2016 10 28 Friday

Independence Day in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Independence Day of Turkmenistan

Czechoslovak Independence Day


NATO bolsters presence in Eastern Europe as Russia tension rises

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Russia ‘could smash NATO forces in Baltic in less than THREE DAYS’

If we don’t stand up to Putin, there really could be war: MAX HASTINGS

Lithuania issues manual on what to do if Russia invades

Sweden Draws Closer to NATO as Russia Tensions Rise

Into the heart of godlessness, Pope Francis heads for Sweden

Violence Against Indigenous People Climbs as Land Conflicts Escalate

Goldbloom Awards: Dafina Savic sheds light on plight of Roma community

Armenia: Divided Within?

Pro-EU, pro-Russia forces head-to-head in Moldova vote

Rival Cyprus Leaders to Continue Peace Talks in Switzerland

Second day of Spanish investiture debate centres on Catalonia’s push for independence

Catalan Independence Party Defies Rajoy, Warns Referendum to Be Called Soon

“If Catalonia can’t vote within the current legal framework, we will create a new one”

Malta will play no part in the atrocities committed by Russia in Syria

Albania is endangered by drugs and corruption

Turkey shuts off internet service in 11 Kurdish cities

Turkey labels anyone who is pro-Kurd as ‘terrorist,’ Kurdish MP complains

Turkey-Kurdish rivalry complicates push against Islamic State in Syria’s Raqqa

Turkey Shutters Popular Kurdish Kids Channel

Slovenia starts burial of WWII mass killing victims

Czech President’s Snub Of Holocaust Survivor Outrages Countrymen

Dalai Lama Visiting Arunachal Pradesh Not A Problem: India

Office of Tibet representative meets US Special Coordinator for Tibet

Indonesia is NOT Melanesia. West Papua is Melanesia

Kuwait fires up its first solar power plant as electricity demand grows

Belarus: Workers In Navapolatsk Get Weird “Certificates” Instead Of Wages

Belarus Misses Political Will to Carry Out Reforms

Bulgaria and NATO boost cooperation on cyber defence

Supermajority coalition set to govern Greenland

Real Madrid get a Basque bashing in Euroleague

Care crisis revealed among Australia’s aboriginal children

Aboriginal, environmental groups to sue Canada over Petronas LNG project

Can the 3,000-year Jewish presence in Jerusalem be erased by a resolution, just passed with the support of 24 members of UNESCO?

Hong Kong pro-independence lawmakers storm council chamber despite ban

Nunavut adopts Finland’s baby box program to reduce infant mortality

Why Iceland’s women are leaving work at precisely 2:38 p.m.

Miss Iceland quits pageant after being told to lose weight

Prosecuted under Russian occupation for honouring Victims of Crimean Tatar Deportation

Crimean Tartars ‘worse off’ under Putin than Stalin

Online Voting Isn’t as Flawed as You Think—Just Ask Estonia

EU organic crop farming on rise – biggest shares in Austria, Sweden, Estonia

The disappearing journalists of the North Caucasus

Azerbaijan gas loans under threat after NGO ultimatum

Kosovo’s ultimatum: Recognition or no resumption of Serbia’s EU integration

Denmark still the best in Europe for business

Leaked Xinjiang Police Report Describes Circumvention Tools as ‘Terrorist Software’


2016 10 27 Thursday

Zambia Independence Day – so what?

