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Brother of World Uyghur Congress President Sentenced to Life in Prison in China’s Xinjiang
Russia’s State Duma OKs Bill Allowing Government To Standardize Indigenous Languages
West Papua communications blind spot amid ongoing conflict
Hungary’s Capital Budapest inaugurates Dalai Lama Street
Barotseland: Hundreds gather to bid farewell to Mrs Mombotwa
The Dollarization of Cuban Retail Sales
The gathering threat to the US in Kyrgyzstan
‘We have to find something in ourselves’: Vincentian photographer on fallout of La Soufrière
EU announces ‘unprecedented’ Moldova recovery plan
Occitan village holds festival of minoritised languages online for second year with 20 cultural offerings
A resounding “oui” for an emoji in Canada
Papuan armed resistance insists talks with Jakarta must be mediated by UN
Lebanon’s caretaker PM calls on ‘friends’ to stand by Lebanese
Austrian Ex-Foreign Minister Kneissl Becomes Rosneft Board Member
Laos Creates Task Force to Monitor ‘Misuse’ of Social Media
Russia Focuses on Arms Sales to ‘Like-Minded’ Generals in Myanmar
Hong Kong Officials Shut Down June 4 Memorial Museum Ahead of Anniversary
Ukraine’s security is Europe’s security
Morocco talking sense into Spain in Western Sahara question via Catalan question
Protasevich’s parents call out smear campaign on Belarus state media against their son
Catalan independence leaders Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sànchez furnished for ECHR
Fiji: Civil Society Demands Powerful Minister Resign
Catalan MEPs Puigdemont, Comín, Ponsatí recover immunity while ECJ studies their appeal
Belarus officers facilitate irregular migration to Lithuania
Homecoming to Israel for ‘lost’ Jews in India delayed by COVID-19
As Floods Become More Frequent, Climate Change Threatens Seminole Tribe of Florida
India Should Help Smaller Powers Lead Regional Cooperation in South Asia
Nicaragua orders arrest of opposition leader, police enter home
Mass grave reopens wounds among indigenous survivors of colonial Canadian school system
Understanding China’s Aerial Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ
Western Sahara independence chief leaves Spain for Algeria
Bulgarians welcome U.S. graft sanctions, EU nods approval
Rural Poverty Drives Child Labor in Laos Despite State Laws Prohibiting The Practice
‘Step up’ over Carterets food crisis, PNG minister warns rich nations
The Question of Tibet-Xinjiang Equivalence: China’s Recent Policies in Its Far West
Nord Stream 2: Assessing Russia’s “serious geopolitical victory”
Mali strongman meets former Tuareg rebels
Economic diplomacy: Under the doona, Australian investors dump China
Ortega Cements another Electoral Fraud in Nicaragua
China is a present danger to Europe. NATO’s defense plans must respond.
Hate Rally & Warning to Cuban Artist Tania Bruguera
Palestinians see little difference in old and new Israeli leaders
Biden bars US investment in Chinese companies linked to surveillance
Calls grow for strike in Nicaragua after opposition leader detained
Tajikistan, Pakistan Sign Accords To Improve Bilateral Relations, Defense Ties
Guatemalan lives upturned by failed immigration bids
‘Good Feeling’: Ai Weiwei Picks Portugal for New Show, Home
French Holocaust survivor gives up fight over Pissarro painting taken by Nazis
China’s silencing of Tiananmen tributes extends to Hong Kong
EU Introduces ‘Digital Wallet’ to Store Official Documents
‘Tracked for life’: China relentless in erasing Tiananmen
Ethiopia: Ethnic killings overshadow election buildup
Uyghur exiles describe forced abortions, torture in Xinjiang
Sixty Minsk-based EU diplomats receive Covid-19 jab in Lithuania
Founder of Kyrgyzstan’s Gulen-linked Schools Missing, Kidnapping Suspected
Algerian President visits Polisario chief Ghali at hospital in Algiers
Post-National Security Law, Hong Kong Struggles to Remember Tiananmen
Lukashenko vows to build another nuclear astravyets
French PM visits Tunisia as France looks to strengthen ties
What Is Belarusian ‘Pressure Chamber’ Threat That Drove This Activist To Attempt Suicide?
