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Thousands form anti-Putin human chain around Moscow

Protesters braved freezing snowy weather and linked hands around the capital, bearing white balloons and flowers and wearing white scarves and ribbons to symbolize the biggest opposition demonstrations since Putin took power 12 years ago

Silvio Berlusconi bribery case thrown out

The case, which dates back to the 1990s, centers on allegations that the ex-premier, 75, paid his former British tax lawyer, David Mills, $600,000 to lie in court about Berlusconi’s business interests.

Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard set for showdown over leadership of Australia

“I want to finish the job the Australian people elected me to do when they elected me to become prime minister,” Rudd told reporters in Brisbane just hours after returning from the US.

John Boehner delays unpopular GOP transportation bill

House Speaker John Boehner delayed action on an unpopular GOP transportation bill, the Associated Press reported. Republicans had hoped to pass the five year, $260 billion bill this week, but Boehner said that action would be delayed until after next week's congressional recess.

Burmese monk Ashin Gambira, one month out of jail, is arrested again

Despite new reforms introduced by the Burmese president, activists say there are over 400 political prisoners in detention.  

Santorum wins Minnesota caucus and Missouri primary

Missouri and Minnesota results show GOP presidential contest is not a two-person race between Gingrich and Romney

Tea Party says green projects are a United Nations plot

Tea Party activists protest efforts to reduce pollution. Newt Gingrich supports their concerns.
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Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks to the media at the Union League Club following an earlier meeting with Donald Trump at Trump Tower on December 5, 2011 in New York City. Gingrich, who's seen a surge in polls in recent weeks, attended a town hall event December 3, hosted by the Tea Party of Staten Island. (Spencer Platt/AFP/Getty Images)
Newt Gingrich says the Tea Party's fears are justified.
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