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UK offers £10bn loan to the IMF

UK offers £10bn loan to the IMF | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Chancellor George Osborne offers just under £10bn in loans to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help economies in trouble.
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China's political scandal embroils Britain

China's political scandal embroils Britain | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
China's Communist party unleashed its full weight against former politician Bo Xilai and his wife at the center of a murder scandal Wednesday. ITN's Angus Walker reports from Beijing.
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Ethnic Mongolians in China concerned about cultural threat

Ethnic Mongolians in China concerned about cultural threat | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
There is a saying that Mongolians are born on horses.
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Is Africa the next Asia?

Is Africa the next Asia? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Richard Aidoo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Geography, Coastal Carolina University.
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Lord Heseltine: UK will join Euro

Lord Heseltine: UK will join Euro | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Former Conservative deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine tells the BBC the UK will join the euro "if it survives".
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'Right to die' man questions lord

'Right to die' man questions lord | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A man from Wiltshire who has "locked-in syndrome" asks for an explanation on why he should not be allowed to die.
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UK aid 'linked to Nigeria fraud'

UK aid 'linked to Nigeria fraud' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A fund which invested UK aid money is being investigated for financing Nigerian firms alleged to be fronts for money laundering, the BBC learns.
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Russian woman honored in fight to save forest

Russian woman honored in fight to save forest | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
MOSCOW — The young Russian woman who repeatedly stood up to bulldozers and baton-wielding police in her efforts to save an ancient oak forest on the busy outskirts of Moscow has won the world’s largest grassroots environmental prize.
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Zakaria: Ahmadinejad is weak and getting weaker – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

Zakaria: Ahmadinejad is weak and getting weaker – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
By Fareed Zakaria, CNN The Iranian regime has been deeply divided ever since the disputed 2008 elections and the rise of the Green Movement. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used to be Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s protégé.
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ZAKARIA: A global education for a global age

ZAKARIA: A global education for a global age | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
When I arrived at Yale from India in the fall of 1982, I felt distinctly unprepared. I had gone to a first rate, rigorous high school in Mumbai but, like many entering freshmen, I found that Yale operated at a different level.
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Chinese army leaders join call for unity after Bo Xilai's dismissal

Chinese army leaders join call for unity after Bo Xilai's dismissal | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
BEIJING, April 13 –The Communist Party’s vast propaganda apparatus continued its flood of calls for unity on Friday in the wake of the purge of top leader Bo Xilai and the arrest of his wife on murder charges, with senior military officers and...
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Russia’s opposition movement tested in southern city

Russia’s opposition movement tested in southern city | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
ASTRAKHAN, Russia — For almost four weeks, few people in this onetime caviar capital in southern Russia knew that an opposition mayoral candidate here had been on a hunger strike to protest an election he says was stolen from him.
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China's Gravity-Defying Economy: How Hard Will It Fall?

China's Gravity-Defying Economy: How Hard Will It Fall? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
As China's high-octane economy shifts into lower gear, virtually everyone agrees that the double-digit, super-charged boom years are drawing to a close.
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Tories warn of Lords plan revolt

Tories warn of Lords plan revolt | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
David Cameron is warned he will face a substantial rebellion by his own MPs if the government tries to change the structure of the House of Lords.
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Russia: The Khodorkovsky Case Haunts Putin's Inner Circle

Russia: The Khodorkovsky Case Haunts Putin's Inner Circle | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Allegations of graft strike at one of the Russian President's most prominent aides, revealing a network of old friendships and painful betrayals...
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Pei: The paranoid style in Chinese politics

Pei: The paranoid style in Chinese politics | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Minxin Pei is a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College.
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Secret colonial papers released

Secret colonial papers released | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Secret files on British colonial rule - once thought lost - have been released by the government, one year after they came to light.
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Meanwhile Inside Iran: Khamenei Consolidates His Power

Meanwhile Inside Iran: Khamenei Consolidates His Power | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The Ayatullah goes after a key Ahmadinejad ally -- and alleged human rights abuser and Tehran's political tea leaf readers try to parse the consequences...
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US choice is new World Bank chief

US choice is new World Bank chief | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
American health expert Jim Yong Kim is chosen to take over as the new president of the World Bank, after a challenge from Nigeria's finance minister.
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Elected mayors 'need more powers'

Elected mayors 'need more powers' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Elected mayors should have powers extending beyond city boundaries so they can "foster economic growth", a report suggests.
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Corruption 'main threat' to China

Corruption 'main threat' to China | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao, says corruption is the greatest threat facing the country's rulers as the biggest political scandal in years continues.
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Zakaria: Ai Weiwei and Chinese surveillance – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

By Fareed Zakaria, CNN What caught my eye last week was an art installation by the Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei.
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In viral video, children ask Mexican presidential candidates tough questions - CNN.com

In viral video, children ask Mexican presidential candidates tough questions - CNN.com | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
In a video, children ask Mexico's presidential candidates: "Are you striving only for the (presidential) chair, or will you change the future of our country?
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VIDEO: Democracy and Islam 'compatible'

VIDEO: Democracy and Islam 'compatible' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has warned against Islamic extremism and praised Indonesia as living proof that Islam is compatible with democracy.
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Iran Nuclear Talks: Can Islam Guide the Way to Peace?

Iran Nuclear Talks: Can Islam Guide the Way to Peace? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
It's pretty clear how the talks would manage to end happily: On the foundation of Iran's repeated insistence that atomic weapons are prohibited by Islam...
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