Constitution amendments are ‘an attempt to stabilize the Russian state’ – Martin Summers

RT talks to independent journalist Martin Summers as the Electoral Commission declares the results of the vote on the amendments to the Russian constitution. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow … Read more Constitution amendments are ‘an attempt to stabilize the Russian state’ – Martin Summers

Putin Wins Big in Vote Allowing Him to Extend Rule to 2036

Jul.02 — Russian President Vladimir Putin won a resounding endorsement of his bid to extend his two-decade-long rule potentially to 2036, even as some polls show his approval ratings near historic lows. Elisabeth Braw of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), an independent think tank on international defense and security, comments on the implications of … Read more Putin Wins Big in Vote Allowing Him to Extend Rule to 2036

Russia reforms: Will Putin rule Russia forever? – BBC News

Russians are voting on a series of sweeping changes to the constitution that could allow Vladimir Putin to stay in office until 2036, making him the longest serving Russian leader. The reforms would mean Mr Putin’s term limit is reset to zero in 2024, allowing him to serve two more six-year terms. There is no … Read more Russia reforms: Will Putin rule Russia forever? – BBC News

Bosnian Leader Alija Izetbegovic: From Prisoner to President (Part 2) | Al Jazeera World

After Yugoslavia fell apart in the early 1990s and descended into a bitter regional conflict, Alija Izetbegovic fought for the survival of his country and people. The first president of the independent Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Izetbegovic was no stranger to controversy and had served five years of a 14-year prison sentence in the … Read more Bosnian Leader Alija Izetbegovic: From Prisoner to President (Part 2) | Al Jazeera World

Polls Close in Moscow After a Majority of Russians Voted to Keep Putin in Power

A majority of Russians approved amendments to Russia’s constitution in a week-long vote ending on Wednesday, allowing President Vladimir Putin to hold power until 2036, although the balloting was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other irregularities. With most of the nation’s polls closed and 15% of precincts counted, 71% voted for … Read more Polls Close in Moscow After a Majority of Russians Voted to Keep Putin in Power

Hong Kong Protester: ‘The New Law is Extremely Bad’ for Freedom

LATEST: Hong Kong woke up to a new reality on Wednesday, after China began enforcing a sweeping security law that could reshape the financial hub’s character 23 years after it took control of the former British colony. The law’s tough provisions went beyond what many investors, democracy advocates and even pro-Beijing politicians feared, prompting warnings … Read more Hong Kong Protester: ‘The New Law is Extremely Bad’ for Freedom

Hong Kong: Police Use Water Cannons in Crack Down on Large Gatherings

Hong Kong woke up to a new reality on Wednesday, after China began enforcing a sweeping security law that could reshape the financial hub’s character 23 years after it took control of the former British colony. The law’s tough provisions went beyond what many investors, democracy advocates and even pro-Beijing politicians feared, prompting warnings that … Read more Hong Kong: Police Use Water Cannons in Crack Down on Large Gatherings

Russians vote on Putin’s reforms to constitution – BBC News

All week, millions of Russians have been voting to reform their constitution, many using polling stations set up on tree stumps, park benches and even car boots. Giant prize draws have helped entice them to the ballot, with the chance of winning everything from shopping vouchers to a car or flat. Opposition figures have dismissed … Read more Russians vote on Putin’s reforms to constitution – BBC News

Victoria records 73 cases of COVID-19 as several suburbs prepare for lockdown | ABC News

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Health Minister Jenny Mikakos gave a press conference to discuss the ongoing surge in community transmissions of coronavirus in Melbourne. Scroll through the timestamps below to specific parts of the press conference, including answers to reporter questions. 0:00 Premier’s opening remarks 7:11 Health Minister Jenny Mikakos explains the expansion of … Read more Victoria records 73 cases of COVID-19 as several suburbs prepare for lockdown | ABC News

BREAKING: Hospital trust could face criminal charges over maternity ‘scandal’

Police are investigating whether criminal charges should be brought against a hospital trust where hundreds of cases of poor maternity care are being examined – including the allegedly avoidable deaths of babies and mothers. Failures in care at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust have been described as the worst maternity scandal in the history … Read more BREAKING: Hospital trust could face criminal charges over maternity ‘scandal’

China Forces Birth Control on Uighur Muslims

(AP) — The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children. While individual women have spoken out before about forced birth control, the … Read more China Forces Birth Control on Uighur Muslims

Theresa May clashes with Michael Gove over National Security Adviser appointment

Theresa May has clashed with Michael Gove over the political appointment of David Frost as National Security Adviser. The former Prime Minister and Home Secretary praised the “expert independent advice” she received in nine years on the National Security Council and asked why Mr Frost was a “political appointee with no proven expertise in national … Read more Theresa May clashes with Michael Gove over National Security Adviser appointment

Belgium’s King Expresses ‘Deepest Regrets’ Over Colonial Atrocities in the Congo

For the first time in Belgium’s history, a reigning king expressed regret Tuesday for the atrocities carried out by the former colonial power when it ruled over what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In a letter to D.R.C. President Felix Tshisekedi published on the 60th anniversary of the African country’s independence, Belgium’s … Read more Belgium’s King Expresses ‘Deepest Regrets’ Over Colonial Atrocities in the Congo

What Does China Say About Hong Kong’s National Security Law?

China’s top legislative body approved a landmark national security law for Hong Kong, a sweeping attempt to quell dissent that drew fresh U.S. retaliation and could endanger the city’s appeal as a financial hub. The National People’s Congress Standing Committee voted unanimously to approve the law on the former British colony as a three-day meeting … Read more What Does China Say About Hong Kong’s National Security Law?

AMSlive – *teaser trailer*

The Academy of Medical Sciences is the voice of medical science in the UK ensuring health policy and practice is evidence based. We support the next generation of medical and health researchers to become leaders in their science. As a charity, we rely on donations to fund our work. You can support us by joining … Read more AMSlive – *teaser trailer*