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US inciting civil war in Venezuela to get its oil – Bolivia’s Morales
Washington is pushing Venezuela towards a “civil war” because it wants access to the country’s rich oil reserves, Bolivian President Evo Morales has warned. The Venezuelan government has also accused the US of fomenting a coup d’état.

24.04.2014 05:02

Virginia, Maryland plagued with 44k duplicate voters
Over 44,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland, Virginia Voters Alliance, an advocacy group that monitors voting in the state, announced on Wednesday. Among them 164 people voted in both states during the 2012 general election.

23.04.2014 18:48

Texas prisons are deadly hot
Texas prisons are becoming so hot that people are dying because of it – a situation that violates constitutional and human rights, a new report states.

23.04.2014 15:53

‘Civil society should be part of discussions on Internet technologies’
The Edward Snowden revelations of mass surveillance make it clear that it is not only the technical or commercial communities that must be at part of the debate but civil society as well, Carolina Rossini from Global Partners Digital Associate told RT.

23.04.2014 13:16

Death of Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter: Association between race, poverty, and social exclusion in the US
The recent death, at 76, of former US middleweight boxing contender, Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, reminded the world of the courageous and tenacious struggle this black man waged to overturn his wrongful conviction and imprisonment for murder in 1966.

23.04.2014 14:02

Hamas or Israel? Netanyahu says Palestinian Authority must choose
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas must choose either peace with Israel or an alliance with Hamas, but he cannot have both, Israel’s PM has said. His comments come after the Palestinian Authority restarted talks on a unity government with Hamas.

23.04.2014 12:39

​FBI ‘intentionally and unlawfully’ used No Fly List to recruit Muslims as informers
The FBI used a no-fly list to recruit four US Muslims as informants, violating their constitutional rights to freedom of speech, association and religion. That’s the claim being made by four US Muslims in a New York federal court Tuesday.

23.04.2014 04:49

'Kiev junta turned to Berkut special forces out of fear of losing power'
The fact that, after dismantling the Berkut special forces, the new government in Kiev is trying to bring them back shows how desperate the government is, not having enough people to actually support them, journalist and broadcaster Neil Clark told RT.

23.04.2014 09:01

Amending constitution to better serve the rich?
There is a growing movement among many conservatives and right wing state legislatures to call a Constitutional Convention to pass a ‘balanced budget amendment’ to the US constitution.

23.04.2014 07:51

​President Abbas threatens to disband Palestinian Authority if Israeli talks fail
President Mahmoud Abbas has said he will disband the Palestinian Authority, forcing Israel to take over governance if bilateral talks fail. He also named the terms for the extension of negotiations with Israel past an April 29 deadline.

23.04.2014 04:43

Lavrov: Kiev issued 'criminal order' allowing use of weapons against civilians
The coup-appointed Kiev government’s order to use force against Ukrainian citizens is “criminal,” the Russian Foreign Minister told RT. He also denied claims that there is Russian military presence on Ukrainian territory.

23.04.2014 07:28

Russia denies travel ban on Crimean Tatar ex-leader
Russian authorities have denied reports that Ukrainian MP and former Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev had been slapped with a 5-year entrance ban to Crimea. Dzhemilev claims he was given a travel restriction order on the Russia-Ukraine border.

23.04.2014 01:09

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