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Biden: Germany is 'xenophobic'

US Vice President Joe Biden suggested Germany was hostile towards immigrants in a speech on Tuesday, in which he described the US as the only "non-xenophobic" major economy in the world.

Psaki considers herself victim of 'Russian propaganda'

State Department spokesman Jen Psaki says on Tuesday she is being criticized by Russian media because United States supports Kiev authorities. Psaki becomes recently widely known for her loud statements on Ukraine, in which US supports military operation against independence supporters in east and invariably confirms this support, despite death of civilians.

US to maintain Special Forces in Eastern Europe permanently

The US will deploy more troops on the territory of NATO members in Eastern Europe to assist them in the preparation of similar elite units. The US European Command (Eurocom) reported that the decision was dictated by the necessity to provide additional support to the Eastern European allies after the crisis in Ukraine and Russia's actions in Crimea.

Clinton: I warned Obama about Putin

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she had warned President Barack Obama about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s "true agenda" to “re-Sovietize” nations in Eastern Europe.

US firm hired to save Fukushima from 400k tons of radioactive water

TEPCO, the company in charge of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, cannot filter a dangerous radioactive isotope out of about 400,000 metric tons of water before returning it to the sea, and has contracted with a US company for a second system.

How Obama administration arms police to the teeth with battlefield weapons

The Pentagon has an awful lot of leftovers, but luckily for law enforcement agencies across the United States they aren’t going to waste.

Questions raised after US trained Iraqi police flee for lives in Mosul

ISIL militants taken control of the entire province of Ninveh, dealing a fresh blow to the country's struggle against insurgency. Earlier the group also seized Iraq's second largest city, Mosul; forcing police and the military stationed there to flee. For more on this RT is joined by Afshin Rattansi.

Questions rise after US trained Iraqi police flee for lives in Mosul

NATO war game is message to Russia

The US is expanding its military presence in Europe, recently sending a pair of B-2 stealth bombers to the Baltic region. The planes will be taking part in the second major NATO exercise in the area. 

Armed Might: 'NATO war game is message to Russia'

Dead in the Water - Israel's attack on the USS Liberty in 1967 (BBC Documentary)

The USS Liberty incident was an attack on a United States Navy technical research ship, USS Liberty, by Israeli Air Force jet fighter aircraft and Israeli Navy torpedo boats, on June 8, 1967, during the Six-Day War. This documentary explores new evidence that helps reveal the truth behind this attack, using interviews with Robert McNamara, President Lyndon Johnson's Secretary of Defence, Admiral Shlomo Errell, former head of the Israeli navy and members of the USS Liberty crew.

Dead in the Water (Israel's attack on the USS Liberty in 1967)

US pressures El Salvador to buy Monsanto's GMO seeds

As one of the preconditions to authorizing close to $300 million in aid, the United States is pressuring El Salvador to purchase genetically modified seeds from Monsanto instead of non-GM seeds from local farmers.

Prison guards tortured a mentally ill man until his skin “shriveled from his body” and he died

“I can’t take it no more, I’m sorry. I won’t do it again,’’ he screamed over and over, according to a grievance complaint from a fellow inmate, as Rainey was allegedly locked in a shower with the scalding water turned on full blast.

US deploys stealth B-2 bombers in Europe

The US Air Force has sent more of its bombers to Europe, deploying two B-2 stealth aircraft as part of a military exercise. On Sunday they joined three B-52 StratoFortress bombers already deployed in Britain.

Kim Dotcom offers $5m 'bounty' in piracy case

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom said on Monday he was offering a $5 million "bounty" to whistleblowers for information to help fight an online piracy case brought by the United States.

Netanyahu ‘loathes’ Obama, says Israel’s opposition leader

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “loathes” Barack Obama, and his hostile attitude to the US president constitutes a danger to Israel’s well-being, the head of the Israeli opposition charged on Friday night, in a highly unusual acknowledgement of the long-rumored strained personal ties between the two leaders.

How the Israel Lobby works

Americans really have little choice when it comes to Congress and Israel as anyone who refuses to cooperate with AIPAC is unlikely to find himself in the running, but there should at least be some awareness of what happens routinely to prospective candidates to insure conformity with the Lobby’s viewpoint.

