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Scottish Indyref2 Planned Before 2021


2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

April 22: Earth Day

303 April 23: Catalonia: Sant Jordi’s Day

1915 April 24: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

1916 April 24: Proclamation of the Irish Republic commences the Easter Rising

1974 April 25: Carnation Revolution in Portugal

1937 April 26: Bombing of Guernica, Basque Country

1961 April 27: Sierra Leone Independence Day

1994 April 27: Freedom Day in South Africa, first post-apartheid elections

1960 April 27: Togo Independence Day

1707 May 1: the Act of Union of Scotland and England

May 1/Nissan 27: Yom HaShoah, Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day

1963 May 1: The Day of Terror: colonial Indonesian military arrive in West Papua

May 3: World Press Freedom Day

1990 May 4: Latvian Independence Restoration Day

May 8/Iyar 5: Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day

1950 May 9: Europe Day

1877 May 10: Romania Independence Day

Traditional knowledge at ‘core’ of indigenous heritage, and ‘must be protected’, says UN Forum

Indigenous leaders at UN meeting push for decade dedicated to language revitalization

UN’s Empty Promises to World’s Indigenous Peoples

Interpol rescues 157 child slaves in Benin, Nigeria

Deadly shooting at California synagogue

Hong Kong court imprisons ‘Umbrella Movement’ leaders for up to 16 months

Protesters vow to escalate action and surround legislature if Hong Kong presses on with China extradition law

The U.K.—If You Can Believe It—May Soon Face Yet Another Referendum

Indyref2: First Minister sets out plans for vote before 2021

Nicola Sturgeon also unveils plan for Scottish Citizens’ Assembly

Scotland’s only pro-independence newspaper launches ‘10,000 Steps’ Independence Campaign

Zimbabwe’s plan to compensate white farmers is facing a backlash from party loyalists and the farmers

Whites score big against blacks – land compensation

Balochistan: Iranian forces execute a Baloch youth in Isfahan prison

Pakistan: Baloch Insurgents who Perpetrated Coast Attack Came from Iran

Pakistan urges Iran to take ‘visible actions’ against Baloch terror groups

Balochistan: Enforced-disappearances continue unabated

Balochistan: Two educationists shot dead in Zabul and Jalq

Papuan organisers of public prayer event charged with treason

Papuans challenge Indonesian rule at country’s highest court

ANZAC Day, Lest We Forget the West Papuan troops who fought alongside Australian troops in World War II

Arnold Ap. Legendary West papuan folk singer assassinated by Indonesia on April 26th, 1984

CIA claims Huawei is funded by Chinese state security

China Exploits Fleet of U.S. Satellites to Strengthen Police and Military Power

When Will the UN’s Chief Speak Up for the Uighurs?

Two More Ethnic Mongolians Jailed in China, WeChat Groups Deleted

Finland and Uganda are the world’s fittest countries

what it’s like to be a romani teenage girl

Populist rulers across the globe increasingly navigate towards Kremlin: Hans Binnendjik

Russia Sees Its Future in China and Eurasia

Russian court rejects lawsuit from pro-Navalny opposition activists whose social media data was given to security forces

National film to be screened in Tatarstan

ICR resumes investigation into tortures of Ingush boxer who told about planted gun

Activist’s Home Searched In Ingushetia After Protests Over Chechnya Border Deal

Yakutsk is one of the coldest cities on Earth. It’s producing some of Russia’s hottest punk rock

US bars Chechnya PM over human rights

Russian FSB Says Two Participants In Basayev’s 1999 Attack On Daghestan Detained

A quest to reconstruct Baltimore’s American Indian ‘reservation’

‘Invisible’ American Indian women say they need help to stop sexual violence

American Indian Leaders Call for Congress to End Voter Suppression

Native Communities and the Revival of Rural America: A Linked Set

The Treaty That Forced the Cherokee People from Their Homelands Goes on View

More than 60 cities and states in the US no longer observe Columbus Day

Jharkhand: Adivasi ‘Lynched’ to Death by Mob Chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’, Says Report

Hindu Nationalism, The Growing Trend In India

Indigenous protesters march on Brazil Congress over land rights

Stinging ants: Amazon indigenous group girds itself to hold ancestral lands

Brazil’s congress receives indigenous leaders amid protests

Reviving Brazil’s indigenous languages

Indigenous people debut shareholder activism in Brazil

‘Now belongs to us’: Women take lead in Brazil’s indigenous fight

Brazil’s indigenous tribes protest Bolsonaro assimilation plan

Canadian Museum Association Receives $1 Million to Foster Reconciliation With Indigenous Peoples

$220 Million Available To Small Businesses To Cleanup Navajo Uranium Mines

One of the last monolingual Cherokee speakers dies at age 88

Cornish National Minority – Five Years of ‘Manifest Failure’

Ukraine has gotten over Russia but Russia hasn’t gotten over Ukraine, Shevtsova says

Putin offers Russian citizenship to Ukrainians in separatist-held areas

Russia intends to further destabilize Ukraine – EU

Ukraine adopts law expanding scope of Ukrainian language

Crimean Tatars: ‘Religious persecution made us more strong and united’

Russia uses farcical criminal charges against Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev to keep him out of Crimea

CRIMEA: Residents “don’t believe” FSB allegations against imam

Ukrainian Orthodox Church congregation refused registration in Russian-occupied Crimea

Russia sentences Crimean activist to six years for social media posts

Russia flouts its own law to increase Crimean political prisoner Balukh’s prison sentence for the Ukrainian flag

Disabled and gravely ill Crimean Tatar political prisoner denied medication

South China Sea: Vietnam secretly building TEN islands risking infuriating China

South China Sea: Trump ‘SCARED’ of triggering war with China says President Duterte

Massacre in Mali: How ‘preventing terror’ is fuelling it

Thousands protest in Morocco for release of Rif activists

Toronto Hot Docs Film Festival to Premiere Moroccan Amazigh Amussu Film

High Council of Amazigh emphasize rejection to Haftar’s military campaign against Tripoli

Welsh-speaking voice box allows Anglesey man to talk in own voice again

English and Welsh medium pupils could learn alongside each other in a new Cardiff school

Carol Vorderman calls on the Welsh to help her learn the language

How Welsh independence burst into the mainstream

Ireland takes steps towards cementing Wales and Scotland as allies

Peter Stockland: Toll of violence cannot deter course of Ireland reuniting

Could Brexit Unite Ireland At Last?

Brexit lights touchpaper for next political firestorm – Irish unity

A Journalist’s Funeral Shows Northern Ireland’s Progress, and Its Regressions

Lyra McKee’s funeral aims to heal Northern Irish divisions

Sickening return of Ireland’s “men of violence” in New IRA

Journalist’s Death Jolts Northern Ireland Politicians Back to Negotiating Table

Sinn Féin ‘will not capitulate’ on Irish language act

Unionist grassroots support for Irish language could unlock North talks logjam

Eswatini walking tightrope to become Africa’s trade hub

Taiwan Unveils Comprehensive Measures to Ban Chinese Tech From Government

POLISARIO Front representative takes part in 149th Vladimir Lenin birth anniversary

Anti far-right protesters clash with Basque Country police outside Vox Bilbao rally

Child marriage widely tolerated in Kurdistan Region IDP camps

Elite US Navy SEAL facing war crimes charges for killings in Iraq

Top French court rejects ISIS nationals demands for repatriation from Syria

Christians and Muslims celebrate Easter together in Duhok village

U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Threatens Revival of Kurdish Language, Too

Families of martyrs in Kobani launch petition to start formal trials against ISIS suspects

Pro-Kurdish HDP says victims of Armenian genocide deserve apology

Kurds in Germany on hunger strike in front of Turkish embassy to protest Afrin occupation

Coalition stats show ISIS reemerging in Iraq, but defeated (for now) in Syria

Collapse of rule of law in Erdoğan’s Turkey

UK police arrest, evict 21 Kurdish hunger strike activists from Amnesty building

Iraq demands US Embassy delete ‘offensive’ Facebook post on Iran’s Khamenei

Dutch government repatriates Yezidi asylum seekers to camps in Kurdistan Region

Yezidi spiritual leaders clarify children of ISIS rape won’t be accepted

Nadia Murad: Yezidi mothers, families should decide fate of ISIS children

Kosovo brings back jihadist fighters and families from Syria

In Kosovo, a Teenage Girl’s Rape Case Stirs a #MeToo Fury

Observers Warn the Future Prospects of Two Dalai Lamas

China A “Festering” Black Hole When It Comes To Media

Nine Tibetans Are Jailed in Rebgong for Running an ‘Illegal Organization’ Claiming Land Rights

China Staging Mind-Control War Against Tibet

Forensically aged image of Panchen Lama released 24 years after his disappearance

Tibetan Singer Dies After Years of Bad Health Following Release from Jail

China is watching Western democracy eat itself

New Zealand and France to Seek Pact Blocking Extreme Online Content

New Place Names Lift Māori Culture in New Zealand’s Capital

William receives traditional Maori greeting from New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern

Billie Eilish, 17, is moved to tears as she receives a traditional Maori welcome after touching down in New Zealand

Alaska House of Representatives Passes Bill to Establish Hmong-American Veterans Day

Greenland is melting even faster than experts thought, study finds

Denmark’s richest man, Anders Holch Povlsen, loses 3 children in Sri Lanka attacks

Brunei defends stoning gay people to death in letter to EU

Guyana’s first ever extradition brings killer, 33, back to New York eight years after he skipped the U.S.

