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Duma speaker warns fellow MPs against taking selfies in parliament after ‘bottlegate’

A Russian Lower House speaker has called upon assembly members to show a more serious approach to their work and suggested that some alleged recent mistakes in voting were made because someone was taking selfies. Vyacheslav Volodin told the parliamentarians on Thursday that, in his opinion, it was impossible to take selfies and official political decisions at the same time. ...

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Poison plot thickens: German doctors cannot define toxin allegedly used against Pussy Riot founder

German doctors cannot determine the substance used in the alleged poisoning of the Russian artist who was sent abroad by his fellow art group members, apparently in hopes of confirming the theory of government involvement. The artist in question is Pyotr Verzilov – one of the founders of the notorious Voina Art Group, and the mastermind behind the ‘performance art’ ...

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Does he know the Cold War is over? RT unpacks Trump’s UN sermon against socialism (VIDEO)

Trump sermonized to the UN General Assembly about the evils of socialism – but his lecturing was met with crickets. RT’s Caleb Maupin dives into the US leader’s Cold War-era rant, and why it received a chilly reception. US President Donald Trump railed against Venezuela during his speech on Tuesday, claiming that the South American nation embodies the ills of ...

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Avenatti makes new misconduct claims against Kavanaugh public

Michael Avenatti has followed through on a promise to name a third woman with misconduct accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but the timing before Thursday’s confirmation vote has been slammed as political. The lawyer, who represents adult film actress Stormy Daniels, said at the weekend that he had“significant evidence” that Kavanaugh participated in multiple gang rapes while in ...

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Pompeo promises a ‘series of actions’ against Venezuela in the ‘coming days’

Washington has promised to increase pressure on Venezuela in the coming days, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowing to take a “series of actions” against the government of Nicolas Maduro in the “best interest” of Venezuelans. Refusing to specify the details of Washington’s plan, Pompeo noted that the US is “determined to ensure that the Venezuelan people get their ...

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Germany sees sharp rise in violent attacks against journalists – report

Germany has seen a rise in the number of journalists being attacked while merely doing their jobs, according to a report from the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF). Most of the perpetrators lean to the far-right. A total of 28 journalists have suffered 22 verified physical assaults so far in 2018, according to the report. That number ...

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Supreme Court speaks out against formal approach in trials over extremist internet reposts

The Russian Supreme Court recommends that judges, who preside over trials concerning internet reposts of extremist material, estimate the suspects’ level of threat to society and stop using experts’ assessments in final rulings. The recommendation, approved by the Supreme Court collegium, or full assembly of judges, on Thursday reads that judges, who look into cases that include internet reposts of ...

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Facebook named in suit alleging job ads on its platform unlawfully discriminated against women

Facebook’s ad platform is facing charges that it has enabled gender-based discrimination against millions of women in a class action suit filed on behalf of three female workers and backed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The legal action also names ten employers who are alleged to have used the social media giant’s platform to exclusively and unlawfully target ...

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Allegations against Kavanaugh like ‘dynamite wrapped in radioactive material’ – NBC host

Allegations of sexual misconduct against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are like “four sticks of dynamite wrapped in radioactive material” due to their timing, NBC host Chuck Todd has said. College professor Christine Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her 35 years ago at a high school party. Kavanaugh, who was nominated for the Supreme Court position ...

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‘Find this b***h’: Photo of dead leopard sparks outrage against big game hunter

A big game hunter is the target of a hate campaign after a photo of her posing with a “record” leopard kill went viral. Anonymous posters and multiple celebrities have slammed ‘Britany’ on social media for her “disgusting” act. The photo of the woman, who has been referred to only as ‘Britany L,’ was shared with Safari Club International (SCI) ...

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