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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 20th May 2013

EUROPE Comment – New Stateman: The stereotypes used against Eastern Europe are as old as they are wrong. ‘If you’ve been following the news recently, you are likely to have come across scare stories suggesting there will be a wave of immigration from Romania and Bulgaria. Newspapers often illustrate reports with pictures of ghetto-like Roma settlements […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 17th May 2013

EUROPE Translated from German – Die Standard: First European Conference for gay rights. ‘According to a study commissioned by the Dutch government condemns a majority of citizens homosexuality Homosexuals are still discriminated against in Europe. The resulting studies, which on Thursday in The Hague at the first European conference on the rights and the social acceptance […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 17th May 2013

BALKANS Eurasia Review: Bosnia’s Dodik Urges Serbs To Unite. ‘The president of the country’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, said that Bosnia was unworkable as a state and that Serbs should unite. Dodik said on Wednesday in Belgrade that it was time for Serb political elites to get together. “Serbs as a people have two […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 16th April 2013

EUROPE SETimes: Facing discrimination, Roma strive to succeed. ‘International Roma Day marked the renewal of European and international institutions’ call for the integration of Roma communities in the region. On April 8th, the EU and its member states underlined that it will not accept the economic and social marginalisation of the continent’s largest minority. “Improving the […]

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News from North America, Friday 22nd March 2013

BBC News: “Nearly two in three hate crimes in the US are not reported to police as victims doubt police can or will help, justice department statistics showed. From 2003-06, 46% of hate crimes were reported, but police were notified only 35% of the time from 2007-11.” Daily Mail: “Police in Texas have shot a […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Friday 22nd March 2013

BALKANS The Independent: Croatia vs Serbia the rematch: memories of riots, battles and war crimes. ‘It was in the Maksimir Stadium that the tremors that presaged the Yugoslav wars first erupted, as a mass riot broke out between fans of Red Star Belgrade and Dinamo Zagreb in May 1990. With fists flying and knives drawn, […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 20th March 2013

Bloomberg: “Tea Party leaders have established a super-political action committee that will counter political strategist Karl Rove’s effort to get Republicans to nominate candidates he views as electable. The Real Conservatives National Committee has been set up to fund voter-identification efforts and grassroots organizing designed to support candidates favored by the anti-tax Tea Party leaders […]

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News from North America, Monday 25th February 2013

NBC News: “FBI agents recently warned community leaders in the Detroit area about a possible racist plot by a convicted felon and alleged neo-Nazi sympathizer who was arrested after he was discovered with an arsenal of assault rifles  and other weapons, a law enforcement official tells NBC News.” New York Times: “The Afghan government barred […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 23rd January 2013

Bulgaria Novinite: Bulgarian Nationalist Chief Blames Turkey for Attack on Dogan. ‘Turkey wants to interfere in Bulgaria’s internal affairs through the attack on ethnic Turkish leader Ahmed Dogan. The statement was made by the leader of the country’s far-right, nationalist Ataka party, Volen Siderov. He explained he had received the above information from an intelligence source, stressing he would not disclose his […]

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US Tracker 16.10.12

BBC News: Guantanamo Bay hearings have resumed after five months, with five men appearing before a US military tribunal. The defendants, the most high profile of which is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who allegedly admitted to masterminding the 9/11 attacks, “are charged with conspiring with al-Qaeda, terrorism and one count of murder for each known victim of the 11 […]

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