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    Human Rights Envoy Disturbed By Alleged Abuses Of Gay Men In Chechnya
    Sep29

    Human Rights Envoy Disturbed By Alleged Abuses Of Gay Men In Chechnya

    The Council of Europe’s human rights chief, Nils Muiznieks, said he was very disturbed by reports of torture and killing of gay men in Chechnya. Speaking to RFE/RL senior correspondent Pete Baumgartner on September 26, Muiznieks criticized Moscow’s lack of cooperation amid reports of rights abuses in Chechnya and Russia-occupied...

    Crimean Tatar Leader Given Two-Year Sentence For ‘Separatism’
    Sep29

    Crimean Tatar Leader Given Two-Year Sentence For ‘Separatism’

    Russian-appointed judges found Crimean Tatar Leader Ilmi Umerov guilty and sentenced him to two years in a penal colony for his opposition to Russia’s takeover of the Crimean Peninsula. (RFE/RL’s Crimea Realities) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    CPJ Urges Ukraine To Free Uzbek Journalist Sought By Uzbekistan
    Sep29

    CPJ Urges Ukraine To Free Uzbek Journalist Sought By Uzbekistan

    The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Ukrainian authorities to release Uzbek journalist Narzullo Okhunjonov from detention, allow him to remain in Ukraine, and reject any request to extradite him. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Confirms Ambassador to Moscow at Crucial Time
    Sep29

    U.S. Confirms Ambassador to Moscow at Crucial Time

    The U.S. Senate has confirmed Jon Huntsman as the new U.S. ambassador to Russia, filling a void at a critical tie in U.S.-Russian relations. Huntsman is a former governor of the U.S. state of Utah who previously served as ambassador to Singapore and China. The confirmation was unanimous and swift, with Democrats and Republicans joining in a rare...

    Israel-Russia trade leaps by 25%
    Sep29

    Israel-Russia trade leaps by 25%

    (JTA) — Amid tightening of economic cooperation between Russia and Israel, their trade has grown in 2017 by 25 percent, officials from both countries revealed. The increase in the first six months of 2017 was over approximately $380 million in trade exchanged hands between Russia and Israel in the corresponding period the previous year. Zeev...

    Huntsman confirmed as ambassador to Russia
    Sep29

    Huntsman confirmed as ambassador to Russia

    By Karoun Demirjian | Washington Post WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Jon Huntsman as the next U.S. ambassador to Russia by voice vote Thursday, filling a critical diplomatic vacancy at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow. The former Utah governor, Republican presidential candidate and U.S. ambassador to Singapore and...

    Fire at Ukraine ammunition depot prompts mass evacuation
    Sep27

    Fire at Ukraine ammunition depot prompts mass evacuation

    The evacuations followed a fire and ammunition explosions at a military base. …read more Source: ABC...

    For European Christian Unity
    Sep27

    For European Christian Unity

    Hello everyone, from the Northwest Arkansas Airport. I’m about to start a long journey that won’t end until I’m in Paris tomorrow morning. I’ll be there promoting the French-language version of The Benedict Option. Details of my planned appearances in the city are below. If you are a Parisian reader of this blog, I hope to...

    Ukraine ammunition depot explodes into massive ball of flame, thousands evacuated
    Sep27

    Ukraine ammunition depot explodes into massive ball of flame, thousands evacuated

    The powerful explosions late Tuesday created massive fireballs that lit up the night sky. …read more Source: Global...

    Russian court sends Crimean Tatar leader to prison
    Sep27

    Russian court sends Crimean Tatar leader to prison

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a prominent Crimean Tatar leader to two years in prison for his criticism of the Crimean Peninsula’s annexation from Ukraine by Russia. After Crimea was seized in 2014, Russia passed a law making it illegal to question or dispute the annexation. A court in the Russia-occupied Crimea on...