October

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War in the East

As Veterans Day in the United States approaches we will likely see a temporary increase in television programming focusing on the wars in which Americans have fought.

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A ragged ragout from Berlin and Swabia

This bulletin is a mix of items - decent news, and not-big news.

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Romney’s hedge fund pals hoping to shape foreign policy

The seizure in the Ghanaian port of Tema of an Argentine ship may serve as a warning of Mitt Romney's entanglement with sleazy "vulture fund capitalists."

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Chilean student leaders inspire U.S. activists

Chilean student leaders Camila Vallejo and Noam Titelman visit the United States.

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Protests in Panama against privatization scheme, child killed

Protests against a privatization scheme in Panama's second city, Colon, have resulted in many arrests and the death of a 9 year old boy and two others.

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Carter: Chance for peace is 'vanishing'

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter warned during a visit to Jerusalem on Monday that the prospect of Israeli-Palestinian peace is "vanishing."

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Cuba drops most restrictions on foreign travel

The Cuban government announced new policies on foreign travel from Cuba to take effect January 14, 2013. Cubans may leave the island for any purpose on presentation of a valid passport and an entry visa,

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French president recognizes 1961 massacre of Algerians, right cries “Lie!”

A traumatic event in the life of a friend of mine occurred in October 1961, when she was visiting Paris.

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Mexico's labor law reform sparks massive protests

A plan to gut labor protections has spurred unrest in Mexico's streets.

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Extremism, regional politics play growing role in Syria war

The war in Syria has taken a turn for the worse with two recent developments: Turkey's military involvement, and the growing role of extremist groups.

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