Austrian National Day


Boosting NATO’s presence in the east and southeast

Nato states pledge troops to Russia-deterrent force

New pipeline will end Finland’s energy isolation

Finland just got big help from the EU to break its dependency on Russian energy

Gazprom and Brussels agree to settle long-running dispute

US Announces Deterrence, Defense Buildup in Europe

Jerusalem’s Gypsies: The community with the lowest social standing in Israel

Romania’s ‘invisible’ Roma battle for identity

Appearance and reality in Greece

Doing business in Greece gets ever harder

Thousands of Greek Businesses Flee to Bulgaria

Russia is losing public support in Armenia

It’s Hard To Be Gay in Armenia

“Armenian Studies in the Arab World”

Bulgaria, Europe’s ‘most corrupt country,’ cracks down – again

Bulgaria to pay 600 mln euros to Russia over cancelled nuclear project

Bulgaria completes upgrade to extend life of Kozloduy nuclear reactor by 30 years

Moldovan presidential candidate withdraws to boost pro-EU camp

Moldova: 28 police officers detained on bribe suspicions

A Pivotal Moment Looms for Moldova

Some 2,000 people march for Romania’s union with Moldova in Bucharest

Cyprus peace talks move to Switzerland

Southern Mongolia: Monitored Human Rights Activist Dies of Cancer

Russia and Belarus hold joint military drill on Europe’s border

Belarus Opens Up? The Government Announces Visa-Free Entrance

Belarus: Pension Of Working Pensioners To Be Cut By 40%?

Number Of Hrodna Residents Eager To Emigrate to U.S. Grows By 10 Times

Rwanda: Corruption Is a Human Right Violation

South Sudan: Armed Groups Free 145 Child Soldiers

Somalia: IS-Affiliated Militant Group Seizes Port Town

Mauritius Has Potential for Offshore Wind Farms

Georgia joins Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation

Stoltenberg: NATO must react, we see Russia’s will to use forces vs Georgia, Ukraine

130 Georgian products apply for geographical indications

Macedonia Presses On With Market Reforms

Montenegro’s Prime Minister Resigns, Perhaps Bolstering Country’s E.U. Hopes

Serbia unmasks plot to sway election in neighbouring Montenegro

Number of asylum seekers in Sweden dropped 80% last year

Sweden: Russian warships in the Baltic ‘worrying’

Sweden wants emission- free cars in EU by 2030

Kuwait starts up its first solar power plant

Albania’s constitutional court suspends law key to EU hopes

Kurdish women fight odds to broadcast on women’s rights

Protests Flare in Turkey After Kurdish Co-mayors Arrested on Terror Charges

Kurdish YPG will be part of coalition effort to isolate Raqqa: U.S. commander

Turkey Threatens to Launch Ground Operation in Iraq, Citing Kurdish Terror Threat

It’s time for a new peace process between Turkey and the Kurds

Mosul offensive: Turkish and Kurdish forces launch attacks on IS

Turkey hits ISIS in Iraq following Kurdish request

Turkey launches probe against four Kurdish MPs

Syria’s Kurds restore ancient names to Arabised towns

Sweden increases military advisers in Kurdistan Region

Scotland prepares to celebrate Kurdish struggle on International Kobane Day

Iranian Kurdish leaders warn that party splits have harmed their cause

Why existence of Kurdistan is no longer disputable

In Lebanon deal, Iran wins and Saudi retreats

Israeli army says soldier wounded by shots fired from Lebanon

Syria refugees in Lebanon now get aid with debit card

The blending of Lebanon and Syria

Ethiopia Rules Out Early Elections to Address Unrest

Diaspora media movement shaping the coverage of Ethiopia’s protests

Inside Tibet: Our Journey to The Rooftop of The World

Tibet: Jigme Gyatso is Released From Prison in Gansu

Why should Asian nations be cautious about China?

Kusho Bagdro: Activist, Author, Ex-Political Prisoner

West Papuans fought alongside Australian troops in WWar2 – Now West Papuans suffer genocide and illegal Indonesian occupation

West Papuan men brutally tortured by the Indonesian military

How Yazidi Women Are Fighting Back Against ISIS

Canada unanimously votes in favour of resettling Yazidis

Yazidi Children Screamed and Cried Outside the Door While ISIS Fighters Raped Their Mothers

‘If you can’t save us, please bomb us’: The U.S. must help free enslaved Yazidi women in Mosul

Who Will Rule Nineveh After ISIS?

