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And NATO's war effort in Afghanistan is facing another obstacle. Pakistan has closed an important supply route for the coalition. A hundred fuel tankers and trucks haven't been allowed into Afghanistan. It is seen as a retaliation to a NATO helicopter raid into the territory of Pakistan in which 3 local soldiers were killed and 3 more wounded. The alliance says the incident is now being investigated and promised the Pakistan's sovereignty would be respected. Recently the number of missile strikes and helicopter raids against suspected militants hiding in Pakistan's tribal zone has been on the rise. Pakistani officials say the attacks are violating international law and should be stopped. Pakistani political expert Ahmed Quraishi told RT that the US-led coalition has failed to persuade Pashtun tribes living on either side of the border to join peace efforts.
Iran's president sparked a mass walk-out by US delegates yesterday after telling a UN summit that most people believe the American government was behind the 9/11 attacks.
Speaking on the UN summit sidelines, Iran's leader says the biggest trouble facing the world is domination by the United States. In an exclusive interview with RT, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad explains how he wants to change the existing world order.
With blogs in Russia now running into the millions, the internet has become a major force by highlighting issues often ignored by mainstream media. People now get a global audience - and results - when they report cases of crime, corruption and bullying. RT's Katerina Azarova reports on Russia's new wave of internet justice.
Famous investor and billionaire George Soros referred to the US economy as "blah," saying he expects a further slowdown. US President Barack Obama has insisted however that the US economy is heading in the right direction. Gerald Celente, the director of the Trends Research Institute said the economy is not just blah, it's in a depression. It's the summer of the greatest recession," he said.
Police scuffled with demonstrators in Ireland's capital, Dublin, as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived at a bookstore to sign copies of his memoirs. A shoe, eggs and other projectiles were thrown toward Blair as he emerged from his car, but they did not hit him. At one point, a policeman and demonstrator crashed to the ground as officers struggled to control the protesters, who were demonstrating against Blair's actions in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East. The protesters were heard chanting "Tony Blair: war criminal" as his car arrived at Eason's book store. Blair was paid a 4 million pound (7 million US dollar) advance for his memoirs, entitled "A Journey," which mounts a strong defence of his policies during his decade as prime minister, including the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
New Zealand officials warn there could be more aftershocks following a powerful earthquake near the southern city of Christchurch. An overnight curfew is currently in place across the city, as officials struggle to restore power and water. Two men were severely injured by the quake - they are in a critical condition. Officials say the damage has been immense -a state of emergency has been declared, and army troops remain on stand-by.
RT's special report "Town of Little Angels". Six years have passed since the bloody tragedy in Beslan. The siege of a school No. 1 in North Ossetia at the beginning of the scholastic year lasted for three days. People in the small town of Beslan and over the world had never seen such savagery. The terrorist attack claimed 335 lives, including 186 children. To this day, people cannot forget the tragedy, especially those mothers who lost their children. But life goes on.
...is launching its Spanish-language 24/7 open broadcast in the US capital. RT will now be available to numerous Spanish-speaking viewers in the Washington Area through MHz Networks. MHz Networks is one of the most popular non-commercial TV companies in Washington,...
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Files declassified in America have revealed covert public relations and lobbying activities of Israel in the US The National Archive made the documents public following a Senate investigation. They suggest Israel has been trying to shape media coverage of issues it regards as important. You can download the files from the web-site of the Institute for Research on Middle Eastern policy. And we can cross to Washington now and talk to Grant F. Smith who is a director at that Institute.
Recent sanctions against Iran are an attempt by the US to return the country to its sphere of influence, claims veteran journalist John Pilger. "Iran was a pillar of the American empire in the Middle East. That was swept away in 1979 by the Islamic revolution, and it has been American foreign policy to get that back," he said. "It has absolutely nothing to do with so-called nuclear weapons. The nuclear power in the Middle East is the fourth biggest military power in the world and that is Israel. It has something like 500 or more nuclear warheads. It is never discussed." Pilger added that Barack Obama has failed to change the trajectory of US foreign policy and following George W. Bush's line. "For the first time in US presidential history -- it has not happened before -- a president has taken the entire defense department bureaucracy, and the Secretary of State for Defense, from a previous discredited administration. We have basically Robert Gates and the same generals running American foreign policy with a lot of help from people of like mind."
This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at the latest scandals of invisible gorillas, virtual pay and China's hi-tech underclass. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Ellen Brown, author of Web of Debt, about 'deficit terrorism.'
(Part 1 of 2) What happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war? Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. 'Iraq for Sale' uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.
A US man convicted of murder has been executed by firing squad. He is only the third person in America in 33 years to be killed by the method. Ronnie Lee Gardner - tried in the state of Utah - chose the means of death over lethal injection. But the decision's roused global attention and called the practice into question.
