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Russia and Costa Rica dispute lawfulness of smoking ban at UN HQ

Russia and Costa Rica are heading the campaign for lifting a ban on smoking at the UN headquarters which was officially announced a month ago by the UN Secretary General.

On their initiative a group of diplomats engaged in administrative and budget affairs addressed Kofi Annan at a session of the Sixth Committee of the UN General Assembly on Thursday with a request to present a juridical substantiation of this decision.

Having banned the UN Secretariat personnel to puff away at the headquarters of the league of nations, Kofi Annan sent a letter to the diplomatic missions insistently recommending their staff as well as foreign diplomats to refrain from smoking at the premises on the East River.

The UN Secretary General explained his decision by concern for the personnel's health and the need to lower insurance costs, as the sky-scraper built 50 years ago was not equipped with an automatic system of fire extinguishing.

He announced his intention to create a news service called "Pravda," which means "truth" in Russian. Well, we are Pravda. The Pravda.Ru website has been working professionally in Russia since 1999

Elon Musk wants Pravda, but we already have it

The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations

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On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part

World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
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