© Sputnik / Grigoriy Sisoev Iskander Missile System Drills Held in Russia's Eastern Military District BAKU (Sputnik) — Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov said in an interview with RIA Novosti that his country's Armed Forces had anti-missile weapons capable of shooting down missiles of Iskander systems deployed in Armenia. "I, as defense minister, declare that we have a system of counteraction — we can shoot down these missiles," Hasanov said. Moreover, Azerbaijan is considering the possibility of purchasing an extra batch of arms from Russia and is conducting tests, Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov said. "We are now additionally considering some samples of arms, requesting, testing. Buying weapons is a multifaceted issue," Hasanov told RIA Novosti in an interview. On May 16, 2016, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev met in Vienna to discuss the conflict. The sides reiterated there can be no military solution … [Read more...] about Azerbaijan Capable of Downing Missiles of Iskander Systems – MoD
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A lobbying row has engulfed ex-prime minister David Cameron and also dragged in former and current government ministers and officials. So how did it all begin? February 2010 Then opposition leader David Cameron uses a speech to forecast how political lobbying is "the next big scandal waiting to happen" and says the Conservatives "must be the party that sorts all this out". The then Tory leader was speaking in the wake of the MPs' election scandal. 2011 Former investment banker Lex Greensill, the founder of finance firm Greensill Capital, is brought in as a government adviser by Number 10's top civil servant Jeremy Heywood. The pair were former colleagues at US bank Morgan Stanley. Advertisement January 2012 Newly-knighted Sir Jeremy Heywood is made cabinet secretary, the most senior civil service adviser to the prime minister and the cabinet. More from David Cameron David Cameron lobbying row: MPs to launch inquiry into lessons … [Read more...] about Greensill: How did the David Cameron lobbying scandal unfold?
Kindly Share This Story: By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja The Federal Government today met with representatives of all the professional bodies and unions in the health sector over the issue of hazard allowance for health workers in government health establishments. The meeting which held behind closed doors at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa Abuja was convened by the Government in furtherance of the April 2020 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that it signed with the Health Workers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Submissions were brought to the meeting by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria (PSN), amongst others. Addressing journalists after the meeting, Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige said they received proposals from all the unions and associations on hazard allowance and the retirement age for health workers. ALSO READ: … [Read more...] about FG, health workers meet over hazard allowance
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Ukraine's defence minister accused Russia on Wednesday of preparing to potentially store nuclear weapons in Crimea and warned that Moscow could attack Ukraine to ensure water supplies for the annexed peninsula. Andrii Taran, speaking just before an emergency NATO meeting with allied defence and foreign ministers, also said he could not rule out a possibility that Russian forces in Crimea could "undertake substantive military provocations" this year. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014, in a move that triggered Western sanctions against Moscow. "Crimea's infrastructure is being prepared for potentially storing nuclear weapons," Taran told the European Parliament's sub-committee on defence. "The very presence of nuclear munitions in the peninsula may spark a whole array of complex political, legal and moral problems." Taran provided no evidence for his assertion but said Russia was massing 110,000 troops on Ukraine's border in 56 battalion-sized … [Read more...] about As NATO meets, Ukraine says Russia could store nuclear weapons in Crimea
There is a ripple effect when someone is murdered. “Doctors always say it is better to break something over fracturing it. Fractures never really heal as well as a break,” said Greg Dunn, best friend of Andrew Kinsman, the last of eight men murdered by serial killer Bruce McArthur. “My heart, soul and spirit have been fractured. They may heal in time but it will never be the same and it will never go away.” Dunn’s words were read aloud in court Friday by Justice John McMahon as he described how the pain of the murders of eight men by McArthur reverberated through families, friends, communities and Toronto as a whole. Six people shared with the Star how fractures in their own lives and communities have emerged since the serial killer was arrested just over a year ago. For some, McArthur’s crimes exposed pain from past traumas and historical violence against marginalized communities. For others, there remain haunting questions that may never be answered and thoughts of reunions … [Read more...] about How six Toronto lives were fractured by serial killer Bruce McArthur