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Fears for regional stability rise with Kim’s death

Seoul – The change at the top of the North Korean regime has come more rapidly than expected. On the death of dictator Kim Jong Il, state media said his third son, Kim Jong Un, would be the ‘great successor’, simultaneously launching a missile in a show of strength. Kim junior, who is reported to be younger than 30, has ...

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Dan Lieberman: U.S. Policies Motivate Iran Nuclear Aims

Monday, 19 December 2011, 12:57 pm Article: Dan Lieberman ‘U.S. Policies Motivate Iran to Obtain a Nuclear Weapon’ by Dan Lieberman When the United States sent the B-29 Superfortress bomber, Elona Gay, to drop “Little Boy” on an unwary Hiroshima and ushered in the nuclear age, its administration neglected to plan for a major concern; how to prevent nuclear proliferation. ...

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Cesaria Evora, Cape Verdean vocalist, dies at 70

Lisbon, Portugal — Cesaria Evora, who started singing as a teenager in the bayside bars of Cape Verde in the 1950s and won a Grammy in 2003 after she took her African islands’ music to stages across the world, died Saturday. She was 70. Ms. Evora, known as the “Barefoot Diva” because she always performed without shoes, died in the ...

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The year of the protester

Reminiscent of their 1957 cover honouring the Hungarian Freedom Fighter, TIME Magazine has bestowed its highest honour – 2011 Person of the Year – upon “The Protester”, an amalgamation of 2011’s freedom fighters, occupiers and social justice advocates from all over the globe. Indeed, the decision to honour the world’s protesters is a significant one. While perhaps one cannot compare ...

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North Korea Leader Kim Jong Il Has Died

By EVAN RAMSTAD SEOUL—Kim Jong Il, the dictator who used fear and isolation to maintain power in North Korea and the threat of nuclear weapons to menace his neighbors and the U.S., has died, North Korean state television reported early Monday. Read more about the Kim family in an interactive graphic. His death opens a new and potentially dangerous period ...

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Protesters, Egypt army clash for 3rd day

CAIRO — Egypt’s ruling military and the revolutionaries who demand they immediately step down battled for a third day in the streets yesterday — and competed fiercely for the support of a broader public that has grown tired of turmoil since the fall of Hosni Mubarak 10 months ago. The generals appear to be winning the fight for the public, ...

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Steve Crawshaw: Havel was a giant for Eastern Europe who must be remembered

Havel was acknowledged leader of Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution" in November 1989 – the most magical of all the revolutions in eastern Europe during that astonishing year. It was an extraordinary experience to stand amidst the vast crowds on Wenceslas Square, as hundreds of thousands forced an unbending regime to collapse like a house of cards, and as the crowds called ...

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Afghanistan ‘will need billions in aid after troops leave’

Disaster will only be averted if the UK and others honour their commitment to support the Afghan government long after the soldiers have been brought home, the Institute for Strategic Studies (ISS) report, Afghanistan: to 2015 and beyond, argues. The report, released on Thursday, contradicts repeated assurances from Britain and the US that troop withdrawal in just three years’ time ...

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Rebel China villagers demand elections, turn to central leaders

WUKAN, China (Reuters) – Protesting Chinese villagers on Sunday demanded that central leaders defuse grievances about what they called crooked land deals and a suspicious death, as a revolt that has tested Communist Party authority in this semi-rural area neared its second week. Residents of Wukan Village in Guangdong province have driven off officials, erected makeshift barricades to deter police, ...

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