Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli foreign minister, has said he was resigning after being charged with fraud and breach of trust, Reuters news agency has reported. Lieberman made the announcement on Friday a day after being charged with fraud and breach of trust for promoting an ambassador.
Russia’s opposition expressed concern on Tuesday that Vladimir Putin was resorting to old tactics to crush dissent after riot police detained hundreds of protesters challenging the legitimacy of his presidential election victory.
GROZNY, Russia — While there were charges of fraud in Russia’s presidential election Sunday, officials throughout most of the country appeared to be on notice to avoid the appearance of cheating in obvious ways like ballot stuffing. But some here seem not to have gotten the memo.
President Dmitry Medvedev ordered an investigation on Sunday into allegations of fraud in Russia’s parliamentary election, one day after tens of thousands of protesters demanded it be annulled and rerun.
Police hauled away about 300 protesters Monday night after thousands of demonstrators gathered near a metro station chanting “Russia Without Putin” and “We Need New Elections.” The protest, the largest opposition gathering in years, follows a poorer-than-expected showing by Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin’s ruling party in Sunday’s parliamentary election.
Over five metric tons of expired foodstuff was confiscated on Thursday by The Consumer Protection Directorate (CPR) in the Ministry of Economy . The food was being stored by a Lebanese company and included 3660 kg of ham, luncheon meat, salami, and chicken escalope, 640 kg of butter, 420 liters of cream and cooking cream, […]