Senegalese troops entered neigbouring Gambia on Thursday, an army spokesman said, as part of regional effort to support its new President Adama Barrow in a showdown with longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to step down.
Senegalese troops entered neigbouring Gambia on Thursday, an army spokesman said, as part of regional effort to support its new President Adama Barrow in a showdown with longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to step down.
At least 20 firefighters were killed when a 17-storey commercial building collapsed in Tehran on Thursday, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Tehran's mayor as saying.
Dozens of people have been killed and scores more wounded as five suicide car bombers detonated explosives at a military base in the city of Gao, northern Mali, according to a government statement cited by local state media. Read Full Article at RT.com
ECOWAS troops were stationed on the Senegal-Gambia border on Thursday as president Yahya Jammeh refused to cede power to his successor, Adama Barrow, who won a December 1 presidential election.
East London seems to be the number one destination for pop-up shops and novelty restaurants, but it may have reached peak-hipster after a vegan ‘chicken shop’ opened its doors in Hackney this week. Read Full Article at RT.com
Britain should prepare for a fresh wave of attacks against EU citizens when Article 50 is triggered and Brexit negotiations formally begin, the head of Britain’s human rights watchdog has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
As Donald Trump prepares to take office as the 45th American president on Friday, US allies and adversaries are eager to decipher what direction US foreign policy might take under a Trump administration.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking Navient, the nation’s largest student loan servicer, to court for cheating borrowers by making them pay more for their loans than was necessary. Read Full Article at RT.com
Britain’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) is fighting an attempt by a group of newspapers to show the full, uncensored version of a video in which a Royal Marine executes a wounded Afghan fighter while quoting Shakespeare. Read Full Article at RT.com
Europe’s in trouble as it lacks the sort of powerful “vision,” that’s behind Brexit and Donald Trump’s election win, the Italian finance minister told delegates at the 2017 Davos forum. He also focused on extraordinary rise of populist sentiments across Europe and the US. Read Full Article at RT.com
Russian Premier League (RPL) champions CSKA Moscow felt right at home at their warm-weather training base in Spain – as their pitches were covered in snow! Read Full Article at RT.com
US broadcaster ESPN has come under fire from disgruntled viewers who deemed Australian Open analysis by sportscaster Doug Adler to be “racist.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Residents of the Bedouin village claim that the man whose car crashed into a group of Israeli policemen lost control of the vehicle after being shot for no reason. Authorities insist the 50yo village teacher attempted a deliberate “car-ramming attack.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Just two days before vacating 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, President Barack Obama reiterated his clichés about US protecting small countries, blamed bad relations with Russia on Vladimir Putin, and called situation in Israel a threat to US national security. Read Full Article at RT.com
Al Qaeda’s North African affiliate said a suicide bomb attack on a military camp in northern Mali that killed up to 60 people and wounded more than 100 others on Wednesday was punishment for groups there cooperating with France.
Only two Syrian families have been resettled by the UK government’s community refugee sponsorship program half a year since the plan was adopted by Britain’s home secretary and the archbishop of Canterbury. Read Full Article at RT.com
Julian Assange’s lawyers are "assessing" the situation, following Chelsea Manning’s commutation announcement and Assange’s comments that he’s willing to make a deal with the US should the whistleblower be granted clemency. Read Full Article at RT.com
More than 3,000 Yemeni women held a protest rally in the capital Sanaa against exiled president Mansour Hadi and Saudi Arabia’s ongoing military onslaught to reinstate his rule. Read Full Article at RT.com
Four men from Tomsk, Siberia drove an old Russian sedan all the way from St. Petersburg to the Gambian capital of Banjul in western Africa as part of the Ultimate Banger Challenge. Read Full Article at RT.com
Newly-released video footage of separate police shootings in California show officers escalating encounters with mentally ill men before firing on them. One man was unarmed while the other, who was killed, may have had a small knife. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical has agreed to pay $100 million to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for charges that were, in part, brought on by Martin Shkreli, the “pharma bro” notorious for significantly raising the price of a life-saving drug. Read Full Article at RT.com
Up to 30 people are feared dead, after an Italian hotel was struck by an avalanche following a series of earthquakes, according to media reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
Left-wing candidates spar in the last of three televised debates on Thursday ahead of a wide-open primary to designate a presidential candidate, with polls suggesting whoever wins will struggle to head off a humiliating defeat in the spring.
