The annual "direct line" session is a well-established tradition, as it has been carried out by the Kremlin since 2001. According to the Russian president, the format is useful as it allows him to address issues that require special attention.
Egyptian authorities maintain that Mohammed Morsi died of natural causes, but some critics, including human rights group Amnesty International, suggested that he could have been denied access to proper medical care and called for an investigation.
SOCHI (Sputnik) - Russia regrets that the United States continues pursuing the policy of stirring up confrontation with Iran and asserting its military might, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Thursday, commenting on new US deployments to the Middle East.
The porn age block was due to be one of the first of its kind anywhere in the democratic world. Websites refusing to implement the checks face being blocked by UK internet service providers or having access to payment services withdrawn.
The state subsidy has been withdrawn after a tweet consisting of a screenshot of a European parliament ad, which features a dark-skinned family and their child, with an added call to vote right-wing “so that Finland's future doesn't look like this”. A prominent MP called the decision discriminatory, equating it with “communist oppression”.
TOKYO (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, the Japanese Defence Ministry claimed as quoted by the NHK broadcaster that a Russian bomber had illegally entered the national airspace of Japan twice on Thursday.
The 28-year-old Argentinian striker died tragically in January when his plane crashed while crossing the English Channel. Pictures of his body were recovered two weeks after the crash; they were shared via social networks, prompting the police to launch an investigation into the matter.
Whoopi Goldberg criticised Bella Thorne for making nude photos of herself, saying that in the digital age the practice is asking for trouble. Thorne published the photos online after claiming that a hacker had attempted to extort her with leaked images.