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2 teens detained for plotting ‘revolutionary fires’ in Russia moved to house arrest

Two young women on trial in the ‘New Greatness’ extremist group case that allegedly trained to use weapons and aimed to topple the Kremlin were placed under house arrest awaiting trial after their health worsened in detention. Read Full Article at RT.com
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2 teens detained for plotting ‘revolutionary fires’ in Russia moved to house arrest

Two young women on trial in the ‘New Greatness’ extremist group case that allegedly trained to use weapons and aimed to topple the Kremlin were placed under house arrest awaiting trial after their health worsened in detention. Read Full Article at RT.com

Pro-Christian Russian MP threatens Facebook with boycott over pro-Nazi memorial page

A Russian lawmaker known for his staunch pro-Christian and anti-gay stance has urged other MPs to boycott Facebook over its refusal to block a page dedicated to a Latvian volunteer unit that fought with the Nazis in WWII. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Pro-Christian Russian MP threatens Facebook with boycott over pro-Nazi memorial page

A Russian lawmaker known for his staunch pro-Christian and anti-gay stance has urged other MPs to boycott Facebook over its refusal to block a page dedicated to a Latvian volunteer unit that fought with the Nazis in WWII. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia opposes blanket ban on AI weapons, supports international political declaration

Russia opposes a complete ban on weapons using artificial intelligence (AI) because such systems do not exist, but will sign an declaration on the issue if it does not contradict its interests, according to a newspaper report. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia opposes blanket ban on AI weapons, supports international political declaration

Russia opposes a complete ban on weapons using artificial intelligence (AI) because such systems do not exist, but will sign an declaration on the issue if it does not contradict its interests, according to a newspaper report. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia to tighten adoption rules, lower limit on adopted kids for each family – minister

The Russian education minister has revealed plans to introduce tougher psychological tests for prospective adoptive parents, and lower the limit on adopted kids for each family with a view to preventing tragic incidents. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia to tighten adoption rules, lower limit on adopted kids for each family – minister

The Russian education minister has revealed plans to introduce tougher psychological tests for prospective adoptive parents, and lower the limit on adopted kids for each family with a view to preventing tragic incidents. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian lawmakers seek to fast track anti-vandalism bill after ‘Satanic’ church arson

A senior member of the Lower House Committee for Culture has urged her colleagues to speed up the work on anti-vandalism bill after several incidents including a reportedly Satanism-related church fire. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian lawmakers seek to fast track anti-vandalism bill after ‘Satanic’ church arson

A senior member of the Lower House Committee for Culture has urged her colleagues to speed up the work on anti-vandalism bill after several incidents including a reportedly Satanism-related church fire. Read Full Article at RT.com

First group of Syrian kids arrives in Russia for military education

Eight kids from the Syrian “School for Late Heroes’ Children” have arrived to St. Petersburg and are now preparing themselves for studies in various Russian military schools, a popular daily reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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First group of Syrian kids arrives in Russia for military education

Eight kids from the Syrian “School for Late Heroes’ Children” have arrived to St. Petersburg and are now preparing themselves for studies in various Russian military schools, a popular daily reports. Read Full Article at RT.com

US and allies violating INF Treaty, says senior Russian diplomat

Russia’s deputy foreign minister has said that the United States and some of its allies were knowingly violating the 1988 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by deploying launching systems capable of firing cruise missiles. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US and allies violating INF Treaty, says senior Russian diplomat

Russia’s deputy foreign minister has said that the United States and some of its allies were knowingly violating the 1988 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by deploying launching systems capable of firing cruise missiles. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kremlin calls for individual approach to investigating internet extremism

In comments over recent news of a wave of criminal probes into “likes” and “reposts” of extremist materials on social networks, Vladimir Putin’s press secretary said that investigators must look into every such case separately. Read Full Article at
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Kremlin calls for individual approach to investigating internet extremism

In comments over recent news of a wave of criminal probes into “likes” and “reposts” of extremist materials on social networks, Vladimir Putin’s press secretary said that investigators must look into every such case separately. Read Full Article at RT.com

Snr Russian senator warns US politicians about dangers of exceptionalism doctrine

The head of the Russian Upper House Committee for International Relations has warned American politicians against using exceptionalism as national ideology, adding that there are enough historical examples proving his point. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Snr Russian senator warns US politicians about dangers of exceptionalism doctrine

