2016 10 22 Saturday

Laos Independence Day


How Irish-America sees Ireland

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

Roma community urged to integrate into Irish society

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

No Arrests After Romani Man Beaten to Death in Czech Republic

Libyan Forces Free 13 Foreigners From Isil Captivity

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

Spain’s top court overturns bullfighting ban in Catalonia

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

Barcelona dismantles Franco exhibition after sculpture of dictator pulled down

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

Malta, Latvia, and Hungary top EU obesity charts

Singapore says foreigners need permit for public assemblies

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

Flemish nationalists hamstrung by Belgium’s trade fiasco

Luxembourg students to begin space internships

Why The United States Should Strengthen Its Relationship With Armenia

World Food Day: Making agriculture climate-smart in Georgia

EU building a Digital Community with Georgia

World Bank vows to support Georgia implement large-scaled reforms

Russian guards illegally detain Georgian man near Tskhinvali ABL

Successful blind football seminar held in Austria

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

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

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

Concrete steps to boost Moldova’s defence capacities

Moldova needs a new vision, not quick fixes

#Montenegro elections called into question by EU

Soaring house prices in Sweden an unnecessary reality

Turkey shells Kurdish fighters in Aleppo province

Isis ‘sleeper cells’ attack Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk

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

Sikyong praises older generations for their lifelong contribution to Tibet

Milan makes Dalai Lama its honorary citizen

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

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

Japanese Yaskawa to build robot factory in Slovenia

Melting Glaciers in Bolivia Could Wash Away Towns

Continuing Restrictions on Free Expression in West Papua

Facts about the West Papuan #RefugeeCrisis

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

Dozens of Yazidi women enslaved by ISIS moved from Mosul

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

Finland and Slovakia awarded 2021 European Youth Olympic Festivals

Croatian Products to Lidl Shelves Across Europe

Minsk set to host European Games in 2019

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

Russian hacker sought by US arrested in Czech Republic

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

Czech Republic sets up anti-propaganda unit

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

Cars in Greenland not inspected for 18 years

Basque Country: ETA’s ceasefire – five years on

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

Indigenous Push for Peace in Colombia With Massive March

Tom Cole Forges the GOP Case for Tribal Sovereignty

Sundance Institute Calling for Native Adult Producer and Youth Fellowship Applicants

Economic benefits for Māori in India market

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

Estonia calls for permanent funding for task force countering Kremlin propaganda

Harrowing return to mass graves in Bosnia

Bosnian War Rape Victims Rue Lost Motherhood

Indigenous communities may need different approach to domestic violence

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

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

Azerbaijan Renews Crackdown on Activists, Critics

Ukraine approves joint WW2 declaration with Poland, Lithuania

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

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

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

Indigenous venture set to boost jobs in regional Vic

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

Elders offer cultural cure for crime wave

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

Putin’s dangerous games in the Baltic

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

1956->2016: Budapest 60 Years After The Uprising

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

Future prospects for Caspian energy

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

Statue of Lenin toppled in occupied Crimea

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

China Recalls Passports Across Xinjiang Amid Ongoing Security Crackdown

Scottish independence plausible within ‘two year’ Brexit period

Scotland publishes independence referendum bill

The Cult of Putin — and Trump — Grows in Crimea

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

Finland, Estonia not ruling out new sanctions against Russia

Finland sees propaganda attack from former master Russia

Men-only yoga classes a hit in Denmark

Denmark world champs in addressing sustainable energy

Portugal Scraps More Austerity but Vows Budget Deficit Cut

Morocco blasts Egypt for hosting Polisario members

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

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

Washington Proposes Security Council Mission to Western Sahara

UN peacekeeping official to visit disputed Western Sahara

How Luzmila Carpio Became Quechua’s Global Music Ambassador

Kosovo’s Government Cracks Down On Extremist Recruiting

Greece in 2016: Vulnerable People Left Behind

Malta hosts World Summit on Arts and Culture

Switzerland trade surplus highest since at least 1987

Fintech: Switzerland Is More Attractive Than London

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

Crowds gather as new Welsh language centre opens in Bangor

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

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

The Tide of Hate Directed Against Jewish Journalists

Incredible secret life of Estonian who was drafted into THREE armies

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

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

Is Russia pursuing a ‘Grozny’ solution for Aleppo?