Yes vote ahead in Catalan independence referendum poll with 64% turnout

Petition: Help to END THE GENOCIDE in West Papua

June 21: National Aboriginal Day, Canada

June 25, 1975: Mozambique Independence Day

June 26, 1960: Madagascar Independence Day

June 27, 1977: Djibouti Independence Day

June 29, 1976: Seychelles Independence Day

June 30, 1960: Democratic Republic of Congo Independence Day

July 1, 1962: Independence Day of Burundi

July 1, 1867: Canada Day

July 1, 1997: Transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong

July 1, 1962: Rwanda Independence Day

July 4, 1776: Independence Day (United States)

July 5, 1962: Algeria Independence Day

July 5, 1975: Cape Verde Independence Day

July 5, 1811: Venezuelan Declaration of Independence

July 6, 1975: Comoros Independence Day

July 6, 1964: Malawi Independence Day

July 7, 1978: Solomon Islands Independence Day

July 9, 1816: Argentina Independence Day

July 9, 2011: South Sudan Independence


Myanmar: Ethnic minorities face range of violations including war crimes in northern conflict

Top Chinese general cuts short Vietnam trip amid South China Sea tensions

China, Russia To Hold Joint Military Drills In Baltic Sea After Trump Visit

Georgia Accused Of ‘Aggressive Policy’ Towards Abkhazia And South Ossetia

Georgia and South Ossetia — working to identify the dead

National Geographic issues special edition about Georgia

What were main topics of 40th round of Geneva Talks?

Russian Army Again Threatening Georgia From the Occupied Territories

Long struggle for the right to speak the Welsh and Irish languages

Guardian faces backlash in Welsh language row

Counselling and Wellbeing service through the Welsh language

How sad that English-speaking parents fear their children being taught in Welsh

Welsh schools: an approach to bilingualism that can help overcome division

Tajikistan: the first hybrid war? February 1990

Tajikistan’s Civil War: A Nightmare The Government Won’t Let Its People Forget

Tajikistan Bars Citizens Under 40 From Performing Hajj

Growing Islamist control along Afghan-Tajik border likely to lead to opportunistic incursions into Tajikistan by militant groups

Adivasi meet from today

Adivasis in Aarey Colony protest against move to displace them

Adivasis losing battle against their own govts

Assam MP canters into adivasi trouble

“Russian guests” massively replace indigenous population of Crimea

Kremlin agents seeking to reduce part of Kazakhs to a Russian-speaking sub-ethnos of the Russian nation

107 remains of political prisoners executed by NKVD found in old Lutsk prison

Status of Russian language worries 1% of Ukrainians; war in Donbas – 71%

Russia refuses to release Ukrainian jailed by mistake in occupied Crimea

Ukrainian activist forced to flee FSB persecution in Russian-occupied Crimea

Russia assassinated at least 13 Chechens abroad before victim returned fire in Kyiv

Ukraine ramps up fight against Russia’s hybrid war

Intimidation as a Russia’s propaganda tool in the Nordic countries

Illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol: EU extends sanctions by one year

US tightens sanctions on Russia over Crimea

Russia gives imprisoned Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz 10 minutes with his dying mother

Activist Flees Crimea Fearing For Safety

Crimean Tatar Leader Umerov’s Trial Resumes In Simferopol

Trial Of Crimean Journalist Semena Adjourned Until July

Russian FSB ‘Expert’ in trial of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov doesn’t know the language

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Crimea Ordered to Renounce Faith or Fight for Occupying Russian Army

Other View: The hidden abuses in Crimea

“Russian guests” massively replace indigenous population of Crimea

Russia puts Crimean Tatar political prisoner in punishment cell for six months

Crimean Tatar activists reject Russia sponsored attempt to foist a fake ‘Day of Joy’

Brilliant video of Maori All Blacks’ haka to the tune of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ emerges on social media

Māori stories can now be shared nationwide says Paora Maxwell

Maori language in danger of dying out

How the Basque Country became a smart grids leader through a public-private partnership

Greenland mourns 4 washed out to sea in their homes in tsunami

Estonia, Bulgaria and Austria ‘presidency trio’ outlines priorities

Yazidis Of Iraq Are Disappearing From The Country

Canadian presence in Latvia reduces danger of Crimean-style takeover, Latvian ex-general says

Israel breaks ground on first new settlement in 20 years

Missing babies: Israel’s Yemenite children affair

Jared Kushner’s Pursuit of Middle East Peace Looks a Lot Like Total Surrender to Israel

Unlikely allies: Israel and the Saudis

Israel hits Syrian military targets after errant fire reaches its side of the Golan Heights

Beijing looks to throw Taiwan’s leadership off balance

Pro-independence position remains unchanged: Lai

NATO Deputy Secretary General welcomes Bosnia and Herzegovina’s reform efforts

Stagnant Bosnia Awaits its “Macedonian Moment”

OSCE: Bosnia Boosts Wartime Sexual Violence Prosecutions

Bosnian students keep up their protest against segregated schools

UNPO Organises a Succesfull Football Cup for Unrepresented Nations

Indonesia’s impact on the land of West Papua

1969 West Papua: “Free Choice” – so long as you vote “yes”

15 year old West Papuan boy was brutally tortured by the Indonesian police in Wamena

Denmark the best place in the world to live and Central African Republic the worst in ‘social progress index’

Faroe Islands Looks to Restart Hunt for Oil and Gas

Grindadrap: mass slaughter of whales turns sea red, sparks outrage

Denmark approves the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the Faroe Islands

Chinese Tibet Propaganda Masks Repression

Tibetan women’s soccer team set to make international debut in Vancouver

Soccer organizer facing extra scrutiny after inviting Tibetan women’s team to tournament

Decades After Fleeing Tibet, Refugees Still Have Limits on Rights in India

Tibetan Animation and Pictorial Dictionary Launched in Dharamsala

Tibet’s Next Leader Warns How Apathy Can Kill

Two monks jailed for sharing information on Tibet and splittist activities

Tibetan Cuts Own Throat in Lhasa Freedom Protest

Is Lithuania still homophobic? My girlfriend and I held hands to find out

Two Transgender Men Obtain Legal Gender Recognition in Lithuania

Lithuania rejects legalization of same-sex ‘marriage’

Iraqi Kurdistan makes headway in fighting corruption and FGM

ANALYSIS: Threat of war hangs over Kurdish independence vote

Kurdish region of Iraq is going to vote on independence. Here’s what you need to know.

The looming question of Kurdish independence in Iraq

Kurdish Oil Appears Bound for U.S. Again After Three-Year Pause

Kurdish and French reporters killed in Mosul explosion

ISIS fully encircled in Raqqa city after latest Kurdish advances

Iran’s top leader opposes Iraqi Kurdish independence vote

Kurdistan electoral body needs 60,000 temporary workers for referendum

Colorful Kurdish flags adorn shops and streets ahead of referendum

Iceland law closes gender gap, pays women as much as men

Silence no longer an option – Barotseland Post at five

Biafra: Nigeria’s Vice-President Says Secessionists and Ethnic Inciters Will ‘Face Full Force of Law’

Northern Group Writes Osinbajo, Urges Him to Allow Biafra Republic

SADR participates in Africa Public Service Day conference in Kigali

Committee of 24 reaffirms its mandate of decolonization of Western Sahara

Somaliland calls for talks with Somalia

Somaliland-Khatumo unity agreement: what you need to know

Worcester native Jonathan Starr builds future in Somaliland

A preventable tragedy: millions around the world still threatened with starvation

Why is Eritrea the world’s fastest-emptying nation?

