As the US continues to grapple with a widespread opioid epidemic, alarming research from Seattle indicates that the local population is consuming so much oxycodone that it’s seeping into the local water supply.
The US dollar is becoming less appealing for investors as American debt continues to soar and the greenback is printed to cover it, investor Jim Rogers said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
The US military is relying more and more on drone warfare but could this modern weapon do more harm than good? Brandon Bryant, former drone operator in America’s armed forces, shares his experience.
Julian Assange is reportedly facing new limitations that include bans on phone calls and even visitors, according to WikiLeaks, the whistleblowing group he co-founded. The restrictions come as his fate is being negotiated by UK & Ecuadorian authorities.
At least six people, including two children, were killed in a reportedly Saudi-led airstrike this morning in Sanaa province. The video footage has captured the moment rescuers tried to help the victims, mostly children, who were helplessly trapped under piles of rubble. RT discussed the
What did John Kiriakou, who worked for Gina Haspel & went to jail for exposing torture, see? Do ethics matter? Does law matter? Does torture work? Who would Jesus torture? Why was a 27 year highly honored veteran of CIA, beaten & arrested at the
The arrest of a notorious drug lord a decade ago in Afghanistan was heralded as a devastating blow to the Taliban. But now, Haji Juma Khan has walked free from an American prison.
Facebook will now rank news sources by “trustworthiness,” promoting or suppressing content based on this criterion. However, news organizations enlisted to help define what “trustworthy” is seem to reveal a strong political bias.
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Local Syrian doctors have testified that they saw no patients with signs of chemical poisoning in the aftermath of the alleged attack in the city of Douma. RT asked independent researcher Vanessa Beeley, who returned from Douma just days ago, about what she saw.
SOURCE: Russian MoD The Pacific Sea Fleet conducted a series of drills in the Sea of Japan, as seen in a video released by Russia’s MoD on Friday. See Also: (Russia Today) – Countdown to V-Day begins: Military parade rehearsal in Moscow More than 12,000
Witnesses of the alleged chemical attack in Douma, including 11-year-old Hassan Diab and hospital staff, told reporters at The Hague that the White Helmets video used as a pretext for a US-led strike on Syria was, in fact, staged.
Russia not a threat to UK & Brits, but threat to neocon plan for regime change in Syria – Neil Clark
UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has launched another scathing attack against Moscow, saying his country needs to reassess the threat from the Russian government.
Suspected Saudi-led strikes on a wedding ceremony in Yemeni Hajjah province have resulted in multiple casualties, including women and children. The death toll ranges from 20 to 50 people, reports citing local health officials say.
After allegations of a chemical attack in Syria, Western fighter jets were soon revving their engines, ready to unleash a “humanitarian intervention.” Chemical weapons inspectors were on their way to the Syrian town of Douma to investigate whether an attack had actually happened, but cruise
Iran has announced it’s dumping the dollar in favour of the euro for official financial reporting. That will make it the latest nation to limit use of US money.
The controversial Syrian activist group, the White Helmets, has tried to lobby Roger Waters, the co-founder of the rock group Pink Floyd. A group, called the Syria Campaign, sent an email to the musician, inviting him to a fundraising dinner on behalf of the White
The strikes against Syria have been condemned by the former lead singer of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, during a concert in Barcelona.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the White House in Washington DC on Saturday to protest against the US-led airstrikes in Syria. Many of the protesters were holding banners and flags against the war on Syria while others used words of civil right activist
The U.N. Security Council held an emergency meeting, at Russia’s request, on the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria which killed more than 40 people and injured hundreds more. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres briefed members saying the situation in the MIddle East is in “chaos”
The massive missile strikes the US and allies conducted against Syria actually benefit terrorist groups, and prevented inspectors from proving if chemical weapons were used in Douma, international analysts told RT.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. In response to push by members of Congress, Zuckerberg admitted social media sites (including Facebook) should be subjected to some regulation from the government. For more on this, RT America’s Ed
The drum of war is beginning to bang in Washgton and the beat is for Syria. But did Iraqi ivasion play out along suspiciously similar lines? See Also: (Russia Today) – Turns out, sources reporting on chemical attack in Douma are sponsored by West… Still
Sacha Llorenti, the Bolivian ambassador to the United Nations – and the man who called Security Council meeting on Thursday tells RT that possible escalation in Syria without the authorization of UN Security Council would be a violation of international law.
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UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on security in the Middle East, in the wake of reports of an alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is recruiting staff to compile a database, aimed at monitoring journalists around the world.
