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International law is being eroded at the UN

Despite its mistakes and shortcomings the UN is a place where all member states have the chance to express their opinions - but this is not always the case.

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Palestinian labor leader links struggle for statehood, worker rights

An interview with Shaher Sa'ed, General Secretary of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions, by Martine Hassoun.

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Palestinian UN bid under review, Israel OKs more settlements

The Obama administration has said it will veto the Palestinian membership application, arguing that negotiations are the only solution.

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Massive protests shake up Israel

Nearly 300,000 Israelis took to the streets in Tel Aviv on Saturday, chanting, "The people demand social justice."

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It's ugly: Germany arms Saudi Arabia

Media reports left two aspects unmentioned. The tank manufacturers profiting most from the deal, Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann and Rheinmetall, have always been generous in political donations. The other aspect is historical.

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Controversy over Israel and anti-Semitism embroils German left

Heated debate that had been tearing at Germany's Left Party seems to have abated after June 28, when its Bundestag members modified a controversial position on Israel.

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World Notes: Venezuela, South Africa, Romania and more

Thousands marched in Caracas on June 7 demanding protection for small farmers determined to take over unused land in accordance with the Lands and Agrarian Development Act of 2001.

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Obama’s “new chapter” for Middle East leaves questions unanswered

The president said the U.S. is opening "a new chapter in American diplomacy" centered on human rights and economic development. But the new policy has its own contradictions.

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Palestinians sign unity pact

Leaders of 14 Palestinian political parties including Fatah and Hamas announced a unity agreement in Cairo on Wednesday.

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Spurred by youth protests, Palestinian leaders to hold unity talks

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced yesterday he will go to Gaza next week for unity talks with Hamas leaders, following mass youth demonstrations demanding an end to Palestinian disunity.

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