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Siberian pensioner gives rope to regional minister in suicide message after minuscule payment rise

A retired woman in Novosibirsk has made headlines after giving the regional social development minister a length of rope in a protest against the government’s decision to raise pensions by just over $ 1 next year. The rope was accompanied by a bar of soap. These two items are strongly associated with hanging a person in Russian culture. She also ...

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Ecuador expels Venezuelan ambassador after minister in Caracas called Moreno a ‘liar’

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister has ordered Venezuelan Ambassador Carol Delgado to leave the country over ‘offensive statements’ made by the country’s communication minister about Ecuador’s president Lenín Moreno. The Venezuelan minister Jorge Rodríguez on Wednesday accused the Ecuadorean president of inflating the number of refugees arriving across the border from Venezuela. Quito said it “will not tolerate any sign of disrespect ...

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UK health minister sets out tech-first vision for future care provision

The UK’s still fairly new in post minister for health, Matt Hancock, quickly made technology one of his stated priorities. And today he’s put more meat on the bones of his thinking, setting out a vision for transforming, root and branch, how the country’s National Health Service operates to accommodate the plugging in of “healthtech” apps and services — to ...

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UK health minister sets out tech-first vision for future care provision

The UK’s still fairly new in post minister for health, Matt Hancock, quickly made technology one of his stated priorities. And today he’s put more meat on the bones of his thinking, setting out a vision for transforming, root and branch, how the country’s National Health Service operates to accommodate the plugging in of “healthtech” apps and services — to ...

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Armenian Prime Minister resigns, seeks early parliamentary elections

Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has resigned in order to pave the way to early elections or, as he put it, to “complete the revolution,” that led him to power after protests this spring. Read more “The goal of my resignation is to complete the revolution, through holding early elections and returning the power to the people,” Pashinyan said in ...

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Russia will fight other nations’ attempts to contain its activities in global arena – prime minister

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said Russia will not hide behind protectionist barriers as the world becomes more turbulent and competitive. The country will fight for a dominant place in the global economic system, he added. Medvedev outlined Russia’s position concerning current international and political relations in an extensive article published in Economic Issues magazine. Every time our country actively ...

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Syria a victim of wars fought in the name of oil – Austrian Foreign Minister

Oil is the real reason behind all conflicts in the Middle East while Syria is just the latest victim of this struggle, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told the UN General Assembly in a speech she started in Arabic. Read more The very existence of the modern Middle Eastern states have been “shaped by oil business,” Kneissl told the UNGA. ...

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North Korean foreign minister speaks at UNGA (WATCH LIVE)

LIVE UPDATES Published time: 29 Sep, 2018 14:59 North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho has taken the stage at the UNGA. His speech comes amid mixed signals from the US, ranging from threats of “increased pressure” to hopes for a second Trump-Kim meeting “to come soon.” Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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Like Americans, Germany now learns of US decisions from Twitter – Foreign Minister

Twitter is sometimes the only way to learn of decisions made by the US, a German minister has complained. Americans are in no better position, he said – they also have to rely on White House tweets to catch up. The level of communication between Germany and the US is now so low that Berlin has to employ Twitter to ...

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Israel won’t change Syrian policy despite downing of Russian Il-20 – Israeli defense minister

Israel will not cease operations in Syria, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced just before the Russian military published a detailed chronology of the downing of its Il-20, for which Moscow says Tel Aviv is to blame. In the run-up to the publication of the Russian Defense Ministry report, Lieberman told local Kan radio that he is not eager to engage ...

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