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Taliban pledge to continue fighting as Obama approves US troops to stay through 2015
The Taliban says it has been left with no alternative but to continue its fight against the US. They made the statement hours after President Barack Obama delayed withdrawing American troops, saying the US would stay in Afghanistan until the end of 2015.

25.03.2015 14:41

‘Clearly anti-Russian’ – Moscow blasts latest US national security strategy
The recently approved US National Security Strategy for 2015 has a clear anti-Russian orientation, according to analysis released by Russia’s Security Council (SC).

25.03.2015 14:22

Pilot panic: Germanwings crews refuse to fly
After the Germanwings’ A320 crash in the French Alps some crews of the low-cost carrier have refused to fly, citing “personal reasons.” The airline’s spokesman insists the problem has nothing to do with the technical condition of its planes.

25.03.2015 08:40

Saudi Arabia moves heavy arms to border with chaos-stricken Yemen
Saudi Arabia is deploying a significant task force to the border with neighboring Yemen, where Houthi Shiite rebels allegedly forced the president to leave the country. President Hadi has been asking the UN to approve the use of foreign forces in Yemen.

25.03.2015 05:41

Poroshenko fires oligarch governor amid oil company standoff
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree relieving Dnepropetrovsk Governor Igor Kolomoysky from his post, the president’s website said. The resignation came after a meeting between the two, amid the ongoing standoff around oil giant Ukrnafta.

25.03.2015 04:57

Will they ever leave? US to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan in 2015
Barack Obama says he’ll keep 9,800 US troops in Afghanistan through 2015, after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani requested them to stay. Critics say the move could mean the US maintaining a military presence past the 2016 pullout deadline.

24.03.2015 18:18

Neo-Nazi activity in Sweden doubles in 3 years, anti-racist group says
Neo-Nazi rallies and PR activities in Sweden, including putting up stickers, have rocketed by 20 percent in the last three years, reaching record heights, despite a decline in the number of far-right organizations, the anti-racist Expo Foundation says.

24.03.2015 17:21

No Secret Service 'crash' at White House, video shows
Footage of the White House gate released by the government shows the Secret Service agents did not “crash” into any barricades, as original reports claimed, but merely nudged a traffic cone with their vehicle.

24.03.2015 16:20

​Union chief: Armed cops should help TSA at airports
The president of the workers union that represents Transportation Security Administration employees says that armed police should patrol airports across the United States as TSA agents continue to come under attack.

24.03.2015 13:31

Gaddafi gone, but much more instability, violence in Libya
As Libya has been in disarray since the fall of Gaddafi it’s very hard to say exactly what qualifies a civilian strike, who is combatant and who is not and which side is affiliated with which radical groups, Patrick James, Middle East expert, told RT.

24.03.2015 12:22

‘Not just snooping’: Israel accused of feeding secret info on Iran talks to US lawmakers
Israel has been accused of feeding secret information on the Iran 5+1 nuclear talks to senior US lawmakers in an effort to scupper the negotiations, a new report says. The accusation was met with sharp denial in Tel Aviv.

24.03.2015 07:48

False flags & cyber wars: New Snowden leaks reveal Canada spy agency’s ‘deception toolbox’
Top secret documents from Edward Snowden’s cache have revealed Canada’s ambition to become a big player in the world of electronic spying. The leak comes just as the country plans to vote on a law that would give its cyber agencies more powers.

23.03.2015 22:45