Merkel urged Erdogan to respect democratic norms

Angela Merkel and Recep Tayyip Erdogan German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to abide by democratic norms. She stated this during a press conference during a visit to Ankara, according to Reuters. “In times of deep political turmoil have to do anything to protect the principle of separation of powers, freedom of speech and political diversity,” — stated Merkel. “The opposition is part of democracy,” she added. Thus, a German politician responded to a question about concerns regarding the attempts to suppress dissent in Turkey. July 15, 2016, in Turkey there was an attempt to military rebellion, which was suppressed. The clashes killed more than 230 people, more than 2.1 thousand were injured. After that the country began mass purges in government, public administration, courts, education, the army and the security services. Was closed more than 130 media, over 81 thousand people were suspended from

McCain called on trump to give Kiev lethal weapons

John McCain The Chairman of the Senate armed services Committee John McCain called on US President Donald trump to give Kiev lethal weapons. As reported on Thursday, February 2, Reuters, stated in a letter he sent to the White house. “I urge you to use the powers given to you by the appropriations act for military purposes in the 2017 financial year, to provide the defensive lethal military assistance to Ukraine to protect its territory”, — stated in the message. Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that the cause of the escalation of the conflict in the Donbas was the need of Kiev in the money and the desire of the Ukrainian authorities to present itself as a victim in the eyes of European partners. “The Ukrainian leadership today need the money. And money it is best to blow from the European Union, and individual European countries, from

The white house explained the decision on sanctions against FSB

Changes to documents on US sanctions against Russia’s FSB has not alleviated them, the aim is to clarify the application of restrictive measures. As reported by RIA Novosti, said White house spokesman Sean Spicer on a regular press briefing. “We are not weakened by sanctions. It is, as I understand it, the usual practice of the Ministry of Finance, which quite often clarifies specific questions after the imposition of sanctions,” he said. The President of the United States Donald trump also denied the fact of easing of sanctions. “I didn’t weaken”, — he told reporters. Earlier it was reported that it is now permitted “to request, receive, use and pay for licenses and permits” issued by FSB of Russia on “information technology products”. The total cost of payment should not exceed 5 thousand dollars per year. What kind of technology we have in mind is not specified. Export, re-export, or

Supreme mufti signed the petition to ban abortions in Russia

Taglat Tajuddin Supreme mufti of Russia Taglat Tajuddin has signed a public petition to ban free abortions in Russia, GTRK “Bashkortostan”. The head of the Central spiritual administration of Muslims (tsdum) noted that to combat the causes of this phenomenon need to create centers for crisis support for pregnant women, as well as to introduce lessons of morality in schools. The petition in the part of the public campaign “For life” signed by more than 400 thousand people, including the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill. The organizers aim to gather one million signatures “for the legislative protection of human life from the moment of conception”, then send a letter to the government. The campaign, among others, supported the Commissioner for children’s rights in Russia Anna Kuznetsova and the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. In the Kremlin this question did not comment.

Putin has accused Kiev in the desire to abandon the Minsk agreements

Moscow is convinced that the intensification of the conflict in the Donbass, instigated by the Ukrainian authorities. This statement was made by President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a joint Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban press conference in Budapest, reports on Thursday, February 2, the correspondent of”.ru”. “As for this aggravation, that our position is known: he was provoked by the Ukrainian side. On Friday last week, began in fact fighting”, — said the President. According to him, the current Ukrainian government is not ready to implement the Minsk agreements and is looking for a way to abandon them. “And this, too, would contribute to the development of the conflict”, — said Putin. The President also said that the intensification of armed confrontation in the South-East of Ukraine happened because of the needs of Kiev in the money and the desire to see yourself as a victim in the eyes

Poklonskaya proposed to report to the GD about violations of anti-corruption laws

Photo: RIA Novosti The Chairman of the state Duma Commission on control over reliability of data on incomes of deputies Natalia Poklonskaya proposed to report known violations of anti-corruption legislation by parliamentarians not only in the Internet, but sending official information to the state Duma. On his page in Facebook Poklonskaya said that in the State Duma announced the beginning of Declaration campaign. She reminded that all members must provide a return for the reporting period, 2016 to April 1. “As the work of the Commission is clearly defined and its powers limited, are encouraged to report known violations of anti-corruption laws by the deputies, not only online, but also to direct officially in the state Duma, in accordance with the law,” wrote Taylor on his page in Facebook. The MP said that the inquiry by the Commission is sufficient information in writing to the Chairman of the state Duma

The candidacy of the new mayor of Yaroslavl must approve at the end of February

Photo: RIA Novosti The Yaroslavl deputies on Wednesday launched a tender procedure for the election of the mayor, who will replace convicted for corruption Yevgeny Urlashov, presumably, the candidate of the mayor must be approved at the end of February, the correspondent of RIA Novosti. On Wednesday there was held a meeting of the municipality of Yaroslavl. One of the issues on the agenda was the launch of the competition for the position of mayor of the city. The new mayor will replace convicted for corruption Yevgeny Urlashov, whose sentence came into force on 20 January and the same day his powers of the mayor shall be considered terminated prematurely. Criminal case Urlashov became one of the most famous in Russia, given the fact that he, as a representative of the opposition in 2012, won the election of mayor, gaining about 70% of the votes Yaroslavtsev. Shortly after his arrest,

The White house commented on the easing of sanctions against the Russian FSB

In Washington called the easing of sanctions against Russia’s FSB, which previously reported to the U.S. Treasury, “action refinement” of existing measures. The journalists said the press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer.   Earlier, the U.S. Treasury has allowed for certain exceptions “all transactions and actions” with the participation of the FSB, which was severeley by decrees of former President Barack Obama from April 1, 2015 and December 28, 2016. Photo: Evan Golub / ZUMAPRESS / Globallookpress

The girl burst into tears of joy, receiving the birthday gun: video

In the U.S. parents gave their daughter a birthday a surprise – they gave her a gun. The reaction of the girls for a gift that is crying from happiness, was filmed and caused a lively response from users of social networks.   In the video, the girl rips the paper from the gift and sees a box from-under sporting guns. She hugs the box and cry tears of joy. Parents help her unpack the gift and get the gun from the packaging. The girl presses him to her breast and endlessly thanked the family for such a surprise. Video: BERETTA / Facebook