2017 4 2

This edition was destroyed about twenty times during publishing and a very significant part of work had to be re-done. For some time the computer did things on the screen completely by itself. It would be nice, if the law enforcement agencies could at least try to pretend that they do something to protect us from criminals.

Over 1000 West Papuan people in Timika gathered yesterday to show their support for the Free West Papua petition

Dawood Saleh, Yezidi author looking for publisher for his book

March 30, 2017, Palestine: Land Day

April 4, 1960: Senegal Independence Day

April 8: International Roma day

April 9 in Georgia: Day of National Unity (1989) and restoration of independence in 1991

4-6 May 2017: Association for Study of Nationalities World Convention 2017

June 1-3, 2018: AABS Conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence

Cyprus president: restart stalled peace talks immediately

Cyprus in new push to attract filmmakers

As Britain Exits, Moldova’s PM Says the Only Way Is Europe

NATO Chief Defends Plans To Open Office In Moldova

An invitation to invest in Moldova’s media market

Wizz Air opens 26th base in Chisinau, Moldova

Moldova’s President Dodon initiates referendum to increase his powers

Marchers Rally Against Abortion In Romania, Moldova

Brexit: Luxembourg hoping to capitalise on potential loss of financial services jobs in City of London

Luxembourg says has legal right to host relocating EU banking body

Hadid’s film on Berber community wins Milan festival

Biafra: MASSOB begins sensitization, mobilization on how to secede

Biafra referendum coming soon – MASSOB

MASSOB seeks support for Biafra referendum

Biafra: Kanu’s continued incarceration just to impress Buhari — IPOB

Pro Biafra group holds world summit in London

Ogoni: Niger Delta Clean-up “Too Slow”, Says MOSOP

Namibia: Plastic-Free Environment Campaign Launched

Tebu, Tuareg and Awlad Suleiman make peace in Rome

Thousands of Somalis flee their homes in search of food as famine looms

Somali parliament approves new cabinet

Millions of dollars raised through social media for famine-hit Somalia

31 Al Shabaab militants killed in Somalia, two bases destroyed: Kenya military

Somaliland: ‘I convinced my sister not to do type III FGM on her daughter’

In drought-stricken Somaliland, families try to survive on black tea

Somaliland Hospital Cares for Malnourished From Drought

Basic engineering could save Somaliland’s water

Ethiopia imprisons 16 accused of trying to create a separate state in Oromia

Despite outward calm, Ethiopia extends state of emergency

Ethiopia is making nonviolent Oromo dissent impossible

South Sudanese rebel group frees three foreign oil workers

Over 60 000 S Sudanese enter Sudan in three months – UN

Sudan to open new cross-border corridor for aid delivery to South Sudan

Six aid workers killed in an ambush in South Sudan

S. Sudan rebel group accuses government forces of killing aid workers

Finland allocates $20 million to famine-hit African countries

Wood industry in Gabon faces almost 80% decline in tax revenue

Insecurity in Central African Republic regions

C.A.R’s main TV to run peace and reconciliation campaigns

Guinea-Bissau political fiasco worrying

Guinea-Bissau: Political crisis intensifies

Rwandan court orders release of wife of exiled opposition activist

Mali’s Kidal town ruined by insecurity

Mali: Six killed in multiple attacks

Springtime Is Counterterrorism Training Time in Tajikistan

Tajikistan To Hold Separate Military Maneuvers With U.S., Russian Troops

Russian long-range bombers used in war games in Tajikistan

Armenia holds a parliamentary election, ruling party favored

Republican Party and Prosperous Armenia ‘in close race’

In Armenia, Unprecedented Outreach Ahead Of Elections

Macedonia on the Brink

Opinion: EU should introduce sanctions to Macedonia’s President Ivanov

Tusk to visit Macedonia

Hungarian PM denounces Soros-backed college, U.S. urges restraint

Soros-Funded University Pledges to Fight Hungarian Crackdown

Hungary: university legislation dispute spills out onto the streets

Hungary ‘ready to detain all migrants’

‘Let’s stop Brussels!’ Hungary revolts against EU for ‘forcing illegal immigration’

Hungary’s ‘Let’s stop Brussels!’ survey

Hungary completes border container camps for asylum-seekers

Slovenia to invest 1 bln euros in new railway line

Slovenia sees robust economic growth, narrower deficit in 2017

UK BioIndustry Association Looks to Switzerland for Post-Brexit Options

How will the Brexit negotiations affect Switzerland?

