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MEPs call for release of Catalan political prisoners on hunger strike

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Bolivia’s Almost Impossible Lithium Dream

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Russia warns Cyprus against allowing U.S. military to deploy there

Slovakia has expelled Russian diplomat for espionage

‘Peace Is Everything’: Ethiopia And Eritrea Embrace Open Border After Long Conflict

Czech Republic blames Russia for multiple government network hacks

Turkey court upholds conviction of prominent jailed Kurdish leader

Deposed Kurdish mayor to run again in upcoming Turkish local elections

EU Parliament refuses entry of veteran Kurdish politician

Iran arrests Kurdish Imam for criticizing border guards killing couriers

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Syrian Kurds call on Germany to abolish YPG flag ban

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