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RT (formerly Russia Today) is a Russian government-funded international television network. It operates pay television channels directed to audiences outside of Russia, as well as providing Internet content in English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, and Russian.Source
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Turkish F-16 warplane shoots down Armenian SU-25 fighter jet, Defense Ministry in Yerevan claims

Turkish F-16 warplane shoots down Armenian SU-25 fighter jet, Defense Ministry in Yerevan claims

A Turkish F-16 fighter has shot down an Armenian Air Force Su-25, Yerevan has announced. It comes three days after a military conflict between Armenia and neighboring Azerbaijan broke out over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.Officials in Yerevan said the incident took place in Armenian airspace and that the pilot of the Soviet-designed Su-25 was killed.The attack comes hours after Ankara said that it would help Azerbaijan repel “Armenian aggression,” offering both diplomatic and military assistance. Armenia said earlier that it was prepared to use Russian-made Iskander ballistic...

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Galloway: Lying industry may be the only sector of Western economies still in full production & TAXPAYERS pay for it

Galloway: Lying industry may be the only sector of Western economies still in full production & TAXPAYERS pay for it

George Gallowaywas a member of the British Parliament for nearly 30 years. He presents TV and radio shows (including on RT). He is a film-maker, writer and a renowned orator. Follow him on Twitter was a member of the British Parliament for nearly 30 years. He presents TV and radio shows (including on RT). He is a film-maker, writer and a renowned orator. Follow him on Twitter If you have ever wondered why Syrian jihadists, or so-called ‘moderate opposition’, got support from the woke liberal West, a recent leak by Anonymous reveals it’s because Western governments funded this propaganda.In...

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Hunter Biden’s conflict of interest silenced by ‘fake mainstream media’, but Trump’s own people are in on cover-up

Hunter Biden’s conflict of interest silenced by ‘fake mainstream media’, but Trump’s own people are in on cover-up

Nebojsa Malicis a Serbian-American journalist, blogger and translator, who wrote a regular column for Antiwar.com from 2000 to 2015, and is now senior writer at RT. Follow him on Twitter is a Serbian-American journalist, blogger and translator, who wrote a regular column for Antiwar.com from 2000 to 2015, and is now senior writer at RT. Follow him on Twitter While US President Donald Trump is correct that mainstream media outlets are duplicitously dismissing revelations about Joe and Hunter Biden, what about his own Treasury and intelligence community going full Russiagate?Joe Biden should...

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DOLLAR will CRASH in 2021, US should brace for double-dip recession, economist warns

DOLLAR will CRASH in 2021, US should brace for double-dip recession, economist warns

Next year will be brutal for the US currency, according to Yale University senior fellow Stephen Roach. He said that his “seemingly crazed idea” that the dollar will crash shouldn’t seem so crazy anymore.“We’ve got data that’s confirmed both the saving and current account dynamic in a much more dramatic fashion than even I was looking for,” Roach told CNBC.According to him, “The current account deficit in the United States, which is the broadest measure of our international imbalance with the rest of the world, suffered a record deterioration in the second quarter.” He added that “The...

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Putin offers UN staff FREE DOSE of Russia’s pioneering Sputnik V jab as he calls for global conference on Covid-19 vaccine

Putin offers UN staff FREE DOSE of Russia’s pioneering Sputnik V jab as he calls for global conference on Covid-19 vaccine

;  REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva/File PhotoSpeaking at the UN General Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a top-level meeting on joint global development of a Covid-19 vaccine. He also offered UN staff a dose of Russia's Sputnik V formula for free.The UN General Assembly, held in a coronavirus-appropriate virtual format, kicked off on Tuesday. Putin delivered a speech during its morning session, largely focused on the ongoing pandemic."We've all faced a fundamentally new challenge – the coronavirus pandemic. The disease directly affected millions of people, [and] claimed...

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US judge blocks Trump’s WeChat ban, halting removal of app from stores

US judge blocks Trump’s WeChat ban, halting removal of app from stores

A California judge on Sunday blocked the US Department of Commerce from enforcing President Donald Trump’s executive order that requires the Chinese messenger WeChat to be removed from app stores in the US.The Trump administration says that WeChat is a national security threat, as it allegedly sends massive amounts of data to the Chinese government. The Commerce Department had ordered for the messenger to be removed from Apple and Google's app stores in the US.However, hours before the ban was set to come into effect, US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler of the Northern California District...

