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Today in history: World day of prayer for the environment

In a historic and far-reaching move, as part of Pope Francis' efforts to highlight environmental issues, the Vatican declared Sept. 1 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

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Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement: Potential damage to global public health

"If the door starts to close on generic production of antiretrovirals, any hope of ending the global AIDS epidemic in our lifetime will quickly evaporate."

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Guatemalan president accused of massive corruption by UN agency, prosecutor

The Sept. 6 elections cannot be seen as legitimate because of the multiple scandals concerning violations of campaign laws and the constitution.

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Amid scandal, U.S. lawmakers oppose funding Honduran government

A group of Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives have called for the suspension of projected U.S. aid to Honduran police.

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South Africa: miners’ killing marked with call for unity

President Jacob Zuma called on South Africans to remember the 44 people killed at the Marikana platinum mine.

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A world of contradictions

Germany has suffered under a heat wave and damaging drought. Now thunderstorms are predicted. Can any parallels be drawn?

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L’Humanité: France should offer asylum to Snowden and Assange

A basic gesture of solidarity is indispensable in respect of whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Julian Assange.

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Interview with Greece PM Alexis Tsipras: “Austerity is a dead end”

On July 29, Sto Kokkino, the radio station politically close to SYRIZA, broadcast a long interview with Greece's Prime Minister.

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U.S.-Turkey deal: disaster in the making

The agreement between Turkey and the U.S. to cooperate against the Islamic State in Syria brings to mind a description of "crackpot realists."

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Fears mount in Guatemala as elections approach

Voters will elect a new president to succeed Otto Perez Molina of the Patriotic Party, who is not allowed a second term.

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