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July 2: Catalan Protest at European Parliament



Protest at European Parliament: 64 buses, 2 charter flights from Catalonia full

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1975 June 25: Mozambique Independence Day

1917 June 26: Crimean Tatar National Flag Day

1960 June 26: Madagascar Independence Day

1977 June 27: Djibouti Independence Day

1880 June 29: Internal Autonomy Day/Mourning Day, Tahiti

1976 June 29: Seychelles Independence Day

1960 June 30: Democratic Republic of Congo Independence Day

National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee Week

1962 July 1: Independence Day of Burundi

1867 July 1: Canada Day

1997 July 1: Transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong

1962 July 1: Rwanda Independence Day

1960 July 1: Somalia Independence Day

1971 July 1: West Papua Day of Resistance

1998 July 1: Biak Massacre, West Papua

1776 July 4: United States Independence Day

1962 July 5: Algeria Independence Day

1975 July 5: Cape Verde Independence Day

2009 July 5th: Urumqi Massacre, Xinjiang

1811 July 5: Venezuelan Declaration of Independence

1975 July 6: Comoros Independence Day

1253 July 6: Crowning of King Mindaugas – Day of Statehood in Lithuania

1964 July 6: Malawi Independence Day

1978 July 7: Solomon Islands Independence Day

1816 July 9: Argentina Independence Day

2011 July 9: South Sudan Independence Day

1973 July 10: Bahamas Independence Day

1968 July 11: American Indian Movement founded

1995 July 11: Srebrenica Massacre

1979 July 12: Kiribati Independence Day

1975 July 12: São Tomé and Príncipe Independence Day

After civilian deaths, KRG asks Turkey, PKK to stop fighting in Kurdistan Region

China Sentences 21 Tibetans in Tibet to Prison on Pretext of “Black and Evil Crimes”

Call to speak up about human rights in West Papua

Amazigh Land and Water Rights Documentary Wins FIDADOC Grand Prix

Algerian Authorities Arrest Protesters for Carrying Amazigh Flags

Top 10 reasons why support for Welsh independence is surging

Independence ‘will benefit England as much as Wales’ says Adam Price

‘Today, Hong Kong; tomorrow, Taiwan:’ Resistance to China spreads

US launches €50bn plan for peace in Middle East

Oman to open embassy in occupied West Bank

Rights Groups Welcome Declaration on the Persecution of the Uyghurs

Council of Europe assembly authorises Russia’s return

Russian occupiers warn against using an‘extremist symbol’ on Crimean Tatar Flag Day

If Europe forgets Crimea, will anyone stand up to Putin?

Baltic states and four other countries leave as Council of Europe welcomes Russia back

Balukh is refusing food or water in protest at relentless reprisals in Russian prison

Russia seizes main Cathedral and centre of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in occupied Crimea

Māori leaders launch fourth child uplift inquiry

Trauma of Australia’s Indigenous ‘Stolen Generations’ is still affecting children today

Dayak summit to unite and fight for rights

Ainu culture to be featured at 2020 Sapporo Snow Festival

Quetta celebrates Hazara Culture Day after 20-year gap

Can Economic Pressure Curb Jair Bolsonaro’s Anti-Indigenous Agenda?

With The Help Of Nuns And A Lawyer, A Paraguayan Indigenous Group Wins Back Their Ancestral Territory

Maoists kill adivasi youth

Native American groups press Congress to rescind Wounded Knee medals

San Francisco school will cover up a mural depicting slaves and dead Native Americans

Berkeley Law opening new doors for Native American students

Head Of Russia’s Volatile Ingushetia Region Resigns Amid Border-Deal Tensions With Chechnya

Sergey Davidis: Russia Misuses Law to Persecute Political Opponents

Albania’s local election is a test for its democracy

Billboards pop up in London highlighting human rights abuses in Pakistan

Edward Lucas: Tension in Tbilisi

The underlying tension behind Ethiopia’s flawed federal system and its risks

Arnaldo Otegi refuses to condemn ETA violence on Spanish TV

Spain Separatists’ Terror Link to Venezuela Appears Well-trodden

Wait — why are the US, Russia and the EU suddenly cooperating in Moldova?

Moldova’s Entire Constitutional Court Resigns

Finnish EU presidency to seek deal on 2050 climate neutrality

Embattled Czech PM survives second no-confidence vote in a year

Jeremy Vine show criticised as guests take aim at Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon: Scots have right to decide future with independence

Connecticut becomes first state to give Hmong, Laotian veterans burial rights

150 professionals from Cabo Cape Verde to undergo training this year in China

Ice-free Greenland possible in 1,000 years

Mette Frederiksen becomes Denmark’s youngest-ever prime minister

Cook Islands backtracks on Rocketman ban

14th China/Portuguese-speaking Countries Business Meeting counts over 100 delegates from China and Macau

Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls launched in Kiribati

Eritrea: Government officials and supporters target critics abroad as repression stretches beyond borders

People around the world still think English is the most valuable language to learn, study shows

Let’s talk: the Kosovo town using language to bridge divides

“Language is also a form of resistance”

Palau hosts Pacific bilingual language conference

New Bible translation released for Scots Gaelic speakers

New Indigenous languages law does not protect Inuit languages, leaders say

Co-officIal language status doesn’t protect language in real life, Catalan ombudsman Rafael Ribó

Eyes on Barents: The Power of Comiсs

Fail Alsynov Who Pushed For Language Classes Banned From Bashkir Gathering

How the Welsh fought back

The council where nearly every employee can speak Welsh

Couple who created the ‘world’s first Welsh singing toy’ loses £18k in hacking scam

