2017 03 05

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February 26-27, 2014: Russia’s annexation of Crimea

February 28, 1947: 2.28 Incident in Taiwan

March 1, 589: Saint David’s Day Wales

March 3: Bulgaria Marks 139th Anniversary of Liberation from Ottoman Rule

March 5: St Piran’s Day, the national day in Cornwall

March 6, 1957: Ghana, the first sub-Saharan African country to become independent from colonial rule

March 11, 1990: Day of Re-Establishment of Lithuania’s Independence

March 12, 1968: Independence Day in Mauritius


Moldova Suddenly Recalls Envoy, Moscow Surprised

Moldova And Ukraine: Diverging Neighbors?

Switzerland’s Sustainable Food Scene Is Thriving

Can Switzerland become the world’s digital safe?

No country for small farmers

Kosova: Contemplating a Renewed Bid for UNESCO

Balochistan: Civilians under Prolonged Attack in Dera Bugti Province

Brazil: Soya and Oil Threaten Rainforest and Indigenous Population in Mato Grosso

Ethiopia: Merera Formally Charged of Support to Terrorism and Constitutional Disorder

Timeline: Human Rights Situation in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Oromo Revolution echoes around the globe

Ethiopian government charges another opposition leader with terrorism

Ethiopia: Oromia Initiating Economic Revolution

West Papua: Vanuatu Calls for More Attention to Abuses During HRC

Sweden Introduces Military Conscription for Men, Women

Sweden’s women wear motivational messages on football shirts

With Libya’s transition paralyzed, a would-be premier projects power in Tripoli

Neighbors Work Quietly to Broker Fresh Libyan Political Accord

Tripoli tense as militias prepare for battle

Bulgaria’s caretaker government eyes access to euro ‘waiting room’

Palestinian Bedouins fear forcible transfer by Israel

Australia encourages Israel’s occupation of Palestine

A forgotten US vision for a single democratic state in Palestine

Change of policy? PM Modi will visit Israel, but skip Palestine

Croatia sets up commission to tackle legacy of totalitarian past

Hong Kong rebel lawmakers fight parliament ban

Human Rights In Hong Kong Are At A Tipping Point

Pro-Beijing group under fire for ‘harassment’ after visiting school of teacher who criticised police rally

Boris Johnson demands Russia end its ‘illegal’ annexation of Crimea during a visit to Ukraine

New bridge tightens Russia’s grip on Crimea

Kiev march marks third anniversary of Russian annexation of Crimea

Crimea will not be forsaken: Ukrainian president

Remember the Crimean Tatars jailed for resisting Russian occupation

69 children and other compelling reasons for resisting any ’deal’ with Russia on Crimea

Slain Crimean Tatar Reshat Ametov “wanted his children to live in a free Crimea”

Sweden returns to military conscription, citing Russia’s annexation of Crimea as major reason

America would gain nothing from cosying up to Putin’s declining Russia

More Russians Proud of Annexing Crimea Than Being First Country to Send a Man to Space

Bolivia complains to France about its portrayal in video game

British drug smuggler describes life inside notorious Bolivian jail where governor snorted cocaine and murder was part of everyday life

Ireland, Cyprus, Malta and Luxembourg to be hardest hit by Brexit

Cycle coaching success in Namibia

Fifa to promote grassroots football in Namibia

Final milestone for the upgraded H.E.S.S. telescopes in Namibia

Japanese food aid helps rural communities overcome the impact of drought in Namibia

Issue of Land haunts Germany’s effort to atone for Africa genocide

Malta supports a military-free Cyprus

The tribal versus development

Adivasi students wow audience with their science exhibits

Adivasi on tribal life, G Murthy, Tsunami Kitty combine

Human dimension of rhino conservation

Belarus: EU prolongs arms embargo and sanctions against 4 individuals for one year

