Iraqi youth activists released from detention

The four charged that they had been arrested for participating in demonstrations calling for political reform, ending corruption and providing services to the people.


Opposition to nuclear power plants grows in Japan

The Japanese Communist Party is launching a signature-collection campaign calling for the total withdrawal from nuclear power generation.


Ecuador's social spending lifts many out of poverty

Since President Correa took office four years ago, 15.851 billion USD has been invested in public works.


E. coli outbreak poisons Europe

There are now 1,733 people in Germany affected by a dangerous e. coli outbreak, affecting both the economy and workers across Europe.

Socialists punished in Portuguese parliamentary elections

The ruling Socialist Party was severely punished in Portugal's parliamentary elections on June 5.

World Notes: Haiti, Kazakhstan, Italy and more

Evictions in Haiti, oil drilling in Cuba, troubles for the Italian prime minister - and more.


Labor, rights groups condemn arrests of Iraqi activists

Amnesty International and the International Confederation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers Unions have assailed recent arrests of trade unionists and other Iraqi activists.


Deposed President Zelaya returns to Honduras

"Our cry is for return of all rights and guarantees of Honduran democracy," Zelaya told supporters. "We are heading for a constituent assembly to win back power."


Afghan president warns NATO: Stop killing civilians

U.S. and NATO airstrikes have long been a bitter issue with Afghans, but observers said Karzai's latest comments were the strongest yet.

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