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Portugal: the left takes charge

Instead of head-on confrontation, the left is trying to maneuver while strengthening its base by improving people's lives.

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Income inequality nurturing terrorism in the Middle East

U.S. policies have resulted in a small number of Middle East monarchs controlling some 60-70 percent of the region's oil wealth.

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Burkina Faso: Coup general faces prosecution in Sankara death

Charges have finally been filed in the killing 28 years ago of Burkina Faso's former president, Thomas Sankara.

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Saudi Arabia is stumbling

Its first stumble was a strategic decision last fall to undermine competitors by upping oil production and, thus, lowering the price.

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Is "pitiless war" the best leaders can offer these days?

A week of horrible carnage, and more pain as the powerful take refuge in clichéd policies that once again turn the wheel of violence.

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Today in history: Saudi women protest by driving cars

Forty-seven women in Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital, drove their cars in a 14-car convoy to protest the driving ban.

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Refugee crisis exposes Germany’s political crisis

The German political scene is in turmoil and such turbulence has opened the way to healthy change, but now, in my view, it can lead to great dangers. 

 

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Today in history: Fellowship of Reconciliation, 100 years persevering for peace

A number of events taking place in and near NYC celebrate the centennial of an organization some call "the conscience of the peace movement."

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Today in history: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzkhak Rabin assassinated

The assassination of Rabin was the culmination of Israeli right-wing dissent over the Oslo peace process.

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Be very afraid: the price of Turkey’s elections

If there is a lesson to be drawn from the Nov. 1 Turkish elections, it is that fear works.

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