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epa07593293 The first voters cast their ballot for the European Parliament elections at Castricum railway station in Castricum, The Netherlands, 23 May 2019. The European Parliament election are held by member countries of the European Union (EU) from 23 to 26 May 2019.  EPA-EFE/EVERT ELZINGA Polls open in The Netherlands kicking off 4-days of EU elections
epa07588703 German Chancellor Angela Merkel returns to her seat after delivering a speech during an event celebrating the tenth anniversary of the 'Generation Bridge Germany' (Generationsbruecke Deutschland) initiative in Berlin, Germany, 21 May, 2019. The Generation Bridge Germany is an initiative of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, bringing together children and elderly people in order to form special friendships. Chancellor Markel serves as the patron of the initiative.  EPA-EFE/OMER MESSINGER Merkel heavily lobbied to take over Tusk’s job
epa07591466 British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the central London, Britain, 22 May 2019. Theresa May in a speech on 22 May 2019 stated that she is considering tighter customs ties with the European Union to try to win over Labour lawmakers for her Brexit deal , but the strategy risks angering Brexiteers in her government.  EPA-EFE/WILL OLIVER May offers UK MPs conditional second referendum vote revealing New Brexit Deal
epa05556976 Steven Maijoor, Chairman of the European Securities and Markets Authority during a hearing by European parliament committee on Monetary affairs in Brussels, Belgium, 26 September 2016.  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET UK struggles to remain a financial rule maker post-Brexit
epa07588951 EU commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management Christos Stylianides gives a press conference to present new strengthened EU Civil Protection Mechanism called rescEU in Brussels, Belgium, 21 May 2019. RescEU reserve capacity entered into force and boosts the EU's ability to respond to and prepare for natural and man-made disasters. rescEU capacities are to be used whenever Member States cannot cope with a disaster themselves and require extra EU assistance that needs to be delivered fast.  EPA-EFE/OLIVIER HOSLET RescEU’s first firefighting fleet operational for the next forest fire season
epa07589382 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary-General Angel Gurria speaks during an Economic Forum held at the OECD headquarter in Paris, France, 21 May 2019.  EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON OECD calls on EU governments to boost public spending
60517748_2444720465580738_7367362070905356288_o Šefčovič and Zelensky discuss transit of Russian gas via Ukraine
epa07468431 (FILE) - Police officers of European Border and Coast Guard stand on duty, during the official launch of the European Border and Coast Guard, in Kapitan Andreevo Check Point, on the borders of Bulgaria with Turkey, 06 October 2016 (reissued 28 March 2019). To protect Europe's external borders, the EU's Frontex border patrol force is to be expanded to up to 10,000 troops by 2027, according to announcements by participants in the negotiations between EU states and the European Parliament on 28 March 2019.  EPA-EFE/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU Albania and European border agency begin first joint operations
epa04083086 A picture made available 17 February 2014 shows s The European Union has halted talks to include Switzerland in multi-billion euro research and education schemes in retaliation of last week's Swiss vote to impose limits on the movement of EU citizens across its borders. Participation in Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ projects required a commitment to the free movement of people principle as they involve the transfer of researchers and students between states, the European Commission said on 16 February 2014.  EPA/MARTIAL TREZZINI Erasmus+ students more likely to find work, says EU study
epa07586935 Austrian Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology and designated leader of the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPOe) Norbert Hofer arrives for a meeting with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen at the Presidential office in Vienna, Austria, 20 May 2019. The meeting comes in the aftermath of Austrian Vice Chancellor and FPOe party leader Strache who on 18 May 2019 stepped down from his post, as he was caught in a corruption allegations scandal. German magazine 'Der Spiegel' and newspaper 'Sueddeutsche Zeitung' published on 17 May 2019 a secretly recorded video which appeared to show Strache in Ibiza, Spain, in July 2017, meeting an alleged niece of a unknown Russian oligarch who wanted to invest large sums of money in Austria. In return for election campaign donations, Strache is alleged to have promised public contracts in the event of his party joining the government.  EPA-EFE/CHRISTIAN BRUNA EU Commission shocked by Austria’s political scandal

