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Russian MPs draft bill allowing jail terms for anyone facilitating foreign sanctions

Russian MPs have drafted a bill which means any action or inaction that helps to implement anti-Russian sanctions from foreign states should carry criminal responsibility with punishments of up to four years in prison. The joint document has been prepared by representatives of all four parliamentary caucuses headed by Upper House Speaker Valentina Matviyenko and Lower House Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin. ...

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Russian government drafts bill targeting turnover of sanctioned goods

The Russian government has drafted a bill introducing fines for any turnover of goods that fall under import bans introduced as part of reciprocal economic sanctions. The bill does cover the goods purchased for citizens’ own use. The document published on the State Duma’s official website on Friday orders fines for any deals involving goods that fall under import bans ...

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'Let us dance in peace': Israeli strippers outraged by new bill equating them to prostitutes

An unusual protest will take place in Tel-Aviv on Thursday, as Israeli strippers refuse to bow to a new draft law equating them to prostitutes. They are fervently defending their right to dance. Inflamed by a new bill proposed by Meretz MK Michal Rozin that would make stripteasing a legal equal of prostitution, some dancers decided to have their say ...

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'Let us dance in peace': Israeli strippers outraged by new bill equating them to prostitutes

An unusual protest will take place in Tel-Aviv on Thursday, as Israeli strippers refuse to bow to a new draft law equating them to prostitutes. They are fervently defending their right to dance. Inflamed by a new bill proposed by Meretz MK Michal Rozin that would make stripteasing a legal equal of prostitution, some dancers decided to have their say ...

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Fair Russia drafts bill to bring federal lawmakers’ salaries in line with national average

MPs from the center-left party Fair Russia have drafted a bill ordering that all members of the federal parliament should receive salaries in line with the country’s average, which is now roughly $ 565 per month. The draft was prepared by the leader of the Fair Russia party Sergey Mironov and MP Oleg Nilov. Read more In an explanatory note ...

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Berlin should foot bill for billions lost by German firms in Russia due to US sanctions – analyst

Politicians in Germany are not held responsible for multi-billion euro losses faced by their country’s businesses as a result of US sanctions against Russia, and that is wrong, an analyst told RT. “Why is it that only the economic sector is liable for the consequences of political decisions? If it is the political will of a state to impose sanctions, ...

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Guilty: Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault

A jury has found actor Bill Cosby guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault over a 2004 incident in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cosby, 80, faces up to 30 years in prison. After deliberating for over 14 hours, the jury decided that Cosby sexually assaulted Andrea Constand without her consent and while she was unconscious and intoxicated. Each count carries a ...

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‘Locking up foreigners’: Human rights activists slam new immigration bill in France

After more than 60 hours of heated debate, France’s National Assembly has adopted a controversial immigration bill that speeds up the asylum process and steps up deportations, all aimed at controlling illegal immigration. The new legislation, approved by 228 votes in favor to 139 against, was adopted on first reading late on Sunday and is on its way to the ...

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New Russian bill orders sacking of MPs whose spend exceeds official income

The Lower House Security Committee of the Russian parliament has approved a new draft law which allows to firing of federal lawmakers who lie in their income declarations and spend more than they officially earn. The bill, written by MP Anatoly Vybornyi of the majority party United Russia, orders that Russian senators and state Duma deputies who knowingly include false ...

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‘Won’t pass, won’t work, likely to make things worse’: Ron Paul on new presidential war powers bill

US Senate lawmakers are considering a bill that would somewhat restrict the president’s powers to go to war. Ron Paul, a former congressman and interventionism critic, says he is highly skeptical of the initiative. The bipartisan resolution was introduced by leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senators Bob Corker and Tim Kaine, in the wake of President Donald Trump’s ...

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