Belarus And Russia: This Time It’s Different

Putin says sure will be able to solve disputes with Belarus

Belarus now pregnant with revolution – Lukashenka losing his base in countryside

Cyber attackers target Singapore Defence Ministry, but no secrets found

Singapore PM offers blunt assessment of US relationship

Singapore May Have Designed the World’s Best Bus Stop

Roma segregation – Slovakia’s evergreen problem

Roma Join Jews To Turn Budapest Club Into Anti-Government Hub

G*psy Prêt-à-porter: A collection of misuse and misinformation

Czech Republic: Romani-owned business distributes clothing, food and hygiene supplies to the needy in Teplice

French court fines Jean-Marie Le Pen for Roma comment

Bearing witness: how ‘evacuations’ provide the pretext for forced evictions of Roma in France

Ireland finally recognises Traveller ethnicity

Film about 1995 kidnapping revisits old grudges in Slovakia

Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary insist on EU equality ahead of Rome summit

Macedonia’s President Refuses To Give Opposition Leader Mandate For New Government

EU and Russia step into Macedonia crisis

Georgia marks beginning of Gender Week

More than 900 Georgian citizens detained along occupation line in 8 years

Foreign Minister urges UN to stand for human rights in Georgia’s occupied regions

European spirit is stronger in Georgia today than anywhere else

Why Are India, Luxembourg, and Other Countries Getting Into the Space Race?

Luxembourg fends off cyberattack on government sites

Large-scale survey to gather intelligence on how Luxembourg moves

Luxembourg feels more European than any other country in the bloc

Luxembourg’s finance minister calls to ‘de-dramatise’ Brexit, Trump

Grapes of wrath sour Slovenia-Croatia relations

Severe winter ‘dzud’ continues to ravage Mongolia

How Deadly Pollution Became One of Mongolia’s Biggest Problems

Galicia to help SMEs with EUR 18 million

Greece, getting smaller

Greek Crisis Deja Vu

Flour power lifts spirits as Greek village stages mock battle

After failed experiments, it’s morning again in Jamaica

Does the diaspora add value to brand Jamaica?

Jamaicans urged to contribute to nation building

Ex-Haitian President Preval dies, first to peacefully hand over power

In Haiti, a hit song about ‘sugar babies’ and ‘papas’ becomes social commentary

UN Fund to Fight Cholera in Haiti Hovers at 2 Percent of Goal

American owner of missionary orphanage in Haiti arrested for allegedly sexually abusing kids

Turkmenistan: Burning Craters And Empty Cities

Indigenous Australians more likely to experience racism

Designated Aboriginal seats only way to ensure representation in parliament

The missing kids of the ‘second stolen generation’

Most of the itinerant groups in the inner city are not locals, says elder

Nobel Prize in gastronomy: Nominations open for Basque Culinary World Prize

Basque novel evokes unresolved history of violence

Developing education in Eritrea begins with teachers

Czech regional council member: Waste-to-energy brings us closer to developed countries

Czech Firms Plot Successions as Post-Communist Founders Retire

Montenegro ‘to indict Russian spy behind coup plot’

Montenegro asks for British help after cyber attacks in wake of ‘Russian-backed coup plot’

Pro-Russian forces in Montenegro call for Steve Bannon’s help against NATO

Bitter Harvest Introduces World to Stalin’s Ukrainian Genocide

Portugal recognizes Ukraine’s Holodomor famine as genocide

‘Stop feeding Moscow!’ – slogan of next Russian revolution, St. Petersburg regionalist says

Hacked correspondence shows Kremlin’s efforts to promote “Russian world” in Eastern Europe by funding radicals

Ukrainians re-discover their own language

U.N. probe says Syria, Russia deliberately “obliterated” civilian areas

NATO Unprepared to Defend Baltics from Russian Attack

Cynical Unionist word play is fooling no-one

Independence is the best way to make Scotland a wealthy nation

Don’t come to Scotland and sermonise, Sturgeon warns May

Finland among the best in the world

Uighur’s plea to let sick son get treatment

East Turkestan Elites Meeting: Strategy for Uyghurs Struggles

China deploys aircraft, combat helicopters in anti-terror drill in Xinjiang province

