Putin at Ukraine’s Gate

Xinjiang Paramilitary Anti-terror Cop to Lead Hong Kong Garrison
Mali hit with sweeping sanctions over election delay
Bark But Little Bite? Sanctions Don’t Appear To Put Brakes On Trade Between EU And Belarus
Somalia leaders agree to hold delayed elections
Denmark’s spy chief detained over alleged ‘highly classified’ information leaks
Mali protests ECOWAS sanctions, closes borders
Sanctions force Norwegian Yara start Belaruskali potash sourcing wind-down
Mauritania explores renewable energy potential
Maersk edged off world’s largest shipping firm pedestal
Aid agencies suspend work in Tigray after deadly strike
Azerbaijan and Belarus eye further prospects of cooperation
Ruling military regime in Mali condemns and retaliates against ECOWAS sanctions
Finnish American helps Finland lead in cheerleading
Putin: No More Color Revolutions
China Offers Kazakhstan Security Support, Opposes ‘External Forces’
Biden Voices Concerns About Ethiopia Fighting in Call to Prime Minister
U.S. Mistakes Fed Putin’s Ukraine Temptation
Intel strikes Xinjiang reference from memo after backlash
Kyiv calls on new German government to unblock weapons supplies to Ukraine
US Treasury sanctions Nicaraguan officials ahead of Ortega-Murillo inauguration
Canada and Czech Republic strengthen military support for Ukraine
Bulgaria Wants ‘Real Results’ On 2017 Treaty Before Lifting Veto On Skopje’s EU Membership Talks
Russia says it doesn’t plan to invade Ukraine. US tells Russia to prove it by sending troops back to their barracks.
UK resumes sabre rattling with EU, threatens to suspend NI protocol
British MPs Urge to Freeze Assets of Nazarbayev’s Family
Greece fumes as Washington loses interest in EastMed gas pipeline
Polish diplomat fired after calling law regulating Holocaust speech ‘stupid’
Some Palestinians get legal status after years in Gaza limbo
Barclays return over £1,000 in cheques written in Welsh
Haiti’s Senate reconvenes after 1 year amid instability
BBC’s Digging for Britain barely mentioned Scotland despite digging there
Ecuador’s Lasso to visit China in February for debt negotiations
The REAL Scottish Politics: Anas Sarwar quashes hints of democracy
Catalonia launches first metaverse in Catalan to promote language and culture
Where to experience Sámi art and culture in Norway
No to “minority propaganda” in French schools, far-right’s Zemmour says
The long-lasting conundrum in Tajikistan’s Pamir region
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Hosts Annual Gingerbread House Contest
Xi Jinping replicating Mao’s Cultural Revolution in Tibet
Gomes calls for ‘consensus’ in charting Kanaky New Caledonia’s future
West Papuans to open branch office in Port Moresby, Wenda confirms
‘Enough is enough’, say PNG women over gender crimes by ‘callous men’
Joy Harjo is Teaching an Online Masterclass in Poetic Thinking
Flosse maps out plan for French Polynesia sovereignty
West Papuan liberation leader announces provisional government’s diplomatic missions around the globe
Metallica and Motorhead pay tribute to Budgie’s Burke Shelley
Kazakhstan government used convicts for pogroms preceding Russian-led intervention, founder says
Lukashenka’s regime convicts a soldier for taking part in protests
Taiwan showcases new warships in display of deterrence to China
Undersea cable connecting Norway and Arctic satellite station damaged
Retired Uyghur civil servant dies shortly after release from detention
Russia holds tank drills near Ukraine, sounds downbeat on talks
China destroys second revered Tibetan statue in Sichuan
2017 terror attacks in Catalonia orchestrated by Spain’s secret service, says former police official
FIFA probes Gabonese football allegations of paedophilia
ALL Under One Banner announces plans for Scottish independence rallies through 2022
Guinea keeps borders open with Mali hit by ECOWAS sanctions
Edward Lucas: Talks with Russia need to be on the West’s terms
Voodoo worshippers gather in Benin to pay their respects
Where Former Soviet Republics Stand Economically, 30 Years After Demise of USSR
Saudi Coalition, Yemeni Allies Capture Energy-Rich Shabwa Province From Houthis
Taiwan to launch $1 billion Lithuania credit fund amid Beijing pressure
EU ‘regrets’ Serbian PM participation in Bosnian Serb nationalist extravaganza
Estonian defense minister: Danish fighters, frigate are powerful deterrent
Ethiopian drone strike kills 17 on day of Biden-Abiy call
Bulgaria’s surveillance laws breach European human rights convention-ECHR
Blurring of Holocaust in Belarus mirrors Soviet treatment
Dry Season Increases Central Africa’s Herder-Farmer Clashes
Around a dozen Tibetans arbitrarily detained and tortured, second Buddha statue dismantled in Drakgo crackdown
