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Japanese Bond? Tokyo toys with creating MI6-style spy agency
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) are considering the introduction of an overseas intelligence network possibly modeled on Britain's MI6 spy agency, the first of its kind since World War II, Reuters reported.

06.03.2015 09:17

​US freezes $640mn in sanctioned Russian bank assets
The US has frozen accounts of Russian banks SMP, Rossiya and its subsidiary Sobinbank worth in total $640 million, as part of America’s escalating sanctions war against Russia over its policy in Ukraine.

06.03.2015 07:37

Battle lines: Defense spending cuts could break the Tories
Up to 30 rebel Tory MPs may try to force a vote on military cuts at a parliamentary debate next week, amid allegations that Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said there were “no votes in defense.”

06.03.2015 09:58

Exploding star observed 4 times over, thanks to unique gravitational lensing
The Hubble telescope captured a star’s explosion four times over. In a nod to Einstein, it used the natural lensing effect created by the gravitational pull of galaxies to probe the edges of the observable universe, where no normal telescope can reach.

06.03.2015 06:51

French delete evidence US carrier was 'sunk' by sub in drill
A major vulnerability that allowed French submarine to “sink” aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and most of its escort during drills was apparently revealed by the French Navy and Defense Ministry in blogposts that were quickly wiped out.

06.03.2015 04:42

Air pollution increases chance of stroke, study says
People living in areas with high air pollution, such as New York City, face a greater risk of stroke according to a new study from New York University’s Langone Medical Center.

06.03.2015 01:45

RT’s special report on the Islamic State: Newly formed, newly armed, newly funded
The Islamic State (formerly ISIS) seems to have swept into Iraq and Syria out of nowhere, leaving death, destruction and fear in its wake. RT takes an in-depth look at where it came from, its financing and weaponry, and whether US involvement is needed.

05.03.2015 23:40

Army court orders military to stop calling Chelsea Manning a man
The Army Court of Criminal Appeals has ordered the military to stop referring to jailed WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning as a man in court papers and orders.

06.03.2015 02:42

Clinton’s State Dept. forced ambassador’s resignation over private email use
The State Department is looking into whether Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account during her tenure violated security rules, as new revelations show the agency forced the resignation of a US ambassador, partly for the similar reasons.

06.03.2015 01:35

Crude oil train derails, catches fire in Illinois (PHOTOS)
Eight train cars filled with crude oil veered off the tracks in the south of Galena, Illinois. At least two of them caught fire after the 105-car-long BNSF Railway train derailed.

05.03.2015 23:32

Obama admin balked at improving standards for gas in oil ‘bomb trains’ – report
A federal standard for regulating explosive gas in oil-transporting trains was rejected in the higher levels of the White House, according to a new report. It instead opted to allow new industry-backed regulations crafted in North Dakota to suffice.

05.03.2015 20:55

Virginia’s forced sterilization victims each to get $25k restitution payments for eugenics program
Virginia is set to become the second state to compensate the victims of its eugenics program ‒ people whom the state deemed mentally or physically unfit to procreate and were then forcibly sterilized without their knowledge or consent.

05.03.2015 21:14