RT - Daily news 4 April 2018

‘Egg on his face’: Labour rebukes Boris Johnson for ‘misleading public’ on Novichok source

The Labour party is calling on Boris Johnson to answer some “very serious questions” after it emerged that scientists have not been able to identify the origin of the Novichok nerve agent. Read Full Article at RT.com

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We don’t want apologies, we want common sense to triumph – Putin on Skripal saga

As the case for Moscow’s involvement in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal is weakened by new revelations, Russian President Vladimir Putin says he simply wants the diplomatic fallout over the incident to end. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Evidence before solidarity: German official blasts UK, allies for blaming Russia in Skripal case

The minister president of Germany’s most populous state has lambasted the UK for prematurely pinning the blame for the Skripal poisoning case on Russia, writing that you need “sound evidence” before asking allies for solidarity. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Australian rugby star says gay people will go to hell

High-profile Australian rugby player Israel Folau has sparked controversy on social media after saying that God's plan for gay people is “hell.” Read Full Article at RT.com

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New York Port Authority terminal’s work disrupted after report of white powder

New York’s Port Authority bus terminal had been partially evacuated after police say they found a “white substance” in a walkway, WCBS 880 radio reports. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Trump to keep US troops in Syria a ‘little longer,’ still wants them out soon

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Britain's mainstream is desperate for Russian guilt, and will ignore anything to get it

The UK Foreign Office denies its own on-the-record claims after being undermined by government scientists. The media is ignoring reports which could help avoid a major confrontation with Russia. Welcome to post-Skripal Britain. Read Full Article at RT.com

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US stocks crash as fear of all-out trade war spooks investors

Wall Street saw heavy losses in early trading on Wednesday after Beijing announced retaliatory tariffs on American imports. Read Full Article at RT.com

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‘Ordinary chemists’ know about Novichok– chemical weapons expert refutes 'state actor’ claim (VIDEO)

A chemical weapon expert slammed claims from the UK that a ‘state actor’ must be behind the Salisbury poisoning. Read Full Article at RT.com

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‘A gift from Stephen’: Professor Hawking’s last act of kindness from beyond the grave

Stephen Hawking carried out one final act of kindness from beyond the grave, as his funeral went ahead. The legendary professor arranged for 50 homeless people to be given a three-course Easter meal in Cambridge. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Russia says it received only one substantive answer from OPCW over Skripal case

Russia’s Permanent Representation to the OPCW says it has received only one substantive answer from the chemical weapons watchdog regarding the probe into the poisoning of the former Russian double agent and his daughter. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Convicted pedophiles face life sentences under Duma proposals

The Russian lower house Committee for Family, Women and Children has approved calls to hold a vote on introducing life sentences as possible punishment for sex crimes against children. Read Full Article at RT.com

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If US wants a trade war, China is ready to fight - official

The Chinese vice-minister of commerce said Beijing is ready for a trade war with the United States, albeit reluctantly, if Washington is looking for a fight. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Moscow to West: Remember fate of Goliath when trying to cling to power

The West is becoming an Orwellian version of itself in its desperate attempts to cling to power, Russia’s foreign intelligence chief said. If this continues, the West may face a similar fate to that of Biblical figure Goliath. Read Full Article at RT.com

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N. Korean FM to visit Russia on April 9-11 – Moscow

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Zuckerberg to testify before Congress on April 11

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the US House Energy and Commerce Committee next week. It is expected that he will answer questions on data privacy which have arisen in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Read Full Article at RT.com

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‘We are not in a trade war with China, lost it many years ago’ – Trump

President Donald Trump has denied that the US and China are engaged in a trade war, despite Beijing announcing it would slap import tariffs on American goods in a tit-for-tat move. Read Full Article at RT.com

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‘The absolute goy’: Jewdas responds with humor to attacks over Corbyn Passover meal

You have to hand it to Jewdas – despite an onslaught of negativity after Jeremy Corbyn joined it for Passover on Monday, the “radical Jewish voice for the alternative diaspora” is laughing its way through the smears. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Skripal scandal resembles Iraqi weapons of mass destruction rhetoric – ex-Pentagon official to RT

The inability of UK scientists to prove Russia made the nerve agent highlights the glaring lack of facts in the Skripal case, which looks similar to the 2003 build-up to the Iraq War, ex-Pentagon official Michael Maloof says. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Global markets plunge as China strikes back in escalating trade conflict with US

Stocks are down across Europe and in pre-market trading on Wall Street after China announced retaliatory tariffs on American imports. Read Full Article at RT.com

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UK Foreign Office denies claiming nerve agent from Russia, despite tweet and Boris Johnson interview

The UK Foreign Office denies claiming the nerve agent used in the Salisbury poisoning of the Skripals came directly from Russia. Despite admitting it sent a tweet saying exactly that, and Boris Johnson making the same claim. Read Full Article at RT.com

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England listed as African nation in official Commonwealth Games guide

