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France bans fracking

The French parliament voted to ban fracking - a worrisome technique used to extract gas from rock deposits.

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750,000 walk off jobs in Britain

Hundreds of thousands of public-sector workers the length and breadth of Britain defied slurs and threats Thursday to mount one of the biggest walkouts since the country's 1926 General Strike.

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Controversy over Israel and anti-Semitism embroils German left

Heated debate that had been tearing at Germany's Left Party seems to have abated after June 28, when its Bundestag members modified a controversial position on Israel.

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