Call for Welsh speakers to help with voice recognition project

John Cleese criticised on Twitter for Irish language comments

Botswana Stock Market to List, State to Cede Control

Ivan Cooper: Northern Ireland civil rights leader who organised Bloody Sunday march dies aged 75

Tuvalu says oil producers ignoring climate crisis

Rohingya in Bangladesh are surviving – but their long-term prospects are grim

Catalan government will open offices in Mexico, Argentina and Tunisia

Jailed Catalan pro-independence politicians return to Catalan prisons

Catalan president Quim Torra one step away from disobedience trial

Catalan president Quim Torra to go to Strasbourg on July 2 for EU parliament opening

Worst wildfire in 20 years rages in Catalonia as heatwave grips Europe

Keepers spent months hugging five rhinos to prepare them for journey from Europe to Rwanda

Seychelles Stock Market Plans World-First Listed Security Token

LGBTQ protests disrupt the 1st match of the Vatican women’s soccer team

Vatican says China intimidating Catholics loyal to pope

Lesotho farmers protest against Chinese wool deal

Mauritania cracks down on two opposition parties after election

Somaliland Case is for International Community to Decide, not Somalia

Somalia Moves Step Closer to Reviving Oil Sector

Data security meets diplomacy: Why Estonia is storing its data in Luxembourg

Latvia and the Baltic States Seek Closer Coordination on Relations with China

Melians’ Revenge: How Emerging Tech Can Fortify NATO’s Eastern Flank

Tallinn communism victims memorial wins international architecture prize

Bangsamoro peacebuilding down to nitty gritty

Armenia’s Jewish problem

EU approves disbursement of €100 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Jordan

Bishops in Central African Republic warn of cycle of violence from gangs

Inside the corruption allegations plaguing Malta

Iceland Cuts Interest Rate Again to Cushion Deepening Downturn

30 years since the first chink appears through Hungary’s Iron Curtain

Solomon Islands plans due diligence tour on Taiwan ties

Isle of Man: ‘Dream’ win for women’s football team in Ynys Mon

Beauty Pageant Winner Accuses Former Gambia President Yahya Jammeh of Rape

Protests in the Gambia highlight tensions over Chinese investment in Africa

Oil price recovery eases Chad’s gloom

Dubrovnik Has Game of Thrones Fame But All It Wants Is the Euro

Pakistani wives of former Kashmir rebels struggle to survive

Thousands fleeing new Congo violence, Uganda refugee facilities dangerously stretched

‘Most complex health crisis in history’: Congo struggles to contain Ebola

Dzianis Ivashyn: Russia Brought Iskanders To Belarus Under Guise Of Parade

Bundestag: Human Rights Situation In Belarus Remains Critical

Co-Founder Of Battery Plant In Brest Detained?

El Salvador president says China relations fully established

Bodies of father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande head home to El Salvador

Switzerland and the EU face a battle of the bourses

Hungarian court refuses to extradite former Macedonian PM Gruevski

French Polynesia president fined $US50k for abusing public funds

Austrian court clears way for U.S. extradition of Ukrainian tycoon Firtash

Guinea-Bissau Assembly Votes to Remove President Jose Mario Vaz

As Tajikistan squeezes US broadcaster, Washington looks the other way

Tajik Officials Use Family Members To Pressure Critics To Return

Police officer killed as double suicide blasts rock Tunisia capital

Montenegro – Widely condemnded Law on Classified Information does not deserve a second chance

Democratic but deadlocked, Mongolia braces for ‘inevitable’ political change

Peace dividend palpable in South Sudan, but ‘grassroots’ are moving faster than elites, says Shearer

Russia’s statement in Havana mirrors Cuban Missile Crisis

US Air Force veteran released from captivity in Libya

Tenorio pushes decolonization of Guam at UN

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Scottish 1st Minister Confident of Indyref2 Success


2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1944 June 17: Icelandic National Day

June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day, Canada

1975 June 25: Mozambique Independence Day

1917 June 26: Crimean Tatar National Flag Day

1960 June 26: Madagascar Independence Day

1977 June 27: Djibouti Independence Day

1880 June 29: Internal Autonomy Day/Mourning Day, Tahiti

1976 June 29: Seychelles Independence Day

1960 June 30: Democratic Republic of Congo Independence Day

National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee Week

1962 July 1: Independence Day of Burundi

1867 July 1: Canada Day

1997 July 1: Transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong

1962 July 1: Rwanda Independence Day

1960 July 1: Somalia Independence Day

1971 July 1: West Papua Day of Resistance

1998 July 1: Biak Massacre, West Papua

1776 July 4: United States Independence Day

1962 July 5: Algeria Independence Day

1975 July 5: Cape Verde Independence Day

2009 July 5th: Urumqi Massacre, Xinjiang

1811 July 5: Venezuelan Declaration of Independence

1975 July 6: Comoros Independence Day

1253 July 6: Crowning of King Mindaugas – Day of Statehood in Lithuania

1964 July 6: Malawi Independence Day

1978 July 7: Solomon Islands Independence Day

UN terrorism chief from Russia heavily criticized for trip to China’s Xinjiang region

China says reached ‘broad consensus’ with U.N. after Xinjiang visit

China Is Trying To Spy On Pakistan’s Uighurs

World Baloch Organisation and Baloch Republican Party Launch Campaign to End Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan

Balochistan: Pakistani forces abducted the Baloch wheelbarrow boy

Balochistan: Teenage boy and aged man freed, six others abducted

Balochistan: Pakistani forces abduct Baloch writer Iqbal Zaheer

Israel announces new Golan Heights settlement named ‘Trump Heights’

White House not inviting Israel to Bahrain summit

Qatar distributes funds to Gaza families

‘Biggest protest since fall of Communism’ demands the resignation of ‘Czech Trump’

Suicide rate for Native American women is up 139%

‘It’s Called Genocide’: Newsom Apologizes to the California’s Native Americans

‘Other people’s skin:’ Inuit sue government over medical experiments

Navajo families who’ve never had electricity are for the first time seeing the light

Tribal leaders push for American Indian participation in 2020 Census

Hawaii governor gives go ahead to build giant telescope on sacred Native volcano

Joy Harjo named first Native American poet laureate

Why Indigenous peoples’ issues must be national issues

A camera lens, a weapon in Indigenous Brazil

‘A death trap’: Measles blamed in Malaysia indigenous deaths

Australia’s only national body for Indigenous Australians under administration

New Zealand launches investigation into Maori babies taken into state care

Award-winning filmmaker, Jody Eldred, helps shine a light on the ‘Fight for the Forgotten’ in Uganda

Benin’s Democracy: What has happened to it?