The breakdown of relations with Russia is a key foreign policy blunder committed by the Obama administration and it will go down in history as such, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
The growing number of jihadists returning to the UK from Syria means Britain is now at greater risk of suffering a terrorist attack than it was six years ago, the government’s independent reviewer of terror legislation, David Anderson QC, has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
Tel Aviv is increasing spending on the Navy to protect its offshore oil and gas deposits better and secure a large maritime area neighboring Lebanon, Reuters reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
UK Prime Minister Theresa May might have told world leaders that Britain is ready to freely engage with markets across the globe after it leaves the European Union, but the divorce is turning bitter and costly. Read Full Article at RT.com
In celebratory fashion, LGBT activists marched in protest to Vice President-elect Mike Pence's home in Washington, DC. Condemning the former Indiana governor's positions on marriage equality and religious freedom, the "gay dance party" crowd poured into the streets, where they were escorted by police. Read Full Article at RT.com
French presidential candidate and leader of the right-wing National Front party Marine Le Pen is gaining more support, leading with 25 to 26 percent of the vote, according to the latest Ipsos Sopra Steria survey, carried out for Cevipof and Le Monde. Read Full Article at RT.com
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, nominated to be the new US ambassador to the UN, told the Senate she would “always stand by Israel” and took a hard line on Russia, clashing with positions taken by President-elect Donald Trump. Read Full Article at RT.com
World No. 117 Denis Istomin produced the shock of the 2017 Australian Open so far by dumping defending champion Novak Djokovic out of the tournament in the second round. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Chinese government is willing to work with the new US administration to promote the healthy development of commercial ties, said China’s Commerce Ministry spokesman Sun Jiwen. Read Full Article at RT.com
Dataminr, the Twitter-based news-breaking service that supports news agencies around the world, has denied RT service, with immediate effect. Read Full Article at RT.com
Pride Toronto members have placed an outright ban on police participating in this year's parade. The decision was taken at Tuesday night's AGM, following a list of demands put forward by Black Lives Matter (BLM). Read Full Article at RT.com
Mining major BHP Billiton and joint venture partner Vale have reached a preliminary agreement to settle a $47.5 billion civil claim with Brazil’s federal prosecutors, according to BHP. Read Full Article at RT.com
President-elect Donald Trump should prioritize lifting sanctions on Russian banks imposed by the United States three years ago, said the head of Russia’s second-biggest bank VTB Andrey Kostin at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Read Full Article at RT.com
An Indiana Senate bill would require public officials to immediately dispatch "all available law enforcement" to clear a traffic blockade involving at least 10 people "by any means necessary." Opponents call it the "block traffic and you die" bill. Read Full Article at RT.com
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has stirred up the US foreign policy establishment by going on a private fact-finding mission to Syria. Gabbard has opposed the US policy of regime change in Syria and championed a bill to stop arming terrorists there. Read Full Article at RT.com
While many were just getting over last year’s death of Harambe, it seems 2017 is off to a bad start for his fans after it emerged his grandmother, Josephine, had to be euthanized by zoo staff in Miami. Read Full Article at RT.com
Harrowing footage has emerged of a terrified dog being thrown into the simulated rapids of a deep pool by its handler during the production of a movie in Canada. Read Full Article at RT.com
In a personal campaign for fairer coverage, one man has exposed scores of articles in the British press that misrepresent Muslims or Islam. Read Full Article at RT.com
A new initiative, Stop Operation Soros (SOS), dedicated to countering the influence of American billionaire activist George Soros, has been launched in Macedonia. Read Full Article at RT.com
Facebook has restored RT's ability to post content to its page on the social network, following an as yet unexplained blackout that lasted for some 20 hours. Read Full Article at RT.com
A French socialist outsider who wants to legalise cannabis and introduce a universal basic income of 750 euros is gaining ground in the left-wing presidential primaries, and looks to be a serious contender ahead of Sunday’s first round vote.
