April

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Is Myanmar at a crossroads?

So far 2011 is proving to be an eventful year for Myanmar, formerly known as and still generally called Burma.

World Notes: Finland, Honduras, Japan – and more

Buoyed by opposition to EU bailouts and disillusionment with government scandals and arrivals of new immigrants, the populist True Finn Party won 19.1 percent of the votes in elections April 17.

World Notes: China, Hungary, Ivory Coast – and more

International news about China, Hungary, Ivory Coast, Palestine, Costa Rica and Cuba are explored.

Wave of firings, violence against Bahrain workers, unions

The International Trade Union Confederation condemns the wave of firings, repression and violence being waged against Bahrain workers and their unions after a widely supported strike.

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Martelly, friend of Duvalier, named winner in Haiti vote

In spite of possible fraud Haiti's Provisional Elections Council recently announced Michel Martelly has apparently won the runoff elections by a landslide over former First Lady Mirlande Manigat.