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Putin drafts bill for expansion of Russian navy base in Syria

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 10:10 Edited time: 13 Dec, 2017 10:39 Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to the lower house of Russia’s parliament an agreement to transform the Tartus navy refueling facility in Syria into a fully-fledged navy base, capable of harboring nuclear-powered ships. The development would be for a term of 49 years and would grant the ...

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Troops, toys & threats: Trump signs $700bn military funding bill

US President Donald Trump has signed into law $ 700 billion in funding to the Pentagon, which includes a pay raise for troops and funding for a number of pet projects. It also breaks the ceiling set by the 2011 law on budget caps. Congress sent the final version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to Trump at ...

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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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