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Did Trump Commit High Crimes and Misdemeanors?
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn, Professor Emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, discusses the legal framework of a potential Trump impeachment...Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has responded to the crescendo of outrage by appoin (More)
Russia finalizes annexation of Crimea
Russian President Vladimir Putin [official website; JURIST news archive] on Friday signed legislation making Crimea officially part of Russia. The bills passed the House almost unanimously despite significant international criticism. Others have cal (More)
Russia lawmakers endorse annexation of Crimea
The Russian State Duma on Thursday voted nearly unanimously to approve Russia's annexation of Crimea despite threats of further sanctions from Western powers. The vote coincided with the arrival of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile (More)
US-Russia nuclear arms treaty enters into force
The US and Russia on Saturday formally inaugurated the New START treaty [materials, PDF; JURIST news archive], an agreement intended to reduce nuclear arms in both countries. At the security conference in Munich, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinto (More)
Obama signs documents ratifying New START treaty
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed documents ratifying the New START treaty [materials, PDF; JURIST news archive], an agreement between Russia and the US intended to reduce nuclear arms in both countries. Russian President Dmitri Medved (More)
US, Russia leaders look ahead to new nuclear arms reduction treaty
In a telephone conversation Saturday, US President Barack Obama and Russia President Dmitry Medvedev approved of progress towards the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty since 1991. Wrapping up talks on the treaty to replace the recently expire (More)
US, Russia agree on nuclear arms reduction treaty
The US and Russia have reached an agreement for the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty since 1991, official said Tuesday. The landmark treaty, which will replace the recently expired Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty , will include significant red (More)
US rejects Russian security treaty proposals
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday dismissed [transcript; press release] two Russian proposals for new European security treaties and reaffirmed US commitment to "unified" European security. In prepared remarks delivered at the (More)
Russia foreign minister says US nuclear arms treaty imminent
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov [official profile; BBC profile] said Friday that nuclear arms reduction negotiations with the US are likely to resume in early February and will soon result in a landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty. The trea (More)
Sri Lanka to order independent probe of human rights abuse allegations
Sri Lankan Minister for Disaster Management and Human Rights Mahinda Samarasinghe announced Monday that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to appoint an independent committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations in that natio (More)