Swiss spaghetti hoax still the pick of the crop

Lebanon near ‘breaking point’ over Syrian refugee crisis: PM Hariri

Israel-Lebanon maritime dispute explained

Lebanese government reveals its first budget in 12 years

Lebanon: Activist Charged for Facebook Post Criticizing Politicians

Brexit galvanises Europe’s centre-right leaders in Malta meeting

Malta posts first budget surplus in 32 years in 2016 as economy surges

Muscat appeals for unity so Malta can achieve its full potential

Turkmenistan opens Belarussian-built potash plant for Chinese and Indian markets

Turkmenistan: With Money In Short Supply, Cash-Free Seen As Answer

Country With World’s Fourth Largest Proven Gas Reserves Now Only Has One Customer

Milking Turkmenistan’s People To Pay For The Games

Austria refuses to take in any more refugees under stalled EU scheme

Attacks against Austrian refugee shelters soar

Austria to file legal challenge against German highway toll

Czech divers search for new depths in world’s deepest cave

Belarus police arrest over 400 protesters; many are beaten

Belarus leader to meet Putin amid threat of new Western sanctions

What to Know About the Protests in Belarus

The protest of Belarus’ ‘social parasites’

MEPs call for reset in relations with Belarus

Belarus police raid offices of Polish-funded TV

At least eight journalists still jailed for reporting on Belarus protests

Belarus: Between Russia and the West

Is Lukashenka running out of bullets? – and three other reasons why Belarus will never be the same again

Lukashenka: End of an era?

Serbia: Putin Agrees to Large Weapons Delivery to Balkans

Serbia on EU path seeks to improve ties with Moscow, PM says

Spotlight on Serbia’s unorthodox presidential candidate

Serbian PM the runaway favourite to become president

10 candidates chase front-runner in Serbia vote

Serbia clubs ‘in serious danger’ of European ban, UEFA warns

Stranded in Serbia, migrants endure an odyssey of violence

Ganja used to lure visitors to Jamaica – Tourism Ministry wants post removed

Jamaica expecting 4.2 million visitors in 2017

The Weird Reason Singapore Is the World’s Most Expensive City

Politician’s Arrest Sparks Weekend Protests in Kyrgyzstan

“Inciters, deceivers, slaves”: Kyrgyzstan’s president takes aim at the press

Kyrgyzstan: Growing Pressure on Media Groups

Kyrgyzstan’s Capital Through the Cracked Windshields of Its Beloved Trolleybuses

Kyrgyzstan: Police Suggest Expelling Foreigners Without Courts

Japan to extend $850 mln bailout loan to Mongolia

New Study Recommends Key Actions to Improve Early Childhood Education in Mongolia

Death toll in Mongolia apartment blast rises to five

Mongolians protest over alleged theft of government funds

Belgium probes devastating Mosul airstrikes that killed 200 civilians

Belgium’s Flemish Region to impose limitations on ritual slaughter without stunning

Struggle for control of Libya’s oil threatens to deepen conflicts

Libya’s oil output down 252,000 bpd due to armed protests

Arab Summit calls for political solution to Libya’s crisis

What Americans Need To Know If Russia Intervenes in Libya’s Civil War

Oil climbs On Libya output woes, hopes for extension of OPEC-led production cuts

Montenegro draws closer to joining Nato

Montenegrin MoD: Ratification in US Senate brings Montenegro closer to most important foreign policy priority

Borisov’s pro-EU party beats Socialists in Bulgaria’s snap election

Bulgaria wants exemption from planned EU pollution curbs on coal-fired plants

Kuwait says oil at $50-$55/bbl puts producers in good position

Kuwait: Former MP sentenced to 46 years over insulting tweets

Sweden the EU’s ‘climate leader’

Sweden to offer compensation for transgender sterilizations

Christian women die in Eritrea following hunger strike

Eritrea: Dawit Isaak chosen for 2017 World Press Freedom Prize

Slovak parliament paves way to probe 1995 kidnapping of president’s son

Who kidnapped the son of Slovakia’s president?

