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President Putin held a meeting, via videoconference, with permanent members of the Security Council. 

Taking part in the meeting were Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Deputy Chair of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin, and Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov. * * * President of Russia Vladimir

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A 35-year-old man has been sentenced over his role in the criminal syndicate which attempted to import more than 1.9 tonnes of illicit drugs from the Netherlands

A 35-year-old man has been sentenced over his role in the criminal syndicate which attempted to import more than 1.9 tonnes of illicit drugs from the Netherlands in August 2017. The man was successfully extradited from Dubai in November 2019 to face court in Australia after his arrest in August 2017. Operation Veyda was a major investigation, which successfully dismantled

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President Putin tells Belarusian President of some positive developments in Ukraine talks 

The Russian head of state promised to brief Alexander Lukashenko in more detail later Talks between Ukraine and Russia have seen some “positive developments,” President Vladimir Putin told his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, on Friday. The two heads of state met in the Russian capital for bilateral talks. Addressing his counterpart, Putin said that he would “definitely inform” him about the

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Mask update from the Premier

Masks are no longer mandatory for staff, customers and patrons in: Retail businesses, and other workplaces where it’s not specified as being required, such as construction sites; Hospitality venues, including restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs; Indoor and outdoor events; Indoor sport recreation areas and gyms; Offices; Places of worship; and Personal services, for example hairdressers and beauticians. NOTE: Masks will

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Metro exclusive

TVN has been reporting on the ongoing issues that exists at Metro bus drivers and their safety and welfare along with requests that CEO Katie Cooper stand down since October last year. A great many Metro employees have been asking about the CEO’s capacity to deal with the issue. TVN has written to Cooper and have never received a reply.

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Petrol thieves on the hunt

A subscriber drove past an older model white Hiace type van a short time ago with a number of red petrol containers in the back as the tailgate was opened and two people looking very suspicious standing near another car. They suspect petrol siphoning. When they pulled over the men quickly drove off in the van. With the dramatic increase

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TVN confirms fatality

Further to our exclusive report earlier at lunch time TVN can now confirm the incident is a fatality. TVN in cooperation with Tasmania Police held off for almost eight hours on reporting it was a fatality. Our sincere condolences to family and friends.

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Moscow’s US embassy urged Washington to rein in Meta after it “temporarily” allowed threats of violence against its citizens 

Russia has demanded that US authorities take action to stop ‘extremism’ and threats against its citizens online, after Facebook’s parent firm Meta said it would permit calls for violence against Russians in the context of Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine. “We demand that [US] authorities stop the extremist activities of Meta, take measures to bring the perpetrators to justice,” Russia’s US Embassy

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Washington will back any negotiations to peacefully resolve the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, but it won’t persuade Kiev to surrender to Moscow

The US State Department says Washington supports diplomacy, but won’t push Kiev “into concessions” Washington will back any negotiations to peacefully resolve the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, but it won’t persuade Kiev to surrender to Moscow, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Thursday. “We have told the Ukrainian government in no uncertain terms that we stand ready

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Moscow confirms airstrikes in western Ukraine

The Russian military reported hitting airfields in the cities of Lutsk and Ivano-Frankivsk On Friday morning, Russia carried out strikes on military infrastructure sites in western Ukraine using long-range precision weapons, the Defense Ministry said in a briefing. The strikes destroyed airfields near the cities of Lutsk and Ivano-Frankivsk, the military claimed. The attacks were confirmed by regional authorities in

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