17 August 2018
Italy Rounds Up Rogues’ Gallery of Suspected Ukraine Fighters Premium

A notorious football hooligan and the son of a nationalist politician are among those being sought in connection with a mercenary recruitment ring.

14 August 2018
Azeri Opposition Leader Mammadov Set Free Premium

The release is prompting both relief and calls for continued pressure on the government to stop persecuting its critics.

10 August 2018
Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov Said Near Death Premium

Ukrainian ombudswoman says hunger-striking prisoner needs urgent hospital care.

6 August 2018
U.S. Actor Steven Segal Appointed Russia’s Special Envoy to the United States Premium

The unpaid position for the B-movie star, who has been a Russian citizen since 2016, is similar to that of a UN Goodwill Ambassador.

27 July 2018
Hardliners Seek to Oust Armenian Church Leader Premium

Karekin II is known for luxurious tastes and close ties to former president Sargsyan.

23 July 2018
High-End Jewelry Store Robbers Allegedly Found in Serbia Premium

Statute of limitations set to expire soon for trial of four men suspected of heists amounting to 334 million euros.

20 July 2018
Mixed Memories Mark Centenary of Czar’s Murder Premium

Less than half of Russians view the last Romanov ruler in a positive light.

19 July 2018
Kazakh Trial Sheds Light on Interned Chinese Muslims Premium

Beijing has refused to acknowledge running centers designed to de-radicalize Uighurs and Kazakhs in Xinjiang.

17 July 2018
Mongolia’s Child Jockeys: Tradition or Business? Premium

Thousands of children as young as five compete in races that can last for hours.

9 July 2018
Soviet Dissident Levko Lukyanenko Dies at 89 Premium

The Ukrainian politician, who spent 25 years in Soviet prisons, helped craft Ukraine’s declaration of independence in August 1991, but also became known for white nationalism.



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