Political ideology and socioeconomic system advocating common ownership without classes, money or the state
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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 businessThe 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..
Exclusive: Marriott says ordered by Trump administration to cease Cuba hotel businessMarriott 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..
On Raul Castro's birthday, U.S. threatens Cuba remittancesThe 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..
U.S. says Cuba is not cooperating fully on counterterrorismThe 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..
With Castro-era biotech, Cuba seeks to compete in coronavirus treatment raceCommunist-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..
U.N. experts urge lifting of Cuba embargo to save lives in coronavirus fightUnited 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..
In Communist-run Cuba, the private sector helps the needy as coronavirus spreadsUpmarket restaurants are delivering free meals to the elderly, while a fashion firm donates face masks. A business consultancy calls on its clients to donate hygiene products and artisanal soap shops..
Closed borders, no shops? Been there, done that, say east EuropeansEastern Europeans with strong memories of authoritarian Communist rule have taken a "been there, done that" attitude to the restrictions on free movement and shortages of some basic goods caused by the..
U.S. envoy blames China for endangering world with coronavirusThe 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.
Cuban doctors head to Italy to battle coronavirusCommunist-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..
'Keep calm and carry on': Cuba warns virus panic bad for immune systemIn 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..
Communist-run Cuba releases dissident artist after uproarCuba 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..
Cuba puts leading dissident on trial, his supporters sayOne 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..
Cash-starved Cuban state sells used cars for dollars for first timeCuba'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..
Spain's Melia says CEO banned from U.S. over hotels in CubaThe 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...
Cuba's Santeria priests offer some solace as country faces another tough yearPriests 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..
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..
Cuba says it is prepared if U.S. chooses to sever diplomatic tiesCuba'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..
Cuba braced for United States to sever diplomatic relations: diplomatCuba'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..
Dissidents say Cuba put them under house arrest on Human Rights DayOpposition activists and independent journalists in Communist-run Cuba said state security and police stopped them from leaving their homes on Tuesday to prevent them marking or reporting on..
EU parliament condemns Cuba's detention of top dissidentThe 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..
Velvet Revolution: Prague's ghosts of communismThree memorable locations in the Czech capital symbolise the Communist regime and its downfall.
'Crazed Communist scheme,' PM Johnson says of Corbyn's plan for BTBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn's plan to nationalize BT's network was a "crazed Communist scheme".
'Viva Felipe!': Communist-run Cuba welcomes Spanish kingWith 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.
Life in Communist East Germany was 'almost comfortable' at times, Merkel saysLife 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..
No regrets: East Germans recall attempts to escape Communist stateMore 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.
Portugal's far-left open to working with new minority Socialist governmentPortugal'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..
Russia's Medvedev slams U.S. for Cuba embargo during Havana tripRussian 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..
China flexes military muscle to mark 70 years of Communist ruleChina 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 forceChina 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..
China anniversary: The deep cuts of 70 years of Communist ruleAs China celebrates 70 years as a communist state, who has really won - and how much have some lost?
Rights groups denounce Cuba's arrest of independent journalist, activists denounce harassmentInternational 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..
Skirting U.S. sanctions, Cubans flock to cryptocurrency to shop online, send fundsJason 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.
EU stresses support for Cuba even as U.S. hikes sanctionsThe European Union is committed to helping Cuba develop its economy, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday during a three-day trip to Havana, even as the United States hikes..
Amnesty International names five new political prisoners in CubaAmnesty International named five new prisoners of conscience in Cuba on Monday and said their detention underscored how the presidential handover last year from Raul Castro had not changed the..
Cuban government imposes price controls as it seeks to keep lid on inflationCommunist-run Cuba has imposed price controls on goods and services ranging from lemons and pork to haircuts and taxi fares in what it says is an effort to tame inflation as it increases state wages..
Cuba, battling economic crisis, imposes sweeping price controlsCommunist-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.
Bulgaria parliament overturns presidential veto on F-16s dealBulgarian 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..
Cuba hopes for slight growth as Trump pummels Caribbean islandCommunist-run Cuba put on a brave face Saturday at a mid-year session of the National Assembly, the government insisting it would not let a growing financial crisis and mounting pressure from the..
Cuba passes law to improve governance that keeps one-party systemCommunist-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.
Cuba legalizes independent movie-makingCuba's Communist government on Thursday issued a decree legalizing the country's independent movie industry in a move that should facilitate production, although critics said it fails to resolve issues..
Czechs demand PM Babis quit in biggest protest since communist eraCzechs turned out in their thousands on Sunday in Prague to call for the ousting of Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in the biggest show of public discontent since the 1989 Velvet Revolution which..
Czechs stage biggest anti-government protest since communist eraCzechs turned out in their thousands on Sunday in Prague to call for the ousting of Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in the biggest show of public discontent since the 1989 Velvet Revolution which..
Former Cyprus president Christofias dies at 72Former Cypriot president Demetris Christofias, the island's first Communist head of state, died on Friday, authorities said. He was 72.
Vietnam calls in Russian experts to help preserve corpse of Ho Chi MinhVietnam has formed a special team of experts, including four Russian scientists, to help preserve the embalmed body of the Communist-ruled state's founding leader, Ho Chi Minh, according to a written..
Cuba forces dissidents into exile, advocacy group saysCuba'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.
Trump administration ban on cruises to Cuba creates chaos for U.S. travelersThe 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..