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Macedonia changes its name to end 27-year territorial dispute with Greece

by Ioan Pupila 1 year ago

June, 12th, 2018 -The government of Macedonia has struck an agreement with Greece to change the country’s name, bringing an end to a long-running dispute between the two nations. Greece objects that the "Republic of Macedonia" implies a claim to the whole geographic region of Macedonia, of which more than half is part of Greek territory.As a result of Greece’s objections, Macedonia was only admitted to the UN under the provisional name of FYROM - theFormer Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - after it gained its independence in 1991 from the break-up of ex-Yugoslavia. The country name 'Macedonia' was also shared by the ancient Greek kingdom ruled by Alexander of Macedon. The historical side of the story added up to Greek's push towards FYROM final name change to 'Republic of Northern Maced

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Tennis: Simona Halep to show off her French Open trophy in Bucharest [Photos]

by Ioan Pupila 1 year ago

Around 20K people have turned out to applaud Simona Halep for becoming the first Romanian tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title. The French Open 2018 trophy ceremony was held on National Arena stadium in Bucharest, Romania, June 11th 2018.The No. 1 ranked Simona Halep beat Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the 'Roland Garros' final in Paris on Saturday. Simona won her first major singles title.Simona Halep salutes cheering supporters in Bucharest - Photo: Ana Maria Zen / IndieFramePhoto: Ana Maria Zen / IndieFrame [get full photo rights]The event had a political twist: when Bucharest Mayor Gabriela Firea appeared on stage next to Halep, the cheers turned into jeers. Firea hit back, claiming civic groups organised by #Rezist anti-corruption activists and financi

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Published from IndieFrame - Anglophone Cameroonians at flight in Nigeria

by Newsroom 1 year ago

At the beginning of the year, IndieFrame reporter Solomon Amabo documented in smartphone photos and videos, a largely ignored issue by world press: the human rights African crisis in Southern Cameroon and Nigeria. The systematic persecution of Anglophone minority Cameroonians by their Government, in connection to Ambazonia independence declaration, had implications concerning forced migration, freedom of speech issues, violence and a refugee crisis at the borders of neighbouring country, Nigeria.Solomon's photos were published yesterday, June 11th 2018, by the Danish magazine on asylum and migration, visAvis. You can read the full article here. Ajasso, Nigeria, 07.12.2017 - 'Refugee children who can't find their parents after fleeing violence in Souther Cameroon' / Photo and

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Smartphone reports on Romania's government-backed protests

by Newsroom 1 year ago

The ruling Social Democrats (PSD) in Romania and thousands of their supporters rallied outside government headquarters in Bucharest on Saturday to protest alleged abuses of power by anti-corruption prosecutors. The rally was seen as a response by the ruling coalition to a series of large anti-government #Rezist street protests held against Social Democrat attempts to decriminalise several corruption charges by an emergency decree last year.Over 130.000 participate at the rally in Victoria Square, Bucharest, 09.06.2018 - Photo: Turcea Florian / IndieFrame Citizens using IndieFrame smartphone reporters app kept us informed on what happened in Bucharest this week-end::: See the video highlights uploaded by Mihai Ursu ::--According to several IndieFrame users that were part of the ra

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LGBTQ rights in Eastern and Southern Europe [Pride Photos]

by Ioan Pupila 1 year ago

Thousands marchers protested against discrimination in Greece and Romania, June 10th 2018. Members of a LGBT police association turned out for the 14th edition of the pride parade in Athens. Since the leftist government took office in 2015, Greece has extended civil partnerships to same-sex couples, authorised sex changes from the age of 15 and legislated for children to be adopted by same-sex partners.A drag queen in front of the Greek parliament during the Athens pride parade. Photograph: Eleni Paroglou/IndieFrameGiant rainbow flag in Syntagma Square, Athens, 09.06.2018 -  Photo: Christos Zormpas / IndieFrame3,000 people marched through the city centre, celebrating a ruling made by the EU’s top court earlier this week. The European court of justice ruled i

