January

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Talking with Taliban takes center stage

Talking with the Taliban emerged as the headline-grabbing themes at two international meetings on Afghanistan last week.

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Anti-abortion church accused of child trafficking

An Idaho church associated with right-wing causes and politics was accused of child trafficking.

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A tribute to Capt. Hugh Mulzac

Captain Hugh Mulzac was an important person in the early U.S. civil rights struggles and was the first African American to obtain a Master's License. This was the rank of Captain which qualified him to skipper an ocean-going cargo ship.

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Oskar Lafontaine and the troubled German Left

BERLIN -- While German politicians stared at the calendar, wondering nervously what the May 9 elections will bring in the biggest state, North Rhine-Westphalia, with its 18 million people, media attention suddenly switched to a personal drama within the party called Die Linke (The Left).

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Debt conflict riles Argentina

Argentina's  massive default on international debt repayments in 2002 has cut off foreign loan possibilities. The Fernandez government seeks once more to be able to borrow in order to fund social programs.

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10th World Social Forum in Porto Alegre

The 10th World Social Forum opened on Jan. 26 in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre with a call for activists across the world to "unite to change the world.

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China, India and U.S. role: Afghanistan and beyond

Concerned about Afghanistan? Then pay attention to one of the world's most unlikely potential hotspots, tucked into the folds of the Himalayas, where two huge Asian nations have been facing off.

Venezuela cancels Haiti's debt

Hugo Chavez, announced this week that his country is canceling Haiti's debt for the purchase of Venezuelan oil.

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Haiti relief opens doors for U.S.-Cuba cooperation

In a move to aid relief efforts in earthquake-devastated Haiti, the U.S. State Department says it's prepared to assist over 400 Cuban doctors there with much needed medical supplies.

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World Notes

Iraq, Cuba, Honduras, South Korea, Nigeria, Belgium

 

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