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Two Crimean Tatar Activists Briefly Detained Over 'Banned Symbols'

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Police in Ukraine’s Russia-controlled Crimea region have briefly detained two Crimean Tatar activists for allegedly displaying banned symbols, in the latest example of the ethnic group being harassed by law enforcement on the peninsula. Lutfie Zudieva’s husband told RFE/RL that plainclothes police officers stopped the car Zudieva was driving in Dzhankoy, a town north of […]

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Police: ‘New Breed’ of Terrorists in Northern Ireland

April 20, 2019           |                                       

LONDON — Police in Northern Ireland arrested two teenagers Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a young journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry and warned of a “new breed” of terrorists threatening the peace. The men, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation and taken to Belfast for questioning, […]

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Kosovo Says 110, Including Four IS Fighters, Repatriated From Syria

April 20, 2019           |                                       

Kosovo police chief Rashit Qalaj told a news conference in Pristina on April 20 that 32 women and 74 children, including nine who lost their parents in the conflict in Syria, were among the returnees, all of whom are now being held in a detention center for foreigners. Justice Minister Abelard Tahiri said the authorities […]

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Reaffirming earlier findings, the media watchdog group Media Matters for America released a study Tuesday showing that contrary to Republican claims, Facebook is not censoring right-wing users or messages. The group studied nearly 400 accounts focused on political news between July 2018 and March 2019, including pages reporting from a right-wing viewpoint, left-leaning pages, and […]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, who could be the first Jewish president of the United States two years from now, is currently the target of a pressure campaign on Facebook paid for by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the pro-Israel lobbying group known as AIPAC. The sponsored post urges Facebook users to add their names to an […]

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Twin Explosions Kill At Least Three In Eastern Afghanistan

April 6, 2019           |                                       

An Afghan official says twin explosions in the country’s east have killed at least three people and wounded 10 others. Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar Province, said those killed in the blasts in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, on April 6 were civilians. It was not clear what caused the explosions. Jalalabad, […]

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Thousands Rally in Gaza but Hamas Mostly Restrains Crowds

March 30, 2019           |                                       

Demonstrators largely kept their distance from the border, though small crowds of activists approached the perimeter fence and threw stones and explosives toward Israeli troops on the other side. The forces responded with tear gas and opened fire, killing two Palestinians and wounding 64.Hamas had pledged to keep the crowds a safe distance from the […]

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Across Italy, Forza Nuova is joining demonstrations organised by a small group called ComitatoNO194 which is campaigning for a referendum to abolish the current law on abortion – passed more than 40 years ago. Fontana, the family minister, is also a registered member of this group. “The patriotic and revolutionary Christian wind has definitively entered […]

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Jehovah's Witnesses Say More Homes Raided In Central Russia

March 27, 2019           |                                       

Russian law enforcement agencies have raided more homes belonging to members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in regions east of Moscow, according to the U.S.-based religious group. The group, which the Russian Supreme Court has deemed to be extremist, said on March 26 that masked, armed officers raided an apartment in the central Chelyabinsk region, seizing […]

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HELSINKI—Rescue workers off Norway’s western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation. The Norwegian newspaper VG said the Viking Sky cruise ship issued a […]

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Writer Fiona Alison Duncan discusses the path that led her to being a writer, the usefulness of working with a persona, and the lessons learned from organizing a long-running reading series. Your first novel, Exquisite Mariposa, is coming out this fall. Who is the book addressed to? Or who will it be dedicated to? I […]

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