Tag archive for ‘Heads of state’
A lone protester demonstrates against the reading of a new law requiring foreign funded non-governmental organisations working in Russia to disclose details of their activities, outside the Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, in Moscow July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
By Team Folks On Sunday, July 8th, 2012
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Russia rights groups fear crackdown as law changes

Report by Nastassia Astrasheuskaya and Timothy Heritage (Reuters) – Russia’s lower house of parliament gave preliminary approval on Friday to a law that would brand many rights and campaign groups “foreign More...

Russian President Vladimir Putin
By Team Folks On Monday, March 5th, 2012
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President Putin in tears of joy

Russian President Vladimir Putin in tears of joy Vladimir Putin has regained his old job as President of Russian Federation; the 59 year old returned to the Kremlin on the weekend after a commanding victory in the More...

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By Team Folks On Saturday, February 25th, 2012
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The Joy of Trash

Column by M.J. Akbar - There is only one rational response to the classic airport offer: Buy one, save 10%; buy two, save 20%; buy three, save 40%. Buy nothing, save 100%. Cities once had airports. The same airport More...

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari (center) shakes hands with his Afghan and Iranian counterparts, Hamid Karzai (left) and Mahmud Ahmadinejad, after a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Islamabad on February 17. (AFP)
By Team Folks On Sunday, February 19th, 2012
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‘Pakistan won’t provide airbases for US to launch strikes against Iran’

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari (center) shakes hands with his Afghan and Iranian counterparts, Hamid Karzai (left) and Mahmud Ahmadinejad, after a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Islamabad More...

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By Team Folks On Monday, February 6th, 2012
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Putin’s supporters display their might

Moscow (Russia) – A blatant show of support for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was on display this Saturday with over 140,000 people attending a rally with placards claiming he was the man “to More...

Kazakhstan prime minister Karim Masimov
By Team Folks On Saturday, January 21st, 2012
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Assured Kazakistan PM all for reforms

Astana, Kazakhstan: Country’s Prime minister Karim Masimov was reaffirmed by parliament Friday at its first session after the January 15 elections that saw the ruling Nur Otan party retain majority control More...

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By Team Folks On Friday, January 20th, 2012
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Manmohan is among Obama’s “nearest and dearest” pals

Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, is among the five world leaders whom US president Barack Obama considers to be his “nearest and dearest pals” on the global stage. Other leaders whom Obama More...

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin
By Team Folks On Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
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Russian Prime Minister warns against revolutionary fervour

MOSCOW -  Vladimir Putin (see picture), who has been Prime Minister for the past four years, is seeking a return to the Kremlin as President in elections due on 4 March, ignoring popular anger at his decision to More...

Libya, China flay Britain Govt's handling of riots
By Team Folks On Friday, August 12th, 2011
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Libya, China and Iran taunts Britain Govt’s handling of riots

Libya, China flay Britain Govt's handling of riots Libya, Iran and China, who have been targetted by the UK for Human Rights excesses in recent times, have attempted to turn the tables on the British Government More...