Guinea-Bissau prime minister opens up on country’s political situation

Al Qaeda-linked group claims deadly attack at Mali resort

Eritrea-Djibouti border tensions: UN, IGAD join de-escalation calls

UN Security Council backs west African force to combat militants in Sahel

Public violence case against 51 anti-Mugabe protesters dismissed

Central African Republic warring factions sign peace accord to end conflict

CAR: Several wounded in renewed clashes a day after ceasefire deal

Soldier sentenced to death for Somali minister’s killing

At least 10 killed in Mogadishu car bomb

Somali star is first hijab-wearing model on cover of top US magazine

At least 4 killed in car bomb attack outside Somali police station

Chadian opposition MPs reject calls to quit ‘illegitimate’ parliament

Libya gets new UN envoy after four months

Libya’s Amazigh intend to declare a military council

ICC ends Gabon mission citing contradictory information by parties

Benin president returns after about one-month medical leave in France

Beninese took to the streets to protest against “bad governance”

Rwanda’s Kagame files candidature to contest for third term

Botswana mourns its ex-President who ‘fought’ for southern Africa’s liberation

Gambian places third in UAE Quran competition that saw Somali expelled

Gambian President Barrow replaces Jammeh-era police chief

Namibia buries leader who campaigned against apartheid

South Sudanese president issues shoot to kill order to fight crime

World refugee crisis growing, fastest in South Sudan

South Sudan no longer in famine despite severe food insecurity

Pope Francis donates over $500k to South Sudan after failed visit

Football can heal South Sudan

World’s youngest nation has canceled independence day for the second year in a row

South Sudan under pressure to lift ban on foreign journalists

South Sudan censors press, restricts reporters in civil war

Thousands flee government crackdown in Congo Brazzaville

New talents grace Congo’s fashion cult

Congo to pull out all military peacekeepers in CAR over sexual abuse issues

Luxembourg’s politicians pin economic hopes on fintech drive

See a different side of Luxembourg

Catalan foreign minister says Europe ‘would welcome’ indy Scotland

Journeys to Yes: the economics of Scottish independence

Why Scotland should begin shadowing the UK cabinet in preparation for indy

New report outlines how indy Scotland could comfortably raise $40bn to set up a new currency

Majority of Scots want the option of indyref2 kept on the table

#speakCornish – Kelly’s saw their sales increase when they started using #Cornish

Speak Cornish Week 23/6 – 2/7

Who is standing up for Cornwall in Westminster?

June 27, 1497: a day to remember the great patriotic Cornish uprising

‘Yes’ vote ahead in Catalan Indy referendum poll with 64% turnout

The new Catalans: Catalonia, Independence, Spain, Immigration

Catalan independence referendum details to be unveiled on July 4

Catalan economy hits 19% of Spanish GDP for first time this century

Catalonia’s Challenge to Spain

Spain rejects Catalan independence vote – but rebels to hold referendum anyway

Rajoy rejects defining Spain as ‘plurinational’

Longtime German MP urges Europe to intervene in the Catalan question

‘New York Times’ defends independence referendum in Catalonia

Russia and Belarus: Behind the media battle

Is Belarus just ‘Greater Russia’? Neighbouring states dismiss Belarusian sovereignty

“Square Remains Only Real Way To Freedom’

Belarus children affected by Chernobyl disaster overjoyed to be reunited with their Irish host families for a month-long respite break

Inside the Chechnya concentration camp where gay men say they were tortured

Chechnyan city Grozny shortlisted as potential 2018 World Cup team base

China wants another try at brainwashing Hong Kong’s young into being obedient patriots

Two decades after handover, scant love for China among Hong Kong youth

China’s Xi to attend Hong Kong handover anniversary

Hong Kong independence advocates plan June 30 rally despite ‘zero tolerance’ warning

In Pictures: A pro-independence artist’s view of Hong Kong as a colony – before and after 1997

Hong Kong’s New Chief Vows to Fight ‘Pro-independence Behavior’ With Law Enforcement

Pro-independence party says gov’t blocked Handover anniversary vigil due to ‘maintenance works’

What Hong Kong can learn from Puerto Rico, an American ‘SAR’

Roma: ‘There is nobody in this school who hasn’t had travel in their lives’

Activists demand removal of pig farm from Roma Holocaust site

Roma Families in Istanbul Face Continued Gentrification

Support UK’s Romany Gypsy & Traveller people, to bring down a new law which seeks to deny us a home

Slovakia: Three skinheads assault Romani mother and her children with racist abuse

Serb minister takes part in painting over anti-Roma graffiti

Slovak President Kiska: Let’s stop speaking of the “Romani problem” and use Romani potential

Europe’s outsiders

New Finnish government survives first confidence vote

Finnish growth rises along with calls for government to reform economy

A photographic history of Finland – warts and all

A Guided Tour of Australia’s Blue Mountains Follows Ancient Aboriginal Songlines

Aboriginal press photographer reveals work

Chinese Police Detain at Least 10 Ethnic Kazakhs in Xinjiang For ‘Ties With Uyghurs

In China’s far west the ‘perfect police state’ is emerging

Bolivians Raise Hands to Sun to Usher in Aymara New Year

This Indigenous Group Traveled 500 Miles Across Argentina to Deliver a Simple Message

Report submitted to Ottawa highlights police abuse against Indigenous women

Religious and indigenous leaders urge better protection of forests

Indigenous people need resources 24/7 to cut suicide rates, committee recommends

What does ‘I Am Indigenous’ mean to you?

‘We aren’t Indians’: Indigenous teens say words matter

Indigenous candidate offers voice, unity to Mexico’s long-silenced native people

Indigenous entrepreneurs can fuel Canadian economic growth

Indigenous communities in Canada finally on Google Maps

Small EU states meet amid search to fill post-Brexit void

Portugal’s forest fires, though never before as deadly, are all too familiar

Norway issues $1bn threat to Brazil over rising Amazon destruction

Brazil: Tense Protests over Brazilian President Temer’s Visit to Norway

Norway offers oil firms record number of Arctic blocks

Oil lurks beneath EU-Norway snow crab clash

Four go on trial in Hungary over truck deaths of 71 migrants

State Department warns Hungary: Anti-Soros law ‘another step away’ from NATO

Hungary: Opposition says hurt by law on political billboards

Hungary’s Orban sees EU reform drive after German election

France’s Macron, eastern Europeans try to mend fences

Macron’s plan to protect France from cheap EU labour riles eastern Europe

From Hungary, the Secret Language of a Silenced People

Northern Ireland emerges as the thorniest issue in Brexit talks

UK government’s ‘shabby’ deal with DUP branded a threat to Good Friday Agreement in Ireland

Bulgaria to start talks with Sweden over warplane purchase

Bulgaria’s first communications satellite launched into orbit

Bulgarian President Radev invites Putin to visit in 2018

Icon of Khalistan Movement Dr Gurmit Singh Aulakh Passes Away

Serbia opens chapters 7 and 29, Montenegro opens 1, 22, closes 30

Udmurt Acting Government Chairman Rafis Kasimov Detained

Court Arrests Property of Former Head of Udmurtia Alexander Soloviev

Switzerland most expensive in Europe, but not for everything says new study

Ancient Bones of Mystery Creature Dug up by Children in Yakutian Village

Hundreds of Tourists in Croatia Evacuated Amid Forest Fires

Belgium fights for its famous fries after EU deems them unsafe

France lands $1.2 billion armoured vehicle deal from Belgium

Belgium probes station bomber shot dead by soldiers

European Arthouse Movie Channel, Streaming Service Expands to Belgium, Netherlands

Eight princesses from the United Arab Emirates convicted of human trafficking in Belgium

Workers at Volkswagen plant in Slovakia strike over wages

In Greece, China Finds an Ally Against Human Rights Criticism

Four Ingush men convicted of ‘pedophilia’ by Rostov Court

A Slovenia Dining Guide From the World’s Best Female Chef

International court to rule on Slovenia-Croatia border row

Moscow, Circassians Now on Collision Course

Cyprus uses high-tech tools to speed search for its missing

Cyprus official: Lowest-ever interest rate on bond issue

Cyprus faces brain drain

Cyprus leaders under pressure to strike peace deal

UN presents draft common document for Cyprus talks

No Decisive Winner in Mongolia Presidential Vote Forces Second Round

Mongolians pick president in uncertain time

Mongolia economy, graft in spotlight as voters elect president

Mongolian voters weigh love-hate relationship with China

New project to boost renewable energy in Mongolia

Kyrgyzstan, Russia sign agreement on military-technical co-operation

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan deny reports they are in talks with Russia to send troops to Syria

Macedonia’s Controversial Coalition Government

Macedonia PM Aims to Heal Breach With Bulgaria

Israel would go ‘all-out’ if war breaks out again with Lebanon: air force chief

Human Rights Watch demands Lebanon government hold soldiers accountable for ‘unlawful’ beating of protesters

