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    UN: East Ukraine’s Civilians Face ‘Host Of Rights Violations’
    Dec08

    UN: East Ukraine’s Civilians Face ‘Host Of Rights Violations’

    The United Nations says civilians in eastern Ukraine are facing “a host of human rights violations” due to the “failure” by the parties to the conflict between government forces and Russia-backed separatists to implement a peace accord signed in February 2015. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Promotes Soviet Legend Over Fact
    Dec08

    Russia Promotes Soviet Legend Over Fact

    Russia’s controversial minister of culture, Vladimir Medinsky, in October called a Soviet legend about 28 soldiers who died defending Moscow from invading Nazis in World War II “sacred” and anyone who questions it “scum.” A ministry-supported feature film dramatizing the story, “Panfilov’s 28,” was released to cinemas...

    Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Drone Sub
    Dec08

    Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Drone Sub

    Russia conducted a test of a revolutionary nuclear-capable drone submarine that poses a major strategic threat to U.S. ports and harbors. U.S. intelligence agencies detected the test of the unmanned underwater vehicle, code-named Kanyon by the Pentagon, during its launch from a Sarov-class submarine on Nov. 27, said Pentagon officials familiar...

    EU States, Parliament Remove Key Obstacle To Visa-Free Travel For Ukraine, Georgia
    Dec08

    EU States, Parliament Remove Key Obstacle To Visa-Free Travel For Ukraine, Georgia

    European Union member states and the European Parliament have struck a deal to end a dispute that had been holding up a decision to allow Ukrainians and Georgians to visit the bloc without needing a visa. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Unblocks Visa-free Travel for Ukraine, Georgia
    Dec08

    EU Unblocks Visa-free Travel for Ukraine, Georgia

    The European Union will soon let Ukrainians and Georgians visit the bloc without needing a visa after diplomats and lawmakers struck a deal on Thursday to end an internal EU dispute that had been holding up the promised measures. Agreement on a mechanism for suspending such visa waivers in emergencies ends mounting embarrassment for some EU...

    The many contradictions of Trump’s secretary of state candidates
    Dec08

    The many contradictions of Trump’s secretary of state candidates

    At first blush, they seem remarkably alike: 10 older white men, all successful in their chosen fields, and all willing to serve the country if called upon by the incoming president, Donald Trump. But take a closer look at Trump’s batch of secretary of state candidates and the similarities fade quickly. One candidate has called for bombing...

    Lawyers For Crimean Journalist Charged With Separatism Start Studying Case
    Dec08

    Lawyers For Crimean Journalist Charged With Separatism Start Studying Case

    Lawyers for Mykola Semena, a Crimean journalist and contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), say their client has received the final written charges from the Russian-imposed authorities in Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Doping agency criticizes Russia as Isinbayeva given key role
    Dec08

    Doping agency criticizes Russia as Isinbayeva given key role

    MOSCOW (AP) — Even before Friday’s publication of a new report into alleged state-sponsored doping by Russian athletes, Russia and the World Anti-Doping Agency are bickering. WADA is upset because it was not consulted before a new board was picked to oversee reforms at the suspended Russian drug-testing agency, known as RUSADA. The board is...

    Journalist in Crimea Charged With Extremism
    Dec08

    Journalist in Crimea Charged With Extremism

    The lawyer for a Crimean journalist says his client has been charged with extremism for allegedly undermining Russia’s territorial integrity, which could put him in prison for five years. Emil Kurbedinov said late on Wednesday that Mykola Semena, who works for a local website of Radio Free Europe, has been formally charged with extremism....

    Germany hosts foreign ministers from 57-nation OSCE
    Dec08

    Germany hosts foreign ministers from 57-nation OSCE

    BERLIN (AP) — Foreign ministers from the 57-nation Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe are meeting in Germany, which says the group is needed more than ever to bolster dialogue between east and west. The two-day meeting opening at Hamburg’s trade fair grounds Thursday under heavy police protection isn’t expected to...