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What’s Really Killing Americans Today: Obesity, Guns… and Poisoning?

Living longer and healthier lives may be more under our control than we think. Contrary to media hype and the posturing of politicians, Ebola and ISIS are very unlikely to cause our early deaths. More likely to shorten American lives are some unhealthy behaviors that are actually somewhat under our control, like overeating to the […]

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October ’14 in pictures: Major news stories through the camera lens

From Spider Man protesting in Hong Kong to Darth Vader running for parliament in Ukraine’s elections; a world search for North Korea’s ‘missing’ leader and Sweden’s hunt for a mysterious ‘Russian submarine’ – RT offers you October headlines, made visual. The ongoing epidemic of the deadly Ebola virus has shown no sign of abating, being […]

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‘Win ugly or lose pretty’: “Dr. Evil” lobbyist teaches US oil and gas execs to play dirty

A top US political consultant, dubbed “Dr. Evil”, has been caught on tape at an industry conference, advising oil and gas execs to regard public policy as “endless war” and to play on people’s fear and greed to lobby their interests. Richard Berman’s speech, which he gave in June in Colorado Springs, was leaked to […]

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Gaza cut off: Israel closes border crossings indefinitely

Israel has said it’s shutting the only two operating Gaza border crossings indefinitely. This comes a day after a projectile hit Israel from the strip, but caused no damage. Border closures threaten to isolate already devastated Gaza completely. The move will affect both the Kerem Shalom and Erez border crossings, Haartez reported, quoting Israel’s defense […]

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Donbass self-proclaimed republics vote to elect leaders, MPs

The self-proclaimed people’€™s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk are electing their leaders and MPs. The Kiev government has started criminal proceedings against elections in the southeast despite them being sanctioned by the Minsk peace deal. As soon as the polling stations opened at 8 am on Sunday morning, high voter activity was noted in both […]

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Thousands protest against austerity in Athens (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Thousands of people demonstrated against the Greek government’s austerity policies in the center of Athens on Saturday. They also called for political and economic reforms, pay rises, and other social benefits. The protesters gathered at the landmark Syntagma Square, located just outside Greek parliament, and marched through the center of the city carrying anti-EU and […]

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Lawmaker asks Nobel Committee to strip Obama of Peace Prize

A representative of the populist LDPR nationalist party claims in an official letter that the US President should be blamed for thousands of innocent people’s deaths and therefore cannot keep his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. “More and more international experts are calling Obama’s presidency dark times. The reason for that is the brutal policy that […]

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British public not interested in fighting America’s wars – former London mayor Livingstone

Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone believes that since as far back as the First World War, the United States, with Britain’s help, has intervened on numerous occasions all over the Middle East just to control the flow of oil. If you follow Middle East history since this period, then the West has propped up […]

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Ray McGovern describes brutal arrest at Petraeus event (VIDEO)

Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst-turned-antiwar activist, shared details with RT on Friday about an incident the night before in New York City during which he was arrested for trying to enter a public event. McGovern, 75, says he had ticket to see former CIA director David Petraeus speak Thursday night at the 92nd Street […]

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Risky business: Top 5 failures of US commercial space program (PHOTO, VIDEO)

NASA heavily relies on private companies for space-related travel, but recent accidents show that such firms cannot yet be fully trusted for the mission. The crashes hint at an increasing number of glitches that need to be fixed to ensure safety. Here are the top five crashes involving the aircrafts or rockets of NASA’s private […]

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EU: No guarantees for Russia if Ukraine fails to settle gas debt

The EU won’t provide any new funds for Ukraine to pay off its gas debt to Russia, and Moscow has no guarantees should Kiev use agreed funding elsewhere, said the EU Energy Commissioner’s spokeswoman Marlene Holzner. The European Commission is allocating €760 million ($954 million) of financial aid to Ukraine earlier than scheduled to help […]

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Albuquerque police face sweeping reforms after excessive force allegations

The beleaguered Albuquerque Police Department in New Mexico has reached a deal with the Department of Justice to overhaul many of its practices. The reforms come amid protests fueled by the department fatally shooting nearly 30 people in four years. Sweeping in scope, the reforms involve new training and recruitment procedures and field supervision of […]

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For solution to economic malaise of today’s youth, look to 1944

Hope is a strange beast. Without it life becomes devoid of meaning. Without meaning, existence becomes a chore. Europe’s youth lack hope, as an entire generation become victims of political ineptitude and older leaders who simply don’t seem to care. Generational struggles have always existed, and angry kids decorated them. From James Dean’s red-jacketed firebrand […]

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Ukraine’s election: Behind the looking glass

The vote taking place this weekend in Kiev-controlled territories is part of the Maidan junta’s desperate quest for legitimacy. Nazis still dominate Ukrainian politics, while Kiev dreams of a military “final solution” for the east. In 2001, the Austrian economist Hans-Hermann Hoppe wrote a book titled ‘Democracy: The God that Failed’, in which he – […]

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UK, Europe on collision course over €2.1bn bill

Senior EU officials insist that Britain must pay a €2.1 billion surcharge by December, and have the backing of France and Germany, despite Prime Minister David Cameron’s insistence that he won’t pay. Cameron stated flatly on Friday that Brussels “had another thing coming” if they thought they were going to get the €2.1 billion (US$2.7 […]

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