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Captor parades his ‘bomb-vest’ wearing hostage in Brazil hotel
A gunman paraded a hostage wearing a suicide vest on the 13th floor balcony of a luxury Brazilian hotel, prompting a seven-hour standoff with the police and evacuation of all of the hotel guests.

29.09.2014 17:35

‘Modi’s India center of multipolar world - this threatens US hegemony’
Washington’s hegemonic position is being threatened by a new global movement that is fast becoming reality, with the BRICS group being a very important component of creating a truly multipolar world, Don DeBar, of CPR News, told RT.

29.09.2014 11:03

War and Peace (& Economic Terror): 9 highlights from the 69th UNGA
Emotions are running high at the 69th UN General Assembly, with Islamic State, “economic terrorists” and US spying firmly in the firing line. RT has listened to all the speeches (so you don’t have to) to bring you the best quotes of the week so far.

25.09.2014 09:39

NYC stages world's ‘biggest ever’ climate change march (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Not even a gloomy sky could dampen the spirits of climate activists Sunday, as up to 310,000 marched through New York City pushing for international action against global warming. Thousands of rallies across the world called on governments for change.

21.09.2014 20:05

Happiest country in the world? Global index may surprise you
When you think of how happy people in a whole country are, what do you take into account? True, country well-being and perception of own happiness depend greatly on the economic situation. But it’s Panama that tops Gallup’s Global Well-being Index.

18.09.2014 08:31

World hunger: No reason for celebration yet, data masks real struggle – UN
While the number of hungry people across the globe has seen a sharp fall over the past decade, one in nine people throughout the world – 805 million – still do not have enough to eat, says a joint report by three UN food and agriculture agencies.

16.09.2014 22:46

‘Want to make yourself sick with McDonald’s? Pay more!’ Ecuador to introduce fast food tax
Ecuador’s leftist president Rafael Correa is taking on US-owned fast food chains in a bid to combat the escalating obesity problem in the country.

13.09.2014 17:28

Chile on high alert after 3 explosions in 3 days
Chilean capital is on high alert after three explosions struck the country, causing injuries. Authorities say they are seeking help from foreign security agencies in identifying those responsible for the blasts.

11.09.2014 06:00

Argentina passes law to reclaim default debt from New York
Argentina’s Senate has passed a law that will let the country continue paying off its default debt by transferring international bond payments from New York to local banks, which would let other investors buy Argentine debt.

05.09.2014 09:06

Ecuador set to create state-backed digital currency... to ditch dollar?
Ecuador is planning to create the world’s first digital currency issued by the country’s central bank, in what is seen by many as a step to abandon the US dollar, the currency now used by the Central American country.

30.08.2014 16:49

22 years for 100s of murders? Pablo Escobar’s favorite hitman walks free
A top hitman for infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, who confessed to murdering hundreds of people, has been set free after 22 years behind bars, despite protests from relatives of his alleged victims.

27.08.2014 19:41

Argentina accuses US judge of being ‘imperialist’ after debt plan ruling
The Argentine cabinet chief, Jorge Capitanich, accused a US judge who ruled that Buenos Aires’s debt restructuring plan is illegal of having an ‘imperialist’ attitude after he backed hedge funds that refuse to take reduced returns on Argentinian bonds.

22.08.2014 18:58

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