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Authorities arrest 19 over S.China riots – report

Police in southern China have arrested 19 people in connection with one of the worst outbreaks of civil unrest seen in the export-oriented Guangdong province in years, Chinese media reported on Friday. A heavy police presence remained on the streets … Continue reading

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Brazil court refuses to extradite Italian leftist rebel Cesare Battisti

Brazil‘s highest court has ruled against extraditing former Italian leftist guerrilla Cesare Battisti, who was convicted of four murders carried out in the late 1970s in his homeland. The supreme court’s ruling upheld a decision in December by then President … Continue reading

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Ukraine hopes to get 3 billion dollars from IMF in August: official

The Ukrainian cabinet hopes to get 3 billion U.S. dollars from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in August after pension reform adoption, said Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Social Policy Sergey Tigipko here on Wednesday. “To my mind, … Continue reading

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China unrest as hundreds protest against Taizhou land grabs

Chinese security forces mobilised to suppress protests in eastern China, a monitoring group and eyewitnesses said on Thursday, in the latest bout of unrest gripping parts of the country. The unrest in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, broke out on Tuesday after the … Continue reading

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IMF: Seoul Could Do More to Combat Inflation

SEOUL—The International Monetary Fund wants South Korea to raise interest rates faster and let its currency rise further in value to tame inflation, according to officials familiar with discussions taking place between the IMF and Seoul. The IMF’s concerns could … Continue reading

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Belarus Lukashenko: Hundreds defy protest ban in Minsk

About 1,000 people have defied a ban in Belarus to hold a silent protest at the economic crisis in the capital Minsk, with police holding back. They gathered peacefully in streets close to President Alexander Lukashenko’s main administration building, which … Continue reading

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China Blocks Web Searches in an Attempt to Halt Protests

In China the long dreaded “Jasmine Revolution” might be starting to finally materialize.  Outraged and impoverished, migrant workers in Zengcheng, a city in the country’s sea-facing southern Guangdong province, have taken to the streets in protest, clashing with police.  The protests … Continue reading

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Homeland Security Department curtails home-grown terror analysis

The Department of Homeland Security has stepped back for the past two years from conducting its own intelligence and analysis of home-grown extremism, according to current and former department officials, even though law enforcement and civil rights experts have warned … Continue reading

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Woolly terminology undermines new ‘Prevent’ strategy

For the Home Office, its recently relaunched ‘Prevent’ strategy (pdf) was its third attempt at creating an effective counter-extremism strategy. Whilst previous efforts were often hamstrung by a lack of focus, version three was supposed to avoid that mistake. For example, rather … Continue reading

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Guangzhou tightens migrants’ permit checks

Authorities in Guangzhou moved to tighten their management of more than 7 million migrant workers who do not hold local hukou by launching an intense round of residence permit checks. An official with the Guangzhou Migrant Population Administration said the … Continue reading

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