World News

US continues imports of Russian gas which it insists Europe should stop buying — RT Business News

[ad_1] Several cargo ships carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Russia’s Yamal LNG plant have arrived in the US, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova announced, highlighting the obvious weirdness of the situation. “Oddly enough, with all this visible public flow of negative rhetoric from Washington, Russian liquefied natural gas is successfully being supplied to the US,” Zakharova said during the weekly press briefing.“Recently, at least three tankers with liquefied
World News

UK PM May defends Brexit deal as talk of no-confidence vote grows

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of two senior ministers on Friday as she battled to defend her much-criticized draft divorce deal with the European Union as calls grew for a vote of no confidence in her leadership. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street via the back exit in London, Britain, November 16, 2018. REUTERS/Peter NichollsMore than two years after the
World News

Croatian defender Lovren taunts Ramos & Spain after revenge win — RT Sport News

[ad_1] Croatia defender Dejan Lovren has rubbed it in after his country’s 3-2 win against Spain in their crunch UEFA Nations League encounter, mocking Spanish skipper Sergio Ramos and appearing to brand the opposition “p******.” Spain battered Croatia 6-0 in their first Nations League encounter in September, but the World Cup finalists exacted revenge by beating their Iberian rivals in a thriller in Zagreb on Thursday night thanks to a
World News

UK eurosceptic ministers to unite around new Brexit backstop stance: The Telegraph

[ad_1] FILE PHOTO - British and EU flags are seen prior to the arrival of British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, ahead of the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Francois LenoirLONDON (Reuters) - Senior eurosceptic ministers will meet next week to agree a united position in a bid to get Prime Minister Theresa May to change the controversial “backstop” element
World News

UN tears apart legacy of austerity in UK — RT UK News

[ad_1] Austerity policies have inflicted “great misery” on the British people, the United Nations poverty envoy has found, following a fact-finding mission in the UK. Philip Alston, the UN’s rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, slammed the “punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous” policies, undertaken as a “political choice” rather than for economic necessity.The damning 24-page report will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva next year. Alston’s
World News

Overshadowed By U.S. Atrocities, Has Canada Gotten A Free Pass Of Its Own?

[ad_1] Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling Respected by much of the world as a leading proponent for human rights, Canada has usually been considered a safe haven, a kind of “eye of the storm” if you will for those fleeing U.S. atrocities. There is proof thousands of black slaves did escape to Canada where they found freedom, and Native Americans and conscientious objectors sought safety from U.S. persecution and
World News

Cyclone ‘Gaja’ makes landfall in south India, kills 11 people

[ad_1] A fallen pole and a damaged motorbike are seen in a road after cyclone Gaja hit Velankanni, in Nagapattinam district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India, November 16, 2018. REUTERS/StringerNEW DELHI (Reuters) - A cyclone made landfall in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Friday, killing at least 11 people, uprooting trees and knocking down electricity poles after more than 80,000 people were moved out
World News

Israeli media reports early elections likely in Israel

[ad_1] FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sits next to Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett during a session of the plenum of the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, in Jerusalem, March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File PhotoJERUSALEM (Reuters) - Failure by Israel’s coalition leaders to reach agreement on cabinet positions has increased the likelihood of early elections, Israeli media reported on Friday. The reports came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
World News

Swedes debate period-proofed workplaces – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright Petter Hägg/mensen.se Image caption MENSEN says menstrual issues are a matter of being considerate of people's different needs People in Sweden are debating a new government initiative to provide a supportive environment for women during their periods. The new Gender Equality Agency has given a grant of 530,000 kronor ($58,400; £44,900) to an organisation called MENSEN (Menses) to "break the taboo around menstruation", with period-friendly workplaces receiving a
World News

New Zealand students say word ‘trivial’ in exam confused them

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images High School students in New Zealand who didn't know what the word "trivial" meant in an exam question have demanded not to be marked down as a result.More than 2,600 people signed an online petition over the "unfamiliar" word.The students were asked to write an essay based on the Julius Caesar quote: "In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes."Examiners said the
World News

