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Doing it Duterte-style: Bangladesh approves death penalty for drug offenses

The production, smuggling, sale, and use of methamphetamines will be punishable by death in Bangladesh, which has followed the Philippines’ Duterte and launched a brutal war on drugs that has seen more than 200 killed since May. The draft law, approved by the government on Monday, defined methamphetamines, which are called ‘yaba’ in the country, and other drugs, referred to ...

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European Union approves content quota for streaming services

The European Parliament has voted in favor of a new quota for content on streaming services. Services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, will have to make sure that at least 30 percent of their catalogs in Europe come from European countries. Many European countries already have quotas for movie theaters and TV networks. Quotas foster cultural diversity and ...

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Germany approves extradition of Iran diplomat over bomb 'plot' – AFP cites court

Published time: 1 Oct, 2018 07:44 Edited time: 1 Oct, 2018 07:50 German court has greenlighted the extradition of Iranian diplomat over suspected bomb plot, according to AFP. The 46-year-old diplomat was arrested in July. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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‘Our hands are not tied’ anymore: White House approves offensive US cyber strategy

US President Donald Trump has signed off on a new cyber strategy – the first such document in 15 years – outlining defensive priorities and threatening offensive action against foreign hackers. “Today the president signed a national cyber strategy, the first fully articulated cyber strategy in 15 years,” National Security Adviser John Bolton told reporters on Thursday. “The strategy takes ...

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Duma committee approves draft law to protect Russian children from ‘Columbine’ web groups

The Russian Lower House committee for family, women and children has approved a bill ordering urgent action against internet groups – known as ‘Columbine’ communities – promoting child suicide and school attacks. The bill was drafted by State Duma Deputy Speaker Irina Yarovaya (United Russia), who said certain legislative “blank spots” must be removed, particularly by amending the law against ...

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India’s defense council approves S-400 deal despite Washington’s pressure – report

India’s Defense Ministry has reportedly given the green light for the acquisition of the Russian S-400 air defense systems and has forwarded the deal for final approval, despite a warning from the US of potential consequences. After endorsing some “minor deviations” in the contract, defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman forwarded the 39,000 crore ($ 5.7mn) deal to purchase S-400 for final ...

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FDA approves America’s first marijuana-based medication

In a breakthrough for medical marijuana use, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the US’ first drug made from cannabis oil, designed to treat two rare forms of epilepsy. The drug, Epidiolex, is made from cannabidol, or CBD, a component of marijuana known for its muscle-relaxing and pain-relieving properties. Administered as a thick oil, CBD was found ...

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Hungary approves ‘Stop Soros’ law criminalizing aid to illegal migrants

Hungary’s parliament has passed a law that could see anyone helping illegal immigrants claim asylum in the country imprisoned. The ‘Stop Soros’ law is named after Hungarian-born billionaire and open-borders advocate, George Soros. The law was voted on in the Hungarian parliament on Wednesday, where Viktor Orban’s right-wing Fidesz party holds a two-thirds majority. Under the law, individuals who aid ...

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Russian government approves raising of retirement age starting 2019

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has announced a plan to raise retirement age by eight years for women by 2034 and by five years for men by 2028, adding that this was an unavoidable measure due to the increasing numbers of pensioners. The bill, which was on Thursday approved for drafting in the parliament by the government, provides for a step-by ...

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Court approves $85bn AT&T purchase of Time Warner

If you have AT&T cell phone or cable service, you’re about to start subsidizing CNN and HBO, under the terms of a $ 85 billion landmark merger approved by a federal judge over the Trump administration’s objections. The merger was announced in late 2016, but has been challenged in by the Department of Justice last November. On Tuesday, US District ...

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