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A view from Iraq

How the Iraqis see it: an interview with Salam Ali of the Iraqi Communist Party on the continuing political impasse in Iraq and the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces.

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UN lets all sides claim victory on Korea crisis

UNITED NATIONS - A UN Security Council statement, reflecting weeks of  diplomatic wrangling over the March 26 sinking of the South Korean military ship Cheonan, seems to have diffused tensions.

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Questions and tensions remain about the Cheonan

UNITED NATIONS - A few years ago, one would have assumed that today, June 15, would be a day of celebration across the Korean peninsula.

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Okinawa election rally: U.S. base is not deterrent

Japan peace movement and voters continue to press against relocation of U.S. military base in Okinawa.

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Revelations on Posada and Cuban Five case smell bad

When does a stink become one stink too much? That becomes an issue with Luis Posada and with the Cuban Five.

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Japan’s prime minister resigns over U.S. base on Okinawa

The prime minister of Japan resigns because of solid opposition throughout Japan to relocating a U.S. military base on Okinawa.

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Tensions and rhetoric rise after sinking of South Korean ship

UNITED NATIONS-The turmoil that has swept Korea after the tragic March 26 sinking of the Cheonan, a South Korean naval ship, and the subsequent death of 46 sailors has left the peninsula closer to the war than it has been for decades.

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35 years after war’s end, Vietnam pushes friendship

Many still struggle with the scars of the war in Vietnam, 35 years later.

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Palestinians and Israelis call for nonviolent people power to end occupation

A meeting between Israeli and Palestinian Communist leaders last month highlighted a new approach that is gaining favor among Palestinians as the path to achieving a state of their own alongside Israel.

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FARC releases prisoners as prelude to exchange

Colombia guerrillas unilaterally release prisoners as a step towards political solutions to the 40-year civil conflict.

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