Italians can now report fake news to the police. Here's why that's problematic
- Daniel Funke
In an effort to address fake news ahead of this year’s elections, the Italian government has created an online portal where people can report hoaxes.
The portal, which Interior Minister Marco Minniti announced Thursday, prompts users to supply ...
Heartbreaking letter to Santa: Greek child asks for “plenty of food”
- Keep Talking Greece
All children that were asked to write a letter so Santa most probably asked the obvious: toys. Except for one child, 8-year-old Alexis.
“Dear Santa, I am Alexis from the 4th grade. I was a good child. This year, I want you to bring plenty of ...
Communists confront the black hole of Spanish nationalism
- Ángeles Maestro
What the oligarchy of the Spanish State fears most is that the working class rediscovers that the political representatives of those who destroy their lives on a daily basis are the same ones who, disguised as patriots, crush the national rights of the ...
Preparing For EU Collapse
- Raúl Ilargi Meijer
If there is one thing the Spain vs Catalonia conflict reminds us of, it has got to be Turkey. And that is a much bigger problem for the EU than it realizes. First of all, Brussels can no longer insist that this is an internal, domestic, Spanish issue, ...
The Kremlin’s 1917 Revolution Problem
- Amie Ferris-Rotman Эми Феррис-Ротман
The 100th anniversary of the October Revolution brings difficult memories for modern-day Russia
The diorama showing how Ulyanovsk looked when Vladimir Lenin was born here in 1870 is noticeably full of Orthodox churches.
Their gleaming onion domes are ...
From the ‘July Days’ to the workers’ revolution in Russia 1917
- John Catalinotto
At the end of the abortive workers and sailors’ uprising in Petrograd (St. Petersburg) in July 1917, nearly all the leaders of the Bolshevik Party were in prison or in hiding, slandered as agents of German imperialism. Yet within months the ...
Showdown looming in Catalonia
- John Catalinotto
Oct. 23 — In response to the arrest of two Catalonian political leaders by the Spanish state and to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s announcement that the central regime would depose Catalonia’s regional government, 450,000 ...
Malta: 8 of Caruana Galizia’s stories which are now stuck in limbo
- Tim Diacono
Will the country ever get closure on some of Daphne Caruana Galizia's top stories?
No Maltese journalist was quite as controversial as Daphne Caruana Galizia and several of her stories were often hit by libel cases from some of the most powerful people ...
"We are not interested in justice without change": Daphne Caruana Galizia's sons
- Matthew Caruana Galizia
Daphne Caruana Galizia's sons shared following post on Oct. 19, 2017
After a day of unrelenting pressure from the President and Prime Minister of Malta for what’s left of our family to endorse a million-euro reward for evidence leading to the ...
Daphne Caruana Galizia: Establishment was out to get her, says family
- Jon Henley
Looking back, they had known – perhaps for a long time – that it might end like this. With hindsight, says Matthew Caruana Galizia , red-eyed from emotion and lack of sleep, it seems obvious. “This wasn’t an aberration,” ...