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Abe plans to enforce first-ever change to Japanese post-WWII pacifist constitution by 2020 — RT News

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has unveiled a plan to make a first-ever revision to the country’s pacifist constitution which has been in force since Japan’s defeat in WWII. He wants to see the revision take effect in 2020. The ...

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Spate of ATM bombings forces bank to deploy guards — RT News

Published time: 3 May, 2017 15:42 Rabobank in the Netherlands is hiring security personnel to stand guard at its ATMs at night to reduce the number of bombing attacks on cash machines. The guards will mainly be deployed at ATMs ...

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‘War will see Japan under radioactive clouds before any country’ – N. Korean state media — RT News

If the Korean Peninsula standoff evolved into an armed conflict, Japan would be the first to suffer from the fallout – both political and nuclear – North Korean state media said, warning Tokyo against any hostile actions. Read more “In ...

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Macron tells Le Pen he ‘won’t submit to Putin’ but admits Russia is needed to solve conflicts — RT News

While French presidential candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen disagreed on mending relations with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in a heated debate Wednesday, Macron conceded that Moscow is vital in solving the Ukrainian and Syrian conflicts. READ MORE: ‘Choice between ...

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Police fire water cannon at anti-govt rally in Venezuela after pelted with smoke bombs — RT News

Published time: 3 May, 2017 17:10Edited time: 3 May, 2017 17:49 Police deployed water cannon during an anti-government rally in the capital, Caracas, after demonstrators hurled smoke bombs at law enforcement. Demonstrators set up barricades on the Francisco Fajardo highway, ...

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Indian village bans women from using mobile phones outside homes — RT News

Published time: 3 May, 2017 23:30Edited time: 3 May, 2017 23:33 Village elders in the India’s Uttar Pradesh have prohibited women and girls from using mobile phones outside their homes, imposing a hefty fine on violators. The ruling is meant ...

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Saudi Arabia ‘supports terrorism, seeks destructive regional policies’ – Iran’s Foreign Ministry — RT News

Published time: 3 May, 2017 22:49 An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has accused Saudi Arabia of supporting terrorism and of seeking confrontational policies in the region. He was responding to comments by the Saudi deputy crown prince who earlier ruled ...

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Swedish sports coach on trial for tying up teen boys, placing plastic bags over their heads — RT News

A trial has begun for a Swedish sports coach accused of 100 counts of crimes against teenage boys. The victims say the man tied them up, placed plastic bags over their heads, and taped their mouths and noses shut. The ...

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Russia proposes 4 de-escalation zones in Syria to restart stalled peace process — RT News

Published time: 3 May, 2017 21:51 At the new round of Syria peace talks in Astana, Russia has proposed the establishment of four de-escalation zones in the war-ravaged country. The plan aims to break the years-long deadlock over separating extremist ...

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Popular messaging app suffers outages worldwide — RT News

Published time: 3 May, 2017 21:31Edited time: 3 May, 2017 21:44 Popular messaging app WhatsApp has gone down in a number of locations around the world and people are not happy. WhatsApp users in Mexico, Spain, Chile, Israel, Russia, Ireland, ...

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ISIS militants developing own social media platform to avoid security crackdowns – Europol — RT News

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants are creating their own social media platform to avoid security crackdowns on their communications and propaganda, according to the head of the European Union’s police agency. The discovery was made during a 48-hour operation ...

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29% of French voters plan to abstain in presidential runoff — RT News

Only a few days before France heads to the polls for a crucial vote to choose its next president, surveys show there are millions of people who are undecided who to vote for, or intend to abstain rather than support ...

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Germans ridicule interior minister’s ‘dominant culture’ idea for integration — RT News

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere faced a barrage of ironic tweets from people on social media after trying to explain the main principles of German “Leitkultur,” or dominant culture, amid discussions about immigration and integration. Interior Minister Thomas de ...

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5 years and billions of dollars needed to rebuild Mosul, officials say — RT News

The occupation by Islamic State and the battle to oust the extremists have reduced much of Mosul to rubble. A five-year plan to get the war-torn city back on its feet has been drawn up, but finding the money is ...

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Indian man beaten to death by mob for failing to give up Hindu-Muslim couple — RT News

Published time: 3 May, 2017 17:13 Suspected members of militant group Hindu Yuva Vahini beat a man to death after he failed to give the whereabouts of a Hindu girl who eloped with a Muslim teeanger in Uttar Pradesh. Gulam ...

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Assange brands Clinton ‘butcher of Libya’ & requests Sweden scrap detention order — RT News

Julian Assange has fired back at Hillary Clinton, branding her the “butcher of Libya” in a scathing response to the former presidential candidate’s labeling of WikiLeaks as “Russian WikiLeaks”. The editor of the whistle-blowing website shared his agitated response in ...

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Massive op evicts makeshift migrant camp in Milan (VIDEO) — RT News

Published time: 3 May, 2017 12:44Edited time: 3 May, 2017 12:45 A massive operation, involving helicopters, mounted officers, sniffer dogs, and riot squads, resulted in the successful eviction of dozens of migrants from a makeshift camp near a train station ...

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Mysterious Ebola-like illness kills 12 in Africa, WHO says — RT News

Published time: 3 May, 2017 11:57 A mysterious illness with Ebola-like symptoms which appeared in southeast Liberia is now in the country’s capital, local authorities say. Both the government and the World Health Organization (WHO) put the revised death toll ...

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Saudi prince accuses Iran of ‘extremist ideology,’ ambition to ‘control Islamic world’ — RT News

It’s impossible to build bridges between Saudi Arabia and Iran due to Tehran’s “extremist ideology” and ambitions to “control the Islamic world,” Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud, the kingdom’s defense minister. The official shared his views in ...

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F-35 fighter jets debut at Israel’s Independence Day air show (VIDEOS, PHOTO) — RT News

Published time: 2 May, 2017 14:28Edited time: 2 May, 2017 15:10 Three F-35 stealth fighter jets joined an Israeli Air Force team during the annual flyover, appearing for the first time in public in the skies across several cities, as ...

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