Slovakia outlaws far-right train patrols targeting Roma

Slovak NGOs Ease Migrant Integration Locally But Need Political Support

County, Duchy, Nation or Country? The Case For Cornwall – Part 12

Cornwall’s great inter Celtic Festival!

Cornish language petition clears 10,000 name hurdle, forcing government to respond

Proposed ‘Devonwall’ constituency makes a mockery of Cornwall’s identity, say Greens

Cornwall Lib Dems Oppose Devonwall

Finland: over 400,000 living on less-than-minimum budget

Finland’s economy among worst in EU

Finland: Foreign nationals suspects in 1/5 of sexual offenses

Finland ranks in top 3 travel destinations for 2017

Cleveland Indians: Native Americans rally against logo

Native Americans ignored when police brutality is viewed as black and white

Pro-Independence Hong Kong Lawmakers Won’t Be Allowed to Take Office Until Court Rules

Pro-independence Hong Kong legislators speak at National Taiwan University

Norwegian Minister Tells Muslims: ‘We Eat Pork, Drink Alcohol And Show Our Face’

Denmark’s queen: Living here doesn’t make you Danish

Denmark continues to plummet down gender equality index

Gender inequality gets worse in Switzerland

Swiss firm fired for firing Muslim with headscarf

‘Despite the franc, Switzerland is doing well’

Russia’s First Crimean Political Prisoner Found After More Than Two Years

10-year sentence for being a Crimean Tatar and Muslim?

Russia refuses to return Crimean political prisoner Sentsov back to Ukraine

Russia legalizes state kidnappings to ’fight terrorism’

Azerbaijan sentences youth activist to 10 years in prison

Conference on Property Rights for Women in Kosovo

Kosovo still dreams of EU and NATO membership

Prosecutor indicts Kosovo crime ring led by ex-lawmaker

Official song of World Floorball Championships launched in Latvia

Ethnic clashes replacing ‘dedovshchina’ abuse in Russian military units

Putin Visits Crimea, Calls Tatar Activists ‘Amazing Idiots’ And ‘Stupid’

Unwelcome Visitor: Putin’s trip to Crimea and 5 issues he addressed there

Brexit has reopened the Irish question

Ireland makes pitch for London’s EU institutions

‘Ireland provides an ideal new home for the European Banking Authority’

A dozen things you might not know about Irish names

Iceland’s Pirate Party looks likely to take the country’s election next weekend

Iceland’s women take to the streets: 2:38pm

Iceland to Harness Molten Magma for Electricity

Iceland’s No. 1 Dating Rule: Make Sure You’re Not Cousins

Miss Iceland 2015 is too fat, says beauty contest

Moroccan forces intervene violently against Sahrawi demonstrators

UN called upon to increase efforts to find just settlement to Palestinian and Sahrawi questions

20 minutes from modern Jerusalem, a Palestinian village is stranded in the past

Palestinian Preaches Positive Thinking To A Tough Crowd: His Own People

Palestinian villages ‘get two hours of water a week’

Greenland: Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

China’s New Law Targets Muslim Children For ‘Correction’

Chinese Government Sends Religious Monitors to Xinjiang’s Hotan

Remembering war, grateful Bosnians rally for Hillary Clinton

Bosnian Scholar Talks About Religion, Nationality in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Croatia Ex-President Warns of Plan to Break Up Bosnia

85% of Croatians Want to Abolish Daylight Saving Time in Croatia

How Many Croatians Aged 18 to 34 Still Live with Mom and Dad?

