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Oceania: 17 dead in rival clan violence in PNG

May 3: World Press Freedom Day
Pacific nations walk geopolitical tightrope over Ukraine war, as nuclear legacy looms
Aussie, French and Kiwi Troops Train in New Caledonia
New Zealand’s mental map
Trailblazing Aboriginal educator honoured
Samoa to reopen borders from August
Marshalls launches big child health intervention

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What Do China and Solomon Islands Get From Their Security Pact?
U.S. Steps Up Diplomacy in Pacific Amid Solomon Islands-China Pact
Indonesian law systematically stifles journalists
Papuan students call for Indonesian generals to face trial
American Samoa is the Best State to open a small business LLC
Pacific leaders ignored by the international community, says Tong
World Bank to Support Disaster Protection for Marshall Islands’ Urban Communities

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Russian oligarch’s superyacht seized in Fiji after court approves US warrant
Indonesian government lagging independent effort to recognize Indigenous lands
Vanuatu Seeks Climate Actions at World Court
More than 80 per cent of Aboriginal people speak Kriol — why is it still widely misunderstood?
Building back physical links between Australia and Tonga
‘Our home is disappearing’: Pleas from ex-president of sinking island nation
World Bank approves US$17.7m project to boost access to vocational and skill training in Micronesia
Leaked emails show Nauru police mocking suicide, self-harm threats

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Aboriginal midwife program works to close the gap in infant mortality and birth complications
Hundreds of mites sent from Auckland to Tonga to tackle invasive plants
National Security Podcast: Unpacking the Solomon Islands-China security deal
Entries sought for the ’22 Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Essay Contest
The War Against First Nations Hasn’t Ended, It’s Just Become More Subtle
Mobil Oil is silver sponsor for 2022 Mini Games
Does the China-Solomon Islands security pact portend a more interventionist Beijing?
Lawmakers Approve $600 Million to Help Fix Housing Program for Native Hawaiians
Global And Pacific Civil Society Comes Together To Back Vanuatu Government Climate Campaign
How Vogue’s first Indigenous cover model Elaine George paved the way for a new era
Civil society groups back Vanuatu’s quest to link human rights and climate change
More police in remote NT areas is a ‘direct threat’ to Aboriginal community, elders say
In Some Tiny Countries, Big Progress Made on Press Freedom
WA to introduce Aboriginal Empowerment Unit
Australia needs to become a good Pacific neighbour

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On a mission to cut Papua New Guinea’s high levels of sexual violence
Vaima’anga timeshare, de-risking the Cook Islands economy
Rotuman Language Week: ‘My love-hate relationship with my mother tongue’

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Australian officials raise ‘serious concerns’ with China about Solomon Islands deal
Australia PM to ‘ensure’ no Chinese base on Solomon Islands
‘Quality of life between Samoa and Ireland is drastically different’
Pohnpei wins Startup Weekend Micronesia
Japan, Pacific nations share concerns over China’s pact with Solomons

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Clan fights kill at least 17 in Papua New Guinea
La Depeche de Tahiti in liquidation
Fiji pauses US seizure of yacht linked to Russian oligarch
Hokule’a and Hikianalia voyaging canoes arrive in Tahiti
FLNKS insists on New Caledonia sovereignty
Military exercise, involving 12 countries, is underway in French Polynesia
New Zealand overtourism: Residents plead with tourists to ‘tread lightly and leave no trace’
Samoan rugby player Kelly Meafua dies after jumping from bridge in France
Does Indonesia have a healthy free press? Not according to West Papua
Political upheaval in Tonga
Aspiring engineers shine at Māori Graduation Day
Are Chinese military bases a threat in the South Pacific?
About 500 people displaced from Aboriginal township Wadeye after weeks-long violence
FHB’s Untalan is Guam magazine’s Executive of the Year
Music festival to repair community trust in NSW Aboriginal health service
Stay Calm and Consider 5 Steps on Solomon Islands
‘This is a protest painting’: Aboriginal artists speak out in show backed by mining giants
Tongan software engineer wins prize in Pacific ICT Hackathon Competition

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Americas: Recycling is Natural

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Nicaragua convicts businessmen in latest phase of political crackdown

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Cuba and the Impact of Humanitarian Aid
Swedish Solidarity with Nicaragua & the Political Prisoners
Native American Students Will Have Tuition and Fees Waived at University of California Beginning in Fall 2022
Guadeloupe – Deadly Floods Strike After 300mm of Rain
Cherokee Nation Reaches Historic Agreement with National Park Service
From the United Nations to Our Homes, Indigenous Native Languages Should Take High Priority

