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Terror and Amnesty in Nigeria

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In Lagos, Nigeria, where I live, people have been posing a counterfactual: How would Americans react if the Unites States pardoned the terrorists behind 9/11 or the Boston Marathon bombing?

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Salmond wants TV debate with Cameron

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First Minister Alex Salmond says he is prepared to go head-to-head with Prime Minister David Cameron in a TV debate on Scottish independence.

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Nigeria All Set To Be Africa's Top Economy

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (L) and former US President Bill Clinton arrive on February 21, 2013 to attend the inauguration ceremony for the first phase of the Eko Atlantic real estate pro...

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686 presidential candidates try to succeed Ahmadinejad in Iran

686 presidential candidates try to succeed Ahmadinejad in Iran | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it

Hundreds of candidates are vying to become Iran's next president, with hopefuls ranging from friends to foes of current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.


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UK in court clash over political ads

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The government says it will resist attempts to allow US-style political advertising on British TV ahead of a important legal judgement on the issue.


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Interview: Chinese Activist Says Reform Will Have To Come From The People

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Blind civil-rights activist Chen Guangcheng, who gained international recognition for taking on China's one-child policy and other causes, set off a diplomatic firestorm last year when he escaped house arrest in China and fled to the U.S.


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Mexico sacks 'power abuse' official

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Mexico's president sacks an official over an incident caused by his daughter last month, in a case of abuse of power that has trended on Twitter.

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Three quarters 'can't name their MP'

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Only 22% of people know who their MP is and the number saying they will not vote is increasing, says the Hansard Society's annual survey on political engagement.

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UK Official: Violent Attack in London Could Be Terror-Related

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(LONDON) — A British official says a violent attack near a London barracks is being investigated as a possible terrorist act. Police said two men attacked another man on Wednesday. One man is dead and two others were injured.

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Western China city seeks to banish Muslim veil – The Express Tribune

Western China city seeks to banish Muslim veil – The Express Tribune | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
Campai­gn to discou­rage veils and growin­g long beards in a bid to "dilute religi­ous consci­ousnes­s," say media report­s.

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China Plans to Reduce the State’s Role in the Economy

China Plans to Reduce the State’s Role in the Economy | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
After years of relying on state spending to supercharge growth, China’s new prime minister, Li Keqiang, said the government would seek to unleash the nation’s creative energies.

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Chinese Leaders Warn of ‘Dangerous’ Western Values

Chinese Leaders Warn of ‘Dangerous’ Western Values | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
A reported Communist Party directive seemed to reflect determination to preserve top-down political control in the face of potential economic liberalizati0n.

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China’s Brutal One-Child Policy

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In China, the rich can pay a fine and have a second child. The poor face menstrual monitoring and state-mandated abortions.

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Mexico's urban youth culture explosion

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Mexico City is in the midst of a youth explosion and it has created one of Latin America's most dynamic street cultures.

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Facing death to report the story in Mexico

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Torture, sexual assault, kidnapping and death threats have not silenced Mexican investigative journalist Lydia Cacho.

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An eye-opening map of which countries execute the most prisoners

An eye-opening map of which countries execute the most prisoners | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it

Amnesty International's latest report on capital punishment indicates that the world still executed roughly the same number of people, from roughly the same number of countries, as it did in 2011.


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U.S. Issues Country Reports On Human Rights Practices

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The U.S. State Department has released its "Country Reports On Human Rights Practices" for 2012, highlighting crackdowns on civil society, struggles for democratic change, and threats to freedom of expression.


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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, June 13, 2015 6:30 AM

IS THE U.S. GOV GOING BACK OR COMING FORWARD? CAN YOU TELL IT! IF SO SAY "SO"       SO!

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Moscow's New Free-Speech Zone, Inspired By Hyde Park - But Is It Good For Democracy?

Moscow's New Free-Speech Zone, Inspired By Hyde Park - But Is It Good For Democracy? | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it

Worldcrunch.com / KOMMERSANT MOSCOW – There's a novelty for the spring in two of the capital's parks that has the air of democracy: Muscovites can noq submit applications to hold public events on the official websites of Gorky Park and Sokolniki...


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EU referendum bill will be debated

EU referendum bill will be debated | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
A Conservative backbencher will introduce a bill paving the way for a referendum on the UK's EU membership.

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Terrorism in Nigeria: Bigger guns

Terrorism in Nigeria: Bigger guns | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
WHAT is the best response when facing a regional insurgency and your troops are fanning the flames with violent raids that leave as many civilians dead as insurgents?

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A fascinating map of the world's most and least racially tolerant countries

A fascinating map of the world's most and least racially tolerant countries | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it

When two Swedish economists set out to examine whether economic freedom made people any more or less racist, they knew how they would gauge economic freedom, but they needed to find a way to measure a country's level of racial tolerance.


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Ai Weiwei song rages against state

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei releases a foul-mouthed music video in which he recreates his detention and rages against abuses of state power.

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Staunch anti-American Saeed Jalili an early favorite in Iran's presidential race

Staunch anti-American Saeed Jalili an early favorite in Iran's presidential race | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
Now that Iranian authorities have disqualified former president Hasmei Rafsanjani from the coming presidential race, one of the candidates who appears to be emerging as an early favorite is Saeed Jalili, the country's lead nuclear negotiator.

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In China, Discontent Among the Normally Faithful

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The Communist Party’s new leaders are being confronted by challenges from a constituency that has generally been the party’s most ardent supporter: the middle class and well-off.

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'Argo': What Really Happened In Tehran? A CIA Agent Remembers : NPR

'Argo': What Really Happened In Tehran? A CIA Agent Remembers : NPR | AP Comparative Government | Scoop.it
The political drama Argo is based on the real story of a CIA-planned rescue in revolutionary Iran.

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