Outgoing US President Barack Obama vowed not to remain silent when he feels the country's "core values" are being threatened as he gave his last press conference on Wednesday before turning over the Oval Office to Donald Trump.
Crime estimates for England and Wales have nearly doubled after fraud and cyber offenses were included in the total for the first time, new Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT has been blocked from posting content to its Facebook page. The ban, according to the Facebook bot, will last until Saturday 10:55pm Moscow time (2:55pm EST) and will extend across US president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Read Full Article at RT.com
A second Scottish independence referendum could take place as early as autumn 2018, according to former First Minister Alex Salmond. Read Full Article at RT.com
Minors in France will no longer be automatically barred from watching films containing real, non-simulated sex scenes, according to a report, as the Ministry of Culture is set to liberalize domestic laws on film classifications. Read Full Article at RT.com
A statue in honor of US diplomat William Walker who provided ‘evidence’ leading to NATO’s aggression against Yugoslavia has been unveiled in the village of Racak. Read Full Article at RT.com
Representatives of the Arctic Council member states and those having observer status have been presented with the program of a key upcoming summit on the Arctic which will focus on developing the region as a suitable place habitat. Read Full Article at RT.com
As Russian MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko prepares to make his debut in Bellator, the second biggest promotion in the US, RT Sport spoke to ex-middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko, to get his views on his compatriot’s upcoming fight as well as the current state of mixed martial arts. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Fifth Amendment protects individuals from incriminating themselves, but a Minnesota court has ruled it does not apply when a suspect is ordered to provide a fingerprint to unlock a cell phone. Read Full Article at RT.com
Donald Trump hasn’t shied away from controversy since winning in November. Ahead of his inauguration as the 45th president of the US we take a look back at his most bizarre moments since being elected. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Central Intelligence Agency has for the first time published guidelines on how it collects, stores, searches, and shares information about Americans, adding new rules for conducting domestic covert operations. Read Full Article at RT.com
A female police officer in St. Louis publicly searched a woman's vagina in search of drugs while a male cop watched, but found nothing, according to a lawsuit. The officer later won a Missouri Medal of Valor for killing a suspect. Read Full Article at RT.com
King’s College London is warning staff and students their computer activity could be monitored as part of the British government’s counter-radicalization strategy, Prevent. Read Full Article at RT.com
Manny is a tabby cat that has mastered the Instagram selfie. Putting humans to shame, Manny is an expert at posing for his GoPro, and managing to get all his furry friends in the shot too. Read Full Article at RT.com
Spanish football coach Abelardo Fernández rejected a €4 million (US$4.2 million) compensation payout after quitting as coach of struggling La Liga team Sporting Gijon. Read Full Article at RT.com
Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, disagrees with the president-elect that climate change is ‘hoax,’ but says the human impact on the phenomenon needs more debate. Read Full Article at RT.com
Moscow disagrees with the recent statement by outgoing US President Barack Obama on nuclear disarmament, stressing that it has always been open to proportional cuts to the nuclear arms arsenal, the Russian president’s spokesman says. Read Full Article at RT.com
If you're looking for somewhere new to holiday this summer, you may want to consider the “floating city” which has been spotted in the clouds over Yueyang, China. Although, not all is as it seems. Read Full Article at RT.com
Average global temperatures hit all-time highs for the third consecutive year in 2016 according to US government agencies. In the United States, 2016 was the second-hottest year on record. Read Full Article at RT.com
A number of foreign military officers who attended US Pentagon schools have gone on to commit rape, murder, genocide and carry out coups, data from the State Department reveal. Read Full Article at RT.com
Britain's foreign minister warned France on Wednesday against World War II-style "punishment beatings" after Paris indicated that it would not accept improved conditions for the UK outside the single market.
