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Political ideology and socioeconomic system advocating common ownership without classes, money or the state

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Communism: Political ideology and socioeconomic system advocating common ownership without classes, money or the state
Communism is a philosophical, social, political, economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of a communist society, namely a socioeconomic order structured upon the ideas of common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money and the state.

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Trump administration orders Marriott to cease Cuba hotel business

The Trump administration has ordered Marriott International to wind down hotel operations in Communist-run Cuba, a company spokeswoman told Reuters, extinguishing what had been a symbol of the..
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Exclusive: Marriott says ordered by Trump administration to cease Cuba hotel business

Marriott International, the only U.S. company to run a hotel in Communist-run Cuba, the Four Points Sheraton in Havana, told Reuters it had been ordered by the Trump administration to wind down its..
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The Trump administration expanded on Wednesday its list of Cuban entities that Americans are banned from doing business with to include the financial corporation that handles U.S. remittances to the..
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The Trump administration said on Wednesday it had put Cuba back on the list of countries that do not cooperate fully with its efforts to counter terrorism, in a further escalation of U.S. tensions with..
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With Castro-era biotech, Cuba seeks to compete in coronavirus treatment race

Communist-run Cuba, laboring under a six-decade U.S. embargo, is betting a biotech sector begun by late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro can give the Caribbean island an edge in a global race to find..
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U.N. experts urge lifting of Cuba embargo to save lives in coronavirus fight

United Nations human rights experts on Thursday urged the Trump administration to lift the U.S. financial and economic embargo on Cuba, saying it limited the Communist-ruled island's ability to fight..
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In Communist-run Cuba, the private sector helps the needy as coronavirus spreads

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Closed borders, no shops? Been there, done that, say east Europeans

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U.S. envoy blames China for endangering world with coronavirus

The U.S. ambassador to London has said China had endangered the world by suppressing information about the coronavirus outbreak thus allowing it to spread far beyond the Communist republic's borders.
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Cuban doctors head to Italy to battle coronavirus

Communist-run Cuba said it dispatched a brigade of doctors and nurses to Italy for the first time this weekend to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus at the request of the worst-affected..
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'Keep calm and carry on': Cuba warns virus panic bad for immune system

In the face of global panic over the coronavirus pandemic, Cuba's Communist government has urged calm, saying stress weakens the immune system, and has taken more time than its Caribbean neighbors to..
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Communist-run Cuba releases dissident artist after uproar

Cuba released dissident artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara from jail overnight after dozens of prominent artists, including those traditionally supportive of the Communist government, as well as..
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Cuba puts leading dissident on trial, his supporters say

One of Communist-run Cuba's leading dissidents, Jose Daniel Ferrer, was due to go on trial on Wednesday on charges of abducting and assaulting a man, his supporters said, in a controversial case that..
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Cash-starved Cuban state sells used cars for dollars for first time

Cuba's cash-strapped government on Tuesday began selling used cars for dollars at a single Havana outlet, a first for the Communist-run state and a further step toward the dollarization of a segment of..
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Spain's Melia says CEO banned from U.S. over hotels in Cuba

The Spanish hotel chain Melia said on Wednesday its chief executive officer had been banned from entering the United States over the company's operations in Cuba, marking an escalation of U.S...
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Cuba's Santeria priests offer some solace as country faces another tough year

Priests from Cuba’s Afro-Cuban Santeria religion offered some solace on Thursday to worshippers facing another year of relentless U.S. sanctions, government austerity measures and shortages on the..
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Taiwan president channels HK protests in appeal for votes: 'Don't believe the Communists'

Citing a letter from a young Hong Konger appealing for people "not to believe the Communists", Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday the island's democratic way of life was at risk from the..
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Cuba says it is prepared if U.S. chooses to sever diplomatic ties

Cuba's Communist government is prepared if the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump decides to sever diplomatic relations although it hopes that does not come to pass, a top Cuban diplomat..
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Cuba braced for United States to sever diplomatic relations: diplomat

