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Despite austerity, right-center coalition prevails in Dutch elections

The legislative elections left a probable right-center coalition in control. However, one piece of good news is that the anti-immigrant ultra right took a beating.

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“Let them eat cake,” says king as Swaziland plunges into crisis

Opposition to Mswati's royal despotism has been arising through the trade unions. Demands include increased wages and union rights, as well as democratic reforms.

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Fight continues over highway through Bolivian indigenous preserve

An indigenous-led government at odds with an indigenous opposition exemplifies one contradiction surfacing during the fight.

Bolivia: the trouble over TIPNIS, a 21st century challenge

The proposal for a 191 mile segment of highway that would pass through Bolivia's TIPNIS natural reserve and indigenous property is drawing strong protests and heated debate.

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British riots spurred by "greed is good" society

These attitudes were reproduced so grotesquely by the needy inadequates on TV shows such as The Apprentice.

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Swazi king in desperate bid to bail out ailing dictatorship

Cash strapped and beset by political turmoil, the tiny kingdom of Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarchy, is petitioning neighboring South Africa for a USD $1.4 billion bailout to stave off collapse.

World Notes: Cuba, Afghanistan, India – and more

International news about Cuba, Afghanistan, India, Ireland and Colombia.

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Swaziland: Eviction case could pull the rug from under absolute monarchy

The start of a landmark legal challenge to the rule of King Mswati III has boosted the pro-democracy movement in the tiny southern African state of Swaziland.

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World Notes: Sudan, Colombia and more

 

Sudan: Darfur fighting re-ignites, civilians lose, Colombia: Sintracarbon mine workers win wage hike, Iraq: Social demands trigger street protests, Switzerland: No safe haven for torturers, Australia: Undocumented refugees seek justice, Cuba: More CIA links to Posada revealed

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In Europe, poor countries in economic straightjacket

To satisfy the International Monetary Fund, countries like Ireland and Greece have taken drastic anti-worker measures.

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