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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."

‘Always wanted to fly’: 11yo girl slips through Moscow airport security, flies to St. Petersburg

Russian authorities are set to review security procedures at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, after an unaccompanied 11-year-old girl who had never flown by plane managed to slip through a number of security checks at the air-hub...

US must explain Afghan anti-terror failure, seek intl help to fix it – ex-president Karzai to RT

The dire security situation in Afghanistan is a vivid example and consequence of extremism being used as a geopolitical tool by some states, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai told RT in an exclusive interview ahead...

Fight against terrorism to top agenda at Moscow intl. security forum

Russia’s Defense Ministry is hosting its annual Moscow International Conference on Security, April 27-28, with top military officials and experts from around the globe discussing the fight against terrorism and other pressing security challenges...

Taliban suicide bomber kills 7 colleagues in premature blast blunder

A group of eight Taliban suicide bombers have died after their explosive devices prematurely went off in the Kunduz province of Afghanistan. They had been intending to reach heavily populated areas and inflict mass casualties...

Turkey + EU = Censorship? 5 times Erdogan tried to get Europe to silence his critics

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is already notorious for pursuing opposition journalists, artists and politicians at home. Recently he has moved to punish them outside his borders, often with acquiescence from European allies....

‘Legal action still on table’ as Merkel dismisses Bavaria’s refugee policy criticism with 3mo delay

Bavarian leader, who threatened to sue the federal government if it failed to stem the influx of refugees, has finally received Chancellor Merkel’s reply in which she, after having waited for the crisis to slightly...

Moscow requests UN to add ISIS-linked groups to official terror list, legitimize attacks on them

Russia has officially requested the UN to sanction and delegitimize two militant groups – Ahrar Al-Sham and Jaysh al-Islam – who are known to have close links to ISIS and Al-Qaeda and “regularly” violate and...

‘Null and void’: UNSC dismisses Netanyahu’s claim of ‘forever Israeli Golan’

The UN Security Council has expressed deep concern, dismissing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim earlier this month that the annexed Syrian Golan Heights would “forever” remain under Israel’s control.Amid fears...

Spy planes catching property tax cheats in Spain with possible Brexit looming

The Spanish government is clamping down on tax evaders by using aerial photographs to spot “secret” building work that would increase property taxes, particularly for British owners if Brexit is approved.Using...

North Korea needs ‘powerful nuclear deterrence’ – FM

North Korea requires “powerful nuclear deterrence” in order to cope with a security threat coming from the US, the country’s Foreign Ministry said.“The US continued pursuance of extreme hostile policy...