The Ukrainian government is defending the credibility of one of its junior ministers after a series of naked photos of her were dug up from social media. The country’s 24-year-old deputy interior minister, in charge of European integration, has already faced questions over her experience and pedigree for the job. Source Independent
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Black-clad activists protesting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration smashed store and car windows in Washington on Friday and fought with police in riot gear who responded with pepper spray and stun grenades. Source reuters
Japan and India are finally moving to fructify their partnership for development of the Chabahar port in Iran with Tokyo committing investment to help improve Afghanistan’s access to the port. Source Times of India
The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions against Republika Srpska’s nationalist leader, Milorad Dodik, saying that he is actively obstructing efforts to implement the 1995 Dayton accords that ended the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Source Radio Free Europe