International notes

S. Africa: Shoprite strikers march / Greece: Anti-NATO activists on trial again / Australia: Maritime firm stranded Pacific Island workers / Sudan: East Africa leaders say peace deal close

Israeli CP attacked

HAIFA, Israel – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Israel and Arab Israeli lawmaker Issam Mahoul and wife, Su’ad, survived a car bomb explosion and fire on Oct. 24.

Senate rebukes Bush on Cuba

By a voice vote, the U.S. Senate last week approved an amendment to the Department of Transportation bill that would strip the government of all funding for the enforcement of its much-criticized ban on travel to Cuba.