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RT News - November 17, 2014 (12:00 MSK)

Kurdish officials say the Islamic State army is more than 6 times bigger than the CIA estimated - and numbers some two hundred thousand fighters. RT gets an exclusive account from an insider helping the terrorist group earn millions from selling captured oil on the black market. Sanction splits ahead of a European foreign ministers meeting, the German economy minister says new penalties against Russia over Ukraine would only make the situation worse. Santa Claus arrives in the Netherlands with his sidekick Black Pete, only to be met with angry protests on the streets.