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Former intelligence officers have launched a petition in support of Julian Assange. They want the Ecuadorian embassy, where he’s been staying since 2012, to restore his internet connection. The petition letter was handed over by a former CIA officer-turned-whistleblower.
At least 8 people, including a child, are now thought to have been killed, and more than 1000 others injured, after Israeli forces fired live ammunition at protesters in Gaza. Those numbers are from the Palestinian Health Ministry. The unrest broke out as Palestinians resumed
A Saudi-led coalition airstrike killed 14 civilians, including seven children, in the coastal city of Hodeidah on Monday, media reports citing medics and witnesses.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said Turkey is in no position to lecture the IDF on its conduct during violent clashes in Gaza. He said Israel had “the most moral army” and dismissed Ankara’s criticism as an April Fool’s Day joke.
At least 17 Palestinians have been killed and over a thousand injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers at the Gaza border. Earlier, the Israeli army used live bullets, tear gas and drones against Gaza demonstrators.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has had his internet connection cut off, and isn’t being allowed visits at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Australian journalist and documentary film maker, John Pilger shares his opinion about the issue.
Amid increased tension between the UK and Russia over the Salisbury nerve-agent attack, Britain has adopted a new national security strategy with London now ranking Moscow alongside Islamist terrorism on its list of main threats. See Also: (RussiaToday) – RUSSIA DID IT! (Skripal case logic)
RT hosted a debate on what the fallout of the unfolding Facebook data scandal could be. Richard Goodstein, a former advisor to both Bill and Hillary Clinton’s presidential election campaigns, went head-to-head with legal & media analyst Lionel See Also: (Russia Today) – In your
Units from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) regained control of Saqba, as the battle for Eastern Ghouta continues on Tuesday. Drone footage from Saqba shows the effects of war on the district.
US forces staging biggest drills in Alaska in three decades as battle for Arctic dominance continues
It seems the battle for Arctic dominance continues with US forces conducting large-scale military exercises in Alaska this month to train troops ‘to fight and win in the Arctic.’
It is exactly 15 years since the US began an operation it called Iraqi Freedom, commonly known as the Iraq War. What began as a promise to liberate a country from a dictator, turned into years of conflicts across the region.
Trump brought props to the meeting with visiting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to illustrate the close security partnership. He showed reporters a sign that lists Saudi purchases and another of pending sales of military equipment to the kingdom.
Russia-UK relations plunge amid row over the poisoning of a former spy. Award-winning journalist John Pilger joins RT to discuss this issue.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said 23 UK diplomats must leave Russia in response to Britain’s “provocative actions and groundless accusations” over ex-double agent Sergei Skripal’s poisoning. The British Council will also be shut.
The U.S. Central Command has admitted it does not know how resources it gives to the Saudi-led coalition are being used in the conflict with Yemen. The UN describes the situation as the worst man-made humanitarian crisis in modern history.
‘Godmother of Torture’ Haspel should be in dock at The Hague, not head of CIA – agency whistleblower
Donald Trump won’t get alternative viewpoints by surrounding himself with ‘yes men’ and ‘yes women,’ and that is the mark of a failing presidency, former CIA analyst and whistleblower John Kiriakou told RT.
The head of NATO says the alliance’s troops will stay in Iraq so long as that’s OK with the Iraqi government. Former US Congressman Ron Paul thinks it’s time for the alliance to pull out its forces.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied accusations he revived an arms race by unveiling Russia’s new nuclear deterrent. That was done by US President George W. Bush killing a 30-year-old missile treaty in 2002, he told NBC.
Years of war have left Syrian cities and infrastructure a decimated landscape of flattened buildings and rubble.
Emmanuel Macron has promised to “strike” Syria if any evidence emerges that chemical weapons were used against civilians. However, he added that French intelligence agencies do not have proof to back up such allegations.
An arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not be dropped, a British judge has ruled. His lawyers had argued it was no longer in the public interest to arrest him.
Nearly four months after its liberation from Islamic State, people from the Syrian city of Raqqa are slowly returning to what’s left of their homes. But many buildings in the city remain riddled with landmines and booby-traps. Locals say they’ve been left to take on
Republican lawmakers in the US are threatening to cut funding to the World Health Organization’s cancer research program. That’s after the International Agency for Research on Cancer said America’s most widely-used weed killer, made by Monsanto, is probably carcinogenic.
