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Celebrating Syriza victory, Greeks “finally feel some hope”

Radical left leader Alexis Tsipras took over Monday as austerity-wracked Greece's new prime minister.

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An open letter to the leaders of the world

"Let's be clear: the actions we take in 2015 will decide which way the world turns for decades to come; please take the right path."

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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 reaching overseas to help build stronger domestic economy

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was touring the world in January as troubles mounted at home.

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Nigeria elections approach amid economic distress and terror attacks

Nigeria is in the news again because of vicious attacks by the extremist jihadi group Boko Haram in the country's Northeastern state of Borno.

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Opposition to militarism spurs big win for Japan’s communists

The Japanese Communist Party scored historic gains in December's parliamentary elections, and most strikingly in Okinawa.

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Mexico’s federal police responsible for slaughter of student teachers?

HRW is calling on the Obama administration to halt aid to Mexican security forces until human rights violations are investigated and prosecuted.

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Latin American, Caribbean nations bolster economic ties with China

Latin American and Caribbean cooperation with China serves economic needs on both sides.

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Tragedy and crime in Paris: the Charlie Hebdo attack

The attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo cannot be condoned. The persons responsible must suffer the full consequences for their actions.

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Cuba’s infant mortality rate at its lowest level ever

Cuba's infant mortality rate (IMR) for 2014 was 4.2, unchanged from the previous year and again the lowest in Cuban history. 

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