Bond 25 launches in Jamaica, Rami Malek to Play Villain

Djibouti: Chinese military’s first overseas support base

UN rules Iraq must compensate Kuwait oil company $240m for 1990-1991 invasion

Bahrain king reinstates citizenship for 551 nationals who lost it for anti-government protests

Suriname establishes 1st African Embassy in Accra

Montenegro fined over fans’ racist chants against England

Hungary to promote Chinese relations in Europe

Panama tribunal rules ex-President Martinelli cannot run in election

China provides Togo a new administrative center valued at XOF18 billion

Mauritania “blasphemy blogger” still in jail

Southern Spanish town mocks Puigdemont shooting figure of him

‘We executed evil’: Spanish village shoots and burns effigy of ex-Catalan leader

Vox: newcomer alt-right party preaching a return to old Spain

Ciutadans: opposing Catalan independence to rule Spain

Spanish PM Sanchez fends off attacks on Catalonia, other issues as election nears

Catalan government files lawsuit against Puigdemont shooting mockery

For World Book Day 2019, a new take on an old way to celebrate literature and love

Flowers, literature, dragons, love: this is Sant Jordi!

Catalan FM celebrates Sant Jordi’s with the speaker of UK Parliament

Former ministers say Catalan government aimed for agreed referendum

Spanish elections: Catalonia issue dominates first TV debate

Spain rivals clash over Catalonia in election debate

Spanish General Election Candidates Clash over Catalonia

Independence at center of televised debate – with no pro-independence parties

Catalan president calls on international community to help resolve political crisis

Jailed Òmnium Cultural president Jordi Cuixart to become father again in September

Unionist party leaders want Spanish as working language in all schools in Catalonia

Spanish Court backs current language policy in Catalonia’s schools

Buenos Aires Book Fair kicks off with Barcelona as guest of honour

Former FC Barcelona president not guilty after almost two years in jail

Catalonia in Venice

How the Spanish property market reacted to the Catalan crisis

Unemployment shrinks across Catalonia as Barcelona records lowest figure since 2008

Witnesses defend ‘plurality’ of Diplocat in Catalan trial

Everything you ever wanted to know about human towers

Catalan president Quim Torra says he’s ready to back Nicola Sturgeon on indyref2 push

Puigdemont calls unionist efforts to bar him from European election ‘desperate’

Puigdemont banned from EU elections

Spain must ‘analyze’ fall in perception of judicial independence, warns EU

Sixty Portuguese Politicians and Intellectuals Call for Freedom and Democracy in Catalonia

MEPs hail accused Romeva as ‘defender of human rights’

Jeremy Irons visits BCN Film Festival

Pro-independence ERC party gets historic Spanish election win

Massive turnout in Catalonia as Spain faces crucial election

A guide to the Spanish election and its impact on Catalonia

Socialists hope to govern alone as all sides dismiss potential Cs coalition

Vox celebrates ‘historic’ result in Spanish general election

UNESCO bid for Polynesia tattooing decried

Compensation sought for Tahitians affected by nuclear weapons tests

Estonia’s President Sends Wrong Message Meeting Putin

Latvian Saeima paves way for full opening of «KGB bag»

Lithuania bans Holocaust denier David Irving for 5 years

Latvian Saeima proposes celebrating 13 May as State Language Day

Moscow Lashes Out at Lithuanian Criminal Convictions of Soviet Officers

Beluga Whale With Russian Harness Raises Alarm In Norway

Facebook launches fact-checking campaign in Lithuania ahead of EU elections

In Paraguay, Fighting Graft With Eggs and Toilet Paper

Indigenous communities facing landlessness in Paraguay

Pacific climate migration a political tug of war

‘Pray For Me’: Nicaraguan Priest Threatened With Death Reaches Out To Niece In U.S.

A Young Poet, a Mysterious Stranger and an El Salvador on the Brink of War

Women of change in restive Kashmir

Women’s football team takes on sexism in Comoros

Austrian politician resigns after publishing ‘deeply racist’ poem comparing migrants to rats

Singapore PM promotes expected successor to deputy

Rwanda court repeals law banning satirical cartoons

Huawei to launch digital hub in Serbia

Chadians feel ‘anger, revolt’ as they struggle without internet for one year

Chad sets free Equatorial Guinea politician

Former Sierra Leone captain Kargbo among African internationals banned for life by Fifa

The world lost a Belgium-size area of old growth rainforest in 2018

In Slovakia, a murdered journalist and a pro-press president

Two Canadian women detained in Somaliland and sentenced to 40 lashes have been freed

The cost of systemic corruption in Honduras: Migration north

Honduran revolving door migrants ready to return to US

Letter from Africa: The art of drawing your address in The Gambia

Germany legend Monika Staab talks up football mission in Gambia

Ex-Gambia Presidential Aide Admits Ordering Execution of Coup Soldiers

Qatar opens Gaza artificial limb, rehab center after delays

IT sales star wins $660k lawsuit against Oracle in Qatar – but can’t collect, because the Oracle he sued suddenly vanished

India investigates 40 migrant workers in Gabon after U.N. flags labour abuses

Hariri – ‘Promising summer’ for Lebanon after Saudi travel warning lifted

UN force says third tunnel crossed Lebanon-Israel border

South Sudan Measles Outbreak Raises Questions About Vaccines

One of Worst African Wars May Revive, South Sudan Rebels Say

Tajikistan: Opposition figures pass through prison revolving doors

Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg dies at 98

Elephant-Rich Nations to Send Leaders to Botswana Summit

Pirates Attack Two Fishing Boats off Somalia

Armenians Mark 104 Years Since Ottoman-Era Killings

A Trans Woman Got 3 Minutes to Speak in Armenia’s Parliament. Threats Followed.

Armenia’s LGBT+ community still waits for change one year after revolution

‘Killing Hope’: Turkmenistan’s List Of ‘Accepted’ Universities Deals (Another) Blow To Students

An evening with the soldier-poets of Guinea-Bissau

Bulgaria’s ‘apartmentgate’ infuriates struggling citizens

In Eritrea, Jailed Journalists Continue to Languish

Once A-Rated Oman Now Risks Descending Deeper Into Junk

Uruguay 1st in Latin America to export marijuana for medicinal use

In Laos, A Chinese-Funded Railway Sparks Hope For Growth — And Fears Of Debt

Rohingya camps in Bangladesh spawn a new civil society — and political violence

Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’

Political Meddling, Poor Training Spur Graft in Papua New Guinea

Jordan in crucible of Middle East peace deal and Syrian refugee crisis

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‘With patience, planning and persistence, Scotland is moving towards independence,’ SNP


Photo competition – Justice For Tibetan Nomads

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1946 April 17: Evacuation Day, Syria

1975 April 17: Khmer Rouge Killing Fields

1980 April 18: Independence Day of Zimbabwe

April 19, 1940: Indian Day in Brazil

Easter Sunday: Aberri Eguna (“Fatherland Day”) in Basque Country

April 22: Earth Day

303 April 23: Catalonia: Sant Jordi’s Day

1915 April 24: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

1916 April 24: Proclamation of the Irish Republic commences the Easter Rising

1974 April 25: Carnation Revolution in Portugal

1937 April 26: Bombing of Guernica, Basque Country

1961 April 27: Sierra Leone Independence Day

1994 April 27: Freedom Day in South Africa, first post-apartheid elections

1960 April 27: Togo Independence Day

1707 May 1: the Act of Union of Scotland and England

May 1/Nissan 27: Yom HaShoah, Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day

1963 May 1: The Day of Terror: colonial Indonesian military arrive in West Papua

May 3: World Press Freedom Day

1990 May 4: Latvian Independence Restoration Day

Greece seeks early repayment of €10bn IMF loan

San Francisco Photo Project Replaces Controversial Statue with Living American Indians

Native American activists: The fire at Notre Dame is devastating. So is the destruction of our sacred lands.