China congress: BBC team forced to sign confession

Cornwall and Cornish people celebrate Piran, its National Saint of peace

“People say we can’t afford to do it. I say we can’t afford NOT to do it” – Capital of culture bid to proceed 🙂

Happy St. Piran’s! The Cornish ignored AGAIN as Boundary Commission press on with Devonwall plans

St. Piran’s Events 2017/Hwarvosow Peran 2017

St Piran’s Day: What is the National Day of Cornwall and how to say it in Cornish

Catalan president Puigdemont: independence referendum will be carried out

EU support for referendum “to be gained through persistence rather than urgency”, says ‘En Comú Podem’ leader

How Norway’s huge sovereign wealth fund made a $53 billion return

Norway helps improve Romania’s nuclear safety

Mass killer Breivik loses human rights case against Norway

Norway’s Government-Abducted Children, And Ramifications For Europe

Finland among the best in the world

Same-sex marriage law goes into effect in Finland

U.N. Human Rights Experts Unite to Condemn China Over Expulsions of Tibetans

Macau Gallery Cancels Tibetan Artist Event Amid Chinese Pressure

Chinese Consulate Behind University Protest Against Dalai Lama

Tibet Being Used As A Tax Haven By China’s Wealthiest

Defying China, India to host Dalai Lama in Arunachal Pradesh

Severe repression of Tibet’s religious, cultural, linguistic heritage: US report

Tibetan Buddhism Most Repressed Religion in China – Freedom House

Dalai Lama Photo Exhibition in Buddhist Tuva

US denies visa to Tibetan women’s soccer team

Man Behind Tibetan Settlement’s First Public Library

Tibetan Monk Detained in First Ngaba Protest This Year

Man arrested in Sweden for spying on Tibetan refugees

Nigeria: Ex-Central Bank Governor Calls for Release of Biafra Separatist Nnamdi Kanu

Nigerian Court Throws Out Half of Charges Against Biafra Separatist Nnamdi Kanu

Biafra Jews Stage Protest, As Court Dismisses 6 Out 11 Counts Against Nnamdi Kanu

Jubilation as Court frees 35 Biafra agitators

Biafra: IPOB releases government structure

The man who fed Biafra children

Northern Ireland Voters Give Sinn Fein Its Biggest Win Ever

Arrogant Unionists in crisis as Sinn Fein gains transform politics

Sinn Fein Makes Big Gains, Reshuffling Political Landscape In Northern Ireland

Could Sinn Fein surge spurred by Brexit see Northern Ireland leave the UK?

The next step after Northern elections

Azerbaijan: a 21st century dynasty

Azerbaijan: No Progress On Key Reforms

In Azerbaijan, Another Blogger Gets Jail Time

Ankara Bargains With Iraqi Kurdistan’s President

Barzani asks Erdogan to free pro-Kurdish detainees

US Gen. Townsend: YPG not a threat to Turkey

Barzani vs. PKK: Recipe for Kurdistan’s Second Civil War?

Rival Kurdish factions clash in northwestern Iraq

Pacific nations call for UN investigations into alleged Indonesian rights abuses in West Papua

Call for more access to West Papua

Showdown in Indonesia-controlled West Papua Brings World’s Biggest Gold Mine to Standstill

