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    Putin cheers crushing win in Russia parliament vote
    Sep19

    Putin cheers crushing win in Russia parliament vote

    MOSCOW: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Monday hailed a vote for “stability” after his ruling party won a record number of seats at parliamentary polls amid a low turnout. The Kremlin’s United Russia scooped three quarters of the seats in the 450-member State Duma after bolstering its tally to over 54 percent at a nationwide vote...

    Vladimir Putin firms control with big win for Russia’s ruling party
    Sep19

    Vladimir Putin firms control with big win for Russia’s ruling party

    Vladimir Putin won even greater supremacy over Russia’s political system after the ruling United Russia party took three quarters of the seats in parliament in a weekend election, paving the way for him to run for a fourth term as president. With most votes counted, the party, founded by Putin almost 16 years ago after he first became...

    What companies and the government can learn from the Ukraine grid cyberattack
    Sep19

    What companies and the government can learn from the Ukraine grid cyberattack

    The attack on Ukraine’s power grid teaches valuable lessons that experts think companies and the next US administration should take to heart. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Russia’s election: Free sausages and fraud allegations
    Sep19

    Russia’s election: Free sausages and fraud allegations

    MOSCOW — Two years of economic recession, Western sanctions and wars in Ukraine and Syria haven’t shaken Vladimir Putin’s grip on power. Instead, Sunday’s election to the Russian state Duma saw the president’s United Russia party win a greater share of the vote than in 2011, with even less space in parliament for any real...

    Ukraine Swaps Prisoners With Pro-Russian Separatists
    Sep19

    Ukraine Swaps Prisoners With Pro-Russian Separatists

    Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists have swapped prisoners who were captured during their ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. On September 17, two pro-Ukraine detainees were swapped at a checkpoint in the city of Shchastya for four pro-Russia separatists held by Ukrainian government forces. (RFE/RL’s Current Time TV) …read more...

    Latvian forces simulate hostage-taking at Israeli embassy
    Sep19

    Latvian forces simulate hostage-taking at Israeli embassy

    Following similar drills in Ukraine and Romania, the Latvian special anti-terrorism police simulated the takeover of the Israeli embassy in Riga by terrorists. …read more Source: Yedioth...

    Ex-Kremlin Bodyguard Becomes Governor in Landslide Victory
    Sep19

    Ex-Kremlin Bodyguard Becomes Governor in Landslide Victory

    A former Kremlin security agent has won a seat as governor in a landslide at Russia’s nationwide elections on Sunday, Russian independent news agency Interfax reports. The vote, which included elections to Russia’s lower house of parliament, as well as gubernatorial and local positions, gave ruling United Russia party a bigger...

    Study in Japan Reveals Over 40% of Single Men and Women Aged 18-34 Still Virgins
    Sep19

    Study in Japan Reveals Over 40% of Single Men and Women Aged 18-34 Still Virgins

    The institute said the increase in singles was particularly sharp for people in their late 20s . . TOKYO – According to a new study that highlights concerns about demographic challenges in Japan, people aged 18 to 34 found 42% of men and 44.2% of women have never had sex. The institute said the increase in singles was particularly sharp for...

    Bulgaria-Romania Gas Link ‘Hopefully Ready’ by End of Year
    Sep19

    Bulgaria-Romania Gas Link ‘Hopefully Ready’ by End of Year

    Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova has voiced her hope that the construction of an interconnector with Romania will be complete by the end of 2016, becoming the country’s first gas link with a neighboring state. At an energy conference dedicated to energy security in Southeast Europe, Petkova has underlined that the government...

    Freedom in Armenia and Nagorno Karabagh in 2016
    Sep19

    Freedom in Armenia and Nagorno Karabagh in 2016

    Freedom House has published the “Freedom in the World 2016” report which introduces the political rights and civil liberties situation in 195 countries and 15 disputed areas of the world from January 1 of 2015 to December 31 of 2015. The report divides the countries and disputed areas into three groups: free, partly free and not free. This report...