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Yoga in India, juggling in Africa… How else is the EU spending Britain’s foreign aid budget?

British taxpayer contributions to the European Union’s collective foreign-aid budget were up by £177 million ($ 234 million) last year. Much of it was spent on vital and worthy causes. Other projects, however, seem a little spurious. Yoga, anyone? Receipts published on Thursday contain details of projects co-funded with UK cash, including coconut picking in the Caribbean, yoga classes in ...

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Putin wants to keep foreign shipping out of Russia's Northern Sea Route

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 09:57 Ships under the Russian flag could get the exclusive right to transport oil and gas along the Northern Sea Route, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin who proposed the measure to boost the country’s shipbuilding industry. It will increase the volume of shipping, strengthen the position of the domestic shipping companies, and create additional ...

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‘Condolences to journalists’: RT editor-in-chief on Russia’s mirror-response bill on foreign media

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 13:33 Edited time: 15 Nov, 2017 13:40 RT’s editor-in-chief has offered her condolences to all journalists caught up in “Washington’s political games” following the recent foreign-agent bill approved by Russian MPs in a ‘mirror response’ to US measures. “My sincerest condolences to all journalists at all media organizations – Russian and foreign alike – who ...

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Russian MPs pass foreign agent bill for media in ‘mirror response’ to US

Russian State Duma on Wednesday passed in the third and final reading the bill require mass-media outlets operating in the country but funded from abroad to register as foreign agents. The motion was prepared by State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and the heads of all four parliamentary caucuses. It was drafted as a suite of amendments to the bill, allowing ...

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Duma gives second nod to retaliatory bill requiring media outlets to register as foreign agents

The Russian lower house of parliament has passed the second stage of a bill that would require foreign mass-media outlets operating in the country to register as foreign agents. The motion was prepared by State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and the heads of all four parliamentary caucuses. It was drafted as a suite of amendments to the bill, allowing for ...

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'Slap at the First Amendment’ – RT America forced to register as foreign agent

Suppressing RT and comments the US government doesn’t like is a direct violation of the First Amendment and freedom of speech, says NSA whistleblower William Binney. Other RT commentators say what they think of the US government move. RT America has been forced to register as a ‘foreign agent’ in the US. The pressure from Washington began after US intelligence ...

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Parents of ‘Jihadi Jack’ say Foreign Office is ‘completely obstructing’ efforts to bring son home

The parents of a British man held by Kurdish fighters in Syria have accused the Foreign Office of being “completely obstructive” in their bid to secure their son’s release. It is the second time in less than a week that the department has been criticized for failing UK citizens detained abroad. John Letts and Sally Lane, who live in Oxford, ...

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Duma may order foreign media outlets to register as foreign agents to work in Russia

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 10:32 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2017 10:36 A new Russian bill regulating mass media would not automatically register foreign media outlets as foreign agents, but their refusal to do so would prevent them from working in Russia, one of the key sponsors of the legislation has said. Read more Deputy Duma Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy (United ...

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Duma could pass restrictions against foreign media this week – deputy speaker

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 14:03 Edited time: 13 Nov, 2017 14:40 The laws regulating foreign agent status for mass media in Russia could be amended by the lower house of parliament as early as this Wednesday, Deputy Duma Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy has told the press. Read more “We have previously said that we would try to solve this issue ...

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