Collective punishment, big garment workers strike, Russia-China ties, oil riches, violence, bank fraud.
Updates on Cuba, Romania, Bolivia, Palestine, Kenya, India.
In India, women's representation gets major boost, France's Sarkozy loses in regional elections, Paraguay apologizes for repression, death squads, Israel grabs more Palestinian land with iron fist.
Last Tuesday's announcement by the Israeli government that it will build 1,600 new housing units for Israelis in Palestinian East Jerusalem has unleashed an unparalleled furor.
In Guatemala, abused women find voice; Bolivia reduces maternal deaths; Palestinian women bear burden of crisis; Iraqi birth defects soar.
In Poland, flaunting a red star or a Che Guevara tee shirt could lead to fines or two years in prison.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution opposing any "endorsement or further consideration" of the UN Goldstone report, but the action is unlikely to have long-term significance.