The UN Office on Drugs and Crime reports that opium production in Afghanistan has jumped by 43%, with total land area used for poppy cultivation growing by 10% and exceeding 200,000 hectares. Radio Sputnik discussed the situation with Afghan security and drug trade researcher Najibullah Noorzai.
Italy has successfully taken legal action to stop Spaniards eating out at Mafia-themed restaurants across Spain.
Late last week, Ukraine's parliament passed a declaration which officially condemned the Soviet Union for the outbreak of WWII, and rejected the post-war order which was established in 1945. In effect, lawmakers have unwittingly opened a Pandora's Box to Polish territorial revisionism.
German companies are keen to invest in Russia and have almost doubled their investment this year, German news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday.
People outside Russia probably have some ingrained misconceptions about Russian-made offroad-capable vehicles, imagining rickety 40-year-old jeeps that pay no mind to driver or passenger comfort. Make no mistake about it – those exist too, but the UAZ Patriot, a mid-size SUV produced by Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant, is definitely not one of them.
Gaddaf Al-Dam, the cousin of Libyan revolutionary and politician Muammar Gaddafi killed five years ago by the opposition group stated that Libya should demand the UN investigation of the 2011 uprisings in Libya, which culminated in the death of Gaddafi and led to Libya descending into chaos.
An older, archived version of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website was hacked on Saturday and experts are seeking the perpetrator, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova confirmed on Sunday.
Mark Zuckerberg is a hands-on guy: the Facebook CEO stepped in himself to put a halt to calls by some of his employees to censor remarks by Donald Trump that they considered hate speech.
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