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    How the Nuremberg trials found names for the Nazis’ crimes
    May22

    How the Nuremberg trials found names for the Nazis’ crimes

    In this extract from his book East West Street, human rights lawyer Philippe Sands tells the personal stories of how genocide and crimes against humanity were first defined in lawA little after three o’clock in the afternoon, the wooden door behind the defendants’ dock slid open and Hans Frank entered courtroom 600. He wore a grey...

    MH17 families sue Russian and Putin for compensation
    May22

    MH17 families sue Russian and Putin for compensation

    Application reportedly filed in European court of human rights seeking $10m in compensation per passengerAn Australian law firm has reportedly filed a compensation claim against Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, in the European court of human rights on behalf of families of victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.The jetliner crashed in...

    A drive through Eastern Europe’s twilight zone
    May22

    A drive through Eastern Europe’s twilight zone

    When I embarked on a road trip from Ukraine’s capital Kiev to Romania’s Transylvania in early May, I was blissfully unaware of the fear and paranoia that lurks in the border zones between East and West. I had bought a Peugeot convertible in Estonia the previous year, and needed to drive it out of Ukraine to avoid paying expensive...

    MH17 families sue Russia and Vladimir Putin for £5 million per victim
    May22

    MH17 families sue Russia and Vladimir Putin for £5 million per victim

    Families of victims of doomed Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine in 2014, have sued Russia and President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source:...

    Victims’ families of downed MH17 flight sue Vladimir Putin
    May21

    Victims’ families of downed MH17 flight sue Vladimir Putin

    President Vladimir Putin and the state of Russia have been named as defendants in a lawsuit by the families of people who had been killed in the MH17 flight. The Malaysian Airlines aircraft was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a Russian-made missile in July 2014. All 298 passengers and crew on board were killed. The victims’ families are...

    Russia’s envoy to NATO says isolation policy has failed
    May21

    Russia’s envoy to NATO says isolation policy has failed

    Russia’s ambassador to NATO Alexander Grushko said that the alliance’s policy of isolating Moscow has been a failure. NATO’s strategy is, in fact, damaging to the military alliance, Grushko said to journalists in Brussels Saturday: “It is clear that if NATO continues to implement policies announced at the 2014 Wales Summit, it...

    Obama’s Asian nuclear nightmare
    May21

    Obama’s Asian nuclear nightmare

    President Barack Obama’s trip to Asia next week will be anchored by a stop in Hiroshima, where he will focus on its dark nuclear past. But Obama’s visit comes at a moment when U.S. and Asian officials fear the region is entering a newly dangerous atomic future, threatening Obama’s vow to roll back the spread of nuclear arms and...

    Thorbjørn Jagland: ECHR Ruling on Turkey’s Terror Laws Can Help in Dispute with EU
    May21

    Thorbjørn Jagland: ECHR Ruling on Turkey’s Terror Laws Can Help in Dispute with EU

    Minutes after Bulgaria’s rotating chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers with the Council of Europe had come to an end, CoE Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has agreed to talk to Novinite about the priorities touched during the committee’s sessions, key issues Bulgaria is facing, and problems in other countries. Mr Jagland, who...

    Romania’s Cirstea to meet Ukraine’s Svitolina in 1st round of Roland Garros
    May21

    Romania’s Cirstea to meet Ukraine’s Svitolina in 1st round of Roland Garros

    Romanian tennis player Sorana Cirstea will play Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in round one of the French Open 2016 women’s singles event, the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. …read more Source:...

    Yordan Yovchev to be inducted into International Gymnastics Hall of Fame
    May21

    Yordan Yovchev to be inducted into International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

    Bulgaria’s legendary gymnast Yordan Yovchev will be inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held today in Oklahoma City, USA. In addition to Bulgaria’s athlete, inducted into the Hall of Fame will be also Aurelia Dobre (Romania), Igor Korobchinski (Ukraine) and Tatiana Lysenko (Ukraine). In 2008,...

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