Russia’s Medvedev to remain head of governing party Jan 20, 2020 0 549 12345 Moscow: Dmitry Medvedev intends to remain the chair of Russia’s ruling United Russia party following his resignation as prime minister last week.“I remain the head of the party,” the 54-year-old ally of President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with state broadcaster Channel One released on Sunday.Medvedev announced that was stepping down as prime minister on Wednesday following Putin’s state of the nation address in which the president announced a plan to give the premiership more authority through a constitutional referendum.Putin then proposed Mikhail Mishustin, a career bureaucrat and long-time head of the federal tax service, to take over Medvedev’s post. United Russia, Putin’s power base, holds a two-thirds majority in Russia’s parliament and can therefore amend the country’s constitution. (DPA) RELATED ARTICLES Police fire tear gas, arrest protesters in latest demonstration in Hong Kong Jan 20, 2020 0 1193 Philippine volcano evacuees warned not to come home as risk still high Jan 20, 2020 0 898 India, Sri Lanka vow to strengthen military ties as China clout grows Jan 20, 2020 0 954 Pakistan PM calls for UN intervention in Kashmir Islamabad Dawn.com Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that Pakistan will not continue to watch as India carries out military attacks along the Line of Control (LoC) targeting civilians. Taking to Twitter, the .. Australia tourism gets $76 million bush fire recovery boost Canberra: Australia’s conservative government has announced a 76-million-dollar (52.3 million US dollars) tourism recovery package in response to the country’s devastating summer bush fires. Prime Minister Scott ..