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El Salvador: Evidence of Serious Abuse in State of Emergency
Female Indigenous leader takes office in Panama
Inuit TV, a new channel focused on Inuit culture and language, launches Monday
Considerable number of suicides in western Suriname is cause for concern
Amazon tribes turn the tables on intruders with social media
Suriname to issue biometric passports
Ńtsáhakees Silah’igii Baa ‘Áhayá – Navajo Nation Mental Health Awareness Month
In Guatemala, Mayan Zone Attack Leaves 4 Soldiers Wounded
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day Events This Week
Nicaragua is giving Putin a foothold on our doorstep. The US must push back

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May 3: World Press Freedom Day
‘We were told our brothers were dead’: Chile’s lost tribe reclaims identity
Nicaragua’s Political Prisoners Face Ongoing Torture
“This Can Be Done”: In Honduras, Farmers Adapt to a Changing Climate
Chile Declares Latin America & the Caribbean a Priority
Haiti: Gang clashes in capital force hundreds to flee their homes
May 1st Parade in Cuba, for Workers or Managers?
How a Network of Family-Owned Inns in Puerto Rico Is Preserving the Island’s Culture
Indigenous children’s picture book showcases First Nations language
Questions and Answers on the renewed Strategy for the outermost regions
Sask. podcast project seeks to keep endangered Indigenous languages alive
Barbudans one step closer to justice in fight for land ownership

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Leader of Haitian gang behind missionary abductions is charged in U.S.
Indigenous Women in Mexico Standing Against Inequality
UN raises concern over Haitian gangs’ recruitment of children
Guyana and Suriname ink deal for feasibility study for Corentyne River Bridge
Dominican Republic says diplomat kidnapped in Haiti released
May Day in Cuba: Celebration or Repression?
St. Kitts and Nevis to move to State-of-the-Art, Waste to Energy gasification power generation plant
Can Honduras’s New President Transform Her Country? The US Sure Hopes So
Recycling Materials Is a Natural Must-Do for Cubans
The US Just Put a $5M Bounty on the Narco Queen of Honduras
Maine Tribes Secure Legislative Wins—but not Sovereignty
Belize: Swapping Debt for Nature

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Reporting Isn’t a Crime, but in Cuba It’s Treated as Such
With its gas in decline, Bolivia faces an involuntary energy transition
Ortega’s War on Nicaraguan Civil Society Continues
Nicaragua’s NGO outlawing spree seems to have no end
Beyond angry protesters and inked arms, there’s this First Nations story of the Southern Cross – one of unity and belonging
Religious brother in El Salvador detained by armed forces
B.C. First Nations man, granddaughter reach settlement with Bank of Montreal for wrongful arrest
‘We Are Not Going to Censor Ourselves,’ Say El Salvador Journalists
Minneapolis restaurateur revives disappearing Native American cuisine
Costa Rica’s Mental Health Bill a Step Back for Human Rights
“We are on the front line”: Q&A with Indigenous land defender Adiela Jineth Mera Paz
Panama’s Indigenous Groups Wage High-Tech Fight for Their Lands
US, Canada commemorate missing and murdered Indigenous women
Another mass deportation flight to Jamaica planned for May 18
Families, local advocates show support for Indigenous communities throughout May
Regina podcast aims to revitalize Indigenous languages

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The Saratoga Hotel in Havana Collapses
US To Ban Cuba from Summit of the Americas Meet in June
Suriname journalist released after prosecution discontinues case
Kidnapping of priest highlights ongoing crisis in Haiti
The Cuban Gov. Pursues its New Enemy, the Dangerous DPEPDPE
At least 75 killed in recent Haiti gang battles: UN
Who are Marine Le Pen’s supporters in the French Caribbean?
Two Puerto Rico Mayors Arrested and Charged with Accepting Bribes
Beyond Bourbon and Hats: The Kentucky Derby and Indian Country
Efforts underway to make Dominica #1 climate-resilient nation
Ex-Guatemala officers to stand trial for civil war crimes
Natalio Wheatley sworn in as Premier of the British Virgin Islands
Identifying Financially Remote First Nations Reserves
British Virgin Islands politicians close ranks to resist London rule
Mexico’s president starts regional tour in Guatemala
New program to share First Nations knowledge in the classroom
Nicaragua Shuts Down 50 Non-Profits in New Crackdown
US panel to focus on Native American missing, slain cases
Nicaragua quietly seeks to re-engage with U.S. -sources
Indigenous-led plan for community centre moves forward
Democracy on the Brink: El Salvador’s Ongoing State of Emergency
Bill 96 will harm Indigenous people in Quebec. We need more equitable language laws
As El Salvador’s arrest wave continues, families live in worry
Brazil’s Amazon deforestation hits record for month of April
Brazil police cast doubt on reported rape and death of Yanomami teenager
Mexican president slams US on tour of Central America

