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A Union Vote For Chinese Workers Who Assemble iPhones

Unions in China are typically controlled by management and the government. A union run by democratic vote of the workers would be a huge shift.
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For Greeks, Painful Cuts Keep Tearing At The Social Fabric

Three years of austerity measures are hitting ordinary Greeks hard. Unemployment is nearly 27 percent and rising, and the once dependable safety net of welfare benefits is being pulled in. Further cutbacks and tax hikes are about to kick in.
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VIDEO: 'Today You Can See That I'm Alive,' Says Malala, Girl Shot By Taliban

Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan last October because she had been speaking out about its attempts to block Pakistani girls from going to school. Now the teenager is in England, where she continues to recover from her injuries. Her "Malala Fund" aims to help girls get educated.
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U.S., E.U Bilateral Trade Deal 'Is Within Our Reach'

With both sides of the Atlantic suffering economic woes, there is renewed interest in a free-trade zone between the U.S. and the European Union. The idea has been discussed often but has always been defeated. Vice President Joe Biden has signaled Washington wants a deal with the E.U.
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SodaStream Criticized For West Bank Plant

SodaStream is the first Israeli company to advertise in the Super Bowl. The company has dodged controversy in efforts to break open the soft drink market. Its plant in the West Bank has made it a target for an international boycott movement.
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Algerian Militants Wanted To Create 'Giant Fireball'

It now appears that the militants who stormed a gas plant in Algeria last month, resulting in the deaths of dozens of hostages, ultimately wanted to create a giant fireball by blowing up the plant. They just couldn't figure out how. David Greene talks to Adam Nossiter of The New York Times, who recently went to the plant and gathered accounts of some former hostages.

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