The labor law in Iran does not recognize the right of workers to form independent unions. Zelenskiy, 44, made his remarks on July 21 in a video posted to Instagram from his office. Several protesters have been killed, and there have also been credible reports of torture during a widening security crackdown. Rescuers remove debris in the hopes of finding survivors trapped in the rubble of the Metropol building in Abadan on June 2. The deal would imply the release and possibly even pardon of Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi, who was last year sentenced to 20 years in connection with a plot to bomb a rally of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), an exiled opposition group, outside Paris in June 2018. VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- A court in Russia's Far East has fined a protester for holding a poster citing a popular rock star's recent quip that crudely warned citizens not to blindly follow President Vladimir Putin. The mayor of the southern city of Mykolayiv said the city had been targeted again on the evening of July 21 after being shelled earlier in the day, injuring one person and damaging infrastructure, energy facilities, and storage areas. Dadkhah has been out on parole since 2013. "I reiterate the call to all other bilateral official and private creditors to join this initiative and assist Ukraine as it defends itself from Russia's unprovoked and brutal war, which has had a devastating impact on Ukraine's people and economy, with spillover effects throughout the world," Yellen said. Szijjarto's visit to Russia came on the same day the government announced that it was scrapping decade-long caps on gas and power prices for higher-usage households from next month -- a move that will lead to hefty price hikes for extra energy consumption. Georgia refused to participate in the platform amid persistent tensions with Russia. The meeting came just weeks after several dozens of people were killed in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan after security forces brutally clamped down on anti-government protests in their respective autonomous regions, Gorno-Badakhshan and Karakalpakstan. Szijjarto, who said he traveled to the Russian capital to talk about ensuring gas supplies and finding a peaceful solution to the war in Ukraine, met with Lavrov and other Russian officials. The package includes a ban on Russian gold imports and a freeze of the assets of Sberbank, Russia's largest bank, held in the European Union. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto meets his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow on July 21. Facing an estimated 35 percent to 45 percent crash in GDP this year following Moscow's invasion in February, Ukraine's Finance Ministry said on July 20 it was hoping to finalize the deferral on its roughly $20 billion of debt by August 9. Israel's Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai said on July 21 that Russian Jews will not be held hostage by the war in Ukraine." Supporters of the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization protest outside Stockholm District Court of Hamid Nouri's trial in August 2021. The Kremlin reacted earlier to media speculation about Putin's health, dismissing the rumors as "nothing but fakes.". According to the court, the ministry's request was based on alleged violations of unspecified Russian laws. Despite reports in recent months claiming that Putin has cancer, Parkinson's disease, or both, there is no evidence that he is ill and the Kremlin has repeatedly stated that the Russian leader is in good health. The exchange of fire stopped as of 2:30 p.m. local time, it added. Vanetik, a Russian-born U.S. citizen, has been a fixture in Republican politics in California for years, raising money and lobbying congressional Republicans, including former Representative Dana Rohrabacher. Ukrainian Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko said earlier that the debt-suspension plan had also received "explicit indications of support" from some of the world's biggest investment funds, including BlackRock, Fidelity, Amia Capital, and Gemsstock. FC Koln could face a team from Belarus in the Europa Conference League playoffs in August. This year's summit was held as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan have seen social unrest in the past two years while the cost of living has been on the rise in the region, with the situation exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, severe droughts, supply issues, and the war in Ukraine. Nurcular was founded in Turkey by Said Nursi, who died in 1960. Kakabadze also told RFE/RL that the court banned the phrase "a*s" from slogans, saying it carries elements of contempt for authorities. SAMARA, Russia -- A Russian court has rejected an appeal filed by a prominent Islamic scholar from Tatarstan who was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison in November for running a branch of a banned religious group. Fuks, meanwhile, is a longtime real estate developer from the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv who in 2017 hired Rudy Giuliani to help lobby in the United States on behalf of Kharkiv, and Ukraine more broadly. EU ambassadors earlier adopted a new round of sanctions on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. Russian Blogger Yury Khovansky (file photo), scrapping decade-long caps on gas and power prices. