RT - Daily news 2 April 2018

Foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey, Iran to meet in Ankara on April 4 before leaders’ summit

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Flying high: Russia's Aeroflot makes eDreams’ top 10 full-service airlines

Russia’s leading airline Aeroflot has entered the list of the world’s most popular carriers, according to a survey conducted by airline booking platform, eDreams, based on 60,000 passenger reviews. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Kellyanne Conway denies claim she is White House’s ‘number-one leaker’

Kellyanne Conway has denied a new claim that she is the "number-one leaker" in President Donald Trump’s White House. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Best in Education, Best use of Hashtag: RT’s #1917LIVE wins big at 10th Shorty Awards

RT’s interactive history project #1917LIVE has scooped some major honors at the prestigious Shorty Awards for social media, which announced some of its winners ahead of this year’s ceremony in New York. Read Full Article at RT.com

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S. African anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies aged 81

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Small boy joyrides car ‘to impress girlfriend’ (VIDEO)

A viral CCTV video has shown the scenes of havoc as a child who looks no older than six locks himself in a car and takes it for a ride. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Virginia Republicans slam gun-control hoaxers who used photo of children’s shoes at Auschwitz

Republican politicians in Virginia Beach scrambled to assure their Facebook followers that a post by an impostor group comparing anti-gun “walkout” protesters to the Nazis was in fact a hoax. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Trump rejects human rights ombudsman’s request to pardon Russian pilot Yaroshenko

Russia’s top human rights official has reported that the US president has officially refused to pardon Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who was jailed for 20 years as a result of a sting operation by US special services. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Russia expels Montenegro diplomat

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‘We’ll demand Ferguson fight as long as he’s alive’ – Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov says that once Tony Ferguson has recovered from injury, they intend to demand another match-up with the American. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Egypt’s Sisi wins 97% in presidential election, turnout at 41%

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UK funding 33,000 teachers promoting jihad & martyrdom in Palestine schools, minister admits

Millions in UK taxpayer money being spent on helping Palestinians is also funding schools teaching a curriculum that promotes martyrdom and jihad against Israel, a government minister has confirmed. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Trump suggested meeting with Putin in Washington, DC

US President Donald Trump has suggested meeting Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Washington, DC. Trump made the offer during a phone call between the two leaders, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov confirmed. Read Full Article at RT.com

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‘Non-existent’ baby denied medical care in Italy over bureaucratic hiccup – report

An Italian-born baby boy has been left without medical assistance and does not exist according to state records, all because he shares the same first name as his twin brother. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Critics lash out as Malaysia outlaws 'fake news'

Malaysia has officially made ‘fake news’ illegal, after approving a law that makes anyone found guilty of the crime liable for a hefty fine and a six-year spell in prison. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Facts shall not pass: Twitter jumps on McFaul’s RT-propaganda-blaming wagon over Skripal article

Michael McFaul and his Russia-hating Twitter supporters have hit out at RT as “propaganda” – for accurately reporting a comment made by Moscow about the Skripal case. Read Full Article at RT.com

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India space agency ‘trying to reconnect’ with most powerful communications satellite

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From ‘amazing’ to ‘disgusting’: Netizens divided over New York Mag Trump cover

New York Magazine has come in for praise and criticism in equal measure for its controversial cover depicting US President Donald Trump as a pig. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Japan PM Abe to meet Trump for talks on US visit on April 17-20

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‘When they knock you down in Japan, they say sorry and pick you up’ – ex-England striker Bothroyd

Former England international striker Jay Bothroyd, who has been playing in Japan since 2015, says that the Asian country’s culture of respect is reflected on the pitch – often in ways that would surprise many European players. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Alien vs Predator: Erdogan & Netanyahu vying for Mideast dominance – Blumenthal

Benjamin Netanyahu and Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuse one another of mass human rights crimes and both are correct: neither can claim the moral high ground, both are battling from the depths of depravity, Max Blumenthal told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Saudi airstrike kills 12 members of same family in Yemen - reports

A Saudi-led coalition airstrike killed at least 12 civilians, including seven children, in the coastal city of Hodeidah on Monday, media reports citing medics and witnesses. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Thousands of migrants to be sent to West as Israel reaches agreement with UN

Western nations will host thousands of asylum seekers currently residing in Israel under a new deal that has just been reached with the UN Refugee Agency. Around half of the 39,000 migrants will remain in Israel. Read Full Article at RT.com

