Europe: Talking Basque, Catalan and Galician

Europe’s Ancient Freeze: New Study Reveals Ancient Cooling Wiped Out Early Humans

Migrant boats in the Mediterranean: Why are so many people dying?

Greenland and Faroe Islands issue stamp for Danish astronaut’s ISS mission
Uncovering the truth of the Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands
Latvia’s prime minister announces resignation
Dozens of Russian diplomats leave Moldova after expulsion order
Roma pushed to turn on Ukrainian refugees in Czech Republic
Romania Aims to Double Ukrainian Grain Transit Capacity
Georgia Marks 31 Years Since Abkhazia War
Targeted in Tbilisi: Advocate for Israel-Georgia Ties Survives Assassination Attempts
Villagers in Russia’s Dagestan Protest Summer-Long Water Outage

August 15: Liechtenstein National Day
Al-Qaida calls for ‘revenge’ attacks on Sweden and Denmark
Lawyers comment on complaints of natives of Dagestan and Chechnya about Ulyanovsk colony
At least 35 killed in fire, explosion at petrol station in Dagestan, Russia
Jonathan Littell: ‘Nothing Will Change In Russia Until It’s Defeated In Ukraine’

‘Little Italy’: tourists flock to Albania’s low-cost resorts
21st EU Youth Chess Championship kicked off in Czech Republic
Turkey hosted the first-ever independent Circassian event, a move that will unsettle Russia
Activist From Russia’s Chuvashia Flees Country After Court Convicts Her Of Extremism
20 Putin’s troops killed when fist-fight escalates into battle with grenade launchers and machine guns
Rights defenders report that Albagachiev was denied medical care
Dagestan: Law enforcers search house of journalist Svetlana Anokhina
Former Minister Of Russia’s Komi Republic Flees To United States To Avoid Conscription

Criminal complaint filed against Romanian police who beat a Romani man to death in Arad
Russian influence in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro
Clash of Moldova’s Two Orthodox Churches Complicates Chisinau’s Turn to the West
Slovakia spy chief facing criminal charges ahead of key vote
Murder of Alleged Crime Figure Shocks Bulgaria
China’s Defense Minister Promises to Boost Cooperation With Russian Ally Belarus
Armenia, Azerbaijan clash over plight of people in Nagorno-Karabakh
Human rights defenders register law enforcers’ activity in Ingush village of Zyazikov-Yurt
Putin talks of Russia as a multicultural paradise to hide his true colonialist colours

Türkiye’s Romani community struggles to integrate due to prejudice
Former Austrian leader Kurz charged with giving false evidence
North Macedonia Parliament Starts Session on Constitutional Change
Sánchez’s polyglot promise: Bringing Spain’s other languages to Brussels
Belarus would use nuclear weapons in the event of ‘aggression,’ Lukashenko says
Regular Postal Shipments between Moscow and Tbilisi Reach 4.6 Tons in Under 1.5 Months
Chechen Officials Praise Kadyrov’s Son for Beating Teenager Accused of Burning Koran
“I was one way or another a silent participant in that process”. Interview with the Russia’s Komi region minister, who asked for political asylum in the USA.

Sweden, Ukraine agree on joint production of armored vehicles
All Croatian final brings joy to the local crowd in Zagreb

1991 August 20: Day of Restoration of Independence of Estonia
Netherlands and Denmark confirm plans to provide Kyiv with first F-16s

Wildfires: EU mobilises new planes and firefighters for Greece
Orban basks in international limelight as Hungary hosts athletics championship
South Karelia awards 15yo boy medal of honour for delivering sister’s baby
Villages near Russia’s former Gulag capital Vorkuta are facing extreme river pollution
Recap of the Bering Strait Festival
Court Shuts Down Rights Group In Russia’s Mari El Republic

Czech Romani activists take legal action against online hate following release of neo-nazis from prison
Denmark boosts defence ministry in government reshuffle
Gaming: Firm that worked on Fortnite to open Wales office
Turkey accuses UN of losing its neutrality in Cyprus road spat
Petrol vanishes in handful of Russian regions following historically high prices
Official delegation from Tatarstan visits Cairo to discuss economic cooperation

August 23: European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
Poland and Malta: EU capitals for legal harassment of journalists
Back in the USSR: Life in Moldova’s post-Soviet stronghold
Time is running out to solve Moldova’s Transnistria question
Medvedev says Russia can annex Georgia’s breakaway regions of Abkhazia, South Ossetia
Trump indictments seized on in Tbilisi
Sweltering summer bodes ill for Georgia’s strays

1991 August 24: Ukraine Independence Day
Activists take legal action after Romani woman gives birth on pavement outside hospital in Romania
Can Basque, Catalan and Galician really become EU languages?
How Moldova’s climate plans are entangled with separatists and Russian troops
Noted Activist In Russia’s Bashkortostan, Ramila Saitova, Goes On Trial Over Anti-War Video
St. Petersburg Police Detain Woman Who Fled Chechnya Over Domestic Violence

“Young generations are waking up. They are worried as they realize something important could be gone”. Karelian language revival project gets more funding in Finland.
Turmoil hits Estonian Prime Minister Kallas over husband’s Russia ties
Denmark plans jail term for burning Quran in public
Russia threatens to annex Georgia’s territories and destabilize Moldova
Six Crimean Tatars Detained By De Facto Authorities In Russian-Annexed Crimea
We don’t want to join Russia, breakaway Georgian region warns
Ingush native Abdul-Malik Albagachiev goes on hunger strike in penal colony
“Young generations are waking up. They are worried as they realize something important could be gone”. Karelian language revival project gets more funding in Finland.

