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Why Ireland's Political Elite Are Terrified of Syriza

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Irish leaders -- eager to maintain that compliance with the demands of international creditors after the 2008 crisis was the best choice for Ireland -- are concerned that the defiant tactics of Greece's newly elected Syriza party may expose their program as flawed if Syriza wins concessions from the troika of lenders.

World Bank President Sounds a Warning

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With rising food prices and soaring unemployment wreaking havoc across the developing world, World Bank President Robert Zoellick has some dreary news, declaring that the world is "one shock away from a full-blown crisis."

Syria Moves to End Emergency Rule

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After weeks of anti-government protests that show no sign of cooling, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has decided to try to quell the dissent with honey rather than vinegar, overturning a national state of emergency that has lasted nearly 50 years.

The Bay of Pigs Turns 50

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This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of Cuba's defeat of a CIA-backed invasion at the Bay of Pigs, and the communist nation remembered the occasion with a parade Saturday celebrating the bloody nose it delivered to its powerful neighbor.

Republicans Make War on the Environment

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The U.S. is caught up in three wars, a budget crisis and high unemployment. So what are Republican politicians working on? Cutting long-standing environmental regulations and shifting the burden of oversight from the federal to the state level.

Porn Industry Drags Its Feet on HIV Probe

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According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. porn industry attempted to block an investigation into the HIV infection of one of its actors, illustrating the dangers in an increasingly unregulated industry.

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