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Syriza and the Greek earthquake: a deeper look

Almost before the votes were counted in the recent Greek elections, battle lines were being drawn all over Europe.

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Left victory in Greece breaks new ground

All eyes are on Greece, where left-wing Alexis Tsipras became the new prime minister on Monday, Jan. 26.

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Celebrating Syriza victory, Greeks “finally feel some hope”

Radical left leader Alexis Tsipras took over Monday as austerity-wracked Greece's new prime minister.

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Germany today: People challenging new right extremists

Recent events here in Germany remind me of a playground see-saw, with constant ups and downs of one side and the other.

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Report: Indigenous women in Canada face high murder rate

A new report exposes how indigenous women in Canada are being murdered and are disappearing at alarming rates.

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Cuba-U.S. normalization negotiations begin

The dramatic announcement by Raul Castro and Barack Obama on the normalization of relations between Cuba and the U.S. has already borne fruit.

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Venezuela reaching overseas to help build stronger domestic economy

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was touring the world in January as troubles mounted at home.

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Opposition to militarism spurs big win for Japan’s communists

The Japanese Communist Party scored historic gains in December's parliamentary elections, and most strikingly in Okinawa.

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Five years after Haiti quake, workers still struggle

In recent discussions with export apparel workers in Port-au-Prince, the AFL-CIO's Solidarity Center found that workers pay half their daily wage on two daily meals.

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Mexico’s federal police responsible for slaughter of student teachers?

HRW is calling on the Obama administration to halt aid to Mexican security forces until human rights violations are investigated and prosecuted.

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