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Britain crippled by £222bn debt from backroom PFI deals – report

Each UK citizen has amassed a debt of £3,400 ($4,976) without even knowing about it. This is due to a UK government scheme that signed controversial deals with private companies to borrow money on behalf of the public and pledging to pay it back later.<p><b>READ MORE: 'Super-rich, me? Absolutely not':</b> …

Sweden confirms mystery ‘Russian sub’…was in fact a workboat

The unknown foreign vessel the Swedish Navy searched for near Stockholm last autumn was actually a “workboat,” a senior navy official says. Local …

​Netanyahu’s biggest fear? That Iran ‘honors nuclear deal’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief concern is that Tehran will in fact fulfill the agreement on its nuclear program that it negotiated …

Only one-quarter of Gaza $3.5bn reconstruction aid delivered – report

Less than 27 percent of the $3.5 billion aid pledged by international donors to help rebuild Gaza in the wake of unprecedented destruction caused by …

World’s biggest economies in 2030

China's GDP will nearly overtake America’s by 2030, according to the latest data published by the US Department of Agriculture. The US will squeak by …

Greece to be effective partner with Russia’s Gazprom - Forbes

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis have signed a memorandum of cooperation with Russia’s Gazprom and the …

Labour councilor's son accused of trying to join ISIS ‘flown back to UK’

A Labour councilor's son who was detained in Turkey on suspicion of trying to enter Syria to join the terror group ISIS is being flown back to the UK, an MP claimed.<p>Waheed Ahmed, a 21-year-old man from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, and eight of his relatives were stopped by Turkish authorities as …

‘Grueling & hazardous’: HRW exposes Palestinian child abuse in Israeli settler farms

Human Rights Watch has heavily criticized the abuse of Palestinian children working on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, saying that children are …

China, Russia and Saudi Arabia increase arms spending the most in 2014 - study

Globally, military spending remained almost unchanged in 2014 at $1.8 trillion, falling by 0.4 percent in real terms since 2013, according to figures …

​Ex-Blackwater guards get life, 30-year sentences for Baghdad massacre

Four men who worked for the private military contracting firm formerly known as Blackwater were sentenced in federal court on Monday, more than seven …

‘Yemen campaign may lead to bigger mess than Afghanistan’

<b>RT:</b><i>What would you expect from a ground operation? Can it put a stop to the fighting?</i><p><b>Firat Demir:</b> I doubt it. This is from day one sectarian warfare. …

Boko Haram insurgency displaces 800,000 children in N. Nigeria – UNICEF

Some 800,000 children have been displaced in northeast Nigeria as fighting between Boko Haram militants and military forces rages on, UNICEF has …

New ISIS video threatens 9/11-style attacks in US

The Islamic State militants (formerly ISIS) have released a gruesome new video in which they warn of an attack similar to 9/11, promise to “burn …

Russia to stop gas delivery via Ukraine by 2019, push ahead with Turkish Stream - Miller

The contract with Ukraine will not be renewed after 2019, Aleksey Miller the boss of Russia’s Gazprom said on Monday at a conference in Berlin, …

Reserve deputy sheriff charged with second-degree manslaughter in Oklahoma shooting

Authorities have charged a 73-year-old reserve deputy from Tulsa, Oklahoma with manslaughter after he accidentally shot and killed a man earlier this …

​Nazi-hunting group downgrades US, slams E. Europe over ‘lack of political will’ to prosecute war criminals

A Nazi-hunting group, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, in its annual report has lowered the ranking of US in its efforts bring war criminals to justice. …

UAE donation to NYPD police foundation raises transparency, fairness concerns

The New York Police Foundation received $1 million from the United Arab Emirates in 2012, according to a document revealed by The Intercept.<p>Listed as …

NASA’s Curiosity finds liquid water below Mars’ surface

New measurements of Martian weather and soil conditions suggest the soil is damp with liquid brine, which can remain liquid when temperatures drop …

NYC mayor to shrink Rikers prison population by 25%

More than 400 people have spent two years in Rikers without ever being convicted – a problem New York’s mayor plans to address by shrinking the …

Greece isn’t preparing default - Tsipras dispels rumor

<i>"Greece ... is not preparing for any debt default and the same goes for its lenders. Negotiations are proceeding swiftly towards a mutually</i> …

‘Useless and expensive’ - Russian MP presses for PACE exit

“<i>Today PACE is one of the most useless organizations and even people in Strasbourg where it is located are oblivious of its existence. I am sure that</i> …

Russia officially joins $50bn China-led infrastructure bank

Russia applied for membership as a founding member of the AIIB 2 weeks ago, along with another 52 countries. The founding members have the right to …

​Radioactive Fukushima food could be hitting UK shops through safety loopholes

Food produced near the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan could be heading to British supermarkets due to loopholes in safety laws, an investigation has revealed.<p>Security experts warned the UK’s food import regulations are not strong enough to prevent products contaminated with …

‘US can’t afford more war and aggression, people want peace with Iran’

A large number of Republicans are opposing the nuclear deal with Iran and threatening to block it. Following them, some individual American states …

​Russians arrive in Scotland to inspect NATO exercise, confusing Euroskeptics

To the befuddlement of Euro critics, Russian inspectors have arrived in the UK to oversee a mass NATO training exercise taking place in Scotland.<p>Despite current tensions between the West and Russia, the team from the Russian National Nuclear Threat Reduction Center is permitted to visit the country …

Thermal anomaly: 2 bright spots on ‘dwarf planet’ Ceres puzzle scientists

Ceres is puzzling astronomers with giant bright-white spots behaving very differently from each other in infrared light. As the enigma around the …

#PeopleNOTpolls: ‘Abandoned’ blacks, Asians & minorities demand political voice

As the general election gets under way, members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) community, who say they have been “abandoned by the government for years,” are demanding action by political parties to represent them better.<p>The BAME community makes up more than 14 percent of the UK …

Louisiana cops arrested for taking company bribe to plant drugs on innocent man

Two Louisiana law enforcement officers have been arrested on charges of racketeering for accepting a bribe of over $100,000, and unlawfully arresting …