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War crimes and the bombing of Libya

Are we being dragged into a war  whose means violate the Geneva Conventions?  It is hard not to answer that question in anything but the affirmative.

NATO blocks possible peace deal in Libya

The two European NATO countries which have spearheaded the intervention in war torn Libya, the United Kingdom and France, are calling for an intensification of the intervention.


Paramilitaries alive and well in Colombia

Paramilitary forces have displaced over four million rural people from 16 million acres of land.


Libya and Japan grab Germany’s attention

Elections in an East German state were largely overshadowed by the news from Japan and, far more, from Libya.

World Notes: Somalia, South Korea and more

Somalia: Fighting, danger to civilians mount; South Korea: Villagers protest U.S. naval base; Cuba: Building oil partnership with Russian firms; Colombia: New human rights failures; Israel: Prospect of short track to Palestinian sovereignty riles government


Afghanistan: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

It's' time to take these proposals seriously, for the sake of all concerned, in Afghanistan and here at home.


Cancun: Are we running out of time on climate change?

Even on some of the decisions agreed to in Cancun, many crucial details were postponed at least until next year's round of negotiations, but Ban Ki-moon says it's better than nothing.


Global warming: more or less?

The right denies the problem of global warming; the New York Times complains that Congress isn't doing enough to meet the threat. So is global warming getting worse or not?


Millions still face hardships after Pakistan floods

Pakistanis continue to face humanitarian hardships and large portions of the country's southern province of Sindh remain under water three months after severe flooding.


Kashmir peace is long climb, shadows Obama trip to India

Kashmir is the last major question to be resolved stemming from India's British colonial past, the freedom struggle and the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan.

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