Multimillionaire UKIP donor Arron Banks, who bankrolled one of the major Brexit campaigns, has launched a right-wing ‘news’ website called Westmonster, which is expected to peddle his 'anti-establishment' agenda. Read Full Article at RT.com
Infamous Mexican drug lord, Joaquin Guzman - better known as El Chapo - has been denied protection under his country’s laws and will be extradited to the United States, the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs has announced. Read Full Article at RT.com
The head of Russia’s Institute of Contemporary Economics has announced the start of the New Russia political movement, which will attempt to re-format the management of the state and fight economic recession through major reforms. Read Full Article at RT.com
Feminists called for protests Thursday at the "French Oscars" next month after controversial film director Roman Polanski agreed to preside over the ceremony.
There’s no shortage of intrigue amidst the CIA’s newly released archive of nearly 13 million pages of declassified records. Some of the more peculiar revelations detail the handling of UFO sightings and the potential weaponization of psychic powers. Read Full Article at RT.com
At least 20 people may have been killed when a high-rise building engulfed by fire collapsed in downtown Tehran, in what was described as being like a "scene from a horror movie." Over two dozen firefighters are thought to be buried under the rubble. Read Full Article at RT.com
The world’s first quantum communication satellite is now officially operational following months of in-orbit testing, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced, saying that performance of the device is “much better” than was initially expected. Read Full Article at RT.com
The German parliament has adopted an amendment to drugs regulations that will make marijuana legal for severely ill people. Prescriptions for cannabis products are to be covered by patients’ health insurance. Read Full Article at RT.com
WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has said he’ll stand by his promise to be extradited to the US following Chelsea Manning’s commutation, while promising a “big publishing year ahead.” Read Full Article at RT.com
CNN has aired a segment speculating what might happen if a “disaster” wiped out everyone present at the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, contemplating a scenario that would leave an Obama administration official in charge. Read Full Article at RT.com
Beijing has called on Washington to bar Taiwan representatives from attending US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, warning that the “so-called delegation” could “disturb or undermine Sino-US relations.” Read Full Article at RT.com
World renowned Russian pianist Denis Matsuev has given a concert on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, easing the strain of high-profile negotiations with ageless classical masterpieces. Read Full Article at RT.com
Award winning BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg has been reprimanded by the BBC Trust for inaccurately reporting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s views on shoot-to-kill policies in the aftermath of the Paris attacks. Read Full Article at RT.com
Tanks have been sent through the Channel Tunnel in a secret midnight training operation to prepare for war in Europe. Read Full Article at RT.com
Cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko shares how the International Space Station inhabitants have their breakfast and what exactly space porridge has to do with an insulated boot, in the new episode of RT’s Space 360 project. Read Full Article at RT.com
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has taunted the country’s bishops and priests to drop their “hypocrisy” and try drugs themselves to fully grasp the seriousness of the problem. Read Full Article at RT.com
Searching for a parking space could soon be a thing of the past, at least for the people of Nanjing, China, after one of the city’s subway stations revealed a robotic parking garage. Read Full Article at RT.com
Train surfing has taken the mantle from parkour (or ‘free running’) as one of the most extreme sports doing the rounds on social media in recent months, and it seems to be gaining popularity around the world, although not everyone is happy about it. Read Full Article at RT.com
As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to be sworn into office, his inauguration festivities could be marred by scandals and protests. It’s just one more way that Trump’s election is a break from the past. Read Full Article at RT.com
JPMorgan Chase & Co allowed brokers to charge African-American and Hispanic borrowers higher home mortgage loan rates and fees than white borrowers with similar credit, the US government says in a new federal lawsuit. Read Full Article at RT.com
Former Beatle Paul McCartney has filed a lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing hoping to recover the rights to some of his songs he wrote with John Lennon. They include Beatles classics like Across the Universe, Love Me Do, and I Want to Hold Your Hand. Read Full Article at RT.com
The gray eminence of US politics, billionaire financier George Soros, criticized President-elect Donald Trump, calling him a con man and would-be dictator. A supporter of liberal causes, Soros donated generously to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Read Full Article at RT.com
Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue and coughing, a spokesman said.
