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Duma committee backs Putin’s amendments to pension reform bill

The Russian Lower House Committee for Labor and Social Policy has backed amendments from President Putin to offer additional protection for older citizens on the bill to increase the national retirement age. The news was announced on Monday afternoon by the chairman of the committee, MP Oleg Nilov (Fair Russia). Nilov also told reporters that the State Duma can have ...

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New Russian bill bans hired drivers from using driver’s licenses issued outside the country

A senator has proposed banning various companies from hiring drivers with foreign-issued or international driver’s licenses in order to boost road safety in Russia. The bill – submitted by Senator Akhmat Salpagarov to the State Duma on Thursday – also sets a six-month transition period during which foreigners can exchange their licenses for similar documents issued in Russia. In an ...

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Mainstream media gangs up on Sanders over ‘Stop BEZOS’ bill

Senator Bernie Sanders’ anti-corporate welfare bill aims to hammer the companies that pay their workers so poorly they need government aid to survive. Corporate media outlets are gunning for Sanders in response. The Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act (Stop BEZOS) would impose a tax on companies equal to the amount of money their employees receive from federal ...

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Arrested for disrupting Kavanaugh hearing? Don’t worry, Soros will foot the bill

Protesters arrested at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing are being organized by several Democrat-linked groups and their legal bills are paid by activists funded by billionaire liberal financier George Soros. Photos circulated two weeks ago purported to show activists being paid in cash after disrupting judge Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings. The photos raised speculation over whether the disruptions were ...

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‘A form of warfare’: Senate passes anti-opioid bill as overdoses ravage America

The Senate has passed a bill aimed at combating the influx of synthetic opioids into the US, as the nation grapples with soaring overdose rates. The ‘Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention’ Act, or STOP Act, was passed with a 99-1 vote on Monday, almost one month after President Donald Trump demanded the flow, via the postal system, of synthetic opioids ...

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Russian Duma gives second nod to bill criminalizing the spreading of fake news

The Russian Lower House has passed, in the second and main reading, a bill criminalizing the persistent spreading of false or illegal reports in mass media with punishments varying from heavy fines to up to one year in custody. The bill outlawing the spreading of fake news was drafted in May by several lawmakers from parliamentary majority party United Russia. ...

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Duma gives first nod to Putin’s bill on responsibility for sacking workers of ‘pre-pension age’

The Russian Lower House has approved the bill granting additional social protection to people approaching retirement age, like substantial fines for employers who fire such workers or refuse to hire them without valid reasons. In particular, the bill states that unmotivated sacking or refusal to hire workers of pre-retirement age should be punished by fines up to 200,000 roubles (about ...

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Duels to be recognized under Russian law as Lib Dems draft bill following general’s challenge

The Russian Liberal Democratic party has drafted a bill allowing for official duels and detailing rules for such combat. The move comes after the head of the National Guard challenged an opposition figure to a fight over slander. The motion, prepared and drafted by MP Sergey Ivanov states that a duel between Russian citizens should be possible – although it ...

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Russian military servicemen banned from sharing any info on internet in government bill

The Russian government has drafted a new bill which, if passed by parliament, would ban military servicemen from disclosing on the web any information about themselves, their units and other military staff. The bill specifies that members of the military of any rank should not post information on the internet about themselves or other servicemen, including pictures and videos, as ...

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Bernie Sanders proposes ‘Stop BEZOS’ bill to end corporate welfare, boost wages

Vermont Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders has unveiled his new ‘Stop BEZOS’ Act, a pointed jab at the Amazon CEO, which ostensibly aims to entirely eliminate one kind of corporate welfare in the US. The proposed bill would target companies with 500 or more employees, including some of America’s largest corporations such as Amazon, Apple and Walmart. The Stop Bad Employers ...

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