Cuba's Communist government is braced for the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to sever diplomatic relations although it hopes that does not come to pass, a top Cuban diplomat said on..
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Dissidents say Cuba put them under house arrest on Human Rights Day

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EU parliament condemns Cuba's detention of top dissident

The European parliament joined the United States on Thursday in condemning Cuba's detention and reported mistreatment of leading dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer, whom the Communist government in Havana..
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Velvet Revolution: Prague's ghosts of communism

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'Crazed Communist scheme,' PM Johnson says of Corbyn's plan for BT

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn's plan to nationalize BT's network was a "crazed Communist scheme".
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'Viva Felipe!': Communist-run Cuba welcomes Spanish king

With cries of "Viva Felipe!" and "Viva Espana!" Cubans greeted King Felipe in Old Havana, the first state visit ever by a Spanish monarch to Cuba, Spain's former colony turned Communist-run nation.
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Life in Communist East Germany was 'almost comfortable' at times, Merkel says

Life in the Communist-ruled German Democratic Republic (GDR) was simpler and sometimes could be "almost comfortable in a certain way", Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in the former East, told..
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No regrets: East Germans recall attempts to escape Communist state

More than four decades after Carmen Rohrbach tried to swim her way out of then-Communist East Germany, she has no regrets, despite getting caught and being sent to prison.
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Portugal's far-left open to working with new minority Socialist government

Portugal's far-left parties said on Wednesday that they were willing to work with a new minority Socialist government, with the Communists open to cooperating on a case-by-case basis and the Left Bloc..
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Russia's Medvedev slams U.S. for Cuba embargo during Havana trip

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev lambasted the Trump administration on Thursday for trying to create a "toxic atmosphere" around Cuba, during a two-day trip to the island demonstrating Russia's..
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China flexes military muscle to mark 70 years of Communist rule

China celebrated its growing power and confidence with a massive display of military hardware and goose-stepping troops in Beijing on Tuesday, overseen by President Xi Jinping who pledged peaceful..
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China marks 70 years of Communist rule with massive show of force

China celebrated seven decades of Communist Party rule on Tuesday with a massive display of military power in central Beijing, as President Xi Jinping pledged peaceful development but said the armed..
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China anniversary: The deep cuts of 70 years of Communist rule

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Rights groups denounce Cuba's arrest of independent journalist, activists denounce harassment

International rights groups this week denounced Communist-run Cuba's arrest of dissident journalist Roberto Quinones after what they say was a sham trial, while local opposition activists complained of..
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Skirting U.S. sanctions, Cubans flock to cryptocurrency to shop online, send funds

Jason Sanchez, 35, was able to start buying spare parts online last year for his cellphone repair shop in Havana thanks to the advent of cryptocurrency trading in Communist-run Cuba.
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EU stresses support for Cuba even as U.S. hikes sanctions

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Amnesty International names five new political prisoners in Cuba

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Cuban government imposes price controls as it seeks to keep lid on inflation

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Cuba, battling economic crisis, imposes sweeping price controls

Communist-run Cuba on Tuesday imposed sweeping price controls on all state and private businesses as it battles a deepening economic crisis and mounting U.S. sanctions.
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Bulgaria parliament overturns presidential veto on F-16s deal

Bulgarian lawmakers overturned on Friday the presidential veto of a deal to purchase eight Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets from United States, clearing the way for Bulgaria's biggest military..
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Communist-run Cuba passed a new electoral law on Saturday that restructures governance including creating the role of prime minister and provincial governors while retaining the one-party system.
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Vietnam calls in Russian experts to help preserve corpse of Ho Chi Minh

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Cuba forces dissidents into exile, advocacy group says

Cuba's state security is pressuring dissidents to go into exile in its attempt to weaken opposition on the Communist-run island, a non-governmental human rights organization said on Wednesday.
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Trump administration ban on cruises to Cuba creates chaos for U.S. travelers

The Trump administration banned cruises to Cuba under new restrictions on U.S. travel to the Caribbean island imposed on Tuesday to pressure its Communist government to reform and stop supporting..
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