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Petraeus may not get jail time for talking to a journalist, but Sterling and others did
Following his guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information, disgraced former CIA director David Petraeus is likely to avoid jail time for a crime similar to those committed by whistleblowers that received far worse punishment.

04.03.2015 18:39

NYC public schools to close for two Muslim holidays
New York City Public Schools will get two new days off in 2015, as Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city will incorporate the Muslim holidays of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha into its academic calendar. It will be the largest US school district to do so.

04.03.2015 17:24

Dashcam video shows Nemtsov’s murder site ‘3 minutes after attack’
A dashcam video has emerged online allegedly showing the spot where Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was gunned down, three minutes after the attack took place in central Moscow on February 27.

04.03.2015 19:15

5 things Netanyahu forgot to tell the American people
This week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu broke with American protocol and delivered a speech before the US Congress without consulting the White House first.

04.03.2015 16:33

War on drugs ‘abject failure,’ say Richard Branson & Nick Clegg
Businessman Sir Richard Branson and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg have branded the UK's ‘war on drugs’ a “colossal con” and laid out their case for decriminalizing the use and possession of almost all drugs.

04.03.2015 14:18

‘I just wanted to die’: Asylum seeker detained at Yarl’s Wood speaks to RT
A former detainee of Yarl’s Wood immigration removal center has condemned plans to merely “improve the service” of the facility, arguing the whole system of migrant detention needs to be abolished.

04.03.2015 15:28

‘Working people worse off since 2010’: Report leaves Tories ‘exposed,’ says Labour
In a blow to Prime Minister David Cameron’s economic record, a think-tank has reported that UK living standards are now lower than before the 2010 general election, when his Conservative-led coalition came to power.

04.03.2015 13:02

‘I could be PM of Spain’ - Venezuelan leader jokes over Spanish election campaign
President Nicolas Maduro has asked politicians in Spain to leave Venezuela alone in their election campaigns ahead of a general election at the end of 2015, saying he could run for office in Madrid as he is in the Spanish news so much these days.

04.03.2015 15:26

Anglo-Russian business and the ‘Cervix of Hamon effect’
Syntax matters. In these “sanctioned times” it is doubly vital that the nuances of meaning originating in Russian or in English be as fully congruent, tuned and replicated with cultural and contextual relevance when reborn into the other language.

04.03.2015 13:54

No sanctions would ever force Russia into changing its policy - Kremlin
The continuing economic pressure will never affect Moscow’s foreign policy, Vladimir Putin’s press secretary has said.

04.03.2015 14:52

‘Israel has it all’: UK ad authority bans ‘misleading’ Jerusalem travel brochure
An Israeli tourism brochure depicting the Old City of Jerusalem has been banned by Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for presenting a “misleading” image, which suggests the Palestinian enclave is Israeli.

04.03.2015 10:19

​‘Blood on their hands’: Cameron to meet Mexican president, raise human rights abuses
Prime Minister David Cameron will raise human rights concerns with the Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto during his three-day state visit to the UK, Downing Street said.

04.03.2015 11:47