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‘Hazardous’ asteroid to enter Earth’s orbit next week

Follow RT on A large asteroid, listed by NASA as “potentially hazardous,” is going to fly by Earth next week, the agency warns. Asteroid 4660 Nereus is expected to enter Earth’s orbit on December 11, coming closer to our planet than ever before. But there is…

Gaddafi’s son back in Libyan presidential race

Follow RT on Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Libya’s former leader, has been reinstated as a presidential candidate by a court in Sebha. Gaddafi’s lawyer Khaled al-Zaydi confirmed on Thursday that his client’s appeal had been accepted and called the court’s decision “a victory for…

Czech PM reveals assassination attempt

Follow RT on The outgoing prime minister of the Czech Republic has said that an armed man who was vehemently opposed to Covid-19 restrictions attempted to kill him, but was intercepted by security forces at the government office. In a video posting on his Facebook page…

Austria’s chancellor chosen as predecessor quits after 2 months

Follow RT on Karl Nehammer, Austria’s minister of the interior, has been unanimously supported by the ruling conservative party to become the country’s next chancellor. The unanimous vote was confirmed to Austria’s public service broadcaster, the ORF, by a top official in the People’s Party on…

Drunkest country in the world revealed

Follow RT on Australians have been pegged the heaviest drinkers in the world after consuming alcohol to the point of insobriety nearly twice as much as people elsewhere during 2020, an annual international survey of drug use has found. More than 32,000 people from 22 countries…

China accuses MI6 chief of pushing ‘fake news’

Follow RT on The Chinese embassy in London has hit back at the head of Britain’s secret intelligence service, accusing Richard Moore of “peddling fake news” after the MI6 boss claimed China targets poor countries with “debt” and “data” traps. In a statement on Tuesday, the…

Spy agency stops tracking Omicron carriers

Follow RT on The Israeli government said it won’t seek to extend the controversial surveillance program in which its security agency, Shin Bet, tracked people infected with the Omicron Covid-19 variant through their phones. “It has been decided not to continue using it [surveillance] at this…

France shoots down Britain’s idea to fix Channel migrant crisis

Follow RT on Paris has rejected the idea of a joint British-French patrol in the Channel to fight illegal migration, with the country’s PM Jean Castex stating that keeping UK military away from its borders was a matter of “sovereignty.” The formal rejection was pronounced in…

Iran issues nuclear deal demands

Follow RT on The Iranian government has delivered a draft list of proposals to European powers, as indirect talks between Tehran and Washington over reviving the beleaguered 2015 nuclear deal entered the fourth day of negotiations. The two draft proposals were introduced on Thursday, a European…

Austrian Chancellor Schallenberg stepping down

Follow RT on Alexander Schallenberg has announced he is resigning as chancellor of Austria, just two months after taking office. He said he would remain in the post until his party agrees a new leader in the wake of Sebastian Kurz’s departure. Just hours earlier, Schallenberg’s…

UK minister says Boris Johnson ‘not a clown’

Follow RT on A UK government minister has blamed the “pantomime season” and upcoming French election for “unhelpful” remarks allegedly made by President Emmanuel Macron about the British prime minister. According to the weekly satirical newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné, President Macron recently called Boris Johnson “a…

Two French policewomen injured by sabre-wielding assailant

Follow RT on Two police officers have been injured while attempting to arrest a suspected car thief near Cherbourg, France’s Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin said on Thursday. The assailant reportedly struck the officers with a sword. A third officer at the scene managed to…

Saudis mounted covert campaign to kill UN Yemen vote – media

Follow RT on An intensive secret lobbying campaign by Saudi Arabia, featuring “incentives and threats,” reportedly succeeded in shutting down a UN investigation into human rights violations committed in the Yemen conflict this year. Citing sources with close knowledge of the process, The Guardian reported that…

World’s biggest Omicron outbreak suspected after Christmas party

Follow RT on Up to 60 people were infected with Covid-19 at a corporate Christmas party in Norway attended by a recent arrival from South Africa. Medical experts said they fear the cause could be the new super-mutant Omicron variant. If the Omicron diagnosis is confirmed,…

