Claims that secretive communist regime has carried out a further brutal purge of those the young leader sees as a threat to his authority
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Sunday 18 August 2013
Former party chief's trial will test new president's anti-corruption credentials
Princess on cockfight charge: Daughter of exiled Romanian king arrested over animal cruelty on her Oregon ranch
Sunday 18 August 2013
Blades were attached to birds' legs and paying spectators were then sold refreshments at the fights, claims federal indictment
Saturday 17 August 2013
Irina Walker, 60, is the daughter of the last king of Romania
Jacques Vergès obituary: Lawyer whose notorious clients included Pol Pot, Klaus Barbie and Carlos the Jackal
Friday 16 August 2013
Defending Klaus Barbie, he sought to emphasise what he saw as French collaboration with the Nazis
Wednesday 14 August 2013
Although the Communist regime of Walter Ulbricht and Erich Honecker always claimed that East Germany was the most advanced state as far as women's rights were concerned, it proved very difficult for women to advance to leadership positions in many spheres.
Saturday 10 August 2013
Saturday 03 August 2013
Murder, mystery and Marcos all feature as Michael Arditti's gumshoe confronts dilemmas of faith, corruption, oh, and Imelda's footwear
Thursday 01 August 2013
Although forever identified with Algeria and its former colonial ruler France, Henri Alleg was originally a Londoner, his Russian Jewish grandparents having fled the poverty and pogroms of the 19th century to install themselves in the East End.
Thursday 25 July 2013
The disgraced Chinese politician and former rising star of the Communist Party, Bo Xilai, was finally charged with corruption today in what is shaping up to be China’s trial of the century.
Sunday 30 June 2013
Gyula Horn was the last Communist Foreign Minister of Hungary, who started opening the Iron Curtain. On 27 June 1989 he joined Alois Mock, the Austrian Foreign Minister, to pull down a section of the barbed wire dividing their countries. During the following months thousands of East Germans used the route to emigrate to Austria and West Germany. It was the beginning of the end for East German Communism. In Hungary Horn is better known for a massive austerity programme when he was Prime Minister in 1995. The package sparked massive opposition.
‘Animal instincts exist’: DSK makes comeback in Paris with appearance at Senate committee on tax evasion
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, delivers confident lecture two years after claims he sexually assaulted maid
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Remote village in China becomes scene of bloodiest unrest since 2009
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Authorities in central China executed a former Communist Party official for raping 11 underage girls, state media said today, following an online uproar about the latest case of abuse of power.
Monday 17 June 2013
Conspiracy theories swirled around then premier Giulio Andreotti - who died earlier this year - for opposing any sort of negotiation with the kidnappers
Sunday 16 June 2013
As a student at Cornell he was a leader in the youth wing of the Communist Party of the USA
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Katie Hopkins on LBC: Listen to caller taking The Sun columnist to task over migrant comments
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
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- 2 Black Mass trailer: Johnny Depp might have started making good films again
- 3 Jacob Lescenski and Anthony Martinez: Straight student asks gay friend to High School prom and makes a million Twitter friends
- 4 Buckingham Palace guard who attacked passers-by in 'most most violent piece of CCTV footage' police officer had seen walks free
- 5 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'