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Main Serbian Party Wins By Landslide In Northern Kosovo Mayoral Poll

May 20, 2019           |                                       

PRISTINA — Candidates from the main Kosovo Serb party took more than 90 percent of the vote in snap mayoral elections that were held in four predominantly ethnic Serb municipalities in northern Kosovo, according preliminary official results and independent monitors. Electoral authorities said that nearly 25,000 people had cast ballots in the May 19 elections, […]

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Policies change people’s lives, but they also change people. The last half century of Conservative party strategy has been shaped by this insight. In this they are no different to neoliberal thinkers and parties across the world. Despite their rhetoric of ‘choice’, individual freedom and limited state intervention, it is the right who have worked […]

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US, Taliban Meet While Afghanistan Runs ‘Parallel’ Summit

May 3, 2019           |                                       

US and Taliban delegations have met once again in Doha, continuing key negotiations on the timeline of a US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the general process toward ending the 18+ year Afghan War. Afghan government officials, meanwhile, held their own round of talks in Kabul. There are thousands of delegates, but they’re not talking to […]

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Putin Signs Order Widening Eligibility For Russian Passports

May 1, 2019           |                                       

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to fast-track passports and citizenship for people in Ukraine and Soviet-era deportees. The order, published on the Kremlin’s website on May 1, followed Putin’s decree last week that made it easier for thousands of people living in war-torn eastern Ukraine to obtain Russian passports — an announcement […]

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Have You Had Problems With Airport Security Related to Your Gender Identity?

April 30, 2019           |                                       

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom based in New York. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. We want to know more about issues transgender or nonbinary people have had during Transportation Security Administration screenings at airports. We’ve heard from transgender […]

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Afghanistan Opens Loya Jirga Grand Assembly To Discuss Peace Talks

April 29, 2019           |                                       

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani opened a four-day Loya Jirga, or Grand Assembly on April 29, with more than 3,200 delegates seeking to agree on a common approach to peace talks with the Taliban. The Loya Jirga that brings together politicians, tribal elders and other prominent figures, was overshadowed by no-shows of several high-ranking officials, including […]

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Musician Tom Warrior on being confronted by your past work, coping with writer’s block, and learning from a master. You’ve been involved in at least three highly revered metal bands over the course of your career: Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Triptykon. How has your artistic approach evolved over the years? I don’t think the basic […]

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‘Don’t Waste Your Time,’ Zelenskiy Tells Putin After Citizenship Offer To Ukrainians

April 28, 2019           |                                       

Ukraine’s President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy has told Moscow “not to waste time trying to lure Ukrainian citizens with Russian passports,” after Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow could ease the process of granting Russian citizenship to Ukrainians. Ukrainians understand that Russian citizenship means “the right to be arrested for peaceful protests,” and “the right not […]

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ProPublica Illinois, ProPublica and Partners Win Three Sigma Delta Chi Awards From the Society of Professional Journalists

April 26, 2019           |                                       

The Society of Professional Journalists announced Thursday that investigative series from ProPublica and ProPublica Illinois won three Sigma Delta Chi Awards. The awards honor exceptional professional journalism produced in 2018, with entries spanning television and radio broadcasts, newspapers, online news outlets and magazines. “Stuck Kids” was recognized with the award for Online Non-Deadline Reporting (Independent). […]

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Even though Robert Mueller didn’t charge President Trump and cuff him, he sure teed the evidence up for someone to do something about this guy. It’s almost as if Mueller thinks there is some other body, some branch of government that is actually set up to handle this sort of thing. Granted, I was as […]

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As’ad AbuKhalil explains why Palestinians will see through the latest U.S. illusion of a Middle East “peace process.” By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News There is great speculation about the “Deal of the Century” for the Middle East, about which very little is known. What is known is that the Trump administration formulated the […]

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How the IRS Gave Up Fighting Political Dark Money Groups

April 20, 2019           |                                       

Trump Appointed Fossil Fuel Insiders to Federal Agencies. It’s Backfiring. I’ve Seen Goldman Sachs From the Inside. We Need Public Banks. Megacorporations Want More Ocean Farms. That’s a Huge Mistake. Climate Campaigners Stage One of France’s Largest Acts of Civil Disobedience How Congress Can Follow Up on the Incomplete and Redacted Mueller Report Nurses Are […]

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