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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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Romney: Obama's Mistakes and Errors Worse Than He Expected

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President Barack Obama chairs a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in 2009 CREDIT: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak President Barack Obama will preside over a meeting of the United Nations Security Council during his attendance of the U.N.’s annual General Assembly, ThinkProgress has learned, marking the second time in history that a U.S. president has done so. The last time the U.S. was president of the Council during the weeklong opening of the Gen ...
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EXCLUSIVE: UKIP Rejects Donation from Dead, Racist, BNP Supporter – Will Give Cash to Anti-ISIS Charity

Aug 16 2014 1:06pm CDT | Source: Big Government

The UK Independence Party has today announced that it will refuse a donation from a deceased, UK terror convict who left the party nearly £30,000 in his will, Breitbart London can exclusively report. The bequest, as found on the Electoral Commission's website, came from Allen Boyce, who was a British National Party (BNP) supporter, and who was convicted in 2006 of sending bomb-making instructions to BNP activist Terr ...
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Top Ukraine Rebel Leader Says Troops Training In Russia

Aug 16 2014 10:47am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

DONETSK, Ukraine, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Ukrainian rebels are receiving new military equipment and troops trained in Russia, and will launch a major counter-offensive against government forces, a separatist leader said in a video released on Saturday. The four-month conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached a critical phase, with Kiev and Western governments watching nervously to see if Russia will intervene in support of the increasingly besieged rebels - a ...
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Aug 14 2014 6:20pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Well, isn't that reassuring? President Barack Obama and his famous former secretary of state, once and probably future presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, made nice Wednesday night at a chi chi Martha's Vineyard party and seemingly put an end to their blame game over responsibility for the alarming rise of Isis and the shattering of the colonial construct we call "Iraq." In an expansive interview with The Atlantic, during much of which she ...
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Russia Aid to Ukraine in Limbo as Shells Hammer Donetsk

Aug 14 2014 5:15pm CDT | Source: Big Government

A large Russian aid convoy is close to Ukraine’s borders as shells hammer in the eastern city of Donetsk. The convoy is allegedly filled with humanitarian aid to the war-torn east crossed into Ukraine. So @RolandOliphant and I just saw a column of APCs and vehicles with official Russian military plates cross border into Ukraine. — Shaun Walker (@shaunwalker7) August 14, 2014 Kiev demanded the Russian convoy pass through a Kharkiv checkpoint armed by the Ukrainian gov ...
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Japan Alarmed At Russian Military Exercises On Disputed Islands

Aug 13 2014 3:59pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was alarmed and in protest of Russian military exercises on the disputed Kuril Islands, known as the Northern Territories to Tokyo. Russian state-media proclaimed that 1,000 army soldiers, including eight Mi-8AMTSh attack helicopters took part in the drill in the disputed lands. “Exercises began involving military units in the region, which have been deployed to the Kuril Islands,” said a Russian military sp ...
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Hillary Clinton Twists Herself In Knots To Avoid Blaming Israel For UN Bombing

Aug 13 2014 8:53am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The fog of war may be more of a Rorschach test, it turns out. Here's Hillary Clinton, on the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine: "I think if there were any doubt it should be gone by now, that Vladimir Putin, certainly indirectly ... bears responsibility for what happened." And here's Clinton, on the bombing of a United Nations facility in Gaza: "I'm not sure it ...
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