16-year-old German runaway girl found in Iraq wants to go home

Photo courtesy Iraq's Counter-Terrorism Service, July 2017

nsnbc : The 16-year-old German Linda Wenzel who ran away from home after converting to Islam was found by Iraqi troops in Mosul. The runaway teenager said she just wants to go home. She could theoretically face the death penalty. Photo courtesy Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Service, July 2017 The German runaway girl spoke with reporters in Mosul More...

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The then Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki [L] meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow in October, 2012. Maliki negotiated an arms deal that was then put on hold amid a corruption and bribery scandal. Photo: Kremlin
By nsnbc On Monday, July 24th, 2017

Iraqi VP Al-Maliki on official visit in Russia

nsnbc : Iraqi Vice President and Former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has left Baghdad for Moscow Sunday on an official visit to Russia where he is scheduled to meet with President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. The More...

Photo courtesy Siemens Press Service.
By nsnbc On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Siemens cuts ties with Russian State Companies over rerouting of gas turbines to Crimea

nsnbc : German manufacturer Siemens suspended cooperation with several Russian state companies and pursues criminal charges following what Siemens describes as credible information that gas turbines, delivered to More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, July 21st, 2017

Italy’s OSCE chairmanship to call for implementation of Minsk Accords: Angelino Alfano

nsnbc : Italy’s Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said the OSCE, under Italian chairmanship, will in every possible way contribute to the establishment of peace in Ukraine. Alfano made that statement as he More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Russian slammed with 2.5-year prison for protesting and throwing a stone fragment

nsnbc : A Russian court, on Thursday, sentenced the 32-year-old Chechen war veteran Stanislav Zimovets to 2.5-years in prison for throwing a rock at a National Guard officer during an unsanctioned anti-corruption More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Ukraine’s High Qualification Commission backs Supreme Court canditates despite Public Integrity Council vetoes

nsnbc : Ukraine’s High Qualification Commission,  a governing body of the judiciary, ignored 56 percent of the Public Integrity Council’s vetoes on 133 candidates for jobs at the Supreme Court. The vetoed More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, July 17th, 2017

Kremlin spokesman tries weasel words to evade truth about Kadyrov’s gay purge

nsnbc : Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, on Monday tried a weasel word strategy when he claimed the words of Ramzan Kadyrov, very often, were taken out of context. Kadyrov caused an international scandal when he More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, July 15th, 2017

NGOs lambast Juncker for waiving EU’s condition that Ukraine establish anti-corruption courts

nsnbc : The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and an alliance of other NGOs, on July 13 – 14, issued statements blasting European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for backtracking More...

The Kremlin's "moderate Islamist" in Chechnya.
By nsnbc On Friday, July 14th, 2017

Prison sentences in Nemtsov murder case based on unsubstantiated evidence: Kadyrov

nsnbc : Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Russian Federation’s Chechen Republic, and Moscow’s “moderate Islamist” in Chechnya, told reporters on Thursday that prison sentences handed More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, July 14th, 2017

EU Commission President Juncker drops demand that Ukraine establish anti-corruption court

nsnbc : During the EU-Ukraine Summit in Kyiv on July 13, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who led the EU side with European Council President Donald Tusk, claimed that President Petro Poroshenko More...