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Church faces big choices as cardinals pick a new pope

The cardinals have assembled in Rome to begin choosing the next pope.

Land remains key to negotiated peace in Colombia

Coffee and cacao farmers are showing that social mobilization in Colombian streets and countryside will make sure such discussion becomes the order of the day.

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Opportunity for a peaceful end to Syria crisis must not be lost

There is a small opening toward a possible peaceful solution. This is an opportunity that must not be lost.

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France bombs Mali, complicates mess long in making

French military units, including aviation and infantry, have attacked Islamist rebels in Mali since last week.

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Alan Gross and the Cuban Five: Why not exchange holiday gifts?

Although the U.S. government has been saying "no exchange," Mr. and Mrs. Gross are not, because it is not in their interests to shut off that possibility.

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UN vote on Palestine shakes things up

Last week's vote in the UN's General Assembly, which afforded "nonmember observer state" status to Palestine, and the Israeli government's response, has created controversy.

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War in the East

As Veterans Day in the United States approaches we will likely see a temporary increase in television programming focusing on the wars in which Americans have fought.

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A ragged ragout from Berlin and Swabia

This bulletin is a mix of items - decent news, and not-big news.

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Portugal’s optimistic prime minister "on another planet"

Unions say Portugal's prime minister is "living on another planet" after he predicted investment in the crisis-hit economy would bounce back next year.

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Germany's plans to go green

If the shift is successful, Germany could stand as a paradigm for industrialized countries looking to do the same.

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