European Elections Bode Well for Scottish Indyref2 – Defense Takes Stand for Last Time in Catalan Independence Trial

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

1992 June 3: Mabo Day, Australia

1989 June 4: Tiananmen Square protests/June 4th Incident

1970 June 4: Tonga Emancipation and Independence Day

1523 June 6: National Day of Sweden

1905 June 7, Norway: Independence Day/Union Dissolution Day

1898 June 12: Day of Freedom in Philippines

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

June 15: International Uyghur Language Day

1944 June 17: Icelandic National Day

June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day, Canada

Eid’l Fitr: ‘Better Bangsamoro’ sought

San Jose art show celebrating Assyrian-American experiences fuses an ancient history with contemporary life

Equatorial Guinea Sentences 112 to Jail for Plot to Kill President

Chad jails 11 mercenaries over Equatorial Guinea coup bid

Deportations and the prevailing truth

Twitter exploded this week when Latvia elected this ex-Soviet dissident

Jewish Agency for Israel wants to expediently remove monument to Lithuanian anti-Soviet resistance hero Ramanauskas-Vanagas

Lithuanian Railways pays millions to ex-Latvian KGB officer’s company

Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union celebrates 100th anniversary

History behind Estonia’s flag as it turns 135

Estonian FM: EU cannot stand idly by as Russia’s actions in Ukraine continue

Berlin takes a new approach to the Three Seas Initiative

Russian gas pipeline divides the West and ‘punishes’ Ukraine

Lithuania’s new leader: We would like Belarus to be independent and capable-to-act neighbour

Latvia sends 20 tonnes of humanitarian aid to occupied Donbas

Soviet crimes against Crimean Tatars is genocide, rules Lithuanian parliament

Estonia gains a seat at the UN Security Council

How Lithuania Destroyed the Soviet Union

Lithuania warns EU over Russia’s revenge against Lithuanian judges for war crimes convictions for Soviet troops

NATO’s BALTOPS 2019: Russian warships to track drill

Thousands turn out to see event in Lielvarde marking Latvian Air Force’s 100th anniversary

Baltic Pride attracts record number of people in Vilnius

Delo says Catalonia should become EU issue

Rene Catalan puts up local promotion for young, up-and-coming Filipinos

Jailed Catalan leader Jordi Sànchez barred from meeting Spanish king

Europe’s most modern dinosaur site found in Catalan Pyrenees

Computer Platform Gives Visibility to Catalonia’s Small Villages

76 Catalan MPs call for EU Parliament to recognize pro-independence leaders as MEPs

Unemployment in Catalonia falls by 2.7% in May

Spain’s Supreme Court suspends dictator Franco exhumation

Catalan president Quim Torra blames Spain for deadlock: ‘Someone left the negotiating table, and it was not us’

Catalan independence trial: how prosecution justifies rebellion charges – and how defense might refute them

The Catalan who made D-Day possible

European Parliament cannot shut door to Catalan MEPs

Torra requests ‘urgent meeting’ with Spain’s Sánchez over Catalan trial and UN report

‘The repression is not stopping’: Quim Torra calls for answers after UN report advocates release of Catalan prisoners

Catalan trial: Torra seeks ‘urgent’ talks with Sanchez over concerns

VP of Catalonia to Kick Off Barcelona Trading Conference with Keynote Speech

Catalan politicians’ suspension ‘won’t affect number of seats’

MEPs seek clarification over ‘Catalan MEP ban at European Parliament’

Three EU parliament vice presidents question access denial to Puigdemont

It Will Be Hard for Catalans to Accept Supreme Court Verdict

Putin on Catalan conflict: ‘We’re not interested in seeing European countries disintegrate’

Barcelona chosen to run one of Europe’s most powerful supercomputers

EU institutions pull out of award event because prize features yellow ribbon

Sagrada Família finally gets building permit 134 years since applying

Defense takes stand for last time in Catalan independence trial

Small States Matter: An African Perspective

Alaska provides Veteran Recognition to Hmong and Lao Veterans

Idel-Ural Movement Seeks Backing of Free Russia Forum, Urals One Ready to Go It Alone

Russian school children interrogated by FSB for writing truthful history essays about Soviet past

Russian company to launch Stalin inspired sausages, in Mari El

Volga, Volga! Low-Water Crisis Raises Questions About Managing Russia’s Main Artery

Tatarstan and Bashkortostan sign a road map on implementation of cooperation agreement

