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Chile opens new probe into death of poet Neruda

The body of the Nobel laureate poet Pablo Neruda is being exhumed in an effort to clear up four decades of suspicion about how he died.

Venezuelan elections down to the wire

On April 14, Venezuelans will elect a new president replacing Hugo Chavez Frias, who died on March 5. 

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Students target cleric after food poisoning

Hundreds of Egyptian students angered by a mass outbreak of food poisoning at a Cairo university stormed the offices of the country's top Muslim cleric today.

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Peaceful resolution of Korea confrontation is needed

The U.S. should not use military maneuvers in Korea to try out new weapons and make political points.

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Germany’s finance minister: The most dangerous man in Europe?

Angela is losing "patience" with irresponsible lands and leaders to the South, reluctant to bear the required share of their burdens.

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Cyprus “blackmailed” by European Union

The countries of the European south, Greece in particular, have suffered due to the world crisis of capital. The crisis has now turned on the Mediterranean nation of Cyprus with a vengeance.

BRICS summit considers development bank

For any African country to have a strong competitor to play off against the companies and governments is seen as a step forward by many African leaders.

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France sends troops into Central African Republic

France has sent 350 troops to counter the Seleka (rebel) forces that have taken control of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic.

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After a long winter, tropical rain forest sounded lovely

I learned that the political left was influential in Costa Rica. But they were divided. A united left could form a winning coalition. The people of Costa Rica deserve nothing less.

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France and U.K. decide to go all out in Syria, others have doubts

Francois Hollande and David Cameron announced that their governments would push for an end to the European Union embargo on selling weapons to rebel forces in Syria.

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