By Svetlana Reiter and Pavel Miledin MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin is planning to build an exclusive health clinic for President Vladimir Putin and senior officials, according to documents seen by Reuters and to medical sources familiar with the project. The proposed three-storey building, in the grounds of the Kremlin-run Central Clinical Hospital in a Moscow suburb, will have space for 10 inpatients at a time and communications systems that under Russian law are reserved for the president, prime minister and other senior figures, according to design and planning documents. See a special report on the project here: http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/russia-kremlin-hospital/ In a written reply to Reuters questions, the Kremlin's property management department said the clinic was being built but said it was for hundreds of state officials whose care falls within its remit, including but not limited to the president and prime minister.
Sudan is ready to sign a peace agreement with a major rebel group in the longstanding Darfur conflict, a government official said on Thursday, just days after President Omar Hassan al-Bashir extended a unilateral ceasefire. The accord is not expected to end the Darfur conflict as several other rebel factions have resisted peacemaking to date. The conflict erupted in 2003 when mainly non-Arab tribes took up arms against Sudan's Arab-led government.
It's a plain, bulging leather satchel, but inside it has the ominous power to unleash a nuclear armageddon. When he is sworn in as president, Trump inherits control of the "football," the briefcase that carries the procedures and communications equipment that allow the US leader to launch nuclear missiles. Trump also gets, with the satchel, the "biscuit" -- a pocket-sized card with the codes the president needs to authenticate his command to launch a nuclear attack.