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Africa: Seychelles topples all in the World of Press Freedom, 13th in the world

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Indigenous peoples fight for land rights at global summit
The history of Western Sahara is a history of betrayal

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Nigerian Army moves to boost intelligence gathering via indigenous language
Battle for Namibia reparations: German deal ‘was never about us’
Malawi Court Convicts 12 People in Albino Attack
Italy, Congo-Brazzaville Sign Gas Supply Deal
Is Senegal the new El Dorado for African developers?
Bitcoin becomes an official currency in the Central African Republic
Senegal: new measures to mitigate cost of living crisis
Central African Republic: Six soldiers killed in rebel attack
In Guinea, a fight to end mother-to-child HIV transmission
Equatorial Guinea Reports Crackdown on Fraudulent Ships
Guinea-Bissau: Children, youth victims of human trafficking
Eritrea calls for ‘bilateral solution’ of Russia-Ukraine conflict
Activists at Berlin conference call out German, Western complicity in funding Fortress Conservation
Canada’s Somaliland community calls for federal support after massive fire in Waheen Market

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Benin celebrates return of royal treasures after 130 years
eSwatini court refuses to recognise LGBTQ group
Israel Offers Support To Morocco Over Western Sahara After Summit
Eritrea: International Workers Day Observed
U.S. urges restoration of essential services in Ethiopia’s Tigray

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1963 May 1: The Day of Terror: West Papua handed over to Indonesia
Worshippers in Mali celebrate end of Ramadan
Guterres in Senegal: ‘Triple crisis’ in Africa aggravated by war in Ukraine
Guinea junta leader Doumbouya announces 39-month transition to civilian rule
Soyinka Visits Igboho In Benin Republic
Biafra: Buhari told to release Nnamdi Kanu immediately, stop destruction of South-East
Troops eliminate 22 ISWAP terrorists, recover arms in Lake Chad – Official
Chad’s transitional council delays national dialogue again
Family of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero sues Rwandan government for kidnapping and torture
Fuel prices rise again in Burundi
Taiwan provides financial, humanitarian aid to Somaliland following market blaze

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On trip to three West African nations, UN chief Guterres urges investment
In Niger, Guterres calls for more resources to fight terror attacks in Africa’s Sahel
The mountainous West African island that is heaven for hikers
Eswatini High Court acknowledges LGBTQ rights
France urges Chad not to delay peace dialogue
Libya: The art of compromise, as practised by Fathi Bashagha
Spain’s New Stance on Western Sahara Brings Morocco-Algeria Tensions Back to a Boil
Malawi Police Arrest Nurse for Harassing President Online

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‘A new, despicable turn in violence’ as insurgents attack water sources in Burkina Faso
In Africa, Namibia and Eritrea Reflect Journalism’s Polar Opposites
Burkina Faso: Over a quarter million people victims of new “water war” in peak dry season
Fifa opens proceedings against four coaches in Gabon sexual abuse inquiry
Mali: Military government breaks defence accords with France
Tunisia announces ‘national dialogue’, excluding opposition groups
France says Mali’s decision to quit defence accords won’t affect withdrawal plans
Samson’s sacrifice: Malawian chief saves his community from floods
Policy Reform and Green Investment Advance in Senegal, GGGI Reports
Malawi’s President Vows Press Freedom But Critics Cite Arrests, Intimidation
UK tries to maintain influence in Conakry despite heavy cut in its aid budget
Somalia can overcome legacy of poverty through petroleum development
First humanitarian flight in Guinea saves four days’ overland travel and hundreds of dollars on polluting diesel
IMF: 20 Sub-Saharan African Countries in Debt Distress, High Risk of Debt Distress
Stewards of the forest: the pioneering women’s collective harvesting the Gambia’s oysters
Questions and Answers on the renewed Strategy for the outermost regions
Cape Verde: The Castaway Museum welcomes visitors again
World Press Freedom: Seychelles is top in Africa and 13th in the world
Saint Helena: an emerald set in bronze
As Tigray Aid Blockade Continues, Nearby Areas Also in Desperate Need of Food, Medicine
Sheffield Somaliland community raising funds following fire destroying thousands of businesses

