Sticky bonds of the media and government

/ | Jun 24, 2017

Sticky bonds of the media and government

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Last month, the United Nations Human Rights Council released a report critical of the Japanese government. The author, David Kaye, expressed concern over the way the media is pressured by the authorities to support their policies. The government objected to the report, saying it ...

EU keeps sanctions on Russia due to its failure on Ukraine cease-fire

Jun 23, 2017

EU keeps sanctions on Russia due to its failure on Ukraine cease-fire

EU leaders agreed Thursday to roll over damaging economic sanctions against Russia for another six months because Moscow has failed to meet its Ukraine cease-fire commitments, EU President Donald Tusk said. “Agreed. EU will extend economic sanctions against Russia for their lack of implementing ...

Jun 22, 2017

Soviet KGB overseas spymaster Yuri Drozdov dies at 91

Yuri Drozdov, the Soviet spymaster who oversaw a sprawling network of KGB agents abroad, died Wednesday. He was 91. The Foreign Intelligence Service, a KGB successor agency known under its Russian acronym SVR, didn’t give the cause of Drozdov’s death or any other specifics ...

Russia delivers win for Putin to open Confederations Cup

Jun 18, 2017

Russia delivers win for Putin to open Confederations Cup

What Vladimir Putin wants, Vladimir Putin tends to get. The Russian president made it a national priority to win hosting rights for the 2018 World Cup in a fierce FIFA bidding contest seven years ago. On Saturday, Russia marched on toward hosting soccer’s biggest ...