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Canada conservatives push to curb civil liberties

Canadian conservatives aren't slowing down their steamroller attempt to impose legislation criminalizing dissidents. 

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PEGIDA: Horrors and contradictions

In Germany the ultra-right is building bases in towns and villages while the government fears any progress which threatens their austerity policy.

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Germany today: People challenging new right extremists

Recent events here in Germany remind me of a playground see-saw, with constant ups and downs of one side and the other.

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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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Rally counters far right in Denmark

Five thousand people rallied in support of tolerance and diversity in Aarhus, Denmark, on March 31.

Who's afraid of the big bad Wulff?

BERLIN - Americans wonder who will be president next January; Germans are still uncertain who will live in Berlin's presidential mansion this February.

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Fair and balanced? Hacking scandal rocks Murdoch media empire

Billionaire Rupert Murdoch tried to squelch the hacking scandal engulfing his media empire by closing down his British tabloid, News of the World, but the firestorm continues to spread.

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Court says Colombian victims may sue Chiquita

It was, lawyer Paul Wolf observed, "One of the most detailed judicial opinions ever written in any U.S. human rights case."

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Saint Vincent PM: U.S. business seek to topple government

The prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph E. Gonsalves, has accused U.S. and other foreign interests of meddling in his country's internal affair.

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Two killed in clashes between workers and police in Panama

Clashes between police and workers' groups  in Panama have been suppressed with tear gas, leaving at least two workers dead.

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