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The big chill: tensions in the Arctic

The Arctic may be cold, but the politics surrounding it are pretty hot. There is a great deal at stake.


British party leaders scramble to Scotland to quell Yes vote

Britain's three main party political leaders - among the most unpopular in British political history - crawled up to Scotland to beg that it votes against independence.


After 55 years, time to end embargo against Cuba

We can do it! Let's get this done this year! ¡Viva la Revolución Cubana! ¡Viva Cuba Socialista!


Pope calls church to action to liberate poor

In Pope Francis' document, he denounces the anti-human effects of the "idolatry"of the market and the radical wealth inequality resulting from it, but what is really new is making this issue the center of the Catholic Church's mission.


Francis does it again: Attacking the "tyranny" of unfettered capitalism

Francis I is blasting the "tyranny" of unfettered capitalism, economic inequity and financial finagling.


Cuba: U.S. cows firms on embargo, harms economy

For more than half a century the U.S. has severely impeded Cuba's economy, costing the island nation $1,157,327,000, and millions to the U.S. economy, according to a United Nations resolution on the trade embargo.


Japanese Communists may emerge as main opposition to "Abenomics"

International headlines have trumpeted Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's decisive win in Japan's upper house election July 21, but the election results indicate the potential defeat of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's economic and constitutional agenda.


Some 1.5 million disappear in Germany

Hard-hit Berlin, where 400,000 are unaccounted for, will now lose millions of euros in subsidies from the European Union and richer German states.



Taking China's bullet train with slow clock

Last year, after participating in a Beijing conference on the crisis of capitalism and the future of world socialism, I took the bullet train to Nanjing, 620 miles away.


Cyprus presidential election moves to second round

Austerity is the key issue facing Cypriot voters as they head to the polls for the second round of the presidential elections.

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