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What will Iran’s new president deliver?

The election of Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran was welcomed by thousands coming onto the streets of Tehran and other Iranian cities.

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U.S. intervention in Syria is a dangerous move

The Obama administration's announcement last week that it would start direct military aid to Syrian rebels is a dangerous step in the wrong direction.

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Some 1.5 million disappear in Germany

Hard-hit Berlin, where 400,000 are unaccounted for, will now lose millions of euros in subsidies from the European Union and richer German states.


 

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South Africa: Guptagate and the class nature of corruption

The so-called Guptagate scandal that has gripped South Africa over the past month has further exposed the scale of corruption dogging the ruling ANC. President Zuma was reportedly incandescent with rage.

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Professor Falk stirs a firestorm

It doesn't take much to agitate the defenders of the official orthodoxy.

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The White House's flawed Korea policies

In the current crisis on the Korean Peninsula, the Obama administration is virtually repeating the 2004 Bush playbook.

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Peaceful resolution of Korea confrontation is needed

The U.S. should not use military maneuvers in Korea to try out new weapons and make political points.

BRICS summit considers development bank

For any African country to have a strong competitor to play off against the companies and governments is seen as a step forward by many African leaders.

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Warnings about destabilization in Venezuela should be taken seriously

Acting President Maduro accused a group of right wing former U.S. officials of working to destabilize Venezuela and strongly suggested that his election opponent is in contact with those circles.

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Church faces big choices as cardinals pick a new pope

The cardinals have assembled in Rome to begin choosing the next pope.

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