August

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Britain: Disabled target Atos on eve of Paralympics

The Paralympic Games' slogan is "inspire a generation" but life under Atos is killing us, disability campaigners warned today in a desperate plea to end its "tick-box tests."

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Portugal’s optimistic prime minister "on another planet"

Unions say Portugal's prime minister is "living on another planet" after he predicted investment in the crisis-hit economy would bounce back next year.

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Colombian government, pressured, will negotiate with FARC

Colombian President Santos confirmed that his government and the FARC signed an agreement Havana that peace talks would begin in October in Oslo.

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Trans-Pacific trade pact would kill more jobs

The lack of coverage of the Trans Pacific Partnership  is because of the secrecy in which it's being written.

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Fukushima nuclear disaster cleanup needs global cooperation

Yamada said this disaster requires mobilizing international expertise along with an international inspection team.

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Secret-spiller Assange appears in public

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his organization will take action Aug. 25 with the support of twelve Latin American countries.

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Germany's plans to go green

If the shift is successful, Germany could stand as a paradigm for industrialized countries looking to do the same.

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Marikana mine massacre reflects South Africa's persistent inequality and social turmoil

More astute analysis highlights the appalling situation of South Africa's mining communities as being fertile ground for the crisis that has developed at Marikana.

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Kurt Maetzig, master of German cinema

An extraordinary filmmaker who made extraordinary films and lived to the extraordinary age of 101, Kurt Maetzig died August 8. But he was virtually unknown in the U.S.

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Italy's heritage for sale

Some 350 historic buildings in the capital and historic towns across the country are to be sold off.

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