African Countries Ban Donkey Skin Trade

Animal welfare advocates have welcomed the decision of the African Union to ban the donkey skin trade which was fueled by the growing demand for the skins in China but contributed to the decline of the donkey population on the continent.

Alexei Navalny is Dead

Alexei Navalny, 47, the loudest critic of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and his regime, died in jail, the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service announced on Friday.

EU Action Needed to Save Hungary’s Freedom of the Press, HRW Says

Hungary’s freedom of the press has been under direct fire since Prime Minister Viktor Orban came into power in 2010, from obstructing the press in its pursuit of media pluralism, to hostile surveillance and smear campaigns against journalists, human rights and press freedom advocates said.