Caernarfon March Boosts Welsh Independence Movement

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1940 July 23: Welles Declaration

July 25: National Day of Galicia

1847 July 26: Liberia Independence Day

1965 July 26: Maldives Independence Day

1821 July 28: Fiestas Patrias, Peru

2014 July 28: Yarkand Massacre, Xinjiang

1980 July 30: Vanuatu Independence Day

1960 August 1: Benin Independence Day

1291 August 1: Swiss National Day

1969 August 2: Act of Free Choice/Act of No Choice, West Papua

1944 August 2: Roma Genocide Remembrance Day

1960 August 3: Niger Independence Day

1960 August 5: Burkina Faso Independence Day

1825 August 6: Bolivia Independence Day

1962 August 6: Jamaica Independence Day

1960 August 7: Ivory Coast Independence Day

August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

1965 August 9: Singapore National Day

1809 August 10: Ecuador Independence Day

1960 August 11: Chad Independence Day

1960 August 13: Central African Republic Independence Day

‘We Are the Baltic Way’ – Lithuania prepares to celebrate 30th anniversary of landmark protest

Every fifth child under the age of three in Estonia uses smartphone daily

25 years since remaining Russian forces left Estonia

World’s largest concert piano strikes chord in Latvia

Gypsy Den café changes its name out of respect for Romani people, who find ‘G-word’ offensive

Journalists shot with rubber bullets, groped while covering Paraguay protest

Journalist detained in Baku on National Press Day

Inside Monaco: The ultimate playground for the rich

Tajikistan panhandles for money, resists reforms

Crackdown, separatist uprising inflame Cameroon prisons

Suffering of the Hmong Highlighted During Captive Nations Summit

‘This Little Land of Mines’ World Premiere Draws Attention to Lasting Trauma in Laos From U.S. ‘Secret War’

Armenia and Karabakh announce construction of third connecting highway

Ethnic Armenian In Russian Border Guard Service Found Hanged In Armenia

Russia, Suriname are drafting military-technical cooperation agreements – Lavrov

Tunisia’s Essebsi, leading figure in shift to democracy, dies at 92

Bhutan’s neighbors ‘undermining’ elite tourism strategy

Botswana puts young people at the centre of its AIDS response

Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica tourism plunging

tahiti fashion week pays homage to the island’s rich culture

The limits to French grandeur in the Indo-Pacific

Balochistan: Activists Raise Freedom Slogans During Pakistani Prime Minister’s Address in Washington D.C.

Members of European Parliament urge Trump to intervene in Balochistan

Baloch people urge US president to help end human rights abuses by Pakistan

Balochistan: Three dead bodies recovered in Washuk and Dera Bugti, six abducted from different areas

Balochistan: Four including two girls injured in acid attack

A Baloch sister’s open letter to UN

A ship carrying 55.000 Tons of Saharawi blood phosphate finally docks at Tauranga in New Zealand

Morocco under fire after deadly crackdown on football fans in Western Sahara

Gabonese timber linked to illegal logging seized in Antwerp

Anguilla named Best Caribbean Island

Mexico to help create 20,000 jobs in Honduras to curb migration

From Benin to Canada: An incredible chain of events

Irish PM says hard Brexit would raise issue of Irish unification

Boos from Scots force Boris out the back door after Sturgeon meeting

Welsh independence movement given ‘momentous’ boost by Caernarfon rally

Plaid Cymru tops Assembly poll for the first time in party’s history

“A Pattern of Executions in Rural Areas” of Nicaragua

Zambian Constitution Amendment Bill explicitly refuses to acknowledge any role for Barotseland

We will never repeat mistakes of the past – Indigenous People of Biafra

Vanuatu declares state of emergency over coconut beetle

Namibia Announces $338 Million, 5-Year Renewable-Energy Strategy

Sixteen Black Rhinos Successfully Relocated to eSwatini

India denies that Trump was invited to mediate Kashmir conflict after social media firestorm

Is India Preparing To Unleash “Weapons Of Mass Migration” In Kashmir?

