Ministers agree way for Russia to rejoin Europe’s human rights body

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HELSINKI (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from the Council of Europe, the continent’s chief human rights watchdog, reached an agreement on Friday that opens the way for Russia to return to the organisation, resolving a dispute that began after Moscow’s seizure of Crimea. The agreement follows efforts by France and Germany to find a compromise among […]

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