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In South Korea, strike leaders land in court

180 Vietnamese migrant workers building a wharf in Inchon, South Korea, launched one brief strike in July, 2010, and another last January.

World Notes: Cuba, Gaza and more

From workers striking in Korea to Spanish complicity in U.S. war crimes, what's going on in the world.


UN lets all sides claim victory on Korea crisis

UNITED NATIONS - A UN Security Council statement, reflecting weeks of  diplomatic wrangling over the March 26 sinking of the South Korean military ship Cheonan, seems to have diffused tensions.


Questions and tensions remain about the Cheonan

UNITED NATIONS - A few years ago, one would have assumed that today, June 15, would be a day of celebration across the Korean peninsula.


Tensions and rhetoric rise after sinking of South Korean ship

UNITED NATIONS-The turmoil that has swept Korea after the tragic March 26 sinking of the Cheonan, a South Korean naval ship, and the subsequent death of 46 sailors has left the peninsula closer to the war than it has been for decades.


World Notes: Europe, Afghanistan, S. Korea, Cuba

Europe's attack on working class; Afghan police problems; anti-woman discrimination in S. Korea; Cuban health shakeup.


World Notes: Austria, Bolivia, Cuba, Eritrea, Gaza, South Korea

In this World Notes, the Austrian Parliament last month authorized civil unions between same-sex couples; Bolivia on climate change, Cuba on nutrition, sanctions on Eritrea, PFLP marks 42nd anniversary, South Korean autoworkers opt for bonuses.


World Notes: South Africa, Mexico, South Korea, Romania, Afghanistan, Cuba

South Africa and health care, Mexico and mining, South Korea and unions, Romania and general strike, Afghanistan and development, Cuba and milestones