RT News - November 21, 2017 (12:00 MSK)

The fight against terrorism in Syria might soon be over - that's Vladimir Putin's assessment, made during a meeting with President Bashar Assad in the past 24 hours. Angela Merkel says she's ready for a snap election, if needed. That's after the collapse of coalition talks leave Germany rudderless, in what's being dubbed the worst political crisis in the country's modern history. Google openly vows to de-rank RT and Sputnik, making it harder for them to reach wide audiences. That's despite the fact the tech giant itself previously admitted it found no violations when it investigated RT's popularity on YouTube. The International Criminal Court announces its intention to probe US involvement in alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.