Catalonia Returns to Self-Rule

1918 May 28: Armenia Independence Day

1918 May 28: Azerbaijan Republic Day

1967 May 30: Anguilla Day

1967 May 30: Biafra Day

1970 June 4: Tonga Emancipation and Independence Day

1523 June 6: National Day of Sweden

1898 June 12: Day of Freedom in Philippines

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

2012 June 14: Assassination of West Papuan Independist Mako Tabuni

June 15: International Uyghur Language Day

1944 June 17: Icelandic National Day

Arla cheese to be labelled ‘Welsh’ but made in England

How do we rescue the Welsh language? By making it the default option

Leeuwarden, Friesland: EU capital of culture 2018

Militant Attack in Mali’s North Leaves More Than 20 Dead

Bulgaria torn between Russia and the West

A Lesbian Prime Minister Oversees a New Gay Era for Serbia

War leaves one in four girls in South Sudan suicidal

Ceasefire monitors accuse South Sudan forces, rebels of civilian killings

Can an ambitious project to plant millions of trees save the Karakalpak people of Uzbekistan?

Civic groups attack Honduras ruling weakening anti-graft mission

Liberia: A Land of Wealth without Manager

Hmong: A History of Relocation

Gambling in Finland: From vice to national virtue

Nine Barotse languish in jail without trial or bail weeks after their arrest on alleged unlawful assembly

Indigenous Guatemalan woman shot dead by US Border Patrol

Before it’s over, May is Foster Care Month: Native foster families are needed

‘Birthed into politics’: Paulette Jordan’s quest to become 1st Native American governor

Arctic art: Canada’s Inuit people sculptures tell unique stories

Pipeline stance complicates Heitkamp’s 2nd term Senate hopes

Marshfield pow-wow celebrates Native American culture

Are Seals Kosher? A Jewish Inuit Activist Says Yes.

Marvel Adds Indigenous Superhero from Canada’s North

Indigenous Mental Health and the Psychological Political Warfare of the Nicaraguan State

Dartmouth students get hands-on lessons in Native traditions

‘Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art’ at the Whitney

In Panama, world’s indigenous young people to meet before World Youth Day

How 6 Indigenous Designers Are Using Fashion to Reclaim Their Culture

Anthropologist Plots New Use for Motion-Capture Technology

For American Indian youth, risk is higher for alcohol, drug use, say CSU researchers

New opioid abuse prevention campaign aimed at helping American Indian communities

With ‘There There,’ Tommy Orange Has Written a New Kind of American Epic

Indigenous Women Have Been Disappearing for Generations. Politicians Are Finally Starting to Notice

Peru: Needy families slept on hospital floors until one doctor started a shelter

Navajo Presidential Race Draws Crowded Field of Candidates

Navajo judge won’t toss claims of abuse in Mormon program

Attu descendants visit their ancestral home for the first time

In Kansas City’s Crossroads, Unusual Space Spotlights Untraditional American Indian Art

Indigenous rights bill passes in the House of Commons in Canada

Canadian Heritage launches engagement sessions on First Nations, Inuit and Métis Languages

Navajo, U.S. government treaty of 1868 exhibited on the Navajo Nation for the first time

Navajos commemorate anniversary of 1868 treaty

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto kicks off with New Moon

Panama charts WB loan for indigenous development

The violent collectors who gathered Indigenous artefacts for the Queensland Museum

Adivasis declare ‘self-rule’ in tribal dominated areas of Telangana

Ukrainian filmmaker Sentsov says he may die during World Cup to save fellow prisoners

Crimean Tatar Hero Mustafa Dzhemilev Honored by National Endowment for Democracy

Ukraine Charges Moscow Has Brought Up To 1 Million Russians Into Crimea

Haley calls on Russia to withdraw from Ukraine

Mustafa Dzhemilev, the Ukrainian president’s commissioner for the Crimean Tatar people

Shifting Loyalty: Moscow Accused Of Reshaping Annexed Crimea’s Demographics

Russian FSB remove incriminating videos of the arrest and death of Crimean Tatar veteran Vedzhie Kashka

Kremlin Political Prisoner Oleksandr Kolchenko joins Oleg Sentsov in a hunger strike equivalent to suicide

‘Locked in’ – The devastating effects of Israel’s Gaza blockade

Roman Abramovich, After Visa Troubles in Britain, Surfaces in Israel

Israel approves more than 2,000 settlement units in West Bank

Kuwait proposes ‘international protection’ for Palestinians

NATO starts Montenegro air patrols

Latvia probes whether Russian money flows used to meddle in Europe

Myanmar Is Intensifying Violence Against Ethnic Minorities, U.S. Says

Bongo Bids to Entrench Power in Gabon Before Parliamentary Vote

Denmark joins some European nations in banning burqa, niqab

Greenland, Faroe Islands to stop commercial fishing of wild salmon for 12 years

Faroe Islands to bid for International Island Games

Changed beyond recognition: Ireland witnesses a second uprising after abortion vote