Kassandra

epa07589302 Italian Deputy Premier and Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini (C), attends an election campaign rally in Lecce, southern Italy, 21 May 2019. Matteo Salvini is campaigning for his right-wing Lega (League) party in the upcoming European election.  EPA-EFE/CLAUDIO LONGO An election different than any other before
p24 One debate, many questions
p24 A letter from Inge Gräßle
p24-still European Parliament election video campaign breaks taboos, smashes viewing records, and leaves Hollywood envious
(L-R) Frans Timmermans for the Party of European Socialists, Jan Zahradil for the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe, Violeta Tomic for the Party of the European Left, Bas Eickhout for the European Greens Party en Guy Verhofstadt for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe prior to the Maastricht Debate in Theater on the Vrijthof in Maastricht, The Netherland, 29 April 2019. The candidates for the presidency of the European Commission debate with each other in the run-up to the European elections.  EPA-EFE/MARCEL VAN HOORN Timmermans wins, Eickhout shines, Verhofstadt loses, in Maastricht debate
p24-h_55150290 Beyond China
Klaus-Welle Klaus Welle puts donation box for Notre-Dame in European Parliament, after French pledge hundreds of millions
13547380173_9855f65e29_k New in Strasbourg: The European Parliament yachting club
p24-h_51970905 EPPO, OLAF, and a Molotov cocktail
gab Armed neo-Nazi group issues death threat to Guy Verhofstadt


EU National News

epa07590015 Netherlands Secretary of State of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) Mark Harbers answers questions at the House of Representatives in The Hague, The Netherlands, 21 May 2019. According to reports, the Dutch junior justice minister Mark Harbers has quit after his department came under fire for appearing to minimize statistics about criminality among asylum seekers. Harbers was discredited after his report about criminal asylum seekers, in which he appeared to have classified very serious incidents such as (attempted) murder and manslaughter, assault and sexual offenses under the category 'other'.  EPA-EFE/BART MAAT Dutch junior minister resigns over misleading asylum-seekers crime report
epa07587441 A zoom effect showing Austrian Chancellor Sebastian kurz delivering a press statement at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria 20 May 2019. Austrian Vice Chancellor and FPOe (Freedom Party of Austria) party leader Heinz-Christian Strache who on 18 May 2019 stepped down from his post, as he was caught in a corruption allegations scandal. German magazine 'Der Spiegel' and newspaper 'Sueddeutsche Zeitung' published on 17 May 2019 a secretly recorded video which appeared to show Strache in Ibiza, Spain, in July 2017, meeting an alleged niece of a unknown Russian oligarch who wanted to invest large sums of money in Austria. In return for election campaign donations, Strache is alleged to have promised public contracts in the event of his party joining the government.  EPA-EFE/CHRISTIAN BRUNA Kurz replaces far-right cabinet ministers with technocrats
epa07327498 Water vapor rises from the lignite-fired power station Boxberg of the energy company LEAG in Boxberg, Germany, 28 January 2019. Germany's Structural Coal Commission (Kohlekommission) appointed by Chancellor Merkel recommends the country should quit coal latest by 2038 in order to meet its emissions targets. The proposal, which was released on 26 January 2019, is subject to amendment by government and parliament, media reported.  EPA-EFE/FILIP SINGER Germany to spend €40bn to fund transition from coal
epa07590393 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan (L) speak to the new media after giving a classified intelligence briefings on Iran to members Congress at the Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 May 2019. The administration of President Trump briefed Congress on intelligence that has prompted the US military build up against reported Iranian threats in the Persian Gulf region.  EPA-EFE/ERIK S. LESSER US moves against intel-linked Chinese tech companies
epa06027304 Nigel Farage, British Member of the European Parliament and former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) listens to a speech about the Preparation of the European Council of 22 and 23 June 2017, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 14 June 2017.  EPA/PATRICK SEEGER Investigators probe Brexit party illegal financing allegations

World News

epa07426640 Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max (ET-AVM), the same type of aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia on 10 March 2019, is seen at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, when it was first delivered to Ethiopia on 02 July 2018 (issued 10 March 2019). Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 en route to Nairobi, Kenya, crashed near Bishoftu, some 50km outside of the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 10 March 2019. All passengers onboard the scheduled flight ET 302 carrying 149 passengers and 8 crew members, have died, the airlines says.  EPA-EFE/STR Chinese companies seek compensation for Boeing 737 Max
WEB Russia’s Gazprom discovers 2 new fields in Yamal shelf
Kashagan summer copy Kazakhstan’s Kashagan field production resumes ahead of schedule
p18a-h_55196776 Incoming administration met with collapse of Ukraine’s ruling coalition
epa07569534 (FILE) - An image showing oil producing facilities in the desert at Khurais oil field, about 160 km from Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 23 June 2008 (reissued 14 May 2019). Reports on 14 May 2019 state Saudi Aramco said some of its oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia's eastern province has been attacked, including one of its petroleum pumping stations that was targeted by apparent armed drone attack.  EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER Saudi-Iran spat over drone attacks fuel oil prices

Leaders' Perspectives

 

 

 

Can Ramaphosa do it?

