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Protests Resume In Georgian Capital For Fourth Night

June 23, 2019           |                                       

TBILISI — Thousands of demonstrators have gathered for a fourth day in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, calling for the resignations of some top officials and early elections. The protest on June 23 began at around 7 p.m. local time with people gathering in front of the parliament building on Rustaveli Avenue in central Tbilisi. Some […]

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Injured Russian UN Employee In Kosovo Being Transferred To Serbia

May 30, 2019           |                                       

PRISTINA – The United Nation’s mission in Kosovo says that one of its two staff members who were arrested and sustained “injuries” during a police operation earlier this week is being transferred to a medical facility in neighboring Serbia. In a statement on May 30, the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) said […]

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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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“Enough Is Enough”: Native Leaders Ask William Barr to Help Fix Alaska’s Law Enforcement Crisis

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Greg Razo of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. speaks to U.S. Attorney General William Barr during a Native justice roundtable Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Anchorage. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News) The number of VPSOs, police who are trained, certified and funded by the state, has dwindled from more than […]

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Incensed By 'Racist' Comments, Kosovo Says It Is Banning Serbian PM

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Kosovo’s government says it is banning Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic from entering the country after comments she made that Pristina took as being “racist.” In a further escalation of tensions in recent days, Kosovo Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli on May 30 accused the Serbian head of government of “disgusting and unacceptable” comments during news […]

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Blast Near Afghan Military Training Center Kills At Least Six

May 30, 2019           |                                       

A suicide bombing at the entrance to a military training center in Kabul has killed at least six people and wounded six, police and security officials say. The attacker detonated his explosives on May 30 outside the Marshal Fahim National Defense University, to the west of the Afghan capital, police said. The explosion occurred as […]

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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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Lyra McKee, a young journalist and activist for LGBT rights in Northern Ireland, was killed Thursday night by a bullet fired in the direction of police officers during a riot in the northwestern city she advised people to call neither Derry nor Londonderry, but “LegenDerry.” Beautiful photo released by the family of murder victim Lyra […]

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Police crackdown on striking oilworkers in Zhanaozen, December 2012. Source: YouTube / 666crang. According to Eurasianet, the government’s departure betrayed “anxiety over growing public discontent” as the then-President “appears to have recognised the potential for sentiments to escalate and has sought to staunch the damage by firing the government en masse.” While the government was […]

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Why Julian Assange Matters for the Freedom of the Press

April 13, 2019           |                                       

There is no one issue that unites those of us on the left so firmly with the right as the topic of freedom of the press. And the case of Julian Assange, Wikileaks co-founder, encapsulates perfectly this dilemma that seems to have many drinking the Kool-Aid of Russiagate which seems to have an endless season […]

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Opposition Activists Clash With Police In Albanian Capital

April 13, 2019           |                                       

At least five police officers and dozens of opposition activists were injured in clashes with police in the Albanian capital, as demonstrators called for the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama’s government. Thousands of people gathered along Tirana’s main boulevard on April 13, with many holding anti-government posters. Some threw flares, firecrackers and other objects […]

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New Zealand inquiry set to whitewash fascist murders in Christchurch By John Braddock 10 April 2019 On Monday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the terms of reference for the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the March 15 Christchurch fascist attack in which 50 Muslim worshippers were killed. The alleged mass murderer, 28-year-old Australian […]

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ProPublica Named a Finalist for Two Peabody Awards

April 9, 2019           |                                       

The ProPublica series “Zero Tolerance” on the Trump administration’s family separation policy has been named a finalist for a Peabody Award in the Interactive/Web category, and “The Disappeared,” a ProPublica collaboration with This American Life, is a Peabody finalist in the Radio/Podcast category. The “Zero Tolerance” series launched weeks after the administration began a new […]

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