Adviser to Zelensky: New power supports autonomy for Crimean Tatars

Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in occupied Crimea plundered and destroyed

CRIMEA: Prisoner sent to Russia, more awaiting trial

Proposal to call 2021 year of Tatar history and culture in Lithuania

10 minutes per ‘trial’ in Russia’s conveyor belt of repression against Crimean Tatars

Russia blocks quarter of Black Sea until Aug 19

In Burundi, fears that next year’s vote will be bloody again

Khalistan struggle is indigenous India needs to change its perception

Khalistan Is A Pro-Sikh, Not “Pro-Pakistan”, Movement

Khalistan Isn’t About “Sikh Supremacy”, But Challenging Hindu Supremacy

Referendum 2020 lacks mass support by Sikhs says former Indian diplomat

Centre confers powers on 8 states to act against Sikhs For Justice

Eight Indian States Are Getting Ready To Crack Down On the Sikh Community

Guy Fawkes makes cameo appearance on hacked Trinidad and Tobago government websites

Romania Says It Blocked A Russian Arms Shipment To Serbia

Kosovo Gone, Serbia Faces ‘Separatist’ Tensions Elsewhere

Dialogue in Barbados: will it yield results?

Where are the Native American doctors? Oregon med school tries to solve crisis

Call to respect Adivasi value for coexistence with wildlife

Scholar Alpa Shah on her book Nightmarch, Adivasi society, and how the Maoist promise fell apart

Thousands occupy disputed land in New Zealand in Māori rights protest

We must wake up and, together, take positive action

Castro unveils plan to bolster relationship between federal government and indigenous communities

Photographs of ‘Climbing Cholitas’, the Aymara indigenous women who are breaking stereotypes

Native American women keep disappearing. Here are 4 of their stories.

7 States Step Up Efforts To Fight Violence Against Indigenous Women

Indigenous leader murdered in northern Amazon

Complaint lodged against judge who made ‘offensive’, ‘discriminatory’ comments to Aboriginal defendants

Turkey sends combat boats, submarines to accompany its drillships near Cyprus

Iraq Unearths Mass Graves Believed to Contain Kurds Slain in 1987-88

Four-day festival of culture resurges in the Kurdish city of Dersim

Foreign lobbyists at the center of conflict between Turkey and Iraqi Kurds

Iraqi Kurds accuse PKK of Turkish diplomat’s murder

New leader of Yezidis sworn in

After Defeat of ISIS, Iraq’s Christians and Yazidis Adjust to Uneasy Peace

Could Baghdad and Erbil end Iraq’s protacted oil dispute?

Turkey determined to destroy ‘terror corridor’ in Syria despite talks with US to establish a safe zone

Plans for Kurdistan Region railway network get into gear

Joint EU-Kurdistan project helps disabled Peshmerga veterans find employment

Turkey-PKK clashes result in evacuation of 400 villages on Kurdistan Region border

UN team probing ISIS crimes in Iraq calls for Nuremberg-style international tribunal: report

American Airlines Ending Bolivia Flights

Global Innovation Index 2019: Switzerland, Sweden, U.S., Netherlands, U.K. Top Ranking; India Makes Major Gains; Trade Protectionism Poses Risks for Future Innovation

Hawaiian rights activists and supporters came together to observe the 176th Sovereignty Restoration Day

US looks to Greece for more military rotations in Mediterranean

TNV TV Channel of Tatarstan joins #Аbai175 challenge

Bridging centuries-old traditions

More than two million hectares on fire in Siberia, with turndra on fire destroying the permafrost

Left Behind in Russia’s Far East

Somaliland Political Parties Reach Landmark Accord on Elections

New partnership agreement with Liberia, shows ‘clear positive impact of UN peacekeeping’

Dominica Directs $26 Million From Citizenship by Investment Funds Towards Education

Multinational “Agile Spirit” Drills Kick Off in Georgia

Kyrgyzstan: Ex-president returns triumphant with Putin’s support

British Lords call for strong stand on press freedom in West Papua

West Papua’s Quest for Independence

Pacific Islands Forum to keep on West Papua case

Mental health issues dominate Nauru and Manus asylum seekers medical admissions

African Swine Fever Hits Slovakia

North Macedonia must reform judiciary before accession talks can start, Hahn says