By: Andrew Donaldson

The case for a new Hanseatic League

By: Glen Hodgson

NATO and Israel are right to deepen ties

By: Michael Sieveking

The challenge of being an ambassador to Ukraine

By: Tetiana Gaiduk

How inflation could return

By: Mohamed A. El-Erian

In defence of Europe

By: Michel Barnier

Which cult is governing Munich?

By: Georges Elia Sarfati

Can Donald Tusk go home again?

By: Slawomir Sierakowski

Modern monetary disasters

By: Sebastián Edwards

The future is in our hands

By: Marcello De Giorgi

This anniversary should remind NATO of its bonds forged in battle

By: Matthieu Borsboom

epaselect epa07061781 The Supreme Court of the United States is seen at dawn on the first day of a new term, in Washington, DC, USA, 01 October 2018. The term begins with only eight justices, as US President Donald J. Trump's nominee to be a US Supreme Court associate justice Brett Kavanaugh is in a tumultuous confirmation process as a result of allegations of sexual misconduct.  EPA-EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

How banning abortion will transform America

By: Maria Bucur
Kristen R. Ghodsee

THE ENLARGEMENT MONITOR

web Borissov, Tsipras launch IGB pipeline in Bulgaria
epa07549945 Stevo Pendarovski (L), the candidate of the ruling Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) celebrates with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev (R) after declaring election victory in Skopje, North Macedonia, 05 May 2019. More than 1.8 million voters were eligible to choose between two candidates for a President of North Macedonia in the second round of elections.  EPA-EFE/GEORGI LICOVSKI North Macedonia’s presidential election results calm West’s worries
epa07519436 A man casts his ballot during the first round of the presidential elections, at a polling station in Skopje, North Macedonia, 21 April 2019. More than 1.8 million people are elegible to vote in the North Macedonia presidential elections.  EPA-EFE/GEORGI LICOVSKI North Macedonia’s presidential election heading to a runoff
epa07504695 Members of opposition VMRO DPMNE shout party slogans during the central electoral rally for the Presidential election, in front of the Government building in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia, 13 April 2019. The candidate of opposition VMRO DPMNE, Gordana Siljanovska will run for the presidential elections, scheduled for 21 April 2019.  EPA-EFE/GEORGI LICOVSKI Name Dispute chills North Macedonia’s presidential election
epa07480144 The Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev (R) and his Greek counterpart Alexisis Tsipras (L) after the press conference in the Government building , in Skopje, North Macedonia, 02 April 2019. Reports state that Alexis Tsipras is the first Greek Prime Minister to visit North Macedonia since its independence in 1991.  EPA-EFE/GEORGI LICOVSKI Tsipras visits Skopje hoping to cement his Prespes accomplishments
epa06815065 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) and FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev (L) arrive on Macedonian side of  the Lake Prespa near Otesevo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), 17 June 2018. Prime Ministers from Greece and Macedonia meet in the Prespes lake district, that borders both countries, and sign an agreement aimed at ending a decades-long dispute between their countries. The agreement shall lead to the renaming of Greece's northern neighbour, as well as its EU and NATO entry.  EPA-EFE/NAKE BATEV Tsipras heads to Skopje to salvage his Prespes gambit
epa07364100 FYR of Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev addresses the nation during the ceremony of raising the NATO flag alongside the Macedonian flag in front of the government building in Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), 12 February 2019. The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's government is due to change the name of the country after the ratification of the 'Protocol of the North Atlantic Treaty for the Accession of North Macedonia' whereby Greece will approve the accession of its northern neighbor to NATO under its new name, as provided by the Prespes Agreement signed by Athens and Skopje.  EPA-EFE/GEORGI LICOVSKI Name Dispute: Important issues progressing while public attention fades
epa07421913 Greece's Alternate Foreign Minister Sia Anagnostopulu (L) and North Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov (R) as they are signing the agreement to open a new border crossing between Greece and North Macedonia in Skopje, North Macedonia, 08 March 2019. Alternate Foreign Minister of Greece, Sia Anagnostopulu arrived for a two-days working visit to North Macedonia. She will meet top officials in the country.  EPA-EFE/GEORGI LICOVSKI Name Dispute: Coming to terms
epa07412921 The Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milorad Dodik (L), and the European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn (R) attend a joint news conference at the end of their meeting at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, 04 March 2019.  EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ EU tells Bosnia to be ‘realistic’ about future membership
epa06575740 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during the Delphi Economic Forum, Delphi, central Greece, 02 March 2018.  EPA-EFE/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU Delphi Economic Forum: Intense focus on Southeastern Europe

