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In South Korea, strike leaders land in court

180 Vietnamese migrant workers building a wharf in Inchon, South Korea, launched one brief strike in July, 2010, and another last January.

World Notes: Cuba, Gaza and more

From workers striking in Korea to Spanish complicity in U.S. war crimes, what's going on in the world.

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UN lets all sides claim victory on Korea crisis

UNITED NATIONS - A UN Security Council statement, reflecting weeks of  diplomatic wrangling over the March 26 sinking of the South Korean military ship Cheonan, seems to have diffused tensions.

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Questions and tensions remain about the Cheonan

UNITED NATIONS - A few years ago, one would have assumed that today, June 15, would be a day of celebration across the Korean peninsula.

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Tensions and rhetoric rise after sinking of South Korean ship

UNITED NATIONS-The turmoil that has swept Korea after the tragic March 26 sinking of the Cheonan, a South Korean naval ship, and the subsequent death of 46 sailors has left the peninsula closer to the war than it has been for decades.

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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: Austria, Bolivia, Cuba, Eritrea, Gaza, South Korea

In this World Notes, the Austrian Parliament last month authorized civil unions between same-sex couples; Bolivia on climate change, Cuba on nutrition, sanctions on Eritrea, PFLP marks 42nd anniversary, South Korean autoworkers opt for bonuses.

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World Notes: South Africa, Mexico, South Korea, Romania, Afghanistan, Cuba

South Africa and health care, Mexico and mining, South Korea and unions, Romania and general strike, Afghanistan and development, Cuba and milestones