Ahwazi refugee Abdolkhezer Dorghi with his seven children at risk of deportation from Turkey to Iran
Imprisoned Artist Luis Manuel Otero Terrifies the Cuban Government
Cherokee Nation helps launch United Nations’ International Decade of Indigenous Languages
L.A. County foster care system to ramp up services in Indigenous languages
We are responding to Russia’s actions, says Danish ambassador to Estonia
Used To Free Electricity, Kosovo’s Bitcoin Miners Are Now Facing Difficult Times
North Korea raises stakes with new Mach-10 hypersonic missile test
Four Israeli Women Arrested For Providing Intelligence To Iran
British armed forces radio daily broadcast covering Estonia deployment
Anti-vaxxers try to storm Bulgaria’s parliament
Tibetan man arrested for speaking against China’s language policy
Hungary Caps Prices On Basic Foods As Inflation Pinches Families Ahead Of Elections
Greece to consider extradition of Ukrainian convicted in Lithuania’s 1991 crackdown case
Behind Tycoon’s Purchase Of Southampton FC Is A Bitter Battle For Power In Serbia
Victims of ‘massacre’ in Myanmar’s Chin state were bound with throats cut
NATO Rejects Russian Security Demands, But Says It’s Open To More Diplomacy
Baltics in Talks to Increase NATO Troops on Their Soil: Estonian PM
Czech parliament chief urges Hungarians to kick Orbán out
Beninese pray to Voodoo’s sea goddess of fertility and beauty
Global Gateway is a great start for Europe to lead on climate action in developing countries
Belarus Loses Key Potash Transit Route Through Lithuania
Austrian FM: EU ready to help Lebanon if leaders reform
Israeli researchers claim to teach goldfish to drive a vehicle
Car bomb hits outside Mogadishu airport in Somalia; 8 killed
Lithuania’s President meets with Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Israel moves to resolve crisis after Bedouins protest
Mali: US rejects five-year electoral timetable
Hezbollah hosts conference in Beirut for Saudi opposition
World Bank forecasts weak growth in Eastern Europe as region braces for Omicron
Dakar’s governor bans motor-taxis in the capital
Welsh seaside town shoved London off top of Rightmove UK property search last year
Many Rwandans flee to DRC to “escape” vaccination
Sweden declares Russia as danger to Europe
Tunisia Imposes night Curfew ahead of Arab Spring Anniversary
French intelligence: Russia has 3 scenarios for invading Ukraine
Cameroon Senator Killed in Restive Anglophone Region
Culture minister calls for everyone to join national pact for Catalan language
Democrats push rival bill sanctioning Russia over Ukraine
After Kazakhstan unrest, relatives await detainees’ release
1991 January 13: Freedom Defenders Day in Lithuania
EU funds fact-checking website in Hungary ahead of crucial elections
The collective Putin and the collective West
Face masks ‘make wearers look more attractive’, Cardiff University study suggests
Baltics in talks to increase NATO troops on their soil
The West Is Right to Deny Russia a ‘Sphere of Influence’
Igualada kicks off Capital of Catalan Culture celebrations with concert on February 5
Africa takes vaccination into its own hands
Estonia’s NATO ambassador: Russia must soon decide which path to take
‘There will be no second opportunities’ for dialogue, Catalan president tells Madrid
Commission doesn’t budge as lawmakers push to investigate enlargement chief over Bosnia
Latvia, Lithuania, Poland Rapped Over Belarus Border Methods
Visits to Catalan ski resorts up one third on pre-pandemic levels over Christmas
Dozens of El Salvador journalists, activists hacked
Estonian president: NATO will fight for every square centimeter
Barça Femení to play in Camp Nou with fans for first time ever
Strike paralyzes Lebanon as economic conditions worsen
Lithuanians light candles in their windows to commemorate January 13 events
Japan reported to have conducted free navigation ops in South China Sea
UN forecasts lower global economic growth for 2022 and 2023
Take a look at photos from Barricades in Rīga center
Detailed US government study declares China’s maritime claims unlawful
At least 78 rights defenders killed in Colombia in 2021 – UN
Taiwan likens Beijing to Soviets, thanks Lithuania for precedent in freedom fight
After 4 years in detention, Uyghur brothers forced to work at factories in Xinjiang
New Czech centre-right government wins confidence vote in parliament
Families of Lithuania’s January 1991 victims sue Gorbachev over Soviet crackdown
Cambodian authorities worried about Candlelight Party
Militants’ bodies left to rot for years, in symbol of Libya’s disarray
How Lithuania’s minorities joined the fight for independence in 1991
Two Tibetan monks arrested, held with no word to their family
How Russian imperialism jailed Ukrainian dissidents 50 years ago and today
‘I didn’t leave Hong Kong, Hong Kong left me.’
