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Obama should rescind sanctions against Venezuela
This week regional leaders from 35 Latin American and Caribbean nations meet at the Seventh Summit of the Americas. The meeting in Panama will be a historical encounter ending the 50-year exclusion of Cuba from the Organization of American States.

10.04.2015 15:16

​Trident nukes being exploited for ‘petty electoral politics’ – military chiefs
Britain’s nuclear arsenal should not be used as a political football in the run-up to the general election next month, according to senior armed forces figures.

10.04.2015 09:55

Controversial ‘pro-jihad’ group invited by OSCE to advise on returning foreign fighters
A group that represents the rights of Islamist extremists, which is alleged by critics to be “pro-jihad,” has been given an advisory role on European policy on foreign fighters returning home from Syria.

10.04.2015 11:46

Burglars bricking it: Edinburgh police use Lego to fight crime
Sneaking through tiny cracks and crevices where no normal human being could possibly venture, the little plastic heroes are helping Edinburgh Police stop more villainous reprobates in their tracks.

10.04.2015 10:58

Sanaa-tized? Rights groups sue State Dept for refusing to evacuate 1,000s of Americans from Yemen
The US government has been sued over abandoning its citizens in Yemen, where up to 4,000 Americans are feared stranded. Pentagon officials claim an evacuation would be too dangerous for military personnel to carry out.

10.04.2015 08:41

Air France flight bound to Tunis lands in Paris after emergency diversion
Air France AF1184 flight from Paris to Tunis has safely landed in the French capital’s Charles de Gaulle Airport, after it declared an emergency and diverted.

10.04.2015 12:45

​Culture of fear: Suspicion of Muslims growing, survey suggests
Community relations between Muslims and non-Muslims in the UK have deteriorated in recent years due to higher levels of suspicion and hostility, a new survey has found.

10.04.2015 08:53

‘Saudi bombing will have horrendous impact expanding far beyond Yemen’
The air campaign in Yemen led by Saudi Arabia with US coordination will have terrible consequences bringing further destruction and creating millions of refugees, Sara Flounders, Co-director, international Action Center, told RT.

10.04.2015 07:19

UK, Argentina summon each other’s ambassadors as Falklands/Malvinas row worsens
Tensions over the Falklands/Malvinas were ratcheted up last night when Argentina and Britain summoned each other’s ambassadors. Argentina said it would sue UK oil firms, while Britain is boosting its defenses on the contested islands.

10.04.2015 08:36

Pressure builds on GCHQ as NGOs challenge mass surveillance in European court
A group of leading human rights NGOs in Britain are taking the UK government to the European Court of Human Rights over invasive mass surveillance practices they warn violate Britons’ right to privacy and freedom of expression.

10.04.2015 09:02

Military boost: US to urge Canada to upgrade Arctic missile sensors
The US military is planning to ask the Canadian government to upgrade missile sensors in the Arctic, in order to improve detection of different types of missiles, according to a senior US defense official.

09.04.2015 23:04

Pentagon kick-starts program to maintain superiority of US technology
When it comes to the Pentagon’s technology-buying strategy, the Defense Department wants to focus more on research and development that will spur innovation. Its updated acquisition plan will also streamline how those purchases are made.

09.04.2015 22:29