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15.10.2020

Thailand cracks down on protests with emergency powers

Thailand cracks down on protests with emergency powers

The emergency decree restricts transport, publication of “sensitive news” and gives police and soldiers authority to resolve the “emergency situation.” The move follows anti-government protests in Bangkok. Thailand’s prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, signed an emergency decree on Thursday, forbidding public gatherings of over five people and restricting transport. The decree… »

09.10.2020

Protests, jeers greet Spanish King Felipe VI in Barcelona

Protests, jeers greet Spanish King Felipe VI in Barcelona

Felip VI, king of Spain, and Pedro Sanchez, the country’s prime minister, visited Barcelona on Friday only to be met with loud protests and a boycott from high-ranking Catalan politicians. The king and prime minister were in the capital city of the separatist Catalan region in order to award prizes… »

06.10.2020

Kyrgyzstan: 1 dead, hundreds wounded after protesters storm seat of government

Kyrgyzstan: 1 dead, hundreds wounded after protesters storm seat of government

Thousands have gathered to protest the results of a recent parliamentary election marred by allegations of vote-buying. Police moved to break up the demonstrations using water cannons, stun grenades and tear gas. Protesters demonstrating against the results of parliamentary election have stormed a building that houses the country’s parliament and presidential… »

27.09.2020

Belarus: Scores of women arrested in anti-Lukashenko protest

Belarus: Scores of women arrested in anti-Lukashenko protest

Police in Belarus have rounded up dozens of women at a protest against embattled President Alexander Lukashenko. The authoritarian leader riled his opponents further this week by holding a secret swearing-in ceremony. Hundreds of women joined a protest in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on Saturday to renew calls for President… »

12.09.2020

Pro-independence Catalans rally on annual holiday, despite pandemic

Pro-independence Catalans rally on annual holiday, despite pandemic

Catalans wore masks and gathered in small, well-spaced rallies, to demand independence from Spain. Grassroots organizers said some 60,000 people participated in the demonstrations across the region. Thousands gathered in Spain’s Catalonia on Friday, to commemorate “La Diada,” the region’s annual holiday. Although celebrations were dampened by the coronavirus pandemic,… »

03.09.2020

EU needs new trade chief at critical, uncertain moment

EU needs new trade chief at critical, uncertain moment

The European Union lost its highly rated trade commissioner Phil Hogan due to an Irish domestic scandal over pandemic regulations. It needs a new one fast given the volume of critical issues mounting up. The resignation of Phil Hogan as the European Commissioner for Trade came about in bizarre… »

28.08.2020

Alexei Navalny shows signs of improvement, still in induced coma

Alexei Navalny shows signs of improvement, still in induced coma

Navalny has been receiving treatment at Berlin’s Charite university hospital following a suspected poisoning. Doctors warned that it was still too soon “to gauge potential long-term effects.” The Berlin hospital where Russian activist Alexei Navalny is being treated for a suspected poisoning said Friday that he was still in an induced coma… »

23.08.2020

Uruguay wages successful fight against COVID-19

Uruguay wages successful fight against COVID-19

Uruguay is warding off the coronavirus pandemic better than other Latin American nations. The country’s low population density and a robust health care system are big factors in its success. Latin America has been in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic for weeks. Along with the United States, the region… »

18.08.2020

A dangerous time to be a journalist

A dangerous time to be a journalist

Courtney Radsch, advocacy director of the NYC-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), explains how leaders are violating media freedom, not only in the United States but also around the world. Since the outbreak of the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, the U. S. Press Freedom Tracker founded by… »

13.08.2020

Belarus protests: Women line the streets of Minsk to protest Lukashenko’s crackdown

Belarus protests: Women line the streets of Minsk to protest Lukashenko’s crackdown

Brutal police crackdowns in Belarus prompted hundreds of women to protest in Minsk. France’s Emmanuel Macron raised the issue of “violence” with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The UN has joined the chorus of disapproval. Hundreds of women took to the streets of Minsk on Wednesday to vent their anger at a crackdown enforced by… »

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