Nicaragua unrest death toll rises before new protests

The toll from a crackdown on anti-government protests has risen to 264, as activists plan new rallies. The death toll from four months of political unrest in Nicaragua has risen to 264, More »

UK communists express their solidarity with anti-fascists in Ukraine

A protest was held today in Whitehall, London opposite the prime minister’s residence in Downing Street in solidarity with anti-fascists in Ukraine, with the slogans: “Civilians in the Donbas still face daily More »

Greece decides to expel Russian diplomats

The Greek government has decided to expel two Russian diplomats, and ban the entry into Greece of two more, accusing them of intrusion into domestic affairs and illegal acts against Greece’s national More »

Ukrainian journalist is tried for “mitigation of anti-Russian sentiments”

On July 5, the Shevchenko district court of the city of Zaporozhye extended the arrest of journalist Pavel Volkov. He was arrested by the Ukrainian Security Service in September 2017. In the More »

 

Ukraine | Ukrainian journalist is tried for “mitigation of anti-Russian sentiments”

On July 5, the Shevchenko district court of the city of Zaporozhye extended the arrest of journalist Pavel Volkov. He was arrested by the Ukrainian Security Service in September 2017. In the investigative isolator, Volkov suffers from asthma. “My son has serious health problems … He needs constant medication. I can not treat him from a distance,” – the mother of the arrested journalist tells.

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China imposed counter-tariffs on some import products from the United States at 12:01 pm Friday immediately after new US tariffs took effect, the country’s customs authority said.

In response to the US announcement to impose additional duties on Chinese imports, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council announced it would levy additional tariffs for 545 items worth about $34 billion, including agricultural products, vehicles and aquatic products, starting July 6, 2018.

Egypt achieves first budget surplus in 15 years – but austerity continues

Egypt has reported its first primary budget surplus in 15 years, amid tough austerity measures and price hikes that have hit the the poor and middle-classes.

Ukraine | Cooperation with Hitler has been glorified in the Ukrainian parliament

On July 5, an exhibition of newspapers edited by Ukrainian radical nationalists has been opened in the Ukrainian parliament, in one newspaper Adolf Hitler is glorified.

The exposition is called “Restoration of Ukrainian statehood during the Second World War” and is dedicated to the 77th anniversary of the Act of Restoration of the Ukrainian state proclamation on June 30, 1941, that is, the times of the Nazi occupation.

Chile | Chile: Nine Ex-Soldiers Convicted for Murder of Victor Jara

Victor Jara, a dedicated member of the Communist Party, remains one of Latin America’s most beloved folk singers.

A Chilean judge has convicted nine former soldiers for the 1973 murder of folk singer, Victor Jara, in the wake of the CIA-backed coup that installed General Augusto Pinochet as a dictator.

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