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The Bosnian War Explained

It's been two decades since the Dayton Peace Accords ended the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the worst conflict on European soil since Worle War II.

Vox Pop: Heightened Security In Moscow

New security measures have been adopted in Russia following the Paris terror attacks, including increased use of metal detectors and police patrols. Current Time TV asked people in Moscow if the new measures make them feel safer.

Press Locked Out As Kharkiv Mayor Sworn In

Security forces on November 18 blocked journalists from entering the building where Kharkiv Mayor Hennadiy Kernes took the oath of office for a second term.


Khadija Ismailova Awarded Free Speech Prize

Human Rights Watch awarded imprisoned, investigative Azeri journalist Khadija Ismailova the prestigious Alison Des Forges prize for her dedication to the truth and her defense of human rights. (Current Time TV)

Russia Issues Murder Conviction In Rare Transnational Case

A Russian court has found a man of guilty of killing his wife and her daughter in New York city in 2011 in what U.S. prosecutors say is only the second such conviction for a crime committed in the United States.

Russia Won't Extradite Kazakh Tycoon

Russia's Prosecutor General Yury Chaika has said Moscow will not extradite Kazakh tycoon and opposition leader Mukhtar Ablyazov to Kazakhstan if France sends him to Russia.

Russia Bans State Procurement Of Foreign Software

A new Russian law bans the procurement of foreign software by state and municipal bodies unless there is no Russian-produced analog. (In Russian)

Savchenko Lawyers May Face Criminal Proceedings

A Russian court has accused lawyers for imprisoned Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko of tweeting during closed questioning of Ihor Plotnitskiy, head of the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Luhansk. (In Russian)

Ukraine Needs New Blood

The EU has told Ukraine that it must first create a national blood donor service as a condition for introducing visa-free travel. (In Ukrainian)

Telegram App Closes IS Channels

The mobile messaging app Telegram, created by renowned Russian programmer Pavel Durov, says it has closed 78 channels used by the extremist group Islamic State.

INFOGRAPHIC: Here Are The Faces Of Thousands Who Died In Srebrenica

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