Commonwealth Games organizers have confused England with the African Republic of The Gambia in the event’s official program, which contains information about the 71 nations participating. Read Full Article at RT.com

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French commuters suffer 2nd consecutive day of travel chaos as strike continues

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Moscow expels 1 Hungarian embassy staff member, 4 Russian diplomats leave Poland

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Day the dream died: 50 years on from MLK assassination (VIDEOS)

Wednesday marks 50 years since Dr Martin Luther King Jr was gunned down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Read Full Article at RT.com

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RT #1917LIVE PROJECT IN THE FINALS OF THE ‘INTERNET OSCARS’ – THE WEBBY AWARDS

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Cryptocurrencies have become terrorist tool, says Russian security chief

International terrorist groups are skilled at using modern technology, recruit hackers into their ranks and actively finance their activities with cryptocurrencies, the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has said. Read Full Article at RT.com

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1 killed in Moscow mall fire, about 600 people rescued – reports

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Russia considers $50 billion investment in Iranian oil & gas

Russian energy companies could spend as much as $50 billion on oil and gas exploration in Iran, a presidential aide told Tass news agency . Read Full Article at RT.com

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New ‘nightmare bacteria verging on untreatable’ now in every US state

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is warning Americans about a drug-resistant “nightmare bacteria” that has spread to every state after more than 200 cases last year. Read Full Article at RT.com

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'People ran out of the building with their hands up': Witness recalls YouTube HQ shooting (VIDEO)

A man who witnessed chaos following the YouTube HQ shooting has recalled hearing sounds of gunshots and scared people running out of the building. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Western pressure brings Russia & China closer

Trade tensions between China and the US as well as the expulsion of Russian diplomats by Western countries could drive Moscow and Beijing to form closer ties, Chinese analysts say. Read Full Article at RT.com

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‘Russian meddling’: Mike Huckabee jokes over colonoscopy with Russian doctor

Conservative heavyweight Mike Huckabee tweeted on Tuesday that his colon had been inspected by a Russian doctor, in what he jokingly described as some serious “Russian meddling.” Read Full Article at RT.com

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Teen Aussie boxer wins 1st Commonwealth medal before Games even begin

Australian boxer Taylah Robertson has been awarded the first medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Queensland without even throwing a punch. Read Full Article at RT.com

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SAS soldier died in Syria trying to ‘kill or capture’ ISIS member

A British soldier who died in Syria last week was taking part in a covert mission to capture a fugitive Islamic State (formerly ISIS) leader, the Pentagon has revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Russian gas transits through Ukraine to plunge dramatically

After Russia builds natural gas pipelines to Europe and Turkey, transit through Ukraine is expected to fall by more than 80 percent, according to Gazprom CEO Aleksey Miller. Read Full Article at RT.com

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YouTube shooter identified, reportedly slammed video platform for discrimination (VIDEO)

Police have identified the woman behind the YouTube shooting as Nasim Aghdam, 39, of San Diego, California. Footage has emerged which appears to show her criticizing the video sharing platform and accusing it of censorship. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Anti-Russia alliance under threat? Merkel ally and Labour MPs question May’s Salisbury ‘evidence’

Two Labour MPs and a senior ally of Angela Merkel have questioned the motives of the Tory government after the Porton Down defence laboratory revealed they couldn’t confirm that the Salisbury nerve agent came from Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com

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‘Slit-throat’ girl offered trip to waste recycling plant in the Netherlands

A young girl who rose to fame after making a slit-throat gesture at the regional governor amid environmental protests in Moscow Region was offered a trip to the Netherlands to study the latest recycling technology. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Jobless rate in eurozone lowest since 2008 – Eurostat

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Russian 4th largest city scraps direct mayoral elections

The city of Ekaterinburg in Russia’s Urals has scrapped direct mayoral elections prompting mass protests. Now instead of a popular vote, the mayor in the fourth largest Russian city will be elected by the city council members. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Israel security service ‘thwarted Gaza militant attack’ on navy ship

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1 in 4 students sexually harassed or worse by academic staff – report

Four in 10 university students have experienced some sort of unwanted sexual advances by academic staff, ranging from sexual comments to rape, new research reveals. Read Full Article at RT.com

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ISIS & Al-Qaeda may merge and produce chemical weapons – FSB chief

The two terrorists organizations may merge into a new network, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) warns. If so, the terrorist groups may gain access to chemical weapon technology. Read Full Article at RT.com

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China retaliates with $50 billion in tariffs on US goods

Beijing will hit 106 American products, including soybean, automobiles, and chemicals, with a 25-percent tariff in response to US levies on Chinese goods, according to the country's finance ministry. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Pyongyang rights record likely to be off table at Korean summit – Seoul

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#1917LIVE nominated for Webby Awards: Vote and help RT win an ‘Oscar of the Internet’

The Webby Awards nominated #1917LIVE in Best Use of Social Media, and you can help RT win an ‘Oscar of the Internet’ by casting your vote. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Italian president opens talks on forming new govt

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