Benin’s former president Boni Yayi leaves amid political crisis

Once upon a time, there were Kurds

Kurdish population significantly reduced in disputed territories since October 2017

Kurdish neighborhoods in Kirkuk overlooked in annual reconstruction plans

Germany’s Merkel: Kurds in Iraq should have “fair conditions” and as much autonomy “as possible”

French President to visit Iraq, Kurdistan Region in late 2019

Trump intends to appoint Kurdish woman as Ambassador to Bulgaria

Yezidi journalist rescued from ISIS captivity

‘I Want To Go Back’: The Yazidi Girls Who Did Not Want To Be Rescued From ISIS

Turkey state media claims jailed PKK leader Ocalan urges HDP to be neutral in Istanbul elections

HDP appears to reject alleged Istanbul election message by jailed Ocalan

In first foreign trip, Kurdistan president meets Erdogan in Istanbul

SDF chief says Kurdish authorities ready to talk to Damascus

Finland taking on the presidency of the Council of the European Union

Scottish FM ‘confident’ as survey shows 53% for Yes if Johnson becomes PM

Independent Scotland joining EU would be ‘win-win’ for both

Oban chip shop kicked out elderly indy supporter after All Under One Banner march

The National to launch major campaign to build a majority for independence

B-52 Bomber Made Run Straight At Crimea During Long Range Mission

Russia-Imposed Authorities In Crimea Search More Crimean Tatars’ Homes

Crimean Tatars Feel Familiar Threat of Persecution

Russia refuses to comply with ECHR order to hospitalize Ukrainian political prisoner

EU extends ‘Crimean sanctions’ against Russia by one year

Rally in support of convicted Crimean Tatars held in Riga

Lithuanian products may have entered Crimea; company’s export license rejected

Ukrainian jailed for protest over monument to Russian invaders of Crimea

Italian prosecutor demands more than 1 million euros from Ukraine for Italian reporter’s death in Donbas

Ukrainian MP and “Information Resistance” coordinator Dmytro Tymchuk found shot dead

Three out of four MH17 suspects are ‘former’ Russian FSB or military intelligence officers

Ukraine thwarted 28 terrorist attacks last year

French Prime Minister Philippe: Sanctions against Russia can be lifted “at any time”

NZ foreign minister to raise West Papua issues with Indonesia

United Liberation Movement of West Papua applies for MSG membership

Save Me: New film shines light on growing suicide crisis within Milwaukee’s Hmong community

The ‘Great Firewall’: China censors videos, social media posts of Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong Protests Could Be a Prelude to a Big Showdown Over Taiwan

China-Tibet concord dream fading fast

Trump Failed to Push Chinese Govt for Dialogue With Dalai Lama

Tibet: Successful Campaign Against Google Search Engine in China

Rare Photos Show Evidence of Monks, Nuns Evicted From Tibetan Buddhist Center

Advocacy Group Pushes For Stronger US Engagement on Tibet

Students for a Free Tibet organises solidarity campaign for Hong Kong

Caribbean Investment Summit in St Kitts-Nevis: 35 years of CBI

Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Boom Continues

Dayaks are not violent people, says Borneo Dayak Forum

Dayaks on Borneo Island to gather for historic unity-meet

Plaid call for Welsh history to be a central part of the new curriculum

Indycurious and curiouser: New poll shows support for Welsh independence on the rise

Nefyn Town Council becomes the fourth to back Welsh independence

Farmer tends to 12th century Welsh tradition

Cardiff’s Tafwyl festival marks 70 years of Welsh-medium schools

More children are learning Welsh in schools – but why aren’t they speaking it socially?

Farmers look at ways to keep Welsh language surviving

Wrexham school children take part in Welsh language “meet and greets’ with local employers

How the Welsh-language national theatre has blazed a trail for women playwrights and directors

Parents face almost 400% rise in cost of transport to Neath Port Talbot’s only Welsh medium 6th form

France releases, then re-arrests ex-ETA boss Josu Ternera at Spanish request

Romani leave Chemodanovka and neighboring village after mass brawl

Arrests, lies and borders: what’s happening with land disputes in Russia’s North Caucasus

Bashkir assistant deputy dies in Moscow

Conference of indigenous peoples of the North to be held in Yakutsk

Gay man tortured in Chechnya says man missing in open murder case was actually imprisoned with him

Freed Russian rights advocate says he won’t return to job in Chechnya

Lukashenka awards Chechnya’s strongman with Order of Friendship

Suspect in Dagestan journalist case said he testified under torture

The Russian deputy in the Chairman’s chair of the Parliament of Georgia

Tbilisi protests lead to public solidarity against Russian occupation

Protests Held In Georgian Capital For Fourth Night

Biafrans Need Justice That Eluded Them Before, During And After The War, Says Sowore

Diaspora supporters queue behind Indigenous People of Biafra leader

Western Togoland: HSGF President Granted Bail, Seven Others Remanded

Nuclear waste, rising seas and Trump: Marshall Islands struggles to stay above water

China builds social houses in São Tomé and Príncipe

Costa Rica will host RightsCon 2020

Trial opens of French Polynesia’s pro-independence leader Oscar Temaru

Impasse As New Caledonia Fails To Elect New President

Turkey sends second ship to drill near Cyprus, EU warns of action

Shortages of food, water and electricity: how Djibouti has been destroyed by climate change

Chinese military taking ‘irresponsible actions’ toward U.S. forces in Djibouti, intel chief says

The Catalonia Trial: Justice or Vengeance?

