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MoD splashes out on ​£500k-a-year boss despite military spending cuts
Amid chaos over defense cuts and strategy, the Ministry of Defense’s newest boss will be paid up to £535,000 (US$800,000) a year to lead the department’s multi-billion pound equipment program.

27.03.2015 09:53

Nazi ‘virus’ vaccine worn off since Nuremberg trials?
Everyone, who, as myself, has a kid in high school, is used to answering countless questions. I wonder, if any of you is finding it harder now to answer simple questions like “Wasn’t Nazism defeated in the WWII? Weren’t the Nazis convicted in Nuremberg?”

17.03.2015 15:46

​ISIS taking advantage of Syrian conflict, opposition & govt should cease fire – UN envoy tells RT
It would be far more easy to address the issue of ISIS in Syria if the opposition and the government negotiated a ceasefire, the UN envoy Staffan de Mistura told RT, emphasizing that the mediators’ role is to help Syrian people find a Syrian solution.

06.03.2015 03:34

Will ceasefire hold? Thin hopes in E. Ukraine hours before truce as shelling goes on
On the eve of the Minsk-agreed ceasefire, locals in eastern Ukraine are far from being too optimistic. The horrors of the war leave little room for hope, RT journalists in the region have found out.

14.02.2015 06:06

​UK foreign aid spending ‘not fit for purpose’ – report
Britain’s foreign aid budget is growing at such a rate that ministers are “struggling” to use it properly, a new report suggests, as politicians are criticized for spending too much on overseas development.

12.02.2015 15:33

​Teenage army cadets threatened with beheading, barracks security tightened
Police are upping security after two girls were allegedly threatened with beheading as they left an army reserve center in Northumbria.

06.02.2015 15:33

​More Muslims needed in British Army, urges military chief
More British Muslims should be recruited into the UK’s armed forces, one of Britain’s highest-ranking soldiers has said. Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK blamed the poor uptake on the community’s ‘demonization’ and Britain’s ‘unethical’ foreign policy.

06.02.2015 12:30

Pregnant activist crashes glitzy arms industry dinner, urges guests ‘consider career change’
A pregnant political activist entered a glitzy arms industry dinner in Westminster, commandeered a microphone and warned assembled arms dealers and MPs that making profit “causing death and destruction around the world” is unacceptable.

05.02.2015 15:19

​UK military experts warn of ‘weaponized Ebola’ – report
British military experts fear terrorists could ‘weaponize’ Ebola, a heavily redacted Ministry of Defence (MoD) report has revealed.

02.02.2015 16:44

UK territory was used for CIA interrogation, torture – Bush-era whistleblower
The CIA carried out interrogations on British territory, according to a senior Bush administration official. The claims, if true, contradict the official line of the British government that it was not complicit in torture in the years after 9/11.

30.01.2015 17:02

​UK overseas aid linked to fraudsters and criminals, MPs find
Millions in British aid money may have been siphoned off to criminals and money launderers, a report has found, adding further pressure to the UK Department for International Development (DfID).

29.01.2015 11:48

​British jihadist in Syria pens ‘war widow’ guide, husband presumed dead
A British female jihadist who traveled to Syria has written a new guide on how to be a ‘war widow’, leading to suspicions that her ‘husband’ has been killed in battle.

26.01.2015 12:34