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27 September 2016
Poland Threatens to Undermine EU Plan to Ratify UN Climate Deal

Warsaw will only agree to fast-track EU approval of Paris Agreement on its own terms, Polish environment minister said. 

 
27 September 2016
Azerbaijan Strongman President Just Got Stronger

Voters approve constitutional changes that rights groups warn would mainly consolidate the Aliyev family’s rule.

 
27 September 2016
Russia Slams Western Charges of ‘War Crimes’ in Syria

UN envoy Vitaly Churkin blames breakdown of ceasefire on Syrian rebels, dismisses reports of mass killings in eastern Aleppo as faked.

 
26 September 2016
Formerly Anti-Semitic Hungarian Politician Wants to Move to Israel

After embracing his Jewish heritage, former far-right party leader is focused on fighting anti-Semitism. 

 
26 September 2016
Landslide Victory for Disputed Holiday in Republika Srpska

Officials fear the result of a contentious referendum might pave the way for secession. 

 
26 September 2016
U.S. Sentences Kosovo Hacker to 20 Years in Prison

The culprit stole and delivered personal information to ISIS of more than 1,000 U.S. service members and federal employees. 

 
23 September 2016
Putin, Dodik Meet Ahead of Illegal Republika Srpska Referendum

Milorad Dodik’s defiance of ban on ‘Statehood Day’ plebiscite seen as bid to highlight weakness of Bosnia’s central authorities, pave way for secession vote.

 
23 September 2016
UN Expert: Azerbaijan’s Civil Society ‘Paralyzed’

Report by UN special rapporteur comes ahead of 26 September referendum on constitutional changes enhancing President Ilham Aliyev’s powers.

 
23 September 2016
Nordic Nations: EU Must Punish Hungary Over Stance on Refugees

Hungarians are expected to reject a EU plan for quotas to settle asylum seekers in an upcoming referendum.

 
Russian oil rig
22 September 2016
Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting

Russia could soon become the world’s biggest oil producer if it continues pumping oil at levels not seen since Soviet times.

 

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The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

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