Homeless & migrant workers ‘exploited’ to clean up Fukushima radiation, UN warns

UN human rights experts have slammed the Japanese government for the alleged exploitation of “tens of thousands” of workers, as well as migrants and the homeless, said to be cleaning up the mangled Fukushima nuclear plant. In a three-way joint statement, released Thursday via the United Nations, the human rights experts detailed their deep concern […]

Drug-addicted pet owners may abuse their animals to secure opioid fix, study warns US vets

Some opioid addicts have been known to injure their pets to get their hands on powerful prescription drugs to satisfy their cravings, a new survey in Colorado has revealed, calling for more oversight on drug prescription by vets. Arguing that authorities have overlooked the issue of a “supply and demand equation” of prescription opioids in […]

‘Ask your grandads’: Russian defense minister warns Germany against ‘strength & unity’ strategy

The Russian defense minister has reminded his German counterpart that approaching Moscow from a “position of unity and strength” is not the wisest idea, citing the bitter history of WWII that should’ve made Berlin more prudent. “We are open for dialogue. We are ready for a normal cooperation, but not at all from a position […]

Social media posts could ruin your college dreams, lawyer warns

Merely following Alex Jones on Twitter almost cost one teen a college admission. Another lost his scholarship over a Facebook message about the 2016 election. Anything you post can and will be used against you, a lawyer tells RT. “It’s absolutely troubling what some of the colleges are doing,” attorney Bradley Shear, who specializes in […]

‘Evil genius’ Trump will be ‘last president of US’, filmmaker Michael Moore warns

Calling President Donald Trump an “evil genius” plotting to declare himself dictator for life, filmmaker and activist Michael Moore said his new film ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ will mobilize the liberal #Resistance majority. Moore’s new documentary, scheduled to hit theaters on September 21, seeks to “bring Trump down” before the November midterms. The title is a retread […]

Shake Shack beats, but warns delayed restaurant openings will slow revenue growth (SHAK)

Instagram / Shake Shack Shake Shack beat on both the top and bottom lines. The burger chain said delays in new restaurant openings would weigh on revenue growth this year. It maintained its full-year revenue forecast, which was below Wall Street estimates. (Reuters) – Shake Shack said on Thursday that delays in new restaurant openings would slow revenue […]

The pound falls below $1.30 after Carney warns of ‘uncomfortably high’ no deal Brexit risk

Hannelore Foerster/Getty The pound dropped below 1.30 against the dollar on Friday morning. The fall came after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said there was an “uncomfortably high” chance that Britain will leave the EU without a deal. The Bank of England ran an economic simulation of what might happen after a no deal […]

Erdogan warns US will lose a ‘strong & sincere ally’, accuses Trump of waging “psychological war”

Turkey’s president has warned the US that it will lose a valuable ally unless it changes its approach to the case of an American held in Turkey on espionage charges. Washington is threatening Ankara with sanctions over the issue. Talking to Turkish media about US threats of sanctions if Ankara doesn’t release Pastor Andrew Brunson, […]

‘Don’t repeat Hitler’s mistake’ – Kadyrov warns Russia’s enemies

The head of the Chechen Republic has called upon foreign nations to not repeat Hitler’s mistake and to avoid antagonizing Russia without learning the history of failed attempts to conquer it. Ramzan Kadyrov issued the warning through his Telegram Messenger blog on Friday as Russia was marked the Day of Memory and Grief – the […]