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The attempt to hold Epik.com accountable for the content of its clients' websites is like blaming Gutenberg for the NYT's fake news that dragged the US into the useless war against the nuclear weapons Iraq never had.
Bach on Epik's Leak Saga
The proper means of fighting against outrageous, annoying and invalid opinions is by education and free, open and public debate. Using censorship as the means instead is a characteristic of the worst dictatorships in human history. By de...
Gorbachev At 90, Looking Back At A Career That Changed History
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who turns 90 on March 2, presided over the collapse of the Soviet bloc and the end of the Cold War.
Ted Cruz Attacks Biden In Epic Speech Slamming Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Policy
On the Senate floor, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) attacks President Biden over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, claiming Biden's decision helped Russia's President Vladimir Putin.
Taliban official says regime is bringing back executions, amputations
The Taliban will once again resort to executions and amputations to enforce a strict interpretation of Islamic law – though possibly not in public, one of the group’s founders said.
Aide to Ukraine's president survives apparent assassination attempt
Shots were fired Wednesday morning at the car of a top aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky outside Kiev, in what police are calling an assassination attempt.
WHO suspends Sputnik V approval process over 'manufacturing' concerns
A regional WHO official said one manufacturing plant for the vaccine had failed to meet the necessary standards.
Instagram is wreaking havoc on young girls - and knows it
Real teens open up about how unrealistic body standards on Instagram are harming their mental health, leading them to crave plastic surgery and causing eating disorders.
Vladimir Putin Thanks Russians For Trust After Ruling Party Wins Polls
"I would like to address special words of gratitude to the citizens of Russia (and) thank you for your trust, dear friends," Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
Vladimir Putin's Party Set To Retain Parliamentary Majority After Polls
The vote comes in the wake of an unprecedented crackdown on the opposition this year, with Russian authorities jailing Putin's best-known domestic foe Alexei Navalny and banning his organisations as "extremist".
After Apple And Google, Telegram Blocks Russia Opposition Bot During Vote
Telegram's removal of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's "Smart Voting" bot was related to Russia's ban on campaigning during voting, said the messenger's founder.
‘A mistake’: US admits Kabul drone strike killed 10 civilians, incl. 7 children, and NO ISIS-K terrorists; no one will be punished
After weeks of insisting the August 29 drone strike in Kabul killed an ISIS-K terrorist, US Central Command has admitted that the victims were all civilians, including children, but reportedly won’t discipline anyone involved.
Digital Ruble to Help Curb Use of ‘Money Surrogates,’ Russia Says in Financial Strategy Document
The Strategy for the Development of the Financial Market of the Russian Federation by 2030 was released this week by the Ministry of Finance.
Putin self-isolating after coronavirus cases in his entourage
The Russian leader shook hands on Monday with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Apple Event — September 14
Watch the special Apple Events. Very impressive. To cut the long story short: the new iPhone 13 is amazing as a camera, but do not protect users security and privacy any better. Very recommended as a camera, very not recommended as a...
How popular is Putin in Russia?
In September, there will be parliamentary elections in Russia, and the winner and future president has long been clear to many: Vladimir Putin and his United Russia party. The most important opposition figures are in prison, there is har...
‘US misled me into joining Mujahideen, then tortured me for Al-Qaeda past’: Gitmo survivor says US ‘acted like fascists’ post-9/11
A former Islamist fighter who went to Afghanistan to fight the Soviets and later got caught up in the US War on Terror – spending 14 years in the Guantanamo prison as a result – spoke to RT as part of the Unheard Voices project.
Russian politician faces two near-identical opponents in election
A veteran Russian politician has complained that two opponents running against him in St. Petersburg have adopted his name and mimicked his appearance in order to confuse voters.
Ukrainian parliament passes bill to legalize cryptocurrency market
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has adopted Bill No. 3637 "On Virtual Assets," which establishes in Ukraine a mechanism for the legal regulation of virtual assets.
Professional Soldier vs Corrupt Idiot: Gen Sir Nick Carter. hits back at Raab’s suggestion of flawed intelligence, saying ‘it was entirely possible’ Afghan government would fall
Britain’s most senior military officer, Gen Sir Nick Carter, has hit back at suggestions from the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, that intelligence was flawed about the strength of the Taliban.
Foreign investors look towards Uzbekistan as its tech sector blossoms
In recent years, Uzbekistan has launched various reforms in order to liberalise the economy. The Tech sector is one of its fastest-growing sectors and local start-ups are attracting foreign investors. They plan to expand. Take a look at ...
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