The head of the Russian Upper House Committee for International Relations has warned American politicians against using exceptionalism as national ideology, adding that there are enough historical examples proving his point. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Product of chemical synthesis’: Russian lawmaker targets artificial food additives in new bill

A Russian lawmaker has proposed banning the naming of foodstuffs made with excessive artificial components after traditional products such as “sausage” or “lemonade.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Product of chemical synthesis’: Russian lawmaker targets artificial food additives in new bill

A Russian lawmaker has proposed banning the naming of foodstuffs made with excessive artificial components after traditional products such as “sausage” or “lemonade.” Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia may stop using US dollar for mutual payments – senator

Senator Igor Morozov says Russia must lead a dollar-dumping trend in response to the latest sanctions threat, as the move would bring disaster to the debt-ridden US economy and would be a good reply to Washington’s policies. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia may stop using US dollar for mutual payments – senator

Senator Igor Morozov says Russia must lead a dollar-dumping trend in response to the latest sanctions threat, as the move would bring disaster to the debt-ridden US economy and would be a good reply to Washington’s policies. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia may introduce online voting as early as in 2021 - official

A member of Russia’s Central Elections Commission has told reporters that the country might introduce online voting, similar to systems used in Switzerland and Estonia, for the 2021 parliamentary elections. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia may introduce online voting as early as in 2021 - official

A member of Russia’s Central Elections Commission has told reporters that the country might introduce online voting, similar to systems used in Switzerland and Estonia, for the 2021 parliamentary elections. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian ban on Telegram messenger remains after Supreme Court rejects company’s appeal

The Appeals Collegium of the Russian Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the company behind Telegram, upholding an order to block the messenger over its refusal to hand encryption keys over to security services. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian ban on Telegram messenger remains after Supreme Court rejects company’s appeal

The Appeals Collegium of the Russian Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the company behind Telegram, upholding an order to block the messenger over its refusal to hand encryption keys over to security services. Read Full Article at RT.com

Sanctioning Russia for false link to UK poisonings ‘unacceptable & unlawful’ – Kremlin

Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin, says the use of a Russian link to recent UK poisoning incidents to justify fresh US sanctions against the Kremlin is a violation of international law. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sanctioning Russia for false link to UK poisonings ‘unacceptable & unlawful’ – Kremlin

Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin, says the use of a Russian link to recent UK poisoning incidents to justify fresh US sanctions against the Kremlin is a violation of international law. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian lawmakers back bill to simplify early release of seriously ill prisoners

The Russian Upper House Committee for Constitutional Law has approved a bill that aims to simplify the procedure for the early release of prisoners suffering from serious illnesses. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian lawmakers back bill to simplify early release of seriously ill prisoners

The Russian Upper House Committee for Constitutional Law has approved a bill that aims to simplify the procedure for the early release of prisoners suffering from serious illnesses. Read Full Article at RT.com

Chechnya tops statistics for children’s health, Kadyrov attributes success to sports and temperance

The head of the Chechen Republic has announced plans to make sport a way of life in the region, saying that children should be encouraged to exercise by example rather than formal demands. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Chechnya tops statistics for children’s health, Kadyrov attributes success to sports and temperance

The head of the Chechen Republic has announced plans to make sport a way of life in the region, saying that children should be encouraged to exercise by example rather than formal demands. Read Full Article at RT.com

Head of Russian Liberal Democrats urges nationalization of divorcing spouses’ property

The head of the populist-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) has proposed solving divorcing couple’s disputes over property by nationalizing assets which spouses cannot distribute amicably between themselves. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Head of Russian Liberal Democrats urges nationalization of divorcing spouses’ property

The head of the populist-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) has proposed solving divorcing couple’s disputes over property by nationalizing assets which spouses cannot distribute amicably between themselves. Read Full Article at RT.com

Significant share of Russians blame Georgia, US & NATO for 2008 South Ossetia war

The largest share of Russians think the 2008 military conflict between their country and Georgia was initiated by the West and Georgia’s pro-Western leadership while Russian authorities did all they could to prevent bloodshed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Significant share of Russians blame Georgia, US & NATO for 2008 South Ossetia war