The healthcare system in Mosul is still far from adequate due to the “massive extent of devastation” inflicted, more than six months since the end of the battle for the city, UNICEF’s representative in Iraq told RT.
Russia’s defence ministry says rebel fighters have shot down a Russian jet in Syria’s Idlib province, and killed the pilot. Unverified footage of the incident has been posted online by the militants. See Also: (Russia Today) – Moment Russian pilot ejects after Su-25 jet downed
Washington uses the alleged Russian threat as a pretext for its nuclear build-up, while the real purpose behind the new hawkish nuclear strategy is to pump money into the military complex, the Russian ambassador to the US told RT.
A Libyan man who lost his whole family in a NATO air raid is planning to take his fight for justice to the European Court of Human Rights.
In north-western Iraq, locals are livid – after a US-led coalition air strike reportedly hit civilians and local police, instead of terrorists. The incident took place on Saturday. Reports suggest at least eight people were killed and 20 injured. Here’s what eyewitnesses had to say.
Days ago the US Secretary of Defense James Mattis updated and revised America’s global defense strategy. It is a dark vision of the world and calls for massive defense spending. What he calls a defense strategy critics say is a blue-print for wars without end.
Max and Stacy discuss the ‘highly inappropriate pay packets’ for the bosses at a 200-year-old infrastructure company that went down in flames following a very dubious public investment model. Max also interviews Arry Yu, COO of StormToken.com, about the gamified micro-task market where people can
America’s National Security Agency has the power to identify people by the sound of their voice. They are thought to be using technology much more advanced than that of Apple or Amazon. That’s according to a report based on documents leaked by the agency’s former
‘If you decide to challenge America’s experiment in democracy – it’s going to be your worst day’, said the US Defence Secretary, as he unveiled America’s new Defence Strategy, which will now primarily focus on deterring Russia and China.
With the Islamic State and its many confederates defeated or facing defeat in Syria, what is next for this war-torn country? What justification exists for the U.S. to maintain military forces there? Does Washington want Syria partitioned? If so, then why?
The US will counter any “threat to America’s democracy experiment” in the world, if necessary with military force, the Pentagon chief threatened. Jim Mattis said Russia and China are potential adversaries for the US.
Sweden is set to release a modern version of a 1940s guide on how to cope with war, with the creators citing the threats of climate change and terrorist attacks, according to local media.
Twitter staff have been caught on camera revealing that the company has direct access to – and monetises – some of its users most private information. Hidden-camera conversations with Twitter engineers were conducted by the undercover journalism group ‘Project Veritas’ See Also: (Russia Today) –
Are the mainstream media intentionally gaslighting the public against President Donald Trump? The reverse appears to be equally true – Trump does and with style gaslight the media. What kind of body politic is this creating? Has the US become a collection of hysterical drama
Hundreds of women and children held an armed rally in Sanaa on Saturday decrying the ongoing Saudi-led bombing campaign. Yemeni women called on their countrymen to ‘not surrender’ and ‘give up’ in a country ravaged by Saudi-led airstrikes since 2015 and suffering a blockade orchestrated
The U.S. has revealed that countering Iran is part of its ongoing operations in Syria after the fall of Islamic State and among the key reasons a military presence will remain there. The announcement was made during a Senate hearing on Thursday.
A cursory glance of the media environment could easily give you the impression that the vast majority of journalists studied psychology at university. So many are convinced Donald Trump is not mentally fit to be president. Are the same journalists suffering from Trump derangement syndrome?
The NSA has been steadily shedding staff ever since the agency introduced draconian internal rules to stop potential new Snowden-inspired whistleblowers, former NSA technical director William Binney told RT.
An Italian journalist is raising awareness of the Yemeni people’s suffering showing their daily life and traditions – that continue despite the horrors of war.
Wikileaks has published an e-mail apparently showing that the New York Times was providing the State Department – and Hillary Clinton – with advanced warnings about potentially damaging stories.
Yezidi fighters reportedly kidnapped and executed 52 civilians from two Iraqi tribes back in June 2017. The Yezidis are an ethno-religious group in the country, which abide by their own moral code.
President Donald Trump’s 2017 National Security Strategy report tells us how he sees the world, or rather how the Washington foreign policy elites do. For a candidate who ran on a message of change the report is unremarkable in its defense of status quo policies
The Russian Foreign Minister has had a frank exchange with his American counterpart over Washington’s approach towards North Korea. Sergey Lavrov spoke to Rex Tillerson on the phone, with the details being released by the Russian Foreign Ministry.