World Notes: Afghanistan, Greece, Egypt, South Africa, Ecuador, Cuba

Afghanistan's women and children, Greece and arms dealers, Egypt's protest upsurge, South African transport strike, Ecuador's water, Cuba's no-nukes stand.


Greece and Angela Merkel

BERLIN (May 7) - Pity poor Angela! She's caughte between the rock of Greece and its economic woes, and the hard place of the May 9 elections in Germany's largest state.


May Day message from the Acropolis

Members of the Communist Party of Greece staged a symbolic occupation of the Acropolis May 4, hanging enormous banners bearing the slogan "Peoples of Europe rise up."