Is Catalan a business language? Yes. 75% of SMEs use it to employ and promote workers. More than 70% of Catalan workers use the language at work

Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont must visit Madrid, and risk arrest, to activate MEP status

Puigdemont will appeal to Court of Justice of EU to become MEP

Puigdemont’s seat in EU Parliament declared vacant by Spain

‘It’s Spain’s problem’: European Parliament president on vacant Catalan seats

Amnesty calls for release of Catalan activists Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart

Spanish officer who caused activist to lose an eye in referendum identified

ELEN and Òmnium Cultural call on UN Human Rights Council to act over human rights violations in Catalonia

Two Catalan universities in world’s top 200

Catalan government apologizes for Spanish colonization of Mexico

Spanish Supreme Court refuses to release jailed Catalan pro-independence politicians until verdict is out

Pro-independence leaders to arrive in Catalan prisons on Wednesday

Spanish Supreme Court confirms charges against exiled Catalan independence leaders Antoni Comín & Meritxell Serret

Catalonia’s Belgian ally to rejoin European group alongside Spain’s Vox

Ada Colau re-elected as Barcelona mayor — but at what price?

Barcelona’s Hippest Hotel Opens this September

La Patum: Berga’s ‘explosive’ annual festival

Dancing egg celebrations take place all over Catalonia

Sant Joan: Catalonia’s nocturnal festival of fire and food

Outside the ONE circle, Catalan continues to inspire people

Foreign investment doubles in Catalonia in first quarter of 2019

Catalan exports up 8.1% in April to €6.4bn

30% of Barcelona social media criticism comes from bots

Former British Ambassador Becomes Kyrgyzstan’s Business Ombudsman

Atambaev Criticizes Kyrgyz President, Lawmakers After Parliament Votes To Strip His Immunity

Cuba faces the next migration crisis

Chad opposition leader arrested in France on crime against humanity charges

Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay suffer massive power blackout

El Salvador president rules out talks with criminal gangs

How the British faked ‘battles’ during the War of Independence

Man known as the ‘father of Ulster-Scots studies’ recognised in his hometown of Larne

Council threatens to prosecute 85-year-old woman over Irish language street sign

Student from Mohawk nation completes Gaeltacht course

Ireland to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030

Ireland warns British PM contenders against ‘dumbing down’ border issue

Revivalism and Modern Irish Literature: Luminous study of how Irish survived

Game of Thrones prequel begins filming in Northern Ireland

Haiti Journalists Demand Justice for Murdered Colleague

Haiti’s Anti-Corruption Protesters Refuse to Back Down on Demands

Estonian FM calls for extension of sanctions against Russia due to Crimea occupation

Latvia pushing for joint stance of Baltic-Nordic MPs on security policy

Reborn 2nd Fleet runs Baltic exercise as Russia keeps a close watch

Fake news target NATO exercises; several news websites hacked in Latvia and Lithuania

Lithuanian FM: Russian threats are real and should be taken seriously

Archeologists discover remains of Lithuania’s last anti-Soviet partisan

Energy security: The synchronisation of the Baltic States’ electricity networks – European solidarity in action

Latvia and Estonia celebrate 100th anniversary of Battle of Cēsis victory

Vilnius warns EU over Russia’s revenge against Lithuanian judges

NATO eroding Russia’s military trump card in Baltics

New “Chernobyl”? New nuclear plant in Belarus raises concerns over reactor design

Under Guise Of Parade, Russia Brings Columns Of Equipment And Soldiers To Belarus

Tajikistan, China Sign Agreements To Bolster Ties

Iran renews nuclear deal ultimatum at Tajikistan summit

Here’s what life is like in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, one of the world’s smallest capital cities

Greenland’s Summer Melts Have Started Early, and They’re Very Bad This Year

Himalayan glaciers melting twice as fast

What Does Burundi Have To Hide?

Papua New Guinea says will not renew Australia refugee contract

Vatican will consider ordaining married men as priests in the Amazon

Nicaragua says released all considered political prisoners

Doctors Reveal What Nicaragua Tries to Hide

South Sudan crisis: More than 60 percent of population suffering from severe hunger

Court ruling sends Guyana to new elections, as first oil output looms

EU Delays Decision on Membership Talks with Albania, North Macedonia

Mauritania’s Ghazouani declared presidential vote winner

In first for Gabon, Dorothee finally feels like a woman after surgery

Equatorial Guinea Hopes to Rejoin Anti-Corruption Group

Zuzana Caputova sworn in as Slovakia’s first female president

Despite peace deal, Central African Republic’s population faces daily acts of violence

A Worrying Attack on Journalists in Central African Republic

East Timor combines tourism with ecological recovery

Anti-riot police step back from Honduras protests, fueling demonstrations

Strengthening tobacco control in Slovenia to save lives

Survivors recall horror of Congo ethnic attacks

Singapore’s Grim Export Numbers Add to Economy’s Warning Signs

12,000 MILF fighters give up arms under Bangsamoro ‘normalization’

