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French bank to pay $8.8 billion for violating US sanctions

BNP Paribas

French banking giant BNP Paribas has agreed to plead guilty to two criminal charges of violating US sanctions, and will pay a record-breaking $8.8 billion settlement. Prosecutors allege BNP conducted “long-term, multi-jurisdictional conspiracy.” A lawyer representing the bank appeared in New York state court on Monday to answer for both charges, reports …

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Russia undertakes largest military exercise since cold war

Russian war exercise

The largest Russian military exercise since the cold war was a simulated response to a “hypothetical attack by Japanese and US forces,” according to Konstantin Sivkov, a retired officer of the Russian military’s General Staff. The wargames, which involved 130 combat aircraft, 70 ships, 5,000 tanks, 160,000 troops and 320 …

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Russell Brand destroys the mainstream media

Russell Brand

Comedian Russell Brand terrified anchors on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program by lecturing them about how the media distracts from real news by obsessing about superficial distractions. [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADJhErmJuoQ[/youtube]   Brand almost immediately put host Mika Brzezinski on the back foot by describing his tour as an exploration of how Malcolm X, …

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Imran Khan: I will order air force to shoot down drones

Imran Khan

Imran Khan has promised to order the Pakistan Air Force to shoot down American drones if he takes power in a general election due in the first half of next year. The former cricket captain is to lead peace activists into the country’s lawless tribal belt on Saturday to publicise …

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President of Italy’s supreme court says 9/11 was an inside job

ferdinando imposimato

Ferdinando Imposimato is the honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy, and former Senior Investigative Judge, Italy. Imposimato presided over several terrorism-related cases, including the kidnapping and ultimate assassination of President Aldo Moro, the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II, other political assassinations and kidnapping cases and several …

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Actor Elijah Wood: organised pedophile ring operating in Hollywood

Elijah Wood pedophile ring Hollywood

Hollywood is in the grip a child sexual abuse scandal similar to that of Jimmy Savile in Britain, Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood has claimed. The 35-year-old former child actor said pedophiles had been protected by powerful figures in the movie business and that abuse was probably still taking place. In an …

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French farmers torch tax office and dump vegetables out front

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Farmers dumped piles of vegetables around the town of Morlaix in western France on Friday night before torching public buildings in a dramatic act of frustration at falling revenues. Around 100 farmers hauled artichokes, potatoes and broccoli to Morlaix by tractor, unloaded them onto the streets and set them ablaze, Reuters reports. According …

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Queen speaks on broken system, while wearing diamond crown

Queen Elizabeth speech 2015

Last week the Conservative government’s plans were officially rolled out, rubber stamped, by way of the Queen‘s customary speech, following the formation of David Cameron‘s government. Thousands of people are expected to attend numerous protests in the capital on Saturday to demonstrate against further planned cuts to welfare and the …

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Abby Martin calls out New York Times on their latest fake news report

Abby Martin New York Times fake news

Abby Martin issued the following response to the Jan. 7 New York Times article falsely representing her work at RT America.  The long-awaited report by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), allegedly proving Russian “interference” in the US election, includes a section solely dedicated to bashing RT, and specifically calls out …

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UK government plans to make free speech illegal

David Cameron

A chilling comment by British Prime Minister David Cameron suggests that even people who obey the law won’t be “left alone” by the state if they engage in anything the government deems to be “hate speech,” including “bigotry” and potentially criticism of homosexuality and feminism. Preparing to introduce a new …

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London Metro Police spent £33.5 million to target journalists

London Metro Police

London Metropolitan Police (MPS) have spent more than £33.5 million snooping on journalists, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request has shown. The FoI request, from the Press Gazette, showed that the number of investigations into the activities of journalists in 2014 was nearly double 2013 figures, in which £19.5 million …

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Banks plan escape to London if Scots choose independence

Royal Bank of Scotland

Partly-nationalized British banks Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) both say they would relocate their headquarters to London if Scots vote for independence on September 18. Recent polls indicating pro-union and independence camps are neck and neck have rocked British financial markets and pushed the pound to its lowest …

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Propaganda: Tony Blair wins ‘philanthropist of the year’ award

War criminal Tony Blair GQ philanthropist

Tony Blair was last night improbably named philanthropist of the year by a leading magazine. The former prime minister was handed the award to a ‘muted’ response at a celebrity-packed gathering in central London. It was in recognition of his ‘philanthropy, establishing three charities’. GQ magazine’s decision drew immediate criticism, …

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Chilean activist sets fire to $500m worth of student debt documents

Francisco Tapia

Chilean activist and artist Francisco Tapia, also known as ‘Papas Fritas,’ has stolen and burnt $500 million worth of “pagares,” or debt papers. He then uploaded the video onto social media, claiming he had “freed” students by setting the papers alight. The artist made his claim in a video that …

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Big Pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline caught bribing doctors to boost sales

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Britain’s biggest drug company, GlaxoSmithKline, allegedly bribed doctors in Poland using money that was meant to be spent on educating patients, according to new evidence revealed today by the BBC Panorama programme. A GSK whistleblower claims that money put aside to teach patients in Poland about an asthma drug, Seretide, …

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Police caught protecting elitist pedophile ring in London

New Scotland Yard pedophile

Chris Fay accused the Metropolitan Police of acting like “gangsters” A former child protection officer claimed last night a Special Branch detective held a gun to his head to stop him investigating a VIP paedophile ring. Chris Fay said he was pinned to a wall and throttled before being given …

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Global cooling, not warming: Arctic ice cap grows 60% in one year

Arctic Ice

For years, we’ve all heard that global warming is threatening our planet. But now, in a stunning turnaround, world scientists are warning that an era of global cooling seems to be upon us, complete with extraordinary expansions of ocean ice being recorded in just the past year. Even the latest UN Intergovernmental …

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Another friend of Royal Family faces pedophile charges

Queen Lord Janner pedophile

Prosecutors on Monday brought 22 charges of abuse against a former politician accused of using his position to have sex with young boys. The prosecution against Lord Greville Janner, a former MP and a member of the House of Lords, represents a victory for campaigners who have demanded tougher action …

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Socialism: Venezuela taxing the air you breathe

Venezuela breathing tax

There is something to be said about every socialist paradise in the history of socialist paradises: they always run out of other people’s money. And when they do, stuff like this happens: the biggest international airport in Venezuela is charging a fee for the right to inhale clean air. As BBC correctly notes, we’re …

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