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His name doesn’t matter. He is from Niksic, but he could be from any city of this new “liberated” Montenegro. (More…)

While Palestine solidarity activities have long been common in European countries such as the UK and Spain, in Germany, the situation is markedly different. (More…)

Chinese investment in the Greek port of Piraeus has boosted trade between the two countries. But tensions over an alleged breaking of environmental rules have highlighted the potential harms of Beijing’s largesse. (More…)

In Lisbon’s Fall election, Beatriz Gomes Dias could become the first woman of African descent to lead the Portuguese capital, if her coalition wins a majority on the city council. (More…)

According to The Guardian, the Azerbaijani government is using Facebook to harass opposition politicians and independent news media. (More…)

The advent of the Biden Administration presaged many changes in US foreign policy.  (More…)

Abortion is legal in Austria within the first three months of pregnancy, after consultation with a doctor. And every year, around 30,000 abortions are performed in the country. Women of colour make up for more than a third of those who undergo an abortion, and nearly half of them are foreign-born. Why is this? (More…)

Cellebrite, an Israeli digital intelligence company known for making software tools used to extract data from smartphones, has announced it will halt sales to Russian and Belarus state security services. (More…)

By 4 May, Vox could enter Madrid’s regional government. The party, whose rhetoric is racist, chauvinist, and Eurosceptic, has been gaining ground in Spain since 2018. (More…)

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