Constitutional Court crushes Navalny’s presidential ambitions

Constitutional Court crushes Navalny’s presidential ambitions

The Constitutional Court has turned down a complaint about the law on elections by opposition activist, Aleksey Navalny, who was denied registration as presidential candidate over a suspended sentence. The complaint by Navalny doesn’t meet the requirements of the law “On the Russian Constitutional Court,” a refusal note, signed by the court’s chairman Valery Zorkin, […]

UN appeals for nearly $3 billion to save millions in Yemen

UN appeals for nearly $3 billion to save millions in Yemen

SANAA: The United Nations on Sunday made what it said was a record appeal for aid to Yemen, calling for nearly $ 3 billion in humanitarian relief for the war-torn country. The $ 2.96 billion will be used to respond to an ever-broadening crisis in Yemen, where war, looming famine and cholera have killed thousands […]

State Duma urges swift blocking of online calls for school violence

State Duma urges swift blocking of online calls for school violence

Online calls for violence in Russian schools should be swiftly blocked, a top Russian MP said, commenting on recent stabbing attacks in Perm and Ulan-Ude. The existing laws provide sufficient tools to fulfill this task, he added. “All the means to block [social media] groups, which contain calls for violence in schools are in the […]

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

Media playback is unsupported on your device Recriminations have begun over the failure of the US Senate to pass a new budget and prevent the shutdown of many federal services. A bill to fund the federal government for the coming weeks did not receive the required 60 votes by the deadline of midnight on Friday. […]

Trump denies view on Mexico wall changed

Trump denies view on Mexico wall changed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Donald Trump has denied changing his views on a border wall after his top aide reportedly said the president was “uninformed” when he made the promise. White House chief of staff John Kelly told Fox News the president’s opinions had evolved since his signature campaign pledge on the […]

British Liberal stalwart becomes latest to warn of looming war threat that doesn’t exist

British Liberal stalwart becomes latest to warn of looming war threat that doesn’t exist

Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown has written an article in Britain’s Independent newspaper with the scary, clickbaity headline ‘Because of Trump and Brexit, we are closer to war than we have been for decades.’ Ashdown is a respected stalwart of the British political establishment – an avuncular, heroic former soldier and diplomat it is […]

Russians increasingly believe in afterlife – report

Russians increasingly believe in afterlife – report

The number of Russians believing in the afterlife has significantly increased in recent years, according to a fresh opinion poll. Now, four in 10 Russians hold the view that life does not end with death. The percentage of Russians believing in the hereafter has grown by almost 10 percent over nine years, a survey conducted […]

Guy Verhofstadt asks if EU official put something in ‘disorientated’ Nigel Farage’s tea

Guy Verhofstadt asks if EU official put something in ‘disorientated’ Nigel Farage’s tea

European Parliament Brexit chief Guy Verhofstadt has mocked “disorientated” Nigel Farage and asked whether Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, had slipped something into the ardent Brexiteer’s tea. Verhofstadt pointed out that Farage had called for a second referendum after he met with Barnier at the European Commission in Brussels recently. Former UKIP leader Farage […]

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