On this edition of the Keiser Report, Max and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the latest scandals of filling black holes of debt with austerity plans and imperial plans. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Cedric de Serigny of the School of Economic Warfare in Paris about rating agencies and financial terrorism.
Fascism in the Baltics, the financial crisis in eastern Europe, and Latvia's role in the EU. We put these issues to the Latvian President in an exclusive interview.
It's a club where the movers and shakers of the world meet under a veil of secrecy. The notorious Bilderberg group made up of politicians, business leaders and other power-brokers are having their annual meeting in an exclusive Spanish resort. But who is in this Club and What's on the Bilderbergers agenda? RT is investigating.
On this edition of Peter Lavelle's CrossTalk, his guests are asked if, during the global economic turndown, it's time to have the rich start paying their fair share in taxes.
There's a powerful organization holding a meeting in Spain, that features some of the world's most-influential politicians, bankers and even military chiefs. But you won't know what they're up to because the Bilderberg Club gets together under a veil of secrecy. Critics say it's making big, world-changing decisions behind people's backs. RT is covering the meeting near Barcelona and has spoken to Daniel Estulin, author and investigative journalist, who recently revealed his findings about the Bilderbergs to the European Parliament.
Follow latest updates at twitter.com and at www.facebook.com Political scientist Norman Finkelstein has spoken to RT to give his assessment of Israel's raid on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.
As the US reels in the wake of economic downturn, Senate candidate Rand Paul calls for more supervision of the Federal Reserve. The Republican nominee, who recently won the Kentucky primary, says increased transparency is vital. Dr Rand Paul has called for more oversight of Americas central bank the Federal Reserve saying it could help prevent future financial turmoil.
On this edition of Peter Lavelle's CrossTalk, he asks his guests whether the current "indirect talks" between the Israelis and Palestinians are a waste of time.
This time, Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of real time fraud as quoted on the ticker tape; the more 'perfect quarters' and even more 'missing records' as the US government hands out tens of billions to TARP banks. In the second half of the show, Max interviews legendary investor Jim Rogers about the euro, naked short selling, and gold.
This week Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at whether or not, as Western economies collapse under the weight of all their debt, China can save the world economy. In the second half of the show, Max interviews Paul Midler, author of "Poorly Made in China", about China's $300 billion rail projects; how restricting liquidity in a command and control economy actually accentuates misallocation of resources; and about having to hire lawyers to find out what is in his shampoo.
As countries around the world commemorate the Nazi defeat, it seems some of those who fought side-by-side are not as close as they once were. Moscow is concerned that some states have been criticising the Soviet Union's role in World War II - in an attempt to 'rewrite history'. RT spoke to the President of Slovakia about this and other aspects of the USSR's wartime history, along with his country's modern day relations with Russia.
(Part 1 of 2) RT is bringing you full coverage of the Victory Day parade from the Red Square, the heart of Moscow. This year's parade is the largest commemoration since 1945, when Nazi Germany was defeated by the USSR and the Allies. Today, for the first time ever, France, Britain and the US have sent their own soldiers to parade past the Kremlin wall. Narrator Peter Lavelle
On this special edition of Peter Lavelle's CrossTalk he asks his guests if WWII could have been avoided and why the Nazi-Soviet pact was the result of failed western policies.
On this edition of Peter Lavelle's CrossTalk he asks guests if the on-going nuclear non-proliferation treaty talks in New York is still another means for the West to support its friends (like Israel) and punish its foes (like Iran).
The US is trying to put pressure on organizations like the UN Security Council in order to get its own way on major international issues. That's the view of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who's spoken exclusively to RT in an interview. He says that such pressure and new sanctions - if imposed - would harm the US rather than Iran.
This time Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at the scandals of President Bill Clinton's skepticism on Goldman charges; the TARP watchdog's handcuffs for Timmy Geithner; and the continuing 'ratings surveillance' payments to credit rating agencies for defaulted CDOs too complicated to unwind. In the second half of the show, Max interviews Peter Schiff, who is running for the Republican nomination for US Senate for Connecticut, about debating Greenspan, revaluing yuan and regulating that which is already illegal.
On this edition of Peter Lavelle's CrossTalk, he asks his guests if the world is drifting into a clash of civilizations and whether culture has surpassed ideology as a source of conflict.
This time Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert wonder why Iceland's volcanic ash cloud spared the victims of banking fraud; they also look at the scandals behind the Fabulous Fab Tourre's "monstrosities," Gordon Brown's "shock" at Goldman's "moral bankruptcy," and at the political markets shocking the currency markets. In the second half of the show, Max talks to author and journalist Afshin Rattansi about the surprise outcome of the UK's first ever televised political debates; the UK taxpayers nearly $1 billion loss via Goldman's alleged fraud; and about Tony Blair's lucrative post-Downing Street banking career.
