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US criticism of Chinese anti-terror law: is it justified?
Despite the NSA’s wide involvement in mass data collection, the US government is unhappy about Beijing’s efforts to protect China’s information security with a new counter-terrorism law, Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University, told RT.

04.03.2015 12:03

‘Britain awash with dirty money,’ says anti-corruption think tank
Criminals, tax evaders, human traffickers and drug dealers have laundered billions of pounds worth of dirty money purchasing British properties through anonymous offshore companies, Scotland Yard investigators suspect.

04.03.2015 10:19

World’s biggest gambling hub in China sees revenues down record 49% in February
Revenues from casinos in the world’s biggest gambling hub in the Chinese territory of Macau have plunged 48.6 percent in February due to the crackdown on corruption and economic slowdown.

03.03.2015 13:41

‘Very concerned’: Top US general attacks UK military spending cuts
Following pressure from US President Barack Obama, NATO and former defense chiefs, Prime Minister David Cameron now faces calls from America’s top general to meet the military alliance’s 2-percent-of-GDP military spending target.

02.03.2015 09:00

Berlin and Paris look East: How close are we to a Common Economic Space?
The Eurasian Economic Union is a reality that may end up costing the US its “perch” in Eurasia’s western periphery as a Common Economic Space is formed.

02.03.2015 08:37

Rich get richer from fewer labor unions, study says
A study by the International Monetary Fund tracked three decades of income and found that as unionization declined, the wealth of the richest 10 percent in advanced countries showed a continuous increase.

27.02.2015 23:56

The truth about Russia’s new military doctrine
The new version of Russia’s military doctrine, approved by President Putin on December 26, 2014, has attracted increased attention in the Western media, especially, its provisions for the eventual use of nuclear weapons.

27.02.2015 12:10

Social media deception: Venezuela exposes “La Salida” conspiracy
From February to June 2014, Venezuela experienced a period of violence and terrorism by individuals whose stated goal was to force “La Salida,” (the Exit) of the elected government.

27.02.2015 08:28

Vandals cause chaos as Arizona goes internet-free for 15 hours
From Phoenix to Flagstaff, residents couldn’t get cash from the ATM, 911 systems were disrupted and credit card purchases couldn’t be processed because a cut fiber-optic internet cable buried in the desert disabled internet service for hours.

26.02.2015 23:49

US Supreme Court hands Cuba a victory over its cigars
The US Supreme Court declined to intervene in a long-running battle between a US and Cuban company over the Cohiba cigar trademark. By refusing to hear an appeal, the country's highest court leaves intact a ruling in favor of the Cuban firm.

25.02.2015 03:30

Collapse of Russia will prove major test for US – Stratfor
American think-tank Stratfor has issued a new 'Decade Forecast,' which says the EU will decay, China will end up in "a communist dictatorship," and Russia will disintegrate...though it hasn't done so yet, despite such predictions taking place in the past.

24.02.2015 08:48

Top international banks face US probe for alleged precious metals market fix
The US Department of Justice is in the early stages of an investigation into at least 10 international banks—including JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Barclays—over alleged manipulation of the precious metals market.

24.02.2015 15:48