Norway Rebuilding Reindeer Fence Along Russian Border to Stop Costly Hooves’ Crossings

1991 August 27: Moldova Independence Day
Romania explosion: Huge blasts at fuel station kill two and injure dozens
Romania to bolster Ukraine export corridor despite Russian attacks

Malta, Libya Kick-Start Renewable Energy Feasibility Study
Russia again intimidates Moldova for helping Ukraine
Moldova’s Future Is In The EU, President Proclaims, As Country Celebrates Independence Day
This Crimean Tatar singer gives voice to her homeland with a new album
Putin’s Blackmailing Soldiers Into Fighting in Ukraine War, Video Alleges

An Effort to Focus on Long Overlooked Roma Suffering in the Holocaust
ECHR Slams Bosnian Political System as Undermining Democracy
Poland, Latvia, Lithuania will shut Belarus border if ‘critical incident’ occurs
Czech Republic Investigating Raiffeisen Bank’s Continued Russia Activities
Cyprus police arrest 21 people as tensions between locals and refugees rise
Karasin: Russia Does Everything Possible so China and India Recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia

August 30: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
Belgium halts shelter for single men seeking asylum
In the Faroe Islands, Art, Food and Fashion Take a Cue From Nature
Nagorno-Karabakh: ‘People are fainting queuing up for bread’
Russia is set to launch Islamic banking: All you need to know
The court in Cherkessk closes activist Kase Kik’s case

Ukraine: new research on Romani children in state care shows dangers posed by institutionalisation during war
Iceland allows whaling to resume in ‘massive step backwards’
German court sentences Russian man over plot to murder Chechen dissident

1939 September 1: Nazi Invasion of Poland and Beginning of WW2
RTÉ unveils a wealth of original Irish Language content for New Season
EU-Moldova “Roam like at Home” closer to reality
The Spectacularly Strange Land of ‘Mini-Russia’
Armenian soldiers killed in clash with Azerbaijan
Astrakhan: Russia’s least Russian oblast at the crossroads of emerging separatisms
Ukraine strengthens ties with Russia’s enslaved peoples

A course in the Crimean Tatar language is being launched at the Ukrainian Catholic University
In Ingushetia, investigators refuse to check prisoner Albagachiev’s complaint
Bahrain Attends Tatarstan Oil And Gas Forum

301 September 3: Feast of Saint Marinus, San Marino
2010 September 3: Belarus Journalist Aleh Biabenin Found Hanged
Latvia books first ever World Cup quarterfinals ticket with rout over Brazil
Lithuania shocks Team USA, hands them first loss in World Cup
Ireland seeks legal advice on court action against UK’s ‘Troubles’ legacy bill

EU’s only indigenous people vote in Finland’s Sámi Parliament elections
Sweden, EU Confirm Swedish National Held in Iran Since Last Year
World’s most body confident countries revealed: Malta tops the global league table
Malta Months Away from First Offshore Wind Tender, Identifies Six Floating Wind Areas
Crimean Tatar set to become Ukrainian defense minister at critical moment in conflict
Israel, Cyprus and Greece mull energy pacts – and yoghurt

The Faroe Islands is doing tourism on its own terms
Catalonia chief sets terms for Spanish left–wing coalition
Catalan fugitive Carles Puigdemont demands amnesty to support Spanish leader
Huawei files lawsuit in Portugal over ban on supplying 5G equipment
Moldova Reduces Russian Embassy Staff in Lead-Up to Busy Electoral Season
Romania-Moldova reunification: Three scenarios
How Europe’s Poorest Country Could Win the Green Energy Race
Fico looks set to defy the odds in Slovakia
Two dead as torrential rains hit Bulgaria
National alpagut athletes shine at Ethno Festival of Nomadic Civilization
Back jailed Russian socialist Boris Kagarlitsky
‘Yoshkin Cat’, Yoshkar-Ola, Mari El

Consistent Switzerland, Steady as Ever, Is Once Again the World’s Best Country
Kosovo still ‘highly volatile’ after May clashes, NATO commander says
Croatia Looks To Export Ukrainian Grain Through Adriatic Port
Greece 13th member of Three Seas Initiative; associate status for Ukraine, Moldova
Ukraine war: Romania reveals Russian drone parts hit its territory
Fighting Russia’s colonial legacy in the North Caucasus

Austria summons EU envoy for calling Russian gas payments ‘blood money’
Finland’s ex-PM Marin to join Blair think tank, leave parliament
Putin’s First War Victims Outside Ukraine Reveal Tragic Secrets
More indigenous men from Russian Arctic are killed in Moscow’s war of aggression