Council of Europe calls on Spain to free Catalan political leaders
Central Asian Migrant Workers Choosing Kazakhstan Over Russia Despite Lower Pay
Guinea’s two-wheel taxi drivers struggle under police crackdown
Unionism has always been a ‘fragile concept’
Spain to reopen embassy in Libya
After Kosovo, Top U.S., EU Envoys Visit Serbia To Press For Renewed Dialogue
Human rights groups raise concerns about Harris’s Latin America trip
New Caledonia to once again vote on independence from France
Indonesian manhunt for 170 ‘terrorists’ slammed as licence to ‘shoot anyone’
Fire destroys hundreds of tents in Duhok IDP camp: governor
Papuan resistance slams Indonesian internet gag amid leader crackdown
Finding a new approach to water security in Southeast Asia
Nicaragua: Civic Resistance & Unity are the Only Way Out
Dagestani Leadership Struggles With Countering Islamic State’s Propaganda Offensive
Ecuadorian Journalist Calixto Zambrano Survives Shooting
Azerbaijanis and Georgians Clash in Dmanisi: Isolated Incident or Growing Trend?
UK ‘people’s tribunal’ hears claims China abused Uyghurs
Japan, US Look Set to Supply Vaccines to Democratic Taiwan
From the Beatles to Elton John: Oldest DJ’s storied career
Le Monde Diplomatique outlines what independent Scotland could look like
In Belarus, yellow tags single out political prisoners
Tibetan Private Language Schools Closed Down in Sichuan
Track cycling world championships pulled from Turkmenistan
France suspends military ties with Mali over coup
Belarus opposition slams dissident TV confessions as coerced
Cambodian Villager Shot by Security Forces in Plantation Land Dispute
Hong Kong’s June 4 candlelit vigil over the years
Flags hoisted across Estonia for tricolor’s 137th anniversary
Two Siblings of Norway-based Uyghur Activist Sentenced to Jail in China’s Xinjiang
Tigray People’s Liberation Front militants still not out of the fight
Tiananmen Massacre Vigil Organizer Arrested as Hong Kong Marks Anniversary
Belarus detains Lithuania’s vehicle with diplomatic mail
Boat With 81 Rohingya Lands in Indonesia After Months at Sea
How can Tunisia and Europe solve the migrant influx?
Tiananmen Mothers Mourn Massacre Victims as China Censors Online Tributes
Finland’s Defence Forces aim to recruit more women
Phones Light up in Hong Kong on Tiananmen Massacre Anniversary
Egypt machinery arrives in Gaza to begin rebuilding houses
Catalan and Spanish presidents to meet in June after 40-minute ‘productive’ call
Estonia’s Ex-President Toomas Ilves: Must Use All Data Of Western Intelligence Services To Deprive Lukashenka Of His Money
How a housing crisis manifesto is changing the debate in Brittany
African leaders discuss Chad’s political scene
With Kazatomprom Deal, China Secures Nuclear Fuel Supply and Enhances Ties With Kazakhstan
Kim Jong Un sends birthday wishes, flowers to Cuba’s Raul Castro
Latushka threatens to block border between Belarus and Poland if EU does not impose sanctions
Humanitarian crisis worsening in Myanmar’s ethnic minority areas
Tsikhanouskaya raises issue of recognising Lukashenka regime as terrorist
Israeli defense chief Benny Gantz visits U.S. for support against Iran
NATO chief: Belarus actions must ‘have consequences’
Mine Kills Two Azerbaijani Journalists, Village Official In Areas Recaptured From Armenian Forces
Thai Activist’s Sister Marks First Anniversary of His Disappearance in Cambodia
Eyes on China as British Aircraft Carrier Group Heads to South Sea for Military Drill
Uyghur Tribunal Hears Grim Accounts of Rape And Torture in China’s Xinjiang
WHO warns of continent-wide third wave of coronavirus infections in Africa
Cambodia Police Rough Up ‘Friday Wives’ of Jailed Opposition Politicians
‘Soon Enough I’ll Be Killed’: Threats Against Azerbaijani Dissident Intensify After Armenian Media Interview
Myanmar’s Shadow Civilian Government Pledges to Grant Rohingya Citizenship on Return to Power
World Bank pauses Mali payments after coup as leader warns against sanctions
Hunting Traditions, ‘Spirit of Resistance’ Give Myanmar’s ‘Tumee’ Rifle Militias Edge Over Military
Court in El Salvador sentences former first lady to 10 years
Samoan Language Week: A reminder of what it means to be Samoan
Turkey bombs Makhmour camp, killing three: Peshmerga commander
Five Peshmerga killed, seven injured in PKK attack: ministry
Are Cubans Ready to Take to the Streets?