Japan has made child robot faces more realistic and it’s weird AF (VIDEOS) — RT World News

[ad_1] Japanese researchers have created an android robot child head that’s more expressive than any before. They have released video showing the impressive, and frankly creepy, results. Researchers from Osaka University have come up with a way to identify and evaluate facial movements in their robot child head, named Affetto. In doing so, they have created a version of Affetto that’s far more expressive than the first generation model which
World News

Bizarre pitch invader knee-slides to Neuer in Russia v Germany game — RT Sport News

[ad_1] Pitch invasions in football are nothing new but there’s always room to improvise – just ask this flag-waving Russian fan who caused a bizarre hold-up during the game against Germany. The game was interrupted with Russia 3-0 down in the dying minutes when a fan proudly waving the Russian flag broke onto the pitch, heading for the end where German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was standing.Once he arrived at the giant
World News

RT’S MULTIMEDIA PROJECT ROMANOVS100 WINS SILVER AT CLIO ENTERTAINMENT — RT Press releases

[ad_1] MOSCOW, 16 NOVEMBER — #Romanovs100, a large-scale, cross-platform, multimedia project launched by RT to mark the centenary of the execution of the last Russian royal family, won silver at Clio Entertainment—a prestigious awards competition honoring outstanding work in the field of film/television promotion and advertising.A series of promos from RT’s multimedia project #Romanovs100, launched in collaboration with the State Archive of Russia, took home silver in the category Television/Streaming:
World News

UK PM May would survive a vote of confidence, deputy says

[ad_1] FILE PHOTO - Britain's Minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Peter NichollsLONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May would likely win any vote of confidence in her leadership should Conservative lawmakers write enough letters to a party committee to trigger one, her deputy David Lidington said on Friday. “If those letters were to go in, I think that
World News

U.S. peace envoy seeks to reassure Kabul it won’t be blocked from talks

[ad_1] KABUL (Reuters) - The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan is trying to reassure the U.S.-backed government in Kabul that it will not be shut out of a peace process with the Taliban, after it complained of being side-lined from talks, officials said on Friday. Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani (R) and U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, (L) meet in Kabul, Afghanistan November 10, 2018. Picture taken
World News

Ribery loses prestigious award for journalist ‘slap’ — RT Sport News

[ad_1] Bayern winger Franck Ribery has been dismissed from receiving a BAMBI - the most prestigious media award in Germany - after he 'repeatedly slapped' a reporter who criticized his performance in a defeat to Borussia Dortmund. Bayern Munich ace Franck Ribery apologizes for slapping TV reporter following Dortmund defeatBAMBI has been awarded since 1949 and honors personalities from the world of entertainment, literature, sport and politics, including “people with creativity and vision”
World News

Priest paraded through town in Porsche pulled by children (VIDEO) — RT World News

[ad_1] A newly appointed parish priest is being accused of using his stature to put on a “ostentatious” public display, during which children were seen pulling a Porsche through the streets of a Maltese town with the clergyman inside. Fr John Sultana, who this week was named the new parish priest for Gozitan, Malta, was honored with a traditional parade by local followers. However, the pastor’s use of a rather
World News

Russia stifled mobile network during protests: document

[ad_1] MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities ordered two mobile operators to cut most access to mobile data services in the region of Ingushetia as protesters were massing outside government offices there, according to a document from the state telecoms regulator. FILE PHOTO - A police officer stands next to trucks during a protest against the new land swap deal, agreed by the heads of the Russian regions of Ingushetia and
World News

Guardiola visits jailed Catalan independence leaders — RT Sport News

[ad_1] Pep Guardiola has visited jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders in the latest show of support for their controversial cause from the Manchester City manager. Guardiola, who hails from the Catalan town of Santpedor, has long been a vocal backer of the region’s independence from Spain, including speaking at mass rallies on the issue.On Thursday he offered continued support by visiting Lledoners Prison to the north-west of Barcelona, which houses key
World News

UK PM May battles to sell Brexit deal amid rumors of no-confidence vote

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting for survival on Friday after a draft divorce deal with the European Union provoked the resignations of senior ministers and calls for a vote of no confidence in her leadership. FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May holds a news conference at Downing Street in London, Britain November 15, 2018. Matt Dunham/Pool via ReutersMore than two years after the
World News

