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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
“Every time I call [my mother],” Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov said recently, “she gives me a talking-to: ‘When will you stop being rude about Putin? He’ll kill you.’”
Does democracy in Malaysia really depend on Anwar Ibrahim? If it does, Malaysia’s 30 million people are in trouble. Anwar is back in jail: at least five years’ imprisonment, and another five years’ ban from political activity after that.
Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, has lived up to his name again. Three minutes after he left an election rally in the northern city of Gombe last week Monday, a suicide bomber blew herself up in the nearby parking lot.
After Ahmed Merabet, a French policeman, was killed outside the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris last week, his brother Malek said: “My brother was Muslim and he was killed by two terrorists, by two false Muslims. Islam is a religion of peace and love.”
'Did you know there’s an oil war? And the war has an objective: to destroy Russia,' said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in a live television speech last wee
The first thing to note is that the client is still piling on weight at an alarming rate – up from 2 billion units to 7 billion in the past 75 years – but continues to thrive, for the most part
Here are four reasons why President Barack Obama’s decision last week to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba was a good idea.
The final two days of the UN Climate Change summit in Peru were spent watering down various parts of the text so that no country would just walk away. That’s where SHALL was changed to MAY, not once but many times
Political dynasties tend to thrive mainly in very large democratic countries where name-recognition is a huge asset: think two President Adams, two President Roosevelts, and maybe soon a third President Bush or a second President Clinton in the United States
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