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August Review

If the machinations going on in this country regarding so-called "deep integreation" were instead a communist conspiracy to take over the country (you will, of course, have to try hard to imagine this) the news media would be blaring the st

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Post Global

"Get the US out of the UN!," a sign near Gettysburg shouts. "The UN sabotages America's security," author Eric Shawn declared in his book the UN Exposed. Iranian spokeman Gholam-Hossein Elham told reporters that the UN

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PBS Frontline

After all others had been silenced, his lonely act of defiance against the Chinese regime amazed the world. What became of him? And 17 years later, has China succeeded in erasing this event from its history?

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MSNBC

Thousands of people went to the candlelight vigil Monday night, filling up four soccer fields at Victoria Park near downtown Hong Kong. Among them was Tonny Chin, 50, a clerk, who has attended the vigil every year since 1989.

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USA Today

A Sunni police chief praised by US forces for clearing his city of insurgents has been arrested following an investigatioin into alleged murder, corruption and crimes against the Iraqi people, the US military said Wednesday. Col. Hamid Ibrahim al-Ja

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BBC

The man suspected of poisoning ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko has said it could not have happened without the involvement of British secret services. Andrei Lugovoi, who denies the allegatioins, told a Moscow new conference

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France 24

Bulgaria and Turkey's center-right parties narrowly clinched enough seats to tilt the EU parliament to the right. It marks a shift of European voters preferring right-wing parties over left-wing ones.

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IHT

When the Estonian authorities began removing a bronze statue of a World War II-era Soviet soldier from a park in this Baltic seaport last month, they expected violent street protests by Estonians of Russian descent.

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Washington Monthly

Qubad Talabani is one of those cultural anomalies who somehow seem like natural creatures of Washington. Few twenty-nine-year-olds are trusted to serve as the top envoy of a foreign entity to the US, as Talabani - the son of Iraqi President Jalal Ta

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Sky News

A Moscow-based man is to be charged in connection with the murder of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, if he can be extradited from Russia. The Crown Prosecution Service has said it will ask for former KGB agent Andrei Lugovoi

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Washington Times

Iraq's military is drawing up plans on how to cope if US-led forces leave the country quickly, the defense minister said yesterday. The statement by Defense Minister Abdul-Qader al-Obeidi marked the first time a senior Iraqi official has spoken

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Guardian

Russia has agreed to supply Burma with its first nuclear reactor, in a move that is likely to dismay the US and raise fresh fears about the spread of nuclear technology around the world. Russia's atomic energy agency said it had reached a deal

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AP

The Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday condemned the Palestinian militants battling Lebanese government troops in a refugee camp in Lebanon, saying it has nothing to do with the group. Fighting between

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Newsweek

(Hey, Sean Hannity, take your moral obligations, and broadcast from here) How bad is it in Somalia? Bad enough that people fleeing the capital have been reduced to renting trees for shelter. It's the sort of thing that happens when drug-addled

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Washington Post

Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, the leader of the largest and most powerful Shiite party in Iraq, is in the US for urgent medical attention, according to US officials and his organization. His party, the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, refused to discuss

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Time

Trains crossed into the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone on Thursday for the first rail journey through the border dividing the two Koreas in more than half a century, the latest symbol of historic reconciliation between the longtime foes.

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AFP (Raw Story)

Japan's parliament was due Monday to approve legislation paving the way for the re-writing of the country's post-World War II pacifist constitution, a top priority for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. [It's the only thing we have left to sell.]

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thenewspaper.com

West Australian police released photos of a pair of riders photographed on January 27 traveling at up to twice the speed limit, 80 MPH in a 37 MPH zone, on South Street in Samson at 6pm. The duo returned just 23 minutes later to salute the camera onc

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