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Greece on the brink as default passes

Since 2010, Greece has accepted harsh austerity requirements imposed by the Troika, in exchange for further loans to keep the government and economy afloat.

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Today in history: 200 years since the Battle of Waterloo

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the defeat of Napoleon by the British Duke of Wellington and Prussian field marshal Gebhard Blücher.

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Today in history: 800th birthday of the Magna Carta

On this date in 1215, humanity took one of its greatest steps in the long march toward democracy.

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Changing captains in Germany’s Left Party

The Left Party is the only opposition force with any real clout in Germany, so a gathering with representatives of its 60,000 members was important enough.

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A hot weekend and a chilly G7 summit

Top leaders of seven nations at the G7 Summit discuss "the global economy as well as... foreign, security and development policy."

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Enforcement not the answer to Europe’s immigration problems

International law guarantees the right to seek asylum; seizing boats and mass detentions are violations of this right.

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Massive anti-austerity march as Portugal prepares for national elections

The red hammer-and-sickle banners of the Portuguese Communist Party and the green flags of the Green Ecological Party filled the streets of Lisbon.

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Venezuela: two in custody in murder of Bolivarian legislator

Last year, Robert Serra was murdered in his apartment in Caracas, along with Maria Herrera, his companion and political helper. 

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TPP’s evil twin advances in European Parliament

The legislative arm of the European Union approved a position statement backing, with modifications, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

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Cuban workers caring for Nepal quake victims

A new chapter in the story of Cuba's outreach to people began with the arrival in Katmandu, Nepal of 49 Cuban health care workers.

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