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    EU learns lessons a year after start of Ukraine crisis

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 10:53am by AFP

    ... Nayyem called for a rally in the country's most famous square, Maidan Nezalezhnosti- Independence Square. "As soon as there are more than 1,000 of us, we will start organising," Nayyem wrote. He got hundreds on that damp evening of November 21 last year, the start of a movement that eventually drew hundreds of thousands into the square, toppled the government ...

  2. News - World - NORWAY

    Norway's constitution anniversary clouded by snub of Dalai Lama

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:27am by AFP

    ... that the president of the parliament and others use now in the grand year of the jubilee of the constitution. Words about democracy and independence, freedom of speech and human rights," the political ... independence from Sweden only in 1905. The Dalai Lama is a symbol for the autonomy of the region of Tibet and considered a "separatist" by Beijing. Since dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan starts sending drones to spy on mainland China

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:02pm by AFP

    ... they had extended their range to the Taiwan Strait, the Liberty Times said today. “Now they can effectively monitor China’s military movements in the southeastern coastal area,” an unnamed senior ... should it declare independence, even though the two sides have been ruled separately since their split in 1949 at the end of a civil war. Late last year, a Taiwanese national defence report said ...

  4. News - World - EUROPE

    UK Eurosceptic leader Nigel Farage forms European Parliament group

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... Independence Party (UKIP) last month tripled its seats in the EU assembly from eight to 24, ahead of both Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party. It needed ... of members from UKIP, followed by 17 from the Italian populist 5 Star Movement led by Beppe Grillo. The other MEPs are from Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Sweden and Latvia, as well as France's ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Culture body blasts plan by Philippine distillery to use heroes' names to sell booze

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:15am by AFP

    ... who wrote novels that spurred the Philippine independence movement, was executed by Spanish troops in 1896. Bonifacio started an armed rebellion that saw the archipelago declare independence ...

  6. News - China - Social Justice

    China's dissidents feel the 'chilling effect' as party's muzzling tactics prove effective

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 12:04pm by AFP

    ... Academics in May last year reportedly received a notice to avoid teaching seven taboo subjects, including universal values, press freedom, civil society and judicial independence. Party-style reform ... against corruption by publicly urging officials to disclose their assets. They belonged to the loose-knit New Citizens Movement, which was seen as a moderate group that did not seek to topple ...

  7. News - World - MIGRATION

    Abbott defiant over report that asylum seeker mothers attempted suicide

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... facilities or resettled on islands in the Pacific. The report cited three independent sources, including lawyer Jacob Varghese, who is representing 72 asylum seeker babies. The damaging claims come ... with the "tea party" movement and can rally donors and supporters to her causes. But the move could backfire if taken up by more Republicans before November's congressional elections, ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    UN agency warns Britain over African children kidnapped for voodoo rituals

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... said child trafficking for rituals was part of a wider problem, with thousands of minors brought into Britain every year for sexual exploitation and labour. The CRC is made of up 18 independent ... prevention orders will make it easier to restrict the movement and activities of anyone who poses a risk of causing sexual harm to children and adults- not just those who have been convicted ...

  9. News - World - UKRAINE

    No room for compromise in battle of Kiev as attitudes on both sides harden

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 11:23pm by BLOOM, AP, AFP

    ... all For demonstrators at Kiev's Independence Square, the uprising against Ukraine's rulers has also become a battle for their own freedom. On permanent alert against a police attack ... Guards at tent camp entrances wield baseball bats. Car tyres burn nearby, creating a thick black smoke that hinders vision and movement for police. Two months of anti-government protests turned ...

  10. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Sixth US Navy officer caught in Singapore resupply bribe scandal

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... at his apartment and an independent security company to monitor his movements via alarms and closed circuit television. ... movements to Francis and diverted vessels to ports requested by the businessman. Francis then allegedly overcharged the US government to supply the ships with food, fuel, water and other items. ...




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