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Russia postpones the construction of new roads due to lack of money

The Russian parliament has postponed the construction of some key roads in the country due to a lack of money, reported Kommersant on Monday (23 January). 

After reviewing the "Highway Operations Plan for 2023-2027", Kommersant found that a number of key road construction projects have been postponed, some to as late as 2027. Many road-building projects that were supposed to commence construction in the coming years have now only had money allocated for their design and planning.

patrickn97 Tue, 01/24/2023 - 13:30 Five people killed in mass shooting in Sagarejo, Georgia
A retired military veteran has killed five people in the eastern Georgian town of Sagarejo before committing suicide, the country's interior ministry announced on Friday morning (20 January). The offender, according to the Georgian interior ministry, had served in the Georgian Defence Forces between 2006 and 2021, including in the NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan. Among the dead is 38-year-old Otar Gvinashvili, a police officer who sustained fatal injuries while trying to protect another person during the shooting. Five other people were wounded. Vakhtang Gomelauri, the Georgian Interior Minister who arrived at the scene early on Friday, said the offender had been with his adult child who escaped the flat following the incident. The 49-year-old offender is believed to have killed himself as security forces entered his flat. Neighbours told local media the shooter had rented his flat and was reportedly undergoing treatment for psychological problems. There is currently no known motive for the mass shooting.
patrickn97 Fri, 01/20/2023 - 10:17

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Turkmenistan's president-elect emphasises importance of the country's neutrality

Serdar Berdymukhamedov was announced the winner of the Turkmenistan presidential elections with a vote share of 72.97%. His closest rival garnered 11% of votes. The reported turnout was 97.12%. Serdar Berdymukhamedov will take over from his father, who has been in power since 2006.

dennis2020 Wed, 03/16/2022 - 08:22