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Nigerian politicians trade blows

Nigerian politicians trade blows | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Nigerian politicians have come to blows, after a splinter group from the ruling party tried to address parliament.

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Putin engages critics at forum in Russia but steers clear of concessions

Putin engages critics at forum in Russia but steers clear of concessions | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
VALDAI, Russia — President Vladimir Putin made a highly unusual gesture to his political opposition Thursday: He spoke to them at a public forum. Maybe next time he’ll even give some ground.
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VIDEO: 'Industrial' theft of Nigerian oil

VIDEO: 'Industrial' theft of Nigerian oil | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Nigerian crude oil is being "stolen on an industrial scale" according to think tank Chatham House. Tomi Oladipo reports.
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New politics of a new generation?

The editors of The Economist are delighted that young Brits seem to have political attitudes and values that agree with those of the editors. And Boris Johnson.
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Quiz: Could you be president of Iran?

Quiz: Could you be president of Iran? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
An interactive quiz to help you decide if you have the necessary qualifications to be president of Iran
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This map of global public opinion toward Iran is bad news for Tehran

This map of global public opinion toward Iran is bad news for Tehran | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
As Iran prepares for its presidential election, Pew put the entire Islamic Republic through a different sort of vote: public opinion. The polling firm surveyed people in 39 countries for their views on Iran.
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Questioning the right to tweet

Questioning the right to tweet | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
LONDON — After the recent slaying of a British soldier in a suspected Islamist extremist attack, angry social media users took to Twitter and Facebook, with some dispatching racially and religiously charged comments that got them quickly noticed on...
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UK economy 'damaging' Scotland

UK economy 'damaging' Scotland | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The UK economy is so "dysfunctional" and biased towards London it is not in Scotland's interests to remain in the monetary union, a think-tank says.
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Brezhnev Pips Lenin as Russia's Favorite 20th Century Ruler

Brezhnev Pips Lenin as Russia's Favorite 20th Century Ruler | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Russians view Leonid Brezhnev as the most positive of all Soviet and Russian leaders in the 20th century, but Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin were close behind in an opinion poll released on Wednesday.    ...
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In China, Hacking Has Widespread Acceptance

In China, Hacking Has Widespread Acceptance | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Hacking in China thrives across official, corporate and criminal worlds and is openly discussed and promoted, whether for breaking into private networks, tracking dissent or stealing trade secrets.
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What's A Disqualified Iranian Candidate To Do?

What's A Disqualified Iranian Candidate To Do? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
This week Iran's electoral watchdog, the Guardians Council, approved the candidacies of just eight of the nearly 700 people who applied to run in next month's presidential election.
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'A society discovering itself': The amazing, subversive rise of Chinese documentary film

'A society discovering itself': The amazing, subversive rise of Chinese documentary film | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Documentary filmmaking isn't always easy in China; like many forms of journalism, it is political by its very coexistence with state controls that the filmmakers may or may not accept.
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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 | Comparative Government and Politics | 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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Russia’s Putin Says He May Seek 4th Term as President

Russia’s Putin Says He May Seek 4th Term as President | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
In a playful exchange with France’s former prime minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that it was possible he would seek a fourth presidential term.
    
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Iran

Iran | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made his case Thursday to the American people and the world for "a constructive approach" to contentious issues including his nation's nuclear program, arguing that failing to engage "leads to everyone's loss."...
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Nigeria taken oil 'laundered abroad'

Nigeria taken oil 'laundered abroad' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The proceeds from stolen Nigerian crude oil sold each year on international markets are being laundered in world financial centres, a report says.
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VIDEO: China launches manned spacecraft

VIDEO: China launches manned spacecraft | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
China's latest manned spacecraft has blasted off into orbit from it launch centre in the Gobi Desert.
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Rafsanjani backs Rouhani for Iran presidency

Rafsanjani backs Rouhani for Iran presidency | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Former president says his moderate ally Hassan Rouhani is "more suitable" than others to lead the country.
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Tiananmen provokes fresh China-US spat

Tiananmen provokes fresh China-US spat | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
US call to fully account for those killed, detained or missing in 1989 crackdown draws angry response from Beijing.
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Iran presidential candidate's staff arrested

Iran presidential candidate's staff arrested | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Police detains campaigners for leading opposition candidate Hassan Rouhani in Tehran ahead of June 14 presidential poll.
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Ai Weiwei song rages against state

Ai Weiwei song rages against state | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
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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Exclusive: Away from Domestic Pressures, British P.M. Cameron Chillaxes with TIME

Exclusive: Away from Domestic Pressures, British P.M. Cameron Chillaxes with TIME | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
David Cameron has a reputation for taking things easy.
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Net immigration 'down by a third'

Net immigration 'down by a third' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The number of people coming to the UK has fallen by over 80,000 in the last year as figures show net migration is down by a third.
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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 | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Campai­gn to discou­rage veils and growin­g long beards in a bid to "dilute religi­ous consci­ousnes­s," say media report­s.
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