Europe’s record heatwave threatens Greenland ice sheet

Mali’s ‘Guitar Gods’ Tinariwen Receive Racist Threats Ahead Of U.S. Tour

Saharan rocker Moctar expands on his roots in Tuareg tradition

Despite China’s denials, its treatment of the Uyghurs should be called what it is: cultural genocide

Xi deploys heavyweights to Xinjiang and Hong Kong before Beidaihe conclave

Child Separation & Prison Camps: China’s Campaign Against Uyghur Muslims Is “Cultural Genocide”

High-Tech Repression of the Uyghurs: What Democratic States Can Do

Educating Uyghur Children in Xinjiang: Han Teacher’s Experience

“Girls in Tech” launches Guyana chapter

In Guinea-Bissau, breaking a vicious cycle

Palau president supports same-sex marriage, but there’s a catch

How Eduardo Chillida carved out a place for himself

Tiny island nation St. Kitts and Nevis recognizes Palestinian state

Israel Begins Demolishing Palestinian Homes in East Jerusalem

Former Israel PM Ehud Olmert cancels visit to Switzerland after country vows to arrest him for war crimes

Hatari Pro-Palestine Protest to be Cut from Eurovision DVD

Israel’s Top Court Denies Revealing Government Files on Human Rights in Eritrea

Israeli Embassy in Finland attacked for 15th time in past 18 months

Iran’s harsh treatment of ethnic minorities

Assyria: Christians Barred from Worshipping in Hundred-Year Old Church

Austria Issues Arrest Warrant For Russian Man Suspected Of Spying

Cold War–Era Bunker Mania Forever Altered Albania

Ebola vaccine hampered by deep distrust in eastern Congo

Beijing suggests it could mobilize troops in Hong Kong if necessary

China warns of war in case of move toward Taiwan independence

China lists containing ‘Taiwan independence’, combating ‘separatists’ in Tibet and Xinjiang among its top defence priorities

US ship sails through Taiwan Strait after threat of force from China against independence

What’s happening in Xinjiang is also happening in Tibet

China’s conspiracy to instal its puppet as Tibet’s next Dalai Lama

Ex-Chinese premier Li Peng: One of Tibet and Beijing mass murderers dies at 90

UK Lawmaker Proposes Bill For Reciprocal Access to Tibet

Large-Scale Demolition Begins at Sichuan’s Yachen Gar Tibetan Buddhist Center

Haiti’s president nominates a new prime minister, his fourth in less than three years

State Department yanks data on U.S. tourists harmed in Jamaica

Myanmar Fails to Convince Rohingya It Is Safe to Return

How the rumour mill ‘killed off’ Turkmenistan’s president

EU takes Hungary to court for criminalizing help for asylum seekers

Lebanon ups pressure on Syrian refugees to return

In Lebanon, Palestinians Protest New Employment Restrictions

Singapore Is Spending Big to Future-Proof Its Slowing Economy

UN gives Kuwait another $270 million in Iraq war compensation

Empowering women living with HIV in Djibouti to live dignified lives

Rwanda church seeks agreement with state on contraception, abortion

Opposition members keep going ‘missing’ in Rwanda. Few expect them to return

In 21st century, threats ‘from all sides’ for Latin America’s original languages

Why Is The Cherokee Language In A State Of Emergency?

Molly of Denali and the Power of Indigenous Representation

Cranachan and Black & White scoop Scots language grants

Gaelic teacher tells of feeling ‘like a terrorist’

Lost language of the Susquehannocks: Do you know what Codorus means? How about Accomac?

