Any temptation to take comfort from the deaths of ruthless dictators such as Muammar Gaddafi and Kim Jong-il is tempered by uncertainty at what the future holds for their peoples and a world rid of their destabilising rule but not its legacy.Wednesday, 21 December, 2011, 12:00am
Mainland liberal intellectuals are mourning the passing of Vaclav Havel, the former Czech president and dissident playwright, who they say inspired them in their peaceful struggle against autocracy.20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Famous for: being a writer who became the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic Born: October 5, 1936, Prague Married: twice, Olga Splichalova, Dagmar Vestrnova Profession: playwright, writer, politician
From theatre to politics2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
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UNITED NATIONS: The Czech and Slovak republics, successors to the former Czechoslovakia, which ended its existence as 1993 began, were admitted to the United Nations yesterday by the General Assembly.20 Jan 1993 - 12:00am