Russian government submits amendments to federal budget to State Duma
Oct11

Russian government submits amendments to federal budget to State Duma

The Russian government has submitted draft amendments for the 2016 federal budget to the State Duma. According to the government website, the draft law proposes to adjust the main characteristics of the budget for the current year, taking into account expected assessment of the socio-economic development of Russia and budget implementation in 2016. Thus, according to the draft document, budget deficit this year will increase by 674.2...

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Russian national detained in Poland for launching drone outside government building
Sep28

Russian national detained in Poland for launching drone outside government building

Polish law enforcers have detained a Russian national accused of launching an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) outside the Polish government building and the Belvedere Palace in the center of Warsaw, the local TVN24 channel reported on Monday. The government guard bureau noticed the drone early on Monday. Soon, they found out who was guiding it. “The man was sitting in a Porsche Cayenne car on Bagatela Street. The car had a Russian...

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Venezuela government, opposition in volatile test of strength
Sep01

Venezuela government, opposition in volatile test of strength

Venezuela’s opposition and government head into a crucial test of strength today with massive marches for and against a referendum to recall President Nicolas Maduro that have raised fears of a violent confrontation. Soldiers and police began taking up positions at strategic locations across the country Wednesday, ahead of what the opposition is billing as its biggest show of force yet — dubbed “The Taking of...

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Lebanon: Waste crisis … A Certain Return

It is true that Prime Minister Tamam Salam described his government with the most egregious and horrific descriptions, cutting the way against its harshest critics, but the greatest catastrophe is that Salam, and other officials did nothing to avoid the return of the scene of the accumulation of wastes in the streets, alleys, and villages within a short period. As if the month of July of each year has become a month for the...

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