Fico: I cannot see another living space for Slovakia than EU

Slovakia among EU countries at greatest risk after Brexit

Haiti: Recovery and resilience after Hurricane Matthew

Has a murderer in Haiti been hiding in plain sight in Massachusetts?

Regional financial institutions urged to protect their systems from Haiti

Business Professor Sees Education as Key to Haiti Progress

Haiti is still waiting on promised UN help for cholera epidemic

US Senators Ask for an Investigation into Trump Dealings in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan: Investigations from the German ‘underground’

Brussels Rolls out the Red Carpet for Azerbaijan

Assault on Palestinian man shows violent effects of police impunity

‘Incitement’ or history? Israeli-Palestinian debate rages

Israel-Palestine deal remains EU’s ‘top priority’

Arab leaders seek common ground at summit on Palestinian state

Eddie Izzard barred from Palestine Marathon over Tel Aviv comedy gig

Palestine’s man in Washington

Facing Death Threats And A Ban On His Novel, A Palestinian Author Flees

Deadly Funny: The Aboriginal stand-up comedians cracking up Australia

Radio Hearing: What’s the best format for new Aboriginal stations?

Self-Help Isn’t Enough for Native Women

Violent Eviction of Indigenous Shuar Clears Way for Copper Mine

Senator Heitkamp, Franken, Durbin Unveil Bill to Heal Trauma in Native Children

Derrick Watson, Only Native Hawaiian Federal Judge, Issues Travel Ban Injunction

The Realities of Lateral Violence Within Indian Country

UN Reports on Indigenous Rights Neglect for Bri-bri Community

Who Belongs? The Epidemic of Tribal Disenrollment

Dark tourism, Aboriginal imprisonment and the ‘prison tree’ that wasn’t

Australia’s version of Boyhood shows an Aboriginal boy’s journey to manhood

Children in state care explain stigma, discrimination and not knowing who they are

Culturally appropriate resource helps Indigenous Australians discuss end of life

Maharashtra govt mulls authorising Collectors to auction Adivasi land

Act against policemen who beat up adivasi youth: HRF

Tribals plan stir over land laws changes

Pranab visit sparks tribal outcry

Amnesty demands independent investigation into gang rape of tribal women by police

Beijing-backed civil servant picked as Hong Kong leader

Hong Kong Has a Controversial New Leader. What Happens Next?

Chinese activists jailed for supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protests on social media

EDITORIAL: China must allow Hong Kong to elect its leader on its own

Some of Greenland’s coastal ice will be permanently lost by 2100

Greenland: No longer in a league alone

Greenland holds a local election on April 4

Adopt-a-language: on language loss in the circumpolar North

Four out of five Finns can’t be wrong, can they?

Kirkuk votes to fly Kurdish flag

Iraq’s parliament bans Kurdish flag in Kirkuk

Kurdistan’s economic outlook in 2017 promising, says minister

Syria: Kurdish YPG fighters dominate Turkey-US talks

Turkey ends ‘Shield’ operation in Syria, Erdogan saddened by US-Kurdish cooperation

U.S.-backed Kurd forces capture Syrian air base amid reports civilians fleeing Raqqa

In Turkey, Kurdish Singers Keep Traditional Music Alive

Iraq/Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Troops Shot at Protesters

Kurdish journalist killed in northern Iraq

BREAKING: State of Great Kurdistan to be Created in Syria and Iraq

Slave saviours: the men risking their lives to free brick workers in Dagestan

Dagestan: Rallying truckers encircled by National Guard of Russian Federation

Portugal deficit down to 40-year low

Portugal cuts its fiscal deficit while raising pensions and wages

Portugal Calls for EU Reform Push as Britain Starts Divorce

Tbilisi Reiterates EU Visa-free Travel Promise to Abkhazia, S. Ossetia

Jean-Claude Juncker: Visa waiver success for both Georgia and EU

State supports people displaced from Abkhazia and Tskhinvali to start small businesses

Geneva International Discussions feature Abkhazia and Tskhinvali

UN Security Council discusses situation in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali

