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Ukraine: Cracks appear in Kiev coalition

Troops of the government of President Victor Poroshenko push closer to Lubansk and Donetsk, and casualties rise in disaffected Eastern Ukraine.

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German sour pickles: Gauck, militarism, and Gaza

When politicians vacation and little action is expected, the words German journalists use for this is "Saure-Gurken-Zeit" or "sour pickle time."

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U.S. covert operation against Cuban youth condemned

 USAID hired young people from Peru, Costa Rica, and Venezuela to pose as tourists in Cuba to befriend young Cubans and try to convert them into anti-government activists.

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Fighting intensifies in Eastern Ukraine as Kiev acts against Communist Party

The crisis in Eastern Ukraine is coming to a head, with intensified fighting and mounting casualties, including many civilians.

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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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Ukraine itself burns in wake of airliner shoot-down

People with their own agendas push their versions of who is to blame, there is a shooting war between military forces and local militias, and half a million refugees have crossed into Russia.

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World calls for Ukraine cease fire after plane crash

Strong words came amid contrasting images of emergency workers and off-duty coal miners across sunflower fields searching for charred pieces of wreckage from the Boeing 777.

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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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Fixing U.S. intervention capabilities in Cuba

What people think seemingly has little effect on ending what Cubans say is the longest and cruelest economic blockade in human history. Polls show overall U.S. disapproval, Cuban-Americans included.

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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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