Putin details amendments to soften impact of impending pension system reform

Published time: 29 Aug, 2018 09:00 Edited time: 29 Aug, 2018 09:31 In a televised address to the nation, the Russian president proposed moves that would ease the transition to a new pension system, such as making it illegal to fire employees approaching retirement age. In the much-anticipated address, Putin also acknowledged that in the […]

New amendments order reporters working for 'foreign agent' companies to get same status

Russian MPs have prepared new amendments ordering reporters who receive money from foreign sources and promote the agenda of media outlets registered as ‘foreign agents’ to receive this status as private persons. The motion has been prepared by lawmakers from the majority party United Russia and leftist parliamentary opposition party Fair Russia and was presented […]

Okinawa governor demands US military presence pact amendments for the sake of 'shocked' locals

Published time: 4 Dec, 2017 03:31 The governor of Okinawa is urging Tokyo to amend the pact on the status of the US troops in Japan to combat the “significant anxiety” the locals are enduring because of the rowdy Americans’ presence. The governor of the southern prefecture, Takeshi Onaga, demanded that the central government makes […]

Is Brexit dead? Tory rebels turn on May’s Brexit Bill with 300 amendments, 54 new clauses

Just when we thought things couldn’t get any worse for Theresa May, they just did. A week after the Conservative cabinet looked likely to implode – and ministers said the “stench of death” was seeping out of Downing Street, the vultures have begun to circle. Read more The Brexit battle is set to erupt from […]