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Today in history: The city of Santiago de Cuba is 500 years old

Cuban poet, writer, and national hero, José Martí, is buried in Santiago, which was also the home of the revolutionary hero Frank País.

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The story behind little Elizabeth’s Nazi salute

The Queen was urged July 20 to make a personal statement regarding leaked footage showing her at aged six or seven performing a Nazi salute.

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Turkey: 30 young socialists massacred in Suruç suicide bombing

The attack in the southern city of Suruç targeted a gathering of 300 Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF) members from Istanbul.

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Cuba-U.S. relations: the hard road toward normalization begins

A large crowd gathered to watch the flag raising; they cheered as the Cuban flag flew over the embassy for the first time in 54 years.

Benghazi & Hillary: missing the story

The congressional harrying of Clinton over emails concerning the 2012 death of a U.S. ambassador and three staff members in Benghazi has become a running joke.

South African Communists reassess country’s national democratic revolution

The South African Communist Party's Special National Congress took stock of a range of problems besetting South Africa's young democracy.

Communist Party of South Sudan calls for negotiations to end civil war

The Communist Party of South Sudan is calling for inclusive negotiations which bring together all parties, factions, and groups affected by this war.

United States still trying to undermine Cuba’s government

Cuba and the U.S. will soon open embassies in their two capital cities, ending 54 years of no diplomatic relations. Yet normal bi-national relations are unlikely.

Today in history: Russell-Einstein manifesto for peace

The manifesto urged nations to find peaceful ways to settle differences and to renounce the use of nuclear weapons, which only promised "universal death."

Puerto Rico petition for bankruptcy struck down by Appeals Court

Puerto Rico is unable to pay back its $72 billion dollar deficit and announced that the island's economy is on the verge of collapse.