DEA blackmailed doctors with ties to medical marijuana

The Drug Enforcement Administration allegedly threatened doctors associated with medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts, telling them they would lose their federal license to dispense medications unless they severed ties with marijuana companies.

Washington’s Iron Curtain in Ukraine

NATO leaders are currently acting out a deliberate charade in Europe, designed to reconstruct an Iron Curtain between Russia and the West.

More Phantom Jobs Created–All In The Wrong Places

Just as the US government claims, falsely, that Russia invaded Ukraine and annexed Crimea, that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, that Assad used chemical weapons on Syrians, and so forth and so on, the 6.3 percent unemployment rate is just another government lie.

Rice hints at lethal aid to Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama’s top foreign policy adviser Susan Rice Friday said Washington was providing “lethal and non-lethal” support to select members of the Syrian opposition, offering more detail than usual on U.S. assistance.

Hillary Clinton wanted to arm Syrian rebels, memoir reveals

Hillary Clinton favoured arming Syria's rebels early in the country's civil war but was overruled by Barack Obama, the former secretary of state said in her new memoir, according to CBS News.

Provoking World War III - Antagonizing the Dragon and Bear

It is not prudent and it is not safe to stick an iron rod into a dragon’s mouth. Whatever they say in the West about dragons… but here in Asia, the dragon is revered as the greatest fabled creature on Earth and in the sky. The dragon is wise and patient, and it hardly ever uses force first. But if treated with disrespect and aggression, it is capable of retaliating in a deadly, determined and powerful way.

Investigation launched after County Jail forcefully stripped woman, left her naked and pepper sprayed her

In the video that Gentry's attorney provided, it shows her in custody at the Floyd County jail. There is no audio but it appears she said something to authorities and tries to get up. That's when deputies try and subdue her.

Houston stadium security detains soccer fan for waving Palestinian flag as ‘racial slur’

Last Sunday, Palestinian-American Buthayna Hammad attended a soccer match at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston’s downtown 22,000-seat soccer-specific stadium, home to the Houston Dynamo. About 15 minutes after the game started Hammad was approached by the head of Compass Stadium’s security Nathan Buchanan. Soon she encountered a total of eight security officials, four from stadium security and the other four, Houston police officers.

US launched murderous coup in Ukraine: Gordon Duff

The United States launched an “armed murderous coup” in Ukraine that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych months ago, according to Gordon Duff, a senior editor at Veterans Today.

US knows rebels can't win in Syria, wants agreement with Russia - ex-US amb to Syria

Weeks before Syria's presidential elections took place, they were denounced as a farce. And despite an expanding civil war in eastern Ukraine, and a boycott of the polls by millions, its elections were heralded as a great success. Is it a case of double standards? 

'US knows rebels can't win in Syria, wants agreement with Russia' - ex-US amb to Syria

US call to break ties with Russia harms EU

Widely rejected by European business, US and EU officials are pushing for more sanctions on Russia. Some analysts believe any further restrictions would drag Europe's economy down, while boosting America's.

US call to break ties with Russia harms EU

'Walmart moms' walk off job in protest

“Working moms” employed by the world's biggest retailer, Walmart, have walked off their jobs in a number of cities across the United States.

Logistical Appetite: Hollande ready to eat 2 dinners to keep Putin & Obama apart

G7 leaders may be without Russia at their summit in Brussels, but some European heads of state have chosen not to skip a private meal with President Putin later in France. President Hollande will have to choose between cheeseburger or pancake. 

Logistical Appetite: Hollande ready to eat 2 dinners to keep Putin & Obama apart

Teacher Suspended Over Black History Lesson

Alan Barron, a teacher in Michigan, was suspended for teaching kids about Jim Crow racial segregation laws and showing his history class a video that explained blackface. An assistant principle was offended by the video and suspended the teacher of 36 years, who was only a few weeks away from retiring. 

Teacher gets suspended for teaching kids truth

US praises 'restraint' of Kiev forces while they shell East Ukraine with missiles

Top Pentagon official has praised the way the Ukrainian military is dealing with anti-government forces. Assistant Defence Secretary Derek Chollet is in Kiev - and he says he's impressed with the work being done.

US praises 'restraint' of Kiev forces while they shell E. Ukraine with missiles

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