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March 4. Hundreds of thousands of French citizens are marching today to defend "educational freedom"--that is, uncontrolled state subsidies for private Catholic schools.

The French Communist Party has no future in the government. Does it have a future outside it?

Recently, The Economist took out a full-page advertisement in the Financial Times of London boasting that it had predicted the coal miners'
strike six years ago.

From February 6 through February 10, more than 1,700 delegates to the French Communist Party's twenty-fifth congress met in the roofed-over sports stadium at Saint-Ouen, a suburb of Paris.

In the medieval city of Gdansk, in a courtroom packed with police, three men stand in the dock.

Friday, February 15. It's getting dark. My wife, Jeanne, and I land at Okiecie, the Warsaw airport. The temperature is 19 degrees below freezing.

Toulouse, known as the cité rose because of the color of its walls, was the palest pink in October as the French Socialists held their congress there, the last before their inevita

All the ingredients are apparently there, but somehow the mayonnaise does not bind.

Although Sartre may be out of fashion, political co-existentialism is the main subject of speculation in Paris.

For the Western press the Chernobyl disaster was splendid copy, both sensational and anti-Soviet.

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The murder of students in Guerrero is raising questions once again about the complicity of law enforcement and public officials in Mexico's drug wars.

October 24, 2014

The country's late dictator leaves behind a 1-million-strong diaspora unlikely to ever return home.

October 23, 2014

The US tried to block Venezuela from the United Nations Security Council, and failed. 

October 20, 2014

Beijing is experimenting with "soft power" approaches, but brute force remains an omnipresent threat.

October 9, 2014

In the face of Europe's reinforced borders and continued neglect, thousands of refugees are drowning at sea.

October 3, 2014

Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh enjoy little protection from their government, but they’re not alone.

October 1, 2014

Few would oppose a robust US response to Ebola, but the Obama administration's deployment of 3,000 troops to Liberia comes amid a broader US-led militarization in West Africa.

September 25, 2014

Hundreds of protesters recently gathered at the World Bank to shame a gold-mining firm’s shakedown of one of Central America’s poorest countries.

September 23, 2014

Bolivia has found a way to cut coca production without sacrificing the leaf's cultural importance or cracking down on small growers. But Washington's not having it.

September 22, 2014

The failure to protect workers is worsening an already dire public health crisis.

September 19, 2014