2016 10 22 Saturday

Laos Independence Day


How Irish-America sees Ireland

‘Trying to run them out of town’: French police confront Roma

Roma community urged to integrate into Irish society

Assailants shouting racist abuse and beating Romani man before he died were in full view of Czech Police

No Arrests After Romani Man Beaten to Death in Czech Republic

Libyan Forces Free 13 Foreigners From Isil Captivity

Bunkers and booby-traps as Islamic State makes a stand in Libya

Spain’s top court overturns bullfighting ban in Catalonia

Catalan Government guarantees bullfighting won’t return to Catalonia “regardless of the Constitutional Court”

Barcelona dismantles Franco exhibition after sculpture of dictator pulled down

Catalonia’s Public Prosecutor accuses Forcadell of “wrecking Spain”

Malta, Latvia, and Hungary top EU obesity charts

Singapore says foreigners need permit for public assemblies

Britain’s hopes for a successful Brexit might have just been destroyed by a single region of Belgium

Flemish nationalists hamstrung by Belgium’s trade fiasco

Luxembourg students to begin space internships

Why The United States Should Strengthen Its Relationship With Armenia

World Food Day: Making agriculture climate-smart in Georgia

EU building a Digital Community with Georgia

World Bank vows to support Georgia implement large-scaled reforms

Russian guards illegally detain Georgian man near Tskhinvali ABL

Successful blind football seminar held in Austria

Oromo: Ethiopian Authorities Detain over 1,600 in State of Emergency

Internet shutdown could cost Ethiopia’s booming economy millions of dollars

Moldova at risk of pivoting to Russia, pro-EU candidate warns

Concrete steps to boost Moldova’s defence capacities

Moldova needs a new vision, not quick fixes

#Montenegro elections called into question by EU

Soaring house prices in Sweden an unnecessary reality

Turkey shells Kurdish fighters in Aleppo province

Isis ‘sleeper cells’ attack Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk

Monk beaten and arrested afer solo protest calling for freedom in Tibet

Sikyong praises older generations for their lifelong contribution to Tibet

Milan makes Dalai Lama its honorary citizen

China’s Dam Building Spree in Tibet: Strategic Implications and India’s Options

US human rights Commission: End demolitions of Larung Gar in Tibet

Japanese Yaskawa to build robot factory in Slovenia

Melting Glaciers in Bolivia Could Wash Away Towns

Continuing Restrictions on Free Expression in West Papua

Facts about the West Papuan #RefugeeCrisis

West Papuans pray – Indonesian soldiers open fire – Steven Itlay on trial for treason

Dozens of Yazidi women enslaved by ISIS moved from Mosul

Iraqi Couple Who Rescued Yazidi Girls From ISIS Given Top Rights Award

Finland and Slovakia awarded 2021 European Youth Olympic Festivals

Croatian Products to Lidl Shelves Across Europe

Minsk set to host European Games in 2019

6 in 10 Greeks oppose use of Macedonia in FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

Russian hacker sought by US arrested in Czech Republic

Yevgeny Nikulin identified as Russian man apprehended in Prague during international hacker manhunt

Czech Republic sets up anti-propaganda unit

Dalai Lama connection: Czech president accused of scrapping Holocaust survivor medal

Cars in Greenland not inspected for 18 years

Basque Country: ETA’s ceasefire – five years on

Norway’s natural wonders ‘threatened by ill-prepared tourists’

Indigenous Push for Peace in Colombia With Massive March

Tom Cole Forges the GOP Case for Tribal Sovereignty

Sundance Institute Calling for Native Adult Producer and Youth Fellowship Applicants

Economic benefits for Māori in India market

Hong Kong TV Show Pulled Over Debate on Independence For The City

Estonia calls for permanent funding for task force countering Kremlin propaganda

Harrowing return to mass graves in Bosnia

Bosnian War Rape Victims Rue Lost Motherhood

Indigenous communities may need different approach to domestic violence

Saskatchewan First Nations facing ‘state of crisis’ after 4 youth suicides

‘We Matter’ campaign speaks directly to Indigenous youth contemplating suicide

Azerbaijan Renews Crackdown on Activists, Critics

Ukraine approves joint WW2 declaration with Poland, Lithuania

Baltic countries will triple their defense budget by 2018 because of Russia

Cornish pride group writes to all 213 UK councils in ‘Devonwall’ protest

Foundation launches million-dollar plan to record Australia’s songlines

Indigenous venture set to boost jobs in regional Vic

Why Australia is home to one of the largest language families in the world

Elders offer cultural cure for crime wave

Hotline credited with saving lives of Aboriginal people in custody to be rolled out nationally

