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​Senate passes bill granting Obama ‘fast-track’ TPP authority
The US Senate passed a controversial “fast-track” trade bill in a 62-37 vote on Friday. It is a key part of President Barack Obama's pivot to Asia, which aims to counter China's rising economic and diplomatic power via the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

22.05.2015 17:32

Google closes N-word detour to White House
Google has announced it is working to fix algorithms employed by its Google Maps program to end instances in which offensive, racially-charged search terms involving the N-word do not direct a user to the White House.

22.05.2015 17:43

Meaningful reform or cop-bashing? Lawmakers hold hearings on police
Heated debate and partisan politics marked the House and Senate committee discussions on how to reform US law enforcement after a White House task force recommended a number of changes following the events in Ferguson, New York and Baltimore.

19.05.2015 23:01

No tanks! US police to lose some military equipment, but not all
Under new rules endorsed by President Obama, US law enforcement will be banned from using some military equipment, such as tracked vehicles, grenade launchers, bayonets, heavy machine guns and most camouflage uniforms.

18.05.2015 18:24

White House announces rules to limit military-style weaponry, riot gear for police
Police in the United States won’t be able to get a wide range of military grade equipment, including tanks and high-caliber firearms, from other federal agencies. The White House has introduced new restrictions prompted by the riots in Ferguson.

18.05.2015 14:58

Syrian civil war may drag beyond 2017 – Obama
US President Barack Obama doesn’t see the civil war in Syria ending anytime soon, stating on Friday that it may continue even after he leaves office in 2017. He also objected to the idea that the situation could be resolved by American interference.

16.05.2015 01:13

The Fuller Picture - Iran, Russia and TPP: Obama tries to pivot to Asia
This week US relations with Saudi Arabia cool down, while heating up with Russia and Iran. Is the US considering a sweeping change to foreign policy?

15.05.2015 13:10

‘US closing eyes to Saudi atrocities – sign of extraordinary hypocrisy for Iranians’
The US is accusing Iran of being a “sponsor of terrorism” while ignoring their Saudi allies are slaughtering Yemeni civilians, funding Al-Qaeda, and have occupied Bahrain, said political analyst at Tehran University Seyed Mohammad Marandi.

14.05.2015 12:10

‘Gulf rulers snub Camp David summit: Total disarray of US policy in Mideast’
With most of the GCC countries skipping the summit at Camp David, it reflects the failure of US policy in the Middle East, as well as its declining power and influence, geopolitical analyst Ajamu Baraka from the Institute for Policy Studies told RT.

13.05.2015 09:45

Down the rabbit hole: Bin Laden raid was staged after extensive Pakistan-US negotiations - report
Washington fabricated several key claims regarding the 2011 mission in which a US Navy SEAL team killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, according to legendary journalist Seymour Hersh in the latest challenge to the White House’s narrative of the raid.

11.05.2015 16:49

Obama touts TPP trade deal amid Nike support
President Barack Obama has pitched a controversial trade agreement it was negotiated between the United States and 11 others at the headquarters of Nike. The footwear giant says it expects to add 10,000 domestic jobs if the deal is approved.

08.05.2015 20:34

‘US wants to use the Iraqi government as carrot and stick against Kurds’
Providing Kurds with weapons through the Iraqi central government lets the US maintain its influence over it while direct weapon supplies to the Kurds serves none of the US strategic interests, former US diplomat Peter Mark Van Buren told RT.

07.05.2015 12:52