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Stories about Politics

25 January 2015

10 Ways Mexicans Can Reclaim Their Troubled Country, According to Author Denisse Dresser

Political analyst Denise Dresser gave a talk reflecting on ways to be a citizen in today's Mexico. The YouTube video has received thousands of views and sparked important conversations.

Yemen's Uncertainty

Yemen, often described as a “failed state”, has become a country without a president and a government.Even Yemenis living inside the country are perplexed by the latest dramatic developments.

36 Killed, Internet Shut Down Briefly in DR Congo as Protests Flare Against President Kabila

Violent clashes between police and protesters against Kabila's electoral reform have resulted in 36 deaths in DR Congo over the past few days.

24 January 2015

Tajikistan's President Talks About Problems, Parliament Applauds?

Tajikistan's outgoing parliament is good at cheering the president and rubber-stamping his decisions. Don't expect any changes when a new one arrives in March.

Thailand's Military-Appointed Legislature Impeaches Ousted Prime Minister

Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was impeached for implementing a rice pledging program which critics decried as anomalous and disastrous.

23 January 2015

World Leaders’ Paris March Participation Provokes Wave of Criticism

Internet users responding to images of world leaders at the Paris march against terrorism earlier this month displayed what might be called a "consensus of mockery."

22 January 2015

Russian Politician Tells Public to ‘Eat Less,’ As Food Prices Rise

RuNet Echo

“If you’re short on money,” Gaffner said, “just remember that we’re all Russian citizens. We just need to give some thought to our health and eat a bit less.”

Myanmar's Nationalist Monk Attacks UN Envoy in His Speech

The Buddhist nationalist monk is not happy over the UN rapporteur's statement concerning the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

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