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Despite our differences, U.S. and Cuba have stake in cooperation

Speech from Cuba President Raul Castro on the return of the remaining Cuban Five prisoners and the monumental changes in U.S.-Cuba relations.


The present and future of Jerusalem: a peace activist’s view

Since the war between Israel and the surrounding Arab states, the mantra for many Israeli politicians has been "Jerusalem, the united and undivided eternal capital of Israel."


Pakistan declares three-day mourning for school terror victims

The attack drew condemnation from around the world, with even Taliban militants in neighbouring Afghanistan decrying the killing as "un-Islamic."


Unity worth the effort at world Communist meeting

The 16th Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties was hosted with elegant patience by the Communist Party of Ecuador. 


Subversion contractors an obstacle to U.S.-Cuba ties

The focus so far has been on pushing Obama toward changes he is legally authorized to carry out. The missing link, however, may be popular pressure put on Congress.


Repression fails to stem mass outrage in Mexico

Police repression has failed to stop a wave of protests sweeping Mexico demanding the return of 43 kidnapped students in the state of Guerrero.


Buried in the back garden: families priced out of decent burials

UK families have been forced to bury loved ones in their back gardens amid an upsurge in "paupers' funerals" caused by rising costs and grant cuts.


Human Rights Day spurs Iranians' call to end repression

Each year, on Dec. 10 the world remembers the day in 1948 when all nations came together in Paris to sign the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Cuban 5 prisoner and Ebola-fighting doctor give each other strength

Correspondence between political prisoner Gerardo Hernández and Cuban doctor Rotceh Ríos Molina, part of the team fighting the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.


Caribbean states, Uruguayan president demand end of Cuba blockade

The Caribbean Community, known as CARICOM, has once more called for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba.

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