Turkmenistan’s leader makes his son provincial governor

Liberia: Suspicious deaths and missing cash challenge Weah’s agenda

Guinea Bissau to hold presidential election in November

Endangered rhinos ready to be sent from Europe to Rwanda

Serbia-Montenegro church row fuels Balkan tensions

Sierra Leone president opens bids for 7 km airport bridge

US Reopens Permanent USAID Mission in Somalia

Tuvalu to go to the polls on 9 September

Crackdown on Christians in Eritrea spurs UN expert to press Government ‘to live up to its international commitments’

Personal Rivalries Overshadow Botswana’s Democracy

Tunisia’s Youngest Lawmaker Battles Inhumane Tests

Whales from Chinese aquarium starting retirement in Iceland

Saudisoft Joins the United Nations Celebrating 2019- the International Year of Indigenous Languages

‘We’re an oral culture’: Saving an endangered language through Gwich’in storytelling

Hawaiian Language Nearly Died. A Radio Show Sparked Its Revival

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Spanish Catalan Independence Trial Ends


2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1898 June 12: Day of Freedom in Philippines

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

June 15: International Uyghur Language Day

1944 June 17: Icelandic National Day

June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day, Canada

1975 June 25: Mozambique Independence Day

1917 June 26: Crimean Tatar National Flag Day

1960 June 26: Madagascar Independence Day

1977 June 27: Djibouti Independence Day

1880 June 29: Internal Autonomy Day/Mourning Day, Tahiti

1976 June 29: Seychelles Independence Day

1960 June 30: Democratic Republic of Congo Independence Day

Norway to sell off fossil fuel stocks worth more than $8 billion

MIT and other top U.S. universities took funds from Chinese firm tied to Xinjiang security

Hui Muslims Afraid of Becoming as Suppressed as Uyghurs

UN Russian counter-terror czar visits China’s Xinjiang

Tibetan, Uyghur And Chinese Activists Urge Google: “Respect Human Rights, Don’t Do China’s Dirty Work”

Bringing the “Uyghur Crisis” to the Heart of the United States

Morocco Agrees to Use Berber as Official Language

Moroccan Parliament Passes Bill Integrating Tamazight in Public Life

Morocco adopts law confirming Berber as official language

Editor Abdulmumin Gadzhiev detained in Dagestan on terrorism charges

Kabardino-Balkaria: head of social movement Martin Kochesoko detained, drugs found on him

Daghestani activists detained in rally for arrested Meduza journalist and Circassian activist

Border conflict shakes city between Chechnya and Dagestan

Chechnya head threatens to ‘break the fingers, tear out the tongues’ of Dagestan residents protesting border changes

Chechen Rights Defender Titiyev Granted Early Release On Parole

She’s Gotta Drive It: Emirati Money Funds Female-Only Taxi Service In Chechnya

Moving photographs that tell the story of Lena, a nomadic Nenets as she prepares to give birth

The Nenets of Yamal: a resilient people on the edge of the world

A Giant Severed Wolf Head From 40,000 Years Ago Has Been Unearthed in Sakha

Former Benin President Under Virtual House Arrest For Support For Protests Against Controversial Elections

St Vincent and Grenadines smallest nation to hold coveted UN security council seat

US Secretary of State: Georgia will have US support to become a NATO member

‘Still needed’: Nato marks 20 years in Kosovo

Montenegro sack Serbian manager after he refuses to lead side against Kosovo

Moldovan oligarch’s party makes way for pro-Europe, pro-Russia coalition

In Western Sahara, Europe sides with occupier over occupied

Nigeria Labour Congress calls for isolation of Morocco for its continued occupation of Western Sahara

Rally in Paris to denounce human rights violations in Western Sahara

As Many as Two Million Protesters Hit Hong Kong Streets

Three islands disappeared in the past year. Is climate change to blame?

Israel closes Gaza fishing zone, blames ‘incendiary balloons’

Israel plans to entrench annexation of East Jerusalem: Report

How do Palestinians beat Trump’s deal?

Chagos case has positive implications for the West Papua issue

Cymru am byth!* – How speaking Welsh became cool

Machynlleth in North Wales becomes first in region to officially back Welsh independence

Sturgeon: Hard Brexit makes Scottish independence ‘more urgent’

Clear majority back independence referendum decisions being made in Scotland

Tory leadership race is a six-week advert for Scottish independence

‘Joyous’ All Under One Banner independence march takes place in Oban

South China Sea: Beijing to ‘end up facing DISASTER’ if they do not back down over waters

South China Sea tensions SOAR as Philippines begs surrounding nations to ‘come together’

U.S. Bulks Up Coast Guard in Pacific to Counter China Fleet

Japan’s largest warship joins U.S. carrier for military exercises in disputed South China Sea

Sinking of Philippine Boat Puts South China Sea Back at Issue

At the Crossroads of the World: Cabo Verde Airlines Aims to Turn Cape Verde into Intercontinental Hub

Finland’s Plan to Prevent Russian Aggression

Korean monk pleads Dalai Lama to return to Tibet

China-Tibet concord dream fading fast

Kanu’s resounding reception in Canada a proof of Biafra restoration- IPOB

World Sindhi Congress pays tribute to slain ‘Sindhi heroes

Free speech & call for Sikh homeland

Tragedy of operation blue star

Banbury Sikhs unite for London march

Air New Zealand Lifts Staff Tattoo Ban Over Fears of Māori Discrimination

‘This Isn’t Your Island’: Why Northern Mariana Islanders Are Facing Down the US Military

Brazil indigenous affairs official fired amid push to develop reservation land

New Mexican bishop hopes to lead services in indigenous languages

Dam in Ethiopia has wiped out indigenous livelihoods, report finds

Duterte’s Chinese-Funded Dam Will Displace Indigenous Communities

Mexico Calls Out Carolina Herrera For Appropriating Indigenous Groups’ Patterns

Cherokee Nation celebrates national flag with new exhibit

Indigenous companies told they can’t use the Aboriginal flag over copyright concerns