Report on the state of EU-Lebanon relations: strengthening our partnership

China encouraged to invest in Lebanon’s oil sector by the country’s FM

Moscow City Court cancelled arrest of businessman suspected of bribe-giving to Mari El Governor

Malta calls for increased EU efforts on migrant return and re-admission

Gay marriage to be on new Malta government’s agenda

U.N. owes Haiti relief from cholera epidemic it introduced

In Haiti, Security Council spotlights opportunities for country’s reform towards stability and development

Former Haiti rebel gets 9 years in prison in US drug case

Haiti orphanages hotspot of child trafficking, abuse, says charity

Albania dictator’s grandson on trial for cocaine trafficking

Albania Judges Its Judges in Pursuit of EU Milestone

Albania’s Socialists win ruling majority in parliamentary elections

Female And Gay: Vucic’s Unlikely Choice For PM Sets Two Firsts For Serbia

Dozens of Serbia gays say election of gay PM to be historic

Ireland and Serbia’s PM sea change

Sweden passes bill to become carbon neutral by 2045

Here’s how Singapore provides high-quality health care at low costs

Qatar crisis is a mess the Middle East could do without

Balochistan: Teenage Baloch student abducted during Pakistan Navy chief’s visit to Jiwani

Haratin: Acclaimed Mauritanian Activist Biram Dah Abeid Raises Profile of Abolitionist Cause

Khmer Krom: Protest Banned by Phnom Penh Authorities

Southern Mongolia: Protesting Herders Met with Undue Force


Farewell Unwashed Russia – Take Care In ‘Gay’ Europe

Petition: Help to END THE GENOCIDE in West Papua

June 12, 1898: Day of Freedom in Philippines

June 14, 2012: Assassination of West Papuan Independist Mako Tabuni

June 14, 1941: Soviet Mass Deportations from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

June 15, 2017: International Uyghur Language Day

June 17, 1944: Foundation of The Republic of Iceland

June 25, 1975: Mozambique Independence Day

June 26, 1960: Madagascar Independence Day

June 27, 1977: Djibouti Independence Day

June 29, 1976: Seychelles Independence Day

June 30, 1960: Democratic Republic of Congo Independence Day

Vietnam urges China to act responsibly in South China Sea

China Marks South China Sea Claims With Coast Guard, Marine Militias

We’d have a better chance of preserving Africa’s dying languages if we learned their history

Morocco to institute probe over ‘Caprivi Strip’ in protest of Namibian recognition of Western Sahara

Moroccan forces brutally repress peaceful Sahrawi protest in occupied El-Aaiun

Sahrawi political prisoners’ trial takes worrying turn

POLISARIO invites UN Decolonization Committee to visit Western Sahara territory

Phosphate cargo mined in disputed Western Sahara barred from leaving SA port

Setback For Morocco, As Court Paves Way For Trial Over Disputed Western Sahara Phosphate Exports

Western Sahara, Africa’s Only Remaining Colony

Mali: At least 30 dead in clashes between Tuareg groups in Kidal

Rif Rebels Make the Moroccan Spring Come About

Somalia restaurant siege over: 18 killed in Al Shabaab attack

Gaddafi’s son Saif freed in Libya, whereabouts unclear: lawyer

ICC prosecutor calls for ‘arrest and surrender’ of Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam

UN approves EU ships to seize illegal arms off Libya

Tunisia extends state of emergency by a further four months

French soldier jailed by Paris court for abusing girls in Burkina Faso

IGAD summit to focus on South Sudan as Kiir boycotts

IGAD redirects South Sudanese warring parties back to peace agreement

S. Sudan: UN concerned about recruitment of health, school workers by armed groups

Wall Street-Sponsored School in Somaliland Finds Its Way in the Age of Trump

Somaliland Y-Peer expanding to reach more young people

Somaliland: The Most Democratic Country in the Horn of Africa?

The Time Has Cmen to Recognize Somaliland

Swedish parliamentarians launch All-Party Parliamentary Group on Somaliland

Congo-Brazzaville facing major internet outage: submarine cables damaged

Congo introduces “Lisanga”, its first international business convention

Burundian forces still torturing, killing opponents – U.N. investigators

Gambia: Pro-Jammeh newspaper shut down for evading over $300k in taxes

Wife of new Lesotho Prime Minister shot dead ahead of his inauguration

Zambian Hakainde Hichilema to face trial on treason charges

Zambia parliament suspends main opposition bloc for disobeying president

Treason, mass MP suspension: Zambia’s democracy heading downhill – Civil society

Zambia churches want opposition chief released pending treason trial

Eritrean President Accuses US for tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea

Eritrea govt persisting in systematic human rights abuse – UN report

Djibouti ‘on alert’ as Eritrea occupies disputed territory ‘abandoned’ by Qatar

Zimbabwe bans grain imports after bumper harvest

Instead of elections, help Mugabe write a book – Ex-Zimbabwe Vice PM

Namibia unveils world’s largest diamond exploration ship

Namibian independence leader ya Toivo to get state funeral

Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili refuses to perform with Putin’s propagandist Valery Gergiev

Georgia among best European countries for business in 2017

Georgia joins Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank annual meeting

Venice Commission President: “Georgia close to a very good constitution”

Russia Increases Financial Aid to Abkhazia

EU Denounces Abkhazia’s Dropping Charges against Killer of Georgian Citizen

Russian military exercise begins in South Ossetia

Kremlin Aide Visits Tskhinvali, Speaks of ‘Deeper’ Integration

Russian diplomats Chisinau expelled reportedly recruited Gagauz to fight in Ukraine

Kremlin’s Newest Hybrid Warfare Asset: Gangsters

Ukrainians Resolute in Desire to Keep Country United

Ukraine’s East: Why Not Call Russia’s Occupation What It Is?

Brits angry at Dane’s ‘small nation’ jibe

Danish Post Office Suspends Deliveries to Immigration Hotspot, Drivers Too Scared to Go There

Finnish government survives as new populist faction emerges

Denmark, Finland and Sweden are the world’s best at clean technology innovation

Know Why Faroe Islands Are Instagram’s Favourite Travel Destination

Increasing societal inequality could dampen willingness to defend country

How it feels to lead a nationless nation

China is accused of ‘Highland Clearances’ with Tibet park bid

Tibetans protesting against a mine being built on their sacred mountain

Chinese puppets call on Japan to properly handle “Tibet-related issues”

Pink Hearts Can’t Conceal Repression in Tibet Propaganda

China’s Cult of Stability Is Killing Tibetans

Tibetan Youth Detained, Warned Over Dalai Lama Photo

Dalai Lama visits San Diego

Roma and Dalit experiences of persecution pave way for solidarity

Czech Govt report: Half of Romani population are middle class, half in social exclusion

Roma houses on fire.. A third day of an anti-Roma pogrom in Athens

EU Executive fails to act as pregnant Romani women and infants are rendered homeless in Italy

Is the Commission serious about Roma inclusion in the Western Balkans?

Victory for Roma: Macedonia Agrees to Pay Compensation for Roma Prison Death

Education and Social Integration Program for Roma in Greece Suffers 80% Budget Cut

ROMACT call for proposal for grants for support organisations in Bulgaria, Italy, Romania and Slovak Republic

In China, Muslim Uyghurs are kept from fasting during Ramadan

Uyghurs Rally Around Language in Face of Pressures From China

East Turkestan: The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) Ask for the Respect of their Linguistic Rights

ISIS used Mosul church to abuse Yazidi girls, women

Yezidis return to Kocho school where ISIS killed men, enslaved women

Iraqi army discovers Daesh-made prison for Yazidi women

Revenge for Sinjar: Syrian Kurds free Islamic State slaves

For many of Iraq’s Yazidis, going home is not an option

ISIS Burns 19 Yazidi Girls To Death in Cages For Refusing Sex Slavery

Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, US and UK top the Global Innovation Index 2017

Does Switzerland need a sovereign wealth fund?

