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

UK Official: Violent Attack in London Could Be Terror-Related | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
(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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'Full levers' call for Scots economy

'Full levers' call for Scots economy | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A Scottish government paper on independence will argue Scotland's potential for growth is being held back by the lack of decision-making powers.
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Terrorism in Nigeria: Bigger guns

Terrorism in Nigeria: Bigger guns | Comparative Government and Politics | 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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EU referendum bill will be debated

EU referendum bill will be debated | Comparative Government and Politics | 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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A dazzling documentary about pop music in China's Muslim-majority province

A dazzling documentary about pop music in China's Muslim-majority province | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Life can get complicated in Xinjiang, the far-Western Chinese province perhaps best known as the home of ethnic Uighurs, who are majority Muslim.
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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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Photos of Ai Weiwei's latest work, a response to China's baby milk scandal

Photos of Ai Weiwei's latest work, a response to China's baby milk scandal | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has unveiled his newest piece in Hong Kong a work composed of 1,800 large tins of milk powder, arranged into a map of China. Each province is marked off by a different brand of milk.
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Iran’s election: A candidacy conundrum

Iran’s election: A candidacy conundrum | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
FOR five days Iran’s interior ministry opened its doors to the people, inviting presidential hopefuls to register for the election on June 14th.
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Mexico sacks 'power abuse' official

Mexico sacks 'power abuse' official | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
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'

Three quarters 'can't name their MP' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
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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