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Haiti: President Martelly steps down, interim government formed

Finally responding to angry protests, Haitian President Michel Martelly, the son of a Shell Oil executive, stepped down on Sunday. 

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Left government possible in Spain, but social democrats divided

After weeks of political wrangling saw no party win a majority, an arrangement to install a social democratic-led government now appears possible.

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Marking 30 years of economic reform, Vietnam moves ahead

Three decades have passed since Vietnam first embarked on the process of economic opening and reform known as Doi Moi, or "Renovation." 

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Iran elections: The illusion of democracy

Iran's return to the international fold has been negotiated over a long period; it marks a change in relations with the U.S. and the EU.

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Explosions in Venezuelan capital, ultra-left blamed as tensions rise

Four small explosive devices were detonated, three at a shopping mall and another near the Venezuelan National Assembly building.

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Peace finally possible in Colombia, justice less certain

An agreement to end five decades of armed conflict between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the government of that country now seems inevitable.

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Iran sanctions eased, exiles urge more progress on democratic rights

The Tudeh Party brought attention to the government's economic failings as one reason for its willingness to negotiate with international powers.

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New bombings raise tensions, repression in Turkey

A suicide bombing, evidently carried out by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, killed ten German tourists in a historic square in downtown Istanbul, Turkey. 

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Israel and Palestine: Occupation, the peace movement, and the international left

The following is the text of a talk at the meeting of the Federal Committee of Die Linke, the left party of Germany.

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Heirs to notorious gangster seek to be compensated by Cuba

A close examination of the books of many former U.S. enterprises in Cuba would show a whole lot of questionable activity.

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