Balochistan: Chairman of Baloch NGO Abducted by Pakistani Forces in Quetta

Baloch Republican Party protests in Geneva to draw world attention to human rights Abuses in Balochistan

Pakistan forcefully trying to silent Baloch voice – Mir Shahdad Domki

Pakistan extends atrocities against Baloch outside Balochistan – Abdul Nawaz

BRP HR wing member Hakeem Wadela highlights mass Rights abuses in Balochistan

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Human Rights Activists Commemorate Kalpana Chakma’s Abduction

UNPO Calls on International Community to Stand by Indigenous Communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Taiwan: Panama Turns Its Back on Taipei and Switches Cooperation to China

A New Generation is Reinvigorating Taiwan Activism in the U.S.

Lithuania: Belarusian nuclear plant is threat to safety

Brest Region Residents Rebelled Against Exercises “Slavic Brotherhood-2017”

UN Special Rapporteur Slams Belarus Government For Crackdown On Dissent

Dairy dispute sours Belarus-Russia relations

Sweden’s terror travellers: in stats

‘Especially vulnerable areas’ increase in Sweden: report

At least 150,000 victims of female genital mutilation in Sweden

Next Month’s Summit of Central & East European Nations Moved to Warsaw – Trump attending

Norway about to ban full-face veils in nurseries, schools and universities

Norway emerges from downturn as growth seen at pre-crisis levels

Coming Kurdish Vote Could Change The Mid East & Oil Markets As We Know It

Masoud Barzani: Why It’s Time for Kurdish Independence

‘I Want to Die in the Shadow of the Flag of an Independent Kurdistan’

Turkey and Baghdad condemn ‘irresponsible’ Iraqi Kurdistan referendum

Ankara Pushes Back on Iraqi Kurd Independence Bid

Turkey Says Iraq’s Kurdistan Independence Vote ‘Grave Mistake’

Iraqi government rejects Kurdish move for independence

Iran Criticizes Independence Vote In Iraq’s Kurdistan Region

Sa’ar calls on Israel, US to recognize Kurdish independence

Kurdish Jews support independence in ‘land of Medians, our prophets’

Syrian MP on Kurdish independence: Damascus seeks Arab unity

EU tight-lipped on Kurdish referendum

UN has ‘no intention’ to engage with Kurdistan referendum

Indy is not dead, says former Yes Scotland chairman Dennis Canavan

What next for our Yes movement? Part I: Mike Russell, Victoria Heaney and Ruth Wishart

What next for our Yes movement? Part II: Colin Fox, Maggie Chapman, Andrew Tickell and Catherine R Schenk

What next for our Yes movement? Part III: Willy Maley, Dennis Canavan and Isobel Lindsay

Orkney’s Norse links reinforced by Norwegian royal visit

Basque Culinary World Prize finalists announced

Sinn Féin MEP Anderson to visit Bilbao for key conference for Basque national liberation movement

Le Morte d’Athur: Saving our [Welsh] ransacked mythology

The National Assembly for Wales to become the Welsh Parliament/Senedd Cymru

YesCymru movement ‘growing faster than expected’

Catalan MEPs disobey by speaking Catalan in EU Parliament

Catalan government to recruit 4,500 volunteers for October 1 independence referendum

Pep Guardiola joins independence rally in Barcelona

Catalonia’s time has come — and Spain needs to get out of the way

Austria: Sharp drop in people joining Mideast conflicts

Far-right crimes keep rising in Austria, hit new high in 2016

NATO Opens Trust Fund With Budget Of EUR 2.25 Million To Provide Rehabilitation For Ukrainian Soldiers

Canada Eases Restrictions On Military Mission In Ukraine

Provision of lethal weapons to Ukraine still on the US agenda

US Senators reach Russia sanctions deal

Austria and Germany fume over new US sanctions targeting gas pipeline from Russia

Germany threatens retaliation if U.S. sanctions harm its firms

British Police Covered Up 14 Russia-related murders

“How much is the fish?” Scooter plans performance in occupied Crimea, in violation of Ukrainian law

Crimean Tatar activist Ruslan Zeytullaev, who was unlawfully sentenced by Russia to 12 years in jail, turns 32

Russian Businessman and Great “Silicone Valley” Swindle in Crimea

Russia is shooting itself in the foot by its trial of journalist in occupied Crimea

Ex-Soviet dissident experiences déjà vu in trial of Crimean Tatar leader in occupied Crimea

Human rights violations in Crimea to be investigated as war crimes

Demand Russia lets jailed Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz see his dying mother!

Russia sought Siemens turbines for Crimean plants – document

Crimean Tatars face 10-year sentences for refusal to testify against innocent men

UK election leaves Irish Government with a weak hand in the North

DUP deal threatens Northern Ireland peace, says former negotiator

Tory pact with the DUP could risk Northern Ireland peace process, says Enda Kenny

Fears for Northern Ireland peace as new revelations of DUP paramilitary links put pressure on Tory deal

United Nations rules Irish abortion laws violated woman’s human rights

UK Supreme Court rejects free NHS abortions for Northern Ireland women in England appeal

Number of Irish women travelling to Britain for abortions at lowest level since 1980

Scotland considering offering free abortions to women from Northern Ireland

Leo Varadkar formally elected as Irish Prime Minister

Stormont’s return key to united Ireland strategy, says Sinn Fein chief Adams

DUP leader Arlene Foster ‘ready to dance’ with Sinn Féin as both parties agree deal can be done

DUP’s Arlene Foster meets with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over Stormont talks

Boundary changes could make Sinn Fein biggest party in Northern Ireland

As Ukraine Says ‘Farewell Unwashed Russia,’ Putin Says Take Care In ‘Gay’ Europe

Countering disinformation operations in the Baltic States, deadline August 7

Iron Wolf 2017: Lithuania Launches Over 5,000-Strong Military Drill With NATO Allies

A Giant Russian Exercise Will Soon Put 100,000 Troops on NATO’s Border. Then What?

Former NKVD and KGB holding cells in Tallinn to be turned into museum

Why Fintech Startups Are Skyrocketing In The Baltics

Russia’s cyber trolls attack online as NATO troops gather in Latvia

Latvia marks day of deportations

Baltic Region Holds Multiple NATO Exercises in Anticipation of Russia’s Massive Zapad 2017 Drills

Estonian government approves setting up data embassy in Luxembourg

Estonian filmmaker returned home after 2 months in captivity in Afghanistan

Latvian Saeima bans use of wild animals in circus

Riga: journalists protest kidnap of Azerbaijani colleague from Georgia

Baltic countries agree on common transitional gas market measures

Reviving Indo-European engagement in the Baltic

The West and the Rest: What does 2017 hold for the Baltic States?

Albania sends first EOD contingent to NATO battalion in Latvia

Estonia is first in the EU to let cute delivery bots on sidewalks

Estonia ranked fifth in world, first in Europe in cybersecurity

Anti-Canada propaganda greets troops in Latvia

Commission: Estonia ranks 9th in Europe for digitization

Russia’s Existential Threat To NATO In The Baltics – Analysis

Luxembourg’s Prime Minister becomes “Doctor”

Who are Luxembourg’s neets?

Town and villages to come alive for ‘Jamaica 55’

Jamaica received US$2.2 billion in remittances last year – survey

Muscat on the defence as MEPs question the rule of law in Malta

Winning design of traditional Maltese balconies to dress two new Air Malta aircraft

Court prolonged arrest of former Head of Mari El until September

Croatia and Portugal: Deficits below 3% of GDP, excessive deficit procedures closed

Croatia foreign minister quits to focus on party activities

In Croatia, Delays to Education Reform Stoke Anti-Government Sentiment

Stafford Fire Aid charity delivers fire engines to Tajikistan

Don’t bring back the death penalty, HRW urges Lebanon

Garbage dumped in sea off Lebanon sparks outrage

Will Lebanon’s new electoral law end the stalemate?

