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Russia Uses Microsoft to Suppress Dissent

Valeri Nistratov for The New York Times Baikal Environmental Wave protested in June against a paper factory on the shores of Lake Baikal, months after security forces seized its computers.  IRKUTSK, Russia — It was late one afternoon in January when a squad of plainclothes police...

Can Africa break its 'resource curse'?

By Mark Tutton for CNN Liberian rebels in 2002. Liberia's civil war was partly funded by "blood diamonds." STORY HIGHLIGHTS In many African nations natural resources have led to economic instability Resource wealth can lead to corruption, cronyism and violence Conflicts ...

Israeli-Palestinian Talks Face a Big 'So What?'

Wide, long and not very satisfying was the yawn that greeted news that Israel and the Palestinian Authority will resume direct peace talks in Washington next month. After decades of fruitless negotiations interrupted by periods of stalemate or terror or both, expectations could scarcely be...

South Korea tries to block Twitter messages from North

By Chico Harlan Saturday, August 21, 2010   TOKYO -- The sour state of relations on the Korean Peninsula has led to equally sour relations on the Internet, with North and South Korea now engaged in a micro-battle over micro-blogging. This Story Koreas in war of Twitter...

Spain Claims 2 Victories in Its Relations With Africa

By RAPHAEL MINDER Published: August 23, 2010 MADRID — Spain claimed two separate diplomatic victories in Africa on Monday with the release of two hostages held in Mauritania and an agreement with Morocco to strengthen police cooperation following a recent commercial blockade of Melilla, a...

Venezuela, More Deadly Than Iraq, Wonders Why

Meridith Kohut for The New York Times Relatives mourned Yanil Cemeño in Caracas, the fourth child in his family to be killed. Venezuela’s murder rate exceeds Iraq’s. More Photos » By SIMON ROMERO Published: August 22, 2010 CARACAS, Venezuela — Some here joke that they might be safer if...

Corruption Rapport: Voici les ministères les plus corrompus du Cameroun

Par alain.noah.awana | Mercredi 28 juillet 2010 | Le Messager « Nous avons encore, je dois le dire, un grave problème de morale publique. Malgré nos efforts pour les combattre, la fraude, les détournements de deniers publics, la corruption continuent de miner les fondements...
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