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Mass protests in Ukrainian capital

Mass protests in Ukrainian capital Mon, 09 Dec, 2013

Anti-government protesters toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Ukraine's capital and attacked it with hammers on Sunday in a symbolic challenge to President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia.
Greece approves more austerity cuts

Greece approves more austerity cuts Sun, 08 Dec, 2013

Greece's parliament has approved a budget plan filled with over 3 billion euros of austerity cuts with the hope that the debt-laden country will emerge from a six-year recession next year.
French reinforcements arrive in CAR capital

French reinforcements arrive in CAR capital Fri, 06 Dec, 2013

The French defense minister says troop reinforcements have begun arriving in the Central African Republic, after reports that around 100 people were killed there Thursday in renewed sectarian violence.
World leaders react to the passing of Mandela

World leaders react to the passing of Mandela Fri, 06 Dec, 2013

Minutes after news of the passing away of former South African president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, tributes and speeches started streaming in.
Ex Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi gets political ban

Ex Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi gets political ban Sun, 20 Oct, 2013

An Italian court has ruled that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, convicted of tax fraud, should be barred from holding public office for two years.
Canadian author Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2013

Canadian author Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2013 Thu, 10 Oct, 2013

Alice Munro won Nobel Prize 2013 in literature and became the first Canadian woman to take the Nobel Prize since its launch in 1901.
Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai wins EU's Sakharov rights prize

Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai wins EU's Sakharov rights prize Thu, 10 Oct, 2013


Pakistan's teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban for fighting for girls' rights to education, on Thursday was awarded the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize.
3 US scientists win 2013 Nobel Prize for chemistry

3 US scientists win 2013 Nobel Prize for chemistry Wed, 09 Oct, 2013

Three U.S. scientists won the Nobel Prize for chemistry on Wednesday for pioneering work on computer programs that simulate complex chemical processes and have accelerated progress in areas from drugs to solar energy.
EU announces 30 million to help refugees in Italy

EU announces 30 million to help refugees in Italy Wed, 09 Oct, 2013

The head of the European Commission announced Wednesday during a visit to Lampedusa that Italy would receive an additional 30 million euros ($40 million) in EU funds to help receive and settle refugees, after the sinking of a migrant boat off the Sicilian island killed at least 275 people.
Britain says in talks with Iran about reopening embassies

Britain says in talks with Iran about reopening embassies Tue, 08 Oct, 2013

The United Kingdom and Iran will restore some bilateral diplomatic relations, with each country appointing non-resident Chargé d'affaires to work towards mending severed diplomatic ties.
Britain's Higgs, Belgium's Englert win 2013 physics Nobel prize

Britain's Higgs, Belgium's Englert win 2013 physics Nobel prize Tue, 08 Oct, 2013

Britain's Peter Higgs and Belgium's Francois Englert won the 2013 Nobel prize for physics for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson - the particle key to explaining why elementary matter has mass - the award-giving body said.
UK firm seeks to market world's first malaria vaccine

UK firm seeks to market world's first malaria vaccine Tue, 08 Oct, 2013

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will seek marketing approval for the world's first malaria vaccine next year after trial data showed the shot significantly cut cases of the disease in African children.
Nicolas Sarkozy's corruption charges dropped

Nicolas Sarkozy's corruption charges dropped Tue, 08 Oct, 2013

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been cleared in a scandal over the finances of his 2007 presidential campaign.
Two Americans, German win Nobel medicine prize

Two Americans, German win Nobel medicine prize Mon, 07 Oct, 2013

Two Americans and a German won the 2013 Nobel medicine prize on Monday for their work on how hormones and enzymes are transported within and outside cells, giving insight into diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's.
Greece forecasts it will emerge from recession in 2014

Greece forecasts it will emerge from recession in 2014 Mon, 07 Oct, 2013

Greece will emerge from a long recession next year with the economy growing by 0.6 percent, the draft budget presented by the government showed on Monday. "We foresee the end of recession in 2014," Vice Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said.

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Is Lenin still In? The 100 years after the October Revolution

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