Anthrax case confirmed in Tuva, Russia
Demolition Begins Of Orthodox Church Illegally Built on Property of Bosnian Muslim Refugee
Research project wants to hear your memories of 2014 indyref
Prominent Belarusian Political Analyst Flees Country
Burkina Faso: At least a hundred killed in suspected Jihadist attack
Exiled Belarusians Hold Protests on their Homeland’s Border with Lithuania and Poland
With Uber and Cabify back in Barcelona, are taxis headed for a new standoff?
Kazakhstan Rejects Russian Proposal Of Joint Response To Western Sanctions
S4C stops The Barry Horns from singing “Cymru Rydd” ‘for political reasons’
UN warns famine imminent in Ethiopia’s Tigray region
Protasevich’s “confession”: KGB Chairman Andropov’s specialty
Transgender Salvadoran killed despite long search for safety
Nigeria bans Twitter after president’s tweet deleted
Pope meets Canadian cardinals after indigenous school scandal
New Zealand firm finds alternative to Belarusian potash
Hungarians protest against planned Chinese university campus
Turkish Airstrike Kills at Least 3 in Kurdish Refugee Camp Inside Iraq
PM-designate asks Lebanon’s government to pay dues to Special Tribunal
Greece Warns Turkey it Will Push for Sanctions if Tensions Persist
Havana’s “La Bodeguita del Medio” Deletes its Signatures
Pop-rock music and changing attitudes to the personality cult of Josip Broz Tito
Jamaica’s ‘Mommy Rocket’, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, is the fastest woman alive
Somaliland opposition win majority in first parliamentary vote since 2005
“We’re all pained” – Canada indigenous leaders dismiss Pope remarks
Activists tussle with police in Tunis at PDL protests over price hikes
Before talks on N.Ireland, UK calls for pragmatism and EU seeks trust
Pride, passion and identity – the story of the rise of The Barry Horns
Israel arrests Jerusalem activists in contested neighborhood
LNR representatives may be heading to Minsk to interrogate Raman Pratasevich
El Salvador president wants Bitcoin as legal tender
Belarus is waging hybrid war against Lithuania
Swiss Mired in Poisonous Row Over Pesticides
Reima cuts ties to Chinese company over possible links to forced labour
France Probes Lebanese Central Bank Chief’s Wealth
Blast kills two at southern Libya checkpoint
Cook Islands detects first positive covid-19 case – man on holiday
K630m to restart Porgera mine with new deal for PNG landowners
EU Member State Bilateral Agreements Threaten China Human Rights Defenders
The authoritarian threat of Indonesia’s latest internet bill
Ortega Holds Arturo Cruz Prisoner at Interrogation Jail
Suez Closure Brightens the Future of China’s New Silk Road
Central America’s Turbulent Northern Triangle
Beijing Boosts its Position as a “Himalayan Hegemon” Through Hydropower
Ukraine’s new football shirt leaves Russia furious
Barbados’ prime minister chastises musicians for violent lyrics; artists defend freedom of expression
U.S. Leaders See NATO Summit as Means to Strengthen Trans-Atlantic Ties
Moscow bans top Canadian officials, accuses them of ‘anti-Russian’ activities
Bulgaria’s leader makes new push to fight endemic corruption
Greece says many migrants in Turkey could seek asylum there
Villagers Displaced by Laos’ Nam Ngum 4 Dam Say Compensation is not Enough
Aboriginal group disappointed by Rio Tinto board hire
Thousands More Flee Clashes Between Myanmar Militias and Military, Ethnic Armies in June
Māori connections to Antarctica may go as far back as 7th century
Uyghur Tribunal Wraps up With Testimony on Enforced Disappearances, Detentions, And Deaths
The 400 Years Project Looks At Native American Identity Through The Native Lens
How Much Money Has Russia Spent Propping Up Belarus?