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Reporting Under Attack in South Sudan, Sudan
Gerhard Mans, Namibia’s first rugby captain, dies in cycling accident
At Least 30 Burundian AU Soldiers Killed in Al-Shabab Attack, Official Says
Botswana: Pan-African microlender Letshego lets go of fourth CEO in four years
World Faces Looming Hunger Crisis
Botswana journalists remain ‘vigilant’ under new surveillance law
UN chief sees African force for Mali with stronger mandate
New Permanent Representative of Eswatini Presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Germany ready to continue UN mission in Mali – Defence Minister
The church provides hope in Chad
Presence of Russian mercenaries in Mali risks bloody backlash, say experts
May 5th: World Portuguese Language Day celebrated in 50 countries
Mali: France has lost ‘legal basis’ for military operations
Libya: Why political stability remains elusive
Senegal plans law on social media – Reports
Zambia must restore foreign confidence to revitalise its mining sector
Guinea charges Alpha Conde for assassinations, torture and kidnapping
The ‘African Venice’: Meet This Unique And Historic Village Located In Benin
Zimbabwe: Churches are a battleground for politicians seeking to entice voters
Togo: PIA carries out free cataract surgery program nationwide
AfDB Approves $180 Million to Boost Electrification in Rwanda
Sierra Leone: Africell Launches Teachmi Project
Dozens killed, wounded as armed clashes ravage South Sudan’s Leer County
Bid to overturn Sierra Leone loitering laws that activists claim ‘criminalise poverty’
Talking about trauma and South Sudan
Liberia: When Will Liberia Be Liberian?
Mauritius: A Total of 63 Scholarships Awarded to Children of Fishermen
Mauritania working to promote 28 offshore blocks open for bids
Mauritius – a gateway for investment into Africa’s energy sector
Timeline: UN Watch’s Campaign to End Slavery in Mauritania
Africa: Private wealth to increase by 38%; Mauritius, Rwanda and Uganda to benefit most
The Case of a Missing Ton of Cocaine Highlights the Dangers of the Drug Trade
How to make Africa’s ‘Great Green Wall’ a success
Speaker Hoyle welcomes delegates to first ever British Overseas Territories Conference
Japan deploys Murasame-class destroyer Samidare to Djibouti
Niger faces refugee influx as violence increases in neighbouring states
We Love To See It: La Digue Is The Seychelles Island Resisting Urbanization & ‘Overtourism’
Indigenous Endorois fight for their land and rights at UN

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Battery metals attract new exploration hopefuls
Priest convicted in conspiracy to murder man with albinism in Malawi
Creating a Leading Fishing Sector in Southern Africa
Draper Startup House launches in Zambia via BongoHive partnership
Benin: Investing in women to change corporate culture
How trained midwives are saving lives in rural Zambia
Namibia loses top African spot on press freedom index
Somalia sets date for long awaited presidential elections
‘It’s becoming drug trafficking hub’ — CBN warns banks on transactions related to Benin Republic
Zimbabwe: Dollar Under Attack From Saboteurs, Government Claims
African Pioneer Enters Option Agreements for Zambia, Botswana Projects
The sacred Indian hues of Mauritius
President of Togo to mediate in Mali crisis
Tourism in the Comoros: 5 incredible sites to visit
Botswana’s strategy to stimulate post-pandemic growth
Seychelles’ financial sector works to achieve EU standards – Moving into era of innovative products
Progress towards press freedom in Sierra Leone but there are emerging threats
Fortress Conservation and International Accountability for Human Rights Violations against Batwa in Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Chad: Rebels refuse an “extension” of the transition
Blacker: A symbol of mental health struggles and freedom of speech in Sierra Leone
Central African Republic ‘forgot’ to inform its central bank of its BTC plans
Liberia: Corruption Is Enemy of Democracy-U.S Amb. Mccarthy Tells Liberians
Russian-linked forces ‘tortured’ and ‘executed’ civilians in Central African Republic since 2019, HRW says
Grand Mufti: Don’t allow jihadists in Liberia
Equatorial Guinea Targets Large-Scale Industry Growth
Chariot’s $3.5 billion Mauritania Based Green Hydrogen Project Secures European Export Route
The less visible victims of the war
Gambia Makes Progress in Global Press Freedom Ranking
Tunisia opens investigation into leaked recordings criticising the president
Rising insecurity a setback for The Gambia’s transition
Tunisia’s ex-President warns against fighting among Tunisians
ECOWAS criticized over West African coups
Ambassador to Moscow: Libya aims to import grain and flour from Russia
IPOB Warns Apostle Suleiman To Steer Clear Of Biafra, Igbo Nation
Midwives: The unsung heroes of reproductive health response in Libya
Presidency: Shameless liar, you don’t support Biafra agitation – IPOB fires back at Wike
Dbeibah: There is no alternative for elections in Libya
2023: Don’t repeat what Rivers did to Igbos after Biafra war – HURIWA warns Goodluck Jonathan
Malta refuses Algeria flight to repatriate Polisario members
Release Nnamdi Kanu, Igbo youths in detention, Ohanaeze tells Buhari
Sahrawi activist enlists Americans to stop police beatings and sexual assault
Meet Leila Haddad, the queen of oriental dance
Outbreak of Ethnic Violence Kills 5 in Kenya’s Marsabit

