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Egyptian man urinates into Eternal Flame in Russia's Volgograd

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In Russia’s Volgograd, a criminal case was filed against an Egyptian, who urinated on the Eternal Flame and beat an accidental eyewitness on New Year’s Eve, The Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper wrote with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In the midst of New Year holidays, a drunk 29-year-old man was walking with friends in the center of Volgograd. He climbed... 

Chinese media distance themselves from Beijing in censorship row

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A pro-party daily lambasted anti-censorship strikers in China’s Guangzhou, saying their “issue will see no surprise ending.” Several major outlets reposted the piece only with disclaimers, prompting speculation they’d taken a stand against Beijing. ­On Monday, all five of China’s major web portals started publishing an editorial put together by the Global Times, a tabloid associated with... 

US Congress to repeal 22nd Amendment, pave way for Obama's 3rd term

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A United States congressman has introduced a bill that would repeal the 22nd Amendment, which currently limits the president to serving only two terms as commander-in-chief. Should the bill become a law, it could allow President Barack Obama to run for reelection yet again in 2016. The bill, H.J. Res. 15, offers “an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article... 

Obama Teams Up With Foreign Media and Governments to Destroy Second Amendment

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Russian, Chinese, British, Australian talking heads attack second amendment. In the three weeks since the Sandy Hook school shooting, Americans have been browbeaten by a plethora of foreigners in the media keen to lecture them on how their constitutional right to keep and bear arms should be eviscerated. It started with British CNN host Piers Morgan, who seized upon the tragedy within hours to push... 

Soviet-style disintegration awaits US: Gorbachev

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The last head of state of the former Soviet Union, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev The last head of state of the former Soviet Union, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, has warned the US of an imminent Soviet-like collapse if Washington persists with its hegemonic policies. Speaking at a Thursday conference on the future of the Middle East and the Black Sea region in the Turkish city of Istanbul, Gorbachev... 

Cuba, Venezuela, Russia and China now more free than America in notable ways

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In reviewing all the breaking news over the last few months and looking for the “big picture” of where America is headed, one pattern has emerged with striking regularity: America has quietly become less free in many ways than nations like Cuba, China and even Venezuela. This is especially true in California, where “justice” has become a joke, and the power of the state is unleashed in personal... 

China flexes naval might with new aircraft carrier's first jet landing

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J-15 jet about to land. China has successfully landed a warplane on its first aircraft carrier. The new J-15 jet fighter touched down on the Liaoning as part of the ship’s operational tests. The Liaoning, a refurbished Soviet-made ship, was delivered to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on September 25 in a move that will bolster China’s ability to project military power. A video of... 

USSR to rise from ashes through joint Eurasian currency

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The creation of the supranational currency within the scope of the Customs Union is inevitable, Prime Minister of Armenia, Tigran Sargsyan, believes. According to him, this should be the next stage of integration within the organization, which makes sense from the point of view of simplification of currency circulation in transfers. The new currency may see the light on January 1, 2015. As the prime... 

All monuments of Lenin to be removed from Russian cities

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Cleaning a monument to Vladimir Lenin, Krasnoyarsk. Russian lawmakers believe it is time to remove monuments to the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution, Vladimir Lenin, from town and city squares across the country. Memorials to such “a controversial figure” should be re-located in museums or alleys with statues of other historic persons, suggested the author of the initiative, Liberal-Democratic... 

Thousands of Greek communists protest the Gaza war at Israeli embassy

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A protest marking the anniversary of the deadly suppression of a 1973 student uprising in Greece turned into a massive anti-Israeli demonstration in the capital Athens, Press TV reports. On Saturday, communist protesters gathered at the Athens Polytechnic before marching on to the Israeli embassy in protest against its ongoing killing of Palestinians in Gaza. On November 17, 1973, students held a... 

New Chinese administration to continue developing relations with Russia

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The new Chinese administration will continue to build partnership relations with Russia, Andrey Karneyev, Vice-Chancellor of the Institute of Asian and African Studies of Moscow State University told Pravda.Ru. “Indeed, China has formed a new team that will lead the country in the next 10 years. The fact that it is all happening in a relatively stable fashion is also a sign of success –... 

Xi Jinping elected to lead China

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Xi Jinping has been elected General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and will also now be the country’s commander-in-chief, making him de facto leader of the world’s most populous country. ­In a no-surprise promotion on Thursday, veteran politician Xi was confirmed to be China’s paramount leader for the next 10 years. Wearing a dark suit, he led the new seven-man Central Politburo... 

Western democracy 'unacceptable' for Belarus - Lukashenko

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Democratic principles adopted in the West, including those that attempt to control elections, are not right for Belarus, the nation’s President Aleksander Lukashenko said Monday. Advising his nation to “calm down over [Western] democracy,” Lukashenko implored the students and faculty of the Belarusian State Economic University to consider what is happening in Spain, Italy, France and Greece,... 

Harlem Désir, France's first black president?

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France’s ruling Socialist Party has officially appointed Harlem Désir as its new leader, a move that potentially puts the former anti-racism activist on track to becoming the country’s first black president. Members of France’s ruling Socialist Party overwhelmingly picked Harlem Désir as party chief during the group’s congress in the southwest city of Toulouse on Thursday. The vote made... 

Cuba's aging Fidel Castro emerges in public after months

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Cuba’s former revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Cuba’s former revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in months, challenging the rumor mill that he is on death’s door. Commercial director at the Hotel Nacional, Yamila Fuster, told The Associated Press on Sunday that the 86-year-old politician dropped off a Venezuelan guest on Saturday afternoon, and then... 
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