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Refugee crisis exposes Germany’s political crisis

The German political scene is in turmoil and such turbulence has opened the way to healthy change, but now, in my view, it can lead to great dangers. 

 

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Today in history: Fellowship of Reconciliation, 100 years persevering for peace

A number of events taking place in and near NYC celebrate the centennial of an organization some call "the conscience of the peace movement."

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Today in history: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzkhak Rabin assassinated

The assassination of Rabin was the culmination of Israeli right-wing dissent over the Oslo peace process.

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Be very afraid: the price of Turkey’s elections

If there is a lesson to be drawn from the Nov. 1 Turkish elections, it is that fear works.

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Argentina’s closer than expected presidential vote means a runoff

It's important what's going to happen between now and the runoff election.

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UN General Assembly once more rejects U.S. blockade of Cuba

The UN General Assembly voted on Cuba's resolution calling for "an end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. against Cuba."

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Portuguese president re-appoints right wing minority government

In Portugal there is a presidential election in January 2016, in which Cavaco Silva's actions will surely be  an issue.

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Who are the political prisoners in Colombia?

An inquiry in the context of the peace negotiations between the government and the FARC-EP guerrillas by a former political prisoner.

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After 42 years, crimes of Chile coup perpetrators continue to surface

Chile's murderers and terrorists are belatedly being made accountable.  How about our own?

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Canadian unions cheer as voters toss out right-wing Prime Minister Harper

In his decade in power, Harper, whom voters decisively tossed out, made a target of Canadian unions.

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