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Cyprus, Turkey and hydrocarbon politics

Commentators believe that these threats are little more then bluster since Cyprus's activities are fully protected by international law and are being carried out within its exclusive economic zone.

Israel to release 1,000 Palestinians in swap for Hamas-held soldier, Gilad Shalit

Israel approved a prisoner swap with Gaza's governing Hamas movement early this morning, prompting celebratory street parties in both Israel and Palestine.

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Eclectic group of dramas make their debut

I'd like to discuss five disparate but memorable dramas that represent the rich choices available for viewers.

Cuban Five prisoner freed

Rene Gonzalez Sehwerert, one of the Cuban Five, imprisoned by the U.S. on spying charges, was released from a federal prison today after 13 years behind bars.

Applying money and words to defeat the Cuban revolution

In its efforts to upend the Cuban Revolution, the U.S. government has, in recent years, relied upon providing financial support for internal opposition groups.

Impunity continues on Cubana Airliner anniversary

Thirty-five years ago was a day of horror in the Caribbean, when two bombs exploded on a Cuban airliner, which fell into the sea off Barbados.

Omonoia: Feisty team blends sports and left politics

On the island country of Cyprus, sports teams have come to be associated with certain segments of the population. In soccer, the main team associated with the working people is Omonoia Nicosia.

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International law is being eroded at the UN

Despite its mistakes and shortcomings the UN is a place where all member states have the chance to express their opinions - but this is not always the case.

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Palestinian labor leader links struggle for statehood, worker rights

An interview with Shaher Sa'ed, General Secretary of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions, by Martine Hassoun.

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Free Colombian political prisoner David Ravelo!

September 14 was the end of David Ravelo Crispo's first year in jail and a time of renewed solidarity for this human rights activist imprisoned in Colombia.

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