UK’s Fox says a deal is better than no-deal Brexit

[ad_1] Britain's Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox arrives for the meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Simon DawsonLONDON (Reuters) - A Brexit deal is better than no-deal for Britain and voters should take a rational and balanced view of Prime Minister Theresa May’s draft Brexit agreement, trade minister Liam Fox said on Friday, according to the
World News

Diabetes spike in Mexican town where Coca-Cola used as drinking water, currency & religious offering — RT World News

[ad_1] A Mexican town, next to a Coca-Cola plant, is running so low on water that locals have turned to the sugary drink as an alternative. It’s drunk, used in religious ceremonies and even as a currency. While diabetes and obesity soar. Cristobal de las Casas, in the Mexican state of Chiapas, has for years been caught between an inept local government and a multinational corporation which is draining its
World News

Throw the book at him: Sri Lanka parliament descends into farce

[ad_1] COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka’s parliament descended into chaos for a second day on Friday as lawmakers supporting newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa threw books, chili paste and water bottles at the Speaker to try to disrupt a second no-confidence motion. Sri Lanka's police members protect parliament speaker Karu Jayasuriya (in a black jacket, C) as he tries to walk to his chair while parliament members who are
World News

MP Rees-Mogg Names Five Favourites to Succeed PM May if She’s Ousted

[ad_1] Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'What Theresa May says and does no longer match' published: 15 Nov 2018 views: 34720 Jacob Rees-Mogg has submitted a letter to Sir Graham Brady, chair of the 1922 Committee, requesting a no-confidence vote in Theresa May. Rees-Mogg, who rejected May’s Brexit deal just moments after it was published on Wednesday night, told reporters 'this is nothing to do with personal ambition'  Jacob Rees-Mogg to send letter of no
World News

Mayweather issues Khabib boxing ultimatum — RT Sport News

[ad_1] Floyd Mayweather is refusing to rule out a fight with Russian UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov but insists that his supposed status as the ‘A-side’ will determine if, and more importantly how, the bout may take place. The 50-0 boxer has made a career out of defeating all manner of challengers through his more than two decades in the squared circle but, more than one year after defeating then-UFC champ
World News

Akli Tadjer: French writer to meet students in school race row

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Akli Tadjer was due to meet 25 pupils from the school (file picture) A novelist whose book was rejected by French teenagers because of its Algerian theme is due to visit their school and meet them face to face.Akli Tadjer, a French writer with Algerian roots, says he is going to the Somme region school to "understand how young people can think like
World News

coppers to use flying robots to track offenders back to their homes — RT UK News

[ad_1] A UK police force is being trained to operate drones, enabling them to take images of anti-social offenders with the potential to follow them to their homes. The move is part of a trial in the use of the remote-control devices. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is establishing a drone unit with officers trained as pilots for the unmanned aerial vehicles. They aim to identify criminals by taking images of
World News

India’s Modi embraces Maldives’ as new leader takes office, China out of favor

[ad_1] MALE (Reuters) - Maldives’ President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih takes office on Saturday, seeking help from India and the United States to climb out from under a mountain of Chinese debt that his predecessor racked up in a breakneck development of the coral islands. FILE PHOTO - Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, speaks during a joint news conference with Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, not pictured, at Abe's official residence
World News

US to cut Africom troops amid focus on Russia and China

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About 10% of US troops in Africa will be redeployed amid a focus away from counterterrorism operations in West Africa The US is cutting hundreds of troops in Africa as it focuses on countering threats from Russia and China.Around 700 counter-terrorism troops will be removed over the next few years, the Department of Defense said.About 7,200 US soldiers are currently based in dozens
World News

Terrifying twin tornado touchdown in Turkey caught on camera (VIDEOS) — RT World News

