Russian Cabinet resigns as Grand Master Putin consolidates power

Russian Cabinet resigns as Grand Master Putin consolidates power

Regina Smyth Indiana, USA, January 18, 2020 Editor’s note: Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry A Medvedev and his cabinet resigned on Jan. 15. Russian politics are often not what they seem, especially to those in the West. Regina Smyth, a Russia scholar at Indiana University has written the following article. What just happened? Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for…

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Unlicensed builder gets home detention plus community work

Unlicensed builder gets home detention plus community work

Sourced Content Wellington, January 18, 2020 An unlicensed builder was sentenced on Thursday, January 16, 2020 under the Crimes Act 1961. This was the first under the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) Scheme. Rodney James Day was sentenced to seven months home detention and ordered to complete 150 hours community work by the Christchurch District Court. The Charges The sentence followed…

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Security Council discusses Kashmir with no outcome

Security Council discusses Kashmir with no outcome

Sourced Content New Delhi, January 18, 2020 After China once again pitched for a discussion on Kashmir at the United Nations Security Council, India on Thursday (January 16, 2020) said that Beijing should draw “proper lessons” and “refrain” from repeating this step in the future. This was the second time that UNSC discussed Kashmir, having previously held closed door consultations on the…

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China frustrates India’s bid for permanent membership to UNSC

China frustrates India’s bid for permanent membership to UNSC

PTI, Beijing, January 18, 2020 China on Thursday (January 16, 2020) played down Russia’s backing for India and Brazil’s entry into the UN Security Council as permanent member, saying that all parties have “major differences” in the matter and instead advocated for a “package solution.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, during his visit to New Delhi on Wednesday (January 15,…

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