February

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Cairo looks for debt relief

Egypt has cut its forecast for growth by almost half and has estimated that the unrest cost the nation about $1.7 billion, largely stemming from tourism losses.

Video: World support for Mexican miners

Workers of the world united in solidarity against the Mexican government's fierce attack on unions, especially the miners' union.

World Notes: Cuba, Afghanistan, Italy and more

The U.S. military is bringing contraband to Argentina and, apparently, planning to stay forever in Afghanistan. Read this and more!

Egyptian workers form independent union coalition

Egyptian workers, suppressed by a government-sponsored and government-run labor federation, have broken away to form their own independent unions and federation and join the popular protests against President Hosni Mubarak's dictatorial rule.

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Demonstrations, nationwide strike rock Egypt, world labor voices solidarity

A general strike, to continue until Mubarak's government falls, has been called by the newly formed Federation of Egyptian Trade Unions.