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RT founder found dead in DC

RT founder Mikhail Lesin is dead at 57. Both RT (formerly Russia Today) and Lesin hismself have been the subjects of bitter US attacks in recent times.

Lesin’s body was discovered on Friday, November 6 in a Washington DC hotel. … Read the rest

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‘Can’t bribe crocodile prison guards’

Indonesia’s anti-drug agency chief is reportedly planning to build a prison on a remote island which will be guarded by crocodiles. He claims the snapping reptiles can’t be bribed, unlike human warders, and definitely won’t let inmates escape.

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Helmut Schmidt

Most popular German chancellor dies

Helmut Schmidt, who served as Chancellor of West Germany from 1974 to 1982, has died at the age of 96.

The Social Democrat leader, who led his country as chancellor between 1974 and 1982, died at his home in Hamburg.… Read the rest


France warns COP 21 of climate ‘catastrophe’

France’s top diplomat, who will preside over a year-end Paris summit tasked with inking a climate rescue pact, warned Sunday of looming planetary “catastrophe” if negotiations fail.

“It is life on our planet itself which is at stake,” Foreign Minister … Read the rest

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Russia to ban Boeing 737s

The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC), which regulates aviation in the former Soviet Union, says it will withdraw certification until both Rosaviatsia (Russia’s civil aviation authority) and America’s FAA say 737s operated in Russia are safe to fly.

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Darina Gromova hours before the horror crash

Charlie Hebdo mocks Russian air disaster

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published two cartoons about the Russian passenger plane crash in Egypt. A Russian parliamentarian has called the cartoons an insult to the memory of the victims to Russia’s deadliest air accident in history, which took … Read the rest