RT News - August 18, 2014 (12:00 MSK)

A Russian humanitarian convoy is finally given the go ahead to enter Ukraine - after being stalled on the border for 3 days with tonnes of goods for strugglying civilians in the Eastern regions. Violence escalates in the U.S. town of Ferguson where protesters defy a curfew imposed following nights of heavy protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager and outrage at a crack down on peaceful rallies. As the U.S. pours more weapons into the Iraqi conflict, supporting the plight of the Kurdish fighters against Islamic militants - we look at what Washington is trying to achieve.