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1 June 2013

Stories from 1 June 2013

Indian Filmmaker and Gay Icon Rituparno Ghosh's Death Stuns Fans

Known for his masterly storytelling and sensitive portrayal of human relationships, gifted Indian filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, was equally known for the bold flamboyance with which he celebrated his alternate sexuality...

Turkey: “A Tree Dies, A Nation Rises”

The situation in Istanbul turned violent when police cracked down on peaceful protesters on Friday, May 31. The peaceful sit-in started five days ago where several tens of people gathered...

Spaniards Vote for Universal Healthcare in Popular Referendum

Almost 1 million people in Madrid, Spain, voted in favor of universal healthcare in a popular referendum carried out by various independent groups in May in Madrid.

France's Employment Law Tries to Please Businesses, Workers

On April 9, France's National Assembly approved a new bill on employment--a legal transposition that successfully sanctions months of negotiations, during which the social partners agreed to improve business flexibility...

Protests Over ‘Religious Tolerance’ Award for Indonesian President

Some Indonesians think their president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, does not deserve the World Statesman Award given to him by a US-based interfaith group. When the award was announced, many people...

Is the Russian Opposition Playing a Losing Hand?

RuNet Echo

Blogger, professional poker player, and municipal deputy Maxim Katz has left the Coordinating Council of the Russian Opposition. Has the Russian opposition's e-democracy experiment failed?

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