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Russia and Turkey, Putin and Erdogan: One and the Same?

Moderated by Visiting Fellow Jeremy Shapiro, the conversation included Russia experts and authors of Mr Putin: Operative in the Kremlin Clifford Gaddy and Fiona Hill, Turkey experts Kemal Kirisci and Omer Taspinar and Sr. Research Assistant Hannah Thoburn. Read further for highlights from the discussion and download the transcript. Inspired by this discussion, listen to Fiona Hill and Kemal Kirisci explain how the protests erupted in Russia and Turkey, and the emerging role of new media in political protests. Key Quotes: I think one of the key differences in the way the demonstrators have been dealt with in Istanbul as opposed to Moscow is that there are no water cannons. Theres no moving in and bashing heads indiscriminately in Moscow. Not yet, at least. The Russians are more selective I think. Cliff Gaddy In dealing with this current crop of Russian oppositionists, Putin has adopted many of the same tactics that were used by Andropovs KGB and is treating them like Soviet-era dissidents. Fiona Hill I see [Erdogan] as someone who basically always sees himself as a victim of the system.
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Russia to OIC: We Discriminate Against Our Gay Citizens, Guests Need Not Worry

Russia is considering his request for temporary asylum. NSA leaker Edward Snowden during a press conference at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, July 12, 2013. / AP/Human Rights Watch In a separate interview with The Washington Post Lon Snowden said the FBI had approached him in hope that he might travel to Russia and try to convince his son to return to the U.S., but he rejected the agency's advance because it could not promise http://www.kiwibox.com/johnsonfwad/blog/entry/108043759/cake-jewelry-the-best-adorable-deliciousness-etsy-has-to-/?pPage=0 him access to Edward at Sheremetyevo. "I said, 'I want to be able to speak with my son...
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25 for consideration by Secretary of State John Kerry. http://bloggd.org/blog/v/HD8/New+Wet+Hairstyles+For+Women+To+Try+Out Prior to this recent statement from Milonov, famed U.S. LGBT figure skater Johnny Weir had discouraged a much-discussed boycott of the 2014 Olympic Games, warning that those who would suffer the most from a potential boycott would be the athletes who twitter have "dedicated their lives to possibly having their lone life-changing moment." For more information on the events happening in Russia, visit Americans United for LGBT Justice in Russia. Also on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow Oreo In June 2012, Oreo posted a photo of a rainbow sextuple-stacked cookie to its Facebook page in honor of Pride month. While the responses were mostly positive, some commenters were outraged, even calling for a boycott of the product. Still, Basil Maglaris, Kraft's associate director of corporate affairs, said that the positive comments on the post "far outweighed" the negative ones.
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Russia May Not Suspend Anti-Gay Legislation for Olympics

They also wore gold medals around their necks. The outfits, organizer Poltavtsev explained, were meant to mimic those worn by gay prisoners in Nazi concentration camps. The medals were a reference to the 2014 Winter Olympics that will be held in Sochi, Russia. "The International Olympic Committee issued a statement that they received assurances from the highest sources in Russia that there will be no LGBT discrimination during the Olympic Games," Poltavtsev noted. "Do they read history?
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Russia Will Not Suspend Anti-Gay Legislation For 2014 Sochi Olympic Games: Official

In the northern city of Murmansk, four Dutch filmmakers were briefly detained on suspicion of promoting homosexuality to minors. Although a court quickly dismissed the charges, the episode shows how the antigay bill could be used by the police. We likely won't see this in Sochi because, in essence, we will have a special two-week discrimination-free zone so that everyone has a grand time. The New York Times this week pegged Russia's homophobic practices as Mr. Putin's " War on Gays." Ironically, the best arguments against the adoption of this the anti-gay legislation come from none other than the Russian government. In 2004 and 2006, the government resisted attempts to introduce similarly ambiguous bans on "the propaganda of homosexuality." On February 20, 2006, then-Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov (currently serving as a Deputy Speaker beauty of the State Duma and the President of Russia's Olympic Committee), submitted an official recall (federal document -5/632 ) to a tabled antigay law, arguing that the bill contradicted Russia's criminal code that doesn't allow to criminalize the propaganda of noncriminal behavior, contains "a row of mistakes and judicial-technical inexactitudes," and relies on definitions that do not allow to clearly formulate corpus delicti. The May 20, 2004, rebuttal from Mr.
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Demonstrators Chide Russia On Gay Rights Abuses In Washington, New York

