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    US: Anti-Nazi Resolution at UN Restricts Free Speech
    Nov18

    US: Anti-Nazi Resolution at UN Restricts Free Speech

    The United States was one of three countries to vote against a U.N. resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism on Thursday, citing freedom of speech issues and concerns Russia was using it to carry out political attacks against its neighbors. The resolution entitled “Combating glorification of Nazism, Neo-Nazism and other practices that...

    Russia’s ICC Withdrawal Called Bad Sign for Justice
    Nov16

    Russia’s ICC Withdrawal Called Bad Sign for Justice

    International human rights groups have condemned the decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin withdrawing Russia from the International Criminal Court, calling it a cynical move and a bad omen for justice. The Rome Statute created the court in 1998. Putin signed the treaty in 2000, but Russia never ratified it. Tanya Lokshina, the...

    Putin Withdraws Signature from International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Putin Withdraws Signature from International Criminal Court

    President Vladimir Putin has decided Russia is out of the International Criminal Court. Putin signed a decree Wednesday removing the country from the first legal body with permanent international jurisdiction to prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Putin’s decree was published on the Kremlin’s website and a...

    UN Committee Condemns Russian Occupation of Crimea
    Nov16

    UN Committee Condemns Russian Occupation of Crimea

    A United Nations committee approved a draft resolution Tuesday condemning Russia’s occupation of Crimea and reiterating that it does not accept Russian annexation from Ukraine. The measure passed by a vote of 73-23 with 76 abstentions. It is expected to pass in the full U.N. General Assembly next month. The text calls on Russia to uphold...

    Obama Begins Final Foreign Trip in Greece
    Nov15

    Obama Begins Final Foreign Trip in Greece

    President Barack Obama will stress economic issues as he meets with Greek leaders Tuesday on the first leg of the final planned foreign trip of his presidency. White House officials expect Obama and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to talk about the need for continued economic reforms, including transparency and cleaning up the country’s...

    Putin Telephones to Congratulate Trump
    Nov15

    Putin Telephones to Congratulate Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned congratulations to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump Monday and said Russia is ready for a “partner-like dialogue” with the United States. Trump’s office said the incoming president told Putin he is very much looking forward to a strong and enduring relationship with Russia and its...

    Moscow Clout Rises as Bulgaria, Moldova Elect Pro-Russia Leaders
    Nov14

    Moscow Clout Rises as Bulgaria, Moldova Elect Pro-Russia Leaders

    Voters in Europe’s poorest country, Moldova, and the European Union’s poorest member, Bulgaria, elected Russia-leaning presidents Sunday. In Bulgaria, Socialist-backed General Rumen Radev, a former air force commander who wants to lift EU sanctions against Russia, won by a wide margin against the ruling center-right GERB Party...

    Exclusive: Chernobyl’s New Containment Shield
    Nov14

    Exclusive: Chernobyl’s New Containment Shield

    Engineers are getting ready to move a 31,000-ton steel structure into place over the destroyed reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The covering will contain both the reactor and the crumbling sarcophagus built quickly after the 1986 disaster. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service was given exclusive access to sites inside the contaminated...

    Report: German Coalition Agrees on Steinmeier as President
    Nov14

    Report: German Coalition Agrees on Steinmeier as President

    The parties making up Germany’s coalition government are reported to have agreed to support the foreign minister becoming the country’s next president. Frank-Walter Steinmeier would take over the largely ceremonial role as head of state from Joachim Gauck, whose five-year term ends in February. German news agency dpa reported Monday...

    Moldova’s Pro-Russian Candidate Claims Presidency in Runoff
    Nov14

    Moldova’s Pro-Russian Candidate Claims Presidency in Runoff

    Moldova’s pro-Russian presidential candidate Igor Dodon has declared victory in Sunday’s presidential runoff. With nearly all the votes counted in the former Soviet republic, Dodon, who campaigned on promises to restore closer ties with Russia, earned about 55 percent of the vote, well ahead of pro-European rival Maya Sandu. Final...

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