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Media watchdog orders to block access to Navalny's website following tycoon's lawsuit

Media watchdog orders to block access to Navalny's website following tycoon's lawsuit

The meeting was revealed after the activist tracked social media posts of a woman who was on the boat and posted images of the two men together. Navalny, a vocal foe of Putin who has organized large street protests on several occasions and published a series of reports alleging corruption in Russia's ruling elite, has been barred from the presidential race due to a conviction on financial-crimes charges he contends were fabricated by the Kremlin to sideline him.


Trump administration rolls out infrastructure plan - but who pays?

Trump administration rolls out infrastructure plan - but who pays?

The country is looking to integrate the " reciprocal tax " both for its US allied countries and countries outside the coalition as well. The budget blueprint , likely only an aspiration in an election year, notes the "significant need for investment in rural infrastructure ", but looks to free up money from elsewhere in the federal budget to pay for infrastructure improvements.


Is the European Union economy bouncing back from crisis at last?

Is the European Union economy bouncing back from crisis at last?

The data from Eurostat showed that Europe's largest economies performed well in the final quarter of 2017. France likewise extended by 0.6%, while Spanish development was a step more grounded at 0.7%. Speaking to the BBC , Investec economist Ryan Djajasaputra attributed the strength of the Eurozone to the European Central Bank's stimulus policies, which have brought down the cost of borrowing in recent years.


London City Airport reopens after wartime bomb discovery

London City Airport reopens after wartime bomb discovery

As bomb disposal experts from the police and Royal Navy worked to move the unexploded ordnance, the airport was shut down and two successive exclusion zones imposed. Residents who were evacuated to temporary accommodation have been told they can return to their homes. According to its website, 131 flights were scheduled to depart the airport, with a further 130 arrivals.


Nepal elects new Communist prime minister

Nepal elects new Communist prime minister

His government is credited with holding successful elections following the announcement of the new constitution in 2015. The CPN (UML)'s standing committee met in Lalitpur on Wednesday to elect Oli as its prime ministerial candidate, senior party leader Surendra Pandey told PTI .


Iran's President Rouhani to go to India from Feb 15-17

Iran's President Rouhani to go to India from Feb 15-17

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived here on Thursday evening on a two-day visit to the city. Rouhani is also expected to visit historic sites, including the Qutub Shahi tombs at Golconda in Hyderabad . Soon after the sanctions were lifted, India said its firms could spend as much as $20 billion on not just the port but also petrochemical plants, railway lines and other industries in the areas.