May

Iran, Brazil, Turkey and the ghost of Lord Palmerston

Recent events bring to mind what Britain's Lord Palmerston said in the 1800s: "England has no permanent friends and no permanent enemies, only permanent interests."

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Unholy alliance: Israel, apartheid South Africa and nukes

Sasha Polakow-Suransky's book "Unspoken Alliance: Israel's Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa" has ripped the lid off the secret world of unholy alliances and weapons of mass destruction.

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Tensions and rhetoric rise after sinking of South Korean ship

UNITED NATIONS-The turmoil that has swept Korea after the tragic March 26 sinking of the Cheonan, a South Korean naval ship, and the subsequent death of 46 sailors has left the peninsula closer to the war than it has been for decades.

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World Notes: Cuba, Romania, Bolivia, Palestine, Kenya, India

Updates on Cuba, Romania, Bolivia, Palestine, Kenya, India.

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35 years after war’s end, Vietnam pushes friendship

Many still struggle with the scars of the war in Vietnam, 35 years later.

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Urgent appeal for solidarity with Iraqi workers

The Executive Bureau of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers has issued an "urgent appeal to Arab and international trade unions" for solidarity.

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Iran executions prompt mass condemnation

International condemnation by trade unionists and human rights activists has greeted the execution of five political prisoners by the Iranian authorities on May 9.

José Luís Centella leads Spanish Communist delegation to Cuba

As a U.S. and European media campaign, orchestrated particularly by right wing Spanish publications, reached full throttle, José Luis Centella demanded an end to the European Union's so-called "Common Position," which conditions any full European opening to the island on Cuban protection of human rights.

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World Notes: Uganda, Romania, Australia

Water strife in Africa, missile defense in Romania, refugee rights in Australia.

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Con-Lib coalition deal could mean 170 new peers

LONDON (Morning Star) -- The coalition agreement between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats could result in the parties appointing more than 170 new peers [House of Lords members].

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