Sweden proposes international ISIS tribunal epa07491532 An inscription reading 'Islamic State, State of Raqqa, Islamic Services Commission, Unified Taxation Office' painted on a wall of a destroyed building in central Raqqa city, northeastern Syria, 01 April 2019 (issued 08 April 2019). The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on 18 October 2017 that they have seized the majority of the northeastern Syrian city of al-Raqqa concluding a campaign that began on 06 June to liberate the city, former capital of the self-proclaimed caliphate by the so-called Islamic State (IS or ISIS) terror organization in 2014.  EPA-EFE/AHMED MARDNLI

The Swedish government has proposed the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute ISIS fighters for the crimes they committed in

By NEOnline | IR

Energy

nsp2-pipeline-installation-in-german-waters-201812-gll4q2o-large-cmyk US sanctions may be too late to stop Nord Stream-2 construction
epa07587059 (FILE) - A part of the Druzhba (Freundschaft) pipeline seen at the PCK oil refinery in Schwedt, Germany, 30 April 2019 (reissued 20 May 2019). According to media reports on 20 May 2019, oli companies ENI and Total have said they will not pay Russian companies that delivered them with oil that was contaminated with organic chloride through the Druzhba pipeline. The oil exports have been disrupted from Russia since the month of April 2019, while Belarus' and Russian authorities are to publish first figures of losses related to the oil contamination on 20 May.  EPA-EFE/CLEMENS BILAN Russian oil: There may be gunk
web Borissov, Tsipras launch IGB pipeline in Bulgaria
epa07311113 European Commissioner for climate action and energy Miguel Arias Canete during the weekly college meeting of the European commission in Brussels, Belgium, 23 January 2019.  EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ EU Council adopts remaining files on electricity market and ACER
60517748_2444720465580738_7367362070905356288_o Šefčovič and Zelensky discuss transit of Russian gas via Ukraine
European Comissionner Karmenu Vella speaks at Lisbon Congress Center during the European Maritime Day event in Lisbon on May 16, 2019. Vella says EU must maintain the momentum of its environmental work
WEB Russia’s Gazprom discovers 2 new fields in Yamal shelf
Kashagan summer copy Kazakhstan’s Kashagan field production resumes ahead of schedule
epa07569534 (FILE) - An image showing oil producing facilities in the desert at Khurais oil field, about 160 km from Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 23 June 2008 (reissued 14 May 2019). Reports on 14 May 2019 state Saudi Aramco said some of its oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia's eastern province has been attacked, including one of its petroleum pumping stations that was targeted by apparent armed drone attack.  EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER Saudi-Iran spat over drone attacks fuel oil prices
p15c Bulgaria to launch IGB pipeline in May

Internet & ICT

epa07590393 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan (L) speak to the new media after giving a classified intelligence briefings on Iran to members Congress at the Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 May 2019. The administration of President Trump briefed Congress on intelligence that has prompted the US military build up against reported Iranian threats in the Persian Gulf region.  EPA-EFE/ERIK S. LESSER US moves against intel-linked Chinese tech companies
huawei-microsoft-launch-smartphone-africa IMG Google cuts off Huawei
p4aa 5G supplier concerns remain issue of transatlantic tension
epa07469215 A Huawei logo is seen at Huawei headquarters' showroom in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China, 28 March 2019.  EPA-EFE/ALEKSANDAR PLAVEVSKI Vodafone discovers hidden backdoors in Italy’s Huawei infrastructure
terms-and-condistions-900x588 We need to talk about terms and conditions
epa06819029 (FILE) - Visitors are reflected in a mirror with the Huawei company logo during the official launch event for the Huawei Mate 10 smartphone series in Munich, southern Germany, 16 October 2017 (reissued 18 June 2018). Chinese Telecommunications Company Huawei published an open letter addressed to Australian lawmakers on 18 June 2018, where it refused Australian government allegations that it poses security concerns, calling the comments 'ill-informed and not based on facts.' The Australian government is expected to ban the Chinese tech firm from bidding in the construction of the country's 5G networks over national security concerns, media reported. The concerns claim Huawei to be linked to the Chinese government, media added.  EPA-EFE/PHILIPP GUELLAND China dominance of 5G seen as a threat by British and American politicians
epa05246394 (FILE) A file picture dated 03 September 2013 of a customer looking at the Nokia logo inside a Nokia mobile retail outlet in Bhopal, India. According to reports from 06 April 2016, Nokia aims to save 900 million euro per year until 2018 by cutting up to 15,000 jobs.  EPA/SANJEEV GUPTA Car manufacturers to sue Nokia
epa07329098  EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel gives a press conference on the code of practice signed by online platforms to fight disinformation with the European Commissioner for Security Union, (not pictured) at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, 29 January 2019. Online platforms, social networks, advertisers and advertising industry in September 2018 agreed on a self-regulatory Code of Practice to address the spread of online disinformation and fake news  EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ EU unveils 7-step strategy to build trust in Artificial Intelligence
chrysler-fiat-sign-merger-agreement IMG Fiat-Chrysler pool car fleet with Tesla to meet EU CO2 limits
epa07331064 A general view of the Sydney headquarters of Chinese tech company Huawei at Chatswood in Sydney, Australia, 30 January 2019.  EPA-EFE/DAN HIMBRECHTS  AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT Commission shuns US pressure to ban Huawei

