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Ultra-right makes worrisome advances in French regional elections

In France, as in other European countries, the most common interpretation of the right's surge is hostility toward immigrants, refugees and foreigners in general.

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ISIS uses religion as a front for racketeering

When some conflate Islam and ISIS, they help legitimize ISIS' claim to be an Islamic group -- but it's an organized crime organization using religion as a front.

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Progressive voices bind climate conference to world issues

Alongside the UN conference is a people's climate conference of NGOs, environmental and climate activists, trade unionists, scientists, local elected officials on strategies for climate action.

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"Paris, a beacon of hope": Words of solidarity as COP 21 opens

Leaders from all over the world gathered today in the suburb of Le Bourget for the opening of the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21).

 

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Restraint and cooperation needed in the fight against terrorists

It's time for justice, peace, and a heightened appreciation of the preciousness of life.

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Is "pitiless war" the best leaders can offer these days?

A week of horrible carnage, and more pain as the powerful take refuge in clichéd policies that once again turn the wheel of violence.

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French communist leader speaks on Paris attacks

"Faced with these attacks, let us stand together for freedom, equality, fraternity and peace."

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Turkey's election turmoil will have global impact

As Turkey gears up for one of the most important elections in its recent history, the country appears to be coming apart at the seams.

 

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Isis destroys historic Temple of Bel in Syria

Earlier this month Isis released footage of the decapitated body of 82-year-old antiquities department chief Khaled Asaad, whose body was later hung from Palmyra's ruins.

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Turkey: 30 young socialists massacred in Suruç suicide bombing

The attack in the southern city of Suruç targeted a gathering of 300 Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF) members from Istanbul.

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