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China to end decades-old 1-child policy

...decision was the most significant easing of strict population policies that were long considered some of the ruling Communist Party's most onerous intrusions into family life and had been gradually relaxed in recent years. Many rural families...
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Obama hosts Vietnam Communist Party chief

...negotiating powers from Congress, President Barack Obama held an unprecedented meeting Tuesday with the head of Vietnam's Communist Party as the U.S. pressed ahead to conclude talks on a groundbreaking Asia-Pacific economic pact.Twenty years after...
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Former China security chief sentenced to life for corruption

...publicly announced at the time.However, observers have said the closed-door trial may have been arranged by the Communist Party leadership to prevent any lurid details of the party's inner workings from becoming public.Zhou was once seen...
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China's biggest public political event - but is it relevant?

...annual "work report" of the Communist Party-controlled government." media this year is that the Communist Party is its own drama critic, and...vast majority are drawn from the Communist Party, though about a fifth are from...
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US trained Alaskans as 'stay-behind agents'

...River, to a list of names in a 1943 bureau file on "Communist Party activities, Alaska" that tracked U.S. subscribers...informant's tip about membership in the "Tom Paine Club, Communist Party, Spokane, Washington."One was described in a...
New censorship study reveals what Beijing really fears

...a digitally connected China where communications are both hyper-modern and co-opted by the government. For a Communist Party interested primarily in the perpetuation of its own power, the situation is ideal. But it means that Chinese social...
High cost, corruption claims mar Brazil World Cup

...charges were filed and he returned to the post a few months later.Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo, a member of the Communist Party of Brazil, defended the legacy the Cup will leave behind for average Brazilians and said anybody responsible for...
Cuba lets athletes sign in foreign leagues

...the new policy, athletes will be eligible to play abroad as long as they fulfill their commitments at home, the Communist Party newspaper Granma reported.For baseball players, that means being available for international competitions as well...
Coming soon: Books by Stephen King, Thomas Pynchon, Ann Patchett and more

...his new novel, the multigenerational story of one radical clan from Sunnyside Gardens, Queens. From the homegrown communist party of the 1940s to counterculture movement of the 1960s and the current-day activism of the Occupy movement, Lethem...
SA miners sign deal to end 5-week strike

...alliance that includes the ruling party and its partners the Congress of South African Trade Unions and the South African Communist Party. The alliance was fractured over Zuma's continued leadership even before the strikes, which have jeopardized his...
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