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Future still far from rosy as Greek leader gets his vote of confidence

The only thing that is certain is that Greek workers will take a hit and there will be intensified class struggle in the months to come.

Nicaraguan economic trends are positive

Nationally, unemployment dropped from 8.2 percent in January 2010 to the present 6.8 percent, with 325,000 new jobs created.

Socialists punished in Portuguese parliamentary elections

The ruling Socialist Party was severely punished in Portugal's parliamentary elections on June 5.

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Police riot in Barcelona

Friday's bloody police action against  demonstration in Barcelona's beautiful Plaza Catalunya has led to calls for the resignation of the center-right government of Catalonia.

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British workers stage massive protest against cuts

On the streets of London on Saturday three-quarters of a million people staged the biggest protest yet in the fightback against the Tory-led coalition's brutal cuts program.

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Portugal government falls after losing austerity vote

Portuguese president José Socrates, of the Socialist Party, turned in his resignation on Wednesday after losing a crucial vote on government austerity.

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Flip-flops and elections in Germany

Germany's ruling parties are flip-flopping on everything from Egypt to unemployment as a series of elections approaches.

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Vietnam's Communist Party meets

The goal for the Vietnamese Communist Party's 11th Party Congress was to “enhance the Party's leadership capacity and combativeness, promoting the nation's synergy, comprehensively boosting the doi moi (renovation) process, creating the fundamentals for Vietnam to basically become a modern-oriented industrial country by 2020.”

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UN chief calls for balanced and sustainable development

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the world's economic model based on insatiable consumption of resources as  "a global suicide pact."

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Germany: Scandals for the Baron and a vote for more war

A series of scandals scratched the shining image of the scion of conservative Bavarian circles. But the Bundestag once again defied German majority opinion and voted to continue the use of troops in Afghanistan.

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