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China’s beleaguered Uighurs under high-tech surveillance

International | A new report details disturbing government efforts to eradicate minorities in Xinjiang
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/10/18, 01:10 pm

CHINA: A new Human Rights Watch report details the scaled-up efforts to eradicate Uighur Muslims, Kazakhs, and other minorities behind a wall of secrecy in Xinjiang province—in state parlance, “to cure ideological diseases.” Most disturbing, according to the report, for its widespread implications:

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Sweden faces political limbo after narrow election

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/10/18, 10:52 am

Sweden is set to face weeks of coalition negotiations after the country’s rival left- and right-wing parliamentary blocs failed to win a majority in Sunday’s election. The ruling center-left Social Democrats and the center-right Alliance each emerged with about 40 percent of the vote in preliminary counts. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats secured 17.6 percent of the votes—up from 13 percent four years ago—as the country battles an immigration crisis. Sweden could face political uncertainty as the two leading blocs said they will not work with the Sweden Democrats.

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International delegations head to D.C. to discuss religious freedom

International | Plus Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s views on Russia and refugees
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/20/18, 12:53 pm

UNITED STATES: More than 80 countries will send high-level participants to Washington next week for the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom hosted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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