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Macedonian violence elicits diverging international response

By Konstantin Testorides and Elena Becatoros

Macedonia’s night of violence that saw protesters storm parliament and attack lawmakers elicited diametrically opposed reactions from world powers Friday, with Russia blaming the West for meddling in the Balkan nation’s internal affairs and the European Union and United States saying the events were inconsistent with democracy.

Serbia’s Anti-Vucic Protests: Key Facts

by Filip Rudic

When and where?

• The protests started on April 3, one day after Vucic won the presidential elections by a large margin in the first round. Thousands of people took to the streets of the capital, Belgrade, the second biggest city, Novi Sad, in the north, and in Nis, in the south.

More and more people are joining protests across Serbia

By Pavle Ilic

Political reality tends not to care about life plans of individuals. And so, as I was writing up a report from a student conference in Ljubljana on April 3, a comrade hit me up on Facebook asking, “Are you going to the protest?”

Protesters set Paraguay Congress ablaze, 30 injured in clashes over constitutional reform

Violent protesters in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion have stormed the National Congress building following a day of angry rallies over the senators’ closed-doors vote to allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election.

South Korean constitutional court upholds impeachment of President Park

South Korean constitutional court upholds impeachment of President Park.

The bill to impeach President Park was passed in the National Assembly on Dec 9 by an overwhelming majority.

A total of 20 hearings had been held since Feb 27. Tens of witnesses appeared in the courtroom for questioning.