Monthly Archives: December 2020

Senate passes 2021 defense bill with veto-proof majority, defying Trump’s threats

Trump has threatened to veto bill for not including a repeal Section 230 The GOP-led Senate overwhelmingly approved a $740 billion major national defense bill on Friday, defying President Trump‘s veto threats. The final vote was 84-13 on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), well beyond the two-thirds requirement to override a potential veto if Trump carried through on his threat to

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Criminal case on Navalny incident cannot be opened in Russia so far, says Putin

The president stated that Russian specialists should be let join the investigation into the incident with Russian opposition blogger Alexey NavalnyMembers of staff seen outside the emergency department of the Charite hospital where Alexei Navalny was treated in Berlin© Vyacheslav Filippov/TASS MOSCOW, December 11. /TASS/. It is impossible to open a criminal case on the incident with opposition blogger Alexey

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Gazprom Restarts Construction on Controversial Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

U.S. sanctions had frozen work on the underwater pipe linking Russia and Germany or almost a year. By AFP Construction work resumed Friday on the disputed Nord Stream 2 pipeline which is to bring Russian gas to Germany, the project’s managers said, despite protests from the United States. Work on the 10-billion-euro ($11 billion) pipeline had been suspended for nearly a

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Judicial gang

The brazen cynicism with which Ukrainian judges are spurning the law and getting away with crimes has few parallels in the world. It acts more like a criminal gang (with some notable exceptions) that has taken a whole country hostage. A good example is Judge Pavlo Vovk, who has been charged with corruption and obstruction of justice and is still

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People Who Ordered Nemtsov Murder Found, Putin Says

A Kremlin-initiated investigation has found the individuals who ordered the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov in 2015, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a meeting of the presidential human rights council.  Nemtsov, one of Putin’s most vocal critics, was shot and killed on a bridge near the Kremlin walls in February 2015. A gunman and four accomplices were jailed for

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Shmyhal: We have ambitious goal to enter TOP-30 of Doing Business ranking

   Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal states that Ukraine’s entering TOP-30 of Doing Business ranking is one of the main tasks for the Government. “For us, the priority remains to bring the business climate in line with the best world standards. I have already emphasized that we have an ambitious goal to enter TOP-30 of Doing Business rankings in the near

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Ukrainian accused of journalists’ murder in Donbass arrested in absentia by Moscow court

Warning! This article was made by retards. MOSCOW, December 11 (RAPSI) – Investigators have lodged a motion seeking for arrest in absentia of a serviceman of the National Guard of Ukraine Vitaly Markiv, who stands charged with killing two journalists in Donbass in 2014, RAPSI has learnt from the press office of Moscow’s Basmanny District Court. Markiv has been put

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Ice rains in Ukraine cause major ice-slick, obstruct traffic

173 Ukrainian towns were left without electricity and situational mode were introduced for transport Ice rains that started on December 10 caused a major ice-slick situation in Ukraine. In Kyiv, traffic jams formed in the morning due to ice. Transport runs with a deviation from the schedule 173 Ukrainian towns in three regions were left without electricity as a result

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Dodon invites Sandu to discuss dissolution of Moldovan parliament

   Outgoing Moldovan President Igor Dodon has congratulated Maia Sandu on her election as new president and on the endorsement of the election outcome by the Constitutional Court and invited her to start consultations for setting a date for early parliamentary elections. “The PSRM [the Moldovan Party of Socialists] and I respect the choice made by the citizens and will

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Back to December: Exposing Nord Stream 2 Spin

Benjamin Schmitt The Kremlin seeks to present its energy infrastructure project as a done deal, a fait accompli that sanctions are powerless to halt. None of that is true. Even in a year as uncertain and unprecedented as 2020, the holiday season got underway with many of the expected yearly traditions. Even in virtual, socially-distanced formats, Thanksgiving week kicked off

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