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By Mary Merkenich BOCHUM, Germany — Large sections of the German media have smelled blood, and now they are going for the kill. Tragically, in the case of one PDS (reformed communist party of the East) parliamentarian, this is literally the
By Craig Cormick It is no news that increased use of pesticides can lead to health problems, but a recent Philippines study has found this can in turn lead to decreased productivity. The use of dangerous pesticides has increased globally, as
By Steve Painter Britain could emerge from its April 9 general election with a minority government. While the ruling Conservatives are very unpopular in the midst of the worst economic slump since the Great Depression, Labour appears unable to
Copenhagen — German authorities, sifting through millions of records in Stasi (security police) archives, have uncovered evidence that East Germany in the past dumped massive amounts of poisonous gases in the Baltic Sea. "The German
15 Russian nuclear reactors dumped at sea LONDON — Greenpeace on February 27 confirmed that 12 submarine nuclear reactors and three icebreaker reactors have been dumped in the waters off the coast of Novaya Zemlya. This is the first public
Timor trials a travesty, says TAPOL By Norm Dixon TAPOL, the Indonesian Human Rights Campaign, has condemned the pending trials of seven East Timorese arrested in the aftermath of the Indonesian military's massacre of peaceful mourners at the
By Maxine Durand The world economy is currently experiencing a sluggishness which is giving increasing cause for concern. A recent editorial in the Economist, while attempting to be reassuring, was nevertheless entitled "Free fall?". It is
By Peter Annear in Prague For Poland's ruling elite it's the devil or the deep blue sea. If it relaxes the recessionary "stabilisation" program of the two previous governments, hyperinflation threatens. If it doesn't, the public backlash might
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — When Russian President Boris Yeltsin liberalised prices at New Year, did he know that the result would be to consign large sections of the population not just to malnutrition, but to actual starvation? This is
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — Deputies to the Moscow Soviet on February 26 petitioned for an emergency sitting of their assembly to consider a motion condemning the city government for its handling of the February 23 opposition demonstration.

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