The largest share of Russians think the 2008 military conflict between their country and Georgia was initiated by the West and Georgia’s pro-Western leadership while Russian authorities did all they could to prevent bloodshed. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian diplomats urge Georgia to sign non-aggression treaty with Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement calling for Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia to sign a treaty on mutual non-use of force that could become the first step in arranging fully-fledged dialogue. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian diplomats urge Georgia to sign non-aggression treaty with Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement calling for Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia to sign a treaty on mutual non-use of force that could become the first step in arranging fully-fledged dialogue. Read Full Article at RT.com

Study - Trade agreement between the European Union and Colombia and Peru - 07-08-2018

This European Implementation Assessment consists of two parts. The in-house opening analysis (part I) presents briefly the signature of the trade agreement between the EU and Colombia and Peru. It also presents the socio-economic situation in Colombia and Per
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Study - Trade agreement between the European Union and Colombia and Peru - 07-08-2018

This European Implementation Assessment consists of two parts. The in-house opening analysis (part I) presents briefly the signature of the trade agreement between the EU and Colombia and Peru. It also presents the socio-economic situation in Colombia and Peru and the relations between the EU and Colombia and Peru as well as the relations between the EU and Andean Community. The research paper prepared by external experts (part II) presents detail analysis of trade in goods and services and foreign direct investments. The paper also evaluated in detail the implementation of the trade and sustainable development chapter of the agreement in both Colombia and Peru. They are followed by the presentation of the international cooperation of Colombia and Peru. Finally, the paper provides recommendation for the improvement of the implementation of the trade agreement. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Russian space boss Rogozin promises ‘serious battle’ with foreign competitors

The head of the Russian state-run space corporation Roskosmos has acknowledged the partial loss of leading positions on world markets, but promised that a “serious battle” with competitors would restore the situation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian space boss Rogozin promises ‘serious battle’ with foreign competitors

The head of the Russian state-run space corporation Roskosmos has acknowledged the partial loss of leading positions on world markets, but promised that a “serious battle” with competitors would restore the situation. Read Full Article at RT.com

Georgia’s NATO entry could lead to terrible conflict, Russian PM warns

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has said that a terrible conflict could emerge from Georgia’s accession into the NATO bloc and noted that there was no real justification of such risk. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Georgia’s NATO entry could lead to terrible conflict, Russian PM warns

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has said that a terrible conflict could emerge from Georgia’s accession into the NATO bloc and noted that there was no real justification of such risk. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian regions start undeclared moratorium on abortions – report

Maternity homes and Health Ministry branches in several Russian regions have declared a temporary moratorium on artificial abortions as part of a nationwide campaign, a popular daily reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian regions start undeclared moratorium on abortions – report

Maternity homes and Health Ministry branches in several Russian regions have declared a temporary moratorium on artificial abortions as part of a nationwide campaign, a popular daily reports. Read Full Article at RT.com

'Kremlin Aggression Act' is not a topic for talks with America says snr Russian senator

Russian-American dialogue should be based on real issues and not on the latest US proposal for new anti-Russian restrictions or similar documents, the head of the Russian Upper House Committee for International Relations has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'Kremlin Aggression Act' is not a topic for talks with America says snr Russian senator

Russian-American dialogue should be based on real issues and not on the latest US proposal for new anti-Russian restrictions or similar documents, the head of the Russian Upper House Committee for International Relations has said. Read Full Article at RT.com

Almost 40% of Russians believe vegetarian diet bad for your health, poll shows

Less than one percent of Russians admitted to following a vegetarian diet in a recent poll and well over a third of respondents stated that, in their opinion, a vegetarian diet is harmful to your health. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Almost 40% of Russians believe vegetarian diet bad for your health, poll shows

Less than one percent of Russians admitted to following a vegetarian diet in a recent poll and well over a third of respondents stated that, in their opinion, a vegetarian diet is harmful to your health. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian MP says fresh US sanctions plan down to mid-term elections & Helsinki Summit hysteria

A member of the State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee has said that US senators’ latest sanctions initiative was motivated by the approaching congressional mid-term elections and predicted similar steps from American politicians. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian MP says fresh US sanctions plan down to mid-term elections & Helsinki Summit hysteria

A member of the State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee has said that US senators’ latest sanctions initiative was motivated by the approaching congressional mid-term elections and predicted similar steps from American politicians. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russians believe higher education is not necessary for career success – poll

