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    Migrants, Refugees’ Rights to Top UN Council Agenda
    Sep09

    Migrants, Refugees’ Rights to Top UN Council Agenda

    The human rights of migrants and refugees will top the agenda of the upcoming session of the U.N. Human Rights Council. The council’s 30th regular session opens Monday and is scheduled to run until October 2. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, will kick off the three week session with an oral update of...

    US, NATO Leery of Russian Actions in Syria
    Sep09

    US, NATO Leery of Russian Actions in Syria

    U.S. suspicions about Russian activity in Syria are not confined to Syria’s borders. Officials in Washington are concerned the moves could be part of a broader strategy by Moscow to extend its influence, while at the same time acting as a counterbalance to the United States in the Middle East. U.S. officials are investigating reports that...

    ICC Granted Wider Authority on Ukraine Probe
    Sep08

    ICC Granted Wider Authority on Ukraine Probe

    Ukraine granted wider jurisdiction to the International Criminal Court on Tuesday that will enable ICC prosecutors to investigate possible war crimes committed during Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine had earlier accepted the court’s jurisdiction for a limited period from November...

    UN: Killings, Violations on Increase in Ukraine Conflict
    Sep08

    UN: Killings, Violations on Increase in Ukraine Conflict

    A new U.N. report finds an increase in civilian casualties and widespread human rights violations in conflict-ridden eastern Ukraine. The U.N. Human Rights Office reports nearly 8,000 people have been killed and almost 18,000 wounded since Russian-backed rebel groups in eastern Ukraine began their military offensive against the government in...

    Russian Orthodox Americans Support Church Tradition, Not Politics
    Sep08

    Russian Orthodox Americans Support Church Tradition, Not Politics

    A group of Russian Orthodox Americans was in Moscow this past week to learn traditional Orthodox singing from Russian experts. The organizers say they are motivated by the need to strengthen the friendship between the Russian and American peoples in this time of political tensions, but the Russian Orthodox Church is also connected to the...

    French President Urges Four-way Talks on Ukraine Peace Deal
    Sep07

    French President Urges Four-way Talks on Ukraine Peace Deal

    French President Francois Hollande has called for a meeting with his German, Russian and Ukrainian counterparts to ensure the peace agreement for eastern Ukraine is carried out, with an eye to lifting Western sanctions against Moscow. In a wide-ranging press conference in Paris on Monday, Hollande said he would propose that a meeting with German...

    WHO: Polio Resurfaces in Mali from Ebola-hit Guinea
    Sep07

    WHO: Polio Resurfaces in Mali from Ebola-hit Guinea

    There is a high risk of polio spreading in Ebola-ravaged Guinea and Mali, the World Health Organization said on Monday, after a Guinean toddler travelled to Mali and became that country’s first case of the crippling disease in more than four years. Preliminary tests by authorities in Mali’s capital showed the 19-month-old was...

    Ukraine’s President Lauds Renewed Cease-Fire in War-Torn East
    Sep05

    Ukraine’s President Lauds Renewed Cease-Fire in War-Torn East

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday that the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine had been respected for a week. Speaking on Ukrainian national television, Poroshenko said this was the first time since the Western-brokered agreement was signed in Minsk in February that no Ukrainian soldier had died in fighting. It has been reported,...

    Exclusive: Poroshenko Wants Russia Stripped of UN Veto Power
    Sep05

    Exclusive: Poroshenko Wants Russia Stripped of UN Veto Power

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday that Russia should be stripped of its veto power in the United Nations Security Council because of its aggressive actions in the country’s volatile east. The embattled leader, in an exclusive VOA interview, said Russia should remain a Security Council member because it is a leading military...

    Ukraine’s Right-wing Party Leader Questioned in Kyiv
    Sep04

    Ukraine’s Right-wing Party Leader Questioned in Kyiv

    The leader of a right-wing party has been questioned in connection with Monday’s clashes outside the Ukrainian parliament on Kiev. Three National Guard officers died from injuries suffered in a grenade explosion during clashes between police and nationalists who were protesting a constitutional amendment granting more powers to Ukrainian...

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