• Germany plans huge windfall tax on green energy producers – Bloomberg

    RT - Nov 26th 2022 12:30am EST (Archive)

    The additional revenue will finance subsidies for households and businesses to pay gas and power bills The German authorities are set to introduce a windfall tax of 90% for some clean power generators in an effort to fund a previously approved consumer aid package, according to a draft law seen by Bloomberg.  Under the proposed […]

  • Canada’s Trudeau draws line on street protests

    RT - Nov 25th 2022 11:27pm EST (Archive)

    The liberal PM said mass protests are “worrisome” when they seek direct “changes to public policy” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has insisted his government was right to invoke sweeping emergency powers to quell mass street protests against Covid-19 mandates early this year, saying that drastic measures were needed to “keep people safe.” Addressing an […]

  • ‘US patrol base’ in Syria comes under rocket attack – Pentagon

    RT - Nov 25th 2022 8:12pm EST (Archive)

    The incident comes just days after Washington accused Türkiye of “threatening” American troops stationed in Syria An American military outpost in Syria has come under rocket fire, according to US Central Command, which condemned the yet-to-be-identified attackers for undermining the region’s “hard-earned stability” amid rising violence between Türkiye and local Kurdish militias. At least two projectiles […]

  • EU gives Serbia ‘contradictory’ demands – PM

    RT - Nov 25th 2022 6:24pm EST

    Belgrade is expected to sanction Russia over Ukraine’s integrity, but give up its own in Kosovo The EU is making demands of Serbia that contradict each other when it comes to values and principles, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Friday. While Belgrade is committed to joining the bloc, it’s difficult to square the […]

  • Musk reveals purpose of new checkmark colors

    RT - Nov 25th 2022 4:31pm EST (Archive)

    Blue, gray, and gold checkmarks will distinguish different kinds of Twitter accounts this time around Twitter CEO Elon Musk said on Friday that his long-promised verification system for paid subscribers would be “tentatively” rolled out next week. Musk has thus far struggled to introduce a working means of verifying Twitter’s user base. “We’re tentatively launching […]

  • Serbia responds to border shootout

    RT - Nov 25th 2022 3:25pm EST (Archive)

    A firefight between human traffickers on the Hungarian border prompted sweeping police action Serbian gendarmerie has detained 829 migrants who were in the country illegally, as part of Friday’s crackdown prompted by an overnight firefight on the border with Hungary. At least one migrant was seriously injured in the shoot-out, which the interior ministry in […]

  • Erdogan brushes off US warnings

    RT - Nov 25th 2022 1:37pm EST (Archive)

    The Turkish president vowed to go after terrorists “no matter who they collude with” Türkiye is determined to “root out” terrorists no matter where they are or who they ally with, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on Friday. His comments come after Washington protested to Ankara about an airstrike that “directly threatened” US troops working […]

  • Top Russian official to join tech giant

    RT - Nov 25th 2022 12:24pm EST (Archive)

    Yandex is set to undergo a major restructuring, with Alexey Kudrin expected to take a leading position in the company Russia’s top tech giant, Yandex, may soon carry out a corporate restructuring and split its domestic and international businesses, the company announced on Friday. It also revealed that Alexey Kudrin, Russia’s former finance minister and […]

  • Macron’s electoral campaigns under investigation – media

    RT - Nov 25th 2022 12:21pm EST

    French prosecutors have launched a probe into suspected illegal election financing French President Emmanuel Macron’s 2017 and 2022 election campaigns are reportedly under investigation by the National Financial Prosecutor’s office. The probe is focused on illegal financing of presidential campaigns and suspicions of wrongdoing surrounding contracts with a US-based consulting firm.  The investigation was announced […]

  • Merkel explains why she wasn’t surprised by Russia’s offensive in Ukraine

    RT - Nov 25th 2022 12:15pm EST (Archive)

    The Minsk Agreements became “eroded” and the EU was reluctant to talk to Moscow, the former German chancellor told Der Spiegel Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she was not surprised when the conflict between Russia and Ukraine broke out in late February, she told Der Spiegel in a lengthy interview published on Thursday. “It […]