For the past four years, the Russian government has sought to silence critics of government policy, accusing them of being disloyal, foreign-sponsored, or even traitorous.
Too often regional conflicts and threats to peace that only a few decades ago would have quickly burned themselves out, can now quickly turn into a global threat.
Albania's Constitutional Court upheld a law to vet judges and prosecutors for possible corruption, rejecting an appeal from opposition parties.
Interfaith cooperation among religious communities around the world is a powerful counterbalance to hate, violence, and injustice, said U.S. Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein.
On Christmas, millions of Americans will exchange gifts, worship together in their various ways, then gather perhaps with family and friends to complete the celebration over dinner.
NATO members must always reaffirm the importance of collective defense and democratic solidarity, said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
The partnership between the United States and Germany has a long history and is rooted in their common understanding and commitment to NATO and to a Europe that is whole and free.
The Ukrainian film director was arrested in Crimea in 2014 shortly after Russia's occupation of the peninsula in retaliation for his vocal opposition to the occupation.
"We advance the security and prosperity of our citizens when we advance the timeless principles that are at the heart of the OSCE."
In response to Russia’s illegal aggression against Ukraine, the United States, the European Union, and a number of other countries, applied targeted sanctions against Russian individuals, businesses and officials.
Russian President Vladimir Putin recently signed an agreement establishing a joint military force between Russia and leaders in Abkhazia, a so-called “breakaway” region of Georgia.