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On eight-nation trip, Chavez promotes multi-polar world

On a eight-country tour, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez signed 69 agreements and said his country seeks to build a multi-polar world.

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At UN, Obama highlights break with Bush policies

Obama's boldest statements came in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, when he dismissed "cynics" who say a just peace is impossible.

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World Notes: Colombia, Iraq, South Africa, Cambodia, Romania, Cuba

Labor killings in Colombia, orphans in Iraq, agribusiness in South Africa, garment workers in Cambodia, health care in Romania and Cuba.

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World Notes: India, Iraq, Kenya, Spain, Venezuela, Cuba

Tribal rights win in India, union repression in Iraq, Kenya controversy, cuts in Spain, education in Venezuela, Cuba's oil.

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A view from Iraq

How the Iraqis see it: an interview with Salam Ali of the Iraqi Communist Party on the continuing political impasse in Iraq and the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces.

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World Notes: Cuba, Chile, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, Bangladesh

Cuba's economy, Chilean hunger strike, South African public workers, U.S. arms for Saudis, missile defense for Czechs, Bangladesh textile workers.

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Class inequality widening in Israel

A new report from Tel Aviv highlights growing class inequality in Israel, and the issue is getting national attention.

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World Notes: Senegal, Kyrgyzstan, Israel

French military leaving Senegal, Kyrgyzstan coup impacts Afghanistan, Israel's nukes remain.

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Iraq elections: a tale of big money and ugly politics

Many Iraqis hoped the March elections would advance a united national consensus to build a sovereign democratic Iraq, free of foreign occupation, but it appears that struggle has a ways to go.

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Israel faces moment of truth over East Jerusalem

Last Tuesday's announcement by the Israeli government that it will build 1,600 new housing units for Israelis in Palestinian East Jerusalem has unleashed an unparalleled furor.

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