Irish Language Can Bridge Northern Irish Divide, Trinity Study Finds

Joint UK/EU status and border buffer zone for Northern Ireland under consideration in new Brexit plans

Pakistan to Give Equal Rights to Millions in Tribal Areas, Ending a British Legacy

Balochs hold protest against Pak’s 1998 nuke tests

Chagai: The Fukushima and Chernobyl of Balochistan

Nine people abducted from different areas of Balochistan in past few days

Tackling heavy Caribbean debt is key to future disaster protection, leaders say

Antigua first Caribbean state to ratify convention against racism

Brexit fallout benefits non-life in Luxembourg

How the Basque language has survived

Spanish Court Nixes Terrorism Accusation in Basque Incident

Armenia a Century on: Lessons in Challenging the Status Quo

After Armenia’s Velvet Revolution, a New Look at the Karabakh Challenge

The Tragedy of Armenia’s First Prime Minister: Too Blunt and Now Forgotten

The Legacy of the First Republic of Armenia during the Soviet Era: The Tumultuous 1960s

This mine in Swaziland that produced iron 43,000 years ago is the world’s oldest

Taiwan has just one diplomatic ally left in Africa and China is eagerly eyeing it off

Central African Republic approves war crimes court

Nine humanitarian organizations looted in the centre of Central African Republic

There’s a new battle for influence in Central Africa, and Russia appears to be winning

Beijing accused of forcing Uyghur-Han intermarriages

Uyghur Student Missing, Believed Detained After Return From Malaysia University

Xinjiang Jails Uyghur Civil Servants Over Lack of Enthusiasm For Anti-Extremist Campaigns

China is secretly imprisoning close to 1 million people — but they’ve left 2 big pieces of evidence behind

Abdulehed Mehsum: Death in Custody of Yet Another Uyghur Religious Scholar

Nauru limits media access to Pacific talks

EU removes Bahamas, St Kitts from tax haven blacklist

Indonesian Counterterrorism Law Threatens Civil Liberties

New Indonesian terror laws might implicate Papuan groups

Soldier Kills Indigenous Papuan In Yapen Island

Scottish Independence Convention to push ahead with plan for campaigning body to train Yessers around Scotland

Ian Swanson: If Growth Commission is realistic, then so is independence

National tests to be offered in Scottish Gaelic

SNP report outlines new prospectus for Scottish independence

Scotland builds its economic muscle to fight again for independence

Thousands of Scottish independence marchers have taken to the streets of Dumfries

Austria calls for overhaul of EU free movement

Burundi court validates vote to extend president’s tenure

Burundi ‘insulted’ by French gift of donkeys to village

Organising a trans beauty pageant in conservative Tonga

San Marino to become the first organic country in the world

In Portugal, trust in China is the art of the deal

Guinea’s president reshuffles government as he faces strikes, civil unrest

Taiwan welcomes Haiti president as China chips away at allies

Syria recognises independence of Georgia’s occupied Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Not Just Russia: Jehovah’s Witnesses in Eritrea Are Being Imprisoned and Abused, Reports Reveal

Oil industry is finally starting to be affected by Norway’s rapid electric car adoption

Batwa school rehabilitated

A Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan Ends in a Young Woman’s Death

South China Sea dispute: Mattis says China ‘intimidating neighbours’

US warns of ability to take down Chinese artificial islands

Japan, Vietnam share concerns over S.China Sea

Philippines rebuilding runway on South China Sea island, scene of stand-off with Beijing

Storm dumps three years of rain in a day in Oman and Yemen

United Arab Emirates jails activist for 10 years ‘for defaming nation’

Croatia’s far right pushes for vote to curb minority rights

Nine jailed in Hong Kong for ‘Fishball Revolution’ riots

Hawaii volcanic haze spreads to Micronesia

Report casts grim outlook on investment in Djibouti

Belarus’ Lukashenka, Russia´s Putin Regimes Remain Main Threat For Journalists

East Timor opposition coalition wins election after months of deadlock

Barbados launches ‘emergency plan’ to tackle massive debt

China and Russia could be looking for a back door to Western intelligence through the ‘soft underbelly’ of New Zealand

New Zealand Plans to Kill About 150,000 Cows to Eradicate a Bovine Bacterial Disease

