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    South Africa’s Announcemnt That It Intends To Withdraw From The International Criminal Court Draws Critics In Africa and Beyond
    Oct31

    South Africa’s Announcemnt That It Intends To Withdraw From The International Criminal Court Draws Critics In Africa and Beyond

    South Africa’s announcement on Oct. 21 that it intends to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, which has jurisdiction over war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, has met strong opposition from civil society groups in that country and other African and international human-rights organizations. Africa has played major...

    What will happen when Mosul falls?
    Oct31

    What will happen when Mosul falls?

    Iraq’s elite counterterrorism forces advance toward Islamic State positions as fighting to retake the extremist-held city of Mosul enters its second week, in the village of Tob Zawa, outside Mosul, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A convoy of special forces advanced toward the village of Tob Zawa, Monday, encountering roadside bombs and trading heavy...

    Transparency Reform Reveals Ukrainian Politicians’ Wealth
    Oct31

    Transparency Reform Reveals Ukrainian Politicians’ Wealth

    An anticorruption reform requiring senior Ukrainian officials to declare their wealth online has exposed a vast difference between the fortunes of politicians and those they represent. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, October 31, 2016
    Oct31

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, October 31, 2016

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Eszter Zalan reports from an Iraqi Christian town that has just been liberated from Islamic State rule. Ilya Lozovsky highlights the Ukrainian women that are driving the country’s reforms forward. Andreas Umland warns that Kiev’s insistence on honoring...

    Photos of Halloween 2016
    Oct31

    Photos of Halloween 2016

    Images of people parading, trick-or-treating, partying, or getting scared silly in haunted houses, dressed in spooky or whimsical costumes—from the U.S., Ireland, Australia, Colombia, Iraq, China, Japan, England, Ukraine, Singapore, and more. …read more Source: The...

    Lithuania Issues Citizen Guide In Case Of War
    Oct31

    Lithuania Issues Citizen Guide In Case Of War

    Lithuania’s Ministry of National Defense has issued a citizen’s manual on what to do in the event of war or another emergency. This is the third such guide printed since Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. “As we witness a growing interest and a wish of the society to actively contribute to national defense, we...

    Ukrainians Shocked as Politicians Declare Vast Wealth
    Oct31

    Ukrainians Shocked as Politicians Declare Vast Wealth

    An anti-corruption reform requiring senior Ukrainian officials to declare their wealth online has exposed a vast difference between the fortunes of politicians and those they represent. Some declared millions of dollars in cash. Others said they owned fleets of luxury cars, expensive Swiss watches, diamond jewelry and large tracts of land –...

    Almost Half Of Russians Fear World War Three On Back Of Syria
    Oct31

    Almost Half Of Russians Fear World War Three On Back Of Syria

    Almost half of Russians have concerns that the worsening ties with the West regarding the war in Syria could lead to World War III, Russian independent pollster Levada Center reports. Russia, which has been backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with airstrikes since last fall, has failed to convince Western partners to unite forces behind the...

    The Latest: Dem asks FBI about investigating ex-Trump aide
    Oct31

    The Latest: Dem asks FBI about investigating ex-Trump aide

    WASHINGTON — The Latest on the presidential election campaign (all times EDT)): 12:10 p.m. The top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee says FBI Director James Comey should tell Congress and the public whether his agency is investigating Donald Trump’s former campaign manager about possible ties to Russian interests. Rep. Elijah...

    Assets On Parade: Ukraine Officials Made To Declare Their Bling
    Oct31

    Assets On Parade: Ukraine Officials Made To Declare Their Bling

    Fast cars and fancy watches. Faberge eggs and vintage wine. Prime real estate, including a church. Even a ticket to space. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...