Around half of all Russians believe society exaggerates the importance of higher education, while over 70 percent of citizens under 24 claim that a successful career is possible without a university diploma. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russians believe higher education is not necessary for career success – poll

Around half of all Russians believe society exaggerates the importance of higher education, while over 70 percent of citizens under 24 claim that a successful career is possible without a university diploma. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kadyrov calls on media to stop blaming Islam for murder of Russian journalists in CAR

Head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has blasted reports linking Islam to the fatal attacks on Russian journalists in the Central African Republic (CAR), saying that criminals remain criminals regardless of religion. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kadyrov calls on media to stop blaming Islam for murder of Russian journalists in CAR

Head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has blasted reports linking Islam to the fatal attacks on Russian journalists in the Central African Republic (CAR), saying that criminals remain criminals regardless of religion. Read Full Article at RT.com

Lawmakers urge bill on journalists’ protection after Russian reporters murdered in Africa

Russian MPs have supported the idea of a bill offering social guarantees to reporters working in “hot spots” and on other dangerous missions after three Russian journalists were killed in the Central African Republic. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Lawmakers urge bill on journalists’ protection after Russian reporters murdered in Africa

Russian MPs have supported the idea of a bill offering social guarantees to reporters working in “hot spots” and on other dangerous missions after three Russian journalists were killed in the Central African Republic. Read Full Article at RT.com

EU Fact Sheets - The fight against poverty, social exclusion and discrimination - 01-04-2018

By supporting Member States in the fight against poverty, social exclusion and discrimination, the European Union aims to reinforce the inclusiveness and cohesion of European society and to allow all citizens to enjoy equal access to available opportunities a
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EU Fact Sheets - The fight against poverty, social exclusion and discrimination - 01-04-2018

By supporting Member States in the fight against poverty, social exclusion and discrimination, the European Union aims to reinforce the inclusiveness and cohesion of European society and to allow all citizens to enjoy equal access to available opportunities and resources. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

EU Fact Sheets - European Parliament: relations with the national parliaments - 01-01-2018

Moves towards closer European integration have altered the role of the national parliaments. A number of instruments for cooperation between the European Parliament and the national parliaments have been introduced with a view to guaranteeing effective democr
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EU Fact Sheets - European Parliament: relations with the national parliaments - 01-01-2018

Moves towards closer European integration have altered the role of the national parliaments. A number of instruments for cooperation between the European Parliament and the national parliaments have been introduced with a view to guaranteeing effective democratic scrutiny of European legislation at all levels. This trend has been reinforced by provisions introduced by the Lisbon Treaty. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Most Russians approve of Putin’s performance and country’s general direction, poll shows

Over two-thirds of Russians approve of Vladimir Putin’s performance as president, and almost half believe the country is developing in the right direction, an independent opinion poll has revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Most Russians approve of Putin’s performance and country’s general direction, poll shows

Over two-thirds of Russians approve of Vladimir Putin’s performance as president, and almost half believe the country is developing in the right direction, an independent opinion poll has revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Right thing to do’: French ban on cell phones in schools backed by Russian education minister

The French ban on cell phones in schools is the right thing to do, Russia’s education minister has said, adding that Russian authorities would consult with schoolchildren’s parents before taking similar steps. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Right thing to do’: French ban on cell phones in schools backed by Russian education minister

The French ban on cell phones in schools is the right thing to do, Russia’s education minister has said, adding that Russian authorities would consult with schoolchildren’s parents before taking similar steps. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia forms military political directorate to boost troop morale

Seeking to boost morale and maintain discipline among troops, Russia has formed a special political directorate within its Defense Ministry and appointed a former head of the counter-terror operation in Syria as its commander. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia forms military political directorate to boost troop morale

Seeking to boost morale and maintain discipline among troops, Russia has formed a special political directorate within its Defense Ministry and appointed a former head of the counter-terror operation in Syria as its commander. Read Full Article at RT.com

PM Medvedev announces Crimea’s full integration into Russian Federation

The Crimean Republic has completed integration with Russia’s economy, infrastructure and judiciary, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced while speaking to members of the Sevastopol city government. Read Full Article at RT.com
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PM Medvedev announces Crimea’s full integration into Russian Federation

The Crimean Republic has completed integration with Russia’s economy, infrastructure and judiciary, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced while speaking to members of the Sevastopol city government. Read Full Article at RT.com