Stories about Politics from May, 2018
"The lesson here is to distrust reports from Ukraine."
"The Last Gaze of the Free Man!"
"If something should be clear, it is that the youth won't ever be the same. We won't see the places where the massacre occurred in the same way."
"It has become quite obvious that the government of Fiji has continued to charge people with sedition to suppress freedom of speech and also political dissent."
The protests demanding justice in the death of 21-year-old David Dragičević have spread throughout Bosnia and its diaspora.
Human rights advocates say security forces are extrajudicially killing those suspected of drug crimes.
"My Constitution...ensures my right to protest. It ensures my right to life,livelihood,safe and healthy environment. #Thoothukkudi exposes the barbaric assault on these rights."
Although most citizens of the Republic of Macedonia consider the naming dispute with Greece a serious matter, some have dealt with it through humor and satire.
Sabika Sheikh, the Pakistani student slain in US school shooting, had wanted to bridge the two countries
"...she said...'I want to learn the American culture and I want America to learn the Pakistan culture and I want us to come together and unite,'" her host mother recalled.
While the time living together surely dawns a sense of peace among the two peoples, complete harmony is still not present in certain aspects of life.
"This is the last clean place where we can take our kids to swim"
Sairoun’s win demonstrates that Iraqis don't have to vote strictly on ethno-sectarian lines and future politicians will need to do more to impress voters.
"These are the principles that have now evolved after much pain and argument in most modern democracies and Malaysia would do well to join them."
"For opponents everywhere [...] everyone is so equally oppressed that racial discrimination is unworthy of special attention. These dynamics hijack the discussion and keep us from moving forward."
An investigation by Macedonia's Nova TV has uncovered strong financial and ownership ties between a number of Macedonian right-wing news outlets and associates of Hungary's ruling party.
"I rather lose my position than to bow my head."
"Who were those self-proclaimed “citizens” and why did the police officers present turn a blind eye when they attacked?"
The bill seeks, generally, to reduce the red tape which resulted in candidate parents and children trapped for years in bureaucratic limbo.
"The government picks all the candidates, sets the rules of the game, forbids any scrutiny [...and] blackmails voters with food and medicine..."
"Finally voice of Hazara people heard. Army chief gives assurance of security and safety. Chief Justice takes notice of the killing of Hazara. Took us several years. Extremely shameful."
"Any agreement on the side of the Vatican may be seen as collaboration with the government to persecute our own people; that’s terrible," says Cardinal Joseph Zen.