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Puerto Rican unions against layoffs

San Juan, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican Governor Luis G. Fortuño's decision to fire 30,000 public employee will create social unrest, union leader Jose Rodriguez warned on Wednesday.

German police crack down on neonazi movement

German police kicked off a nationwide crackdown on the country's neonazi movement on Wednesday. The Federal Crime Office (BKA) said that police had raided more than 200 homes and businesses of people suspected of belonging to the country's extreme right.

Shrazade: Symbol of womens struggle

Translated by Helen Robertshaw (lHumainte) The young woman, victim of a jilted suitor who attempted to burn her alive in 2005, hopes that her trial will draw attention to violence against women.

Financial crisis threatens women's meagre gains

UNITED NATIONS, (IPS) - The spreading global financial crisis - which has taken a heavy toll of international bankers, investors and speculators - is also having a devastating impact on some of the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in society, including women and children.

Clinton in Mid-East: U.S. will vigorously press two-state solution

During her visit to Israel this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reaffirmed U.S. ties with Israel but said the Obama administration believes that working for a two-state solution is both inevitable and in Israel's best interests.

Russia communist leader slams 'dirty' local elections

Russian communist leader Gennady Zyuganov slammed local elections on Sunday as 'the dirtiest in the last 15 years' after the ruling United Russia Party won an average 66 per cent of votes.

Global downturn threatens poverty goal

MANILA, 2 March 2009 (IRIN) - Vangie Kelseat joined the unemployed when the global financial crisis began taking its toll. After working 12 years at a car-seat cover manufacturing company in Manila, Kelseat was laid off in October.

Agnostic advertisements forbidden

Italy isn’t Great Britain ; nor is it Spain. And Genoa isn’t London, Barcelona, Valencia or Madrid. Consequently you won’t see “God doesn’t exist, make the most of life” [1]. on the side of a bus belonging to the Genoan municipality’s public transport.

Vegetable-based drug could inhibit cancer

Compounds extracted from green vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage could be a potent drug against melanoma, according to cancer researchers. Tests on mice suggest that these compounds, when combined with selenium, target tumors more safely and effectively than conventional therapy.

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