• People vaccinated for Covid have increased risk of neurological diseases – study

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 11:35am EST

    Data from almost 100 million people compares the expected and observed incidents of side effects A big data study of 99 million people across eight countries showed greater than expected incidence of side effects from various Covid-19 vaccines, the Global Vaccine Data Network (GVDN) said on Monday. The study, originally published in the medical journal Vaccine […]

  • Putin is the new climate change: Von der Leyen drags the Russian president into her green fantasies

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 10:11am EST

    The European Commission president did her best to obfuscate both the real cause and the real impact of the renewable energy agenda It’s hard to tell if she’s blaming him or crediting him, but European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told a meeting of the Paris-based Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on […]

  • Czech prime minister calls protesting farmers ‘supporters of Moscow’

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 9:44am EST

    Hundreds of tractors have blocked downtown Prague as part of demonstrations against EU agriculture policies Czech farmers protesting against EU agriculture policies, environmental requirements and high energy prices have been described as supporters of Russia by Prime Minister Petr Fiala. On Monday, hundreds of tractors blocked off sections of Prague and disrupted traffic outside the […]

  • Poverty in Argentina soars to record high – study

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 9:37am EST

    ‘Shock therapy’ reforms have propelled prices for basic good higher and led to a sharp drop in purchasing power, a new study shows Poverty levels in Argentina hit a multiple-year high in January following the drastic economic reforms carried out by newly installed President Javier Milei, the Social Debt Observatory of the Catholic University of […]

  • RT launches international training program

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 9:30am EST

    The online RT Academy is now open for registration RT has launched a new English-language educational project for journalists, the RT Academy. The first in a series of free online courses will begin on April 1, and applications can now be submitted at the RT Academy website. The initial training course is open exclusively to […]

  • Israel declares Brazil’s president persona non grata

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 9:15am EST

    West Jerusalem is outraged at Lula da Silva’s Holocaust comments, while Brasilia has called the reaction “absurd” The Israeli foreign minister has lashed out at the Brazilian president over the latter’s remarks on the war in Gaza and the Holocaust. According to Reuters, Israel Katz said that Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was unwelcome in […]

  • ‘Wind is blowing against the West’ – Borrell

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 9:02am EST

    The EU has proven too slow to respond to military challenges arising from policy misadventures by Western states The EU’s rules stand in the way of it acting as fast as it needs to, the bloc’s security and foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told an audience at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday. Member states […]

  • Germany sending subpar military hardware to Ukraine – Bild

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 8:21am EST

    FFG Armored Personnel Carriers can reportedly only withstand small arms fire and were also purchased at triple the usual price Germany has provided Ukraine with dozens of armored personnel carriers that are unfit for battlefield service, Bild has reported. The media outlet also claims that Berlin paid way over the odds for the military vehicles. […]

  • Wall Street trading heralds the arrival of Bitcoin

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 8:15am EST

    The world’s top cryptocurrency has more than doubled in value over the past year Bitcoin, the world’s leading cryptocurrency, has experienced a significant price surge in the last two weeks, breaking above the $52,000 mark. This remarkable rise in value can be attributed to a combination of factors, including the approval of Bitcoin exchange-traded funds […]

  • Germany gives timeframe for Russian ‘attack’ on NATO – Bloomberg

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 8:08am EST

    Berlin is reportedly engaged in defense planning despite Moscow’s assurance that it will not invade NATO territory Russia may attack the North Atlantic Treaty Organization within the next five to eight years, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius has said in an interview with Bloomberg. Pistorius spoke on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference over […]

  • UAE banks closing Russian accounts – media

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 6:49am EST

    Lenders are wary of secondary Western sanctions for dealing with Moscow, sources told the news outlet Vedomosti Several large banks in the United Arab Emirates have begun limiting transactions with Russia and closing the accounts of Russian companies and individuals due to the risk of secondary Western sanctions, the news outlet Vedomosti reported on Monday, […]

  • Hungary snubs US senators – ambassador

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 6:46am EST

    A bipartisan delegation had sought to discuss Sweden’s NATO bid with senior officials in Budapest Senior Hungarian officials have refused to meet four US senators who arrived in Budapest on Sunday, Washington’s envoy to the country has said. The American lawmakers are attempting to press Prime Minister Viktor Orban into speeding up approval of Sweden’s […]

  • West was ‘overly optimistic’ about Ukraine in 2023 – NATO commander

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 5:12am EST

    Ammunition and training were mistakenly believed to be enough for Kiev to win, Admiral Rob Bauer has said The West grossly overestimated Ukraine’s chances of battlefield progress against Russia last year, a senior NATO commander has told the Financial Times. His comments came after Kiev’s botched counteroffensive and the recent loss of the strategic city […]

