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L’Humanité: France should offer asylum to Snowden and Assange

A basic gesture of solidarity is indispensable in respect of whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Julian Assange.

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Major nuclear deal struck between Iran and six world powers

It is the most significant development between Washington and Tehran in more than three decades of estrangement between the two nations.

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Ecuador proposes moderate tax increase on rich, right wing runs amok

In most Latin American countries, including those with relatively progressive governments, huge wealth disparities are an obstacle to the pursuit of social justice and greater democracy.

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Iraq says ISIS demolishes ruins to cover up looting operations

Experts speculate that large pieces are destroyed for the benefit of the cameras, while more portable items are smuggled to dealers in Turkey.

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South American nations to Obama: Revoke sanctions against Venezuela!

The Union of South American Nations has called on President Obama to revoke sanctions he imposed by executive order March 9 against Venezuela.

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U.S. sanctions against Venezuela draw objections worldwide

President Obama said the situation in Venezuela represents a danger to U.S. interests; protests against that statement occurred all over the world.

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Tragedy and crime in Paris: the Charlie Hebdo attack

The attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo cannot be condoned. The persons responsible must suffer the full consequences for their actions.

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Germany continues along austerity track

Tragic when it doesn't occur to an economics minister that needed investments in infrastructure and education could be made if only taxes on the upper class were increased.

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Germany: sanctions and weapons deals, follow the money

In Germany today, references to Putin evoke all too sharply recollections of German language used against every Russian leader since the start of World War I.

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French municipal elections: Voters stay home, socialists trounced, right surges

The right wing Union for a Popular Movement declared victory and the far right National Front surged.

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