Eurasia News

Rice to visit Russia to build Iran pressure

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will lobby Russia to pressure Iran over its suspected nuclear arms programmes at talks in Moscow on Saturday, U.S. officials said. The former Soviet specialist will squeeze a Russian leg into a previously scheduled trip to France and Britain that focuses on shoring up …

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Chechnya: No End to Human Rights Violations

No end to gross human rights violations in Russia’s North Caucasus, Amnesty International releases new findings in lead up to EU-Russia summit. Amnesty International today released disturbing new findings from its latest field research mission which show there is no end to gross human rights violations in Chechnya and Ingushetia …

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As ingushs «abducted» Russian soldier

Before some weeks the Russian MASS-MEDIA were delivered of the next sensation: how bad ingushs abducted two soldiers near by at 58 Russian armies who not only maintained as slaves, but even “made actions of sexual character “. Let’s remind, that at 16 September employees of power structures of Northern …

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N. Caucasus attack: new details

A group of 60 to 300 armed men attacked Nalchik, the capital of Russia’s Kabardino-Balkaria republic in North Caucasus, early on Thursday. The militants were divided into several mobile groups and attacked in several directions. The headquarters of the republic’s interior ministry, federal security service and the military commissariat were …

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60 killed as Chechen gunmen attack in south Russia

More than 60 people were killed in the southern Russian city of Nalchik in attacks claimed by rebels from nearby breakaway Chechnya on government buildings, officials said. President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy to the region, Dmitry Kozak, said on state television the militants had seized hostages in a police station …

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Rice to visit Afghanistan to encourage progress

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice plans to visit Afghanistan to encourage continued democratic progress amid rising violence that authorities blame on resurgent Taliban militants. The State Department announced Tuesday that Rice will travel to Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan next week for discussions on economic development, security matters …

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Rice: Kyrgyzstan Events May Be Good Thing

The upheaval in Kyrgyzstan could wind up a democratic success story if political change occurs without violence, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday. It is too soon to know where the chaotic scene on the streets of the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek is leading, Rice said. “It doesn’t happen on …

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RUSSIA: RUSSIAN REGIONS READY FOR LOCAL GOVERNANCE REFORM -PRESIDENTIAL AIDE

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aide, Igor Shuvalov, announced at the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe underway in Kemerovo that all members of the Russian Federation are prepared to implement the local governance reform. “All the members brought their laws in compliance with the reform …

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MOLDOVA: MOLDOVAN, ROMANIAN PRESIDENTS DISCUSS TIES

Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin and his Romanian counterpart Traian Basescu discussed cooperation in the framework of international institutions, including GUAM, which unites Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova, and the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation. During Voronin’s visit to Romania, he and Basescu addressed joint energy projects and decided to …

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KYRGYZSTAN : KYRGYZ PARLIAMENT APPROVES OVERHAUL OF CABINET

The Kyrgyz parliament approved a restructuring of the government on Monday. Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who had submitted the new Cabinet for approval, “accepted proposals by deputies not to disband the Ministry of Transport and Communications and approved the creation of a State Committee for Migration and Employment,” deputy chairman …

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