More than 1,250 people have been killed by police this year under the watch of the far-right president, who came to office promising a zero-tolerance approach to crime.
The letter allegedly urged the German government to "fundamentally rethink" its support for a range of organizations, including the Jewish Museum in Berlin.
More than 17,000 migrants are stuck in limbo inside over-capacity camps on Greece's Mediterranean islands.
The National Endowment for Democracy was created in 1983 to fund and proliferate pro-U.S. and pro-democracy institutions abroad.
The trick is finding a creative and powerful combination of social purpose and commercial interest.
Amnesty International slammed the law as a "draconian" attempt to stifle criticism.
Russian voters were more concerned about the state of their democracy during the presidency of Dmitry Medvedev than now.
Working in a poor country should result in a broadened worldview, not a new profile picture.
The D.C.-based nonprofit foundation is the first to be officially designated as an "undesirable organization" by Russian law enforcement.
The foundation, which has operated in Moscow for more than 20 years, said new laws had made it 'impossible to continue,' by placing the charity on a list of 'undesirable' organizations - a criticism it said was baseless.
Emerging powers are resorting to mechanisms like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to achieve their ends.
The Federation Council wants to outlaw twelve international NGOs, including Freedom House and the MacArthur Foundation.
Since helping Muslim victims of violence, foreign charities are being harassed by the Indian government.
One company is out to prove the private sector can solve the world's ailments.