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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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‘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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