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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.

By Boris Kagarlitsky MOSCOW — More than six months have passed since members and supporters of Russia's leading left groups — the Socialist Party, the Confederation of Anarcho-Syndicalists and a section of the former Communist Party's

The following message was sent by Cuban President FIDEL CASTRO to a January 25 Peace for Cuba Rally in New York. The text comes from NY Transfer News Service via Pegasus. Dear comrades and friends, brothers and sisters, Under the present

By Kim Ives In the five months since the coup that overthrew Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Washington has convinced few with its strained declarations of support for the return to office of the anti-imperialist priest. Now,

By Renfrey Clarke MOSCOW — Everybody knows January in Russia was a bad month. But just how bad? The figures are now coming in. According to the Russian State Committee on Statistics, retail trade turnover during January, measured in

Syrian political prisoners near death By Sean Malloy Abdul Aziz Al-Khayer and Bahjat Shaabu were arrested in Syria on February 1 for being leaders of the Communist Action Party, a progressive opposition group to the Syrian dictatorship.

Progress in talks with US By Stephen Robson Negotiations between Vietnam and the United States took place in Fiji from February 10 to 15. The US delegation included representatives from the State Department, Congress, the business community

By Colin Pemul Riau Province, Sumatra — The huge Kota Panjang hydro-electric power plant and dam project is currently under construction here. The project will flood 124 square km of land, including a 1000-year-old temple site, and

South Africa's new non-racial cricket administration, the United Cricket Board of South Africa, has agreed that the touring South African team is playing as "South Africa" not "Springboks", which has become a term associated with apartheid sport.

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