Russia brings up to 1 mln Russian citizens to occupied Crimea

1951 December 24: Libya Independence Day

1990 December 26: Slovenia Independence and Unity Day

1911 December 29: Mongolia Independence Day

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1960 January 1: Independence Day in Cameroon

1993 January 1: Velvet Divorce: Czech Republic and Slovakia

1804 January 1: Haitian Declaration of Independence

1962 January 1: Samoan Independence Day

1956 January 1: Sudan Independence Day

1948 January 4: Myanmar Independence Day

1968 January 5: Prague Spring

1991 January 13: Freedom Defenders Day in Lithuania

Why one tiny island is still a domain name giant

Finland is trying to compete with China and the US in the race for 5G

Former Bank of Finland governor tipped as next ECB president

Russia warns Ukraine against new warship crossings via Kerch Strait

Donetsk Pastor speaks out about Ukrainian Donbas’ struggle against Russian aggression

Blogger who wrote of MH17 and Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine held prisoner in occupied Donetsk

Ukrainian lawyer who went to Russia to get medicine for his child sentenced to 8 years for ‘spying’

Russia brings up to 1 mln Russian citizens to occupied Crimea

How countries voted on the recent UN resolution to condemn the militarisation of the Azov Sea and Crimea

Why it’s OK to protest at BBC bias … unless you back Scottish independence

Cardigan Town Council cheque rejected by bank ‘for being written in Welsh’

Taiwan band Chthonic live streams to HK after visa rejection

Chinese reconnaissance plane flies over South Korea, Japan as geopolitical tensions grow

Israel Vows to Block Palestinian Bid to Become Full UN Member

UN Envoy for Western Sahara to brief Security Council in January

Balochistan Liberation Army chief killed in suicide bombing

Indonesia Accused of Using White Phosphorous Against Civilians in West Papua

Pro-Biafra, Igbo groups meet over 2019 polls

UN Expert Calls for Action Against Racism, Promoting Amazigh in Morocco

Jadu city boycotts Libya’s constitution referendum because of marginalization

Amazigh New Year : 130 MPs ask El Othmani to make January 13th a national holiday

Top five concerns among Māori in 2018

‘We’ll continue to win’: How Indigenous leaders reached new heights in 2018

Adivasi manch moves NHRC over ‘illegal’ use of sedition law

This Village in India Has an Unexpected Edible Source of Income

‘I feel invisible’: Native students languish in public schools

Report on funding for Native Americans also urges federal recognition of Native Hawaiians

Aboriginal Tribes Have Right To Development; Their Right In The Property Is Inalienable: Chhattisgarh HC

NSW council fined for destroying culturally significant Aboriginal scar tree

School helps students keep Indigenous language alive

Doric Film Competition launches details of inaugural event in 2019

Gaelic language plan launched by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Shaikh Ayaz: The greatest Sindhi poet, writer of 20th century

Poet Michael Longley urges unionists to embrace Irish Language

To Save Their Endangered Language, 2 Cherokee Brothers Learn As They Teach

This poet put the Yazidi women’s suffering and strength into words

Venezuela’s indigenous migrants face Colombia discrimination

Rohingya End Hard Year Still in Limbo

Dagestan Cancels K-Pop Supergroup BTS’ ‘Gay’ Movie

Kalmyks In Russia Mark 75th Anniversary Of Deadly Stalin-Era Deportation

PUTIN THREAT: Chechnya declares Russian leader ‘ENEMY’ – he only brings ‘EVIL’

Tunisia’s Tumultuous Year Ends in Protest After a Journalist Set Himself on Fire

Is Haiti Awakening to Change?

Fearing for their lives, 60,000 people have fled Nicaragua

Ahead of 2019, Bulgaria Rejects Severe Church Restrictions

Hungary removes statue of anti-Soviet hero Imre Nagy

Will Russia be able to swallow Belarus

Spanish supreme court to hear bulk of Catalan prisoners’ trials – 6 transferred to High Court in Catalonia

Catalonia 2018: a year in pictures

Lawyers of jailed Catalan independence leaders renew appeal bids

Court investigates Catalan public media directors over referendum

Trump threatens to cut aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador

Dengue epidemic declared in New Caledonia

Mongolia: Thousands protest corruption in Ulaanbaatar

‘Winning only misery’: Albania to quit gambling in the new year

After 60 years of revolution in Cuba, cracks in leadership emerge

Cuba around the world: 60 years of weapons and white coats

Can Cuba Baseball Still Be Great When Many of Its Stars Have Left?

A Window to the World: How the radio led Iceland into nationhood

Greenland’s Rapid Ice Melt Persists Even in Winter

Suriname Politician Showers Money From Helicopter

Isolated Turkmenistan launches first messaging app

Lebanon protests grow over economic crisis and political impasse

“Is Narva next?” – events in Ukraine make Estonia actively engage in minority integration

80 years since 10,000 Estonians killed in Soviet Great Purge

NATO jets intercept three Russian aircraft over Baltic Sea

Lithuanian politicians, energy officials named as possible bribe recipients in Alstom case

BAROTSELAND: A merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year 2019!

Ireland central bank chief says bad loans a ‘national systemic risk’

We should have had ten children; some of them might have remained in Ireland

Top ‘Abroad’ stories this year mostly negative about Ireland

Dozens of Bitter Winter Reporters Arrested

Mapping a Human Rights Horror: Calculating the Detentions in Xinjiang

World Uyghur Congress Appeals to Muslim World to Break Silence and Stand Up for Uyghurs

2019 forecast: China and the ‘Uyghur problem’

Marshall Islands: A nation that fears it’s on the brink of extinction

Google erases Kurdistan from maps in compliance with Turkish gov

Man says Turkish police tortured him for saying ‘Kurdistan’

Syria troops take control of Manbij in the face of Turkish threats

German ISIS woman let ‘slave’ girl, 5, die of thirst: prosecutors

Roboski massacre an “embarrassment” for Turkey: HDP

Mayor declares Shingal part of Kurdistan Region

Unknown assassins kill leader of Kurdish-backed council in Syria

Tibetan Passport Restrictions Limit Attendance at Dalai Lama Prayer Gathering

No Buddhist Nations Except Japan Grant Entry to Dalai Lama Due to Chinese Pressure

Americans rank Dalai Lama among most admired men in the world, showing continued US support for both him and Tibet

Dharamsala World Tourist Destination Due to Dalai Lama: CM at Modi Rally

Pro-Europeans Take on Moldova’s ‘Old Guard’ in Election