German businessman Franz Zedelmayer, seeking the arrest of Russian property abroad at the expense of lost them in St. Petersburg investment, again managed to bypass Russia, wrote on Tuesday the newspaper «Kommersant».
The court of the French city of Draguignan refused to recognise and execute the decision of Petrograd court of St.-Petersburg about collecting with Franz Zedelmayer $65,6 million in taxes. According to the French judges, Sedelmayer was deprived of the opportunity to appeal the decision in Russia that violated his right to access to justice.
The head of analytical service «at infralex» Olga Pleshanova draws attention to the fact that the French court could refuse recognition of a decision just because of the fact that between Russia and France there is no bilateral Treaty on legal assistance.
UN experts issued a report on the situation of detainees in Syria, condemning all parties to the conflict in war crimes and crimes against humanity, writes the same publication.
The document covers the period from March 2011 to November 2015. It calls on the international community to prosecute all perpetrators of crimes in Syria. An independent UN Commission to investigate the situation in Syria encouraged the Security Council to impose sanctions against those responsible.
Saudi Arabia discusses sending special forces to Syria – in the framework of the US-led campaign against terrorist group ISIS. This was stated by the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Adel al-Jubayr on the end of the meeting with U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, whose main theme were the conflicts in Syria and Yemen, writes «Rossiyskaya Gazeta».
Immediately after his statement about the intention to send troops into Syria without its consent, very strongly reacted Damascus and its supporting Tehran, saying that such actions will be regarded as aggression, and foreign special forces «will return home in coffins».
Last Monday the leaders of Russia and Bahrain have held talks in Sochi and exchanged gifts, according to the same magazine. King Hamad bin ISA al Khalifa arrived in Russia on a working visit and gave the Russian President the sword, the blade of which is made from Damascus steel, the order of the monarch. Hilt and scabbard made in Bahrain precious metals. The weapon bears a proud name «the Sword of Victory».
Russian Minister of natural resources Sergey Donskoy is an application to the UN to extend the boundaries in the Arctic. In plans of Russia to join the Lomonosov ridge and some other areas of the Arctic ocean. Moscow was counting on the consideration of the application last fall, but in the UN it could not do. Don, who will personally present the request, told reporters that the territory claimed by him, the country may be at least five billion tons of hydrocarbons, wrote on Tuesday the newspaper «Nezavisimaya Gazeta».
Moscow had earlier tried to defend their right to the enclave in the Arctic ocean, but a request the Commission rejected. After that, the decision was made to pursue the incorporation of these territories separately. In March 2014 the UN has granted Russia’s claims to land in the sea of Okhotsk.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has warned that if talks with Pakistan and the Taliban will not bring result, it is possible disintegration of the country. In his view, the current offensive of the extremists have trained Pakistani intelligence Agency ISI. This powerful organization intervenes not only in the Affairs of neighbouring States, but also manages the network of jihadists in Central Asia and the middle East, funneling fighters to Syria, writes the same publication.
Russian security forces uncovered a terrorist cell of Islamists, the headquarters of which is located in Ekaterinbrug. Extremists were planning terrorist attacks ü not only in the Urals, but also in Moscow and St. Petersburg, writes «Komsomolskaya Pravda».