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Russians could face a year in jail for not deleting 'fake news'

19.09.2018 3:27

Russians who refuse to take down online information that has been judged "false" by a court could be sentenced to up to a year in prison under a bill approved by MPs Tuesday in a key second reading.

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From: www.dnaindia.com

[Ticker] Danish bank CEO resigns in Russia scandal

19.09.2018 3:15

Thomas Borgen, the Norwegian CEO of Danske Bank, Denmark's biggest lender, resigned Wednesday over allegations it laundered billions of illicit Russian money. "I really regret it ... I have lived up to legal obligations, [but] I think it is best for all parties that I stop," he said in a stock exchange notice. The bank published the "unpleasant" results of its internal probe into the affair on Wednesday.

From: euobserver.com

Why Idlib matters and the obstacles Assad faces there

19.09.2018 3:14

The Syrian conflict has turned toward the northwestern Idlib region, where government preparations for a Russian-backed offensive have sparked a concerted Turkish diplomatic bid to prevent an attack. A major assault in Idlib, home to some three million people, could be more deadly and destructive than any other in a war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people since 2011. The U.N. is warning of a humanitarian catastrophe.

From: www.yahoo.com

[Ticker] Germany seeks to join EU's eastern energy club

19.09.2018 3:14

Germany wants to join the Three Seas Initiative, an economic forum dominated by eastern EU states, as part of what its foreign minister Heiko Maas called "a new Ostpolitik" on Tuesday, referring to Berlin's policy on Russia. The forum focuses on reducing energy dependence on Russia at a time when Germany is building a new gas pipeline to Russia. The club's leading members are the increasingly illiberal Hungary and Poland.

From: euobserver.com

'Putin wants me dead': Russian model claims she was targeted by Russia in latest Salisbury poisoning scare

19.09.2018 3:10

The Russian model at the centre of the latest Salisbury poisoning scare has claimed she was the victim of a plot, saying: "Vladimir Putin wants me dead."

From: www.standard.co.uk

[Ticker] Poland seeks 'Fort Trump' US military base

19.09.2018 2:59

Polish president Andrzej Duda has asked US president Donald Trump to create an American military base in Poland called "Fort Trump". Trump told him in Washington Tuesday "we're looking at it very seriously" and said Russia had "acted aggressively" in the region. Trump also said he would help Poland stop a Russian gas pipeline to Germany, Nord Stream 2, and consider a visa waiver for Polish visitors to the US.

From: euobserver.com

Russia and Turkey agree to create buffer zone in Syria's Idlib

19.09.2018 2:12

Russian and Turkish troops are to enforce a new demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib region from which 'radical' rebels will be required to withdraw by the middle of next month.

From: www.yahoo.com

Netanyahu and Putin defuse crisis after Syria downs Russia warplane

19.09.2018 2:12

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to defuse a crisis on Tuesday after Syrian defences mistakenly downed a Russian warplane after Israeli air strikes. The incident late Monday was the deadliest known case of friendly fire between Syria and its key backer Russia since Moscow's game-changing 2015 military intervention. The Ilyushin plane dropped off the radar over the Mediterranean after Turkey and Russia announced a deal that offered millions of people reprieve from a threatened military assault in northern Syria's Idlib province.

US, Poland voice concern over Russia's gas pipeline

19.09.2018 2:01

Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) US and Polish leaders have expressed their concerns here over Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, claiming it may lead to energy over-reliance on Moscow. Visiting Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday told reporters at a...

From: article.wn.com

Donald Trump HITS OUT at Germany for paying Russia ‘BILLIONS’ for new gas pipeline

19.09.2018 0:09

DONALD TRUMP has renewed his criticism of Germany over its involvement in the $11billion Nord Stream 2 from Russia, deeming the project “inappropriate” and “bad for German people”.

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