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White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official”

A draft executive order circulating around the White House “is not the result of an official White House policymaking process,” according to deputy White House press secretary, Lindsay Walters. According to a report in The Washington Post, Walters denied that White House staff had worked on a draft executive order that would require every federal agency to study how social media platforms ...

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White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official”

A draft executive order circulating around the White House “is not the result of an official White House policymaking process,” according to deputy White House press secretary, Lindsay Walters. According to a report in The Washington Post, Walters denied that White House staff had worked on a draft executive order that would require every federal agency to study how social media platforms ...

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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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Ultra-Orthodox Jews clash with police over Israeli military draft law (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Nearly 20 activists have been arrested in the Israeli city of Bnei Brak after hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews clashed with police over the recent arrest of a yeshiva student who tried to evade military service. Some 500 members of the radical Jerusalem Faction took to the streets of Bnei Brak on Monday, causing traffic mayhem. During the rally, organizers instructed ...

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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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Communists draft bill ordering 6 years in prison for election officials who allow violations

Russian Communist Party lawmakers have drafted a bill which would drastically increase the fines and prison sentences for members of election commissions who allow the falsification of election results. A note was attached to the bill – published on Tuesday on the parliament’s online database – which reads: “Repeated incidents in which members of election commissions have violated the existing ...

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Chechen lawmakers draft bill allowing third consecutive term for Russian president

The Chechen parliament has drafted a bill in the State Duma that, if passed, would allow Vladimir Putin and all future Russian presidents to remain in office for three consecutive terms instead of the current two. Russian laws allow regional legislatures to draft federal laws and earlier this month the legislative assembly of the Chechen Republic unanimously voted in favor ...

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Russian MPs draft bill ordering 10-fold decrease of own salaries

Lawmakers from leftist opposition party Fair Russia have proposed setting salaries of State Duma deputies level with the national average, which in practice would mean a decrease from 350,000 to about 35,000 rubles per month. The draft was prepared by the leader of the party Sergey Mironov and MP Oleg Nilov. In a note attached to the bill they wrote ...

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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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‘We have our own red line’: Russian deputy FM on Western-sponsored UNSC draft resolution on Syria

Russia has its own ‘red lines’ regarding a UN Security Council resolution on Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said, adding that Moscow is going to study the draft by the US, UK, and France with a critical eye. It is going to be “very difficult” for the Security Council member states to find a compromise on the Syrian ...

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