The inequality of women keeps the North Caucasus vulnerable

Conference to promote Island of Man and iconic Manx Loaghtan sheep

Conservative Serbia just chose a gay woman for prime minister

Serbia: Country Divided Over PM-Designate’s Pro-EU Views

‘Self-Determination’ Party Capitalizes On Kosovars’ Desire To Punish Governing Parties

Kosovo outsiders aim to govern after election gains

‘Lynching Atmosphere’ Threatens Serbia-Kosovo Dialogue

Kosovo charges 9 men with plotting attacks at Albania-Israel World Cup match

Werewolf infiltrates Nowruz – festival of the Turkic theatres finishes in Kazan

How This UCLA Grad Plans to Become the President of Bolivia

Che Guevara was sent ‘to die in Bolivia’ by Cuban leadership, retired general says

French Development Agency finances solar project in Bolivia with €11.5 million

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong family feud erupts again

Singapore Is Beating Hong Kong As Asia’s Best Place To Do Business

Bringing ancient tapestries back to life in Belgium

Terrorist leader in prison in Belgium may avoid extradition to Morocco through marriage

Parents In Belgium Convicted After Their Baby Dies From “Alternative Milk” Diet

Belgium theater gives out sexist gift bags at ‘Wonder Woman’ screening

Albania: Parliament elects commissions to vet judges, prosecutors

Albania Elections: Why Politics in the Balkans Needs a New Narrative and an End to Macho Posturing

UN Sec. Gen. says neutrality allows Turkmenistan play key role in region

Turkmenistan pardons over 1,000 prisoners for Ramadan

Protests against corruption move to more cities in Slovakia

Fighting Slovakia’s far right online and on the streets

Slovakia’s Film Fund Helps Boost Local Directors and Film Community

British military’s Dhekelia base in Cyprus hit by ‘grenade’ blast

Greece, Israel, Cyprus to speed up Mediterranean pipeline efforts

53 years later, Australia leaves Cyprus peacekeeping force

UN envoy: Cyprus leaders aim for peace deal in Switzerland

33rd Annual Cyprus Conference in Washington

Cyprus warned again over plastic-bag usage

Orban criticised as Hungary tightens grip on civil society

EU opens legal case against Warsaw, Budapest and Prague over migration

Hungary’s tough asylum policy keeps thousands stranded in Serbia

Hungary Hands Over to Germany Wanted Neo-Nazi Evading Prison

Slovenia hideouts spill Cold War secrets

Lost natural wonder in New Zealand may be found, say researchers

Government signs up to ambitious Maori economic growth targets

Investor drive key to lifting Maori incomes by 20 per cent

At least 25 killed in Portugal forest fire

Israel cuts Gaza electricity after Palestinian president says he will no longer pay the bill for Hamas

Israeli PM calls for UN to dismantle Palestinian refugee aid agency

Palestinian Authority blocks 11 news websites

Is Palestinian reconciliation possible?

Hamas detains Palestinian Authority journalist in Gaza

Israeli policewoman stabbed to death in Jerusalem

Israel-Palestine From Both Sides of the Mirror

Czech town trying to keep its Jewish past buried

Israel ‘considering shutting down Al-Jazeera bureau’ amid crackdown on Qatar

Israel plans more settlement homes than any time since 1992

Israel anti-occupation NGO welcomes Man Booker donation

Pro-independence Taiwanese lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy

Beijing Slams Links Between Taiwan, Hong Kong Lawmakers as ‘Collusion’

Closer Hong Kong-Taiwan ties may prompt Beijing to crackdown, says former top gov’t adviser

How Chinese Rule Has Changed Hong Kong Since 1997

Hong Kong, 20 Years After the Reunion

Three Separatists Reported Killed Under Fire From Azerbaijan In Nagorno-Karabakh

Belarus Sends Chechen Man Back To Russia Despite Fears For His Life

Chechen Authorities Release Amriyev On Own Recognizance

Chechen Authorities Say Charge Against Amriyev Dropped

Facebook blocks Independence for Chechnya! page in latest case of wrongful censorship

Leave North now – Coalition of Biafra agitators tells Igbos

IPOB asks schools to begin teaching of Biafra history

Igala kingdom rejects Biafra map, demands apology

IPC condemns Itsekiri inclusion in Biafra map

Li Guoying Meets with Bashkortostan Prime Minister

Trump made Montenegro famous when he shoved me at NATO summit, PM

Montenegro to open two and close one chapter

In Kyrgyzstan, UN chief Guterres highlights importance of governance for sustainable development

Kyrgyzstan’s Presidential Election Looks To Be A Cliffhanger

Kyrgyzstan: Most Competitive Presidential Race in Country’s History Taking Shape

Croatia to build bridge around Bosnia

Out Of Tune? Mostar Hosts Contentious Croatian Singer Despite Outrage

Bosnia’s Serb Republic leader banned any teaching about the siege of Sarajevo and genocide in Srebrenica

UN Prosecutor: Bosnia Nationalists ‘Glorifying War Criminals’

Pupils Challenge Ethnically-Divided Education in Bosnia

Haiti’s leader tells worried immigrants to ‘calm down’

Name in frame, Macedonia seeks Greek support to join EU, NATO

Bulgaria accused of illegal aid to fossil fuel power providers

Nader Shah’s sword stolen from museum in Dagestan

Galician Cinema and Food Festival Returns to New York City

Galicia calls for condition equality for Galician and Portuguese fleets

Reality Check: Have the Greek bailouts worked?

Deal gives Greece another chance

Greece blocks EU’s criticism at UN of China’s human rights record

Revival of Khalistan Movement

Nunavut Tunngavik calls for equitable funding for Inuit languages

Elders reflect on Aleut evacuation during WWII

Gwich’in Gear Up to Fight for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Protecting Indian Country’s Greatest Asset: the Children

American Indian graduates celebrate their academic success at UCLA

American Indian policy group convenes at Mohegan Sun, urges vigilance in Trump era

Google Doodle Honors First American Indian to Get a Medical Degree

Winnipeg’s Indian and Métis Friendship Centre battles with AIM over who sits on the board, and what they can wear

The quiet crisis: mass eviction shows toll of homelessness on Native Americans

History: The American Indian wars and the Ghost Dance

Arizona Supreme Court ruling allows non-Native American couple to adopt Native child

Brazil: Amazon Rainforest Illegal Logging and Land Theft About to be Legitimized

Indigenous Guarani leader appeals to Europe to save people and forests

Fear of losing culture rises among Indigenous people in Manitoba

Cultural appropriation: Make it illegal worldwide, Indigenous advocates say

Canadian industry establishes Indigenous Screen Office

Kinder Morgan Wants Aboriginal Canadians to Invest in Its Pipeline Project

Nenets: Why are Arctic natives getting fatter?

Meet the Aboriginal women kicking goals in their Top End communities

Elder honoured for Aboriginal legal work

University of Cambridge refused to return important Aboriginal artifacts

National Aboriginal Day is full of celebrations in Steveston

Government signs up to ambitious Maori economic growth targets

Investor drive key to lifting Maori incomes by 20 per cent

Chhattisgarh Must Probe Allegations Of Dispossession Of Adivasi Land Through Coercion, Cheating, Says Amnesty India

Probe against Kerala headmaster for deriding ‘adivasi’ lads; denying admission in class X

An Adivasi Dies and Maybe a Bull Too. Guess Which Death the Gujarat Police is Probing?

ABAVP delegation demands not to close Adivasi hostels

LDF Government will ensure land for all, says Revenue Minister E Chandrasekharan

Lingua Guerre: maoists learn Gondi, but not the police


September 25, 2017 independence referendum in Kurdistan; October 1, 2017 self-determination referendum in Catalonia

Petition: Help to END THE GENOCIDE in West Papua

June 6, 1523: National Day of Sweden

June 12, 1898: Day of Freedom in Philippines

June 14, 1941: Soviet Mass Deportations from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

June 17, 1944: Foundation of The Republic of Iceland

Euro-MP Paloma Lopez warns of effects of continued plundering of Western Sahara’s natural resources

Asia: 260 Million Indigenous People Marginalised, Discriminated

Asia – Indigenous Women Fight for Justice, Influence and Equity

Explainer: What was the Myall Creek Massacre?

Scottish National Party sees steep losses in UK vote count

Over 40 Tibetans arrested after clash with police over water rights

Did the US Just Abandon Tibet?