New Zealand aims to be first with UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples plan

New Zealand nurse kidnapped by ISIS may still be alive

Artists challenge commemoration of Captain Cook’s ‘discovery’ of NZ

Mohawk Nation scholars to study Irish language in new scheme

Japan enacts law recognizing Ainu as indigenous, but activists say it falls short of U.N. declaration

Jharkhand: Lynched Adivasi Man Was Dragged for 1 km, Mob Chanted Hindu Slogans

Noted Activist Releases Book Documenting Atrocities On Dalits and Adivasis

Tension in Vaipet as Adivasis obstruct seizure of timber

All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA) Slams BJP For ‘Not Keeping’ Promises

Mining the uranium cleanup boom: Can Navajo businesses strike pay dirt?

Recovering Yukon Languages

Benin votes – but with no opposition to choose from

Russian court jails ex-Norway border guard for spying

Islamic State claims attack on Tuareg Movement for the Salvation of Azawad

Ken Loach backs 7000 Kurdish protesters on hunger strike

Mass grave of Kurd remains shown to relatives in Iraq’s Anfal anniversary

US sanctions Saddam-era network supporting ISIS

Turkish police injure two Kurdish MPs during demonstration

Barzani on Red Wednesday: Parties must help Ezidis decide their future

China officially invites PM Barzani to visit Beijing, foster bilateral ties

Iraq begins payment of 2 million dinars to each female Yezidi survivor

Pentagon reaffirms commitment to protecting partners in Syria

Macron meets with Syrian Kurds, pledges continued support against ISIS

Turkey furious over Macron’s meeting with Syrian Kurds

Turkish police violence against Kurdish prisoners’ mothers leads to uproar

Czech police recommend charging prime minister with fraud

Huge success for #Korrika21, the sponsored run for the #Basque language

Izagirre grabs overall victory at Basque country cycling event as Yates takes final stage

Lifting 200-kilogram stones in Spain’s Basque Country

Basque Country boosts fragile Spanish economy

French Basque Country has its own micro-currency

With patience, planning and persistence, Scotland is moving towards independence

Nicola Sturgeon sets out independence plan – with a big warning to critics

Sturgeon: Independence would be nothing like Brexit disorder

Nicola Sturgeon: This plan is ambitious AND credible – it can win us independence

Police say Glasgow All Under One Banner march will be too big

SNP reveal list for Euro elections as party go for three MEPs

Common Weal report sets out economic model for independent Scotland

Traveler’s Impressions: Prisonlike Conditions of Xinjiang

Video: Uyghur man bids to save ‘most extraordinary mom in the world’ from Chinese detention camp

One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

“Surviving China”: Uyghur Voices from Xinjiang and Guantanamo

Man Says Xinjiang Like Nazi Germany, Risks Life to Post Photos of ‘Concentration Camp’ on Twitter

Uyghur Residents Forced to Organize Into Civilian ‘Anti-Terrorist’ Units

China’s SenseTime sells out of Xinjiang security joint venture

‘This Has Been Delayed For Too Long’, Uighur testifies at US Senate

Being Tracked While Reporting in China, Where ‘There Are No Whys’

Authorities using facial recognition tech to track Uighur Muslims across China – report

Successful Uyghur Developer Confirmed Detained by Xinjiang Authorities

‘The Past is Repeating Itself’, observes Holocaust survivor

Volkswagen CEO ‘not aware’ of Uighurs detained in China’s Xinjiang, despite having a factory there

Can ‘the new Canaries’ win the fight against overtourism?

Regulator’s spending on main Welsh translator down by 72 per cent in a decade

Giro d’Italia to be broadcast with Welsh commentary for the first time

European election is our chance to make Wales matter

Canada removes references to Sikh extremism, Khalistan in its terror threat report

Changes to 2018 Terror Report a welcome first step: World Sikh Organization

South China Sea WARNING: Philippines order Beijing to STOP endangering fishermen

China Conducts Military Drills Involving Long-Range Bombers Near Taiwan, Japan

South China Sea THREAT: US Army to CONFRONT ‘competitor’ China in disputed waters

Beijing goes unconventional in South China Sea’s escalating confrontation

F.B.I. Bars Some China Scholars From Visiting U.S. Over Spying Fears

China Is Joining the Rush for Arctic Riches

Proposed Ban On Filming Police In Republika Srpska Sends Chill Through Bosnia’s Media

UT Romani Scholar Honored By Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II

Bulgarian Government Set for Sweeping Victory in EU Elections after Anti-Roma Violence

Bulgaria’s working age population contracts sharply in 2018

San Marino issues €2 coin honoring Leonardo da Vinci

Saint Kitts prime minister in Taipei to improve ties

Morocco arbitrarily detanes Sahrawi political activist Ali Salem Buyemaa

Polisario Front calls on Security Council to prevent Moroccan violations of ceasefire

Sahrawi political prisoner continues his open hunger strike

Gunmen kill 14 bus passengers in Pakistan’s Balochistan

Iran and Pakistan’s state crimes against Baloch

What’s behind the Baloch insurgency in Pakistan?

Balochistan: dead body of previously abducted man found

Balochistan: Iranian forces execute a Baloch youth in Isfahan prison

Why no Sindhi TV channel? DD says it is too expensive

Sindhi women hold protest in London against forced conversion of Hindu girls in Pakistan

Anti-Semitism threatens Romania’s fragile Jewish community

Trump and Netanyahu Are Breaking the Bond Between American Jews and Israel

Arianespace Successfully Launches O3B Communication Satellites From French Guiana

Han Kuo-yu Advancing China’s Interests puts Taiwan’s democracy at risk

iPhone billionaire Terry Gou’s China ties complicate his Taiwan presidential run

Millions of Chinese students to be sent to “minority areas”; China doubles down on Tibet control during anniversary period

Pah-la, a play about a Tibetan nun who self-immolated during the 2008 uprising, premiers at Royal Court after delays and controversy

Tibetan former political prisoner dies from chronic ill health

Chinese Authorities Detain Tibetan Student Who Decried Lack of Government Jobs in Tibet

New European Parliament resolution says China’s criminal law is being abused to persecute Tibetans and Buddhists

200 Indian MPs, Bihar Chief Minister join calls for India’s highest civilian honour for Dalai Lama

Larung Gar Buddhist Academy Closes to New Enrollment as China Tightens Controls

BBC To Unveil Image of How Panchen Lama Look Like Today

Good News Tibetans, Rep. McGovern to Chair US Commission on China

April 20, the day Dalai Lama reached Mussoorie 60 years ago

The Telepgraph of the UK broadcasts Chinese propaganda: Tibetan serfs

The Telepgraph of the UK broadcasts Chinese propaganda: democratic reforms in Tibet

Zimbabwe appeals for UK support to compensate white farmers

Stalin’s Approval Rating Among Russians Hits Record High

Russian authorities resort to forceful settlement of unrest in Ingushetia

Organizer of rally in Ingushetia tells about authorities’ pressure

In Russia, calling yourself Circassian is always political

Soldier from Bashkiria commits suicide near Lipetsk

Kadyrov to force Chechen media to fight “foreign evil”

Russian veterans seek ban on film ‘Brotherhood’ over portrayal of Soviet troops in Afghanistan

TAPOL, ETAN support Papuan case for judicial review of ‘free choice’ vote

West Papuan peace advocate who urged dialogue dies

Indonesia election: violence-wracked province calls for independence

Indonesia’s political system has ‘failed’ its minorities – like West Papuans

West Papuans boycott the Indonesian elections amidst arrests

The vote’s (not quite) in the bag: Indonesia poll, West Papua way

Boycott of 2019 Indonesian Election Successful: 60% of West Papuans Didn’t Vote

Human rights NGO reports on 119 known hostages behind bars in occupied Donbas

SBU captures Russian-controlled terrorist group plotting hit jobs on Ukrainian politicians, security operatives

Hybrid War in Ukraine – predictions for 2019 and beyond

Effective torture of Crimean Tatar & other Ukrainian political prisoners in Russian detention

Team Zelensky: Crimea must return to Ukraine, Russia must pay compensation for damage done

Crimean Tatar Imam arrested on charges of ‘calls to extremism’ in Russian-occupied Crimea

Court in Crimea confirms Russia had no reason to arrest – and kill – 83-year-old Crimean Tatar veteran Vedzhie Kashka

168 child victims of Russia’s mounting repression in occupied Crimea

Hong Kong press freedom index drops to new low

1 in 5 journalists say they were pressured to report less on Hong Kong independence