Runoff Parliamentary Vote in Breakaway Abkhazia

Tbilisi: Russia intentionally obstructs peace process

Another foreign journalist banned from reporting in West Papua

Indonesia, Australia and the Papua question

Indonesian army seize West Papuan bags displaying the West Papuan flag

West Papuan man executed by the Indonesian police

The High Price of Putin’s Takeover of Crimea

Russian authorities ‘imprisoning Crimean Tatars in psychiatric hospitals’

Life under Russia not all it was cracked up to be

Kyiv demands from Russia to cease occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol

Down and out in Crimea

Tillerson: US to maintain Ukraine-related sanctions on Russia until Crimea is returned

3 years after Crimea, US struggles with response to Russia

Blacklist exposes judges involved in political persecution in Russian-occupied Crimea

Russia accused of multiple human rights violations over ban on Crimean Tatar Mejlis

Jailed Crimean journalist & politician on hunger strike in protest at revenge detention

Crimean Tatar activist jailed for video posted 7 years ago in new wave of repression

Crimean Tatar activist abducted by masked men from outside court

Exiled Crimean Tatars Keep Traditions Alive In Kyiv

New attack on Crimean Tatar rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov

Arrest warrant on ex-Ukrainian PM culminates Russia’s most cynical torture-based political trial

A Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia just won a Freedom to Write Award

Ukrainian mosaic: five unique ethnic groups

Ukrainian 18th century Independence leader Ivan Mazepa to get his own museum

How Eurovision Became the Kremlin’s Mousetrap

Eurovision threatens to ban Ukraine over Russian singer row

In Europe’s Other ‘Divorce,’ Ukraine Loses To Russia … Again

EU court rules Russia sanctions over Ukraine are valid

Kiev activists end blockade of Sberbank offices after deal to sell Ukrainian business

Information war is real, and we’re losing it

Seven reasons the conflict in Ukraine is actually a Russian invasion

Language policy in Ukraine and the experience of Finland and Israel

Russia is afraid of Intermarum

Israel’s multilayer defense system nears completion

Estonian police to use teddy bears to comfort children

‘I’m not afraid’: The president of tiny Estonia gives a giant lesson in leadership

Planned Russian Exercises in September Sow NATO Worries

Latvia: can’t live with Russia, can’t live without her

Debunked: The myth of the Golden Age of the Baltics in the Soviet Union

Baltic PMs going to Ukraine next week

These Passionate Liv Linguists Refuse to Lose Their Language

Latvia-Russia Ties Shaped by Soviet History, Marred by Politics

Elves versus trolls in battle for Latvian internet

Baltics meet Tillerson in US

Lithuania finds lost declaration of independence

What’s the reason for Basque football’s boom?

Meet the Bakers, Cheesemakers, and Pepper Farmers of Basque Country

Bertsolaritza: Basque improvised poetry; preserving the language

EU Peacekeepers Ready to Intervene in Bosnia if New Strife Erupts

Southern Slavic? Balkan Nationalists Balk At Common Language Initiative

Belgrade discussion: The future of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Indicts Sixteen for Banking Scam

Growing numbers of Yezidis emigrating

Amal Clooney calls for collection of evidence of Isis atrocities

A New London Exhibition Spotlights the Women Who Survived ISIS

Dawood Saleh, Yezidi author looking for publisher for his book

Wales: Great Repeal Bill ‘biggest Westminster power grab since annexation’

Welsh medium education is ‘missing out’ on capital funding

Scotland’s Relationship with the EU after Brexit: Lessons from the Faroes

Indigenous in the city

Historical ban on potlatch ceremony has lingering effects for Indigenous women

Wigwam Conspiracy: why are Canada 150’s Indigenous people stuck in time?

Indigenous, accompanied by church, fight for rights in Amazon rainforest

How Indigenous Groups Can Reclaim Stolen Property

Maori Party surges into potential Kingmaker position in latest poll

Galicia intends to prevent tons of non-caught fish quotas from remaining in the EU

What’s Chechnya doing in Syria?