Hasankeyf: 12,000-year-old Kurdish town in southern Turkey will soon be underwater

Iraqi forces arrest Kurd who accused them of burning crop fields in in disputed territories

Syrian Kurdish authorities to stop wheat going to government territory

Turkey continues to arrest Dutch citizens on suspicion of PKK support

Turkish jets destroy road, petrol station in series of attacks in Kurdistan Region

Turkey ‘neutralized’ 48 alleged PKK fighters in Kurdistan Region since late May

Putin’s envoy says Russia ready to consider Kurdish rights in Syria

Syrian Kurdish delegation visits Iranian Kurdish parties to discuss unity

Raging wildfires have destroyed several Yezidi mass graves

Yazidi farmers return home to cultivate farmland after years in exile

Iraqi forces allegedly forcing Kurdish farmers not to farm amid ongoing land disputes

Kurdistan Racing Team accelerates to Nurberg winner’s podium

Anti-Roma Violence Erupts in Kosovo

Eight Crimean Tatars Jailed On Extremism Charges

35 Crimean Tatars arrested for religious belief since start of 2019

Openly illegal prosecution for a Facebook repost of another Crimean Tatar woman activist

Council of Europe’s reinstated Russian delegation would likely include illegal ‘deputies’ from occupied Crimea

Germany strengthens Russia’s insolence with new economic agreement

Protestants driven underground like in Soviet times in Russian proxy Donbas ‘republics’

Prison on Lontskoho in Lviv: Ukraine’s museum of soviet horror

Imprisoned journalists in occupied Crimea and Russia that Ivan Golunov’s defenders never noticed

NATO’s Ukraine Challenge

A Tiny Tyranny in Equatorial Guinea Sustained by Oil Riches

Elton John biopic Rocketman ‘banned in Samoa over gay sex scenes’

From the ballot box to the courtroom: a timeline of the Catalan independence movement

Spain’s Catalan trial ends, but tensions remain

Case against Catalan indy figures based on ‘lies’, lawyer Andreu Van den Eynde says

Sentence pending after 4 months and 52 sessions of Catalan trial

Protests in support of jailed leaders as trial draws to a close

Events in 2017 were not ‘uprisings but demonstrations,’ defense tells court

Activist Cuixart’s lawyer cites international law to defend ‘peaceful resistance’

Former Catalan Parliament Speaker Carme Forcadell tried ‘for who she is, and not for what she did,’ says defense

Catalan president says right to fair trial was violated

Trial of Catalan Independence Leaders Ends in Spain

Catalan leaders deny violence, call for dialogue as trial nears end

Catalan leader defends push for independence on final day of trial

Five talking points from the defendants’ closing remarks in the Catalan trial

Pro-indy Catalan leaders’ trial closes with further call for dialogue

‘Power rests with the Catalan people’: Aamer Anwar condemns ‘show-trial’ as Catalan leaders await verdict

Catalan Ombudsman Rafael Ribó calls for dialogue as independence trial ends

With the Catalan trial over, what now?

Spain’s politicised legal system on trial

Jailed Joaquim Forn allowed to take up seat as Barcelona local councilor

Socialists reject meeting pro-independence parties and threaten snap election

Twitter removes 130 accounts linked to Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya

Spain’s Liberal Party Needs to Make Up Its Mind

Exiled former officials call on Supreme Court to withdraw arrest warrants

Spain insists that Puigdemont and Comín must come to Spain in order to enter European Parliament

Court bars jailed Catalan politician Junqueras from taking up seat as MEP

Supreme Court refuses to withdraw arrest warrants against exiled leaders

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60 MEPs call on Brussels to ‘recognize and protect’ rights of Catalan independence leaders

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Independence camp takes control of Barcelona’s Chamber of Commerce for first time

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Turkey opposition candidate for Istanbul Ekrem Imamoglu pledges to provide Kurdish courses

World Court rejects UAE’s request of measures against Qatar

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Botswana scraps gay sex laws in big victory for LGBTQ rights in Africa

Nicaragua releases 50 political prisoners under contentious new amnesty law

Oil tankers ‘blown up after being torpedoed off coast of Oman’

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Lesotho’s 80-year-old PM accused of ceding power to his wife

Dominica removed from EU tax haven blacklist

Sweden bomb attacks reignite debate over gang violence

Sweden’s Finance Chief Warns of Ballooning Welfare Shortfall

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Seventh victim of Cyprus serial killer found

Thailand charges crew of stranded Rohingya boat

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Estonia remembers the Soviet deportations

Victims of Communist genocide remembered in Latvia

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US senators submit bill with sanctions aimed at Nord Stream 2

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Lithuanian formin, Belarusian opposition figures discuss human rights situation

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1898 June 12: Day of Freedom in Philippines

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

June 15: International Uyghur Language Day

1944 June 17: Icelandic National Day

June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day, Canada

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Lithuanian Railways pays millions to ex-Latvian KGB officer’s company

Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union celebrates 100th anniversary

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Berlin takes a new approach to the Three Seas Initiative

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Latvia sends 20 tonnes of humanitarian aid to occupied Donbas

Soviet crimes against Crimean Tatars is genocide, rules Lithuanian parliament

Estonia gains a seat at the UN Security Council

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Jailed Catalan leader Jordi Sànchez barred from meeting Spanish king

Europe’s most modern dinosaur site found in Catalan Pyrenees

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76 Catalan MPs call for EU Parliament to recognize pro-independence leaders as MEPs

