More Than 1,800 Prisoners Break Out of Jail in Nigeria

Gunmen arrived at a prison in Nigeria’s southeast early Monday morning and let loose all who wanted to flee.

#nigeria, #prison-escapes, #republic-of-biafra, #secession-and-independence-movements

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Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon Did Not Break Rules, Inquiry Says

After a bitter feud with her predecessor, Ms. Sturgeon has been cleared by one inquiry into claims that led to calls for her resignation.

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Is Hong Kong’s Security Law Bad for China?

The president may be putting personal ambition ahead of his country’s best interests.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #deng-xiaoping, #hong-kong, #jiang-zemin, #li-keqiang, #mao-zedong, #secession-and-independence-movements, #xi-jinping

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Michael Somare, Papua New Guinea’s ‘Father of the Nation,’ Dies at 84

Mr. Somare, who played a major role in leading the country to independence from Australia, was its longest-serving prime minister.

#australia, #deaths-obituaries, #papua-new-guinea, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements, #somare-michael

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How to Unite a Deeply Divided Kosovo? Name a Lake After Trump

A lighthearted suggestion by a U.S. envoy hoping to bridge a vast rift between Albanians and Serbs in Kosovo has taken on a life of its own — only to be ridiculed by local residents on both sides.

#balkan-states, #grenell-richard, #kosovo, #names-geographical, #peace-process, #reservoirs, #secession-and-independence-movements, #serbia, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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Spain Hoped Catalonia’s Separatists Would Fade. They’re Gaining Ground.

Although the pandemic has been a unifying force in much of Europe, parties seeking to create a breakaway state for Catalonia received a majority of votes in a regional election.

#catalonia-spain, #elections, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements, #spain

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The Poisonous Feud Threatening Scotland’s Independence Drive

A former first minister, Alex Salmond, was acquitted of charges of sexual harassment. Now he is accusing his successor and one-time protégée, Nicola Sturgeon, of misleading lawmakers.

#england, #great-britain, #politics-and-government, #salmond-alex, #scotland, #scottish-national-party, #secession-and-independence-movements, #sexual-harassment, #sturgeon-nicola

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Kashmir Votes, and India Hails It as Normalcy in a Dominated Region

India’s ruling party worked to make Kashmir’s rural development council elections a showcase. But a visit by Times reporters showed a place still struggling under heavy-handed rule.

#abdullah-omar, #bharatiya-janata-party, #elections, #kashmir-and-jammu-india, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #political-prisoners, #rehman-waheed-ur, #secession-and-independence-movements

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A Polarizing Documentary Spurs Debate Over a Violent Time in Quebec

Fifty years after separatist violence prompted the government to send soldiers to Montreal, Quebec is grappling with how to remember the 1970 “October crisis.”

#canada, #documentary-films-and-programs, #montreal-quebec, #quebec-province-canada, #rose-paul-1943-2013, #secession-and-independence-movements

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As Hong Kong Law Goes After ‘Black Sheep,’ Fear Clouds Universities

Campuses have long been hubs of protest in the city. Now, the authorities have promised to root out teachers who bring politics to the classroom.

#chinese-university-of-hong-kong-the, #colleges-and-universities, #communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #education-k-12, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements

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Kosovo President Resigns to Fight War Crimes Case in the Netherlands

Hashim Thaci was a guerrilla leader during Kosovo’s battle for independence from Serbia in the 1990s.

#kosovo, #kosovo-liberation-army, #secession-and-independence-movements, #serbia, #thaci-hashim, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Kosovo President Resigns to Face War Crimes Case in the Netherlands

Hashim Thaci was a guerrilla leader during Kosovo’s fight for independence with Serbia in the 1990s.

#kosovo, #kosovo-liberation-army, #secession-and-independence-movements, #serbia, #thaci-hashim, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Hong Kong Is China, Like It or Not

After months of chaos in the city, something had to be done, and the Chinese government did it.

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Spanish Court Upholds Ban on Catalan Leader Quim Torra

The decision barring the separatist president of Catalonia’s regional government, Quim Torra, from holding public office confirms a ruling in December and threatens to reignite unrest.

#catalonia-spain, #decisions-and-verdicts, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements, #spain, #torra-quim

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The Divisions That Are Destroying the Country

In “Divided We Fall,” David French warns that secession movements are a real possibility for the future.

#books-and-literature, #divided-we-fall-americas-secession-threat-and-how-to-restore-our-nation-book, #french-david-a, #secession-and-independence-movements, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Forgotten Colonial Forces of World War II

“There’s a scattered memory of their sacrifice all over Europe.” The Allied powers relied on colonial troops to defeat the Axis, but their contributions are not often recognized.

#bose-subhas-chandra, #colonization, #defense-and-military-forces, #gandhi-mohandas-k, #india, #secession-and-independence-movements, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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A Bookstore That Shines as ‘a Lighthouse of a Free Society’

A Hong Kong bookseller has recreated his shop in Taipei, and it has become a symbol of Taiwan’s vibrant democracy.

#books-and-literature, #china, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements, #taipei-taiwan, #taiwan

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Why Did Hong Kong Delay Its Election — by a Year?

The government blames the pandemic. More likely, it was afraid to lose.

#china, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #constitutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections, #freedom-of-assembly, #hong-kong, #lam-carrie-1957, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements, #singapore, #south-korea, #tokyo-japan

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Hong Kong Delays Election, Citing Coronavirus. The Opposition Isn’t Buying It.

Pro-democracy parties, which had hoped to ride widespread discontent to big gains in the fall, saw the delay as an attempt to thwart their momentum.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections, #hong-kong, #secession-and-independence-movements, #wong-joshua-1996

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4 Hong Kong Activists Arrested for Online Posts Under New Security Law

The arrests, carried out by the local police, appeared to be the first to target activists under the law, which the Chinese government imposed on the city a month ago.

#china, #hong-kong, #secession-and-independence-movements, #social-media

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Hong Kong Security Law Redraws Lines, Making Some Ideas Dangerous

In a city where China has made some ideas suddenly dangerous, people are trying to figure out where the boundaries lie, and how their lives have changed.

#china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements

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How China Scammed Hong Kong

It pays to play the long game against people who want to be free.

#communist-party-of-china, #constitutions, #defense-and-military-forces, #deng-xiaoping, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #extradition, #global-times, #great-britain, #hong-kong, #lam-carrie-1957, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #national-peoples-congress-china, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements, #tiananmen-square-beijing, #united-states

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As China Strengthens Grip on Hong Kong, Taiwan Sees a Threat

The sweeping new security law in Hong Kong has further eroded what little support there was in Taiwan for unifying with the mainland.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements, #taiwan, #trump-donald-j, #tsai-ing-wen, #united-states, #xi-jinping

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China’s National Security Law for Hong Kong, Explained

The legislation grants Beijing broad powers to crack down on a variety of political crimes, including meting out life imprisonment for “grave” offenses. But the law is rife with ambiguities.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #great-britain, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #international-relations, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #pompeo-mike, #secession-and-independence-movements, #trump-donald-j, #xi-jinping

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Kosovo’s President, Hashim Thaci, Is Indicted for Role in Serbia War

Mr. Thaci, who is scheduled to visit the White House on Saturday, was charged alongside nine others with crimes against humanity over actions during the 1998-99 war with Serbia.

#kosovo, #kosovo-liberation-army, #secession-and-independence-movements, #serbia, #thaci-hashim, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Does Hong Kong Have a Fighting Chance Against China?

The Communist Party was always going to try to tame Hong Kong, but its latest efforts are something else.

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