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Europe: Putin Spreading Seeds of War Wider

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Russia, Belarus Form New USSR, Call On Ex-Soviet Nations to Join
Forced conscription: how Russia wipes out the male population of occupied Donbas
‘House of Sweden’ in Taiwan symbolizes expansion of diplomatic work
Indigenous peoples fight for land rights at global summit
The Flanders phenomenon: how Belgian buildings went from joke to genius
Young people create a virtual youth area as part of Ireland’s largest Irish language technology event at Ionad Óige na hÉireann
Channel Islands charity gives bomb disposal training to Ukrainian women
Football careers of Southampton’s Basque evacuee children remembered
Opposition Boycotts Election of Montenegro’s First Minority Govt
Moldova’s Breakaway Transnistria Orders General Mobilisation

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Denmark to send tanks, anti-tank mines, and mortar shells to Ukraine
Threatening Kherson farmers, Russian troops steal grain from Ukraine
Ukraine War is Spreading To Moldova’s Breakaway Transnistria Region
Denmark’s Orsted has no intention of opening rouble account in Russia, CEO says
The NATO Accession Sweden Never Saw Coming
Victoria Nuland: Putin Doesn’t Have Enough Young People Ready To Fight
Poland Handed Over 200 T-72 Tanks To Ukraine
Sweden to boost military on Gotland amid Russia fears
Norway Closes Access For Russian Trucks And Ships, Joins EU’s Sanctions Regime Against Moscow
Finland won’t consent to gas payment terms imposed by Russia, reiterates Tuppurainen
NATO maritime groups train with Finland and Sweden
Ukraine accuses Russian forces of seizing 2,000 artworks in Mariupol
HS: Finland to donate proceeds of seized bitcoins to Ukraine
Big brands still fund Russian attacks on Ukraine: pissed consumers urge boycott
Breakthrough at Ramstein: NATO unites to help Ukraine defeat Russia
Tsikhanouskaya, U.S. Officials Discuss Technological Support For Democratic Movement In Belarus
Is it Putin who is waging ‘Putin’s war’?
Russia seeks total control of its neighbors – Lithuanian president’s advisor
Salm: Easier to make decisions now West’s heart has hardened against Russia
In the footsteps of Russian soldiers. ‘There were locals who handed over their own’
Latvian MEP Inese Vaidere finds Soviet Victory monument in Riga unacceptable
Passengers think Baltics are unsafe destinations
Rosatom, Minsk hide info on real situation at nuclear Astravyets
On the radar of authoritarian regimes – Lithuania assesses its security threats
Estonia, Finland sign LNG terminal cooperation agreement
‘Deterrence no longer enough’ – Baltic states, Poland call for more NATO forces
WHO re-assigns Islands and Small States Institute in Malta as collaborating centre
Kremlin Connections Behind Cyprus’s RCB Bank
Russians ‘frighten’ Ukrainian refugees in Portugal
Basque pro-independence party ‘saves’ Spanish anti-crisis package in parliament
Russia accused of stoking divisions in Bosnia amid war in Ukraine
North Macedonia FM Believes Skopje-Sofia Dispute Could Be ‘Frozen’
Slovenia Mustn’t Waste This Opportunity for Fresh Start
Ukraine War is Spreading To Moldova’s Breakaway Transnistria Region

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Citizen Lab investigating another 150 potential Catalangate phone hacking victims
Remembering Havel, Czechs Feel Moral Responsibility to Help Ukraine
Estonia to send demining team to Ukraine
Court unblocks some Russian TV channels in Latvia
Vilnius mayor: May 9 cemetery visitors will be informed about war in Ukraine
Russian military rocket launch startles skywatchers in Finland
Estonia’s state-owned Operail involved in Russian logistics during war
Breakthrough agreement between French Community and Flanders on medical school quotas
Serbia shows off China missiles amid build-up concerns in Balkans