[ad_1] A serene day at the beach was rudely interrupted by not one but two giant tornadoes that suddenly marauded through a provincial town in southern Turkey. While the vast majority of the residents and tourists evacuated Salinas beach on Sunday, a few foolhardy photographers stuck around to film the massive sea spouts as they swept across the surface of the Mediterranean sea.One 31-year-old man was hospitalized after he was
World News

May is either ‘completely useless’ or ‘plots’ to keep UK in EU – UKIP leader to RT — RT UK News

[ad_1] The withdrawal deal Theresa May recently presented satisfies neither Brexit supporters nor its opponents, the UKIP leader told RT. Gerard Batten says the move either proves the PM’s incompetence or a plot to stay in the bloc. The vast majority of Britain’s political establishment turned against the prime minister as the draft divorce deal with the European Union was made public on Thursday. And it’s unlikely that the document
World News

Gessica Notaro attacker gets 15 years for acid attack

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gessica Notaro has become a public symbol of violence against women in Italy A man who disfigured a former Miss Italy finalist by throwing acid in her face has been jailed for 15 years by an appeal court in Bologna.Gessica Notaro's ex-boyfriend, Edson Tavares, was originally given a jail term last year but the court decided to combine the case with a conviction
World News

Business has got behind draft divorce deal with EU: UK PM May’s spokeswoman

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) - A Brexit divorce deal brokered by Prime Minister Theresa May has received strong support from Britain’s business community, her spokeswoman said on Friday. The spokeswoman also told reporters that May was expected to appoint a new Brexit minister after some local media reported that she might get rid of the department. “What you have seen is strong support from the business community in recent days,” she
World News

Cargo train derails in Russia but keeps going WITHOUT tracks (VIDEO) — RT Russia

[ad_1] Do trains always need tracks? Apparently not in Russia, where a heavy cargo train continued its journey despite being derailed. The stunning moment was caught on camera. A cargo train was derailed at a railway crossing outside the Russian city of Yaroslavl but did not flip over, which is what usually happens in these circumstances. Instead, it continued moving off the tracks, crushing everything in its way, including the
World News

UK’s Gove says he has confidence in PM May

[ad_1] FILE PHOTO - Britain's Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove arrives at 10 Downing Street, London, Britain, November 12, 2018. REUTERS/Henry NichollsLONDON (Reuters) - Senior Eurosceptic minister Michael Gove said on Friday he had confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May and was focused on working for a good deal for Britain as it leaves the European Union. Two of his cabinet colleagues quit over
World News

Kremlin says Japan’s obligations to allies important in Pacific island talks

[ad_1] MOSCOW (Reuters) - Japan’s obligations to its allies are an important topic in talks with Russia over four disputed Pacific islands, the Kremlin said on Friday. Japan’s Asahi newspaper reported that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Putin the United States would not put troops on the islands if they are handed over to Japan. “The subject of Japan’s obligations to its allies is quite important in the context of
World News

Top UK court says to consider government appeal in Brexit reversal case

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Supreme Court said on Friday it would consider whether to hear an appeal from the British government which wants to stop Europe’s top court from examining a case seeking to determine whether the country can unilaterally reverse Brexit. FILE PHOTO - A member of security stands guard inside the Supreme Court in London, Britain, January 23, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville Scottish politicians who are opposed to
World News

Germany preparing for all possible Brexit scenarios: ministry

[ad_1] BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is preparing for all possible Brexit scenarios, an Economy Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday, adding that the ministry was closely examining a draft agreement on Britain’s departure from the European Union. “We have only just seen the draft and we are examining it now, and taking precautions in every respect for all conceivable scenarios,” the ministry spokeswoman said. A government spokeswoman, pressed on political turmoil
World News

Russia may take actions to protect its vessels in Azov Sea: Kremlin

[ad_1] MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Friday that it reserved the right to protect the interests of Russian vessels in the Azov Sea where tensions have been rising with Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call that any actions would be in line with international maritime law and said the Kremlin was closely following the situation in the Azov Sea. Reporting by Tom Balmforth;
World News

Turkish police detain 12 in probe of rights activist: media

[ad_1] ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained 12 people, including two prominent academics, on Friday as part of an investigation into leading rights activist and businessman Osman Kavala and his cultural organization, state media said. Pro-government media said they were arrested over the mass protests against Tayyip Erdogan’s government which erupted at Istanbul’s Gezi Park in May 2013 and spread across Turkey, in what was a major challenge to the
World News

