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# Banned
Russian state-controlled news channel RT removed from Irish screens; Russia blocks Twitter and Facebook
The EU banned broadcasts of the channel on Wednesday as part of a package of sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
# Russia Today
German regulator bans Russian television channel amid tensions over Ukraine
Russia Today DE said it would seek to appeal in court against the regulator’s decision.
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# Tension
UK regulator launches seven investigations into Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT
The investigations have been launched on the back of the Salisbury nerve agent attack in March.
# diplomatic tensions
Russia threatens to ban all British media from its country if the UK bans Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT
Tensions are rising after the UK said it was likely Russia was behind a recent poisoning attack on an ex-spy.
Twitter reveals Russia-backed ads ahead of US election
Twitter said Russia-backed news organisation RT spent €230,000 on the ads in 2016.
# Russia Today
UK bank closes all accounts of Russia's state broadcaster
UK bank Nat West has informed the station that it plans to close all its accounts by December.
# Ah here
The Van has a criminally low score on Rotten Tomatoes and it’s not OK
They just don’t get it.
# shots fired
"Another ridiculous question": US-Russian tensions flare up in testy press briefing
A reporter for Russian TV was slammed for “ridiculous” questions in the course of a heated briefing.
# Kazakhstan
No-one can explain the bizarre disorder causing this village's residents to fall asleep for days...
“What else do I remember? Nothing. I slept for two days and two nights.”
# chasing the rainbow
David Norris takes on Russia Today presenter over gay rights
It was a lively discussion to say the least…
# crimea watch
"A big public show"... Russia Today hits back after anchor quits live on air
“I’m proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth” the newscaster said. Her bosses say she should have “quit like a professional”, in private.
# off message
"Military intervention is never the answer": Russia Today presenter goes rogue live on air
The Moscow-funded broadcaster, which goes out in over 100 countries, has been criticised for its one-sided coverage of the Ukraine crisis.
# Road Safety
127 arrests for suspicion of drink driving in the last week
The RSA has said that there were 4,095 penalty points issued in the last seven days.
# Syria
Assad warns against armed intervention
Meanwhile the UN has said that the need for humanitarian aid in Syria could rise sharply early next year.