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Fragile fact-checking: How the media fell in and out of love with the Sikorski ‘revelations’
What’s worse than a junior neocon? A junior neocon trying to make a name for himself. Ben Judah’s meteoric rise, aided by his staunch anti-Russian credentials in a climate of fear, has imploded as quickly as it began.

22.10.2014 01:18

Right into enemy hands? ISIS shows off new weapons allegedly airdropped by US (VIDEO)
​Islamic State has published a new video in which a jihadist shows off brand-new American hardware, which was purportedly intended for the Kurds they are fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani.

21.10.2014 21:53

‘Mission of liberty’: Outgoing GCHQ boss defends mass surveillance
The outgoing director of GCHQ has used his farewell speech to praise the UK surveillance agency’s practices. In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations, Sir Iain Lobban called the agency’s work a “mission of liberty, not erosion of it.”

21.10.2014 16:18

Congress investigating deal between NSA official and ex-director’s company
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are now questioning the relationship between the National Security Agency’s chief technical officer and a private company being run by the former head of the American electronic spy department.

21.10.2014 16:23

McCain insists on sending US ground troops to Syria, Iraq
​If Republicans gain control of the US Senate following the November midterm elections, President Barack Obama should expect an old rival in a powerful position to push for US ground troops in Iraq and Syria.

21.10.2014 15:48

Huge rise in cybercrime, Brits fail to report attacks
More than half of Britons have been victims of online ‘cybercrimes’ including hacking, ID theft and fraud, according to a poll. The Cabinet Office says a significant number are unaware of who to contact in the event of an online attack.

21.10.2014 13:33

Russia, China prepare to sign unique cybersecurity treaty - report
An unprecedented treaty on cybersecurity cooperation could be signed during Vladimir Putin’s state visit to China in November, a Russian business daily reports.

21.10.2014 10:14

‘US seeks to reassert domination in Iraq, not to lose it in Afghanistan’
The US authorities see the ISIS threat as an opportunity to regain its position in Iraq where it spent trillions of dollars waging war, but at the same time wants to maintain domination in Afghanistan, Richard Becker from the Answer Coalition told RT.

21.10.2014 09:11

America’s $7.6 billion war on Afghan drugs fails, opium production peaks
Despite Washington spending $7.6 billion on counter-narcotic initiatives in Afghanistan, 2013 witnessed a record surge in the amount of opium poppy cultivation, according to the US inspector general for Afghan reconstruction.

21.10.2014 06:16

Immigration surge? Obama administration to order millions of blank IDs, ‘green cards’
In a move that may hint at future executive action on American immigration policy, a federal agency stated that it will look for a company to supply millions of blank work authorization and residency permits.

21.10.2014 02:32

US Reaper drone crashes at Niger airport
An American drone crashed into the runway at Niger’s main international airport on Monday, damaging it and shutting the facility down for hours, the US military has confirmed, adding that there were no casualties or injuries.

21.10.2014 01:41

DC police spent $260k on ‘Stingray’ surveillance system, left it unused for 6 years
Requests for documents have revealed not only that law enforcement in Washington, DC long ago acquired a controversial cellphone surveillance system known as a “Stingray,” but also let it sit around unused for around six years.

20.10.2014 20:15

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