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Marina Dzhashi

‘Broader economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine would hit EU as well’
Sanctions against Russia could be bad for the weak economies in the periphery of the eurozone. Many EU states also have strong connections with Russia, while Russia needs EU money to stabilize its budget, German MP Philipp Missfelder told RT.

07.03.2014 07:28

Ukrainian parliament appoints speaker as acting president
The opposition-controlled Ukrainian parliament has voted to appoint its freshly-elected Speaker Aleksandr Turchinov as acting president. MPs supporting the move arguing that President Yanukovich has de facto resigned his office.

23.02.2014 10:41

How Jimmy Kimmel pranked US media with '#SochiFail: Wolf in my hall' video
A video of a wolf wandering through a hallway of a Sochi Olympic dorm posted by American luger, Kate Hansen, caused media frenzy in the US. Little did they know that the clip was filmed and placed on Hansen’s page by a US comedy talk show.

21.02.2014 14:23

Clashes, teargas mark third anniversary of Bahrain uprising
Clashes with police have marked the third anniversary of the Bahrain uprising that had seen numerous human rights violations by the government and wide social discontent of the majority Shia population with the minority ruling Sunni monarchy.

14.02.2014 02:53

Girafficide: Second healthy giraffe named Marius may be slaughtered in Denmark
A second Danish zoo has said it may have to kill one of its healthy male giraffes just four days after a Copenhagen zoo publically slaughtered and skinned its 18-months-old Marius despite international outrage and offers to rehome the animal.

13.02.2014 13:27

Crime and corruption rife in South Africa ahead of May elections
“People here seek a better life through crime,” a police officer in Alexandra township – a former center of anti-apartheid activism – told RT. As South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy, corruption and poverty continue to trouble the country.

12.02.2014 10:54

Frack on: Total bets $47 mln on UK shale revolution
Total will become the first global oil major to bet on the UK’s home-grown shale revolution with a $47 million investment. Banned in a lot of Europe, hydrocarbon drilling could reduce Britain’s energy concerns.

13.01.2014 10:56

Waters wars: How aquatic scarcity sparks conflicts between states
As they say, ‘water is life’, with its shortage continuing to fuel conflicts around the world. Since the mid-20th century, the planet has seen nearly 180 disputes connected to water resources, and among the latest is the problem in Egypt.

07.01.2014 16:31

Sochi Olympics gives new chance to Persian leopards in the Caucasus
With the leopard selected as one of the mascots of the upcoming Sochi Olympics, a program to restore the big cats’ population has been launched in the Caucasus mountains. Zoologists already have some successes to boast about.

06.01.2014 14:24

‘Don’t sleep, Olya’: Rescuer of 9yo girl recounts agony of Volgograd blast aftermath
After a suicide bomber struck at Volgograd’s railway station, Yury Frisler rushed out of the building with 9-year-old Olya in his arms, desperately looking for an ambulance for the badly-injured girl who was losing consciousness.

04.01.2014 09:23

Doctors fight for 3-month old blast survivor as Volgograd holds funerals
The residents of Russia’s Volgograd Friday buried 6 more victims of the twin blasts that killed 34 and injured over 100. Doctors are still fighting for the lives of others, including 3-month-old Vika, who was severely injured in one of the attacks

03.01.2014 16:27

2 foreign teachers found dead in Libya amid leadership’s plans to reopen major oilfield
Britain has confirmed the death of one of its nationals in Libya but has not given details about the circumstances in which he died. The New Zealand Foreign Ministry has also said it was aware of the death of a New Zealander.

03.01.2014 00:57