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RT (formerly, and still popularly, Russia Today), is a Russian 24/7 English-language news channel that launched in December 2005. The network aims to present the world with a Russian point of view and "become Russia's version of the BBC."

‘Of course, I would like to box Andre Ward’

Undefeated boxer Dmitry Bivol, touted by many as the next boxing star from Russia, is planning an assault on the light heavyweight division’s big guns.Following a standout amateur career for his national...

Brussels approves German, French proposals on reviewing Schengen rules — RT News

Published time: 22 Feb, 2017 21:51EU officials have backed proposals on tightening European security rules, including extending emergency border control inside Schengen zone. The measures were sponsored by Germany and France, which both face crucial elections...

Saudi Arabia gives Yemeni govt $10bn to rebuild – president — RT News

Yemen has received $10 billion from Saudi Arabia to rebuild the war-torn country, the Riyadh-backed Yemeni president said.“Saudi Arabia has provided Yemen with $10 billion,” Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi said, as cited by...

Radioactive boars found in Czech forests 31yrs after Chernobyl disaster — RT News

Published time: 22 Feb, 2017 19:35Radioactive wild boars have been detected in Czech forests, some 31 years after the Chernobyl disaster, a veterinary administration official said, adding that they are eating mushrooms that can absorb high...

Russian Soyuz-U rocket retires after 788 missions (PHOTOS) — RT News

A new freighter sent into space by Russia resumed resupply missions to the ISS, but it was also the final launch of Soyuz-U – the longest-serving rocket in history. RT recalls some of the most remarkable...

250 police turn up for suspected bomb in French mall, turns out to be empty pressure cooker — RT News

Published time: 22 Feb, 2017 19:03Edited time: 22 Feb, 2017 19:38One of France’s busiest shopping centers was partially evacuated after a suspicious package was found next to a vehicle in the outside car park, which was...

Le Pen’s chief of staff under formal investigation in EU ‘fake jobs’ probe – judicial source — RT News

Published time: 22 Feb, 2017 18:55Edited time: 22 Feb, 2017 20:04The chief of staff of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was put under formal investigation in a probe into the alleged misuse of EU money,...

Berlin mayor finally sends condolences to Christmas market attack victims — RT News

The mayor of the German capital has offered his sympathies to the relatives of the victims of the December Berlin Christmas market attack and those injured in the incident, citing difficulties in obtaining their addresses for...

7 new Earth-sized planets discovered ‘in habitable zone’

Published time: 22 Feb, 2017 18:03Edited time: 22 Feb, 2017 18:18NASA has revealed new findings about planets which orbit stars other than our sun, known as “exoplanets,” at a special press event in Washington, DC....

Russia building Reichstag replica for schoolchildren’s military exercises — RT News

The Russian Ministry of Defense has announced that it is building a copy of Germany’s Nazi-era parliament building at an army theme park outside Moscow. A recently instituted military youth movement will use the mini Reichstag...