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Spain's prime minister is banking on a failed past

Mariano Rajoy's promise went the same way as his pledges on not raising tax - in the shredder.

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Spaniards in mega-strike over labor reforms

The reforms will mean the next generation of Spaniards will be completely deprived of permanent work - a throw-back to the 19th century.

Spain: crushing right-wing victory as economy teeters at brink

As expected, the Nov. 20 election to the the Spanish parliament was a massive defeat for the ruling Socialist Workers' Party

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E. coli outbreak poisons Europe

There are now 1,733 people in Germany affected by a dangerous e. coli outbreak, affecting both the economy and workers across Europe.

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Police riot in Barcelona

Friday's bloody police action against  demonstration in Barcelona's beautiful Plaza Catalunya has led to calls for the resignation of the center-right government of Catalonia.

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Right and left gain in Spain elections

On Election Day, the governing socialists took a drubbing, losing to the People's Party and its right-wing allies in all provincial governments and most local ones.

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World Notes: Cuba, Spain and more

Cuba: Infant Mortality rate hits new low, Spain: An end to armed conflict by Basque separatists? Palestine: Civilians under siege, Afghanistan: Grim death toll statistics, Tunisia: Protests continue, spread to neighboring Algeria, South Africa: Zuma speech has unifying effect

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World Notes: Cuba, Bangladesh and more

Cuba: Economic reforms apply to health care; Bangladesh: Textile workers launch massive strike; Costa Rica: Opposition protests U.S. troops; Spain: WikiLeaks reveals talks on AFRICOM hosting; Japan: Peace Conference centers on removal of foreign bases; Egypt: Defeated opposition takes to the streets

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.

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World Cup’s grand finale

The stage has been set. This Sunday will make history.

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