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War

Pentagon walks back plans for spring offensive against ISIS stronghold Mosul
Facing criticism, the Pentagon announced it has pushed back plans by Iraqis to mount a major attack to regain Mosul from the Islamic State. The Pentagon now says the assault might occur in the fall, but even that date is tenuous.

28.02.2015 01:14

Texas rep. introduces bill for ‘American Sniper’ to receive nation’s highest combat award
Were the actions of Chris Kyle, known as the United States’ deadliest sniper, worthy of the Congressional Medal of Honor? A representative from Texas believes so, and has introduced legislation to that end. But veterans aren’t so sure.

27.02.2015 22:21

​‘Assad cannot be Syria’s future’ – UK & French foreign ministers
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and his French counterpart, Laurent Fabius, said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must not be part of any future government or participate in the US-led alliance against Islamic State.

27.02.2015 13:41

​‘Ukraine crisis could’ve been avoided if proper decisions were made in 80’s’
The situation in Ukraine arose from the developments in the 80’s when the US saw a long-term threat to their economic interests from Russia tying up with Europe, Lt Cdr Martin Packard, former NATO intelligence analyst told RT’s In The Now.

27.02.2015 10:38

‘The OSCE has very difficult task monitoring Minsk deal implementation’
The OSCE is facing a difficult task monitoring the military hardware withdrawal by the opposing sides in Ukraine given the distances and the territory involved, Martin McCauley, author and Russia analyst, told RT.

27.02.2015 09:20

​Chinese diplomat lectures West on Russia’s ‘real security concerns’ over Ukraine
Western nations should heed Russia's legitimate security concerns over the volatile situation in Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in a rare public statement on the crisis that has damaged relations between Russia and the West.

27.02.2015 10:24

Bill O’Reilly, Brian Williams, and the corporate media phantasmagoria
The scandals that have erupted around the exposure of Bill O’Reilly and Brian Williams as having lied about their wartime experiences provide us with a glimpse into the nature of corporate media.

27.02.2015 11:24

​Europe ‘feels like Nazi Germany,’ says Madonna
Rising intolerance and anti-Semitism have reached the point when “it feels like Nazi Germany,” pop icon Madonna said, adding that France, in particular, no longer encourages diversity and freedom.

27.02.2015 07:15

‘100yrs to repair Gaza’: Oxfam says blockade remains, aid almost non-existent
Reconstructing Gaza could take an entire century, if Israel doesn’t stop the siege, leading charity Oxfam warned. And that’s just the time frame for essential projects. The NGO’s regional director calls the situation “deplorable.”

27.02.2015 07:11

​‘Sign of weakness’: Tories to scrap NATO’s 2% defense spending target
A Tory-led government’s defense budget would not hit NATO’s recommended target of 2 percent of GDP after the general election, a defense and security think tank warns.

26.02.2015 17:31

​Why the rise of fascism is again the issue
The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was a reminder of the great crime of fascism, whose Nazi iconography is embedded in our consciousness.

26.02.2015 14:41

OSCE: ‘Minsk agreement not shopping list, all points must be implemented’
The Minsk agreement is a package of measures all sides have agreed, so it can’t be implemented in half or partially, but with a complete ceasefire and entire hardware withdrawal, Alexander Hug, deputy chief monitor of the OSCE mission to Ukraine, told RT.

26.02.2015 15:20