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Today in history: Mozambique achieves independence in 1975

The decade 1964-74 marks the wars of independence for Portuguese colonies of Guinea-Bissau, Angola, and Mozambique, and islands of Cape Verde and São Tomé e Príncipe.

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U.S. moves against Venezuela make for rough Summit of the Americas

The possibility of confrontational situations at the summit is now very high, and can only be diffused by the retraction of the anti-Venezuela statement and sanctions.

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Fascists at the gate in Greece

Golden Dawn - with its Holocaust denial, its swastikas, and Hitler salutes - makes it look like it inhabits the fringe, but it has roots that make it dangerous.

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Inside the Auschwitz death camp on Holocaust Remembrance Day

It is estimated that 1.3 million people were killed at the Auschwitz extermination camp, of which 90 per cent were Jews.

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Spanish Civil War vet Almudever is as lively as ever at 95

Fighters and Friends of the Spanish Republic welcomed one of the very last International Brigade survivors, Joseph Almudever.

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Ukraine fascists turn against right-wing government

The demand by the Ukrainian far right that UPA be recognized as a patriotic force means the results of World War II would be officially reinterpreted in favor of the Axis.

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Judicial finding in Chile says U.S. complicit in death of young Americans

A U.S. military officer practically delivered the two young Americans, Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi, to the military dictatorship of Pinochet, who had both of them executed.

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Targeted Ukrainian Communist cites right-wing terror, democratic collapse

The leader of the Ukrainian Communist Party, Petro Symonenko, was the target of a murder attempt by far-right militiamen on 16th May in Kiev.

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German Left party tackles the tough issues at its congress

Opinions did differ, but the entire congress gave major blame for the crisis to NATO, the European Union and the German government.

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Revival of fascism a growing concern in Europe

Commenting on Ukrainian developments, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius pooh-poohed the idea that there is a fascist danger.

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