Tanker drivers’ strike triggers ‘energy crisis’ in Portugal

Kosovo Moves To Punish Denial Of Serb War Crimes

Serbia Wants Russia To Play Larger Role In Kosovo Talks

‘God’s Punishment’: Serbian Tabloids Say Notre Dame Fire Result Of Flying Kosovo’s Flag

One of the last surviving Hmong war heroes has died

Hmong women share stories of surviving genocide

DeLong students celebrate Hmong Heritage Month

Hmong: Religious Persecution Continues in Vietnam

Rwanda/Biafra: Before We Forget By SOC Okenwa

A year into Nicaragua crisis, uncertainty and scepticism prevail

Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge

Nicaragua government says releases hundreds of prisoners ahead of protest anniversary

Police Presence Prevents March in Nicaragua

Nicaragua refugees: ‘I don’t understand why people hate us’

Good Friday Processions Become Protests in Nicaragua

China starts construction of social housing in São Tomé and Príncipe

Trevor the Duck: Niue mourns ‘world‘s loneliest duck‘

Japan, Palau strengthen business ties

Taking Australia’s asylum seekers was a ‘deal with the devil:’ former Nauru leader

Pelosi warns there will be no U.S.-U.K. trade deal if Brexit harms the Irish peace accord

Ireland’s Church Homes Gave Children’s Bodies to Medical Schools for Dissection

A 29-Year-Old Journalist Was Killed In What Northern Ireland Police Are Calling A “Terrorist Incident”

Nothing prepared me for what I found in Irish adoption records

Northern Ireland police arrest two over fatal shooting of journalist Lyra McKee

Brexit will leave Irish citizens in NI ‘especially vulnerable’ says activist

China invites Vatican to flower expo as ties warm further

Comoros authorities detain journalist, censor newspapers amid political crisis

Bangladesh Struggles To Cope With Pressures Of Hosting 1 Million Rohingya Refugees

Renewed campaign to wipe out surviving Rohingya will be the most savage yet

‘We’re broken’: Rohingya on hunger strike in Saudi detention

Batwa: Exclusion from Genocide Commemorations

Catalan trial observers warn of ‘artificial’ police narrative

7 million roses expected to be sold on Sant Jordi’s Day

Esquerra vows ‘never’ to give up on referendum after Socialists rule out independence concessions

Amics de les Arts kick off European tour

Catalonia in Rome through music, film, and literature

Council of Europe to look into jailed politicians’ situation in Spain and Turkey

Puigdemont’s party faces uphill election battle as jailed candidates unable to join campaign

International observers from Quebec raise concerns over Catalan trial

Puigdemont must go to Madrid to take EU parliament seat, say chamber lawyers

Spain: Catalan question dominates ahead of wildly uncertain election

Spain’s election officials suspend TV debate with far-right party Vox

Easter in Catalonia: processions, desserts and traffic jams!

Jordi Sánchez talks to press from behind bars

Cs candidate met with protests during first campaign event in Catalonia

Jordi Sanchez says Spanish PM might back down on independence vote

Oriol Junqueras talks to press from behind bars

‘Independence referendum will happen’, says Catalan prisoner

Catalan ERC and Basque party EH Bildu combine “efforts” for a common stance after election

Turull calls to legitimize 2017 referendum in the first live election rally from prison

In true celebration of St George, visit Catalonia where our patron saint is honoured all year round

Spanish Election 2019: Catalan independence parties to be KINGMAKERS as no majority likely

The Catalan conundrum: what the parties have planned for upcoming election

Jordi Sánchez warns the Spanish president he’ll have to face requests for a referendum

Closer and closer – Barça come out on top against Real Sociedad

Esquerra leader Junqueras: ‘Your votes can free us’

Junqueras: “An electoral interview is a first victory against the repression”

Togolese protester killed during protest against presidential term limits

Russia-Germany gas pipeline seeks new route in Baltic sea

Unconventional Approaches Could Help Deter Russian Intimidation and Aggression Against the Baltic States

Major coordinated disinformation campaign hit Lithuanian Defense Ministry

Lithuanian Tied to Money Laundering Funds Kremlin’s Church

Will Lukashenka attend reburial of Belarus national hero in Vilnius?

UK Apaches Head To Estonia As Deterrent To Russia ‘Threat’

To Deter Russia, the U.S. Army Must Be Permanently Based in Poland

Russia’s creeping annexation of Belarus ‘already taking place,’ Juknevičienė says

Some 100 allied tanks, armoured vehicles expected in Estonia by late April

NATO battlegroup exercises in Lithuania

Estonia president holds first meeting with Putin in years

Hungary, Spain and UK will take over Baltic Air Policing role

73% of residents believe they benefit from Latvia’s membership in EU

Scandinavia, Baltic Set to Become China’s Newest Playground

Pompeo praises Paraguay’s return to democracy in rare visit

No solutions in sight to Mayotte’s chronic water shortages

Amid worries over Russia, Sweden returns troops to Baltic island

Lichtenstein marks 300th anniversary

Mauritania at a crossroads

Top New Caledonia politician is charged

Pro-independence parties align for New Caledonia poll

New Caledonia anti-independence parties’ deal collapses

Switzerland to back China’s controversial Belt and Road project

Equatorial Guinea to abolish death penalty – but democratically

Denmark: Man suspected of placing grenade in Copenhagen

Dominica has become 193rd Member to the Convention on International Civil Aviation

How Montenegro became a favorite spot for billionaires

From Empowerment During War, Eritrean Women Must Fight Gender Discrimination in a New Peace

Sierra Leone: The new government’s tense struggle for control a year on

Sierra Leone News Horrendous violations, abuses of women in elections exposed

European Parliament condemns Brunei over ‘retrograde’ death penalty for gay sex

In Tajikistan, America’s beacon for a free press may have been corrupted

Tajikistan: Rahmon pleads with Putin for amnesty on deported migrants

Maldives parliament repeals law allowing foreign land ownership

Mother urges federal government to secure release of two Canadian women detained in Somaliland

Mongolia coal exports surge 15 pct in Q1 after China Australia ban

Genghis Khan’s Biggest Fan Is Testing Mongolia’s Democracy

Can Mongolia bring back its blue skies, clouded by coal?

Tonga signs 15-year satellite deal after January cable outage

Qatar makes world’s first ever 5G phone call

Iceland (The Country) Wins Trademark Dispute Against Iceland (The Supermarket)

Iceland Leads the World in Bitcoin Mining, But Not Everyone is Thrilled

Turkish minister, French lawmaker clash over Armenia ‘genocide’ day

How Scotland erased Guyana from its past

China Merchants in Talks to Replace Ousted Djibouti-Bank Partner

U.S. Base in Djibouti Key to American Interests in Africa

Caricature Row Throws Spotlight on Hungarian Influence in Slovenia

Cyprus mulling early repayment of Russian loan

Libya: UN-backed PM says 800,000 migrants could reach Europe amid instability

Shelling kills four in Tripoli as UN debates Libya ceasefire

Gambia exhumes remains of seven soldiers from 1994 coup bid

Anger in Gambia as the extent of Jammeh-era corruption and brutality surfaces

Scars of Lebanon’s Civil War in Beirut 30 years after guns fell silent

Lebanon:The right to know for the families of disappeared

Lebanon eyes austerity package to slash fiscal deficit

Turkish Police Arrest 2 Men Suspected of Spying for the United Arab Emirates With Possible Link To Khashoggi Killing

South Sudan offers to mediate political transition in Sudan

Sudanese to name civilian council in bid to pressure army

Burundi schoolgirls expelled for doodling on President’s image in textbook

Burundi police chief publicly threatens opposition members’ lives

Vision 2040: Oman’s ambitious strategy towards a post-oil economy

Trump administration targets so-called ‘troika of tyranny’ with wave of new sanctions

Botswana shows off country’s largest-ever blue diamond

There’s a Way to Save Jordan. But It Might Kill the Dead Sea

Jordan aid convoy enters besieged Gaza

Jordan toughens border controls, irking Israelis on Passover vacation

Bahrain revokes citizenship of 138 people in mass trial

US military mission in Somalia could take seven years to complete

March of the Living in Budapest honors Scottish missionary who refused to abandon her Jewish pupils

Former Spy: Hungary Used as Logistical Base for Russian Intelligence Activity

Hungary Is Key to Shoring Up NATO Alliance

In a broadcast 124m below sea level, Seychelles president calls for better protection of oceans

Evangelical Group Says Laos Has Deported 3 American Missionaries

Row with U.S. energy trader worsens Haiti’s fuel crisis

Papua New Guinea Finance Minister Quits After Gas Deal

Russia Asked To Dock A Warship Heading For Venezuela In The Mediterranean. Then Things Got Weird.

