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Russian lawmakers seek to fast track anti-vandalism bill after ‘Satanic’ church arson

A senior member of the Lower House Committee for Culture has urged her colleagues to speed up the work on anti-vandalism bill after several incidents including a reportedly Satanism-related church fire. “The committee has done all that it should. We have written an expert assessment of the bill and now, so to say, wait for the bill to be put ...

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Beijing fumes at new US defense bill, warns against interfering in its internal affairs

The new the US $ 716-billion defense bill foreseeing stronger military support for Taiwan and closer scrutiny of Chinese companies, is a manifestation of “Cold War mentality” that will damage bilateral ties, Beijing warned. China said it was “strongly dissatisfied” with the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA for 2019 recently signed by Donald Trump. The Chinese Defense Ministry blamed ...

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US Congress publishes entire text of Russia sanctions ‘bill from hell’

The full text of Congress’ latest sanctions bill has been released, revealing a punitive piece of legislation that aims to undermine Russia economically – and even suggests designating Moscow a state sponsor of terrorism. Dubbed the “sanctions bill from hell” by its authors, the ‘Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2018’ was introduced by a group of Republican ...

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Great F-35 and super nukes: Trump lauds US weapons signing $716bn military bill

In a speech before signing the $ 716 billion Pentagon funding bill, President Donald Trump praised the US military and the “finest” weapons anywhere in the world, but made no references to his critic after whom the bill was named. “After years of devastating cuts, we’re now rebuilding our military like we never have before,” Trump told members of the ...

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Karl Marx ‘zero-euro’ bill becomes German souvenir hit with 100k sold

A cheeky ‘zero-euro’ bill, issued by a German tourism agency to commemorate the bicentenary of Karl Marx’s birth, has become a runaway success, with more than 100,000 wealth re-distributing purchases on record. Printed by Trier Tourism and Marketing in honor of Marx’s 200th birthday, the original 5,000 ‘zero euro’ notes sold out in less than a month. In the weeks ...

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‘Product of chemical synthesis’: Russian lawmaker targets artificial food additives in new bill

A Russian lawmaker has proposed banning the naming of foodstuffs made with excessive artificial components after traditional products such as “sausage” or “lemonade.” MP Vitaly Milonov of the majority United Russia party addressed the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov in an open letter, insisting the state must toughen rules on product naming in the food industry to prevent ...

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Russian lawmakers back bill to simplify early release of seriously ill prisoners

The Russian Upper House Committee for Constitutional Law has approved a bill that aims to simplify the procedure for the early release of prisoners suffering from serious illnesses. Once the new bill is passed into law, the Russian government will specify the formal procedure under which convicts should apply for the cancellation of their punishment because of poor health. It ...

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Catcallers beware: French MPs OK bill to fine ‘harassment’ of women on streets with up to €750

Catcallers, wolf-whistlers or those who follow a woman asking for her number 20 times will soon face punishment. French MPs have approved a bill which would allow fines of up to €750 for the ‘harassment’ of women on the street. “Harassment in the street has previously not been punished. From now on, it will be,” France’s Secretary of State for ...

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Lawmakers urge bill on journalists’ protection after Russian reporters murdered in Africa

Russian MPs have supported the idea of a bill offering social guarantees to reporters working in “hot spots” and on other dangerous missions after three Russian journalists were killed in the Central African Republic. The head of the Lower House Committee for Information Policy and Communications, MP Leonid Levin (Fair Russia), said in comments with RIA Novosti that he personally ...

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Bill Clinton AIDS speech in Amsterdam disrupted by protest

Bill Clinton has been heckled at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam by activists for drug users and sex workers, over Trump’s Muslim travel ban and discrimination against social minorities in the United States. On Friday, the former US president was giving a speech in the Dutch capital when a group of protesters stepped in. They walked down the main ...

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