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Sunday 29 December 2013
Negotiations over the issues of historical killings, parades and flags were “80 to 90 per cent” completed, the Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt said on Sunday.
Sunday 22 December 2013
Speaking for the first time since his release, Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he will campaign for fellow inmates in Russia and across the world but will not challenge President Putin’s authority
Thursday 19 December 2013
Former Yukos Oil tycoon was convicted of tax evasion and embezzlement
‘Detainees are made to dig their own graves’: Former guard speaks out as satellite images show North Korean gulags are growing
Thursday 05 December 2013
Amnesty International report reveals female political prisoners are raped and then made to ‘disappear’
Friday 29 November 2013
Angry shareholders in the Yellow Pages publisher hibu have accused the directors of “deplorable” behaviour and cowardice for pulling out of a special general meeting, where they were set to face a grilling.
Monday 07 October 2013
Update on health of former anti-apartheid figurehead comes as his foundation is award the US Dole Leadership Prize of $25,000
Friday 04 October 2013
Burma's decision to compete in the Miss Universe contest for the first time in 50 years has sparked controversy with activists saying the move is being used by the government to try and convince the world that the country has inexorably changed.
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Oscar Espinosa Chepe was a high-level Cuban economist and diplomat who broke with Fidel Castro's government in the 1990s and was imprisoned for dissident activities. He was one of 75 writers and political activists locked up in 2003 during the "Black Spring", a notorious crackdown on dissent that provoked international criticism and EU sanctions lasting five years.
Thursday 19 September 2013
The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday that his government would never develop nuclear weapons and that he has full authority to negotiate a nuclear deal with the West.
I was lucky to escape with my life. The massacre of Iranian political prisoners in 1988 must now be investigated
Thursday 22 August 2013
Thousands were executed simply for their support of the PMOI
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Obama focuses on middle classes
Tuesday 23 July 2013
Nearly 70 political prisoners were freed yesterday, days after the Burmese President, Thein Sein, promised to free all who remain behind bars for opposing the government by the year’s end.
Monday 08 July 2013
On the streets of Amman where Britain’s Public Enemy No 1 grew up, Fernande van Tets discovers a very different view of him
Tuesday 02 July 2013
The leader of France’s far-right National Front party, Marine Le Pen, was stripped of her parliamentary immunity, opening the way for charges of inciting racial hatred to be laid against her.
Wednesday 26 June 2013
How extraordinary for a man - a stranger to most of us - to engender such warmth and respect that so many grown-ups feel bereft at the thought of his passing
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign
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