The burned out 'Press House' is seen in central Grozny, Russia. (Dec. 4, 2014.)
On December 9, the newly constituted Kosovo Assembly voted in a new governing coalition, ending the lengthy period of government formation since the June elections.
“This sets the stage for the difficult but necessary process of implementing reforms and delivering results."
Abkhazia, an occupied territory of Georgia, recently signed a so-called treaty with Russia that reportedly calls for the development of a joint Russian-Abkhazian military force and gives Russia a role in Abkhazia’s foreign affairs.
“As we remember Kristallnacht, let us remember our moral responsibility, both as government officials and as individuals, to speak out against all forms of hatred and intolerance.”