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Wednesday 18 May 2022
May 18, 2022
Iran Slams Brakes On Bus Drivers' Strike To Keep Protests Off The Streets Of Tehran
Iranian authorities have been rocked by antigovernment protests demanding the end of the country's clerical regime amid skyrocketing inflation and subsidy cuts. Now they are trying to contain a strike by bus drivers in Tehran that threatens to bring unrest to the streets of the capital.
May 18, 2022
Russia's Capture Of Azovstal: Symbolic Success, 'Pyrrhic' Victory?
Ukraine’s decision to end its defense of the Azovstal steel plant in the devastated city of Mariupol is a success for Moscow amid setbacks. But at this stage of the war in Ukraine, it represents a symbolic victory for the Kremlin rather than a significant military breakthrough, analysts said.
May 16, 2022
'We Are Fighting Against Evil': Four St. Petersburg Women Face Prison As Russia Intensifies Crackdown On Dissent
Four women in St. Petersburg face the threat of up to 10 years in prison for allegedly "discrediting the armed forces" regarding protests against the war in Ukraine. Their cases are among about four dozen such prosecutions across Russia marking a new stage of the Kremlin's war against dissent.
May 15, 2022
A Romanian Actor's #MeToo Moment Is Met With A Shrug
Viorica Voda says she has been haunted for years by sexual harassment and other demons after her onscreen role as a teenage vixen. When she recently shocked one of Romania's biggest award nights with her allegations, most of her colleagues didn't seem to care.
May 15, 2022
'The Future Of The Country': Russian Activist Creates Database Of Schools That Use Children In Pro-War Demonstrations
A former coordinator for imprisoned opposition leader Aleksei Navalny is using Telegram to collect and publish information about schools and teachers he says compel children to participate in demonstrations in support of Russia's war in Ukraine.
Russian Conscript Captured In Ukraine Faces Uncertain Future Back Home2
Deadly Russian Strike Hits Market In Eastern Ukraine's Slovyansk3
Civilians Urged To Evacuate Donetsk Region In Eastern Ukraine After Deadly Russian Strikes4
Protesters Rally In Skopje For Third Night Against Compromise With Bulgaria5
No Gold Future? Struggling Russian Far East Port May Lose Investment Project As Sanctions Bite6
Western Artillery Has 'Worked Very Powerfully,' Zelenskiy Says, Amid Stepped-Up Calls For Evacuations7
Broken Ties: 'Painful' Discord Between Brother And Sister On Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine8
Ukraine Needs $750 Billion For Three-Stage Recovery Plan, Leaders Tell Summit9
Live Briefing: Russia Invades Ukraine10
Russian Court Orders Caspian Pipeline Consortium To Suspend Operations