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Farage Defends UKIP ActivistâEUR(TM)s Racist, Homophobic Comments
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Mass media, Politics, Scandal, UK )

Ray
- 10 hours ago - rt.com
Once again, UKIP leader Nigel Farage is unable to make it through a week without a slip of the tongue landing him in an unfortunate media quagmire. This time he has been attacked for defending a former party activistâEUR(TM)s racist and homophobic slurs.
Affairs of State? Tony Blair 'Breaks Into Sweat' Over Alleged Relationship With Murdoch's Wife
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, Scandal, Sex, UK )

Ray
- 11 hours ago - rt.com
Tony Blair says he will "never" discuss the true nature of his relationship with Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife, Wendi Deng. The media mogul filed for divorce in June 2013 amid speculation the former prime minister had been having an affair.
Muslim Charities Lose Govt Grants, Accused of âEUR~ExtremistâEUR(TM) Links
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Internet, Police, Politics, Protest, Social networks, Terrorism, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 13 hours ago - rt.com
Two Muslim charities have lost their government grants following allegations of links to Islamic extremist activities.
Majority of Brits Want to Quit EU - Poll
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Economy, Employment, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 15 hours ago - rt.com
Among the six European states participating in the poll questioning EU membership, the British appeared most certain of all that they want to leave the union with only 37 percent against breaking ties.
Secret Service Needs More Training, Staff and Outside Leadership - Report
Offbeat  (tags: DHS, Intelligence, Law, Politics, Security, USA )

Ray
- 15 hours ago - rt.com
Weaknesses in the Secret Service mean key reforms are needed to ensure it effectively protects the president and other high ranking officials, a panel of outside experts found, adding that it is stretched beyond its limits and is too insular.
US Prisoner Executions Drop But Are More Painful, Brutal
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Europe, Globalization, History, Human rights, Politics, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 16 hours ago - rt.com
The numbers of executions in the United States may have declined in 2014, but a new survey says that changes in European law have contributed to a series of botched executions, one lasting as long as two hours and used 15 drug doses.
Whites the New Minority in America By 2044
Offbeat  (tags: Global economy, Globalization, History, Immigration, Information Technology, Mass media, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
New population projections by the US Census Bureau show that whites will become a minority by 2044. The US will be home to a youthful, growing minority population juxtaposed against an aging, slow-growing, and soon to be declining white population.
14-Year-Old Exonerated for Double Murder 70 Years After His Execution
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Human rights, Law, Politics, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 2 days ago - rt.com
It took 70 years, but a 14-year-old African American boy from Alcolu, South Carolina who was executed for allegedly killing two white girls has now been exonerated of murder.
New York Bans Tattoos and Piercings for Pets
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Crime, Law, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
New York pets already have to contend with being dressed up in embarrassing outfits by their owners, but thanks to a new law they wonâEUR(TM)t have to worry about getting any unwanted tattoos or piercings.
'I'd Do It Again!' Cheney Defends CIA Torture, Calls Interrogators Heroes
Offbeat  (tags: Al-Qaeda, Bush, CIA, Crime, Human rights, Military, Politics, Robert Bridge, Terrorism, USA, War )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
Former VP Dick Cheney expressed no regret over CIA torture techniques employed against detainees in the "war on terror," even as a judge considers forcing the White House to release the remainder of the damning photos.
Do They Know It's Christmas? Thousands of UK Families Face Winter of Poverty
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Corruption, Court, Opposition, Politics, Protest, Retail, Trade, UK )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
Thousands of British families will be dependent on handouts and charity this Christmas as rates of poverty in the UK continue to soar.
Overhaul: NYC to Spend $130 Million Reducing Mentally Ill Prison Population
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 17 days ago - rt.com
New York City will spend $130 million in order to significantly reform the way its criminal justice system treats mentally ill inmates, as well as those consistently cycling in and out of prison, in the hopes that the campaign will also lower crime.
UN Climate Talks Begin as Global Temperatures Break Records
Offbeat  (tags: climate-change, energy, globalwarming, politics, oceans, weather, environment, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admi )

Ray
- 20 days ago - bbc.co.uk
UN climate negotiators are meeting in Peru to try to advance talks on a new global agreement. One hundred and ninety-five nations have committed to finalising a new climate pact in Paris by 2015's end.
Up to 13,000 in UK: Modern Slavery Estimate By Home Office Quadruples Previous Figures
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Immigration, Law, Police, Politics, Sex, UK )

Ray
- 21 days ago - rt.com
Britain has released a "dark figure" on modern slavery: 10,000-13,000 victims are thought to be scratching a living in the UK, around four times more than another recent estimate.
Missouri KKK: We Will Use 'Lethal Force' Against Ferguson Protesters
Offbeat  (tags: Hate crimes, Human rights, Police, Politics, Protest, USA )

Ray
- 35 days ago - rt.com
The Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is threatening to use "lethal force" against protesters in Ferguson who threaten their safety, equating some demonstrators to "terrorists."
 

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