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8 May 2015

Stories from 8 May 2015

Leaked Emails Reveal What Vladimir Putin Tells World Leaders at Private Meals

The leaked emails can be sorted into three types of reports: menu options for meetings, summaries of the catering services, and—most interestingly—outlines of Putin's conversations with his guests.

The Mexican ‘Corrido’ of Feminist Liberation

Junio del 75 en México no te asombres Se juntaron mil señoras para hablar mal de los hombres […] Liberación absoluta es meta de la mujer Pero aquello de que...

More and More, LGBT Japanese Are Coming Out of the Closet

An Internet survey conducted by international PR and advertising giant Dentsu has found that 1 in 13 Japanese people (7.7%) between the ages of 20 and 59 identify as LGBT.

Ukraine Is Banning ‘Communist Symbols’ and the Kremlin Is Peeved

Ukraine has moved to restrict the use of Communist and Nazi symbols in a bid to part with the country's Soviet past. Not everyone is happy.

New Research: Iran Is Using ‘Intelligent’ Censorship on Instagram

Political pages are accessible, but Justin Bieber and the Kardashians are blocked. Saddled with a censorship regime that is both exhaustive and ineffective, Iranian authorities are experimenting with “intelligent” filtering.

Singapore Shuts Down News Website on World Press Freedom Day

"The (government's) draconian measures...legitimize excessive intervention by the state and set a precedent for the diminution of our online space."

What Happens When Japan Goes on a Week-Long Vacation?

There are mixed emotions as Japan's extended holiday ends. Some are sad to return to work, while others welcome life's return to normal.

Israeli Politician Who Called for Genocide of Palestinian People Named Justice Minister

"It is not a war against terror, and not a war against extremists, and not even a war against the Palestinian Authority...Who is the enemy? The Palestinian people."

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