  • Germany investigates if NATO secrets were leaked to Russia – Bild

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 4:48am EST

    The outlet says the authorities are probing if submarine operational areas were disclosed during Nord Stream 2 construction Sensitive defense information could have been leaked to Russia during the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, with Germany’s prosecutor general now on the case, Bild has reported. The alleged disclosure presumably happened in 2018, […]

  • Church ‘duped’ into hosting atheist trans activist’s funeral

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 2:36am EST

    The pastor claims that the service was requested for a “catholic” The pastor of St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York has been left outraged after the attendees of a funeral service for a transgender activist celebrated her as the “mother of all whores.” The service took place on Thursday, ten days after the Argentinian-born Cecilia […]

  • The Al-Tanf drone strike

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 1:08am EST

    In a recent incident, a suicide drone from the Iran-backed Islamic Resistance of Iraq targeted American troops stationed at Tower 22 within the US-occupied Al-Tanf Zone in southeastern Syria. This area, devoid of strategic significance except for its location along the Damascus-Baghdad Highway, has drawn attention due to the attack resulting in the deaths of […]

  • The US is not just complicit, but an enabler of Israel’s genocide in Gaza (Prof. Avi Shlaim)

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 1:04am EST

    On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Israeli-British Historian Avi Shlaim, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford and author of ‘Three Worlds: Memoirs of an Arab-Jew’. He discusses why it is clear that Israel is committing war crimes & genocide against Palestinians in Gaza and ethnic cleansing in the West […]

  • CrossTalk Bullhorns: Munich madness

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 12:57am EST

    The death of Alexey Navalny in prison predictably and quickly became politicized. In the West, Navalny’s death is a cynical political tool. Also, the annual security conference in Munich was once an important intellectual venue. Now, it is a worthless talk shop. CrossTalking with George Szamuely and Martin Jay.

  • Britons warned of slip in wage growth

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 12:41am EST

    Companies across the UK are cutting back on hiring amid the prevailing economic uncertainty, a report says UK workers may face lower wage increases this year as employers are mulling cutting pay rises amid persisting economic woes, a recent report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has found.   The drop in […]

  • Germany poised for worst downturn in two decades – survey

    RT - Feb 19th 2024 12:41am EST

    Local businesses expect the EU’s largest economy to shrink by 0.5% this year, according to a DIHK chambers of industry and commerce poll German businesses expect the country’s economy to contract by 0.5% this year, which would mark the second straight year of decline and the worst downturn in twenty years, a poll of over […]

  • NATO should kick out underpaying members – US senator

    RT - Feb 18th 2024 10:54pm EST

    Senator Lindsey Graham has agreed with former president Donald Trump’s recent statements US Senator Lindsey Graham has proposed the expulsion of countries from the US-led military bloc if their defense budget does not meet the bloc’s spending criteria, echoing a series of controversial statements recently voiced by former president Donald Trump. NATO investment guidelines stipulate […]

  • Houthis deploy underwater drone for the first time – Pentagon

    RT - Feb 18th 2024 9:35pm EST

    The Yemeni rebels have reportedly expanded their arsenal after promising to mirror Western “escalation with escalation” Yemen’s Houthi rebels have attempted to use a submersible drone for the first time, but it was destroyed in yet another wave of US-led coalition attacks on Yemeni soil over the weekend, the US Central Command has claimed. The […]

  • No to Palestinian state – Israel

    RT - Feb 18th 2024 8:31pm EST

    A two-state solution will jeopardize Israel’s security, according to PM Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has categorically rejected the idea of “unilateral recognition” of a Palestinian state, arguing that it will be a “massive and unprecedented reward to terrorism” that will prevent any prospects of a long-lasting peace in the future. Speaking at […]

  • Ukraine needs ‘nuclear rockets’ – MP

    RT - Feb 18th 2024 7:18pm EST

    Kiev must reclaim its nuclear status to confront Moscow, a Ukrainian lawmaker has argued Unless Ukraine obtains a full NATO membership, it will have no other choice but to develop or somehow else obtain an arsenal of atomic weapons, according to MP Alexey Goncharenko. The Ukrainian lawmaker pressed US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the […]

  • Top US senator wants Russia labeled ‘state sponsor of terrorism’ 

    RT - Feb 18th 2024 5:25pm EST

    Republican hawk claims that Russian activist Alexey Navalny was “murdered” and the country must be punished for that US Senator Lindsey Graham has claimed that the passing of the opposition figure Alexey Navalny in a Siberian prison was not an accident, before medical examiners have determined the exact cause of death. Navalny, 47, collapsed during […]