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Indonesia Proves Democracy, Islam Can Coexist, Foreign Minister Says at Global Forum in Poland

Indonesia has moved from an authoritarian state to one of the world’s largest democracies, proving Islam and democracy can coexist, the foreign minister has said. More than 10 years after the fall of the Suharto dictatorship, Indonesia had transformed into … Continue reading

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Obama signs Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON – PRESIDENT Barack Obama warned Iran on Thursday it faced mounting pressure and isolation, as he signed tough new US sanctions he said would strike at Teheran’s capacity to finance its nuclear programme. The measures, on top of new … Continue reading

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Does Killing Unemployment Benefits Kill The Economy?

The House of Representatives failed to pass a bill to extend unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans until November. The number of people that would be covered is over a 1.5 and increases by at least 100,00o a month. About 5.2 million people get federal unemployment benefits now. Continue reading

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President Ford Approved Warrantless Domestic Surveillance

While the country was embroiled in a national debate over excessive government surveillance in 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct warrantless domestic surveillance, according to a classified memo recently obtained by the Center for Investigative Reporting. Continue reading

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ACLU Study Highlights U.S. Surveillance Society

By: David Kravets Welcome to the surveillance society. That’s what the American Civil Liberties Union concluded Tuesday with a report chronicling government spying and the detention of groups and individuals “for doing little more than peacefully exercising their First Amendment … Continue reading

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Google changes tack in Chinese censor row

Google says it will stop automatically redirecting Chinese users to an uncensored site in Hong Kong a day before its government licence expires, following official complaints. Continue reading

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China grapples with growing labor discontent

Hardly a day has gone by this year without news coming from China of mass protests, labor strikes or violent attacks. In a country where strikes and protests are taboo, these are bold, desperate actions by Chinese angry over low wages, land-grabs, abuse from officials, corruption, worsening pollution and other bread-and-butter issues. Continue reading

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