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Obama threatens veto of tighter curbs on Cuba travel

President Obama has threatened a veto of a House bill if it includes tightened restrictions on Cuban-American travel and aid to Cuba.

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Fair and balanced? Hacking scandal rocks Murdoch media empire

Billionaire Rupert Murdoch tried to squelch the hacking scandal engulfing his media empire by closing down his British tabloid, News of the World, but the firestorm continues to spread.

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Communists assess India election defeat

India's Communists assess electoral defeats, and renew commitment to democracy and mass struggle.

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Kurds gain in Turkish elections

Turkey's ruling party sought a third term in elections Sunday, aiming to build on economic and diplomatic advances in recent years as well as introduce a new constitution it says will make the country more democratic.

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Iraqi youth activists released from detention

The four charged that they had been arrested for participating in demonstrations calling for political reform, ending corruption and providing services to the people.

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Labor, rights groups condemn arrests of Iraqi activists

Amnesty International and the International Confederation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers Unions have assailed recent arrests of trade unionists and other Iraqi activists.

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Canadian election brings historic shifts

Canada's historic federal election shifted the political dynamics of the country and set a new stage of struggle.

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Is Myanmar at a crossroads?

So far 2011 is proving to be an eventful year for Myanmar, formerly known as and still generally called Burma.

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Czech Communist Party faces repression

In the "democratic" Czech Republic, the government argues that communism is a criminal ideology, just like Nazism.

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World's unions call for ending attack on Bahrain labor

Those in the ruling circles intend to complete the transformation of the country into a totalitarian state.

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