Russian claims about the missile strike that hit a factory and mall in Kremenchuk appear to be contradicted by open source evidence.
— Read on www.bellingcat.com/news/2022/06/29/russias-kremenchuk-claims-versus-the-evidence/
How can Israel be expected to carry out a proper investigation, when it has already absolved itself of the crime?
— Read on www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2022/5/11/killing-of-abu-akleh-shows-israel-targets-palestinian-journalists
Parental permission to end for terminations and up to five days’ leave a month for painful periods
— Read on www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/12/spain-to-ease-abortion-limits-for-over-16s-and-allow-menstrual-leave
To choose its next leader, Hong Kong uses words such as election, campaign, and vote to present the facade of freedom.
— Read on www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2022/05/hong-kong-john-lee-chief-executive/629789/
Family says young mother’s health deteriorated rapidly after the twins she was carrying died a week apart in the womb
— Read on www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jan/26/poland-death-of-woman-refused-abortion
Senior officials at the European Commission were targeted last year with spy software designed by an Israeli surveillance firm, according to two EU officials and documentation reviewed by Reuters.
— Read on www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-senior-eu-officials-were-targeted-with-israeli-spyware-sources-2022-04-11/
Copy-cat bulldozer action by various authorities governed by the BJP has deepened Muslim fears across India.
— Read on qz.com/india/2160648/how-kashmir-files-led-to-demolition-of-muslim-homes-in-india/
In an Andalusian farming town, ‘drought is an opportunity,’ says a local leader of the Vox party.
— Read on www.politico.eu/article/climate-change-spain-andalucia-far-right-vox-election-2022/
An extended investigation over the course of several months reveals how deeply the EU’s border agency, Frontex, is involved in the Greek refugee pushback campaign. The illegal acts are registered and concealed in a classified database.
— Read on www.spiegel.de/international/europe/frontex-involved-in-illegal-pushbacks-of-hundreds-of-refugees-a-9fe90845-efb1-4d91-a231-48efcafa53a0
Musk’s free speech absolutism could stoke conflict in countries like India and Ethiopia
— Read on www.codastory.com/authoritarian-tech/elon-musk-twitter/
Jignesh Mevani accused prime minister of idolising Nathuram Godse, killer of Mahatma Gandhi
— Read on www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/22/indian-lawmaker-arrested-after-tweet-criticising-narendra-modi
Gao Ronghui’s family are under extreme pressure from police in his hometown over his public support for Ukraine.
— Read on www.rfa.org/english/news/china/netherlands-harassment-04222022082316.html
Meanwhile, the head of the country’s second-largest oil company has stepped down.
— Read on www.thedailybeast.com/two-ex-russian-gas-company-execs-found-dead-in-two-days
Painstaking new techniques for archiving social media posts could provide crucial evidence in future prosecutions.
— Read on www.wired.com/story/open-source-russia-war-crimes-ukraine/
Before committing $2 billion to Mr. Kushner’s fledgling firm, officials at a fund led by the Saudi crown prince questioned taking such a big risk.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2022/04/10/us/jared-kushner-saudi-investment-fund.html
Russia has made a “massive strategic blunder” as Finland and Sweden look poised to join NATO as early as the summer, The Times reported on Monday, citing officials.
— Read on www.reuters.com/world/europe/finland-sweden-set-join-nato-soon-summer-times-2022-04-10/