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The Boxer Rebellion of 1900 was one of the most important events in modern Chinese history. The rebellion pitted a secret organization known as the Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists against Western and Japanese colonists who had been gradually forcing more and more concessions out of the ruling Manchu Qing dynasty. 1,315 more words

It Is Being Reported That Turkish Military Forces Have Entered Syria


There are international news reports that claim that Turkish military forces have entered Syrian territory and have established positions near the towns of Azaz and Afrin. 

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AG opinion in Rosneft’s EU reference

Advocate General Wathelet (the Belgian AG) has given an opinion in a request to the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling in relation to a judicial review brought in the UK by Rosneft (see previous… 260 more words


Freed Ukrainian Pilot Curses at Putin and Walks in Public Fountain

Two weeks ago, The New York Times ran a story about Ukrainian pop-diva Jamala beating her Russian pop-foe during the Eurovision pop-song contest with the song “1944” in which she hinted at the tragic deportation of the Crimean Tartars from Crimea 72 years ago. 1,766 more words

Russian ‘AIDS Experts’: Condoms Are to Blame for the Spread of HIV

Last year, Vadim Pokrovsky, Russia’s top AIDS expert and head of the Moscow-based Federal AIDS Center, announced that Russia was experiencing an HIV/AIDS epidemic so severe that some two million people would likely be infected by 2020. 273 more words


All For Show - Russia's Comeback - High Culture and Lowest Barbarism

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While Bashar al-Assad in Damascus must take responsibility for the casualties of 2014 and the shaping of the war to that date, it would seem Vladimir Putin in Moscow — or in Sochi — during that same winter has only sustained in that season the legacy of the Soviet alignment. 707 more words

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