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Fracking banned in Bulgaria

This development marks Bulgaria as the second country in the European Union to ban fracking, after France.

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Lopez Obrador again runs for Mexico’s top office

Lopez Obrador is again offering a sharp break from the right-wing policies.

Who's afraid of the big bad Wulff?

BERLIN - Americans wonder who will be president next January; Germans are still uncertain who will live in Berlin's presidential mansion this February.

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Mexico's oil spill: another month for cleanup

Two weeks ago, a pipeline leak in coastal Mexico sent oil gushing into  Coatzacoalcos River.

French election pollsters: Sarkozy slipping, both left and far right advancing

France elects a new president on April 22, with a runoff possible on May 6. As this date approaches, it would appear that incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy is going to have trouble holding on to power.

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Weeklong "Occupy Nigeria" strike wins victory

A weeklong nationwide strike resulted in a victory for Nigerians as the government on Monday agreed to partially restore a popular fuel subsidy.

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Iran solidarity group calls for halt to slide to war

The ongoing killing of Iranian scientists has been condemned as a provocation to war by a leading solidarity organization campaigning for peace in the Middle East.

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Escalating conflict with Iran could spur disastrous war

This situation, if not resolved, could lead to a conflagration of unimaginable proportions, with consequences that will reverberate throughout the Middle East and the world.

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Obama's dangerous Asia "pivot"

The Obama administration is in the middle of a major shift  a "strategic pivot" says the Oval Office, in two regions of the world: Asia and Africa.

“Doomsday” clock pushed forward amidst fears of nuclear conflict

Created in 1947 to represent the relative closeness of the threat of nuclear disaster, the clock's face has been adjusted twenty times.

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