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As the 2019 Indian General Election Takes Place, Are the Nation’s Farmers Being Dealt a Knock-Out Blow?

April 22, 2019           |                                       

In 1830, British colonial administrator Lord Metcalfe said India’s villages were little republics that had nearly everything they could want for within themselves. India’s ability to endure derived from these communities: Dynasty after dynasty tumbles down but the village community remains the same. It is in a high degree conducive to their happiness, and to […]

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Serbia Wants Russia To Play Larger Role In Kosovo Talks

April 17, 2019           |                                       

Serbia says it wants its ally Russia to play a larger role in European Union-mediated talks with Kosovo. Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said after talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow that “Serbia cannot defend its state interests without the assistance of the Russian Federation.” Dacic said Serbia “would not do anything […]

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Armenian, Azeri Foreign Ministers To Discuss Nagorno-Karabakh 'Settlement' In Moscow

April 14, 2019           |                                       

Moscow is set to host the Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers on April 15 for talks on the conflict over Azerbaijan’s breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that the talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts, Zohrab Mnatsakanian and Elmar Mammadyarov, will be “devoted to […]

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Baba Aye discusses the protests in Algeria, the colonial legacy that still shapes the country’s politics today, and the decision of independence hero Bouteflika to step down The post Arab Spring Arrives Late in Algeria: New Elections Called appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Russian Probe Targets Lithuanian Judges Over War Crimes Conviction

April 10, 2019           |                                       

Russian authorities have lashed out at Lithuania, announcing a criminal investigation into judges at a Vilnius court that convicted dozens of former Soviet army personnel, mostly in absentia, of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity during Moscow’s deadly 1991 crackdown on the Baltic nation’s independence movement. In a statement on April 10, the Russian […]

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Lithuanian Court To Issue Verdict In 1991 Soviet Crackdown Trial

March 27, 2019           |                                       

A Lithuanian court is scheduled to issue a verdict in a crimes-against-humanity case involving former Soviet military officials accused in the 1991 crackdown against the сountry’s independence movement. The March 27 ruling is expected to be the culmination of three years of proceedings, focused on the deaths of 14 people killed by the Soviet Army […]

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Belgrade Court Acquits Suspects In 2008 Attack On U.S. Embassy

January 17, 2019           |                                       

A Serbian court has acquitted the suspects in the 2008 arson attack on the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade. The Appeals Court of Belgrade said on January 16 that it had overturned suspended prison sentences for four suspects and confirmed an earlier acquittal of three other people by a lower court. Prosecutors failed to provide enough […]

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Latvia Marks 100 Years Since Independence From Russian Empire

November 18, 2018           |                                       

Latvians have been marking the centenary of their independence with festivities across the country including music concerts, military parades, and fireworks. The presidents of Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, and Iceland on November 18 joined Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis to lay flowers at the Freedom Monument in the capital, Riga, and attend a military parade. The heads […]

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Bolton: U.S. Took Necessary Sanctions Against Russia Over 2008 War In Georgia

October 26, 2018           |                                       

TBILISI — U.S. national-security adviser John Bolton says Washington had taken all necessary sanctions against Russia related to the war it fought against Georgia in 2008. Bolton told reporters in Tbilisi after talks with Georgia’s top officials on October 26 that the United States supports Georgia’s territorial integrity and independence. Russia backs the separatist leadership […]

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Russian Orthodox Church Holds Synod In Minsk Over Ukraine Church Schism

October 15, 2018           |                                       

Leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church meet in the capital of Belarus, Minsk, on October 15 amid a dispute over moves toward independence for the Orthodox Church in Ukraine. The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, who is considered the leader of the worldwide Orthodox community, on October 11 agreed to recognize the independence of the […]

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Prayers Answered: Ukrainians Greet Church Split With Open Arms, Despite Moscow's Warnings

October 12, 2018           |                                       

KYIV — “The Lord has seen the struggle of the Ukrainian people for their independence. He has heard our prayers.” That’s how Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko described the historic announcement late on October 11 that the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople had agreed to recognize the independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Underscoring the importance of […]

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Serbian President Makes Rare Visit To Kosovo, Says Finding Deal Is Difficult

September 8, 2018           |                                       

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said during a trip to northern Kosovo that he will continue talks with Kosovar officials but warned it will be difficult to reach a deal that could normalize relations. “I will do my best [to reach the agreement], but it is a long road full of thorns and problems ahead,” Vucic […]

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