Aberystwyth-based Syrian refugee wins Welsh learner award

Morocco’s Controversial New Education Law Sparks Outrage

Berber language heard but not seen in Siwa Oasis

Spain’s Democratic Decline

CARACCIO: Homage to Orwell—The Misinformation Campaign Against Catalonia

Catalan small and medium-sized enterprises grew in 2017

Catalonia ahead of Madrid in attracting foreign investment

Barcelona rises to fifth place in World’s Best Cities ranking

Industrial employment in Catalonia grew for fifth year in a row in 2018

Catalonia receives 66% of allocated public spending compared with Madrid’s 114%

Catalonia in the heart of Madrid: Blanquerna Cultural Center and Bookstore

Three universities in Japan with Catalan as subject

Spanish prosecutor close the case of Puigdemont shooting mockery

Sagrada Familia finally gets building permit after 137 years

Sánchez’s presidential bid fails again – risk of snap Spanish election grows

Last survivors remember Battle of the Ebre 81 years on

Leading Catalan independence figures meet in Puigdemont’s Waterloo residence

US singer Joan Baez expresses support for Catalan independence movement

Spain paid informants in Catalan police to fight independence

Catalan foreign offices will not be closing in spite of Spanish government’s request

Quim Torra refuses to pay Spanish electoral authority’s fines for exercising his right to freedom of expression

Russia Promises More Support for Cuba, Including ‘Military Technical’ in Face of U.S. Pressure

Cuba ‘sonic attacks’ changed people’s brains, study suggests

The top finance jobs on a small island with a big skills shortage

Post-referendum options raised in New Caledonia

El Salvador’s New Leader Inspires High Hopes Amid High Stakes

More Than 200 Reindeer Found Dead in Norway, Starved by Climate Change

Panama is the first Central American country to ban single-use plastic bags

Salvini demands devolution for Lombardy and Veneto

How this quiet region in Guatemala became the epicenter of migration


Putin Installs CCTV in Tatarstan Mosques

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1992 July 17: Slovak National Council’s Declaration of Independence of the Slovak Nation

1810 July 20: Colombian Declaration of Independence

1831 July 21: Belgian National Day

1940 July 23: Welles Declaration

July 25: National Day of Galicia

1847 July 26: Liberia Independence Day

1965 July 26: Maldives Independence Day

1821 July 28: Fiestas Patrias, Peru

2014 July 28: Yarkand Massacre, Xinjiang

1980 July 30: Vanuatu Independence Day

1960 August 1: Benin Independence Day

1291 August 1: Swiss National Day

1969 August 2: Act of Free Choice/Act of No Choice, West Papua

1944 August 2: Roma Genocide Remembrance Day

1960 August 3: Niger Independence Day

1960 August 5: Burkina Faso Independence Day

1825 August 6: Bolivia Independence Day

1962 August 6: Jamaica Independence Day

Nick Clegg says Brexit means Union’s break-up ‘more likely than not’

Documents reveal John Major’s ‘success’ in keeping Scotland quiet

A big day for Boris … and the Yes movement

Vietnam, China embroiled in South China Sea standoff

Tuvalu on high alert for dengue

Kia Kaha te Reo Māori: The Cultural Conservation in Māori Language Week

Of native tongues vanished & in peril

Twenty Speakers, But Three Poets: Writing in Livonian

Kurds in Germany celebrate success of Kurdish-language academy

Kazan Principal Turns To European Court In Fight For Tatar Language

Why bilingual products in the supermarket would be a massive step towards one million Welsh speakers

Translation work completed on world’s first Tokelauan Bible

Sámi language version of Frozen 2 in the works

‘I want Sindhis to not be embarrassed about their language’

Work has begun to add Gaelic to language app Duolingo

Edinburgh’s Scottish-Catalan Centre launches Catalan speaking lessons

Peruvian court rules in language of the Incas

New emojis celebrating aboriginal culture to be released

Centuries old DeKalb County cave holds Cherokee Indian’s secrets

Native American students prepare for college life at Native Education Forum

Protests in Hawaii against Mauna Kea’s new telescope mark one week

Laos Moves to Register Private Online News Sites in a Bid to Control ‘Fake News’

Salmon farm planned for landlocked Lesotho

With half of Somaliland children not in school, UNICEF and partners launch education access programme

