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Ukraine: Cracks appear in Kiev coalition

Troops of the government of President Victor Poroshenko push closer to Lubansk and Donetsk, and casualties rise in disaffected Eastern Ukraine.


Indonesia elects working-class metalhead president

Joko Widodo has become the president of Indonesia after winning 53.13 percent of the vote in the country's 2014 presidential election. He will take office Oct. 20.


Argentina takes U.S. to World Court

Argentina has taken the United States to the International Court of Justice in the Hague over a U.S. federal judge's actions in a dispute about bond payments.


German sour pickles: Gauck, militarism, and Gaza

When politicians vacation and little action is expected, the words German journalists use for this is "Saure-Gurken-Zeit" or "sour pickle time."


German Social Democrats paying the price of too many deals

Instead of trying to improve its frayed, faded image as a progressive force, this party pays even more attention to "healthy business interests" and thus "encourage the economy."


U.K.: 150,000 rally for solidarity with the people of Gaza

Ms. Mahmood, the party's shadow exchequer secretary to the Treasury, made the plea at a 150,000-strong rally for solidarity with the people of Gaza on Saturday.


U.S. covert operation against Cuban youth condemned

 USAID hired young people from Peru, Costa Rica, and Venezuela to pose as tourists in Cuba to befriend young Cubans and try to convert them into anti-government activists.


Video: On Israel-Palestinian peace, a look at one vs. two-state solution

Here is a six-minute clip from a Google Hangout with co-editor Susan Webb and special guest Uri Weltmann, peace activist and leader of the Communist Party of Israel.


Africa conference pushes corporate interests

Although we read that Africa is making great strides, most of its countries, particularly those South of the Sahara, are still at the bottom of any measures of human wellbeing.


Message from Hiroshima: Abolish nuclear weapons

Matsui Kazumi, Mayor of the City of Hiroshima, Japan, witnessed all of his school mates die when the atom bomb was dropped on his populous city 69 years ago.

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