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Gayane Chichakyan

​Ex-Blackwater guards get life, 30-year sentences for Baghdad massacre
Four men who worked for the private military contracting firm formerly known as Blackwater were sentenced in federal court on Monday, more than seven years after they massacred Iraqi civilians in Nisour Square, Baghdad.

13.04.2015 13:32

‘Displaced by militarized thinking’: Forum focuses on easing tensions between Russia & US
Part of the annual World Russia Forum has taken place in Washington, DC, and despite tensions running high between the US and Russia, many speakers were voicing their calls for change.

27.03.2015 08:25

US boosting ‘anti-propaganda’ budget, mulling ‘increase of lethality’ for Ukraine support – Nuland
Washington and its NATO allies have already spent over $110 million on “security assistance” to Ukraine and are considering increasing the “lethality” of the aid, a top US diplomat told a Congressional committee in an accusatory anti-Russia speech.

05.03.2015 01:37

US slavery simulation game draws criticism for making oppression ‘fun’
A computer game simulating the experiences of a US slave girl in the 19th Century has sparked outrage across the country. Critics believe the game doesn’t depict the true brutality of slavery and students should look to other resources to learn about it.

23.02.2015 11:59

RT equated to ISIS for ‘daring to advocate a point of view’
Following comments from the US overseas broadcasting chief listing RT as a challenge alongside the Islamic State and Boko Haram, critics said the outlet was singled out for “daring to advocate a point of view,” as well as for “competing for viewership.”

24.01.2015 04:53

Head of US state media put RT on same challenge list as ISIS, Boko Haram
Newly-appointed chief of US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Andrew Lack, has named RT one of the agency’s main challenges alongside extremist groups like the Islamic State and Boko Haram.

23.01.2015 10:35

Psaki wiggles out of RT’s Ukraine ceasefire question, bluntly blames Russia (VIDEO)
RT could not get a straight response from US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki on Kiev’s role in a breach of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. Psaki chose to loudly blame Russia while keeping quiet about the actions of the Ukrainian government.

22.01.2015 22:18

US, UK want to tackle ‘technical issues’ of accessing encrypted private information
Western intelligence agencies must be able to intercept any communications in order to thwart potential terror attacks being hatched by extremist groups, and this must be done without violating citizens' rights, US and British leaders said.

17.01.2015 01:54

Psaki misspoke: Obama not yet signed new anti-Russian bill
US President Barack Obama has not yet signed a bill clearing the way for more economic sanctions against Russia. The US State Department confirmed Jen Psaki misspoke during the press briefing.

17.12.2014 21:28

‘Didn’t say that’ Psaki ducks CIA torture report delay issues
The potential ISIS reaction is a factor in the release of the CIA torture report, the State Department spokeswoman said. Commenting on Secretary of State John Kerry’s request to delay the report, Jen Psaki told RT “That's not exactly what we said.”

08.12.2014 23:12

Obama: Putin ‘scares heck out of neighbors’ with ‘nationalist, backward-looking’ policy
The US president has lashed out at his Russian counterpart for pursuing what he called a “nationalist, backward-looking” policy. Obama has vowed to maintain sanctions against Russia, but added he doubts they could actually change Putin’s “mindset.”

04.12.2014 07:42

Arrests, protests & 'Xmas carols': Ferguson unrest enters fifth day, c15 detained
Black Friday protests in Ferguson saw activists singing the words “it's a racist time in the city” to a Christmas tune. However, the holiday caroling mood was marred by clashes as police arrested at least 15 people for failing to clear the streets.

29.11.2014 05:45