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Macedonia will change its name: Is it important?

Jun
27

Republic of Macedonia is a country in the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. It declared independence from the former Yugoslavia in 1991. A multiethnic society, four official languages are spoken in Macedonia: Albanian, Turkish, Romani and Serbian. Macedonia has an open and market-based economy and is a member of the Council of Europe and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

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Mexican government would never agree to pay for the expenses of the Wall: Salvador Vazquez del Mercado

May
10

The U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal to separate the United States from Mexico with a wall on the country's southern border was one of the controversial pledges he made during the campaign season in the run-up to the November 2016 presidential polls.

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Sticking up for marginalized people is part of my DNA: Mayor Steve Adler

May
02

Steve Adler is the Mayor of Austin, Texas. He is Jewish but his advocacy for the rights of Muslims and immigrants and his vocal resistance against the exclusion of minorities from important social and political decision-makings have made him a popular politician and lawyer nationally and internationally.

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"The spirit of Nowruz" in conversation with a popular "Iranologist"

Apr
03

What is Nowruz and how does it exactly work? It's a question asked in many different ways and many different responses have been given to it. To sum up, Nowruz (translated verbatim as "new day") is the name of the Iranian New Year and feasts and festivals associated with it. It's celebrated by some 300 million people worldwide, including in Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and by Iranian diaspora in Europe and North America, Australia and elsewhere.

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Exclusive: Brexit will not affect Britain-Latvia relation adversely, Latvian FM says

Mar
13

Latvia is an independent republic in the Baltic region, bordered by Estonia, Lithuania, Russia and Belarus. It became a member of the European Union in 2004 and signed the Lisbon Treaty in 2007. Its capital Riga was named the European Capital of Culture in 2014 and the recent UN Human Rights Development Index categorises it as one of the countries with a "very high human development" score.

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IWD2018: How to try to make 2018 a better year for half of the society?

Mar
09

It's the International Women's Day (#IWD2018). It's an important occasion, recognised by the United Nations and gives all those who enshrine this occasion or celebrate it some reasons to think of certain dynamics.

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New Release : "China's Media Go Global"

Dec
07

"China's Media Go Global" is the latest book by the University of Westminster's Daya Thussu, which has just been published and is out now.

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Who Embittered the "Bitter Taste of Hope"?!

Nov
07

The Bitter Taste of Hope” is the latest book by Stephen Eric Bronner, a Distinguished Professor of the Rutgers University in New Brunswick. It was published in April 2017 by the State University of New York Press.

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Circumventing #FakeNews not by regulating the press!

Sep
27

To some of us, journalism is a "game". To others, it’s a "hobby". To the rest, it’s a profession. For a smaller group, journalism is "life." Those who dedicate their ‘lives’ to journalism find it challenging to divide their identity as individuals and journalists. However, doing serious journalism, which demands commitment and perseverance, has become a major challenge in the age of #FakeNews.

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