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Uruguayan President Jose Mujica Marks Holocaust, Remembers Armenian Genocide

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica Marks Holocaust, Remembers Armenian Genocide

The President of Uruguay, José Mujica, delivered a speech on national television and radio on Jan. 27 to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust, which he described as “a real affront to humanity,” and used the occasion to also remember the Armenian Genocide.

January 29th, 2015

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Turkey’s Human Rights Record Under Fire at UN

Turkey’s Human Rights Record Under Fire at UN

Turkey’s human rights record has come under criticism at the UN, with diplomats condemning intimidation of journalists and police crackdowns on demonstrators.

January 28th, 2015

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Israel Interested in Free Trade with Eurasian Economic Union

Israel Interested in Free Trade with Eurasian Economic Union

Israel is interested in the creation of a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.

January 27th, 2015

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Turkish Rights Groups to Join Preincek Case In Favor of Armenia

Turkish Rights Groups to Join Preincek Case In Favor of Armenia

ISTANBUL—Two prominent human rights groups in Turkey have announced that they will take part in the pending Armenian Genocide denial case at the European Court of Human Rights, known as the Perincek Case. The Human Rights Association from Turkey and The Center for Truth Justice Memory will partner with the Toronto-based International Institute for Genocide [...]

January 26th, 2015

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Erdogan Vows to Replace Gülen Schools Abroad

Erdogan Vows to Replace Gülen Schools Abroad

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again called on foreign countries to shut down schools operated by supporters of Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, a U.S.-based ally-turned-foe, saying the Turkish state would happily replace those schools.

January 22nd, 2015

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Pope Meets with Yezidi Leaders

Pope Meets with Yezidi Leaders

Thursday morning, Pope Francis received in audience a delegation from the World Community of Yezidis.

January 8th, 2015

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Moscow to Allow Foreigners into Russian Army

Moscow to Allow Foreigners into Russian Army

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree authorizing foreign citizens to serve in the Russian army and Interior Ministry troops, according to a document published on the Kremlin website.

January 7th, 2015

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U.S. ‘Alarmed’ By Raid on RFE/RL’s Baku Office

U.S. ‘Alarmed’ By Raid on RFE/RL’s Baku Office

The U.S. State Department says its concerns about the human rights situation in Azerbaijan are deepening after authorities there raided and closed RFE/RL’s Baku bureau and interrogated its employees and contractors.

December 31st, 2014

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Turkish Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Fethullah Gülen

Turkish Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Fethullah Gülen

A Turkish court has issued an arrest warrant for US-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, a former ally turned arch-enemy of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

December 19th, 2014

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South American States Plan Cooperation with EEU

South American States Plan Cooperation with EEU

The member states of the Southern American Common market (MERCOSUR) intend to develop cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), the participants in the MERCOSUR summit held in the Argentine city of Parana said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

December 18th, 2014

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EU Parliament Backs Recognition of Palestine ‘In Principle’

EU Parliament Backs Recognition of Palestine ‘In Principle’

The European Parliament overwhelmingly backed the recognition of a Palestinian state “in principle” on Wednesday, following a series of votes on the issue in EU nations that have enraged Israel, AFP reports.

December 17th, 2014

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Russian Upper House Ratifies Armenia’s Entry to EEU

Russian Upper House Ratifies Armenia’s Entry to EEU

Russia’s parliamentary upper house, the Federation Council, ratified a treaty for Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union on Wednesday, TASS reports.

December 17th, 2014

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Europe on Its Own, Says Gazprom, as South Stream Shelved

Europe on Its Own, Says Gazprom, as South Stream Shelved

With the end of the South Stream pipeline project, Russia will have to adapt to a new market where it will no longer provide gas delivery to end users in Europe, Aleksey Miller, CEO of Russian gas giant Gazprom, said in an interview confirming the closure of the South Stream project.

December 8th, 2014

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Russia to Build Black Sea Pipeline to Turkey

Russia to Build Black Sea Pipeline to Turkey

Gazprom CEO Aleksey Miller said the energy giant will build a massive gas pipeline that will travel from Russia, transit through Turkey, and stop at the Greek border – giving Russia access to the Southern European market.

December 3rd, 2014

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