diplomatic deftness PM Narendra Modi seems to have lived up to.

20.04.2015 15:15

​Bee-ware: ‘Very aggressive, deadly’ Asian hornets may be headed for UK
Britain’s top bee specialists have called a ‘council of war,’ warning a species of Asian hornet with a chilling reputation could arrive in Britain with deadly results in the near future.

20.04.2015 12:15

France invests €100mn in battle against anti-Semitism & Islamophobia
France is allocating €100 million to battle racism, anti-Semitism and Muslim hate in the wake of recent hatred-driven violent attacks in the country, but it will take at least a decade to get rid of racial tensions, Jewish journalist Zvika Klein told RT.

19.04.2015 03:19