Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy told the members of the French prosecution that the charges against him clouded his life. On it informs BBC News.
“This slander has turned my life into a real hell,” he explained, adding that he is accused, without presenting any evidence of guilt.
March 20 Sarkozy arrested at the police station in Nanterre. There the former policy called for questioning on charges of illegal funding by Libya of his election campaign in 2007.
for the First time since the start of the trial in 2013, he personally testified. Sarkozy himself all the allegations against him are denied.
it is Noted that the day after the detention policy was released, but was removed from his suspicions or not, is not specified.
France had previously flared up several scandals linked to Sarkozy. In August 2017 reported that the prosecution suspected him of receiving a bribe from the Qatari authorities for assistance in the promotion of the application of the Emirate on the world championship on football.
in the Fall of 2016 Libyan businessman Ziad Cachedin said that in 2006-2007, was personally involved in the transfer of several suitcases with five million euros in cash to Sarkozy, who was interior Minister of France, and his closest collaborator Claude Geana. Funds were allocated to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on the needs of the presidential election campaign Sarkozy. After that Gean was sentenced to two years imprisonment, of which one must spend in prison.
the Administration of US President Donald trump was surprised when during a telephone conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, he said he expected an emergency meeting with him. About this newspaper The Washington Post, citing sources.
According to the publication, to White house staff it was an unexpected statement, as to call to Moscow about a possible meeting between the two leaders and of the question.
the interlocutors of the newspaper said that the graphics of the presidents in the near future do not intersect up to the summit of “Big twenty”, which will be held in November in Argentina.
March 20, trump called Putin. During the meeting, the two leaders called for the development of cooperation, including in combating international terrorism. Trump and Putin also discussed the Syrian crisis and domestic crisis, and agreed to develop further bilateral contacts, including taking into account changes in the management of the U.S. Department of state. Special attention Putin and trump was paid to the study of the question of holding a possible meeting at the highest level.
In this case, call the American leader has aroused great interest, both in the US and beyond. Thus, the administration trump put a note on the Desk with a large inscription “to congratulate”, but he didn’t, and still congratulated Putin’s victory in the elections.
This has outraged many American politicians. So, Republican Senator John McCain said that “the American President doesn’t lead the free world, congratulating dictators who won fake elections”.
the Leaders of the U.S. Congress after a long debate agreed on the draft Federal budget for the remainder of the 2018 financial year which will end on 30 September, reports Reuters.
All state institutions will receive $ 1.3 trillion. To counter the “Russian influence” is planned to allocate “more than 250 million dollars.” Another 380 million the Federal government will be able to allocate in grants, which will enhance the protection of the American electoral system. The FBI will receive an additional 307 million to fight “the Russian cyber-attacks”.
Another $ 420 million is allocated for assistance to Ukraine and 105 million in assistance to Georgia. Separately allocated 200 million in military assistance to Ukraine, including the procurement of lethal weapons.
In February it became known that in the 2019 financial year, the White house intention to show that “containment of Russia” $ 6.3 billion. While defense spending next year is expected to grow 13 percent to reach 686 billion.
the UK Government intends to convince the authorities of European countries to follow the example of London to expel Russian diplomats. This is with reference to its sources reports Bloomberg.
as the reason for expulsion of the ambassadors of Russia, Prime Minister, Theresa may, intends to offer to accuse Russia in the poisoning of the former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia.
At dinner with the participants of the EU summit, which will take place on the evening of March 22, may intend to declare that “Russia’s problem will exist for years.” Approval Bloomberg, may be to promote the idea that Russia is the enemy that threaten all EU members, not a strategic partner.
Sergei Skripal and his daughter were discovered in the Park in Salisbury in an unconscious state on March 4. Theresa may has formally accused Russia of poisoning.On March 14, the UK decided send 23 Russian diplomats. In response on March 17 the Russian foreign Ministry announced 23 employees of the British Embassy in Moscow persona non grata.
Moscow denies all the accusations of poisoning and considers them to be unfounded and illogical. On March 21, the Russian foreign Ministry published aide-Memoire with the official version of the incident.
Chinese authorities plan to intensify targeted at other countries propaganda to strengthen the influence of China in the international arena. This publication reports the Global Times.
plans to merge three major companies in the field of media: China Central television, China radio International and radio Nacional de China. All of them will be to conduct propaganda abroad under Edin brand “Voice of China”.
“the Key task for the upcoming changes is to strengthen the role of the Communist party of China, to optimize the political system of our country by combining the party and government”, — said the analyst of the Academy of social Sciences Feng Yue.
monitoring the work of the “Voice of China” will carry out the propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the CCP.
at the same time it is planned to strengthen the monitoring of media activities. The task assigned to the newly established Public oversight Commission, composed of two of the abolished authority: the Ministry of control and administration of the State corruption prevention of the PRC.
on 11 March it became known that the deputies of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives endorsed amendments to the Constitution allowing one person to hold the position of Chairman of the PRC for more than two terms.