Commenting on last week's decision by a UK bank to freeze assets belonging to Russian news agency Rossiya Segodnya, Chinese news agency Xinhua responded by noting that the freeze effectively demonstrates the West's double standards over free press.
A general view shows smoke rising above a dock at the Zvyozdochka shipyard in the north Russian city of Severodvinsk April 7, 2015. A nuclear submarine caught fire in the shipyard in Russia's northern province of Arkhangelsk on Tuesday but there were no weapons on board, Russian news agencies reported. REUTERS/Oleg Kuleshov - RTR4WEAE
President Abdullah Gül has stated Turkey’s courtrooms will arrive at the decision on whether to release from prison deputies presently under arrest in light of the information they have and under laws presently in effect. “Now courts will construe the newly adopted laws.
Russian news agency RIA Novosti is reporting the Crimea government is asking Crimean Tatars, who only make up 15% of the population, to vacate their land and move to assigned lands. Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev said the government wants to regulate the lands.
Sovcomflot’s long mooted listing has moved a step closer. Economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev has discussed how privatisation plans are moving ahead across a number of industries as the Kremlin looks to rein in its budget deficit. Ulyukayev was quoted by local Russian news agencies as saying that the government might get around RBL24bn ($357m) roubles …
An Iraqi Shia militiaman protests against the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen. Russian news agency TASS reported Friday that two Russian planes brought 284 people from Yemen to Moscow on Thursday including Canadian and Polish citizens.