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About 3,000 conscripts die each year while doing their mandatory service in the Russian army, according to Veronika Marchenko at the Mother’s Right Foundation. The most dangerous places to serve are in the Moscow region and the North Caucasus region surrounding Chechnya. Human Rights House

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Putins demokrati: «De fundamentale prinsippene for demokrati og demokratiske institusjoner må tilpasses den russiske virkeligheten i dag, våre tradisjoner og vår historie.» (Vladimir Putin)

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Meanwhile, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal cautioned the international community against blaming Syria for Hariri’s murder and dismissed calls for an immediate international probe into the case. According to reports in the London-based Al-Sharq al-Awsat Arab newspaper, Al-Faisal had said: «We cannot accuse one side before knowing all the facts.» The Daily Star

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BRITAIN’S largest defence company, BAE Systems, will not sell arms to China if the European Union lifts its arms embargo, for fear of jeopardising its extensive American interests… The disclosure to The Times last night added fuel to the longrunning dispute between the United States and EU, which threatens to sour the new mood of […]

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Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei has scrapped his proposed cabinet list and promised a fresh team after angry MPs threatened to vote him from office. Almost all MPs who spoke in a stormy parliament session opposed a cabinet they said was stacked with members of the old guard tainted by corruption. A new line-up of […]

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BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) – Tens of thousands marched Monday in the biggest anti-Syrian protest in Lebanese history amid signals that Syria will soon withdraw its troops from parts of the country. President Bush renewed demands for Syrian forces to leave Lebanon immediately.

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21.2: VG har tydelig sett vår Solstad-artikkel fra torsdag kveld, og brukt den til et halvannen sides oppslag lørdag. bevares, de har snakket med Solstad, men flere adjektiver og setninger går igjen. Det er neppe tilfeldig. Hyggelig at man blir brukt, enda hyggeligere hvis det attribueres. Men slikt er vanskelig for «de store». De vil […]

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When several American senators went to Élysée Palace early this month, Mr. Chirac said that the arms embargo was an insult to China, two participants said. He turned the tables and blamed the United States for overarming Taiwan. «You have to understand in these cultures that pride makes a difference,» one participant paraphrased Mr. Chirac […]

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AMSTERDAM — Threatened MP Geert Wilders is living at the Camp Zeist jail and Ayaan Hirsi Ali is being forced to live at a heavily-secured navy base in Amsterdam in what she claims is a restriction of her freedom … The MP went into hiding after the November murder of Theo van Gogh. She collaborated […]

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I en ny bok skal paven stå for en uttalelse som sammenligner Holocaust og abort. Leder av det jødiske samfunn i Tyskland, Paul Spiegel, reagerer kraftig på sammenligningen. Paven skriver at massedrapet på jødene ble stanset, men den lovlige utyddelsen av fostre fortsetter. Det er ikke første gang ledere innen den katolske kirke drar denne […]

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