Putin’s dangerous games in the Baltic

Inside the bear: why Russia did not become a free-market democracy

1956->2016: Budapest 60 Years After The Uprising

There They Go Again: International Media Enables Russian Aggression in Ukraine

Future prospects for Caspian energy

Punitive Russification as Russia’s new excuse for not releasing Ukrainians Sentsov & Kolchenko

Statue of Lenin toppled in occupied Crimea

Crimean authorities have declared Ukraine “terrorist” country due to the death of terrorist Motorola

China Recalls Passports Across Xinjiang Amid Ongoing Security Crackdown

Scottish independence plausible within ‘two year’ Brexit period

Scotland publishes independence referendum bill

The Cult of Putin — and Trump — Grows in Crimea

Ukraine’s Naftogaz Sues Russia Over Crimea Billion Dollar Asset Grab

Finland, Estonia not ruling out new sanctions against Russia

Finland sees propaganda attack from former master Russia

Men-only yoga classes a hit in Denmark

Denmark world champs in addressing sustainable energy

Portugal Scraps More Austerity but Vows Budget Deficit Cut

Morocco blasts Egypt for hosting Polisario members

Saharawi Red Crescent concerned about reduction of basic food basket of Sahrawi refugees

EU urged to take “firm actions” to solve Western Sahara conflict

Washington Proposes Security Council Mission to Western Sahara

UN peacekeeping official to visit disputed Western Sahara

How Luzmila Carpio Became Quechua’s Global Music Ambassador

Kosovo’s Government Cracks Down On Extremist Recruiting

Greece in 2016: Vulnerable People Left Behind

Malta hosts World Summit on Arts and Culture

Switzerland trade surplus highest since at least 1987

Fintech: Switzerland Is More Attractive Than London

Sweden Wants To Fight Our Disposable Culture With Tax Breaks For Repairing Old Stuff

Crowds gather as new Welsh language centre opens in Bangor

GPs to receive financial incentives to encourage them to train and stay in Wales

Beijing loyalists blocked Hong Kong’s pro-independence lawmakers from taking their oaths by walking out

The Tide of Hate Directed Against Jewish Journalists

Incredible secret life of Estonian who was drafted into THREE armies

Why Chinese Money Is not the Answer to Mongolia’s Economic Woes

Haitians vulnerable on Mexico-U.S. border as migrant crisis escalates

Is Russia pursuing a ‘Grozny’ solution for Aleppo?


2016 10 19 Wednesday

Violence against indigenous people high, as land conflicts heat up

Anti-Slavery Day & EU Anti-Trafficking Day: Breaking the Silence: Trafficking in Romani Communities

HK activist urges Taiwan to strive for independence

The Basque Tigress emerges from behind bars on three-day exeats

Juaristi presents book on Basque culture

‘Young people lack enthusiasm for Welsh traditions’ – a GEM reader’s letter

American Indian reflects on nation’s oppressive history

All aboard! Singapore now to try out self-driving buses

Singapore government pivots toward “Smart Nation” strategy

Flood and greening Luxembourg’s transport sector

The State of Play in Transdnistria

Macedonia calls Dec. 11 vote to end two-year crisis

Dutch aid ship forced to quit Haitian port as crowds threaten security

The hottest spot on Earth has a melting economy

Catalan leader insists EU will recognise independent Catalonia

Catalan flags to be handed out before Barcelona-City

Headless Franco pelted with eggs as controversial Barcelona history show opens

Muddy vote result weakens Djukanovic’s 25-year grip on Montenegro

Montenegro opposition rejects election outcome due to ‘atmosphere of fear’

Peshmerga capture ISIS terrorists trying to escape in women’s clothes


What if the PKK wins in Turkey?

