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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

Russian PM vows ‘unrestricted’ response if banned from SWIFT payment system
Russia’s response to a possible cut-off from the SWIFT international banking payment system will be “unrestricted,” Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev vowed. The West is pushing for hitting Moscow with more sanctions as the Ukraine crisis deteriorates.

27.01.2015 19:22

Massive truck plows through 15 vehicles in Russia after apparent brakes failure (VIDEO)
A fully-loaded lorry with suspected brakes failure rammed into a pack of vehicles on a busy street in southern Russia, killing one person and injuring eight others.

27.01.2015 18:12

Ukrainian MPs call on UN, NATO & PACE to recognize Russia as ‘aggressor state’
The Ukrainian parliament has addressed UN, NATO and other international organizations to recognize Russia as “an aggressor state” in the Ukrainian conflict. The majority of MPs voted in favor of the move.

27.01.2015 15:04

Moscow on ‘spy scandal’: No grounds for arrest, US stoking ‘anti-Russian feelings’
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has demanded the immediate release of Evgeny Buryakov, the Russian bank employee arrested for espionage in New York on Monday, and says the accusations against him and two of his fellow countrymen are “groundless.”

27.01.2015 14:56

​Russia and Turkey agree on new gas route
Russia and Turkey have agreed on the route of the ‘Turkish Stream’ pipeline under the Black Sea. The first gas pipe with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters will be operational by December 2016.

27.01.2015 15:09

​Public inquiry into Litvinenko poisoning begins
The public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko is under way, eight years after the former KGB officer was poisoned with deadly Polonium-210 in London.

27.01.2015 13:59

‘Empire of Chaos’ in the House
No one in Western corporate media will tell you why US President Barack Obama is hitting Riyadh with a high-powered delegation to “pay his respects” to the new House of Saud potentate, King Salman.

27.01.2015 14:18

Meet Hanti, my pet wolf: A walk on the wild side for Russian animal activist (VIDEO)
Hanti, the domestic wolf, feels at ease when walked by her master in the Russian city of Smolensk. She is also a center of attention for residents. Living in an animal shelter, the “pet” is befriended by other dogs and even a big ginger cat.

27.01.2015 13:23

‘Ukraine crisis - result of NATO enlargement policy’
The crisis in Ukraine is directly caused by the enlargement policy of NATO begun at the Bucharest summit in 2008 when the organization openly declared its aim to embrace both Ukraine and Georgia, Anna Van Densky, EU Reporter magazine, told RT.

27.01.2015 10:50

Putin: Those who rewrite history attempt to hide own disgrace
The Russian president has blasted attempts to rewrite the history of WWII and hide the crimes of Nazism as inadmissible and immoral, adding that people who do this often try to distract attention from their nations’ collaboration with Hitler.

27.01.2015 13:58

‘Kiev talks war when situation calms down, talks peace when things get worse’
Kiev has made no sustained attempts to look for a peaceful settlement to the crisis and the Russians are starting to lose faith that it’s ever going to happen, Alexander Mercouris, International Affairs Editor for Russia Insider, told RT.

27.01.2015 04:00