Author: Millie Gray

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been released under house arrest. This was reported by the Reuters agency on Wednesday with reference to the spokesman of the military junta. According to the AFP agency, she also announced an amnesty for more than 3,000 prisoners.Junta spokesman Zo Min Tchun explained the release of the Nobel Peace Prize winner to house arrest due to the high temperatures currently prevailing in the country.”We are working to protect them from heatstroke for everyone who needs preventive measures, especially elderly prisoners,” the spokesman told local media, adding that the “extreme heat” measures also…

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Starting next year, the Czech benefit system is to undergo a complete reconstruction. Instead of four benefits and four applications, people only have to submit one and they will automatically receive everything they are entitled to.At the same time, however, the unified benefit will assess different situations differently, for example an asset test will be added and the system will put more pressure on people to work.From the document that the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs sent to the interdepartmental comment procedure and which, among other things, must describe the effects of the adjustment on the state budget, it…

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The British House of Commons has taken the first step towards adopting one of the strictest anti-smoking laws in the world, Reuters writes. The proposal, promoted by Conservative Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, was accepted in the first reading.The plan would effectively mean that people currently aged 15 and under would never be able to legally buy cigarettes and tobacco products in Britain.There were 383 MPs in favor of the proposal, 67 against. The Prime Minister would not have pushed through the plan without the support of the opposition. Sunak faces opposition from his own Conservative Party over the proposal, in…

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Agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) last December interrogated the politician of the German Alternative for Germany (AfD) party Maximilian Krah because of his contacts with Russia. ZDF television and Der Spiegel magazine reported on this on Tuesday.It happened when Krah was about to fly out of the United States. The questioning concerned his contacts in Russia and his chat conversation with former Ukrainian MP Oleh Voloshyn, whom Ukraine accused of treason. This politician is on the US sanctions list for efforts to destabilize Ukraine.Krah, who leads the AfD candidate in the European elections, confirmed the information…

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The leadership of the Russian city of Orenburg has announced the start of rehearsals for the annual May Victory Day military parade. This was reported by the Russian exile server The Moscow Times. At the same time, part of the city of more than half a million people remains flooded. The floods destroyed thousands of homes and forced many people to evacuate.”Starting today, the Orenburg garrison troops will train for a ceremonial parade for the 97th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War,” the mayor’s office said in a statement. Military equipment and veterans from the Russian invasion…

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The Military Police intervened in the building of the General Staff in Prague on Monday due to the examination of a contract for Hilux off-road vehicles used by the army. It was reported on Tuesday by the Novinky server.”The Military Police is conducting an investigation into the contract for the procurement of all-terrain vehicles for the army,” Military Police spokeswoman Kateřina Mlýnková told Novinkám without further details.According to her, the supervising public prosecutor’s office will provide the information. The Ministry of Defense also confirmed the intervention of the Military Police, according to which it is a contract from the last…

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The death toll from heavy rains and thunderstorms in Pakistan over the past three days has risen to at least 49. Authorities in the southwest of the country have declared a state of emergency, the AP agency reported.Among the victims are farmers who were killed by lightning while harvesting wheat. In the northwest and east of the country, dozens of houses were swept away by water after heavy rains. 21 people were killed in Punjab province and the same number of victims was reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which borders Afghanistan.The rains also lashed the capital Islamabad and killed seven…

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Leading opposition activist and journalist Carlos Rojas has been detained by Venezuelan authorities. They accuse him of taking part in planning the assassination of President Nicolás Maduro. According to the opposition, this is a kidnapping, so the place where Rojas is being held is being demanded.The journalist came into the hands of the authorities on Monday. Authoritarian leader Maduro has claimed several times in the past, without evidence, that the opposition is plotting to assassinate him. The latest attempt was reportedly thwarted by the authorities on March 25 during his presidential campaign speech. The police detained two members of the…

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On Monday, the long-awaited trial of former White House chief and likely Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump began. And while thousands of supporters and opponents of the former president gathered in front of the courthouse, a battle took place inside to select a jury, which is a necessary condition for the start of the trial. In total, both sides select twelve members of the jury and six alternates, which in itself is not just. According to Judge Juan Mercher, the key is for “the prospective juror to ensure that they put aside any personal feelings or prejudices and make a…

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