World Bank predicts Belarus GDP fall
Sudan says police general killed in protest
Sudan Security Forces Fire Live Rounds, Tear Gas on Anti-Coup Protesters, Activists Say
NATO Secretary General speaks about threat of war after talks with Russia fail
Turkish Court Hands Life Sentence to Award-Winning Kurdish Journalist
Social economy can create sustainable wellbeing in Finland and throughout Europe
Nobel Panel: Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed Has ‘Special Responsibility’ to End Tigray Conflict
Fate of Nord Stream 2 linked to Russia’s behaviour in Ukraine, EU says
Former Syrian official convicted of crimes against humanity
Europe at greatest risk of war in 30 years, Poland warns
In Photos: Secret Czechoslovak Gulag Files Released
Denmark Accuses Russia, China, Iran of Posing Espionage Threat
Novi Sad Becomes European Capital Of Culture For One Year
Sweden boosts patrols on Gotland amid Russia tensions
Rights Groups Urge Kazakh Officials To Respect Rights After Unrest
Yazidis Laud France, Sweden for Launching Joint Probe to Prosecute IS Fighters
Aftermath: Peacekeepers And Destruction In Kazakhstan
Portugese MEP: International Support To Belarusian People May Become Turning Point
Campaign Against Nazarbaev And Cronies Of Kazakhstan’s First President Has Begun
Seven More European Countries Joined Extended Criteria For Sanctions Against Belarusian Regime
Moldova Pays Gazprom December Gas Bill, Asks For January Extension
Finland shares forestry expertise with Africa
Northern Marianas governor Torres impeached over corruption allegations
Rojava migrants take refuge in the Kurdistan Region’s Bardarash camp
Costa Rica, Panama & the Dominican Republic Prioritize Nicaragua
Five More Guantanamo Prisoners, Held Without Charge, Granted Release
The New Nicaragua – Kingdom of Surveillance, Silence & Fear
“Buy Indian Act” – Seeking to Do More Business with Indian-owned Businesses
How four men with a beach umbrella made history in the battle for Aboriginal sovereignty
Tahiti’s Flosse banned from public office after court defeat
US Special Coordinator of Tibetan Issues Uzra Zeya Calls for Direct Sino-Tibetan Dialogue Without Preconditions
Isaac ‘Iron’ Nicholas, the fearless PNG reporter who led from the front
Indigenous organisation calls on new Honduran government to protect life, culture, autonomy of communities
Cuba Ratifies Ban on Private Tourist Guides & Agencies
Telephone Spyware Targets El Salvador’s Independent Journalists
Expatriates rally for Hong Kong press freedom across UK, as scuffle ‘severely condemned’ by Chinese embassy
In Georgia, six months after the tragic death of journalist, authorities blame drug overdose
Lessons from More Than a Hundred Years of Affirmative Action in Hawai’i
Father Edeh disowns Pro-Biafra Facebook Post
A Young Evenk Leaves the Forest
UN chief to attend opening of Beijing Winter Olympics
Lavrov: discussion about withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian borders is out of question
Croatia’s population drops nearly 10 percent in a decade
North Korea registers 8 trademarks, 3 patents in 2021
Stoltenberg: Big powers cannot decide about smaller ones
EU launches investigation after Russia’s Gazprom reduces gas supplies to Europe
‘Deal to be done’ on NI protocol, says UK Brexit minister
Cambodian government is ‘playing with fire,’ defiant labor leader says
EU pledges cyber support to Ukraine, pins hopes on Normandy format
Finland has no plans to join NATO -foreign minister