Preventing Cultural Genocide with the Mother Tongue Policy in Eritrea

When Soviet tanks crushed Hungary’s bid for freedom

Hungary summons Russian envoy over 1956 uprising criticism

Stop the EUSSR! Hungary PM slams Brussels ‘Sovietisation’ in savage attack on federalism

Whistles disturb government’s commemorations of Hungary’s 1956 revolution

UN Criticized for Failure to Admit Legal Role in Haiti Cholera Outbreak

Guard dies in Haiti prison break as 174 inmates flee, firearms stolen

Sweden’s highest court bans drones with cameras

Malta must clean up its environmental act for EU presidency

Five dead as French reconnaissance plane crashes in Malta

Kuwait Prepares to Counter ISIS on its Borders

Māori prison rates at record levels

History’s role in understanding Māori prison rates

With new restaurant, Francis Ford Coppola turns to American Indian cuisine

Anti-emigration party storms to victory in Lithuania

The rare country where voters are less worried about immigration than about emigration

Paraguay Recognizes Indigenous Rights but Ignores Laws That Defend Them

Brazilian farmers face charges over shooting of Kaiowa people, private militias

Native Credit Scores Getting Better!

Libya’s Migrant Economy Is a Modern Day Slave Market

Libya: Freed ISIL migrant girl relives kidnap ordeal

Luxembourg reckons London City firms are about to head there in their droves

Aboriginal communities struggle with world’s highest rheumatic heart disease rates

Aboriginal educator questions State Government language revitalisation program

Research shows hope for Maori women’s money lives

Jamaica is a model of democracy

One more Lenin toppled in Ukraine, this time in annexed Crimea


2016 10 22 Saturday

Laos Independence Day


How Irish-America sees Ireland

‘Trying to run them out of town’: French police confront Roma

Roma community urged to integrate into Irish society

Assailants shouting racist abuse and beating Romani man before he died were in full view of Czech Police

No Arrests After Romani Man Beaten to Death in Czech Republic

Libyan Forces Free 13 Foreigners From Isil Captivity

Bunkers and booby-traps as Islamic State makes a stand in Libya

Spain’s top court overturns bullfighting ban in Catalonia

Catalan Government guarantees bullfighting won’t return to Catalonia “regardless of the Constitutional Court”

Barcelona dismantles Franco exhibition after sculpture of dictator pulled down

Catalonia’s Public Prosecutor accuses Forcadell of “wrecking Spain”

Malta, Latvia, and Hungary top EU obesity charts

Singapore says foreigners need permit for public assemblies

Britain’s hopes for a successful Brexit might have just been destroyed by a single region of Belgium

Flemish nationalists hamstrung by Belgium’s trade fiasco

Luxembourg students to begin space internships

Why The United States Should Strengthen Its Relationship With Armenia

World Food Day: Making agriculture climate-smart in Georgia

EU building a Digital Community with Georgia

World Bank vows to support Georgia implement large-scaled reforms

Russian guards illegally detain Georgian man near Tskhinvali ABL

Successful blind football seminar held in Austria

Oromo: Ethiopian Authorities Detain over 1,600 in State of Emergency

Internet shutdown could cost Ethiopia’s booming economy millions of dollars

Moldova at risk of pivoting to Russia, pro-EU candidate warns

Concrete steps to boost Moldova’s defence capacities

Moldova needs a new vision, not quick fixes

#Montenegro elections called into question by EU

Soaring house prices in Sweden an unnecessary reality

Turkey shells Kurdish fighters in Aleppo province

Isis ‘sleeper cells’ attack Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk

Monk beaten and arrested afer solo protest calling for freedom in Tibet

Sikyong praises older generations for their lifelong contribution to Tibet

Milan makes Dalai Lama its honorary citizen

China’s Dam Building Spree in Tibet: Strategic Implications and India’s Options

US human rights Commission: End demolitions of Larung Gar in Tibet

Japanese Yaskawa to build robot factory in Slovenia

Melting Glaciers in Bolivia Could Wash Away Towns

Continuing Restrictions on Free Expression in West Papua

Facts about the West Papuan #RefugeeCrisis

West Papuans pray – Indonesian soldiers open fire – Steven Itlay on trial for treason