Car bomb blasts Somalia’s capital near airport; 10 killed

Papua New Guinea open to Chinese and Australian investors

Pacific churches call for decolonisation of French Polynesia

The 204 Oromo children of Ethiopia who were rescued from Arab slavers in 1888 and ended up in South Africa

Activists Decry Botswana’s Appeal Against Legalizing Gay Sex

Program helps maintain Hmong music by teaching kids about traditional instruments

Bolivia declares gender killings a national priority

France’s Macron pledges to relaunch Serbia-Kosovo dialogue

Lesbians launch landmark same-sex partnership case in Serbia

Kosovo’s Premier Unexpectedly Resigns to Appear at War Crimes Court

Sikh Pilgrms Face Khalistan Propaganda: India

Rapper Hard Kaur supports Khalistani group, says ‘minorities fed up of Indian government’

1,800 firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal

Flexible Stagnation: How Lukashenka Has Held On To Power For 25 Years In Belarus

Shunned by West and Wary of Russia, Belarus Gets Help From China

More Than 100 Greater Cincinnatians Rally Downtown Protesting Injustice in Mauritania

Malta sends three suspects for trial on charges of killing anti-corruption journalist

Turkey ups pressure on Kurds as U.S. sanctions loom

Tehran courts Kurds as Washington amps up rhetoric against Iran

Turkey frees Kurdish tourists beaten, arrested for posing with Kurdistan flag

Kurd Squad knocked out of global PUBG Mobile tournament

Kurdistan Region arrests man suspected of killing Turkish diplomat in Erbil

Turkey Kicked Out of F-35 program

U.K. plans European-led Gulf force after tanker seizure

Switzerland Says It Is Mediating Talks as Cameroon’s Separatist Crisis Deepens

Nicaragua mothers mourn on eve of Sandinista revolution’s anniversary

Grenada: Spice Of The Caribbean

When men hit the moon, a region lost its place on Earth

Indonesia condemns Oxford award to West Papua leader

West Papuan independence fighters kill Indonesian soldier

At least 139 dead in Papuan displacement camps – aid group

22 countries sign letter calling on China to close Xinjiang Uyghur camps

A letter praising ‘counter-terrorism’ program in Xinjiang from 37 countries

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Calls for Sanctions Against Xinjiang Party Boss Chen Quanguo

Australia calls on China to release mother and child held in Xinjiang

‘Stain of the century’: US denounces China’s treatment of Uighurs

China says Xinjiang ‘inseparable’ despite attempts to distort history

Xinjiang’s Uyghurs didn’t choose to be Muslim, new Chinese report says

Extradition and independence: What’s behind the continued protests in Hong Kong

‘Triad’ Thugs Use Clubs to Punish Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protesters. But That’s Not Gonna Stop Them.

Record 44% of Hongkongers support Taiwan independence

There’s A Fire in Greenland… Again. It’s 10 Degrees Hotter Than Normal

No new males: Climate change threat to Cape Verde turtles

Crimean Tatar man brutally murdered in occupied Crimea – journalist

UN draft reports on indigenous peoples ignore problems of Crimean Tatars

Russia prosecutes for mentioning the Mejlis, but not for hate speech against Crimean Tatars

Russia denies access to Crimea to UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission

Gravely ill Crimean Tatar political prisoner in acute pain and unable to stand

Moscow court extends custody term for 12 POW Ukrainian sailors until Oct 24

Russia plans to issue 5,000 passports a day to Donbas residents

Austrian ex-chancellor lands job in Russia

New right-wing groups confront Armenia’s revolutionary government

Two killings symbolize reach of Kashmir conflict as death toll surges

Cool Kid’s ‘buddy bench’ helps elementary students in San Marino make friends

Poaching rates drop in Namibia and Tanzania

Slovakia’s new president takes aim at China’s rights record

Former Russian minister: Yeltsin considered selling ceded Karelia territory to Finland in 1991

The End of Nuclear Arms Control? Implications for the Nordic Region

Threats are different, but NATO still relevant

Russia scheming to launch war on Europe while allies divert attention to climate change and immigration crisis

