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    Watchdogs: Civilians Detained, Tortured in Ukraine
    Jul21

    Watchdogs: Civilians Detained, Tortured in Ukraine

    Arbitrary detentions, sometimes involving torture, are taking place in Eastern Ukraine both by Ukrainian authorities and Russian-backed separatists, according to a joint report released by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Thursday. At least nine cases were documented of Ukrainian authorities detaining civilians accused of coordinating...

    Pro-Western Journalist Killed by Car Bomb in Ukraine
    Jul20

    Pro-Western Journalist Killed by Car Bomb in Ukraine

    A prominent Belarusian journalist was killed in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, Wednesday in a car explosion. The country’s top online news website Ukrainska Pravda said its journalist, 44-year-old Pavel Sheremet, died when an explosion tore through the car he was in as he prepared to go to work. Images from the scene showed a charred vehicle...

    Kerry: Nice Terror Attack Shows Need for Increased Action in Syria
    Jul15

    Kerry: Nice Terror Attack Shows Need for Increased Action in Syria

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, while speaking with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Friday, said the attack in Nice showed the growing need for action to stamp out terrorism, particularly in Syria. Kerry is visiting Moscow in an effort to secure Russian cooperation in anti-terror operations in Syria, despite a breakdown in U.S.-Russia...

    Kerry Heads to Moscow Seeking Russian Cooperation in Syria
    Jul14

    Kerry Heads to Moscow Seeking Russian Cooperation in Syria

    John Kerry is visiting Moscow in an effort to secure Russian cooperation in anti-terror operations in Syria, despite a breakdown in U.S.-Russia relations over Ukraine, NATO and other issues that have left both sides simmering with distrust. The secretary of state’s two days of talks with the Russians are formally expected to touch on a wide...

    UN: Civilians in E. Ukraine Conflict Killed With ‘Rampant Impunity’
    Jul14

    UN: Civilians in E. Ukraine Conflict Killed With ‘Rampant Impunity’

    The conflict in eastern Ukraine has claimed civilian lives with “rampant impunity” in what may have constituted “war crimes” and crimes against humanity, according to a U.N. report. The U.N. Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine says very limited accountability that has taken place, since fighting began in 2014 in the Donbas region...

    NATO-Russia Council Session Does Little to Ease Tension
    Jul14

    NATO-Russia Council Session Does Little to Ease Tension

    A meeting Wednesday of NATO and Russian ministers, billed as an opportunity to defuse tensions after the alliance’s recent declaration that it was in deterrence mode on Russia, produced no “meeting of the minds,” NATO’s chief said. The NATO-Russia Council, set up 14 years ago to help avert crises, met in Brussels following last...

    Poland’s Clash of Cultures Escalates
    Jul13

    Poland’s Clash of Cultures Escalates

    Unlike some central and eastern Europe nations, Poland has not seen a major push for an exit from the European Union in the wake of Brexit, but the country’s nationalist movements, whose influence continues to rise, are calling for deep reforms in the EU. Those calls are being led largely by young people, members of the post-communist...

    Canada’s Prime Minister Visits Ukraine
    Jul11

    Canada’s Prime Minister Visits Ukraine

    Ukraine and Canada on Monday signed a free trade agreement during Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first visit to Ukraine. Canada is home to a sizeable Ukrainian minority and has been a key backer for Ukraine during the two-year separatist war in the east. President Petro Poroshenko told a news conference at the end of the talks in...

    NATO Extends Mission in Afghanistan into 2017
    Jul09

    NATO Extends Mission in Afghanistan into 2017

    Leaders gathered at the NATO summit in Warsaw have pledged to continue training Afghan security forces into 2017 and to provide nearly $1 billion each year to support Afghan forces through 2020. Together with contributions from the United States, that will mean the western alliance will continue to provide around $5 billion per year for Afghan...

    Dallas Tragedy Prompts Obama to Cut Short Europe Trip
    Jul09

    Dallas Tragedy Prompts Obama to Cut Short Europe Trip

    The killings of five police officers in the southwestern U.S. city of Dallas are prompting President Barack Obama to cut short his trip to Europe by one day. The decision did not change the U.S. leader’s plans at the NATO summit that was concluding Saturday in Warsaw, where the group agreed on new efforts to deter Russia from threatening...

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