Russia Ordered to Pay $1.8M Over Chechen Abductions

How journalists and activists get prison time for drug charges

Raiders target Chechen LGBT activist

Mass arrests of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Dagestan

The spirit of Genghis Khan conquers Siberia

‘We Don’t Need Them’: Chuvash Village Rejects Chinese Investment

Closest-known ancestor of today’s Native Americans found in Siberia

Proud Maori soldiers who joined army to fight for New Zealand during WWII at a time were considered second-class

Matariki: what to know about the Māori New Year, and how to celebrate it in 2019

Manus Island, Nauru refugees appeal for help

Enver Niyaz, an Uyghur school teacher, detained and disappeared

Harassed, detained, vanished: Life as a Uighur in Xinjiang

Uighur Activists Lobby for US Bill on Xinjiang Crackdown

On Eve of Tiananmen Square Anniversary, Chinese Detention Camp Whistleblower Seeks Asylum in Europe

A memorial to Uyghur civil rights and the legacy of Tiananmen

‘Watched, Followed, Disappeared’: Nancy Pelosi Calls for Outrage over China’s Repression of 1 Million Uighurs

Nur-Sultan Court Extends House Arrest For Kazakh Xinjiang Activist

Russia detains & prosecutes Crimean Solidarity rights activist for being tagged on Facebook

Ukrainian political prisoner driven crazy by Russian torture declares hunger strike in despair

Zelenskiy Calls For Referendum On Ukraine’s NATO Membership

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe agreed to lift sanctions on the aggressor

Crimean Tatar Edem Kadyrov sentenced to 4 years in Russia’s new attack on legal Ukrainian organization

Lithuania calls for solidarity regarding non-recognition of illegal annexation of Crimea

Russia comes for Jehovah’s Witnesses in occupied Crimea

What are Ukraine’s chances of winning against Russia in the International Court of Justice?

Russia sentences Ukrainian seized in Crimea to 10.5 years for ‘spying’ on the FSB

FSB witness in trial of Crimean Tatar rights activist told by prosecutor what to ‘not remember’

England fans throw bottles at police during clashes in Portugal

West Papuan political prisoner Yanto Awerkion serving sentence for being part of peaceful West Papua National Committee [KNPB]

Papuan activists dispute Indonesia’s poll numbers, claim boycott success

Vanuatu minister wants stronger West Papua stance

Is Haiti a failing state?

Secretary General in North Macedonia: We are ready to welcome you into the NATO family

Kosovo Charges Ethnic Serb With War Crimes

Kosovo president says deal on ties with Serbia possible this year

Russian troops join forces with Belarus and Serbia for Slavic Brotherhood war-games

Lukashenka’s Electorate Does Not Exist Anymore

Basta: Lukashenka Wants To Hold Referendum On Integration With Russia Simultaneously With Parliamentary Elections

World Rugby Sevens Series: Fiji win in Paris and claim fourth series title

For the First Time Ever, Finland Picks a Female EU Commissioner

Finland pledges carbon neutrality on eve of EU presidency

Pre-Inca, myth-generating funerary towers restored in Bolivia

William Tully Brown, one of the last Navajo Code Talkers, dies at 96

Cherokee Wes Studi first Native American to receive Oscar

On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, Native Americans Remember Veterans’ Service and Sacrifices

‘We are not just a small bit player’: National Inuit organization launches climate change strategy

‘Genocide’ Has Been Committed Against Indigenous Women And Girls, Canadian Panel Says

Arizona’s first Native American Day is recognized June 2

Aboriginal rugby players snub Australian national anthem

Tony Birch on The White Girl: ‘No Aboriginal person I know is intact’

Double Bind of Discrimination: Payal Tadvi’s Death a Chilling Reminder of Adivasi Muslims’ Struggle

Tribespeople herald rainy season with Kambalam

Libya: Haftar forces launch airstrike near Tripoli

US politicians ask Pompeo to clarify policy on Libya

Shutting up shop: Libyan conflict squeezes southern Tunisia

Abortions are legal in Guam, but doctors won’t perform them

EBRD urges privatisation, red tape cuts in Slovenia

Future independence, Arctic minister and social issues on the agenda as Greenland goes to polls in Danish elections

China withdraws bid for Greenland airport projects – Sermitsiaq newspaper

Denmark election: left tops poll as unionists win in Faroe Islands, pro-independence parties retain both seats in Greeland

