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12 April 2013

Daily archive · 7 posts

Stories from 12 April 2013

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China Yanks ‘Django Unchained’ from Theaters

Chinese censors abruptly pulled the Oscar-winning movie “Django Unchained” from the country’s cinemas on the day of its premiere in an unexpected about-face after the movie's week-long promotion in China.

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Kyrgyzstan: Where Every Joke is on the Capital's Mayor

KVN - the Russian abbreviation for Club of the Funny and Inventive - remains a national comedy institution in many states of the former Soviet Union. Kyrgyzstan, whose capital has...

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Racism Remarks in the NYT Land Cuban Intellectual in Trouble

Author Roberto Zurbano's tough talk on racism in Cuba published in The New York Times apparently cost him is job as editor at a publishing house and generated a heated...

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Transparency NGOs Prepare for Sunday’s Election in Venezuela

Technology for Transparency Network

As Venezuelan voters prepare to head to the polls for the second time in six months, a group of NGOs have come together to work towards transparency in the electoral...

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Caution as Yemen Hands Diplomatic Immunity to Top Military

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has removed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's son Ahmed, the head of the Republican Guard, and appointed him as ambassador to the United Arab Emirates,...

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Can Cyprus Turn Back from the Abyss? Three Options to Escape the Financial Crisis

The small island of Cyprus continues its race against bankruptcy. Following the European decision to tax all depositors, the Mediterranean republic faces a critical situation. Three options are emerging for...

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China Puts Ancient Buddhist Temple on Chopping Block

Local Chinese authorities, in a bid to preserve parts of the historic Silk Road trade route, have ordered the destruction of the ancient Xingjiao Temple, which holds the remains of...

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