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Stephen F. Cohen, pre-eminent contemporary American scholar of Russia & USSR, friend of Gorbachev & advisor to Bush, dies at 81

Stephen F. Cohen, pre-eminent contemporary American scholar of Russia & USSR, friend of Gorbachev & advisor to Bush, dies at 81

Stephen F. Cohen, the leading American Russia expert of his generation and a celebrated historian of Russia and the Soviet Union, who became a vocal critic of Washington’s “new Cold War” with Moscow, has died at the age of 81.Cohen succumbed to lung cancer at his home in Manhattan, on Friday, according to his wife Katrina vanden Heuvel, who is also the part-owner and publisher of The Nation magazine, where he worked as a contributing editor.A native of Kentucky, he was a prolific and prominent scholar in his field, serving as a professor emeritus of Russian studies at Princeton University...

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Journalist claims reporters ‘don’t just make stuff up’ in defense of anon sources, gets schooled on all the times media LIED

Journalist claims reporters ‘don’t just make stuff up’ in defense of anon sources, gets schooled on all the times media LIED

Following criticism of a story in which anonymous sources claimed Donald Trump called dead soldiers “losers,” one reporter pushed back, claiming journalists “don’t make stuff up” – which prompted a quick education lesson for her.“Contrary to popular belief, journalists don’t just make stuff up,” Louisville Courier Journal education reporter Olivia Krauth tweeted in response to a conservative outlet blasting the use of anonymous sources.Contrary to popular belief, journalists don’t just make stuff up. — Olivia Krauth (@oliviakrauth) Krauth doubled down and then defended the granting of...

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Global investors ready to put $9.5 billion into Russia’s Arctic LNG 2 project – report

Global investors ready to put $9.5 billion into Russia’s Arctic LNG 2 project – report

Russia’s Arctic LNG 2 (liquefied natural gas) project is set to receive all the planned external financing, as foreign lenders have reportedly pledged to provide about $9.5 billion in financial support.The long list of lenders includes Chinese and Japanese banks as well as European credit and insurance firms, according to a document seen by Reuters. Asian peers are reported to have the most generous offers, with the China Development Bank providing $5 billion and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) offering $2.5 billion.French state investment bank and credit agency...

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Russia demands answers from Washington on whether the US is facilitating terrorist attacks in Crimea, after NBC report

Russia demands answers from Washington on whether the US is facilitating terrorist attacks in Crimea, after NBC report

Russia’s embassy in the US has demanded clarification after an unnamed American official was cited in a report stating that US forces are providing weapons to militant units in Crimea as they launch attacks on Russian troops.The embassy said it treated the statement with “grave concern” in a on Thursday, asking Washington to provide further details as to whether American weapons were being passed to Ukrainian fighters carrying out clandestine operations in Crimea.“Unnamed US officials speak about their country’s support of terrorist activities in third countries. In this case, they talk...

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Trump will ban US downloads of Chinese apps TikTok & WeChat starting September 20

Trump will ban US downloads of Chinese apps TikTok & WeChat starting September 20

People in the United States will be barred from downloading TikTok, a video sharing app, and WeChat, a popular messenger, starting on September 20, the commerce department said in a press release.The US will not force current American users to stop using the apps, but would instead prevent them from installing updates, Reuters reported.Washington will also order Apple, Google and other firms to make the apps unavailable on their platforms within the United States. However, the commerce department will not prevent these companies from offering the Chinese apps to users outside the...

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Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg testifies in Assange’s defense, says WikiLeaks exposed ‘war crimes’ in ‘public interest’

Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg testifies in Assange’s defense, says WikiLeaks exposed ‘war crimes’ in ‘public interest’

;  Reuters / Henry NichollsWhistleblower Daniel Ellsberg – whose ‘Pentagon Papers’ leak exposed illegal US bombing during the Vietnam War – said Julian Assange would not see a fair trial if extradited to the US, comparing the publisher’s case to his own.Testifying at Assange’s extradition hearing on Wednesday, Ellsberg said the WikiLeaks co-founder would be denied a chance to defend himself if sent to the US for a trial, noting that, like in his own case, Assange would not be permitted to argue his publications were in the ‘public interest.’“I observe the closest of similarities to the...