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RT’S 360 VIDEO FROM OPEN SPACE AND REVOLUTIONARY #1917LIVE PROJECT AMONG 7 SHORTY JURY WINNERS

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NASA funds plans to put robot bees on Mars

NASA is funding the development of a swarm of robotic insects which it hopes to send to Mars on a mission to explore inaccessible nooks and crevices on the Red Planet. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Bikini skiing: Thousands strip off on Sochi slopes to enter Guinness Book of Records (PHOTOS)

Thousands of skiers and snowboarders have swapped their winter gear for shorts and bikinis in Sochi, Russia, in an attempt to break yet another record for the largest downhill ride in swimsuits. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Japan doubles oil imports from Russia

Imports of crude from Russia to Japan more than doubled in February compared to the previous month, according to the latest report by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Read Full Article at RT.com

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Facebook & Google becoming too big, could be broken up – Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested internet giants Facebook and Google could be forced to pay for the “disruption” they cause in society and submit to French or European privacy regulations. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Gold glitters & dollar declines as US-China trade war escalates

The price of the traditional safe haven gold increased on Monday after Beijing introduced retaliatory measures against American goods coming to China. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Lavrov hopes Trump ‘will stick’ to US promises to leave Syria after ISIS defeat

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All change? Russians divided over expectations following presidential vote

Almost half of all Russians expect major national changes within the next year, following the March presidential election. The overwhelming majority of those expecting changes said they would be for the better. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Russia successfully test-fires new anti-ballistic missile (VIDEO)

The Russian military has successfully tested an upgraded anti-ballistic missile designed to destroy incoming warheads. The projectile is a component of the anti-ballistic missile (ABM) shield protecting Moscow. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Russian figure skating star Medvedeva makes debut as TV host

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva has made her debut as a presenter of a new figure skating TV show aired on Russian television. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Cold War had some rules, now UK & US have dropped all proprieties – Russian FM

Russia’s top diplomat has lashed out at UK and US rhetoric against Moscow over the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal, saying it’s worse now than it was during the Cold War. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Latvian president approves state language reform for Russian schools despite protests

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UK government accused of quietly rewriting ‘torture guide’ for MI5

A guide for British intelligence officers on how to avoid breaching the human rights of detainees is being secretly rewritten by government, according to reports. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Top Communist names farm magnate Grudinin as party’s ‘new Russian national leader’

Russian Communists have hailed Pavel Grudinin as their new national leader after assessing the politician’s performance in the recent presidential election campaign. Read Full Article at RT.com

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China wants to bring Alibaba and its other tech giants back home

Big Chinese foreign-listed technology companies could soon see their shares bought and sold at home as authorities seek to lure them back to native shores. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Putin to visit Turkey on April 3-4, discuss Syria with Erdogan, Rouhani – Kremlin

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Massive car graveyard where Volkswagen diesel vehicles go to die (VIDEO)

After paying billions in fines over an emissions-cheating scandal in the US, Volkswagen now has to park thousands of bought-back diesel automobiles at nearly 40 facilities across America. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Netanyahu calls Erdogan 'a butcher' in war of words over Gaza violence

Insults and veiled threats have been exchanged between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli PM branded the Turkish leader "a butcher" after Erdogan called him "a terrorist" over the IDF's use of force in Gaza. Read Full Article at RT.com

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April Fool? Tesla shares drop after Elon Musk’s joke about bankruptcy

Elon Musk's joke about Tesla's bankruptcy on April Fool’s Day appears to be coming to fruition. March was the worst month for the company in seven years, as Tesla’s shares plunged 22 percent in 31 days. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Total tally for Fukushima decommission is $75 billion

The decommissioning of the Fukushima nuclear power plant will cost an annual $2 billion (220 billion yen) until 2021, an unnamed source told the Japan Times. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Boko Haram militants kill at least 15 in Nigeria’s Maiduguri – official

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173 people hospitalized after poisoning at wedding party in Kyrgyz restaurant

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Yulia Skripal's social media page accessed while she was reportedly in critical condition

With secrecy surrounding the condition of poisoned double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Russian bloggers noticed that somebody logged in to Yulia Skripal's social media page when she was reportedly in critical condition. Read Full Article at RT.com

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French train service to be disrupted by 2-day workers’ strike

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