China’s trade surplus surges to record $676.4B in 2021
China steps up repression in Xinjiang and Tibet
Unlike other sports stars, Andy Murray won’t play in Saudi
Sweden to Withdraw From French-Led Special Forces Mission in Mali
China touts support from Gulf states for Uyghur treatment
Philippines to buy India’s BrahMos supersonic missile
In rare move, Uruguay opens borders for residents infected with COVID-19
Ukrainian official sites under massive cyberattack with a Russian trace
Tunisian court sentences nine to death for killing a 1st sergeant in the army
Burkina Faso: Many detained for attempted destabilisation
Lisbon fined for sharing protesters’ data with targetted embassies
Russia preparing false-flag operation as pretext for Ukraine invasion, US warns
Shocked Ireland falls silent for murdered young woman
Ethiopia: opposition figure appeals to destruction of Tigray People’s Liberation Front
Netherlands won’t send diplomatic group to Beijing Olympics
Denmark to join diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics over human rights
Swedes step up military contingency over Russian activity
Ethiopia accuses WHO chief, Tedros of alleged “misconduct”
Businessman Zuravlovs faces criminal charges for calls against Latvia’s independence
Malians rally in support of the ruling junta, protest ECOWAS sanctions
Lithuania-China | A David and Goliath state of affairs
Tunisians defy ban to protest against president
Lithuanian PM: the flow of migrants to Belarus has stopped
Uyghur Man’s Long Journey to Freedom May End With Return to China
‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ the most popular book in Estonian libraries
Anxiety and Depression are Surging During Covid-19
China looks to France for better EU ties amid tension over Lithuania, sanctions
Airstrikes in Ethiopia’s Tigray Kill Over 100 Civilians This Year
Brussels backs Lithuania in row with China over Taiwan
British Intelligence Shines Light on Chinese Spy ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’
Catalonia: Jordi Cuixart steps down as president of pro-independence group Òmnium
Meta sued for $3.2 billion in UK class action lawsuit alleging Facebook exploited data
Greyfriars Bobby: Tributes paid to Edinburgh’s ‘truly loyal’ dog 150 years after death
Western Countries Urge Kosovo To Allow The OSCE To Collect Serb Referendum Votes
Spanish government delegate in Catalonia resigns
Armenia, Turkey Hold First Round Of Talks On Normalizing Ties, Agree To Hold More
David Rogers – the man writing Scotland’s ‘detailed prospectus for independence’
As Kazakhstan’s President Targets Nazarbaev’s Wealth, The Biden Administration Faces A Dilemma
Scot told to ‘prove eligibility for free NHS treatment’ after move to England
Taliban Threats To Uzbekistan, Tajikistan Underline Tension Between Militant Group And Central Asian Neighbors
Alister Jack backed independent Scots Tory party and offered it ‘significant sums’
1999 January 15: Račak massacre, Kosovo
Two Of Nazarbaev’s Sons-In-Law Pushed Out Of Key Energy Posts In Wake Of Kazakh Unrest
Statue of revered Tibetan monk seized by Chinese police
Estonian interior minister: Broad-based national defense in place
Rights groups urge countries to pressure China on human rights before Olympics
All bark, no bite? Despite sanctions, EU trade with Belarus at full speed
North Koreans in China struggle as work disappears
Cannon fodder and US puppets: what is Chinese propaganda saying about Lithuania?