‘The last fight for Hong Kong’: activists gear up over extradition law

South China Sea: Entire South East Asia under THREAT from Chinese colonisation says expert

2 Hazara tourists from Quetta killed in blast in Balochistan’s Ziarat

Exiled Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti formally applies for asylum in India through Indian Embassy in Geneva

Sindh: Worrying HIV Outbreak Hits Town in Pakistan

Tajikistan: The missing bodies of Kirpichniy prison

Jordan unemployment at 20%

Qatar expresses doubts over Gulf states’ hawkish approach to Iran

Protesters return to streets in Honduras, despite president’s concessions

One Year After Bride-Kidnapping Death, Are Kyrgyzstan’s Women Safer?

Bulgaria buys first US gas as it breaks away from dependence on Russia

Bulgaria Sees F-16 Jet Deal With US at $1.2 Billion

Putin: South Stream cancellation will cost Bulgaria $400 million a year

Brexit: Welsh Assembly backs further EU referendum

85-yr-old Western Togoland leader, 8 others granted bail

Pope Francis To Receive Putin At Vatican Next Month

Georgian LGBTQI+: Story of the Wrong Tactic

Sweden has invented a word to encourage people not to fly. And it’s working

Togo vows to tap debt markets after ‘game-changing’ credit rating

Gabon’s economic woes arouse nostalgia for Omar Bongo

Moldovan president suspended, snap elections called amid deepening crisis

With Moldova in crisis, two rival governments hold meetings

Will the last person leaving Turkmenistan turn out the lights?

Curaçao stayover arrivals increased significantly

SNP surge in European elections has major implications for a second independence referendum

POLL RESULTS: More folk want Scottish independence since Brexit referendum

EWAN GURR: Momentum for Scottish independence is growing

Scottish independence offers escape from Brexit crucifixion – Helen Martin

We’ll win the next indyref because Britain is out of step with our values

Independent Scotland will be a bridge to Europe for what is left of UK

Unicorn, Comeback Symbol of Scottish Independence, Is a Hit With Little Girls

SNP to take independence message on the road ahead of indyref2

Thousands gather for Borders indy march

Yes Bikers victims of ‘sabotage bid’ at All Under One Banner march

Pete Wishart warns of dangers of SNP of losing next indyref

Spain: We will not block independent Scotland’s EU membership

Spain fires Edinburgh consul who said that Spain would not block Scotland’s EU membership

BBC’s misleading SNP graph complaint escalated by Keith Brown

Do the BBC’s political editors view new parties as equal to SNP?

SNP may report BBC to Ofcom over Tory bias in political shows

Michael Russell: Scotland is ignored as ever in bizarre Tory leadership race

Outcry as ASEAN predicts ‘smooth’ Rohingya return to Myanmar

Europe’s smallest country San Marino bans anti-gay discrimination

Australia pledges $250m to Solomon Islands as China’s influence in Pacific grows

FIFA welcomes Sierra Leone back into the family in time for Paris gathering

Russia proposes Slovakia join Nord Stream-2 and Turkstream

Biden Swipes Trump Over Brunei LGBT Abuses, But Obama Administration Embraced the Sultanate

Bhutan moves to decriminalise homosexuality

Biafra sit-at-home protest took place in 100 countries — IPOB

555 Biafra flags, car insignia seized

Czech PM Andrej Babis tested by swelling street protests

Fatal frontline shootings heighten tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Why Armenia sides with Assad in Syria’s civil war

Northern Ireland police discover bomb under officer’s car

Police drop case against Northern Ireland documentary makers

Irish archbishop wants ‘show funerals’ for gang members to end

Reflections on Irishness, from Brooklyn to Belfast

Don’t fret, Trump tells nervous Ireland, Brexit will work out ‘very well’

Police arrest suspect in murder of Northern Ireland journalist

How an Irish Bog Got a Second Life as a Sculpture Garden

A new festival will celebrate Ireland as the birthplace of Halloween

Human remains on Canadian beach are Irish famine victims say scientists

Trinidad and Tobago can be a digital nation in months

New Caledonia anti-independence parties fear losing hold on government

Some 200 Cuban Intelligence Advisers Operate in Nicaragua

Political Risk in Nicaragua is “Extremely High”, says the Economist

Nicaragua amnesty law sparks fear of whitewash over protest crackdown

US bans cruise ship travel to Cuba amid new restrictions

After 4 Months, Venezuela’s Border With Colombia Reopens

Marshall Islands Sets Up Non-Profit to Oversee National Digital Currency

Will Startups Push Tokenization in the Bahamas?

