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Duma gives first nod to bill doubling prison terms for terrorism-related phone hoaxes

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 13:57 The Russian Lower House has passed in the first reading a bill which would impose a penalty of 5 to 10 years behind bars for fake terrorist threat phone calls. The bill was drafted by Lower House speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, along with MPs Pavel Krasheninnikov and Vasily Piskaryov, who chair the committees for legislative ...

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Brexit bill details leak out of Brussels as Britain to be charged up to £39bn

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 11:41 Britain’s Brexit divorce bill could reach up to £39bn ($ 52bn) when the nation leaves the European Union, it is being claimed. The so-called divorce bill, which is being paid to meet Britain’s “commitments” to the union until 2020, had been the cause of a rift between Brussels and London. In September, EU officials ...

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Social media sites may face fines of $400,000 under Australia’s revenge porn bill

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 23:01 Social media networks could, for the first time, be held financially responsible to the tune of AUS$ 525,000 (US$ 400,000) for facilitating the circulation of revenge porn under proposed Australian legislation. Several cities and nations across the world are taking, or have taken steps, to criminalize ‘revenge porn’ – the sharing of intimate images ...

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‘Hands off our healthcare’ – Dozens arrested at Capitol Hill protest over GOP tax bill

Published time: 5 Dec, 2017 22:59 Hundreds of demonstrators blocked the corridors of a congressional office building in Washington, DC, seeking an audience with their representative to protest the recently adopted tax bill. Dozens were arrested. A number of California residents descended on the offices of House of Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) to discuss the tax bill, but were barred ...

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Irish parliament to debate bill proposing jail time for spreading fake news

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 18:29 An Irish politician has proposed new laws that will see the spreading of fake news, and the use of bots to influence political debate, punished by up to five years in jail. The proposals will be brought before the Dail (Irish Parliament) on Wednesday by Fianna Fail TD (MP) James Lawless. Contained within the ...

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20,000 join Tel Aviv ‘March of Shame’ to protest bill aimed at protecting Netanyahu (VIDEO)

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 02:14 Edited time: 3 Dec, 2017 02:33 Thousands of people, outraged at a new bill that would spare the Israeli PM from public outcry linked to two corruption probes, swarmed into downtown Tel Aviv on Saturday in a protest that became the largest since the launch of the investigation. A large crowd descended on central ...

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Stranger things in the Republican tax bill

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in the Senate in the early hours of Saturday now has to be combined with the House version passed in November to make a final law. The Senate bill grants tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy, with the middle class set to get some reward, too, albeit smaller and more time-limited. But ...

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Major media silent on Bill Clinton sex accusers' press conference

A press conference to draw attention to the issue of sexual misconduct inside the Beltway drew a surprisingly tepid response from journalists and politicians. It seems that with each passing day in America another name is added to the list of powerful males from the gilded world of entertainment and politics – from Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein to US Senator ...

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John McCain backs tax bill, as Senate GOP suspends vote for final tweaks

Senate Republicans are delaying their final vote on tax reform after heated debates nearly sent the bill back to committee. The bill has gained Senator John McCain’s (R-Arizona) support, but other Republicans still need convincing in order for it to pass. On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) called to delay the next vote on their version of the ...

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Not just a matter of opinion: NYTimes openly lobbies against GOP tax bill

In a rare call to action, the New York Times editorial board took over the newspaper’s opinion Twitter account to lobby against the Republican tax bill. The political action urged readers to call seven GOP senators and tell them to vote down the bill. The Gray Lady ventured into a gray area of political activism for four hours on Wednesday, ...

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