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Argentina: Prosecution for child-thefts during dictatorship begins

Two former Argentinian dictators and some of their henchmen are on trial for charges charges of concocting a scheme to kidnap the babies of political opponents they murdered.


German scandal fells a mighty baron

German Defense Minister and right-wing rising star Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg had to step down when it turned out he plagiarized a chunk of his dissertation.


Egypt and Iran: Middle East giants awaken

The outcome of events in Egypt and Iran has the potential to reshape the region for the coming century.


Will Wikileaks flap impact Peruvian elections?

Wikileaks is the gift that keeps on giving, a cornucopia of surprises for politicians and statespersons worldwide. Now it is Peru's turn.


Libya’s Gaddafi wages bloody war against protesters

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is waging a bloody war against his own people, drawing international condemnation - but some warn he is a "crafty survivalist."

World Notes: Cuba, France, Iraq - and more

From book fairs in Havana to human rights in Iraq - keep up to date on what's going on in your world.


Drama in Hamburg: Germans vote amid political turmoil

BERLIN - In Hamburg the Christian Democrats (CDU), Angela Merkel's party, just took their worst beating in sixteen years.


Cairo looks for debt relief

Egypt has cut its forecast for growth by almost half and has estimated that the unrest cost the nation about $1.7 billion, largely stemming from tourism losses.

Video: World support for Mexican miners

Workers of the world united in solidarity against the Mexican government's fierce attack on unions, especially the miners' union.


Amid political turmoil, Germans rally against neo-Nazis in Dresden

On Feb. 19 over 250 anti-Nazi buses rolled toward Dresden from all over Germany, with some from neighboring countries as well.

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