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Demands for Change as Iraqis Vote in National Polls

Iraqis voting across the country in parliamentary polls Saturday insisted they were hoping for change, even as the same old names continued to dominate the ballot papers.

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Karl Marx 200 Years On: Five Core Ideas

Karl Marx's work "can be explained in five minutes, five hours, in five years or in a half century," wrote French political thinker Raymond Aron.

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Seven Decades of Danger and Detente between Two Koreas

North and South Korea held their third summit Friday, stirring hopes of peace following years of tensions over the North's nuclear and missile tests. 

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The 1990s Balkans Wars in Key Dates

From the death of Tito in 1980 to the independence of Kosovo in 2008, here is a timeline of the 1990s Balkans conflicts which tore the former Yugoslavia apart.

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Empty Promises? N. Korea Watchers Greet Kim Move with Skepticism

Pyongyang's announcement it will halt nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches has left experts puzzling over Kim Jong Un's true intentions -- and the extent to which U.S. President Donald Trump deserves credit.

The North Korean leader's surprising move Saturday marks another milestone ahead of his upcoming talks with Trump, who less than a year ago was threatening "fire and fury like the world has never seen" after Kim threatened to strike the U.S. island territory of Guam.

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Key Steps in North Korea's Weapons Development

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared Saturday that Pyongyang would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, five months after its last ICBM launch amid a rapid diplomatic thaw.

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The Sorbonne Takeover that Symbolized France's May 68 Unrest

The student occupation of the venerable Sorbonne university in Paris proved a beacon in the events of May 1968 when France was gripped by unprecedented social unrest.

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Erdogan's Snap Polls: Bold Gambit or Checkmate?

With his stunning call for elections in just over two months, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking to wrong-foot an unprepared opposition and capitalize on surging nationalist sentiment after his operation in Syria, analysts say.

Erdogan and his party will be the strong favorites to win the simultaneous presidential and parliamentary polls on June 24 but may still be taking a risk against the background of a deteriorating economy.

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Arab Ire at US Jerusalem Move Looks Unlikely to Spark Action

Arab leaders at a summit in Saudi Arabia have slammed Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move its embassy there, but analysts say their words are unlikely to lead to action.

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Cuba: Castros, Communism and Cigars

Cuba opens a new chapter when Raul Castro steps down from the presidency on April 19, ending six decades of single-family rule launched by his brother Fidel.

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