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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

​Brooklyn Bridge repairs $100 million over budget
A costly five-year renovation of the US’ oldest suspension bridge is running almost $100 million over budget after engineers discovered 3,000 new structural problems.

03.03.2015 00:22

​‘Britain’s inhumane welfare sanctions causing destitution & hunger’ – Church leaders
A coalition of leading church groups said the British government is knowingly harming vulnerable people with its benefit sanctions regime. The austerity policies are causing widespread dejection and hunger, a report published on Monday suggests.

02.03.2015 13:13

​Green power: UK hits 12-year low in attracting renewable investment
Britain’s appeal to green energy investors has fallen to its lowest level in 12 years because of the government’s “lack of clarity” over its renewable energy policy. That’s according to a new index, in which the UK has slipped down to eighth place.

02.03.2015 09:27

​Police back down on ‘pay-to-protest’ demand, but right to assembly still at risk – activists
UK authorities who insisted activists spend thousands of pounds on a private security firm to steward a peaceful climate change march in London have backed down following intense pressure. Campaigners insist they will not “pay to protest.”

27.02.2015 16:04

'V for Varoufakis!' Greek finance minister burns EU with laser eyes (VIDEO)
As Greece’s finance minister clashes with the EU and his German counterpart over Athens' debt to the Troika of European lenders, a German show has uploaded a YouTube video spoof of the economic standoff between them, entitled ‘V for Varoufakis’.

26.02.2015 12:04

‘Stark choice’: Britain will import 50% of food by 2040, farmers union warns
The UK will be importing more than half of its food supplies within a decade due to a growing population and stagnating farm productivity, farming leaders have warned.

24.02.2015 15:24

American support for military spending hike at highest level since 2001
More Americans say they want to increase defense and military spending than at any point since 2001, according to a new Gallup poll, though the public remains split.

21.02.2015 03:01

UKIP branch condemned for adding swastika to EU flag on social media
The Newport branch of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has come under fierce criticism for posting an image of the EU flag decorated with a swastika on its Facebook page.

20.02.2015 15:18

‘Colonize planets to save the human race’ – Professor Stephen Hawking
World famous physicist Stephen Hawking says humankind should colonize other planets to ensure the future of the species. He claimed armed aggression could end civilization and that space travel would provide somewhere to go.

20.02.2015 14:27

Greek standoff with Germany could derail European economy – UK Chancellor
Athens’ standoff with EU creditors over the terms of Greece’s bailout risks turning into “a full-blown crisis” that could derail Europe’s economy, Chancellor George Osborne warns.

20.02.2015 14:55

‘Tasteless’: BAE chief exec eyes lucrative arms deals in Mid East ISIS war
British arms manufacturer BAE Systems says the growing involvement of Middle Eastern states in the battle against the Islamic State has caused a spike in demand for the support services it provides for aircraft and weaponry sold in the region.

20.02.2015 11:32