Somaliland: 2 journalists and protesters arrested in Laasaanood and two TV channels shut down

Paraguay to have its first woman president

Rival Libyan leaders in Paris agree to hold elections in December

Taiwan grants visa-free entry to Nauru, Tuvalu nationals

South Korea to help Tuvalu avoid risk of sinking under water

Saint Lucia to host its first-ever Data Literacy Boot Camp

Biafra shutdown cripples Nigerian cities

Biafran War Memories: Why young Africans need to know their history

The day Biafra almost gained real independence from Nigeria in 1967

Police arrest leader of pro-Biafra group, 20 others

How Sweden is preparing for Russia to hack its election

How the US and Rwanda have fallen out over second-hand clothes

Kiribati: country the size of the U.S. is rapidly disappearing into the Pacific

Slovenia May Go the Way of Italy With Tight Election

Maldives: Opposition candidates barred from election

Amid Domestic Strife, Maldives’ Military Takes to International Stage

EU, West urge Maldives to hold credible, transparent presidential poll

Interview: Fugitive Maldives ex-leader aims for return

Protests in Bolivia spread after death of college student

Bolivia turns in police officer blamed in student’s death

How an online satire magazine in Bosnia and Herzegovina ends up reporting the news and fact-checking its peers

Qatar bans imports from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE

Namibia Seeks Innovative Ways to Address Human-Wildlife Conflict

Papua New Guinea Is About To Block Facebook To Curtail Hate Speech, Fake Profiles, And Porn

UNESCO’s proposes to remove Belize from in Danger list

Emmanuel Macron says France may return museum artefacts to Africa

Zangbeto: Voodoo Savior of Benin’s Mangroves

Azerbaijan inaugurates Southern Gas Corridor key terminal

Lithuania’s reform movement Sajudis marks 30th anniversary

Turkmenistan: Cotton bans and whitewashes

Turkmenistan’s Natural Gas Dilemma

Moroccan forces attack violently Sahrawi demonstrators in occupied city of El-Aaiun

Jordanians strike against tax rises in largest protest for years

Rural revitalisation transforms Tibet

€10,000 book on Tibet

Tibetan Students in Qinghai Appeal in Letter For Teaching in Tibetan

US annual report condemns China for persecution of religious freedom in Tibet

China Arrest Tibetan for Keeping Dalai Lama Books, CDs

Dalai Lama Calls for Tibetan Unity, Says Favoritism is Backward

Why India Won’t Play Its ‘Tibet Card’

Passion and pride on show at alternative World Football Cup

Equatorial Guinea’s leader offers Robert Mugabe asylum

Schools, hospitals shut as Chad civil servants go on strike

How the People of Chad Brought a Tyrant To Justice

How Chad’s Zakouma National Park became one of Africa’s greatest conservation success stories

Far-Right Attack: Third in Recent Weeks Against Roma in Ukraine

Bulgaria: Roma murdered in racist attack

Roma denied official minority status in Switzerland

Bashar al-Assad threatens US troops

US deployment to Shingal ‘brings hope’ to Ezidis, blocks Iran’s ‘corridor’ to Syria: Mayor

Yezidis want quota seat in Kurdistan Region parliament

Iran deliberately cuts flow to river in Kurdistan, causes water crisis

Entrepreneurial activity in Catalonia higher than in Spain and Europe

Jailed Catalan leaders ‘victims of revenge,’ relatives tell European Parliament

European Parliament vetoes exhibit featuring Catalan ‘political prisoners’

Catalonia is European region that attracted most EU funds for innovative projects

Catalan president calls for ‘dialogue without conditions’ with Madrid

Rajoy to be ousted with Catalan and Basque votes

Catalan president calls on economic lobby to ‘help open dialogue’ with Spain

Rajoy stripped of Spanish presidency

Door open to Catalan self-rule after Rajoy ousted from power

Catalan president takes Rajoy to court

German prosecutor requests Puigdemont’s extradition for rebellion

Catalan government takes office in emotional event, lifting direct rule

Jailed former Parliament speaker ‘regrets nothing,’ says her son

Cameroon jails activists demanding secession

Theme of kindness for Samoan Language Week

Leaders Of Two Russian Far East Regions Resign

Circassians Remember the Past But Mobilize for the Future

Man tortured in Dagestan after conflict between his family and security forces officers

Police in North Ossetia close a rape investigation after apparently blaming the autistic victim

Russian military police return to base in Chechnya after Syria mission

New Yamal-Nenets governor is 30 years old and has a MBA from Singapore

Former head of Russia’s Mari El Republic faces final corruption charges

Kremlin’s Proxy Attacks on Last Vestiges of Russian Federalism