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The end of Internet freedom: Coming soon to a computer near you

The International Telecommunications Union is convening a conference that would give the group (a part of the United Nations) crippling new powers over the Internet.

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Trumka: Mexico on path of “low wage development”

Mexico, the large U.S. trading partner and southern neighbor, is on a path of "low-wage development," including weakening its labor law and oppressing independent unions.

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UN General Assembly votes to give Palestine enhanced status

This upgrades Palestine's status from mere "observer" and, without making it a full voting member of the U.N., explicitly recognizes it as a state.

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Huge Argentina human rights trial begins

On Wednesday, the trial of no less than 68 former military and civilian officials of the 1976-1983 Argentine military dictatorship began in Buenos Aires.

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Four more years: Into Africa

Africa is probably the single most complex region of the world and arguably its most troubled.

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Garment workers protest deadly fire at Walmart-linked factory

While actions took place in U.S. supporting Walmart workers, 112 garment workers in Bangladesh were killed in a factory fire as they reportedly worked overtime for American clothing retailers, including Walmart.

Right-wing murderers protected in Berlin

For a year now, the case of three mystery killers has roiled the German scene.

New political movement rising in Mexico

A new center-left political movement, called the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) has emerged on the Mexican political landscape.

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Egypt brokers Gaza talks as rocket fire continues

Egyptian mediators are meeting with leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah and other Palestinian organizations, and with Israeli officials.

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Thousands in Ireland march for woman refused an abortion

More than 10,000 people gathered for a vigil and march over the death and the country's draconian abortion laws.

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