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Venezuela's Bolivarian government defends against rightist violence

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government is facing its biggest challenge since his electoral victory on April 14, 2013 - still unrecognized by the U.S. government.

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Rally counters far right in Denmark

Five thousand people rallied in support of tolerance and diversity in Aarhus, Denmark, on March 31.

Who's afraid of the big bad Wulff?

BERLIN - Americans wonder who will be president next January; Germans are still uncertain who will live in Berlin's presidential mansion this February.

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Fair and balanced? Hacking scandal rocks Murdoch media empire

Billionaire Rupert Murdoch tried to squelch the hacking scandal engulfing his media empire by closing down his British tabloid, News of the World, but the firestorm continues to spread.

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Court says Colombian victims may sue Chiquita

It was, lawyer Paul Wolf observed, "One of the most detailed judicial opinions ever written in any U.S. human rights case."

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Saint Vincent PM: U.S. business seek to topple government

The prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph E. Gonsalves, has accused U.S. and other foreign interests of meddling in his country's internal affair.

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Two killed in clashes between workers and police in Panama

Clashes between police and workers' groups  in Panama have been suppressed with tear gas, leaving at least two workers dead.

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On anniversary of the Honduras coup, Clinton receives letter

Twenty-seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to ask that she send a special investigator to Honduras to investigate and report on rights abuses.

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Mixed verdict in Slovakia elections

Mixed results in Slovakia elections added to disturbing results in Czech and Hungary earlier makes for difficult politics in Europe.

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Media fury over Berlusconi's “gag”

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi pushes to "gag" Italian media.