Russian police arrested dozens of people on Saturday after clashes erupted in the city of Saint Petersburg between pro- and anti-gay demonstrators. The IOC has said repeatedly that they want to make sure the games progress without discrimination. But some gay rights organizations have called on people to boycott Russian products, from the games themselves to native-produced vodka. A petition asking Secretary of State John Kerry to bar Milonov from obtaining a U.S. visa is rapidly gaining signatures.
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Germany lobbies for UN online privacy charter

'Not Troubled' The Merkel administration has thus far resisted demands that it provide more information on its previous knowledge of American surveillance activities, saying it must wait until the US has answered a catalogue of questions it sent across the Atlantic recently. Still, a special session of the Parliamentary Control Panel, the body in the federal parliament, the Bundestag, charged with keeping an eye on Germany's own intelligence activities, will be questioning Merkel's chief of staff, Ronald Pofalla. In addition, the heads of Germany's foreign and domestic intelligence services will be on hand to answer questions. The desire for knowledge about Germany's own intelligence gathering practices and its depth of cooperation http://www.zimbio.com/General/articles/itMM4oW-HFN/Australia+South+Korea+draw+East+Asian+Cup with the NSA has increased this week following Monday's story in SPIEGEL detailing how US surveillance software known as XKeyscore had been made available to Germany. Not everyone in Germany, however, seems terribly concerned visit site about the American thirst for data. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble said in an interview with the regional paper Schwarzwalder Bote that he doesn't understand why people are so upset.
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Six million European Jews were exterminated in the Holocaust, a genocide that involved thousands of German Nazis and their collaborators throughout Europe. A similar "Wanted" project that began in 2002 in nine countries including Germany turned up 605 suspects, 103 of whom were submitted to prosecutors for trial. Zuroff said the latest project would have started sooner, but it took a while to raise money. "We approached 86 companies and foundations, including all the giants of Germany industry, but only three were willing to help us," Zuroff said. "The hardest thing in connection to the Holocaust that a country has to do is to put its own nationals on trial." The advertising agency Wall AG produced and installed the posters. German news magazine Stern is running a full-page ad in its July 25 issue in support of the project and Daimler-Benz, the Mercedes manufacturer, has provided funding as well.
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U.S. officials have defended the NSA programs as necessary to prevent terrorist attacks. But Germany's independent privacy watchdogs said the surveillance programs breach an EU-U.S. pact meant to ensure cross-border data protection. The 2000 'Safe Harbor' agreement requires U.S. companies to grant European customers the same level of data protection they could expect in Europe even if their data is processed or stored elsewhere.
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Ashes 2013: Germany say they could beat visit this page Australia after seeing England win at Lord's

Certainly one 1930 newspaper article described how a young Hitler learnt the rules from English POWs and advocated the withdrawal of the use of pads because they were unmanly and un-German. So it was only after the War that the sport returned. First occupying British soldiers set up matches, then immigration in the 1960s and 1970s bought cricket-loving Indians and Pakistanis to the country. But the explosion in the German game over the last five years has been incredible: the number of clubs has doubled from 55 to 110. And, while the national team are almost all of Indian extraction, around 50 per cent of young cricketers now are native-born German. The fact that its quintessentially English appeals, says Brian Mantle, the German national team manager who has helped engineer the boom. This picture of England with the village green, gentlemen, pints of beer, women wearing flowery dresses, it appeals to certain types of Germans.
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China's mobile subscribers up 1 pct at 1.18 bln in June

