Crisis

25 more bodies found at Algerian gas plant

25 more bodies found at Algerian gas plant

Twenty-five more bodies have been found at the gas complex in Algeria where a clearing up operation continues. It is unclear if all were hostages. Earlier it was reported there were a possible further 25 burned bodies of hostages found inside the plant. It comes as Al-Qaeda linked commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar claimed responsibly for the […]

Crumbling levees threaten US with new Katrina

Crumbling levees threaten US with new Katrina

Across the US, hundreds of federal flood control systems are at risk of failing, endangering millions of people and property across 37 states. When Hurricane Katrina passed over New Orleans in 2005, more than 50 deficient levees were breaches, killing 1,464 people who were in close proximity to the flood control systems. Another natural disaster […]

Snap elections: Pakistani govt reaches deal with protesters

Snap elections: Pakistani govt reaches deal with protesters

A team of Pakistani ministers and political leaders have reached a deal with protesters. The document provides for the dissolution of parliament and snap elections, RT’s correspondent in Islamabad reports. The negotiation team presented the draft to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, who signed the accord. Official sources said that President Asif Ali Zardari also […]

Algerian siege: Hostage situation ends with scores of hostages and militants dead – reports

Algerian siege: Hostage situation ends with scores of hostages and militants dead – reports

The hostage rescue operation at an Algerian gas facility is over, a state news agency reported. At least 30 hostages, including seven foreigners, were killed during the siege, a security source said. The final death toll, however, has not been released yet. Among the deceased foreigners were at least two Britons, two Japanese and one […]

Senate Deal Keeps Most Tax Cuts

Senate Deal Keeps Most Tax Cuts

The White House and Mitch McConnell have reached a tentative deal early New Year’s Day. The measure would raise taxes by about $600 billion over 10 years and delay for two months across-the-board spending cuts otherwise set to begin slashing the budgets of the Pentagon and numerous domestic agencies. Highlights: Income tax rates: Extends tax cuts […]

N. Korea develops missiles capable of reaching US – Seoul

N. Korea develops missiles capable of reaching US – Seoul

Pyongyang is developing missiles capable of reaching the US, South Korean officials have claimed. The allegations came as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un called for the development of more powerful rockets after the successful launch of a satellite. The North’s launch of a three-stage Unha-3 rocket on December 12 prompted numerous allegations that the event […]

‘Abomination’: Rand Paul slams NDAA as bill passes US Senate

‘Abomination’: Rand Paul slams NDAA as bill passes US Senate

The controversial NDAA bill, which allows for the indefinite detention of US citizens, was approved by the Senate despite White House threats to veto the legislation. Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has decried the law as an “abomination.” The libertarian Republican voiced his concerns to a conference committee following the decision to give the present […]

Newtown massacre motives: likely factors behind school-shooting emerge

Newtown massacre motives: likely factors behind school-shooting emerge

While Adam Lanza’s intent for slaughtering more than two dozen people last week in Newtown, Connecticut remains unknown, new information has led some experts to suggest possible motives for the massacre. According to some sources close with the Lanza family, the shooter’s actions may have been triggered by his mother’s insistence on having him committed […]

Dozens dead, including 20 children, in one of the worst massacres in US history

Dozens dead, including 20 children, in one of the worst massacres in US history

More than two dozen people, including as many as 20 children, have been killed during a school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut outside of New York City early Friday. Follow live updates here. According to preliminary reports, a gunman opened fire inside of an office at Sandy Hook Elementary at around 9:40 a.m. Friday. Police have verified […]