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Canadian unions cheer as voters toss out right-wing Prime Minister Harper

In his decade in power, Harper, whom voters decisively tossed out, made a target of Canadian unions.

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Today in history: Nazi war crimes indictments read at Nuremberg

The trials formally opened in Nuremberg, Germany, on November 20, half a year after Germany surrendered.

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Anti-austerity struggle: Is the tide turning in Europe?

If mass unity, transcending national borders, can indeed be built, great things can happen in Europe.

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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.

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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.

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The people in the tents say yes

"I will not leave - this park belongs to the people of Tijuana; we will defend it."

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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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Today in history: An era ends in Eastern Europe

On this date in 1990,the Supreme Soviet gave approval to switch to a free market economy, the signal for the GDR to leave the now moribund Warsaw Pact.

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Land and political prisoners: unfinished business for Colombian peace talks

Obstacles loom and agreements so far are partial ones. 

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Today in history: It’s World Peace Day!

In 2015 the theme is "Partnerships for Peace - Dignity for All."

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