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People in power – politicians and world leaders on IndieFrame

by Loke 1 year ago

Our everyday life is affected by their decisions and influence, and we count on them to manage society in our interests. Politicians and world leaders are present in our everyday and through our entire lives, although we rarely get to see their faces.In IndieFrame's growing archive you can find pictures of politicians, world leaders, pictures from parliaments of parliament buildings for illustrations, cover stories etc.Below are some pictures from our repporters from around the world.Julius Made from the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) votes in the 2018 election, where he defeated the other major political party's – the All People's Congress (APC) – candidate, Ernest Bai Koroma. He is now the sitting president of Sierra Leone. By NyamacoroSilla. Alexey Naval

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Romania revokes 'Rosia Montana' nomination to UNESCO World Heritage List

by Ioan Pupila 1 year ago

Romania's Dăncilă Government blocked the procedure of listing Rosia Montana - historical Roman site Alburnus Maior - in UNESCO World Heritage. Authorities explanation for the decision is the ongoing trial of Romania vs. Canadian gold mining company Gabriel Resources. The company is asking Romanian state damages of USD 4.4 billion for having blocked the Rosia Montana mining project.River polluted with cyanide from previous minings near Rosia Montana - Photo: Romania Mea/ IndieFrame , June 7, 2017If not revoked, the decision of listing Rosia Montana as world heritage would have been pronounced 29.05 - 2.06.2018 in Bahrain by World Heritage Committee | IUCN. The Romanian state blocked the gold mining project at Rosia Montana following massive street protests in 2013.Demo Bucharest

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Washington protests against Nicaragua killings [Photos]

by Ioan Pupila 1 year ago

Nicaraguan students demonstrated Tuesday, June 5th, outside OAS General Assembly, demanding end to regime and students’ deaths during anti-governmental protests. During the last 45 days the death toll rose to 127 people, 7 minors included.IndieFrame reporter @VickyGO keeps us updated on the situation at OAS meeting in Washington DC. Current President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, was due to participate at talks concerning electoral reform, but he has refused to negotiate until roadblocks are lifted.Heads of Delegation Official Picture during the 48th General Assembly Meeting of the Organization of American States in Washington, DC, — June 4, 2018.Photo - VickyGo / IndieFrameNicaraguan students protest in Washington D.C.  — June 5, 2018.Cover photo by @VickyGO | get rights he

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Denmark approves fence building at the border with Germany |available photos|

by Ioan Pupila 1 year ago

Danish Parliament gave a green light today for the building of 70 km fence to keep out the wild boars that may carry African swine fever (ASF) and could spread the disease to Danish pig farms.“If African swine fever reaches Denmark, we calculate that exports worth 1.7 billion dollars would be immediately halted,’’ stated Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, Danish minister for environment and food.Pig by the fence at a farm in Denmark | Photo by LouLou© / IndieFrame -> https://www.indieframe.com/media/121173 [ $5 - get editorial rights on link ]The fence is envisaged to be 1.5 metres high and extend 0.5 metres underground to stop the wild boar crossing. It would run from the North Sea coast to the Flensburg Fjord. Construction was due to commence after investigations of natural,

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Photos of Danes burning in the summer heat

by Ioan Pupila 1 year ago

Unusually warm summer weather in Denmark, with temperatures over 25 Celsius degrees, is forecast to continue in the month of June. With warmest May ever recorded in Denmark, people enjoyed open air and burning in the summer heat.Cooling under public fountains, getting sweaty in some tropical beach outfits or jumping in the canal waters is a sight to rarely be seen in Scandinavia. Here's a collection of photos from IndieFrame reporters in Denmark that capture the heat wave moments:Young people enjoy the water splash under city center fountain, Copenhagen - June 3rd, 2018 Photo: Lars Christian Vibild / IndieFrameChildren cooling down in AarhusPhoto: Gitte Vinum  / IndieFrameLaying in the sun near Amager beach, CopenhagenPhoto by Me / IndieFrameMan dances during urban music fes

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