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Secret-spiller Assange appears in public

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his organization will take action Aug. 25 with the support of twelve Latin American countries.

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Germany's plans to go green

If the shift is successful, Germany could stand as a paradigm for industrialized countries looking to do the same.

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Marikana mine massacre reflects South Africa's persistent inequality and social turmoil

More astute analysis highlights the appalling situation of South Africa's mining communities as being fertile ground for the crisis that has developed at Marikana.

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Kurt Maetzig, master of German cinema

An extraordinary filmmaker who made extraordinary films and lived to the extraordinary age of 101, Kurt Maetzig died August 8. But he was virtually unknown in the U.S.

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Italy's heritage for sale

Some 350 historic buildings in the capital and historic towns across the country are to be sold off.

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What would Romney-Ryan Latin America policy look like?

A Romney administration Latin America policy would return us to the same policies which brought about tens of thousands of deaths in Central America before.

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Winds of change blow strong in Cuban colleges

Many regard Cuba's success in making education accessible and socially useful to have been a prime achievement of the Cuban Revolution.

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German wind farm delayed over possible danger to porpoises

The 230,000-plus porpoises (and dolphins) in the North and Baltic seas use sound to navigate, locate prey, and find mating partners. Interference with that could, indeed, effectively kill them.

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Mutated butterflies: Fukushima aftermath continues

For those who continue to argue that nuclear energy is both feasible and safe, protesters may have a new, compelling argument: "Tell that to the butterflies."

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Women made big gains at Olympics, but challenges remain

London's Olympics was the site of laudable developments for women's access to and full participation in major athletic activities.

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