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Russia’s upper house chair meets North Korean leader to deliver letter from Putin

Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko is holding talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a Russian delegation’s visit to Pyongyang. She will also reportedly hand-deliver a letter from Vladimir Putin. The rare meeting was revealed by the head of the Russian Upper House Committee for International Relations, Senator Konstantin Kosachev, who is also currently in North Korea as ...

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Russian Upper House passes latest bill on reciprocal sanctions

Russian senators have passed a framework law that allows the government to apply various restrictive measures on nations that use economic sanctions against Russia or make other attempts to impede its development. During the presentation of the bill that took place on Wednesday, the head of the Upper House Committee for Economic Policy, Senator Dmitry Mezentsev, said that the document ...

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UK-Russian relations won’t improve with May in power – Russian upper house chair

Relations between Moscow and London have hit a historic low since the Skripal scandal, and the situation will hardly change while UK PM Theresa May and her cabinet remain in power, according to the Russian upper house speaker. The chairwoman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, slammed the UK government for spearheading a “Russophobic policy” and countering Russia with “dirty ...

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Foreign sponsors boost funding of Russia’s opposition, upper house commission claims

Russian senators have registered an increase in foreign funding to various Russian opposition movements and politicians, but added that external sponsors had become more careful in hiding their schemes. The report from the upper house Commission for Protection of State Sovereignty released on Monday  reads that the signals about the increase in foreign donations that various minor and non-registered opposition ...

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Russian Upper House prepares bill banning drug ads – top senator

Russian Upper House speaker Valentina Matviyenko has revealed that the body’s committee for social policies is preparing a bill that would completely ban the advertising of drugs. Matviyenko announced the news at the first session of Russia’s council for regional healthcare development associated with the upper house of parliament, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday. Read more “Our citizens have been ...

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‘Reform of CAS? Why not start with WADA, IOC?’ – Russian Upper House chair

Following calls to reform the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the wake of its decision on Russia, one should start with reforming the IOC and the anti-doping agency WADA, the chair of Russia’s Upper House has argued. “Of course, one can speculate about the need to reform CAS, especially after the IOC was not satisfied with its decision ...

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Russia's upper house approves draft ‘foreign agents’ media law

Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 08:09 Edited time: 22 Nov, 2017 08:52 The upper house of the Russian parliament has overwhelmingly supported a landmark bill requiring foreign media outlets such as Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty to register as foreign agents. Read more The Federation Council supported the legislation during a vote on Wednesday. Under the law, any ...

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Subway service from upper Manhattan, Bronx disrupted by debris

Furious commuters slammed the MTA Thursday morning after debris on the subway tracks slowed the commute from upper Manhattan and the Bronx, the MTA said. There were no trains on the 1, 2 and 3 lines between W. 96th St. and W. 42nd St. because of debris blocking the tracks at W. 50th St., officials said. “This is unacceptable,” commuter ...

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Woman, 70, smacked in face twice on Upper East Side subway train

An elderly straphanger was twice slapped in the face on an Upper East Side subway after moving away from a stranger who elbowed her, cops said Saturday. The bizarre incident was set in motion Friday afternoon when the unidentified attacker boarded a northbound No. 6 train at the E. 68th St.-Hunter College station and sat beside the female victim. The ...

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SUV hops curb on Upper East Side, critically injures pedestrian

Three people were hospitalized — two critically — after an SUV hopped a curb on the Upper East Side and struck at least one pedestrian, authorities said. The vehicle vaulted the sidewalk on E. 64th St. and Madison Ave. about 4:45 p.m. Medics rushed three people to New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, according to an FDNY spokesman. One victim ...

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