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Turkish unions, charging "murders," stage national strike over mine disaster

"The horrific news coming from the coal mine near Soma is a punch in the gut for every coal miner everywhere in the world."

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Germany’s Ukraine policy aims for the impossible

Germany is having difficulty with its Ukraine policy.

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Cuba arrests presumed terrorists from Florida

The Miami area continues as  a safe haven for Latin American terror perpetrators fleeing their homelands, Cuba in the lead with Venezuela not far behind.

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Colombian peace talks in serious jeopardy

After reaching partial agreements on agrarian reform and political participation, negotiators tackled drug trafficking. But after five months of discussion, they recessed without an agreement.

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South Africa 2014 elections: ANC triumphs, opposition gains ground

A new R1-trillion [$96 billion] economic and social infrastructure program aims to transform many poor areas by building new roads, rail links, ports, universities and schools.

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#Bring our girls home

A wave of revulsion has spread worldwide over the news of the kidnapping of young girls from a school at Chibok, in Borno State in Northwestern Nigeria by the violent Boko Haram sect. 

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Demand investigation of murder of progressive Cuban-American in 1978

Demands are being raised for a government investigation of the murder of a progressive young Cuban immigrant in Puerto Rico on April 28, 1979.

 

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U.S. Office of Cuba Broadcasting pays foreign journalists to defame Cuba

The U.S. OCB paid almost $700,000  to journalists and other opinion molders in Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America in return for their dissemination of anti-Cuban propaganda.

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Ruling party ousted in Panama elections

On Sunday, voters in Panama upset the predictions of pollsters by electing dissident Vice President Juan Carlos Varela, of the Panameñista Party, as their new president.

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U.S. says Cuba still a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”

Beginning in 1982 the list has included Cuba as a "State Sponsor of Terrorism." Others this year are Iran, Sudan, and Syria.

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