UN General Assembly votes to give Palestine enhanced status

This upgrades Palestine's status from mere "observer" and, without making it a full voting member of the U.N., explicitly recognizes it as a state.


Huge Argentina human rights trial begins

On Wednesday, the trial of no less than 68 former military and civilian officials of the 1976-1983 Argentine military dictatorship began in Buenos Aires.


Four more years: Into Africa

Africa is probably the single most complex region of the world and arguably its most troubled.


Garment workers protest deadly fire at Walmart-linked factory

While actions took place in U.S. supporting Walmart workers, 112 garment workers in Bangladesh were killed in a factory fire as they reportedly worked overtime for American clothing retailers, including Walmart.

Right-wing murderers protected in Berlin

For a year now, the case of three mystery killers has roiled the German scene.

New political movement rising in Mexico

A new center-left political movement, called the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) has emerged on the Mexican political landscape.


Egypt brokers Gaza talks as rocket fire continues

Egyptian mediators are meeting with leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah and other Palestinian organizations, and with Israeli officials.


Thousands in Ireland march for woman refused an abortion

More than 10,000 people gathered for a vigil and march over the death and the country's draconian abortion laws.


China's Communist Party elects new leaders

On Thursday November 16, the 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) ended in Beijing with the election of a new team of party leaders.


Middle East: the next four years

Over the next four years the U.S. will face a number of foreign policy issues, most of them regional, some of them global.

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