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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich’s Government to Charge Former Prime Minister Yulia V. Tymoshenko with Murder

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia V. Tymoshenko┬áis to be charged with murder because of her alleged involvement in the 1996 slaying of a member of the Ukrainian parliament and then one of the Ukraine’s wealthiest people, Yevhen Scherban. If convicted, Tymoshenko faces life in prison. Many critics of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich’s government charge it […]

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Ballot Box Stuffing in the Russian Federal Elections.

In spite of widespread fraud, Putin’s United Russia Party fares worse than expected. The Russian opposition parties are up in arms over leaked videos showing ballot boxes being stuffed by election workers during the most recent parliamentary rounds in which Prime Minister Putin’s United Russia Party fared poorer than expected in comparison to its performance […]

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Elections in Egypt.

Egyptians are casting ballots for the first post-Mubarak parliamentary contests in a long awaited moment for Egypt’s revolutionary movement. Voters turned out in large numbers to vote for their candidates and proceedings went largely without incident with women and Coptic Christians reportedly arriving at polling stations in large numbers. This is the first of two […]

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to Run for Parliament to Represent Her Party, the National League for Democracy.

Myanmar’s famed freedom fighter and long time house bound political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi, has challenged her party, the National League for Democracy, to contest all seats in the upcoming parliamentary elections in a change from the party’s previously non-participative stance regarding Myanmar’s government. Originally Aung San Suu Kyi ran in 1990 and her […]

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