Dozens of Yazidi women enslaved by ISIS moved from Mosul

Iraqi Couple Who Rescued Yazidi Girls From ISIS Given Top Rights Award

Finland and Slovakia awarded 2021 European Youth Olympic Festivals

Croatian Products to Lidl Shelves Across Europe

Minsk set to host European Games in 2019

6 in 10 Greeks oppose use of Macedonia in FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

Russian hacker sought by US arrested in Czech Republic

Yevgeny Nikulin identified as Russian man apprehended in Prague during international hacker manhunt

Czech Republic sets up anti-propaganda unit

Dalai Lama connection: Czech president accused of scrapping Holocaust survivor medal

Cars in Greenland not inspected for 18 years

Basque Country: ETA’s ceasefire – five years on

Norway’s natural wonders ‘threatened by ill-prepared tourists’

Indigenous Push for Peace in Colombia With Massive March

Tom Cole Forges the GOP Case for Tribal Sovereignty

Sundance Institute Calling for Native Adult Producer and Youth Fellowship Applicants

Economic benefits for Māori in India market

Hong Kong TV Show Pulled Over Debate on Independence For The City

Estonia calls for permanent funding for task force countering Kremlin propaganda

Harrowing return to mass graves in Bosnia

Bosnian War Rape Victims Rue Lost Motherhood

Indigenous communities may need different approach to domestic violence

Saskatchewan First Nations facing ‘state of crisis’ after 4 youth suicides

‘We Matter’ campaign speaks directly to Indigenous youth contemplating suicide

Azerbaijan Renews Crackdown on Activists, Critics

Ukraine approves joint WW2 declaration with Poland, Lithuania

Baltic countries will triple their defense budget by 2018 because of Russia

Cornish pride group writes to all 213 UK councils in ‘Devonwall’ protest

Foundation launches million-dollar plan to record Australia’s songlines

Indigenous venture set to boost jobs in regional Vic

Why Australia is home to one of the largest language families in the world

Elders offer cultural cure for crime wave

Hotline credited with saving lives of Aboriginal people in custody to be rolled out nationally

Putin’s dangerous games in the Baltic

Inside the bear: why Russia did not become a free-market democracy

1956->2016: Budapest 60 Years After The Uprising

There They Go Again: International Media Enables Russian Aggression in Ukraine

Future prospects for Caspian energy

Punitive Russification as Russia’s new excuse for not releasing Ukrainians Sentsov & Kolchenko

Statue of Lenin toppled in occupied Crimea

Crimean authorities have declared Ukraine “terrorist” country due to the death of terrorist Motorola

China Recalls Passports Across Xinjiang Amid Ongoing Security Crackdown

Scottish independence plausible within ‘two year’ Brexit period

Scotland publishes independence referendum bill

The Cult of Putin — and Trump — Grows in Crimea

Ukraine’s Naftogaz Sues Russia Over Crimea Billion Dollar Asset Grab

Finland, Estonia not ruling out new sanctions against Russia

Finland sees propaganda attack from former master Russia

Men-only yoga classes a hit in Denmark

Denmark world champs in addressing sustainable energy

Portugal Scraps More Austerity but Vows Budget Deficit Cut

Morocco blasts Egypt for hosting Polisario members

Saharawi Red Crescent concerned about reduction of basic food basket of Sahrawi refugees

EU urged to take “firm actions” to solve Western Sahara conflict

Washington Proposes Security Council Mission to Western Sahara

UN peacekeeping official to visit disputed Western Sahara

How Luzmila Carpio Became Quechua’s Global Music Ambassador

Kosovo’s Government Cracks Down On Extremist Recruiting

Greece in 2016: Vulnerable People Left Behind

Malta hosts World Summit on Arts and Culture

Switzerland trade surplus highest since at least 1987

Fintech: Switzerland Is More Attractive Than London

Sweden Wants To Fight Our Disposable Culture With Tax Breaks For Repairing Old Stuff

Crowds gather as new Welsh language centre opens in Bangor

GPs to receive financial incentives to encourage them to train and stay in Wales

Beijing loyalists blocked Hong Kong’s pro-independence lawmakers from taking their oaths by walking out

The Tide of Hate Directed Against Jewish Journalists

Incredible secret life of Estonian who was drafted into THREE armies

Why Chinese Money Is not the Answer to Mongolia’s Economic Woes

Haitians vulnerable on Mexico-U.S. border as migrant crisis escalates

Is Russia pursuing a ‘Grozny’ solution for Aleppo?


