2016 11 20 Sunday

November 18, 1955: Independence Day of Morocco

Latvia turns 98


How World War III Could Begin in Latvia

How A Trump Administration Looks From Lithuania

Baltic countries ‘justified’ in concerns over Putin, top NATO general

Balochistan: No end to military operations: Five killed in Dera Bugti

Greater Balochistan: How and Why Political and Economic Marginalisation Should Be Brought to an End

After hurricane, Haiti to hold long-awaited vote

Europe’s first cathedral in a decade inaugurated in Norway

The world’s best cheese comes from Norway

Nuclear bunker in Albania reopens as museum of communist persecution

Albania holds first ever Albanian Diaspora summit

Albania to provide subsidies for citizens scrapping old cars

Albania promotes first woman as army general

“Foreigners come here and want to see a shaman” – photo guide aims at an accurate image of the Sámi

Indigenous leader Andrea Mason named Australian Businesswoman of the Year

Indigenous leaders demand action on violence against Aboriginal women

Aboriginal TV network seeks U.S. expansion

Georgia – one of Europe’s least corrupt nations

‘Georgia Awaits You’ New program for Georgian diaspora announced

Council of Europe concerned by hard human rights situation in Georgia’s occupied regions

Trump Tower project to resume in Batumi

Cyprus edges towards reunification after landmark talks

Cyprus: Donald effect, post-truth and other enigmas

Cyprus referred to EU court of justice over internal market failures

Backlash against second home ownership in Cornwall is gathering momentum

Putting Namibia on the World Music Map

Supporters of California independence move to challenge Democrats

Letters II: Robert Burns spoke enough of independence to put his liberty at risk

Beyond GERS: How to calculate the finances of independent Scotland

Alba/Scotland: Wee Ginger Dug: What are we waiting for? The time to start indy campaign is now …

Who speaks in a referendum? Scotland’s Indyref TV news coverage

Scottish parliament asks UK to ring-fence Scots EU single market membership

Wales and Scotland could follow a ‘Norway model’ of EU membership after Brexit, says Adam Price

Scotland and Wales allowed to intervene in Brexit court case

Cymraeg is among most difficult Western European tongues to master

Macedonia charges 10 spies in wiretapping scandal

Macedonia’s ex-leader, ousted after scandal, seeks re-election

Putin adds Moldova to eastern club

Outgoing Moldovan President Repeats Call For Withdrawal Of Russian Troops

Women Entrepreneurship Day: Luxembourg needs more women entrepreneurs

CNN surprised about Luxembourg plans to go into space

Tens of thousands march on Croatia Independence War anniversary

Croatia marks 25th anniversary of Vukovar massacre

Croatia working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase security of energy supply

Croatia: Readers’ Choice Destination of the Year 2016

Dalai Lama preaches in Mongolia, risking China’s fury

Meet the retired North Tyneside postman who is changing lives in Mongolia

Listening tour hears Inuit call for cross-border polynya management

Denmark, Greenland in “crisis” over US bases

Ménage à Trump: Trump, Thule and America’s uncertain Arctic future

Plan to build five publicly run visitor centres in Greenland

November is Native American Heritage Month

Indian Country Was Like America … Only More So

A Deadly Month: Police Shootings of Natives Spike in October

Google Honors Native Heritage Month with Native Writer James Welch Doodle

UN Denounces Abuse of Free Assembly Rights for Water Protectors Standing Against DAPL

Largest Bank in Norway Sells Its Assets in Dakota Access Pipeline

Palestinians support indigenous Dakota pipeline protests: “We stand with Standing Rock”

Indigenous Bolivian dresses go global

Proofs of direct Russian military involvement in war against Ukraine in #Donbas presented at #NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Ukraine Hopes to Score a US Presidential Visit

Ukrainians worry they’re the big losers in the U.S. election

McCain warns against another ‘reset’ with Russia

US and EU agree to keep sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

Evidence says, shooting of Euromaidan activists was planned

Johnny Depp joins campaign in support of Ukrainian director and Kremlin’s political prisoner Oleg Sentsov

Russian President Putin’s presidential plane chased across Switzerland by fighter jets

UN urges Switzerland to improve gender equality

‘The ethical urge’ powers fair trade in Switzerland: Study

Multinationals fear for Switzerland as a business location

Tensions boil over in overcrowded Greek migrant camp

Greek police, protesters clash in Athens during Obama visit

How Donald Trump Disrupted President Obama’s Plans for a Victory Lap in Greece

4th Bailout Seems Inevitable for Greece

pro-Russian Serbian nationalists in Montenegro on Putin and Trump: “Let’s make the world great again — together”

Russian Tycoon Sues Montenegro Over Aluminum Plant

Welcome to Putinovo: Tiny Serbian village wants name change

Montenegro Names Russian Suspects In Alleged Coup Plot

Iran’s Kurdistan Democratic Party set to elect new leader

Strong Kurdish leadership will lead to independence: former US Army General

What is preventing Kurdish independence?

