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    Children forget native Ukrainian language
    Oct31

    Children forget native Ukrainian language

    Valeriya Turbay says she’s forgetting how to speak Ukraine’s official language as schoolchildren in the bastion of the pro-Russian rebels get fewer lessons after two years of onslaught of Kremlin-inspired instruction. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Moldova in tug-of-war vote between Russia, EU
    Oct30

    Moldova in tug-of-war vote between Russia, EU

    Ex-Soviet Moldova went to the polls yesterday in its first popular presidential election since the 1990s, seen as a tug-of-war between supporters of closer relations with Russia and those seeking EU integration. The crisis-hit country of 3.5mn wedged between Ukraine and Romania is the poorest in Europe and has struggled with a string of...

    Georgia’s governing party seeks constitutional majority
    Oct30

    Georgia’s governing party seeks constitutional majority

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The governing party in the former Soviet republic of Georgia aimed to win a constitutional majority of parliament seats in the second round of national voting Sunday, which was marked by low turnout. Only 37.5 percent of eligible voters took part in the runoffs, which will choose a third of the country’s parliament...

    What Will Ukraine Do Without Uncle Joe?
    Oct30

    What Will Ukraine Do Without Uncle Joe?

    Vice President Joe Biden led the administration’s support of Ukraine. But Kiev worries whether the next White House will have its back as Putin looks to ramp up pressure. …read more Source: Foreign...

    International Court Hit by Planned Exit of 3 African States
    Oct30

    International Court Hit by Planned Exit of 3 African States

    When the treaty creating the International Criminal Court was opened for signatories in 1998, Egyptian-born legal scholar Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni called it “a triumph for all peoples of the world.” Fast-forward 18 years, and the lofty ideal of establishing a court that would end impunity for atrocities and deliver justice to victims...

    US, Russian, Japanese astronauts return from ISS
    Oct30

    US, Russian, Japanese astronauts return from ISS

    Three astronauts landed safely in Kazakhstan Sunday following a 115-day mission aboard the the International Space Station, including US astronaut Kate Rubins, the first person to sequence DNA in space. Russian mission control confirmed the touchdown of NASA’s Rubins, Roscosmos’ Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi of the Japan...

    Moldova votes in showdown between Russia, EU supporters
    Oct30

    Moldova votes in showdown between Russia, EU supporters

    The crisis-hit country of 3.5 million wedged between Ukraine and Romania is the poorest in Europe and has struggled with a string of high-profile corruption scandals which are overshadowing the vote. …read more Source: World...

    Evan McMullin cites national security expertise
    Oct30

    Evan McMullin cites national security expertise

    SALT LAKE CITY — Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin casts himself as the only ‘true conservative’ in the race and an alternative for voters wary of Republican Donald Trump. The political newcomer has no chance at the presidency because he’s not on enough ballots. But he could become a spoiler in Utah and establish...

    [OPINION] The International Criminal Court Dilemma- By Minabere Ibelema
    Oct30

    [OPINION] The International Criminal Court Dilemma- By Minabere Ibelema

    To stay or not to stay? That’s the question before African governments regarding continuing to be signatories to the Rome Treaty that established the International Criminal Court. The treaty obligates signatory nations to arrest and hand over for trial anyone indicted by the court, which is based in The Hague, The Netherlands. Now several...

    Moldovans Electing President for 1st time in 20 years
    Oct30

    Moldovans Electing President for 1st time in 20 years

    Moldovans began voting Sunday for a president in an election that could move the former Soviet republic closer to Europe or push it back into Russia’s orbit. It is the first time in 20 years citizens have directly voted for their president in a country where many are angry about high-level corruption. Both the European Union together with...