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said that Armenian units fired on Azerbaijani positions in the Kalbacar district in what it called "a provocation." The Iranian Foreign Ministry had already condemned the sentence as politically motivated and summoned the charge d'affaires of the Swedish Embassy in Tehran. The group urged Russia and Ukraine to abide by the laws of war applicable during international armed conflict that can be found in the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and customary international law. Toqaev's offer appeared to be an attempt to sideline Russia from its usual role of ironing out differences between former Soviet republics. Following the court's statement, Israel said it would send a delegation to Russia next week "to ensure the continuation of the Jewish Agency's activity in Russia," according to a statement from Prime Minister Yair Lapid's office. Moscow has denied responsibility for worsening the food crisis, instead blaming Western sanctions for slowing its own food and fertilizer exports and Ukraine for mining its Black Sea ports. Zelenska's husband, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said earlier this week that he expected "significant results" from his wife's meetings in Washington. Zelenskiy also noted that that several members of the U.S. Senate have proposed a resolution recognizing Russia's aggression against Ukraine as genocide. Patten worked closely with a Russian-American lobbyist named Rinat Akhmetshin, who was later identified as the person who purchased the tickets on behalf of Lyovochkin. TAVR Media said the information about the health of Zelenskiy was not true. Years earlier, Fuks, who earned millions building real estate in Moscow in the 2000s and later invested in oil and gas projects in Ukraine, negotiated with Trump over the possibility of building a Trump-branded skyscraper in Moscow. The Nurcular movement, which has millions of followers around the globe -- especially in Turkey -- has been banned in Russia since 2008. Her tasks include increasing U.S. support for Ukraine, obtaining additional support to "protect people from Russian terror," and boosting humanitarian assistance, Zelenskiy said. Russia's Justice Ministry has demanded the closure of the Russian branch of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Sohnut, which processes the immigration of Jews to Israel. Ukraine has a significant potential to advance its forces on the battlefield and needs to increase the intensity of attacks on Russian forces, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in his nightly address on July 21. While Ukraine is grateful for the military aid from Washington, she said, "Unfortunately, the war is not over" and she appealed for weapons on behalf of the Ukrainians who have been killed and maimed and on behalf of those who have survived. A bipartisan group of seven senators introduced the resolution on July 20 shortly after Zelenska spoke to members of Congress about the war, highlighting the suffering of Ukrainian civilians. The resolution calls on the United States, along with NATO and European Union allies, to support the government of Ukraine to prevent further acts of Russian genocide against the Ukrainian people and supports tribunals and international criminal investigations to hold Russian political leaders and military personnel accountable. (file photo), Islamic scholar Gabdrakhman Naumov (file photo), Germany's 1. Pensioners and associated groups blame the government for spiraling inflation, high unemployment, and failing to deliver on pledges to significantly increase wages and improve living conditions. "Moscow must continue to pay a high price for its aggression," she added. A 34-year-old resident of the Kyiv region was behind the scheme, which offered to organize unimpeded crossings for a price of 1,600 euros, the press service of the prosecutor-general's office said. HRW documented four cases of Russian forces establishing military bases in populated areas and three instances of the Ukrainian military taking similar action without moving civilians to safer areas. Naumov has rejected the charges, saying that he never promoted, shared, or supported any extremist or radical teachings or ideas. This request will beconsidered," Lavrov told a joint press conference with Szijjarto. Ukrainian Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko said earlier that the debt-suspension plan had also received "explicit indications of support" from some of the world's biggest investment funds. "We are doing all we can to support Ukraine. Giuliani later worked as Trump's personal lawyer and worked with other Ukrainian figures to dig up information that would be embarrassing to former Vice President Joe Biden. "The majority of the infrastructure of the ports of wider Odesa -- there are three of them -- remains, so it is a question of several weeks in the event there are proper security guarantees," he told Ukrainian television. But critics including members of an exiled Iranian opposition movement say Brussels is backing down in the face of what is in effect hostage-taking by Tehran. The negotiations ended unsuccessfully. That is what motherland is," he said. "The attempt to punish the Jewish Agency for Israels stance on the war [in Ukraine] is deplorable and offensive, he added. Szijjarto said earlier that Hungary was in talks to buy more gas on the market before the heating season as countries in Europe scramble to fill up and as energy prices skyrocket. Ukraine has asked its international creditors to freeze its debt payments for two years so it can use its financial resources in the war against Russia. Pensioners and retired government employees have again taken to the streets in several cities across Iran shouting anti-government slogans and demanding a full 38 percent increase in their pensions, which was promised by the Supreme Labor Council. "In summary, a document may be signed which will bind the sides to [ensure] safe functioning