Kurdish start-up incubator partners with Global Entrepreneurship Network

Rojavan authorities arrest members of Kurdish opposition party, shut down radio station

Czech couple involved with Kurdish group facing terror charges in Turkey

Turkey inciting extremist groups to attack Kurds in Belgium

Scots Kurdish solidarity activists step up fight as Turkey continues clampdown

Turkey shuts down 370 NGOs in new step towards tyranny: Kurdish organization

Co-mayorship of a man and woman practiced at Kurdish municipalities a crime: Turkey Interior Minister

Turkey bill to pardon statutory rape if perpetrators marry victim

Ahwazi: Student Brutally Beaten for Selling Flowers

Assyria: Lawsuits Filed by Turkish Government Threaten Existence of World’s Oldest Orthodox Monastery

Yazidi Women Fighters: ‘We Hope for Battle’

Kurdish PM opposes Canada’s ‘organized migration’ of Yazidis

In battered town seized from IS, Iraq’s Yazidis dream of return

Southern Azerbaijan: Activists Languish in Prison After Raising their Voices Against Ethnic Discrimination

Tibetan nursery rhythms

Tibetan monk released from Chinese prison in poor health

Two Tibetan Women Missing After Staging Peaceful Protest in Ngaba

Twenty Tibetans arrested for anti – mining protest in Dechen County

Tibet: Refugees Bear the Brunt of Closer China-Nepal Ties

The upper Han: world’s rising superpower has a particular vision of ethnicity and nationhood

China holds ‘World Internet Conference’ as censorship intensifies

Over 100 West Papuan people arrested for peacefully demonstrating

West Papua National Committee mediating for legal right of self determination is 8

Goldmine that funds illegal occupation of and genocide in West Papua

West Papuans needs the support from international community, esp in Pacific

East Timor Minister Constâncio Pinto Reflects on 25th Anniversary of Santa Cruz Massacre

International community intensifies its efforts to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara

European Conference of Support and Solidarity with the Saharawi People speaks out for decolonisation of Western Sahara

Morocco Pushes Huge Renewables Agenda In Disputed Western Sahara

Lithuania’s first post-independence leader Landsbergis honoured with France’s highest award

In Estonia, Caution but Surprising Cheers for Trump’s Victory

Estonia: new coalition will fund center to investigate crimes of communism

Serbia defense ministry says weapons missing from warehouse

Israeli forces kill Palestinian protester near Gaza

Declaration of Independence barely remembered in Palestine

Trump could kill off what’s left of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process

Slovakia comes to grips with proudly neo-Nazi party

Slovak presidency proposes ‘effective solidarity’ on migration

EU chair Slovakia presses eastern states’ migration agenda, stirs anger

Slovenia: Constitutional right to water “must flow down to” Roma communities

Roma designer hopes fashion can build bridges in Hungarian society

Hong Kong court dismisses legal bid to unseat pro-independence lawmaker Lau Siu Lai

Lebanon, your future is waiting …

Jamaica cops highest ranking in international aviation standards in the Caribbean

Jamaica House to go solar

Jamaica Observer: Donald Trump is the greatest!

What Does Trump’s Presidency Mean For Belarus?

Lessons From Montenegro: Is A Coup Possible In Belarus?

Three ‘Thorns In The Flesh’ Of Belarus-Poland Relations

How Belarusian Oil Imports Change Geopolitics In Eastern Europe

Danish high court declares Uber an illegal service

Why Denmark is no longer seen as global green leader

Eritrea: Nationals Abroad Hold Discussion On National Issues

Italy and Austria elections keep Europe on edge

Finland pining for post-Nokia economic champion

Finland has one of the best education systems in the world — here are 4 things it does better than the US

Singapore executes Nigerian and Malaysian for drug trafficking offences after appeals rejected

The Potential Of Geothermal Energy: Lessons From Iceland

Iceland does not face another bust, but its economy looks lopsided

Secret to Iceland’s Tourism Boom? A Financial Crash and a Volcanic Eruption

China’s Arctic ambitions take shape in remote Iceland valley

Czech lawmakers seek to make defaming the president a crime

No better US ambassador for Prague than Trump’s ex-wife, says Czech president

Schindler’s Czech factory will be given new life as a Holocaust memorial and museum

Kosovo says it’s foiled ISIL attack against Israeli football team

How the Māori LGBTQ Community Became a Family

Calls for a National Māori Research Strategy

Life for Indigenous Australians ‘stagnating, worsening’

Azerbaijan marks National Revival Day

Poll Shows Catalans Evenly Split on Independence From Spain

Catalonia: ‘Junts Pel Sí’ would win new elections but pro-independence forces could lose majority

Spain appoints Catalan MP Enric Millo as new delegate of the Spanish executive in Catalonia to show “negotiating disposition”

Puigdemont praises Catalonia’s economic strength despite Spain’s “negligence”

The United States has added the deputies of the State Duma, elected in Crimea, to the sanction list

NATO says Crimea still a concern, day after Trump-Putin call

International Criminal Court demolishes Russia’s narrative on Crimean annexation

Hague Court rules against Moscow on Crimea, so Moscow withdraws from Rome Agreement

UN committee adopts resolution recognizing Russia as occupying power in Crimea

Armenia votes against draft resolution on Crimea and Sevastopol in UN

Jailed & now subjected to punitive psychiatry for being Muslim in Russian-occupied Crimea

Rada approves budget to finance Crimean Tatar TV channel

Authorities of Crimea to open criminal cases for each meeting of Mejlis