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Putin signs smoking ban bill into law
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Putin signs smoking ban bill into law

Feb 25 2013, 4:05am CST | by

Moscow, Feb 25 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a smoking ban bill into law, the Kremlin said Monday.

Moscow, Feb 25 — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a smoking ban bill into law, the Kremlin said Monday. The law bans smoking in public places, including bars, restaurants, hotels,...

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Putin signs smoking ban bill into law

Feb 25 2013, 4:05am CST | by

Moscow, Feb 25 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a smoking ban bill into law, the Kremlin said Monday.

Moscow, Feb 25 — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a smoking ban bill into law, the Kremlin said Monday.

The law bans smoking in public places, including bars, restaurants, hotels, hospitals, stadiums and train stations, reported Xinhua.

It also imposes measures to reduce the demand for tobacco products and restrict trade in them. Advertising and sponsorship of tobacco is prohibited under the law.

The State Duma, or lower house of the parliament, approved the bill on Feb 12 and the Federation Council, the upper house, passed it Feb 20.

It will come into effect June 1.

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Obama's Fighting A New Kind Of War -- While Critics Are Stuck in the Past

Oct 21 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Critics of Obama's war strategy seem to want him to fight a new kind of war with old weapons. As I described last time, they judge success and failure by traditional measures -- in particular, by who controls how much ground. But in a new kind of war -- counterinsurgency -- such measures don't always apply, at least not in the same way. Think about all the anxiety over how much territory ISIS currently holds, and the calls for U.S. "boots on the ground." Yes, boots ...
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ISIS, Ukraine, the South China Sea and the End of the Era of American Power

Oct 20 2014 12:53am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

A colleague called me during the run-up to the Iraq war in March 2003. It is going to be unlike anything the world has ever seen. Shock and Awe. The war will be over before it starts. An inside player in the Bush administration, he was in a position to know what was in store. Shock and Awe is a the military doctrine that "focuses on the psychological destruction of the enemy's will to fight rather ...
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State Department Official Calls For 'Flexibility' On Drug Control Treaties

Oct 14 2014 5:40pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

A high-ranking State Department official called for "flexible" interpretations of international drug control treaties at the United Nations in New York City last week, citing marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington. Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield's Oct. 9 remarks were the third time this year he has made such a call. And the high-profile venue underscores the pressure that state legalization efforts have put on the U.S ...
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Putin offers WHO experimental Ebola vaccine

Oct 14 2014 12:07pm CDT | Source: WND

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday near Moscow NEW YORK – At a meeting with World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to send to West Africa a new Russian-developed Ebola vaccine that Moscow claims is highly effective in combating the disease. “We must act wisely to prevent the spread of this disease among our population,” Putin said in the meeting Monday, acc ...
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Hillary Clinton: Don't Saddle Students With Debt

Oct 14 2014 9:41am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a Las Vegas crowd Monday night that more needs to be done to ensure young people can achieve their dreams and free students from onerous college debt "that can feel like an anchor tied to their feet dragging them down." "I think our young people deserve a fair shot," she told about 900 people gathered in a Bellagio resort ball ...
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Scott Brown: Obama Administration 'Confused' on National Security

Oct 11 2014 9:52am CDT | Source: Big Government

In this week’s Republican address, New Hampshire senatorial hopeful, former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), took aim at President Barack Obama’s shortcomings on foreign policy. Brown identifies ISIS in the Middle East, Ukraine’s vulnerabilities to Russia in Eastern Europe and the Obama administration’s drawdown on the U.S. military as areas of weakness in the president’s foreign policy. Transcript as follows: Hello, I’m Scott Brown, Republican candidate for U.S. senator in ...
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World View: Turkey and America Play a Game of 'Chicken' over ISIS and Kobani

Oct 10 2014 9:12am CDT | Source: Big Government

This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Turkey and America play a game of 'chicken' over ISIS and Kobani Russia makes farcical demand for Security Council resolution on Kobani Iran blames Pakistan for terrorist attacks The continuing realignment of the Mideast Turkey and America play a game of 'chicken' over ISIS and Kobani Aftermath of US air strike on Kobani on ...
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Warsaw Has Lots of Apples - and Candles

Oct 10 2014 6:25am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WARSAW -- People in Poland are eating apples these days. Lots of apples. Here in Warsaw, they're pressed into your hands at a street festival, or baked into piles of pies and cakes. You see them everywhere. It's an act of defiance. Moscow has banned the importing of fruits and vegetables to Russia, in retaliation for the West's sanctions against the country for supporting the separatists in Ukraine. Last year, Poland s ...
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Obama’s New Oil Wars

Oct 9 2014 8:35am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Washington Takes on ISIS, Iran, and Russia Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com It was heinous. It was underhanded.  It was beyond the bounds of international morality. It was an attack on the American way of life.  It was what you might expect from unscrupulous Arabs.  It was “the oil weapon” -- and back in 1973, it was directed at the United States. Skip ahead four decades and it’s smart, it’s effective, and it’s th ...
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Can China and Russia Squeeze Washington Out of Eurasia? The Future of a Beijing-Moscow-Berlin Alliance

Oct 6 2014 8:06am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

A specter haunts the fast-aging “New American Century”: the possibility of a future Beijing-Moscow-Berlin strategic trade and commercial alliance. Let’s call it the BMB. Its likelihood is being seriously discussed at the highest levels in Beijing and Moscow, and viewed with interest in Berlin, New Delhi, and Tehran. But don’t mention it inside Washington’s Beltway or at NATO headquarters in Brussels. There, the star of the ...
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