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Duma committee approves draft law to protect Russian children from ‘Columbine’ web groups

The Russian Lower House committee for family, women and children has approved a bill ordering urgent action against internet groups – known as ‘Columbine’ communities – promoting child suicide and school attacks. The bill was drafted by State Duma Deputy Speaker Irina Yarovaya (United Russia), who said certain legislative “blank spots” must be removed, particularly by amending the law against ...

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‘Air hooliganism’: Fines for misbehaving on planes to rise tenfold under Duma committee plan

Russia’s Lower House Committee for Legislative Work has upheld a proposal to increase fines for violent behavior on board passenger aircraft and for those refusing to comply with the captain’s orders. If the new bill is passed into law, the maximum fine for disobeying the captain’s orders would increase practically tenfold and become 40,000 roubles or about $ 645. The ...

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Head of Duma Family Committee proposes Father’s Day holiday in Russia

The head of the lower house Committee for Women, Family and Children has proposed that Russia institutes a separate holiday honoring fathers, in addition to Mothers’ Day, which was introduced 20 years ago. The draft bill submitted to the State Duma by MP Tamara Pletneva provides that, starting from 2019, Russia would celebrate Father’s Day on the last Saturday of ...

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UN committee blasts Trump adm. dismal job in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, urges secession vote

Scores of local and foreign activists have called on Washington to end its “colonial occupation” of Puerto Rico, bashing the US President for his lackluster and “insulting” response to last year’s deadly Maria and Irma hurricanes. In its annual resolution on Puerto Rico, the UN Special Committee on Decolonization demanded the US allow its Caribbean territory, still reeling in the ...

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Duma committee scraps bill equating longtime cohabitation to marriage

The Russian Lower House committee for family women and children has spoken against a proposal to equate cohabitation for five years or more to official marriage, saying it would contradict the state policy on family values. The bill was drafted in January this year by senator Anton Belyakov from the central Russian Vladimir region. Belyakov claimed that Russian citizens presently ...

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US House Intelligence Committee declares China ‘pre-eminent threat to American security & values’

Having bitterly split along partisan lines in the probe over Russian influence and “meddling,” the House Intelligence Committee united in decrying the “pre-eminent threat” posed to the US by another rising power ‒ China. “China has only become emboldened and now may be the pre-eminent threat to American security, our economy and our values,” Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-California) ...

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‘Worst person possible’: Gina Haspel closer to top CIA job as Senate committee votes for nomination

Gina Haspel is “the worst person” to lead the Central Intelligence Agency due to her first-hand torture experience, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern told RT. If approved by the Senate, she’ll likely continue the practice, he says. “She is the worst possible person to head the CIA … She was told to do torture, pure and simple,” McGovern, who has ...

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Senate Intelligence Committee votes to advance Gina Haspel’s nomination as CIA director

Gina Haspel is a step closer to becoming the next CIA director after the US Senate Intelligence Committee voted to advance her nomination. It follows weeks of controversy surrounding her involvement with a post-9/11 torture and detention program, launched under the administration of George W. Bush. In the closed session vote, Haspel won ‘yes’ votes from 10 of the committee’s ...

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'Russian hackers' could have affected 2016 election in a few states, but didn't – Senate committee

The first interim report by the US Senate Intelligence Committee on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election found no evidence of votes being manipulated by Russia’s alleged ‘malicious’ activity. In its preliminary report released on Tuesday, the committee claims that the so-called “actors affiliated with the Russian government” interfered with voting systems in at least 18 states, and ...

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‘Heinous acts’: US Olympic committee accused of sex trafficking in new lawsuit

The US Olympic Committee is embroiled in a fresh misconduct controversy as a new lawsuit alleges that it knowingly allowed the sex trafficking and abuse of Taekwondo athletes for more than 20 years. Four female athletes and 44 women, whose identities have been withheld, are accusing the USOC and USA Taekwondo of allowing more than two decades of sexual abuse, ...

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