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China Communist Party Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 2:53 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao marked the 90th anniversary of China’s Communist Party Friday, by telling thousands of party officials and members that the party must ensure economic growth, while controlling civil stability. In a 90-minute televised speech at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Mr. Hu singled out corruption as a clear and present danger […]

China Disables Film Rating Systems for Propaganda Extravaganza

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese authorities are taking no chances on negative reaction to a star-studded film about the founding of the Communist Party, released to mark the party’s 90th anniversary this week. Viewer rating systems and comment fields have been removed without explanation from entries for the movie on Chinese entertainment websites. Readers still are able to give […]

South Korea Marks 61st Anniversary of Start of Korean War

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik has urged North Korea to work for peace on the Korean peninsula and stop what he called “reckless military provocation.” Speaking Saturday during a ceremony in Seoul marking the 61st anniversary of the start of the Korean War, Mr. Kim invited the North to join the path “where 70 […]

Nation Marks 67th Anniversary of D-Day

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Monday, June 6, marks the 67th anniversary of D-Day, the allied invasion of Normandy in Nazi-occupied France during World War Two. In the United States, two veterans of the Normandy invasion will share their experiences with visitors to the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans . The National D-Day Memorial in the eastern […]

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Italy Celebrates 150 Years of Unification

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Italy has celebrated its Republic Day and the 150th anniversary of its unification with parades, speeches, concerts and day-long festivities around the country. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano opened the central event Thursday morning in Rome, outside the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After greeting foreign dignitaries he watched a grand parade marching down the central […]

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