REPORT FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE & RICHMOND

By Phil Wilayto RICHMOND, VA, Aug. 14 — News of the brutal murder of 32-year-old Heather Heyer by a white supremacist in Charlottesville, Va., along with injuries to dozens of other people, More »

Yemen cholera epidemic kills 2,000, infects 500,000 as outbreak hits ‘grim milestone’

The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which began in April, has now killed 2,000 people and infected 500,000 in what the World Health Organization (WHO) describes as “largest epidemic in the world.” While More »

US-led coalition used banned white phosphorus on civilians in Syria – Damascus to UN

The Syrian foreign ministry has, in correspondence to the United Nations, accused the US-led coalition of new atrocities against its civilians. It includes an attack on hospital in Raqqa and the use More »

Venezuelan Armed Forces Repel Terrorist Attack

Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Armed Forces, FANB, responded courageously to the paramilitary-style terrorist attack carried out this Sunday against Fort Paramacay in the central state of Carabobo, President Nicolas Maduro said. “I cannot More »

Fascists threaten opposition activist in Kiev

On August 1-2 in Kiev, the Ukrainian fascists staged an act of intimidation against a well-known opponent of the nationalists Svetlana from Kiev. Fame came to Svetlana after a scandal at school, More »

 

Ukraine | How Ukraine Reined In Its Militias

By Vera Mironova and Ekaterina Sergatskova

When the conflict in Ukraine began in early 2014, a disturbing number of armed groups—from looting gangs to militias with ties to European white supremacy movements—sprang up from the chaos. Although the role and origin of those pro-Ukrainian militias has been hotly debated, one thing is clear: several years after the start of the conflict, the Ukrainian government has managed to stifle the independent armed groups fighting on its side. Its success offers lessons for other countries attempting to demobilize populations after a war.

Venezuela | Maduro: I Am Proud to Be Sanctioned Mr Donald Trump

“Impose whatever sanctions you like but I am the leader of a free people,” said Maduro in response to U.S. sanctions.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has defended himself against recent sanctions imposed by the United States.

South Korea | US Peace Delegation Meets with Seongju/Gimcheon Women Leading the Anti-THAAD Fight

The U.S. Solidarity Peace Delegation — in South Korea this week to build solidarity with the peace/anti-war movement there — visited the village of Soseong-ri in Seongju County from July 24 to 27 to support the villagers in their fight to stop the deployment of the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system there.

Poland | Brussels steps up case against Poland over migrants

The European Commission has stepped up its legal case against Poland over its refusal to accept migrants from states under pressure in the EU’s migration crisis.

Uzbekistan Confirms Karimova Probes in PR-Boosting Exercise

Uzbekistan did more than confirm what all watchers of the region already suspected in announcing news of prosecutions against the late president’s eldest daughter — it also made a fresh bid toward achieving a sliver of international respectability.

The General Prosecutor’s Office announced on July 28 that a slew of criminal probes were initiated against Gulnara Karimova as long ago as October 2013, when her father was still alive. Tashkent regional court sentenced her, in August 2015, to five years of “limited freedom,” the prosecutor’s statement said. From all that is known of Karimova’s fate, limited freedom appears to indicate house arrest.

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