The Russian State Council intends to consider issues of the use of mineral resources, science and development of high-technologies, the problems of Polar districts and to discuss the world developments and Russia's foreign policy issues after the September 11th events, Alexander Abramov, deputy chief of the Russian presidential administration, told RIA Novosti. According to him, it is envisaged to put on the State Council agenda issues of national healthcare and trade in agricultural lands. According to RIA Novosti's informed sources in the Kremlin, after a corresponding session of the State Council the issue of trade in agricultural lands is likely to be signed into a law.
Turkish President Erdogan called for a revision of the 1923 Lausanne Treaty, which consolidated the results of the First World War for Turkey in 1923
On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?
Vladimir Putin's aircraft landed on Hmeymim airbase of the Russian Air Force in Syria in the morning of December 11