April

United States adds bases in South America

Until recently, the United States has operated 22 U.S. military bases in Latin America, 800 worldwide. Now there are two more, one in Chile and another in Argentina.

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Damascus rocked by more attacks

Syrian rebels launched a series of attacks in Damascus on Tuesday, further undermining the shaky two-week-old UN-backed ceasefire.

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Billy Bragg and Maxine Peake: Jarama Valley/Brigadista

Jarama Valley, the song inspired by one of the key battles of the Spanish civil war, gets another lease of life on a new CD marking the 75th anniversary of the conflict.

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Germany aggrieved about G√ľnter Grass

Günter Grass, a Nobel Literature Prize winner, causes anger and excitement with his poem "What Must Be Said". And the subject matter is war and peace.

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Britain's crimes of empire revealed

The government belatedly released secret files dating back to British colonial rule in Kenya, Malaya and elsewhere that were once claimed to have been lost.

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UK fracking firms face surge of protests

News that a gas extraction process which triggered two earthquakes is likely to resume brought a surge of protest bubbling to the surface on Tuesday.

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Americas summit displays "consensus without Washington"

Summit of the Americas reflected a shift from the "Washington Consensus" to the "consensus without Washington."

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What's behind savage beatings, killings of metal fans?

In what appears to be part of a recent uptick in prejudicial attacks on the heavy metal community, 16 year-old metal fan Ben Moores was brutally kicked and beaten by a gang in Lancashire, England.

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Argentina takes control of oil firm

Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez presented a Bill to Congress April 16 that would empower her government to nationalize Spain's controlled oil company YPF.

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Controversial new president inherits changing World Bank

Jim Yong Kim, the Korean-American president of Dartmouth College picked to lead the World Bank by President Obama, was confirmed today by a vote of the institution's 25-member executive board.

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