Russia and Ukraine Reach Deal at Geneva Meeting

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RT America on Apr 17, 2014

Russia, Ukraine, the US and the European Union have agreed to a de-escalation of tensions in eastern Ukraine. After meeting for seven hours in Geneva, Switzerland, all of the parties signed an agreement condemning violence, promising reforms of the Ukrainian constitution and offering amnesty to protesters who leave seized government buildings and turn over their weapons. Representatives from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe will be allowed to monitor the implementation of the agreement. Lindsay France speaks to RT’s Egor Piskunov, who attended the signing and breaks down the details of the agreement.

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Ahmadinejad: What befell freedom of speech? + Speech at Durban II conference + transcript

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Update: April 21, 2009 Added link to the transcript; added full speech

PressTV
Mon, 20 Apr 2009 18:30:32 GMT

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has questioned the advocates of “freedom of speech” about the sincerity of their conviction.

After Israeli advocates staged a walkout in the midst of the Iranian president’s speech at the UN anti-racism summit, President Ahmadinejad criticized the “so-called advocates of freedom of information.”

“Why is it that the so-called advocates of freedom of information fear hearing other people’s opinions,” the Iranian president asked.

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via Ahmadinejad: What befell freedom of speech?

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