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Japanese Communists may emerge as main opposition to "Abenomics"

International headlines have trumpeted Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's decisive win in Japan's upper house election July 21, but the election results indicate the potential defeat of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's economic and constitutional agenda.

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Iranian mothers appeal for clemency for sons

Before the ink is even dry on the confirmation of Hassan Rouhani as the new president of Iran, the Islamic Republic continues to carry out barbaric and meaningless executions.

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Top general: Intervention in Syria would be costly, risky

U.S. options for military intervention in Syria would cost "billions" and require massive commitments of troops, plus planes, ships, submarines, and other equipment.

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on his 95th birthday

Former South African President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela celebrated his 95th birthday on Thursday, July 18.

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Egyptian Communists: Morsi ouster reflects popular will

July 6 interview with Salah Adli, the General Secretary of the Egyptian Communist Party.

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Panamanian right cedes to U.S. before elections

The president of Panama is putting on a big show right now. Is it for the benefit of the voters in the 2014 presidential and legislative elections, or is it for the U.S., the historical kingmaker of Panamanian politics?

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Bill clears way for 2014 gay weddings in England

Legislation to legalize gay marriage finally cleared Parliament, paving the way for the first same-sex weddings in England and Wales next summer.

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General strike brings Athens to a standstill

Tens of thousands of Greek workers walked off the job today and rallied in front of parliament in a huge protest against government plans to sack public-sector staff.

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British postal unions slam privatization plan

There's a big bus trundling around London this week, manned by British postal workers - and they're not doing it for fun or to show sights to tourists

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Leading Communists among those arrested in Turkey

Leading members of the Turkish Communist Party are being rounded up and arrested.

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