• Secret Audit Report Links Missing $1 Billion To Moldovan Businessman
    Moldova's parliament speaker has released a confidential consultant report into the disappearance of nearly $1 billion from three Moldovan banks in November 2014. The report traces an elaborate plan to stealthily take control of the three banks by purchasing dozens of small, seemingly unconnected stakes -- culminating in an orgy of lending over three days.
  • U.S. Concerned Over 'Callous' Treatment Of Savchenko
    The United States said it is concerned over the “callous and outrageous” treatment by Russia of Ukrainian pilot and parliament member Nadia Savchenko.
  • Saudi King Warns Of Iran Threat
    Saudi Arabia's King Salman told Gulf monarchs they must stand up to Iran, as he hosted a regional meeting also attended by French President Francois Hollande.
  • Leading Human Rights Defender Arrested In Iran
    Narges Mohammadi, the deputy head of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC) co-founded by Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, was arrested on May 5 at her home in Tehran, according to her husband.
  • Russian 'Assault' Video Grabs National Headlines, Shines Light On Police Response
    The manager of a well-known Russian poet says she was assaulted by two men as she walked past a rehearsal for the May 9 Victory Day celebrations in central Moscow in an incident that has grabbed national headlines due to the guarded response by police to the alleged attackers.
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