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The World’s Biggest Political Brawls -WSJ

The World’s Biggest Political Brawls 2/10/2017 7:01AM     WSJ -embeded content The U.S. Senate is no longer the setting for fisticuffs and fracases that it once was—but in many countries, politics can still get physical. Photo: Getty Images

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Thin Thread Exposed

As a pioneer of the now-defunct ‘Thin Thread’ program, which upheld the privacy of US citizens, Binney broke away from the NSA after witnessing what he saw as the erosion of privacy rights under the banner of national security. Wiebe, equally disgusted by the NSA’s blatant disregard for the rule…

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Kosovo opposition release teargas in parliament

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Opposition lawmakers released multiple canisters of tear gas in Kosovo’s Parliament on Friday, the latest in a series of protests over corruption, unemployment and diplomatic agreements the government has struck with neighboring Serbia and Montenegro.

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How Turkey’s Lawmakers Barely Escaped the Attempted Coup With Their Lives — TIME

‘I saw the flames with my own eyes’ for full story click the link via How Turkey’s Lawmakers Barely Escaped the Attempted Coup With Their Lives — TIME When Turkish military officers set in motion an attempted coup d’état on the night of July 15, lawmakers in the capital, Ankara, rushed…

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Croatia: Trials And Tribulations Of Celebrating Independence — Croatia, the War, and the Future

During the 1990’s in Croatia people knew that for a state to have its own parliament also meant that the state was independent and sovereign. Long gone are the days, though, when in celebration of 30th May (1990) the Croatian Statehood Day/Day of Independence jubilation spread across Croatia and its…

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