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1707 May 1: the Act of Union of Scotland and England
Experience Basque Country Mystique
Have You Heard Of This Country Inside Italy? (It’s Not The Vatican)
Explosions in Transnistria Increase Fears of War
‘I don’t feel safe here’: Transnistria fears could spark Moldova exodus

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Fierce Fighting in Eastern and Southern Ukraine
Belarusians internet is cut off to conceal movement of Russian equipment in Belarus – intelligence
Finland cancels plan for Russian-built nuclear power plant
Germany ready to support EU ban on Russian oil
Denmark and prospective NATO member Sweden say Russia flew into their airspace
Finland, Sweden to drop players from Russian hockey league teams
EU Singles Out FDI “Hostile Investors” For the First Time: Russia and Belarus
Many ex-Soviet republics do not want Russian troops operating in their country
Denmark reopens its embassy in Kyiv
Estonia hosts NATO-led cyber war games, with one eye on Russia
In move away from Russian gas, Lithuanian-Polish gas pipeline comes into operation
Latvijas Gaze will not be issued special permit for making payments to Gazprom
‘Glory to Ukraine’ exhibit set up near Soviet ‘Victory’ monument
Ukraine’s defense applies lessons from a 15-year-old cyberattack on Estonia
Travelling between north and south Wales costs as much as Munich to Venice
Spanish PM and defense minister’s phones were also targeted with Pegasus spyware
Nicola Sturgeon confident of victory in 2023 Scottish independence vote
Bosnia’s LGBT Community Hails ‘Historic’ Ruling Against Discrimination, Hate
EU pelagic sector condemns Faroe-Russia blue whiting deal
Albania to go digital as of May
Fuel prices surge after price caps end in Slovenia
Transnistria: The next front of the Ukraine war

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May 3: World Press Freedom Day
Catalan parliament will launch inquiry into Catalangate but Spain’s congress rules one out
‘Orcs’ and ‘Rashists’: Ukraine’s new language of war
Scholz: Finland, Sweden can count on German support if they seek NATO access
Russian propaganda escalates, laying ground for nuclear strike
Belarusian Schools Introduce “Novelties” In History Studies
To beat Vladimir Putin the West must help Belarus too
British Defence Intelligence: Russian Army Is Significantly Weaker After Invasion Of Ukraine
Russian state TV threatens to destroy Wales with giant tidal wave in bizarre video
Support for Russia in war shrinks among Russian-speaking Latvian population
Lithuania could speed up grid synchronisation with Europe – minister
Moscow politician says Russia should ‘denazify’ Baltics and Poland
President expects Latvia’s ethnic Russians to also back removal of monument to Soviet army
Support for Ukrainian refugees rises among non-Estonians
Jelgava to dismantle three Soviet monuments
Austria and the Indecision for the Gas Embargo
Greece gambles on greening to get out of crisis
Slovakia to Repair Damaged Ukrainian Military Equipment
Austria says EU must consider radical treaty change over Ukraine
Improvising through hardship, Basque singer keeps tradition alive in Nevada
Ukraine war casts shadow over Transnistria as security alerts sow fear
Denmark to be first Nordic country to reopen Kyiv embassy
Albania, BiH are Balkans biggest losers, North Macedonia improves in RSF report
Yandex data center in Finland loses power, runs on diesel, due to war sanctions
BIRN Fact-Check: Can Montenegro’s new Minority Govt Deliver Consensus on Key Reforms?
Finland terminates Russian nuclear power plant contract
Malta announces its first autism-friendly restaurant
An archipelago pedal: e-bikes and islands in northern Norway
14 Most Interesting Facts About Andorra
Ireland condemns Russian TV for nuclear attack simulation
Romania earmarks EUR 1 bln for 12 hydrogen-powered trains
Channel Islands to France tunnel has interest from investors

