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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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35 years after war’s end, Vietnam pushes friendship

Many still struggle with the scars of the war in Vietnam, 35 years later.

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Palestinians and Israelis call for nonviolent people power to end occupation

A meeting between Israeli and Palestinian Communist leaders last month highlighted a new approach that is gaining favor among Palestinians as the path to achieving a state of their own alongside Israel.

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FARC releases prisoners as prelude to exchange

Colombia guerrillas unilaterally release prisoners as a step towards political solutions to the 40-year civil conflict.

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El Salvador honors Archbishop Oscar Romero

For the first time in El Salvador, the government publicly commemorated Archbishop Oscar Romero.

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Cuba blockade costs American jobs

The figures are staggering. Even a minor easing of the US blockade against Cuba would create tens of thousands new jobs in the US.

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Useless war: Afghanistan needs peace to develop

In a potentially important development, exiled members of the former People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan are returning to the country to re-found the organization.

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Palestine cabinet meets in Hebron

LONDON (March 1) -- The Palestinian Authority has held its weekly cabinet meeting in Hebron instead of Ramallah to affirm its claim over a shrine there that Tel Aviv recently added to its list of national heritage sites.

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U.S. troops target Marjah, then on to Kandahar

Military action in Marjah and Kandahar may alienate the  "hearts and minds" of the Afghan people.

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