of export routes in the Black sea," Oleg Nikolenko told Reuters. The amount represents around 6.7 percent of Hungary's 2020 consumption of the fuel, according to data from the country's natural-gas pipeline operator. U.S. law forbids foreign nationals from buying tickets to attend U.S. presidential inaugurations and the official parties that are hosted by political committees. Khovansky used what officials called "very offensive words" in the song when describing minors who were victims of the October 2002 tragedy at the Dubrovka Theater, where some 40 gunmen took hundreds of audience members, actors, and staff hostage and demanded the withdrawal of federal troops from Russia's Chechnya region. It is estimated that the debt freeze could save Ukraine around $5 billion over the deferral period. Members of Congress applauded her speech and said they were ready to authorize more aid. Erdogans office on July 21 said a general agreement on the resumption of grain exports was reached during the talks and would now be put in writing by the parties. The Ukrainian oligarch in question was later identified as Serhiy Lyovochkin, who was allied with the Opposition Bloc, a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party. Tehran has recalled its ambassador to Sweden for consultations to protest the conviction and life sentence handed to an Iranian for involvement in mass executions in 1988. In a message to RFE/RL, Vanetik said he planned to appeal the ruling. Olena Zelenska addresses a meeting with members of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 20. "What we're trying to do is have an agreement that would allow for Ukrainian and Russian food and fertilizer to reach global markets," UN spokesman Farhan Haq said in New York said. Orban is confronted with his toughest challenge since taking power in 2010, with inflation at a two-decade high, the forint currency near record lows, and European Union funds on hold in a dispute over democratic standards. He did not elaborate. Firefighters extinguish fire of a damaged school building following shelling in the town of Kramatorsk on July 21. Tajik and Turkmen leaders did not sign the document, citing domestic proceedings. Zelenska, who visited the White House on July 19, said that while U.S. lawmakers can look forward to normal schedules, she and other mothers in Ukraine wonder whether their children will return to school in the fall, while teachers wonder whether they should prepare for the classroom or bomb shelters. Ukraine has estimated that the costs of the war combined with lower tax revenues has left a $5 billion-a-month fiscal shortfall. Turki also said the city administration and the technical supervisors of the construction work were guilty of "numerous shortcomings and faults." Talking about disputed border issues in the region, especially border-related problems between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan that have caused deadly shootouts in recent years, Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev offered to assist the Tajik and Kyrgyz governments in finding a peaceful solution to ward off further violent clashes. Details of the agreement were not immediately known. British military intelligence meanwhile said on July 21 that Russian forces and Moscow-backed separatists continue to attempt small scale assaults along the front line in the east. On July 20, Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf sent a letter to President Ebrahim Raisi noting that the 10 percent increase was against the law, and that the full hike should be granted in accordance with a decision by the Supreme Labor Council. "This is not enough and I am telling my partners this frankly. The letter also emphasized that a recent verdict by the Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed the legitimacy of the exclusion of Russian clubs and added that the European Union has also imposed sanctions on Belarus over its support of Moscow in its war against Ukraine by providing communications and territory for Russia to launch its wide-scale aggression against Ukraine. He said it was the first result of the visit of his wife, Olena Zelenska, to Washington this week. Georgy Kakabadze was fined for displaying a poster that said: "The motherland is not the president's a*s.". "The Defendant did not provide any tickets for a cabinet dinner, the inaugural parade, the inaugural concert and fireworks, or for the presidential swearing-in ceremony," the judge wrote. Earlier in February, Naumov's appeal against his verdict and sentence was rejected by the Supreme Court of Tatarstan. Ukraine's central bank, citing the deep economic impact of the war with Russia, has devalued the hryvnya by 25 percent. Diplomats have said that the plan being discussed includes having Ukrainian vessels guide grain ships in and out of port waters that its forces have mined, Russia agreeing to a truce while shipments move, and Turkey inspecting ships with support from the UN to allay Russian fears of weapons smuggling.

The court handed down its decision on July 21 even after the 25-year-old activist said she may face torture if returned to custody in Belarus. We've led the international coalition on sending weapons, we're putting the sanctions in place, but I do not support the direct involvement of U.K. troops," she said. Nikolenko said the Ukrainian delegation at the talks would only support decisions guaranteeing the safety of Ukraine's southern regions, "strong positions" of Ukraine's armed forces in the Black sea, and safe exports of Ukrainian agricultural products. The groups warned that the agreement violates the commitment of Belgium and the European Union to hold perpetrators of terrorist acts accountable.