On this edition of CrossTalk with Peter Lavelle his guests are asked whether the BRIC countries are the foundation of a new economic order.
Barack Obama is masking the real issues over nuclear weapons by presenting the idea that nuclear terrorism is a major threat, says Michel Chossudovsky, Director of the Canadian Centre for Research on Globalization.
Follow latest updates at twitter.com and at www.facebook.com RT's Moscow Out presenter, Martyn Andrews, has been caught in the middle of the air traffic crisis in Europe, unable to fly from London to Moscow because of the volcanic ash keeping planes grounded. This is a video of him describing the experience via Skype.
While attending the Nuclear Security Conference in Washington, President Medvedev took time out to visit RT's studios in the US capital. He was given a tour by editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan, before sitting down to discuss issues ranging from his first visit to America, to Russia's past, present and future.
Follow latest updates at twitter.com and at www.facebook.com Journalist Marcin Wojciechowski was in the President's pool of journalists which landed in Smolensk just an hour before the crash. He gave us his perspective on what happened.
In this edition of Peter Lavelle's crosstalk, his guests are asked if the so-called global economic recovery has only benefited the rich.
Texas Republican Randy Neugebauer admitted shouting 'Baby Killer' during health care debate on the House floor Sunday night. The scandalous remark came at the time of address by Rep. Bart Stupak, who announced Sunday afternoon that he would back the Senate bill despite his strong opposition to abortion rights.
(Follow RT at twitter.com and at www.facebook.com ) From the assassination of JFK to the events of 9/11, more and more Americans are slowly realising things are not what they seem in the mainstream US media. RT spoke to former politican Jesse Ventura, who revealed some of the dirty secrets of Capitol Hill...
Internet users looking to boost their social life have run into an unexpected danger. Cases have come to light of identities being stolen from people with accounts on popular Russian networking sites. rt's Staci Bivens finds out how the scam has spread and what protection - if any - could be found.
The massacre of hundreds of civilians at My Lai was a turning point in the Vietnam War. When photos of the killings were published, they reshaped public perceptions, creating an unstoppable momentum for peace. Forty years on, the main characters involved speak openly about their actions. We hear from the killers and the survivors, the journalists and the heroes, shedding new light on one of the most significant events of the twentieth century.
Thousands of Russians have taken to the streets to participate in so-called Day of Wrath opposition rallies all over the country. Those who oppose the current social and economic policies of the government are demanding protection of their constitutional rights.
Dutch officials are outraged with a former NATO commander's claims that gay peacekeepers are partially to blame for the Srebrenica massacre in 1995. Retired US general John Sheehan said the Dutch contingent tasked to defend the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian was weakened because it included ... openly gay soldiers. And that according to Sheehan is why they failed to stop the Serb forces from killing thousands of local Muslims. Ironically the statement was made at a Senate hearing on a proposal to allow gays to serve openly in the US military.
Investigate but not too deeply, that is the message inside documents from senior officials with the Bush administration to the 9/11 commission as they searched for answers after the attacks. Russ Baker, the author of 'Family of Secrets', says that the government doesn't want full disclosure on this issue and that people who investigate may be crossing the line.
The Middle East quartet has condemned the spread of Israeli settlements, and said there needs to be a move towards face to face peace talks. Negotiators have been meeting in Moscow in the latest attempt to get the Palestinians and Israelis talking again. But the task has been made tougher by a fresh stand-off over Jewish expansion in Arab East Jerusalem, and overnight air strikes on Gaza.
(Follow RT at twitter.com and at www.facebook.com ) An attempt to turn around the financial sector. Here in Washington, the Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee has drawn up a bill to place regulation on banks and change the role of the Federal Reserve. But even if this legislation moves forward will it prevent another financial collapse.RT talks about that with Gerald Celente, the director of the Trends Research Institute.
Dramatic footage showing a car trapped on the front of a speeding Lorry has been captured on a mobile phone. It appears the truck driver was unaware of hitting the Renault hatchback, before pushing the vehicle at 60 miles per hour along the UK Motorway. Police launched an investigation into the incident which took place back in January, but reports say there were no injuries or arrests.
(Follow RT at twitter.com and at www.facebook.com ) RT is sitting down with author, former governor of the state of Minnesota, former actor, radio and TV host, a man of many titles and a wild biography, and a controversial public figure in the US, Jesse Ventura. The full interview with Jesse Ventura coming soon on RT.
Ukraine's new government looks set to turn its back on a key objective of the previous administration. The ruling coalition is preparing to pass a law that would keep the country out of any military alliances. This would provide a legal block for any possible membership of NATO, as rt's Ekaterina Gracheva explains.