1278 September 8: Andorra National Day
1991 September 8: North Macedonia Independence Day
Cúla4 the first dedicated Irish language Children’s channel launches
Greece credit rating raised to investment grade for first time since debt crisis
Ukraine and Moldova – associated states in three seas initiative
Romania: Consternation at state’s response to Russian drone
Armenians alarmed by reports of Azerbaijani military buildup
Borrell in Tbilisi warns Georgia on Russia flights and rule of law
Georgia needs sweeping reforms to get EU candidate status, warns Josep Borrell
ECtHR awards compensations for suffered torture to natives of Southern Russia

Draft G20 statement: Respect ‘territorial integrity’ in Russia-Ukraine war
Samvel Shahramanyan Elected Artsakh President
Azerbaijan pledges to reopen Lachin Corridor to Nagorno-Karabakh
Reporter Elena Milashina cancels plans to travel to Chechnya
The Democratization of Russia: A Fantasy?

1967 September 10: Gibraltar National Day
2019 September 10: Albert Razin dies after self-immolation protesting Russian language policy in Udmurtia
Death toll from floods in Greece climbs to 15 amid growing anger against gov’t
Karabakh Separatist Leaders Say Deal Reached With Azerbaijan On Transport Corridors

1714 September 11: National Day of Catalonia
Wallonia Aims to Legalise Undocumented Immigrants to Fill Labour Gaps
What does Flanders Semiconductors stand for?
‘Where words end, the yoik begins’: The Sámi people’s struggles to preserve their tradition
Sweden to boost defence spending next year by almost 30%
Spain’s Catalonia celebrates national day amid negotiations
Armenia Holds Drills With US Troops Amid Rift With Russia

Andorra’s Prime Minister Comes Out as Gay with Encouraging Message for LGBTQ+ Youth: ‘You Can Prosper’
Baffled Montenegro Authorities Seek Answers After Tunnel Found Under Courthouse
Thousands mark Catalonia Day as regional parties become Spain’s kingmakers
Soviet invasions of Hungary and Czechoslovakia were wrong, Putin says
Czech Republic’s imports of Russian crude oil rise in first half of 2023
Central Asia Stars In Exiled Russian Rapper’s Wild Viral Music Video
Supreme Court Of Chechnya Mitigates Prison Sentence Of Opposition Bloggers’ Mother
Setting the Record Straight on Chechnya’s Anti-Gay Purge
A False “Buddhist Diplomacy”: State-Controlled Chinese and Russian Buddhists Support Each Other
Blogger In Tatarstan Gets Three Years In Prison For Calling On Russian Soldiers To Desert

Switzerland: Hundreds of sex abuse cases ‘tip of the iceberg’, say researchers
First look at Wales’ first dual-stream language school
Record-setting Andorra captain Lima retires after 26-year career
Moldova Expels Director Of Russia’s Sputnik State News Agency
Bulgaria ends ban on Ukrainian grain import
Hungary signals national ban on Ukrainian grain imports beyond Sept. 15
Fresh debris of Russian-style drones found in Romania
Nagorno-Karabakh receives first aid in months, but route to Armenia remains closed
Allegations surface that doctor ‘disappeared’ after treating Kadyrov
One month after huge Orthodox cross popped up in Svalbard, Russian bishop erects a similar holy landmark in Franz Josef Land
Ombudswoman participates in int’l conference in Tatarstan

Nurses begin second walkout in Isle of Man over pay and working conditions
Locals fear disaster as North Macedonia’s Lake Prespa recedes
Talks between Serbia and Kosovo break down again
Slovakia Expels Russian Embassy Employee
Slovakia finds itself in eye of illegal migration storm
Bulgaria, NATO discuss response to Russian blockade in Black Sea
American-Born MMA Fighter Elected to Russian Regional Parliament

September 15: International Day of Democracy
Channel Islands pride 2023 is happening this weekend
Slovakia’s president sues ex-prime minister for defamation as election tensions rise
Tatarstan rolls out flagships Tatneft and KamAZ to bring refinery and LAVs to Africa

1939 September 17: Soviet Invasion of Poland
1991 September 21: Armenia Independence Day
1908 September 22: Bulgarian Declaration of Independence
September 23: International Day of Sign Languages
September 26: European Day of Languages
1957 September 29: Kyshtym nuclear disaster, USSR
1938 September 30: Munich Agreement
1960 October 1: Cyprus Independence Day
2017 October 1: Catalan Independence Referendum
October 1 – 7: Banned Books Week
1934 October 6: Proclamation of the Catalan state
1991 October 8: Croatia Independence Day
October 10: World Mental Health Day
October 11: International Day of the Girl Child
1552 October 12: Fall of Kazan, Tatarstan
October 14: Defender of Ukraine Day
1940 October 15: Catalonia president Lluís Companys executed by firing squad
1991 October 18: Azerbaijan Independence Day
1984 October 19: Murder of Polish priest Jerzy Popiełuszko by security service