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British party leaders scramble to Scotland to quell Yes vote

Britain's three main party political leaders - among the most unpopular in British political history - crawled up to Scotland to beg that it votes against independence.

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Left, right, and even satirical parties get votes in Germany

In early June, Europe had to digest the results of the European Parliament elections - and choke down some pretty nasty clumps.

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European Parliament elections reflect loss of confidence in European Union

During the week ending on May 25, voters in the 28 countries of the European Union voted for members of the 766-member European Parliament.

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French municipal elections: Voters stay home, socialists trounced, right surges

The right wing Union for a Popular Movement declared victory and the far right National Front surged.

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Left candidate wins in El Salvador elections

The candidate of the left wing FMLN, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, appears to have won the Mar. 9 presidential runoff elections.

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Communists join Nepal government

After weeks of negotiations, Nepal has a government in which the Communists are equal partners with the leading centrist political party and top vote getter.

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Major media manipulates Venezuela coverage

The big demonstrations and counter demonstrations in Venezuela have been covered in the U.S. and international press and media, but how they are covered is a major issue.

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Germany: Scandal, pornography, and naked truths

Gossip and scandal are part of politics; the German media is currently overflowing with these commodities.

Powerful interests mobilize to end U.S. anti-Cuban blockade

The U.S. economic blockade of Cuba, cruel and reviled across the globe, has persisted for as long as the period between the U.S. Civil War and World War I.

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“GroKo” Politics - No real change for Germany

 Some have suggested the German "Word of the Year" should be "whistleblower" - in the escalating Denglish language here breezily called "Neu-Deutsch" ("New German").

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