U.S. to oppose U.N. Golan resolution, wins Israeli praise

[ad_1] JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States said it would oppose on Friday for the first time an annual resolution at the United Nations calling on Israel to rescind its authority in the occupied Golan Heights, drawing praise from Israeli officials. FILE PHOTO: An Israeli soldier stands near the Quneitra crossing in the Golan Heights on the border line between Israel and Syria, October 15, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File PhotoThe Golan
World News

Conor McGregor’s fighting career may be stalling but his whiskey business is booming — RT Business News

[ad_1] Fight game legend Conor McGregor apologized to his fans after Proper Twelve, his branded whiskey, sold out fast, frustrating the mixed martial arts star’s die-hard supporters. McGregor pledged to ramp up production. “I don’t usually see reason to apologize but in this case I want to take this chance to apologize to absolutely everyone for our out-of-stock situation,” the MMA star said. “I was at the distillery last week
World News

North Korea tests mysterious new ‘high-tech’ tactical weapon — RT World News

[ad_1] The race is on to identify a mysterious weapon developed by North Korea after the country announced the successful test – its first in over a year – of a new “high-tech” weapon providing few additional details. News of this “newly developed high-tech tactical” weapon was announced by Pyongyang's KCNA news agency on Friday along with a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un talking with officials on a
World News

China wants to boost trade & energy cooperation with Russia — RT Business News

[ad_1] Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said Beijing is ready to further develop economic ties with Russia, increasing bilateral trade and facilitating mutual access to each other’s markets. “China is ready to boost energy, innovation, finance and trade cooperation with Russia,” Li Keqiang said during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the ASEAN Summit in Singapore.He noted that 2018 marks an important stage in high-level relations between China
World News

China’s Xi makes push into Pacific; scores ‘own goal’ with block on media

[ad_1] PORT MORESBY (Reuters) - President Xi Jinping made a push to expand China’s influence in the Pacific on Friday, holding a forum with leaders of eight small island countries in Papua New Guinea. China's President Xi Jinping inspects the guard of honour at Parliament House in Port Moresby on November 16, 2018, ahead of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. Saeed Khan/Pool via REUTERSBut Chinese officials barred most media, including
World News

UK PM May will face no confidence vote next week: Telegraph reporter

[ad_1] Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at LBC radio studios in central London, Britain, November 16, 2018. REUTERS/Peter NichollsLONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no confidence vote next week with Conservative lawmakers expected to submit the 48 letters required to trigger a leadership contest on Friday, a reporter at the Daily Telegraph said. May could face the no confidence vote on Tuesday, Telegraph Chief Political
World News

At least 42 feared dead in Zimbabwe bus fire

[ad_1] HARARE (Reuters) - Police in Zimbabwe pulled the charred remains of passengers from a bus that caught fire overnight in the south of the country and said at least 42 people were feared dead and more than 20 were taken to hospital with injuries, state broadcaster ZEC said. The bus was traveling from Bulawayo city to the border town of Beitbridge when it caught fire around midnight after a
World News

NYT series about Moscow’s plot to ‘tear West apart’ is a jewel of psychological projection (VIDEO) — RT World News

[ad_1] Russia has been scheming for decades to splinter the West with civilization-shattering fake news, claims a shocking three-part film series published by the New York Times. The series was filed under “op-ed” for a reason, however. Russia’s alleged “meddling” in the 2016 presidential election is the “culmination of Moscow’s decades-long campaign to tear the West apart,” according to the scary graphics-filled, spooky music-stuffed video series. The three-part report –
World News

Rolls-Royce, others still preparing for hard Brexit

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) - British aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce (RR.L) said it was continuing with contingency plans as uncertainty grows over whether Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan will receive parliamentary backing. FILE PHOTO: Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce, poses for a portrait at the company aerospace engineering and development site in Bristol, Britain December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo“This agreement is only a draft,” Chief Executive Warren East told BBC