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Useless war: Afghanistan needs peace to develop

In a potentially important development, exiled members of the former People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan are returning to the country to re-found the organization.

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World Notes: Europe, Afghanistan, S. Korea, Cuba

Europe's attack on working class; Afghan police problems; anti-woman discrimination in S. Korea; Cuban health shakeup.

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Bustle in the Bundestag

A stormy session in Germany's Parliament shows the growing unpopularity of the Afghanistan war, and the current German government.

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U.S. troops target Marjah, then on to Kandahar

Military action in Marjah and Kandahar may alienate the  "hearts and minds" of the Afghan people.

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World Notes

In World Notes this week: Canada, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Taiwan, Cuba, Afghanistan.

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Talking with Taliban takes center stage

Talking with the Taliban emerged as the headline-grabbing themes at two international meetings on Afghanistan last week.

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China, India and U.S. role: Afghanistan and beyond

Concerned about Afghanistan? Then pay attention to one of the world's most unlikely potential hotspots, tucked into the folds of the Himalayas, where two huge Asian nations have been facing off.

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Labor leaders say end Iraq and Afghanistan wars

CHICAGO – International and national labor leaders convened here during the U.S. Labor Against the War’s (USLAW) national conference Dec. 4-6.

World Notes: Cuba, Western Sahara, Afghanistan, Philippines, South Africa, Haiti

Cuba: Children a privileged class In televised comments on the 20th anniversary of the UN adoption of a Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF official José Juan Ortiz indicated that of nine million children dying each year from preventable causes, none are Cuban.

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Afghan situation murky after election runoff canceled

Incumbent President Hamid Karzai was declared the "elected president," even though the Aug. 20 elections were widely believed to be riddled with fraud.

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