India suspends cross border trade in Kashmir in new crackdown

India enters 2nd phase of elections with Kashmir in lockdown

2nd phase of Indian elections ends amid Kashmir lockdown

The creation of Belgium

Turkmenistan the worst country for journalists, Norway the safest

Barotse Activist Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe Presents Wade in the Water

Western Togoland: Meeting on Right to Self-Determination Attracts Hundreds

Ahwazi: Dissent Mounts in Flood-hit Regions

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2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

April 8: International Romani day

April 9: Day of the Finnish Language

April 9 in Georgia: Day of National Unity (1989) and restoration of independence in 1991

1998 April 10: Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland peace process

April 14: Rememberance day of Al-Anfal genocide campaign against Kurdistan

1978 April 14: Georgian Language Day

1946 April 17: Evacuation Day, Syria

1975 April 17: Khmer Rouge Killing Fields

1980 April 18: Independence Day of Zimbabwe

April 19, 1940: Indian Day in Brazil

Easter Sunday: Aberri Eguna (“Fatherland Day”) in Basque Country

April 22: Earth Day

303 April 23: Catalonia: Sant Jordi’s Day

1915 April 24: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

1916 April 24: Proclamation of the Irish Republic commences the Easter Rising

1974 April 25: Carnation Revolution in Portugal

1937 April 26: Bombing of Guernica, Basque Country

1961 April 27: Sierra Leone Independence Day

1994 April 27: Freedom Day in South Africa, first post-apartheid elections

1960 April 27: Togo Independence Day

Zurabishvili: Europe of tomorrow would need us all – from UK to Georgia

30 years since tragic events of April 9 when Soviet troops killed Georgians demanding country’s independence

EU, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine To Extend Partnership Beyond 2020

Microsoft worked with Chinese military university on AI

China harvesting Uyghur Muslim organs in concentration camps, surgeon claims

Uyghurs Sent out of Shandong Ahead of Xi Jinping’s Visit

This Man’s Aunt Was Jailed Days After He Met With Mike Pompeo Over China’s Muslim Crackdown

‘We Need to Keep Our Language Alive’: Inside a Uyghur Bookshop in Istanbul

Chinese nationalist group stages two-hour ‘attack’ on Uygur websites

Norway Is Walking Away From Billions of Barrels of Oil

Moroccan court upholds prison sentences against Rif protesters

Jailed Morocco protest leader ‘sews lips together’

France’s neo-colonial ‘War on Terror’ in Mali

An uphill struggle for Tunisiaʹs Amazigh

Taking te reo Māori to the world

New Zealand Parliament votes to ban semi-automatic weapons after Christchurch mass shootings

Czech Billionaire Accused of $1 Billion Fraud by New York Hedge Fund

As new channels emerge, Russia plans ambitious Arctic expansion

Ingushetia collects fingerprints of residents

A republic unites ‘Meduza’ reports from the ground on Ingushetia’s remarkable months-long protest movement

In Russia’s Dagestan region, a path back from ruins of ISIS

Supreme Court orders review after Circassian stripped of Russian residency

“Moscow human rights activists” sue a Russian far eastern republic over ban on migrant workers

LGBT purges in Chechnya continue

Silence in the courtroom: how one of Chechnya’s last human rights defenders was convicted on drug charges

Kadyrov Moves to Expand Chechnya’s Regional and International Influence, Even at Moscow’s Expense

Russia plans ‘rehabilitation centre ’ for dissidents in occupied Crimea

Only civic journalism can prevent Crimea’s total isolation. That’s why Russia is attacking it

Europe’s duty to help protect Crimean Tatars

Russia uses ‘terrorism’ charges to silence civic journalists in occupied Crimea

Crimean Solidarity civic journalists were tortured during Russian FSB ‘arrest’

Crimean Tatar political prisoner’s mother detained as elderly parents come out in silent defence of their arrested sons

Convictions demanded in Russia’s most cynical and tragic attack on elderly Crimean Tatars

Remzi Bekirov, or the repression in occupied Crimea that Russia will use 20-year sentences against journalists to hide

Russia publicly threatens Ukraine with “military conflict”

Germany seeks to lift Russian sanctions in Council of Europe – media

Russia guilty of ‘international armed conflict’ in Azov Sea – 24 Ukrainian POWs recognized as political prisoners

Russian-controlled ‘Donetsk republic’ creates ‘children’s army’ to instill ‘correct views’

Donbas ‘separatism’: Myth, statistics and heavily armed Russian spetsnaz

NZ West Papua support group urges action on Papua crisis

Indonesia: New Book on Ethnic, Religious Violence

Indonesian Police Cracks Down on Students Demonstrating for West Papuan Rights

West Papuans call for mass boycott of Indonesian elections

Indonesia bans foreign media from covering elections in West Papua

PNG‘s Parkop pushes for referendum for West Papuans

West Papua: Destruction and displacement in Nduga

Indonesian police arrest West Papuan protestors at demo to boycott Indonesian elections in West Papua

Japan: Does the new Ainu bill truly symbolise progress?

American Indian adoptees deal with painful past and family separations

Indigenous Peoples and the Inter-American System of Human Rights: Securing Pathways to Justice?

Indigenous Groups Warn of ‘Apocalypse’ With Brazil’s Bolsonaro

Indigenous people battle squatters and timber poachers in Peru’s Amazon

Inside the Fight for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

With Indigenous Languages in Steep Decline, Summer Camps Offer Hope

A radio station becomes a lifeline for endangered Mexican, Central American indigenous languages

Cherokee Wrote Backward Messages in Cave to Speak to the Spirit World

How a digital literacy project is changing the lives of Adivasi villagers in Maharashtra

Metiguda adivasi voters finally get a polling station

New Australian 50 cent coin features 14 indigenous languages

Germany begins ‘largest’ return of Aborigine remains

Finding Beauty in Broken Things, an Aboriginal Artist Finds Recognition at Last

‘China is acting like a foe of the people of balochistan’

Mohajirs, Baloch, Gilgit-Baltistanis, Pashtuns and other minorities protest Pakistan govt atrocities

UNPO Roundtable at the European Parliament Discusses Minorities Protection in Pakistan Through EU Mechanisms

China’s claims on the South China Sea are a warning to Europe

Cape Verde’s Sao Vicente Carnival is reinvigorating its tourism

Hong Kong’s post-Occupy struggle: Why I wrote ‘As long As There is Resistance, There Is Hope’

German ISIS woman on trial for war crimes accused of letting Yazidi slave girl die of thirst

Belgian ISIS fighter confesses to group’s use of chemical weapons, chlorine

Christian villagers flee from Turkish cross-border attacks into Kurdistan Region

Twin bombing strikes Syria’s Manbij amid continued ISIS insurgency

Kurdishness forbidden under state-appointee rule

Kurdistan votes – Turkey appoints: Turkey election board appoints AKP runners-up to replace Kurdish mayors-elect

Dutch Kurdish woman, 5-month-old daughter jailed in Turkey

US Congress human rights commission congratulates Demirtas on his birthday

Syrian Kurdish leader says talks with Turkey ‘impossible’ unless it changes views on Kurds

US reiterates warnings to Turkey over S-400

KDP and Turkmen party strike deal on disputed province of Kirkuk

Kurdish forces deliver 25 Yezidis to rescue office in northeastern Syria

French Mayor: Paris wants to establish good relations with Erbil, rest of Kurdistan

Kurdistan Region marks Anfal Genocide

ISIS militants execute Iraqi mukhtars, militiamen in new video

Baghdad must compensate victims of Saddam’s Anfal campaign: PM Barzani

Anfal aimed to ‘eliminate’ Kurdish identity, Kurdistan: Bashir Haddad

Mass graves uncovered in Muthanna contain Anfal victims: Deputy PM Talabani

Kurdistan’s multiculturalism: A lot to be proud of

Iron Maiden Frontman Honored 25 Years After Concert During Sarajevo Siege

Bosnian Government Bickering Costs It Seat At Council Of Europe Assembly

How China Is Colonizing Africa Using Trade, Aid, and Debt-Trap Diplomacy

Foreign journalists call for full access to Tibet ahead of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

China cites ‘state secret’ to deny answer on Tibetan protester’s 18-yr jail term

China imparting ‘patriotic education’ to Tibetan monks and nuns infuriates region’s religious leaders

Tibetan nomads forcibly ‘resettled’ by China struggle with loss of an over 8,000-year-old heritage

Tibetans Will Never Forget India’s Safety Provided to Dalai Lama

Monks at Tibet’s Sera Monastery Told to Show ‘Gratitude’ to China, Obey its Laws

Sixty years after uprising, exiled Tibetans yearn for home

China’s extreme repression breeds self-immolations of Tibetans: ICT President

Dalai Lama’s reincarnation must comply with China’s laws, Communist Party says

US Congress Will Never Recognize China’s Choice of Next Dalai Lama

UNESCO to present Tibetan Yak Dance as Chinese intangible cultural heritage

Dalai Lama selected as the 2019 Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award recipient

