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Mixed verdict in Slovakia elections

Mixed results in Slovakia elections added to disturbing results in Czech and Hungary earlier makes for difficult politics in Europe.

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World Notes: Europe, Iraq, Nepal, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Cuba

Joblessness up in Europe, displaced in Iraq, politics in Nepal, union-busting in Costa Rica, women appeal re Cuban 5.

José Luís Centella leads Spanish Communist delegation to Cuba

As a U.S. and European media campaign, orchestrated particularly by right wing Spanish publications, reached full throttle, José Luis Centella demanded an end to the European Union's so-called "Common Position," which conditions any full European opening to the island on Cuban protection of human rights.

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World Notes: Uganda, Romania, Australia

Water strife in Africa, missile defense in Romania, refugee rights in Australia.

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Germany’s Left Party defies split predictions

At the second congress of Die Linke, The Left, on Saturday, 558 delegates disappointed media "experts" by sticking together and moving ahead.

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Greece and Angela Merkel

BERLIN (May 7) - Pity poor Angela! She's caughte between the rock of Greece and its economic woes, and the hard place of the May 9 elections in Germany's largest state.

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World Notes: Venezuela, Hungary, Tanzania

Venezuela and China sign major deals, reactionaries win in Hungary, Tanzania grants citizenship to refugees.

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World Notes: Europe, Afghanistan, S. Korea, Cuba

Europe's attack on working class; Afghan police problems; anti-woman discrimination in S. Korea; Cuban health shakeup.

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World Notes: S. Africa, Spain, E. Timor

No land for South Africa's black women, Spanish workers take a hit, Indonesian impunity still reverberates in East Timor.

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World Notes: Somalia, Cuba, Russia

Somalia danger signs; new Cuban Five campaign; Russians still like "Soviet."

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