U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tackled Russia on Saturday over its human rights record, meeting editors of a slain journalist and complaining about a new law for foreign aid groups. Rice also discussed sanctions on North Korea following its nuclear test and urged both Russia and Georgia to reduce tension between their countries. Before meeting President Vladimir Putin, Rice hosted at her hotel the editors and son of murdered investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, a fierce critic of Putin who was gunned down last month outside her home. “Obviously the fate of journalists in Russia is a major concern,” Rice said. Full Story
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