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Turkish-Chinese Extradition Law Alarms Uighur Refugees in Turkey

Turkish-Chinese Extradition Law Alarms Uighur Refugees in Turkey

Turkey has been providing refuge for Uighurs fleeing Chinese persecution, but rights groups are worried that Turkey’s parliament is poised...

Netherlands PM Extends COVID-19 Lockdown to February 9

Netherlands PM Extends COVID-19 Lockdown to February 9

Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced Tuesday the government is extending its COVID-19 restrictions by three weeks, to February 9,...

Russia Threatens Poisoned Opposition Leader Navalny With Prison

Russia Threatens Poisoned Opposition Leader Navalny With Prison

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny says authorities in Moscow have formally asked a Russian court to jail him for violating...

Europe Prepares for Biden

Europe Prepares for Biden

With days to go before the inauguration of Joe Biden as America’s 46th president, America’s European allies are preparing for...

After Trump Social Media Ban, Questions About Future of Online Speech

After Trump Social Media Ban, Questions About Future of Online Speech

The attack on the U.S. Capitol has reignited criticism of social media and its alleged role in inciting violence. While...

Russian Watchdog Takes First Step Toward Punishing RFE/RL Under ‘Foreign Agents’ Law

Russian Watchdog Takes First Step Toward Punishing RFE/RL Under ‘Foreign Agents’ Law

Russia’s telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor has drawn up its first eight administrative protocols — all against Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty —...

Britain Cuts Business Links to Chinese Province Xinjiang

Britain Cuts Business Links to Chinese Province Xinjiang

The British government Tuesday announced it will set out new rules for companies to try to prevent goods from China’s...

European Markets in Mixed Territory Tuesday

European Markets in Mixed Territory Tuesday

European markets are mixed Tuesday as the worsening coronavirus pandemic around the world, coupled with political turmoil in the United...

Facebook Shuts Down Accounts Linked to Ugandan Information Ministry 

Facebook Shuts Down Accounts Linked to Ugandan Information Ministry 

Facebook has shut down several accounts of a network in Uganda linked to the country’s Ministry of Information. The social...

Parler Social Network Sues Amazon After Ban

Parler Social Network Sues Amazon After Ban

Social media platform Parler has sued Amazon in response to being removed from Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company’s web...

Pope Formally Expands Women’s Roles in Catholic Church

Pope Formally Expands Women’s Roles in Catholic Church

Pope Francis changed church law Monday to formally allow for more roles for women within the Catholic Church. The decree, called...

Britain Launches Largest Ever Vaccination Program

Britain Launches Largest Ever Vaccination Program

The British government Monday launched an ambitious coronavirus vaccination plan, with the goal of having 15 million citizens inoculated by...