May

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Greece: A nation with its back to the wall?

For Greece to thumb its nose at the international elites and win would set a precedent for many other nations.

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Police riot in Barcelona

Friday's bloody police action against  demonstration in Barcelona's beautiful Plaza Catalunya has led to calls for the resignation of the center-right government of Catalonia.

World Notes: Venezuela, Somalia, Fiji and more

Sanctions on Iran hit Venezuela; labor rights under siege in Iraq, Fiji and Turkey; humanitarian crisis in Somalia; and Cuba at the UN.

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Left humbled in Indian state elections

In India's state elections, the Communist-led left governments lost in West Bengal and Kerala.

Colombian court blocks witch-hunts

The top court issued a writ of prohibition in the case of former Congressman Wilson Borja, ending investigation into allegations he had connections with the FARC.

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Iran rulers sharpen knives as economy bleeds

The struggle to influence the outcome of the presidential vote in 2013 is already under way.

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Right and left gain in Spain elections

On Election Day, the governing socialists took a drubbing, losing to the People's Party and its right-wing allies in all provincial governments and most local ones.

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Winners and losers in Bremen elections

Today in Bremen, most shipyards are a thing of the past and it is struggling to climb out of its heavy debt as a container port.

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Scientists fine-tune extinction rate projections

Although species extinction caused by habitat loss is not as dire a problem as initially believed, the global extinction crisis is still a real threat.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal has international repercussions

The case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is widely seen  as another case of powerful and wealthy men thinking they have the right to sexually exploit women in subordinate positions.

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