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‘Hypocritical’: Italy challenges France to admit migrants instead of lecturing Rome over rescue ship

Italy has challenged France to take in migrants it promised to accept under an EU agreement, accusing Paris of turning back 10,000 people. The row flared up after France slammed Italy for turning away a ship with 629 migrants. Earlier Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, said that Italian government did not have any intention to receive “hypocritical lessons” from someone who ...

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'Torture & war crimes': Former Gitmo detainee challenges waterboarding-apologist Green Beret

Waterboarding is an illegal and torturous practice, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee told RT after one Green Beret tried to justify the enchanted interrogation technique in support of Gina Haspel’s CIA appointment. “This kind of notion of a decent torture; or it is only torture when we say it is when it affects us; is complete hypocrisy and it opposes, ...

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Putin talks past & future challenges, thanks incumbent cabinet ahead of inauguration

Vladimir Putin has thanked the government for their efforts in overcoming past challenges, and briefly outlined future ones, in a meeting with a cabinet that will resign on Monday, the day of the Russian President’s inauguration. “It is important to maintain and develop such new approaches and, in general, to ensure the continuity in work, the continuity and consistency in ...

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Monsanto challenges Indian court’s decision that undermines its GMO cotton monopoly

Agro-biotechnology giant Monsanto has appealed Delhi High Court’s ruling which, based on national laws, prevents the world’s largest GMO seed producer from claiming patents on its genetically modified cotton varieties in India. Looking to break down Monsanto’s monopoly on the Indian market, in April the Delhi High Court banned the St. Louis-based company from enforcing its patents on genetically modified ‘Bollgard’ ...

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Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp challenges Western narrative on Syria (VIDEO)

RT’s Lee Camp has explained why the Western narrative on Syrian chemical attacks doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. On his show Redacted Tonight, Camp questioned the timing of the alleged chemical attack just a week after President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to begin preparing for a US exit and announced American troops would be leaving Syria “very soon.” If, ...

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Suffocating on condoms & self-immolation: When internet challenges go wrong

The ‘condom challenge’ is the latest internet craze harming teens the world over. In light of this new stunt, RT.com takes a look back at some of the strangest internet crazes people willingly undertook on camera. Condom Challenge This ‘classic’ challenge reappeared on the internet over the last few days. It involves snorting condoms up the nose and attempting to ...

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Accusations and threats, but where are the facts? – Russia challenges West on truth

From the MH17 case to chemical attacks in Syria to the Skripal poisoning, the West only throws accusations against Russia without giving any proof, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, adding that such an approach “will not work.” The Western countries have never presented proper evidence to substantiate their claims in any of the recent high-profile international incidents, including the downing ...

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‘Happy to watch her do my program’: Olympic champ Zagitova challenges US skater after criticism

15-year-old Russian skating star and PyeongChang champion Alina Zagitova has challenged US skater Ashley Wagner to try and perform her Olympic program before she decides to criticize it. Speaking exclusively to RT’s Ilya Petrenko, Zagitova was asked to comment on the American figure skater Ashley Wagner, who lambasted her free-skating program in an overly emotional tweet. Wagner, who was not ...

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China's military modernization challenges US air power – report

China is poised to challenge American air dominance and has already shown itself to be a formidable naval power, according to a newly published report. In a press launch for its annual “Military Balance” report published on Wednesday, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) highlighted the rapid modernization of Chinese land and naval forces and described China’s progress in aerospace ...

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Stephen Hawking challenges Jeremy Hunt at High Court over NHS ‘privatization’

Stephen Hawking is backing a group of campaigners in bringing Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to the High Court over a new policy which they claim will lead to the privatization of the NHS. The acclaimed physicist is joining campaigners in challenging the health secretary over his introduction of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), partnership organizations between hospitals, care organizations and councils. ...

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