British Air Force charts a rise in Russian activity around Baltic states

Russia Is Perfecting the Art of Crushing Uprisings Against Authoritarian Regimes

‘It’s Not Pretty To Snoop’: Tatarstan’s Muslims Decry Plans To Install Surveillance Cameras In Mosques

Scandal-ridden Yamal prosecutor to resign after 11 years

Swiss archaeologist is the 1st foreigner in 1000 years to win ‘sheep squatting’ contest in Tuva

Ingush Activist Zarifa Sautiyeva Sent To Pretrial Detention Over Violence At Rallies Against Chechen Border Deal

Russia blocks Ingush news site Fortanga

Ingush activist Bagaudin Myakiyev ‘beaten up’ in Nalchik detention centre

Chechen woman who fled to Moscow women’s shelter is now smiling for TV cameras in Grozny

Palau becomes 76th country to join International Solar Alliance

East Timor offers a thousand lessons

Oil and gas is Timor-Leste’s ticket to prosperity. Is this impoverished nation blowing its one chance?

Tainted alcohol killed 19 people in Costa Rica last month

Welsh independence: Is Wales becoming indy-curious?

Johnson as Prime Minister makes Welsh independence ‘a question of when not if’

Baloch activists in S Korea’s Busan stage protest against enforced disappearances at home

Balochistan: Activists Raise Freedom Slogans During Pakistani Prime Minister’s Address in Washington D.C.

Critics of Polisario Front Investigated for ‘Treason’

Parts of the Marshall Islands are more radioactive than Chernobyl and Fukushima, study finds

Inside the fabulous life of the royal family of Monaco

Transnistria: ‘Freezing’ as the Lesser Evil

Amazigh communities and migrants are discriminated against in Morocco, UN expert

Fez Celebrates its 15th International Festival of Amazigh Culture

A quiet conflict is raging in Libya’s desertic south

IS jihadists target Tuareg leaders in Sahel

Seven Niger Tuareg leaders killed by Islamic State since April

After a 16-month blackout, Chad is back on Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms

Dominica, a Caribbean Tourism Comeback Story

Man in Dominica files legal action against laws banning gay sex

US chef Anthony Myint wins Basque Culinary World Prize 2019

Mariano Barroso Shoots Basque Conflict Origins Story ‘La Linea Invisible’

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

War-weakened South Sudan tries to prepare for Ebola

Exporting the problem: Why Andorran women have abortions in Catalonia

Palestinian homes demolished by Israeli troops

Benin readies for return of treasures taken by France

Tibet: China Assumes Control over Choosing Dalai Lama’s Successor

How WeChat Conquered Tibet

Voice in Exile: The Story of a Tibetan’s Fight for Freedom

China encourages, rewards Tibetan-Chinese marriages

Haiti’s government is hurting for cash. It just hired yet another lobbyist in D.C.

U.S. sanctions Myanmar generals over mass killings of Rohingya

Hyperinflation and hunger: Turkmenistan on ‘edge of catastrophe’

Sierra Leone school defies state ban on pregnant girls in class

Rio Tinto under fire as Mongolia presses for mine deal changes

Former Maldives president pleads not guilty to charges of money laundering

Man Accused Of Hacking Bulgaria’s Tax Agency Is Released And Given Lesser Charges

Central African Republic: Armed Group Kills 46 Civilians

Scientists Unveil Memorial to Iceland’s ‘First’ Dead Glacier Lost to Climate Change

Britain’s Long Shadow Over Ireland

An emotional return to Irish soil for British Open

Catalan chief Quim Torra faces trial during his electoral campaign

Spanish court blocks Catalan parliament petition to abolish monarchy

Spanish spies helped Barcelona terror attack leader become an imam

Òmnium VP urges self-determination as response to guilty verdict in Catalan trial

€32,000: Catalonia’s per capita GDP reaches 2008 levels

Barcelona’s Startups Push Forward Despite Political Challenges

Missing Catalan MEPs ‘not a political issue,’ says next European Commission head

Catalan parliament to set up inquiry into 2017 independence referendum and police violence

