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Charlie Chaplin’s Hitler parody at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate

BERLIN — Charlie Chaplin’s Hitler parody “The Great Dictator” will be screened late Friday at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate on the 80th anniversary of the star’s visit to the German capital, city authorities said. The film, which makes fun of the Nazi leader, was originally released in 1940. It was written,…

Iraq unearths mass grave of 900 bodies

DIWANIYAH, Iraq — Iraqi authorities uncovered a mass grave with 900 corpses near the central city of Diwaniyah on Wednesday, believed to be Kurds killed during the rule of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein, an official said. The corpses were found in the Shanafiya region, 70 kilometres (45 miles) west of…

Sen. Dick Durbin: Boycott Minsk ice hockey tourney

WASHINGTON — A senior US senator called Thursday for a boycott of an international ice hockey championship to be held in Minsk in 2014 over alleged rights abuses by “dictator” Alexander Lukashenko. “We’re suggesting to countries around the world who believe, as we do, in human rights and democratic values…

Trump brags about accepting money from Gaddafi

When American real estate mogul Donald Trump agreed to lease part of his private estate to a group of Libyan investors in late 2009, chances are he wasn’t aware they’d be bringing Libyan dictator Mummar Gaddafi in for a prolonged stay. In fact, at the time he sternly denied any…

US, allies plan military action against Libyan dictator

A day after the United Nations approved a no-fly zone over Libya and military interventions to halt attacks on civilians, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that Americans will participate in military actions against forces loyal to the dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The president specified that unless there is a cease-fire now…

House Dem: Wisconsin Gov. Walker like a ‘dictator’

WASHINGTON – Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the co-chair of the House progressive caucus, said Wednesday that Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker is behaving like a “dictator.” Walker has been “absolutely unreasonable, and is basically taking on the posture of a dictator,” Ellison told reporters on a conference call organized by…

‘Mubarak must go,’ protesters in New York City chant

NEW YORK – Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of New York’s famed Times Square and downtown Chicago Friday, calling for the immediate departure of embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Protesters chanted “Mubarak must go” while waving Egyptian flags and holding placards that read “End US aid to the…

Biden: Egypt leader Mubarak not a ‘dictator,’ shouldn’t step down

WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is not a dictator and shouldn’t have to resign, but should be more “responsive” to the needs of his people. Biden’s remarks came as massive unrest ravaged Egypt every day since Tuesday targeting Mubarak’s 30-year regime, which…

Harry Reid calls Chinese president a ‘dictator’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that Chinese President Hu Jintao was a “dictator.” But he quickly added that he should not have used the term. The remarks were made during an interview with the local Las Vegas news show Face to Face with Jon Ralston. “You talked about…

Police take Duvalier from Haiti hotel

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haitian police took former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier from his hotel Tuesday and headed to the prosecutor’s office, witnesses said Tuesday. The ousted president, who made a surprise return to Haiti late Sunday, had been questioned for more than an hour in his room at the Hotel…

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