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18 May 2021

Stories from 18 May 2021

Armenian parliament dissolved, paving way for June elections

The PM's resignation and parliament’s failure to appoint a successor were the required formalities for snap elections to occur.

Fifteen Georgian political parties sign joint agreement on queer rights

Fifteen political parties in Georgia have signed a statement outlining their commitment to protecting the rights of queer people.

Protecting its people and preserving democracy: Germany's pandemic predicament

Support for the government's response to the pandemic wavered by December 2020, as many Germans began to feel "mask-tired" and frustrated by a problematic vaccine rollout campaign.

From child refugee to journalist: How Liberian Tecee Boley paved her own path in media

Motivated by the traumatic experiences during her childhood that led to the death of her friend, Boley has used journalism as a powerful tool for change.

Demolition of iconic dragon mosaic in Almaty stirs debate on urban art in Kazakhstan

The dragon, which used to adorn the façade of a Thai restaurant, was a landmark of Almaty’s city center.

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