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'Like a death blow': Banned alternative media speak to RT after mass Facebook purge

Some 800 anti-establishment accounts and pages have been yanked from Facebook in a sweeping crackdown the social media giant framed as a fight against spammers. RT talked to those who were targeted in the cleansing. Among the hundreds of pages and accounts Facebook and Twitter took down were those both on the political left and right, ranging from conspiracy theorists ...

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War in Syria won’t end while the US remains there – Lavrov to French media

The illegal US presence in Syria is one of the reasons why war there cannot end, especially since Washington is apparently trying to create a quasi-state on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, the Russian foreign minister said. The pessimistic prediction about the future of Syria came from Sergey Lavrov in an interview he gave to RT France, le Figaro ...

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Khashoggi case causes media exodus from major Saudi investment conference as CNN, CNBC, FT quit

A number of media outlets, including CNN, CNBC and the Financial Times, have announced they will not be participating in a high-profile investment conference in Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. CNN, CNBC, and the FT all stated on Friday that they would not be attending the upcoming Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh, which has been ...

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Kanye West Trumped. Rapper quits social media after SNL backlash

Outspoken rap megastar Kanye West has quit Instagram and Twitter again, after raising hell in celebrity circles for his “free thinking” musings and vocal support of President Trump. West retired his Twitter and Instagram accounts on Sunday, one week after he was criticized for donning a red “Make America Great Again” hat during an appearance on Saturday Night Live and ...

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34 girls beaten by ‘boys & their parents’ after resisting sexual harassment in India – media

Up to 34 girls in India had to be hospitalized after being brutally beaten by a group of boys and their parents on Saturday afternoon when they complained of sexual harassment, local media report. The victims aged are all said to be teenagers between 12 and 16, from a boarding school in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. The incident ...

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‘Press freedom has limits’: EU’s Juncker takes shot at UK media

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker slammed the British media for what he called an utter disrespect of politicians’ human rights, and insisted that press freedom has “limits.” In an interview with three Austrian news outlets, Junker was quizzed on the way the UK media behaves on certain occasions. It [British press] is, in part so, that they do not respect the ...

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Most ridiculous apologies forced from those who didn’t toe media line on Kavanaugh (VIDEO)

RT looks at those who have been caught in the cross-fire of the campaign against the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and forced to pay a price. Joe Kaplan, a Facebook executive who has been friends with Kavanaugh for decades, had the gall to attend his Senate hearing last week. Kaplan was forced to say sorry for the “deeply painful ...

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Interpol chief missing, France launches an investigation – media

Meng Hongwei, the director of Interpol, is reportedly missing. His wife last had contact with him before he went to China about a week ago. Interpol and Chinese authorities have remained silent so far. Meng’s disappearance is being investigated by French police, according to media citing police sources. His wife, who lives in Lyon, France, the seat of the Interpol ...

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‘Now that’s objectivity’ – MSNBC anchor admits media ‘going after’ Kavanaugh

In a rare moment of honesty, MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle said “we’re going after” Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, seemingly admitting to the media’s stance on the judge’s confirmation process. Amid reports that the White House is confident Kavanaugh will be confirmed despite uncorroborated allegations of sexual assault, Ruhle pointed out that for President Trump, the Kavanaugh debacle has at least ...

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‘I know you’re not thinking, you never do’: Trump spars with ‘loco’ media over trade, Kavanaugh

Eager to promote his new trade deal with Canada and Mexico, US President Donald Trump got a little salty when reporters insisted on asking about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh instead. During the White House press conference on Monday, Trump insisted on answering questions about the trade deal before addressing the Kavanaugh confirmation controversy. When ABC’s Cecilia Vega tried to ...

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