Myanmar’s junta levels 5 new corruption charges against Aung San Suu Kyi
China’s trade war with Lithuania a ‘test’ the West cannot afford to fail
Outspoken news anchor reports from Myanmar’s jungles amid media crackdown
Getting rid of Boris Johnson is simply not enough for Scotland
Mali leaders join thousands at anti-sanctions rally
UK defence minister warns of ‘consequences’ if Russia invades Ukraine
China, Iran Begin Implementation of Sweeping Strategic Agreement
Ex-Nato secretary general: “Finland and Sweden could become members overnight”
Kashmiri Media Describe Toll of Legal Harassment
The Ticket Collector from Belarus — the Nazi killer who worked for British Rail
Hearings on Rohingya Genocide Case Set for February at World Court
Russian troop strength in North Caucasus same as at peak of Russo-Circassian War
Ethiopia on Edge of Humanitarian Disaster, UN Agency Says
Ukrainian Official Says Belarusian Intelligence Likely Behind Cyberattack
Kazakhstan Puts Unrest Death Toll at 225
Kosovo lawmakers reject holding Serb referendum in Kosovo
Yamal gas pipeline continues flowing eastwards from Germany to Poland
Kazakhstan activists recall path from protest to bloodshed
China Seen Backing ‘Digital Authoritarianism’ in Latin America
French Guiana’s Christine Taubira joins crowded France’s presidential race
Swedish police hunt for drone seen flying over Forsmark nuclear plant
Serbian environmental protesters reject lithium mining plans
Tonga Volcano Eruption Triggers Tsunami Warnings in Japan, Pacific Islands
UN envoy visits Western Sahara camps in new peace push
Gaudi’s story is an example of Catalan language battle
COVID, China, climate: Online Davos event tackles big themes
Canadian foreign minister to visit Kyiv next week to deter ‘aggressive actions’ by Russia
Hundreds of migrants set off from Honduras toward US border
Welsh minister criticises ‘grim’ property article that says English speaking parts of west Wales are ‘more desirable’
Guatemala’s president seeks jail terms of up to 30 years for people smugglers
Jamaica arrests suspect in connection to assassination of Haitian president
Singapore PM backs continued exclusion of Myanmar junta from ASEAN meetings
Catalonia’s future coast in the hands of the government, builders, and society
Hezbollah, Amal end boycott of Lebanon’s cabinet amid economic crisis
Hugo Torres: Hero against Somoza Jailed by Ortega
Afro-descendants in Costa Rica: A Movement for Justice & Equity
‘I didn’t ask for it!’: Four women fighting against gender-based violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Impending Flood of Methamphetamine Increased Vulnerabilities for Indigenous Women and Girls
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes to Host Annual “Would Jesus Eat Frybread?” Conference
IPOB Declares Sit-At-Home In South East On Tuesday Because Of Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial
Somaliland offers to resist growing Chinese influence in Africa as it seeks US recognition
Migrant caravan from Honduras stopped in Guatemala
UN launches renewed bid to resolve conflict in Western Sahara
Portugal’s election campaign begins under pandemic limits
China building 6 new settlements in disputed, barely habitable border with Bhutan
Serbia votes in referendum on constitutional changes
Somalia government’s spokesman wounded in suicide bomb attack
Lebanon faces internet service interruption amid fuel crisis
Brest school principal fired for posting real results of 2020 election
Pacific tsunami threat recedes, volcano ash hinders response
UN Agency Calls for International Action to End Sahel Conflict
Two people drowned by abnormally high waves in Peru after Tonga volcano
The End Of Main Currency Supplier In Belarus
Ethiopian diaspora torn by ethnic tensions in Tigray war
Mali’s Ousted President Keita Dies at 76
Jordanian officer dead after Syria border clash with gunmen
Russia moves Iskander missile systems from Siberia to Ukrainian border
Gunmen kill more than 50 in Nigeria’s northwest, residents say
Language Law For National Print Media Comes Into Force In Ukraine
Plaid Cymru calls for devolution of broadcasting to safeguard the future of Welsh media
Ukrainian Ministry Accuses Russia of Being Behind Cyberattack
China’s Belt and Road Initiative Ortega Wants to Join
How to measure Hong Kong’s mass exodus
Iparralde children, teachers and parents demonstrate for school children to be able to do their exams in #Euskara
A festival of witches and rituals in the Basque Pyrenees
Cree author poetry book meant to empower Indigenous kids
Mark Indigenous languages decade by making Inuktitut official in Canada: Inuit UN rep
Support for Indigenous languages is key to reconciliation
The Bolivian women who skateboard in traditional clothes