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· December, 2016

Stories about Breaking News from December, 2016

Spokeswoman for Russia's Foreign Ministry Accuses Facebook of Working With ISIS

Maria Zakharova, the colorful spokeswoman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry, accused Facebook administrators of working for the Islamic State, after the network temporarily unpublished one of her posts on Monday.

Social Media Sites Blocked in Kazakhstan on 25th Anniversary of Independence

Activists reported that Facebook, YouTube, and other social media websites were inaccessible in Kazakhstan on Friday, the 25th anniversary of the country's independence from the Soviet Union.

Albanians From Macedonia Cross Ethnic Lines to Vote Against Ruling Parties

Ethnicity plays a big role in Macedonian politics, and Albanians are the country's second-largest ethnic community.

Russian Media Regulator Backpedals on Google Pressure

Hours after Russian news outlets began reporting that state media regulatory agency Roskomnadzor had issued instructions forcing Google to re-register in Russia or face sanctions, an agency representative backpedaled, telling roem.ru that Izvestiya,...

Russia Ratchets Up Pressure on Google

Roskomnadzor, the agency that regulates Russian media, has issued instructions that will force Google to change its registration by the end of March.

A Macedonian Tradition Continues: Nude Twitter Calendar Helps Promote HIV/AIDS Prevention

Would you pose nude for charity? Macedonian Twitter users do it every year -- and the 2016 edition raises awareness about HIV/ADIS prevention.

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