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Cuba aims to build socialism, not communism, in draft constitution

Cuba’s current constitution only recognizes state, cooperative, farmer, personal and joint venture property

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July 22, 2018


U.S. lawmakers urge Google, Facebook to resist Vietnam cybersecurity law

Seventeen U.S. lawmakers have urged the CEOs of Facebook and Google to resist changes stipulated by a new cybersecurity law in Vietnam, which critics say gives the Communist-ruled state more power to crackdown on dissent.

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July 17, 2018


Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

Communist-run Cuba has started providing internet on the mobile phones of select users as it aims to roll out the service nationwide by year-end, in a further step toward opening one of the Western Hemisphere’s least connected countries. Journalists at state-run news outlets were among the first this year to get mobile internet, provided by…

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July 17, 2018


Muslims in China’s ‘Little Mecca’ fear eradication of Islam

Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China’s “Little Mecca”, but they have undergone a profound change — no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers. In what locals told AFP they fear is a deliberate move to eradicate Islam, the atheist ruling Communist Party has banned minors…

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July 16, 2018


Communist-run Cuba to recognize private property in new constitution

Communist-run Cuba will officially recognize private property, something it has long rejected as a vestige of capitalism, under a new constitution that also creates the position of prime minister alongside the president, state media reported on Saturday. Cuba’s current Soviet-era constitution only recognizes state, cooperative, farmer, personal and joint venture property. But former President Raul…

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July 15, 2018


Cuba boosts trade ties with Cold War ally Russia as U.S. disengages

A Russian-made Moskvich car is seen parked in Havana, Cuba, December 12, 2017. Picture taken on December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini HAVANA: Boxy Russian-built Lada automobiles still rattle around Cuba, growing more decrepit by the year, a reminder of vanished Soviet patronage for the Communist-led island, reported Reuters. But next month, more than 300 shiny…

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December 19, 2017


Amazing story of how churches were saved in communist Bucharest

BUCKHAREST: A bit bruised but still standing, old Orthodox churches can be found around Bucharest, having escaped the frenzied demolition of the Romanian capital in the 1980s ordered by ex-communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. At least 10 jewels of Romania’s religious heritage from the 16th to 19th centuries survived due to an engineering tour de force:…

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November 10, 2017


Oil markets escape Venezuela sanctions for now

NEW YORK: US oil markets had a muted reaction on Monday after Washington slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro but experts say broader oil-sector and financial sanctions may be the only way to make the Venezuelan government feel economic pain, reported Reuters. The move came after Sunday’s vote creating a new super-legislature known as…

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August 1, 2017


Indian Maoists kill three in Bihar

PATNA: Maoists have killed three persons in Bihar’s Jamui district as they were suspected of being police informers, police said on Friday. According to a police officer, Maoists late on Thursday beat to death the three, including a woman, near a dam in the district, reported Times of India. “The persons were targeted as they…

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July 19, 2017


Is Sanders a Socialist?

    By: Imran Khushal I know this should have been written weeks ago when so-called Pakistani left started calling the U.S senator Bernie Sanders a socialist in progressive circles. A few ‘red’ magazines portrayed him as a socialist messiah and Pakistani shortsighted socialists build a premise on this assumption. They wrote and said, “Look!…

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March 9, 2016


Contemporary dance steps out in Poland after communism

SOPOT: When Jacek Krawczyk was growing up in then-communist Poland, the government was happy to train him in karate and acrobatics. He did not imagine that one day he would become a dancer using contemporary styles shunned under communism. A quarter of a century since the collapse of communism, the northern Polish city of Sopot…

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April 25, 2015


Google conscience clashes with Chinese communism

BEIJING: Google-style capitalism with a conscience is butting heads with China's brand of communism. Google has vowed to stop bowing to Chinese online censorship that came as a legal condition when the California technology firm tailored a search engine for that country in 2006. The impetus for the stand was China-spawned cyber espionage that recently…

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January 21, 2010


Pope says fall of communism proved man needs God

STARA BOLESLAV: Pope Benedict, ending a trip to this highly secular nation, said on Monday the fall of communists who tried to erase religion was proof that God cannot be excluded from public life. At a mass in this town where the Czech patron St Wenceslas was murdered in the 10th century, Benedict addressed a…

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September 27, 2009