Miss Tibet Wins Pageant Held in Exile Community

President Trump, Don’t Forget About Tibet

China bans foreign climbers from Everest after illegal Tibet crossing

US Congressman Calls for New US Policy on Tibet

Karmapa Said He Left a Message When He Escaped Tibet in 1999

Grand Tibet Solidarity Rally held in Geneva

Nigeria needs to start talking about the horrors of the Biafra war, fifty years on

Nigeria: Likely Scenarios If Biafra Goes

Ethnic Tensions Bubble in Nigeria in Echo of Biafra Civil War

Time to let ‘Biafra’ go

Biafra: MASSOB reveals next line of action

Underground Basque group claims arson attack on Basque couple’s second home

Shocking statistics about Indonesia’s “development” in occupied West Papua

Wansolwara student journos report on West Papua human rights struggle

Kurdish forces bring the battle to the heart of ISIS’ capital after liberating new villages

Kurdish cantons in northern Syria already linked

Kurdistan Region to hold independence referendum on Sept 25

Catalonia to hold self-determination referendum on October 1, 2017

“The referendum will not take place,” says Spanish government

Experts say Catalan question must be faced to “avoid another front of instability” in Europe

La Model Prison, a symbol of Francoist repression, is shut down in Barcelona

European Court of Human Rights ruled Russia responsible for actions of Transnistria

Transnistria. Why Russia should leave the occupied territories

Executed in Donbas: activists present data on 95 extrajudicial killings

South Ossetia becoming something of a Switzerland or Cayman Islands for self-styled Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics”

Georgia to play viral transit role connecting India to Europe

Georgia, Turkey, Azerbaijan conduct joint military drills

Georgia receives record Foreign Direct Investments in Q1 2017

Abkhazia’s roads: deadlier than a warzone

Russia, Serbia, Belarus Hold ‘Slavic Brotherhood’ Military Drills

Russia threatens retaliation as Montenegro becomes 29th NATO member

Kremlin hackers’ new target: Montenegro

Flag-raising ceremony marks Montenegro’s entry into NATO

Montenegro court confirms indictment for Russians accused of involvement in coup plot

Russia actively stoking discord in Macedonia since 2008, intel files say

Bracing for Russian military exercise, Lithuania puts up a border fence

Lithuania warns Russian drill may mask troop build-up

Lithuania’s Former President Recalls Country’s Fight To Secure Independence

Reykjavik Summit: When Iceland paved the way for world peace

Norwegian mass murderer legally changes his name

Ukraine restores course towards NATO membership

How Ukraine can open its door to NATO

What Ukrainians Think about NATO?

79 percent of Estonia’s residents support women’s voluntary conscript service

Majority of Estonia’s Russian-speaking residents against NATO presence

20th anniversary of the Welsh Language Project in Patagonia

October 2-5, 2017: Food Sovereignty Summit

Ottawa continues to fail Indigenous children

Six Indigenous scholars share their views of Canada at 150

Indigenous rights in Canada: Significant work still needed

Window art displays across Montreal highlight issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women

Indigenous and environmental rights under attack in Brazil

Pascua Yaqui First to Successfully Prosecute Non-Indian for Domestic Violence

Indigenous Traditional Healer Nominated to Run for President of Mexico

Brazil: UN Special Rapporteur Criticizes Country’s Record on Indigenous Issues

Mayan Weavers Seek Legal Protection of Their Designs

Church of Scientology recruiting Irish translators

Fears that DUP deal with May will result in concessions to unionism

All bets are off on a Stormont deal while DUP has a hold over Tory government

Gerry Adams is the most successful party leader in this election

Refat Chubarov: Russia stepping up repressions against Crimean Tatars after ICJ ruling on Mejlis

EU Ambassadors Favor Extending Crimea Sanctions

Crimean Tatar Leader Umerov Goes On Trial On Separatism Charge

Crimeans seek stable life under Russian control

’Judge’ in Soviet-style trial of Crimean Tatar leader is wanted by Ukraine for treason

Russia methodically destroys and removes cultural treasures from occupied Crimea

Due to political repression, nearly hundred Crimean kids grow up without fathers

Third ‘Ukrainian Crimea saboteur’ says Russia TV confession obtained through torture

Russia refuses to let imprisoned Crimean Tatar leader see his gravely ill mother

Forensic tests overturn Russian FSB ‘Ukrainian Crimea saboteur’ story

Somalia: Farmajo’s 100 days in office, security still in limbo

Al-Shabaab seize Somali town after overrunning army base

Five people killed as Somalia soldiers fight over food aid distribution

Zambia deports 31 Chinese illegal miners after diplomatic protest

Zambia’s opposition chief sent to high-security jail pending treason trial

Chadian opposition reject proposed national forum by president Idriss Deby

EU diplomat says claims of meddling in Burundi politics is ‘fake news’

NGO’s in Congo call for release of activist

Mali settles for constitution referendum

Made in South Sudan exhibition kicks off in Juba

20 foreign journalist banned by South Sudanese media authority

South Sudan president declines to attend summit on his country’s situation

African countries break ties with Qatar

Five things to know about the Qatar-Gulf rift

US suspects Russian hackers planted fake news behind Qatar crisis

Qatar vows no surrender in Gulf crisis as U.S., Kuwait seek solution

Zimbabwean 12 year-old girl defies odds to become first female motocross champion

In Ethiopia, Authorities’ Reshuffling of the Oromo Language Alphabet Touches a Nerve

Wakeffanna Assembly disheartened by Minister’s depiction of Oromo religion and culture

Eritrean radio station Radio Erena provides a voice for the voiceless

Renewing The Mandate Of The UN Special Rapporteur In Eritrea

Rwanda’s electoral commission to regulate social media

Sahel region risks becoming a global terrorist den – France cautions UN

$3,379 for speedboat ride to Europe: Italy busts Tunisian human smugglers

Lesotho: Incumbent Mosisili loses election to former Prime Minister Thabane

Regional troops to remain in The Gambia

West Africa a source of democratic hope for Africa, world – EU’s Mogherini

Chilufya Tayali and Munyinda trials: Are Lozis second class citizens in Zambia?

Thousands of Slovaks protest corruption, demand resignation of interior minister

Kosovo Voters Look To Put Europe’s Newest Country Back On Track

Kosovo IS commander killed, police and family say

Cyprus Peace Talks Summit Set for June 28

Cyprus: four decades of division and negotiations

Israeli commandos head to Cyprus for largest land-based drill

Belgium detains 12 after raids linked to Brussels attacks

Jared Kushner’s family is a legend in this Belarus town

Belarus Sends Chechen Man Back To Russia Despite Fears For His Life

BELARUS: Priest forced out after ten years

EU should put pressure on Belarus nuclear project

Even Shanghai Got Tired of Lukashenka

MEPs to discuss civil rights in #Moldova

In Moldova, thousands protest over proposed voting changes

Usain Bolt confessed to being a nervous wreck before winning final race on home soil in Jamaica

Jamaica: Inside the Block Party of World’s Biggest Exporter of Black Models

Good things are happening in Jamaica

Race for Mongolia’s Presidency Begins

Mongolia Presidential Hopeful Urges More State Control in Mining

Mongolia Presidential Candidate Evokes Trump, Challenges IMF

Getting Deported Back to Haiti Almost Killed Me

Haiti fears deportations will mean surge of child servants

A Haiti reboot? Country welcomes Google, Facebook, Silicon Valley to tech summit

Haiti chefs carving out higher profile for country’s cuisine

Czech soccer chief steps down, facing graft charges

Miners eye Europe’s largest lithium deposit in Czech Republic

Czech architect puts tree house on a pedestal

Anti-EU rhetoric props up Czech election race

Sweden says to tighten laws to fight terrorism

New law and space agency to support Luxembourg’s space resources ambitions

New European Public Prosecutor’s Office to be based in Luxembourg

Hong Kong, Singapore rivalry hobbling Asia in $100 billion fintech race

UN human rights chief calls for end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine

Persistence of Palestinian Memory

1967 war: How Israel occupied the whole of Palestine

Misery of Palestinian people is the result of two historic events marked this year

Israeli forces kill Palestinian protester in Gaza

In Armenia, the frontline starts at school

Why are children in Armenia being given compulsory chess lessons?

