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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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TPP trade talks draw foes on both sides of Pacific

Twitter carried pictures of protesting Asian workers and news reports said the Obama-Abe bargaining in Japan would probably not result in approval of the trade pact.

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Why the U.S. does what it does in Ukraine

If you want to understand why our government is so worked up about Ukraine, a good place to start is with U.S. actions in Yugoslavia some 25 years ago.

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Western leaders belittle legitimate Russian concerns about fascism

In Russia the memories of the Nazi invasion of 1941, of the war that followed and of the activities of local Nazi collaborators, including Ukrainian ones historically linked to the present crowd of extremists in Kiev, are strong.

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Ukrainian ultra-rightists given major cabinet posts in government

The Svoboda Party has scored six cabinet ministries in the government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday. Svoboda is an ultra-right, anti-Semitic, Russophobic party with its base of support in the Western Ukraine.

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Venezuela's Bolivarian government defends against rightist violence

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government is facing its biggest challenge since his electoral victory on April 14, 2013 - still unrecognized by the U.S. government.

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Sudan: Colonialism's dead hand

Hopefully the recent ceasefire agreement between the warring parties in South Sudan will halt that country's downward spiral into civil war.

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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!

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Obama-Castro handshake has meaning

Attending a memorial for former South African President Nelson Mandela, President Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro. The encounter was surely revealing about the past, and maybe about the future.

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