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Ferguson unrest spurs worldwide observations about racism in U.S.
Ferguson unrest spurs worldwide observations about racism in U.S.

For China's state media, the violence in Ferguson, Mo., was an opportunity to point out the type of rights abuses the United States and its Western allies often accuse Beijing authorities of committing. In Russia, which faces accusations of violating international law with its aggression in eastern Ukraine, a senior Foreign Ministry official blamed the unrest in the St. Louis suburb on racial discrimination. The images and stories emanating from the rioting and protests that consumed Ferguson and other U.S. cities after a grand jury decision not to prosecute a white police officer for shooting an unarmed young black man have been headline news worldwide, but largely without...

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