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Poor vote for British Greens British Green Party national council member Penny Kemp says the party's poor result in the recent national elections was due to a move to the right and an undue concentration on electoral politics. The party lost
Business as usual in Panama PANAMA CITY — The principal opposition group, Revolutionary Democratic Party (PRD), on April 27 severely criticised the involvement of a US army colonel in tenders submitted to the Panamanian government for the
Malaysian threat to Bougainville By Norm Dixon Moses Havini, the Bougainville Interim Government's representative in Australia, has condemned Malaysia's decision to provide military aid and counter-insurgency training to the PNG Defence
By Paul Burow MEXICO CITY — Luz Mendez is a member of the International Political and Diplomatic Commission of the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity (URNG). The commission, along with four commanders of the URNG, has been involved in
Polish doctors restrict abortions By Iwona Knothe WARSAW — A controversial doctors' code of ethics prohibiting most abortions went into effect on May 2, despite warnings that it could increase the death rate among women and that it violates
By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — An important breakthrough, it seemed, was about to occur in the fight to defend Russian workers. On May 1, the back-to-Brezhnev Trudovaya Rossiya ("Toiling Russia") bloc was not the only formation calling its
Businesslike generals Two Indonesian generals sacked over the November 12 army massacre in East Timor are using their new-found free time to study management in the United States, the Indonesian magazine Editor said on May 5. Major-General
Swaziland is a tiny landlocked southern African monarchy dominated by South Africa. Repression and human rights abuses are overlooked by many governments and the international press. Inspired by the freedom movement in neighbouring South Africa,
Hydro project swindle in Sumatra By Colin Pemul Dirty dealings surround a proposed Japanese-backed hydro-electric project in western Sumatra's Riau province. The project will displace 23,000 people by flooding 128 sq km of prime agricultural
By Jack Colhoun WASHINGTON — Here for a meeting with World Bank officials, former Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega delivered an urgent warning: Nicaragua is on the verge of "an armed social explosion". "There are thousands of armed men

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