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Fedor Burlatsky obituary

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Political scientist who sought reform from within the Soviet Communist party and was an early advocate of perestroikaBehind its facade of unity, the post-Stalin Soviet Communist party was nothing like as single-minded as its leaders pretended and as many in the outside world believed. It contained radically different undercurrents: among the reformers essential to Mikhail Gorbachev’s eventual programme of perestroika was Fedor Burlatsky, who has died aged 87.A vivid personality and at times an influential figure in intellectual and political life, he observed enough of the rules of the game to maintain a comfortable, although far from lavish, lifestyle. His political writings often pushed to the limits of the permissible: he was an eloquent representative of those party insiders who were critical both of the influence of the military-industrial complex and of Russian nationalist currents within the party.

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Berlusconi’s latest political strategy: pet adoptions

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has unveiled a scheme to boost his flagging popularity: finding homes for hundreds of thousands of stray dogs and cats to win the hearts of animal lovers, media reports said Sunday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Much-delayed ambassador arrives at testy time for Canada-U.S. relations

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Bruce Heyman recently sworn in as U.S. envoy to Canada

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Italian government sells Jaguars, Maseratis on eBay to cut costs

Luxury cars out of style as economy struggles to grow

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Hong Kong students join Taiwan sit-in

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Taiwanese students who have been occupying their legislature since last Tuesday extended their support to Hong Kong’s Occupy Central movement, as a group of Hong Kong students joined their ninth day of protest yesterday to show solidarity between two sides in the fight fo <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Pakistani Party Identifies Man It Says Is C.I.A. Station Chief

The political party of former cricket star Imran Khan apparently revealed the name in an escalation of its campaign to end American drone strikes in the country.

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Prosecutor demands severe punishment as Bo Xilai trial ends

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Chinese prosecutors demanded a heavy sentence for ousted top politician Bo Xilai as his divisive, dramatic trial ended on Monday, saying his “whimsical” challenge to charges of bribery, graft and abuse of power flew in the face of the evidence. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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CY Leung to face Occupy Central chief at dinner on reform

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will come face to face with a core organiser of the Occupy Central democracy campaign for the first time at one of two dinners hosted by the government next month. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader arrested

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Egyptian authorities escalated their crackdown on deposed President Mohammed Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood by arresting the Islamist organisation’s top leader, state media reported on Tuesday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Welfare minister confirms aide quitting to care for family

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Zandra Mok Yee-tuen, 39, political assistant to Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, announced on Saturday that she was stepping down, saying she needed to take care of her two children. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Venezuela opposition claims new crackdown

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Venezuelan authorities ordered the arrest of a close aide to opposition leader Henrique Capriles and military agents removed documents, computers and cellphones from the man’s apartment on Wednesday, the opposition said. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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City Room: New York Today: Live Music, Live Voters

What you need to know for Tuesday: Political candidates at summer concerts, perfect weather, and a new name for a piglet.

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Italy’s top court begins crucial Berlusconi case hearing

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Italy’s supreme court heard on Tuesday Silvio Berlusconi’s last appeal against a jail sentence and ban from public office for tax fraud in a case which could threaten the survival of the shaky coalition government. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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End the Damn Dickmanship!

When middle-aged libido meets a whiff of power, chaos strikes our political process.

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China opens pipeline to bring gas from Myanmar

<!– google_ad_section_start –> China has switched on a new pipeline bringing natural gas from Myanmar, a state company said on Monday, in a project that has raised concerns in Myanmar’s nascent civil society about whether its giant neighbour’s resource grabs will benefit local people. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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China’s Korean war veterans battle for benefits

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Although they are often hailed by the state media as national heroes, veterans of the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army (PVA) continue fighting a seemingly hopeless war for better retirement benefits. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Xi calls for Maoist indoctrination for the younger generation

<!– google_ad_section_start –> President and Communist Party chief Xi Jinping has called for the younger generation to be given Maoist ideological indoctrination, while repeating the need to push forward with market reform. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Myanmar frees around 70 political prisoners

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Myanmar agreed to release some 70 political prisoners on Tuesday, an official said, after President Thein Sein vowed to free all dissidents by the end of the year. The move, the latest gesture of reform by the former general who has ushered in a period of sweeping change in the country, was greeted with caution by activists concerned that authorities are continuing to prosecute dissidents.  “The president has signed an amnesty for about 70 political prisoners around the country,” presidential adviser Hla Maung Shwe, a senior official at the Myanmar Peace Center, said. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Portuguese president accepts key political compromise

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Portugal’s president accepted a compromise reached by the coalition government that allows it to stay in power, defusing a potential financial crisis. In an address to the nation, President Anibal Cavaco Silva ruled out early elections, opting for “the best alternative” – “the continuation in office of the current government”. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Divided Belgium to swear in new king

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Belgium will swear in a new king on Sunday with festivities but also questions over the political influence of the monarch and the acceptance of Philippe as the king of all Belgians. The 183-year-old country is split across the middle, with many Dutch speakers seeking greater independence for Flanders in the north and wary of a monarchy seen rooted in the once powerful, but now poorer French-speaking Wallonia in the south. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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