Another human rights activist and friend of my own newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, has been killed in Russia. It's worse than during the Soviet era. Read the column in Russian. If you do not have a license, please send a message.
It's better to cover men's eyes than women's bodies. Today's conception of honor is based on a lie. Read the column in Arabic below: عنى الشرف هذه الأيام يتحول الى معتقدات خاطئة
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BERLIN – Hungary, already considered one of Russia's closest allies in Central Europe, has signed two major energy deals that will make it even more dependent on Moscow for its natural gas, analysts said Tuesday.
BRUSSELS – If European officials were accused of lacking ambition last November, when they first suggested spending € 5 billion to kickstart the world's largest trading bloc, their impasse four months later over the plan has become a symbol of a weak and divided response to the global financial crisis.
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration began a vigorous new offensive this weekend to sell its economic program, countering Republicans who call the new budget plan "mind-boggling" in its numbers and ambition.
BERLIN – NATO will remain within international law when it proceeds with new measures to kill drug traffickers in Afghanistan and bomb drug-processing laboratories to deprive the Taliban of its main financing, the head of the alliance said Wednesday.
BERLIN – Marius Hagger is no stranger to intimidation or threats. Hagger, general manager of Ringier media group in Romania, said his staff has often faced verbal and physical attacks for articles appearing in one of their newspapers or magazines in the country.
MUNICH – President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and top NATO officials will begin a diplomatic effort this month to persuade lawmakers in Paris to accept Sarkozy's plans to return France to full membership in NATO military command structures in time for the alliance's summit meeting in April.
BERLIN – NATO was reeling Friday after the leak of a classified document in which the military alliance's supreme commander of Europe proposed that NATO soldiers serving in Afghanistan shoot drug traffickers without waiting for proof.
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