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Left government possible in Spain, but social democrats divided

After weeks of political wrangling saw no party win a majority, an arrangement to install a social democratic-led government now appears possible.

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Marking 30 years of economic reform, Vietnam moves ahead

Three decades have passed since Vietnam first embarked on the process of economic opening and reform known as Doi Moi, or "Renovation." 

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Iran elections: The illusion of democracy

Iran's return to the international fold has been negotiated over a long period; it marks a change in relations with the U.S. and the EU.

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Explosions in Venezuelan capital, ultra-left blamed as tensions rise

Four small explosive devices were detonated, three at a shopping mall and another near the Venezuelan National Assembly building.

New bombings raise tensions, repression in Turkey

A suicide bombing, evidently carried out by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, killed ten German tourists in a historic square in downtown Istanbul, Turkey. 

Israel and Palestine: Occupation, the peace movement, and the international left

The following is the text of a talk at the meeting of the Federal Committee of Die Linke, the left party of Germany.

Why the B-52 failed

I opened my copy of the New York Times to find an article titled, "After 60 Years, B-52's Still Dominate the U.S. Fleet."

Heirs to notorious gangster seek to be compensated by Cuba

A close examination of the books of many former U.S. enterprises in Cuba would show a whole lot of questionable activity.

Courageous prosecutor indicts 18 high-ranking military officers for Guatemala genocide

Up to now very few of the direct perpetrators have ever been brought to account.

Spain’s elections: Establishment parties punished, road ahead uncertain

On Dec. 20, Spaniards went to the polls for elections to the Cortes, the bicameral parliament.