Remembering Bash Aparan, and Building a Green Sustainable Armenia

Support for independence drops, despite concerns over Hong Kong’s post-Handover decline

China Purges Critics in Hong Kong 20 Years After Handover

After Two Decades of Chinese Rule, Hong Kong People ‘Not Optimistic’ About City’s Future

Next Hong Kong leader plays down threat of independence advocates in talks with Chinese officials

Tens of Thousands in Hong Kong Commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre

Romansh: Switzerland’s smallest national language struggles for survival

Alois Mock, Austrian Who Helped Tear Down Iron Curtain (Literally), Dies at 82

Austrian court jails parents who took kids to live under Daesh

Hungary to Ease Planned Restrictions on Foreign-Funded NGOs

Malta’s Prime Minister Promises to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Lebanon: Fighters to Bikers

Welcome to Lebanon … in the United States

Critical Mass exhibition celebrates Lebanon’s female graphic designers

Bulgaria wants to be free of EU monitoring by end of 2018

‘Eyebombing’ transforms crumbling streetscapes in Bulgaria

Russia strengthens military bases in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

End Of UN Contraceptive Program In Kyrgyzstan A Bitter Pill For Many

The Downside of Foreign Aid in Kyrgyzstan

Albania Struggles to Make Parties Declare Election Finances

Albanian Judicial Reform Faces New Court Challenge

Albania’s big parties in election campaign to ditch ‘king-maker’

Mabo anniversary: Aboriginal Tasmanians say land handback fight far from over

Mabo Day: ‘Always has been, always will be Aboriginal land’

Marking Mabo: How has Native Title changed since the landmark ruling?

Aboriginal men in central Queensland aim to rebuild life after prison with New Endings program

How Indigenous tourism can help bring about reconciliation in Australia

Aboriginal women ‘sick of being another domestic violence statistic’

Greens, anti-Adani groups ‘hijacking’ interests of Aboriginal people

Gang jailed after ‘flooding’ Cornish towns with drugs

Disney searching for Māori Moana

China eroding Taiwan’s defense advantages

Half Soldiers: Meet Bastar’s Adivasi Militia Who Were Used and Abandoned

Leela Santhosh: Kerala’s first Adivasi filmmaker who wants to tell the real stories of Adivasi struggles

Tribals in Kerala’s Attapady are blaming banana farms for infant deaths

Why development must not be pursued at the cost of adivasis

Adivasis in remote Sajek villages require attention

First-Ever Roma Cultural Institution Opens in Europe

Athens: An anti-Roma pogrom continues for a second day

Turkmenistan: 18 Men Tortured, Sentenced in Unfair Trial

Turkmenistan: Hosting Asian Games Amid Widespread Repression

Turkmenistan leader wants to end free power, gas, and water

Chechens ‘forced to attend’ Russia Day celebrations

EU Urges Azerbaijan To Release Detained Opposition Figures

Azerbaijan moves forward with ‘5-star’ free-trade hub

China Embeds Cadres in Uyghur Homes During Ramadan

Australian sovereignty under threat from influence of China’s Communist Party

Did you know Chinese students in Australia are monitored by the Chinese Embassy?

Yazidi Villages Have Been Liberated, But The Community Still Needs International Support

‘Let ISIS see we do not die’: Yezidis repair their temples

US taking stronger stance in South China Sea

Countries Defy China’s Extra-Strict Fishing Moratorium in South China Sea

China builds 24 fighter-size hangars on South China Sea outposts

Balochistan: Pakistani forces abduct head of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons

Two children among three killed in ISI attack on Bugti refugees camp in Afghanistan

Ahwazi: Daughters of Political Prisoner Yousef Silavi Demand Answers From Ayatollah Khamenei

Puerto Rico votes to become America’s 51st state

What’s Next in the Fight for Puerto Rico Statehood?


Definitely West Papua will gain its independence like East Timor did and more

Petition: Help to END THE GENOCIDE in West Papua

May 30, 1967: Anguilla Day

May 30, 1967: Declaration of Independence of Republic of Biafra

June 4, 1970: Tonga Independence Day

June 6, 1523: National Day of Sweden

West Papua National Committee Chairperson in Timika, Yanto Awerkion arrested by Indonesian police

77 West Papuans arrested in Merauke for attending a peaceful prayer gathering for self-determination

Benny Wenda accuses Indonesian police of torturing human rights commissioner Nareki Kogoya

Definitely West Papua will gain its independence like East Timor did, Vanuatu ex-PM Barak Sope

West Papua issue a key issue in Papua New Guinea politics

New Zealand support for West Papua grows

West Papua: Right to Self-Determination Recognised By New Zealand

China Extends Ban on ‘Extreme’ Uyghur Baby Names to Children Under 16

Silk Road: China looks to resurrect road of past — minus the freedom

Putin Vows Military Response to ‘Eliminate NATO Threat’ If Sweden Joins U.S.-Led Alliance

Russia is a major problem for the Baltic states, president of Lithuania

Russia orders two Estonian diplomats to leave country

NATO deterrent presence in Baltics is not of a size to really deter Russia

Baltic states: Russia waging fake news war

‘Both Estonia and Israel know what works to maintain identity’

“Pro-Latvia” parties together may get more votes in local elections in Riga than pro-Russia Harmony/GKR bloc

Lithuania raises legal drinking age to 20 to curb alcohol consumption

Music festivals with less alcohol? Lithuania leads the way

EU to work with Baltic states on decoupling from Russian power grid

The Task of Securing Freedom in The Baltics Is Not Over: Ambassador Daniel Fried

Catalonia, pioneer in the struggle for transsexuals rights

Andorra to investigate Spanish “coercion” to frame Catalan officials

Spain’s government in desperate attempt to BLOCK Catalonia’s independence referendum plans

Venice Commission: independence referendum in Catalonia should be carried out “in agreement with the Spanish authorities”

Catalan Independence Referendum: “We are not afraid,” says ballot box manufacturer

FilmInCat responds to demand for international cinema in Catalan

China Claims They Gave Dalai Lama Title

Tibetan Social Media Draw Chinese Police Attention After Self-Immolations

Top US lawmaker criticises China’s ‘negative and silly Tibet obsession’

Gerogia: Refugees In Their Own Country

Montenegro bans entrance to 149 Russians and Ukrainians over Russian aggression in Ukraine

Montenegro official prevented from traveling through Moscow

U.S. To Host Ceremony Welcoming Montenegro To NATO

Montenegro has full support of neighbouring Italy on its way to EU

Russian provocations test Georgia

US Senators Propose Stronger Sanctions Against Russia

How Putin Accidentally United Ukraine

Stalin’s Holodomor in Kazakhstan, or a very brief guide to “The Goloshchekin genocide”

Russian Disinformation War Turns Into Physical Harassment Against OSCE

Russian Military Convoys are the Lifeblood of the Occupation of Donbas

Symbolic expansion: how Putin annexes history, not only territories

McCain: Putin a greater threat than ISIS

Moldova expels 5 Russian diplomats

Russia expels five Moldovan diplomats in tit-for-tat move

Young people in Moldova dance away their frustrations as a threatening Russia lurks

President of Moldova says his country cannot join EU in current form

Corruption arrests rock Moldova’s pro-EU coalition

Moldova’s odd couple: Plahotniuc and Dodon

80 years ago, Stalin’s NKVD began to arrest and shoot the deaf and dumb

Massacre in Workers Paradise: Novocherkassk

Russia begins trial of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov by removing his defence lawyer

Crimean Tatar activist prosecuted for Facebook birthday greeting to Mustafa Dzhemilev

Russian leaders have ‘discussed Moscow’s willingness’ to use nukes if the US or NATO enters Crimea

US inspectors to work in Ukraine’s east, Crimea under Vienna Document 2011

Could Crimea Return to Ukraine?

