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· February, 2014

Stories about International Relations from February, 2014

27 February 2014

Uruguayan President José Mujica Rejects “Foreign Interference” in Venezuela

Declaring his solidarity with the people and the government of Venezuela, the president of Uruguay urged respect for the Venezuelan constitution.

Chechen Dictator and Russian Nationalist NOT Taking Over Ukraine

RuNet Echo

As conflict in Ukraine's province of Crimea escalates, Internet hoaxes muddy the waters.

NASA's New Photo of North Korea

Caribbean: How the Media Shapes Perception

26 February 2014

Bangladeshis Protest Bollywood Film ‘Gunday’ for Misrepresenting Liberation War

The film treats the 1971 war as simply a war between India and Pakistan, leaving out the fact of Bangladesh's struggle for independence from Pakistan.

24 February 2014

Al Qaeda Calls for Jihad in Bangladesh

"The Zawahiri message [...] is a stark reminder that we have an enemy at the gate, and only together we can defeat it.

Ukrainian Revolution Rattles Russian Nationalists

RuNet Echo

Russian nationalists worry Russian-speaking Ukrainians will be "derussified."

22 February 2014

Ukraine's President Yanukovych Ousted and Parliament Reshuffled

Following this week's deadly crackdown, an original deal calling for end-2014 elections left protesters unsatisfied. Parliament then ousted Yanuckovich.

21 February 2014

Equatorial Guinea Moves Closer to Becoming Portuguese Language Country

Despite the blatant disregard for human rights still plaguing Equatorial Guinea, the door has been opened for the West African country's membership in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.

Russian Politicians Stick to Their Guns as Ukraine Burns

RuNet Echo

For Russia's politicians, the battle lines over Ukraine have already been drawn, and now there can be no compromise.

20 February 2014

Russians Eye Ukrainian Turmoil with Hope, Fear

RuNet Echo

"Seriously, 13 wounded armed cops equals urban warfare"

19 February 2014

Follow the Escalation of Ukraine's #Euromaidan Protests Live

Protests took a deadly turn on February 18, and Ukraine is now the scene of a tense stand-off between hundreds of thousands of citizens and government forces.

17 February 2014

Nepal Airlines Plane Crashes Killing All 18 On Board

The Nepalese aviation industry has seen a huge number of accidents in the recent years, with two fatal plane crashes each year from 2010 to 2012.

Sudan: Blogger Remains in Detention for Criticizing Presidents

Tajeldin Arja Arja was arrested at a press conference last December, after he criticized the Sudanese and Chadian Presidents for their actions surrounding the conflict in Darfur.

Will Fiji Become Australia's New Best Friend?

A visit by Australia's foreign minister heralds a thaw in relations with Fiji.

15 February 2014

Blood on the Ice, Fury on the Tubes

RuNet Echo

Drama is never far behind when the Russian and the USA national hockey teams meet on the ice.

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