China, Russia Among Rights Abusers Elected To UN Human Rights Council.

China and Russia were among 15 countries elected to the UN Human Rights Council on October 13, drawing sharp criticism from rights groups and the United States over their abysmal human rights records.

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“Canada has repeatedly exposed Russia’s responsibility in malicious cyber activity," the statement said.

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Moscow To Begin Mass Coronavirus Vaccinations In Weeks.

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Iran, Ukraine In New Round Of Talks Over Downed Plane.

Iran is hosting officials from Ukraine in a second round of talks over compensation for a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran in January after being struck by two missiles, killing 176 people.

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Kyiv Court Orders Controversial Politician Removed From Book About Dissident.

A court in Kyiv has ordered the removal of the name and information about Russian-friendly Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk from a book about Soviet-era Ukrainian poet and dissident Vasyl Stus, who died in a Soviet prison in 1985.

Son-In-Law Of Exiled Former Pakistani PM Arrested

Pakistani police have detained the son-in-law of exiled ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after he led a crowd in chanting against the military at the tomb of the country's founder.

Hungarian Students, Artists Protest Government's Takeover Of Famed Film School.

Hundreds of students, celebrities, and faculty of Hungary's University of Theater and Film Arts (SZFE) have protested outside the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM) in Budapest, urging the government to restore the autonomy of their insti...

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Another Top Kazakh Health Official Resigns Amid Coronavirus Pandemic.

Another top health official in Kazakhstan has resigned as the country continues to lead Central Asian nations with registered coronavirus cases.

Former Russian Arctic City Mayor Sentenced For Negligence Over Fuel Spill.

Rinat Akhmetchin, the mayor of the Russian Arctic city of Norilsk, has been sentenced to six months of correctional work and docked 15 percent of his salary.

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