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Why Bob Woodward’s ‘Rage’ is a lie built on a lie, and what Trump vs ‘Military Messiah Syndrome’ really is about

Why Bob Woodward’s ‘Rage’ is a lie built on a lie, and what Trump vs ‘Military Messiah Syndrome’ really is about

Scott Ritteris a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer and author of ': America's Suicidal Embrace of Nuclear Weapons from FDR to Trump.' He served in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF Treaty, in General Schwarzkopf’s staff during the Gulf War, and from 1991-1998 as a UN weapons inspector. Follow him on Twitter is a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer and author of ': America's Suicidal Embrace of Nuclear Weapons from FDR to Trump.' He served in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF Treaty, in General Schwarzkopf’s staff during the Gulf War,...

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Germany offers US billion-euro LNG investment deal to lift sanctions from Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline – report

Germany offers US billion-euro LNG investment deal to lift sanctions from Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline – report

Berlin has offered to invest €1 billion in US liquefied natural gas (LNG) if Washington lifts sanctions against the Russia-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, newspaper Die Zeit reported on Wednesday.According to the paper’s sources, Berlin is ready to invest in the construction of two terminals in Germany to receive American LNG. “In response, the United States will allow the unhindered completion and operation of Nord Stream 2,” Die Zeit said, citing a letter (sent on August 7) from German Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz to US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.The US...

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Western pharma is ‘all about profit’: Philippines’ Duterte vows to solely procure coronavirus vaccines from Russia & China

Western pharma is ‘all about profit’: Philippines’ Duterte vows to solely procure coronavirus vaccines from Russia & China

The Philippines’ president has promised to “kick the a**” of Western pharma giants if they try to negotiate supplying Covid-19 vaccines to Manila, adding that the country will procure such medicine only from Russia and China.Manila will prioritize purchasing coronavirus vaccines from Moscow and Beijing should they be “as good as any other in the market,” President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday. The Philippines strongman expressed his distrust towards Western companies rushing to supply vaccines, accusing them of being “all about profit.”“They want you to finance their research and the...

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Charlie Hebdo to reprint Prophet Muhammad cartoons on day Islamist attackers of French satirical magazine go on trial

Charlie Hebdo to reprint Prophet Muhammad cartoons on day Islamist attackers of French satirical magazine go on trial

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which was targeted by jihadists in 2015, is to republish the controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad ahead of the trial of the gunmen this week.A special edition of the magazine on Wednesday will feature interviews with family members of the victims of the terrorist attack, an article on the public’s attitude towards freedom of expression and a reprint of Islam-themed cartoons, including those featuring the Prophet Muhammad, Charlie Hebdo on Tuesday.The prophet cartoons triggered the 2015 spree of terror violence in Paris, in which 17 people...

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If you can’t compete, cheat: Twitter’s shadow-banning of RT & other state-linked media proves the US narrative doesn’t measure up

If you can’t compete, cheat: Twitter’s shadow-banning of RT & other state-linked media proves the US narrative doesn’t measure up

Helen Buyniskiis an American journalist and political commentator at RT. Follow her on Twitter is an American journalist and political commentator at RT. Follow her on TwitterWith less than three months before US elections, Twitter has all but memory-holed RT and other state-run media – even searching their handles draws a blank. For a supposedly free-market country, the US sure hates competition.The official Twitter accounts for RT, Xinhua, and other media outlets owned by certain governments the US doesn’t like are being pushed into the shadows, confirming that Twitter is getting serious...

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US stock market’s ‘BIGGEST BUBBLE EVER’ may have popped but the worst is yet to come – Peter Schiff

US stock market’s ‘BIGGEST BUBBLE EVER’ may have popped but the worst is yet to come – Peter Schiff

The Wall Street sell-off could mean that the market bubble may have popped, said veteran stockbroker Peter Schiff. He has been warning that the air has been coming out of the stock market bubble for a long time.The day after he called the surging market “the biggest bubble ever,” the Nasdaq broke the 12,000-point level for the first time ever. In the following days, the Nasdaq had its worst collapse ever with the tech index losing 10 percent of its value. According to Schiff, we could be setting up for another October crash.“Again, this is the biggest bubble ever and so it’s not going to...

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Washington Post does about-face on Covid-19 plasma treatment the moment Trump comes out in favor

Washington Post does about-face on Covid-19 plasma treatment the moment Trump comes out in favor

Media coverage of a promising Covid-19 treatment has flipped from supportive to negative, a US health official has revealed, suggesting the president’s praise of the treatment might relate to it falling out of favor.The Washington Post’s outlook on using blood plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients to treat the sick has flipped from optimistic to skeptical following a Sunday announcement from US President Donald Trump that the treatment has received emergency approval by the Food and Drug Administration. The switch in coverage was noted by the spokesman for the Department of Health and...

