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Beto O’Rourke Offering “Rorschach Politics”

March 21, 2019           |                                       

In a story headlined “Centrist or Liberal? Beto O’Rourke’s Political Splits,” The Associated Press reports that in the early days of his presidential campaign O’Rourke “has vowed to work with Republicans. . . The architects of his campaign insist he’s not interested in adhering to a particular ideological lane, and O’Rourke himself shuns party labels. […]

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Popular Russian Actor Sergei Yursky Dies At 83

February 8, 2019           |                                       

Popular Russian actor Sergei Yursky has died at the age of 83. Media reports quote his relatives and colleagues as saying that the veteran actor died after a long illness in Moscow on February 8. Yursky, who started his career in the 1960s, played leading roles in more than 40 films as well as plays […]

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Member of Group That Organized 1991 Coup Attempt In Moscow Dies

January 28, 2019           |                                       

A member of so-called Gang of Eight that tried to take over the collapsing Soviet Union in 1991 has died in the city of Yekaterinburg. The Yekaterinburg city administration said on January 28 that Aleksandr Tizyakov, the former chief of the Soviet Union’s Association of State Industrial Facilities, died at the age of 92. The […]

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Organizer Of Protests Against Russian Pension Reforms Severely Beaten

January 2, 2019           |                                       

KEMEROVO, Russia – A Russian activist who helped organize protests against plans to raise the retirement age has been severely beaten by unknown attackers. Valery Kazantsev was assaulted in the hall of his apartment block in the Siberian city of Kemerovo at 7 a.m. on January 1 when he was returning home after celebrating New […]

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World Leaders Attend U.S. President George Bush's State Funeral In Washington

December 5, 2018           |                                       

World leaders and dignitaries have gathered in the U.S. capital, Washington D.C., to pay their respects at the state funeral of former President George Bush. Bush’s body, which had been lying in state at the U.S. Capitol, was moved on December 5 to the National Cathedral for the funeral. The 41st U.S. president died on […]

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