By Juri Rescheto — Pushkin Square, Moscow: On Sunday there were loud demands for a “Russia without Putin” that went on for hours in the middle of the city. It was a memorial march for Boris Nemtsov, the former deputy prime minister who was murdered two years ago, with thousands shouting, “hands off Crimea.” The [...]
By Golnaz Esfandiari (RFE) — Iranian director Asghar Farhadi won rave notices ahead of winning his second Oscar, for the taut “neorealist” suspense film The Salesman, but the reviews have been more mixed for his long-distance acceptance speech.
Farhadi’s reaction to this year’s best-foreign-film honor — delivered live in Los Angeles by the world’s first female space tourist, [...]
(WEBPUBLICAPRESS) New York – The U.S. administration’s new national security adviser has reportedly told his staff that Muslims who carry out terrorist acts are corrupting Islam, a departure from an ideological position held by other senior advisers to President Donald Trump, VOA (Voice of America) News reported.
Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster told members of the National [...]
By Frank Hofmann (RDW) — From Belgrade and Banja Luka to Pristina, politicians are again speaking of war and division. But they are the words of political losers, running out of arguments to justify their hold on power.
Milorad Dodik has been blacklisted by the US government for obstructing the implementation of the Dayton Agreement. The [...]
(WEBPYBLICAPRESS) New York — Here’s a guide to how and why American news reporters use “sources” — according to Voice of America (VOA) — to add information and details to their stories, in question-and-answer format:
Why do journalists use anonymous sources?
Reporters use anonymous sources because those sources sometimes will reveal important information only if they are [...]
By Phil Harris - ROME – With the global arms trade having reached its highest level since the end of the Cold War, the United States leads the list of countries transferring major weapons, and flows have increased to the Middle East, Asia and Oceania.
Releasing its latest figures on arms transfers, the Stockholm International Peace Research [...]
By Jens Borchers – Politics is about finding a compromise, so it is no surprise that the issue of migration is increasingly defining discussions between Africa and Europe. But this approach is not without risks, writes Jens Borchers.
It may sound cynical, but it has become an increasingly visible reality: Migration and fleeing conflict have become a [...]
(WEBPUBLICAPRESS/NEW YORK) VATICAN CITY- Pope Francis delivered another criticism of some members of his own Church on Thursday, suggesting it is better to be an atheist than one of “many” Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life, Reuters News Agency reported.
In improvised comments in the sermon of his private morning Mass in his [...]
(WEBPUBLICAPRESS) UNITED NATIONS — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that 20 million people in four countries face famine unless the international community steps in to prevent it.
“The situation is dire,” Guterres told reporters. “Millions of people are barely surviving in the space between malnutrition and death, vulnerable to diseases and outbreaks, forced to kill [...]
NEW YORK (IDN) – Representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and academia adopted a global education action agenda affirming the importance of Sustainable Development Goal 4 – ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong opportunities for all – at the 66th United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) / NGO Conference that concluded on June 1, 2016 in [...]