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White House confirms CIA director visited Ukraine over weekend

White House confirms CIA director visited Ukraine over weekend

On Monday afternoon White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed that CIA Director John Brennan visited Ukrainian capital Kiev over the weekend and met with high-ranked Ukrainian officials. Previously, deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovichaccused Brennan of ordering a crackdown on pro-Russian activists in the east of the country. The CIA had already dismissed these accusations as “completely false”, […]

Khodorkovsky arrives in Germany hours after release from prison

Khodorkovsky arrives in Germany hours after release from prison

Ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has landed in Berlin, a German Foreign Ministry spokesman has said in a statement. Khodorkovsky has been freed from jail after a decade of imprisonment as President Vladimir Putin granted him a pardon. Follow RT’s LIVE UPDATES on Khodorkovsky’s release. “I can confirm that Mikhail Khodorkovsky landed in Berlin Schoenefeld [Airport] […]

Ecuador’s Correa: Obama’s exceptionalism talk reminiscent of Nazi rhetoric before WWII

Ecuador’s Correa: Obama’s exceptionalism talk reminiscent of Nazi rhetoric before WWII

US exceptionalism rhetoric poses extreme danger and is reminiscent of Nazi ideals and talk “before and during World War II,” Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said in exclusive interview with RT Spanish. Referring to US President Barack Obama’s statement that “America is exceptional” because it stands up not only for its own “narrow self interest, but for […]

Daniels tapped for city manager position

Daniels tapped for city manager position

By ROBIN RICHARDS, News West — Rick Daniels, city manager at Desert Hot Springs, Calif., is to become city manager in Needles, subject to final contract provisions to be brought before Needles City Council in August. Council met with Daniels in executive session before the July 23 regular meeting; he remained for the regular session of […]

Yvonne Parks, Scott Matas and Jan Pye kick-off Fundraising Campaign Party

Yvonne Parks, Scott Matas and Jan Pye kick-off Fundraising Campaign Party

A fundraising party for the 2013 election campaigns of Desert Hot Springs mayor Yvonne Parks, mayor pro tem Scott Matas and councilwoman Jan Pye was held in a private residence on Wednesday night, April 17. The host provided an excellent ambiance and delicious food to the invited guests, who had a fun evening kicking off […]

Maduro wins Venezuela elections by narrow margin

Maduro wins Venezuela elections by narrow margin

With the vote split almost equally acting President Nicolas Maduro has won Venezuelan presidential election to replace Hugo Chavez. The opposition leader Henrique Capriles however claimed fraud on the part of the ruling party. Venezuelan election authorities have announced that with 99.12% of votes counted Maduro is leading with 50.66 per cent of the votes […]

Joe McKee is running for Desert Hot Springs City Council

Joe McKee is running for Desert Hot Springs City Council

Over a hundred  enthusiastic supporters gathered at the Miracle Springs Resort & Spa to cheer-on and pledge their support to Joe McKee. Joe is running for a seat on the Desert Hot Springs City Council. McKee hopes to unseat the incumbents Jan Pye and Scott Matas. *Councilman Matas is running for Mayor this time around, as […]

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