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14 June 2013

Stories from 14 June 2013

European Award for Helping Victims of the Spanish Mortgage Crisis

The European Parliament has awarded its European Citizen's prize to the Mortgage Victims Platform, a Spanish grassroots organization that helps those affected by the housing crisis and champions legal reforms...

PHOTOS: Hundreds Arrested in Brazil's Bus Fare Protests

Police are responding with teargas and violence as protesters crusade against the increase in public transportation fares during the fourth consecutive day of protests in Sao Paulo. The demonstrations are...

Orphaned in US, SOPA Finds Home in Russia

RuNet Echo

America’s controversial Stop Online Piracy Act is back—and it’s poised to become law in a matter of weeks. SOPA, however, isn’t coming to the US, where a wide coalition defeated...

Kazakh Minister Fired as Netizens Criticize Pension Plans

A Facebook-driven reaction to the government's attempt to ram through a pension reform without public discussion has given people approaching retirement age in Kazakhstan a rare voice. The republic's Social Affairs...

Tajik President is ‘A Real, Normal Man’

Parliament Restricts Kyrgyz Women's Rights

More Violence for Russia's Gays, Supporters

RuNet Echo

These days supporting LGBT rights in Russia can earn you a trip to the hospital.

Anger Over Attacks Against Myanmar Migrants in Malaysia

The ethnic violence in Myanmar seems to be spreading in nearby countries. Some Myanmar Buddhist migrants in Malaysia have been attacked in recent weeks which many people believe are related...

Australian DJ Asks PM if Partner is Gay

Pastor for South Korea's Biggest Church Charged with Financial Crimes

The largest Pentecostal Christian congregation in South Korea, and the world, Yoido Full Gospel church went under fire as its founder and senior pastor Cho Yong-gi await trial along with...