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Castro compares NATO to Nazi SS, slams US, Israel for ‘creating ISIS’
Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro compared NATO’s recent statements to that of Nazi SS and accused US and its allies of igniting conflicts abroad. Castro slammed John McCain for backing Israel and accused both of being involved in the creation of ISIS.

01.09.2014 23:31

Be more Internet-tolerant, Iran’s Rouhani urges clerics
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on the country’s clerics to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies. The hard-liners in the Persian country harshly oppose 3G, Facebook, and YouTube.

01.09.2014 19:36

UN: ISIS and govt forces guilty of atrocities in Iraq
Islamic State militants have carried out atrocities on “an unimaginable scale” over several months of fighting in Iraq, a UN official said in an emergency debate Monday. The UN agreed to send a commission to the country to investigate.

01.09.2014 21:55

Secret FBI project trained Alaskans in preparation for Soviet invasion
Declassified documents reveal that in the 1950s the FBI trained Alaskan residents to become agents behind enemy lines if the Soviets invaded. No women, Eskimo, Indians or Aleuts were included, with native peoples considered unreliable.

01.09.2014 05:17

Russia outraged after Kiev accuses Moscow of nuclear attack threats
Following comments from Ukraine’s Defense Minister Valery Geletey of Moscow threatening with a nuclear attack on its neighbor, Moscow said it was shocked by the statement. Russia warned that such rhetoric only deepens the civil stand-off in Ukraine.

01.09.2014 19:32

Green or clean? EU blacklists super-powerful vacuum cleaners
The EU has introduced a ban on powerful vacuum cleaners that run on 1,600 watts or more, which came into force September 1. Europe hopes it will help to save energy, but critics say the law is just meddling with private life.

01.09.2014 15:06

Leftists suggest tax moves to ensure dominance of domestic food producers
The Fair Russia parliamentary caucus wants to offer a VAT break to food retailers if over half of the products on their shelves are made in Russia.

01.09.2014 12:09

‘Partner and Target’: NSA spying on NATO ‘friend’ Turkey
Documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden show that Turkey is one of the agency’s top spying objectives, on a par with Venezuela and more than arch-foe Cuba – despite Ankara’s close cooperation with Washington on intelligence.

01.09.2014 13:14

Putin: I hope common sense prevails in ‘war of sanctions’
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he hopes Russia and the west can return to normal cooperation from the current mutually damaging “war of sanctions,” as Europe ponders whether it should go further in penalizing Moscow.

01.09.2014 09:33

Cameron announces plans to counter British-born Islamists
Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed fresh anti-terror laws to counter the threat posed by homegrown jihadists, having raising the UK's terror threat level from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’ over recent events in Iraq and Syria.

01.09.2014 10:05

‘China to take a very strong stand on US surveillance over Hainan Island’
Both China and US know that surveillance is a part of their relationship, however Hainan Island is an extremely important asset to China since its nuclear armed submarines are located there, and international specialist on China Andrew Leung told RT.

01.09.2014 11:14

Ex-NATO commander blasts ‘dangerous’ defense plan for independent Scotland
The Scottish National Party’s (SNP) proposed policies for defending an independent Scotland have been denounced as “dangerous” and “amateurish” by a former NATO commander.

01.09.2014 08:55

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