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Europe: The sky's not falling

"The subjugation of democratic process to the markets was the reason why we have the crisis today...we predicted from the onset...that austerity-based policies would backfire."

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Police snatch body of Korean Samsung worker

A leader of a new union at Samsung in South Korea named Yeom Ho-seok took his own life to protest the vicious anti-union policies of the company.

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European Parliament elections reflect loss of confidence in European Union

During the week ending on May 25, voters in the 28 countries of the European Union voted for members of the 766-member European Parliament.

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Unions organize historic event on Cyprus

The big event was held in the capital city of Lefkosia (Nicosia) and attracted a massive turnout from the populace, especially labor.

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In India, fears accompany right-wing Modi's landslide victory

This is the first time since India won independence in 1947 that a rightist party has won a clear majority in parliament.

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Turkish unions, charging "murders," stage national strike over mine disaster

"The horrific news coming from the coal mine near Soma is a punch in the gut for every coal miner everywhere in the world."

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South Africa 2014 elections: ANC triumphs, opposition gains ground

A new R1-trillion [$96 billion] economic and social infrastructure program aims to transform many poor areas by building new roads, rail links, ports, universities and schools.

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#Bring our girls home

A wave of revulsion has spread worldwide over the news of the kidnapping of young girls from a school at Chibok, in Borno State in Northwestern Nigeria by the violent Boko Haram sect. 

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TPP trade talks draw foes on both sides of Pacific

Twitter carried pictures of protesting Asian workers and news reports said the Obama-Abe bargaining in Japan would probably not result in approval of the trade pact.

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As crisis builds, Ukrainians face May 25 election

This election is largely a contest of powerful business tycoons who made their fortunes out of the breakup of the old Soviet Union and the privatization of state enterprises that followed.

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