Russia Casts Shadow on U.S. Election

According to Reuters, U.S. election officials have been warned Russia may attempt to discredit this year’s election by posting false reports of voter fraud. The U.S. government formally accused Russia of cyber-attacks against the Democratic Party in early October, and it is estimated that the voter registration databases of at least 20 states were targeted, although there is no evidence to suggest the attacks were successful.

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Russia Voted Off Human Rights Council

On October 28, the United Nations General Assembly voted by secret ballot to elect 14 new states to serve on the Human Rights Council. As inter-governmental body within the U.N., the 47-member council is responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights all over the world.

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