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Butcher or hero? Ariel Sharon leaves harsh legacy

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a polarizing figure, died Saturday at age 85 after eight years in a coma.

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Cuba – 55 years of ideas and truth

On January 1, Cubans 2014 marked the 55th anniversary of their revolution's victory.

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Richard Hart, Jamaican Marxist and historian, dies

Richard Hart, a towering figure of the Jamaican and Caribbean left, died in Bristol, England, on Dec. 21, 2013, at 96 years of age.

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Madagascar to hold runoff election in December

Madagascar today is one of the richest nations in the region, and one of the poorest. It has vast natural resources (gold, nickel, cobalt, petroleum), but 92 percent of its people live on $2.00 per day or less.

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The New York Times describes an East German model city -- and is fair!

The author did not embroider what she saw or heard. The result did tend to make me angry, but not because of prejudice or dishonesty; it was because of the story she told.

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Forty years after fascist coup, Chile may elect socialist, again

Forty years ago today Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a U.S.-abetted coup because he was a socialist; in two months Chileans may elect Michelle Bachelet, another socialist.

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Mali elections go smoothly, but problems remain

In a runoff presidential election on August 12, former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita easily beat engineer Soumaila Cisse.

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Berlin still hopes for an end to all war

The hot, seemingly untroubled vacation days in Germany have been disturbed by two abbreviations, NSU and NSA.

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Is the world of advertising swallowing Russia?

Moscow seems engulfed by the modern world of advertising; the signs, ads and billboards sometimes remind me of Times Square.

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Rightist wins Paraguay presidency, Left advances in Congress

Paraguayans are now wondering what kind of president Horacio Cartes will turn out to be.

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