Chechen Parliament Speaker Back At The Public Shaming Game

Refugees from Chechnya unsuccessfully seek refuge in Poland

Chechen militants ‘extrajudicially executed’ in attack on Russian base

Chechen villagers fight with police over demands for money

Chechnya approves law allowing hijab in schools

Ildiko Nova explores the discrimination she has faced – through her visual art

Investing in Roma health can show real benefits

Slovak Romani people travelling to visit relatives not allowed on planes in Warsaw, some have lost their life savings

First Romani woman and second Romani person in history will be beatified this Saturday: Emilia Fernández Rodríguez

Main hero in the next Batman film will be Romani – “Nightwing” to call attention to the rights of Romani people

Talks on forming new Northern Ireland government break down

David Davis admits Northern Ireland has a Brexit get-out

Time to talk in Northern Ireland

Dalai Lama meets Assam Rifles jawan who escorted him to India 58 years ago

Dalai Lama recalls flight to India ahead of northeast trip

Ahead of Dalai Lama’s visit, China issues another stern warning

Terrorist Group Warns Dalai Lama Before Assam Visit

Dalai Lama Arrives In Assam, Way To TAWANG, Despite China’s Opposition

Spotlight On Tibet As The Dalai Lama Visits Northeast India

5000 expelled, destruction continues at Tibet’s Larung Gar

As China Steps Up Demolition of Larung Gar, Tibetan Political Leader Point To Revival of Cultural Revolution in Tibet

Tibetan Muslims Hope For A Seat In Tibetan Parliament

Tibet forced to observe holiday celebrating its ‘liberation’ by China

Good news: Dolma Tso walks free

Tibetans and Supporters Lobby for Tibet in United States, Europe, and Australia

China Rewards ‘Patriotic’ Tibetan Monks, Muslim Leaders in Sichuan

Security crackdown follows first Tibetan self-immolation in 2017

China Extending Tibet Policies To Muslims in Uyghur

Trouble brews for China in Xinjiang

Why China is banning beards and veils in Xinjiang

Forbidden to Move, Forbidden to Pray: The Plight of the Uyghurs in China

Official urges archeologists to prove Xinjiang part of China since ancient times

Law was meant to let American Indians prosecute violence; is it working?

American Indian Movement launches community patrol in Winnipeg

Quinault Nation President Sharp honored with American Indian Leadership Award

Western Sahara wants AU to sanction Morocco after no-show

EU deeply divided over Western Sahara policy

Morocco condemned by AU for absence on Western Sahara meeting

Western Sahara conflict unresolved

Confederation of Italian Regions and Municipalities in Solidarity with Saharawi People holds its annual session

Anti-racism week in Finland

Finland’s Next Games rises in stock market debut

Independence-leaning Taipei ‘foiled in bid to open back channel to Beijing’

Ready, set, aim: China points advanced missiles at Taiwan

Taiwan: NGO Employee Detained by China

Holyrood says Yes: Nicola Sturgeon given mandate to go for indyref2

Kevin McKenna: Ten top tips for the Unionist parties as they lurch into the ScotRef campaign

Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland WILL have a referendum on independence before Brexit

Sturgeon signs independence vote request

Now, THIS letter’s ours! Nicola Sturgeon signs indyref2 request after Tories launch Westminster power grab

Nicola Sturgeon: There’s no rational reason for Westminster to block indyref2

Top pollster John Curtice predicts attempt to hold legal referendum without Westminster’s permission

UK’s May Seeks to Stem Scottish Support for Independence

Mhairi Black: May’s behaviour is the best argument for indy

Why the other half vote: Scottish independence edition

Speaker of the Catalan parliament says that Scotland will win ScotRef ‘either way’

Scottish Independence and Wales

After Exiting Capital Controls, Iceland Still Wary of Private Investors

Iceland is melting

Why Iceland Doesn’t Have an Alt-Right Problem

50% of Catalans support calling a referendum without Spain’s permission

Spanish Government challenges Catalan independence referendum budget in court

Catalan MP loses seat in the Spanish Parliament for allowing symbolic vote on independence in 2014

Puigdemont met with US congressmen to discuss Catalonia’s independence

US congressman supports Catalonia’s right for self-determination

We’ve got self-driving cars, now Denmark wants self-driving ships

Cornish passports are a thing and they are being issued on Brexit Day

Greek police intercept eight suspect packages that targeted bailout creditors