Lights go out at diplomatic meetings with Blinken & Lavrov (VIDEOS)

Follow RT on A meeting between US and Ukrainian diplomats was thrown into darkness as the US secretary of state began to speak. A similar incident took place later as Russian and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe reps spoke. A meeting room hosting American…

EU health watchdog gives prediction on Omicron spread

Follow RT on The Omicron coronavirus variant is expected to overtake the currently-dominant Delta strain and cause over half of all Covid-19 cases in the bloc within the “next few months,” an EU health agency has said. An early risk assessment of the Omicron ‘variant of…

Omicron scare: Latest countries hit by new Covid strain

Follow RT on The new Covid variant has sparked panic since it was first detected in South Africa. Countries reimposed travel restrictions in an attempt to limit the spread – despite this, the strain has begun to conquer the globe. United States Wednesday saw the US…

Surgeon fined for amputating wrong limb

Follow RT on A court in Austria has slapped a surgeon with a fine of €2,700 ($3,060) after she amputated the wrong leg on an elderly patient. In the Austrian city of Linz, the 43-year-old doctor was found guilty of inflicting bodily harm through gross negligence.…

Germany to impose sweeping curbs on unvaccinated

Follow RT on Germany’s caretaker government will impose harsh curbs on unvaccinated citizens in an attempt to rein in soaring Covid-19 infections and ease substantial pressure on hospitals as fears grow about the Omicron variant. On Thursday, Germany’s regional premiers agreed with outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel…

Israel’s Supreme Court rules on phone spying case

Follow RT on The Supreme Court of Israel has concluded that mobile phone tracking with a view to curb Omicron’s spread does not pose a threat to people’s privacy rights, and therefore rejected a petition filed by human rights organizations. The judgment on whether to cancel…

Iran threatens to ‘crush America’s teeth’

Follow RT on The leader of Iran’s Quds Force, specializing in operations abroad, has demanded that the US remove itself from the region and vowed to humiliate the world’s most powerful military should it make a wrong move against Tehran. Speaking on Thursday, Brigadier General Esmail…

UN wrong about world’s first ‘climate-induced famine’ – study

Follow RT on A new study has contradicted the UN World Food Programme’s (WFP) claim that Madagascar is experiencing the “world’s first climate-induced famine,” finding poverty and reliance on annual rains are driving the nation’s food crisis. Earlier in November, the WFP claimed that extreme weather…

UN rejects envoys from 2 state players

Follow RT on The UN has decided not to recognize, for now, the envoys put forward by Taliban militants in Afghanistan and the military junta in Myanmar. Both governments argued that their current ambassadors don’t represent them. The nine-nation Credentials Committee of the UN General Assembly,…

Austrian ex-chancellor Kurz quits politics

Follow RT on Sebastian Kurz, who served as Austria’s chancellor from 2017 to 2019, and then from 2020 to this autumn, has announced his departure from the world of politics. Speaking at a press conference in Vienna on Thursday, Kurz said he would officially step down…

‘Trigger’ for AstraZeneca jab blood clots discovered

Follow RT on A British-American team of scientists claims to have found the “trigger” behind clot formation in certain patients immunized with the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. The researchers discovered that the protein implicated in thrombosis “is capable of forming stable complexes with clinically relevant adenoviruses.” The…

PM flip-flops on Omicron travel after vacation uproar

Follow RT on Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who last week urged people to refrain from travel due to the Omicron coronavirus variant, is in hot water after it was announced that his wife and kids are going on a foreign vacation. “I wouldn’t recommend flying…

Car bombs set off in daring jailbreak – media

Follow RT on Gunmen aboard an improvised armored truck and several other vehicles have broken into a prison in Central Mexico, freeing nine inmates. The criminals also reportedly set off car bombs in the process. The attack on the penitentiary facility in the city of Tula…

China summons Japanese ambassador in Taiwan row

Follow RT on Japan’s ambassador to Beijing was summoned by China to an emergency meeting after former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan would not stand by if China took measures to reclaim Taiwan. The ambassador was summoned by China’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday, and…