Crimean Tatars: Representational Offices in World Capitals Look Set to Promulgate Community’s Interests

Ukrainian economy lost 20.4% of GDP due to war in Donbas last year

Leo Varadkar: Born to an Indian father, a historic gay PM for Ireland

Irish school plan for former Derry army base turned down

General Election will be a ‘barometer on Irish unity’ – Sinn Fein

US begins arming Kurdish fighters in Syria

Turkey Arrests Kurdish Activist for Armenian Genocide Posts

Norway Bolsters Oil-Industry Defenses Against Foreign Takeovers

A simpler way of life in early 20th-century Norway

Factbox: Norway’s $960 billion sovereign wealth fund

The Country Adopting Electric Vehicles Faster Than Anywhere Else

Finland introduces Europe’s first hybrid power system for heavy duty trucks

Finland Goes From Sick Man to Nordic Tiger as Growth Returns

Finland marks centenary with Nordic royals, presidents

Could subjects soon be a thing of the past in Finland?

Finland is by far the most metal country in Europe

Finland Can Teach the World How to Stand Up to Russia

Finnish donor gives UNICEF largest-ever private cash gift

If SNP wins election in Scotland, PM May will have to grant independence vote -Sturgeon

SNP’s first steps towards political success

New poll confirms SNP are set for General Election victory in Scotland with 43 per cent support

Thousands take to Glasgow streets for ‘biggest ever’ Scottish independence rally

Kern County Basque Club celebrates 45th memorial day celebration

As Idaho ties to Basque Country grow, could a transoceanic campus be next?

Welsh Government must ‘move quickly and further’ to reach one million Welsh speaker target

Wales: Bridgend Urdd Eisteddfod festival begins in Pencoed

The only Welsh school in Wrexham let down by council “on purpose”

Indycurious Wales

Serbia’s new president calls for ‘dialogue’ over Kosovo

Ex-Kosovo president banned from book promotion in Serbia

The Enduring Agony of Wartime Rape in Kosovo

Kosovo: 34 night clubs shut down for human trafficking

Armenia, Azerbaijan closer to war over Nagorno-Karabakh than at any time since 1994

Croatia in talks to save country’s biggest private company

Thousands march for education reform in Croatia

Iran Courts Tajikistan

WFP Tajikistan School Meals Recipe Book Named Best In The World

Tajikistan: Authorities File Charges Against Jailed Lawyer’s Relatives

Moscow’s Presence in Libya Is a New Challenge for the West

Kremlin Seemingly Deaf To Calls To Replace Republic of Ingushetia Head

Socialisation through sports: how Ingush politicians used MMA as an optical illusion

Singapore’s Gay Pride Rally Attracts Record Sponsorship Despite Curbs

Singapore defense talks focus on online terror fight

Sean Paul slams pop stars who use dancehall without crediting Jamaica

Jamaican beaches lure tourists but calls to also make locals welcome

Jamaica can earn more from brand, says IMF official

Rare executions set for Kuwait

Kuwait: the posh Arabian playground

Hungary seeks talks with New York state on Soros school

Decisiveness with Hungary is also about EU survival

George Soros Accuses Viktor Orban of Turning Hungary Into ‘Mafia State’

Hungary must pass law on ‘mafia-like’ Soros-funded NGOs, PM Orban says

All hands on deck for a global Malta

What kind of Malta do we want to live in?

Maltese athletes win five other medals at the Small Nations Games

Albania opposition supporters ‘poisoned’ by white powder

Albania wants euro to play second fiddle to the lek

Albania authorities stop sale of a bear cub on the internet

Living With Giants film raises concern among Inuit over treatment of suicide

Cyprus to establish Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts

Serbia adopts Remembrance Day for domestic violence victims

World’s First Facility to Extract Carbon from Air Opens in Switzerland

Swiss court convicts man for ‘liking’ defamatory Facebook post in landmark ruling

A Belarusian Spring

Is the IT sector Belarus’s most successful industry?

Belarus nuclear plant: A disaster waiting to happen

Fading Russian electronic warfare dominance seen in Belarus ‘modular’ systems

Fez to Host 13th International Festival of Amazigh Culture

Int’l Rights Watchdogs Slam Algeria for Discriminating against Amazigh Minority

Social unrest in northern Morocco

As U.S. targets Hezbollah, Lebanon lobbies against more sanctions

‘Wonder Woman’ banned in Lebanon because lead actress is Israeli

Isle of Man: world’s oldest continuous parliament (Tynwald) needs more women

U.N. Chief to Name Ex-German President as Western Sahara Envoy

Macedonia Has New Government, but Rocky Road Ahead

The old problems facing Macedonia’s new government

50 years after Six-Day War, Israeli-Palestinian divide widens

U.S. Mulls Formulating a Principles Paper on Core Issues of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Walking a path of resistance in Palestine

Europe’s last “sherpas” race up Slovak peak

Slovakia’s Lajcak elected UN General Assembly president

Slovakia re-opens probe into kidnapping of leader’s son

‘Who wants to go for holiday to see large clear-cuts?’: Slovakia turns against its national parks

Haiti Wants The World To Meet Its New Generation Of Entrepreneurs

Development expert: ‘Haiti would be better off without international aid’

Zhang Dejiang lectures Hong Kong ahead of Xi visit

Tiananmen survivor Rose Tang: Be separatists, be proud, and let the revolution begin in Hong Kong

Denmark Electric Vehicle Sales Plummet With Tax Break Elimination

Denmark Revokes 334-Year-Old Blasphemy Law

White House accused of homophobia after Luxembourg PM’s husband omitted from photo caption

Health of Māori and Pasifika men in dire state

How Miranda Harcourt inspired Find Me A Maori Bride star Te Kohe Tuhaka

Research aims to harness growing Māori econom

Why New Zealand’s Maori got a treaty, and Australia’s Indigenous peoples didn’t

More Māori officers needed for Māori prisoners

Dagestani policeman beat and robbed detainee, extorted bribe

Israel set to approve 2,500 settlement housing units

Billions spent on settlements since Israel captured West Bank

1968 poll shows what Jewish Jerusalemites thought of Palestinians

UN ‘wrongly singling out Israel for criticism’ says US ambassador Nikki Haley on eve of visit

Radiohead defends upcoming Israel concert amid boycott campaign

Only 13% UK Jews support Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party

Atambaev Says Kyrgyzstan To Hold Presidential Vote On October 15

Kyrgyzstan: Lawmaker Proposes Stripping Reporter of Citizenship

Report reveals the full brutality of anti-gay purges in Chechnya

Speaker of Chechen parliament oversaw persecution of gay men

Aboriginal Australians Press For Constitutional Recognition

Bringing them Home: Aboriginal children in out of home care still increasing

Report: renewed crackdown on Christians in Eritrea

Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad weeps as she returns to village where Isil killed her family

Adult baptisms and selfie sticks: Yazidis becoming newly religious following Isil atrocities

Last Yazidi villages freed as Islamic State pushed out

Shia liberators hand back Yazidi land divided and ruined

More than $5 million paid in ransom for release of Yezidis

Nestlé Competition for the Guarani Aquifer Threatens Guarani Land Rights

Landmark Victory for the Ogiek delivered by the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights

Mexico has its first indigenous woman candidate for president

Indigenous newsroom in Canada nears ‘total shutdown’

Indigenous culture not protected in Canadian law, lawyers and academics say

Trudeau invites pope to Canada for Church apology to indigenous peoples

Rare Footage Captures Sentinelese Tribe in India’s Andaman Islands, Banned to Outsiders

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Genocide of Brazil’s Indians

Bosnia Honours Prijedor Victims With White Ribbon Day

“Shooting has stopped, but war in Bosnia is not over”

Court seizes Mari El ex-Head’s property worth $16.6m

China created a new terrorist threat by repressing secessionist fervor in its western frontier

Exiled journalist abducted in Georgia to face prosecution in Azerbaijan

Christians face fines in Azerbaijan for distributing literature

Bangladesh: Adivasi villages torched following death of local leader

50 Years After Biafra By Ahanonu Kingsley

Nigeria’s Biafra separatist backers mark 50 years after war

50 years on: Nigeria’s Biafra secessionist movement

Shutdown for 50th anniversary of Biafra declaration

Biafra’s military veterans: no regrets, 50 years on

Tension as Biafra marks 50 years since independence bid

Balochistan: Understanding China Pakistan Economic Corridor from the Inside

Ahwazi: Cultural Activists are Handed Prison Sentences

Southern Mongolia: Quiet Resurgence of Mongol Identity Amidst Cultural Assimilation

Somaliland: Lack of Recognition Slows Down International Response to Food Crisis