.. [read more] All this anticipates an apple tourist boom to match the apple-production explosion here. Skip to next paragraph Why It Matters Kelsey Timmerman has made it his business to follow the labels on his food and clothing straight to their source the people who sew his familys clothes and grow the food on his kitchen table. This cover project is adapted from his books Where Am I Wearing? and Where Am I Eating for which he traveled the globe to tell the stories of the food and clothing economies including human rights, rural poverty, the loss of cultural diversity and biodiversity, climate change, and fair trade through the lives of the workers he met along the way. The Christian Science Monitor Weekly Digital Edition Across the aisle on the bus, a grandfather Feng Zi Han held his chubby-cheeked baby granddaughter. He is an apple farmer; and when we got off the bus, he invited me to visit his farm. Nearly 60 percent of apple juice sold in the United States is imported from China, according to US Department of Agriculture data. That's why I went there last August: I wanted to see what that meant for Chinese apple farmers.
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"As long as Prime Minister Abe is in power, it would be difficult for the two countries to find ways in the near future to improve diplomatic ties." China views Japanese politics as having shifted to the right since Abe assumed the premiership for the second time last December following the Liberal Democratic Party-led coalition's landslide victory in an election for the more powerful lower house. "The election win will allow Abe to push forward his agenda to revive Japan's economy and paves the way for his long-sought pursuit of revising the country's pacifist Constitution, a move that would further complicate Tokyo's relations with its neighbors," China's state-owned Global Times said Monday in a front-page story. Not just continuing friction over a group of islands in the East China Sea, China has been irked by Abe's major political goal of relaxing the Constitution's war-renouncing Article http://www.purevolume.com/brettoemb 9 to allow a full military, as well as his repeated comments suggesting that he is unapologetic over Japan's wartime aggression. Shi said there are increasing worries that the big win in the House of Councillors election would make Abe and his backers in the LDP more confident in pursuing a nationalistic agenda. If their push for amending the Constitution becomes more apparent, he added, that would have "repercussions on relations with China and South Korea," which is embroiled in a territorial dispute with Japan over a separate set of islets. The professor believes that the time is far from ripe for China and Japan to arrange a meeting between their top leaders later this year on the sidelines of multilateral gatherings.
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Refiners were exporting more because theres a surplus of domestic fuel supply, Li Li, an oil analyst at ICIS-C1 Energy, a Shanghai-based consultant, said by phone from Guangzhou. China is experiencing an oversupply as refiners produce fuels at a faster rate than demand is growing, amid a slowdown in Asias largest economy. Gasoline output climbed 14 percent http://gilberttdva.wordpressy.pl/?p=6 over the first six months to 48.85 million tons, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. By comparison, apparent demand for the motor fuel gained 12 percent over the same period, the National Development and Reform Commission said on July 19. Gasoline exports from this month to December may slow as refiners including PetroChina Co. and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (386) have exhausted their sales quotas and the government hasnt decided to increase allocations, according to Li.
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China?s Net Gasoline Exports Double in First Half on Supply Glut

Following is the breakdown of mobile subscriber statistics for June provided by the three carriers: China Mobile China Unicom China Telecom Mobile subscribers (including 3G): -cumulative no. of users 740.15 262.17 174.50 -net addition 4.98 3.81 2.26 -m/m growth (pct) 0.68 1.47 1.31 3G subscribers: -cumulative no. of users 137.88 100.03 87.33 -net addition 8.48 http://www.23hq.com/ballyies/story/12202869 4.13 3.09 -m/m growth (pct) 6.56 4.31 3.67 Note: All numbers are in millions, otherwise stated. (Source: Companies, Reuters calculation) (Reporting by Christina Lo; Editing by Lee Chyen Yee)
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China Shipyards Squeezed by Low Down Payments Amid Credit Crunch

The privately held yard is maintaining production by accepting orders to build vessels with a price tag of about 10 million yuan ($1.6 million), he said in a phone interview. It used to build vessels priced at more than 100 million yuan. We are only maintaining basic production for the sake of workers, Ye said. We cant make money at the moment, therefore our focus is to avoid losing money. To contact the reporters on this story: Jasmine Wang in Hong Kong at jwang513@bloomberg.net ; Kyunghee Park in Singapore at kpark3@bloomberg.net To contact the editor responsible for this story: Vipin V. Nair at vnair12@bloomberg.net China Shipyards Squeezed by Low Down Payments Amid Credit Crunch Teh Eng Koon/AFP/Getty Images A worker sits in front of an under construction oil tanker at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co.'s shipyard in Dalian. Dalian Shipbuilding, a unit of state-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corp., won an order this month to build seven ships that can carry 8,800 containers each.
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