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1990 May 4: Latvian Independence Restoration Day
Estonian troops to leave Mali by end of June
Moldova next? How Europe should react to Russia’s implicit threat
Latvian municipalities will integrate libraries for the blind
The Netherlands has 143,000 homes that would cost more than €1 million
Belarus moves its troops closer to Lithuania’s border
Moldova and Ukraine to Receive Gas from Greece
First Head Of Independent Belarus Stanislau Shushkevich Died
EU will “significantly increase” military aid to Moldova following Transnistria tension
Vytautas Landsbergis: Freedom Will Come For Belarus, Too
Call for ‘hedgehog highways’ in Cornwall gardens
Russian troll factory sets sights on Finnish news outlets, editors
Ukraine border force does not exclude possibility Belarus could join Russia war bid
Ukrainians report over 400 cases of rape and other forms of sexual abuse by Russian troops
Border guards currently see no amassing of enemy convoys in Transnistria
Special event at the Senedd to remember Welsh journalist who uncovered Ukrainian famine
Portugal to replace Russia at UEFA Women’s Euro 2022
Nicolas Cage’s new self-parodying role sees him rescue Catalan president’s daughter
Belgium in Brief: Obesity, Europe’s new epidemic?
US Army airborne units, special ops troops launch large drills in Europe
Portugal can play ‘decisive role’ on energy security, says president
Croat President vows to veto Sweden-Finland NATO accession, if he can
Czech Republic Moves Up 20 Places in Press Freedom Index
The Scottish take on participatory budgeting
Ukrainian tartan proves a hit in Scotland
Charles Michel visits Moldova, promises military support
President Radev: The Veto on North Macedonia should Remain until the Bulgarians are Included in the Constitution
As tensions rise in Moldova, separatists denounce Kyiv, EU
Switzerland has a new ESG-focused fund in Una Terra
Sweden says it received U.S. security assurances if it hands in NATO application
Czech Republic has sent CZK 3 bln worth of military equipment to Ukraine
Berlin says it will work for EUFOR Bosnia extension amid Russia concerns
Slovenia’s Ombudsman, experts call for deteriorating press freedom to be addressed
Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats divided on decision to join Nato
Malta Is Witnessing The Normalisation Of Unsafe Practices And Illegalities
‘A Gift for Putin’: Czech e-shop sells tanks and grenades to support Ukrainian army
Luxembourg to have biggest age-related health costs in EU
‘Through hedging agreement, Malta saved around €125 million’ – Joseph Muscat
Finland’s big new export to India: Education
One third of Hungarians help refugees from Ukraine
More than 75% of Maltese men are overweight
LGT, World’s Largest Family-Owned Private Bank, to Offer Crypto
Vatican preparing for possibility of women Swiss Guards
Hungary risks further isolation by refusing to support EU oil embargo
Russia violates Finland’s airspace as Helsinki mulls NATO membership
Romani war refugees from Ukraine are “economic migrants”, says Czech President
UK defence minister: “Inconceivable” Britain wouldn’t defend Finland, Sweden if attacked
Ex-Belarus leader Stanislav Shushkevich, who helped dissolve USSR, dies at 87
Sinn Fein eyes historic win in Northern Ireland election
Abortion services in Northern Ireland almost nonexistent despite legalisation
May 4 restoration of independence celebrated across Latvia
Belarus Is the Other Loser in Putin’s War
LIVE: A virtual forum for Estonians worldwide
Video shows ‘lack of pride’ in the Isle of Man says historian
Belarus begins snap drills, Ukraine says ‘ready’ if Minsk joins Russian war effort
Bulgaria approves repairs to Ukrainian military equipment, not military aid
Hungary and Slovakia set to get an extra year before Russian oil ban kicks in
Ex-defense minister: Moldova is a target of Russia

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Asia: Press Freedom in HK Disappearing

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Dark days ahead for the Hazaras in Afghanistan
Uyghurs keep focus on Xinjiang report, access as UN rights chief preps for China tour
Hmong professor didn’t hold a pencil until age 8. Now she uses her talents to lift up and preserve the stories of her people.
Another Mekong River dam in Laos begins review process
China musters troops to track US warship transit of Taiwan Strait
Three Chinese nationals die in suicide bomb attack on Karachi Confucius Institute
Uyghur high school principal from Xinjiang’s Ghulja city said to be detained
Fear of Russia Drives Central Asian Response to Ukraine War
Kazakh Lawmakers Look To Strip Ex-President Nazarbaev Of Special Status
India Reaps Economic Gains From Sri Lanka’s Crisis
Fear of Russia Drives Central Asian Response to Ukraine War
Tajikistan: Forced military conscription and the road to tragedy
Kazakhstan, China Commend Bilateral Cooperation, Mark 30 Years of Diplomatic Relations

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China says Taiwan ‘playing with fire’ over alleged Taiping Island plans
Low interest in events hailing North Korea’s warm relationship with Russia
Tibetan schoolteacher released from jail in Qinghai
Indigenous peoples fight for land rights at global summit
Cambodia arrests leader of opposition political party who was in hiding
Canadian, UK lawmakers advance measures on China’s repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang
Sinjar residents ‘suspicious’ of Iraqi army reinforcements
Australia’s Hazaras call for faster residency processing amid ‘systematic’ attacks in Afghanistan
After Publicly Backing Ukraine’s Sovereignty, Uzbek FM Steps down
Kyrgyzstan alarmed by Tajikistan’s reported purchase of Bayraktar drones
‘Look at Ukraine’: Russian Commentator Threatens Kazakhstan
These two books shed light on Uyghur mistreatments in China

