World

                
  • International notes

    International notes

    March 12, 2004

    Palestine: Women suffer under Israeli occupation Living conditions facing Palestinian women in the West Bank and Gaza – including their access to health, education, food and employment – have sharply deteriorated over the past several years....

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  • International notes

    International notes

    March 4, 2004

    Sudan: Ceasefire extended The Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM/A) Feb. 28 extended their ongoing ceasefire for another month, while they continue to negotiate a final peace agreement. As a result of the...

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  • Canadian leader wavers on gay marriage

    Canadian leader wavers on gay marriage

    March 4, 2004

    VANCOUVER – In a blow to equal rights, one of the first acts undertaken by Canada’s new Prime Minister (PM) Paul Martin has been to backslide on the previous government’s commitment to allow same-sex marriages. Last...

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  • International notes

    International notes

    February 27, 2004

    Spain: Dockers hurt during demonstrations At least 50 people were hurt Feb. 17 in clashes between police and dockers in various Spanish cities, Prensa Latina reported. Nearly 14,000 workers employed by Izar, the country’s largest naval...

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  • German parties in a crisis

    German parties in a crisis

    February 19, 2004

    BERLIN – Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder of Germany no longer leads his Social Democratic Party (SPD). While remaining head of the government, he has turned over running the party to his right-hand man, Franz Muentefering, and replaced...

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