Erdogan says Turkey will capture Kurdish-held town in Syria

Kurds digging for victory against Islamic State in Iraq

European MP: ‘Kurdish statehood part of final plan in Middle East’

Lebanon speaker Nabih Berri warns of civil war

The Bizarre Tale of the Middle East’s First Space Program

Dharamsala Holds Second Young Tibetan Scholars’ Conference

Tibetan Official Jailed After Complaining About Corruption is Released After Serving Full Term

Czech politicians meet Dalai Lama in contrast to country’s pro-China policy

President’s spokesman lashes out at culture minister for meeting with Dalai Lama

Switzerland: ‘nothing certain’ on future of EU research access

Switzerland loses youth employment crown

Russian aircraft carrier passes Norway on way to Syria

Albanian fighters in a foreign war

West Papua: Widodo’s Infrastructure Projects Won’t Fix Human Rights Issues, Activists Say

A genocide overlooked: A Catholic priest works to bring attention to the mass killings of Yazidis

Yazidi Refugees Tell Their Story

Al Jazeera: Controversial new nuclear plant ignites Belarus

IAEA makes recommendations to Belarusian regulator

Meet Mongolia’s First Ever Eagle Huntress

Belarus’ Lukashenka: We Need To Prepare Officers To War

Lukashenka’s Economy: Work Better – Earn Less

American tourists in Iceland will outnumber Iceland’s population this year

Wahine Maori suicides increasing

Patrons of Palestine

Italian «friends of Putin» figured out how to make Western companies legal in Crimea

Russia’s Friends Form New ‘Cossack Army’ In Balkans

Donbas militants have more tanks and artillery than German army

Russian embassy to US and Britain: Grozny today is ‘solution we’re all looking for

Aleppo Agony as Obama’s Guernica or Grozny

Russia feeding global instability with provocations

County, Duchy, Nation or Country? The Case For Cornwall – Part 11: National Symbols

Scotland 1, The Union 0: Even the new edition of Football Manager is predicting independence after Brexit

Leading pro-indy group endorses calls for LGBT education in Scottish schools

Neighbors compare notes on centenary celebrations

Burundi President Promulgates Burundi Withdrawal From International Criminal Court


2016 10 18 Tuesday

Azerbaijan Independence Day


‘I want a blue-eyed Yazidi’: teen describes IS slave market

U.S.-Backed Battle For Mosul Could Mean Death For Yazidis Held As ISIS Sex Slaves

#Video | ‘China Out of Tibet Now’ Echoes in Goa as Xi Jinping Attends BRICS

China says to retaliate after Slovak president meets Dalai Lama

Czechs welcome Dalai Lama in Prague

Chinese Police Closely Monitor Event Honoring Exile Tibetan Abbot

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Yushu Tibetan Prefecture

30 years since Barcelona’s Olympic nomination

Catalonia seeks to be the first to implement the New Urban Agenda

“Being democratic in Spain is a risky sport,” Catalan President

Heavy Metal Politician Freddy Lim Is Fighting for Taiwanese Independence

New momentum towards decolonisation of West Papuans and other regional peoples

Footage from West Papua before Indonesian occupation

Collective Security Treaty Organization Wraps Up In Armenia

EU includes relations with Armenia among list of priorities

Croatia’s recovery gathers strength

Cybercriminals attempted to disrupt the elections in Montenegro on Sunday

ISIS’s Black Flag Is Legal in Sweden, Prosecutor Rules

End poverty now more than ever, Mongolia

Bulgaria strives to become tech capital of the Balkans

Bulgarian and Greek pipeline aims to cut gas dependency on Russia

Bulgaria ‘Hands Over Alleged Gülenists’ to Turkey

Russia to return Georgian film archives

Belarusian Oil Products Won’t Go To Baltic Seaports

EU Sucks Educated Youngsters out of Macedonia

‘Insufficient’ support for Swiss human trafficking victims

Nuuk to demand that Danes clean up US pollution

Historic Malta has rediscovered its drive as a charming tourist hotspot

Uruguayan Senate expresses support to Saharawi Republic in fight for independence