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‘This is not an apple’: CNN shows DOCTORED photo of Biden with son, reportedly provided by CAMPAIGN

‘This is not an apple’: CNN shows DOCTORED photo of Biden with son, reportedly provided by CAMPAIGN

Showing an old family photo of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, retouched to remove the now-controversial logo of a football team from his son’s hat, has raised questions about CNN’s commitment to ‘facts first’.A photo of Biden holding one of his young sons had been posted online by the candidate back in June. CNN used it on Monday evening for the ‘Fight for the White House: Joe Biden's Long Journey’ special. Except in CNN’s version, the Washington Redskins logo had disappeared from the younger Biden’s beanie.This is a terrible look, Removing the Redskins logo from what is an...

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Journalist Glenn Greenwald slides ‘Pardon Snowden’ into Trump’s Twitter feed, gets a nod from fugitive whistleblower

Journalist Glenn Greenwald slides ‘Pardon Snowden’ into Trump’s Twitter feed, gets a nod from fugitive whistleblower

A call to pardon Edward Snowden has appeared on President Donald Trump’s Twitter page, courtesy of a presidential retweet of Glenn Greenwald and some creative renaming of the journalist’s account.Greenwald won a George Polk Award and a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the global mass electronic surveillance by US intelligence, which was based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013. On Monday, he managed to deliver a call to pardon the whistleblower to the 85.8 million followers of the US President.It started with CNN national security reporter Ryan Browne lashing out at Trump for...

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Worst financial crash coming: ‘US is the LARGEST DEBTOR NATION in the history of the world’ – legendary investor Jim Rogers

Worst financial crash coming: ‘US is the LARGEST DEBTOR NATION in the history of the world’ – legendary investor Jim Rogers

While monetary stimulus may have provided short-term relief to the financial markets, the enormous amount of debt created as a result will create negative consequences for the economy in the long-term.That’s according to investment guru Jim Rogers, whose Quantum Fund returned 4,200 percent in the first ten years since its establishment.Rogers told Kitco News that the rally in equities since March was largely due to the debt build-up from quantitative easing. “Six months ago, the United States was the largest debtor nation in the history of the world. Never has anybody been so deep in debt....

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Lithuania declares Lukashenko persona non grata ahead of EU sanctions on Belarus

Lithuania declares Lukashenko persona non grata ahead of EU sanctions on Belarus

;  Andrei Stasevich/BelTA/Handout via REUTERSLithuania has apparently decided not to wait for its European partners, which are still deliberating over their collective response to the protests in Belarus, and has imposed an entry ban against President Alexander Lukashenko.Seemingly deciding to set an example to the rest of Europe, Vilnius raced to compile a blacklist of Belarusian officials in response to the ongoing protests in the neighboring nation, issuing it before the European Union had come up with a list of its own.The move was announced by Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas...

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Israel strikes Hamas ‘special forces unit’ in Gaza amid continued rocket & balloon attacks (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Israel strikes Hamas ‘special forces unit’ in Gaza amid continued rocket & balloon attacks (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

The Israeli military struck several Hamas targets in Gaza, including an alleged elite “special forces” unit, in response to rocket and explosive balloon attacks – the seventh consecutive day of strikes on the Palestinian enclave.The late-night air raids reportedly targeted sites south of Gaza City on Tuesday, among them a Hamas special forces command post, according to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), who said the operations came in retaliation for attacks launched from Gaza earlier in the day.“A rocket and explosive balloons were launched from Gaza into Israel today. In response, we...

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Snowden sees ‘bend in the arc of history’ as ‘only the worst people’ are speaking against a possible pardon from Trump

Snowden sees ‘bend in the arc of history’ as ‘only the worst people’ are speaking against a possible pardon from Trump

Exiled US whistleblower Edward Snowden is sensing a shift in the political winds in his favor, as news that President Donald Trump will consider pardoning him elicited opposition from "only the worst people in the country.""Imagine my surprise to find only the worst people in the country willing to speak against a pardon this time around," Snowden said Monday on Twitter. "How far we've come!"Imagine my surprise to find only the worst people in the country willing to speak against a pardon this time around. How far we've come!— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) Among those who remain most stridently...

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