Young Czech communists met in Prague on Saturday for their first congress since the government banned their organisation nearly four years ago.
Women's equality under study at UN, Yemen conflict eases but instability continues, Cuba state visit zeroes in on U.S. blockade.
Humberto Montes de Oca of the Mexican Electricians' Union (SME) was on his way to Washington to lodge a complaint with NAFTA authorities over labor violations.
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Jyoti Basu, a grand man of Indian politics and socialist movement who enjoyed tremendous popularity and respect, died Jan. 17 at age 95.
On Jan. 12, there was a bizarre twist in the investigation by a special UN panel of the death of a right-wing attorney last year. According to the UN sponsored International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, attorney Rodrigo Rosenberg actually tricked two of his nephews into getting a hit man to assassinate him.
Seven of eight million registered voters (88%) turned out for Chile's December general elections, and the results made news worldwide.
Resurgent racism manifested by death threats and violence cropped up last month in Italy and Hungary.
Two leftist South American presidents are under the gun.
Presidential and congressional elections on Dec. 13 were bad news for the Chilean left and working class.