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They were set up, FBI followed them for years - Tsarnaevs' mother

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With the 24-hour manhunt for the second suspect of the Boston bombing closed, RT remembers its conversation with the parents of the Tsarnaev brothers, who claimed all along their children were set up. Zubeidat Tsarnaeva maintains her younger son is innocent and like so many of the brothers’ acquaintances, claims they were good, courteous kids and model students – especially the younger 19-year-old... 

Capitalism is way to nowhere - Immortal Technique

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Corporations ‘are making too much money off of this stage of evolution, the capitalism, to stop and get off us to the next level’, the American rapper Immortal Technique said in an interview with RT. The musician says the only thing that people are separated by is language and the inability to understand, that humanity has no other choice but to shift to a new economic idea doing away with devastating... 

US nuclear strike on Pyongyang will raise anger of South Koreans

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A journalist tells Press TV that a possible nuclear attack on North Korea by the US forces will raise anger of South Korean people. Tensions in Korea continue to mount as the North has decided to shut down the jointly-operated Kaesong manufacturing area. Established in 2004, Kaesong, which houses 123 factories, is the biggest employer in North Korea’s third-largest city. On Wednesday, Pyongyang... 

EU empire destroying people's freedom - Marine Le Pen

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European people are realizing that the EU is an empire that destroys their freedom and doesn’t protect them from economic, social or migratory difficulties, the leader of France’s National Front party Marine Le Pen told RT. Le Pen came third in the 2012 French presidential election with 18% of the vote, higher than expected. She is currently an MEP and believes it’s the best way to fight... 

Exxon oil spill paints Arkansas town in black

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Residents of Mayflower, Arkansas are shocked, frustrated and discouraged after an ExxonMobil oil pipeline – which many were unaware existed – burst, devastating the small town by flooding its streets with thousands of barrels of Canadian crude. ExxonMobil is cleaning up the town after an oil pipeline spilled thousands of oil all over its streets. The company’s Pegasus pipeline –... 

Russian rock sensation BMF video explodes online, next Gang Nam Style?

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You may have seen a lot of things, but nothing will prepare you for this high-octane homage to ultra-violence from Russian punk band Biting Elbows. Getting 6 million YouTube views in just 4 days, the viral video is set to take the web by storm just like Psy did with Gang Nam Style, or maybe even better. If Quentin Tarantino decided to direct the latest James Bond installment in the style of The Prodigy’s... 

Kim Dotcom wants to encrypt half of the internet to end government surveillance

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In an in-depth interview, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom discusses the investigation against his now-defunct file-storage site, his possible extradition to the US, the future of Internet freedoms and his latest project Mega with RT’s Andrew Blake. The United States government says that Dotcom, a German millionaire formerly known as Kim Schmitz, masterminded a vast criminal conspiracy by operating... 

Aaron Swartz stopped SOPA, his persecution political - Kim Dotcom

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Aaron Swartz became a political target, and that is what led to his tragic death, believes Kim Dotcom, the founder of the now-defunct file-storage site Megaupload, in a feature interview with RT. The web tycoon has just launched a new site Mega. “There is no reasonable cause behind going after a young genius like him in the fashion they did,” says Dotcom. Swartz had been instrumental in... 

US, Russia plunging into new Cold War

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Tit-for-tat moves between Russia and the US are plunging the two nations into a new Cold War, says Russia expert Stephen Cohen. Washington’s longtime policy towards Moscow is to blame for the growing tensions. The ‘reset’ in relations between the United States and Russia is dead, as the Obama administration has never truly cooperated with Moscow, instead pushing the same policy Washington has... 

Obama angry at Netanyahu over Gaza assault

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Timing of the recent escalation in tension between Israel and Gaza is not coincidental. It is a calculated move, Phyllis Bennis, director of the Institute for Policy Studies has told RT. “The Israelis launched their attack shortly after the US elections and shortly before the US was about to swear in a president at the inauguration in January and just before Israeli elections were scheduled as well.... 

Assad: Erdogan thinks he's Caliph, new sultan of the Ottoman

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Assad: Not a civil war, terrorism my enemy, no regrets for now In an exclusive interview with RT, President Bashar Assad said that the conflict in Syria is not a civil war, but proxy terrorism by Syrians and foreign fighters. He also accused the Turkish PM of eyeing Syria with imperial ambitions. Assad told RT that the West creates scapegoats as enemies – from communism, to Islam, to Saddam Hussein.... 

Internet should not have gatekeepers or regulators - Steve Wozniak

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Apple’s co-founder fears that freedom of information is under attack, with the internet controlled and regulated in unnecessary and harmful ways. RT talked to Steve Wozniak on a range of topics, from Wikileaks to Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom. Steve Wozniak knew personal computers would change the world someday, even during his start at Apple, a company he co-founded with Steve Jobs in the early... 

Eurozone to blow up any time when unable to roll over credits

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Most EU members are in favor of issuing eurobonds, but Germany opposes mutual debt obligations. Don Coxe, an investor and chairman of Coxe Advisors LLP, says Berlin cannot afford to hand out more bailouts when confidence in EU banks is crumbling. ­The talks are taking place in Brussels, where EU leaders are meeting for two days to agree on new growth measures for the union. RT: In a recent blog article... 

Japan to restart two nuclear reactors

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The Japanese town of Ohi has deemed it necessary to restart its two nuclear reactors, citing imminent power shortages. But Robert Jacobs, a professor of nuclear history, told RT the move is meant to avert investment losses in the nuclear sector. The Ohi town assembly defended the decision to put the reactors back online, citing potential damage to the local economy and the rise in unemployment the... 

Facebook is Deception

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Three years of research involving over one million users and ten thousand interviews has resulted in a book, and has resulted in some startling conclusions about the most widely used social network, Facebook. The book, “Facebook is deception”, reveals tales of bullying, fraud and scams and reveals their identities. “Facebook is deception” is the title of the new book written... 
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