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‘People voted’: Italian interior minister confronts journalist who called Crimea referendum ‘fake’

By ethan / July 20, 2018

Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said that Crimea “legitimately” belongs to Russia as he argued with a US journalist who called the 2014 referendum held on the peninsula “fake.” When Washington Post journalist Lally Weymouth confronted Salvini with the apparently provocative question of whether or not he supports Russia’s “annexation” of […]


Interior ministry’s bill makes it easier for foreigners to obtain Russian citizenship

By ethan / July 17, 2018

The Russian Interior Ministry has prepared a bill that expands the president’s powers in granting citizenship to foreigners and simplifies naturalization for ethnic Russians living in foreign countries, Izvestia reports. On Tuesday, Izvestia reported that it has seen the draft bill prepared by the interior ministry and already approved by the government commission for legislative […]


German interior minister Seehofer offers resignation in migration clash with Merkel – reports

By ethan / July 1, 2018

Bavarian CSU leader and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has offered to resign from both of his government posts due to severe disagreements with German Chancellor Angela Merkel over her migration policy, local media report. While Seehofer, who has spearheaded the opposition to Merkel’s approach to tackling immigration problems, has not officially submitted his resignation, sources […]


Deadline for Merkel? Germany to start kicking out migrants if no deal with EU – interior minister

By ethan / June 18, 2018

German police will start unilaterally turning away migrants who applied for asylum in a different state if Chancellor Angela Merkel fails to negotiate an EU-wide solution, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said. Speaking at a Monday briefing, the key Merkel ally and Christian Social Union (CSU) party head said that the chancellor effectively approved almost all […]


Interior minister says up to 2 million Russians involved in illegal drug trade

By ethan / June 4, 2018

The Russian Interior Minister has told reporters that the state anti-drug policy had yielded some good results over the past years, but added that the number of people involved in the illegal drug trade remains high. “Officially, there are about 500,000 Russian citizens who are registered with the Healthcare Ministry’s rehab clinics as those who […]

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