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Ukraine Groundlessly Expecting Below Market Price for Russian Gas

According to Russian Energy Minister Ukraine is expecting Russia to give it a discount on gas without any grounds whatsoever, but Russia must first look out for itself and energy giant Gazprom.

Busted: Poland to Expel Ukrainian Teen for Flipping Off Holocaust Memorial

A 17-year-old Ukrainian student is due to be deported from Poland for snapping a photo of himself waving his middle finger at a memorial dedicated to Jews who were exterminated at the Majdanek death camp during World War II.

China Enacts New National Security Law

According to local media reports, China adopted a new national security law for the protection of people’s fundamental interests.

China's Parliament Approves BRICS Development Bank Agreement

China is the latest BRICS country to ratify the agreement, which was signed by the five members of the bloc in July 2014.

Record 137,000 Refugees Crossed Mediterranean Into Europe in 2015

According to UN Refugee Agency report, a record number of 137,000 refugees have crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Europe in 2015, fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa and the Middle East.

Egypt to Enact New Laws to Speed Terrorism Trials Amid Prosecutor's Murder

According to President Abdel Fattah Sisi, Egypt will adopt new security legislation enabling faster trials for terrorism-related crimes.

Riot in Melbourne Prison Ahead of Smoking Ban Quelled

A 15-hour riot at a maximum-security prison in Australia’s coastal city of Melbourne was quelled by police, the Australian corrections authority said in a statement on Wednesday.

200 Protesters Stay Overnight Protesting Electricity Price Hike in Yerevan

About 200 protesters remained in the center of Armenia’s capital Yerevan for the overnight protest against the electricity price hike.

Indonesia Plane Crash Death Toll Reaches 135

A total of 135 bodies have been recovered so far from the wreckage of the Hercules C-130 military transport aircraft in Indonesia.

US Spy Court Snubs Congress in Allowing NSA to Resume Bulk Data Collection

The US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) defied the will of Congress and disregarded federal legal precedent on Monday by allowing the National Security Agency (NSA) to resume collecting phone records in bulk, experts told Sputnik.

Deadline for Iran Nuclear Deal Passes, Consensus Taking Shape

The deadline for reaching a final agreement to guarantee a peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program has already passed, but the negotiators have not worked out a deal yet.

Death Penalty Issue Fought at County Level Across US - Advocacy Group

Advocacy group People of Faith Against the Death Penalty Executive Director Stephen Dear claims that use of the death penalty is concentrated in a group of key counties across different US states.

Pentagon Plots New Exploits for US Navy’s Joint High Speed Vessel

What was originally designed as a rapid-response transport ship, the US Navy’s Joint High Speed Vessel will now be used in a broad range of functions throughout the world’s oceans.

US State Department Releases Additional 3,000 Pages of Clinton's E-Mails

The US Department of State has published about 3,000 pages of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s e-mails.

Tokyo Should Build Rapport With China, Not Demonize Beijing – Lawmaker

A member of the Japanese parliament's upper house claims that Tokyo should not portray Beijing as a threat since the disputes between China and Japan may be resolved only through dialogue.

Chris Christie Faces Long Odds in Bid for US Presidency

Experts claim that new Jersey Governor Chris Christie has a difficult task in his campaign to become the next President of the United States because of his tarnished reputation as a state governor.

Oklahoma Supreme Court: Ten Commandments Don't Belong at State Capitol

The highest court in the state of Oklahoma on Tuesday ruled that a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the State Capitol is a religious symbol and must be removed.

North Koreans Seek Cure for MERS in Squid Soup

North Koreans are taking to “folk remedies” as the death toll from an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS) in neighboring South Korea rose to 33. The number of new cases now stands at 182, according to official reports.

Poll Reveals Enough Support in S. Carolina to Bring Down Confederate Flag

A new survey reveals 33 senators and 83 House members would vote to have the Confederate flag removed from Statehouse grounds - more than likely enough to meet the two-thirds majority required to pass a bill.

US Declares 'No Drone Zone' Over Washington, DC

The US government announced that the skies over Washington, DC were a “No Drone Zone”.

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