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Europe and the stateless nations

By Cristina Font On September 18, 2014, Scotland held a referendum to decide whether it should be an independent country. Despite the Scots’ nationalism, the referendum returned a “no” with 55.3 percent of votes; those in favor of secession only polled 44.7 percent. Participation was unusually high (84.6 percent) for …

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How China’s new central leadership are elected

BEIJING, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) — Xi Jinping was Wednesday re-elected general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) by a unanimous vote at the first plenum of the new Central Committee that was elected at the party’s twice-a-decade national congress. The plenum also elected the …

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Congress vision aligns with peace, development

By Xue Li The report delivered by Xi Jinping at the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) introduced “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era,” gave form to the basic strategy of adhering and developing socialism with Chinese …

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Why Kashmiris observe 27 October as black day

By Muhammad Raza Malik Background October 27 is the darkest day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir and the Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world observe it as Black Day. This is the day, when, in 1947, India sent its armed …

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Full text of resolution on CPC Central Committee report

BEIJING — Following is the full text of the Resolution of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China on the Report of the 18th Central Committee adopted on Oct 24 at the just-ended 19th National Congress of the CPC. Resolution of the 19th National Congress of the …

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India’s microfinance is losing its soul

By Moin Qazi Microfinance has lately been facing trouble because of what observers apparently feel is the dilution in the purity of its mission. When it started, microfinance was a financial tool being used for social good. Now it has increasingly become a social tool used as a way to …

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Summer of 2014 to autumn of 2017

By P Chidambaram I did not set the cat among the pigeons. In fact, my grievance was that nothing that more knowledgeable persons (leave aside my views) wrote or said seemed to have any effect on the government and its management of the economy. A course correction was not effected …

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Facts about Indian atrocities in Kashmir

By Nawz ON October 27 each year, Kashmir Black Day is observed nationwide in Pakistan and also across globe. This is day when Indian forces unlawfully, forcefully and in blatant violation of international law occupied Kashmiris’ land, which started darkest period in J&K history. State terrorism that India unleashed on …

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Pakistan PM Speech at UNGA

By Shahid Khaqan Pakistan’s commitment to the principles of the United Nations is evident from the long record of its constructive role in the initiatives and contributions that have shaped the decisions and discourse at this world body on decolonization, development, trade, international law, human rights, refugees, peacekeeping, security, disarmament …

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