You Want Peace? Don’t Block Our Arms Shipments, South Sudan Says

South Sudan: Government Forces Abusing Civilians

Mass civil disobedience campaign shuts down Sudanese capital as death toll rises

After 35 years, Amritsar’s Ex-DC Ramesh Inder says he didn’t give permission for Operation Blue Star

Thousands march in London to mark 35th anniversary of Operation Bluestar

Family fear for Sikh Jagtar Singh Johal’s life with Hindu nationalists in Delhi prison

Thousands of Sikhs mark 35th anniversary of 1984 Holocaust at Sri Akal Takht Sahib

In Amritsar pro-Khalistan Sikhs announce support for ‘freedom of Kashmir’

Can’t give up the demand of Khalistan but can abandon those who don’t agree, says Simranjit Singh Mann

Sikhs shocked on Punjab government’s announcement to reopen Bassi Pathana jail where Guru Teg Bahadur Ji remained imprisoned for 4 months

Indian forces kill four rebels in Kashmir

Jamaica, Bob Marley and football: a family love affair

Thousands protest in Liberia against President Weah

Road to 2022 World Cup begins in Mongolia

Austria elects FIRST female chancellor after scandal that RIPPED Austrian politics apart

We know about Catalonia … but what about the Basque indy movement?

The Surprising Story of the Basque Language

1984, Glasgow: Basque dancers get folk festival under way

Retrials set for former ETA leader arrested in France

Belgium received its own planet

Incidents involving American tourists raise safety concerns about Dominican Republic

Violence Flares in Albania Opposition Protest

Militant kills two police, two soldiers in Lebanon’s Tripoli

Tunnel crossing between Lebanon and Israel went 22 storeys deep

The Kushner Bahrain ordeal: Why are the Palestinians boycotting?

Jared Kushner: ‘I’m not here to be trusted by Palestinian leaders’

Commodity firms push to meet new Papua New Guinea PM as he sets out agenda

Papua New Guinea appoints reformer to crucial petroleum portfolio

As new Istanbul election approaches, Kurdish voters emerge as kingmakers

13 Yezidi families returned from Syria to Shingal

Renewed Kurdish peace process in Turkey?

Iraq to begin DNA tests to identify remains of Yezidi victims in mass graves

In Syria, An Orphanage Cares For Children Born To Yazidi Mothers Enslaved By ISIS

ISIS ‘alive and well’ in Iraq and other regions, Canadian general warns

PKK-Turkey armed conflict left 6 casualties in Kurdistan last month: MP

Could Hollywood’s next big blockbuster be filmed in Kurdistan?

Kurdistan Region swears in Nechirvan Barzani as new president

Displaced Yezidis in Kurdistan Region camps call for long-term solutions

Can Cape Verde keep drug traffickers out?

How Iceland Recreated a Viking Age Religion

Inspired by Iceland Urges Tourists to Drink Responsibly as it Launches World’s First ‘Premium Tap Water’ Brand

Moroccan forces besiege reception place of Sahrawi political prisoner Salah Labseer, assault sympathizers

Frente POLISARIO seizes UN bodies in response to brutal repression Smara

China Offers Money to Tibetans to Display Portraits of Xi Jinping

China Resumes Expulsions From Sichuan’s Yachen Gar Buddhist Center

‘Sacred day’: Chinese remember Tiananmen killings by fasting

Here is the news… in Latin: Vatican launches news bulletin in language of Cicero

Moroccan Parliament Confirms Tamazight to be Written With The Tifinagh Alphabet

Welsh language choice scheme to improve patient care at Glan Clwyd, Holywell and Llandudno Hospitals

The very different Chaucer connection in Ireland and England

Iceland is inventing a new vocabulary for a high-tech future

Consensus building for official status for #Asturian following the elections

A Child caught speaking French in a @Diwan school is never punished. We would have liked to say the same for children using #Breton in the schools of the Republic

#Valencian as an economic engine: language generates at least 2,000 million euros and 56,000 jobs

Sardinia (Limba Sarda) – The Closest Language to Latin

Anne of Green Gables to be translated into Gaelic as Anna Ruadh

India: language discrimination

Ancestral languages are essential to Indigenous identities in Canada

Irish language tech hub for young people launches in Galway city

Apple iOS 13 features Kurdish-language keyboard