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One year on: How the Western media finally changed its tune on Sochi
Almost a year after the Sochi Olympics wowed winter sports enthusiasts worldwide, it’s possible to review the initial impact of their legacy. The former Soviet resort city has been transformed into a luxury destination the equal of anything in Europe.

23.01.2015 15:08

‘Big Brother’ should not tell us what to watch – Jesse Ventura on RT-ISIS comparison
Jesse Ventura, the former governor of Minnesota, said the US official who equated RT with the Islamic State and Boko Haram was advocating censorship and that “Big Brother” should not tell Americans how to digest the news.

28.01.2015 23:22

Expanded surveillance protections for journalists proposed in Montana
A Montana lawmaker is proposing a new bill that would expand surveillance protections for journalists by prohibiting government entities from requesting data on reporters through internet providers.

28.01.2015 22:31

​UKIP unveils anti-immigrant, populist wish list of 100 policies
With fewer than 100 days left before the general election, the UK Independence Party has announced a shopping list of policies titled, “100 reasons to vote for UKIP.” They include scrapping prisoners’ right to vote and an emphasis on “British identity.”

28.01.2015 11:18

‘Rent is Too Damn High’ party candidate faces eviction in NYC
Jimmy McMillan has spent years railing against rent that’s “too damn high” in New York City, but the perennial political candidate is now facing eviction from his rent-stabilized apartment, New York Daily News reported.

28.01.2015 01:46

Nuland downplays RT’s threat to ‘truthful’ US media space
Due to its “tiny audience,” RT poses no threat and should be allowed to stay within US media space, which is “full of dynamic truthful opinion,” the State Department's Victoria Nuland said. But other US officials view RT as a “challenge” in the media war.

27.01.2015 23:42

Swedish officer sparks Facebook debate over ISIS getting govt assistance over returning veterans
A Swedish officer on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan wants to see more government consideration for his fellow veterans upon his return home than what is being planned for former Islamic State fighters.

27.01.2015 10:25

​Health service tops voters’ concerns in UK general election battle
When it comes to the general election, the NHS will be of greater importance to voters than the economy, a new poll has revealed.

27.01.2015 12:07

​ISIS urges new attacks on ‘infidel West’ following Charlie Hebdo massacre
The Islamic State extremist group called on Muslims to initiate new attacks against Western targets, saying it would regard as “enemies” those who are able to carry out such assaults but fail to do so.

27.01.2015 06:18

Last week RT was with terrorists, this week it’s spies?
It’s like something out of a James Bond novel. The (alleged) spies are Russian. The redacted name in FBI filings appears only as “News Organization” – albeit “state-owned.” It could be anything – TV channel, wire service, newspaper, radio...

27.01.2015 12:32

Duma votes to return ads on cable channels with predominant Russian content
The Russian lower house has passed the bill that removes a ban on advertising on paid cable TV in cases when at least three quarters of the content used by channels is “national product” made using Russian investments.

27.01.2015 08:25

Former Fox employee commits suicide, claims he was fired over ‘sensational’ Facebook post
The former employee of a Fox affiliate in Texas committed suicide outside Fox News headquarters, blaming the network for ruining his life. He claimed he was fired over a "sensational" Facebook post about the Austin police chief.

26.01.2015 18:11