Unemployment in Catalonia falls by 2.7% in May

Spain’s Supreme Court suspends dictator Franco exhumation

Catalan president Quim Torra blames Spain for deadlock: ‘Someone left the negotiating table, and it was not us’

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European Parliament cannot shut door to Catalan MEPs

Torra requests ‘urgent meeting’ with Spain’s Sánchez over Catalan trial and UN report

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Catalan trial: Torra seeks ‘urgent’ talks with Sanchez over concerns

VP of Catalonia to Kick Off Barcelona Trading Conference with Keynote Speech

Catalan politicians’ suspension ‘won’t affect number of seats’

MEPs seek clarification over ‘Catalan MEP ban at European Parliament’

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EU institutions pull out of award event because prize features yellow ribbon

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Defense takes stand for last time in Catalan independence trial

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Russian school children interrogated by FSB for writing truthful history essays about Soviet past

Russian company to launch Stalin inspired sausages, in Mari El

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Tatarstan and Bashkortostan sign a road map on implementation of cooperation agreement

Russia Ordered to Pay $1.8M Over Chechen Abductions

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Mass arrests of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Dagestan

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Nur-Sultan Court Extends House Arrest For Kazakh Xinjiang Activist

Russia detains & prosecutes Crimean Solidarity rights activist for being tagged on Facebook

Ukrainian political prisoner driven crazy by Russian torture declares hunger strike in despair

Zelenskiy Calls For Referendum On Ukraine’s NATO Membership

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe agreed to lift sanctions on the aggressor

Crimean Tatar Edem Kadyrov sentenced to 4 years in Russia’s new attack on legal Ukrainian organization

Lithuania calls for solidarity regarding non-recognition of illegal annexation of Crimea

Russia comes for Jehovah’s Witnesses in occupied Crimea

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Russia sentences Ukrainian seized in Crimea to 10.5 years for ‘spying’ on the FSB

FSB witness in trial of Crimean Tatar rights activist told by prosecutor what to ‘not remember’

England fans throw bottles at police during clashes in Portugal

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Papuan activists dispute Indonesia’s poll numbers, claim boycott success

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Is Haiti a failing state?

Secretary General in North Macedonia: We are ready to welcome you into the NATO family

Kosovo Charges Ethnic Serb With War Crimes

Kosovo president says deal on ties with Serbia possible this year

Russian troops join forces with Belarus and Serbia for Slavic Brotherhood war-games

Lukashenka’s Electorate Does Not Exist Anymore

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World Rugby Sevens Series: Fiji win in Paris and claim fourth series title

For the First Time Ever, Finland Picks a Female EU Commissioner

Finland pledges carbon neutrality on eve of EU presidency

Pre-Inca, myth-generating funerary towers restored in Bolivia

William Tully Brown, one of the last Navajo Code Talkers, dies at 96

Cherokee Wes Studi first Native American to receive Oscar

On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Native Americans Remember Veterans’ Service and Sacrifices

‘We are not just a small bit player’: National Inuit organization launches climate change strategy

‘Genocide’ Has Been Committed Against Indigenous Women And Girls, Canadian Panel Says

Arizona’s first Native American Day is recognized June 2

Aboriginal rugby players snub Australian national anthem

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Double Bind of Discrimination: Payal Tadvi’s Death a Chilling Reminder of Adivasi Muslims’ Struggle

Tribespeople herald rainy season with Kambalam

Libya: Haftar forces launch airstrike near Tripoli

US politicians ask Pompeo to clarify policy on Libya

Shutting up shop: Libyan conflict squeezes southern Tunisia

Abortions are legal in Guam, but doctors won’t perform them

EBRD urges privatisation, red tape cuts in Slovenia

Future independence, Arctic minister and social issues on the agenda as Greenland goes to polls in Danish elections

China withdraws bid for Greenland airport projects – Sermitsiaq newspaper

Denmark election: left tops poll as unionists win in Faroe Islands, pro-independence parties retain both seats in Greeland

‘The last fight for Hong Kong’: activists gear up over extradition law

South China Sea: Entire South East Asia under THREAT from Chinese colonisation says expert

2 Hazara tourists from Quetta killed in blast in Balochistan’s Ziarat

Exiled Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti formally applies for asylum in India through Indian Embassy in Geneva

Sindh: Worrying HIV Outbreak Hits Town in Pakistan

Tajikistan: The missing bodies of Kirpichniy prison

Jordan unemployment at 20%

Qatar expresses doubts over Gulf states’ hawkish approach to Iran

Protesters return to streets in Honduras, despite president’s concessions

One Year After Bride-Kidnapping Death, Are Kyrgyzstan’s Women Safer?

Bulgaria buys first US gas as it breaks away from dependence on Russia

Bulgaria Sees F-16 Jet Deal With US at $1.2 Billion

Putin: South Stream cancellation will cost Bulgaria $400 million a year

Brexit: Welsh Assembly backs further EU referendum

85-yr-old Western Togoland leader, 8 others granted bail

Pope Francis To Receive Putin At Vatican Next Month

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Togo vows to tap debt markets after ‘game-changing’ credit rating

Gabon’s economic woes arouse nostalgia for Omar Bongo

Moldovan president suspended, snap elections called amid deepening crisis

With Moldova in crisis, two rival governments hold meetings

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Curaçao stayover arrivals increased significantly

SNP surge in European elections has major implications for a second independence referendum

POLL RESULTS: More folk want Scottish independence since Brexit referendum

EWAN GURR: Momentum for Scottish independence is growing

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SNP to take independence message on the road ahead of indyref2

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Yes Bikers victims of ‘sabotage bid’ at All Under One Banner march

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Spain fires Edinburgh consul who said that Spain would not block Scotland’s EU membership

BBC’s misleading SNP graph complaint escalated by Keith Brown

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SNP may report BBC to Ofcom over Tory bias in political shows

