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Is "pitiless war" the best leaders can offer these days?

A week of horrible carnage, and more pain as the powerful take refuge in clichéd policies that once again turn the wheel of violence.


Socialist coalition hands right-wing Portuguese government defeat

The unity in Portugal has been made possible by a very evident left turn on the part of the Socialist Party.


Refugee crisis exposes Germany’s political crisis

The German political scene is in turmoil and such turbulence has opened the way to healthy change, but now, in my view, it can lead to great dangers. 



Be very afraid: the price of Turkey’s elections

If there is a lesson to be drawn from the Nov. 1 Turkish elections, it is that fear works.


Argentina’s closer than expected presidential vote means a runoff

It's important what's going to happen between now and the runoff election.


UN General Assembly once more rejects U.S. blockade of Cuba

The UN General Assembly voted on Cuba's resolution calling for "an end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. against Cuba."


Portuguese president re-appoints right wing minority government

In Portugal there is a presidential election in January 2016, in which Cavaco Silva's actions will surely be  an issue.


Burkina Faso coup reversed, general arrested

The coup in the West African country has evidently been reversed by the opposition of sections of the army loyal to the interim government.


Elections throw future of Portugal’s right wing government in doubt

The question of whether Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho will stay on, and on what basis, is the subject of intense negotiations.


Germany: predictions after 25 years

After 25 years of unification, annexation, or occupation, the only safe predictions in Germany still seem to be the ones about lunar eclipses.

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