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    Opinion: Protecting Lives Must Come First in Law Enforcement
    Sep07

    Opinion: Protecting Lives Must Come First in Law Enforcement

    Police action in response to indigenous protests is increasingly under scrutiny in South Africa. Credit: Thapelo Lekgowa/IPSBy Dr. Anja BienertLONDON, Sep 7 2015 (IPS)Everyone has the right to life. This principle is enshrined in Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and appears in numerous international treaties and national...

    BBC enters Putin’s media war
    Sep07

    BBC enters Putin’s media war

    LONDON — Europe’s floundering campaign to counter misleading Russian media coverage is about to get a boost from Britain’s public broadcaster. The BBC said Monday it wants to set up a Russian-language TV channel to promote “democracy and liberty” and counteract the Kremlin’s crackdown on domestic media. The broadcaster will also...

    EU to give 500 million euros to farmers hit by Russia sanctions
    Sep07

    EU to give 500 million euros to farmers hit by Russia sanctions

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission announced a 500 million euro ($557 million) package of measures on Monday to provide relief for farmers stung by slumping prices, triggered partly by the loss of exports to Russia due to EU sanctions against the country. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Tension mounts as EU-Ukraine free trade deadline approaches
    Sep07

    [Ticker] Tension mounts as EU-Ukraine free trade deadline approaches

    EU, Russian, and Ukrainian experts are to draft a paper by October, tabling “practical solutions” addressing Russia’s concerns on the impact of the EU-Ukraine free trade treaty, which enters into force next year. Trade ministers will also meet in November, in a bid to avoid Russian trade sanctions on Ukraine. …read more...

    Šefčovič to press Russia on Ukraine gas talks
    Sep07

    Šefčovič to press Russia on Ukraine gas talks

    Maroš Šefčovič will urge Russia to return to EU-brokered talks with Ukraine when he meets Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak this Friday, he told POLITICO today. The trilateral talks fell apart in June. Šefčovič, the EU’s energy union vice president, is set to meet Novak, and hopes that Gazprom representatives will be there too. “We...

    Mohsen Makhmalbaf voices support for imprisoned fellow director Oleg Sentsov
    Sep07

    Mohsen Makhmalbaf voices support for imprisoned fellow director Oleg Sentsov

    Iranian film-maker Makhmalbaf endorses international outcry over 20-year jail sentence imposed on Ukrainian director convicted of terrorismThe Iranian film-maker Mohsen Makhmalbaf has added his voice to international protests over the plight of Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian director serving a 20-year jail sentence after being convicted on terrorism...

    Grand Theft Auto and More: The Grim Reality of Life in ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’
    Sep07

    Grand Theft Auto and More: The Grim Reality of Life in ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’

    Reports leaked by Anonymous International make DNR seem like a scene straight out of the Grand Theft Auto video game. Images mixed by Tetyana Lokot. In recent months, the Russian data-leaking group Anonymous International has published a series of communications detailing the grim reality of daily life in the self-proclaimed “Donetsk...

    Šefčovič warns energy firms over Nord Stream II participation
    Sep07

    Šefčovič warns energy firms over Nord Stream II participation

    Gazprom’s deal with European energy companies to double the Nord Stream gas pipeline’s capacity raises a “host” of questions on how the project fits with the EU’s energy security and regulatory priorities, Maroš Šefčovič, the EU’s energy union vice president, told POLITICO today. “How is it in compliance with our strategy...

    French President Expresses Hope for Lifting of Sanctions Against Russia
    Sep07

    French President Expresses Hope for Lifting of Sanctions Against Russia

    During his bi-annual news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday, French President Francois Hollande expressed hope that recent progress in the implementation of the ceasefire in Ukraine will result in the lifting of sanctions against Russia. Hollande proposed a meeting in the so-called Normandy format, comprising himself, German...

    [Ticker] France raises prospect of lifting Russia sanctions
    Sep07

    [Ticker] France raises prospect of lifting Russia sanctions

    French leader Hollande told press in Paris Monday the ceasefire in Ukraine is being “almost … respected” and that he wants French, German, Russian, and Ukrainian leaders to meet in Paris this month on the peace process. “If the process succeeds I will support the lifting of sanctions”, he noted. …read more...

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