Nitish Kumar Joins Call to Confer Bharat Ratna, India’s Highest Civilian Honour, to Dalai Lama

Google slammed for allowing ads in French, German, Spanish and Latvian… but not Welsh

Build only Welsh schools from now on – argue Super Furry Animals star and Hinterland actress

Welsh and Hawaiian were saved from extinction. Other languages might not be so lucky

Bangor University to axe Welsh language Chemistry degree course

Councillor says he can trace weakening of Welsh language in Holyhead to one event 42 years ago

Cofiwch Dryweryn mural ‘knocked down’ after being repainted

Gwynedd bingo hall staff ‘told not to speak Welsh’ in front of English speakers

Cornish language place names

Artisanal Food Shop Helps Kosovo War-Rape Survivors Earn Income — And Heal

Rita Ora surprises 400 schoolchildren back home in her native Kosovo to support Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2019

Kosovo’s biggest exodus to be remembered by keeping train in museum

Sales Of Western Sahara “Conflict Minerals” Rise But Trade Is Getting Harder For Morocco To Maintain

France encourages Morocco in preventing political settlement, says senator Prunaud

EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement: Polisario Front to file complaint before CJEU

Cashew waste strikes gold: Benin looks to cashews for growth

How Basque Food Got to Northern Nevada

The Basque Sheepherders in the West

Scotland: Why being patient on indyref2 is hard, but winning is critical

Nicola Sturgeon reveals date for indyref2 update

Alyn Smith: European elections are Scotland’s big chance to shine

Former Yes chief says independence will happen in his lifetime

Scotland and its wild Hebridean islands

When corruption trumps geopolitics: lessons from the Moldovan election

Amabo Cecilia Binwi, Ambazonia

Igbo in Canada unveil fresh plans for Biafra Memorial Day for over 3 million victims of Nigerian civil war

UK, Dutch spy agencies curb intel flow to Austria over Russia ties – MP

Armenia and Azerbaijan: Leadership Rapport Is No Substitute for a Deepened Peace Process

US soldiers return to Palau for exercise after 37-year hiatus

Costa Rica president details plan to become world’s first plastic and carbon-free country by 2021

Women in the Bangsamoro Transition Authority: only 16 of 98 but a powerhouse cast

A strategic port in the Horn of Africa is at the center of a $500 million lawsuit

European Banks May Fund Djibouti Airport After China Deal Nixed

Comoros authorities detain journalist, censor newspapers amid political crisis

Serbia: Ex-officer convicted of war crimes gets book event

UN votes to end peacekeeping operations in Haiti on Oct. 15

Trouble brews as Switzerland decides coffee isn’t essential for humans

Sinn Féin leader: ‘Europe should engage with Catalonia’s self-determination’

Exiled Catalan former ministers Comín and Ponsatí join Puigdemont in European election

British police chief rejects claim Catalan separatists were violent

Report by two Scotland Yard officials says police raid protests were ‘peaceful’

If Sinn Féin and Northern Ireland police find a common ground, isn’t it time for the Spanish Armada to pause and listen?

Spanish prosecutor may be linked to Puigdemont espionage – Belgian investigation

International Trial Watch observers concerned over Catalan evidence ban

‘Grotesque abridgment of human rights’ at Catalan Trial, says Nobel Peace laureate

30 people indicted over Catalan independence referendum logistics case

Catalan public figures charged for role in independence referendum

Catalan officials charged with misuse of public funds for organising independence vote

Spanish judge charges 30 Catalan officials over referendum

Catalan independence vote indictments another ‘infringement of civil rights,’ says Torra

No Good Outcomes in Upcoming Spanish Elections

Catalan independence trial witness claims intimidation

Spanish president ‘offended’ at Pep Guardiola calling Spain ‘authoritarian’

‘A jail without bars’ – one year on, activist remains confined to Catalan town

VMware to invest $100m in innovation center in Barcelona

Trackers placed in Puigdemont’s cars during meetings in Brussels hotel

‘Pro-referendum platform calls on parties to support ‘political solution’ to Catalan conflict

Japan showcases Catalan modernist and avant-garde art

Catalan trials: Spanish police justify polling station damage

Spanish court to keep Catalan pro-independence politicians in prison during upcoming election campaign

Belgium’s secret service froze relations with Spain in 2018 over Puigdemont tracking scandal

Tensions in Barcelona as students try to disrupt unionist event attended by PP officials

President Torra thanks Assange for ‘support of Catalans’ during 2017 independence bid

Spain bans election rallies in prison where pro-independence candidates are held

Nobel laureate Jody Williams shows support for Catalan political prisoners

Spanish election campaign kicks off with Catalan crisis in the spotlight

Catalan candidates to campaign for Spanish general election from jail

Esquerra proposes referendums on Catalan self-determination and monarchy

Pedro Sanchez plays risky game ahead of Catalan-heated Spanish election

Scots MP hits out at Catalan prisoners’ case as a ‘show trial’

Diplocat announces ‘reactivation’ for an international Sant Jordi

Neus Català, last Catalan Ravensbrück survivor, dies aged 103

France, Spain, Catalonia: They Come Together in Perpignan

‘Democracy and politics will solve Spain’s Catalan crisis’

Neus Català was an ‘extraordinary woman,’ mourns Catalan president

Catalan officers charged with serving to manage 2017 independence vote

Countdown for the Catalan cultural week of Sant Jordi in Brussels!

Carthy: “The EU leaders’ silence makes them accomplices to the Catalonia situation”

Must-see Dublin exhibition captures the history of the Irish Famine

Kindred Spirits: When the Irish Starved, the Choctaw Tried to Feed Them (Podcast)

Irish cultural pride gives this cosmopolitan second thoughts

Irish ambassador to UK accuses British magazine of anti-Irish bias over Brexit

For Northern Ireland, ‘Game of Thrones’ is much more than a popular TV show

Brexit is making Irish reunification a real possibility

My name is Gearóidín and I want the Irish State to give me back my fadas

When Language Started a Political Revolution

Anger as Irish language sign vandalised in Co Derry

This Irish university is offering an online course that explores all things Gaelic

Former soldier confesses to murdering Slovakian journalist Jan Kuciak

Nicaraguan bishop to leave for Rome as threats against him increase

Frontline Nicaragua

Nicaragua Marks One Year Since Deadly Protests Began

Nord Stream 2: Can Denmark make Berlin and Moscow tremble?

Parliament suspended as Thabane, Lesotho are mired in instability

Oman calls on Arabs to ease Israel’s ‘fears for its future’

Tunisia president, 92, says doesn’t plan to run for re-election

Belize to nearly triple area under strict marine protected areas

Belarus expels top Latvian historian blacklisted by Russia

Film looks at efforts to preserve the language and culture of the Livs

Estonian watchdog says unacceptable clients remain in banking system

Estonia red-flags 600-MW Saaremaa offshore wind project citing national security concerns

Latvia’s ten leading keepers and distributors of child abuse imagery held in sweeping operation

Lithuania to blacklist Holocaust denier David Irving

Guntars Godiņš named winner of Latvian-Estonian language award

The roots of the Latvian anti-Soviet resistance in 1940

British documentary explores confusion of Latvia’s independence struggle

Russia irked by Lithuania’s January 13 massacre ruling, seeks retaliation

The world’s largest cyber exercise brings allies together in Estonia

‘Sõnajalaõis’ voted most Estonian word

In ‘Great Game Lite,’ Russia and China Compete for Influence in Kyrgyzstan

Farmers and nomads take to violence in drought-stricken Chad

Montenegro fears China-backed highway will put it on road to ruin

World Bank warns about recession in Belarus if Minsk fails to secure energy deal with Russia

Independent Television Channel’s Offices Searched in Belarus

Belarus expels top Latvian historian blacklisted by Russia

Is Belarus Putin’s Next Land Grab?