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Rights groups call on China to release Taiwanese man who attended Hong Kong protests
Japan PM begins SE Asia trip, urges open seas, response on Ukraine
Gorno-Badakhshan Activist Extradited From Russia Goes On Trial In Tajikistan
Islamic State in Afghanistan Looks to Recruit Regional Tajiks, Inflict Violence Against Tajikistan
Japan asks Kazakhstan to align with int’l community against Russia
Laos Pushes Forward With Seventh Mekong River Dam Project

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Georgia presses US for support amid fears of Russian wars
Jenin: How the city became a symbol of Palestinian resistance
Deadly West Bank attacks follow Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa
Yazidi security forces declare determination to resist against Iraqi military
US holds high-level talks with UK over China threat to Taiwan

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China enlists foreign vloggers to whitewash Uyghur situation in Xinjiang
Monday declared first day of Eid al-Fitr in Jordan
Thousands rally in Armenia against Karabakh concessions
Punjab govt bans 3 books for distorting facts related to Sikh history
Ukraine War A New Test For Chinese Power Across Eurasia
Turkmenistan and Italy’s Veneto discuss preparations for business forum
Japan urges Mongolia to join int’l pressure on Russia over Ukraine

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Many ex-Soviet republics do not want Russian troops operating in their country
Claims Of Normalcy In Kashmir Self Serving Lies: Mehbooba
Laos shrugs as villagers lose farms to dam reservoir
Sri Lanka extends credit line with India as China voices support
Delivery of US Howitzers to Taiwan delayed due to Ukraine crisis
Maldives is preserving its pre-Islamic heritage, with some help from India
Vietnam protests as China declares annual South China Sea fishing ban
Kyrgyzstan: Community, deprivation, passion and joy in the holy month of Ramadan
Mustafa Shokai: The Forerunner of Kazakh Independence
“Kazakhstan could well become Russia’s preferred fruit and vegetable supplier”
Deliveroo backs off plan to cut pay of UAE delivery riders after strike
Will landlocked Kazakhstan prove a lure for Russian beach bums?
German airline Condor makes inaugural flight to Georgia
Ukraine is the focus, but Russian troops are in several ex-Soviet republics
Armenian police arrest hundreds as protests grow
Rohingya refugee children celebrate ‘lifeless’ Eid on remote Bangladesh island
Iraqi soldier killed in clashes with Yazidi fighters
Cambodia’s trafficked brides
6 Turkish occupation soldiers killed in its largest base in Southern Kurdistan
Singapore’s next leader faces challenge to be friend of both east and west
Will Anyone Dare to Use Kurdistan’s First Long-Distance Hiking Trail?

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May 3: World Press Freedom Day
Two Adivasi men allegedly lynched on suspicion of killing cow in Madhya Pradesh
How could Russia-Israel controversy over Ukraine affect Israel’s operations in Syria?
A different Eid-ul-Fitr in Kashmir this time
Israel to increase military, civilian aid to Ukraine – report
Turkmenistan: Keeping tabs on discord
Russia accuses Israel of backing ‘neo-Nazis’ in Kyiv as diplomatic row grows
How the Chinese industry establishes a foothold in Kazakh security apparatus
Blackouts force Syrians to return to old ways to keep lights on
U.S. Ambassador to the UN vows to raise Uyghur’s case with Chinese counterparts
Turkey aims for one million refugees to return to Syria
When the CCP Thought Taiwan Should Be Independent
Lebanon tells UN it can no longer bear cost of hosting Syrian refugees
For North Korea, military parades come before the people’s wellbeing
A glimmer of hope as Lebanon goes to the polls
North Korea distributes pork to military units to mark 90th anniversary of army’s founding
Dubai Uncovered: Data Leak Exposes How Criminals, Officials, and Sanctioned Politicians Poured Money Into Dubai Real Estate
Hong Kong plummets toward bottom of press freedom ranking
Over 1,000 prisoners released in Oman as part of Fak Kurba initiative
Global oil price shock buys time for Kuwait
Czech Senate President Visits Georgia
NATO political consultations with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia
Armenian, Turkish Envoys Agree To Continue Efforts At Normalizing Ties
Thousands of Yazidi people flee after clashes between Iraqi army and militia forces

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Sunset, 4 May: 1948 Iyar 5: Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day