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Latin America’s Left Sees Void After Chavez

WASHINGTON — The death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez leaves a void for the left in Latin America that most analysts say is unlikely to be filled soon. His death could also eventually affect communist Cuba, which has benefitted from cheap oil and other subsidies from the petroleum-rich nation. In death, as in life, Hugo Chavez won acclaim from the ...

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Barcelona FC beats AC Milan 4-0 in Champions League

Barcelona FC had to win tonight at home, to overcome a 0-2 deficit against visiting AC Milan, in their Champions League group of 16 tie, and they did so emphatically–4-0. The downpour that was expected and that suffused the field with water prior to the match, mostly spared the players during regulation. Playing Lionel Messi a bit further back to ...

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Cardinals prepare for second vote

Vatican City – Thick black smoke billowed from the Sistine Chapel’s chimney on Tuesday, signalling an inconclusive first vote in the conclave to elect a new pope at a time of strife and scandal for the Roman Catholic Church. Thousands of faithful huddled in St Peter’s Square to watch the smoke pour out of the narrow flue in the rain-laden ...

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Sudan rivals ‘to resume pumping oil’

South Sudan and Sudan have agreed to resume pumping oil after a bitter dispute over fees which saw production shut down more than a year ago. The South, which seceded from the rest of Sudan in 2011, will begin oil production again by 24 March, under the deal negotiated in Ethiopia. Both states rely heavily on oil, which is pumped ...

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US imposes new N. Korea sanctions amid growing tensions

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un stepped up rhetoric against South Korea on Tuesday, threatening to “wipe out” the border islands of Baengnyeong, as the US imposed new sanctions on Pyongyang amid escalating tensions. By News Wires (text) North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un threatened to “wipe out” a South Korean island as Pyongyang came under new economic and diplomatic fire Tuesday ...

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US expands North Korea sanctions amid tensions

The US has imposed sanctions on North Korea’s primary foreign exchange bank and four individuals, amid heightened tensions over its nuclear ambitions. The move followed a UN vote last week to expand sanctions on Pyongyang after its February nuclear test. It comes amid escalating rhetoric from the North over the sanctions and US-South Korean exercises now underway. On Monday, North ...

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Harvard apologizes after secret e-mail search

March 11, 2013 — Updated 2323 GMT (0723 HKT) On Monday, the school apologized for the way it handled a secret search of the e-mail accounts of resident deans. (CNN) — A cheating scandal at Harvard College just got bigger, and this time the focus is flipped: Administrators, not students, are under fire. On Monday, the school apologized for the ...

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