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World Notes: China, Afghanistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Nigeria, Germany, Cuba

China-Russia ties, Afghanistan deaths, green industry in Caribbean, Nigeria's oil, lifetime jobs in Germany, U.S.-Cuba trade.

Chavez socialists win National Assembly elections

In elections September 26 for the National Assembly, the slate led by President Hugo Chavez' Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PSUV) took 98 of the 165 seats in contention.

Honduran struggle grows, repression continues

The National Front for Popular Resistance (FNRP), in Honduras announced that 1.342.876 signatures had been collected calling for a constituent assembly.

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Germans fight nuclear plants, railroad stations, Nazis

In the center of Berlin last weekend over 100,000 people demonstrated against the government's deal with giant atomic energy corporations - and there's more.

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Bolivian president rallies New Yorkers to protect nature

The earth has its own rights, and we are responsible for protecting them, Bolivian President Evo Morales told a standing room-only crowd.

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At UN, Obama highlights break with Bush policies

Obama's boldest statements came in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, when he dismissed "cynics" who say a just peace is impossible.

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World Notes: Colombia, Iraq, South Africa, Cambodia, Romania, Cuba

Labor killings in Colombia, orphans in Iraq, agribusiness in South Africa, garment workers in Cambodia, health care in Romania and Cuba.

With layoffs come opportunities in Cuba

Cuba announced a half million lay-offs this week. International affairs writer Emile Schepers gives some context and history  to the announcement.

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Celebrating Mexico's bicentennial is bittersweet

On Sept. 16, Mexico will celebrate its bicentennial and honor the heroes that first declared the nation's independence from Spain in 1810.

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Saint Vincent PM: U.S. business seek to topple government

The prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph E. Gonsalves, has accused U.S. and other foreign interests of meddling in his country's internal affair.

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