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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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New left-wing party forms in Mexico

A new left-wing party led by former presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will soon appear on the ballot in Mexico.

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Germany: Fireworks past, present and future

BERLIN - New Year's Eve in Germany means fireworks!

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Germany's Left party becomes the official opposition

Left-wing Die Linke party MP Gregor Gysi took over as leader of the opposition when Germany's two largest parties united in a "grand" coalition.

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