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  • September 6, 2021

Poland’s border migration crisis pays political dividends for the government – POLITICO

WARSAW – The imposition of a state of emergency by the Polish government on the border with Belarus on Monday became a political flash point, with the opposition accused of trying to prevent the media from reporting on how troops and border guards respond to migrants trying to cross the border. border. The government says…

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Ebrahim Raisi: the man who has done it all

Following a controversial electoral process marked by widespread voter suppression, massive disqualification of candidates and a total lack of campaign supervision, Ebrahim Raisi has been sworn in as the eighth president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. While Raisi’s victory on Election Day was not all that surprising, the way the elections were conducted has…

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Afghanistan’s wrong lesson – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. Florian Bieber holds the Jean Monnet Chair on Europeanisation in Southeastern Europe at the University of Graz, Austria, and is the coordinator of the Balkan Policy Advisory Group in Europe. He tweets at @fbieber. Deport, deport, deport: When the Taliban entered Kabul, the Austrian Federal Minister of the…

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Belarusian sprinter refuses to leave Tokyo, says she was forced to the airport – POLITICO

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya refused to board a plane leaving Tokyo on Sunday after saying her national Olympic team forced her to go to the airport after criticism from her coaching staff. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said in a cheep that she had spoken with Tsimanouskaya and that a Tokyo 2020 staff member accompanies…

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Thousands challenge Orbán with a festive Pride parade supporting gay rights in Hungary – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. BUDAPEST – Thousands of Hungarians marched in solidarity with the country’s LGBTQ + community on Saturday to protest government rhetoric and new legislation targeting sexual minorities that has drawn condemnation from Hungary’s European Union partners. Members of the European Parliament joined the Pride parade through the streets of…

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Bipartisan report calls on government to implement sanctions on Myanmar

A bipartisan parliamentary committee recommended that the Australian government consider imposing sanctions on senior members of the Myanmar military following a devastating coup earlier this year. Almost 1,000 people have been killed by security forces in the country since the Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s army, took power in February. So far, Australia has resisted calls to follow…

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