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Today in history: A joke from the USSR for April Fools’ Day

I heard the following joke in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, then part of the USSR, as was Moldavia.

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Greece: debt and memory of war

Memory is selective and therein lies an explanation for some of the deep animosity between Berlin and Athens in the current debt crisis.

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Brazil: Amid coup talk, massive demonstrations for and against Dilma

Mass demonstrations took place Mar. 14 in a number of Brazilian cities in support of President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers' Party.

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Support builds for Peace and Planet mobilization

Peace, faith, environment and labor organizations are mobilizing for the Peace and Planet conference and march at the United Nations April 24-26.

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South American nations to Obama: Revoke sanctions against Venezuela!

The Union of South American Nations has called on President Obama to revoke sanctions he imposed by executive order March 9 against Venezuela.

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Rise of Joint List's Ayman Odeh shakes up Israeli politics

A politician who wants to build an Arab-Jewish "alliance of the disadvantaged," has emerged as one of the biggest surprises of Israel's election campaign.

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U.S. sanctions against Venezuela draw objections worldwide

President Obama said the situation in Venezuela represents a danger to U.S. interests; protests against that statement occurred all over the world.

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U.S. escalates tensions with Venezuela

Obama activated sanctions against Venezuela last Monday, which had been approved by Congress and signed by himself.

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Today in women’s history: Church of England ordains women priests

The women were ordained in alphabetical order; Angela Berners-Wilson is considered the first woman to be ordained in England.

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Women fight an uphill battle in El Salvador

A delegation of women recently paid a visit to El Salvador to see what women are doing there to better their lives.

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