Michael Russell: Scotland is ignored as ever in bizarre Tory leadership race

Outcry as ASEAN predicts ‘smooth’ Rohingya return to Myanmar

Europe’s smallest country San Marino bans anti-gay discrimination

Australia pledges $250m to Solomon Islands as China’s influence in Pacific grows

FIFA welcomes Sierra Leone back into the family in time for Paris gathering

Russia proposes Slovakia join Nord Stream-2 and Turkstream

Biden Swipes Trump Over Brunei LGBT Abuses, But Obama Administration Embraced the Sultanate

Bhutan moves to decriminalise homosexuality

Biafra sit-at-home protest took place in 100 countries — IPOB

555 Biafra flags, car insignia seized

Czech PM Andrej Babis tested by swelling street protests

Fatal frontline shootings heighten tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Why Armenia sides with Assad in Syria’s civil war

Northern Ireland police discover bomb under officer’s car

Police drop case against Northern Ireland documentary makers

Irish archbishop wants ‘show funerals’ for gang members to end

Reflections on Irishness, from Brooklyn to Belfast

Don’t fret, Trump tells nervous Ireland, Brexit will work out ‘very well’

Police arrest suspect in murder of Northern Ireland journalist

How an Irish Bog Got a Second Life as a Sculpture Garden

A new festival will celebrate Ireland as the birthplace of Halloween

Human remains on Canadian beach are Irish famine victims say scientists

Trinidad and Tobago can be a digital nation in months

New Caledonia anti-independence parties fear losing hold on government

Some 200 Cuban Intelligence Advisers Operate in Nicaragua

Political Risk in Nicaragua is “Extremely High”, says the Economist

Nicaragua amnesty law sparks fear of whitewash over protest crackdown

US bans cruise ship travel to Cuba amid new restrictions

After 4 Months, Venezuela’s Border With Colombia Reopens

Marshall Islands Sets Up Non-Profit to Oversee National Digital Currency

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South Sudan: Government Forces Abusing Civilians

Mass civil disobedience campaign shuts down Sudanese capital as death toll rises

After 35 years, Amritsar’s Ex-DC Ramesh Inder says he didn’t give permission for Operation Blue Star

Thousands march in London to mark 35th anniversary of Operation Bluestar

Family fear for Sikh Jagtar Singh Johal’s life with Hindu nationalists in Delhi prison

Thousands of Sikhs mark 35th anniversary of 1984 Holocaust at Sri Akal Takht Sahib

In Amritsar pro-Khalistan Sikhs announce support for ‘freedom of Kashmir’

Can’t give up the demand of Khalistan but can abandon those who don’t agree, says Simranjit Singh Mann

Sikhs shocked on Punjab government’s announcement to reopen Bassi Pathana jail where Guru Teg Bahadur Ji remained imprisoned for 4 months

Indian forces kill four rebels in Kashmir

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Thousands protest in Liberia against President Weah

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Austria elects FIRST female chancellor after scandal that RIPPED Austrian politics apart

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1984, Glasgow: Basque dancers get folk festival under way

Retrials set for former ETA leader arrested in France

Belgium received its own planet

Incidents involving American tourists raise safety concerns about Dominican Republic

Violence Flares in Albania Opposition Protest

Militant kills two police, two soldiers in Lebanon’s Tripoli

Tunnel crossing between Lebanon and Israel went 22 storeys deep

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Jared Kushner: ‘I’m not here to be trusted by Palestinian leaders’

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Papua New Guinea appoints reformer to crucial petroleum portfolio

As new Istanbul election approaches, Kurdish voters emerge as kingmakers

13 Yezidi families returned from Syria to Shingal

Renewed Kurdish peace process in Turkey?

Iraq to begin DNA tests to identify remains of Yezidi victims in mass graves

In Syria, An Orphanage Cares For Children Born To Yazidi Mothers Enslaved By ISIS

ISIS ‘alive and well’ in Iraq and other regions, Canadian general warns

PKK-Turkey armed conflict left 6 casualties in Kurdistan last month: MP

Could Hollywood’s next big blockbuster be filmed in Kurdistan?

Kurdistan Region swears in Nechirvan Barzani as new president

Displaced Yezidis in Kurdistan Region camps call for long-term solutions

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How Iceland Recreated a Viking Age Religion

Inspired by Iceland Urges Tourists to Drink Responsibly as it Launches World’s First ‘Premium Tap Water’ Brand

Moroccan forces besiege reception place of Sahrawi political prisoner Salah Labseer, assault sympathizers

Frente POLISARIO seizes UN bodies in response to brutal repression Smara

China Offers Money to Tibetans to Display Portraits of Xi Jinping

China Resumes Expulsions From Sichuan’s Yachen Gar Buddhist Center

‘Sacred day’: Chinese remember Tiananmen killings by fasting

Here is the news… in Latin: Vatican launches news bulletin in language of Cicero

Moroccan Parliament Confirms Tamazight to be Written With The Tifinagh Alphabet

Welsh language choice scheme to improve patient care at Glan Clwyd, Holywell and Llandudno Hospitals

The very different Chaucer connection in Ireland and England

Iceland is inventing a new vocabulary for a high-tech future

Consensus building for official status for #Asturian following the elections

A Child caught speaking French in a @Diwan school is never punished. We would have liked to say the same for children using #Breton in the schools of the Republic

#Valencian as an economic engine: language generates at least 2,000 million euros and 56,000 jobs

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Anne of Green Gables to be translated into Gaelic as Anna Ruadh

India: language discrimination

Ancestral languages are essential to Indigenous identities in Canada

Irish language tech hub for young people launches in Galway city

Apple iOS 13 features Kurdish-language keyboard