Faith and Religious Freedom

epa02343862 Armenian people pray during a service in the 1,000-year-old Armenian Holy Cross Church, one of the finest surviving monuments of ancient Armenian culture on the Akdamar Island in Lake Van, eastern Turkey, on 19 September 2010. It was the first liturgy after 95 years held in the Holy Cross Church on Akdamar Island.  EPA/TOLGA BOZOGLU Report offers grim assessment of religious and minority rights in Erdogan’s Turkey
epa03735326 Muslim men of the Uighur ethnic group sell nuts and spices in the old town of Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, 24 May 2013. Uighurs, a Muslim ethnic minority group in China, make up about 40 per cent of the 21.8 million people in Xinjiang, a vast, ethnically divided region that borders Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia. Other ethnic minorities living in the region include the Han Chinese, Kyrgyz, Mongolian and Tajiks people. In the restive region of Kashgar, at the western end of Xinjiang where the North and South Silk road meets, Uighurs comprise of more than 90 per cent of the 3.9 million population. Most practice a moderate form of Islam and religion is a major part of most ordinary Uighurs' lives. Tensions have been high between the Uighurs and the dominant Han Chinese as Uighurs complain of cultural and religious repression and claim that Han Chinese migrants enjoy the main benefits of development in the oil-rich but economically backward region.  EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG China’s Uyghurs face more discrimination
epa05775272 People walk in front of a building of the 'Scientology Kirche Hamburg e.V.', a branch of the Scientology church, in Hamburg, Germany, 06 February 2017. The organization, founded in 1954 by L. Ron Hubbard, has been observed for years by the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution.  EPA/CARSTEN KOALL Which cult is governing Munich?
p23-h_51881098 Interview: An Orthodox perspective of religious persecution in Russia
epaselect epa06950807 Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard near a closed market during a shutdown in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 15 August 2018. Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) an amalgam of separatist outfits had called for shutdown against Independence Day celebrations in the state. India celebrates 71 years of independence after gaining their independence from Britain in 1947.  EPA-EFE/FAROOQ KHAN International community sheds light on human rights abuses in Kashmir
epa01368709 A general view of the Synagogue of Brussels during the ceremony to comemorate that Synagogue of Brussels which now becomes the Great Synagogue of Europe, in Brussels  04 June 2008.  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET Leaders of Belgium’s religious communities band together
epa07243050 Acehnese Muslims take part in a protest rally in support of Muslims in China, in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 21 December 2018. According to a report of Amnesty International, about one million ethnic Uyghurs in Xinjiang province, China reportedly suffered torture and their fate was unknown after being sent to 're-education camps.'  EPA-EFE/HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK Why the Uyghurs?
epaselect epa07518485 Members of the Legio Maria of African Church Mission hold candles during a vigil to celebrate Easter at their church just after midnight in Kibera slum, Nairobi, Kenya, 21 April 2019. Legio Maria is an African religious movement predominantly made up of Kenya's Luo people, who believe in the incarnation of the son of God as a black man. Some 100 church members attended a service to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Nairobi largest slum.  EPA-EFE/DAI KUROKAWA Is there a bright future for religion?
epa07537368 Members of armed police leave after a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of May 4th Movement at the Great Hall of the People (GHOP) in Beijing, China, 30 April 2019. The May 4th Movement, was a student protest movement which crystalized on 04 May 2019. The movement grew out of opposition to Japanese imperialist expansion into areas that were traditionally Chinese territory in the wake of World War I.  EPA-EFE/WU HONG China intensifies its crackdown of the Church of Almighty God
epa07265930 A Hindu minority bride attends a mass wedding ceremony in Karachi, Pakistan, 06 January 2019. The Pakistan Hindu Council organized the collective wedding for some 79 couples belonging to low income groups.  EPA-EFE/SHAHZAIB AKBER Pakistani government to restore historic Hindu temples
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