Lest we Europeans feel smug about our supposed eradication of the barbarity that is capital punishment, it is worth noting that judicial killing (you cannot call it “murder” when it is legally sanctioned) is still practised in one enclave of the continent. More here, from a grieving mother.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Following the deadly clashes in Ukraine's capital, the Obama administration and European governments are talking about imposing punitive sanctions, the Kremlin has blamed the West for stirring up trouble and the pope... Read Post
GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. Read Post