The European press was not exactly pleased with UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s big Brexit speech on Tuesday, with some of the continent’s largest papers calling her strategy “shameful,” “hostile,” and “dangerous.” Read Full Article at RT.com
A horrific video has emerged of emaciated sun bears begging for food at Bandung Zoo in Indonesia. A petition calling for the zoo's closure has garnered almost a quarter of million signatures. Read Full Article at RT.com
Russia has already invited the United States to take part in the upcoming talks on Syria, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the press. Read Full Article at RT.com
US bombers hit Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) camps outside the city of Sirte in Libya, killing 80 jihadists, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter told reporters. Read Full Article at RT.com
Parts of the agenda from the World Economic Forum in Davos will also find a place in the program of the annual International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg (SPIEF) this year, a key organizer of the Russian forum told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Spring Festival is a huge deal in China, so much so that people have taken to renting out a fake partner to help keep their parents off their back and allow them to enjoy a less stressful New Year celebration, but it comes with a hefty price tag. Read Full Article at RT.com
Military bomb disposal teams were called out to hundreds of schools in the UK in the space of two months to safely destroy a potentially-dangerous chemical stored in many chemistry classrooms. Read Full Article at RT.com
A huge avalanche swallowed up a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rocked the area, burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris, officials said on Thursday.
Chechen authorities have detained two identity thieves who reportedly tried to extort money from a businessman by impersonating the fearsome voice of Ramzan Kadyrov. Read Full Article at RT.com
While many have welcomed President Barack Obama’s commutation of Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence, a number of US elites, particularly Republicans, have decried her impending release. Read Full Article at RT.com
French sailor Armel Le Cléac’h won his first Vendée Globe on Thursday, fighting off a dogged challenge from Britain's Alex Thomson to wrap up the gruelling solo, non-stop, round-the-world race in a record 74 days.
Senators appear to be a little loopy thanks to the number and the pacing of confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees. From offering each other valium to discussing fun on couches, the hearings have had moments of levity. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Army Corps of Engineers have began studying the environmental impact of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline crossing of Lake Oahe in North Dakota, but a federal judge could stop that effort. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Jewish community and political party leaders in Germany have expressed outrage following remarks by a senior AfD leader, which suggested Germany should rethink its policy of remembering Nazi crimes and Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial. Read Full Article at RT.com
Billionaire investor George Soros and global payments company MasterCard are planning to create a social enterprise to help refugees and migrants, as well as others struggling within their communities all over the world. Read Full Article at RT.com
The head of Russia’s Central Elections Commission has said all OSCE nations should adopt single standards that would allow them to compare the performance of various nations and register progress or regression in democracy. Read Full Article at RT.com
Over a year after doing 27 push-ups on the altar of a catholic church in Germany, artist Alexander Karle was fined by local authorities when video footage of the stunt was shared online. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Girl Scouts of America faced an avalanche of criticism on social media for its decision to march at Donald Trump’s Inauguration. The organization usually takes part in the parade, but Trump’s stunning election win prompted calls for a boycott. Read Full Article at RT.com
Ten facts about the weird and wonderful things Russians do to mark the baptism of Jesus on January 19th. Read Full Article at RT.com
Russia’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decision to order compensation of over $2 billion to former Yukos shareholders violates the Russian constitution and cannot be executed. Read Full Article at RT.com
Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, with scientists mostly blaming man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino that's now gone.
CNN’s president claims his network’s credibility is “higher than ever,” calling it a “mistake” for the new US administration to be at odds with the news media. His statements come amid a fake news controversy on Donald Trump’s ties to the Russian government. Read Full Article at RT.com
Bomb threats have been reported at 16 Jewish centers in nine US states. Several Jewish Community Centers (JCC) have been evacuated after receiving near-simultaneous bomb threats, according to local reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
A 31-year-old Russian computer programmer has been detained by Spanish authorities at the request of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Interpol, his wife has confirmed to RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
While Poland works on amassing an army capable of countering alleged “military pressure” from Russia, it will need US and NATO reinforcements as a “guarantee of independence,” according to Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz. Read Full Article at RT.com