Australia disciplined their own soldiers for raising West Papua issues

West Papua flag mural in Darwin, Australia, has been partly painted over

EU’s Mogherini heckled in Serbia by pro-Russia MPs

Fifth meeting of the Accession Conference with Serbia at ministerial level

Serbia Worried about Croatia’s Possible Blockage of Its EU Negotiations

Serbia Calls Presidential Election for April 2

Despite Hype, Numbers Show Serbia’s Stalling Anti-Corruption Fight

Bangladesh officially recognises Kosovo as an independent state

Foreign Affairs MEPs encourage Serbia and Kosovo to do more to improve ties

Protests continue in Albania

Albania: ISIS target World Cup qualifier reacts with fury to bomb and drone plot

Albania upbeat on tourism, but justice reform delays EU talks

Armenia Reaches New Political Agreement With EU

Secretary General welcomes Armenian President to NATO Headquarters

Armenia confirms plans to open consulate general in Erbil

Amazon forest ‘shaped by pre-Columbian indigenous peoples’

Port project threatens indigenous community in Malaysia

Indigenous communities bring Guatemala to a standstill

Inside Nicaragua’s bloody conflict over indigenous land

Universities set goals to attract more Indigenous students in Australian-first

Vital Indigenous voices missing in debate over Canada’s grasslands, says Cree hunter

Tribes to Represent Indian Country Travel Among World Cultures at ITB Berlin

Standing Rock: Norway’s Largest Private Investor Goes NoDAPL

Centuries Old Practice of Removing Indian Children From Their Homes Continues

Poisoned Lands: San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation Steeped in Dioxin

Study finds effective interventions to prevent alcohol use among American Indian and rural youth

The Broken Promises of American Indian Treaties, Sewn onto Quilts

Man killed in clash at Palestinian camp in Lebanon

The 18 Religions That Make Up Lebanon’s Government

Canadian troops to find permanent home in Latvia to deter Russian aggression

«Choral Eurovision» is coming to Latvia

Baltic states security just as important as Germany’s

Migration, terrorism biggest problems Latvians see

Baltic states oppose Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Yezidi community leader returns to Kurdistan, meets PM Barzani

Two Yezidi girls, aged 25 and 6, rescued, helped by family in Mosul

Yazidi women raped by Isis given chance to heal wounds by German-funded initiative in Kurdistan

American Pastor Paid for Rescuers to Liberate ISIS Sex Slaves (Interview)

Austrian court convicts Chechen on terror-linked charges

Kazakhstan: Memories Of Chechen Exodus Don’t Fade

Chechen bookshops searched for banned Islamic literature

Chechnya to acquire rights to its own oil from Russian state oil company

Two weeks of events to showcase Wales kicks off in London

Taiwan’s Tsai seeks to make status quo last

Independence Day Events Expose Bosnia’s Deep Divide

Political Quarrels Again Block Bosnia’s EU Path

Bosnia Indicts Serb Fighters for Rogatica Attack

Bosnia becomes first country to repeal a cycle helmet law

First self-driving cars to be tested on Estonian roads as of Thursday

Lithuanian government seeks to introduce online voting this year

Legendary Nokia phone gets a reboot

Washington denounces restrictions on liberties in occupied Sahrawi territories

Cabinet sets action plan for reconstruction of Liberated Zones

41st anniversary of first Sahrawi government: Four decades of fight for independence

More minors being imprisoned in Denmark

Gabon: Last steps towards national dialogue

Guinea: President Alpha Conde sacks 3 ministers after deadly strike protests

Somalia’s President declares drought ‘a national disaster’

Somalia drought causes ‘110 deaths in 48 hours’

Thousands of hungry South Sudan refugees flee to Sudan

Mali installs long-delayed interim authority in troubled north

Liberia’s Ebola hero and 2014 TIME Person of the Year dies in childbirth

Liberia’s famed Ebola nurse was stigmatized to death – Husband fumes

Lesotho set for elections following no-confidence vote against PM Mosisili

Zimbabwe High Court outlaws beating of children at home and in schools

Zimbabwe seeks $100m in aid as floods kill 246, displace 1000s

Zimbabwean doctors return to work, civil servants begin strike over 2016 bonuses

South Sudan arrests four soldiers over gang rape

Tunisia: Merkel meets industry leaders, pledges about $263m developmental aid

Akon in the Gambia to promote youth empowerment and lighting project