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· April, 2014

Stories about International Relations from April, 2014

The Kremlin’s Internet Annexation

For some reason, lawmakers in Russia today continue to add new powers to the state’s censorship utility-belt, as though the current panoply of Internet controls weren’t enough.

Bangladeshis Are Not Happy With India's Bharatya Janata Party

Subramanian Swamy said Bangladesh should compensate India for its undocumented migrants there by giving the country one-third of its land. A Bangladeshi hacker group hacked 300 government websites in retaliation.

Raising the Dead to Fight Ukraine

Sokoloff's conclusion at seeing Lobov in uniform at a Ministry of Defense meeting was that the man had come out retirement, which can only mean one thing.

Ukrainian Artists Cage Russians Like Animals

Do Not Blame the West for Africa's Woes

USA Makes Kremlin Propaganda Easy, Again

Simply imagine Russia remodeling schools near US Marine Corps fatalities on Okinawa.

Who Benefits from Trafficking Women from Madagascar to the Middle East?

East Timorese Protect Land Rights Against Australian Cement Plant Deal

Syrian Dad Appeals to British Foreign Office to Reunite Him with His Son

Wael Zain, a Syrian in London, turns to Twitter to draw attention to the plight of his five-year-old British son, who has been stranded in Syria for three years.

How Online Discussions on Whaling Get Twisted in Japan

The International Court of Justice ruled against Japan's Southern Ocean whale hunt. Online conversation is often dominated by those fervently defending the custom of whaling.

President Mugabe Thinks Nigeria Is More Corrupt Than Zimbabwe

"#Mugabe has the audacity to infer Nigeria Govt is #corrupt. Nigeria Govt has the temerity to feel insulted."

Extending bridges between Miami and Havana

During this interview, Jorge De Armas speaks about recent event in Miami directed to building bridges between Cuba and the United States after more than 50 years of conflict.

Uncle Sam's Ukraine Failure in Russia

The violence might be only starting, but an information war between Russia and the West has raged for months now.

Top 10 Russian-Language Tweets, Week 15 of 2014

At the end of each week, RuNet Echo collects the top ten Russian-language tweets and curates them for Global Voices readers.

Russia Reconsiders Bitcoin?

A partial exodus from Russia by MasterCard and Visa has inspired some digital currency enthusiasts to propose Bitcoin, the world's leading crypto-currency, as a solution to the country's monetary problems.

Caribbean Loses Valuable Steward with Passing of Professor Norman Girvan

Economist, intellectual, Caribbean man: As news of Professor Norman Girvan's death spreads throughout the region, netizens pay him tribute in glowing terms, calling his legacy "powerful" and his voice "magnificent".

Trinidad & Tobago Mourns Former Prime Minister & President, A.N.R. Robinson

Twitter users are paying their respects to the late A.N.R. Robinson, former Prime Minister and President of Trinidad and Tobago, who is being hailed as a visionary and a patriot.

Are Economic Sanctions Effective Against Rogue Rulers?

Economic sanctions are often proposed to penalize countries guilty of bad government. But do they actually help bring about good government?

A 80 Year-long Wait: Niger Gets its First Train Station

Macedonian President's Interview Blunders Leave Macedonians Laughing

A series of gaffes in a televised interview by Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov have provoked widespread discussion among Macedonian social media users as presidential elections approach.

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