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[JURIST] European Union (EU) [official website] foreign ministers agreed on Monday to increase military presence in the Central African Republic (CAR) [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], and EU member states and other international donors also raised half a billion dollars [press release] in order to provide humanitarian assistance in the … [read more]

[JURIST] The European Union (EU) [official website] on Monday urged [statement, PDF] Ukraine's government to repeal a series of laws [materials] that limit the right to protest government actions. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich [official website, news archive] signed an anti-protest bill into law [JURIST report] last week amid widespread protests. … [read more]

[JURIST] The National Coalition [official website, in Arabic], the main opposition group in Syria, announced [text, press release] on Monday that it will not attend peace talks this week in Switzerland unless the UN withdraws its invitation to Iran to attend the talks. In a press release, National Coalition head … [read more]

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