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    Saakashvili says Ukraine president allowing corruption to flourish
    Nov17

    Saakashvili says Ukraine president allowing corruption to flourish

    KIEV (Reuters) – Firing an honest prosecutor, starving reformers of funding and support, allowing the intimidation of progressive officials. …read more Source: The...

    Russia withdraws from ICC statute
    Nov17

    Russia withdraws from ICC statute

    THE HAGUE: Russia dealt the International Criminal Court (ICC) a new blow on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) as the court’s top officials appealed to nations to support the tribunal hit by a wave of unprecedented defections. Moscow has never ratified the world’s only permanent war crimes court, but in a heavily symbolic move on the...

    Russian rejection of ICC mirrors US stance
    Nov17

    Russian rejection of ICC mirrors US stance

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States expressed regret on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) that Russia had withdrawn from the International Criminal Court — 14 years after Washington made exactly the same decision. While Washington accuses Russian forces of brutal crimes in Syria and Ukraine, it does not accept the jurisdiction of the court over its...

    After Russia, Duterte moots Philippines’ withdrawal from ‘useless’ international court
    Nov17

    After Russia, Duterte moots Philippines’ withdrawal from ‘useless’ international court

    PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte has suggested walking in Russia’s footsteps by staging a pullout from the International Criminal Court (ICC), saying the tribunal has not done enough to help smaller nations like his that are wracked by injustices. The Filipino leader known for making controversial remarks against international groupings...

    Armenia’s President talks Karabakh settlement, relations with Turkey, Syria crisis, EEU
    Nov17

    Armenia’s President talks Karabakh settlement, relations with Turkey, Syria crisis, EEU

    The deployment of Russia’s Iskander missile systems in Armenia was a necessary measure to ensure regional stability, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said in an interview with Sputnik. Iskanders were first demonstrated on September 21 at a military parade in Yerevan marking the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s independence. They were...

    Haute cuisine: top French chefs’ food bound for space station
    Nov17

    Haute cuisine: top French chefs’ food bound for space station

    French space rookie Thomas Pesquet will lift off for a six-month mission to the ISS with a selection of dishes by top French chefs Alain Ducasse and Thierry Marx. – AFP Photo BAIKONUR (KAZAKHSTAN): A French astronaut will join Russian and US counterparts blasting off Friday for the International Space Station, taking some Michelin-starred cuisine...

    Washington bemoans Russia quitting International Criminal Court, 14 years after US did the same
    Nov17

    Washington bemoans Russia quitting International Criminal Court, 14 years after US did the same

    The United States expressed regret Wednesday that Russia had withdrawn from the International Criminal Court – 14 years after Washington made exactly the same decision. While Washington accuses Russian forces of brutal crimes in Syria and Ukraine, it does not accept the jurisdiction of the court over its own personnel. Like Russia, the...

    Obama to pass torch to Merkel on farewell visit
    Nov17

    Obama to pass torch to Merkel on farewell visit

    BERLIN: US President Barack Obama pays a farewell visit Thursday to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, widely seen as the new standard bearer of liberal democracy since the election of Donald Trump. On the last leg of his final European tour as president, Obama will underline shared values, try to ease fears about the future of the transatlantic...

    Obama to pass torch to Merkel on farewell visit
    Nov17

    Obama to pass torch to Merkel on farewell visit

    US President Barack Obama pays a farewell visit Thursday to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, widely seen as the new standard bearer of liberal democracy since the election of Donald Trump. On the last leg of his final European tour as president, Obama will underline shared values, try to ease fears about the future of the transatlantic...

    Trump win puts U.S.-Russia hostility on hold, but experts warn of miscalculation
    Nov17

    Trump win puts U.S.-Russia hostility on hold, but experts warn of miscalculation

    After years of rising U.S.-Russia tensions over Ukraine, Syria, cyber attacks and nuclear arms control, Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president may offer a narrow window to repair relations as he and Russian President Vladimir Putin size up each other. But Trump’s ascent to the White House carries the risk of dangerous...

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