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Violent Gun Battle Shatters Short-Lived Truce in Ukraine
Agreements calling for reduced tensions and promises of a holiday cease-fire do not hold up to realities on the ground
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Secretary of State John Kerry attending a four-way diplomatic conference in Geneva on April 17, 2014, involving the U.S., Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. (State Department photo) Views
The Dangerous Neocon-R2P Alliance
After U.S. neocons helped stir up a crisis in Ukraine—with a big assist from the biased American press corps – the Obama administration looked for a diplomatic off-ramp, but this pattern of hyped outrage and belated reconciliation is a risky way to make foreign policy
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Cuba's Fidel Castro and famed Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, who died this week. Views
The Lost Legacy of Gabriel García Márquez
I met Gabriel García Márquez and Fidel Castro at the Convention Palace in Havana during a medical meeting I attended in Cuba in the early eighties. I also had the honor of being extensively quoted in one of his articles, “Con las Malvinas o sin ellas,” (With or Without the Malvinas). My article (...
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Save the World, Work Less
With climate change threatening life as we know it, perhaps it's time to revive the forgotten goal of spending less time on our jobs
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Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014). Views
Gabriel García Márquez: The Story-Teller of the Country of the War Without End
The first time I read Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014) was when I was proofreading the galleys of “The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor”, which the Editorial Sudamericana was getting ready to reprint in Argentina. I was working in the offices of the Sudamericana publishing house, in the Buenos Aires...
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US Drone Obliterates Civilians in Yemen
At least fifteen people are killed or wounded in bombing
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58 Killed, More Than 100 Injured After UN Base Attacked in South Sudan
Internally displaced targeted in assault on peacekeeper encampment
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The latest IPCC report on climate change mitigation offers a compromised and politically biased map of the potential solutions to climate change. But it’s clear on one thing: survival requires a rapid decarbonization of energy and a massive rollback in fossil fuels. (Photo: Samira / Flickr) Views
A Roadmap for Survival
The latest UN report on addressing climate change reflects a strong Western bias, but it's the most comprehensive tool we've got.
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Geneva Agreement over Eastern Ukraine May Have Overlooked One Thing: Eastern Ukrainians
Separatists, who say the Kiev government is illegimitate, say they are not obligated by deal made without their input or consent
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A man shouts slogans as he takes part in a demonstration to mark Prisoners' Day in Gaza City on April 17, 2014. (AFP Mohammed Abed) Views
Thousands of Palestinians Rally for Release of 5,000 in Israeli Jails, Including 200 Children
As talks between Israel and Palestine falter, thousands of Palestinians demonstrated Thursday on behalf of nearly 5,000 Palestinians imprisoned by Israeli Occupation authorities in 22 Israeli jails, many of them arbitrarily. They include 184 minors and 175 persons being held without any due process...
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