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    Russians vote in local elections, opposition mostly shut out
    Sep13

    Russians vote in local elections, opposition mostly shut out

    MOSCOW (AP) — Voters are casting ballots across Russia for local legislators and governors, in elections expected to be won by candidates loyal to President Vladimir Putin.Legislative elections are being held in 11 of Russia’s 83 regions, but the anti-Putin opposition was allowed to run only in the Kostroma region a few hundred kilometers...

    Elton John wants gay rights talks with Putin
    Sep13

    Elton John wants gay rights talks with Putin

    London (AFP) – British pop star Elton John said he would like to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the country’s attitude to gay rights.”I’d say, come on. Gay people are not the problem here,” the 68-year-old told BBC television in an interview released Saturday.In 2013, Putin signed off on a hugely...

    Elton John: I want to meet Putin over gay rights
    Sep13

    Elton John: I want to meet Putin over gay rights

    Sir Elton John says he wants to meet Vladimir Putin to discuss what he called the Russian president’s “ridiculous” attitude to gay rights. A report by Human Rights Watch last year said Russia was failing to prevent and prosecute homophobic violence amid a rise in attacks against minorities. Speaking to the BBC, Sir Elton said he would...

    Ukraine ceasefire talks ‘make significant progress’
    Sep13

    Ukraine ceasefire talks ‘make significant progress’

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says significant progress has been made in talks about the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Mr Steinmeier was speaking after a meeting with his Russian, Ukrainian and French counterparts in Berlin. Earlier, the head of the OSCE monitoring group said a renewed ceasefire had opened up a window for...

    Germany Says ‘Significant Progress’ Made At Ukraine Meeting
    Sep13

    Germany Says ‘Significant Progress’ Made At Ukraine Meeting

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after meeting his Russian, Ukrainian and French counterparts in Berlin on Saturday that “significant progress” had been made towards a resolution of the conflict between Kiev and Moscow. Steinmeier said Ukraine and Russia were close to striking an agreement...

    Top officials hail ‘progress’ on Ukraine deal
    Sep13

    Top officials hail ‘progress’ on Ukraine deal

    Kiev (AFP) – Progress has been made on some contentious issues in the peace process, the foreign ministers of Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France said after holding talks in Berlin to prepare for a summit in Paris on October 2.Germany’s top diplomat, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said the meeting had been “less confrontational”...

    Chrétien: ‘What has happened to Canada?’
    Sep13

    Chrétien: ‘What has happened to Canada?’

    Former PM Jean Chrétien in February 2015 at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag. (Chris Young/CP) OTTAWA — Former Liberal prime minister Jean Chrétien injected himself into the federal election campaign Saturday with a scathing critique of Stephen Harper’s foreign policy. In a blistering, open letter to three...

    ‘Progress’ Reported At Ukraine Peace Talks In Berlin
    Sep13

    ‘Progress’ Reported At Ukraine Peace Talks In Berlin

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said “significant progress” had been made toward a resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Sept. 13
    Sep13

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Sept. 13

    1 Ukraine cease-fire: A renewed cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has held for more than 10 days, creating the possibility that political talks can move forward to resolve the conflict, the head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Saturday. Despite a cease-fire declared in February, both Ukrainian troops and the...

    Elton John Urges Ukraine To Accept LGBT People
    Sep13

    Elton John Urges Ukraine To Accept LGBT People

    British singer and composer Elton John has called for Ukraine to give stronger support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual (LGBT) community. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...