Architect of Xinjiang Crackdown, Likely to be Rewarded by CCP
Statue of Residential Schools architect toppled by protesters in Toronto
Maldives foreign minister elected as UN assembly president
China Hosts Southeast Asian Ministers as It Competes With US
30th Estonian independence restoration anniversary to end with night song festival
What We Can Learn From Australia’s Sikh Community
Senegal to start manufacturing Covid-19 vaccines
Israel suspends ultranationalists’ march in east Jerusalem
Montenegro Continues To Fumble Its ‘Boy Preference,’ Sex-Selective Abortion Problems
Baltic states call for continued NATO presence in the region
Two Men Arrested In Armenia Accused Of Spying For Azerbaijan
Tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur kill at least 36
Hungary Appears To Backtrack On Chinese University Plans
Palestinian mom fights to stave off punitive home demolition
Palina Sharenda-Panasiuk in Court: Thanks International Community for Sanctions against Lukashenka Regime
Hezbollah founder dies of coronavirus
France suspends military, budgetary support to Central African Republic
China’s policies could cut up to 4.5 million births in Xinjiang
Protesters in Poland and Lithuania set up tent cities on border with Belarus demanding change
Chip shortage could worsen after COVID-19 outbreak shuts down company in Taiwan
OECD meddling in tax policy bad for small countries
ECHR sides with Lithuania’s neo-pagans in dispute over state recognition
Samoa leadership talks fail to resolve political impasse
Togolese farmers turn to drones for better yields
‘I saved Willie McRae from a fire before he died – but police never spoke to me’
Tunisia: Nabil Karoui hospitalised after remand-opposing hunger strike
Male students at UPNG attack media for reporting on sexual harassment
Catalan team releases submission for AI song contest
Kolbar shot, injured by Iraqi border guards
Council under fire over proposed closure of Welsh language school in village dominated by second homes
Vanuatu speaker declares vacant seats of PM, his deputy and 16 MPs
New Belarusian law threatens protesters with years in prison
The Bicycle Crisis in Cuba
Azerbaijan Says Member Of Armenian ‘Saboteur’ Group Detained; Yerevan Rejects Claim
Fiji’s government goes quiet as covid crisis spirals out of control
Candidate Arturo Cruz’s House Raided by Ortega’s Police
Temaru calls for Tahiti nuclear tests roundtable in New York – not Paris
Facebook refused all 202 Hong Kong gov’t user data requests since onset of security law
World Oceans Day: The Caribbean Sea faces dual threat of climate change and overfishing
Hong Kong ‘penetrated by foreign forces’ intent on ‘indoctrinating’ students, claims CEO Carrie Lam
Greenland Shift about Billion Deal for the Armed Forces
NATO 2030: “A global Alliance for all seasons”, reality or rhetoric?
Belarus club removed from European hockey competition
Croatia’s INA, Hungary’s MOL to take full ownership of OMV Slovenija
Ratko Mladic, the ‘butcher of Bosnia,’ loses appeal against genocide conviction
Music fans flock to Albania’s beach festival despite virus
Paul Givan, 39, set to be Northern Ireland’s new leader
Activists swarm street in London in protest against land gragrab in Pakistan’s Sindh
Fire tears through Yazidi displacement camp in Iraq
Burmese Rohingya Community Of Wisconsin To Open New Center In Milwaukee’s Clarke Square
‘Killer Highways’: Why Balochistan’s Roads Are More Lethal Than Terrorists
ECtHR awards 52,000 euros to sentenced Ingush resident
A Glimpse Into Israel’s Circassian Muslim Community
Russia brings back largest global uranium project
Son of ex-Prime Minister of Russia’s Dagestan acquitted of student murder
Road to Siberia, 1941: June deportations to be marked with new documentary film
Belarusians in Lithuania move to block border traffic to put pressure on regime
Darya Chultsova and Katsyaryna Andreyeva win Axel-Springer-Preis

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June 7

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

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June 6

1523 June 6: National Day of Sweden
1944 June 6: D-Day/Normandy landings

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June 4

1970 June 4: Tonga Emancipation and Independence Day
1989 June 4: Tiananmen Square protests/June 4th Incident