Demands for UN to look into rights ‘infringements’ in Spain intensify

Opposition accuses Sánchez of pro-independence alliances ‘against the state’

Sánchez accuses independence movement of ‘going against history’

Podemos: ‘Catalonia deserves Spanish government that listens, not a wall’

Pro-independence JxCat to vote No to Sánchez

Pro-independence ERC extends hand to Sánchez: ‘We are obliged to understand each other’

Sánchez’s presidential bid defeated in first round of votes

‘Constituent debate’ advisory body to present conclusions in April 2020

Catalonia Crisis: UNPO and ANC submit joint Universal Periodic Review report to UN

For Eritrea’s Christians, government not the solution but the problem

Three French troops killed in Guiana gold-mining raid

Gambian lieutenant implicates ex-president Yahya Jammeh in 2004 killing of top journalist

El Salvador judge expands 1981 El Mozote massacre case

How Luxembourg is positioning itself to be the centre of space business


Scotland Big Enough, Rich Enough & Smart Enough for Independence

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

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

1992 July 17: Slovak National Council’s Declaration of Independence of the Slovak Nation

1810 July 20: Colombian Declaration of Independence

1831 July 21: Belgian National Day

1940 July 23: Welles Declaration

July 25: National Day of Galicia

1847 July 26: Liberia Independence Day

1965 July 26: Maldives Independence Day

1821 July 28: Fiestas Patrias, Peru

2014 July 28: Yarkand Massacre, Xinjiang

1980 July 30: Vanuatu Independence Day

Could Hong Kong Become Another Estonia?

Hong Kong sets an example to push Taiwan even further from China

West African countries choose new ‘ECO’ single trade currency

East Turkestan: Uyghur Children Systematically Separated From Families

Saudi Arabia and Russia among 37 states backing China’s Xinjiang policy

China’s largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation

Crimean Tatars: New Wave of Arrests on Charges of Terrorism in Russian Attempt to Silence Activists

New roadmap to finally kick Trident out of an independent Scotland

Why Scotland is BIG ENOUGH to thrive as an independent country

Why Scotland is RICH ENOUGH to thrive as an independent country

Why Scotland is SMART ENOUGH to thrive as an independent country

Poll reveals just how few Scots trust Boris Johnson as next PM

Scottish Labour and Tories face total wipeout at General Election

New changes to constitution to further suppress Barotseland

The Long Arm of Chinese Law Reaches Vanuatu, Again

Trans TV Personality Santiago Carbajal Killed in Honduras

Japan increases military-related support to Fiji

Google Translate’s camera now works with more than 100 languages

The World’s Only Traditional Māori Garden Was Made From Memories

Alaska Native girl leads animated kids TV show in US first

The Hulk Learns Icelandic

Kurdish woman fined for not being able to answer survey in Turkish

Erbil Citadel Film Festival highlights hunger for Kurdish cinema

Australia to hold a vote on finally recognizing indigenous people in the country’s constitution

Inuit languages are declining in Nunavut, StatsCan report says

Aborigines outraged at queues on sacred Uluru

Scots: speikin it an scrievin it

How Albuquerque Hopes to Meet the Unique Needs of Urban Native Americans

Protests flare over construction of telescope in Hawaii

Just 551 government staff have competence in Irish language

Navajo Nation’s LGBTQ Pride Event Celebrates A Return To The Culture’s History

European Broadcasting Union rejects Catalan application

UN Denounces the Ortega Regime’s Ongoing Repression in Nicaragua

16 people killed in ‘barbaric’ Papua New Guinea attack

Ukrainian Parliament Intensifies Support for Indigenous Minorities in Russian Federation

Russian journalist to face trial for referencing Orwell’s 1984

A Mammoth Problem Emerges in Siberia

The pitfalls of making movies in Siberia

How Circassians are reclaiming their roots after 100 years of suppression

Ingushetia’s Former Head Becomes Russian Deputy Defense Minister

Activist and journalist arrested and ‘tortured’ in Ingushetia

Denouncing Relatives In Chechnya: ‘If Someone Kills Him, We Won’t Mind’