Lithuanian Court To Summon Gorbachev To Trial Over 1991 Soviet Crackdown

Apple countersuing Dane who beat it in court

Educators tackle negative Maori stereotyping

National Māori Housing Conference 2016 – A great success

Posting on Facebook is now a crime in Ethiopia

Why Same-Sex Marriage Bans Risk Native American Sovereignty

Combating Meth Use, Suicide Among American Indian Youth

Russia is systematically driving tortured Ukrainian political prisoner insane

Athletic Bilbao produce stirring comeback to win Basque derby

Biafra: MASSOB threatens revolution against Igbo leaders, accuses them of insensitivity

Belgium Looks to FBI Tactics to Counter Well-Armed Terrorists

The Canadian aboriginal EMBA that goes beyond tradition

Nicaragua Dispute Over Indigenous Land Erupts in Wave of Killings

Law School’s Indigenous Rights Conference Brings Prospective Students

The Canadian aboriginal EMBA that goes beyond tradition

Scotland set to call Independence referendum in the next 3 years

Settlement Debate Flares Again in Israel

Somali Pirates Holding Five Kenyans, 39 Seafarers for Ransom

Liberia: A Holistic View of ‘Out-Of-School’ Children

Mixed Fortunes for Gambians in Europe

Jordan, Bosnia explore economic, investment ties

Hate crime ‘everyday experience’ for some Irish communities

Beyond Brexit: future looks uncertain for Ireland

Northern Ireland: brexit puts growth and recruitment plans on hold

A monument of Putin as a sailor is being planned in Crimea

Erdogan invokes document that claims Mosul as Turkish soil

Kurdish Peshmergas take the lead in Mosul operation, clearing over 200km²

Europe Funds Russian Aggression in Ukraine, Syria, and Beyond

“Gypsy lives count” say Roma activists

Natives of the Khabarovsk Territory are ready to announce a mass hunger strike

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2016 10 17 Monday

Kosovo Sees Drop in Foreign Fighters to Mideast

Francoist sculptures displayed in Barcelona as part of controversial exhibition

Combatting tradition of early child marriage in Kurdistan a challenge

Combating domestic violence in Iraq’s Kurdish region

Kurdish Peshmerga preparing to liberate Mosul

Solidarity of West Papua and Western Sahara: Benny Wenda and Hamma Salama meet

We must STOP Indonesia from Dictating to Melanesia!

UN calls for urgent action on deteriorating human rights situation in West Papua

Merkel Suggests Protected Zones for Yazidis in Northern Iraq

Yazidis find a community in Lincoln

Fisahara management organizes sit-in in front of Moroccan wall of shame

SADR takes part at 5th African Internet Governance Forum

New Aerial Short Film Continues to Fuel Iceland’s Photo Rush

Acknowledgement for Lithuanian cheeses, curd snacks and yoghurt in Paris

Many au pairs in debt when they arrive in Denmark

Montenegro leader Milo Djukanovic accused of stealing election

Rival Governments Vie for Control of Libya

Crossing the Lines in Cyprus

Malta moves forward with proposed subsea tunnel

Welsh Medics travel to Namibia to provide life-saving training

Kuwait’s Ruler Dissolves Parliament

Kuwait sets snap polls for November 26

Israeli Arabs Propose Enhanced Curriculum for Teaching Palestinian Historical Narrative

Maori: what if we threw a party and didn’t invite English?

Te Kura Māori o Ngā Tapuwae wins 20th Te Ahurea festival

Lessons In Manx Language

How to Revitalise Minority Language Communities Really Quickly

Russia targets Muslims, dissenters for repression in annexed Crimea

Journalist: every citizen of Russia will incur responsibility for Crimea

County, Duchy, Nation or Country? The Case For Cornwall – Part 10: Anglicisation

52 groups threaten to join Indigenous People of Biafra over Kanu’s detention

MPs disagree on US presidential election’s impact on Latvia

Estonia’s new president to make first foreign visits to neighbouring countries

Sex-Selective Abortions Take A Toll In Azerbaijan

Baltics have the least empathetic people in the world

Indigenous candidate sought for 2018

The abortion issue and Ireland: a timeline from 1983

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