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‘Hands off the crucifix’: Pope Francis adviser slams League’s ‘blasphemous’ bill

An adviser of Pope Francis is campaigning against the mandatory introduction of crucifixes in all public areas across Italy, insisting an initiative put forward by Italy’s League party on Tuesday was tantamount to “blasphemy.” Reverend Antonio Spadaro hit out at the bill, which was introduced for debate in the national parliament this week. He said during a press conference: “If ...

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Graham, Menendez team up for bipartisan anti-Russia bill

Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) are working on a draft law that would impose sanctions on Russian sovereign debt and demand Senate approval for US quitting NATO, among other things. The two senators announced on Tuesday they will be introducing the new sanctions law “to ensure the maximum impact on the Kremlin’s campaign against our ...

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Twitter explodes over Bill O’Reilly’s ‘white privilege’ tweet from Ireland

While getting in touch with his roots, Bill O’Reilly claimed that his Irish ancestors came to the US legally and that their persecution exempts him from having white privilege. Twitter tackled him over the spurious claim. Former Fox News presenter was visiting the old country last week, and tweeted a picture of himself in the border county of Cavan, where ...

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Russia wants to question Christopher Steele, Michael McFaul, top politicians for aiding Bill Browder

Russia’s prosecutor general will demand interviews with American congressmen, security services staff, and other high-profile individuals as it seeks to involve the US in its investigation into convicted financier Bill Browder. Moscow accuses Browder of illegally taking $ 1.5 billion out of Russia and fabricating evidence that led to the passing of the sanctions-imposing Magnitsky Act. As part of the ...

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Interior ministry’s bill makes it easier for foreigners to obtain Russian citizenship

The Russian Interior Ministry has prepared a bill that expands the president’s powers in granting citizenship to foreigners and simplifies naturalization for ethnic Russians living in foreign countries, Izvestia reports. On Tuesday, Izvestia reported that it has seen the draft bill prepared by the interior ministry and already approved by the government commission for legislative work. The document simplifies the ...

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Parents could get mobile location data of missing kids under new Russian bill

The search for missing children in Russia could be sped up if a new draft bill, which allows for location data from mobile phones to be given to parents and rescue services, passes in the State Duma. Deputy Duma Speaker and MP Irina Yarovaya, representing the majority party United Russia, has drafted a bill allowing rescue services to receive mobile ...

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American Jews slam Israel’s ‘racist’ nation-state bill as thousands protest against it in Tel Aviv

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Israeli capital in protest against the so-called nation-state bill, which, they say, would enable ethnic segregation. The controversial bill also drew criticism from US Jews. Demonstrators marched through the streets of Tel Aviv chanting: “Full equality and no less,” “Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies” and “The nation bill ...

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House Democrats introduce ‘Abolish ICE’ bill

The far left’s calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took one step closer to reality, as progressive House Democrats introduced a bill that would disband the agency and shift its duties to other agencies. The bill, sponsored by Democrat Representatives Mark Pocan (Wisconsin), Pramila Jayapal (Washington) and Adriano Espaillat (New York) is the first effort by liberal Democrats ...

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Kremlin rejects ‘formal approach’ to bill regulating internet reposts of extremist materials

Vladimir Putin’s press secretary has commented on plans to decriminalize internet reposts of extremist materials, saying regulation should not become exaggerated, but noting that citizens needed protection in certain cases. “The president has already said that a formal approach is out of place in cases when this takes some exaggerated forms,” Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday when asked about ...

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Kalashnikov lawyers propose 20-gun per citizen limit in new Russian bill

Lawyers for Russian firearms producer Kalashnikov have prepared amendments to the national legislation liberalizing the purchase and ownership of firearms and introducing rules regulating gunsmithing, according to reports. Kommersant newspaper reported on Thursday that it had managed to acquire and study the reworked draft of the Law on Weapons prepared by Kalashnikov’s legal team. The changes include an increase in ...

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