Political appointments

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Vladimir Putin dismisses Sevastopol governor

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the decree in which he released Dmitry Ovsyannikov from his position of Sevastopol Governor at his request, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, adding …

 Head of Armenia's Penitentiary Service appointed

Artur Goyunyan has been appointed Head of the Armenian Penitentiary Service, according to the Staff of the Armenian Prime Minister. The decree was signed by Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, …

 Saparbek Tuyakbayev appointed Almaty deputy mayor

Saparbek Tuyakbayev has been appointed deputy mayor of the Kazakh city of Almaty. Born in 1979, he is a graduate of two universities in Turkey and Canada. Throughout his professional career Tuyakbayev held various posts …

 Yildirim to become Erdogan's assistant?

Former speaker of the Turkish Parliament Binali Yildirim may become an assistant to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to the Turkish media, Yildirim’s appointment will take …

 Trump names Esper as Acting Defense Secretary

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to hold the post in a permanent capacity, U.S. President Donald Trump announced. The president said Shanahan had opted to …

Trump picks new Pentagon chief

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate former Boeing Co executive Patrick Shanahan as his defense secretary, the White House said “Based upon his outstanding service to the …