Russia: 10 years since the killing of Chechen human rights defender Natalia Estemirova, no justice in sight

Chad Lifts Ban on Social-Media Usage After More Than a Year

23 extra-judicial killings in West Papua last year – rights group

Protest at Indonesian trade show in Auckland

West Papua’s Benny Wenda to be awarded Oxford’s highest honour

The Only Way to End Corruption in Laos

Tajikistan regime targeting families of political activists

🙂 Interest in learning Chinese soars in Mongolia

Pro-Khalistan Sikh protestors evicted from cricket World Cup match in UK

EU sanctions Turkey for drilling off the coast of Cyprus

Palestinians Were Spared Turkey’s Rising anti-Arab Hate. Until Now

Belarus To Get Money From China To Pay Off Russian Debts

Kashmir: UN Reports Serious Abuses

Al Qaeda chief calls for unrelenting Kashmir jihad against India and says Pakistan cannot be trusted

The Last Basque Restaurant in Southern California

British paper riducules woman who spent eight years to learn Welsh

Only Christian KRG minister swears in on Bible burned by ISIS

New Kurdish PM says priority is stronger Baghdad ties, rather than independence

Ferhat Parlak, a courageous journalist in Turkey’s Kurdish region

Hopes fade for ‘Kurd Squad’ seeking visas for PUBG tournament in Germany

Is the time ripe for Turkish-Kurdish reconciliation?

Kirkuk’s Arab, Turkmen residents protest nomination of Kurdish governor

Iran says it used new IRGC drone unit to attack Kurdish dissidents

Turkey says over 71 alleged PKK fighters ‘neutralized’ since late May

Tale of two cities: Erbil and Paris sign ‘Friendship and Coordination’ deal

Journalists face risks in Iraq’s disputed areas with 65 reported violations in six months

Raped, widowed, homeless: Haiti’s slum women abandoned to gangs

Donald Tusk: when I say Georgia, I mean freedom, pride, courage – you’re a small but great nation

For Montenegro’s Female Journalists, Equality is a Myth

AG drops charges against Western Togoland secessionists

Turkmenistan exposed: Investors warned nation is “teetering on edge of catastrophe”

Singapore’s GDP badly misses forecasts, shrinking 3.4% from the prior quarter

Kuwait Unlawfully Returns 8 Egyptian Dissidents

Nepal bans Tibetans from celebrating Dalai Lama’s birthday, citing security concerns

Researching Tibet has become more like working on North Korea

Tibetan Nuns Beaten by Chinese Guards For ‘Weeping’ in Detention

China’s thought police set up Uighur-style camp in Tibet

Tibet: China Assumes Control over Choosing Dalai Lama’s Successor

Bahrain hit by the hottest weather for June since 1902

Prominent journalist and an unnamed American among 26 dead in Somalia hotel attack

One fifth of all people living in Northern Ireland have applied for an Irish passport

Spanish police enter Catalan government HQ in independence referendum investigation

Spain spied on Catalan offices abroad

International observers’ platform finds rights infringements in Catalan trial

A guide to the (several) Catalan independence trials

CARACCIO: 12 Angry Men: Catalan Democracy on Trial

Catalan police leadership on trial at Spain’s National Court

Catalan president Quim Torra to face trial for not removing yellow ribbon

The radical Benedictine sister who fought for Catalan independence

EU, Podemos throw Catalan sovereignty under the bus

Record number of passengers fly through Barcelona airport in June

Spain’s prosecutor considering new extradition request against Puigdemont

Cuba takes first step in railways upgrade with Chinese, Russian help

Equatorial Guinea: Dissolution of an NGO shows escalating crackdown on civil society

Jordan buckling under pressure of growing refugee crisis

El Salvador rape victim jailed for stillbirth goes on trial again

Duterte, responding to UN probe, says people in Iceland ‘just go about eating ice’

Marshall Plan for Central America would restore hope, end migrant border crisis


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