Media have given intense coverage to the case, in an Ontario courtroom, in which Colonel Russell Williams admitted to a string of killings, sexual assaults, and burglaries that included the theft of women's undergarments.
The military officers told RFE/RL that their hunger strike is merely a warning and will last just 24 hours. They are demanding increased pensions for retired military officers and the restoration of all benefits that have been cut recently.
The move comes after a massive scandal at the Kabul Bank in September that led to investigations of former executives over allegations that they had granted themselves huge loans off the books.
A jury in London's Old Bailey criminal court found Prince Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud guilty of murdering Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz at the Landmark Hotel in London on February 15.
U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Marie Yovanovitch has described her latest meetings with members of the Armenian-American community as "useful."
Police in the Czech Republic say they have arrested former Ukrainian Economy Minister Bohdan Danylyshyn on the basis of an international warrant alleging abuses while in office.
Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a sweeping overhaul but insisted there will be no cuts to spending on operations in Afghanistan, pledging better resources for personnel there.
A Ukrainian human rights activist and a journalist say they have been subject to police searches of their apartments or offices designed to put pressure on them over their activities.
Imprisoned Azerbaijani journalist Eynulla Fatullayev has begun a hunger strike in prison.
The director of NurBank in the southern Kazakh city of Shymkent is wanted by authorities for alleged embezzlement.
Kyrgyz lawyers defending ethnic Uzbeks allegedly involved in the ethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan in June are demanding protection.
Hundreds of people in Bishkek are continuing to protest the results of parliamentary elections that put in first place a party with ties to the ousted former president.