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Chen Guangcheng, a blind Chinese dissident who fled house arrest and took refuge in the American Embassy in Beijing six days ago left it on Wednesday after receiving safety guarantees from the Chinese government, Xinhua reported
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed legislation exempting political parties from the need to collect signatures to run in parliamentary elections and reducing the number of signatures needed for running in presidential elections
There is no prospect of moving any Euro 2012 matches out of Ukraine due to appease governments concerned at the country's treatment of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, a tournament organizer was reported as saying
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