OSCE agrees to fill four top jobs, ending months-long impasse

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which includes Russia and the United States and other former Cold War foes, formally agreed on Friday to fill four of its top jobs with new faces, ending months of deadlock and bickering.

OSCE agrees to fill four top jobs, ending months-long impasse
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