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Putin Sends Sweeping Constitutional Amendments to Lawmakers
The State Duma’s legislative committee plans to discuss Putin’s bill Tuesday.
The Moscow Times - 20 January 2020
2 in 3 Russians Believe Russia Has Political Prisoners – Poll
More than half of Russians believe that their country imprisons people for political reasons.
The Moscow Times - 20 January 2020
Russian Official Walks Back Call to ‘Wipe Out’ Critical Journalists
“They need to be wiped out, as the people say,” Ignatyev was quoted as saying about journalists critical of the authorities.
The Moscow Times - 20 January 2020
In Wake of Putin’s ‘Coup,’ Russia’s Top Opposition Leader Refrains From Action
Other opposition figures are planning a Feb. 29 march against the president’s proposed reforms that could keep him in power past 2024.
The Moscow Times - 20 January 2020
Freak Warm Weather Threatens Birth of Baby Seals in Northern Russia – NGO
Dozens of baby seals risk being stranded on the shore or in the open sea if sea ice doesn’t form in the coming weeks.
The Moscow Times - 20 January 2020
New Russian PM Transferred His Wealth to Wife – Kommersant
Critics have questioned how Mishustin's wife came to earn 789 million rubles ($12.5 million) without owning a business.
The Moscow Times - 20 January 2020
Russian Prosecutor General Chaika to Leave Post
Putin proposed that the Federation Council appoint Igor Krasnov, deputy head of the Investigative Committee as the new prosecutor general.
The Moscow Times - 20 January 2020
Russian Oil Deals in Syria Linked to ‘Putin’s Chef’ – Novaya Gazeta
The blocs in the oil exploration contracts with Russia's Mercury and Velada are estimated to contain at least 250 billion cubic meters of gas each.
The Moscow Times - 20 January 2020
No Normalization in Relations Yet, UK PM Johnson Tells Russia's Putin
There would be no normalization of the two countries' relations until Moscow ends its "destabilizing activity," Johnson said.
The Moscow Times - 20 January 2020
Helsinki Eyes New 6-Hour Bullet Train to Moscow
Finnish foreign trade minister Ville Skinnari said the high-speed train would boost tourist traffic between the cities.
The Moscow Times - 20 January 2020
Indian jewelers say dropping import duties on Russian diamonds will boost bilateral trade
Indian jewelers say dropping import duties on Russian diamonds will boost bilateral trade
New Delhi is considering signing a bilateral agreement with Russia to reduce import duties on processed diamonds and jewelry, the chairman of the country’s Gem & Jewelry Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), Sanjay Shah, said. Read Full Article (...)
RT - 20 January 2020
At least 2 killed and 15 injured in a shooting outside a nightclub in Kansas City, Missouri
At least 2 killed and 15 injured in a shooting outside a nightclub in Kansas City, Missouri
A gunman opened fire on a line of people outside a nightclub in Kansas City, Missouri, killing one and wounding 15 more before being shot dead by a security guard, local media reported, citing police. Read Full Article at (...)
RT - 20 January 2020
India successfully tests 3,500km range nuclear-capable missile from underwater platform – reports
India successfully tests 3,500km range nuclear-capable missile from underwater platform – reports
India has tested its K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead off its southeastern coast. The launch reportedly went smoothly, and saw the missile being fired off a submerged platform. Read Full Article at (...)
RT - 20 January 2020
News From Russia: What You Missed Over the Weekend
Muscovites protest. Libyan truce. Skripal warning.
The Moscow Times - 20 January 2020
Australian Satanists Say Freedom of Religion Bill Would Enable Them to Preach About Satan in (...)
Australian Satanists Say Freedom of Religion Bill Would Enable Them to Preach About Satan in (...)
Scott Morrison’s centre-right coalition government has been struggling to fine-tune its proposed bill against religious discrimination, which has come under heavy criticism from both religious and non-religious (...)
Sputnik - 20 January 2020
Heavy fire breaks out inside Delhi Transport Department (VIDEO)
Heavy fire breaks out inside Delhi Transport Department (VIDEO)
Multiple teams of firefighters were dispatched to combat a raging fire inside a transport department office in Delhi, which broke out on Monday morning. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT - 20 January 2020
Female Maoist Killed in Central India During Operation After Drone Spotted Over Security Camps
Female Maoist Killed in Central India During Operation After Drone Spotted Over Security Camps
New Delhi (Sputnik): Several regions in India are affected by Maoists or Naxalites, which have been operating for several decades now. According to the Home Ministry, over 8,000 people have lost their lives between 2004 and 2019 as a result of (...)
Sputnik - 20 January 2020
Watch Massive Dust Storms Sweep Across Australian Town
Watch Massive Dust Storms Sweep Across Australian Town
Australia's bushfires, which captured global attention, have changed to severe dust storms, that hit the centre of New South Wales in Australia.
Sputnik - 20 January 2020
Roman Coin Found in Northern Norway May Redraw Historic Trade Map
Roman Coin Found in Northern Norway May Redraw Historic Trade Map
The Roman coin was found only 15 centimetres deep in the soil; it dates back to the time of Emperor Marcus Aurelius and is the northernmost find of its kind, signalling that trade contacts in the area date back to the Iron (...)
Sputnik - 20 January 2020
First Confirmed Case of New Coronavirus Strain Reported in South Korea
First Confirmed Case of New Coronavirus Strain Reported in South Korea
South Korea registered the first case of new coronavirus, the organisation of the South Korea's Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) under the Ministry of Health said.
Sputnik - 20 January 2020
5 Killed in Russian Hotel After Boiling Water Floods Basement
At least three other people were taken to hospital suffering from burns.
The Moscow Times - 20 January 2020



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