Meir Vilner, veteran leader of the Communist Party of Israel and the last living signatory of Israel’s Independence Charter, died June 5 in Tel-Aviv at 84.
Opinion The United States took over Puerto Rico from Spain in 1898 and ruled it the same way other European powers ruled their colonies for many years – as a source of raw materials and a market for U.S. products.
TUCSON, Ariz. – “The Sonoran Desert is a place of stunning beauty and provides essential habitat for a surprising number of plant and animal species found nowhere else on earth,” said Scotty Johnson, a representative of Defenders of Wildlife.
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Hidden away in Shuneh, a tiny winter resort, 1,300 feet below sea level, with summer heat of at least 110 degrees, on the Jordanian Dead Sea shore – far from any anti-globalization crowds – about 1,200 government officials and big capitalist industrial and trade tycoons from around the globe met for a three-day World Economic Forum in a huge air-conditioned tent.
VANCOUVER, Canada – The Ontario Court of Appeals recently ruled that the exclusion of gays and lesbians from legally marrying is unjustifiable. The decision has paved the way for same-sex couples to marry in Canada’s largest province.
NEW DELHI – As the Indian government contemplates sending troops to Iraq, strong opposition is building up to the move that peace activists term a “historic crime.”
SANTIAGO DE CHILE – In a stunning decision by Chile’s Minister of Justice Juan Guzman, five Pinochet henchmen will be prosecuted for the 1976 kidnappings and murders of Chilean Communist Party leaders, known as the Conferencia Street case.
News Analysis Speaking on the Senate floor June 24, Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) assailed efforts to cover up the Bush administration’s manipulation of intelligence to justify war on Iraq. Byrd said, “We must be straight with the American people.