Lukashenka Lambasts Moscow For ‘Sanctions,’ Threatens To Suspend Russian Oil Flow To Europe

Belarus Could Be Russia’s Next Big Geopolitical Target

Organic pineapple offers migrants work and dignity in Togo

Hungary to enhance cooperation with Huawei despite US concerns

Despite EU Pressure, Hungary Won’t Soften Laws to Allow Soros College to Stay

Brunei boycott deepens amid growing backlash to anti-gay laws

Maldives ruling party pledges probe into Chinese deals after landslide win

Ethiopia awaits EU signal to engender Somaliland, Somalia dialogue

7 reasons why Somaliland deserves its long-overdue recognition by the world

Germany to develop Somaliland as Bashe meets Austrian envoy in Nairobi

Life as a nomad in the world’s least crowded country

Southern Mongolia: Historian Tried in Closed-Door Hearing for Publishing on Mongolian Culture

Qatar sues trio of banks over plan to ‘attack’ financial markets

Batwa: Exclusion from Genocide Commemorations

Guatemala’s anti-graft candidate slams brief detention in Honduras

Former Tajik Opposition Member Jailed For 15 Years After Return From Russia

Iceland Builds Arctic Port as Global Shipping Routes Get Redrawn

Slovenia recalls ambassador to Zagreb over spying spat

Croatia’s Woes Leave it Second Only to Bulgaria in Underdevelopment

Is Libya’s Khalifa Haftar trying to become the next Gaddafi?

Namibia Commits to Rand Peg as Economy Limps Out of Slump

Lebanon Fears for Disputed Territory With Israel After Trump’s Golan Recognition

Politicians in Bulgaria campaign to block LGBT exhibition

Bulgaria: More MPs Resign in Apartments Scandal

Chickenpox, The Latest Burden On The Rohingya Refugees

China-South Sudan Oil Deal Raises Red Flags

Castro Warns Cubans to Brace for Shortages

Burundi: 10 Years On, Justice Denied for Murdered Activist

Congolese troops kill 36 Burundi rebels in east

Animals evacuated from Gaza’s last zoo to Jordan sanctuary

Seychelles Is Named First in Africa for Affordable Internet Packages

India Bans Key Highway in Kashmir for 2 Days A Week

Ahead of election, BJP vows to strip Jammu and Kashmir of special rights

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21st EU – China Summit: Tibetans and Uyghurs Demonstration

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1949 April 4: Founding of NATO

1960 April 4: Senegal Independence Day

1320 April 6: Declaration of Arbroath, Scotland and Tartan Day

1994 April 7: Rwandan genocide

April 8: International Romani day

April 9: Day of the Finnish Language

April 9 in Georgia: Day of National Unity (1989) and restoration of independence in 1991

1998 April 10: Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland peace process

April 14: Rememberance day of Al-Anfal genocide campaign against Kurdistan

1978 April 14: Georgian Language Day

1946 April 17: Evacuation Day, Syria

1975 April 17: Khmer Rouge Killing Fields

1980 April 18: Independence Day of Zimbabwe

April 19, 1940: Indian Day in Brazil

Easter Sunday: Aberri Eguna (“Fatherland Day”) in Basque Country

Scottish votes ignored again as Commons rejects all Brexit options

Scottish National Party incredibly popular among young voters

All Under One Banner gearing up to kickstart 2019 national tour

New Report Highlights the Threat to the Assyrian People in the Middle East

Positive progress for Madesh in Nepal

Macron insists on Corsica “autonomy” offer with no law-making powers, no co-official status for language

Canada could be 1st country to harmonize laws with UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Canadian Indigenous Languages Act sparks controversy

Dayak NGO asks Sarawak to train Native Court judges

Who Should Get to Adopt Native American Children?

Activists sue to erase South Dakota’s new law on preventing ‘riot boosting’

Opponents of Alaska drilling say it threatens climate, wildlife

How A Seed Bank Helps Preserve Cherokee Culture Through Traditional Foods

How A Cosmic Collision Sparked A Native American Translator’s Labor Of Love

‘That is not what happened.’ Native Americans criticize schools’ teaching of their history.

Bipartisan group proposes legislation to help tribal communities combat violence against Native women

Nunavut celebrates 20 years as Canada’s newest territory, a place where Inuit chart the future

Inuit musicians boycott Indigenous Music Awards over cultural-appropriation concerns

New Mexico drops Columbus Day for Indigenous People’s Day

An Indigenous Nation Battles for Land and Justice in Bolivia

Peru Indigenous Communities’ Lawyers Sentenced To 3 Years

Indigenous leaders decry Colombia’s deadly crackdown on land protesters

Panamanian indigenous people act to protect the forest from invading loggers

Indigenous groups in Ecuador convene to talk resistance in the Amazon

Cambodia returns land taken from indigenous peoples in ‘unprecedented’ move

Over 6,000 Adivasi Workers on Indefinite Strike in MP over Non-payment of salaries

The fading pride of Amazigh tattoos

Niger’s Practice of Selling Young Girls As an Unofficial ‘Fifth Wife’ Has Been Outlawed

32,000 people flee violence in Papua – rights group

Baloch Liberation Army attacks Chinese assets for 3rd time since Aug 2018

Balochistan: Pakistani forces abducted 13 from Kech and Panjgur

Tokelau to standardise national language

Dissident Czech literary master Milan Kundera at 90

Czech television to team up with CNN to run news channel

China is using debt traps to control the South China Sea

Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept 4 Chinese Bombers Over East China Sea

Philippines alarmed by roughly 200 Chinese ships spotted near disputed South China Sea isle this year

US plans to send second aircraft carrier to Vietnam, highlighting concerns about China’s regional influence

FM: Georgia Has All Practical Tools for Joining NATO

Jens Stoltenberg: Russia Has No Say on Georgia’s NATO Membership

Russia Practices Winning War in Disputed Region NATO Just Told It to Leave Immediately

Demographic time-bomb: Finland sends a warning to Europe

Finland’s Basic Income Experiment Shows Recipients Are Happier and More Secure

White nationalists from around the world are meeting in Finland

After peace negotiations, threats of war break out between Armenia and Azerbaijan

New wave of detentions among LGBT in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan: Youth Activist Freed, Then Re-arrested

Taiwanese student protesting China’s Xi Jinping detained by Paris police

Taiwan scrambles jets to confront Chinese fighters after rare incursion

Welsh broadcasting campaigner faces jail over TV licence protest

Kenya sides with countries pushing for Western Sahara independence

Africa must unite for the decolonisation of Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic

Western Sahara settlement is possible: UN chief

British high court of justice upholds European decision recognising Sahrawis’ right to self-determination

Smells like Fascism II: new outbreak of anti-Roma mob violence in Italy

Greek PM makes first official visit to North Macedonia

Uyghur man bids to save ‘most extraordinary mom in the world’ from Chinese camp

Kyrgyz Students Vanish Into Xinjiang’s Maw

Xi Fails to Calm Europe as Juncker Takes Another Swipe at China

On Xinjiang, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Bend to Beijing’s Will

New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern talks Uyghurs and Huawei with Chinese President Xi Jinping

The EU, China, and human rights in Xinjiang: Time for a new approach

Uyghurs and allies urge action against China in Washington

Former chair of China’s Xinjiang region Nur Bekri arrested for graft

China’s Influence Digs Deep Into Europe’s Political Landscape

Nobody Safe From Persecution By Chinese Regime, Says Family of Beloved Uyghur Comedian Adil Mijit

Xinjiang Uygurs and other Muslims are paying the human cost of China’s belt and road plan

Uyghurs urge Canada to impose sanctions on Chinese officials over treatment of Muslim minority

Soyuz Rocket Launches Satellites From French Guiana Site

Electric Cars Hit Record In Norway, Making Up Nearly 60 Percent Of Sales In March

Disney on Ice’s Moana segment to be performed in Māori in New Zealand

The Suspect in the New Zealand Mosque Massacre Will Face 89 Charges of Murder and Attempted Murder

African Court Slams Benin’s Treatment of ‘Chicken King’ Ajavon

Benin Opposition Urges Protests as Elections Set to Proceed

Bosnia Capital to Host First Pride Parade

HRW Blasts Russia Over ‘Escalating Pressure’ On Crimean Tatars

Crimean Solidarity civic journalists were tortured during Russian FSB ‘arrest’

“My only crime is that I am a Muslim”: mass terrorism arrests hit Crimean Tatar solidarity campaign

16-year-old Crimean Tatar sentenced for removing 3 Russian flags in occupied Crimea

Civic journalist Osman Arifmemetov faces 10-year sentence for reporting repression in occupied Crimea

Russia applies punitive psychiatry against the 24 Ukrainian POWs seized after Sea of Azov aggression

15-year sentences demanded for Ukrainians accused of invented ‘Crimean sabotage’ plot

Two Ukrainians get 14-year sentences for refusing to cooperate with Russian FSB

Protestant pastor arrested for ‘illegal worship’ in Russian-controlled Luhansk ‘republic’

Moscow Snuffs Out Religious Liberty in Eastern Ukraine

Moscow close to UN recognition that its continental shelf extends far into the Arctic

Does Russia Seek Regime Change in Moldova?

