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Germany: many strikes and a big scandal

A locomotive engineers strike stopped freight cars and passenger traffic; meanwhile, Angela Davis visited Berlin and elsewhere in Germany.

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Fair trade community rallies around Nepal

The people of Nepal seem to be disappointed in the government, like the government is holding them back from taking care of each other.

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Vietnam alarmed by conflict in South China Sea

The United States has never ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which provides the peaceful means to settle disputes.

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Ireland votes in landslide to approve gay marriage

Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage - a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a "social revolution."

 

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Corruption scandals roil Guatemala and Honduras

Massive corruption scandals in two key allies of the U.S. in Central America are producing large demonstrations calling for the resignations of their presidents.

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TPP threatens health of millions

TPP would make many drug prices unaffordable and block availability of generic drugs, pricing millions of people out of much-needed medical care.

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Today in history: Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty is signed in 1972

The U.S. and USSR agreed not to build defensive missile systems and thus to limit escalation of the nuclear arms race.

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The Vietnam War: a visit after 40 years

Forty years after the American war in Vietnam ended in ignominious defeat, the traces of that terrible conflict are disappearing.

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Today in history: Forward-looking Uruguayan President José Mujica turns 80

On this date in 1935, José Alberto Mujica Cordano was born in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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Bolivarian Latin America promises help in worldwide refugee crisis

As the Rohingyas have fled Burma in often unseaworthy boats, they have found themselves barred from landing in other countries.

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