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Polly Boiko

Victims of Diego Garcia base: Islanders forcibly evicted by UK plead to return home
Residents of the Chagos Islands who were kicked out of their homes in the 1960s by the British government to make way for a US military base fear they may never return home, despite politicians’ promises, RT’s Polly Boiko reports.

21.12.2014 10:54

Teetotal Muslims ‘to blame’ for pub closures – Tory peer
A former brewery boss and Tory peer has blamed the closure of “many” British pubs on the rise of non-drinking Muslims communities. Lord Hodgson also said cut-price alcohol in supermarkets was a problem for the industry.

05.12.2014 11:55

Charity builds ‘Lego houses’ to tackle UK rent crisis
One of the UK’s leading housing charities has come up with a novel way to beat London’s housing crisis, in the form of ‘Lego-style’ housing.

14.11.2014 10:13

'Unforgivable': Cameron vows justice for slain hostage Alan Henning
Prime Minister David Cameron says members of the so-called Islamic State (IS) responsible for the murder of British hostage Alan Henning "will be hunted down and face justice." The PM’s warning comes as militants threatened to murder a fifth hostage.

04.10.2014 08:33

​‘What’s left is us’: Final-day push before historic Scottish independence vote
Campaigners on both sides of Scotland's independence referendum are trying to sway over 4 million registered voters in a last-day push before the historic vote gets underway.

17.09.2014 09:23

‘Brand suicide’: Companies sharing name with ISIS forced to rebrand
ISIS has become an uncomfortable term for both companies and people sharing their name with the terrorist group operating in Iraq and Syria. The situation has left many with no choice but to change their brand or get the media to stop using the word ISIS.

09.09.2014 03:27

EU backs plans by member states to arm Kurds in Iraq
The EU’s foreign affairs council has said after a meeting in Brussels that some of the bloc's members will respond to the Iraqi Kurds' call for military aid, given they have Baghdad’s consent. The EU also reiterated its commitment to Iraqi unity.

15.08.2014 19:28

EU to present extended Russian sanctions on Thursday – Ashton
The EU Council did not agree to new Russian sanctions on Tuesday. However, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said an extended ‘black list’ will be published on Thursday. It will include the energy, and defense sectors, and financial markets.

22.07.2014 12:37

Hellfire in Iraq opportunity for Kurdish oil players
Iraq’s crumbling authority could be a golden opportunity for smaller oil companies that operate in the Kurdish north. Britain’s Genel Energy, a key operator in the region, stands to gain as other companies are driven out.

01.07.2014 10:30

Assange marks two years in legal limbo
​Julian Assange, a modern day hero and enemy of state, is preparing to mark two years in captivity inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, with another major leak of state secrets and a fresh challenge to escape legal limbo.

19.06.2014 02:56

'Outrageous!' Moscow hits back at Prince Charles over Putin-Hitler comparison
Moscow has demanded an official explanation from the UK over reported comments in which Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, compared Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler in the run up to World War II.

22.05.2014 15:20

Referendum results in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions show landslide support for self-rule
The results of referendums have been announced in Donetsk and Lugansk Regions, showing the majority of voters support self-rule, amid an intensified military operation by Kiev which resulted in several deaths.

11.05.2014 23:12