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‘Failing drug laws’: UK ministers debate narcotics policy
MPs debated a possible shift in the coalition’s policy on drugs in the House of Commons on Thursday. It came as two Home Office reports suggest penalties for drug possession do not reduce the number of users.

30.10.2014 09:27

Girl Power: 6 female leaders the public just wanted more of
Dilma Rousseff’s securing her job as Brazil’s president on Sunday for a second time mean she joins a select band of female leaders who have been re-elected to serve their countries. Take a look at six women whom the public could just not get enough of.

27.10.2014 13:58

Rousseff has ‘a very weak mandate’ after Brazil vote
Dilma Rousseff's second mandate will be challenging as Brazilian economy is bad and there is a lot of discontent among the population over corruption and uncertainty about the future, contributor to Bloomberg View Mac Margolis told RT.

27.10.2014 09:52

Re-elected Dilma wins in a Brazil broken in two
President Dilma Rousseff of the ruling Worker's Party (PT) was re-elected this Sunday in a tight run-off against opposition candidate Aecio Neves of the Social Democracy Party of Brazil (PSDB).

27.10.2014 08:58

Uruguay heads to high-stake presidential run-off
Uruguay will have a second round of the presidential election after the ruling coalition’s candidate and former President Tabaré Vazquez fell short of securing the outright majority needed to avoid the run-off, according to exit polls.

27.10.2014 01:46

Ecuador’s FM Patino on global corporations: Transnational misconduct must end
Transnational corporations have abused their privileges leading to “an unprecedented level of social and environmental injustice,” said Ecuador’s FM Ricardo Patino in his article calling on all nations to hold such companies accountable for their actions:

25.10.2014 17:08

Opposition candidate vows to reverse Uruguay’s cannabis revolution ahead of Sunday vote
Presidential candidate Luis Lacalle Pou has told Reuters he plans to halt Uruguay’s world-leading reform to regulate the sale of marijuana, just four days ahead of what is likely to be one of the closest elections in the country’s history.

22.10.2014 17:22

Neck & neck Brazil presidential race casts doubts on Mercosur, BRICS
About a year ago everyone expected an easy ride for President Dilma Rousseff in her reelection campaign. Now, in the final week of Brazil’s election season, she is technically tied with opposition’s Aécio Neves.

21.10.2014 06:52

1 drop of blood & 60 minutes: Breakthrough device heralds future of cancer detection
Early cancer detection can save millions of lives but current diagnostic methods remain costly and invasive. However, a new startup is developing a device which could detect dozens of cancers with a single blood test.

18.10.2014 09:50

US sanctions against Russia is economic terrorism – Morales to RT
US sanctions against Russia can be considered as economic terrorism, said acting Bolivian President Evo Morales in an interview to RT. He also revealed his secret job aspiration.

14.10.2014 05:06

7.4 quake off El Salvador kills one
A 7.4 earthquake has struck about 106km (66 miles) off the coast of El Salvador, south-east of the city of Usulutan. One person was killed, the quake could be felt across Central America.

14.10.2014 04:35

RT launches nationwide broadcasting in Argentina
RT Spanish started broadcasting in Argentina on Thursday, which makes it the first foreign TV channel on national television in the Latin America country. It will be available for over 80% of the country’s 42 mln population.

09.10.2014 19:28

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