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Russia may make users personally responsible for spreading fake news on internet

Russian MPs have prepared a bill that could allow state agencies to block messengers and social networks that refuse to delete fake news. The legislation would also make users personally responsible for spreading such material. The draft bill, prepared by lawmakers from the United Russia party and published on the government’s website for discussion, imposes obligations on social networks and ...

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Russia & Syria call for on-the-ground probe in Douma, pledge to provide security to OPCW experts

Moscow has proposed to create an independent investigative mechanism into the alleged chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma, promising, along with the Syrian army, to guarantee prompt access for experts to the site. Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, has reiterated that Russia will support a thorough investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in the ...

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‘Israel made a mistake by striking Syria & jeopardizing relations with Russia’ – expert

Israel’s airstrike on a Syrian airbase was a strategic error that’d be hard to explain to Russia, as the aggressive act can’t be classified in any other way than aiding terrorists, political scientist Vyacheslav Matuzov told RT. “The Israelis, I think, have made a strategic mistake because, by picking up the role of a warmongering client of the US, they ...

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‘Mutant fish in murky waters’: US brings chaos to the world & has no real friends – Russia UN envoy

Russia has warned the US and its allies against “fishing in murky waters” of the Middle East, causing further chaos there. The US shouldn’t assume it has friends, only countries unable to disagree, UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia said. The US and its allies have failed to understand the warning of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s words at the 2015 UN General ...

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Russia to Britain: 'You can keep the criminals, but return the money'

There are 61 Russian criminals living in London who have stolen around $ 10 billion from their home country, according to Russia’s prosecutor general, who is demanding that the money should be returned. “Since 2002, we have made requests to the UK for 61 extraditions. These people are accused or already convicted in Russia for committing economic crimes, the amount ...

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US holds Russia ‘ultimately responsible’ amid reports of dozens gassed in Syria’s Douma

The US once again said Russia is “ultimately bearing responsibility” for all chemical incidents in Syria, regardless of who carried them out, after rebel sources accused Damascus of gassing dozens in Eastern Ghouta’s Douma. “The regime’s history of using chemical weapons against its own people is not in dispute,” said the US State Department, indicating, however, that it was relying ...

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'Unfair competition': Sanctions really aim to serve US economic interests – Russia tech giant

The new US sanctions are aimed at pushing Russia out of the international arms market, including those of Washington’s allies, in the interest of the US arms industry, the Russian State Tech Corporation, Rostec, has said. The fact that Russia’s top defense corporation, Rosoboronexport, has been targeted by the latest set of US restrictions has exposed “the real aim of ...

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Democracy is being degraded as US seeks global hegemony using any means – Russia on Trump sanctions

US democracy is being degraded as Washington is using all means to maintain its global hegemony, even those measures that harm the American people, Moscow has said, reacting to the new round of anti-Russian sanctions. “The American democracy is clearly being degraded. [Its only] desire is to ensure by all means that US global hegemony remains, including pressuring countries that ...

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‘Russia will never be our friend, we’ll slap them when needed’ – US envoy to UN

Nikki Haley has erupted in another fiery Russophobic rant, warning that Russia will “never be America’s friend.” Moscow can try to behave “like a regular country,” but the US will “slap them when we need to,” Haley said. The US ambassador to the UN is not known for her friendly stance toward Moscow, but her new take on US-Russia relations ...

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Russia ready to complete nuclear power plant in Turkey alone

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the country can finish building Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear power plant (NPP) even if it fails to attract other investors. “Already, $ 3 billion has been invested. If they won’t find an investor, it means that the plant will be built by Akkuyu Nuclear,” the minister said, referring to a firm owned by the ...

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