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    As Russia threatens, Sweden ponders joining NATO
    Sep23

    As Russia threatens, Sweden ponders joining NATO

    SWEDEN’S Aurora-17 drill, which continues until the end of September, is the biggest war game that the supposedly neutral country has carried out for 23 years. Not only does it involve 19,000 of Sweden’s armed forces (about half of them), including its Home Guard, but also more than 1,500 troops from Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia,...

    Putin wants to be Latin America’s new friend
    Sep23

    Putin wants to be Latin America’s new friend

    When United States President Donald Trump dines with Latin American presidents at Trump Tower in New York on Monday night, the conversation could be strained. For one, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who’s chafed at Trump’s talk of walling the border and sending Mexico the bill, declined the invitation. Colombia’s Juan...

    Semena Says Verdict ‘Great Detriment To Russian Journalism’
    Sep23

    Semena Says Verdict ‘Great Detriment To Russian Journalism’

    A court in Russia-occupied Crimea found RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena guilty on a charge of separatism and handed him a 2 1/2 year suspended sentence on September 22. According to the prosecutor, Semena had called for the violation of Russia’s territory integrity in his writing. Outside the court in Simferopol, Semena told RFE/RL’s...

    To US Pres. Trump: Declare Pres. Kiir an illegitimate president
    Sep23

    To US Pres. Trump: Declare Pres. Kiir an illegitimate president

    Tweet SEP/23/2017; Dear President Trump: We, the South Sudanese civil societies in diaspora, express our deep concern for the ongoing crisis in South Sudan and the continuing intentional displacement and bombardment of the civilian population that has caused severe famine and displacement of citizens in all regions of South Sudan: Pagak, Maiwut,...

    UNSC greenlights peacekeeping reform
    Sep21

    UNSC greenlights peacekeeping reform

    REUTERSThe UN Security Council backed reforms Wednesday to reduce inefficiencies, corruption and abuse in the UN’s far-flung peacekeeping operations, The New York Times reports. There are currently 16 UN peacekeeping operations under way, with more than 100,000 personnel, at an annual cost of nearly $8 billion. The UN has said that,...

    Naftogaz resignations spark concern over Ukraine reforms
    Sep21

    Naftogaz resignations spark concern over Ukraine reforms

    Pressure from western backers to adhere to structural changes stipulated by IMF …read more Source: Financial...

    Explosion Injures Two Israeli Pilgrims At Rosh Hashanah Celebrations In Ukraine
    Sep21

    Explosion Injures Two Israeli Pilgrims At Rosh Hashanah Celebrations In Ukraine

    A celebration of Rosh Hashanah in the central Ukrainian city of Uman has been marred by an explosion that authorities say lightly injured two Israeli pilgrims. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Watchdog Calls On Ukraine To Establish Independent Anticorruption Court
    Sep21

    Watchdog Calls On Ukraine To Establish Independent Anticorruption Court

    Transparency International on September 20 called on Ukraine to create an independent anticorruption court to strengthen the country’s efforts to fight corruption. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Iranian president: Trump’s UN comments ‘ignorant, absurd’
    Sep21

    Iranian president: Trump’s UN comments ‘ignorant, absurd’

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s president warned Wednesday that his country will “respond decisively” to any violation of the agreement that reins in its nuclear program and called President...

    Special prosecutor ups pressure on Trump with broad data requests: reports
    Sep21

    Special prosecutor ups pressure on Trump with broad data requests: reports

    President Donald Trump’s firings of security advisor Michael Flynn and FBI director James Comey are increasingly the focus of the Russian election meddling investigation by independent prosecutor Robert Mueller © AFP / Brendan SmialowskiWashington, United States, Sep 21 – Independent prosecutor Robert Mueller has made document requests from...