2016 10 19 Wednesday

Violence against indigenous people high, as land conflicts heat up

Anti-Slavery Day & EU Anti-Trafficking Day: Breaking the Silence: Trafficking in Romani Communities

HK activist urges Taiwan to strive for independence

The Basque Tigress emerges from behind bars on three-day exeats

Juaristi presents book on Basque culture

‘Young people lack enthusiasm for Welsh traditions’ – a GEM reader’s letter

American Indian reflects on nation’s oppressive history

All aboard! Singapore now to try out self-driving buses

Singapore government pivots toward “Smart Nation” strategy

Flood and greening Luxembourg’s transport sector

The State of Play in Transdnistria

Macedonia calls Dec. 11 vote to end two-year crisis

Dutch aid ship forced to quit Haitian port as crowds threaten security

The hottest spot on Earth has a melting economy

Catalan leader insists EU will recognise independent Catalonia

Catalan flags to be handed out before Barcelona-City

Headless Franco pelted with eggs as controversial Barcelona history show opens

Muddy vote result weakens Djukanovic’s 25-year grip on Montenegro

Montenegro opposition rejects election outcome due to ‘atmosphere of fear’

Peshmerga capture ISIS terrorists trying to escape in women’s clothes


What if the PKK wins in Turkey?

Erdogan says Turkey will capture Kurdish-held town in Syria

Kurds digging for victory against Islamic State in Iraq

European MP: ‘Kurdish statehood part of final plan in Middle East’

Lebanon speaker Nabih Berri warns of civil war

The Bizarre Tale of the Middle East’s First Space Program

Dharamsala Holds Second Young Tibetan Scholars’ Conference

Tibetan Official Jailed After Complaining About Corruption is Released After Serving Full Term

Czech politicians meet Dalai Lama in contrast to country’s pro-China policy

President’s spokesman lashes out at culture minister for meeting with Dalai Lama

Switzerland: ‘nothing certain’ on future of EU research access

Switzerland loses youth employment crown

Russian aircraft carrier passes Norway on way to Syria

Albanian fighters in a foreign war

West Papua: Widodo’s Infrastructure Projects Won’t Fix Human Rights Issues, Activists Say

A genocide overlooked: A Catholic priest works to bring attention to the mass killings of Yazidis

Yazidi Refugees Tell Their Story

Al Jazeera: Controversial new nuclear plant ignites Belarus

IAEA makes recommendations to Belarusian regulator

Meet Mongolia’s First Ever Eagle Huntress

Belarus’ Lukashenka: We Need To Prepare Officers To War

Lukashenka’s Economy: Work Better – Earn Less

American tourists in Iceland will outnumber Iceland’s population this year

Wahine Maori suicides increasing

Patrons of Palestine

Italian «friends of Putin» figured out how to make Western companies legal in Crimea

Russia’s Friends Form New ‘Cossack Army’ In Balkans

Donbas militants have more tanks and artillery than German army

Russian embassy to US and Britain: Grozny today is ‘solution we’re all looking for

Aleppo Agony as Obama’s Guernica or Grozny

Russia feeding global instability with provocations

County, Duchy, Nation or Country? The Case For Cornwall – Part 11: National Symbols

Scotland 1, The Union 0: Even the new edition of Football Manager is predicting independence after Brexit

Leading pro-indy group endorses calls for LGBT education in Scottish schools

Neighbors compare notes on centenary celebrations

Burundi President Promulgates Burundi Withdrawal From International Criminal Court