Hong Kong will not drop China extradition law plan, says Chief Exec. Carrie Lam following mass protest

China begins building major new power station in Tibet

Journalists assoc. calls for media access to Tibet, adding to mounting international pressure on China

China Plans International Airport In Tibet To Facilitate Mansarovar Visit

Buddhists in Nepal unite in solidarity against a politician’s condemnation of traditional greeting scarves

US warns access to Tibet is increasingly limited

China to destroy over 300,000 more world maps for not showing Taiwan, Arunachal as its territory

I will reincarnate where there is maximum suffering of mankind: Dalai Lama

China’s 60 Years of Environmental Destruction in Tibet

Tibetans in Gonjo forced to give up ancestral land and home

Indigenous Arctic Population Accuses Russian Authorities of Rights Violations

Museum of History of Buryatia Holds 20th Anniversary Exhibition of the Atlas of Tibetan Medicine

Buryatiya district ex-head and ex-deputy detained for fraud

What’s behind anti-migrant feeling in Russia’s arctic republic of Yakutia?

VKontakte 4 Tatarstan users demand compensation for passing their personal data to police

Ingush Activists Under Pressure After Protests Over Chechnya Border Deal

Arrests follow Ingush referendum law protests

Ingush opposition leaders searched and jailed after popular protests

Kremlin Dispatching Forces To Ingushetia Not Just From North Caucasus But From Across Russia

Two years after Chechnya’s gay purge victims still seek justice as LGBTI defender receives death threats

Jailed Human Rights Defender Titiyev Will Not Appeal His Sentence

Daghestani authorities protest ‘unilateral’ border demarcation by Chechnya

War and refuge: Minnesota Opera to set Hmong story to music

Rape Victims Find a Voice 20 Years After Kosovo War

Akitu: Assyrians celebrate 6769th New Year

NASA chooses Erbil Citadel as Image of the Day

Pentagon suspends delivery of F-35 to Turkey

US calls on Turkey to respect election results

Villagers flee as Turkey repeatedly shells Kurdistan Region border areas

Turkish-backed militia arrests leader of pro-Barzani party in Syria’s Afrin

What Kurds can learn from Israel

Erbil book fair attracts domestic, regional publishers

German official backs Syrian Kurdish call for international ISIS court

Newly-elected Kurdish mayors in Turkey under investigation after celebrating victory

Westerners fighting with Kurds face uncertain future after defeat of Isis

Erdogan ignores US warnings, Turkey will buy S-400

Kiribati govt defends Chinese scholarship scheme

What Will Decide Nicaragua’s Fate?

Nicaragua releases 50 prisoners to house arrest

Panama Papers helps recover more than $1.2 billion around the world

Panama President Cheers China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative

China mired in Tahiti social media discourse

Floating cities once seemed like sci-fi. Now the UN is getting on board

Paraguay’s LGBT community feels outcast amid conservative shift: ‘We are forgotten’

Russia’s Military Mission Creep Advances to a New Front: Africa

Pro-independence FLNKS launches campaign for New Caledonia’s provincial elections

Anti-independence alliance fails in New Caledonia’s northern province

Gong banging marks new Bangsamoro beginning

Kiwi journalists investigating a Chinese company’s activities in Fiji released from Fiji jail

Facing criticism of China deal, Vatican’s top diplomat says ‘be patient’

Lawyers ask Vatican to denounce criminalization of homosexuality

Libya: General Haftar orders forces to take Tripoli as crisis escalates

What Do Ireland and Northern Ireland Want From Brexit?

Belfast in the Age of Brexit

RTÉ presiding over ‘complete eradication’ of Irish language programming

Albania clamps down on cannabis but trafficking of hard drugs increases

Tunisia: Investigations into deadly police abuses must deliver long awaited justice

State Department says US cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

No fishing, no exporting in April: Sierra Leone authorities enforce ban

Greenland doubles Atlantic salmon tonnage allowed under conservation deal

Special Rapporteur Urges Human Rights Approach to Water and Sanitation in Lesotho

Belize more than doubles protected marine area

Handling the Transatlantic Stress Test: A Conversation with Lithuania’s Foreign Minister

Estonian President to talk bilateral relations, Ukraine, Georgia with Putin

How Estonia fought for Latvian independence

Fewer Latvian-speakers see threats to their language in Latvia

The long journey out of the closet for Lithuania’s gay community

Estonia to host the world’s largest cyber exercise

Latvian Saeima endorses ban on Soviet and Nazi uniforms at public gatherings

With Lithuania pact, US signals increased military role near Russia

Mayor of Latvian capital suspended over suspected misuse of public funds

Kyrgyzstan Urged To Drop Charges Against Anti-Putin Protesters

Kyrgyzstan passes law allowing prosecution of ex-presidents

Violence and persecution against Christians growing in Chad

It’s not just Babich – Russian embassy in Minsk is a subversive organization

Belarus demolishes crosses at Soviet-era execution site

Heroes And Scum. “Rogue Song” Of Belarusian Tractor-Driver Breaking Crosses In Kurapaty

Lithuania provided info to Belarusian KGB on asylum seeker

EU accused of funding ‘forced labour’ project in Eritrea

Brunei introduces death by stoning for gay sex amid international condemnation

Maldives president hoping for election majority to probe China deals

Joke In Turkmenistan Goes Too Far For Women Drivers Facing Unofficial Ban

Game of Thrones tourism is wildly popular — and not just because the show is a hit

WOW Air collapse will dent Iceland’s growth and cause losses for banks: central bank

Rwanda’s genocide killers learn new life back home

From the ashes of genocide, Islam rises in Rwanda

Macron Calls for Probe into French Role in Rwanda Genocide

France to throw open archives on Rwanda genocide to clarify its role 25 years after the massacre

Serbia sentences four over 1999 killing of prominent journalist

Untapped East Timor talked up as mining destination

Myanmar army says six Rohingya killed in air strike were ‘with terrorists’

Q&A: Justice for Civil Wars-Era Crimes in Liberia

As its ruling dynasty withers, Gabon – a US ally and guardian of French influence in Africa – ponders its future

Gambia becomes 22nd African country to ratify the AfCFTA agreement

Africa’s historic free trade deal now has enough countries signed up to go into force

Life in ‘revolutionary’ Guinea-Bissau favela: ‘We’re fighting to protect our people’

The oil and gas of Lebanon tempts the appetite of its neighbours

Ex-Croatia PM jailed after court ups his corruption sentence

Greece’s DEPA breaks Gazprom monopoly in Bulgaria

Congo Ebola outbreak spreading faster than ever – WHO

Congo arrests rebel leader wanted for mass rape

Pope to host South Sudan’s divided leaders in peace retreat next week

Burundi bans BBC and suspends Voice of America

Burundi begins mass release of prisoners

How two bloggers exposed a property Ponzi scheme linked to Mauritania’s president

On the Bolivian altiplano, cultures collide

Cuba cuts newspaper size due to paper scarcity as shortages bite

Where’s the beef? Drought-parched Botswana struggles to keep cattle culture alive

Uruguay: The world’s marijuana pioneer

Vatican removes Guam archbishop after conviction of sexual abuse

Pere Aragonès claims Catalan pro-independence parties are the only viable government

Catalan Parliament urges president Torra to face a confidence vote or call a snap election

High court to investigate President Torra over yellow ribbon row

Catalan trial could be ‘political’, claim international observers

‘What hurt the most are the lies’: Catalan mayors talk about referendum

Spanish Constitutional Court unsurprisingly sides with unionist Cs

New fact-checking platform aims to fight ‘fake news’ in Catalan politics

Road Trip Europe Day 12 – Barcelona: ‘There is no justice, there is no democracy’

SNP MP questions UK Govt on whether its silence over Catalan rights is due to Brexit negotiations

Spanish police accused of orchestrating evidence to Catalan trial

Catalan independence declaration prompted by police violence

Spanish Constitutional Court deems swearing Catalan president in at a distance illegal

Catalan ex-deputy police chief dismisses follow-up of Spanish officers as ‘totally false’

Barcelona Supercomputing Center’s Bid to Host Major EU Supercomputer Gains Support from Three More Countries

Spanish Civil Guard officers deny hitting protesters during Catalan indyref

Catalan election debate in prison? It’s up to the Spanish Supreme Court

International observers express concerns over Catalan independence trial

Spain, Catalonia and football: Separate but intertwined

Pro-independence ERC lead polls in Catalonia for Spanish general election

Barcelona applies to host EuroPride 2022

Catalan public TV to take unionist leader to court for ‘slander’ and ‘hate speech

Belgium apologizes for colonial-era abduction of mixed-race children

A Tiny Danish Town Plans to Build Western Europe’s Tallest Skyscraper

In Denmark, long opening hours for unstaffed libraries